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Oh God, Marc went there...

Umm.. I don't think their wives would approve, Marc.
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I recently got my Associate's degree. I'm an Animation major. I want to work for Pixar, but until then, I'd rather be in retail.. specifically Apple's retail.

Call every TV station in your area, ask if they have anything in entry level production, you may be shooting and editing as well as doing motion graphics, but it is a foot in the door...and you, as a creative type would probably enjoy it more than even the Apple Store (I dont care what company it is, retail sucks -- I am a huge geek, I thought I would LOve radioShack...2 months later I quit at 9 am Christmas eve because the boss was bitching at me for not lying.)

You may also try local newspapers or publishing houses for graphic design positions.
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I recently got my Associate's degree. I'm an Animation major. I want to work for Pixar, but until then, I'd rather be in retail.. specifically Apple's retail.

That pretty cool.
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I just recently updated my website's art section, among other things. I have a link to it on my profile. Go ahead and take a look.

Thanks for the tips, a_greer.
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post #445 of 631
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Oh yeah, I recently updated my MySpace profile, if anyone cares to take a peek.
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Oh yeah, I recently updated my MySpace profile, if anyone cares to take a peek.

your profile says that you like HBO shows; how about The Sopranos? That is one of the best shows I have ever seen on TV.

Nice ironic movie trailer too -- Algore wasting tons of film, batteries, fuel for the vehicals and jet flights here and there, God knows how many KW/Hrs of electricity and loads of hot air telling me to conerve the world by taking mass transit, which here is a bus that burns 3x the fuel of my car or more and usually has 3-4 passengers...synical: yea, thats me...he flys in private jets and I am illresponsable with resorces?
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I like the Sopranos, but I haven't been able to watch it for a while; too busy.

By the way, it's irresponsible. If mass transit is put more widely in use, and Americans can wean themselves off of the need for their own cars, which we're too selfish to share our personal space with someone else, then we can use less transportation. Since obviously buses accomodate about 20-30 people at a time, then less of them will be used, as opposed to the cars and trucks we drive, in which most cases, even though about 6 people can fit into most of them, only 1-2 people actually use them on a daily basis. I see people driving SUVs all the time and only one person will be in there. It's the carpool idea. Europe has been doing it for decades. It's time we learn from them. We've become far too selfish and have been scapegoating for far too long. It's not just Gore, it's the entire country.
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I like the Sopranos, but I haven't been able to watch it for a while; too busy.

By the way, it's irresponsible. If mass transit is put more widely in use, and Americans can wean themselves off of the need for their own cars, which we're too selfish to share our personal space with someone else, then we can use less transportation. Since obviously buses accomodate about 20-30 people at a time, then less of them will be used, as opposed to the cars and trucks we drive, in which most cases, even though about 6 people can fit into most of them, only 1-2 people actually use them on a daily basis. I see people driving SUVs all the time and only one person will be in there. It's the carpool idea. Europe has been doing it for decades. It's time we learn from them. We've become far too selfish and have been scapegoating for far too long. It's not just Gore, it's the entire country.

I would love mass transite if the following problems were solved:

A: I cant get a ride after 9pm and before 7 AM

B: it takes 1.5HRS to get to a mall that is a mile and a half away and LITERALY a 3 minute drive if all the lights are red.

C: Gas for me is cheaper than bus fair for all the places I want to go and in many cases they cant get me there at all.

and

D: the only folks who ride busses here* are drunks who lost their license, jobless loosers, potheads, lots of folks that have...ahem...questionable bathing habbits; in general, folks that I would rather not be around. (although the contact highs from the potheads were not all bad...)


*except high school students without cars (thats where I got the experiance)...
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If more normal people rode them, there wouldn't be so many questionable characters. Besides, most of them, believe it or not, want nothing to do with you. I've ridden with them before, and they didn't do anything.. and I'm a young, white female! Buses wouldn't be the only solution, the government needs to get off its dead, arrogant ass and install a mass electromagnetically powered rail train system. I'm sure with more usage, they will also solve the passenger schedule issues by running during late hours.
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If more normal people rode them, there wouldn't be so many questionable characters. Besides, most of them, believe it or not, want nothing to do with you. I've ridden with them before, and they didn't do anything.. and I'm a young, white female! Buses wouldn't be the only solution, the government needs to get off its dead, arrogant ass and install a mass electromagnetically powered rail train system. I'm sure with more usage, they will also solve the passenger schedule issues by running during late hours.

oh dolly, you're slowly becoming one of us....
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Well, I've been talking to Brits like you for six years now.. you all have grown on me. That, and I'm just genuinely concerned about finding alternate transportation methods. Us Yanks need to learn from Europe.. it's about fucking time... you know?
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Well, I've been talking to Brits like you for six years now.. you all have grown on me. That, and I'm just genuinely concerned about finding alternate transportation methods. Us Yanks need to learn from Europe.. it's about fucking time... you know?

The differance is that their countries are the size of our states, and sometimes smaller...mass transite is easy to pull off there, a train from Brelin to Paris is easier to justify than a commuter line from say NY to Chicago, there are lots of population-dence metro areas there...not much demand for a rail line in western Penn. or Ohio...

Also, the busses for local service suck here anyway, they stop at 9 on weeknights and 6 on weekends: they get you within about a quarter mile (often more like 1/2 mile) of where you want to be, which isnt bad unlesss it is 5 below and there is a foot of snow and ice on the ground...

all that asside, I would love puplic transit if it were more efficiant than my car, but as it stands now in the USA, outside of NY and the burrows or maybe Chicago or LA, mass transit is a joke.
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post #454 of 631
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B: it takes 1.5HRS to get to a mall that is a mile and a half away and LITERALY a 3 minute drive if all the lights are red.

You could also get off of your ass and walk there in 20 minutes.
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post #455 of 631
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You could also get off of your ass and walk there in 20 minutes.

Damn shame we dont have sidewalks or even wide sholders on the 4-lane roads and state highway that that 1.5 miles cover...
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America is mostly sprawl, which is unfortunate. Most of the country was developed after the automobile, and it's interesting to note that in 1919 (the height of American railroad) our system was the best in the world. The decline was further exacerbated, and really destroyed, by Eisenhower's short-sighted push for a national highway system.

Anyway, it's still not much of an excuse. I don't live in a city and I put on about 5000 miles a year on the car. It's easy enough to plan outings. I also walk to places within a mile or so, and ride the bike to places slightly more distant. The fact that most fat Americans mock me about my non-motorized transit speaks volumes about how the majority really feels.

If there are really that many red lights, there are probably also less-busy roads that you can use. I rarely use the sidewalk, to tell you the truth. I just take sleepy roads, and travel slightly further.
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What wonderful insight, Splinemodel. I walk to work all the time. It's only a mile. When I was in college, I walked their every morning. It was a two miles uphill every morning during those two years. I still walk most of the time.

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You could also get off of your ass and walk there in 20 minutes.

Oh snap!
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Well, I bet you thought it was never going to happen, but I finally got around to doing the chocolate mousse instructions.

There are three "videos" all with the same content, but in different formats. They are listed here in descending order of picture quality, and CPU power required to play back (i.e., the first one requires most powerful CPU). Right-click the links and download them to your HD before watching.

Any problems with the videos, please let me know.

1.) 640 x 480 1.5 Mbit/s H.264

2.) 320 x 240 500 kbit/s H.264

3.) 320 x 240 800 kbit/s MPEG-4

Additional notes:

I've put that you need "large" eggs. This is U.K. "large" however, and I'm guessing a U.S. "large" is somewhat bigger.

For U.K. residents, I can heartily recommend Sainsbury's 55% cocoa plain cooking chocolate. Don't use chocolate with lower cocoa content, because it won't work. Higher cocoa content (e.g. 70%) can be used if desired, but in that case I recommend slightly less chocolate per person and that you serve it with whipped double cream (very bitter otherwise). For the Americans (and all other non U.K.ers), I'm sorry, I don't know which chocolate to suggest. If any of you try this out and you like it, perhaps you could let us know which chocolate you used.

Having two people really helps, as egg whites can start to "re-liquify" whilst chocolate is melting; the second person can ensure they stay properly whipped, and can help spoon in the egg whites at the appropriate time.

It is important to stir the egg yolks in as quickly as possible (heat in the chocolate cooks the egg).

The point at which you start to fold* in the egg whites (which should be added a couple of spoons-ful at a time) is critical. Keep stirring the chocolate+egg yolk until it starts to stick to itself, instead of the pyrex. If you take too long to start folding in the egg whites, the mousse will have lumps in it. I don't really know what'll happen if you start folding in the egg whites too soon, but it probably won't be good.

*be patient (especially if making for more than 2 people, the folding can take a while to get going), and make sure you fold, not stir.

Have fun!
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hmmmm...2 spoons...whats that, like a spoon and a half in the American system?

seriously, that looks great! if we ever have an AI meetup, you cook desert; I will do dinner; thick cut sirloin cooked medium with baked potato, grill-fried vegies (fresh squash, peppers, cucumbers mushrooms and so on cooked together atop the flames using a skillet that looks like a strainer) and grilled garlic toast and washed down with (for the grown-ups anyhow) a nice strong red wine or my preferance, a raspberry beer so cold that steam rises when you open the beer...
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Ooh.. thanks so much Mr. H! It looks so tasty.

a_greer: You guys can have your red meat, but could I have some grilled fish instead? I love the idea of a meetup!
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Ooh.. thanks so much Mr. H! It looks so tasty.

a_greer: You guys can have your red meat, but could I have some grilled fish instead? I love the idea of a meetup!

sure...no problem...we could probably do chicken too.

as for a location...hell if I know, preferably somewhere warm and sunny...with a nice swimming pool and of course free wifi!

Hey, maybe we could build an adhock wlan and share pron too!
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Sharing pr0n... holy crap.

It's a cool idea, but I'm a bit nervous at the thought of possibly being the only female there. \
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Sharing pr0n... holy crap.

It's a cool idea, but I'm a bit nervous at the thought of possibly being the only female there. \

understandable...and honestly, as fun as a meetup sounds, I dont see many being willing to cash in vacation time, and spend money to go to a meetup, hell, I would probably just go to Fla and hang out on the beach for a few days...

BTW, the pr0n crack was a referance to the running joke on Slashdot...any time storage or bandwidth dramaticly increases, someone inevidably makes a joke about how much more porno they can now downloadd and/or archive.
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No big deal.. I just thought you bringing up pr0n was funny.

Hey, there's an idea; everyone could come to Florida!
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No big deal.. I just thought you bringing up pr0n was funny.

Hey, there's an idea; everyone could come to Florida!

Lets go to Disney World!!! We could beat up the Buzz Lightyear charicter! weeeeee.....
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Lets go to Disney World!!! We could beat up the Buzz Lightyear charicter! weeeeee.....

Hey! I was just there for spring break with my school's marching band. It was fun. I wouldn't mind going again.
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If it's Disney World, then I'm going to Animal Kingdom.
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If it's Disney World, then I'm going to Animal Kingdom.

They have a new rollar coaster there now. It is one of the best rides I have ever been on. Incredibly smooth ride too. My friend and I decided that we could have fallen asleep on it. I think it was called "Expedition Everest".
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No big deal.. I just thought you bringing up pr0n was funny.

Hey, there's an idea; everyone could come to Florida!

Canadian = melt = puddle boy.

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Canadian = melt = puddle boy.

flick.

Puddle boy...is it the heat or the pr0n?
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a_greer, get your head outta the gutter! LMAO

Poor Flick is worried he'll melt from the scorching, humid Florida heat. Awww... I'll help you survive it.
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a_greer, get your head outta the gutter! LMAO

Poor Flick is worried he'll melt from the scorching, humid Florida heat. Awww... I'll help you survive it.

May acctually be a break for me, 95 with like 80% relative humidity here yesterday, more of the same through the weekend...allegedly...

Maybe we should do the meetup in canada so we dont spontaniously combust from being outside for 4-5 hours...
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I'd love to go to Canada.. but don't have the money. \
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Canadian = melt = puddle boy.

flick.

I've lived here for two years now. There are some MUSTS if you plan to go outside in the Florida summer.

1. Dri-Fit shirts. Cotton is the enemy
2. Strong sunblock. At least SPF-45.
3. Bug repellent and anti-inch lotion
4. If you're willing to look silly, a big hat.

People who have lived in Florida for a while seem to adapt to the sun. The heat and humidity aren't so much the problem, but the sun is.
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Canadian = melt = puddle boy.

flick.

I've lived here for two years now. There are some MUSTS if you plan to go outside in the Florida summer.

1. Dri-Fit shirts. Cotton is the enemy
2. Strong sunblock. At least SPF-45.
3. Bug repellent and anti-inch lotion
4. If you're willing to look silly, a big hat.

People who have lived in Florida for a while seem to adapt to the sun. The heat and humidity aren't so much the problem, but the sun is.
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Thanks for the double post, Splinemodel.

You're right though; I've been here for 13 years.. but fuck it, I still wear cotton.
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I'd love to go to Canada.. but don't have the money. \

heh same here...and if I did, I'd be getting a referb intel Mac, a DV cam and some mics to do a video podcast...every radiostation in the area has told me no flat out and video is more fun anyway!
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Ah, so you were an aspiring disk jockey? It'd be cool if you did a video podcast.
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Ah, so you were an aspiring disk jockey? It'd be cool if you did a video podcast.

Yea, but I have pretty much not gotten a call back from any tryout...and in the past 2 years, I have listend as all but like 2 stations have become national satalite feeds with local ads and stingers tossed in, so there is no chance now...but the good news is I just landed a real job...helpdesk...w00t, aint much, but it is a start...and if I can get a newer car n a couple months, I look to have a Macbook soon thereafter to start work on it... as well as teaching myself 3d, to expand on my hobbiest knoledge of Photoshop...Blender is looking like a cool platform...

The intel will come in handy to study for my CCNA with some windows only supplements and use Paralells to study linux.

So maybe I will have something by Jan-Feb...
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Well, that's at least something... more than what I have at the moment. \

I hope it all goes as planned. Good luck!
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