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by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36899

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

I use neither, I just remember the page.
by robinberghuys
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10971

Re: Sweatshops

So the effects of low wages is an increase in investment in the area. More factories, more infrastructure. Which employs more people in jobs that are better than the existing alternatives (barring them being forced to work there). And here is where I think you are mistaken. Outside these Special Ec...
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: architecture (graduate) school

i felt compelled to respond to this thread just because i haven't ever seen an arch thread on these forums before. I'm an undergrad at Cal Poly for arch, but as far as grad schools go i would recommend checking out sci-arch. one of my professors went there for grad school and loved it, and i believ...
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10971

Re: Sweatshops

What's wrong with having sweatshops pave the path for economic development? Did Britain and the United States get where they are without them? It's a necessary step in the economic process, just not a pretty one. No, it's not, because as soon as the governments of those poor countries decide they w...
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 10097

Re: Non-Fiction

I read a lot of non-fiction: David Sedaris books are hilarious The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbronner makes economics fun No Logo by Naomi Klein isn't fun, but a good book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is very thought provoking House to House by David Bellavia is both interesting ...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?
Replies: 105
Views: 96309

Re: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?

I'm liking chrome. It has that quick dial thing, but it works much better than the firefox one. Also, it's supposed to be less of a memory hog. Which I think I can notice, but that might be a placebo effect. It also looks nice and I like the way it handles tabs. It's like everything I like about fir...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10971

Re: Sweatshops

When you live in a poor country, where there are no jobs, besides working the rice paddies, but your brothers are all doing that and your parents make you go work in the sweatshops for money - is that not being forced? Who's forcing you? Your parents. That's a completely different issue from the on...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering Drinking Age
Replies: 158
Views: 10869

Re: Lowering Drinking Age

I think it's not the age that's so important, I think it's culture. In France, Greece, Italy and Spain, a glass of wine is part of a good meal. In Belgium and Germany, a beer is part of the cuisine as well. They don't have many problems with binge drinking in those countries. In the US, people drink...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sweatshops
Replies: 80
Views: 10971

Re: Sweatshops

Barring the OP's number 4, I have no problem with sweatshops. People exclaim about the misuse of foreign workers, but the key point is that nobody is forcing them to work there . The laws of economics are the same in Guatemala (or wherever) as they are in the US. If these factories have workers, it...
by robinberghuys
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: architecture (graduate) school

Thanks! Sadly it's not the best school for graphic design, it's more touchy-feely fine art, but I make do. Also, one of my professors also teaches in the Architecture college and could probably (definitely) answer any of your questions better. If you'd like the contact just send me a PM. Nah, that'...
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 165969

Re: Top 10 Artists

According to last.fm:

1 The Roots
2 Beastie Boys
3 Common
4 Rage Against the Machine
5 Pete Philly & Perquisite
6 A Tribe Called Quest
7 De La Soul
8 Sublime
9 The Opposites
10 Jaya the Cat
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271442

Re: Recommend a book

I would like to recommend some non-fiction: House to House by David Bellavia , which I would like to make required reading for anyone who is going to say anything about the war in Iraq, 'supporting the troops' and such. It's written by a Staff Sergeant who was part of the second battle of Fallujah. ...
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: architecture (graduate) school

The rest of the university is pretty nice. It's one hell of an old school so there's lots of fun old architecture around on central campus, of course there' a good handful of nice new buildings (and a few awesome new ones being built currently). The campus is pretty condensed, so there's not a lot ...
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: architecture (graduate) school

I attend the University of Michigan as an art student. Both Architecture and Art & Design majors are based in the same large building here. From everything I've seen come from the Architecture students has been pretty amazing. Those architecture students are hyper competitive and seem to basica...
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: architecture (graduate) school

Thanks! What I was mostly hoping for was personal experiences / stories / insights, though. I mean, not that I don't appreciate you looking that up, but a list like that can only tell you so much. But then again I don't suppose there are that many American architecture majors on xkcd. Oh well, maybe...
by robinberghuys
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: architecture (graduate) school
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

architecture (graduate) school

Hay xkcd, I am thinking about doing my master's in the US, ever since I heard that at some schools you can be a TA and they will pay your tuition or a part of it. Do you know any good architecture schools in the US? Or ones that aren't as good, but easy to get into? Maybe ones to avoid? Anything wou...
by robinberghuys
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 22266

Re: Yahoo Answers

I love trolling yahoo answers. I'll put my attempts as links, not pictures, as to not mess up the page. http://lamahange.nl/images/yahooanswers01.jpg http://lamahange.nl/images/yahooanswers02.jpg http://lamahange.nl/images/yahooanswers03.jpg http://lamahange.nl/images/yahooanswers04.jpg (a friend of...
by robinberghuys
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pirates VS Ninjas
Replies: 249
Views: 84978

Re: Pirates VS Ninjas

Pirates sail. They win.
by robinberghuys
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hip-Hop and Rap
Replies: 104
Views: 12905

Re: Hip-Hop and Rap

First of all: none of you have mentioned De La Soul. I am appalled. Also: the Pharcyde. And I'd like to make a recommendation: Pete Philly and Perquisite. I guess they are best described as lab technicians, because they mix up all sorts of shizzle musically, are thoughtful in the lyrics department a...
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: adobe illustrator cs2 scroll wheel zoom
Replies: 0
Views: 1680

adobe illustrator cs2 scroll wheel zoom

Without being sure if this is the right forum (maybe this should go in your art and links?), I am going to post my question anyway. Hopefully one of you will be more experienced with Illustrator than I am. Does anyone know of a way to set it up so that when I scroll with my scroll wheel, Illustrator...
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 22283

Re: Your relationship status?

I waited to vote until now, because I guess I have a relationship. It's still slightly uncanny, because I totally didn't expect it. She's gorgeous, fun, smart and (maybe) best of all: a major star wars geek. :D
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The first album you bought?
Replies: 148
Views: 22004

Re: The first album you bought?

Mine is kind of embarassing as well: Big Willie Style by Will Smith. :oops:
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413938

Hello, I'm Jad. 23 year old internet addict, linux user, music lover, politic-guru. Currently going to school to be that guy who has to fix problems for the sea of never ending excitement and wonder that are users . Members of IT, we salute you. Lives in Detroit, watches first hand the death of the...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 94559

Marbas wrote:I am going to main Boozer when brawl comes out for the sake of stubbornness.

And also because he is just fucking awesome.


It would be awesome if Super Smash Brothers had a falling down drunk guy.
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285457

Earlier I said I would share. Luckily for you I'll keep that promise. Anyway: It's Mystery Repeats, the second album by Pete Philly and Perquisite. Their first got a lot of critical acclaim, so a lot of people, including me, feared the second-album-syndrome. Luckily, they lived up to the expectation...
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rage Against The Machine at Big Day Out
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Rage Against The Machine at Big Day Out

Rumours that Rage Against the Machine will perform at next year's Big Day Out music festival have intensified after tour dates for the reformed rock act were announced in Australia. Blog: Starting the rumour mill Rage Against the Machine reformed earlier this year after Chris Cornell left Audioslav...
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Regarding laptop encasement.
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

You guys totally convinced me to get a cool laptop sleeve. Too bad most of them are boring black.

edit: on that note, does anyone know any websites with cool looking and preferably cheap laptop sleeves?
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Woah (Canadian Dollar)
Replies: 55
Views: 7005

i would be thrilled to find a graph somewhere that had major currencies and their relative exchange rates somewhere. much like this graph, but with 100% more real-currencies and 95% less made-in-paint-ness http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p257/gsaus/jjj.jpg and presumably if it was a program writ...
by robinberghuys
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Regarding laptop encasement.
Replies: 30
Views: 3924

http://www.targus.com/uk/product_details.asp?sku=TEB01

That's the one I have. It's handy, fits my laptop and a whole bunch of other stuff, comfortable, doesn't look like a laptop bag per se, so it's a good choice. Downside is that it's pretty big.
by robinberghuys
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An XKCD devoted film
Replies: 23
Views: 2894

It's awesome.
by robinberghuys
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

robinherghuys - Vesteda Toren looks very nice with the different coloured lights. New projects: I dunno about Holland, but here in London they've been working on the Bishopsgate Tower for a long time. They've only recently started putting the glass on, and it doesn't have all the floors yet. I reme...
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

zenten wrote:Uggh, that thing, I can't believe they messed up the ROM like that.


Funny how sometimes people hate a building right after its completion, but come to love it in time. Like the Eiffel tower, or maybe the EMP in Seattle.
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

meta wrote:I was thinking it looks more like a Liebeskind.


It's a Gehry. I think it's almost stereotypical of his work, with the 'flowing' structures. I dunno, but it kind of reminds me of the Experience Music Project in Seattle.
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Card games?
Replies: 46
Views: 12292

Toepen is a great card game. Although they forgot to add to the article that after you have 10 points, you have to give a round.
by robinberghuys
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

Largely, yes. I almost had this HUGE, old, black and white picture book of Japanese Classical Architecture (seriously, it was about 12" x 18", big book), but my wife interpreted "Buy me this for my birthday!" as "Don't buy me this, you know how much I hate Japanese architec...
by robinberghuys
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

The other awesome Gaudi's structure is Park Güell. Did you know he died a beggar, run over by a tram? If you go to Barcelona, you MUST see these two things or you will be haunted by Gaudi's ghost forever. .... The Flatiron Building in NYC is one of my favourites, and apparently the first in New Yo...
by robinberghuys
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

My straw bale home. Ok, done bragging :( Can't find my library porn. EDIT: HAH! Found it! Awesome. Oh yeah, library porn. I remember that. Those are pretty cool. Check out this library, in Utrecht, designed by someone who went to my university: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/11/87980116_75abe82a28....
by robinberghuys
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

On a similar note - If there's an attractive police station anywhere in the world, post it up here.. Sometimes I think they make them butt ugly as a deliberate symbol of authority, and I can honestly say that I have never in my life seen a police station that even comes close to average-building-at...
by robinberghuys
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8087

About half of these: http://carmelbeachclub.com/lakesideVillas.php Otherwise, I don't have many half-decent renderings of my work I'm allowed to use, for legal purposes. I DO have a large collection of LibraryPorn, though, that I'll try to find now. They look cool. Very North-American if you ask me...

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