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Offline VijchtiDoodah

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1300 on: August 16, 2010, 01:52:05 pm »
The first one is *not* O Fortuna, it's Also sprach Zarathustra by Strauss.

O Fortuna
Also sprach Zarathustra

Couldn't say what the second one was, though.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1301 on: August 16, 2010, 02:15:14 pm »
Thanks for pointing that out :)

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1302 on: August 16, 2010, 09:44:15 pm »
As far as defibrillators and overly dramatic movie representations of them go, I'm pretty sure they don't even revive someone whose heart is stopped.  They just normalize an erratic heartbeat.  (Sort of like how silencers don't work anything close to how well they do in movies.)
While we're correcting things, defibrillators really can restart a person's heart after it has stopped, the electricity can cause the muscles to contract and restore a heartbeat.

Also suppressors work REALLY well on subsonic ammunition, The De Lisle carbine's bolt action was louder than its shot if one used subsonic ammo. Here's an M14 (a notoriously loud rifle) suppressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=socgmULGVOA
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1303 on: August 17, 2010, 02:59:17 am »
Also suppressors work REALLY well on subsonic ammunition, The De Lisle carbine's bolt action was louder than its shot if one used subsonic ammo. Here's an M14 (a notoriously loud rifle) suppressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=socgmULGVOA

Wow. I had no idea subsonic ammunition could work so well with a suppressor.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1304 on: August 22, 2010, 11:51:33 am »
I'm usually pretty decent at grammar, but I'm not so sure about this instance:

One in three doctors agree...
OR
One in three doctors agrees...

I know the rule of thumb is that if it's a singular noun actually doing the action, the singular form should be used ("one of my teammates wins a lot").  But in the above case, is the "one in three" considered a full subject? Because one in three is actually 33 percent, which is a plural.  However, "one" by itself is clearly singular.  Anyone know this?
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1305 on: August 22, 2010, 05:07:34 pm »
First one sounds better to me.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1306 on: August 22, 2010, 05:17:26 pm »
I'm usually pretty decent at grammar, but I'm not so sure about this instance:

One in three doctors agree...
OR
One in three doctors agrees...

I know the rule of thumb is that if it's a singular noun actually doing the action, the singular form should be used ("one of my teammates wins a lot").  But in the above case, is the "one in three" considered a full subject? Because one in three is actually 33 percent, which is a plural.  However, "one" by itself is clearly singular.  Anyone know this?
Ignore the s**t after the preposition. Or as my english teacher would call it, the object of the preposition does not change the subject of the sentence. One doctor agrees The rule is the same as the one you used in your example.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1307 on: August 22, 2010, 10:57:48 pm »
One in three doctors agree...

This is the same as saying 33% of doctors agree...

One in three doctors agrees...

It's worded a bit funky, but now you're essentially saying "Here are three doctors, this one agrees that..."

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1308 on: August 23, 2010, 08:08:37 am »
I have over 5 and a half gigs of soldat screen shots. I really need space on my pc. What do I do if I dont want to delete them?

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Only anime shows I've felt any interest in over the years are Pokemon (original TV series) and various hentai.
so clearly jgrp is a goddamn anime connoisseur. his opinion might as well be law here.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1310 on: August 23, 2010, 10:03:08 am »
external hard drives are cheaper than ever. If you've got the money you can get a huge one to back up everything or a smaller one for extra space.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1311 on: August 23, 2010, 10:33:50 am »
Say I cant exactly stretch my budget far enough?

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1312 on: August 23, 2010, 01:39:24 pm »
You can't afford 15 bucks for a memory stick? Ouch, bro.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1313 on: August 23, 2010, 01:43:20 pm »
Cus I need to get my hands on E140 to get new parts. So, aside from hardware, what can I do?

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1314 on: August 23, 2010, 01:45:26 pm »
Uber compression?
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1315 on: August 23, 2010, 01:56:03 pm »
I don't trust them but there are online backup sites. I couldn't recommend a specific one.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1316 on: August 23, 2010, 02:14:00 pm »
Its ok, I remembered a program I have. Irfan View, as I type is it converting all 2437 files from bmp to png.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1317 on: August 23, 2010, 02:25:47 pm »
Its ok, I remembered a program I have. Irfan View, as I type is it converting all 2437 files from bmp to png.

That might help a tiny bit, but in the end *.png is a lossless image format and the filesize will still be pretty large. Go *.jpg and you will probably shave a gig off of that size.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1318 on: August 23, 2010, 04:25:00 pm »
Its ok, I remembered a program I have. Irfan View, as I type is it converting all 2437 files from bmp to png.

That might help a tiny bit, but in the end *.png is a lossless image format and the filesize will still be pretty large.

Sure, but at least it's compressed.  Going from WAV to FLAC, for example, cuts the size in half, even though the latter is still lossless.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1319 on: August 23, 2010, 11:03:51 pm »
(or alternatively you could delete the shitty ones)
I attend grammar school, last grade, and ignorance is all around me. Well, good for them. Ignorance is bliss.