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by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How can you be too old for something?
Replies: 54
Views: 9085

Re: How can you be too old for something?

I understand that we have changing tastes. We come across new experiences and a new set of standards for what we (dis)like. But reaching some unspoken age to be "too old" for things? That's silly. Santa? The Easter Bunny? Pokémon! LEGOs! Splashing through puddles! Snowball fights! Childis...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How can you be too old for something?
Replies: 54
Views: 9085

Re: How can you be too old for something?

Not sure how old you are, but let me relate a completely anecdotal account from my own life. When I was 12 or 13 I started playing Runescape. Runescape, for the uninformed, is a browser based Java MMORPG. I played steadily until I was 17, then stopped playing it for another MMORPG. Fast forward a fe...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Industrial applications of rebar
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: Non-Industrial applications of rebar

Build shelves!
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artificial Ovaries
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: Artificial Ovaries

Just to confirm: the artificial ovary can mature human eggs, but we still can't manufacture those, right? The big test, however, was whether the structure could function like an ovary — namely to mature eggs. In experiments the structure was able to nurture eggs from the “early antral follicle” sta...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A fun game you can play in any college library
Replies: 17
Views: 2879

Re: A fun game you can play in any college library

Jorpho wrote:Let's not forget the legend of the money-in-the-thesis either.
http://www.snopes.com/college/homework/foundcar.asp


I read this as monkey-in-the-thesis. Boy, was I confused for a second when I read that Snopes article.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Year 3000.
Replies: 112
Views: 14103

Re: The Year 3000.

I read this on my iGoogle quote of the day thing today. It is strangely relevant. Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons. - unknown I put forth that the computers of ...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quircks of the Imagination
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Quircks of the Imagination

I think I remember that thr... LOOK! A SQUIRREL!!!!
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ice cream trucks
Replies: 21
Views: 2855

Re: ice cream trucks

blu wrote:
LongLiveTheDutch wrote:
blu wrote:Ice cream trucks went instinct somewhere in the 90's in these areas.
Oh frick... instinctual ice cream trucks. Next step, Skynet:Ice Cream Division.
Oh, the shame..


It's ok. I was just trying to imagine ice cream trucks going "instinct". What would that look like? Anyways, funny :)
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ice cream trucks
Replies: 21
Views: 2855

Re: ice cream trucks

blu wrote:Ice cream trucks went instinct somewhere in the 90's in these areas.


Oh frick... instinctual ice cream trucks. Next step, Skynet:Ice Cream Division.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 13235

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

So after my initial post, I was looking at the wikipedia page for a Guinness and I noticed that it said the preferable drinking method for bottled Guinness draught, according to the company, was straight from the bottle. I checked the Guinness website and it said the same thing. WTF? Why would you ...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary income?
Replies: 40
Views: 4798

Re: When did you first spend a big wad of discretionary inco

The first thing I spent a large amount of money on was a pair of inline skates when I was in the 5-7 year old range. I had saved up for a while (I helped my older friend with his paper route and he paid me), and I think my parents probably chipped in half, and I had gotten some money for Christmas/b...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice required: Music player
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Advice required: Music player

I bought a Clip+ and I love it. The only problem I have with it is that the battery life sucks.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Warn Your Kids: Digital Drugs
Replies: 64
Views: 8812

Re: Warn Your Kids: Digital Drugs

I have tried these I-Doser things. They are utter crap. Fairly relaxing, but nothing more than white/pink/brown noise with some beats.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Mistaken For Justin Bieber at Bar, Cops Called
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: Woman Mistaken For Justin Bieber at Bar, Cops Called

Woofsie wrote:She doesn't even look that much like Bieber...


Imagine you've got a few shots in you...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat May 22, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15908

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

My worst sleeping moments are when I half wake up, look at my clock, and only register the last two digits, see that I'm late for work, and rush out of bed or snap awake. Then I actually look at the clock and see, oh, it's actually 3:50 am, not 5:50 am. This has happened multiple times for me and it...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat May 22, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living in the Wild
Replies: 26
Views: 5431

Re: Living in the Wild

Read this website in it's entirety. If you want to "live in the wild", bring things you need to survive. Water, food, a knife, rope, hatchet, a small spade, fire making utensils, etc. If you want to be hard core, ditch the tent and the gun. Making your own shelter is fairly simple if you'r...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

gbagcn2 wrote:Try and create more sentences like this


Try and create more sentences like this


(am I doing it right)
by LongLiveTheDutch
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's pay day!
Replies: 67
Views: 5225

Re: It's pay day!

I'm from the west coast of Canada, I'm a labourer in a warehouse/woodshop, I get paid bi-weekly, but I get paid on the third week for the previous two (does this make sense?) eg. If I work two weeks I get my next paycheck the week after the end of the pay period. It works out to one paycheck every t...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: There may be more raptors than you think...
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: There may be more raptors than you think...

Got that covered.

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by LongLiveTheDutch
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am angry: let me rant at toothpaste
Replies: 46
Views: 9126

Re: I am angry: let me rant at toothpaste

Thanks for the very interesting post :) One thing that would help with legibility is if you bolded your ingredients.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Toyota Answers to Congress?
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: Toyota Answers to Congress?

One of the related stories I've heard (from a co-worker, who heard it from somewhere, so take it with a grain of salt) is that one guy got his accelerator stuck on the highway in California and called 911 to find out how to stop his car. HE CALLED FREAKING 911! We have people on the roads who use ce...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survivors plan. Am I the only one?
Replies: 31
Views: 3231

Re: Survivors plan. Am I the only one?

I took the thread as referring to the god-awful Survivor reality TV series, which involves dumping a bunch of people in some tropical kind of area with very minimal supplies (and a bunch of crap and drama for the audience at home). I think shotguns and Jeeps would also be good strategies to use on ...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survivors plan. Am I the only one?
Replies: 31
Views: 3231

Re: Survivors plan. Am I the only one?

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p37/chr1110/Jeep/IMG_0034.jpg Your license plate spells "ASS" haha. (I kid, I kid. It just reminded me of ass-car) In all seriousness, sweet Jeep man. I will man your flamethrower. I've got a friend with some guns, I'll go hang out with him. Or, drive to...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: International Fight over Exit Sign
Replies: 48
Views: 7476

Re: International Fight over Exit Sign

What I think the problem with the green sign is that it is not gender neutral. This is disconcerting to me. /sarcasm. When I was in Germany I remember all the emergency exits saying "Notausgang". I didn't understand what the words meant at first, but I knew what the sign meant (if that mak...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Someone Tracked My Ip
Replies: 20
Views: 5375

Re: Someone Tracked My Ip

Sir, I hate to tell you this, but EVERYWHERE that you post or visit on the Internet has a copy of your IP address. They are tracking you right now. Your only option is to turn off your computer and never visit the Internet again. Also, "putting a keylogger" on your computer doesn't work li...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clever Bot
Replies: 94
Views: 14601

Re: Clever Bot

Inspired by this, I opened up two tabs, both with cleverbot up. I hit "think for me" to initiate the conversation, then just copied one's response over to the other's chat, and repeated. Both "User" and "Cleverbot" are cleverbot. I did this same thing. Didn't feel like...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rollerblades as Portable Transportation
Replies: 29
Views: 10834

Re: Rollerblades as Portable Transportation

Get a big wheeled scooter kick scooter. Not one of the small Razor ones, and not one with blow up tires, just one with ~ 120mm tires. It will be more comfortable to ride around on and much more portable than roller blades. You could fold it up and put it in one of those backpacks that are made to ho...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Google OS for Old People?
Replies: 54
Views: 8999

Re: Google OS for Old People?

I'm also surprised about the 160gb hard drive. Assuming that they didn't somehow supply a solid-state drive with that large of a capacity, I'd think that they'd use a solid state hard drive so it would have fewer errors, and it would last longer. Solid state drives actually last for a shorter perio...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netbook Options
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Netbook Options

When you've got so many netbooks with similar hardware, the deal breaker is usability. You aren't going to get much variety other than: Atom N270/N280 1GB RAM 160 GB HDD Integrated Graphics VGA out. The single reason I paid slightly more for my ASUS 1000HE was because I could actually type on it and...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students
Replies: 148
Views: 17660

Re: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students

Find out what ports the monitoring program uses and block them through a physical firewall? When I was using a school one-to-one laptop and I was doing something illegitimate, (aka playing games), I just turned off my wireless and no more problems with them snooping. Mind you, if they have system lo...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?
Replies: 51
Views: 16011

Re: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?

To point out another possible problem with the idea of "smart" guns, what would be the reaction of Second Amendment upholding gun owners? Not to stereotype Americans, but one would have to agree that if the US government mandated guns to have some sort of control feature, the tinfoil hats ...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?
Replies: 287
Views: 36936

Re: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?

Discrimination based on race does not equal racism. Racism requires a belief in the superiority or inferiority of one race when compared to another. Having a personal preference of appearances is not the same is racism, even if those preferences are acted on. One could conceivably argue that preffe...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?
Replies: 287
Views: 36936

Re: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?

Why did you choose to include these details in the hypothetical situation you constructed? Aw frick, thanks for pointing that out. My point was that just because Jon doesn't choose to pursue romantically a certain ethnicity/type of person, doesn't make him a racist. I'll have to put that in there.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?
Replies: 51
Views: 16011

Re: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?

That works until you have not pointed the gun at someone, but a bullet ricochets off something else and nails someone. Rare. But then, so are brake failures. And that's still not a problem fingerprint trigger locks solve really. That's not really an accidental shooting, more of an unlucky occurrenc...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?
Replies: 287
Views: 36936

Re: People's mate preferences are racist. Do we care?

Comparisons are a good deflection technique though, hence the reason these topics come up again and again. Why stick to discussing racial preferencing when we can justify it or compare it to height and other things that don't specifically exclude one group of people based on the colour of their ski...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students
Replies: 148
Views: 17660

Re: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students

I went to a school with this one to one laptop thing for a year. They gave us all iBooks (This was 2004-2005 school year I believe). We spent more time trying to play games on those things than we did doing actual school work. My friend and I started making flash game releases that we would burn ont...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Odd computer problem...
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Odd computer problem...

You don't have anything else running in the background while you're playing?
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: This won't be viable, will it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3068

Re: This won't be viable, will it?

I would use this if you could transfer it to a hologram like in Iron Man. Or if it would make your army of robots paint stuff a bitchin' red and gold.
by LongLiveTheDutch
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's going on here? Damn headphones.
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: What's going on here? Damn headphones.

That's what I'm thinking, something is messed up with your headphone jack in your PC. Maybe buy two cheap headphones and plug one into a stereo and one into your computer and leave them playing overnight for multiple nights? If your computer breaks one, problem is solved. If not, you now have a back...
by LongLiveTheDutch
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1095
Views: 219644

Re: You Laugh, You lose

Your signature is correct... I just lost twenty dollars and my self respect. I still can't look at that picture... it's the lispy smile that get me. Thanks. http://lolpic.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/waterballoon.jpg So that's how he does it.. He looks away from the microphone and towards the bal...

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