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@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

found a website (https://www.govisithawaii.com/) that has all kinds of articles about what to take, how to pack (the owner of the site only uses carry on luggage for her trips!), where to go and all that good stuff. ive also started getting stuff to take with me. ive got an oahu specific guide book, an underwater camera for snorkling and swimming in the ocean, a selfie stick to get more background in my pics. nobody wants to see ME after all. they want to see the background! and a rashguard shirt for swimming. i never even heard of this kind of shirt, but apparently its just as good as sunscreen, so i wont have to use as much when i wear it swimming. and its what surfers wear so cant be bad. found out about it at the aforementioned website

 

im debating whether or not i should take my laptop...

 

just a little over 3 months to go! cantwaitcantwaitcantwait!


Edited by Telly, 28 May 2019 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

Nice! I've got a fun trip coming up in October and I'm going a little crazy with planning. Time is going by SO slow right now. :D

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:39 PM

heres what ive got so far:

 

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1. oahu travel guide

2. selfie stick

3. swim mask for the ocean

4. case to keep my glasses in while swimming, tiny little sunscreen (for use til i get some thats coral safe when i get there), and spf chapstick

5. 2 water-proof bags i can keep with me while swimming

6. nice big backpack to keep all this stuff in (and may double as luggage, depending on how much i can get in there. i think im allowed one carry on bag and a personal item that this could be used for? i found a nice bag that rolls up that i can pack in there and use that for souvenirs and what nots)

7. word search books for the plane ride or sitting on the beach or waiting in a line

8. a pair of water shoes for swimming so i dont cut my feet or damage anything down there

9. a tiny gopro-like camera thats water-proof and has all kinds of mountings and a spare battery (i think i have more on the way. if not i can always get some). also gonna take a back up camera just in case (thats not pictured). i also have a tiny sd card to use for storage. may get a couple more so i wont have to worry about running out of room

10. a pair of flip-flops that i may not take since i have the water shoes now. they were only a dollar so no loss there

 

also not pictured-rashguard shirt and a pair of hiking shoes. wont have to take an extra pair of shoes/boots now if i go hiking. i can wear them all the time and be ready to go #smartthinking ive also got a pair of clip-on shades for my glasses. they arent high end but i figure theyll do the job

 

i dont know if im going to take binoculars. seems whatever i see ill be able to get close enough to take pics of. im still debating on whether to take my laptop. ill probly end up leaving it behind though. 


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:21 AM

*squints at pic* Ok, one thing you need to learn is how to properly focus your camera before you take the shot. :p



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:04 PM

phone camera and thats as good as it gets :p


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

my adventure begins next week!! next tuesday, ill be in indy for the night, and wednesday morning ill be on my way to houston (first stop). then its an 8 hour flight to the beach! i still cant believe im actually doing this. i think ive got everything i need, and im about to practice pack to make sure what im taking fits in my luggage (im using a big shoulder bag. if im very lucky, theyll let it be my carry on. but im not counting on it). ive got a list of places i want to go, and ive looked into some activities.

 

i really want to go ziplining, but im torn on where to go. there the climb works place which looks like a lot of fun. but theres also a place called coral crater. theyve got a climbing wall and other stuff as well. i also wanted to go horseback riding, but im too fat :( im sure ill find something to do instead.

 

anyway, one week to go!!!!


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:30 PM

If you're having trouble sleeping from sheer excitement, you might need some melatonin. XD
Got about 6 weeks left until my vacation... Time's going a bit faster but not fast enough. :D

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:33 PM

Enjoy yourself. If you get the chance, try a trip to Kuai for a day or two. If not, maybe next time. There's a lot to do in Hawaii. Try for a Lilo&Stitch scenery tour?



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:09 PM

Bring me back some liquid lava. Try a Yeti mug.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:13 PM

Im in indy for the night :)
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

Whoooooo!!!

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

Two of my coworkers are there currently.  One is having their wedding ceremony and the other is part of her bridal party.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 04:56 PM

I should look for them when i get there. Ill be "randy says hi" and theyll be "the hell are you and how do you know us and randy"

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:37 PM

I expect to see a similar video from you as I did from them.  :)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#Hawaii #kualoaranch #jurassicworld Run, run, run! The T-Rex is behind us! Oh, we lost Jing😭

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:19 PM

Thats an awesome vid :)

So, i made it! Landed about 1pm local time. Got to my hotel around 2 and ecperianced my first hawaiian rain burst. Lasted maybe a minute, but its happen a few times so far. Nothing to panic about though

Im currently in the international market place, where pidgeons are allowed to roam around like theyre shopping! Soon ill be heading to the roof of my hotel to watch the sunset

When i get back, ill post a link to my facebook where im gonna put all my pics

Ill still cant believe im actually here!

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:54 PM

So i go to the sunroof to watch the sunset. Bit of a letdown thanks to a couple buildings in the way, but it was still nice.

So i then remembered i brought binoculars, so i start to go get them. As i turn around theres a magnificent rainbow just starting out! I cant even do it justice with words. But it was right over some houses up on a hill, and there were clouds coming off the mountains and making the sunlight do neat things. Told you i couldnt do it justice lol wish i knew how to post pics here from my phone...
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

If you're on the mobile version, scroll to the bottom to load the full version. It's gonna take a lot of scrolling, zooming in/out, but you should be able to attach photos directly to the post under More Reply Options (just as long as the pics aren't too big). Alternately, you could sign up for Imgur or another image hosting site, upload all the pics, and post the album link.

Glad you didn't miss the rainbow. Sometimes I have to remind myself that taking a good pic isn't as important as just enjoying the moment with your own eyes.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:06 PM

Oh yeah, ive got tumblr! Lets see if this works...

https://itslarrythes...hotel-in-hawaii

Pic isnt the best either, but it gives an idea anyway

Lots to see and do today so i was up at 630 am. But its noon back home so im up at my normal time :p
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:10 AM

I have conquered diamond head! Biked/walked there from downtown waikiki (about half of getting there was up hill..), went up and down the trail and biked/walked back to waikiki. Going down the trail and back to the hotel was far easier tham going there. Im exhausted and coveree in sweat :(
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:29 PM

Made it home :) well, not yet. Im with my brother in indy heading home
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