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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:04 pm

I don't hate MACs, but I hate MAC culture. I can understand why people 10+ years ago were wooed by them. MACs were, out of the box, more powerful and better suited to graphic, audio and video editing. But PCs narrowed the field quickly and the only people who didn't notice were MAC users. DVDs look better on Mandi's MAC than my PC.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:23 pm

Thats it! I wanna start a Mac haters club! It didn't bother me before now, but this thread has stirred up something inside!!

Also, why can I not use exclamation marks properly. I've been noticing for a while now that I overuse it....by a lot!!
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:25 pm

You do come off as very excitable.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:27 pm

ori-STUDFARM wrote:Thats it! I wanna start a Mac haters club! It didn't bother me before now, but this thread has stirred up something inside!!

Also, why can I not use exclamation marks properly. I've been noticing for a while now that I overuse it....by a lot!!

I have the same problem with elipses...
I must come off so... pausey...
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  charenton_ on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:46 pm

ToxicDeath wrote:Finally figured out what my nerd hurdle is...

DVD extras and Commentaries, sometimes you think the idea of them is good however i never watch the extras and have never watched a movie with the commentary on.

So is this my hurdle?
I'll agree that lots of commentaries are BOOOORING. I was really disappointed with the commentary on Boogie Nights (one of my favourite movies) because it was just the director interviewing the different actors in the movie and it kept cutting between interviews, none of which had anything to do with any specific point in the movie.

However, the commentaries for animated shows (particularly Futurama) are mostly AMAZING. I've seen every episode of Futurama with commentary at least five times.

Today I have discovered a new hurdle of mine: STEAMPUNK. I just do not understand. My roommate wants to add brass tubing and shit to his television and that does not compute with me.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  weathereye on Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:23 pm

This may be hard to believe, but there was a time when I was afraid of the World Wide Web.
I used to have a real hurdle over the Internet. For years, I used the Net solely as a place to gather information, as well as for e-mailing. It wasn't until about three years ago that I tried MySpace (which was stupid), then Facebook (which I used daily). And then it was into forums, chats, podcasting, blogging, etc. That barrier that I had for so many years just melted away.
A big part of it is the people. So here's a link to the latest episode of my show, Weather Station 3, which features great friends -- real and imaginary -- talking about this very issue. There is mention of Nerd Hurdlers, too.

http://weathereye.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=467741
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mandi on Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:38 pm

Yay! I live for mentions!!
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  cohnee on Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:06 am

As a staunch Mac user, can I say that I agree with you.

I love Macs, there's always been a Mac in my family's house, and Windows has only really had a look in when Macs were being useless and I wanted to play PC games. So for me it's really been about the what I'm used to and it's just how I like my computers to work.

And I'll admit to being banging on about Macs at times, but it grates my goat these days when other Mac users bang on about how great Macs are, irrespective of the context. Why pick an argument? I don't want to be judged on the sort of computer I use, because one day someone will truly out do Macs and then they'll be another group being all snooty about Mac users

Apple doesn't help things with they're stupid 'Made on Mac' banners and the 'I'm a Mac, I'm a PC' adverts. Evil or Very Mad

We should all just be one huge happy hippy computer commune. cheers
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mekka on Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:02 am

If Cohnee's running a commune, there's gonna be plenty of cider.

I'm in! drunken
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  2hot2handle on Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:44 pm

Mekka wrote:If Cohnee's running a commune, there's gonna be plenty of cider.

I'm in! drunken

But what about Mekkania! Shocked
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:16 pm

Mandi wrote:Yay! I live for mentions!!

Last weeks ScutterCast should please then. Nerd Hurdles was my podcast of the week choice! (must apologise for the use of the word "N*R*LE" though. Recorded before this forum was launched and I didn't know of your "*URD**" loathing!!)
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mandi on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:18 pm

I think I have a Red Dwarf hurdle.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:22 pm

As do I. Actually mine is broader, reaching to pretty much all UK sci-fi comedy. But I still enjoy a Scuttercast. The only podcast I listen to about something I haven't hurdled.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:24 pm

There is a rather embarrassing story on this weeks (should be out tonight sometime) Involves me walking through woodland at night dressed in a rubber diving suit......a long story about this weekend just passed.....I've been groomed!! Sad
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:32 pm

Mandi wrote:I think I have a Red Dwarf hurdle.

Jakob wrote:As do I. Actually mine is broader, reaching to pretty much all UK sci-fi comedy

Shocked
Guys...
You really REALLY need to hurdle Red Dwarf
It's brilliant! Really Brilliant!
If we lived in the same continent I lend you the box set Razz

It's Sci Fi Comedy at it's most wondersome!
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:36 pm

In highschool I lived on Red Dwarf and Hitchhikers Guide. Then, I don't know when, entirely lost the ability to find either amusing. Discworld audiobooks, on the otherhand, I can't get enough of. Which doesn't make sense.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Although many would recommend you avoid series 7 and 8...although I personally think they're alright.

Rob Grants "Strangerers" was funny too. I've only got the VHS I recorded from the TV. Don't think it ever got an official release. Hyperdrive is an okay comedy Sci-fi....not as good as Dwarf, though. And of course, theres always the BBC's production of HitchHikers...though I don't recommend watching this in one sitting. Works better with rest periods....

Think you've found my true geekdom!!
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:40 pm

Jakob wrote:In highschool I lived on Red Dwarf and Hitchhikers Guide. Then, I don't know when, entirely lost the ability to find either amusing. Discworld audiobooks, on the otherhand, I can't get enough of. Which doesn't make sense.

Don't you find the pacing slightly off? I personally love them but find some sections to be very long winded.
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Post  Roundapanda on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:41 pm

Jakob wrote:In highschool I lived on Red Dwarf and Hitchhikers Guide. Then, I don't know when, entirely lost the ability to find either amusing. Discworld audiobooks, on the otherhand, I can't get enough of. Which doesn't make sense.

Red Dwarf takes a few go's to get on to, but once you're on to it, you'll never go back.
Asfor not finding Hitchhikes funny... *Frowns and drinks from Hitchhikers guide Mug*
By the way, I'm a fan of the books and the new film (I know, *Cowers from stick beatings*) But I've never seen the old TV series, worth a try?
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:44 pm

Roundapanda wrote:
By the way, I'm a fan of the books and the new film (I know, *Cowers from stick beatings*) But I've never seen the old TV series, worth a try?

If you enjoyed the film ( Shocked ) you'll love the series. Only thing is, it tends to drag if you try and do the lot in one sitting. Best to watch a couple of episodes a night and spread it out.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:47 pm

ori-STUDFARM wrote:If you enjoyed the film ( Shocked )

I don't understand it either Razz

I'll probably give The old hitchhikers a go then Smile
I've been meaning to re read the book for a while
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mandi on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:50 pm

I suppose I can make an exception if their is a rubber diving suit involved.
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Post  Hayden_Bloom on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:54 pm

The new film gets a lot of stick, but it's really quite good. Its not as good as the books/radio series, but its not as smart a humour. I still think its a bit of fun, and I must say, Zooooooooooey Deschanel is one of the most jaw droppingly gorgeous women I have ever seen. Yeah, I'll defend that film till the day I die.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mandi on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:04 pm

I am also a fan of Zoey. She just seems so interesting.
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Post  Roundapanda on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:05 pm

Hayden_Bloom wrote:The new film gets a lot of stick, but it's really quite good. Its not as good as the books/radio series, but its not as smart a humour. I still think its a bit of fun, and I must say, Zooooooooooey Deschanel is one of the most jaw droppingly gorgeous women I have ever seen. Yeah, I'll defend that film till the day I die.

I dare someone to watch the scene where they're all made of wool and not laugh Razz
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