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    • Wow....

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I am a nerd. I will freely admit that and I am proud of it. But I also have a profesional job and am starting a company and for this reason I always try to look presentable at work. So when I found this list I was suprised to see I am way behind on most counts.. so far in fact I dont think I will bother trying to play catch up. Below are each item from the list followed by my response:

      1. The greatest contributions of the United States to the world of style, in no particular order: The chino, the sneaker, the T-shirt, the biker jacket, blue jeans, the sweatshirt, the baseball cap.

      WHAT?! I though the greatest contribution was bluetooth headsets like the evil guy wore In Resident Evil. I have that same model and it looks like sex with a triple a battery... um.. at least I THINK it does...

      2. Livestock are the only American staple that should show any visible branding.

      No disagreement here...

      3. The ideal age at which a well-informed sense of style finally agrees with the level of the American man's disposable income: Thirty-five. Pre-thirty-five, you have no money. Post-thirty-five, you have kids. And no money.

      Bah... I have plenty of money but my cloths still look like shit because I spend it one technology

      4. Remove your glove when shaking someone's hand. Unless, of course, it's January and you're in Chicago, in which case a simple wave is acceptable.

      Gloves?

      5. The most stylish way for the American man to commute is in a 1969 Impala. May we also suggest one of those new Mustangs. Bonus points if SHELBY is written on the door.

      Woot... I have a Mustang so I guess I rule this one.. No bonus points for me though (this makes me sad)

      6. The short-sleeved shirt has no place at the office. Unless you wear a name tag, in which case you probably have no choice in the matter.

      I ran out of clean laundry so I am wearing short-sleeves right now... And yes I am at the office... Though the other people here wear them ALL the freaking time.. some even wear shorts sometimes...

      7. Things from your closet that do not go together: Jeans and cuff links; Socks and sandals; A matching tie and pocket square; Boots and suit pants; Dress jackets and shorts (unless you're in Bermuda)

      I am not even fully aware of what some of that stuff is... (pocket square?!)

      8. Things the American man can't wear to a funeral: A bow tie, whimsical patterns, a light-colored coat, a silk pocket square, denim (unless the ceremony involves pouring out cans of Schlitz). At your own funeral? Wear whatever you damn well please.

      Is it ok to drool and lick your lips at a viewing? How about arriving wearing a loin-cloth (see earlier "gollem" entry)

      9. David Arquette is the Hollywood style equivalent of a paper shredder. How this has not ambushed his career is beyond us.

      Do I know this guy? Have I ever HEARD of him... negetivio...

      10. A Brett Favre Packers jersey should never, under any circumstances, cross the state lines of Wisconsin unless the Pack are in the Super Bowl. One more 4-12 season and you might as well leave that thing in the game room.

      Well lets just put it this way: If they hadnt mentioned the superbowl I would not have know what sprot they payed.. as it is I am a little fuzzy..

      11. Every species of knot has its own native habitat. And it's best not to mess with nature.

      Species: The Windsor

      Native habitat: Wide-spread collars

      Species: The Half Windsor

      Native habitat: Pointed collars

      Species: The Four-in-Hand

      Native habitat: Button-down or other soft collars

      Species: The Bow

      Native habitat: Formal winged or spread collars

      I don't know what over 50% of that gibberish means... I will assume it is some sort of programing language... one I DO NOT know...

      12. Additionally, your tie knot speaks volumes.

      THE SIZE OF A BALL BEARING: "In my spare time, I snort coke and jam with the Strokes."
      THE SIZE OF A PINBALL: "I'll be on the Vineyard for the entire month of August. You should come out."
      THE SIZE OF A GOLF BALL: "The reason you hate me is that pretty much everything I do, I do perfectly. Like tying this tie."
      THE SIZE OF A TENNIS BALL: "Yo, Vinny, I'm starving. Let's grab a slice on the way to the reception."

      How about: I drive 12 miles to have my MOM tie it for me becausse I have no clue how... good thing I never wear one

      13. Things the American man should not wear after the age of thirty-five: Sports jerseys, tracksuits, double-breasted suits, polo shirts with the collar up. Things he should not wear before the age of thirty-five: Rim-less eyeglasses, cardigans, double-breasted suits, and polo shirts with the top button fastened.

      I think mister Rogers wore a cardigan and this is all I know... I feel like caboose beause I bet he would love mister rogers.

      14. Navy is the most flexible suit color you can buy. Followed closely by charcoal and medium gray.

      Suite? I really should buy one one day.. When I do I MIGHT remember to buy navy...

      Many more in the first comment... feel free to leave you own responses... This is obviously fashion fro GUYS so if any girls reading this are thinking of adopting any suggestions from this think again. (no I dont REALLY think any of you are THAT nerdy! LOL)

    • This is HORRIBLE!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I am at 99% of the way to level 33. No amount of forum posting seems to help. Ah well... My new goal is really to get to 40 33 will not be that exiting. It funny, I never liked MMORPGs but I love trying to level on RVB even though its basicly the same thing. An artifical goal with no real reward.. I just like trying to meet the challenge because its there to be met. ah well...

      In other news I am looking into a Audi Q7 as my next car (not sure when I am buying... I JUST made the FIRST payment on this one). All you tree huggers on my list should rejoice because there is likely to be a hybrid version which I MIGHT consider though only because they tend to have a little more pep as both engines work at the same time during hard accelaration.

    • Halo? OMG?!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I mentioned awhile ago that I was playing through HALO and HALO 2 on legendary with a friend on co-op. Well I havn't even finihed HALO 1 yet for several reasons:

      1. I have not played as much as I should be.
      2. No checkpoints on co-op so you must restart the level if the box gets turned off
      3. A thread on the board combined with realizing anew just how insanly awesome HALO is made me download the HALO e-Books "The Fall Of Reach" nd "The Flood" which I had been to lazy to ge for a long time. I am still to lazy to order "First Stike" because Amazon only has a paper book and no e-Book. But I have been reading both of those and they rocked. If you havn't read them you owe it to yourself to do it ASAP. They are THAT cool.

      The awesomness of the books and games has caused my pulse to race in heavy-breathing, pond-of-drool forming anticipation for HALO 3 (perhaps called "forerunner" I hear). Since HALO 3 has not been annouced yet I can only imagine that I will simply go ballistic when actually get my hands on a copy. Oh Well...

      Two questions today:
      Is it sad that I am to lazy to type in amazon.com and download e-Books?

      Also what brand of adult diapers is best (I am sure I will shit myself when HALO 3 comes out... LOL)

    • Weekend.

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      Blarg. I am tired but I had a good time this weekend. I started out by traveling almost 2 hours to a friends house. From there we left to a party we were all going to go to. It was supposed to be another 2 hour trip (if that) but we set out rather later and got directed *ahem emily... feeling like a trip to PIKEVILLE!?!* to th wrong city which was qquite a bit out of our way.. it was not a fun trip and does not bear remembering (actually it wasnt to bad) but we finally got there no less than 5 HOURS late... Oh well it rocked.. there was lots of drinking and having a good time and we all stayed overnight there. In the morning we left (earlier than we would have liked.. there was 4 of us in the car all told and one of them had to be back for work or some crap). So we got back it was now sunday afternoon and instead of heading home to catch up on sleep like a smart person we decided we would all go to the state park (carter caves state park) and explore some awesome caves. We went and obtained a permit and headed off the the cave (after a detore to Wal-Mart where I blew some money on a high quality headlamp and a high quality xenon flasslight with batteries that will be next to impossible to replace as they are some cazy lithium ion deals which are not rechargible). The collection of caves in the park is truly impressive... not a lot of really nice formations but there are some very extensive tunnelsand little passages we had fun squeezing through on our hands and knees. Many of the caves (there are 22 decent sized caves there but only two may be explored easily without a guide or a special more difficult to obtain permit) have water in the including the two we went in. I had on a pair of $300 harley davidson biker boots which I did not want to get wet (also I wanted my feet stay dry) it was easy enough in the first cave to avoid the water with a little climbing and ingenuity but the second (larger and awesomer) one would prove a "little" more challenging.

      THE SECOND CAVE:
      If you don't read the rest of the entry read this part:
      The second of the two caves was entirly water. it was not like a cave with a stream in it. It was a underground stream (and a decent sized stream at that) with a little clearance over it. the opening was rectangular (roughly) and water covered the whole bottom which was maybe 10ft wide, 3 inches deep and fast moving. My friends who had already been plowong through the water were laughing and telling me I would HAVE to join them in the water and when I went accross the creek and began to move spiderlike accross the rock wall Emily (cimm77 on this site) declared "No way..." but I went in and clung to the walls and ceiling the entire over 1 mile trip and t was definity the best workout I have had in awhile... except when I got down and we all hid in a little nook ith out lights off as some othe people approached debating the wisdom of my two friend pretending to be dead and me pretednignt to be eating them them as I looked like some crazed ceature from the bowels of the earth climbing around on the walls like I was. We eventually decided the tourists woudl freak the hell out and one of them might die and we would get sued. We had a plan all worked out to.. They were going to be lying there I would be holding up an arm as if getting ready to take a bite (crouching like gollem I might add) and when they shined their light in our hiding place I was going to droip the arm.. grab a jagged rock and sidle toward them on all fours hissing menacingly and slobbering... they would have just died of fright right there (I do a very good impression of a little menacing gollem... LOL).
      We made an effort but decied (like 10 seconds before we were about to do it) going to jail for getting someone killed would be so NOT worth it...

      Oh well.. I made it out of the cave like a menacing creature which connot stand water completly dry and we went back to Emily's house and whatched reefer madness which we downloaded fromthe internet movie achive. It was far out.. to say the least LOL.

      So who thinks I would make a good cannibalistic gollem?

    • I wonder...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      Molly I got this idea from your journal about the ancient hard disk...

      Anyway. I found some awesome predictions regarding this people said could never be done or would never happen and I found them very interesting. Sure they are amusing and it is easy to laugh it off as simple minded people speaking behond their area of knowledge or out of spite for another until you see that Einstin is on there which really brings it home. I can speak from personal expirience as the technology I invented s not supposed to work. I am told in no uncertain terms that it will never work and time and time again I demonstrate it to doubting engineers and they are forced to eat their words. The moral? The would need less negitivity. Or as a teacher in critical thinking I had a long time ago would have said (and I will never forget.. and will certainly thank her when I am rich and famous): How much positive energy did THAT add?


      "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.

      "Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons." -- Popular Mechanics, 1949

      "I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." -- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.

      "But what...is it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

      "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

      "640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Attributed to Bill Gates, 1981, but believed to be an urban legend.

      "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

      "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

      "While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility." -- Lee DeForest, inventor.

      "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible." -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

      "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

      "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper." -- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone With the Wind."

      "A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make." -- Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.

      "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

      "Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." -- William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899.

      "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.

      "If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." -- Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

      "It will be years -- not in my time -- before a woman will become Prime Minister." -- Margaret Thatcher, 1974.

      "I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone." -- Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869.

      "With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market." -- Business Week, August 2, 1968.

      "That Professor Goddard with his 'chair' in Clark College and the countenancing of the Smithsonian Institution does not know the relation of action to reaction, and of the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react--to say that would be absurd. Of course, he only seems to lack the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools." -- 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work. The remark was retracted in the July 17, 1969 issue.

      "You want to have consistent and uniform muscle development across all of your muscles? It can't be done. It's just a fact of life. You just have to accept inconsistent muscle development as an unalterable condition of weight training." -- Response to Arthur Jones, who solved the "unsolvable" problem by inventing Nautilus.

      "Ours has been the first, and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality." -- Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861.

      "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." -- Workers whom Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

      "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." -- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

      "There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will." --

    • Life update...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      More useless details of the "fasinating" life of me!

      First: I cleaned my room. This may seem like an even more uninteresting detail than those I usually post but ifyou saw my room BEFORE it was clean you would not think so. However, though I am usually quite trigger happy with my camara, I will not be showing anyoen photos of that. I mayhowever post photos of the new "cleanness" a bit later. Especially since I have moved my desktop into theother room and the new setup is seriously cool.

      Second: I am having more fun with IE7 and have now put it on my laptop (using itnow actually)

      Third: I let my Mustang to my family because they were going to FLA on vacation and needed a nice car. I am suffering from a serious case of horsepower deficency because I am using my sister '96 Geo Prism. While it is better about NOT gulping prehistoric micro-organisms in quanities that make me want to cry I will still be very happy to have my baby back. This will happen Monday.

      Finally I got a remote for my 360 which also controls my TV. It rocks and it makes me want to get a Media center PC so I can control that as well.

      I have actually visited car dealerships looking at other cars I should buy. Probably mostly because I don't have my car. So I will end with a question: What car should I buy next? Here are the choices:

      A luxury sedan
      A massive SUV
      A nice pickup
      another sports car

      Also recommend specific models if you like. I want to constantly switch things up so I preffer something other than another sports car, the only reason Iincluded it was becauseI like the mustang SO VERY MUCH I just want another. I however am thinking and Audi A8 L v8 sedan because they rock.

    • Internet Explorer 7

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      duncan_stive

      Ok people.. I searched for one and didn't find one but I find it hard to believe there isn't one. So if this thread already exists my bad and will someone please lock it.

      If not...

      I just downloaded the Beta of IE7 and I like it very much so far. Of course I have not played with any "advanced" features yet. However if it has form fill I think I will be able to get rid of the MSN toolbar I have and just use the broswer. I have created a list of pros and cons for my first impressions (more later or feel free to post your own)
      PROS:
      Native support for tabbed browsing
      Slick intuitive user interface
      is it just me or does text (on webpages) look sharper?
      RSS feed support

      CONS:
      Still need other application for desktop search
      Despite sleek design having the "stop" and "refresh" button away from the "home" button may take some getting used it.
      Despite slick

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    • OMFG!!!

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      I replaced IE6 with IE7 and so far I think it rocks so freaking hard. I wonder if it had form fill capability built in so I can rid myself of the MSN toolbar (I know it supports the other features I like like tabbed browsing)

      TAKE THAT FIREFOX!

    • Just a quick note before bed/dying.

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      If you don't see any journal entries for awhile it means I have died. I am going to bed despite a suspicion that there may be a high level a carbon monoxide in the air resulting from imporoperly combusted natural gas. It would suck to die tonight because I have an important meeting tomorrow...

    • Halo marathon. Also the quote...

      13 years ago

      duncan_stive

      Today is day one of a Halo marathon for my friend and I.
      We will start Halo 1 on legendary co-op today...
      When we finish Halo 1 we will immediatly start Halo 2.... This will give us some awesome continuity to the story. I am at work quite late sometime but I am make my goal AT LEAST two levels every day. Both games will be played on legendary (which will be hard in Halo 2 because it takes you back to your last checkpoint when either teamate dies.) I suspect this will be fairly awesome and I will post updates on my progress whenever I feel like it.

      Also the quote from before comes from 28 Days Later. During the opening scene (I think its even before the credits role) when the eco-terrorists are letting the monkies out of the animal testing lab and the lab assistant is yelling that "they are infected". When one of the terorists finally ask with what he replies with a look of terror "The rage!"

      It was a VERY well delivered line for a guy that probably wasn't even paid for his part.

      Ha Now ALL OF YOU MUST GIVE ME TWO MODS!!! MUHAHAHAAHA

      j/k obviously...

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    • PrvtODonnell

      13 years ago

      Check out my red vs blue like script called Yellow Vs Green!! its in my profile underneath my journal

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      13 years ago

      WTf.... why was one of my personal comments deleted by a mod? and why was a mod looking at my profile... odd and spacemot +1 funny for you

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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