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by bakadeshi
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 462114

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

This thread has motivated me to re-install a Chinese IME! :) Although you people using traditional characters are killing me...
by bakadeshi
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 148
Views: 146075

Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Well, might as well chip in: I've got fluency in speaking American English (duh?), Mandarin Chinese (mother tongue), Spanish, French (although quickly forgetting), Swahili (useless outside of 1, the US Navy or 2, outside of East Africa), and am learning Kigogo (a tribal language in Tanzania)
by bakadeshi
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

Mosquitoes really suck. As does Malaria. Ugh.
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?
Replies: 31
Views: 8708

Re: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?

A sprinkling of songs by Magnetic Fields are good AND nerdy, although most of them tend to just be nerdy...Unfortunately I can't remember any titles off the top of my head. And depending on how liberal your definition of nerdy is (ie if it includes world history), Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start ...
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 282231

Re: Recommend one artist

Raffi
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180480

Re: What are you listening to?

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" - John Denver
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

wonder if South Africa will quiet down before the World Cup starts
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3688
Views: 626041

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

svcadm enable svc:/network/cswopenldap:default
by bakadeshi
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

I hate Solaris.
by bakadeshi
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

Plasma Man wrote:Hijack an internet cafe!


I'm in a rural village very close to the middle of nowhere, the nearest internet cafe is also 8 hours away.
by bakadeshi
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3688
Views: 626041

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Logitech G15 kann ich nur empfehlen.

Umm I think I was putting some irc messages into google translate.
by bakadeshi
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

I theoretically have physical access: it's a 8 hour drive [to the city with the building that's housing our machines] if a certain bridge got re-built, but I won't know until the third hour if that bridge is there or not :roll:, and I think our driver is still out on Easter holidays. It's a non-vita...
by bakadeshi
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

It really really sucks when the root password to the Solaris server is missing because my predecessor forgot to tell anyone before he left the country: kinda makes trying to update the system a bit on the impossible side.
by bakadeshi
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749699

Re: Today I Learned

Welcome Edas!

Today I learned what a Belgium Triple was (thank you google). Now I'm thirsty, and it's only 9:50 AM...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243040

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

baka deshi in Japanese means stupid student. I believe strongly in encouraging people to have low expectations of me--makes it that much easier to meet them. Also, "baka deshi" shows up a lot in RuroKen, which at one point of my life I was stir crazy over. Lastly, I was kind of making fun ...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you have programmed
Replies: 93
Views: 39536

Re: Games you have programmed

An abbreviated list... High school "games:" The obligatory single player tic tac toe (with C and not java, so I ended up taking a 15% deduction for not following directions :( ) that everyone seems to have programmed in their intro to programming class; Go Fish! card game for the IBO that ...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191201

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have good ears. And take advantage of this by intentionally whistling 5-10 cents sharp or flat when other people are whistling so it creates beats--even when they drop/raise their pitch to try to match mine. Until they get annoyed and stop, or I start laughing because they've had to change keys so...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: AP Physics C class advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: AP Physics C class advice

Doogly is unfortunately correct. But since your question seems more to do with doing well on a standardised test rather than really understanding the material, 6 weeks is ample time. If you were to just start doing past AP exams as practice, and seeing what topics you frequently missed that were sup...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Billingual weirdness
Replies: 43
Views: 7784

Re: Billingual weirdness

I find myself switching pretty frequently between languages here--usually alternating between Kiswahili (the official language), Kigogo (a Bantu tribal language a lot of people in my area speak--I find that using it tends to give me lower prices at the market), and English(which, when talking about ...
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 8157

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

A short answer is no, if only due to legacy code maintenance by firms...
Also, this might just be a personal thing, but I have way less trouble handling unicode with C++ than python.
by bakadeshi
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

I'm the only person who showed up to work today. Again. Sometimes I hate my job.
by bakadeshi
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234592

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

This thread reads like my twitter. The way I feel now after having gone through the last few dozen pages must be how my friends feel after they read my tweets. :D
by bakadeshi
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749699

Re: Today I Learned

Today (this morning) I learned that my tolerance to alcohol has decreased significantly since my days of undergrad studies (only 10 months ago!) and that just because there's over 30 litres of wine at my house I shouldn't try to drink it all in one night. At least I can cross off "first hangove...
by bakadeshi
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Favorite Engineering branch?
Replies: 68
Views: 9449

Re: Favorite Engineering branch?

software engineering :)
by bakadeshi
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749699

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that the last thing you see before you black out from dehydration is all white. "blacking" out indeed.
by bakadeshi
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What programing language is best for complete beginners?
Replies: 62
Views: 8722

Re: What programing language is best for complete beginners?

Oops, forgot about functional languages *shudders*!
by bakadeshi
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Chinese Democracy?
Replies: 19
Views: 4903

Re: Chinese Democracy?

I think it's important to qualify the term 'democracy' before we can have a serious discussion about whether or not Chinese democracy can/will take place. OP touched on it briefly in the first post, noting that the Chinese definition of democracy includes a "better legal system, stricter enviro...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1426498

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Chem teacher had some serious acid, dissolved something metal (probably just magnesium, but hey) in it, then showed us a very strong base and did something similar. Didn't tell us what they were, just made them eat through things. Combined them in a beaker, and drank the whole thing. Class = stunne...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3688
Views: 626041

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

javascript:A14nH=location.href;L3f7=prompt('Choose%20File%201',A14nH);R1Gh7=prompt('Choose%20File%202',L3f7);if(L3f7&&R1Gh7){Fr4Q='<frameset%20cols='*,*'>\n<frame%20src=''+L3f7+''/>';Fr4Q+='<frame%20src=''+R1Gh7+''/>\n';Fr4Q+='</frameset>';with(document){write(Fr4Q);void(close())}}else{void(...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180480

Re: What are you listening to?

This American Life, Episode 366 (podcast)
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18645

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

I remember trying to explain vegetarianism to some of my Tanzanian counterparts a while back and failing miserably. Apparently, without a religious basis for it, it seems to be a completely foreign concept to choose to abstain from eating meat in developing countries. It's also not practical since t...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380590

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello folks, I finally quit procrastinating and joined after reading these forums for the last few years(!!). My username is bakadeshi, which basically means stupid student in Japanese, props to whoever comes up with the correct anime I stole that from. Actually I started using it to make fun of the...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Noun Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: Noun Classes

In Kiswahili, there's around 14-16 noun classes (assuming you count singular and plural seperately, and whether or not abstract ideas have plural forms...), and its common to embed entire sentences within one word thanks to the prefix/infix/suffix system derived from Bantu languages. Here's a partia...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6591

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

They are quite liberal, but often times not liberal enough: It's hard to decide between some financial aid from an Ivy or, say, a Robertson scholarship (or any other prestigious full rides to similar top notch schools). Anyway, in the scheme of things, where one goes for undergrad doesn't matter as ...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dropping out
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: Dropping out

Another option for your immediate circumstance would be to try to talk your teachers into letting you do full independent study for your classes instead of the traditional route; as long as you pass the end of year exams, most teachers don't care about what you do on a daily basis. Granted, I rememb...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll
Replies: 87
Views: 144811

Re: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll

I've gotten used to both, but prefer inverting over not, if only to watch guests who play on my console accounts die horrible tragic deaths due to them not knowing how to look up/down properly :).

Cheap thrills, I know.
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What programing language is best for complete beginners?
Replies: 62
Views: 8722

Re: What programing language is best for complete beginners?

visual basic! (jk) Python is better than ruby you deluded rubyphiles ;) I think any 3rd gen (or later) language will be decent, since at the most basic level learning how to program is simply putting in coherent logical instructions in for a computer to perform. Like my CS profs told me, learn how t...
by bakadeshi
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 21082

Re: What's Your Major!?!?!

BS Economics, BA International Relations, Minors in Comp Sci, Biochem, and Music
Recently dropped out of a political science phd program in favour of peace corps but ultimately looking for grad schools with decent ICT for development programmes (any suggestions welcome:))

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