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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: What keeps your attention on the internet Reply with quote

I'm increasingly finding my bored by all the things I used to do/play. I am no longer addicted to football manager (My team now consists of Akinfeev, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Srna, Ronaldo, Riquelme, Anderson, Messi, Rooney, Bojan and Aguero). Actually I might have another play after this post...

What is interesting/new to do online now?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

World of Warcraft, and Runescape for when the servers are down.

Or just teach yourself how to code/a new coding language, that's what I'm doing at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm finding that less and less does, and that I'm increasingly finding non-computer / non-internet activities more interesting.

I have NEVER had an interest in poker. For the hell of it, I stopped on a poker championship the other day (nothing else was interesting), and now I'm interested in learning poker. Probably won't though as I'm unlikely to maintain enough interest to quit my day job.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breasts.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell does Akinfeev, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Srna, Ronaldo, Riquelme, Anderson, Messi, Rooney, Bojan and Aguero have to do with football?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cod mw2
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get laughed at for this...

wiki

Yes, I'm aware the level of substantiation in wiki articles isn't always up to snuff. I have the good sense not to pretend to be an expert on things I've only read on wiki, and typically go and do the legwork to verify what I've read after, often reading through both confirmations and rebuttals, forming my own opinion.

But I will find myself hearing about something - maybe some obscure culture, or a new technology, basically just an area that is completely foreign to me.

I read through one article, see something else foreign to me in the article, open in a new tab, and soon as I'm done with the one article I go to my new tab.

I've found myself wasting hours doing that.

I also read the paper online. I am aware of the apparent contradiction here - I read the same UK paper I read when I lived over there; the good folks at Metro have been kind enough to put up metro.co.uk/e-metro which is the *exact* same printed copy you'd find at the train station, same format, same page ordering, same ads, etc. Used to read the paper version every day on the train to work, now I catch it maybe 3 or 4 times a week online.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isilia wrote:
Or just teach yourself how to code/a new coding language, that's what I'm doing at the moment.

He tried that, but he couldn't handle it. Too much work.

Learn something:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/about/index.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wikipedia, fml, youtube, collegehumor, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

google reader, what.cd
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Learn something:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/about/about/index.htm
Maybe it is just me, or I haven't browsed enough, but it seems like some of the courses should have pre-requisites.

Like, maybe it would help to have some kind of art class first?

EDIT: Talk about throwing water on the creative spark...
21W.730-2 The Creative Spark wrote:
THE CREATIVE SPARK FALL 2004
Homework #1
1) WRITE a letter to me introducing yourself to me as a writer: What’s your relationship to writing? [...]

2) READ Didion’s “Why I Write,” Updike’s “Why Write?”, and Louis Menand’s “Bad Comma.” [...]
Select a brief passage—a sentence or two—from one of these three pieces and respond to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rtomek wrote:
What the hell does Akinfeev, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Srna, Ronaldo, Riquelme, Anderson, Messi, Rooney, Bojan and Aguero have to do with football?
They play the game known as "football". And before you ask, no they dont play handegg
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isilia wrote:
World of Warcraft, and Runescape for when the servers are down.
If I wanted to be a saddo then i might opt for WoW

isilia wrote:
Or just teach yourself how to code/a new coding language, that's what I'm doing at the moment.
I keep meaning to, I seem to have a very poor attention span when I dont HAVE to do things
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
isilia wrote:
World of Warcraft, and Runescape for when the servers are down.
If I wanted to be a saddo then i might opt for WoW

Nothing sadder than people who can't entertain themselves, though.

cokehabit wrote:
isilia wrote:
Or just teach yourself how to code/a new coding language, that's what I'm doing at the moment.
I keep meaning to, I seem to have a very poor attention span when I dont HAVE to do things


How about this? You can learn python by doing it. You'd still need to know python basics however.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isilia wrote:
How about this? You can learn python by doing it. You'd still need to know python basics however.
So am I supposed to use Python to get 2^38, and that is the new URL? The "guess the new URL" part is annoying.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How about this? You can learn python by doing it. You'd still need to know python basics however.
So am I supposed to use Python to get 2^38, and that is the new URL? The "guess the new URL" part is annoying.


It's an introduction. Change the 0 in the link to the solution of 2^38. No you don't need python to do basic math, but you do need python for (most of the?) other ones.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isilia wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
isilia wrote:
World of Warcraft, and Runescape for when the servers are down.
If I wanted to be a saddo then i might opt for WoW

Nothing sadder than people who can't entertain themselves, though.
there is, it's call ed those who play WoW :P
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isilia wrote:
It's an introduction.
I'd have to disagree with that. IMO, it assumes you already know the language quite well.

isilia wrote:
Change the 0 in the link to the solution of 2^38.
That's what I'd indicated. I don't like the "guess the URL" part of the "challenge." Being that this is most certainly NOT an introduction to the language, it'd be nice to see what they expect to be used for the challenge, then go back and implement it.

Seriously... what person trying to learn the language is going to know about string.translate for the second task. I don't think it is worth the headache for task 3.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
isilia wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
isilia wrote:
World of Warcraft, and Runescape for when the servers are down.
If I wanted to be a saddo then i might opt for WoW

Nothing sadder than people who can't entertain themselves, though.
there is, it's call ed those who play WoW :P
Playing WoW is no sadder than any other video game. Scheduling your life around WoW on the other hand....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.ogame.org, facebook, youtube
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PostChache wrote:
www.ogame.org
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Server not found

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
PostChache wrote:
www.ogame.org
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Server not found


Works for me D:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PostChache wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
PostChache wrote:
www.ogame.org
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Server not found


Works for me D:
you somehow managed to post it really weirdly... that link says www.ogame.org, but it's really a link to http:

Lemme help you: http://www.ogame.org/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
PostChache wrote:
www.ogame.org
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Server not found

It works fine if you take the comma out of the URL.
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