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  1. 'Twas cool meeting you OCR peeps. Gario knows his Hold 'em, and Prot can totally play for me next time xD ha ha. Too bad I had so much to do otherwise I would have definitely been down for more. Perhaps another meet-up! Also, I can now match faces to remixes -- I definitely found I had at least one remix saved from everybody I met that I had enjoyed for quite some time -- so keep up your inspiration! :idea:

  2. Yeah, it's really hot out here for your average out-of-towner so swimming is fantastic, but anything else outside is probably best done at night. Karaoke is great, dollar blackjack at the Sahara is fun, especially when you're getting free drinks, barbecues might have to planned if you're doing them at a park, and you have to ask them if you plan on bringing alcohol unless you make it obscure I suppose. If we go the park I'd be down to set up some slacklines which are basically like tight ropes but they wobble quite a bit if anyone wants to try that.

    I mean, the heat isn't so bad if you're dressed light and stick to the shade -- maybe hang at the park, but yeah, it'll probably be too hot for anyone sporting a monitor tan.

    Also, I can guide a small group of 5-10 around Red Rock at night if anyone were interested in that (it's a sight to see, and definitely an under-looked aspect of Vegas), but unfortunately you aren't allowed to start fires out there to make Smore's or something unless you want to risk getting a hefty fine -- though I have done so before a of couple times.

  3. I'm ready to boycott the Alien prequel too when it comes out. Haven't these franchises suffered enough?

    Now who's ready for Inception 2?

    A. Alien prequel? I'd at least be hopeful.

    B. Predator could make a come-back provided they have it take place in medieval times, or some early historic era. We all know everyone wants it.

    B. No Inception 2 please. Or at least, not a continuation... The ending was perfect.

  4. Oh snap -- I come back to OCR and find you guys are finally having a meet-up where I live. Win sauce.

    My work schedule is tentative, but I'll definitely be down to hang some of these days. If necessary, I may be able to drive people around a little provided they are cool peeps. So yeah, I am confirmed for Brawl.

    Edit: If anyone needs to know anything about Vegas let me know -- I've been here far too long, ha ha.

    FYI $1 Blackjack at the Sarah -- best way not to donate too much money to our city if you know what I'm sayin' :)

    If you're looking for good cheap food, Blueberry Hill is the place to go, and they have one near the Flamingo. Also, there is a Asian Karaoke Bar not too far away as well if you guys are down for some drunken karaoke! (You know you want to!)

  5. I think what made the original Sonic games entertaining was the music and sound effects. Like, half of the fun of those games was hitting stuff that made random boings and dings, and bouncy sounds. Try playing Sonic without sound -- it's not cool.

  6. FF8 is my favorite game of all time next to FF6 and Warcraft 3 from what I remember, and I also remember FF10 being pretty damn great (if only because of Auron.)

    HOWEVER, I haven't played either for, like, 5 to 7 years which is around and before when I joined these forums. I'm pretty sure my opinion is now invalid for even myself... But I probably won't have the time to play though an entire Final Fantasy that I already beat and validate or discredit what I am saying for a very long time :(

  7. BlackMage- Those are some amazing shots! I've tried playing around with HDR before, but I've never been able to get it to look natural like those do. How many exposures did you do for those?

    I concur, those are some beautiful pictures.

    Here are a few pics I took out climbing that I feel really capture the atmosphere:



    My camera can't quite capture how great a summer night out climbing is, but I tried:



  8. Parkour has definitely been helping me keep up with my fitness. I had to put it off for a while and barely did it, but now I am getting back into it and it is great.

    Met up with some people here in Sacramento that does it and been having a blast jamming with them. They have taught me a whole lot.

    I plan on jamming every Sunday with them from here on out. I will be starting a picture log of myself to show my progress.

    Here is to good times.

    Parkour is great stuff. I love it though I'm not exactly great at it (I can mostly just jump extremely high onto/over any obstacle). I'd like to see some of what you're doing, though you should really get some video if you really want to show what's going down.

  9. I disagree with this statement (and the non-inclusive language used! lol)... $9 isn't that much.

    He would have payed less for a model that is a step up from what he bought. I don't know about you, but I would rather pay less for a better set of headphones, especially if it's a long term investment. That said, it isn't a big deal or anything.

  10. Well, you could have gotten the Audio Technica ATHM40FS for only $60 on Amazon (could have gotten the ones you bought for only $50), so you got gypped, but I'm sure those are pretty good since Audio Technica generally kicks ass for the price regardless.

  11. A little bit big, but these are the best headphones for $60. Ever. Like having a movie theater in your head. I've convinced quite a few of my friends to get them after hearing mine, because they couldn't deny the quality for price. Choose whatever headphones you want, but if you do choose these you certainly won't regret it.


    If you want specifics read the reviews on Amazon.

  12. The action was far above average, and the environments, scenery, and cinematography were great. However, most of the characters didn't have much depth, and the plot was OK, but parts of it were really dumb.

    My three biggest qualms:


    We see a scene where John Conner is grabbed by the neck by a certain special Terminator but he is just fine since apparently Terminators don't know how to kill people, except a minute later he locates Marcus's heart and promptly punches him in it effectively killing him, at least temporarily...

    Terminators or humanoid robots made of metal do not float...

  13. 2 and 3 applies to me as well seeing as my default state is awake, and I generally don't sleep unless I make a conscious effort. However, exercise has helped a lot with that, though my sleep patterns are little too random to pin down. Might help you as well.

    Dreams should generally be good, so maybe you're tricking your mind with pessimism or bad expectations. Or maybe you need a sleep playlist, lol.

  14. You sleep-deprived posters need to take Melatonin supplements. They're better (and much more healthy) than falling asleep drunk!

    I've taken them a few times. Good stuff, especially if you like vivid dreams, though I have a feeling adding chemically synthesized melatonin to your brain isn't exactly healthy though. Still far better than any other sleeping drug though.

    Also good for having nice dreams is a sleep playlist of good music turned down just enough so you can barely hear it. Nostalgic songs work wonders. Also a lot of Oblivion and Chrono Cross music is excellent sleeping music.

  15. Lets see:

    - I've woken up still seeing an object from the dream lying on the floor but when I went to reach for it went away -- that only happened once. Its possible I was still dreaming when I saw it, but I really thought it was there. I think it was a pirate's gun or something random like that.

    - I've had sleep paralysis -- not being able to move for about 30 seconds after waking up. Also the thing where you sleep on a body part and cut off the circulation, and then you can't move it for a minute or two, or you can but it doesn't do what you're trying to make it do. Scary stuff. Luckily, it hasn't happened much.

    - As far as deprivation goes, I've stayed up for just over 48 hours, and at that point I might have seemed relatively insane has been talking to anyone, and seeing spots and occasional flash was pretty normal. I could probably break my own record, but I'm not sure I'll ever want to try just because it sucked so badly. Not to mention the 20 hour sleep I had afterward -- felt like I woke up from a coma.

    Mostly though, sleeping is one of the best things in life. People who don't sleep much usually claim that its a waste of time, but how can something so pleasant be a waste of time? Not to mention the fact that memories are usually stored better during sleep, and sleep is great for letting your brain sort things out.

  16. Damn, this thread is great now considering a a fair amount of these posts. Really like what I'm hearing so far. So far out of what has been posted I'm really digging Andy Mckee, Abney Park (except the singer), Cusco (pretty amazing -- reminds me of Donkey Kong ha ha -- adding some of this to my sleep playlist), the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (who knew?), Flying Lotus, Disillusion (the other bands are too screamy), and I've always loved Street Light Manifesto. Ah man, I always appreciate hearing great new music, so thanks for posting what you guys have posted so far.

    Anyhow, here are a few more I artists I highly recommend:

    Young Blood Brass Band - There really isn't anything else like it as far as I know. If you enjoy completely-out-there but not completely annoying sounding Jazz Fusion then you should love this:

    The Lady Sails a pretty great, but still very obscure band I love chilling to:


    And last, but nowhere near least, Tommorow's Bad Seeds -- a completely awesome Reggae/Rock band, and if people have any taste in music, they won't be obscure for long:


  17. There were some pretty terrible parts (HEY LEMME FIRE MAH LASER TO DESTROY THIS ENTIRE TOWER EVEN THOUGH I'M DEAD), but I was still entertained. Made me want to go out and fight someone or do something though, lol. Also, what the hell, if Hugh Jackman really doesn't do steroids then he must actually be Wolverine...

  18. Heh, yeah. I was referring to you Global-Puff, as your Remod fitness thread came first, though Geoffrey definitely helped by reminding me to set some specific goals with this thread, since I used to just workout without any real goals.

    I've got to say though, any fitness thread started by cool dudes who know what they're talking about can be quite the motivator for anyone with the smarts and discipline to heed their advice :nicework:


  19. GT truly helped me set a ball in motion a year and a half ago with a few inspirational talks and the like, and right now I'm far more fit than I've ever been in my life.

    In additional to normal exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, curls, bench presses, one-legged squats, and crunches) that I've made my routine I also took up rock climbing mid-last year as I've said, and I slackline which is amazing for legs, core and balance, and I play basketball every now and then.

    I have to say I'm pretty happy since I was never strong or athletic beforehand, but now I'd consider myself fairly fit now. Just how far you can go in just a year and a half is pretty surprising, and it's really beneficial if you make it fun. Music combined with regular exercises has always really got me going, and rock climbing is way too entertaining considering the amount of exercise you get from it. To put things in perspective from just one angle, I could only do 10 push-ups when I started, and they were the most grueling exercise I did. Now I do 35 every morning, then 2 minutes of the plank (holding the push-up position), and then 15 more. They're pretty simple now, and they have always helped wake me up.

    Essentially, what I'd like to emphasize(without writing a superficial biography or infomercial XD), is that will power can go a long way. And it doesn't hurt to have a good time in the process.

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