or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › Well it looks like I'm no longer in remission
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Well it looks like I'm no longer in remission - Page 2

post #41 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post
 

 

I finished the first season this morning around 3:30 am, I couldn't sleep last night. I didn't watch it on Netflix though I saw it here.

I've ripped way too many lines of from that show including some of the nigel saladu lines ("it is degrading") and the one about business socks. The business socks joke did not go over well.
 

Quote:

 

I love faulty towers by the way, John Cleese is a wonderful comedic actor. A Fish Called Wonda is still one of my favorite movies. Kevin Cline stole the show though, "K-K-K-Ken is c-c-c-coming to k-k-k-kill me!", "don't call me stupid".

I haven't seen that in years. John Cleese is my favorite actor/comedian of all time though. He's just awesome.

 

Quote:
I know what you mean about some of these porn actresses, the girls in this work of art I watched seemed very well suited for a job as a puppeteer in Jim Hensons production company. I used to date a guy back in the mid 90's who was a production assistant for a porno film distributor, that was a step up from a fluffer but when the fluffer got sick......... I actually got to sit through a filming session a couple of times. I saw some of the most disturbing things, one memory that pops into my head every once in a while is; after a scene of two fairly endowed young men finishing off on their co-workers face, she reached for a dry towel, mopped up the thousands of potential babies off of her face, reversed the towel glazed side out, wrapped it around her like we girls do after taking a shower and then immediately proceeded to the Craft service table to eat a sandwich all the while dipping her hands into a chip bowl.

I guess guys aren't the only ones who don't wash their hands.

 

Quote:

I was both shocked and intrigued at the same time, I kept getting these visions of her walking into a dance club that very night that had black lights and her looking like the bed sheets at hotel that charges hourly rates.

I always wonder if there's a surplus of used couches in Van Nuys. I can picture the ad. Beautiful couch only 3 weeks old, recently cleaned.
 

Quote:

Thank you hmm for interacting with me and putting a smile on my face, you are truly a wonderful person.

 

That's the closest thing to Bender is Great anyone has ever said. Something tells me the lack of sleep is getting to you.

Quote:

Oh and again, thanks a bunch for the TV show suggestion, it was right up my ally. Love those Aussies, oh sorry I meant Kiwi's, right, Kiwis are from New Zealand.

You reference some of the same things as me, so it was a fairly safe bet. I thought you might have already seen it, but it ran on HBO and may not have been syndicated there. It's just so silly.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Relic View Post
 

 Aaaaaauuuuhhhh I want a alpaca, their so cute. Shaders? What kind of setup are you using, hardware, software?

 

Software shaders for offline rendering. I know you've made a lot of programming comments. If you've ever dealt with 3d you might be aware of some of the limitations in the standard surface shaders that ship with most renderers. I wanted the ability to really tune stuff and collapse some of the excessive use of utility nodes and on occasion better deal with pass reconstruction, as rasterized passes aren't the same thing as framebuffer data. I'm just testing on a couple maquettes for now.

post #42 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

 

 

Thank you so much for your kind words! I really do have great support, my husband hired a nursing group a few months back that come in every morning. They check up on me, cook a meal or two when I feel like I can keep it down but I survive mostly on those milk drinks that they feed malnourished children. The biggest thing they do for me though is make sure the doses for my medication is what it needs to be, which I have to tell you is probably the most difficult thing when your taking handfuls at a time. During most of my day though I'm pretty much alone except for my nutty dog who's idea of comfort is to bring me bugs from the garden and sleeps on top of me, snoring and passing gas. So I surf a lot, especially sites like this and watch a lot of cancelled TV shows from the 80's. Personally I would have killed that Gilligan years ago.



...

 

Oh wow, I think I went off on a tangent there didn't I, sorry about that. Again thank you sweetie for the beautiful post. I hope to talk with you more as the this blue ball of ours spins.

 

Your new friend,

 

Relic

 



Thanks for the laughs, I had a couple literal LOLs. But hey, we're supposed to be keeping you in good spirits, not the other way around, right?! ;-) Then again, if you want to entertain us, just keep passing along stories about how your dog sleeps on you, snoring and passing gas, and about your friend who was in the porn business. LOL again.

It's great to hear about your family being there for you. Ideally that would always be the case, but not everyone has that support. It's not easy for anyone when long-term illness strikes, though I'm sure I don't need to remind you of that. Hugs all around!

Since you brought up Gilligan, I'll mention that I always relate that show with I Dream Of Jeannie and Bewitched. Not that they have similar content, but I think they were designed to appeal to the same (vintage now!) audience. That, and they were on back-to-back-to-back in the afternoons here in the states. Not sure if you brought the show up because you enjoyed it, but if you did, what the heck, give some of the other similarly aged stuff a shot. Other same-era stuff that I remember enjoying at the time would include The Munsters, The Adams Family, Beverly Hillbilles, Mr. Ed, and oh I'm sure there are plenty more. They're obviously dated now, but what the heck, worth sampling.

But speaking of TV shows (and lots of time to watch them! ;-) ), there's one modern show I want to make sure you haven't missed. I know the odds you haven't seen it over the past 6+ years are small, but myself being a watcher of very, very little TV as an adult meant that I completely missed this series until just a few months ago: The Big Bang Theory. I think anyone with a non-trivial amount of geekiness should definitely give it a shot. I've watched the entire 6 years over the span of about 4 months, which for me was crazy!

Well, enough about TV. Enjoy the moments you can, and willpower yourself better!
No Matte == No Sale :-(
Reply
No Matte == No Sale :-(
Reply
post #43 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blah64 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post
 

 

 

Thank you so much for your kind words! I really do have great support, my husband hired a nursing group a few months back that come in every morning. They check up on me, cook a meal or two when I feel like I can keep it down but I survive mostly on those milk drinks that they feed malnourished children. The biggest thing they do for me though is make sure the doses for my medication is what it needs to be, which I have to tell you is probably the most difficult thing when your taking handfuls at a time. During most of my day though I'm pretty much alone except for my nutty dog who's idea of comfort is to bring me bugs from the garden and sleeps on top of me, snoring and passing gas. So I surf a lot, especially sites like this and watch a lot of cancel TV shows from the 80's. Personally I would have killed that Gilligan years ago.

 

 


...

 

 

Oh wow, I think I went off on a tangent there didn't I, sorry about that. Again thank you sweetie for the beautiful post. I hope to talk with you more as the this blue ball of ours spins.

 

Your new friend,

 

Relic

 



Thanks for the laughs, I had a couple literal LOLs. But hey, we're supposed to be keeping you in good spirits, not the other way around, right?! ;-) Then again, if you want to entertain us, just keep passing along stories about how your dog sleeps on you, snoring and passing gas, and about your friend who was in the porn business. LOL again.

It's great to hear about your family being there for you. Ideally that would always be the case, but not everyone has that support. It's not easy for anyone when long-term illness strikes, though I'm sure I don't need to remind you of that. Hugs all around!

Since you brought up Gilligan, I'll mention that I always relate that show with I Dream Of Jeannie and Bewitched. Not that they have similar content, but I think they were designed to appeal to the same (vintage now!) audience. That, and they were on back-to-back-to-back in the afternoons here in the states. Not sure if you brought the show up because you enjoyed it, but if you did, what the heck, give some of the other similarly aged stuff a shot. Other same-era stuff that I remember enjoying at the time would include The Munsters, The Adams Family, Beverly Hillbilles, Mr. Ed, and oh I'm sure there are plenty more. They're obviously dated now, but what the heck, worth sampling.

But speaking of TV shows (and lots of time to watch them! ;-) ), there's one modern show I want to make sure you haven't missed. I know the odds you haven't seen it over the past 6+ years are small, but myself being a watcher of very, very little TV as an adult meant that I completely missed this series until just a few months ago: The Big Bang Theory. I think anyone with a non-trivial amount of geekiness should definitely give it a shot. I've watched the entire 6 years over the span of about 4 months, which for me was crazy!

Well, enough about TV. Enjoy the moments you can, and willpower yourself better!

 

 

Thank you for the kind words in your very sincere post.  I know people think they have to tip around the subject of cancer but those of us who have had to ‘peer into the abyss’ have discovered that laughter and tears are more closely related than might ever be imagined. When around people I try to keep things as light and pleasant as possible, I don't do it for me but for those around me. I noticed after I break down peoples defense barrier, (you know what I am talking, the whole aaaahhhhh you poor thing attitude), we can then get down and start having real conversations again, then of course start in with all those great cancer jokes. My daughter always reminds me to eat, she says's, "Mom don't forget, your eating for two now", referring to myself and the tumor.

 

I love watching older TV shows, I recently came across a cartoon called, "Wait Till Your Father get's home and the purchased the first season on NetFlix. Just finished the 4th episode and I'm really enjoying the series. Next on the list for me to watch is Mash, a girlfriend of mine raided her husbands DVD collection for me. Since I have to give them back before her husband finds out, I'm just ripping them into MP4's to watch on my iPad and/or Chromebox. The cool thing is I got to use my 7 disk DVD ripper again. I bought a cheap tower, really cheap AMD motherboard with a half way decent but also inexpensive AMD processor (80 bucks and it is as fast as an i5), filled the case to capacity with 7 DVD readers that I bought for 5 bucks a piece from an over-stock auction.  It's perfect for ripping entire seasons without having to constantly replace the disks when their finished. The OS is Debian but it doesn't have a GUI, when disk(s) are inserted it automatically rips them, creates a folder and then uploads the file to my NAS. Wrote the program myself using Python and mencoder. When the machine is done ripping it ejects the CD's and then sends an email telling me it's done. I built this machine originally to copy our insanely huge DVD collection but after my son was finished the machine kind of went into retirement. So I am excited to rip a DVD, gives me something to do and I might fuss around with the program, maybe have it send and SMS instead of an email.

 

Not sure why I went off like that, you guys probably aren't interested in such things but  I think it's therapeutic to tell you guys what I am doing during the day. Not much, basically, but I do try to keep my mind a little stimulated instead of vegging in front of the monitor all day. I think I ruined my dog as well, she is spending so much time with me that she rarely leaves my bed, potty breaks and getting someone for me is the extent of her exercise. My son takes her on daily walks but he tells me she's not that enthusiastic about it , at least not like she once was. Do you guys think she is in danger of depression because of me, I know dogs sometimes take on their masters state of mind. I'm not depressed and talk to her the entire day, seriously I talk to my dog as if she as sister, she seems to dig it and I'm absolutely positive she understands most of what I am saying. When I'm on youtube she snoggles with me, when she bounces her head against my belly she want's to watch kitty or doggie videos. Funniest thing ever, I'll have one of the kids take a video of it and we'll post it here. Please be warned, I don't look very good right now,

 

So I sold my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 and some other gadgets I had laying around on ricardo.ch, Swiss version of Ebay, I've decided to consolidate the technical side of my life. I have been getting along fine with just my iPad and Chromebox. I did buy a Nexus 7 V2, the last gadget purchase I made but my son stole it, so I made him deal that he can keep it as long as he sells his iPad Mini then takes the money to buy a Nexus 7 for his sister, you can't just give something to one child and not the other. So that's up on ricardo as well, now before you call foul on the Nexus 7, it is the LTE version and he really wanted it, sooooo. I still have a monster of a workstation in my office which I can connect to if need something more. But I'm doing just fine with those two, I had played around with notion of getting the new Surface 2 but the more I think about it, it will just sit in the corner collecting dust so I will wait till/if I get better to think about purchasing anything new.

 

Anyhoooo, please excuse the babbling and thanks to everyone for reading, luv yea all.

 

Relic

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #44 of 105
No need to excuse yourself Relic, really nice write ups you give us. I enjoy them. The technical ones. The emotional ones are more, well, life, and makes me feel alive because it shows how precious everything is. Health issues are all around us, and now I read them from you, here, someone I never met, many miles away, yet I feel 'attached'. Thank you for the sharing you do, I have no idea if I would do the same.

Your DVD ripper is interesting, not only because how you configured it, but also as a sing of the times thing. It seems to me it's like a negative scanner for photos and dia's; you'll need it at some point, but only to digitize everything and once it's done, everything on HDD and backed up, it can be handed down to the next person in need of it. Not implying I want your ripper, though you have given me the idea of pulling the BR drive out of the set-top player and put it in the empty slot in my Mac. Yeah, that is actually what I'm going to look into; I know my previous player, a regular DVD one, had a standard 5.25" drive in it and could be used in a PC as well. Maybe this BR player, Samsung, total shyte thing anyway, used it 2 times, has a standard drive as well. Thanks!
post #45 of 105
post #46 of 105

I hope this isn't weird, but I just created an account to say you are awesome and I wish you and yours the absolute best.  

 

I stumbled on this site about a month or so ago.  Then I stumbled on a post of yours, clicked on your name and read a bunch more.  You are an amazing person with a great attitude who genuinely seems to want to tinker, help people and be positive about life.  Again, I hope its not weird that I registered only to tell you that the world needs more people like you.

 

About 10 years ago I lost my best friend to cancer.  When we knew the end was near, I quit my job and we took a road trip all over the US for about 3 months and he was gone shortly after we got home.  At the time the internet was a godsend for me when my best friend died.  Without the support I found from all of the wonderful random internet people out there that I never knew, I am not sure how I would have made it through.  Sorry to get so heavy there, but that is where I am coming from.

 

Please never stop posting your excellent posts.  You are an inspiration for people whether you know it or want to be.  I sincerely wish you the best and hope you make a full recovery. 

 

Thank you.

post #47 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post
 

 

 The OS is Debian

It pleases me immensely to know that someone else likes Debian.


 

Quote:

I'm not depressed and talk to her the entire day, seriously I talk to my dog as if she as sister, she seems to dig it and I'm absolutely positive she understands most of what I am saying.

 

Dogs seem to understand expressions, tone, and gestures better than anything. It could be one of those rather than the actual words.

post #48 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmm View Post
 

It pleases me immensely to know that someone else likes Debian.


 

Dogs seem to understand expressions, tone, and gestures better than anything. It could be one of those rather than the actual words.

Oh Gosh I was using Debian waaaay before OSX, when Apple seemed to be going down the drain and their crappy OS9 didn't even offer multitasking, I bailed and found refuge in Debian and FreeBSD. I still use it as my go to OS for my mad scientist projects.

 

Aaaaahhhh, don't ruin it for me, my doggy understands what I'm saying, really she does. ;)

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #49 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post
 

I hope this isn't weird, but I just created an account to say you are awesome and I wish you and yours the absolute best.  

 

I stumbled on this site about a month or so ago.  Then I stumbled on a post of yours, clicked on your name and read a bunch more.  You are an amazing person with a great attitude who genuinely seems to want to tinker, help people and be positive about life.  Again, I hope its not weird that I registered only to tell you that the world needs more people like you.

 

About 10 years ago I lost my best friend to cancer.  When we knew the end was near, I quit my job and we took a road trip all over the US for about 3 months and he was gone shortly after we got home.  At the time the Internet was a godsend for me when my best friend died.  Without the support I found from all of the wonderful random Internet people out there that I never knew, I am not sure how I would have made it through.  Sorry to get so heavy there, but that is where I am coming from.

 

Please never stop posting your excellent posts.  You are an inspiration for people whether you know it or want to be.  I sincerely wish you the best and hope you make a full recovery. 

 

Thank you.

Oh wow, I'm overwhelmed, thank you so much for you lovely words. I have to ask though, the house across from me is empty and I have this funny feeling someone is in there, is it you, if so I will send my son over with a plate of cookies and sandwich's, maybe night vision goggles, do you like tuna. Hehe, just kidding, I've just never had someone actively search me out before, well except maybe for a bill collector. I'm so sorry about your friend, what you did for him was absolutely amazing, it is people like you that keeps us going. 

The worst thing that can happen is that friends disappear. This is happening to me in spades. It may be that they are afraid they’ll say the “wrong” thing. But I think it also has to do with the fact that death and illness make people uncomfortable. I represent their fears. People who should be in touch with me at least every week or two (because that is how often we saw each other before) have just dropped away.

That said, there are so many people in my life who are so wonderful. Who offer to help, who make it easy to accept it. Who send notes or emails of support months after the initial shock. Who keep asking what they can do. Who pointedly give ways they can help and ask if I could use it. You were one of those people for your friend and he loved you for it.

Thank you again sweety,

Love Relic

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #50 of 105

I got an email that you responded, which means my comment was approved (new member).  Wee Hoo!

 

You are absolutely right that people are scared and full of fear and become paralyzed.  That feeds into a cycle that is difficult for them to deal with.  If they only knew that there is little "wrong" that they can say, and being uncomfortable is just part of the deal.  Just being there is enough most of the time.

 

Its too bad I don't live across the way, otherwise I might come around until you kick me out.

 

Take care and see you around the forums!

post #51 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post
 

I got an email that you responded, which means my comment was approved (new member).  Wee Hoo!

 

Yeah they''ll let any old riff raff in here. I'm glad your here. Are you just a Apple fan or just an overall computer freak like myself.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #52 of 105

I am freak just like you.  Although your programming acumen is light years ahead of me from what I read in a few posts. (I know, I know... stalker alert)

 

I like geeking out on hardware the most.  Trying out all of the new toys is great fun for me no matter who makes it.  Tinkering and fixing if I can is even better.  Taking parts from one thing (anything really, could be a washing machine) and making something else scratches a certain itch.  For example there is something extremely satisfying about re-soldering a broken USB on an otherwise perfectly good old lap top.  It gives a sense of joy when it works again. 

 

Don't get me wrong I like the beautiful and sleek hardware these days, but playing around with the inside is most interesting to me.  I am a sucker for tech in general, anything tech piques my interest.  It never ceases to amaze me what they can cram into a device these days.

post #53 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post
 

Oh Gosh I was using Debian waaaay before OSX, when Apple seemed to be going down the drain and their crappy OS9 didn't even offer multitasking, I bailed and found refuge in Debian and FreeBSD. I still use it as my go to OS for my mad scientist projects.

 

Aaaaahhhh, don't ruin it for me, my doggy understands what I'm saying, really she does. ;)

Debian has always been stable, which is what attracts me to it. I actually used one of the truly ancient Apple notebooks around the time of 10.8 or 9. I don't remember. I didn't do anything interesting with it though, and early notebooks sucked. I didn't become interested in Linux until more recently. Dogs are awesome, but they always make me sneeze. If I wanted a pet today, it would probably be a barred parakeet, a turtle, or a dart frog (because they're awesome). I can't be around anything with fur for very long. I did have a rottweiler years ago that liked to run at people with a tennis ball in his mouth then drop it at their feet like a demand to play fetch. It was awesome.

 


I like this one.

I've ripped off the countdown from this one on a few occasions. No one ever gets the reference.

They're from "how to irritate people", not that I required instruction.

post #54 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post
 

I am freak just like you.  Although your programming acumen is light years ahead of me from what I read in a few posts. (I know, I know... stalker alert)

 

I like geeking out on hardware the most.  Trying out all of the new toys is great fun for me no matter who makes it.  Tinkering and fixing if I can is even better.  Taking parts from one thing (anything really, could be a washing machine) and making something else scratches a certain itch.  For example there is something extremely satisfying about re-soldering a broken USB on an otherwise perfectly good old lap top.  It gives a sense of joy when it works again. 

 

Don't get me wrong I like the beautiful and sleek hardware these days, but playing around with the inside is most interesting to me.  I am a sucker for tech in general, anything tech piques my interest.  It never ceases to amaze me what they can cram into a device these days.

 

I don't know what it is about computers that makes me so googly inside. I just love building them. I still use prefabbed stuff like my Macbook Air or my HP Z station(highly modified, still) but when it comes to power and hacking I always turn to my imagination and skill to build the best machine from parts I can for the least amount of money. The crazy thing about it is these machine always turn out much faster than what you can get on the market for the same price. A real big secret around here is that installing OSX on none Apple machines actually works, quite well. There is a local PC shop by me that is selling those Intel NUC computers with OSX installed in them, he gives a two year warranty(3 - 5 years are available), Core-i5 D54250WYKCPU (Haswell), 8(16 available)GB RAM, 128(256,512 available)GB Samsung HD, costs; 450 starting and includes a Mac keyboard and mouse, wireless keyboard is extra of course. It's faster than the Mac Mini i5, better graphics, easy to get into for upgrading the HD or RAM and it's cheaper. Want 16GB of ram, sure, 80 bucks extra vs. the 300 Apple charges. Not saying the Mini isn't any good, I have one and their wonderful machines but I think it will be my last.  I personally have successfully installed OSX in over 6 computers for friends, all of them still kicking, running the same software I am for a whole lot cheaper then what Apple offers. Now their laptops are a whole other story, I really like their portables so I will defiantly continue buying those, here and in heaven. I'm sure God has a visa card that I can borrow, I will just tell him about all the air miles he will get, joke will be on me if all he has is Discover.

 

I get flak here every time I mention such things, Apple computers just work, their works of art, it's not ethical ti inatall OSX on none Apple hardwaew, your a beutiful woman (just through that in for me). A working machine is well, a working machine; hide the thing in a drawer or the floor, buy a nice looking monitor and then your in business. Besides, I always buy cool looking cases for the people I build machines for, check this out;

 

For the more powerful machines (they come in all black, silver or two tone blue, yellow, green ,black and white) and;

 

....for the rest.

 

Now that is a work of art, but alas my efforts will never be appreciated here. Hehe, "Hack The Planet".

 

Relic

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #55 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post



Wow. That looks like it dissipates the heat through all that metal. If so, will it still need a fan?
post #56 of 105

I think I may have messed up my post somehow, if this is a double post sorry.

 

Anyway, what is the name of that blue case and where can I get one?  Next time I do a build I need it!  Style is so subjective and to me that has some great style.  Those even look like heat pipes going through the fins.  Hopefully that is available in the US.

 

I admit I like to play games on the PC with Steam (thanks to Microsofts strangle hold on DirectX).  Steam is supposed to be coming out with their own OS soon, hopefully sooner than later.  I wonder if it will be possible to dual boot a machine with OSX and Steam OS at some point.  That would be an amazing build, especially with that case.

post #57 of 105

That would be great to have a system without fans, and with SSD's you wouldn't even have moving parts.  They make some serious passive coolers theses days that would match the design of that case nicely.  Depending on the video card used, the only fan noise would be the power supply.  I like the sound of that!

post #58 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post
 

I think I may have messed up my post somehow, if this is a double post sorry.

 

Anyway, what is the name of that blue case and where can I get one?  Next time I do a build I need it!  Style is so subjective and to me that has some great style.  Those even look like heat pipes going through the fins.  Hopefully that is available in the US.

 

I admit I like to play games on the PC with Steam (thanks to Microsofts strangle hold on DirectX).  Steam is supposed to be coming out with their own OS soon, hopefully sooner than later.  I wonder if it will be possible to dual boot a machine with OSX and Steam OS at some point.  That would be an amazing build, especially with that case.

 

Their called IN WIN, they have some really cool cases.


Edited by Relic - 10/15/13 at 7:48am
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #59 of 105

Drooooooool.  Thanks Relic.... there goes the rest of my morning!  

post #60 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post
 

Drooooooool.  Thanks Relic.... there goes the rest of my morning!  

 

Did you see their new case;

 

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #61 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechLover View Post

I admit I like to play games on the PC with Steam (thanks to Microsofts strangle hold on DirectX).  Steam is supposed to be coming out with their own OS soon, hopefully sooner than later.  I wonder if it will be possible to dual boot a machine with OSX and Steam OS at some point.  That would be an amazing build, especially with that case.

Steam OS is an interesting development. I don't see how they can offer DirectX compatibility as it's Microsoft's software and yet they say it will have access to the full Steam catalog. I'd rather it wasn't an OS that required a partition but one that could be run inside another OS like OS X at 90%+ performance. No dual-boot, full compatibility, uses the same drive space as OS X. If they manage to convince publishers to port to OpenGL, the games can probably run quickly in a virtualized state or be ported natively more easily.
post #62 of 105

At less than a foot tall that would look great on any desk.  Love the tempered glass look on these.

post #63 of 105

Marvin I just hope the whole thing isn't a vaporware tease.  Valve has teased us plenty in the past.  I agree with you that it seems like a tall order to have full compatibility with a users Steam library.  I've no idea how they plan on pulling that off.  Fingers crossed!  

 

Rebooting is just barely fast enough that I don't mind if it means running things at 100%.  That being said, if we could have 90% performance without a reboot and partition, then I would be completely on board without a doubt.  We can dare to dream. 

post #64 of 105
Thread Starter 

I just checked out this Valve thing you guys are talking about, although I don't play many games, I am kind of interested. When will it be released. Dell/Alienware just released their X51 and it might be perfect for this service.

 

 

I don't know why Apple can't just stick a Nvidia GT 760 into their Mac Mini's as well, the Dell and Mini are the same price. Heck you can even run OSX on a Alienware X51, hmmmmm.


Edited by Relic - 10/16/13 at 2:23pm
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #65 of 105
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

Sometimes I think we give Apple to much leeway.

 

I think that often, but only in the graphics department. Remember when Fire Pro was the bomb and Apple threw it into everything they made? Those days are gone. The 10.9 GM doesn’t, to my memory, even have full OpenGL 4.3 support…

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply
post #66 of 105
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
The 10.9 GM doesn’t, to my memory, even have full OpenGL 4.3 support…

Oh wow really, I didn't know that, that's kind of shad isn't it.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #67 of 105
Originally Posted by Relic View Post
Oh wow really, I didn't know that, that's kind of shad isn't it.

 

Well, it’s better than every earlier version of OS X, whose support ends at 2.2.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply
post #68 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

I don't know why Apple can't just stick a Nvidia GT 760 into their Mac Mini's as well, the Dell and Mini are the same price. Heck you can even run OSX on a Alienware X51, hmmmmm.

The X51 is huge with a very large external power suppy:



and they overheat:

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19523438.aspx
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19488963.aspx

It seems to use a 645 too and not a 760. Iris Pro would be all it would need to be decent for gaming:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Pro-Graphics-5200.90965.0.html

It'll probably get the 4600, which is a bit weaker but it's still usable for average gaming:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4600.86106.0.html
post #69 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin View Post



It'll probably get the 4600, which is a bit weaker but it's still usable for average gaming:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4600.86106.0.html

Nice to finally see your youtube channel:D. I don't like the way the laughing one looks compared to the grin. Anyway Apple tends to market high display resolutions. Coupled with OSX performance under games, the vast majority of which are ports, it's not ideal. I wouldn't say you can't play games on one, but there isn't the ideal hardware combination if that is your primary intent. I suspect most people who play games on macs (I played a few years ago) really only care that they're playable. Alienware is specifically designed for the purpose of playing games, although I'm not sure how they have lasted this long. The machines aren't anything special.

post #70 of 105
Thread Starter 

I thinks it's time for this post. I would like to apologize if I have been a little on the conniving side these past few weeks or always depending on your views towards me, I really didn't mean it though. I am frustrated, angry, sad, in a lot of pain and mostly frightened. I still haven't excepted my fate, I want to grasp onto every last bit of hope that there is. At this moment though, I weigh next to nothing, I am breathing and eating threw a tube, I have lost almost all of my mobility. Still I fight, I don't want your pitty, that's not why I'm posting here but I do want your friendship. If I have offended any of you with my silly posts, I am truly sorry. I am all but crazy now and I really don't mean anything that I say. If I am to pass soon, I have asked a friend of mine to post my obituary and the location of the funeral to this forum and others I've been a part of for years, when the time comes and I really don't think I can hold on much longer. If any of you live near me, Zug, Switzerland I would be honored if you can attend. There will of course be a catered buffet and I will give away my gadget collection to those visiting my house afterwards instead of just selling my vast collection, first come first serve, so be early. I want to give something to everyone instead of just selling it all. Sorry but the BMW Alpine is already taken. I love you all and I wish everyone on this forum nothing but good tidings, God bless you all.

 

Love,

 

Relic

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
Reply
post #71 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

^ post

Oh my. No need for any apologies. And no, I actually don't pity you; I feel for you. It's really awkward for me to read so much personal info from you while we don't know each other. Guess that's how this internet contact works, but it's a first for me.

Funny that you mention that someone is going to post your obituary. My hairdresser told me the last time I was over that people never let her know, and she thinks maybe her customer thought she did a poor job the last time.

Kind of you to give away your collection, I’m going to say this straight up: I won’t be coming over. I can tell you several excuses, but somehow I feel it’s even better to remember you as this mystery person I ‘used to know on AI’ who made all funny posts, about Boogies and what not.

I feel very sorry for your family, I’m certain you are very much loved, and not limited to your family! I get the feeling you are sliding away, I really hope this is not the case.

Fight the good fight Relic. You come across as a strong, energetic person and trust you will surprise the good doctors for being here with us longer than they would’ve expected. I will miss your posts.
post #72 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relic View Post

I thinks it's time for this post. I would like to apologize if I have been a little on the conniving side these past few weeks or always depending on your views towards me, I really didn't mean it though. I am frustrated, angry, sad, in a lot of pain and mostly frightened. I still haven't excepted my fate, I want to grasp onto every last bit of hope that there is. At this moment though, I weigh next to nothing, I am breathing and eating threw a tube, I have lost almost all of my mobility. Still I fight, I don't want your pitty, that's not why I'm posting here but I do want your friendship. If I have offended any of you with my silly posts, I am truly sorry. I am all but crazy now and I really don't mean anything that I say. If I am to pass soon, I have asked a friend of mine to post my obituary and the location of the funeral to this forum and others I've been a part of for years, when the time comes and I really don't think I can hold on much longer. If any of you live near me, Zug, Switzerland I would be honored if you can attend. There will of course be a catered buffet and I will give away my gadget collection to those visiting my house afterwards instead of just selling my vast collection, first come first serve, so be early. I want to give something to everyone instead of just selling it all. Sorry but the BMW Alpine is already taken. I love you all and I wish everyone on this forum nothing but good tidings, God bless you all.


Love,


Relic




Wow, is this really goodbye? I haven't signed in here much recently, so I just found this. I don't know if you're even going to see this, but I need to reply. Won't be organized or concise, but if I worry about that I'll never respond!

I don't think any apology is necessary, nor did I feel like anything you posted (that I saw) was out of line. You're an opinionated and I'm guessing feisty (? :-) ) gal, and there's nothing wrong with that at all. I have a hard time imaging what you're going through, but I spent a couple minutes earlier when I read this just closing my eyes and sending my warmest thoughts in your direction -- even though you're something like 9-10 time zones away! Kind of silly, maybe, but I don't care.

You've shared your words and thoughts with us here for over a decade, and now you've shared what may be your last fight in a very personal and poignant way. For me personally, I'm grateful for that and humbled by what you've been through. I don't want to sound negative in any way, and I dearly hope you can pull through, but your words above tell me that you are at a point where you are looking beyond this life, thinking about others (your obituary, what to do with your belongings, etc.) around you and in your life. I hope that if your time has really come that you will be at peace, and that you are able to bask in love from your family, because that's your legacy to the world.

I didn't really know what I was going to write, and obviously I don't know you personally beyond what I've read from you here on this board over the years, but I'm happy to have known you here. I wish I didn't live a gazillion miles away, or I would definitely take you up on attending any memorial service (not to get gadgets! ha!), but to pay my respects and share a different side of you with people from your "real life". Of course they can just read everything you wrote here, but how many will do that?

Take care. Peace be with you, and your family, with love.
No Matte == No Sale :-(
Reply
No Matte == No Sale :-(
Reply
post #73 of 105
Dear Relic,

I just found this thread, thanks to Phil.

I wish California were a departement of Switzerland, I'd be there.

I've carried the picture of your magnificent dog in her rain barrel cabin in my iPad since you posted it so long ago, and I've shown it to many people. They always say, "ohh"!




Now I will keep it forever.

Also, it seems I always think of you when I have any contact with CalTech and Pasadena. What a long way it is to the beach!

Love to you and your family.

Flaneur
post #74 of 105

Relic,

   My apologies, I have been away for about 6 weeks.  I wish you, your family, and friends all the best.  You are a great person.  Thank you for being who you are.  If this really is the end, then I dream that one day we will meet in the afterlife.

 

Cheers to you.

post #75 of 105
Robin Huber found out her name, and wrote this:
Quote:
Sorry to photo bomb this thread, but I know lots of regulars will be posting. Does anyone know what's happened to long time poster, "Relic"? She lives in Switzerland, and was in the hospital with possibly terminal breast cancer. She hasn't posted since December 8th and I am worried. I've tried PMing and emailing her to no avail.

I guess it's too late now as she hasn't posted here for a long time. Would've 'liked' a confirmation through an obituary post she said family would do, yet the very thought makes me ...(lost for words)
post #76 of 105
Thanks to Robin for these important details. I'd like to dig up her AI post where she tells the story of her adventures in Pasadena and SoCal sometime.

And thanks again to Phil for following up once more.
post #77 of 105

As a long time reader (and rare poster), just discovered this thread (after wondering why I hadn't seen Relic commenting as much these days). It's been sobering read, with some genuine ROFL moments (hope that comes across with the intended meaning). Just noticed that Relic was online a couple of hours ago, so hoping for her name to appear in this thread. Wishing her all the very best, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

 

On a lighter note, I'm a New Zealander, so as a Kiwi, we HATE being though of as from Australia, we love to hate on the Aussies (Kind of like USA Vs Canada). Flight of the Conchords are epic, I had a mate who knew the "Albie the racist dragon" off by heart, and could perform it like a story to small children, it cracks me up every single time.

Replace user and press any key to continue!
Reply
Replace user and press any key to continue!
Reply
post #78 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabuga View Post

Just noticed that Relic was online a couple of hours ago, so hoping for her name to appear in this thread. Wishing her all the very best, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Indeed, online just 4 hours ago. Really hope it was her, and not family checking in. Would be great to find out she is pulling through!
post #79 of 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

Indeed, online just 4 hours ago. Really hope it was her, and not family checking in. Would be great to find out she is pulling through!

The access was from a device she's never used for her account before and from a different country. She mentioned she'd give all her things away to people so perhaps a family member got one of her smartphones.
post #80 of 105
Just sent an email to the outlook account she gave me. Hoping that if she's gone or incapacitated that friend or family might check it. Gets me to thinking that in this age of Internet neighborhoods that it should be part of every last will to notify one's online friends. And part of modern death etiquette to reach out and attempt to do so even if no directive were left.
A.k.a. AppleHead on other forums.
Reply
A.k.a. AppleHead on other forums.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AppleOutsider
AppleInsider › Forums › Other Discussion › AppleOutsider › Well it looks like I'm no longer in remission