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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:47 am

good lord, what have we become, sharing every little detail of everything?
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It's different if you do it to a person (or people, like pweb)!
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:53 am

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:55 am

Two thumbs up.
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Postby waffleman » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:30 pm

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Postby Mitchi » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:00 pm

I just about died laughing from that Disney princess post.
Random: After a month of using the netbook that I talked about buying a while back I've decided that netbooks are very underrated little devices. The ipad may look cool and be fun to play with but I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can argue that it has greater functionality for anything but a narrow range of applications. My computing needs aren't great. I'm not a PC-gamer and I don't care about being able to stream HD video (although my netbook streams 720p a lot better than I was lead to believe it would), but so far I haven't found anything that I do on my desktop PC that my netbook can't handle.
I know, right? I got a HP mini right when they started to enter the market to compete with the EePC, and I loved it to pieces. It did everything I needed and wanted, and really the only problem I had with it was that the cord was almost as big as the comp itself.

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Postby Mich » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:18 pm

This is an extremely important question that you need to think about, everyone:

Is Three Amigos! a western?
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:36 pm

Yeah. It's a western parody, but it's still a western.


Like I would consider Spaceballs to be SciFi.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:48 am

Speaking of westerns and sci-fi, who else is dying to see Cowboys vs. Aliens? :D
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:07 am

I'm unsure of how I feel about Cowboys vs Aliens. They got all these big names to be in and direct it, which helps persuade me but still...






My little buttercup, has the sweetest smiiiiile.[/favorite scene from Three Amigos]

That movie is just so darn quotable. Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:35 am

The trailer looked fun. And it's such a campy concept, I can't expect much of it, and thus can't be too disappointed.
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Postby Mitchi » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:30 pm

I'll probably watch it, if only because I saw Warrior's Way, which was pretty much ninjas vs cowboys. This will help round all that out, and campy man movies can be fun.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:39 pm

I just about died laughing from that Disney princess post.
Random: After a month of using the netbook that I talked about buying a while back I've decided that netbooks are very underrated little devices. The ipad may look cool and be fun to play with but I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can argue that it has greater functionality for anything but a narrow range of applications. My computing needs aren't great. I'm not a PC-gamer and I don't care about being able to stream HD video (although my netbook streams 720p a lot better than I was lead to believe it would), but so far I haven't found anything that I do on my desktop PC that my netbook can't handle.
I know, right? I got a HP mini right when they started to enter the market to compete with the EePC, and I loved it to pieces. It did everything I needed and wanted, and really the only problem I had with it was that the cord was almost as big as the comp itself.
My only problem with mine is the matte LCD display. Not it's size or quality, but how easily it's blemished and how hard it is to clean said blemishes without making them worse or actually damaging the screen. Why does it have to be so delicate?
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Postby Mitchi » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:18 pm

because the easier it breaks, the sooner you need to buy a new one. I can't even OPEN the case on my old acer without breaking something, making it impossible to fix.

in other news, my husband got me to watch heroes and HNNGGG Milo Ventimiglia (dude playing Peter) is hot.
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:53 pm

I just about died laughing from that Disney princess post.
Random: After a month of using the netbook that I talked about buying a while back I've decided that netbooks are very underrated little devices. The ipad may look cool and be fun to play with but I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can argue that it has greater functionality for anything but a narrow range of applications. My computing needs aren't great. I'm not a PC-gamer and I don't care about being able to stream HD video (although my netbook streams 720p a lot better than I was lead to believe it would), but so far I haven't found anything that I do on my desktop PC that my netbook can't handle.
I know, right? I got a HP mini right when they started to enter the market to compete with the EePC, and I loved it to pieces. It did everything I needed and wanted, and really the only problem I had with it was that the cord was almost as big as the comp itself.
My only problem with mine is the matte LCD display. Not it's size or quality, but how easily it's blemished and how hard it is to clean said blemishes without making them worse or actually damaging the screen. Why does it have to be so delicate?
I dunno, the fact that it is too delicate to clean would indicate inferior quality.

I would love it if HP would have the option for a matte screen for all their laptops, but alas, my dm1z only has glossy as an option.

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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:12 pm

Maybe I'm just being too careful, but I've read about how easily such screens get scratched, and how you need a special mixture of vinegar and distilled water slightly moistening special whipes, which must be applied with minimal pressure, or some such nonsense.
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Maybe I'm just being too careful, but I've read about how easily such screens get scratched, and how you need a special mixture of vinegar and distilled water slightly moistening special whipes, which must be applied with minimal pressure, or some such nonsense.
I just use a lightly wet microfiber cloth, no vinegar or anything.

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Postby zeroguy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:43 pm

You can just get one of those screen-cleaner kits or whatever at most electronics stores. Or, hell, I've had my laptop around four and a half years now and I've just used my friggin shirt if it gets too dusty and I don't have anything better around.
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Postby Jayelle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:27 am

Okay guys... I have to inform you what your avatars are, according to my 2 year old (these are direct quotes)

Neo-Dragon: Superman! No, that's not superman...

EL: It's an eagle!

Caspian: Tigger!

Fred: KITTY! KITTY! KITTY!

Alea: It's a teddy bear.

Zero: Flag! Canada Flag! With Santa!

Meg: It's a man. A man in a HAT.

Dr. Mobius: It's a... a.... BONE!

Wil: Elmo!!

Me: Ducky!! DUCKYYYYYYYY!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:59 am

:D Awesome!

Though she really needs to be introduced to some dragons.
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Postby Mich » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:07 am

And möbius strips, clearly.
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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:42 am

Toddlers are adorable. It's too bad that they grow into people.
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:06 am

Best and cheapest way to remove marks from screen:

1. Lick finger
2. Apply saliva to mark
3. Wipe VERY softly with tissue
4. Tada!
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Postby Mich » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:10 pm

http://megaswf.com/serve/102223/

It procedurally creates a better car! Just a fun thing to watch change over a few minutes/episodes of a show/hours.
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Postby neo-dragon » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Best and cheapest way to remove marks from screen:

1. Lick finger
2. Apply saliva to mark
3. Wipe VERY softly with tissue
4. Tada!
Saliva doesn't work well on LCD screens. I know that much from experience.
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Postby zeroguy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:21 pm

Caspian: Tigger!
If your children cannot recognize Hobbes by the time they are teenagers, you are failures as parents!
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Postby Petra456 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:52 pm

Fred: KITTY! KITTY! KITTY!
Awesome! I had to yell that at Will, just because it's fun.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:45 pm

So...my day in Tucson has been pretty fun. I don't really do anything while here but I feel a little more at ease or alive, something. Have some randomness. My brother, by the way, thinks I'm crazy for having these "conversations/interactions" in public.


Me: You look hungry...I have a chorizo con huevos burrito in the car, if you want it.
Skeleton:

Image

Me: Or not.





Dude 1: What the hell? Do you have a problem or something?
Image

Dude 2: Whoa, no, no problem here. Relax.
Image

Dude 1: I'm just saying, if you have a problem, fucking tell me.
Image

Dude 2: Back off, guy. I don't want any problems here.
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And so on....
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:19 pm

I have conversations with things too. I'm ever inspired by my older sister's "This is what you get for being a turkey" speech one Thanksgiving.
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Postby Wil » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:39 am

I just spent the last two hours updating all of the code I've written for the new website so that it's all indented properly throughout every single page (mmm, proper indentation!), as well as all the public pages being 100% XHTML compliant. Can't speak for the non-public pages, but that's okay.

I'm a little bit OCD about things looking nice (even code), I think.

Also, fun fact:

I've written a total of 6086 lines of code by hand ([X]HTML, PHP, CSS), with exactly 200 comments throughout, in 31 files. Fun times.

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Postby Mitchi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:04 pm

Yessss I finally got my new laptop. Now all i need is to get good internet once I move.
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Postby ender1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:02 pm

Yessss I finally got my new laptop. Now all i need is to get good internet once I move.
I'm still waiting for my new laptop to ship.

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Postby ender1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:49 pm

Yessss I finally got my new laptop. Now all i need is to get good internet once I move.
I'm still waiting for my new laptop to ship.

...and it's officially delayed...

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Postby ender1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:07 pm

Sorry for the triple post.

If anyone is looking at getting a computer/laptop from HP I might have a working 15% coupon.

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Postby Mich » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:44 pm

I started a "List of Celebrities We've Never Met (that Need to be Punched in the Face)" today at work! Definitely the most fun I've had all week.

Surprising entries (to me): Jason Mraz ("He's just too happy! I HATE IT"), Cameron Diaz ("She's just a complete [CENSORED]"), Tom Cruise [not a surprise, but the justification is:] ("Have you seen any of his movies? He's always running and it looks so stupid!")

Unsurprising entries: Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, that Lead Singer Guy from The B-52s.

It all started when we were talking about the least surprising entry of all, Jeff Goldblum, and I brought up how there's something about him that makes me want to punch him in the face, even though I've never met him and don't know at all what he's like in real life.

Does anyone else have anything like that? A list of celebrities that they want to punch in the face? I have a friend who has one, but his list is... unsurprisingly longer than mine. He's a pretty angry person. I generally try to avoid jumping to conclusions that someone I don't even know deserves a punch in the face, but I mean, come on. The lead "singer" of the B-52s is about the most aggravating person in the world.
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Postby ender1 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:48 pm

Best post ever.

Nicole would add Meg Ryan to that list.


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