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Old 08-22-11, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
I do have one of these:



but I prefer chalk.
yep, that was my company issue machine until a few weeks ago... it was nice, if heavy.
now we're back on regular laptops and I still catch myself trying to use my finger instead of the mouse.
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Old 08-22-11, 01:08 PM
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Nice article on Phil Gaimon.
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Old 08-22-11, 01:37 PM
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Nice article on Phil Gaimon.
Phil's a straight up good dude. Just don't let him near your bathroom.
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Big day in the camp yesterday!

new heart...new found freedom from training wheels!

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Old 08-22-11, 01:59 PM
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Big day in the camp yesterday!

new heart...new found freedom from training wheels!

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Old 08-22-11, 02:01 PM
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Old 08-22-11, 02:07 PM
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+1.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:14 PM
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quick, get that kid some lycra and gears before he start sneaking pbr's from the fridge.

really awesome.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:19 PM
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Very cool Crash.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:36 PM
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Hot chicks dig scars.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:54 PM
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HP discontinued their touchpads. If a store near you still has any left, you can grab em for 99 bucks for the 16 gig or 149 for the 32 gig version.
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Old 08-22-11, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
Nice article on Phil Gaimon.
Great guy. I passed him many times on the local rail trail. A "pro" doesn't have to "win" on the MUP. He was doing his ride and I was doing mine. What he can do on a bike is only in my dreams.

Nice to hear from Bobby Sweeting as well. Super nice guy and a graduate of my department. I was his "High Honors" advisor. (I figure that the fact that he graduated high honors is public record and does not disclose confidential student record information and hence violate Federal Law. There was a commencement and it was publicly announced, etc.)

The one time that both Bobby and Phil showed up for the local "world's" ride is legendary. Phil was a regular and Bobby had never done one. Bobby told me that he was going to do one once before leaving town just to say that he had done this locally legendary ride. Word got out and Thin Phil (as we call him around Gainesville) shows up with Zipps and shoe covers. It was "game on" at a level that I had not seen before. About 15 miles into that I said "no mas" because I had a race coming up and didn't want to leave everything on the road that day just to suck wheel. After a few more miles I would have been toast anyway.
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Old 08-22-11, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
yep, that was my company issue machine until a few weeks ago... it was nice, if heavy.
now we're back on regular laptops and I still catch myself trying to use my finger instead of the mouse.
I have two. The old one is now a Linux (Ubunto) machine. That is what I'm posting on right now. The new on is so much better in terms of hardware (processor/memory/etc) but runs Windows 7. I don't use it nearly as much.
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Old 08-22-11, 03:42 PM
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First day of school. Only one test this week (or at least till Wednesday). Little homework tonight, only around 1.5 hours. Tomorrow I'm going to probably have 4 hours of homework. I have 4 classes tomorrow, 3 of which are honors classes. Trying to do some prep for my in-class essay and test on wednesday tonight. Hopefully, i can finish most of my prep so i can get out and ride for a little while tomorrow, before starting the never ending amount of homework.

Overall, I'm sad that summer is over, but excited for school at the same time. I like all of my teachers so far. They all seem very interested in helping each student reach their potential, instead of just going with my school's old motto of sink or swim (luckily i have yet to sink, but know that if you sink at all during the year you're ****ed).
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Old 08-22-11, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
Big day ...new found freedom from training wheels!
I remember my first (May 21, 1960. My 6th birthday!) as well as the first day for my two sons. It is a big day. Congrats!
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Old 08-22-11, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
Big day in the camp yesterday!

new heart...new found freedom from training wheels!
Great combo!
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Old 08-22-11, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
Motion at the front of the classroom helps keep students' attention focused on you and the lecture. Chalk is one of those things that allow you to move all over the front of the room without it seeming contrived. +1 for chalk. Low light and static screens can make for inattention. The electronic availability of lecture materials might also encourage spotty attendance.
I always thought dry erase boards were easier to read. On the other hand, I graduated undergrad last year and would've complained if they took out the dry erase boards. Not sure how you can teach engineering without a chalkboard or dry erase board.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:17 PM
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Talked to Spawn1 today about essential movies to view. He brought up the subject knowing that I am a movie snob.

I was surprised at the number he had seen, but shocked at the holes in his resume.

He has never seen "Fargo" and he says that he loves film noir and things like that. He has seen and loves "The Big Sleep" (my favorite) and has seen and loved "The Usual Suspects" (high on my list) and "Chinatown" (a top 10 movie for me) for a modern one. Tonight we fix it. Soon we will watch "Blood Simple".

We got on the subject of epic car chases. He had seen "French Connection", but not "Bullitt" (awesome car chase) of "To Live and Die in LA" (awesome and under-rated film with the best ever car chase). This will be fixed soon.

And he had never seen "A Clockwork Orange". I made him promise to read the book if he ever watched the movie. If he does that I will let him watch both versions of "Lolita" but only after reading the book. I love the Kubrick movie and the remake with Jeremy Irons is very true to the book, but the book is orders of magnitude better than either movie.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:20 PM
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I always thought dry erase boards were easier to read. On the other hand, I graduated undergrad last year and would've complained if they took out the dry erase boards. Not sure how you can teach engineering without a chalkboard or dry erase board.
Me, too.

I'm going to see if I can set up the classroom computer to "remote desktop" to my tablet so that I can write to my tablet whilst walking around on the stage. I'll see if that works.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:24 PM
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All they need to do is join a frat, which usually gains one access to solutions manuals, old tests, answers, etc.

At least that was the case at AU.
It may have been different because i went to a small school, but everyone gave them away to each other in my classes. The professors were quite aware of this and generally avoided the problems in the books, making it a moot point.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Me, too.

I'm going to see if I can set up the classroom computer to "remote desktop" to my tablet so that I can write to my tablet whilst walking around on the stage. I'll see if that works.
The thing that seems like the real problem is when you have to go through a semi-unrelated derivation/set of equations to answer/explain a question...I'm not sure how you can do that easily with only a screen to really write on.
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Old 08-22-11, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
Great guy. I passed him many times on the local rail trail. A "pro" doesn't have to "win" on the MUP. He was doing his ride and I was doing mine. What he can do on a bike is only in my dreams.

Nice to hear from Bobby Sweeting as well.

The one time that both Bobby and Phil showed up for the local "world's" ride is legendary.
Phil Gaimon I think won a stage at the Tour of PA. Unexpectedly, actually, and it really made the Fiordifruitta team's race. Ironically it was being run by one of the Cannondale engineer/riders. Ironic because Sweeting works for Cannondale, and he's therefore "local" to me, at least at the Bethel Spring Series. He dominates it when he's around, but other races pull him away. He's a big hit with all the folks around here, really nice, friendly, not offensive in any way, bright, and he's not totally full of himself. Really good guy.

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Talked to Spawn1 today about essential movies ..

We got on the subject of epic car chases. He had seen "French Connection", but not "Bullitt" (awesome car chase) of "To Live and Die in LA" (awesome and under-rated film with the best ever car chase). This will be fixed soon.

And he had never seen "A Clockwork Orange". I made him promise to read the book if he ever watched the movie. If he does that I will let him watch both versions of "Lolita" but only after reading the book. I love the Kubrick movie and the remake with Jeremy Irons is very true to the book, but the book is orders of magnitude better than either movie.
Wow... To Live and Die in LA is probably one of my favorite movies, and that car chase... in the pre-CGI era there is little to compare to that. The main character guy (Mr CSI) became one of my favorite actors because of that movie, ditto the guy that was the jerk agent in Transformers. I don't remember names well but they're big stars. It's weird to see what's his name in the CSI role, weird to see the other guy as the Sector 7 agent. Whenever I read a Highroad announcement I can't help but remember that they're based in San Luis Obispo, the city where that correctional facility is (featured in the movie).

I got Bullitt recently but wasn't quite as impressed. For Steve McQueen I think Lemans is the shiite, just too bad they didn't get the sounds and film synchronized.

Leon (ne the real "The Professional") is one of my recent favorites. Okay, favorite. It's at my bro's house right now. I'm making do watching The Professional now and then, usually on the trainer.

One of my ex-gf had the book Lolita, a really nice old publication (looked like a book from a Harry Potter set). One of her favorite books, she pretty much made me read it. I haven't seen any movie versions, figure it won't do the book justice.

In the "To Live and Die in LA" vein, "Less Than Zero" is another one at that level, at least for me. I think those two movies defined "movies" for me for quite a while, during my 20s.

And Ubuntu, I was thinking of re-rebuilding my mp3 laptop with Ubunto, so it can do more than just play MP3s.
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I've been gone for a while. Thursday evening the GF picked me up (and her fish as well) and we went to her place. Friday we drove 90 minutes to buy me a new car. Hung out with her until last evening. Went sailing today. Big breeze, excellent. Lower back was hurting, so had to cut it a bit short.

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Going into a burning building, badass.

teaching engineering without a white board or chalk is stupid.

Bought a 2010 Mazdaspeed3. 11k miles. Only $19k. $20k after everything. Well below KBB of $26-27k. Car is loaded. Nav system, Bose 9 speaker system, bluetooth phone/audio, push button start with advanced key (just leave it in your pocket), leather interior, 6 speed manual, nice Dunlop rubber. One of the coolest things is the subwoofer. It's inside the spare tire well. And the hood scoop isn't for looks, it's cooling the intercooler which is top mounted.

It was cheap because it'd been sitting on their lot and they wanted to move it.

The mods will be coming, but I'm not sure when exactly. Cobb Access Port tuner will be first. Then either cold air or forced air intake.







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really considered buying one of those before I got my GTI...nice ride.
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