Commented 3 days ago2019-11-16 21:19:38 UTC in journal: Atomic Number 28 Comment #102431
Happy birthday!

the nerve some guys have to come here after weeks to wish you a happy birthday, amirite?
Commented 1 month ago2019-10-19 17:21:59 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102353
'PenguinBoy' said:No but really it's:
Pornography = XXX
with three eyes = III
XXXIII = 33 in Roman numerals
'Bruce' said:twhl is beginning to invent the most advanced numeral system in the universe, someone needs to patent it before big companies borrow it to encrypt stuff
I splattered my screen with coke.

Urby, how did you have this idea? Was it a showerthought or a shitthought?
Commented 1 month ago2019-10-18 17:41:38 UTC in journal: I got my braces removed. Comment #102344
Welcome to the smooth teeth club again.
Commented 1 month ago2019-10-18 17:40:59 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102343
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 month ago2019-10-05 21:33:57 UTC in journal: Birthday? Comment #102299
Birthday! Happy.
Commented 1 month ago2019-10-05 21:33:32 UTC in journal: :) Comment #102298
Happy birthday!
Commented 2 months ago2019-09-08 12:26:42 UTC in vault item: Blue Paradise Comment #102259
UrbaNebula" said:Recovered the map from FPS Banana and added the file here.
For a moment there I thought Soup Miner was back.
Commented 2 months ago2019-09-01 19:00:23 UTC in journal: Just one of those days I guess Comment #102241
Happy birthday!
Commented 3 months ago2019-08-04 10:28:32 UTC in journal: It's the thing Comment #102194
Rimrook said:TWHL is the only place I know that does this. I love how it has evolved over the decades.
I accidentally stumbled upon a comment on Interlopers by Jman:
I think what I don't like the most about the modern internet/modding scene is that communities are so impersonal, stuff like Reddit and Twitter I never really notice the same screen names and build up my friends list like I did with these types of forums.

This sums up pretty well what's happening globally. Communities used to be really tight-knit in the past I guess.
I wonder if the facebookification of the internet is correlated with higher degrees of depression.
Commented 3 months ago2019-08-03 18:49:17 UTC in journal: cool smiley guy Comment #102193
Happy birthday!
Commented 3 months ago2019-07-28 07:34:22 UTC in journal: It's the thing Comment #102177
Welp Happy Birthday!
Commented 4 months ago2019-07-15 20:29:27 UTC in journal: Moving forward Comment #102167
Oh my god. Are you up for some drinks next year? I know this pool bar a gentleman in this thread introduced me to.
Commented 4 months ago2019-07-14 18:38:28 UTC in journal: Tibet Comment #102162
Hope you won't have to fool Tibetan guards to wear alpinist sandals so that you can run away from them.
Have a fun time!
Commented 4 months ago2019-07-11 11:53:26 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102156
Haha, Archie is like a machine you pour alcohol in and fun comes out.
I was absolutely destroyed the next day.
Commented 4 months ago2019-07-11 11:51:35 UTC in journal: Strictly speaking, this is two minutes too late. Comment #102155
Strictly speaking, I was too lazy to post here even though I've seen the post 2 days ago. But I felt the pressure so here it is:

Happy ~ (that's 1 billion) heartbeats anniversary!
Commented 4 months ago2019-07-04 23:03:10 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102135
@UrbaNebula: I found a dick in which I could kick him, but I haven't asked if they allow kicking in there...

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Commented 4 months ago2019-07-02 10:42:34 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102133
I'll probably end up using a Revolut pre-paid. I think it's good for cost control and the exchange rates are quite reasonable. Nevertheless I'll investigate the Oyster card too, might be useful for when/if I come again. I have to get used to the city first.
I see on the Transport for London page that it's easy with any contactless, using the touch in/touch out method Archie talked about. It's explained in detail here. What I'm confused about is if I have to touch the same yellow card reader or there are special "touch out" ones. I guess I'll learn on the spot that.
Thanks for the explanations, Archie!
Commented 4 months ago2019-06-28 10:55:55 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102127
@Stojke: I will risk it and hope to catch some good weather. Lately I've seen on sat24 that there were days with clear skies :D.

@Satchmo: Yup. Totally reconciled to the fact that it's gonna be expensive.

@Archie: Got the Citymapper as per your recommendation. I can see it's a clusterfuck of lines but hopefully I'll be able to navigate it.

Expect to pay upwards of £15 for every meal
Expensive, but not outrageous. For that price you can get tasty food in some fancy restaurants around here too. Although I hope by "meal" you don't mean a McDonald's cheeseburger.

Buses are unlimited travel for £1.50 in and around London, and are therefore by far the most economical option, followed by the London Overground. An underground journey will cost around £4 per trip. You can pay as you get on to all of these with a contactless bank card/phone, so don't worry about getting an Oyster card or paper tickets.
What does unlimited travel mean? I suppose a ticket is available only for a specific route, until you get off the bus. So the underground is per-trip... hmm. When I was in Madrid, I paid only at the entrance to the underground network and then could switch lines as much as I wanted until I got out again. Paying per trip in that maze sounds like a bad deal :(.
Thanks for the other recommendations, I'll try to check them in the weekend (sorry for the late response but I arrived wasted every evening this week).
As for meeting, yeah! Emergency beer hangs? Totally! That would be totally awesome, though our schedule would intersect in just a few days. I'll PM you the details.

@potatis_invalid: It's not that I wouldn't go there... ok if I have nothing to do maybe I will, but I realized I've mostly visited museums theme with history, cultures, skeletons, stuff like that. I really want something technical now.

@UrbaNebula: I hope UK doesn't steal my heart. Also, if I end up meeting with Archie, do you have anything you'd like me to tell him?
Commented 4 months ago2019-06-22 10:15:34 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102113
Hell, my son is nearly 18 months already...
I nearly spat on my monitor reading that, then I read "months" an calmed down.
Commented 4 months ago2019-06-20 19:03:09 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102101
I had no idea primary school starts so soon in other countries. I thought everybody goes to kindergarten until 6.
Related to speaking, I also knew someone who couldn't speak until about 3 or 4. I hope this doesn't give false... hope. I think she's a beautiful child and there will be a place for her in this world, it's just that she's going to use a different set of mental tools to navigate the sea of reality.
For my own curiosity, when you say the she's not interested in seeing movies, why exactly? Is also play a subject that needs to have a purpose in her eyes?

Some autists turn out to be badasses. At least that's what Hollywood taught me. See The Accountant and The Big Short.
Commented 5 months ago2019-06-15 07:51:08 UTC in poll: French Bread Showdown Comment #102095
I've eaten a croissant with soup once, and one of my colleagues was literally horrified by the combination.
Commented 7 months ago2019-04-17 20:10:16 UTC in journal: wheres capt? Comment #101955
Let's hope he will visit again.
Commented 8 months ago2019-03-20 17:13:36 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101925
My best thoughts go to you and your wife. Hopefully everything will go smoothly!
Commented 8 months ago2019-03-10 11:05:32 UTC in journal: New EP, 3 tracks Comment #101880
Video blocked in country.Video blocked in country.
Commented 8 months ago2019-03-06 16:44:51 UTC in journal: Mushroom House map, 3D Printed Comment #101860
Seems pretty rough. Can you set a higher resolution for the printing nozzle?

Owning a 3D printer has been a desire for me for quite some time though I'm not sure I'd fully take advantage of it and even a decent entry-level model is between 200$-400$. Right now if I want something printed I'll call some friends who have one.

I'm actually searching for some free 3D modeller I could use to create a structure I need. I've heard good things about FreeCad, though people say it's a complicated. I've dabbled with blender before, but blender is too generic and requires god-level dedication to master it.
Commented 8 months ago2019-02-25 19:59:06 UTC in journal: Prime number Comment #101841
You're in your prime, DiscuStu! Happy birthday!
Commented 8 months ago2019-02-24 17:26:00 UTC in journal: 0x0011 Comment #101830
Happy birthday!
Commented 9 months ago2019-02-13 18:06:49 UTC in journal: When high school rocks Comment #101812
I did a mathematics-informatics high-school, it was certainly over-the-top theoretical compared to what you're presenting here. This actually looks a lot of fun, I would've had a blast at your age! I then got my B.Eng in Electrical, Telecommunications and Theory of Information. No, those are not 3 degrees, it's just the complete name. The "Theory of Information" part was especially hard, it's a lot of statistics and college-level math. Search for Claude Shannon - it's because of him we're able today to transmit information so flawlessly.
I then promptly forgot a lot of shit that I studied and instead became a software engineer (or so they call it, I'm not sure I'm there yet :confused: )... and I might pivot again in the future. Most of what I apply at my job is stuff I learned on my own. I think less that 10% of what I learned in the faculty is useful to me, but I can't complain - it certainly opens your horizons and gives you inspiration - if you forget, at least you have some hints in this domain.
I'm still trying to figure out what masters to pursue in the future.

My point is - life's complicated. Learn, read, play and experiment as much as you can while you're young - it gives you lots of doors you can choose from. It seems that you're fortunate enough to be in a good position to do that, so go on. Just do it ✓
Commented 10 months ago2019-01-10 20:20:30 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101723
You rock such a proud face there. Congrats!
Commented 10 months ago2019-01-01 19:01:17 UTC in journal: It's 2019! Get those Christmas hats outta here Comment #101702
Done! :lol:

Happy new year mate!
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-30 22:59:57 UTC in journal: Video editing software Comment #101646
Whenever I had put together a video or make a quick edit I usually resorted to Sony Vegas, mostly because it's really fast and snappy for simple edits. I tried Adobe Premiere, I actually was obliged in college to use that for a course (we had a television course). But I didn't continue to use Premiere, mostly because I'm used to Vegas and I edit videos very rarely (more rare than SpaceX launches rockets nowadays anyway), and somehow I consider the editing flow faster there. Also Premiere gave me the impression that it uses a lot more RAM, and even today my most performant machine has just 12GB of RAM (plan on upgrading next year).

But I checked out the suggestions in this journal and I really dig Shotcut. I remember trying other alternatives a number of times but most of them were trialware/crapware. There was also this thing called Virtual Dub, but I swear to you it was easier for me to learn how to install Arch Linux and use it than how to use this mysterious tool reserved for the gurus.
Commented 1 year ago2018-10-31 19:29:00 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101593
Thank god for Wolfram Alpha. Happy 28th birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2018-10-21 16:13:58 UTC in journal: One of THOSE journals... Comment #101568
Happy birthday to you sir!
Commented 1 year ago2018-09-27 18:49:41 UTC in journal: I maked a thing Comment #101540
The aesthetic of the opening scene is really jaw-dropping. I don't know if I'm permitted to have a critical reaction to this, I imagine how difficult it is to set up such a shoot, with those expensive assets and what not, but for some reason my mind was a bit dissatisfied with the constant focus on the details (the shots at the bigger focal length). It disorients me not having enough visual detail of the environment and subtracts from the action feeling.
But given the under 24 hours of work put into this, my critical reaction is totally destroyed.
It's just awesome that you're starting to have such film&editing opportunities. Cheers!
Commented 1 year ago2018-09-27 18:37:29 UTC in journal: Just turned thirty Comment #101539
Happy birthday man!
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Commented 1 year ago2018-08-31 19:04:07 UTC in journal: Maths time! Comment #101486
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2018-07-26 19:02:43 UTC in journal: Dream Girls Die EP Comment #101400
I'm sorry to hear that. Nevertheless, everybody has their own tastes, but these prove that you refined your skills.
Commented 1 year ago2018-07-25 17:41:26 UTC in journal: Dream Girls Die EP Comment #101397
Ah, electronic synthwave that makes me depressed... well, I'll say that the first track really has potential.
Is it something that makes us sometimes so edgy in our twenties, or just teen leftovers?
Commented 1 year ago2018-07-18 19:59:23 UTC in journal: Bought a House! Comment #101386
Congrats man! Even without knowing where you are from I could tell from the picture, only the Jetta would confuse me a little bit. Americans like to build houses that look so fragile in the face of the extreme weather you experience around there.
I think it'll be a good 10 years before I'll afford having my own house - and without being in debt, maybe more.
Commented 1 year ago2018-07-02 16:05:47 UTC in journal: #8192 Comment #101338
potatis_invalid said:I'm looking forward to #16384 with great anticipation
Uhm... potatis_invalid, this is very random. What are you talking about?

[EDIT] Oh I see. I was the lucky drawer for 2^13.
Commented 1 year ago2018-06-15 22:31:12 UTC in vault item: de_twhl2011 Comment #101261
After 7 years, I find it harder to fap to this, but still one of the finest CS 1.6 maps around TWHL.
Commented 1 year ago2018-06-15 22:26:57 UTC in journal: Teh Epik Master Plan Part III + I've Survived Comment #101260

I can somewhat relate too your story. I received my first "beefy" computer when I was 14 after years of dreaming of one - I've used a Pentium 2 until that point since I was 6. I remember it even now: a Pentium Dual-Core, 1GB of RAM, Nvidia 7600GS. I remember that in the next few months I had basically become an information sponge - learning whatever there is to learn about using the internet, discovering mapping and TWHL and other communities. Some of the members here had crazy amounts of patience because - here I was, a foreigner with a passion for technology, not knowing English very well and certainly not acquainted with the way of ze interwebs. Those were some of my most enthusiastic times, I sometimes try to remember my enthusiasm when the gates of the internet opened to me to try and apply it to new domains of my life.
I remember that I soon knew that my configuration wasn't really capable for the latest titles, so I began collecting whatever pocket change I could over the course of more than a year, and then bought myself 2GB of RAM, an Ati Radeon HD4850 and a new power supply. 2 years later I applied the same pattern in order to buy myself a camera.

I encourage you to continue with this behavior. I feel like an impatient man, but those years of having to have patience for so long for a thing balances things a little bit. You will find that most of your peers will become really just creatures of the moment, triggered by stimuli but not looking into the future. I can't say I'm not like that, I've just started to be conscious of that. Us millennials, and especially those born after 2000 had the bad luck of having their attention-span really fucked up by the social media.

One another advice: IIRC you're about 16, read the heck out of every book that you find interesting. I can't believe how much free time I had back then and wasted a lot of it. At about your age I remember I discovered League of Legends, and got so hooked on it that I used to play at least 4 matches per day (and some matches can last an hour). That's the most I knew.. I had not mentor and as every kid, didn't listen too much to my parents.Be careful with things that capture your attention too much, but give you very little over time. Sure, it's important to have fun and make friends. But I guess you understand what I'm talking about.

Congrats for your effort once again, keep us updated!
Commented 1 year ago2018-06-02 11:07:30 UTC in news: Welcome to TWHL4! Comment #101199
I was wondering why the site went down.

This is the future!
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-13 09:42:13 UTC in journal: #8934 Comment #44163
Btw, I recommend using FuelLog (Android app). I've been using it for just a little over a year now, trying to log in each time I fueled up the tank, and for each revision and change of parts, insurance, etc. It gives you detailed statistics and the average running costs.

Turns out running a car isn't very cheap.
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-12 16:42:24 UTC in journal: #8934 Comment #44162
Nice! Drive safe and without events and may the car serve you well.

I think your old car had the most basic package, otherwise it's hard to find cars after 2000 without air-con and electric windows.
What's the spec on this one? (the engine?)
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-04 19:36:48 UTC in journal: You Know The Deal Comment #53052
Happy birthday mate!
Commented 1 year ago2018-05-03 14:46:51 UTC in journal: #8931 Comment #67419
Congrats man! I remember how relieved I was once I walked out of the presentation room knowing that was it.

What was your BSc about?
Commented 1 year ago2018-04-20 04:04:37 UTC in journal: The regional Spelling Bee Comment #68530
Nice! Congratulations.