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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Phym

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    Very fitting eh?
     
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  2. Grind86

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    Possibly.

    Anyways, I remember you asking me about what my thoughts are on diecast/RC cars, so I will answer that question for you right now. I collected those cars from when I was younger. I think I have a 1/24 diecast Ford truck in my bedroom.
     
  3. redrobin

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    So I priced out a fully custom 60% keyboard for myself. My new Dell laptop is an INCREDIBLY loud typer. So I've gone and priced out a 1UP RGB underglow PCB, Outemu Silent Sky boutique switches, a real carbon fiber switch plate, a frosted acrylic base, and Maxkey boutique "Miami" fuchsia and cyan keycaps.

    $300 shipped

    The temptation of a fully custom boutique board is why I love computing as a hobby. Next stop is an ASUS Strix 2080Ti White and a 3900X.
     
  4. MotherTrucker02

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    Damn, I thought the logitech I was looking at was expensive, carbon fiber and RGB will make it go much faster though.
     
  5. redrobin

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    I don't fuck around. It's the best or nothing.

    I buy a computer component only to replace a dead one, usually. Cars? Only reason I bought a new Mustang was because I hit a deer with my first one and it tore the radiator support out of it. My Jeep? It needs a transmission, so it's getting a transmission. I'm not going to stop driving it until rods are hanging out of the block.

    Keyboards? I haven't bought one in almost a decade.
     
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  6. SuperAusten64

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    When I was a kid, I used to love playing with toy cars. I used to play with them on the floor of my bedroom all the time, mostly crashing them into each other. I was always disappointed that they didn't take damage like real cars did. If only BeamNG was around back then. One time, I took a screwdriver and disassembled almost all of the diecast cars I had because I thought the parts were interchangeable. They were not, and I was left with a big pile of useless metal and plastic—and tiny screws all over my bedroom for years afterward.

    Nowadays, I have a few diecasts on my shelves, alongside the few cars that managed to survive my youth. My crown jewel is a 1:18 scale Saab 900 Turbo. It looks amazing, but I get that same feeling I did when I was 8—if only I could smash it to pieces like a real car without throwing a hundred dollars down the drain. Alas, there aren't any racing games with 900s in them, so no one has made a BeamNG mod that adds one. Yet.

    It's a bit like visually saying "It's a sex joke, get it?" It doesn't usually provide anything to the joke and at worst ruins it.
    School gets worse the higher up you go. Kindergarden is all fun and games (literally), and high school is an insanely stress-inducing experience forcing you to balance your schoolwork, sleep schedule, and social life. When you're a kid you just want to be older so people will respect you, and you can drive cars and have fun. When you actually grow up, you begin to realize you accumulate responsibility faster than you accumulate privilege.

    Almost everyone's parents tell their kid they're special. Because to them, of course they are. They're their child. But as you grow older, you start to realize it's all a lie. Silly as it may be, The Incredibles was right: If everyone's special, than no one is. Every kid has big dreams; they want to be a movie star or race car driver or rock star or astronaut or something unique. It happened to me several times over. I wanted to be a drummer, a programmer, a filmmaker, the works. Then I grew older and I realized that no matter how good you are at something, there's always someone better and there's only so much room. The average people, those who get marked "proficient" on that stupid four-point grading scale or whatever they call it now, they're forced to take up office jobs or similar. Their dream becomes a hobby, and then even that usually fades. You end up wondering what you did wrong, why the things that used to make you so happy just don't anymore, and what happened to all of your childhood dreams and aspirations and the answer is that you didn't do anything wrong—someone was just better than you. Life is depressing.

    Sorry if I bummed you out.
     
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  7. Phym

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    Oh wow, for me, I have huge Ferrari collection on my shelves, mostly given to me by my grandmother when I was around 12. Since I mainly had Hotwheels(almost 100% I still have), they were secured by rivets, and I could not take them apart. I did love to customize them, though. I would put clay as widebodies and use sharpies for paint. I even made a custom Peel P50. I remember a shop when I was almost twelve that I would love to go to back in Ohio. College is hell, you forgot that. For me, I still play the trumpet.
    I still play with my diecast cars, don't worry, I don't treat them like supercars in a collector's garage:) also, did or do you have lego bricks, I do and still buy those "Speed Champions" and even create my own, I'm currently working on a pretty big limo.
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    Meh, I just use the keyboard on my laptop. Big keys, easy to type. Yes, it has pretty lights so that makes me a gamer I guess.
     
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  8. Grind86

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    I want to be a filmmaker, video producer, and a entertainer when I grow up, but I might try get a job out of high school. I might work part time at a grocery store and live in an old mobile home, but I don't know for sure that's going to happen. I am thinking about being an electrician when I grow up, but it would be mostly for cash though, as electricians can earn a decent amount of money. Some can earn up to $80K or more. That's probably more then some college grads, but maybe I'm dead wrong.

    I'm sure my film making and entertaining dream can be a reality, but it will probably take a lot of passion and some hard work. I'm sure there are people who can make a living doing what they love, but they have to have a lot of passion for the thing they are doing. Also, that brings me back to the electrician thing. I'm not sure I should do electrical work solely for cash. I'm not even that passionate about the work itself. I may not become an electrician. I do have a loving family that supports me financially though, so that should make things a bit easier. I'm an anxious teenager that needs to figure out crap in life.

    So yeah, to conclude this post. I think my film making and entertainment dream can be a reality, but it will probably take a lot of passion, dedication, and possibly some hard work. People can make their dreams a reality. By the way, your post did unfortunately bum me out some. It did make some good points such as "The Incredibles was right: If everyone's special, then no one is.", but I feel like it was depressing. Yes, kids do have big dreams and there are people who are better at being something big then kids who have dreams about being something big like a rockstar, filmmaker, etc.

    However, I think people have the chance to make their dreams come true. People do have the ability to become rockstars, filmmakers, etc. Yes, somebody can be a better rockstar or film maker then the person who dreamed a lot about being those things as a kid. To be fair, I don't know what being an adult is like yet.

    No offense to you SuperAusten64. You are a great user =)

    It's always good to get someone else's opinion, I appreciate your input as always. I'm sorry if this post made you feel any negative emotions. By the way, I'm not exactly a positive person. I just feel like I can make my dreams a reality. Also, I would like to hear about your thoughts specifically on college/university.

    Also, in real life. I actually do pretend to make videos. However, these videos are solely my imagination. I don't even use a pretend camera, or any pretend recording device. I just play BeamNG.Drive, do my real life activates such as hanging out with family members, come up with stuff in my head, and talk. I CANNOT SHARE THESE VIDEOS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL MY IMAGINATION. This imaginary video making of mine is why I want to actually make videos in real life. I also have imaginary friends called Henry and Nathan. I like to imagine things a lot. So yeah, I have a massive imagination.

    Anyways, end of post.
    Just curious, Why do you think college is hell?
     
  9. Phym

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    School is hell.
    College is school.
    College is hell.
    Reason school is hell?
    1) 6-7 HOURS a day, I could use that time to do more productive things, like learning to cook.
    2) every year is pretty much a repeat up until you get to the sixth grade.
    3)Stress. Duh, homework
    4)you're juggling like, 1000 things at once. If you're a boy, then you (most likely) have a girlfriend, have homework, have to study for the finals, have to get to class on time, have to take tests etc.
     
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  10. Grind86

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    Okay, I have 2 questions for you.

    1. Are you going to college yourself?
    2. If you're going to college, can I ask what you're studying?
     
  11. MrJavelin

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    Going to do Dark Dungeon raid, need tank and healer
     
  12. Phym

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    Waht?
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    I'm 23, I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.
     
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  13. MrJavelin

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    And now, an inspirational quote by MrJavelin:
    "When it comes to creativity, not even the sky's your limit, as you could probably bug through it and crash the game."
    -MrJavelin

    Here's what others have to say about it:

    "So beautiful I cried" -Nobody
    "Thanks for the heads-up bro" -A jar of expired pickles
    "Hold up" -The sky
    "Hold up" - The game
     
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  14. SuperAusten64

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    “r/iamveryrandom” -SuperAusten64
     
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  15. Grind86

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    Well then, Thanks for answering my questions =)
     
  16. Phym

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    No problem mate:).
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    Just look at my signature and you'll see an inspirational quote.
     
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  17. Grind86

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    You are so kind =)

    Anyways, I'm sorry to any dog lovers on here, but I feel like making another rant on dogs.

    I'm sorry dog lovers, but I think dogs are annoying and gross. Their barking is annoying, nerve racking, tedious, and anger-inducing. The puppy me and my fmaily have continues to try to get my food. I wanted to sit in the living room in my house and eat pizza while watching Malcolm In The Middle, but I couldn't do it because of the annoying puppy wanting to get people's food.

    Look, I am aware that cats do try to get people's food as well, but I think dogs are so much more annoying and I think they mooch more then cats do. I could also rant about my puppy biting people, but I know people will say "But GWMan, He's just a puppy. Go easy on him." Look, I have done some crap on here in the past such as making nearly impossible to read text wall posts and randomly promoting Off-topic threads I made on On-Topic threads.

    However, I don't want dog lovers harassing me over my opinions. By the way, I want to make it clear to dog lovers that you can like dogs all you want and the fact that I don't want dogs to get injured or killed. I just don't like dogs and I'm really irritated with me and my parent's puppy.

    By the way SuperAusten64, (aka who I would like to call, SuperAwesome64.) I'm glad that you like dogs. I personally don't care for them. Anyways, end of rant.

    By the way, I have a question. Are users allowed to talk about musicians or TV shows on this thread?
     
  18. SquarebodyChevy

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    Nothing says you can’t.
     
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  19. Grind86

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    Thanks =)
     
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  20. MotherTrucker02

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    I find cats to be much more annoying than dogs, but it also depends on the dog or cat. Our cat is a needy and annoying little a-hole who likes to kill things for no good reason which isn't a problem until she goes after our baby chicks/ducklings. She also sleeps outside or in the barn because she has a tendency to jump on you in the middle of the night and lick your face with her sandpaper tongue. When she's hungry her meows turn into demonic howls and most annoying of all she is very talented at getting in the way of anything and everything you do. My grandparents' cats however are super chill.
    Dogs do like to beg for food but that's where training comes in. Same thing goes for barking. Dogs can certainly be annoying to but that's usually because they aren't trained very well, or purse dogs, those stupid things are always annoying.
    TL;DR I don't hate cats but I hate my family's cat.
     
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