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So what has happened during my absense? January 22, 2017, 8:03 am
I have not been around for probably 1-3 years (never really paid any attention to the duration) apart from a few postings, did not follow anything that happened in Doom.

From what I can initially tell from glancing:

  • Doom 2016, Doom 1993 is still better though.
  • ZDoom no longer developed.
  • Doomworld Forums potentially going to enter 2017 and leave 2000.
  • Some (who I will keep unnamed, because I am not 100% sure) are/may be transitioning genders, I hope that it brings you happiness.

So what has gone on Doom wise and Doom community wise? And how are things with yous?

Also I have changed my alias from GhostlyDeath to RestlessRodent, I have had my former alias since 2003 (14 years) and I am pretty much a completely different person now.

collecting tv channels January 21, 2017, 9:49 pm
= Antennas
= Channel List

In 2012 I started watching tv the oldschool way with an outdoor antenna pointed at tv transmitters atop tall ground towers (called over-the-air tv, or broadcast tv, or terrestrial tv). I regularly pick up 22 transmitters with 31 channels (most are HD) and it's free. Right now I'm using a homemade antenna for channel 14-51 (left/top and right) and a store-bought antenna for channel 7-13 (left/bottom).

But the fun part is when certain atmospheric conditions occur, allowing the signals from distant transmitters to travel much farther than normal and reach your antenna and sometimes be strong enough to appear on your tv screen for hours or just a matter of seconds. The fun part isn't watching the distant stations, it's scanning them in and collecting them because predicting the special atmospheric conditions and when these distant stations can be scanned into your tv isn't an exact science, so you have to be diligent and patient when turning your antenna searching for new channels. All transmitters aren't created equal as well, they operate at different power levels and pump out different amounts of signal, so it can be equally exciting to scan in a really low-power transmitter intended for a small land area compared to a high-power transmitter much farther away. Then there's also channel interference - there are only so many channels (7-51), so all of these distant channels have to fight with other distant channels and your regular channels before they can get to your tv screen. My 22 regular transmitters are mostly very strong, and 4 of them have never been replaced with a distant channel, so it's also exciting when conditions are strong enough to overpower one of your regular transmitters with a distant one.

Does anyone see their local channels in this list?
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long distance boredom January 20, 2017, 12:51 pm
So, I've been in some long distance relationship for about 2 months. We haven't met yet, just webcam and text. Initially I started the relationship by asking if she wants to meet me and she said yes. I thought we'd meet after a week, the next weekend. But now everytime there's been any talk about meeting, there's always "this and that" why we can't meet. I tried to end it a month ago, but she said she has feelings and had thought more about actually meeting, so I thought to give it another chance.

Well, I'm getting bored. The initial crush feelings have faded. There are no interesting conversations anymore. All the "physical contact" has been just words, and words lose their meaning pretty quick if there's no action. If I feel like this and she asked to meet, doubt I even wanted to go. I feel like the meeting would last for 10 minutes, with some discussion about "how are you?" and then... awkward silence.

Also she says she doesn't want sex on the first meeting and I'd been fine with that... just this has continued for 2 months, it's not going to feel like the first meeting for me, if we ever met. Of course if the silence feels awkward, then I don't want sex, even if it was the 1000th meeting, then I just want to leave.

If I was in a relationship just to be in a relationship, I'd at least want to actually meet and be with her often.

What should I do?

Eris Falling
Calling all Pink Floyd fans January 18, 2017, 5:09 pm
Just over a year ago, I woke up at 6 on a dark winter morning. There was some slow atmospheric music playing on the radio, pretty awesome experience to start the day. I recall radio announcer said it was Pink Floyd, but I didn't catch the song title. It was surprising for me because I'm not really a massive fan of what I know of Pink Floyd's work.

I recently stumbled upon this (awesome) Stratovarius keyboard solo, which I think is quite similar. Same feel, same tempo, same chords at 3:27-3:31..
Any ideas? Also whatever I woke up to was near the end of the song.

Sgt Ender
PNY GTX 980ti or Zotac GTX 1060 6gb mini? January 17, 2017, 5:03 pm
Which one should I go with next year? I really like how the 980ti looks in terms of design and performance stats. If you wanna suggest a different 1060 6gb GPU, go ahead. The Zotac isn't fair competition I suppose.

EDIT: forgot to mention this is a planned upgrade for next Christmas.

Sgt Ender
Ok so apparently there's a new keyswitch coming out for mechanical keyboards January 17, 2017, 5:32 am
Basically here's what it is:

It's a version of Cherry MX which is supposed to be quiet and not super noisy, which is actually a big thing for these kinds of keyboards if you think about it. I myself am glad for this type of thing to be coming out.

Pure Hellspawn
Newest Member Khronos January 15, 2017, 9:56 pm
I'm surprised that name has not been taken till now. It's the organization that founded OpenGL, of what many sourceports and games use. Just sayin'. :D

Am I sexist? January 15, 2017, 8:40 pm
One of the problems that have been conflicting with me is whether or not I'm a little bit sexist, I've asked people before but I usually feel like I get biased responses or somewhat dishonest "Your not sexist" responses.

First off, I have no problem with women having rights and jobs traditionally associated with men, I really dont care if a woman wants to become a mechanic or a doctor.

Now that I got that out of the way, I have very old fashion views and in a family I see the man as the one who works and gets the money, and I see the woman as the one who does the cleaning and the cooking around the house and takes care of the children while the man is off at work. My reasoning to my views is because these gender rolls have been like this throughout history and I dont really understand why people consider such views sexist by them self.

So do you think I'm sexist or not?

Make my website weird! January 15, 2017, 7:17 pm
ever wanted full permission to write the weirdest things on my website's new cbox without them getting deleted?

I just want it to fill the screen and now all be me. Plus this could be entertaining.

I have now been on Doomworld for over 10 years! January 14, 2017, 10:23 am
Holy shit I just realized this. Damn this makes me feel OLD :( I can't even imagine what the original site members must feel like now :/

How long have you been on Doomworld?