Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Hardware Problem: Please Diagnose

For a couple of weeks now, my CPU alarm has been going off. I dealt with it by closing programs and putting a big fan against the back of the tower, blowing air into it. When the alarm went off, I closed programs and turned up the fan to high. A couple weeks of that, and I decided to take the tower in to the shop. He replaced the CPU fan on the guess that that was what was causing the problem, but then when he tried to reboot, he got a memory error (checking memory). This went on for 20 minutes or so and the only way to get out of it was to swap out one of the memory sticks, which he assumed had gone bad. So now I am running on only 512 MB of memory, which kind of sucks, but I use Windows 2000, and that uses memory very well and requires very little.

Anyway, with the “bad memory” swapped out and the new CPU fan in, I took it home and started it up. It immediately started checking memory again, and started looping around on that. I hit escape to get out of that mouse wheel. Then it booted up. But after a bit, the CPU alarm went off again! So replacing the CPU fan did not end any of the problems associated with overheating.

What’s going on? Why is the motherboard overheating. How come changing the CPU fan did not stop the problem? Why did the memory stick suddenly die, if it even did? Why is the computer still running endless memory checks with seemingly good memory in the box?

I am not understanding so many things here.


Filed under Computers

New Bigfoot Photo Released

Here is the Bigfoot picture from Melissa Hovey. Study it to your heart's content. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is strictly prohibited.

Here is the Bigfoot picture from Melissa Hovey. Study it to your heart’s content. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is strictly prohibited.

This is said by some to be the best Bigfoot photo since the Patterson-Gimlin film, but others are not so sure. It comes from scumbag lowlife Melissa Hovey, who I do not like one bit. But at least it appears that she is not a hoaxer.

A man contacted her in 2008 saying that he was having problems with Bigfoots on his property and he didn’t know what to do about them. He also said that he had taken photos of some of them with his trailcams. He sent her a photo of one of a series of photos he had taken with his trailcam. He was very paranoid about going public with it because he thought people would think he was crazy. He also thought people would come to his property and try to kill the Bigfoots, and he wanted to protect them.

Bottom line is Hovey has been holding on to the photo since 2008. She was getting tired of holding onto it and finally released it today, February 22, 2012. She is putting her copyright on it unless and until he decides to copyright it himself. She won’t give any information about the identity of the photographer, where the photo was taken or precisely when (other than late 2007-early 2008), or any other details about the photo.

There is already huge debate about this picture. Personally, I think it’s good, especially as Facebook/Find Bigfoot gave it the thumbs up seal of approval. That thing is ripped to the gills. Look at the size of those trapezius muscles. Note the slope to the back. This isn’t a ghillie suit, and the Bigfoot costumes I have seen don’t look like this.

The hair is very interesting. People are saying it looks exactly like Patty’s hair when you blow up her movie. The hair also looks very similar to the hair on the creature in the Hoffman movie. There is also a similarity to the long, flowing hair in the Olympic Project trailcam shot.

People are also bringing up a lot of problems with the photo. For one, they say it is too clear to be a trailcam shot. Also, they ask why there is foliage right in front of the camera. Other issues have been brought up.

But at the end of the day, I think this is probably genuine.


Filed under Animals, Apes, Bigfoot, Mammals, Photography, Wild