ITunes and Apple Sucks!!!!!

I must say that I really like my IPod. 

I went to go burn a CD today on my laptop and I get an error saying the software is not installled.  I was doing a little research on the Internet and I found out I am not the only person this has happened to.  It turns out that someone else had the exact same error when they installed ITunes.  It seems I got this error, when I installed ITunes also.  As I was reading the thread to fix it, it seems ITunes writes some code into Vista.  It seems like an easy fix.  I will copy below the fix.  All I have to say in Apple sucks but I love my I-Pod.

u need to go to start menu and then on the star search u need to search for “regedit”
when u are inside the regedit, look for this subkey “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}”

on the right side u need to del 2 subkeys

“upperfilters” and “lowerfilters”

close the regedit and restart the windows.

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The funniest show on TV……

I have to admit that there are very few good comedies on TV.  This new TV season, my wife and I enjoy  watching Worst Week on CBS at 9:30pm on Monday nights.  This show is hilarious.  The writers of this show come up with some very funny stories on the episode I have seen so far.  The basic plot is an engaged man tries desperately to impress his fiancée’s parents but his attempts inevitably end in disaster. 

I am not sure if this show will last longer than one season but it is very good for laughs.  I think the show is very original and fun to watch.    I will enjoy it as long as they keep it on.  If your are looking for a good laugh, watch Worst Week on Monday nights.

Happy Saturday!

I went to work today in the morning.  I am in the process of cleaning our Burn-In Department.  Over the last year, we had a lot of construction in this department.  The place needed cleaning and a couple of people volunteered to come in.  I spent about four hours cleaning the area up all by myself.  My volunteers were nowhere to be found. 

I came home and played WII MarioKart with the kids.  After their nap time, we visited some old friends.  We got home a little late and now the kids are fast asleep.  Hopefully the kids sleep in tomorrow. :>

What to post? It’s Friday!

Friday is finally here.  The last two days the winds have picked up and it seems to be bothering my allergies.  I am not too sure if I am getting sick or if it is my allergies.  I think it is my allergies.  My son also has the sniffles and i am starting to wonder if he has allergies too. 

I am going to go to bed early tonight.  Hopefully the extra rest will make me feel better tomorrow.  I am planning to go visit some old friends in LA.  That means i can make a side trip in LA to pick up some Lithuanian beer at Jons Market.  There is nothing like a Lithuanian beer.

Thoughts on Politics

Wow, I am so happy the election is over. 

Yes, I did vote for John McCain but to be honest, I really did not like either candidate.  Barak Obama will be an interesting change for this nation.  He will have a tough task ahead of him with our struggling economy. I wish both Barak Obama and Joe Biden luck as they lead this nation starting in January.

I am now happy that I am no longer getting any political fliers in the mail.  I really miss all the Proposition 8 people standing on the street corner.  It was kind of funny to watch. 

I know either way there would be some aftermath to the result of Proposition 8 in California.  Proposition 8 made a change to the California Constitution defining marriage is between a man and a woman.  Proposition 8  passed in California and now there are numerous lawsuits filed against it.

What to write?

Well we finally watched a recorded episode of My Own Worst Enemy.  To be honest, I like the concept of the show but I am not sure about Christian Slater.  I am curious how the story will play out but we will see. It could go in many different direction but I hope they come up with a good storyline.  I think I need to see a few more episodes before I say if the show is good or not.

I am kind of bummed out that Heroes is not on this week.  I like the direction they took the story this year.  Next Monday’s episode looks very good.  I am very curious why Aurthur Petrelli went bad.  I also like the fact that Sylar is Peter and Nathan’s brother.  Is Heroes a sci-fi soap opera?

Fun Facts about the Electoral College

In my early post, I ran a couple what if scenarios.  Ethan Flax’s article discusses some of the answers to my question in his article.  Below I have copied some of his article.

What if no one gets a majority of the Electoral College’s votes?

If no candidate can grab a majority (currently 270) of the Electoral College’s votes, the House of Representatives meets immediately to pick the new president.

In this situation, each state’s Congressmen get together and pick a candidate among the top three vote getters in the Electoral College balloting.

Each state’s delegation then casts one vote. This process keeps going on indefinitely until a single candidate receives a majority of the states’ votes.

The House of Representatives has picked two presidents: Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and

John Quincy Adams in 1824.Since electors also ballots for Vice President, the same situation can arise with that office. In these cases, the Senate immediately goes into session to pick a Vice President, although each Senator has his own vote.

The Senate votes until a candidate receives a majority of the cast votes. This sort of contingent election has happened just once.

In 1836 Martin Van Buren’s running mate, Richard M. Johnson needed 148 votes to win the Vice Presidency, but Virginia’s electors refused to vote for him.

As a result, he ended up stuck with 147 votes, and the Senate had to hold a contingent election, where Johnson cruised by Whig candidate Francis P. Granger.

Can the electors change their mind?

They can, but they then become what are known as “faithless electors.”

Technically, states make their electors pledge to vote in a certain way, and 24 states have laws that punish electors who decide to get cute and switch things up.

However, with a few exceptions like Michigan and Minnesota, votes cast by faithless electors still count in the final tally.

What happens if a president-elect dies?

The national election takes place Tuesday, but the Electoral College won’t formally meet to cast their votes until December 15.

If a candidate dies or becomes otherwise unfit to take office in the interim, a thorny issue pops up.

Some states, like Virginia, legally bind their electors to vote for the candidate whose name was on the general election ballot. Other states, though, are more flexible and would allow their electors to vote for the ticket’s vice-presidential candidate or other agreed-upon candidate.

Luckily, this scenario has never happened with an election winner.

In 1872, though, Democrat Horace Greeley died just over three weeks after Ulysses S. Grant thumped him in the election.

Because the Electoral College still had to meet to elect Grant, electors who would have voted for Greeley simply spread their 66 votes among other Democratic candidates.

As a result, Thomas Andrews Hendricks actually came in second in the election with 42 electoral votes despite not campaigning for the presidency; he was busy successfully running for Governor of Indiana.

Three electors actually voted for Greeley even though he was dead, which probably tells you all you need to know about the health of the Democratic Party during Reconstruction.

If the President elect dies after the Electoral College’s voting but before the inauguration, the Twentieth Amendment states that the Vice President elect becomes President.