08 February, 2009

Highschool

High school. the prime of life, your last years of school, the supposedly,"happiest days of your life." But they are also the most stressful. in this post I'm going to compare the pros and cons of high school.

A pro to high school: its where you finally learn something useful. Sometimes you learn something useful in middle school, but here is where it really picks up. The con: they still teach you allot of useless bull crap. I don't need half the classes I take, although they prove themselves useful, but only because they're there. I'm saying I can go without them. I never really need them.

Another pro: it's the next step to adulthood. In high school you finally learn to drive, and maybe get a job. Awesome, right? Now you have freedom, and cash. But here's the con: you're one step closer to adulthood! Soon your gonna have to move out, get a real job, and live in your own house. Sounds fun, but then once you get the house, if you don't have a good job, you realize you can't get that brand new X-Box that all your friends that still live with their moms have. I bet something like that's going to happen to me.

Pro: a new building, new friends, and new teachers. So basically a fresh start in a new school, sounds good. Con: a new everything. When you go to a new school, you're gonna lose some friends. On top of that, you have to get used to a new school, with a new schedule, and new teachers. New can be good or bad. For me it's just plain frustrating.

Pro/Con: Dances, dating, and sports. Dances, they are fun, but only if you have a date! It can be very stressful. Dating; OK, so its not too high school related, but romance, at this point in time, is a very big part of your life. So dating is a big part of high school. Sports for most are the biggest part of high school. But you gotta keep your grades up.

The last con: increased risk of substance abuse; drugs and alcohol. According to most PSAs about drugs, this is something even 5 year-olds deal with. But in high school you got peer pressure, and the wanting to be cool. I've never actually seen drugs. Sex is a bit more of a problem in my school, but i digress. The pro to this: there is none. It could kill you, when you lose your buzz, you feel like like crap. But again, i digress.

High school sounds fun, huh?

Post By: Will J.

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07 February, 2009

The HP Touchsmart

Featuring a new writer, Will Janz. Image from Google.

When I first saw this come out on TV, I was shocked. It completely baffled me. I mean, how could you have a giant, touch screen monitor??! Either way, I thought it was freakin’ awesome. Immediately I wanted one. But they run for at least $1200. Costly, but better than a Mac.

From Google product search:

"The next-generation, touch-enabled PC combines a 22" diagonal hi-def wide screen with a powerful energy efficient Intel Core 2 Duo processor in a single, integrated design. Includes HP TouchSmart software, web cam, media card reader, and premium speakers for fast, easy access to photos, videos, music and applications."

I mean, this computer sounds awesome. I'm actually surprised a bunch of knockoffs haven't popped up yet. How much do you think one of these made by Mac would cost? I'm guessing based that a $500 PC = a $2000 Mac, I'm thinking $4500. But i digress. I have no idea how it works, but I'm guessing its the same setup as the iPhone. Come to think of it, it looks a lot like the iPod touch.

Now why is this so cool? I mean if you've ever been to a hospital, you may have noticed the nurses carrying around a touchscreen, but you don't see a keyboard. So if we've seen those, why is this so cool? Because now even select red-necks can afford this! This is just one more step to giant floating monitors that pop out of nowhere, like in Futurama.