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Posted: 2nd Apr 2017 00:54 Edited at: 2nd Apr 2017 00:57
Quote: "Nice find btw, Sepp! Rammstein is a spectacular band live. A friend of mine saw them live once. He loved it. "


I saw them 3 years ago...I think and yes, they are spectacular. Pyro's and such. One of those bands who likes to play a bit of everything, not have a bias towards newer stuff.


Also, going on the theme of piano versions. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister did a version of "We're Not Gonna Take It" for a cancer campaign, which worked out to be interesting, gives it a completely different angle to it.




However, being April fools day, I did managed to fool somebody with Wacken's April fools joke. Basically as technically speaking most of the festival takes place in Gribbohlm, they had taken to renaming in Gribbohm Open Air, following legal issues and locals petitioning to have the name of the festival changed, so their village gets adequate promotion. They changed their websites, merchandise (even on other websites) and everything to update with the new name of the festival.

http://www.gribbohm-open-air.de/en/news/news/news-detail/wacken-open-air-to-become-gribbohm-open-air/


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Posted: 2nd Apr 2017 11:45
Quote: "Why only the rest of the day ?"

Because it was april fools day, which means half the internet becomes garbage.

Quote: "Oh...and the new Demon Hunter album is also out for streaming and in stores! Me and budokaiman pre-ordered several months ago. Eagerly awaiting the delivery. \m/"

Yep, I saw a copy in store yesterday. I got my shipping confirmation the other day (I forget when) but didn't look to see when it will be delivered. The surprise will be more fun.
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Posted: 2nd Apr 2017 20:16
For some reason this weekend I got my taste for game creation back. So I am going to try and make time to actually do it. I booted up Unity3D for the first time in aaaaages. I might get started on Abeyance again. Only draw back is I need to find some player assets I can retexture, to make the assets a little easier to manage. At least for inanimate objects I've come across ProBuilder, a 3D modelling tool that directly integrates into Unity3D, I am using the Free version at the moment, but will get the full version. It is so nice to use. It feels like I am using a cross between Silo3D and 3D World Studio, Silo3D in the modelling side of things, 3D World Studio in the UV side of things.
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Posted: 3rd Apr 2017 03:01
I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop. It asked what to name the PC. I typed in Rollinginthedeep
'Cos it's a Dell

That aside Ubuntu is actually really nice. I'm a fan

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Posted: 3rd Apr 2017 21:03
I like Ubuntu, my laptop uses it as its primary OS, but then for some reason, it stopped liking Windows, even after a full reinstallation of the OS. Maybe its hardware is starting to get cranky and Windows was too much for it, I don't know. But either way, Ubuntu runs fine on it.

However on the topic of naming your PC's, I tend to pick ancient and mythological beings, because I have an interest in them. I named my main PC after one and decided to use its original spellings and characters. Not all fonts like those characters, so when I went to discover my PC on my network via another device and suddenly what I say made my PC look racist. So trying to be clever, isn't always clever.
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Posted: 3rd Apr 2017 22:05
I like Debian. Command Line only.
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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 00:02 Edited at: 4th Apr 2017 00:03
Quote: " I tend to pick ancient and mythological beings"

I normally pick either classical composers, or names of viruses like Stuxnet

Quote: "I like Debian. Command Line only."

Man the terminal is so awesome. It makes cmd.exe look weak and powerless
Reminds me of my favourite joke:
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Wife: Make it yourself!
Husband: sudo make me a sandwich!
Woman: Okay


Disclaimer: That isn't actually my favourite joke. This is my favourite joke;

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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 01:09
I tend to use Powershell instead of CMD.exe anyway Though there are alternative choices as well. But out of the box, Linux Terminal is nicer that what's offered with Windows, but I guess Linux users depend on it more than Windows users. I mean, I use it for Git* and Heroku and the odd internet related thing, so typical Windows users won't generally use it.

*I know there's GUI's for Git, but it's actually quicker via a console than via GUI.
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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 03:00 Edited at: 4th Apr 2017 03:03
powershell is plenty hefty, you can also run bash on windows.

For naming, I prefix device type then user or purpose:

PC-JOSH
PC-DEV
UBU-DEV
NAS-MEDIA
TAB-JOSH

Add a few other phones, tablets, printers, a laptop...

When you start hitting 10 or 15 devices on a network, descriptive naming gets handy.

At work, we do department - service tag:

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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 06:43 Edited at: 4th Apr 2017 08:44
Java is driving me insane. I hate it.

Look at this:

public Interface()
public void run()

This is some code I've written so far my Software Engineering assignment. Convention demands lowercase functions, but uppercase methods. WHICH IS A CONTRADICTION BECAUSE HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO CONSTRUCTORS THEN? Obviously uppercase since lowercase will cause a compilation error, but still. Horribly inconsistent.
Not to mention the class name must be the same as the file name! Like WHAT THE #!@#%"!62????????? What does the file name have to do with the source code?? They're mutually exclusive. I'm compiling the file contents, ie MY SOURCE CODE. Not the file itself. Oh yeah and while we're at it, Java compiles every .java file in the directory automatically?? I'm sure there are ways of choosing what files to compile, but still.
If you compile a single .java file in a directory, it will automatically compile each .java file and create a .class for each one. And somehow when you run one of these class files, it can interact with the others??

I hate this language. Give me back C#

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EDIT: ARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HATE JAVA SO MUCH.
IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY COMPILE EVERY .java FILE IN THE DIRECTORY. BUT IT WILL NOT RECOMPILE THEM! I FIGURED THIS OUT AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF OF TRYING TO FIX A BUG. I initially assumed it was due to Java having some weird way of comparing variables. Well it turned out after Googling it that Java DID do it pretty strangely (figures). BUT after fixing my code, it still didn't work. ONE HOUR LATER I finally figure out that the class I'm doing the changes in isn't even being recompiled. I had been putting my debug code in the main class so I didn't realise anything was off. I finally put some debugging code in the class where the error was and noticed it wasn't even outputting to the screen.
It was in this moment, that I screamed, cried, smashed my head against the desk, almost threw my laptop out the window and cried some more (on the inside at least lol). A quick delete on the 4 .class files, recompile and my program interpreted bytecode files worked just fine.
I hate Java

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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 22:27
Quote: "I like Debian. Command Line only."


Pfft, gentoo is where it's at
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Posted: 4th Apr 2017 23:35
Ah, the funs of debugging in strange languages Bunny. It's always the simple thing you didn't think of, after trying all of the more complicated potential solutions.

Yeah, I hate that too. Though, can be fun jumping between languages and can make you think more consciously about what you're doing and why. A stupid example is that today, for some reason I kept putting for (int i = 0; i < someValue; i++) today in my JavaScript, when it should be var and not int...even though I've not coded in C# in ages and have been doing mainly JavaScript in the last couple of months. Today for some reason my for-loops wanted ints and not vars. But it is good to do, can make picking up other languages easier and even understand your preferred language better. Like learning inheritance in C# originally, made life easy when learning it in JavaScript, which does it in a way I find odd (as much as I am enjoying JavaScript, I still prefer C#'s approach to OOP). Or learning to do the MVC approach in Ruby On Rails actually made AngularJS quite easy for me to get started with after seeing the warnings of it being confusing at first. That said, I am still picking up on other nuances of Angular, from being so used to JQuery, but getting out of those JQuery habits at the moment, as the two still work together well enough.
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Posted: 5th Apr 2017 17:59
Many people are moving to languages like Typescript which is a strongly typed version of Javascript.

Personally, I don't like having to explicitly state the type everytime I touch a variable, I like the convenience of var and have only rarely encountered bugs due to implicit typing, certainly not enough to bother with making everything strongly typed.
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Posted: 5th Apr 2017 19:24
Whilst I don't mind strongly typed languages and work well with them, but I am with you, I've not yet come to a disadvantage of using a var. As long as I know what type I am using.
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Quote: "*I know there's GUI's for Git, but it's actually quicker via a console than via GUI."

Depends what you're doing. I really like SmartGit because it has some really nice tools for merging and resolving conflicts. Large commit logs also are a bit easier to read, and it has some other nice tools in it. For basic things though, I'll go through command line.

Quote: "you can also run bash on windows"

You can also run better shells on Windows.
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Posted: 5th Apr 2017 22:45 Edited at: 5th Apr 2017 23:20
I can't stand weakly typed languages it just doesn't sit with me. Also I can't stand the sort of extreme implicit conversion you find in Java, JavaScript, PHP etc. Like I can live with implicit conversion between doubles and integers. But in Java you can literally use 123+"ABC" and it will work. Like strings and integers are fundamentally different, they shouldn't be able to do stuff like that without you telling it to.

To be honest, that's the issue right there. I don't like my code to do things I didn't tell it to do.
The entire reason I love computers is they are predictable and rational, if some goes wrong it's probably my own fault. For the exact same reason I generally dislike people. Languages like Java just mess all that up lol


EDIT: Oh yeah I have my mid semester maths exam today, wish me luck everybody cos ima gonna need it

EDIT 2: Me yesterday:

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Posted: 5th Apr 2017 23:36 Edited at: 5th Apr 2017 23:39
@easter bunny

1) Constructors aren't methods.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19061599/methods-vs-constructors-in-java

For instance, you can have a class with a method that has the same name as the class.



2) The class name can be different than the file name if the class is not public. For example:

Compiles fine:


Doesn't compile:


Java requires exactly one public class to exist in every .java file with the same name as the .java file. The reason for this can be traced back to how the jvm looks up names. Each .java file is compiled to a .class file, which in turn get packed into your .jar or whatever. If you wish to instantiate a class called Foo then the jvm will look for a Foo.class file and expect the class to be there.

3) Java does not compile all files in a folder automatically, that would be your build system (managed by your IDE I assume) that's doing this.

4) Again, java is not responsible for recompiling, that's your build system.

Use IntelliJ as your IDE and gradle as your build system if possible. It makes things much, much easier.
IntelliJ: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
Gradle: https://gradle.org/

You can obtain the full version of IntelliJ if you're a student. Gradle can be configured to automatically download dependencies and package your application for distribution.

[EDIT] Also I have no idea what you're going on about with Java not being a statically typed language. It is.

123 + "haha" also works in DarkBASIC. It's an easy way to concatenate strings.
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Posted: 6th Apr 2017 04:03 Edited at: 6th Apr 2017 04:06
Quote: "Constructors aren't methods"

Be that as it may, I still dislike the Java convention of methods starting with a lowercase.

Quote: "Java requires exactly one public class to exist in every .java file with the same name as the .java file. The reason for this can be traced back to how the jvm looks up names. Each .java file is compiled to a .class file, which in turn get packed into your .jar or whatever. If you wish to instantiate a class called Foo then the jvm will look for a Foo.class file and expect the class to be there.
"

I don't really see how that makes it any better. I never had any doubt there was some good reason for it. I still hate how the file name is used in the compilation process.

Quote: "Java does not compile all files in a folder automatically, that would be your build system (managed by your IDE I assume) that's doing this"

Hm... Well I'm not using any IDE. I'm writing them in N++ and compiling with javac.
In the directory, I have 4 .java files

Calling javac Interface.java creates a .class file for each of those .java files.
(The Interface class is the only class with a main() method. Interface does reference each of those classes, eg in the Interface constructor, it has the line MovieDatabse movieDB=new MovieDatabase(); )
I presume Java is preprocessing that, detecting it requires the class MovieDatabase, finding no such class file exists, and automatically compiling MovieDatabase.java.
This resulted in me spending a very long time trying to fix a few bugs. Of course I'm sure my Software Engineering lecturer mentioned this sometime. That moment when you wish you attended the lectures

That aside, I'll make the switch to a proper IDE. IntelliJ looks decent. The course requires that we use BlueJ for a few workshops which is annoying cos I don't like BlueJ lol


Quote: "statically typed "

I never said anything about Java being weakly typed. I said I can't stand weakly typed languages. I also don't like just how extreme the implicit conversion in Java is. Two separate headaches of mine
Quote: "123 + "haha" also works in DarkBASIC. It's an easy way to concatenate strings."

Sure it's easy, but I mean 123 is stored as a 4 byte integer in binary, "hahaha" is stored as a 6 dimensional character array with each value referring to the ascii table. Being able to add those is useful and easy, and also something I find very annoying because it makes no sense.


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I had my maths exam. I was going absolutely fine until the last 2 questions. Then I had absolutely no idea how to do them, which sucks because together they count for 30% of the exam, and that exam counted for 25% of my final course grade.
I spend nearly 20 minutes trying to calculate the inverse function of f(x)=(x-1)/(2x-3). Then I finally remembered that you have to decompose the function to take the inverse. I never did get time to calculate the range and domain of f and f inverse though.
The other question involved calculating the complex roots of z^3=2root(2). Easy enough except you had to give the answer in Cartesian form and I couldn't work out how to calculate cos/sin of ((2root(2))^1/3) (no calculators were allowed).
We then had to plot the complex roots on a graph which was much easier. I just estimated the positions of the roots, but instead of giving their position in Cartesian form, I did it in polar form since the question did not explicitly state that the graph points had to be given in Cartesian form. Hopefully the marker will see it the same way
Anyway I'm fairly confident I'll pass the exam since the rest of the questions were pretty easy, but doubt I'm gonna get that HD I wanted lol

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Posted: 6th Apr 2017 08:55 Edited at: 6th Apr 2017 09:01
Quote: "Personally, I don't like having to explicitly state the type everytime I touch a variable, I like the convenience of var and have only rarely encountered bugs due to implicit typing, certainly not enough to bother with making everything strongly typed."


Quote: "Whilst I don't mind strongly typed languages and work well with them, but I am with you, I've not yet come to a disadvantage of using a var. As long as I know what type I am using. "


The big advantage of strongly typed languages, in my opinion, maintainability. The types tells the compiler what operations are possible on all variables which means that the compiler can help you find all type related errors when compiling instead of when running your program. For small projects, the difference is pretty small but for bigger projects it allows you to refactor code safely.

Consider a program that has two code paths which do different things but one of them is much less common than the other.



When you execute this function it will work most of the time, but whenever someRareCondition holds it will go into the if-branch and modify the list. Notice that I forgot the return in the true-branch which will give me 'undefined'. When the bug occurs, I would be confused when a value that is usually a list is suddenly undefined. I would have to go back through the code and trace that undefined variable to this function and try to figgure out what causes it to go undefined.

In a statically typed language, the compiler would immeadietly tell me that the function doesn't return and I would save the steps of going backwards from an undefined value to find some rare edge case.

Additionally, a good type system can find more bugs than just missing variables. For example, the rust type system allows you to write some networking functions that guarantee that you get the correct data back from a request, assuming both the client and the server use the same enum for data.

The function declaration looks like this, which I admit is not fun to look at or write.



Luckily, a lot of modern compilers can automatically figgure out the type of a variable when you declare it which means that you don't have to write the type of each variable. In rust, you simply write 'let variable = someValue' and in 90% of the cases, the compiler can infer the type. The call to the above simply looks like this



The only type that has been declared there is the 'Command' type, everything else is infered. That way you get all the guarantees of a really good type system but you don't have to specify the types anywhere apart from in function definitions. C++ also allows you to do this in a lot of cases by using the 'auto' type
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It's almost a week now that I live at my new home . Still unboxing and giving everything a place, lol. But, so far so good...I even have some spare room for these points.
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Posted: 6th Apr 2017 23:53
Quote: "The big advantage of strongly typed languages, in my opinion, maintainability. The types tells the compiler what operations are possible on all variables which means that the compiler can help you find all type related errors when compiling instead of when running your program. For small projects, the difference is pretty small but for bigger projects it allows you to refactor code safely.
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Oh aye, there's a case of looking at advantages and disadvantages for the scenario you're using them in. Why it's useful to learn how to use both effectively, but I tend to roll with it in what I am using and what works best at the time, because I don't mind strongly typed languages and weakly typed languages. And at the moment, I am mainly doing stuff in JavaScript, so the vars are doing their job.
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Posted: 7th Apr 2017 06:14 Edited at: 7th Apr 2017 06:15
MVC [b][/b]

Haha, it used to be you could post a CAPS message if you did tags without anything in them.
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Yup, knowing how to work with both static and dynamic typing is usefull, though I personally don't see many advantages of dynamic typing. The ones I can think of are ease of development, atleast in the beginning of a project, the ability to do weird things and dynamically generate classes and function based on external parameters (like a database model in rails) and it being easier to do hot swapping code. Those things seem pretty minor to me and all lead to problems in later stages of a project but I would love to be convinced otherwise
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Quote: "It's almost a week now that I live at my new home . Still unboxing and giving everything a place, lol. But, so far so good...I even have some spare room for these points."

Nice, I hope you're getting the new Demon Hunter album delivered to the new place though.
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Quote: "Nice, I hope you're getting the new Demon Hunter album delivered to the new place though."

I hope so too, mate! Shouldn't be a problem, I think. Went to the Mail Office to change my postal addres, so everything should be sent to my new place.
Did you get yours already?
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Yep, just got it in yesterday. Haven't had time to listen to it though.
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Update on the ol' new motorcycling thing.

After 2 weeks from finishing my CBT. I am much more road confident and handle my bike much better. And now that I do and can, it's working out to be more fun. The weather was quite nice for me to take it out for a spin earlier, just to the shop, but worked out for a pleasurable ride. So I am looking forward to being able to ride something bigger when I am ready. As there's a road coming out of my village that is a 60mph limit, it can be annoying not being able to accelerate to it so easily, and with cars trying to overtake on it and learning to dislike Audi drivers for some reason (they just appear). I am also getting more used to the bike leaning on corners. I even tested a little counter steering, just to get a feel.

I am also getting more and more sold on the idea of a Honda Rebel 500, now that reviews are gradually coming out for it, due for it's release in the West this month. Just waiting for my Honda dealership to update their site with it. I have been looking around at other motors, but still finding myself looking at it more. Or go down the route of my brother and uncle and go Triumph, they do have some nice bikes too. My brother rides a speedmaster. But they're also more expensive. I know too early to actually think of buying one, but something to work towards.
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Quote: "Or go down the route of my brother and uncle and go Triumph"

That is an excellent route to go.

Quote: "But they're also more expensive. I know too early to actually think of buying one, but something to work towards."

Yeah, don't worry about what kind of bike you'll want until you're ready for it. You'll end up doing a lot looking around, and it's best to go with the bike that you like most and feel you'll get the most use out of.
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Posted: 8th Apr 2017 22:15 Edited at: 8th Apr 2017 22:32
He he, and I've been looking at the Kawasaki Vulcan S too.



Quote: "Yeah, don't worry about what kind of bike you'll want until you're ready for it. You'll end up doing a lot looking around, and it's best to go with the bike that you like most and feel you'll get the most use out of."


Oh I know, I am curiously looking around, to get an idea of what I should be looking for when I get around to it and what I have available to me that's sensible. So when I do look for a second bike, I know what I want to test ride.
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Posted: 8th Apr 2017 22:59
Quote: "Yep, just got it in yesterday. Haven't had time to listen to it though."

Darn, lucky you! \m/

Quote: "He he, and I've been looking at the Kawasaki Vulcan S too."

That's a nice bike, Sepp! Really like the model .
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Posted: 9th Apr 2017 10:41
Quote: "That's a nice bike, Sepp! Really like the model"


It does look nice. Probably one of the ones that looks closer to a Harley. However, I am looking around still, very curious at my options.

And the more I hear about the Rebel 500, the more I want it. I get the feeling it could be a toss up between the Rebel 500 and Vulcan S, but of course, could find something else by the time I am looking. But I am favouring the lightweighted-ness of both and how both are supposed to be good for control. Given cruisers are a more laid back position. The only drawbacks I am seeing from the Vulcan S are the pegs are too low and forward, so feels like less control on the feet (but plenty elsewhere), but as you can see in the video, easy to scrape them on corners, from what I hear, the guy isn't the only one to find that. But the Rebel 500's riding position seems to be half way between a cruiser and a street bike and getting the best of both and Honda classify it as a street bike. So it'd be a good one to step into as I am riding a street bike, so I imagine it'd feel more familiar, yet get the reclined feel of a cruiser. The engine in it seems to be a good choice too. At first I was worrying whether I'd get bored of a 500cc (some say they do), but the bike is quite light and apparently gets more horsepower than say, a Yamaha Bolt, which is a 900cc bike. But the Bolt is a heavier bike. One of the reasons I want a light bike is that I may sometimes need to push it uphill, in that I am little bit cheeky on my commute to work. Where I work is just off of one of the UK worst roundabouts, which connects to one of the major A-Roads and is notorious for accidents...and you don't really see motorcyclists go that way. Unfortunately, the only way to access my workplace by road. But I do manage to avoid it by walking my bike by about 40 metres (but uphill one way and up a kerb)

And the Rebel is gradually getting video reviews out now, in time for its launch this month.

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Quote: "At first I was worrying whether I'd get bored of a 500cc"

It totally depends on where you ride. Seeing that you're in Cambridge, I take it you don't plan to just do city riding (unless you do). If you were sticking to just the city part of Cambridge then a 500 would do quite well. You'll still get much more use out of the 500 and won't feel like it's time to jump to the next bike right after starting like with a 125, but you will occasionally yearn for a bit more power especially once you get on a motorway and realise you can't shift up another gear.
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I don't think there'd by much motorway riding. Although I am not in the city. Probably may end up on some A roads, but I actually live a little out in the sticks, so some country-ish roads and my commute has a 60mph road as it's fastest (out of my village), then I end up going through town. But, really and truly, there's no harm in having two bikes. But the Vulcan S, if I like it, uses a similar 650cc engine to the Kawasaki Ninja and would give that extra power for the motorway and not be too big of a jump (as I'll be training on 600cc for my test). And being a light bike, it won't be weighed down like the Yamaha Bolt.

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And I went out this afternoon, realising, I should really get some summer friendly gear. The weather's lovely, it was a pleasant ride, except hot as a certain large weighted, bald politician. I have no shame in that I am now sat in front of my PC in my underwear with my desk fan blowing at me with the window wide open. It feels good.
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Gah, why must the PC version of Netflix have such a poor interface?

It does random stuff, like pop menus up in front of my mouse when I never hovered over the origin in the first place. Or other things, like randomly muting. Whenever I load a new episode or skip somewhere within the episode, I have to toggle the stop/play button two times before it begins to play. And the lame thing doesn't even remember previous volume settings, it defaults to full volume every time! Besides those bugs/oversights, the interface is in general laid out poorly and inconsistently. Pft!
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Posted: 13th Apr 2017 03:49 Edited at: 13th Apr 2017 03:56
Didn't want to start a new WIP thread just yet, still putting the final touches on the camera movement and JJ lens flares. A shot at the Fiiishy office, late night coding with pizza.



Edit: Sorry, upload wouldn't take.
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This confused me until I read the text in the screenshot. Quite clever.
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I saw a shiny 2017 Triumph Bonneville 1100 outside Tescos the other day, I didn't expect a classic looking motorcycle like that to be so gorgeous until seeing one in the flesh, it was very shiny too, either brand new or well kept. I didn't meet the rider though. The closest thing I'll have to owning something like that would be playing Ride 2, which has a Bonneville in it, though the Triumph I have in the game is a Speed Triple. Could have gone for a Street Triple on it, like the one my brother owns (he has a Street Triple, which you can see in behind my bike in the photo I posted earlier and a Speedmaster). I might be starting to gain an obsession though, but Ride 2 is a good game, I have been wanting to get my hands on a good Gran Turismo-like racing game on PC for a long time and nice that there is a bike one that ticks that box (granted, not as in depth as I remember Gran Turismo to be, but it'll do).

But my brother was dangling the temptation of getting a Speedmaster in front of me, as he suggested getting one and I've sat on his and feels real nice to sit on.

Also, any Therion fans about? Still one of my favourite bands of all time. I'm just going into a phase of listening to their Death Metal years. Another band that's gone from much heavier origins to completely changing their sound (which they seem to do every couple of albums or so).



In contrast to: (though this is still an old song, but hey, I have a thing for Mesopotamian Mythology)



Whilst I have seen them twice now, I would have loved to seen them in Miskolc there. The whole live show is amazing. Why do the Swedish, Finnish and Norwegians make such good metal bands?

Quote: "Didn't want to start a new WIP thread just yet, still putting the final touches on the camera movement and JJ lens flares. A shot at the Fiiishy office, late night coding with pizza"


Well, two can play at this game.

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Why do you have a nickelback album? I thought you were cool.
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I discovered it when we were having a clearout. I felt like something spectacular needs doing with it, I've just not decided what...but I put it there to see if anybody would notice.
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Posted: 14th Apr 2017 21:35
Quote: "Why do you have a nickelback album? I thought you were cool."

Seems you read Stephen King and drink rum too? That's cooler !

Oh...and next Saturday...is Iron Maiden time! In Antwerp! Will be soo much fun! \m/
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Yes, The Kraken is an amazing rum. Since I tried it, I am a convert and don't drink much else nowadays. It's just so nice to drink. Other rums, except more premium ones taste horrible to me now. XD And I never liked Captain Morgans' straight, always felt like it needed to be mixed with something. And oddly, I was more into Stephen King when I was a kid, but still like his novels...just not read any for a while.

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Awesome! Mate, you'll have an awesome time.
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I'm sure I will . I remember listening to their album 'Number Of The Beast' on cassette, lol! Brings back good memories. \m/

Btw, I finally got my DemonHunter t-shirt and signed album! Whoooooohoooooooooo!
It arrived a few days ago already...to my old address...and now I finally have it.
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He he. Cassettes, now that's been a while.

Also refueled my motorbike...after 3 weeks of doing my work commute and some rides out and it only cost me £8 to fill it up. I know when I get a bigger bike, it'll be less fuel efficient than my 125, but is nice getting a fair bit of use on only £8 for the time being, and what I do upgrade to will probably still be fuel-efficient. And it's the weekend! So time to chill, might start swimming again, as I realised I still have my gym membership. Maybe get some more attempts at game dev done.
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Never heard of the guy..

Whats up "The Slayer" its me Slayer. Its been like 7 years..

Take Care.
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Posted: 22nd Apr 2017 05:55
Quote: "He he. Cassettes, now that's been a while. "

Yeah, hahahaaa! I also remember that I made my own guitar distortion effect, using a cassetterecorder, lol! Or rather, using internal pieces of a cassetterecorder, and pieces of an electronic drumkit. Don't know how I did it, but when I was younger, I used to open electronic things (getting them back together was not as easy, ahhahahaaa)! One day, I accidently managed to create a custom guitarpickup, including a cool distortion sound. I made a 'guitar' using an old tennisracket and steel wires from the breaks on a bicicle, and then amplified the sound using my custom made guitarpickup and distortion effect !

Quote: "Whats up "The Slayer" its me Slayer. Its been like 7 years.."

Lol, is that you, Slayer? Geeezes mate, where have you've been dude? Hmm...I don't think it has been seven years though...perhaps two years or so. Anyways...how are you ?

Quote: "and it only cost me £8 to fill it up"

How much Euro's is that?

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Sounds like a nice plan! Enjoy!
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Posted: 22nd Apr 2017 12:48 Edited at: 23rd Apr 2017 00:06
9 euros 55 cents.

All in all, about 260 miles on 1.5 tanks of fuel, which'd be about £12 or 14 euros. And considering my commute is during peak hours, therefore lots of traffic & stopping, I think it's damn good value.

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Yep! Though gotta plan tonight's roleplay and do a couple of other things, but I am aiming to get more work done on Abeyan---top secret project this weekend. It'll be slow progress I imagine, but I am determined to make time for it, as I haven't worked on it in years.

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I've just got my best friend into Anathema, given I've known them for 10 years, I am surprised I never shared them with it. We were just in a conversation about music and I was like "hmm, you might like Anathema then" and linked them and they instantly fell in love. And went to look up to see when they're playing again, to drag them along, only to find out two things. They've got a new album out in June (yay!) and they're doing a tour for it it. Except...their UK tour date is in Belfast...none in England, unless you count the Download Festival, which a) I don't have tickets for b) we'd probably not want to pay for to see 1 band and c) I wouldn't get time off work for, as 2 people on my team have already booked it off so they can go to Download and d) If I recall, Download's sets are too short for a band like Anathema, unless they headline. (Though the last time when I went to download was 2006, so might have changed since).
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Good. Got DBPro installed.. staring at the screen enjoying the moment before I start coding in it again.

I made a guitar pickup once.. Boiled it in wax to remove all the air from the coper wire coil. It worked. Sounded cool.
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Quote: "Got DBPro installed.. staring at the screen enjoying the moment before I start coding in it again."

Hahhaaa, sounds cool! I tried working on my game Brixoid in DBPro again a while back, but for some reason I had some issues opening the project.

Well...I saw Iron Maiden last Saturday, and darn...what a show! What a performance these metal veterans gave!! Totally blown away! Bruce is getting 60 soon, but oh my...the way he still runs and jumps around the entire stage, it's really awesome to see! The stage decoration, special fx, sound quality, Bruce's great vocals, the great musical performance by the rest of the band...all was just excellent! Allmost two hours of high quality metal, very well performed by the group, and that for only 65 euro's (the tickets started from 55 euro to 75)...highly recommended! I heard that Metallica comes to Belgium too later this year. But I'm not going...for a couple of reasons...firstly, I heard it's already sold out, but second reason is...they charge 100 euros, and I doubt that their show will be as spectacular as the one from Iron Maiden.
Anyways, I'm glad I went to see them, it was worth every penny (or euro in my case, lol).
If I ever get the chance to see Judas Priest, then I'm definitely going! \m/
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Posted: 25th Apr 2017 20:45
Quote: "Got DBPro installed.. staring at the screen enjoying the moment before I start coding in it again."
Interesting! The other day I decided I wanted to write some programs in DBPro, but since I've reinstalled Windows since I last had it installed, I needed to install it again. I had a hard time finding all of the right stuff, so I decided to try another dialect of BASIC, called BlitzMax. Rather similar to DBPro and a neat language as well, except all of the development environments are currently fully supported and such. Also has lots of support for OOP programming if you like (I don't remember if DBPro did).
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Just wanted to say...POINTS!
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