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  1. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    But you have a camera !!! Use the camera to take the photograph of that photograph, and then transfer the photo from the camera to the computer, for my sake!
    Posted 12-30-2010 at 08:17 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
  2. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    I would love to see a photograph of your youth (with hair on your head but not on your face)!
    I've got a good one of me when I was 18. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I haven't a scanner. So you'll have to use your imagination.
    (stop hijacking leopard's blog!)
    Posted 12-30-2010 at 08:13 AM by brianL brianL is offline
    Updated 12-30-2010 at 08:14 AM by brianL
  3. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    I would love to see a photograph of your youth (with hair on your head but not on your face)!
    Posted 12-30-2010 at 03:00 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
  4. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul View Comment
    But Brian is handsome
    I recommend an urgent visit to an optician, Anisha.
    leopard looks like he's just seen my photo.
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 10:44 AM by brianL brianL is offline
    Updated 12-29-2010 at 10:46 AM by brianL
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    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    Yeah, about the only other person I know on these forums who has posted a picture of their face is brianL...
    But Brian is handsome, so his example in this context is not valid!!
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 10:30 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
  6. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Quote:
    it takes a lots of guts (which most people don't have) to post such photographs in public forums!
    Yeah, about the only other person I know on these forums who has posted a picture of their face is brianL...
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 10:14 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
  7. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by leopard
    I totally look like a deer caught in headlights.)
    Well, I am afraid, that's true , but it takes a lots of guts (which most people don't have) to post such photographs in public forums!
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 08:07 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
    Updated 12-29-2010 at 08:13 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
  8. Old Comment

    My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

    Sorry to hear about that, dude...
    Posted 12-28-2010 at 09:46 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
  9. Old Comment

    Considering a custom-built desktop.

    Just my comments on your parts choices

    CPU: I dunno...never tried AMD. Then again, I've never built my own computer from off-the-shelf parts, either.

    GPU: Dayum! Just looking at the price makes me shudder. I guess the GPU (assuming you get a discrete card) is usually the most expensive component of any custom-built computer. Looks like an awesome card, though (512 CUDA cores, 797MHz clock (that's fast for a GPU), 1.5 GiB VRAM....*starts drooling*). Dwarfs the GeForce 7300 GT in my main desktop and the GeForce 310M in my lappy.

    Case: I dunno, just looks kinda...busy. Honestly I don't know how else to describe it. Then again, everyone has their own tastes, so...

    PSU: Yeah, it's usually a good idea to go a little higher than the recommended wattage, that way you're not pushing it too much and don't get random shutdowns from pushing the system too hard.

    This is kinda inspiring me to want to build a new desktop of my own (); my ol' P4 is beginning to show its age. Although, a) I ain't got no money (or at least not enough to build a computer nearly that nice), and b) I've never custom-built a computer before, so I'm kinda afraid that I'd screw something up and end up damaging one of the components (I know, probably irrational fear). The most I've done is screwing around with my two desktop machines (which again are ancient by comparison to any modern machine), mostly just switching RAM around (they're virtually identical and so take the same type of RAM), and I took the GPU card out of my main desktop once to see if the on-board graphics worked (they do, but no X because of config problems/missing intel video driver).
    Posted 12-23-2010 at 06:56 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
    Updated 12-23-2010 at 06:59 AM by MrCode
  10. Old Comment

    Stuff that breaks...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    I can attest to this. I was once on a beach trip and I had brought my Nintendo DS with me (mostly for the road trip there), and I had forgotten to take it out of my pocket when we got there. I never went in the water, but it sure did get tons of sand in it...when I first discovered this, it wouldn't work at first when I tried to turn it on, but after a while (actually it was on the way back from the beach) it came back to life! Backlights wouldn't work at first, but those came back too after a while.

    Hasn't had any problems since (but then again, I haven't played it in a while, so...).
    Woah.

    IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIIIIIVEEEEE! MUAHAHHAHAHAHH!
    Posted 12-22-2010 at 05:50 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    Stuff that breaks...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Larry Webb View Comment
    You may have the curse or as they say about a friend of mine be A Wooly Burger. He can tear up an anvil with a rubber hammer. If it is just your electronics that give you a problem then it may be their environment. A lot of mine were short lived back when I had no air conditioning and had the windows open with fans to cool. The humidity plays havoc with connections and moving parts.
    Hehehe, that made me smile -- "He can tear up an anvil with a rubber hammer."

    It isn't just electronics though, I seem to have problems with all kinds of stuff. I really do try. I concentrate, I slow down, I be as careful as I can, and yet stuff just breaks -- sometimes with no logical reason at all. Perhaps I need to make some sort of routine when dealing with things to ensure every time I use it I avoid problematic situations.
    Posted 12-22-2010 at 05:49 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
  12. Old Comment

    gcc44

    Quote:
    so much for 'light weight'
    "gcc44", as in "GCC 4.4", as in "GNU Compiler Collection 4.4"?

    I believe this is what he's referring to, not gedit itself.
    Posted 12-22-2010 at 09:16 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
  13. Old Comment

    Stuff that breaks...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lumak
    I can't vouch for the Wii, but all of Nintendo's products are generally really tough
    I can attest to this. I was once on a beach trip and I had brought my Nintendo DS with me (mostly for the road trip there), and I had forgotten to take it out of my pocket when we got there. I never went in the water, but it sure did get tons of sand in it...when I first discovered this, it wouldn't work at first when I tried to turn it on, but after a while (actually it was on the way back from the beach) it came back to life! Backlights wouldn't work at first, but those came back too after a while.

    Hasn't had any problems since (but then again, I haven't played it in a while, so...).
    Posted 12-22-2010 at 09:01 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
  14. Old Comment

    Stuff that breaks...

    You may have the curse or as they say about a friend of mine be A Wooly Burger. He can tear up an anvil with a rubber hammer. If it is just your electronics that give you a problem then it may be their environment. A lot of mine were short lived back when I had no air conditioning and had the windows open with fans to cool. The humidity plays havoc with connections and moving parts.
    Posted 12-22-2010 at 05:39 AM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
  15. Old Comment

    Stuff that breaks...

    Haha, that's true. I have had a few Nintendo products and they seem to make it through everything. Too bad Nintendo doesn't make any Linux-based laptops.
    Posted 12-21-2010 at 09:51 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
  16. Old Comment

    Stuff that breaks...

    If you really want to test if it's just you, try dropping an SNES or washing an N64 memory card.

    I can't vouch for the Wii, but all of Nintendo's products are generally really tough. If you can break one of those from a normal drop, then you really are cursed.
    Posted 12-21-2010 at 09:43 PM by lumak lumak is offline
  17. Old Comment

    gcc44

    so much for 'light weight'

    just learn vim. You'll be much happier. Until you want to use an IDE or Office Suite and realize nobody supports the advanced editing controls of vim.
    Posted 12-21-2010 at 09:40 PM by lumak lumak is offline
  18. Old Comment

    Taking steps forward in life.

    Thanks! I hope you feel better on your end sometime soon...

    I haven't been answered yet either. I suppose a High School dropout with no history is a bad prospect...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    Trust me, I'm sure being scared to drive (at least at first) is hardly rare.

    I have my driver's permit, and I've actually been out on the road a few times. It's really not that bad once you get used to the idea of being in control of a 2000 lb. vehicle moving at about 20-30 MPH...although that statement may have just made it more scary, I dunno. Mostly it's just about paying attention (watching the other guy) and keeping yourself focused enough so that you can make a decision about what to do when a situation arises.
    I hope to get mine soon. You've done pretty good though -- I've never been behind the wheel!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    What's scary for me is actually going out on significantly busy roads (so far I've only been driving around the residential roads and light-traffic areas), because I'm so damn afraid of being hit while pulling out and accelerating. I'm working my way up to that, though, as I get more comfortable with actually making proper turns at intersections.
    :shudders:

    Totally agree.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    Anyways, maybe I should shut up about it before I just get you more scared. I suppose I'm hardly in a position to be giving driving advice when I'm still a novice myself.

    It's OK, it's nice to talk to someone more like me. I don't have any friends, nor do i get out much. The ones I do have I don't share anything in common with, and are running comparatively perfect lives as opposed to mine.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MrCode View Comment
    (Unrelated: 4 emoticon limit for comments = annoying)
    I didn't know that and sure as heck didn't implement it (knowingly). It kinda made me laugh
    though, but then I ran into a problem of my own: Did you also know there is a limit to 4 separate quote instances? Ugh.
    Posted 12-17-2010 at 06:15 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
  19. Old Comment

    Taking steps forward in life.

    Quote:
    Yesterday, I applied for a job at Wal-Mart. They had several positions open at two different stores near my location. I am trying for a full-time job, but also signed up for half-time and temporary jobs just to get one. This would be my first job, although being 18 I feel more mentally prepared for it then I was at any point earlier in my life.
    Heh, I still have yet to get employed, and I'm a year older than you!

    But seriously, that's good that you're finding work (or at least the opportunity is there). I think my issue is that I'm not as mentally prepared for it...but I'm sure you might have guessed that from reading my own blog. Well, there are other issues, but I'd rather not go into them at length. It's kind of getting better, though: some good days, some bad.

    I've sent out applications before, but they never got answered. I guess I wasn't trying hard enough.

    Quote:
    Today, I went and signed up for my drivers' permit. [...] I am one of those rare people that's scared to drive, but at 18 and with certain situational developments, I figured this was a step to take NOW.
    Trust me, I'm sure being scared to drive (at least at first) is hardly rare.

    I have my driver's permit, and I've actually been out on the road a few times. It's really not that bad once you get used to the idea of being in control of a 2000 lb. vehicle moving at about 20-30 MPH...although that statement may have just made it more scary, I dunno. Mostly it's just about paying attention (watching the other guy) and keeping yourself focused enough so that you can make a decision about what to do when a situation arises.

    What's scary for me is actually going out on significantly busy roads (so far I've only been driving around the residential roads and light-traffic areas), because I'm so damn afraid of being hit while pulling out and accelerating. I'm working my way up to that, though, as I get more comfortable with actually making proper turns at intersections.

    Anyways, maybe I should shut up about it before I just get you more scared. I suppose I'm hardly in a position to be giving driving advice when I'm still a novice myself.

    (Unrelated: 4 emoticon limit for comments = annoying)
    Posted 12-03-2010 at 02:54 PM by MrCode MrCode is offline
  20. Old Comment

    My First Attempt at a Blog

    Here's a fav quote of mine Haven't used it in my taglines in years, but it is indeed timeless.

    Just a little something to get you started

    "So foul a sky clears not without a storm" - Shakespeare -
    Posted 07-02-2010 at 02:23 PM by tallship tallship is offline

  



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