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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 am UTC

elminster wrote:Dropbox's business model is a little weird. It's like "Here, get 2gb online storage FREE!"... which isn't all that much compared to competition. Then I spent 1 hour and got that up to almost 8gb. If they would a just said "Here, get 8gb FREE!"... that would be much more appealing than having to find that out after.


What I liked about dropbox is that is was really fucking convenient, with the automatic synchronization, the public direct links, and all.

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Postby tastelikecoke » Thu May 17, 2012 4:48 am UTC

You can also host only-html websites in Dropbox, pretty convenient for testing javascript.

Unless you're putting up uncooked photos I don't think you could fill up your Dropbox up to the brim on a normal day.

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Postby suffer-cait » Thu May 17, 2012 6:33 am UTC

how did you get 8gb.
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Postby brakos82 » Thu May 17, 2012 7:12 am UTC

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Postby yurell » Thu May 17, 2012 11:09 am UTC

Just saw Iron Sky. I expected it to be shit, but it was amazing.
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Postby elminster » Thu May 17, 2012 9:50 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:how did you get 8gb.
Well, it's actually at 7.55gb. I just rounded it up for simplicity (I don't think any provider gives below 1gb increments).

If you do all the get free space stuff, that gets you quite a bit.
If you look up Dropquest 2012 and complete it, you get +1gb. It takes around 15-60mins with answers and at least 5hours without (i.e. solving it yourself). Can just search for the answers.
Downloading the mobile app and uploading a photo gets you some space. If you have a HTC phone, you may get an extra +3gb or +24gb for 1 or 2 years, dependant on sense version I think.

It's kind of funny since Microsoft's skydrive gives you 25gb, yet they lack some of the facilities, software and integration of other platforms. The software required to run a service like dropbox isn't really that difficult to make. Their success is similar to facebook's in a way, with aggressive/automated referral systems and getting crucial things right. Although the difference is that apps and website code behind dropbox's things are only a tiny fraction of facebook's platform.
Like angry birds, a single person could realistically develop the whole thing in a year, despite it's obscene value... contrast with a modern console triple A title which is near impossible for a person to produce in even 2 years.

Personally I'm rather disappointed at googles effort. They're really slacking on product quality. I expected them to be on par with dropbox. Like google+ to facebook, it's going to be hard to catch up.
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Postby suffer-cait » Fri May 18, 2012 2:03 am UTC

oh, it's the mobile one that gets me. i'm at 6.2.
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Postby ArgonV » Fri May 18, 2012 1:17 pm UTC

yurell wrote:Just saw Iron Sky. I expected it to be shit, but it was amazing.

At least you can go and see it... It isn't out here yet

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Postby darknut » Fri May 18, 2012 6:37 pm UTC

yurell wrote:Just saw Iron Sky. I expected it to be shit, but it was amazing.

googled
...mm hmm, i can see why ones expectations may not be high for that
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Postby Robert'); DROP TABLE *; » Sat May 19, 2012 1:53 am UTC

F/R/T/S: I've seen a video of a comedian (who I think is Michael McIntyre) making a joke about noisy clubs/bars, and how they're not actually that good for socialising. IIRC, there was a line along the lines of "Are we having fun? *enthusiastic nod*"

Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?
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Postby New User » Sat May 19, 2012 2:51 am UTC

No, but I have an idea of what the comedian is talking about. Going to a noisy drinking hall is a terrible way to spend time with friends, in my opinion. It's also a terrible way to meet new people. I don't even know why people go there at all.

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Postby Whelan » Sat May 19, 2012 4:03 am UTC

See, when I go out with friends, it's either to a quietish pub, or we're give or take half the clientèle. If we're doing something other than those options then we're not going out to have deep philosophical discussions; we're going out to drink, dance, and have general fun.
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Postby Magnanimous » Sat May 19, 2012 4:45 am UTC

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Postby suffer-cait » Sat May 19, 2012 5:30 am UTC

Robert'); DROP TABLE *; wrote:F/R/T/S: I've seen a video of a comedian (who I think is Michael McIntyre) making a joke about noisy clubs/bars, and how they're not actually that good for socialising. IIRC, there was a line along the lines of "Are we having fun? *enthusiastic nod*"

Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?


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Postby Giant Speck » Sat May 19, 2012 7:23 am UTC

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Aleril » Sat May 19, 2012 10:03 pm UTC

New User wrote:No, but I have an idea of what the comedian is talking about. Going to a noisy drinking hall is a terrible way to spend time with friends, in my opinion. It's also a terrible way to meet new people. I don't even know why people go there at all.


I try to make new friends at concerts all of the time. Small ones that is, large stadium concert halls are terrible places to meet new people.

I enjoy going to concerts with friends but not music festivals. I LIKE TO BE FREEEEEEEEEE
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Menacing Spike » Sat May 19, 2012 11:56 pm UTC

"Let's read a random wikipedia article before I sleep!"

Uh...

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N. fowleri can invade the central nervous system via the nose (specifically through the olfactory mucosa and cribriform plate of the nasal tissues). The penetration initially results in significant necrosis of and hemorrhaging in the olfactory bulbs. From there, the amoebae climbs along nerve fibers through the floor of the cranium via the cribriform plate and into the brain. The organism begins to consume cells of the brain piecemeal by means of a unique sucking apparatus extended from its cell surface.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby broken_escalator » Sun May 20, 2012 12:26 am UTC

Now I know why parents tell kids not to let the water reach their head in some swimming areas. :shock:

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Postby Soralin » Sun May 20, 2012 2:45 am UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:"Let's read a random wikipedia article before I sleep!"

Uh...

Spoiler:
N. fowleri can invade the central nervous system via the nose (specifically through the olfactory mucosa and cribriform plate of the nasal tissues). The penetration initially results in significant necrosis of and hemorrhaging in the olfactory bulbs. From there, the amoebae climbs along nerve fibers through the floor of the cranium via the cribriform plate and into the brain. The organism begins to consume cells of the brain piecemeal by means of a unique sucking apparatus extended from its cell surface.

Along those lines: Cordyceps :shock:

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Postby Kewangji » Sun May 20, 2012 2:47 am UTC

Soralin wrote:Along those lines: Cordyceps :shock:

Cordyceps. <3 I'm writing a book about them.
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Postby TimelordSimone » Sun May 20, 2012 3:10 am UTC

Pretty sure I learnt about Cordyceps because it is the basis for the pokémon Paras and Parasect. (Look at Parasect's eyes. It has no mind of its own left. Oh god.)
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Sun May 20, 2012 3:16 am UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:"Let's read a random wikipedia article before I sleep!"

Uh...

Spoiler:
N. fowleri can invade the central nervous system via the nose (specifically through the olfactory mucosa and cribriform plate of the nasal tissues). The penetration initially results in significant necrosis of and hemorrhaging in the olfactory bulbs. From there, the amoebae climbs along nerve fibers through the floor of the cranium via the cribriform plate and into the brain. The organism begins to consume cells of the brain piecemeal by means of a unique sucking apparatus extended from its cell surface.

Yay parasites again! (For some reason when I saw that post I knew it would be that.) N. fowleri is my favorite.
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Only takes four days to kill you. WBCs don't help much either since they have a sheath they can shed when they are being attacked.
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It is a roundworm that can be up to 35 cm long and can come out of your mouth, nose, and anus.
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Postby broken_escalator » Sun May 20, 2012 3:21 am UTC

Oh fuck me, I had forgotten about cordyceps. Snail attack video in the related-video section was funny though.

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Postby brakos82 » Sun May 20, 2012 5:59 am UTC

Stupid future. We're not ready for holograms yet.
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Postby Magnanimous » Sun May 20, 2012 8:13 am UTC

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Postby Giant Speck » Sun May 20, 2012 8:21 am UTC

I can't believe I scrolled back to make sure I didn't actually write that.
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Postby K-R » Sun May 20, 2012 9:32 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:I can't believe I scrolled back to make sure I didn't actually write that.

I saw the following on another forum yesterday: "There was this one quick where Manu came up court on the front side and did a quick back cut under neath the bakery and got fed for an easy 2. I swear I saw him smiling so he came yogurt because he knew he was going to do it."

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Postby Panonadin » Sun May 20, 2012 9:44 am UTC

Should I have some sort of a sports background to understand that?
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Postby K-R » Sun May 20, 2012 9:48 am UTC

Panonadin wrote:Should I have some sort of a sports background to understand that?

I'm not sure. I do, and didn't, respectively. Given that it was in a thread about a basketball game, realising that 'the bakery' is 'the basket' isn't too difficult, but getting 'as he came upcourt' from 'so he came yogurt' is just impossible.

Autocorrect is a horrible idea.

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Postby The Cat » Sun May 20, 2012 11:22 am UTC

Parasitology was my favorite class in my med tech program. Equal parts terrifying and amazing.


They're very interesting. I run into a great deal in the marine environment. It's understandable where Mr. Cameron gets his inspiration.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun May 20, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

koberulz wrote: 'so he came yogurt'


Maybe an euphemism for enthusiastic ejaculation?

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Postby Kithplana » Sun May 20, 2012 9:05 pm UTC

Leftover plain pasta (cold) + red wine vinaigrette + fresh tomatoes and mushrooms + a little extra basil and garlic salt = not half bad improvisational pasta salad. Although I'm not sure the garlic salt fits. But, hey, it's better than warm pasta on a 93F day.

Edit: protip: make a LOT of pasta and freeze single servings in your receptacle of choice (ziploc bags work well). Defrosting under hot running water takes no time at all. Anytime pasta!

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Postby Menacing Spike » Sun May 20, 2012 10:31 pm UTC

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Postby OBrien » Sun May 20, 2012 10:45 pm UTC

Kithplana wrote:Leftover plain pasta (cold) + red wine vinaigrette + fresh tomatoes and mushrooms + a little extra basil and garlic salt = not half bad improvisational pasta salad. Although I'm not sure the garlic salt fits.

Garlic salt always goes well with vinaigrette, always.
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Postby Ptolom » Mon May 21, 2012 12:26 am UTC

My laptop got cut off today, resulting in some horrific filesystem corruption. I just pressed Y for about a minute while fsck fixed hundreds of errors. A few packages reinstalled and everything seems oddly functional. This is feeling suspiciously like necromancy.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Mon May 21, 2012 12:54 am UTC

Ptolom wrote:My laptop got cut off today, resulting in some horrific filesystem corruption. I just pressed Y for about a minute while fsck fixed hundreds of errors. A few packages reinstalled and everything seems oddly functional. This is feeling suspiciously like necromancy.


Had something similar earlier. Had to wipe the partition(virus), but I copied the contents of the "Users/Admin" folder.

I format, reinstall, paste the folder over, download firefox, delete IE, launch Firefox, and it resumes in the middle of the youtube video I was watching when the virus struck, bookmarks and plugins and open tabs are there and all.
Only thing off are the weird font, and flash player missing.

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Postby OBrien » Mon May 21, 2012 2:37 am UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:it resumes in the middle of the youtube video [...] flash player missing.

Continuity error.
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