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Postby Compiling_Autumn » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:49 pm

Reposting a facebook status, but you guys will get a kick from this:

Went to a reading tonight. A guy went up and read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Statement of Randolph Carter," in it's entirety to an audience of MFA students. For those of you not familiar with weird-fiction god H.P. Lovecraft, this story is about 2500 words of wordy, early 20th-century prose, and this kid was not about to rush through it.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:25 am

View Original PostNemZ wrote:So apparently I didn't quite match that practice test from earlier.

SPOILER: Show
I fell short by a whole point.

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:50 am

Uninstalled Flash from my old Mac, and suddenly Opera (9.27, yeah that's old) feels rejuvenated. So Fast. :sly:

Conclusion: Besides being build out of security holes, Flash is also a massive resource hog. Good riddance.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:11 pm

Got a 39 out of 45 on my Linguistics 201 midterm. Normally that would be cause for a "meh, okay" from me, but then I remembered I completed an extra-credit assignment for an extra five points on my midterm.

44 out of 45 points on my Lingustics 201 midterm. I am rejoice.

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Postby NemZ » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:21 pm

Flash is well known not to like working on apple comps, so that shouldn't be a surprise.

Good work Nuke.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:35 pm

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:Opera (9.27, yeah that's old)

I started using Opera at v2 :D
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Postby Trajan » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:38 pm

People spend 50+ hours studying for the GMAT

I spent 30 minutes and got a 680 when all I needed was a 600. Studying is overrated.
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Postby Stryker » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:29 am

I understand this well, Trajan.
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Postby Trajan » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:35 pm

View Original PostStryker wrote:I understand this well, Trajan.


Of course, I still slack off horribly in my real classes but I frankly don't really care about my GPA anymore. I just want to get my credits and graduate.
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Postby NemZ » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:40 pm

Studying for such tests is all about getting into the proper frame of mind, not cramming particular information. Essentially it's learning how to take the test. If you already have such a mindset then yeah, it probably won't help you.

And hey, 680 seems to be a pretty good score so congrats!
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Postby unz » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:33 pm

I'm a shamshel now. Gross.

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:05 pm

Over the past nine months we have changed almost all the lightbulbs in our house to LEDs. Last week when we sent our quarterly electricity meter reading in, the figure was queried because it was so much lower than expected. Win!
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Postby unz » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:17 pm

I wanted to do it too but the neighborhood of the block I live in won't have it for whatever reason. Apparently having the lights on all night every night scares robbers, having less consuming/powerful lights seems too much of a change for some old dude.

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:34 pm

What's having the lights on all night got to do with it? If they are LEDs, the power consumption and hence running cost is 1/3 that of fluorescents, or 1/10 that of halogens for the same light levels (based on the replacements I've made).

Whatever your light usage pattern, the same levels of saving are there to be made for an already moderate and still fast-reducing capital cost.*

The street lights in my road have also been changed to LEDs this summer, with a further improvement because they have none of the spillage that the old sodium lights here had.

* Three years ago I bought a few LED units with the light output of 50W Halogens for £35 each, a year ago they were 2 for £10, and this summer 10 for £20.
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Postby unz » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:43 pm

Idk what's their issue but they want their outside lights and have them on the whole night. Like, I replaced the lights of my garage and they replaced the lights again with the old bulbs. :shrugs:

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:51 pm

LEDs also have a much longer service life, and none of the slow startup that fluorescents have.
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Postby BobBQ » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:46 am

I can confirm LED lights are pretty good.

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:11 pm

Nothing is more fun to come home at night in the dark and realise you forgot your bag somewhere. So one frantic phonecall later and some equally frantic night-time biking there and back later I had my bag back. :facepalm:

Then, as I enter the basement of my flat, I spot some scruffy looking guy in a worn denim jacket (Hell's Angel-type) hauling bikes away from the front of the other appartment building and throwing them on a big heap near the garbage containers (the fuck? :irked: ). So another phonecall later and the cops come by to check it out. Some time later they're in front of my door, banging on it (yeah, I'm slow), to explain they checked the frame numbers and that the bikes were old but not stolen, that they'd likely be gone by the morning, and that they weren't going to do anything about it, but that it was good that I called, because it is indeed strange that someone does that late at night.

(that's "bike" as in "bicycle", for those that are wondering...)

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Postby Ray » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:41 pm

Good news: Passed my midterm

Bad News: BARELY.
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Postby Reichu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:28 am

I am now successfully cohabitating in an apartment with a man. Overall, things have been peaceful. There was a bit of stress around the move and I'm still adjusting in a lot of ways. The place still lacks a lot of crucial furnishings (like a desk for me and shelving for books and media), but it's at least been tolerable since the addition of a futon frame and a kitchen table. My parrot Donald still isn't here, either, since I've been procrastinating on getting his cage cleaned and disassembled. (It'll be my last chance to clean the filthy contraption for a while, too.)

Bf being on the graveyard shift, while I'm still unemployed, is messing with my head. If my sleep habits were weird before, they're totally shot now. I just have no idea what the fuck is going on anymore. The lack of proper sleep seems to be making me vaguely ill, too. Last week I get flu-ish symptoms (complete with vomiting) for a couple of days, and now it's a swollen neck and fierce post-nasal drip. Ugh.

This is supposed to be RML, but between lack of desk and proper sleep I'm understandably emphasizing physical complaints. :p
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