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by Chavroux
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal Christmas Music
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Metal Christmas Music

Excelsis: A Dark Noel : Not really Metal, but Darkwave bands playing traditional Christmas songs. Has a nice, creepy atmosphere to it. The Christmas Song by London After Midnight: A Goth Rock Christmas song. Personally I think it's one of their worst songs, but that's what you get when you ask for ...
by Chavroux
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Entry into Philip Glass
Replies: 22
Views: 3437

Re: Entry into Philip Glass

"Two Pages" is quite pretty, but warning that it's pretty hardcore minimalism. It's close to a half hour long, repeating the same phrase, except Glass sloooooowly builds and varies the phrase by duplicating or removing smaller elements of the phrase. (I've actually only listened to it all...
by Chavroux
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Things You Are Ticked About
Replies: 73
Views: 8565

Re: Music Things You Are Ticked About

And sometimes it just gets ridiculous/awesome . I was about to post that. If you think 2 discs is annoying, how about 4? :P The worst part is that if I ever see that album in a music store, I'll think "Oh, cool, 4 discs to play together, awesome!", and buy it anyway :| Other thing I'm tic...
by Chavroux
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 18158

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

I know exactly what you mean. Here's my list: Orders from the dead - Diamanda Galas This is the law of the plague - Diamanda Galas 8 men and 4 women - Diamanda Galas One - Johnny Cash (U2 cover) Death time - Converter Tarantula - Pendulum Drive by car - DJ Zinc feat. Eksman ( :roll: )...
by Chavroux
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Things You Are Ticked About
Replies: 73
Views: 8565

Re: Music Things You Are Ticked About

On a similarly similar note, when I was into Korn and their ilk, the fact that "Follow the Leader" had 12 tracks of just silence at the beginning of the CD bugged the hell out of me. It was like a whole hidden freakin' CD! Speaking of annoying CD-concepts: Twin CD's. It's like a double CD...
by Chavroux
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721229

Re: Today I Learned

Ivora wrote:Today I learned that education is... uber costly. :shock:

And did you count the opportunity cost of X years not having a job?

(ex. instead of studying for 4 years you could have a job and earn $1500/month; total opportunity cost = 4years*12months/year*$1500/month = $72,000)
by Chavroux
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Times when you've really messed up a computer
Replies: 73
Views: 8584

Re: Times when you've really messed up a computer

I never ever turn a computer on with its case open anymore. I've fried a motherboard with loose screws and another one with tinfoil from easter eggs. When I was trying to remap one of the useless keys on the left side of my keyboard to an extra enter-key, I accidentally remapped _every_ key to the e...
by Chavroux
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1721229

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that I should keep my sentences short. It is said to make texts more readable. I also learned to put bind d stuff "DISPLAY=:0 mplayer " in ~/.screenrc. (When you use a laptop as a remote control (through ssh + screen), you can use a keyboard shortcut (default C-a d) instead...
by Chavroux
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9115924

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Why can't I put a comma under a question mark, because now I have to put a question mark after a subphrase (or whatever it is called in english) that clearly isn't a question, or start a new phrase with a conjunction?
by Chavroux
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Things You Are Ticked About
Replies: 73
Views: 8565

Re: Music Things You Are Ticked About

Anyway, I don't like hidden tracks. Messes with playing music digitally. It's pretty disappointing to get to a final track that says it's 12 minute, anticipate a long, climactic ending, and get a 4 minute track plus 6 minutes of silence, then a 2 minute song that probably should have just been left...
by Chavroux
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3490279

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

I shouldn't have to rely on ebay to get specs of dated hardware because the official website of the vendor only lists their latest products. I'm looking at you, Neopost, for not mentioning anything about your SI70, and at you, IBM, for not having any useful information about your AS400 eServer 9406-...
by Chavroux
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18979

Re: Favorite animated character

My all time favorite: Gendo Ikari (from Neon Genesis Evangelion). Seriously? Why? None of the characters in NGE is particularly nice or relateable (except possibly Misato), but Gendo? Care to explain? Not that it's wrong of you to think this way, I just wonder why. First of all, because he's one tr...
by Chavroux
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff we don't want, but have
Replies: 54
Views: 5871

Re: Stuff we don't want, but have

I keep all my cardboard boxes and old paper during summer to light my stove during winter. At the end of october I've got a garden shed and an attic full of old paper / cardboard, and a couple of months later it's all gone :-) Cat litter; my garbage cans are always filled for 80% with that stuff. A ...
by Chavroux
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 18979

Re: Favorite animated character

My all time favorite: Gendo Ikari (from Neon Genesis Evangelion). My favorite characters are almost never main characters; for example: - Bruce from Family Guy - The Scotsman from Samurai Jack (although Aku is pretty funny too) - Yuki Nagato from Haruhi Suzumiya - Tsukasa Hiiragi from Lucky Star - ...
by Chavroux
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Anime OP/ED music
Replies: 35
Views: 7524

Re: Anime OP/ED music

Also, if not for the song itself, I liked "Fly Me to the Moon" as the ED for Evangelion for the stark contrast to the rest of the show. It seems that Megumi Hayashibara (the voice actress of Rei Ayanami) sang some of the versions of Fly Me To The Moon used in the ED. And other useless kar...
by Chavroux
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 138753

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Diamanda Galas "I Put a Spell On You". Second that. The same for her version of "Gloomy Sunday" and "The Thrill Is Gone". I also like the Johnny Cash version of "One" (U2) much better than the original, and once you've heard the Judas Priest version of "...
by Chavroux
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mouse vs Keyboard
Replies: 69
Views: 63912

Re: Mouse vs Keyboard

Roĝer wrote:In the Konqueror web browser you can adjust the settings to automatically ctrl+f if you just start typing.


Same in Firefox (Tools -> Options... -> Advanced -> General -> "Search for text when I start typing")
by Chavroux
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 234
Views: 40676

Re: Pet Peeves

That's just being pedantic for no reason. You know precisely what people are referring to when they talk about 'cat years'. You don't get to redefine it and then act smug when no one uses your definition. It's not about acting smug. It's about people saying stupid, illogical and annoying things tha...
by Chavroux
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 201773

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: The Tragically Hip - Eindhoven (Netherlands) - Yesterday
Next: The Tragically Hip - Brussels (Belgium) - Next sunday
by Chavroux
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cartoon best songs
Replies: 43
Views: 7821

Re: Cartoon best songs

... or the theme songs from the ThunderCats or SilverHawks...?
by Chavroux
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mouse vs Keyboard
Replies: 69
Views: 63912

Re: Mouse vs Keyboard

Don't know if GUI vs. CLI =~ Mouse vs Keyboard, but anyway... For new users, who have never used a computer before, the command line interface is much easier to understand and operate than a GUI. New users (and even famous engineers like Scotty in Star Trek IV) hardly know how to operate a mouse. Th...
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9115924

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

You, sir, name? wrote:I woke up this morning, made coffe, had a smoke, then I thought. "08. 27. 36."

Maybe it's supposed to mean august 27 1936... but a quick search doesn't find anything interesting about that date.
Or maybe it means august 27 2036, maybe that's the day you'll die :shock:
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mouse vs Keyboard
Replies: 69
Views: 63912

Re: Mouse vs Keyboard

If you're slouched in your chair at an odd angle and you only have one hand available, the mouse is way better. Typing one-handed is like 4 times slower, it's strange. Same for watching por^H^H^Hyoutube. Typing with one hand is really fun when your keycaps don't correspond the characters they type....
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mouse vs Keyboard
Replies: 69
Views: 63912

Re: Mouse vs Keyboard

If I have to take a hand off the keyboard and look away from the paper to focus on the screen, that wastes time and effort (especially finding my place on the paper again). What he said. With the keyboard you can continue working while (pretending) to pay attention to somebody else :mrgreen: ... on...
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18637

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

We had to read parts of "L'Etranger" ("The Stranger") by Albert Camus in french class. Today it's still one of my favorite books.

(BTW, some useless trivia: It did win the Nobelprize Literature in '57 and the song "Killing an Arab" by The Cure is about this book.)
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810108

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

I watch anime occasionally. (More like, I watch nothing but anime for a couple of months and then I doesn't touch any anime for the rest of the year (and at the moment I'm in one of my anime-watching periods).) I don't really watch a particular style, just whatever I feel like watching (and I can fi...
by Chavroux
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19446

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

That said, an experienced player should be able to play outside what they consider their "easy keys," especially with time to practice. A difficult key really only makes sight-reading more difficult; with time to practice, they're all just notes. Valid point. (You should never take the ea...
by Chavroux
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19446

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)

I'm all for the AABCDEEFBCG approach (or AABCAA'DEAA''FG or something along those lines). If we've got one or two riffs, and everyone tries to do something with those, we could layer some of them together and make an AA'BB'A''A'''... Not trying to be mr. Killjoy by getting all thechnical here, but b...
by Chavroux
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Anime OP/ED music
Replies: 35
Views: 7524

Re: Anime OP/ED music

For some odd reason I really like the Lucky Star opening theme (Mottoke Sera Fuku).

The ending of the first 12 (?) episodes is also worth checking out. It's the main characters doing karaoke versions of various (anime-) theme songs. ("Cha La Head Cha La" by Konata is one of the best :P )
by Chavroux
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 19446

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Seeking any (and I mean ANY) instruments

If you should need an extra guitar you may always ask me. I've been playing classical guitar for 17 years now (12 years at the music academy) and electric guitar for 13 years. (I've had 7 years of Jazz-guitar education.) I used to play lots and lots of metal, but nowadays I tend to play more weird-s...
by Chavroux
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Ratpoison
(Actually GNU screen inside Ratpoison, with some sloppy scripts to fill the gaps between those two.)
by Chavroux
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352008

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I don't speak Klingon, but isn't the vocabulary so limited that you can ask for something like a warp drive, but have trouble ordering something from a menu in a resturant? Klingon is still a work in progress, ie there are new words / phrases being "discovered" on a regular basis, and Kli...
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352008

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Chavroux, I work in IT and I live in Belgium (English is my 3th language, so feel free to correct me whenever I misspell something; I love to learn). It's spelled 3rd :) . 1st, 2nd, 3rd, then starting with 4th it's +th. Thank you, I've learned something today. My daily quest for knowledge is fu...
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257390

Re: The worst film you've seen

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270846/ Apparently, its #1 on the bottom 100. Not without reason. Ms Doubtfire and The Trial of Billy Jack are still worse though. TToBJ is 3 hours of pretentious hippie crap. After seeing this movie I was so offended that I wanted to hurt everyone that had something to...
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 59797

Re: Worst song lyrics

"Loving you is easy cause you're beautiful
Making love with you Is all I want to do...."

From "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton
Rather shallow for such a romantic song.
by Chavroux
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352008

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi all, I'm Chavroux, I work in IT and I live in Belgium (English is my 3th language, so feel free to correct me whenever I misspell something; I love to learn). I like computers; I use emacs because using vi(m) with a Dvorak keyboard layout is a PitA. Further, I like B-movies and alike (except &quo...

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