TheSwmnCello

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from Urbana, IL

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    • Oh yeah

      9 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      So about two months ago, I happened to be browsing the Newegg daily deals (which usually last at least a week) and noticed a 42" LG TV at a huge discount - $1400 off. I thought "Wow, that would be great to have. Oh well."

      A week later it was still in the daily deals. $999 for a $2399 1080p LCD TV. I really wished I could have it.

      A week after that it was still in the daily deals. Such a huge discount, and a seriously sweet 2" thick TV. So I discussed it with Leen and we decided that it was totally worth it. We bought it, and a few days later it arrived in an enormous box. It's a beautiful TV - it looks very sleek and the picture is amazing. The "120 Hz Truemotion" feature takes some getting used to, but it's not that bad (and it can be disabled if you really can't stand it). All in all, for that price, it's an incredible deal. In fact, it's still on sale at Newegg (I suspect they're trying to clear stock to bring in the new line of LG TVs) so if you're in the market for a new TV then you should really go check it out. The only disadvantage is that the built-in speakers, while being invisible as advertised, sound awful. But honestly... I wasn't expecting much.

    • There's a zombie on your lawn

      10 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      We don't want zombies on the lawn

    • New Firefox extension

      10 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      Haven't decided if I like it or not yet, but it's definitely a cool idea so I thought I'd share: Mouseless Browsing. I came across it whilst trying to add vi key movement keybindings to Firefox (because yes, I'm too lazy to move my hands to the arrow keys when they're already on the home row). The idea is exactly what it sounds like - being able to navigate web pages without using a mouse. It's especially useful when using a laptop, but I generally prefer to use the keyboard rather than the mouse anyway. It works by assigning a unique id to each link on the page, and putting that in a little box next to the link (which you can choose to hide by default if that's your thing). To 'click' on the link, you simply type the number. I'm normally a big fan of using ' and / to search the page for what I need, but this is very useful for those pesky websites that use images for links, as well as those that have multiple links with the same text. Between that and the built-in useful keyboard shortcuts, it's possible to do nearly anything without a mouse (though ironically, navigating the options menu of Mouseless Browsing still requires a mouse smiley1.gif ).

      The one shortcut I haven't managed to find, though, is one that will focus the current tab (similar to how Ctrl-L focuses the location bar and Ctrl-K focuses the search bar).

      On a lighter note...
      Did you hear about the viagra shipment that got stolen?
      No, who they think did that?
      Well they don't know, but they're on the lookout for hardened criminals.
      (joke shamelessly borrowed from Bad Jokes)

      Is that enough links yet? smiley1.gif

    • Geeeeeeeeek

      10 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      So an interesting problem came up at work yesterday... our production database has 3 copies: the database that's actually used by the application, and two more that are updated live by replication (which just means that any changes made to the first database are made to the other 2 as well). And it turns out that one of the systems sending us information started sending "NaN" (Not a Number, e.g. 0 / 0) values for one of its fields. These NaN values made it all the way into the database, where they proceeded to break replication. But what made it really interesting is that there is no easy way to find NaN values in a Sybase database using SQL queries. I couldn't find anything about it online, and even our database architect didn't know how to do it. But I finally figured out a way:

      select * from Leg where reverse(str(leg.fixedRate)) like "NaN%"


      That works because the string value of NaN is something like " -NaN" (for Sybase 12, anyway). Of course it's not an ideal solution since the table has about 4.5 million rows and the index on fixedRate doesn't help when it has to be converted to a string... but there are other ways of optimizing the query, and finding the NaN values was the important part.

      In (slightly) less geeky news, Fallout 3 has consumed me. It's at least as addicting as Fable II was, but with a much more massive map.

    • FYI

      11 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      Chocolate fondue in front of the television is divine.

    • Married

      11 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      ...Y'know, in case you didn't see my title.

      The short version is that it was an absolutely wonderful day. Most things went as planned, and most of the things that didn't were pretty minor details. The only BIG problem I can think of is that the chef cut the anniversary layer of our wedding cake along with all the rest of it... wtf smiley2.gif . They're supposed to know things like that. Hell, even I knew that. My mom offered to make us an anniversary cake, and her cake is incredibly good (at least as good as our wedding cake - we would've had her make it, but she refuses to make wedding cakes as a general rule), but it's still disappointing not to have the actual anniversary cake. But everyone looked great, we loved our photographer and can't wait to see the pictures, and overall we had a great time. We're very happy. smiley1.gif

    • A brief respite

      11 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      We actually did sign up for internet service... it really says something about today's society that we didn't even last a week without internet service, even with a free wireless network within walking distance. But we've been so busy that there hasn't been much time for playing around on the internet, and I don't expect that to change any time soon.

      Anyway, I got this email this morning and thought you guys would get a kick out of it:

      From: Margret Holloway <motorbikesl76@removed>
      To: removed smiley8.gif
      Date: Fri, May 23, 2008 at 5:30 AM
      Subject: best

      your life is crap


      If the person who sent that happens to read this, they should know that my university email expires in a couple months, and they'll have to find a different address to send their inspiring messages to. smiley8.gif

    • Real life triumphs again

      11 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      So, tonight was my graduation ceremony. It was a great feeling to walk across the stage and receive my diploma (well, really just a diploma cover, but close enough). I'm finally done, but that's just the first of many life changes coming soon...

      And the next change is that I'm moving to my new apartment on Wednesday. I'll be pretty busy unpacking and setting everything up. And, because I'll only be there for a little more than a month before I go to New York for a month of training, I haven't bothered to sign up for internet service. And of course, in New York, chances are I'll be too busy to be spending much time online. So unless I happen to have a neighbor with an open wireless network and a strong signal, I won't be around much until August. Even then I'm sure my usage of the site will be significantly different since I'll have a job and this site is blocked by their filters, but we'll just have to wait and see how that turns out...

    • Fun fact

      11 years ago

      TheSwmnCello

      As of this writing, there are 666,781 images uploaded by users on this site.

  • Comments (1249)

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

      What's up? A direction away from the center of gravity of a celestial object.


      I laughed. Thanks.

    • EvilCplGoat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      ok...i am not one to argue too much, i was just making an observation based on my experences shopping for a nice tv. i do like my panasonic though

    • caboose1177

      10 years ago

      So many people think that way
      You gotta watch what you say
      To them and them, and others too
      Who don't seem to see to things the way you do.

      Some people just want to create a new forum thread of Rush and there is nothing wrong with that, but that's because i'm not a moderator.

    • ennervance

      10 years ago

      Man, I'm gone for 6 months and you go and get married. Congratulations!

    • frank

      11 years ago

      I lol'd.

    • frank

      11 years ago

      smiley7.gif

      You're mistaken. This is an image I had before you. smiley6.gif

    • frank

      11 years ago

      So if you vote for me that is an automatic win, right? smiley8.gif

    • peej216 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      yea i know we been getting that you mean ever since i graduated...i have been getting farther and farther away...(i am a violinest)

    • peej216 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      cello player right .....what music you play?

    • avwjeep

      11 years ago

      I plan on it! That store would rock! I love Nintendo...the DS is the best handheld game system ever, and the Wii is pretty cool too. Now if only I could find the game I want (Wii Fit)....

    • Sxndy

      11 years ago

      Maybe a bad or outdated codec? Is this a problem with specific video formats?

      Personally I just use VLC, and it plays everything without a problem.


      Since I got my new graphics card it plays all video, can't understand it as I never changed codecs. But all is good and just happy that it's working and playing all video.

    • KeybladerDan

      11 years ago

      Heh, probably for the best no one fell around that area. With the extremely shallow water and whatnot if you catch my drift.

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      Whats going on dude?

    • Neoma

      11 years ago

      Summarizing you.

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      uh nvm i guss ill just have to deal with his shit

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Direman

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      its complicated he has his friend cabose or whateer spred the hatemail to us and even blocking him dosnt do a thing

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      another he asked me to give him a big amount of mods (and i did) only to receave horrible name calling after

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      apparently some of my friends have been dealing with him, my friend woodchunz got shit from him cause wood liked the ps3

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      we did but this hasnt been a first time

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      srry i deleated all of his hate comment but ask my friend link he has been dealing with his torment to ill have him tell you

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      id like to report direman

    • Stunto

      11 years ago

      You can listen to any of the songs in the mp3 section of his site. You just have to pay for some to download them.

    • Sou1R34Per

      11 years ago

      Well I'm at school and my friend is now permabanned. He talked to gus about it and gus said that he was bos. He wants to talk to roadblock but he doesn't know how to because he is banned. +

    • Sou1R34Per

      11 years ago

      Thats weird because I go to his page and it says that his last log in time was like 38 years ago.

    • notkidding

      11 years ago

      *cello my b

    • notkidding

      11 years ago

      btw please don't put the cell in the swmn pool

    • notkidding

      11 years ago

      OMG!!! you win the Que Pasa award of the day!!!

    • Sou1R34Per

      11 years ago

      The Ghostsoldi3r

    • Sou1R34Per

      11 years ago

      Hey I was wondering why my friend was banned.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      11 years ago

      In reply to SpiceyCarpet, #895:

      ...

      It's a Links thread. What did you expect?

      MOAR LINKS!


      To be fair to SpicyCarpet, every single post that member has made has been a promotion of that site.

    • Dman82

      11 years ago

      All I'd have to do is delete 121 pictures... >.>

      >.>
      <.<

      . . .

      thddsf.gif

    • Strider165

      11 years ago

      Haha, fair enough.

    • Strider165

      11 years ago

      I've seen a bunch of leases lately and none of them have been over 2 pages, even with provisions for pets and the like.

    • WhenIDie7

      11 years ago

      Oh, so pretty much I busted a noob move and deleted programs that didn't do shit, lol.

      The only programs that automatically do stuff are Skype, AIM....and I think that's it. Thanks for the advice :-)

    • frank

      11 years ago

      Love that comic on your profile. Where did you get it?

    • Bob_Long

      11 years ago

      hm... thats kinda lame XD

    • Strider165

      11 years ago

      There were one or two I hadn't heard of, but that's because I have no need for them.

    • siilentGhost

      11 years ago

      Yo my man. Rimrocker13 is asking for mods in the comment section.

    • SHUFFLE0106

      11 years ago

      do u know who can

    • SHUFFLE0106

      11 years ago

      can u sponer me i have 80 mods????????

    • SHUFFLE0106

      11 years ago

      what website do i go to to check @ web

    • Abandoned

      11 years ago

      thanks a lot for all the help eh

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      Yeah that's where the problems occur. I'm pretty confident I can handle it. But I don't think she can. eeeeh...

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      She has had problems with it in the past, like being tempted and such. She sets up boundaries so as not to play with fire, so to speak.

      I am trying to convince her that it takes two to tango, and that I wouldn't have a problem with not going over the line. It's just that her line is different. I have no problems with no sex til marriage. But yeah, kissing...dang, that sucks.

    • PrincessNybo

      11 years ago

      I guess I'm confused then. Hobbie made it sound like the issue was that there aren't enough mods to deal with people who violate the rules...

      What am I missing here?

    • PrincessNybo

      11 years ago

      Just for fun. And apparently, I got a side of e-drama with my vacation. tongue.png

      The suggestions I made really are in the nature of trying to help you guys out. As I said before, you are all donating your time, just like the CTA's are. If the site is so overwhelmingly in need of moderation that you can't hop on for even a moment to check your alerts without getting bombarded, then it's time for more mods. Don't you think?

      P.S. I am not running for mod, here. Just pointing out the facts as I see them.

    • otter_be Butts Forum Moderator

      11 years ago

      I'm jealous,

      backstroke was fine for me right up until I hit the flags, and then my stroke count would keep changing on me....needless to say it meant some interesting turns...

    • PrincessNybo

      11 years ago

      Okay, I have had it. I've posted this repeatedly, and I'm not the only one. I am now posting this everywhere I can think of, every day, until it's fixed.

      YOUR ARGH PAGE IS BROKEN! (Yes, I see the irony.)

      When you click on "browse our schwag" you get www.roosterteethstore..com/ <-- yes, with two dots. It doesn't work.

      FIX IT. NOW. BLARG.

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      You could hand them out to people when they come to the wedding... in case they start to tear up. smiley0.gif

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