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by someguy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 4947

Re: Music + Studying

smallpot wrote:I find I study best when I'm at a cafe or a library where people talk.

Same here, but not because of the silence (or lack thereof.) In my case it's not having the things I usually get distracted with/by close at hand that helps. (gr?)
by someguy
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies to AVOID
Replies: 264
Views: 26360

Re:

The Buddh—

You know what, actually? Do watch it. It's so bad it's just awesome.

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by someguy
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783325

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession(?): for some reason I feel it important to mention that I'm Damien Rice's namesake (or a local version thereof.)

Parents who choose unusual names ftw :D.
by someguy
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2143
Views: 723961

Re: Something on Youtube

Not YouTube, but

iVinyl
by someguy
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783325

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: a few days back I was typing a quick-and-dirty list of things I had to do during the day into Notepad and found myself capping it with

n-1. ????
n. Profit!

The most embarrassing part is that I actually got a chuckle out of it :oops:.
by someguy
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Rockin' Live Albums
Replies: 52
Views: 7408

Re: Most Rockin' Live Albums

I wonder if King Crimson's Starless and Bible Black[*] qualifies? About 90% of it was done live from what I recall—they just mixed the applause out of it afterwards. 'Fracture' has got to be one of the most fierce things ever laid to tape.



[*] one of the best album names evar
by someguy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 256333

Re: Custom titles

Could I please have 'I Kill Threads'? Thanks.
by someguy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iTunes: mono vs. stereo
Replies: 8
Views: 16294

Re: iTunes: mono vs. stereo

How about just getting a stereo-to-mono adapter?

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by someguy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 22900

Re:

Anybody ever play Alone in the Dark? Great game but certainly not in the fps genre where movement is quick and you can easily and quickly fire at anything. The first time you're walking down that hallway upstairs and you head into the two adjoining bedrooms that are uber enclosed and the creepy wol...
by someguy
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows Explorer in Windows 2000 is being a dick
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Windows Explorer in Windows 2000 is being a dick

Barring that, I don't remember if Windows 2000 allows a repair reinstall like XP does, and that may help. Yes, it does. I did one recently, and it worked OK. About the 'arrang[ing] the files in a folder in a certain way' issue, try sorting the files the way you want them and then go to Tools > Fold...
by someguy
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 4947

Re: Music + Studying

I can't (couldn't) listen to music while studying—I get distracted too easily. But I also tend to get distracted by street noise/s and such when I'm NOT playing any music. So this one time I happened to have these test-tone MP3s handy and found that pink noise is actually a rather soothing thing to ...
by someguy
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I miss school
Replies: 37
Views: 7024

Re: I miss school

Most of the people I worked with were older and stupider and more disillusioned with life. Going back to college at the age of 27 has sort of refreshed my attitude on a lot of things. It certainly helps being around college girls again. I was beginning to think I'd never see another young, pretty f...
by someguy
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 31793

Re:

Julie Delpy's character in Before Sunrise (not so much Sunset.)

For some reason I'm surprised those movies aren't mentioned in here more often.
by someguy
Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16676

Re: What can xkcd do for YOU?

airtank wrote:Also, what makes you guys think we're gonna have electricity? Precious few of you have listed outdoor skills. Whatchya gonna do when the lights go out, punks?!

Help you set up a gramophone :D.
by someguy
Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Horrible Orson Scott Card Book Covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

Re: Horrible Orson Scott Card Book Covers

To be fair (nitpicky?), I believe the book cover you listed as in Spanish is in fact Portuguese (as it's from Brazil, and dos is two in Spanish whereas Portuguese people have weird de-los contraction deals, which would make more sense). You're correct and that is in fact Portuguese. It seems to tra...
by someguy
Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16676

Re: What can xkcd do for YOU?

I can help squeeze every last drop of sound quality out of a turntable.

Because you're all still using turntables, right? Right?

ApologyOfWar wrote:I can help you with french :D

Oh, and help you with Spanish, too.

En resumen, puedo ayudarles con sus tocadiscos y con el idioma español.
by someguy
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 94676

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Quite a few estudiantes de español in here. Problamente esto es porque español es uno de los idiomas más útil internationalmente aparte de inglés. También la mayoría de personas en estes foros son estadounidenses, y a causa de unos cuarenta millones de hispanohablantes en este país, es un idioma mu...
by someguy
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 211465

Re: Age

The problem with this poll is that it doesn't update as time passes. It's already over a year old. Ultimately, it's going to reflect the typical age distribution of people when they first found the poll. Granted, I'm not really sure that matters, but I wanted to have something to write besides my a...
by someguy
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 211465

Re: Age

Few people in the 26-30 range... I feel old :cry:.
by someguy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Rockin' Live Albums
Replies: 52
Views: 7408

Re: Most Rockin' Live Albums

The electric half of Bob Dylan's legendary 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert (actually recorded at the Manchester Free Trade something-or-other, IIRC.)

These days officially available as a two-disc set (Bootleg Series Vol. 4); prior to that it was the single most bootlegged show by anyone ever.
by someguy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Directions of my life
Replies: 41
Views: 4229

Re: Directions of my life

And I freely admit that while I have a passable command of using words, I seldom have any idea of -what- I should write -about-. I've thought about that myself as well. Have you considered/looked into translation? Interpreting? Ghostwriting? It seems to me like those are all ways of putting your la...
by someguy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kumon method - anyone tried it?
Replies: 21
Views: 6958

Re: Kumon method - anyone tried it?

My wife (the all-time leading Canadian researcher for everything to do with our kids) says all she knows about it is that it's "like some weird math tutoring thing". It seems to teach at the student's own pace, which means that most kids will not do well at it, and it teaches through repe...
by someguy
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kumon method - anyone tried it?
Replies: 21
Views: 6958

Kumon method - anyone tried it?

Hello everyone. I was wondering about this... a few days back I was told about this method for learning Maths and I'm intrigued now, in part because I've always 'fantasized' about acquiring proper Maths skills. What I've read on the 'Net so far veers between calling it nothing short of a miracle and...
by someguy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your favorite bits and pieces from languages
Replies: 32
Views: 7630

Re: Your favorite bits and pieces from languages

VTHodge wrote:I like using literal translations of Spanish phrases:

I heard someone mock-translate the local expression 'al palo' (to be 'al palo' is Buenos Aires lingo for an erection) as 'to the stick' once. I cracked up very hard :lol:.
by someguy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 94676

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Only English so far. I've been putting off starting French and/or Catalán forever.

Quite a few estudiantes de español in here.
by someguy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental music
Replies: 45
Views: 5117

Re:

ChocloManx wrote:Yeah, Piazzolla is fucking awesome.

All his stuff is pretty similar though.

For something slightly different by him, check out his 1974 collaboration with jazz great Gerry Mulligan, Reunión Cumbre.
by someguy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25287

Ween's Happy Colored Marbles.

Click on the link, you know you want to :P.
by someguy
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental music
Replies: 45
Views: 5117

For some reason what I'm thinking of right now are the 'nü tango' pieces featured throughout Waking Life (that weird ass-movie.) I wish I were more familiar with Astor Piazzolla's oeuvre so I could recommend the real thing :oops:. For poppier/rockier stuff I really like this one: http://www.amazon....
by someguy
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meetup Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12359

I'm essentially new to Xkcd, and not even in the same hemisphere, yet looking at those pictures made me smile. I'm envious of everyone that was there, seriously.

Oh, and I'm sure Randall must have a big ass-grin on his face right now, as well :D.
by someguy
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21626

Singler than single.
by someguy
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I am open to suggestion--ambient music
Replies: 39
Views: 6338

Try Can's Future Days, from sometime during the early '70s. It's not modern-day 'floating blobs of aural sperm' ambient, but it will take you places. Probably as close to ambient as four guys playing instruments will ever get anyway.
by someguy
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783325

(there used to be a post here)
by someguy
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25287

'Afterglow' by the Small Faces.
by someguy
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Graceful and the Klutz
Replies: 68
Views: 6215

Probably somewhere between Average, few serious accidents and Poor, suffer a significant amount of hassle from clumsiness. Chose the latter 'cause a year or two back I was voted Clumsiest Person at work. Others got 'Sharpest Dresser,' etc.

I got 'Clumsiest.'

Fuck 'em :x
by someguy
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11119

*AHEM* Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea :D Others that probably make the cut: The Who Sell Out (mentioned already?) Pet Sounds (mentioned already? Personal aside, never made friends with PS :?. Odd.) Small Faces, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (the second half definitely qualifies) Talk Ta...
by someguy
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2143
Views: 723961

Well, Youtube seem intent on taking this one down every time someone puts it up, so it's Google Videos instead: [Edit - TinyURLed] http://tinyurl.com/245ckj WARNING: THIS IS A LINK TO A MYSPACE PAGE. - LTB Tim Buckley. 'Dolphins.' Sex. Yes, the lyrics are kind of trite. I for one don't mind.
by someguy
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352004

Uh, OK. 28/M/ http://i3.tinypic.com/5yanwuf.gif . Never got anywhere with my studies (dropped out of and back into college some 6 times, the first few hoping for a degree in IT, more recently for an English translatorship[*]) so I'm still basically coasting on a HS degree. Not too proud about that, ...
by someguy
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: First Lines
Replies: 76
Views: 15702

My submission (in two parts): Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas. J'ai reçu un télégramme de l'asile: Mère décédée. Enterrement demain. Sentiments distingués. Cela ne veut rien dire. C'était peut-être hier. and for the french impaired: Mother died today. Or m...

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