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  1. Dirty_habiT

    Favorite songs the old you listened to.

    Ditto on the not being able to listen to a lot of the music I used to listen to. Now when I try, a lot of times I'm like what the heck was I thinking?
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    Favorite songs the old you listened to.

    I just rolled through Houston last weekend and had lunch at El Tiempo (it was very good). I'm glad there's a discussion about this, above someone said they weren't sure what the subject meant. I meant what did the "old you" listen to? People have been nailing it pretty good so far. I think a lot of what "the kids" are listening to today is trash and it makes me feel old and out of touch. I'll be 36 next month so i'm not so crusty that I should be feeling like this about newer music. I think people in general, artists included, are getting lazy. Like the movie idiocracy.
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    Forums that are still kicking ?

    Heh, I mainly stick to the DSM forums but there are some others that I visit from time to time. Shameless plug -> http://www.dsmecu.com is my forum that I host and the subject matter is mitsubishi engine computer calibration and other types of car fabrication subjects. http://www.dsmtuners.com is the big dsm forum that has been around for a while.... there is a ton of good info there even if you don't own a dsm. I was talking to a guy that got hired at Real St. Performance out of Florida the other day and his automotive sports background is similar to mine, in that we both came from working with the Mitsubishi 4G63 platform to working on Toyota 2JZ's. We both laughed at the fact that you can look up on google "pcv valve" which is a part on most vehicles.... and you will find links to the dsm forums right at the top. The reason for this is that the DSM community is pretty crazy with the DIY aspects of things and they're kind of inherently cheap skates. That's not meant as a low jab or anything but it's how I got my chops in working on cars and I now run a forum that has licensed engineers in the industry willing to share their information with anyone that asks..... because that's how the DSM guys are. If I can think of any other forums I will share them.
  4. What are your favorite songs to listen to and why? What were they when you were at a different spot in life? This one reminds me of my grandpa, the Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard version is good too.
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    ^^Man that is a good one.... one of my favorites.
  6. I think it goes even deeper than that. Look at what high regard society holds celebrities in. Many of them are not very smart and have no business discussing politics at all.... yet they do and people listen because the people don't possess the ability to logically separate what is a credible source from one that is not. Mercer - that browser concept sounds pretty neat but I'm not sure I understand what incentive there is for end users to use it? Is it because you earn BAT while surfing.
  7. I'll help whichever way I can. I'm good at finangling Linux, AWS, and webhosting so if any of you other tech people can use my skillset to help Misteraven please let him know and we'll get something planned out.
  8. Modern social media is taking the "drink from the firehose" approach at blasting you with things to click on.... and EVERYTHING makes money on the internet unless there is someone behind it specifically not making money. I thought Myspace was cool when you could inject javascript in posts on peoples' pages to play music and make tables that were gigantic w * h and would block out the entire profile page w/ a white block basically. In fact you used to be able to embed music on this forum w/ javascript lol. That was always a fun time when people would be posting saying, my computer plays this weird music every time i come to this thread, and it's only happening on page 5.... Lol meanwhile a few knucklehead members here that knew what was going on were probably losing their shit spilling their mountain dew and doritos. THAT is what I think is lost with the drink from a firehose social media approach. Someone mentioned here in another thread really well, "everyone is now accustomed to watching a ton of movie trailers and nobody takes the time to watch a movie anymore." I think it's making society dumber to not have full conversations where people have to actually think to participate. I think it's also created the "ghosting" we see so often in society now. I'm talking about the concept where people just ignore things or other peoples attempts to communicate. I think people are so used to sifting through bs and determining that a large amount of what they're looking at is bs they don't care about.... that they kind of start "viewing the world through those same rose colored lenses." So what you get are people that have very lacking social skills in real life and are very prone to being flaky about their word. It's almost like the presence of so many "lies" online has created a society that believes in lies being everywhere and that it is normal for people to not keep their word. When you believe that "most people" are a certain way, you can feel comforted with being that way yourself because you're "falling in line". I'd like to hear other peoples' perspective on that. Growing up keeping my word was a very important thing for me to learn and was instilled in me from a young age. I feel like a lot of people have lost that.
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    Tell Us About: Why you live where you live.

    Pistol - It sounds like the side of the city you live on is like how I believe South Austin to be.... it's like that's where the "old people" of the city are. It's not to say they're not in other areas too but I get what you mean. It sounds like you really enjoy museums. There are some great ones in Houston, TX. I think I went to the natural sciences museum there most recently and it was pretty amazing. They had an indoor butterfly area that had some 100s of species of butterflies all just hanging out in there flying around. I think people can also add on about other cities they've lived in as well when they feel like it/get time. I can talk about San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX a bit as well because I've lived in both of those places. I will add some more to my post about Austin... there are some other things I can talk about and will note here so I don't forget. BMX, COTA, "Dog Friendly" everything, 6th St., Barton Springs Swimming Pool & Free Area, Paddle Boarding/Canoing on Lady Bird Lake, food trucks all over the place and people that desire to eat food from food trucks talking about food trucks.
  10. Hello everyone, I'm glad to see that there are so many people here hanging out again. I was brainstorming on some thread ideas that could get some discussions rolling here and this is one I came up with. I was talking with Misteraven the other day and said that this forum has some of the most senior forum members out of most any forum online. Seriously, think about it. How many other forums that are still around and active have members that have been there since 1999? It's quite amazing and unique the community that has been built here by it's people. So I wanted to make a new thread format given that we have people that are 'senior' (no sorry probably not getting discounts at Denny's yet quite yet) holding onto, what I could only believe to be, good stories. In a typical story-time fashion (think Drunk History or Reddit's AMA's) let's have people ask others about things that you wouldn't typically hear about. I've asked 'elderly' people questions about their past before and saw their eyes light up, like they hadn't told their favorite stories in years because nobody asked. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Anyway, tell us about where you live. Why do you live there? Did you end up there because of work, a lover, is it because that's where mom's basement is? What is there to do where you live? I live in Austin, TX and I notice that a lot of people like to come here in a tourist fashion and they always ask the same questions. If you haven't looked at the austin, tx subreddit.... I highly encourage you to. I spent years in tech and avoided getting on reddit because of.... well really because of 12oz Prophet. I had known what a forum was and what it was like to have a wild discussion about wtf ever with strangers. That's what Reddit appealed to with people, it brought 'the forum' to the masses. I didn't care about it because I already experienced it for years on 12ozProphet so it wasn't anything new or alluring to me. So, I check reddit every now and then because the Austin, TX subreddit is such a shit show. You can seriously get a bowl of popcorn, a pickle, a soda, and sit down to read it as a means of entertainment because the people living here are in many cases/ways ridiculous. Anyway, to not derail too far.... people always ask what the cool places to go here are because they only have 2 days and they need to do everything. It's not possible. So it pays to have a friend that knows the joint's in's and out's as I'm sure any of you that have traveled and couch surfed in other cities are aware. It pays huge to have a nice tour guide. I don't claim to know or do all the coolest shit in Austin, TX.... but I've lived here long enough to kinda know a little bit about what's up. This is a typical picture that you will see if you look up this city. This is the '360 Bridge'. The views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country that Austin resides near are quite beautiful. The weather here is HOT in the summer as you would expect. I drove to San Antonio and then Uvalde last weekend and my car's ambient temp gauge was clocking 102*F outside.... and that's kinda low. I wouldn't be surprised if we see some days this summer in the 110 range. Austin, TX is amazing and special to me because I went to high school here and most of the people I keep in touch with that I went to high school with all still live in the same area down south. There are a ton of outdoor activities to do here. The Green Belt Google Map - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barton+Creek+Greenbelt/@30.2471716,-97.8148779,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x865b4ad6b1f4b669:0xb200ad9d975a19ed!8m2!3d30.247167!4d-97.8126892 Gigantic wooded area with a lot of natural flowing creek/river water. There are a ton of nice secluded spots to get to and many popular ones too all along the water within the woods. It is basically a party outdoors in the summer there all the time. It's accessible from almost anywhere in the city. For instance, if I wanted to stand up and say I'm going to the rope swing to practice my backflips right now, I could be in the water in less than 45 minutes. Recently with the influx of new people moving to Austin there have been a lot more instances of people finding litter. And shitty litter, like literally baby diapers, glass bottles, and the like. You know, just total schmuck type stuff. Anyway, the Green Belt is still awesome and holds a special place in my heart. Pace Bend Park -- Lake Travis Google Map - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pace+Bend+Park/@30.4596386,-98.0214358,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x865b3b3681a3b4b3:0x20f207a3de9e2ce8!8m2!3d30.4596386!4d-98.0192471 'Acid Rock': another view of the same spot: This, I've jumped off this spot and hung out on that rock in the water a million times. Exaggerating a little but this is an amazing place to go and easy to find within the park if you stick to the right when you go in. When I was younger, a bit more wreckless, and didn't have health insurance/to pay my own bills... I used to do backflips off that cliff. I don't know how high it is. We also used to jump off these cliffs in the dark while 'camping' without any tents on certain psychadelic substances. Nobody ever got hurt or really in too much trouble thank God. Tubing at Don's Fish Camp -- San Marcos, TX (30 minutes south on I-35) Don's Fish Camp is a place you can go to tube for ~4h or so. I used to go down there and do what all the college kiddos are doing which is get drunk af by the time you're at the end where your cars are parked. Nowadays I like to go there kinda early in the morning before all the rugrats wake up from their ragers the night before.... but it never fails. You will always get to witness some crazy drunk shit on that river, whether it's some bro's trying to throw someone their car keys because it has a bottle opener on it (no glass in the river lol) and losing the keys in the water forever, flipping over in your tube while bringing all your important shit with you (phone keys wallet etc) and losing it forever, the guys in full scuba diving gear at the sections of rapids collecting on a sweet payday from all the shit people have lost in the water, the drunk girls at the end saying 'stephanie... .you bitch.... where are you stephanie, i love youuuu.... you bitch.... stephanNNIEEEEE'. You know that kind of stuff. Fun times. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen whether you intend to get torched on beers or not. Also, 'slap the bag' is a thing. They drink bag wine out of the bag.... on the river. Camping - There are basically a ton of state parks to camp at. My favorites are Palo Duro Canyon SP, Colorado Bend SP, Pedernales Falls SP, and Enchanted Rock SP. Food: Torchy's Tacos Website: https://torchystacos.com/menu/ Secret Menu: https://austin.com/torchys-secret-menu/ Pretty good, unique tacos. Check out their menu, go there if it sounds good. They probably have some of the best queso you can get from anywhere ever so don't skip on that if you go. My favorites are the Matador (secret menu item), the Tipsy Chick, the Tokyo Drifter (taco of the month taco that comes around once a year), and the typical Trailer Park Trashy style. If you want the OG Torchy's experience visit it at the trailer park location on the east side of South 1st street just south of Oltorf. Dan's Hamburgers http://www.dans-hamburgers.com/mobile_site/index.php Legendary in my book. A little greasy, but they use some of the best ingredients without being all fucking hippy about it. Their spot is at Manchaca and 71 (pronounced Man Chak - this is a subject of great contention in the community, again check the subreddit for austin tx for proof. It does come up every now and then). Perry's Pork Chop Friday http://www.perryssteakhouse.com/promo/pork-chop-friday-lunch/ Seriously every other pork chop in the history of ever get fucked. Perry's is in downtown Austin. It's a nice steak house that is in a building that used to be a bank. You can request the vault room which still has the door from the bank vault on it... you know the big round one with huge sliding studs to lock it in place coming out all around the circumference. This is an upscale joint, dress nice if you go... or I would anyway. So the point is, you need to go here on Friday for lunch either with a reservation ahead of time or you show up when the doors open at 11AM. You, otherwise can wait nearly an hour to get a seat because it's very full. On Friday for lunch you can get their porkchop for $14... and that's why it goes nuts there every Friday. And this is not just some pork chop dried out that your grandma made smothered in gravy.... this is like some ill shit you've never put any meat in your mouth before that was this good. Living in Austin: Traveling/traffic - Sneaking on/off the entrance/exit ramps to avoid traffic/lights. Traffic is terrible here all the time. The city planners didn't anticipate the need for more north/south infrastructure so we're stuck with only I-35 and Mopac to cross the river in downtown Austin. This creates bad congestion. Just north and south of downtown there are many exits where you can get off and back on the highway without sitting through a traffic light and you can go around all the traffic that is waiting. I do this to get home from down town in grid locked traffic in about 20 minutes and I live on the far south side of Austin. People generally are not good at driving here. You have to save your life everytime you drive your car because of the morons. Anyway, I won't get into that too heavily. Plan your trips early in this town and/or sit in traffic, those are your choices. Public Transit - buses run most hours of the day and can get you anywhere for cheap. They have bike racks so you can take your bike. There's a light rail in downtown that heads north west out of town up to Cedar Park and such.... aka South Dallas. South Dallas vs. North Mexico - There's a running theme where people that live in the northern parts just outside of downtown are referred to as living in 'South Dallas'. I lived in Dallas before and don't hate it, it's ok up there. But in Austin, Dallas has a negative stigma, so it's a cutdown to tell someone that they are being all 'Johnny Dallas' right now. Likewise, south Austin is viewed as 'Northern Mexico' and 'trashy' and crappy full of hippies or w/e. I really think it's funny. I live in the South area and I think it's where many of the long time Austinites reside. So that's about as much as I can write about Austin right now. Please tell us about your place and don't be cheap about it. -- DHabz
  11. This. When I was in school, the kids that were good at athletics were morons for the most part. Now we have star athletes talking to our youth about politics and swaying opinions because people follow what their favorite athlete says...... not holding the intelligence required to recognize that they're usually not that smart of people to begin with. Being an athlete is the stripper life style. Your body will wear out and if you didn't make it big and have great habits with your money you're going to be looking at doing something more your speed for your skillset and worn out body like checking bags at walmart.
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    Trolling the SO

    I draw dicks on her grocery shopping lists on a regular basis.
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    What is a good graffiti name

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    Trolling the SO

    What do you do to troll your significant other (SO)? I feel like everyone is going to have their own techniques enabling us to share and expand our toolset. I've had this pile of about 7 pairs of folded jeans that I intended to donate..... for months. Still haven't done it. Last night I had the great idea that I was going to make the first pair of jorts I've ever owned, and make them very short. Sorry no pictures will be shared of this. Trust that I've been annoying the crap out of my girlfriend with them in the short period of free time I've had at home since then. "Hey my eyes are up here!" "I'm not a piece of meat!" "I'm going to wear my summer outfit all year round in doors because it's so comfortable." etc. This is easy for anyone to do because I'm sure everyone reading this has a pair of jeans they don't care about. If I had a pickup truck I might be inspired to buy a tarp and make a truck pool. You know, Texas and all.
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    The Off Grid living thread (Dropping out the rat race)

    I've also had my dad encouraging me recently to buy a chest freezer and buy meat in bulk from a butcher. It is a great idea and I'm totally with you on the idea of having five frozen turkeys and not playing the turkey race in the grocery stores. I have to say I'm curious about your other hygiene products you're particular about Misteraven. Can you talk about those and why you like them so much? I know you mentioned a lemon bliss soap and the reason I bring it up is because I'm kinda of picky about everything in my life. Splitting wood with my dad has been a very fun thing to do. He explained to me that it was therapeutic almost to him to cut up a tree using a chainsaw. I guess we haven't really split the logs but we do a lot of cutting since we have a friend with a pretty sizeable piece of property with oak trees all over it. There is quite frequently a large tree that will fall on it's own during a storm or for some other reason. The guy has more firewood than he can handle as it is so he just calls us since we're old family friends and we go out there and cut up a tree and load as much wood as we can take. We're getting a fallen tree out of his way for him that he doesn't have to cut up himself and we're getting a truck load of firewood out of the deal. A nice chainsaw (I have a 18" husqavarna like the one pictured a few pages back) makes all the difference too. I have a pretty sweet Honda EU2000i generator I bought for camping and to run my fish tanks when our shitty power grid goes out in a storm and my battery back UPS run out. I feel like if I had land and built my own house on it I'd want a large diesel generator outside hooked into the power for the home so that we have instant power in an outage like a datacenter has. I realize this will be expensive but I also realize I'm going to find a way to be very comfortable later on in life. I actually think it'd be cool to have some sort of underground bunker too with a tunnel connected to the basement in the house.... or a fuckin sweet ass trap door hidden somewhere in the house. Anyway, I don't want to derail too much. Do any of you have generators for emergencies?