Nerdito

Male
from Vancouver BC

    • Nerdito

      I thought I was smart

      3 years ago

      until I saw GiantBomb's interview with John Carmack.

      www.giantbomb.com/e3-2012-john-carmack-interview/17-6164/

    • Nerdito

      DONE

      3 years ago

      MY LAST UNDERGRAD EXAM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nerdito

      Mr Popularity

      3 years ago

      End of the year
      End of my post secondary education
      One thousand reports and labs to submit
      With one thousand different teams
      All of which are trying to track me down

      I never new popularity would suck this much

    • Nerdito

      Marlow Files 25: The Canadian Dream

      3 years ago

      I haven't done one of these in a while...
      I was reading the liked article and it remained me of something that happened:

      Last month I was talking with a bunch of Friends about the high housing prices in many Canadian cities. Apparently I am a racist because "permanent president" now means "white guy" or something. Anyways, the story starts when I remark that the high housing prices were due to foreign investors.

      Here's some interesting background information...
      www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/03/14/real-estate-overseas-investors.html

      I was only 1/5 right according to one source in the linked article. The other 4/5 of the answer is because of immigration and the housing costs elsewhere. A Canadian home is cheap to buy and offers higher value compared to a home in China, according to the article. Must be a similar situation elsewhere given the number of immigrants to Canada from all over the world.

      The end result can be seen in Vancouver, where I live. I look in the news paper and see adds for houses less than a block from my home. 2 Million! How? Its a big house, its in the suburbs, its a quiet neighbourhood, its a 5 minute walk from an elementary school, 8 minute walk from a bus stop, 30 minutes to downtown via public transit, 45 minutes to downtown by car, etc.

      So back to the story...

      I suggested that the current situation is not economically viable because of the rising cost of gas. People who buy these homes want to buy coffee from Starbucks, groceries from Safeways, and any garbage to be taken away. But the people who work at Safeways and who collect the trash don't get paid enough to buy a 2 million dollar home. They move "up the valley" and commute to work, pay a premium to rent, or try and buy one of the increasingly scare "affordable" homes. Eventually, it becomes too expensive to commute into Vancouver. Who picks up the trash? Who sells you coffee? Who stocks the stores with food?

      So, here's where I was called a racist. Everyone in the discussion agreed that this was a problem and started debating what could be done to improve the situation. I liked the idea to expand the commuter train system (I like public transit). Then I commented that restricting the sale of homes to only permanent residents would drop the housing prices. Didn't endorse the idea (its a bad idea), never said anything about race, ethnicity, nationality, colour, language, whether they are left or right handed...

      I guess "permanent resident" means "white guy" or something.

    • Nerdito

      What happened to my weekends?

      3 years ago

      Awesome but exasperatingly tedious shit happened.

    • Nerdito

      Nerd Rite of Passage

      3 years ago

      Built my fist computer!

      Its something that I've been meaning to do for a while now but have not had the money to do so. Over summer I worked my first real job (one with a professional capacity) and saved up some cash. Never built a computer before so things got a little scary. For example when the heat sink wouldn't "fit" and when it did, I though I would crush the processor when I locked it in place.

      Might as well brag about specs, just don't rob me like Jack!
      FX 6100 Processor (3.3GHz, easy to OC)
      EVGA GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card
      120GB SATA III Corsair SSD (once you go Solid State, you never go back)
      Windows experience of score 7.3 with the processor locked at 3.3GHz. Should be about 7.8 when OCed.

      By the way, I live at 123 Fake Street.

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      Back Again

      3 years ago

      After just a week of school, I can't wait for Summer.
      stupid short attention span

    • Nerdito

      I R drunk?

      4 years ago

      The conscious mind is still intact, cold and rational
      The physical mind is shouting, chaotic and whimsical
      in an equilibrium of conscious and unconscious; sliding towards a natural frequency

      (if thats poetry, its painfully nerdy)

    • Nerdito

      On a roll

      4 years ago

      Just finished "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"
      (its a fan fic of what would happen if PETA took over the world)

      While you may think that you are not familiar with the book, I'm sure you've watched this movie:
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      Blade Runner was based off of Philip Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Despite not knowing this at the beginning of the novel, it quickly became apparent. This raised a question: why did Blade Runner work as a movie aductation of a book where others fail? Initially, it didn't. Blade Runner was a box office flop. Also, the book, if directly translated wouldn't make for a very interesting film despite most of the story taking place over the course of one day.

      Its very interesting to see what changes were made to the narrative in order for the movie to work. its also interesting to consider how directors and producers go about making screen adaption of books. Blade runner follows Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep more closely than I, Robot did of its namesake, but took more liberties than were taken with Lord of the Rings. One could write an entire thesis on why changes are made and the motives behind them.

      Removing the book from the context of the movie, I'm not sure if I liked it. Yes, I read though it in a few short days and yes, I should have been studying statistics and fluid dynamics instead of reading. It gave me that entertained but not enjoying oneself feeling. Escapism? Certainly - if you like to read about endless vacant conapts, radioactive dust, and murderous robots...

    • Nerdito

      There's just something bad ass...

      4 years ago

      ...about star ship troopers. I'm not talking about the movie (NPH being the only real redeeming quality). Its the book:

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      Yes, the grandfather of anything "space marine" or otherwise! Yet, its not what one would expect: bullets bandages and space beans. I'd recommend reading its wiki page before reading it yourself.

  • Comments (32)

    • dougss

      dougss

      4 years ago

      tis genius, no?

    • casmarie

      casmarie

      4 years ago

      But it is Spring :P

    • Steve429

      Steve429

      5 years ago

      I love your banner at the top. The Half-Life Minds Group rocks!! XD

    • Ratmaster

      Ratmaster

      5 years ago

      I have coloured 2 and 1/2 comics today smiley3.gif

    • suppi

      suppi

      5 years ago

      You ever crack you toenail in half?
      I call that an injury. Hurts like fuck.

    • Laird

      Laird

      5 years ago

      That's something you have to email [email protected] or [email protected] for that information, I am only in charge of the charity auction stuff/presenting some material at the show. I was just spreading the word around to the rt community members of Vancouver.

    • Laird

      Laird

      5 years ago

      Just in case you care to see the crew of RvB in Vancouver, you should check out this site www.rvbcanwest.com/ and attend the event in Vancouver May 29th, 2010.

    • caboose1177

      caboose1177

      5 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Rush group and I am glad to see another fan of Rush on this website.

      thanks again. :)

    • suppi

      suppi

      5 years ago

      What!?

      No. It was amazing!
      It's just your typical plot, but the actual writing and storytelling was good enough that it shouldn't be noticeable.
      Unlike Avatar.

    • casmarie

      casmarie

      5 years ago

      Also, I just gargled some salt water, didn't help at all.