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Forum: Foo
08-09-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Tinuz

Haha, so that is what my dad is always whining...

Haha, so that is what my dad is always whining about. :p

Oh, and I learned in my brief time near an American college....the rumors are true.... ;)
Forum: Foo
07-13-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,933
Posted By Tinuz

Currently 25, going back to school for a PhD...

Currently 25, going back to school for a PhD (well, after a year of research), so I guess I don't really qualify for this thread.
We were always advised to do as much as we wanted, or could, as...
Forum: Foo
06-04-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,167
Posted By Tinuz

A degree helps you in the sense that it gives a...

A degree helps you in the sense that it gives a future employer a basic notion of what you can and cannot do. Many require it because of that.

Imagine that we all had to work our way up from...
Forum: Foo
05-29-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Tinuz

Computer, use one daily at work...which happens...

Computer, use one daily at work...which happens to be something I am rather passionate about.
Forum: Foo
05-07-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By Tinuz

Squirrelly can be constructed as comparing...

Squirrelly can be constructed as comparing someone to a squirrel..hence, it may have a negative connotation and is thus a weasel-word ;)
Forum: Foo
05-07-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,343
Posted By Tinuz

You know....in dutch the C-word is actually a...

You know....in dutch the C-word is actually a K-word.... (Sorry, couldn't resist :p )
Forum: Foo
05-06-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Tinuz

Hey, that's all just taste!...

Hey, that's all just taste! Huge.....apples....are scary :cry: (Those Granny Smith's I have on my desk seem a hell of a lot less appetizing now :twitchy: )
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tinuz

Tell me, do you teach classes on how to do this?...

Tell me, do you teach classes on how to do this? :p
Forum: Foo
05-04-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tinuz

He's a grave robber... :thumb: Well, know...

He's a grave robber... :thumb:

Well, know that in the religion I was in, kissing == dating and dating led to marriage, so hence the late first kiss.

Okay, I was 24, on holiday with some friends...
Forum: Foo
05-03-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,400
Posted By Tinuz

Well, I agree that Lauren was a bit harsh....but...

Well, I agree that Lauren was a bit harsh....but you do have to recognize that what works for you, might not work for others and vice versa. You seem to think that marriage and sex a deeply spiritual...
Forum: Foo
05-03-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,400
Posted By Tinuz

Well, that means little. There evidently are...

Well, that means little. There evidently are financial reason to get married, those are valid...maybe not why you'd want to get married, but they provide motivation.
Forum: Foo
05-03-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,400
Posted By Tinuz

I have a friend who is in an open marriage....

I have a friend who is in an open marriage. Really, this doesn't mean they are constantly sleeping around. To me, it seems similar to someone who occasionally hooks up with someone whom they fancy. ...
Forum: Foo
05-03-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,400
Posted By Tinuz

As I said, it only has the value placed on it by...

As I said, it only has the value placed on it by society. Hence, a public announcement to society makes it binding, for, if society enforce its rules, the person breaking that 'contract' will be...
Forum: Foo
05-02-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,400
Posted By Tinuz

Well, the relationship is there, as you say....if...

Well, the relationship is there, as you say....if you need that piece of paper, or title, or government/religious approval to make it worth more or put meaning into it, then there is something wrong....
Forum: Foo
05-02-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tinuz

Not really, and I'll probably never will. My...

Not really, and I'll probably never will. My career takes me places....
Forum: Foo
04-25-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,095
Posted By Tinuz

Same here! Apparently my wrists are so curiously...

Same here! Apparently my wrists are so curiously constructed that they cannot be comforted by ergo stuff. Typing on one of those MS natural shape keyboards is torture...




Damn...I kind of...
Forum: Foo
04-25-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Tinuz

UCLA used to be a big name in research, or at...

UCLA used to be a big name in research, or at least in Ecology....it's been pretty silent in the field. Maybe it's different for your field.
Forum: Foo
04-22-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By Tinuz

If you have nothing else lined up, take it. No...

If you have nothing else lined up, take it. No such thing as a wasted course.

If you want something else take a modeling course, it will help you with your Econometrics goals.
Forum: Foo
04-21-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Tinuz

Just a thought: (1+u^2)^1.5*u du looks...

Just a thought:

(1+u^2)^1.5*u du

looks like

h(g(u))'*g(u)'

with g(u)=1+u^2
Forum: Foo
04-21-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Tinuz

Maybe a better way is to write: ...

Maybe a better way is to write:

sqrt(1+tan(x)^2)^3*tan(x) dx

Because then if u=tan(x) you get:

sqrt(1+u^2)^3*u du --> ((1+u^2)^0.5)^3*u du --> (1+u^2)^1.5*u du

which eliminates the extra...
Forum: Foo
04-21-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Tinuz

assuming secx*u*du is correct, the integral to u...

assuming secx*u*du is correct, the integral to u would be

0.5*secx*u^2+C

To see why, just reverse it. Again, not really a math wiz in the formal sense, so please check yourself. Also, this has...
Forum: Foo
04-17-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Tinuz

Salsa and other rhythmical food...

For some time now, I have been taking Salsa classes, unfortunately, the classes are coming to an end and the intermediate course (which is offered over the summer) looks insanely difficult (and it...
Forum: Foo
04-16-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Tinuz

Just north of DC: Hot and humid summers,...

Just north of DC:

Hot and humid summers, almost unbearably so for me. The winter is hardly worth mentioning, it can get a bit cold but nothing you'd need a really thick coat for.
The Ocean is...
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,937
Posted By Tinuz

Whoa...good luck man! Get well soon!

Whoa...good luck man! Get well soon!
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Tinuz

Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar (or vinaigrette)...

Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar (or vinaigrette) with Dijon mustard and *freshly* ground pepper. You can add honey for sweetness (although it's already a bit sweet from the Balsamic and the ground...
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By Tinuz

My grandmother had one which was pretty...

My grandmother had one which was pretty successful. That is, until the Alpha dog (she breeds dogs) decided that this little attention grabber needed to be thought its place in the hierarchy and tore...
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,718
Posted By Tinuz

I am not debating that there are other causes,...

I am not debating that there are other causes, but merely that the majority of the cases are because of aforementioned reasons. Apparently, Wiki is with me on that....
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,718
Posted By Tinuz

Which are pretty rare. For the most part obesity...

Which are pretty rare. For the most part obesity is a result of poor lifestyle, either past or present.
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,098
Posted By Tinuz

Damn, that just made me realize how bad I need to...

Damn, that just made me realize how bad I need to get some mutual loving going. :p
Forum: Foo
04-15-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,718
Posted By Tinuz

Well, this country is so politically correct,...

Well, this country is so politically correct, that it's incorrect. That is, try to treat everyone the same and you'll end up screwing the 'normal'* people. Also, all this diversity crap (Like...
Forum: Foo
04-13-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tinuz

Haha, point taken! I don't care all that much,...

Haha, point taken! I don't care all that much, but I was just wondering if I could unify some aesthetic goals with something that is actually fun. ;)



No need to, I am as blond as ever and have...
Forum: Foo
04-13-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tinuz

Tanning on the bike

Well, we are all getting out there again and getting tanned...well, in my case, nicely tanned sleeves which show as soon as I wear something with sleeves.

Also, as I hate lying in the sun, I was...
Forum: Foo
04-12-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,785
Posted By Tinuz

So you told her you thought she was annoying as...

So you told her you thought she was annoying as hell, bored the crap out of you, etc. etc. and then she said she didn't care.....
Damn, do people that stupid exist? Is it possible to cram that much...
Forum: Foo
04-12-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tinuz

yep, you need DVD codecs, assuming it automounts...

yep, you need DVD codecs, assuming it automounts (it should).

libdvdcss and/or w32codecs

Apparently they are in the repo, just type:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Other...
Forum: Foo
04-12-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Tinuz

A very good article, although the notion that it...

A very good article, although the notion that it is an American thing....right, try global. For sure in North Western Europe, and as far as I can see, Asia has never been far behind. The difference...
Forum: Foo
04-12-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tinuz

The first question then is, what kind? A real...

The first question then is, what kind? A real DVD? Download the dvd codecs pack (somewhere in a community repo) and vlc and you're good to go.

A DVD-image, mount it with an instruction which...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tinuz

As everyone is saying, don't worry. Think of it...

As everyone is saying, don't worry. Think of it like this, if they don't like, are laughing at you and think you're annoying. Do you want to be with them so bad that you are willing to change who you...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Tinuz

Lots of good advice, and the logical conclusion:...

Lots of good advice, and the logical conclusion: Notron Antivirus is eerily similar to a virus.

For the next time, use this (http://www.nliteos.com/) to make a disk which can install...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Tinuz

Haha, I see you have experience with this kind of...

Haha, I see you have experience with this kind of medicine. My main gripe with the whole complementary medicine circuit: they see you as a milking cow and will never admit that something might not...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Tinuz

Oh yeah, been there, done that, and hopefully not...

Oh yeah, been there, done that, and hopefully not going back. It's probably one of your SI joints (the thingies that connect your spine to your pelvis) being displaced. It hurts like hell if you do...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Tinuz

I used to be, and they still are, Jehovah's...

I used to be, and they still are, Jehovah's Witnesses. Manipulation is kind of a way of life for them.

And I know they are being manipulative. However, the problem is, 22 years of this kind of...
Forum: Foo
04-10-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Tinuz

The thing 'happened' after the divorce as it left...

The thing 'happened' after the divorce as it left both of my parents in financial ruin (Turns out going 50/50 minus lawyers is a bad idea if you are lower middle class). At that point my dad asked me...
Forum: Foo
04-09-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,417
Posted By Tinuz

Brilliant, this would make an awesome party...

Brilliant, this would make an awesome party gift....with the right people you know.

Also, I don't know what the hell I am talking about, but I feel like RC helicopters should be mentioned. :p
Forum: Foo
04-08-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Tinuz

First, thanks for the advice, it is well...

First, thanks for the advice, it is well appriciated.

Yes, I moved across an ocean from my family, but that is only temporary. Next year, I'll be starting a PhD in Belgium...2/3 hours away from...
Forum: Foo
04-08-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Tinuz

Is there any way I can divorce family? :(

Today my dad sent me an email telling me that he felt I was rejecting him. His reasoning was basically that recently our communication has been a bit rough.

Whatever I do these days, I cannot...
Forum: Foo
04-07-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,306
Posted By Tinuz

Not to be offensive, but I always get extremely...

Not to be offensive, but I always get extremely skeptical when people give this as argumentation. Updates are 99% automated in both XP and Vista and if you configure it properly it hardly ever...
Forum: Foo
04-07-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 844
Posted By Tinuz

We kind of do, depending on how you define...

We kind of do, depending on how you define emissions. That is, burning wood has a long term zero-emission as long as your regrow the forest you cut down.

I agree with some of the people saying...
Forum: Foo
04-06-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,306
Posted By Tinuz

Vista isn't that slow, on a capable machine at...

Vista isn't that slow, on a capable machine at the very least.

And why would anyone need a touchscreen? They are handy for quick, intuitive, zero-training interfaces, cartography (that's what I...
04-06-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Tinuz

Because I hadn't positioned the axle properly. As...

Because I hadn't positioned the axle properly. As said before, the whole thing was my own fault, although I expected the problems to be less serious.

I fixed it by just popping everything in,...
Forum: Foo
04-06-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Tinuz

Well, this is a second hand bike and as it turns...

Well, this is a second hand bike and as it turns out, the previous owner mounted MTB style brake levers on handlebars which were too big in diameter. This results in tension on the bolt and, as I was...
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