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Nich...

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#1189885 South Australia to install new batteries!

Posted by Nich... on 14 March 2017 - 07:45 PM

SA is going to save itself by using gas power?  Isn't, uh, the price on that going stupid?  In which case I don't know how they hope to bring costs down.




#1189767 So far so good...

Posted by Nich... on 10 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

Total sidebar, but back when I used to still occasionally swim competitively, I'd be able to get off one or two sprints before I had to retire for the rest of the day with a migraine and inability to walk properly.  If that's the level I should be pushing myself all the time if trying to better myself, then I'm even more put off* :D  Even HIIT by sprinting up and down a steep hill didn't wear me out physically and mentally as much as effectively doing HIIT in water.

 

 

 

*I don't really experience endorphin rushes or whatever else people do to enjoy exercise.  The only thing that keeps me doing it (or, more often than not, not doing it) is pure force of will.  It all gets pretty unpleasant pretty quickly, and is mostly just me trying to work out if I've done enough to stop yet.




#1189718 I do not, nor have I ever seen a penis ...

Posted by Nich... on 09 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

Warning: bacon river ahead.




#1187911 I got windows 10 and it's not ok

Posted by Nich... on 29 January 2017 - 12:46 AM

Great, now you went and got rybags all riled up about kids these days and how they don't appreciate the nice timeless Fisher Price aesthetic XP had.

 

You also didn't tell us why you don't like it, so yeah, maybe you should've dumped it into the green room.




#1187753 Cloud chasing

Posted by Nich... on 24 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

Who convinces extra white kids it's a good idea to shave their head when deployed in a fucking desert, honestly.




#1186228 Black Books

Posted by Nich... on 07 December 2016 - 11:22 PM

Talk about a long con. 

 

Leaving it here for giggles.


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#1180187 Update a steam game on another computer

Posted by Nich... on 04 August 2016 - 09:47 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd suggest having a break from gaming, go outside, find some pokemon!

 

pokemon go is fucking disgraceful

 

 

What makes you say that?

IMO it gives a modern "gaming age" reason to go on a nice 10km stroll with friends.

 

I havent seen anything disgraceful about it yet.

Tons of idiots not looking UP enough while walking, but that goes for ANY portable gaming.... or facebook....

 

It is my opinion, but it's overhyped and I know you've probably heard this but everyone I know who plays pokemon go just became "zombies", I get into ingress though, that was really fun

 

 

I know its your opinion, that's why I was asking :P

Interestingly, I actually didn't see ANY hype. It was well regarded and people got excited about its release, but no Hype at all (assuming you're using the 'gaming' term of hype, talking a product up before its release).

I've had quite the opposite experience too with players. 10's of new people to talk to every night, all it takes is a trip to the park at 10pm and its packed with new people. We go for walks, laugh, stop at new places for lunch or midnight snacks.

 

Clearly its different experience; but before PoGo came out, about the only thing people I knew wanted to do at night was sit in a house staring at a screen.

While there's still a screen involved, at least now we're trekking the neighborhood and actually talking to each other face to face :D

 

Maybe its your 'friends' who are bringing you down? between those comments, and your lazy\bored comments in the other thread, maybe no one out there is pushing you hard enough to evolve yourself a bit further in life (I'm so punny! but making a serious point...)

 

I have friends? and people are pushing me hard enough, but I have way more fun/enjoyment when I am doing something that gets my brain thinking and working like playing a puzzle game, or problem solving...none of which exist in pokemon go

 

 

It is my opinion, but it's overhyped and I know you've probably heard this but everyone I know who plays pokemon go just became "zombies", I get into ingress though, that was really fun

 

*facepalm*

 

They're more or less the same game ya yutz.

 

No, the biggest difference is that ingress was so much better

 

 

Orienteering is a very real skill.

 

Seeing 10~20 'stops' and having to successfully plan a route, time drink breaks\public toilets, and manage people of different social skills and fitness levels IS a puzzle game.

Not to mention, if the "socialising" part is so damn easy, this shoudl leave your mind free to DO all that planning, designing and deep thinking you "find fun"

 

As for brain training type stuff, I know what you mean, and I'm of the same mind set.

 

That's why I like PoGo so much. I can walk, be considered social, while in my own head I've just nutted out 2 arduino code problems, and a future upgrade path for my home server.

Which saves a lot of planning time ONCE you get home!

 

also, don't be 'that guy' everyone has friends.

Even if they're unhealthy-relationships which you'll eventually grow apart from, they're still there.

I was "that guy"; no one likes "that guy", because he really doesn't exist; he's just being a downer.

 

I don't like to be social, people are just bad in general...'tis why I sit in a dark room 24/7...and the "no friends" thing was a joke man, I do have friends, irl and over the internet, but I only really interact with the internet friends

 

 

No, the biggest difference is that ingress was so much better


Wow, such an objective observation. SonOfNoddy coming good with all the facts and details.

 

Damn right, I can point out all the important differences between other games as well!

 

Big walls of quoteblocks are fun.




#1180125 Update a steam game on another computer

Posted by Nich... on 03 August 2016 - 12:10 PM

LAN party it is, then!




#1178723 Need some Help on choosing a Desktop system

Posted by Nich... on 07 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

I think at this point everyone is probably upset and getting pretty dickish.


#1178492 Need some Help on choosing a Desktop system

Posted by Nich... on 04 July 2016 - 02:16 PM

What cheap backup are you getting from a DVDRW? Anything small enough to fit on a DVD is small enough to put in the cloud. Anything bigger than one DVD goes into the cloud too, or onto a HDD or flash drive.

If you want a 1TB HDD just for backups, a black is a waste.


#1176835 Opinions on Mobileciti please?

Posted by Nich... on 09 June 2016 - 02:40 PM

The last phone I bought - a Nokia 3210 or something - was from them. Ordered online, picked it up because I was in Sydney on holidays.

Never dealt with them afterwards, but that was painless.


#1176328 Should I drop my Psychology Degree?

Posted by Nich... on 02 June 2016 - 02:05 AM

I'm going to take a different tack in offering advice:

It's common to start questioning why you're doing your degree half way in/not long before the end. Really common. I pivoted in my second year of a BSc to essentially a BA, and still wasn't happy and dropped out.

Talk to people, professionally. For the time being, keep with it, but keep healthy.

Look into whether finishing your psych major/degree will have implications if you decide to do a BA focusing on media/music/whatever, as far as HECS/HELP funding goes. If you're aiming for an MA, tho', that shouldn't be an issue.


#1176258 What's on your mind?

Posted by Nich... on 31 May 2016 - 08:51 PM

Nah.  I was planning on sitting down with the GM after I got back, anyway, safely off my 6 month probation, to talk about some stuff I was unhappy with (eg 55-60 hr weeks while being paid for 40, 14 hr straight days with no break, being abused when staying at work while sick and shortstaffed) without the stress of head chef being a dick and getting me fired for it.

 

Now I can talk about all of his shortcomings without that really concerning me and my future employment there.  If the GM/owner want to keep me on, cool, if not, it'll be one more person leaving because of the head chef (one way or another) - he is literally the most unprofessional head chef I've ever worked for/with.

 

Just a shit time of year to be looking for work in this industry.  And will probably mean no motorbike until next year.




#1175762 Surface3 vs Laptop

Posted by Nich... on 25 May 2016 - 12:01 PM

I wish you well with whatever you get.  I just hope you decide what you want to use it for, before you buy it.  Unlike with your phone and tablet.




#1175745 Surface3 vs Laptop

Posted by Nich... on 25 May 2016 - 12:51 AM

$900.  To pay bills.

 

WTF.