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Sparsile  ·  3068 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Where was the last place you flew? Where would you like to fly to?

Oh you've been able to do it more often? Neat!

I didn't really fly anywhere sadly, I was more like hovering/floating above the ground, then went up almost as high as my house until I got too excited and woke up....

Sparsile  ·  3103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Where was the last place you flew? Where would you like to fly to?

The last (and first time) I flew was about a week ago in my first lucid dream ever! Sadly, it was a very short ride and I woke from excitement :(

I'd love to do it again!

Sparsile  ·  3103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Oh yes, there are quite a lot of useful insights to be found in his articles! I've done a lot of introspection/"self-improvement" during the past year or so, thanks to him. Even though I don't always agree with him, he has changed my life for the better!

If only it was easy indeed..

Sparsile  ·  3192 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

Hmm, I am glad that I don't live in the U.S.

Sparsile  ·  3193 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Protogroup - Astera (Byousoku 5 Centimeters AMV)

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Think I'll watch it again tonight.

Sparsile  ·  3194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Protogroup - Astera (Byousoku 5 Centimeters AMV)

Byousoku 5 Centimeter is nothing short of a masterpiece. The mood it sets, the raw, painful emotions and of course the amazing graphics... It really doesn't deserve being watched in anything less than HD.

It's quite refreshing to see it with a completely different music style, though I wish the AMV had some moment of climax to really get you involved emotionally.

Sparsile  ·  3194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Klint Finley: How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why That Doesn’t Matter

I'm using Ubuntu day in, day out since 2010. Haven't looked back since.

The #1 complaint I keep hearing from people not wanting to switch to Ubuntu is "can't run my games/this particular piece of software on it, so no thanks". Once this isn't in the way of people, I'm convinced many will give it a try and hopefully make it their main machine.

My dad is also happily using Ubuntu! His first remark was "It's definitely faster than Windows!". He doesn't do more than simple browsing though, but still. He's never complained about it. My plan is to convert some of my techno-illiterate cousins soon, just so I don't need to fix their Windows all the time. I'm no window cleaner. Just need to get them to agree to dual-booting for their games...

Sparsile  ·  3194 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Klint Finley: How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why That Doesn’t Matter

Have you considered running Photoshop from a virtual machine on Ubuntu? I do that with Powerpoint when I need it at uni. Photoshop Portable runs under wine, be it with a few minor bugs here and there.

I left Windows for good 2 years ago, when I was introduced to Ubuntu at uni. Now using Windows just frustrates me to no end. Unless it's Windows XP. Never liked Vista or 7... let's not mention 8.

I have no regrets!

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

A classic. Makes me happy every time. Let It Be

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Oh my, she's grown. Reach Out

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

It's impossible not to get happy from this! Thanks.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Sweet.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

These are awesome, thanks for sharing them!

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joel Gascoigne: The power of ignoring mainstream news

Love that quote! It's on my "favourite quotes" list.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joel Gascoigne: The power of ignoring mainstream news

I don't see the point in watching/reading mainstream news. Most of what they report does not concern me in any way. Not to mention that most is negative stuff anyway. There have always been deaths, murders, rapes, accidents, disasters, conflicts,... throughout time, and I don't see how my life would get better by knowing about all of them. I rather block this stuff out than to let it pour negativity onto me. The important things that I should be paying attention to will make their way to me somehow anyway.

I much rather prefer reading news online on sites that I choose, so I get (a heck of lot more positive) news about what I actually want to hear about. E.g. Ars Technica.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Yeah the part where those lines play are my favourite part of the song! Starting from "You realize that life goes fast".

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Thanks! Didn't know only one video could be embedded. I thought putting the url in the URL field would make the post link to it. Silly of me.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Nice one! This is the line that hit me: Do you realize, that everyone you know someday will die. It indeed forces you to think about life, and death.

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

I've checked it earlier but I don't see anything about embedding videos, or am I missing something extremely obvious?

Sparsile  ·  3195 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some of the songs that fill you with joy?

Oh... it doesn't embed like that? >.< How do I do it?

Sparsile  ·  3197 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ontology is overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags

Ohh, thanks a bunch for sharing. This was very useful.

Sparsile  ·  3198 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Oh.

I guess no one's problem is a lack of time or money. They are excuses for everyone...

Sparsile  ·  3198 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Ahh yes, naive is the word.

So you've read quite a bit of material already! Yeah discussions are very valuable, as I'm currently discovering.

For me, many of Steve's articles evoke emotional responses. Next time I will pay attention to those emotions more closely, in stead of sucking in his every word like a sponge. My emotional push buttons from that list were 3, 9 and 10.

No problem! I'm enjoying the discussion as well. And becoming slightly less naive in the process!