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Next Car Game is a great looking destruction heavy racing game with amazing environmental destruction, sophisticated physics-based driving dynamics and damage models.   It comes from Bugbear, developers of FlatOut and the recent Ridge Racer Unbounded, both games known for their high levels of destruction, but Next Car Game looks like it’s taking carnage to a whole new level.

Even though it’s only a tech demo, it’s still great fun.  It’s just you, the car, and big playground to full of things to bash, jump, and destroy.  The  sheer amount of destruction on offer is fantastic and it does a great job of showcasing the game engines’ capabilities.  Bugbear may not of come up with a proper name for their game yet, but they have come up with the foundations of a very good game.

Play the Tech Demo, Free

A Guide to Shoplifting!
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DISCLAIMER:
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               The author of this file is not responsible for any of the
               actions taken by the reader of this file.  This is for
               informational purposes only.

A GUIDE TO SHOPLIFTING:
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       Since I started working at a grocery store, I have learned many
techniques to shoplifting.  I have learned some stuff by the mistakes
made by several shoplifters, and others by experiment.

RULE 1 :        NEVER NEVER NEVER try to steal something at a store you
               frequently shop at.  That is just plain stupid.  If you
               really want something bad enough, then spend a little
               gas money. Hey, its better than buying the product you
               are about to lift.

RULE 2  :       Don’t act suspicious or nervous.  Employees aren’t stupid.
               They know that if you are acting nervous, then you are
               usually up to something bad.

RULE 3  :       Try to steal from stores without video survaliance.
               This is by far the safest way to do things.

RULE 4  :       DO NOT be GREEDY!  Take a little at a time.  And take
               things that will fit in your pocket or purse.  Bigger
               items are harder to get away with.

RULE 5  :       Try not to hit the same stores over and over.  Have some
               variety in your life.  You will be less likely to be
               caught if you don’t frequently go to the same place.

RULE 6  :       Do NOT be fooled by cameras with the name SVS.  These are
               fakes!  They do nothing but sit there.  They look real
               by the way they have a cable going into a wall, and are
               plugged in and have a red light on, but they are still
               fake.  GUARANTEED!

RULE 7  :       Do NOT be stupid enough to steal around other shoppers.
               I have seen many instances where the employees never
               saw a person shoplift, but a customer had turned a
               shoplifter in, and the customers word is just as
               incriminating as the employees.

RULE 8  :       Many times if someone sees you trying to shoplift, they
               will start following you around.  Calmly place the stuff
               back on the shelf, any shelf!  They really can’t get you
               as long as you haven’t walked by a register, and start
               walking out the door, because until you start walking out
               the door, you still could have intent to pay, and if they
               do pick you up for shoplifting before you walk out the door,
               your case most likely will not hold up in court.  Many
               lawyers have freed many shoplifters because of that.  If
               they pick you up.  Start telling them you haven’t had a
               chance to pay, and that they can not pick you up for
               shoplifting, until you have a chance to pay, or walk out
               the door!  Just act like you know what you are talking about!

RULE 9  :       When you start walking out the door and you see someone
               following you, then run for dear life.  Most of the
               time you can get away.  If you have a get-a-way car waiting,
               then be sure that the license plate is covered up.  All it
               takes is for someone to write down the license plate number
               to get you caught.

RULE 10 :       If by any chance you are caught trying to flee, try and
               wrestle your way out, but BE CAREFUL!  Do not injure the
               person who is trying to catch you, let alone threaten them.
               If you just so happen to scratch them, the penalty goes from
               theft to Assult and Robery, which means a bigger fine, or
               more time!

RULE 11 :       Have someone waiting with bail money in case you get
               caught. *8-)

Now on to some ways to shoplift.

Method 1 :

       This is probably the easiest method.  Get a friend of yours to
go to a store with you.  Have him/her act very very suspicous.  When an
employee sees someone acting suspicous the key in on that person.  Soon
they will have everyone in that store watching him/her.  Then you go
where ever the merchandise is, and steal away.  You leave with whatever you
wanted, and then your friend leaves soon after, feeling good that he/she
has just fooled a store full of idiots.

Method 2 :

       If you are a woman, then get a big purse.  Empty it out, and
pick the lucky victim.  This works good at places with shopping carts.
Place your purse in the section where children sit.  Usually located at
the front of the basket.  Have your purse open at this point.  Go around
the store looking at whatever you like.  When you find the item, pick it
up, look at it, and casually sit it down like you are putting it in the
basket, but instead of putting it in the basket, put it in your purse.

Method 3 :

       Grocery stores are probably the easiest to hit.  Most have low
security if any.  Only problem, is that most people think the only thing
you can get at a grocery store is food.  WRONG!!  Go over to the more
expensive area, HBA (Health & Beauty Aids).  There is gold there.
Get everything from Advil to Obsession Cologne.  You ask yourself,
why do i need 80 boxes of Advil? Take one box for yourself, then go
sell the rest to friends, or take the stuff to a Flea Market, set yourself
up a booth, and sell away.  Most boxes of Advil cost around $8-$10 each.
You sell for $5, and instant profit.  But be careful in the HBA area, that
is usually where the security will be, if any!.  I have seen many stores,
with out any cameras in the grocery area, but one camera in the ceiling in
the HBA area.  So just pick up the stuff, put it in the basket, carry it
over to the grocery side, and take it!  Another good thing to take from
grocery stores is cigarettes.  A carton is getting close to $20 each. So take
yourself a few, and sell to your friends/family for about $10-$15.  Good
profit there. Or if you are into that nasty habit, keep them for yourself.

Method 4 :

       Whenever you need to get film developed, or prescriptions filled,
then take it to your favorite grocery store.  After you get your prescription
and/or film, tell the clerk that you are going to do some more shopping.
Walk around the store a little, then walk out the door.  A good idea is
to have a receipt from an old purchase. carry it in one hand, then carry
the goods in the other.  That way the look at you, see the receipt, and
think that you payed for it.

Method 5 :

       A good way to get free fertilizer, top soil, etc., is to go by
your favorite nursery or whoever carries the stuff outside.  Give them a
visit about 3 a.m. or so, and fill up your truck or car.  The best way to
do this is to have someone driving, while you fill it up.  If someone
comes out of the store (like a night stocker) and confronts you, jump in
the back of the truck, and tell your friend to take off.  Be sure to have
you license plate covered up.


CONCLUSION :
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       Stores today are not there for you.  They are there for themselves.
They may claim low prices, but in all truth the merchandise is usually marked
up 200% or more.  I have seen some instances where cologne has been marked
up 450%.  This is outrageous.  Why should we pay those kind of prices, when
we can get it for free!  Many stores may claim that shoplifting increases
prices, although the real reasons for price increases is the Upper Division,
who wants more added onto their 6 and 7 digit yearly salaries.  So don’t
be fooled by that stupid warning.  And remember Robin Hood, steal from the
rich (THEM) and give to the poor (YOU, even if you aren’t poor heh!).

— 

ROB DARICH 

Keep the boostas boosting 

Peanut butter beer: phase 3

I believe I’ve bottled yummy goodness. For those of you who don’t like beer, I’ve bottled something that tastes like peanuts. Either way I’ve done something incredible.

I have very high hopes for this creation. After some hiccups, speed humps and down right stupid mistakes everything has turned out OK so far.

After about six days of fermenting I decided to do something about the oil threatening my bottling efforts. I decided (after spooning out the oil proved too hard) to try racking my beer instead.

So I borrowed another fermenter and drained my beer leaving about 3-4 litres of potentially contaminated beer and oil. This left clean, oil-less beer to finish fermenting for another three days or so. As far as I can tell no oil made it into my bottles.

Now the truly hard part: waiting.