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by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision
Replies: 185
Views: 16491

Re: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision

I had my eyes checked up a couple of months ago. Left was perfect but the right was slightly out, I don't know the exact number (I think there was 75 involved somewhere, could have been 0.75 or 0.075, I could be wrong entirely about the number. How bad would .75 be?) either way I could have glasses...
by Aperfectring
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9225073

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I hate migraines. However, after the pain relief (Excedrin is the only thing that works) kicks in, I get this really strange feeling. It is sort of like a medium buzz, but my mind is fairly clear, and there is none of the general tiredness associated with drinking. It triggers some interesting hall...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: quick question about metal detectors
Replies: 46
Views: 4593

Re: quick question about metal detectors

Back when I tested one, even change (about $2 worth) was not enough to set a metal detector off. I still strongly recommend you emptying your pockets of change before going through, as it was years ago, and at a very small airport, when I tested it. The metal detector is pretty much only there to pi...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10142

Re: How normal are you?

I had to mark 3 because it is the closest to Euler's number, my actual value on a scale from 1-5. The most part of that mark is due to the fact that I tried 5 different Linux distributions before settling on the one I have now: ⋅ Mandrake ⋅ Red Hat ⋅ Gentoo ⋅ ...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Re: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!

The problem with alarms is that when I first started using them, they worked, but then I slowly started ignoring them until no amount of noise could wake me up except after ten hours (I usually sleep less than that though, so the point's moot). Then I only have two more pieces of advice: ⋅&nbs...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9225073

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I hate migraines. However, after the pain relief (Excedrin is the only thing that works) kicks in, I get this really strange feeling. It is sort of like a medium buzz, but my mind is fairly clear, and there is none of the general tiredness associated with drinking. It triggers some interesting hallu...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Re: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!

Alarms usually have no effect no me. Once I slept through a (false) fire alarm. Actually, I woke up for that one, but since nothing was burning (in my room at least) I went back to sleep. I didn't get it was the fire alarm, or really, any alarm. I just thought "loud noise, no worries" and...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: should my girlfriend call child services
Replies: 39
Views: 3076

Re: should my girlfriend call child services

I agree with everyone before. You need to report this ASAP. The other main thing is that you need to convince your girlfriend to get into counseling very soon as well. These kind of situations tend to cause great emotional problems. It is great that she has a boyfriend like you who is truly concerne...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Re: Help, I've fallen (asleep) and I can't get up!

I used to have this exact problem, and have a couple of suggestions: ⋅ Only use one alarm during the week. If you currently use more than one, slowly wean yourself down, because you won't be able to do it right away. I used to only use one alarm, and continually hit the snooze. This will p...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have a blog but don't know what to do with it!
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: I have a blog but don't know what to do with it!

Agreed, it doesn't hurt to just keep it around and not use it. I had one that, until about a week ago, hadn't been used in 5 years or so. I resurrected it for a project blog, and now don't really know if I am going to start up on that project, being the lazy person I am.
by Aperfectring
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9225073

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Funny how on keyboards it's 789 456 123 00. but on basically everything else it's 123 456 789 *0# Actually on all my calculators it's also 789 456 123 00. Somehow, i'm curious about how this came to happen? (ist that sentence even correct english?) The computer number pad is based on pre-existing c...
by Aperfectring
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Brass Players
Replies: 61
Views: 5646

Re: Brass Players

dontiego wrote:a side-note: youtube "scream trumpet" to see a bunch of idiots showing off.
No thanks. I have already HAD a migraine.
by Aperfectring
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: YOU'RE a slur!
Replies: 121
Views: 8108

Re: Confessional Thread - Now with a newt idol!

hat_on_a_rat wrote:I understand that Faggot is an intolerant term, but it's popular slang that conveys my exact feeling pretty well.

I find that douche bag and ass-wipe tend to have the same effect without making me come off as worse than those I am trying to describe.
by Aperfectring
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred Clothing Brands
Replies: 103
Views: 9003

Re: Preferred Clothing Brands

What? You can buy clothes at stores instead of making them? DAMN.

Anyways, I tend to just buy whatever is on sale where I happen to stumble in the door.
by Aperfectring
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 119
Views: 11612

Re: Make your own funeral plans

After my organs have been harvested, I want to be cremated. Then I want my urn placed on top of one a supercapacitor, and then want the capacitor to be hooked up reverse-biased. I feel that is the most appropriate way for my ashes to be scattered. I don't know yet where I want said scattering to occ...
by Aperfectring
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The future of parallel processing and remote data storage
Replies: 30
Views: 3007

Re: The future of parallel processing and remote data storage

The key to compression of computer display video is that for the most part, the display doesn't change. This means for most people, this can work, but the cost of subscribing to high speed internet (needed for now), and subscribing to the remote computation service is more over the course of a year ...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The future of parallel processing and remote data storage
Replies: 30
Views: 3007

Re: The future of parallel processing and remote data storage

Agreed, the main issue is for video. Uncompressed 800x600 video running at 24 bpp, and 60Hz takes 800*600*24*60 bits/s (or ~700 Mbit/s) of raw bandwidth. Assuming that the link is an internet link, there will be header overhead, making the required link be something like 1Gbit/s. This will make such...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Holy Turbo Snow . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 3480

Re: Holy Turbo Snow . . .

Ahhh, I would have to say the best part of living down here in south FL is that I don't have to deal with the snows of the great white north anymore. The most I have seen happen was about 3 ft. of snow overnight.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What college did YOU go to?
Replies: 42
Views: 4463

Re: What college did YOU go to?

I went to Purdue, so public (other).
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 1 question randomness test!
Replies: 78
Views: 6176

Re: 1 question randomness test!

I also demand an option with otters.

Maybe "Mauls an otter with oranges and limes."
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision
Replies: 185
Views: 16491

Re: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision

I suppose I forgot to mention the reason I never have used contacts. When I was in my pre-teen years (I believe around 8 years old), I got stung by a wasp on the eye-lid, and have since been terrified of anything anywhere near my eyes. I tried contact, and was successfully able to wear them for abou...
by Aperfectring
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Brass Players
Replies: 61
Views: 5646

Re: Brass Players

I refuse to claim that I play trumpet. I prefer to claim I am permanent 2nd cornet. I don't have the range to play 1st, and don't have the tone production on trumpet.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249615

Re: High and low point of your day

Low: I am getting a migraine.
High: I made myself tacos.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17414

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Torvaun wrote:
Aperfectring wrote:Ingredients for making tacos, beer, OJ, and limes.

Those are going to be some crazy ass-tacos.

Oh they were. There's nothing quite like putting random foods together just to see how it goes.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Minor obsessions
Replies: 103
Views: 11519

Re: Minor obsessions

In programming - I look for the most unlikely and exotic and hard ways of exceptions coming from weird sources. "What if he chooses the valid file type with the right extension and right signature but the incorrectly specified version number and then converts it to newer version and then power...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11733

Re: Hotness of instruments?

I am a very big fan of the Canadian Brass. Unfortunately, no matter how much I love the sound of brass instruments, I generally can't go out and listen to any, because it is WAY too easy to make a trumpet sound bad. I am a prime example of how easy it is. I generally prefer to play a cornet, but mos...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcdia
Replies: 574
Views: 94512

Re: Artificial Island/Micronation

A good weld is usually stronger than the metal it attaches. However, I do think that the joints would need to be flexible, because although the welds would likely hold, the boats likely wouldn't be built to take that kind of stress in the places it would be in. And I am sure that made no sense to an...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Everyday beauty
Replies: 86
Views: 8634

Re: Everyday beauty

I'll go along with that. I love the sound of a forest at night in the winter. Mostly because it is almost silent. The only real sound is the crunching of leaves/snow as you walk, and the rustling of branches in the wind.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2813010

Re: Confessional Thread - Can't Please the Cheese

I often wonder if I have Asperger's, just for that reason.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424079

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

I'm sure I could get the British pub in Boca Raton to go along with that. But since I have to wait 12 years for that to provide me some scotch, that doesn't cure the short term desire.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17414

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Ingredients for making tacos, beer, OJ, and limes.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424079

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

It isn't scotch then, only whiskey. And if I am going to drink whiskey, I will go to my bottle of Makers Mark.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 782802

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dream pretty much every night. Nice long, and very confusing ones. I remember a highlight of the dream until about the time I get out of the shower (or about 5-8 mins after I wake up). The scary part is that I remember dreams when I fall asleep, and notice when I have the same dream as I have had ...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1424079

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

Damnit, now I want some scotch, and don't want to go to the liquor store.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision
Replies: 185
Views: 16491

Re: Optastic! - Glasses, Contact, and Your Crappy Vision

I haven't gone into the optometrist for just over 2 years now, really need to go in again. I believe that my prescription was -7.0 for the right and -7.75 for the left the last time I went in. I have only met one person who has glasses that are currently stronger than mine, my dad. When people ask t...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do YOU start learning a new language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: How do YOU start learning a new language?

I generally use online tutorials and try to come up with a project and use the new language for it.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Debugging in C++ . . . How do I do it properly?
Replies: 26
Views: 2511

Re: Debugging in C++ . . . How do I do it properly?

I code primarily in C, and in embedded systems, so I am not up on what is typical for C++. I gather what people before me is probably more useful than what I use, but anyways. I use printf, printk (drivers), and occasionally an ICE.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 141127

Re: Editors

Arancaytar wrote:jEdit.

Commence pitchforking & stake-burning.

I do use vi on occasion, but only through SSH by necessity. Command-line is nice when you need power over convenience, but it's not the only thing in the world.
It is only necessity when you don't use remote X. I use SSH + X + Kate quite often.
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9225073

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Zug-Zug wrote:
Aperfectring wrote:RT: Tacos are delicious

RT: But Enchiladas are even better!

Agreed, but are much messier...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9225073

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

( ) parenthesis { } curly brackets < > angle brackets [ ] brackets Those are just my way of defining them. Now, that is what I call, a useful post. (And <----that is something you're not gonnah here me say often.) (No, I wasn't referring to "And", but to the very first sentence, asshole.)...

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