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I think you might go through withdrawals maybe? Both from the caffeine and from the enemas. On the caffeine front you might feel really sluggish. As for the enema withdrawals, perhaps your body gets so used to not having to work to rid itself of its contents that without it you end up not able to go for a while?

 

Either way you're screwing with your regularity, so the pendulum is bound to swing the other way hard.

 

What I'm curious about... what brand do they use? Do they bother getting the good stuff? Do they grind their own beans?

 

I skimmed the article and though it mentioned something about folgers? Also I think the lady got kidney stones when she tried to stop. Allegedly. 

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really want to try a HE-400

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You know, the oft-disregarded MS1000i headphone just might be my favourite headphones in my collection. Dat open visceral bass is just awesome. And the best thing is it kinds of give me that IEM experience without the discomfort (although it brings forth other discomfort related to Grados jumbowls). No way to compare to any Grados though. Still haven't named it; no idea which anime character it resembles the most yet.

 

I have a sneaking suspicion the Flat4 may become a favorite if you end up with one (and it fits you well enough).

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I have a sneaking suspicion the Flat4 may become a favorite if you end up with one (and it fits you well enough).

You're not helping. D:

Either I have to wait until I got back home and try it in Jaben (and if I love it enough, just buy it outright, then and there) or just buy it relatively now...



Joking aside, how do people in the US scout out for universities they want to study in? I'm planning to go there to continue mine after my engineering degree, if all goes well.
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Joking aside, how do people in the US scout out for universities they want to study in? I'm planning to go there to continue mine after my engineering degree, if all goes well.

 

Search for the cheapest one that doesn't suck.

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I've got the Apex Glacier headed my way.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

There are a few things at play that you have to tease apart here. Semantic/nonsemantic, dynamic/static, interactive/noninteractive are all unrelated attributes. A page can be semantic and static, or interactive and nonsemantic, and so on.

HTML has always been and, as far as anybody can tell, will always be the prime content format on the web. Even if you want to look at a picture or watch a video, that image or motion picture file is going to be embedded in an HTML framework that tells the browser how to display it and what to do with it. Despite Adobe's best attempts to prove otherwise, Flash content also still has to be embedded in an HTML page -- unless you want to go through some really horrible convolutions in implementation. (Horrible in an unsemantic, hacky, unmanageable and breaking-the-web way, not that it's technically difficult.)

The semantic web is, in essence, a means to make information known and parseable to humans and smart agents alike. So if your web page is semantically sound, Google can scrape it and know that, despite whatever way you style the page, the title is [here] and the descriptive content is [there] and the author of the page is [this] and their address is [that], and so on. It makes this information structure nonproprietary -- whether you're creating your own Google-killer search engine, or just writing a script to scrape somebody's web site, you can know what any given chunk of content signifies because the page is well-structured.

The semantic web, ideally, also improves accessibility. Your web reader for the blind can parse well-formed HTML in useful ways and make navigating your page easier. (Everybody should go through the experience of using one for a little while, to appreciate what that entails.) It also provides useful hooks, such as ways to encapsulate the name/address/phone on a page and let the browser provide you the option of automatically adding it to your address book with a couple clicks.

So to that extent, the semantic web is much more about implementing things in a disciplined way rather than doing anything new. The semantic web has been fundamental to HTML from day one, (HTML is a derivative of SGML, which exists only as a way to mark up content for parsing) but it's only been in recent years that the popular web browsers have adequate support for the supplementary technologies around HTML (CSS and Javascript, primarily) to provide a robust segregation of content, style, and interaction. The reasons for that can be interesting, but it is a rabbit hole reverberating with the deafening screams of the aggrieved, so let's not fall down it.



In one sense, all web pages are static. Web pages are, again, constructed in HTML, and HTML just sits there. The server that sent the HTML might have assembled it on the fly out of data and disparate parts, but once the HTML hits your browser, the page is an inert thing unless Javascript manipulates it in some way -- moving things around, removing things, fetching things and inserting them into the page, and so on.

Because of this, for the most part you as the reader of a web page don't have to care what the web server is or what it's doing. The web browser doesn't, as long as it gets its well-formed HTML document. So if nobody but the web server cares about how a page is built, and the page never changes (for example, a company's various web pages describing what they are and what they do; they're not going to be changing address all that often), the page may as well be a static HTML document. In fact. That way the server just has to shoot out a file without having to figure out what that file has to have in it and assemble it out of various document and data elements. Reducing server load on the back end is a good thing, and it's easier than trying to design caching and other efficiency schemes.

Dynamism can be counterproductive, too. If your web site has a whiz-bang technology design that inserts new page content on the fly every time you click a link, well hey that's cool, but Google will never scrape that replacement content because its crawler doesn't execute Javascript. And it's going to be a lot of work to make the content accessibility-compliant (which, in the US, is mostly optional for nongovernmental sites; in other countries it's mandatory for commercial sites as well). Interactive effects, when not well done, also risk antagonizing the primary purpose of your website -- to provide visitors the information they need to research you/contact you/hire you/buy your stuff/etc.

Of course, if your company designs websites or games, or you're a news site of some kind running live updates, the interactivity provides utility and context and can be beneficial (either because of what it provides or because of what it says about you). If your company makes copper tubing, it risks being a nuisance.

 

 

Actually, I was going to write a long winded response to this but I figured I most probably would do best by PM:ing you instead, not to clutter this whole thread about computer stuff again. biggrin.gif

 

As for the enema addiction: I haven't read the article (was there one?) but if it's an addiction that is going on, it's going to be hard to get rid of. People always say that some addictions are harder to get rid of than others, and while it may technically be true, I think an addiction is an addiction and no addiction is easy to live with when it becomes problematic. Although, it is admittedly a rather comical sounding addiction to say the least. Speaking of addiction, I had a smoke today. I haven't had one since the beginning of this winter. It just isn't any good any more. I don't miss it nor do I feel any kind of want, need or lust for another smoke.

 

I have to wonder though, how did they come up with the idea of using enemas to ingest coffee, or perhaps the question should be the other way around: why use coffee for enemas?

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Actually, I was going to write a long winded response to this but I figured I most probably would do best by PM:ing you instead, not to clutter this whole thread about computer stuff again. biggrin.gif

 

As for the enema addiction: I haven't read the article (was there one?) but if it's an addiction that is going on, it's going to be hard to get rid of. People always say that some addictions are harder to get rid of than others, and while it may technically be true, I think an addiction is an addiction and no addiction is easy to live with when it becomes problematic. Although, it is admittedly a rather comical sounding addiction to say the least. Speaking of addiction, I had a smoke today. I haven't had one since the beginning of this winter. It just isn't any good any more. I don't miss it nor do I feel any kind of want, need or lust for another smoke.

 

I have to wonder though, how did they come up with the idea of using enemas to ingest coffee, or perhaps the question should be the other way around: why use coffee for enemas?


Is there really such a thing as an enema addiction? Just imagining future visits to a proctologist is rather scary/violating lol..... confused_face(1).gif


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Is there really such a thing as an enema addiction? Just imagining future visits to a proctologist is rather scary/violating lol..... confused_face(1).gif

I think they may be into it deeper than we'll ever know. May the lord rest upon them. Not literally, but figuratively, if there now is a lord and that lord feels like resting...

 

It must be kind of awkward at the proctologist though if they are addicted.

 

"No enema for you!"

 

 

 

 

Oh I will quit the nerd stuff, but this one just takes the cake.. (Click to show)

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Linux

 
hahaha, must be the most creative one to this date. HUGE nerd warning though ...

 


Edited by Coq de Combat - 2/19/13 at 2:39pm
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Pretty disgraceful behavior.

 

Aye, most people (at least in Aus) seem pretty nice about this kind of thing. I once found a lady's wallet in a carpark and went through her stuff until I found a business card with her number. She was incredibly grateful when she came, and didn't seem to mind when I told her I had to go through her wallet lol. 

 

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All anime thread members are welcome, provided they observe our customs and ways. Observing periods of remembrance for the Turtles, for example.

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

You know, that just reminds me of this game I played recently:

 

http://twinbeard.com/frog-fractions

 

This is an incredibly good game (I'm not being sarcastic) and if you have a spare 30 minutes or so well worth playing till the end.

 

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True enough. At least for some cases. Whether it's actually easier to navigate static or dynamic web pages is more a question about the implementation rather than the philosophy behind it. Having a dynamic web site shouldn't automatically complicate things for the end user, but a complex site "architecture" (or whatever it's called in engrish) most probably would.

 

What do you make of these? :3

http://www.theuselessweb.com/

 

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I have to wonder though, how did they come up with the idea of using enemas to ingest coffee, or perhaps the question should be the other way around: why use coffee for enemas?

 

I think the whole enema thing comes from a pretty natural if not gross train of thought. I mean pessaries are very popular in Europe. (I have fond/awful memories of taking pessaries for food poisoning on a high speed train there). 

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I'm making coffee right this second. All this enema talk man, yikes. I'm looking forward to Sony's Playstation Meeting tomorrow. Curious to see how that PS4 is gonna look. I'm hoping Quantic Dream debut Singularity tomorrow. I have a sneaking suspicion that that is the logical extension of the Kara demo similar to how The Casting preceded Heavy Rain. Most curious to see whether visuals will look so spookily realistic that the fidelity of mo-cap can't keep up, imparting that unsettling, uncanny valley effect on the player.

JGray - Frog Fractions is indeed great. Never have I ever been such an avid consumer of bug porn. It truly opened my eyes
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What do you make of these? :3

http://www.theuselessweb.com/

 

 

I think the whole enema thing comes from a pretty natural if not gross train of thought. I mean pessaries are very popular in Europe. (I have fond/awful memories of taking pessaries for food poisoning on a high speed train there). 

LOL, I hadn't seen the one called Eel Slap! It's gross, yet addictiverolleyes.gif

 

As for the pessaries being popular.. I can't say I've actually encountered them in any way. On the other hand, I guess it's not the most common thing to talk about with people. At least people don't come up to me to tell me they have pessaries. It's probably for the best even though I can see it as an ice breaker at parties and for those awkward, silent moments in elevators.

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LOL, I hadn't seen the one called Eel Slap! It's gross, yet addictiverolleyes.gif


As for the pessaries being popular.. I can't say I've actually encountered them in any way. On the other hand, I guess it's not the most common thing to talk about with people. At least people don't come up to me to tell me they have pessaries. It's probably for the best even though I can see it as an ice breaker at parties and for those awkward, silent moments in elevators.

I mean, I *think* they are more popular there. I remember looking it up when I got the medication and was a little bemused.
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I just realized that I haven't listened to the Beastie Boys since I purchased my Mad Dogs so I decided to turn on Ill Communication and reintroduce myself to this album. I put my new Alpha Pads on my Mad Dogs today as well. I'm not sure if it's simply been too long since I've listened to these guys or if these headphones really do change things this much on this album, but I feel almost like I've never listened to Ill Communication before. Maybe even like I've never properly listened to the Beastie Boys. Needless to say, this is a wonderful experience and I'm really appreciating the experience I'm having so far with these.

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I finally got around to getting to my buddies place a few days ago. Check out my newest acquisition the 600 ohm AKG K240 MP Sextette.

It's condition is spectacular. There's not even a scratch on the cups and the pads are pristine. Even the headband still has a lot of spring and life in it.

 

 

Now to get myself an adapter so I can hook her up to Raven and Itoru. I tried plugging in these headphones to my folks old mid 90's cheapo Goldstar 5 CD carousel mini stereo system that's down in the basement. To my utter shock it drove the K240 with authority and it sounded pretty decent for a cheapo Goldstar stereo.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/19/13 at 9:20pm
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