This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit. My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy. - Marine Corps Rifleman's Creed.
Tropic Thunder is the story of a group of actors making a Vietnam War movie. The story is told in a mocumentry style, think This Is Spinal Tap. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and has a cameo role played by Tom Cruise.
The movie is the story of the filming of the memoir of a Vietnam veteran, John “Four Leaf” Tayback. When the filming runs into some trouble, the director decides to film the movie guerrilla style. The director turns the actors lose in the jungle, where they encounter a heroine gang.
The movie plays on a number of Hollywood stereotypes.
Tugg Speedman (Stiller) – action-movie star who thinks he is a better actor than he is.
Jeff Portnoy (Black) – comedy actor famous for his fart movies, who is addicted to heroine.
Kirk Lazarus (Downey) – multiple Academy Award winner, who undergoes surgery to portrays a black sergeant.
Before I replaced the hard drive on my TiVo I had 90 hours, 41 minutes of recording time, when set on basic quality.
After installing the new hard drive, I now have 638 hours, 33 minutes of recording time, when set on basic quality.
Before begining to explain the process of installing a new hard drive, I need to disclose that I have no training or experience in computer repair. And, you should defer to the instruction that come with the new hard drive if there are any discrepancies between this post and the instrucitons. That being said, this was very easy to do.
As I mentioned, I had never worked on a computer before, and I had never replaced a hard drive. The entire process took me about 20 minutes, from unplugging the TiVo from the television to plugging it back in.
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