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Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by Kyobu, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Spoony Rice

    Spoony Rice Kenkyuusei

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    Tomorrow I have PSAT's and I've been able to get my english comprehension level up(I've always struggled with this) however Algebra's been kicking my ass which makes no sense since I'm in AP Calc but I guess I should've paid more attention in those classes than goofing off :blink:
     
  2. stormy

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    • Well here it is 11 days after my run-in with the company making my Element's rear swaybar, *finally* have it installed. :fp:

      It's *much* flatter cornering and doesn't understeer nearly as much; emergency maneuvers are at least controllable now. The K&N intake came in last week; like many products its benefits aren't nearly as much as they claim, but I did shave 0.6 sec from my 0-60 time and gained 4 mph at the end of the quarter-mile (per VBOX Sport, which is soon going to be CL'd for a G-Tech/Pro SS), which aren't insignificant gains for a AWD vehicle with the aero of a cupcake. Products like bigger filters and enlarged intake tubes can't really do much, unless the bottlenecks in gas flow are fixed all the way from air filter to tailpipe... so getting this much means the exhaust and/or the head is now the limiting factor. Exhaust, not super expensive... but the headwork will be, as I won't be giving it to some pimply-faced kid in the only machine shop on the island... but to either IN (4-Piston) or FL (V&M)... which is going to be pricey but well worth the work. For now the truck is ready for dates in the boonies (or what private spots are left = nearly zero)... BUT...

    • ... as above, I'm still deciding if I should a) get the Bendpak 4-corner lift and forget headwork on the Element; b) get the Bendpak and ask the wife if I can delay our plans in Japan until the Yuki Matsuri in Hokkaido rather than our planned Thanksgiving trip (least viable choice I admit :^^;: ); c) forget the Bendpak and put all the work into extending our Nov trip another week, then get the Bendpak later rather than visit relatives in Hokkaido next summer, forget headwork until this time next year.

      Option (c) looks the most inviting and least selfish on my part, and requires no sacrifice for the wife. She gets the Bendpak for working on her car (just a bit delayed), all our cars in the garage, an extra week in Japan (where is something we can discuss), and no passive-aggressive bullshit from our Hokkaido family for being bi + no plans to have children. I guess that's decided, as definitely my long-term happiness, closely hinges on hers. :^^;::approve:
     
  3. Kiri

    Kiri Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I got robbed on my way to college this morning. Everything happened really quickly, like half a minute or less. I cooperated of course since i'm not going to risk my life over a phone, they took everything in my pockets while searching for the phone, including my house keys which really scared my as they left in their motorcycle. Thankfully, some random lady on a big car got my keys back somehow, and returned them, then i started crying because why can't a 26 year old man cry on the middle of the street. Not gonna lie, this is not going to help with my anxiety problems, last time i got robbed i drop out from my former college and didn't leave my house for months....
     
  4. rka

    rka Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Being a victim is the worst. Being at some asshole's mercy is a devastating feeling, especially at "point blank". We recently had our home raided. And while the criminal remained faceless and no harm was done except financial losses, i still felt almost physically injured. If i ever meet that asshole, i am gonna kick his head in, just because his deeds scared the hell out of a 4 year old girl, who for the first time in her life experienced that the world is not all that great.

    Criminals are assholes. I dont care if they had a bad childhood, are drug addicts or coming from a socially difficult background.
     
  5. stormy

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    Thing is, at infinite points before commission of a crime, criminals have a choice: to add the final ingredient needed for a crime after desire and opportunity - action. There are countless people who have the first two, but do not add the third, and choose not to be criminals.

    Might be different if your life or those of your loved ones is depending on that action... but even then you must pay society for *your* choice, often making things worse for the very people you made that decision for. I'm no angel, but have luckily less of an ego, than awareness of that line between contributor to & predator of, society.

    Whoever robbed you then, had every opportunity not to do it, but did it anyway... so whatever misfortunes find them through karma, they richly deserve to pay in full.
     
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  6. karles48

    karles48 Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I'm afraid I know the feeling, because it happened to me years ago. They were waiting in the road to the school and stole the watches of all the students who passed by. From that day on I always feared they would be waiting in the same place again, but it never happened. When things like this happen you feel the robbers will be lurking on you all the time, someone is waiting behind every corner, and the world is only danger...but time goes by, nothing happens (in fact, I guess the robbers wouldn't even recognize you if you met again; you were only another face in a long list) and you realize the world is as dangerous as before... I really hope you get over this soon.
     
  7. hrs0722

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    The xx, one of my favorite bands, announced that they're gonna have a gig in Jakarta next January!

    So excited, I must watch it! I hope the ticket is less than $80.

    The xx is an English indie band, known for replacing drum with electronic beats but sometimes the DJ plays real drum, also having both male & female vocals.
     
  8. CutePanda

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    Arrow recap rap :cool:

     
  9. marioworldakb

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    When Game of Thrones meets anime style opening

     
  10. karles48

    karles48 Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Hey! I still haven't watched the series, but that looks great! :approve:
     
  11. Trinu

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    @Kiri stay strong.
    Shit happens abd we have to deal with it the best we can.

    Sort of related:

    I’ve been trying to help this colleague from work who’s fallen into the depression pit.
    I’ve shared with her how, when my best friend died, work helped me stay sane and see the days go through.
    I’ve offered my flat if she wants to stay closer to work so she doesn’t have to take three buses and whatnot.

    But her response today was “I think I know how to take care of myself”, which has left me a bit baffled.

    And I don’t know what to do now.
     
  12. stormy

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    ^
    Keep an eye on her, at an appropriate distance, if you're more than a colleague.
    Suicide risk in chronic depression is high, and solitude amplifies feelings of despair.
    Denial is a protective reaction, and she may also not want to inconvenience you
    since her self-image is so low.
    So tell her friends (if you know them) to monitor her closely.
    Perhaps she does have an honest plan to get better.
    But in most cases, it's pushing people away before they get the resolve to end their lives.

    In the end, if she's just a colleague, and you've done this and more already...
    you ultimately cannot live her life; she must make decisions and take action to get better.
    So while I want to be compassionate with the genuinely-depressed...
    if it's a Munchhausen's case, or she's playing games with you...
    then you've done enough. :flower:
     
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  13. hrs0722

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    @karles48 isn't Balearic Catalan speaking territory too?

    The islands don't join referendum?

    Well, Ibiza could've been part of Catalonia…
     
  14. David61

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    The Roussillon region of France was part of Catalonia until 1659 and when I visited the city of Perpignan a few years ago I noticed that many signs were bilingual in French and Catalan. I don't know if any citizens there would have liked to have taken part in the referendum?
     
  15. karles48

    karles48 Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I'm not a big expert on the topic but, afaik, the languages/dialects in Catalonia, The Balearic islands, the Valencian community, a part of Aragon, Andorra and that part of southern France called Northern Catalonia share the same origin since they all were part of the Crown of Aragon. It may seem hard to believe now, but a long time ago the Crown of Aragon was a kind of big empire, the Catalan fleet was both feared and respected (although, to tell the truth, I've red that they were more like pirates, instead of soldiers) and they had a big part of the Mediterranean sea. Those are some of the reasons why we say Catalonia deserves to be a country apart from Spain:
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    So the fact that so many people speak similar languages is only a matter of conquest, and when the Crown of Aragon and the Crown of Castile joined to create the seed of Spain (a day to regret) everything began to change and countries like Italy or France ended up taking parts of the former empire.
    The Balearic islands aren't a part of Catalonia anymore, they are only another community of Spain (like Catalonia) and they follow their own path and have their own right to decide.
    I'm absolutely sure many people there would have liked to, but they are French, so they couldn't. In fact, the USAP Perpignan, one of the best rugby clubs in France has got the Catalan flag in its badge and its hymn is L'Estaca, a song in Catalan composed by Lluís Llach (a Catalan composer)
     
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  16. hrs0722

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    Without any doubt, GIF of the year:

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  17. karles48

    karles48 Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Every year on October 12 Spain holds the National Day commemorating the anniversary of the first arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, that is, the day Spain began to exploit the resources of the 'new world' and imposed its 'higher' civilization over the natives through steel and fire. It's indeed a day to be utterly proud of our great country...
     
  18. hrs0722

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    Latest version of Chrome is laggy on a PC with 2 GB of RAM.

    I was using a shared PC, the owner still use PCs with 2 GB of RAM. At least they aren't used for playing recently released games. Note: he just got a new phone with 3 GB of RAM so his phone has bigger RAM than his PCs.
     
  19. Cisalpine88

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    The Great Satan, Shuukan Bunshun, has published an article about the knockoff Chinese ***48 groups, the way I like it: slamming them for their crumminess and the bad attempts at brown-nosing the Communist party with their poor renditions of "patriotic" songs.
    http://bunshun.jp/articles/-/4366
     
  20. stormy

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    Anyone with a PC, has no excuse for not getting more RAM. I can't even add RAM to my computer. Mine has 16GB... which is getting below par these days for things like Universe Sandbox, not to mention the GPU.

    In about a month I'll be getting my new phone, which has 6GB LPDDR4 and an 8-core processor. My laptop's only a quad-core... but its most current version sucks rocks. Mine'll be 5 yrs old in March... and won't be getting replaced until its creator wises up and gives me the *real* replacement to spend hard-earned cash on. :hmm:

    Chrome's lack of Flash support does make it somewhat irritating for SR... not to mention, it's still a memory hog after all these years. :rolleyes:
     
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