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Happy New Year.

 

 

Happy New Years to everyone. My year already started off better. I'm not stuck in a holding cell :D

 

Also sad news. Apparently one of the buildings in Dubai caught fire. Last i heard no one died, but 2 or 3 people were injured. Hopefully that's as bad as it gets. Amazingly though the building was ablaze for hours without collapsing or bringing down any of the surrounding buildings. So that's good too.

 

I heard about that, but apparently it didn't stop them from shooting off fireworks a mere hours later!


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Had a pretty great night last night. Went to a casino with some friends for a little bit, then we all took some molly and went to this weird industrial bar for the rest of the night. Music was pretty bizarre but it was fun seeing everybody and I ended up making out with a really hot girl so its a pretty solid night / 10 in my book

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Probably the first New Years where I've actually had fun in the normal way. Fun change of pace.


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Today I got a sandwich from a convenience store deli. It had a screw in it. I guess that's one way to start a new year.

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That's [bleep]ing hilarious


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Spent new year in NYC. Had a nice day today in little Italy. Bloody awkward cause no one was in the restaurant I was eating at and all the waiting staff were men so there were literally like 10 Italian men watching me eat lasagne.

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Spent new year in NYC. Had a nice day today in little Italy. Bloody awkward cause no one was in the restaurant I was eating at and all the waiting staff were men so there were literally like 10 Italian men watching me eat lasagne.

That's racist.

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Spent new year in NYC. Had a nice day today in little Italy. Bloody awkward cause no one was in the restaurant I was eating at and all the waiting staff were men so there were literally like 10 Italian men watching me eat lasagne.

That's racist.
Actually I think I saw that movie once...

 

 

Pls no ban.

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NYE 2.0 Party last night. Equally burned out, took a guy home, we both fell asleep in the shower and I broke the shower curtain rod and we didn't even end up having sex. :v

 

Otherwise a good night.


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I've gotta admit I've had a really nice time in the United States. I've had a negative perception of the USA and I don't really know where it came from. Probably my own ignorance and media spin but I think my opinion has changed after actually going there myself. I visited a couple of villages and towns in Pennsylvania. I liked Tannersville and I saw a friend in Gettysburg and had some fun in Buffalo and New York was decent. I've had some great memories and I love travelling. Everyone was super helpful when I asked for directions. Canadian border control are so chill the guy was legit joking around and I couldn't stop laughing. Went on a cruise around Manhattan... It's been a bloody good week. Might go to Chicago as it's only a six hour drive from here. My year abroad is mint at the moment :) I'll be back in Toronto I think for a night out soon

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So one issue I've had since I've moved out of the house was the lack of cable. Don;t get me wrong Netflix and youtube are great but I miss Direct TV mostly for Sportscenter. So I found out while West Virginia University was playing Arizona State University that I can watch ESPN live with linking my parents DTV to my internet in the apartment. So happy now :)


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Albel/Justin

Albel doesn't say anything anymore, just comes in, leaves an arrow and vanishes into the night :(Probably
practising some euphonium

You nearly had me fooled, you fooler you

Euphonium/10.

9/10. To me, always associate Albel with musical stuff in OT.

Everyone with a goatee and glasses is Albel now.

lmfao albel m8 wat r u doin, hi though.

 

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So one issue I've had since I've moved out of the house was the lack of cable. Don;t get me wrong Netflix and youtube are great but I miss Direct TV mostly for Sportscenter. So I found out while West Virginia University was playing Arizona State University that I can watch ESPN live with linking my parents DTV to my internet in the apartment. So happy now :)

Quote the game. I'm surprised asu didn't go for 2 on their last score

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So one issue I've had since I've moved out of the house was the lack of cable. Don;t get me wrong Netflix and youtube are great but I miss Direct TV mostly for Sportscenter. So I found out while West Virginia University was playing Arizona State University that I can watch ESPN live with linking my parents DTV to my internet in the apartment. So happy now :)

Quote the game. I'm surprised asu didn't go for 2 on their last score

 

My thoughts exactly. Both offensives were having issues in the red zone so that can be the only thing I can think of. Ah well WVU won so that is all that matters \o/


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Albel/Justin

Albel doesn't say anything anymore, just comes in, leaves an arrow and vanishes into the night :(Probably
practising some euphonium

You nearly had me fooled, you fooler you

Euphonium/10.

9/10. To me, always associate Albel with musical stuff in OT.

Everyone with a goatee and glasses is Albel now.

lmfao albel m8 wat r u doin, hi though.

 

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I literally have all the knowledge and experience this job is asking for but no certification and a shitty availability so I didn't get a call back. I can't release my projects on github either because everything I work on is closed source and I intend on selling it.

 

just really getting to me that I might have to go work at retail or [bleep]ing McDonalds when I have the skills for this shit already but not hirable because I have shitty availability and don't got my magic paper yet

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Trust me that "magic paper" doesn't mean shit either. Most of the people I know that get hired are WAY under qualified


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I think my github account alone would work if I was willing to open source and had better availability. 

 

But I ended up going back to school because of my friends dad. He's a really good programmer with a huge amount of work experience but he went to Caltech (see big bang theory if your not familiar with the school) and dropped out. However was able to get jobs because hes good but would always run into problems with large companies since their HR would handle hiring and they dont know a good programmer from a bad one they would generally choose people by their degrees. 

 

It was bad enough he ended going back later in life, so thats my reason. I know Computer Science might as well be an art major now adays, since you get your job based on your portfolio more-so than your degree. But I feel the doors the degree does open are worth it.

 

In the mean time though mad angst about being a poor college student who feels their too good for min wage  <_<

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Probably that we are all fat racists

Ok not that extreme but I can't lie that I've just felt nervous about America, maybe it's the cultural differences between the UK and America. Like the whole proud of my country thing isn't such a huge thing in the UK. Rarely will you see a union jack proudly flown on buildings. It's just different. But it's not even bad. Different isn't always bad but I guess I've just gotta chill out and experience things for myself in just being skeptical over nothing and just watching the news on crazy shit that happens in America.

 

I love your money though I couldn't stop cracking up at the "in God we trust" idk what's so funny about it but I just kept repeating it and cackling all week.

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Probably that we are all fat racists

I love your money though I couldn't stop cracking up at the "in God we trust" idk what's so funny about it but I just kept repeating it and cackling all week.

Gotta look through the lens of the time period in which the phrase was popular. It's not meant to be literal- at least not anymore.

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Why are your personal projects closed source?

 

And even if they are closed for a good reason, the packages/modules you write for them should still be able to be open sourced without jeopardizing anything. We all know that Facebook is closed source, but they still have this: https://code.facebook.com/projects/

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Probably that we are all fat racists

I love your money though I couldn't stop cracking up at the "in God we trust" idk what's so funny about it but I just kept repeating it and cackling all week.

Gotta look through the lens of the time period in which the phrase was popular. It's not meant to be literal- at least not anymore.

I know but it still made me chuckle a lot.

 

I'll be road tripping again in February I think. The best parts I've had here have been when I'm on the road. Next time I come round I'll be able to drink in the states as well.

 

My friend broke a bottle of wine in a store in the states and she wasn't allowed to pay for the damage because she's 20 and our other friend had to pay instead.

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Why are your personal projects closed source?

 

And even if they are closed for a good reason, the packages/modules you write for them should still be able to be open sourced without jeopardizing anything. We all know that Facebook is closed source, but they still have this: https://code.facebook.com/projects/

And he could license his public code under something like the GPL or even some "shared source" license like some of Microsoft's academic stuff (so non-commercial use is explicitly prohibited).

 

To be honest, it's probably more valuable to have code in a portfolio than to actually use it commercially. There's a legal jungle when it comes to actually releasing code commercial that too many developers overlook. Patents, copyrights, proper attributing/licensing of third-party code/libraries/tools, and civil/criminal liability are very real. Whoever has the better lawyer wins these types of cases, and even tiny corporations will be able to field a better lawyer than an average Joe.


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I know of at least two couples that fit that bill, there have probably been more that haven't been as well known

 

I met my fiancee through Tip.It and the HYT friends chat, and we'd never met before then, so I guess that counts? :P

Apparently my brain wasn't working. With you and your fiance (I did know about that, just slipped my mind), that's two couples I know of for sure.

 

@Hedgehog, I feel like if you are being graded on a curve, that curve should really only account for people who are actually still in the class at the end. That's pretty stupid that you got pushed into a lower grade because the people failing all abandoned ship.

 

 

Probably that we are all fat racists

 

Ok not that extreme but I can't lie that I've just felt nervous about America, maybe it's the cultural differences between the UK and America. Like the whole proud of my country thing isn't such a huge thing in the UK. Rarely will you see a union jack proudly flown on buildings. It's just different. But it's not even bad. Different isn't always bad but I guess I've just gotta chill out and experience things for myself in just being skeptical over nothing and just watching the news on crazy shit that happens in America.

 

I love your money though I couldn't stop cracking up at the "in God we trust" idk what's so funny about it but I just kept repeating it and cackling all week.

 

I think Americans are among, if not the most, patriotic people. What is strange to me is that the states seem to have such an adversarial relationship with the federal government (at least, some of them do), so I would expect that patriotism to be directed at the state level, not the whole country. At least for me, in a game like WoT, I like putting a Canadian flag on my tanks, because being mistaken for American's is pretty much a national pet peeve, but I would much rather fly my provincial flag (or both).

 

I don't think I could deal with being anyplace that has open carry laws. I think it's what you're used to. For example, I never really feel safe in cities, because there are other people around. I was raised in the country, and my street didn't have a lot of houses when I was growing up, so during my formative years, I got used to wide open spaces completely devoid of people. I like that, and that is what makes me feel safe. I have a lot of city friends now, and they find it super creepy. Even in the city, I actually prefer deserted streets (as long as it's deserted because it's late, and not because I'm in the wrong part of town). I've heard about  the 'ghost cities' in China, since they build entire cities and it then takes years for them to fill up. Sounds perfect to me :lol:

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