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Commented 1 day 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 1 week ago2019-03-10 11:05:32 UTC in journal: New EP, 3 tracks Comment #101880
Video blocked in country.Video blocked in country.
Why?
Commented 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago2019-02-25 19:59:06 UTC in journal: Prime number Comment #101841
You're in your prime, DiscuStu! Happy birthday!
Commented 3 weeks ago2019-02-24 17:26:00 UTC in journal: 0x0011 Comment #101830
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 month 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 2 months ago2019-01-10 20:20:30 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101723
You rock such a proud face there. Congrats!
Commented 2 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 3 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 4 months ago2018-10-31 19:29:00 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101593
Thank god for Wolfram Alpha. Happy 28th birthday!
Commented 5 months ago2018-10-21 16:13:58 UTC in journal: One of THOSE journals... Comment #101568
Happy birthday to you sir!
Commented 5 months 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 5 months ago2018-09-27 18:37:29 UTC in journal: Just turned thirty Comment #101539
Happy birthday man!
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Commented 6 months ago2018-08-31 19:04:07 UTC in journal: Maths time! Comment #101486
Happy birthday!
Commented 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago2018-06-15 22:26:57 UTC in journal: Teh Epik Master Plan Part III + I've Survived Comment #101260
Admer-able!

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 9 months 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!
Woaaa!Woaaa!
Commented 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago2018-05-04 19:36:48 UTC in journal: You Know The Deal Comment #53052
Happy birthday mate!
Commented 10 months 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 11 months ago2018-04-20 04:04:37 UTC in journal: The regional Spelling Bee Comment #68530
Nice! Congratulations.
Commented 11 months ago2018-04-17 03:09:36 UTC in journal: #8927 Comment #58577
Thank you a lot guys, haha. I had doubts the riddle would be a bit weird to solve, but somebody always delivers (potatis ftw!).
Commented 11 months ago2018-04-15 11:23:54 UTC in journal: #5102 Comment #56097
What the heck?
Commented 11 months ago2018-04-15 11:16:32 UTC in journal: #4709 Comment #56039
Man I really want one of those Tesla's do go around the country with it.
Commented 1 year ago2018-03-16 05:32:35 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63005
I use it at work. Be sure to use a tool for stopping some telemetry data if you're worried about your privacy and be prepared for unforeseen forced updates.
Otherwise, it's a rock solid OS.
Commented 1 year ago2018-03-10 10:10:07 UTC in journal: #8919 Comment #62994
Thanks for sharing. I remember when I bought an SSD for my laptop I used Samsung's utility to clone the Windows partition. It was much less technical than your adventure though :D.
Commented 1 year ago2018-03-05 17:54:47 UTC in journal: #1305 Comment #45013
Man, too many carbohydrates.
Commented 1 year ago2018-03-02 18:06:32 UTC in journal: #8917 Comment #58566
It's a spring time tradition around here to give one of these red and white braided cords. They're give the first of March and they symbolize the end of winter end beginning of springtime.
I know, traditions are not up to date with the weather...

Don't worry, I'm very much unaware of a lot of cultures around the world too :P.
Commented 1 year ago2018-03-01 20:37:59 UTC in journal: #8914 Comment #68515
Happy 16th birthday! ^^

How are you feeling and what do you wish for the next year?
Commented 1 year ago2018-02-27 16:58:57 UTC in journal: #8915 Comment #62986
100/4 = 25 + 4 = 29 quick maths

Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2018-02-17 10:54:18 UTC in journal: #8911 Comment #67934
Sometimes you can be surprised by how high amounts of inner strength you've got in store.

I've gotten really bad stomach problems from worrying in the past during a stressful exam session (had an endoscopy and that's gross - literally), but I got over them by ignoring some of the triggers that would start me on the path of anxiety. I also drank lots of marigold and chamomile tea, I recommend those :). Haven't experienced a heart burn for a long time now, but when I feel the incipient symptoms I immediately know I have to take care of my mental hygiene and drink those teas ^^.

My good thoughts go to you and I send you a virtual hug. Just take care of yourself and in the long run everything will be fine.
Commented 1 year ago2018-01-21 11:11:20 UTC in journal: #8905 Comment #44151
Congratulations! May he grow up to be a healthy, smart and handsome boy!
Commented 1 year ago2018-01-17 21:51:34 UTC in journal: #8903 Comment #48480
Posts/Journal Entries like these is what convinces me to come back to this community year after year.
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Commented 1 year ago2018-01-03 08:02:25 UTC in journal: #8897 Comment #66648
Happy birthday! You grew up fast :D.
Commented 1 year ago2017-12-10 17:47:20 UTC in journal: #8891 Comment #53024
I'll be watching some of the recordings when I can. Have fun making them!

P.S. May I suggest putting in the video's description some links to where each map starts being reviewed? That would be useful.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-27 17:42:14 UTC in journal: #8883 Comment #61297
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-21 05:49:18 UTC in journal: #8881 Comment #48475
Man the Honda Civic is the hottest hatch right now.
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-18 15:45:29 UTC in journal: #8878 Comment #44139
It's your last year on 5 bits!

Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-15 17:46:31 UTC in journal: #8876 Comment #48465
Plus, it's a psychological trick. It sounds pretty stupid, but marketing research has proven that it works.

I agree this works for most of the people. But my bullshit sensors immediately fire when I see $...99 at the end of a price.

Congrats on selling it!
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-14 20:20:36 UTC in journal: #8876 Comment #48464
Why 7499 and not 7500? I asking out of curiosity, people around here usually set rounded prices, not prices with a marketing strategy :)).

The car looks in beautiful condition. Hope you'll find a buyer soon!
Commented 1 year ago2017-10-04 18:50:17 UTC in journal: #8875 Comment #42462
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Commented 1 year ago2017-10-01 07:05:13 UTC in journal: #8872 Comment #44129
I've checked the Youtube channels of yours and SnC. Seems like no updates in months. On SnC the featured video is about The Core, tagged "soon" - 3 years ago.

I want to learn anti-procrastination methods from you guys :)).

Staying on topic, I can't believe there are still trolls like that on the internet. Probably pubescent boys, but if not, that's just sad. Unfortunately I haven't produced content on which people would insult me, so I don't really know the feeling, but honestly a stoic attitude is best here. Lately I've been driving more and there are all kinds of douchebags on the road, unless they put your life at risk, it's best to ignore them. This might be a sensible approach too with these virtual douchebags.