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I feel like I'm in English class again blink.gif

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I'm having a blast playing around with my 808 PureView. Its camera is just so very very powerful, considering that it's just a phone. And it doesn't fail as a normal, down-to-earth phone too. Just need a phone holder tripod mount and I'm good to go.

 

Lucky! I wish I had one on Sunday night when I saw Bon Iver at the Man. Would of made for a great bootleg XDD

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Going from English to a romance language is one thing, but trying to learn a subject-object-verb language after being used to English is so ridiculously hard to wrap my mind around.
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Countries with strong Confucian traditions put crazy amounts of energy into tracking rank: Who's the elder, who's the younger, who's connected to whom and how. Since the father's-brother's-son has precedence over the father's-sister's-son, there are probably terms for them to make it less cumbersome to distinguish your cousins.

This. I can only speak as a Malay, but this is what I noticed from actually most of the families in Malaysia. Well not the modern ones right now, but starting from my father's and mother's generation and going back. My father's side has like 12 siblings, and each of my aunts and uncles had 5 children, at least, of their own. Imagine my confusion who is who. And my aunts' and uncles' cousins. And then my grandparents have their own set of OMGsomany siblings and their own cousins. Major fustercluck.

Oh and lest I forget this, even the hierarchy between regions is different. One region might mean that 'grandma' is mother of my parents. But another might mean that its the grandparent of my parents. (Un?)Luckily, with how fast-paced and limited living space is now, families have been getting smaller, but more distant now.
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Lucky! I wish I had one on Sunday night when I saw Bon Iver at the Man. Would of made for a great bootleg XDD

Indeed it would LOL! biggrin.gif
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Well his comics do tend to venture into the funny side in my opinion. It's just that one needs to have thicker tolerances and not just flip tables when he takes a shot at something you hold dear. He's an equal-opportunist in my eyes, whether his fans are going to agree with him or not.

 

Actually, my problem isn't that he's lampooning religion in the least. It's that his arguments against it are really tired and read like the YouTube Atheist's Pocket Bible and are largely founded on a very shallow, almost erroneous understanding of what religion is in the first place. It's clear to me that he doesn't really know much about the actual history of Western thought and its development, both nonsecular and secular alike. But yeah, not the place to get into it...

 

 


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Did I just see that car get started with a USB stick?

 

I hate new cars...

 

BMW and Mercedes are the worst when it comes to that sort of thing. It's like being inside a Fry's or CompUSA now...


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Why can't I have a robot that screams? They get to have one and it's not fair.
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I feel like I'm in English class again blink.gif

Interesting Im actually learning english in english class.......... 

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Best action scenes ever. Indian movie "Robot".

 

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In high school I had an English teacher of Polish descent, who used to give us bonus points on exam if we could spell his surname correctly. I got it every time....and even now, more than 25 years later, I can still spell it....Garczynski. A fascinating character he was....often wore Hawaiian-type shirts with bright blue slacks and bright white tennis shoes. 

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Best action scenes ever. Indian movie "Robot".

 

 

 

 

Ha! Be sure to check out Vijayakanth and Rajnikanth as well. Literally laughed non-stop for about 2 hours with my friends.

 

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http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?topic=5071.0

intresting to see how it will compare to the GR07 and the EPH100 

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That kind of stuff has been going on in our country for ages, sadly. Just not with "normal kids" so much. Certain children and young adults diagnosed with mental illnesses however have been sent to "special schools," some of them private and some state-run, where they're basically physically and psychologically abused and no one does anything about it.


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Working around the medical industry can be both rewarding and maddening for a techie...

I went to the ... medical institution today for the interview, and it was definitely NOT a hospital. Apparently, the lady who was being a recruitment consultant between us had misunderstood (quite understandably though, I'll explain later) the environmental description of the job. It was at a campus, and the scientists, while doing medical research, were not the white coated surgeons I had in my most horrific fantasies imagined them to be. A big plus was that they do not lobotomize their employees either (again, err, fantasies...nervousness...err).

 

So, the interview went actually pretty great and we chatted about their network solution as it is, and the solution he wanted and we kind of changed ideas back and forth. Some parts of needed virtualization into more virtualization through remote control - we're talking inception style here. Some parts of their system were using legacy stuff, and totally wrong components. We're talking old servers and (--->) access (<--- !!!) DBs for terabytes of data.  All in all, a lot of work needed over there.

 

As for the hospital environment vs campus environment. Well, apparently this institution actually has a hospital for medicin students, but they don't have their courses there. This was kind of their campus, and the hospital for practical learning is at another part of town - and that's probably what the recruiter had misunderstood. It's alright though.

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