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by Arnvidr
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 170233

Re: Books you never finished

I thought House of Leaves was pretty interesting. Was a hassle to keep turning and spinning and whatnot though, since at the time I mostly read books on the bus to and from work.
by Arnvidr
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Spotify is in the US
Replies: 10
Views: 5314

Re: Spotify is in the US

Spotify has been absolutely fantastic for a lot of my friends that don't buy much music on their own for the last year or two. It's definitely on the decline though, with more and more labels pulling out of the service. They need to innovate or die. As soon as people can't find the music they want t...
by Arnvidr
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album....
Replies: 9
Views: 4712

Re: The new Red Hot Chili Peppers album....

Hmm...really? I thought this new album had much more of a spark than the last two albums. Not to put down the multitude of ideas on Stadium Arcadium, but this new one is much more interesting to listen to.
by Arnvidr
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 100820

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

Anachrome wrote:band: Detektivbyrån
song: Kärlekens Alla Färjor
Nice Swedish instrumental band, very interesting sound.
Sweet, thanks! It's kinda like Múm. Great stuff.
by Arnvidr
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 172834

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Sounding suitably epic. Need work on the drum sound though.
by Arnvidr
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923499

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Awesome: Got the Sun Bear Concerts box set by Keith Jarrett. Sublime.
by Arnvidr
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Time Signature for Gobbledigook
Replies: 6
Views: 4984

Re: Time Signature for Gobbledigook

Without trying to actually remember the syncopation of the first singing part (haven't listened to this album for a while), it felt not that difficult when imagining that part as 3 4/4 bars and one 6/4. What is throwing me off a lot is that the vocals/guitar doesn't start on the the beat in the firs...
by Arnvidr
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28230

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Our royalty can do that, although they don't usually. Most politicians do, although the prime minister probably have a bit more security around him.

edit: Yeah, Norwegian here...
by Arnvidr
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106446

Re: Metal

Yeah, hence the "does not compute". My limited knowledge of power metal contains nothing like the first 2 Iced Earth albums. I was gonna recommend you something in the vein of Nevermore, but then I noticed you actually said Evergrey, which I think is shit, and then I failed. You might stil...
by Arnvidr
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106446

Re: Metal

Does not compute. You might get a kick out of later Symphony X though, getting ballsier every album. Probably. Haven't heard the new one yet.
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head
Replies: 77
Views: 12818

Re: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head

If I'm working on some musical composition at the time, I'll start mentally playing through it, finding spots I'm not happy with and figuring out how to improve them. Or I think about some coding I'm working on at the office. Or I try to read any posters and such in the room, over and over until I e...
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a Linux Distro?
Replies: 10
Views: 3540

Re: Deciding on a Linux Distro?

As a Gentoo user, I'm not sure I would recommend Gentoo or Arch unless you're serious about learning a bit more about how stuff works. In Gentoo, python should always be working though, since the default package manager is a python program. Not sure about Arch in that regards, but that's the least o...
by Arnvidr
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28230

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Consider that no one knew how serious this situation was at the same instant that it was reported. Consider that regular police was at the scene fairly quickly to assess the situation. Consider the distance of Utøya from Oslo. I think it's pretty damn good that the culprit was apprehended in just sl...
by Arnvidr
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 111850

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

I think that's fairly common in older works, so it is probably technically correct, but not used much these days.
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 9150

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

First exposure was when me and a few buddies tried to install some Debian version 15+ years ago. I don't think we ever successfully managed to install it. Around the same time I also installed DOSLinux at home a few times, but could never quite get it to work, so I always abandoned it pretty quick. ...
by Arnvidr
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 111850

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

Most annoying mistakes: its/it's and your/you're mix ups.

And the word whinging to mean whining makes me cringe.
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 170233

Re: Books you never finished

Could never finish Jostein Gaarder's I et speil, i en gåte (Through a Glass, Darkly). After the spectacular weirdness of Kabalmysteriet (The Solitaire Mystery) and the philosophy goodness of Sofies verden (Sophie's World), I couldn't take it. Too much for my little mind (I was 12 at the time). I don...
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: !? or ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 4040

Re: !? or ?!

I use neither. If I really want to use more than one punctuation mark I use either ?!? of !?!. That should make it pretty obvious if it's meant more as a question or exclamation.
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83429

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

The original Quake is one of the games I've logged the most time in through the years I think. I still think it's one of the best fps games I've played. It's so simple and enjoyable it's ridiculous. After playing some Doom and Wolfenstein 3D before, it was pure joy when this came out. Mouselook! Hea...
by Arnvidr
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's with these "...and I'm a Mormon" commercials?
Replies: 32
Views: 8080

Re: I sexually repress my children.

I think it's pretty obvious that most people are stupid, no?
by Arnvidr
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923499

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I want Old Man Henderson - The Movie. That was just awesome.
by Arnvidr
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13881

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

Listened to the linked Gojira song, and I enjoyed parts of it but I struggled to actually listen to it properly when the rage descends - found it fairly repetitive at that stage. I can appreciate the percussion and guitarwork throughout; the first couple of minutes worth of singing were enticing to...
by Arnvidr
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13881

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

I love these vocals. It's definitely an acquired taste, but any kind of extreme vocals are more of an instrument than a melody..."thing". In many of the harder metal genres you already have a lot of un-melodic passages, so the stretch between that and also enjoying these kinds of vocals ar...
by Arnvidr
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13881

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

It took me many years to be able to listen to Dream Theater, and only earlier this year did I manage to start appreciating the vocalist enough to listen to them. Songs like this one is the reason I kept trying to like them over the years, the knowledge that if I could stand to listen to him sing, a ...
by Arnvidr
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 27167

Re: Question your longheld stereotypes...

My question to people who are/were raised as male: If you observe your speech patterns in groups, do you interrupt others as much as I've been lately observing? Generally I've observed that women don't interrupt as much as men do. I myself have been trained to stop talking when someone (generally m...
by Arnvidr
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 27167

Re: Question the opposite sex activity!

Also, how many guys do you think had to do housework growing up? (Sorry, living with some kind of gross guys right now) because I did just as much housework growing up as my sister, and I found out in my last relationship that I had a much higher tolerance for a messy apartment than my girlfriend. ...
by Arnvidr
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java and Python
Replies: 16
Views: 6006

Re: Java and Python

my recommendation is that you make a program in python and then find a way to make the same program in Java; doing both will stretch your mind and increase your programming ability well past most people's That is an excellent idea, and somewhat close to some stuff I did when I learnt programming. N...

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