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This is the canonical comic about apostrophes:


Edited by ardgedee - 9/18/12 at 9:07am
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So...

 

I haven't even used the Clip Zip player yet and I'm already looking to get on of those Hisound players... The Studio V caught my attention with its touted 50+ hours of playtime...  Does anyone here owns one of these? Also, would I just be better with the Clip Zip + Leckerton UHA-6SMKII combo? Or is the Studio V + external amp overkill? (i.e. the Studio seems to have a good amp section?)

 

Thanks.!

 

 

P.S. I hate sleeping only 4 hours and then going to work... the day goes, oh, so slooooowwwww!!!

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Yeah, I've looked up the dell, and at best it seems to have the GTX 640M graphics card. I'd like to have at least 650M on my portable solution.

 

The Asus is nice looking with great hardware, innit?

 

That IPS Panel...hhhhhhhhggggggggggggnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!
 

By "compromise," I was actually refering to the fact that the GTX 640M is a bit outdated at this point, so I understand completely.

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I believe language should & does evolve, therefore, my bad spelling & grammar is simply evolution in action. tongue.gif
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Or in a more obnoxious, and funny way to see it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

LOL, yeah, seems to me that we have been more than just me strolling around at the oatmeal! 

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This is the canonical comic about apostrophes:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

LOL, yeah, that flower isn't especially friendly. I guess it was primarily made for people who has english as their primary language, and not us foreigners.

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That IPS Panel...hhhhhhhhggggggggggggnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!
 

By "compromise," I was actually refering to the fact that the GTX 640M is a bit outdated at this point, so I understand completely.

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Exactly, I feel the same way about the screen. IPS on a laptop .. yummy.

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I believe language should & does evolve, therefore, my bad spelling & grammar is simply evolution in action. tongue.gif

LOL, actually, we've had a few words that has made it to our academic council of the swedish language (or so to say, those are the guys who decides what is what is not okay to use in dictionaries and our language) because people just simply wouldn't learn how to spell them. I can't blame those as some of our grammar rules can be pretty weird. A lot of people just can't learn the difference between "they" and "them".

 

We like they.

Them like us.

 

Kind of like that, and it's a little disturbing at times when people just can't handle it, but I can understand them. The difference is rather small: De/Dem.

 


 

 

Work related news (Click to show)

 

Oh, I think I've forgot to tell you guys, but I have another interview coming up with a hospital who needs a database administrator. It's not for the patients, or it doesn't involve patients at all, but the doctors och scientists that work there. The university is also one of Swedens bigger (and probably better) medical universities and a hospital at the same time. They have scientists doing their lab work and are now in need of a database guy. They need the database guy to know databases, developing, infosec and so on - plus they really want the person they hire to be 30+, which I am. This is because a hospital is apparently a little different kind of working place, and well, there's a lot of responsibility and maturity needed for such a position. They've at least specifically said they don't want a 20-something, nor do they want a senior guy - but a fresh from university 30+ guy (which in and off itself seem to be a pretty narrow requirement imo, but oh well...). Suits me fine. The job would be to create a database for the scientists, and have an ongoing administration of it, and talk to the scientists about their IT needs and try as best to fulfill them as possible.

 

I think personally that it can be a rather fun job. They've also said that they could offer an own office for laborating and such, which would be pretty nice. 

 

As for the other job that I have going on, I've heard from them now. All they need now is my criminal record (it's a security classed job, so they need all employees criminal records). They said they've called my references and checked out my proof of studies and such and everything so far is green light. Now I just have wait a few weeks for my criminal record (yeah it takes that long, *sigh*). After that it should be done. During my wait I'll study languages I'd be using if I got the job, and keep looking for other jobs in case this turned out to be a dud in the last minute. Until contracts are written I'm basically free to take whichever job I want.

 


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i think it looks ugly compared to the zonda IMO 

I agree. It's like how the CCR looks better than the CCX or Agera.

The Zonda F is just... wow. One of my favorites of all time.


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LOL, actually, we've had a few words that has made it to our academic council of the swedish language (or so to say, those are the guys who decides what is what is not okay to use in dictionaries and our language) because people just simply wouldn't learn how to spell them. I can't blame those as some of our grammar rules can be pretty weird. A lot of people just can't learn the difference between "they" and "them".

 

We like they.

Them like us.

 

Kind of like that, and it's a little disturbing at times when people just can't handle it, but I can understand them. The difference is rather small: De/Dem.

 

Well if you guys are gonna start allowing all kinds of stuff like that, then I can see how it's easy to maintain that 100% literacy stat.  If someone in the U.S. said "them like us" I would think Jar-Jar Binks right off the bat.

 

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I agree. It's like how the CCR looks better than the CCX or Agera.
The Zonda F is just... wow. One of my favorites of all time.

 

Wrong thread buddy.  wink.gif


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LOL, yeah, that flower isn't especially friendly. I guess it was primarily made for people who has english as their primary language, and not us foreigners.

 

The comic is primarily directed at people who should already know better, yes. I gather it's also a riff of some kind on an educational public service announcement series in Canadian media, but I don't know much about that.

 

Leave it to the English language to have irregular pronouns, though.

 

My partner's native language is not English. Her English is excellent, though there are a few things that frustrate her:

1. Puns. Mostly they annoy, because she finds puns hard to understand.

2. Terms for personal relationships. For example, English has "uncle", but no words to distinguish "mother's brother" from "father's brother", for example.

3. Terms for food and eating. English conflates "hot" as meaning both a sensation of temperature and sensation of capsaicin. And most conversational terms for sensations of food textures are negative -- or example, the sliminess of okra, or mushiness of oatmeal -- even where those sensations are inherent to the appeal of the foods.


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3. Terms for food and eating. English conflates "hot" as meaning both a sensation of temperature and sensation of capsaicin. And most conversational terms for sensations of food textures are negative -- or example, the sliminess of okra, or mushiness of oatmeal -- even where those sensations are inherent to the appeal of the foods.

 

And you know what's worse?  "Spicy" can mean both flavorful and piquant, so often times that doesn't quite clarify things either.


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I just say yummy - the rest is just details.
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Or in a more obnoxious, and funny way to see it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe
LOL, yeah, seems to me that we have been more than just me strolling around at the oatmeal! 

Well I followed his comic for a long time, but his views on religion is kind of tiring for me; lets leave at that. Well, it's heartening to see that you have two job opportunities in the near future in this kind of times. I myself am quite worried after I finish my course.
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Working around the medical industry can be both rewarding and maddening for a techie. I currently work for a small medical device mfr and I really like it - but this is far from a hospital. The number of non-technical folks in hospitals is staggering and that can be a big challenge - it requires *significant* patience and people skills. Even folks that you would think would be technical - like scientific researchers, can be clueless about basic HW/SW - and they can be a real pain in the rear. The data security aspects of medical records can also be exhausting - endless audits from gov't agencies, etc, etc. On the other side of the coin, helping really cool science to get done is very, very rewarding - and the more you try to understand what your users are really trying to accomplish, the better and more valuable you will be. Far too many HW/SW folks just want to sit in front of their monitors and not be bothered to learn what their work is REALLY being used for - and that's very short-sighted. If budgets get tight and someone needs to be cut, who do you think will be the first to go - the smart code monkey that has shows no real interest in the business and that shuns contact with people outside of tech friends, or the smart code monkey that has worked directly with the key business stakeholders to make sure that the systems being delivered meet the real business needs and not just the tech spec thrown over the wall into his cage?

Sorry - I slipped into mentor mode - I've given that speech more times than I care to remember... wink.gif
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