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OJTheAviator

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  1. Just finished taking the SAT. However, they added a fifth section to our tests for some reason (there are only supposed to be four).

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      I didn't think you got scored on the 5th section? I'm not sure

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  2. all the midwesterners on here can relate

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      I seem to remember it, maybe one where he talks about lightbulbs? I know I only know the store from a youtuber and I can't think of who else it might be that I watch.

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  3. all the midwesterners on here can relate

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      As someone who has still spent only a little of their life in the midwest, I only know of Menards from Technology Connections (I think. Maybe someone else)

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  4. Well, my new Nikon D610 is serving me well. No tech photos yet, but I do have some birds and butterflies and scenery!

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    Another field

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    Birds!

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    Butterflies

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    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

       

      @Pascal...

      With my birds not being parrots, RGB, or animated (harassing a tv presenter), I feel these photos would look as out of place as wearing pajamas to a formal dinner😂

       

      Edit: seems as though I may have misjudged the parrot thread! I may post after all

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  5. If 2020 was a hula hoop:

     

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    OK Brand Premium Barbed Wire, 12.5 Gauge, 2-Point, 1,320 ft. at ...

     

  6. I've finally gotten around to taking photos of my laptop...

     

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    It's got a pen, housed in the side. Contacts charge it whenever it's docked, so I don't have to worry about replacing batteries.

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    It folds all the way around. After all, it is named a "Yoga". Writing on the screen is very good. It's fairly responsive, nice feel.

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    While it's a Yoga, it's also a Thinkpad, as evidenced by the nice Thinkpad logo.

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    In addition, I can tell it's a Thinkpad by the piece of evidence that is the Trackpoint. I don't use it often, but I kinda like it there.

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    IO wise, not too shabby. On the left: USB C (non Thunderbolt unfortunately), USB C with Thinkpad dock connector (the dock connector supports Ethernet), USB A, and 3.5mm jack. On the right: power button, micro SD, USB A, full size HDMI, and Kensington lock. The only real downside would be a lack of Thunderbolt, but with all the other IO, I don't really feel a need for it. Plus, it has Intel's Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 AX inside, so I get nearly 600 Mb/s on WiFi.

     

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    And lastly, what may be my favorite photo. This photo of a current laptop was taken on a DSLR from about 2005, on a lens from (likely) the '70s. I don't know the details of this lens, but it was my Grandpa's lens from his film SLR. Anyway, for me it sort of spans time in a way most photos don't.

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  7. People are sick trying to scam grandparents. My grandma emailed about this Microsoft alert... On her Chomebook. Luckily, she didn't click anything, just restarted it, but still messed up they target these sorts of people. Now I have to go over to block this site and keep it from beeping at her.

     

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    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Fair, but I think the elderly are disproportionately effected. They didn't grow up using this tech, and often have poorer eyesight so have trouble seeing details that help clue people onto scams. Sure, it's a Chomebook and the warning is Microsoft, but I think plenty of non tech people--many of whole who have grown up with these companies--would need a few minutes for that to jump out at them.

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  8. Spoiler

    Computers are just rapidly flashing LED lights.

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Bonus points if anyone can guess the airline from the potato quality.

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    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Had trouble sending that reply just now. Another try.

       

      Honestly, this is my best attempt at a bad landing in X-plane. With a lot of editing to make it look like security camera footage.

       

      @Bombastinator

      Good guess at wind shear. I set the weather to have a gusty crosswind at 25 kts or so, with some wind shear. I couldn't get anything close to this bad looking without bad weather.

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  9. Hey kid, want some:

     

    Boneless watermelons'? What this new 'hot fruit' can teach us ...

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      I like WATERMELONS 'cause they have no bones

  10. RE: shipping times

    That's more like it...

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    Still darn impressive that last evening, the laptop was on the ground near Beijing, and tomorrow will be on my doorstep on the US east coast. Probably in a UPS 747 over the Pacific right now.

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Lucky for me that is neither a 747, not the Pacific. I mean, it's not guaranteed to be either, but I think it likely given range and geography.

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  11. You are brought back to the day of your birth for 24 hours, starting now. What do you do?

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      My mind fills the expanse laid before it. A new day, the first day. At least out of the womb. I feel the touch of people for the first time, open my eyes to see indescribable brightness and feel unexplainable warmth and love. Folk music plays in the background for my first night, during which I get roughly the same amount of sleep as I do at all hours: a whole lot. On average. My parents probably think it's not much, during the night at least.

       

      Really, I probably just exist in those 24 hours. How could I know? Memories don't go back that far. I'd be a little AI that lost his hard drive and is just running on a RAM disk.

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  12. Lenovo: I love optimism. But this is excessive optimism

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    That's 7400 miles and several customs agents to pass before it can reach me. Good luck little laptop!

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      It was a custom order too, so it's not likely it was built when I ordered it, unless they build a few of each possible configuration. Considering that, a few weeks to ship is a near miracle.

      @Kaloob

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  13. Lenovo: I love optimism. But this is excessive optimism

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    That's 7400 miles and several customs agents to pass before it can reach me. Good luck little laptop!

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

       

      Yeah, I ordered it last month on the 20th. It's been a minute.

       

       

      @Pascal...

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  14. Lenovo: I love optimism. But this is excessive optimism

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    That's 7400 miles and several customs agents to pass before it can reach me. Good luck little laptop!

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      @Kaloob

       So it could seriously get here before end of day? It doesn't seem possible to me. I'm expecting a couple of days. This is after several weeks of waiting to ship.

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  15. This song is... electrifying:

     

     

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Don't forget Device Orchestra, and the guy that once did Still Alive on a laser cutter!

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  16. TFW @Pascal... uploads 157 memes and it destroys the site so badly that they show up in Den's status instead....

     

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    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Seeing the bug thread, I can't stop laughing! 157 memes! Max size exceeded by links alone! 🤣

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  17. Can't stay awake. Thanks, neighbors who set off hundereds megaton-scale firework rockets at 3 AM last night.

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Schnoz at 3AM:

      fireworks. fireworks. fireworks.

       

      Schnoz's brain:

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  18. TFW @Pascal... uploads 157 memes and it destroys the site so badly that they show up in Den's status instead....

     

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  19. When the neighbors set off pyrotechnics and I turn on "pro" mode on my Galaxy S8:

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    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Running it through lightroom

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  20. Name a YouTuber with over a million subs you watch that you think others on the forum never heard of.

  21. Snap Circuits got me interested in Electrical engineering. My friend got me into building PCs. How did you find yours?

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Radio shack had their house brand snap circuits, but stopped making them. All the old stock became super super cheap at every store. Picked up any and all I could find, and had a blast.

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  22. ngl I can't bring myself to give a shit about what happens in the world anymore

    it's just far too mentally taxing to bring myself to analyze anything

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      I too can feel desensitized, though not because legitimately terrible things aren't happening, but because they are happening at such a frequency they just become background noise. I do enjoy listening to NPR though. Less taxing on me than reading articles or watching TV or YouTube news.

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  23. Den: I don't need wireless IEMs.

    Also Den:

     

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    I need all of them.

    Got these for $90. Not a color I would have chosen, but It matches my Nocs lol.

    1. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      That reminds me of a photo I found sitting around in my photos folder. File name: "Densetsu Motto.png"

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