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Old 2013-06-24, 01:26
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My only day off work all week and it started raining so I couldn't finish exploring this place.
But I did a bit of urban exploration today.
(I guess this would make sense to go in my urban exploration thread, but, everyone seems to neglect it so I'll put this here instead.)


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Old 2013-06-24, 03:20
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Nice place Zee! Is this near your home? My town barely has any areas like that...
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Old 2013-06-26, 03:05
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I've got an exam in 5 days, but tomorrow I'll only study during the afternoon.
That's why I'm letting myself read a good book tonight, while drinking some watermelon vodka. It sucks, but I'm broke, and that's the cheapest thing I could buy at the local supermarket
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Old 2013-07-11, 14:40
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I got only a 24/30 because I used the word "black" instead of "people of color" while talking about racism. The professor told me I'm a racist, and even if I told her that I find "person of color" to be the more offensive one, she would find many other reasons to give me that crappy vote.
Thank god I'm a calm person.
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Old 2013-07-11, 14:52
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Wow... That teacher... let's only say that she isn't smart.
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Old 2013-07-11, 14:52
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I got only a 24/30 because I used the word "black" instead of "people of color" while talking about racism. The professor told me I'm a racist, and even if I told her that I find "person of color" to be the more offensive one, she would find many other reasons to give me that crappy vote.
Thank god I'm a calm person.
I was told people in south africa prefer to be addressed as black if that's their skin colour, rather than coloured or people of colour.

Also streg, how come your using the american selling of colour?
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Old 2013-07-11, 15:45
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In South Africa, a "black" person is one of mostly African descent. A "colored" person is "mixed".
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  1. Having a particular color or kind of color.
  2. Having prominent colors; colorful.
  3. Influenced pervasively but subtly.
  4. (US,older usage, now demeaning) Of skin color other than the white, particularly black.
  5. (South Africa, potentially offensive) Of neither black nor white skin color
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Old 2013-07-11, 19:44
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I also think people of color is much more offensive! And regardless, how does that justify such a big penalty!
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Old 2013-07-11, 22:35
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I got only a 24/30 because I used the word "black" instead of "people of color" while talking about racism. The professor told me I'm a racist, and even if I told her that I find "person of color" to be the more offensive one, she would find many other reasons to give me that crappy vote.
Thank god I'm a calm person.
It is easy to retort such erroneous idea.

Simply ask the teacher "So, would you feel offended if I called you a white person?"

Before she has time to think of an answer, proceed to the fatality "So... what you're actually teaching me is that calling someone white is OKAY, but calling someone black is NOT OKAY? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."

For bonus points add: " Or, sorry, should say you're a person of colour? Afterall white is a color, whereas black is actually the lack of colour?* "

* At least in terms of light (white is the sum of all colours). If you're talking about inks, then it's the opposite (black is the sum of all colours).

Regardless, either both of them are colours or none of them are colours!
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Old 2013-07-11, 23:56
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Wow... That teacher... let's only say that she isn't smart.
Let us just say she should not be a teacher. She is obviously not smart enough to be one.

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It is easy to retort such erroneous idea.

Simply ask the teacher "So, would you feel offended if I called you a white person?"

Before she has time to think of an answer, proceed to the fatality "So... what you're actually teaching me is that calling someone white is OKAY, but calling someone black is NOT OKAY? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah."

For bonus points add: " Or, sorry, should say you're a person of colour? Afterall white is a color, whereas black is actually the lack of colour?* "

* At least in terms of light (white is the sum of all colours). If you're talking about inks, then it's the opposite (black is the sum of all colours).

Regardless, either both of them are colours or none of them are colours!
An Enemy has been slain!
DOUBLE KILL!
TRIPLE KILL!

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Old 2013-07-12, 00:14
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An Enemy has been slain!
DOUBLE KILL!
TRIPLE KILL!

~Professor has quit the job.


Streggy casts LOGIC.
It's super-effective!
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Old 2013-07-12, 00:34
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Old 2013-07-12, 02:57
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actually my 24 became a 26 after I asked another teacher to test me again. she told me that even if I was right she couldn't remove the score another teacher gave me, but she could give me some points "under the desk". Meanwhile luckier asses were given very high grades just because they weren't examined by the same teacher thet examined me

sgk you're absolutely right but it's difficult to to come with something like that in real time. all my arguments came too late. I was too angry to think of anything
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Old 2013-07-17, 19:02
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My day was quite long to be honest. Still is seeing as it's just ticked over to 2am.
Just wanted to say as well after my time of absence that I'm back once again.
And possibly more mature than before. That remains to be seen however.
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Old 2013-07-17, 19:30
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Maturity sucks anyway.
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Old 2013-07-18, 05:54
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I've had that sitting there for at least 2 years now. It's surprising someone's finally picked up on it :P
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Old 2013-07-18, 17:22
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Today I read one of the most heart warming stories on the internet this year:

http://www.viralnova.com/cancer-patients-pizza-party/
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Old 2013-07-18, 17:46
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Heartwarming indeed. Internet does have nice sides.
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Old 2013-07-18, 22:39
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That's a side of the internet that we hardly see these days. But its good to know that there are so many good people out there ;D
I hope that kid is doing ok though... isn't pizza bad for you if you have cancer? u.u
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Old 2013-07-21, 00:56
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isn't pizza bad for you if you have cancer? u.u
uuh... no?
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2013-07-21, 01:35
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Today I met a strange fellow in my backyard who likes to eat insects. I've filmed him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zbgs1CNO8

(Be sure to check this other guy too in case you've missed it.)
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Old 2013-07-21, 03:30
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There is one thing I have to say good about Brazil, that is that the wild life here is truly amazing. I simply love birds, and if it wasn't a cruelty to capture one and have it as a pet, then I would have. I find it realy relaxing to be sitting on a bench, on the sun, hearing all those birds singing in my head
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Old 2013-07-21, 06:16
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By the way... regarding YouTube's compression - it is so nasty. All of my vids (and I suppose all youtube vids) suffer so much with it, with big losses in detail, sharpness, and contrast adjustments. I spend countless time adjusting the image to be the most perfect I can achieve, only for youtube to deteriorate it later. See the attachments.

The solution seems to be make 720p (HD) videos, so that it compresses to a 480p looking file later, rather than having a 480p vid that looks like a 240p.
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Old 2013-07-22, 00:55
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Why don't you render your videos and upload 'em as 1080p then? Won't that solve your problem? Its not like it takes Hours to render a video, it just takes a few more minutes to render / upload the video. And if your computer is good enough, you can still do other stuff while rendering the video. Or you can maybe go do something about your life while you leave your PC afk rendering / uploading the video.
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Old 2013-07-22, 03:22
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I'm not sure it would solve the problem... in any case, my camera doesn't film in 1080p and rendering a fake pixelated 1080p would ruin the image just the same if not more...
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