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Another reason for me to upgrade from Windows XP September 30, 2016, 6:07 am
oops: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/27/fi...ws-xp-or-vista/

Now, I understand them not wanting to bother with XP compatibility anymore, however I think it's a bit shitty how they are actually adding some code to prevent the installation on XP. There is plenty of software that doesn't officially support Windows XP, however it still works with it just fine. For example, the official installer for Google Japanese IME refuses to install on XP, however I found some custom installer that works and I haven't really encountered any issues with the program.

So I think it's silly to outright block the installation. But I guess in some ways it's better than having to deal with countless complaints from stupid XP users about the program not working anymore. And maybe someone will make a custom installer just like with that IME thing.
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Building a healthy relationship with Doom September 28, 2016, 5:53 pm
I find it difficult to build a healthy relationship with Doom. When I get excited about it, it occupies a huge portion of my mind and becomes almost like an obsession. After some time in that state I naturally become sick of the game and can get rather emotional about that temporary disappointment. So I try to get out of it. Then at some point I get excited again, come back, and the circle repeats. I find it hard to treat Doom as just some side activity, instead I have to either dive into it 100% or completely abstain from it.

Not sure if that's due to the nature of the game or maybe some ridiculous rules I made up in my head that I don't even know about. It's strange. Maybe I just don't have enough things in my life and that's what causes me to take what little I have too seriously. I guess if I had like 30 hobbies and shuffled them around all the time, I wouldn't have to obsess over just one of them so much. And I probably should be trying new things more often instead of sticking to the old ones all the time and expecting them to always remain fresh and exciting.

Have you ever had similar feelings about a hobby of yours?
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Tetris September 12, 2016, 9:16 am
Recently got into tetris. I'm playing here: http://www.freetetris.org/game.php This is the nicest and simpliest online version I could find (in a few minutes of searching). The only hassle is having to turn off the sound every time you restart.
Pls share your records. Here is mine: http://i.imgur.com/JoZzIwE.png
At first I thought that it's physically impossible to play starting from level 10 simply because I couldn't rotate and move the pieces quick enough. But after a few tries I realized that if you reach level 10 when the field is relatively empty, you still have a chance to survive, although it becomes extremely easy to panic and make a mistake.
Also, this game is slowly taking over my mind. Sometimes I find myself imagining these shapes and thinking what's the best way to fit them together. There is something very mentally satisfying about it.
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Music concerts are too loud? January 2, 2016, 8:19 pm
I haven't been to too many concerts in my life so maybe I don't know enough to make generalizations but... Why do they always have to rape your ears? Almost every concert I have to deal with obnoxiously loud instruments and the buzzing\drone (? dunno how to translate "гудение" properly) is usually insane. Most music is supposed to be pleasant to the ears I think, but how can it be pleasant when you feel like covering your ears half the time? Maybe I should actually wear earplugs next time lol?
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Embarassed to call people by their names? January 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
I've just realized something. I think I haven't called anyone by their name in, like, several years. For some reason it's just incredibly difficult for me to do, it's like the word simply refuses to come out of my mouth. Same goes for words like "mom", "dad", etc: I haven't used them in forever. Can't really explain why. I wonder if this is common or whatever. When I want to speak to a friend or a relative, I always either wait for them to look at me first or I ensure that there's noone else close enough to us so that it's obvious who I'm addressing. Pretty interesting, huh?
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Can you use num lock without the indicator turning on? December 22, 2015, 12:26 pm
It's too distracting with my OCD. :(
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so... December 16, 2015, 1:31 pm
I just want to say that I laughed my ass off at that whole password thread. Especially the part where dew did a noble thing but it was turned against him, I didn't expect that plot twist at all! Fucking hilarious. :D
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uTorrent priority trolling November 13, 2015, 2:41 pm
In uTorrent when I set a high priority for one of the files, it downloads like 95% of it but then concentrates on the other files instead. So the trick is to set all other files to "don't download" and only then will it agree to download that one file first. When I get it fully, I resume the other files.
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/idgames stalker November 3, 2015, 7:21 am
There is some dude who looks at the latest votes on /idgames every day and always comments on the wads that I commented on, often saying how my rating isn't appropriate. Who are you man?
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Bloodite Krypto October 31, 2015, 5:46 am
Today, after many years, I've noticed that his nickname is Bloodite Krypto, not Bloodie Krypto. Wow.

Have you ever misread someone's nickname like that for many years?
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