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Weird, I posted after typing and being distracted for a while, and I got a PHP error on Head-fi, thought I'd lost all my typing, but it looks like it still posted! (shrug)

Protip everyone: When cleaning out a fan that hasn't been cleaned in 13 years, do NOT wear a black shirt, and do it outside...

Why not a black tshirt:blink:
Because you can see every speck of dust. XD



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Over the years, I've developed a technique to help me cope with mosquito bite infested appendages. 

Just imagine you're missing an arm or leg. It isn't your arm, it's a robot arm :3. 
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Not sure about prosperous, considering every country is in debt nowadays, I'd say for America at least, we were the most prosperous in the '90s. Peaceful though, yes. At least in the civilized world.

 

Definitely not financially prosperous - that area is the worst it's ever been. (Some would say the prosperity of the '90s was part of the bubble that burst.)

 

But scientifically, technologically, etc., the human race has come a long way, and it's progressing even more rapidly. Too bad things like solving world hunger are more a problem of distribution than production.

Yup, very true.

 

Oh yeah. Well technically, "now" will always be the most technologically advanced period in humanity's history. Eventually we'll solve hunger with technology! Like those 3D printers that can print food!

 

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Weird, I posted after typing and being distracted for a while, and I got a PHP error on Head-fi, thought I'd lost all my typing, but it looks like it still posted! (shrug)

 

Protip everyone: When cleaning out a fan that hasn't been cleaned in 13 years, do NOT wear a black shirt, and do it outside...

 

Why not a black tshirt:blink:

Oho, nice call! I didn't specify tshirt, but I always wear tshirts. XD

Because white/light brown dust is quite visible on a black shirt, hahaha


Welp, I finally took the bait and bought a prototype Xbox 360 off Taobao that I've been wanting to buy for about 4 years not since I discovered them, but neither had the funds and never felt quite secure sending my money to some random guy in China. But alas, the time is nigh and they are down to their last unit. It's now or never, so I figured **** it, I'll order it and take my chances. It's now or never baby. :cool:

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It's because people live in different areas of the world and it would be practically impossible to implement.

What...? Which time zone(s) couldn't be mapped to an offset from UTC?

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What...? Which time zone(s) couldn't be mapped to an offset from UTC?

 

Sorry, I wasn't thinking about the offset. But then it would just be different time zones anyway, without the fancy names.

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http://s.taobao.com/search?initiative_id=staobaoz_20140719&js=1&stats_click=search_radio_all%253A1&q=%F2%8C%CE%C3%99C

 

should check these stuff out :o fancy machines to eliminate the flying pests

Them mosquitos are smart... They didn't take the bait :<.

 

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Because you can see every speck of dust. XD

 

Jojo of the week :3

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Yup, very true.

 

Oh yeah. Well technically, "now" will always be the most technologically advanced period in humanity's history. Eventually we'll solve hunger with technology! Like those 3D printers that can print food!

 

Oho, nice call! I didn't specify tshirt, but I always wear tshirts. XD

Because white/light brown dust is quite visible on a black shirt, hahaha


Welp, I finally took the bait and bought a prototype Xbox 360 off Taobao that I've been wanting to buy for about 4 years not since I discovered them, but neither had the funds and never felt quite secure sending my money to some random guy in China. But alas, the time is nigh and they are down to their last unit. It's now or never, so I figured **** it, I'll order it and take my chances. It's now or never baby. :cool:

I have never had a 360 before :> Never got into those console games~

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Sorry, I wasn't thinking about the offset. But then it would just be different time zones anyway, without the fancy names.

lol Isn't that like the whole point? Would you prefer I tell you that I'm in UTC+8 or CST (China Standard Time)?

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Yup, very true.

 

Oh yeah. Well technically, "now" will always be the most technologically advanced period in humanity's history. Eventually we'll solve hunger with technology! Like those 3D printers that can print food!

 

For some reason, I'm thinking about Terra Nova. A futuristic post-apocalyptic society on the brink of extinction discovers a time warp, travels to prehistoric times, but brings their super-technology along with them. (Didn't help much in the fight against dinosaurs though, lol)

 

I'm about to solve my hunger with technology - clam chowder in the microwave. :p

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Welp, I finally took the bait and bought a prototype Xbox 360 off Taobao that I've been wanting to buy for about 4 years not since I discovered them, but neither had the funds and never felt quite secure sending my money to some random guy in China. But alas, the time is nigh and they are down to their last unit. It's now or never, so I figured **** it, I'll order it and take my chances. It's now or never baby. :cool:

I have never had a 360 before :> Never got into those console games~

I'm not even buying it for gaming, dev kits, especially beta consoles, cannot play xbox games.

But it will go well with this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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lol Isn't that like the whole point? Would you prefer I tell you that I'm in UTC+8 or CST (China Standard Time)?

 

I'm more familiar with the latter format. Would you prefer I tell you that I am from "sector nine-C of the fictional glorious global empire" or just say "United States"? Universalism is good for some things, but forcing it on the world isn't my cup of tea.

 

Then again, it appears that UTC is in use everywhere anyway, and is an optional way of saying things. The problem is getting people to use it instead of anything else, and that's where coercion may come into play.


Edited by Music Alchemist - 7/18/14 at 11:53pm
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I'm not even buying it for gaming, dev kits, especially beta consoles, cannot play xbox games.

But it will go well with this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Nice~ How'd you get your hands on that in the first place?

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I'm not even buying it for gaming, dev kits, especially beta consoles, cannot play xbox games.

But it will go well with this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Heh, completing the set I see

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I'm more familiar with the latter format. Would you prefer I tell you that I am from "sector nine-C of the fictional glorious global empire" or just say "United States"? Universalism is good for some things, but forcing it on the world isn't my cup of tea.

Hmm... I just find those abbreviations really annoying because I can't compute the offset in my head when I see it....

Instead I have to google it.... It's really counter intuitive IMO....

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Hmm... I just find those abbreviations really annoying because I can't compute the offset in my head when I see it....

Instead I have to google it.... It's really counter intuitive IMO....

 

I haven't researched time zones much, so either way would require the assistance of a search engine. UTC is certainly more mathematically logical and efficient. Anyway, when I said "practically impossible to implement", I meant convincing everyone to use it. That would be universal mind control, after all. Some people take pride in where they are from and would be averse to being given a generic number, even for something as trivial as this. EST for life, baby! Just kidding...I may move to another country someday.


Edited by Music Alchemist - 7/19/14 at 12:02am
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I haven't researched time zones much, so either way would require the assistance of a search engine. UTC is certainly more mathematically logical and efficient. Anyway, when I said "practically impossible to implement", I meant convincing everyone to use it. That would be universal mind control, after all. Some people take pride in where they are from and would be averse to being given a generic number, even for something as trivial as this. EST for life, baby! Just kidding...I may move to another country someday.

I guess that's true...

I've been taught that my TZ was UTC+8 (here in HK) since I was a kid so I could convert a time in another TZ in my head through simple arithmetic operations.

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I'm not even buying it for gaming, dev kits, especially beta consoles, cannot play xbox games.

But it will go well with this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Nice~ How'd you get your hands on that in the first place?

One of the people I used to mod consoles for. The story goes that one of his friends worked for a developer in the same area as Microsoft. They got that and some other stuff for development, and then they were gonna throw it away since they didn't need it anymore, but the friend gave it to my customer, and he in turn sold it to me.

Also got this from him:

 

 

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I'm not even buying it for gaming, dev kits, especially beta consoles, cannot play xbox games.

But it will go well with this:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Heh, completing the set I see

Exactly! Someone understands! :D 


Edited by mechgamer123 - 7/19/14 at 12:16am
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