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  1. @tablet discussion: I love my Wacom. Got it at a garage sale about two years ago (it was 3 years old at that point), and works beautifuly! The pressure sensetivity (around 250 degrees of it) and pen angle sensors work flawlessly, and I got it for like $20, too :D

    @music discussion: My favorite type of songs are the ones that are simple to the ear, but complex at its core. Google the track Untitled 4 by Sigur Ros, or better yet, Nude by Radiohead [don't worry, nothing obscene XD]. They don't push your eardrums to the limit and they're easy to comprehend, but the number of techniques in both its music theory and instrumentation make for a very smooth flow. Songs like those two are also unique in their structure-- most songs nowadays go something like verse-chorus-verse-chorus while bands like Sigur Ros and Radiohead may go something like verse-verse-chorus or verse1-chorus1-verse1-chorus1-verse2-verse3-verse2-chorus2 (that would be Paranoid Android by Radiohead, more or less).

  2. I must now declare that I despise Green Day. It's not just their political/religious beliefs that I don't support, though. From an artistic point of view, they're an empty void composed of a repeating four chord progression.

    Why do I mention this now? I'm learning the chords for Yesterday by the Beatles. I'm going to die, twice; once out of awe, and again out of frustration. The series of chords are so intricate and complex... I'm using chords I never thought I'd have to use!

    It goes something like F, Em7, A7, Dm, Dm7, Bm, C, C7, F, C, Dm7, G7, Bb, F.... for the first three lines! For Green Day's Good Riddance/Time of Your Life? G, C, D, repeat two times, Em, D C,G, repeat. That's 90% of the song.

  3. I'm running Chrome and a modem-wide ad blocker (modified modem blacklist FTW) :D

    EDIT: Personally, I prefer Chrome to Firefox. It's more stable (been using it for months, never crashed, while Firefox crashes at least once a week), I've never had any memory usage issues (FF can eat up half a gig in minutes the way I browse), it loads a hell of a lot faster (2 seconds between Start Menu click to the Google homepage), and it has better web standards (Acid3 is a breeze). And as it turns out, I don't have any urge to install any addons for it, though they are available.

  4. Bah, I'm not even getting into the Global Warming debate. Too much of what I call intellectual nonsense, where one professional will spend 5+ years researching the impact a certain object of interest has on the climate, while another spends just as much time disproving the theory entirely. If, in the end, all this research leads to more human development and efficiency (i.e., cheaper alternative to gasoline/petrol), then I don't mind it. However, if we end up pouring big chunks of taxpayer dollars to save an endangered species of frog based on a theory who's basic validity is questioned, I'll have to... uh... type EVEN MORE big, run-on sentences, simply because that's what decides the debate- which side of the issue talks so much, the oposition gives up, while the people in the gray are posting Facebook status updates about their normal, more satisfying lives.

    In conclusion: Ignorance is bliss.

  5. This gave me a good laugh:

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/uplo ... rriage.php

    BTW, I'm pretty much pro-Gay, because both the inevitability of its future acceptance and the philosophical rights they deserve. Matter of fact, I have a gay half-brother who lives in Atlanta. Spent the night at his house once, and I must say, the relationship he has with his, uh, partner is among the healthiest relationships I've ever seen.

  6. Sounds to me like uH is the bait in an evil plot to have artificially intelligent fake plants take over humans :shock:

    Yes, that's exactly what's going on here.

    Just heard that Facebook has hit 350 million users. That's 115% the population of the United States, or a monumental 19.1% of the world population :shock:

  7. I tasted Dr.Pepper a few weeks ago and I must say it was very good. It was cherry-like.


    Dr. Pepper is one of the very few sodas I still drink (and 3rd party duplicate sodas when brand names get to expensive). Starting to get addicted to Dr. Pepper, too, ever since I ran out of my green tea, sweet tea, and black tea for a week >_<

    BTW, British tea is bloody potato, I can't take it.

  8. For you, my friend, I have one word.... which actually seems like it should be two, but it is in fact a forced compound word that's technically not allowed in the English language, but is accepted in a modern day, Internet-driven society where language is simplified:


    That's how I got most of my guitar things. I got a Marshall amp with 5 effects (~$200) with a 20-foot Monster Cable (~$30) for $75, all in their original packaging.

    I also got my favorite acoustic guitar for ~$150. It looks like it's a trash acoustic, I bought it at trash acoustic price, but it's of surprisingly good quality (solid spruce top, mahogany body, tuners that keep pitch for weeks, durable). That guitar also somewhat replaced my electric (an Epiphone SG) because of the warm-toned pickup inside (perfect for all my Radiohead needs).

    Oh, but if you want to know about dream guitars... well, I have my ideas. The Ibanez S5470. Before that, however, I want to buy a hollow-body, but I can't say I know what to buy in that field...

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