Missed Classes, Huge Hard Drives, and Michael Moore
After dinner, I came back to the residence, and while browsing the internet, I came across the biggest hard drive I had ever seen. http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10129
At this corner, weighing in at 1,600 gigabytes, is the monstrous LaCie "Bigger Disk Extreme"! At the other corner, at a relatively puny 200 gigabytes, is the hard drive I bought last month. You see, at the time I thought 200 gigs was plenty for anyone, right? Wrong. I neglected to take into account the fact that not only do I have high speed internet, but I am connected to the university network. A network containing thousands of movies, hundreds of thousands of songs, and gigs and gigs of the loveliest porn you can imagine... I filled up 60 gigabytes in less than 2 days. I really need to start breaking out the DVD-Rs. Before I came to university, I bought a stack of 25, and I have hardly used any at the moment.
Later on, I was talking to some girl on MSN. Apparently she was at a math camp I attended two summers ago, but in all honesty I have no idea who she is. Anyways, she apparently has never heard of Michael Moore. I really thought she was joking, so I told her that if she wanted to ask stupid questions ("Who is Michael Moore?"), she should ask Google, not me. It turns out, however, that she was serious. I hope that at least she learned the value of googling. Note: I realize that "googling" should be capitalized, because Google is a trademarked name. However, they never intended their name to be used as a verb, and therefore I am taking the liberty of dropping the capital.
*exciting is used sarcastically in this context. The experiment consisted of using a slightly inclined air track and a motion sensor to determine the acceleration due to gravity. This was stretched out over three hours.