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#41 biodork

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

 d4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Another thing that I find awesome, both subjectively and objectively, is the artistic skill of my lovely girlfriend. So I'm going to shamelessly plug her work here. ;)

http://joanna-eberts.blogspot.com/

From hockey players to cartoons to nature's creatures to really abstract twisted stuff, she's a style chameleon.

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That's awesome stuff!  As someone with almost zero artistic/creative talent (my mom and brother it, while my dad and I are the science geeks), I really admire that ability in others.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

 Eleven, on 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

So much agreed on CDs.

What is a thumb bass?  (I'm a former upright player but never got into the electric game.)
Just a model name.  I bought a used 4 string version of the one I linked to.

 SDS, on 27 January 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

I think he meant thumbass...
But it's pronounced thume-ah.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

I almost forgot about this thing.
Emerson wine opener.  20 bucks at Target.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

 spndnchz, on 27 January 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

First thing that popped in my head were KY and nipple cream.  I'm a terrible person.

 weave, on 27 January 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

You are gonna make Ligers' head go kaboom.
There is a joke hidden somewhere in all this...



PS3's with their blu-ray and all around awesomeness

1969 Dodge Chargers
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Rossignol Snowboards

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

 cdexchange, on 27 January 2012 - 12:22 PM, said:

I thought we already had a breasts thread.
Awesome? cd's avatar.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:36 PM

Apple computers. I've never had one crash on me. Can't say the same thing about everything else that's powered by Microsoft.

John 00 Fleming. (Yes, I've brought him up before on the Songs You Can't Get Out of Your Head thread, but he has to be one of the best Trance DJ's out there.)

Good theological resources like the ones I linked to.

 Eleven, on 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

What is a thumb bass?  (I'm a former upright player but never got into the electric game.)
If you don't mind me asking, who are some of your favorite bass players? Since you mentioned upright, I don't know of too many out there, but I enjoy John Patitucci's bass playing.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca
Sophia Loren in anything .. or nothing

Ok, those are human beings ... ooops.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

 SwampD, on 27 January 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

 Eleven, on 27 January 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

So much agreed on CDs.

What is a thumb bass?  (I'm a former upright player but never got into the electric game.)
Learning that other people are bassists too.

Self-built computers.

When the pond is frozen.

When my girlfriend's home.

The Flecktones.

My siblings.

Timpani.

Charlie's Grilled Subs.

Creative writing.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:52 AM

DriveImage XML.

It's a great way to backup everything on your computers ... not just data, but it makes a mirror image of everything, including software and e-mail.  Makes a recovery point without the hastle when using Windows recovery.  I appreciate that there are many Apple users on board and I would think this software would be just as useful in an Apple environment, but I'm not sure.  The price is right ... free from downloads.com.

I use XML as outlined primarily for business purposed and create the image files on a portable hard drive (also awesome) and store them off site in a safe place.  Rotate the hard disks (2) weekly to ensure a regular backup of everything. Do this every Saturday morning.

I used to use Norton Ghost, but was frustrated with the fact that it, like all Norton products, really bogged the system down by always running in the background.  XML does not do that.  Am using it as we speak.

Awesome!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

Tax refunds.  I wasn't expecting it at all.  I can finally pay for October's vacation.  :-)

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

The Great North American Human Beaver.  Enough said.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:07 AM

Getting to the bottom of a box of Lucky Charms and finding out where all the marhmallows went.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:36 AM

 Crosschecking, on 27 January 2012 - 08:36 PM, said:

Apple computers. I've never had one crash on me. Can't say the same thing about everything else that's powered by Microsoft.


You haven't tried hard enough - there isn't a computer out there that I haven't been able to crash...not on purpose, of course.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

 BuffalOhio, on 28 January 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:

The Great North American Human Beaver.  Enough said.
Beavers and wood: a match made in heaven. :D

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

BiGS Sizzlin' Bacon flavored sunflower seed.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

Sorel slippers are worth every penny.


As to bass players.

Upright - Eberhard Weber,Charlie Haden,Dave Holland,Miroslav Vitous,Scott Lafaro(the bass player is like the 3 point shooter, usually reserved for the white guy).

Electric - Jaco (of course),Jimmy Haslip,Victor Wooten,John Paul Jones(of course)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:57 AM

 SwampD, on 30 January 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

Sorel slippers are worth every penny.


As to bass players.

Upright - Eberhard Weber,Charlie Haden,Dave Holland,Miroslav Vitous,Scott Lafaro(the bass player is like the 3 point shooter, usually reserved for the white guy).

Electric - Jaco (of course),Jimmy Haslip,Victor Wooten,John Paul Jones(of course)

How did Edgar Meyer get left off of your upright list?  He's the Wayne Gretzky of that instrument.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

 Eleven, on 30 January 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

How did Edgar Meyer get left off of your upright list?  He's the Wayne Gretzky of that instrument.
Someone just recently hipped me to him so I'm not that familiar yet.  I'm sure I left others off, as well.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

 SwampD, on 30 January 2012 - 11:01 AM, said:

Someone just recently hipped me to him so I'm not that familiar yet.  I'm sure I left others off, as well.

His agility is incredible.  He can play that thing as if it were a violin.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

 Eleven, on 30 January 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

His agility is incredible.  He can play that thing as if it were a violin.
What?   Is he fifteen feet tall?  Wouldn't that make him more like the Zhedno Chara of that instrument?  :-)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

Queen size beds.  which brings me to things that are not awesome: twin beds.

girlfriend has a twin size bed in her room where she is staying at the hospital where she is shadowing...makes sleeping there tricky.  I'm 6'4", roughly 250 LBS...good thing she's pretty small in comparison lol.

Other awesome things: like Ink said: tax returns.  Also: Profit sharing checks (I get one here soon!).  lastly: snow...I've been on my skiis once so far this year...they are yearning to get back on the slopes.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:28 PM

 dEnnis the Menace, on 30 January 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

Queen size beds.  which brings me to things that are not awesome: twin beds.

girlfriend has a twin size bed in her room where she is staying at the hospital where she is shadowing...makes sleeping there tricky.  I'm 6'4", roughly 250 LBS...good thing she's pretty small in comparison lol.

Other awesome things: like Ink said: tax returns.  Also: Profit sharing checks (I get one here soon!).  lastly: snow...I've been on my skiis once so far this year...they are yearning to get back on the slopes.

Excuse me!

No lamb for you!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

my mom.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

 Sabres Fan In NS, on 30 January 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

Excuse me!

No lamb for you!

say what?! :cry: :cry:


 Chris_in_UT, on 30 January 2012 - 01:43 PM, said:

my mom.

I'd have to say my mom is quite awesome as well.  Between the fact that she has a Ph.D and has been an officer in the Army Reserves for 24+ years, on top of rearing 2 kids 5 years apart in age...props.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

 Chris_in_UT, on 30 January 2012 - 01:43 PM, said:

my mom.
does she look anything like the photo in my post above yours?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:40 PM

 dEnnis the Menace, on 30 January 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

Queen size beds.  which brings me to things that are not awesome: twin beds.

girlfriend has a twin size bed in her room where she is staying at the hospital where she is shadowing...makes sleeping there tricky.  I'm 6'4", roughly 250 LBS...good thing she's pretty small in comparison lol.

Try sharing a twin a week after knee surgery.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

 shrader, on 30 January 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

Try sharing a twin a week after knee surgery.

ick...sounds like it be pretty pain inducing.  I don't how big or small the person you were sharing with was.  My girlfriend is a pretty skinny gal (cross -country runner), and roughly 5'9" so it makes it slightly easier.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

 korab rules, on 30 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

does she look anything like the photo in my post above yours?

no. not even close.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

 Chris_in_UT, on 30 January 2012 - 02:47 PM, said:

no. not even close.
Too bad.  If she's awesome without boobies like that, imagine how awesome she would be with 'em!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

 d4rksabre, on 27 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

Another thing that I find awesome, both subjectively and objectively, is the artistic skill of my lovely girlfriend. So I'm going to shamelessly plug her work here. ;)

http://joanna-eberts.blogspot.com/

From hockey players to cartoons to nature's creatures to really abstract twisted stuff, she's a style chameleon.

Just to rope you guys in, here's a recent digital painting of Lanny McDonald.

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That is some great artwork......

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

 Supersabre, on 30 January 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

That is some great artwork......

Thanks bud



Just to stay on topic, things that are awesome:

The current price of computers.

I just broke down and bought a new desktop for the first time since 2003. My old warhorse has served me well but it was time.

Picked up an ASUS CM1740-04 at Best Buy for under $600. 1 TB hard drive, 8gigs RAM expandable to 16. 2.4GHz AMD processor. Windows 7 preloaded. I'm an ASUS fanboy and the upgrade potential plus things like USB 3.0 seemed like a no brainer.

This should be quite the upgrade from my old Pentium III cob-job with .996 GHz and 512MB RAM :o

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:58 PM

Amazon mp3 (and most things Amazon really...Amazon prime, used textbooks, etc.)

Multi-monitor setups for any significant computer work

Wegmans' beer selection

Bluetooth-enabled car stereos

Citizen eco-drive watches

Coffee

 d4rksabre, on 30 January 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:

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This should be quite the upgrade from my old Pentium III cob-job with .996 GHz and 512MB RAM :o

Holy crap!  You should think you're using a super computer with your new system.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

 TrueBluePhD, on 30 January 2012 - 08:58 PM, said:

Amazon mp3 (and most things Amazon really...Amazon prime, used textbooks, etc.)

Multi-monitor setups for any significant computer work

Wegmans' beer selection

Bluetooth-enabled car stereos

Citizen eco-drive watches

Coffee



Holy crap!  You should think you're using a super computer with your new system.

That's basically the selling point. I figured I'd wait as long as I could before I really needed a new one. I'm not a gamer or anything so I've never needed to upgrade and this old computer absolutely will not die. It has been running 24/7/365 for about 6 years now. Not a hiccup.

Not bad for something I bought on ebay second hand for about $250. :blink:

This ASUS should be solid. Upgradable for longevity, and capable of doing everything I need and more at the current time. Backing up the factory install as we speak and then I'll throw my wireless card in it and start pulling stuff off the backup HD.

A fun night for me.

edit: holy cow this thing is bananas!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:39 PM

 d4rksabre, on 30 January 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:

Thanks bud



Just to stay on topic, things that are awesome:

The current price of computers.

I just broke down and bought a new desktop for the first time since 2003. My old warhorse has served me well but it was time.

Picked up an ASUS CM1740-04 at Best Buy for under $600. 1 TB hard drive, 8gigs RAM expandable to 16. 2.4GHz AMD processor. Windows 7 preloaded. I'm an ASUS fanboy and the upgrade potential plus things like USB 3.0 seemed like a no brainer.

This should be quite the upgrade from my old Pentium III cob-job with .996 GHz and 512MB RAM :o
I work at Best Buy, and virtually try to sell an ASUS to every customer. For college next year, I want one of the G74 gaming laptops that weighs nine pounds :wub:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

 qwksndmonster, on 30 January 2012 - 10:39 PM, said:

I work at Best Buy, and virtually try to sell an ASUS to every customer. For college next year, I want one of the G74 gaming laptops that weighs nine pounds :wub:

:lol: Overkill, but probably worth it.

This is pretty enjoyable so far. I feel like a submariner coming back to land after 6 months. Acclimating to what is considered a normal level of computing power is mind blowing.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:50 PM

 d4rksabre, on 30 January 2012 - 10:47 PM, said:

:lol: Overkill, but probably definitely worth it.
I agree.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

Man-made snow. Definitely not as good as the real thing, but without it I would not have been able to get out snowboarding 4 times in January, which is already more than I made it out all of last season.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:28 PM

 biodork, on 30 January 2012 - 11:25 PM, said:

Man-made snow. Definitely not as good as the real thing, but without it I would not have been able to get out snowboarding 4 times in January, which is already more than I made it out all of last season.

And I thought I was reading the what are you eating/drinking thread.  Good thing I looked up.

One glass of Woodford, I swear!

Quicksand, maybe you should stay away from the hard stuff during your first year...

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:32 AM

 TrueBluePhD, on 30 January 2012 - 08:58 PM, said:

Wegmans' beer selection
If there's one thing I miss about the Northeast, it's that (besides the fall colors). Go to a different part of the country, and it's not the same (although if anyone can get to a Wegmans out in Virginia, the beer and wine selection is still pretty amazing). Unless someone knows to look in some obscure place, there's nothing to rival that down in Dixie.

 Supersabre, on 30 January 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

That is some great artwork......
I think it's only a matter of time before she gets called up to the Big Leagues (for lack of a better term).





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