Commented 1 year ago2018-06-04 08:12:46 UTC in news: Welcome to TWHL4! Comment #101205
Commented 1 year ago2017-12-11 19:07:59 UTC in journal: #8891 Comment #53015
This is great!
Commented 2 years ago2017-01-19 08:26:34 UTC in journal: #8774 Comment #67967
Commented 3 years ago2016-08-12 10:18:48 UTC in journal: #8731 Comment #48426
Have a good trip. Walk over here for the best views of the city.
Commented 5 years ago2014-05-01 21:05:02 UTC in journal: #8369 Comment #40364
I've had atleast one computer with a built in little speaker in the case solely designed for motherboard messages. It was a connector that went into a socket next to where the LEDs go.
Commented 5 years ago2014-04-23 13:17:34 UTC in journal: #8366 Comment #45937
Striker; you do yourself. You declare how much you have earned to the government and pay appropriate taxes. If you don't and they find out you get in trouble with the law (tm)

Tax planning is hard when you don't have a steady income. I always put away enough money to cover breaking a tax bracket, just in case.
Commented 5 years ago2014-04-09 18:51:05 UTC in journal: #8360 Comment #58385
Metro apps on normal desktop is really nice. Honestly, though, after using Metro start for a while I really don't miss the start menu. The new menu is just.. faster to use. A quick press of the window key brings me an icon for every app I want to find without me having to go trough menus. I can also throw a quick glance at my emails. I really don't understand the hate.
Commented 5 years ago2014-04-08 03:41:34 UTC in journal: #8360 Comment #58384
It does in Windows 8.1 too, and it's probably the problem. Right click -> Default -> Fonts. Also, Windows 8.1 is great.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-20 20:42:17 UTC in journal: #8337 Comment #58372
I love city builders! Is it resource Intensive? Looks like a lot of fun
Commented 6 years ago2013-03-19 18:13:26 UTC in journal: #8143 Comment #50429
Oh, if only I could create heartfelt beauitful music in C++....

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Commented 6 years ago2013-02-24 13:19:04 UTC in journal: #8122 Comment #38644
woah, what happened?
Commented 6 years ago2012-12-03 21:31:30 UTC in journal: #8042 Comment #59906
I have vague memories of this..
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-14 13:47:29 UTC in journal: #7967 Comment #43724
"403 Forbidden" Haha. Oops.
Commented 7 years ago2012-03-19 14:15:06 UTC in journal: #7690 Comment #43382
You're pregnant.
Commented 7 years ago2012-02-12 19:01:49 UTC in journal: #7616 Comment #66520
Dubiously sourced article on conspiracy-nut website? Sounds legit!
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-29 21:37:13 UTC in journal: #7540 Comment #66499
"Also, I know of at least one country that has recently passed a law that legally prosecutes anybody buying foreign currency because it's considered an act of terrorism against the state."

Commented 7 years ago2011-12-10 00:10:03 UTC in journal: #7502 Comment #50773
Scotland, you are offically awesome!
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-09 17:54:25 UTC in journal: #7502 Comment #50772
It's officially called bawbag? Haha.
Commented 7 years ago2011-10-28 18:50:58 UTC in journal: #7452 Comment #57787
What is Swedish Bitter? I am Swedish, and I have know idea what you mean :P
Commented 7 years ago2011-10-23 00:40:30 UTC in journal: #7446 Comment #66479
(.. and yeah, copypaste)
Commented 7 years ago2011-10-23 00:38:17 UTC in journal: #7446 Comment #66478
Well, it's really a combination of two things. It's part respiratory biology and part of it is physics, or thermodynamics. One of the main functions of the nose is to warm and humidify the air that we breathe so that when it reaches your lungs, it's nice and conditioned. And in order to do this, the nose has to add some moisture to it. When it's very cold out, the air is usually dry as well, and the nose is really working overtime to add some fluid. And there are reflexes that are in place that allow the nose to increase its fluid production. If it really makes a lot of fluid, then it starts to run out of the end of your nose.
Commented 7 years ago2011-10-22 13:23:32 UTC in journal: #7446 Comment #66477
Bus drivers are often a quite evil breed.

A couple of 12-something year olds tried to rob me once, it was the weirdest experience of my life.
Commented 8 years ago2011-09-19 08:53:58 UTC in journal: #7406 Comment #53218
Happy 18! Get wasted! :D
Commented 8 years ago2011-09-19 08:53:58 UTC in journal: #7406 Comment #53219
Happy 18! Get wasted! :D
Commented 8 years ago2011-08-10 18:00:35 UTC in journal: #7353 Comment #55269
Depends on where in Sweden you live ofcourse. From my town it's like 500 km to Puttgarden, you can make the trip there and back in a day. Considering the alcohol tax in Sweden you make up the gas money 4 times over, if you're a couple of people.
Commented 8 years ago2011-08-10 17:42:24 UTC in journal: #7353 Comment #55268

Well, Madcow, there's always the very best solution to that problem; have friend who is 20, go to Germany, fill car with practically free alcohol (by Swedish standards), go home, enjoy. :)
Commented 8 years ago2011-07-15 09:51:53 UTC in journal: #7321 Comment #62229
I found 2pac.
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Commented 8 years ago2011-05-16 16:21:25 UTC in journal: #7217 Comment #57551
Well, yeah, it even says so in the description.

"About four hours into the Potato Gun shoot we decided to use a locally loaded version of the web page to enable more precise synchronization with the potato gun. We finally got the shot we were hoping for after 51 takes."
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-12 15:56:52 UTC in journal: #7213 Comment #62211
Overanalyzing every social situation is not viable in the long run. Just do it, she won't kill you :) In fact, use it as a conversation starter; make a friend.
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-10 11:50:11 UTC in journal: #7208 Comment #52217
Helvete, snuten.
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-04 21:01:56 UTC in journal: #7198 Comment #57533
User posted image
Commented 8 years ago2011-05-04 20:53:07 UTC in journal: #7198 Comment #57532
Exactly. It's based on the false assumption that the square will become a perfect circle, which it won't.

Pi is, however, pretty much calculated in almost the same way, using diamond shapes.
User posted image
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-26 15:48:55 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60802
File size is not irrelevant. I browse a lot using my phone, which is on a limited (and often slow) data connection, for exemple.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-15 09:27:40 UTC in journal: #7164 Comment #57430
15 year olds on the roads... It's a wonder there's still some of you left :P
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 20:55:09 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64393
"I think crollo wants to point out the degradation of the human being that takes place at a faster pace these days than in the past. I observe that too and I feel awful sometimes." Well, I don't know if you're old enough to make that observation, to be completely honest.

"I will admit I did blow up a bit too fast and I apologize for that"
Well, I'm sorry if it seemed like I attacked you, it was not aimed at you personally, I'm just trying to defend the human race a little bit.

"Back in Strikers day, everybody played outside and was very respectful, mostly in the sense that all your friends and the people you know you meet face to face." Well, back in my day, which was before Strikers, people mainly met face to face. And it was not very respectful, believe me. The ones who refrained from talking shit because they were afraid of getting punched just waited until backs were turned. People growing up are generally not very respectful, because that's a skill you learn - that's what maturity is all about. It's also why intelligent people who mature fast often have a hard time growing up.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 20:38:36 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64392
edit: updated, reading
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 20:28:14 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64391
That wasn't explicitly aimed at you, just the general vibe of the attitude that seems to be here. I only reacted at the generalization of an entire generation of people and the assumption that they're/we're all assholes. Of course there are a lot of "fucking pricks", but there's also a lot of nice people. It's easy to just group everyone together and assume that you hate them. People are generally nice, as long as you give them a chance to prove it.

"You're the one blowing shit out of proportions by focusing on negatives and acting like positives don't exist just because they weren't stated."
Well, I felt that "Just walking down the street I feel ashamed to be of this generation, God damn why couldn't I have been born in the 70's." was a fairly strong statement, for example.

"Rimrook is the one person on TWHL who somewhat actively talks about the unfortunate shit that goes on in his life, does this mean that everybody else doesn't have fucked up shit in their lives just because they don't post them to TWHL?" I really don't see how that has anything to do with anything I've said.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 20:14:27 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64390
You just sound bitter, mate.
Why does there seem to be this cynical attitude towards everyone in the real world on TWHL?

Seems like pretty much every other journal contains "People my age/girls/the whole world/everyone at works are stupid/assholes!" That's just resentful and stupid.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 19:34:30 UTC in journal: #7155 Comment #66452
Flea markets are the shit! If you master the art of haggling, you've got a goldmine ^^

Nice finds.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 19:32:10 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64389
Then change their minds. It's always easy to assume what people think about you without knowing them, but it's rarely true. The sooner you start trying to make friends, the sooner you're going to get better at it :)
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-10 19:25:29 UTC in journal: #7156 Comment #64388
I'm not generally one for joining the chorus, but I agree. You will seriously hamper your social abilities, and I think you will regret that a lot later.

If there's no fun people around, start hanging out with the girls :)
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-05 20:09:02 UTC in journal: #7145 Comment #57403
"In sweden pretty much all white people have blue eyes." Really? Most white people I know have either green-ish or brown-ish eyes. I'd say ~20% blue eyes applies rather well here too.
Commented 8 years ago2011-03-24 11:17:58 UTC in journal: #7124 Comment #66974
"this question should reflect what will happen if twhl ever becomes a huge community"

Something actually happens? Oh no.

Hello, ThatGuy. Get that map up. ^^
Commented 8 years ago2011-01-16 21:19:19 UTC in journal: #6986 Comment #57230
A simple podcast could be kind of fun! Pretty easy to produce as well, bring in a couple of guys on skype or whatever, have some topics lined up - talk about a few maps, some mapping techniques, whatever - hit record, done.
Commented 8 years ago2011-01-14 15:14:42 UTC in journal: #6983 Comment #62095
" Never read any documented cases of gender confusion at birth? The parents raise a little boy as a little girl. They realize their mistake eventually, or the kid does when he reaches the age where it is explained that men and women have different genitalia. Do you know what happens when the mistake is realized? Much more often than not, the boy chooses to continue living as a girl, because that's who he(she) is.

That is gender identity."
I have in fact not seen any such cases. I'll be VERY suprised if you can find plenty documented evidence of boys being accidentaly raised as girls, since the sex of a child is not hard to determine, to put it mildly. A quick googling revealed one case, where a boy accidently lost his penis during a circumsition (ow). He was raised as a girl and was never told he had been a boy, he did not fit in, changed his sex back as soon as he could, got married and children but eventually killed himself. Source If you have any other cases that show the contrary, I'd love to see them.

However, yes, "gender confusion" is indeed a tricky "condition" (if I may call it that), and I agree that what forms our gender identity is still vert unknown to us, but I think that completely ruling out the genetical and biological aspects of the sex is, to be a frank, a little bit ridicolous.

"... confused me a bit. Do you think it is determined by your preference, or at birth? Pick one."
Both; I think it's decided by preference, but that the preference itself is decided, atleast in part, by biological and genetical factors.

"I'll fully admit to enjoying debate. If you do not enjoy it, I'd be happy to stop." Oh, but I always do :)
Commented 8 years ago2011-01-14 09:57:57 UTC in journal: #6983 Comment #62094
"Also, I just realized you called something I said ridiculous and then repeated it nearly word for word three sentences later. You seem to understand it just fine."
How could I possibly understand it? It sounded like some ridicoulus semantics-based argument.

"and Chicken, I guess to sum it up: Everyone on earth is bisexual, they just have sex with who they want. Some want men, some want women. Your own gender is entirely irrelevant." Again with the semantics. So you're saying that everyone is bisexual because they could have sex with anyone, not because they do? Your sexual orientation is, naturally, decided by who you want to have sex with.

So your point is that sexuality is a social construct, I take it? (You really should have made more sense in your first post) It is not an entirely new point of view, but I do not agree, and there are tons of studies that indicate the genetical and biological aspects of sexuality. However, yes, the origins of sexuality is a videly debated area, stop presenting it like some big, unpleasant, secret. It's not.
Commented 8 years ago2011-01-14 00:16:44 UTC in journal: #6983 Comment #62093
Blitzkrieg, that is one of the most ridicoulus things I have ever heard.

"Gay and straight are just words in a language invented by humans." What does that even mean? Ofcourse gay and straight are just words, but they are words describing actual things, as all other words.

How did you learn this "secret of life"? Do tell.