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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby D.B. » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:00 am UTC

OBrien wrote:Don't go to the market, go to the British Boot Company shop.

EDIT: On a similar note, can someone buy me a pair of these please?


I'm going to put forward a dissenting opinion - scour your local area for military surplus shops and see what they have available. They'll be comparatively cheap and most likely extremely hard wearing. I'm currently on my second pair of german paratrooper boots bought in this manner. The first pair lasted for years and years and years while being the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned, and these ones seem to be no different.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby philsov » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:10 pm UTC

I actually didn't know about the new album, but I'll go take a look at it now.


I'll save you some trouble: Stick to Aim and Ignite, and if you want to check out more music look into The Format.

Less than awesome: This new album. There's goddamn autotuning. You'll want to check out the samples on itunes or amazon before making a decision about this celebration of mediocrity (suggest itunes, 1:30 samples there) -- there's a few gems but it's mostly filler and there are at least three tracks that would improve the album by simply being removed.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:19 pm UTC

My furniture arrives sometime in the next three hours! :D
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:56 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:My furniture arrives sometime in the next three hours! :D

It's here! It's here! And the living room tables I thought I wasn't going to get until March are here, too!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:38 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:My furniture arrives sometime in the next three hours! :D

It's here! It's here! And the living room tables I thought I wasn't going to get until March are here, too!

LOL I'M TRIPLE POSTING

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:01 am UTC

Nice! :)
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:14 am UTC

You are a gentleman of taste and refinement. Well done, sir!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:29 am UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:You are a gentleman of taste and refinement. Well done, sir!

Meh, just a bargain hunter. The living room furniture (minus the lamps and pillows, which I bought today) was $579. The bedroom was $433 plus a $197 mattress.

I would like to get some nice things for the walls and a rug. I'm thinking of actually try my hand at painting something to hang on the wall.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:00 am UTC

Party at Giant Speck's! Who's with me?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby pseudoidiot » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

What happens in Giant Speck's apartment stays in Giant Speck's apartment.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Noc » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:56 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:What happens in Giant Speck's apartment damn well better not get on the couches.
Have you given up?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:31 am UTC

We'll put down a tarp.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:11 am UTC

Now that he's done with that he can get to work on his avatar, yeah?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:46 am UTC

Bouncy bouncy bouncy.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Dason » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:07 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:Bouncy bouncy bouncy.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:57 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:Bouncy bouncy bouncy.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:56 pm UTC

Horray! The bounce is back!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby userxp » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:30 pm UTC

Processing power has multiplied by a hundred trillion in the last century. I don't think people realize the awesomeness of that. If everything (except population) had followed this trend, we would have 20 trillion cars and 15 thousand planets per person.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Xeio » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:51 pm UTC

Wait a second... I'm pretty sure if follow the trend line for planets* we would have had zero instead...

*In the Sol system anyway.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby userxp » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm UTC

No, that's the current trend for planets, I was applying the trend of computers to planets.

And even then we're not actually destroying Earth. In fact we went to the moon and have rovers on Mars, so if we consider that we now "own", say, 100m2 of combined surface outside Earth (yes I know the Moon is not a planet, shut up), we can see that in the last 43 years we have gained about 2×10-13 planets, or 4.5 quadrillionths of planet per year. Making progress!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:33 pm UTC

I think Xeio was talking about Pluto.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:34 pm UTC

My nephew, who has gotten into running road races, has decided that he plans on running a race this Halloween dressed as Gandalf with a sign on his back that reads "You shall not pass".

It's so nice to see that she's raising the boy right.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby userxp » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:49 pm UTC

The Scyphozoa wrote:I think Xeio was talking about Pluto.

Ooooh.
Well, Pluto should have never been a planet.
And if you go further back (say, 4.568 billion years) you'll find that the number of planets in the solar system has increased dramatically.


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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:42 am UTC

Awesome: My computer lives!

Background: the motherboard caught on fire (!) yesterday. Having replaced that, everything else seems fine. I mean, I need to reinstall windows and things, but everything survived being connected to a flaming motherboard.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Gear » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:05 pm UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:the motherboard caught on fire


I admit to being relatively unknowlegable about the hardware of computers, but how did that happen?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby phlip » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:42 pm UTC

Experimental cardboard-and-gasoline heatsink technology.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Cathy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:02 am UTC

phlip wrote:Experimental cardboard-and-gasoline heatsink technology.

Still laughing a few minutes later. <3
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:11 am UTC

Thanks phlip, that nearly had coffee all over my desk :D

As to the cause, there's a blown capacitor on one side and a severely overloaded power trace on the other. No idea which was cause and which was effect, though.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby darknut » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:14 am UTC

the cardboard and gasoline probly didnt help the situation though
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:38 am UTC

Psh, if gasoline and cardboard can't fix a problem, then it's not worth fixing.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby roband » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:51 am UTC

My girlfriend's dad just sponsored us £500 for the 10 mile walk for charity we're doing at midnight tonight. Wowee.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Kronos912 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:15 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Psh, if gasoline and cardboard can't fix a problem, then it's not worth fixing.


Seems like a lazy life for everyone out there without cardboard or gasoline. I like that! :)
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Whelan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:32 pm UTC

My flatmate and I just bought a nerf gun each.
In the first hour, we've lost three or four darts already. Which is impressive, given we live in student digs.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 pm UTC

Only three or four? Can't be a proper student accommodation if it's that tidy.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Whelan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:00 pm UTC

Well of the six of us that live in the flat, only three ever have our doors open, and one was out.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:48 pm UTC

Still, your living room should be so full of shit you have to look around for five minutes to find a seat. That's how we did it in Brum, and I'm a better person for it!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:59 pm UTC

"Unless you trash your room, are drunk nigh constantly, do your work only at the very last minute, never turn up to lectures (or alternatively do turn up, but drunk), etc. etc., and generally just barely get a degree, you're not a student!"

I'm not picking on you personally, OBrien, but this is a thing that I've gotten a lot since getting to uni and more often than not I'm annoyed by it.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:04 pm UTC

That's fine, I count my 3rd as "just barely [getting] a degree". I'm just bitter that nowdays I'm either: A) working a shit job five days a week for very little money and can't do that shit anymore or I'd get fired, or; B) not working and getting next to no money from the doll office and can't do that shit anymore or I'd have to go hungry.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:49 pm UTC

roband wrote:My girlfriend's dad just sponsored us £500 for the 10 mile walk for charity we're doing at midnight tonight. Wowee.

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Also, good luck, dood!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby B.Good » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:00 pm UTC

97% on my proof based linear algebra exam. Fuck yes.
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