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by flapane
Sun May 23, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?
Replies: 118
Views: 21034

Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?

I've just read an article about the incredible decisions in the Texan board of education (the article is written in Italian so I don't bother pasting it here, I'm sure you already know what I'm talking about). It really scares me, I wish it was a joke. What the... I mean, rewriting the story reminds...
by flapane
Mon May 17, 2010 12:19 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

Maybe New England is more conservative, speaking of formal english, or maybe that pronunciation is peculiar of NYC.
by flapane
Sun May 16, 2010 7:45 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

New case:
Greenwich, UK -> ɡri (eee) nɪdʒ
Greenwich village, NYC -> grEnɪdʒ, with a wide open "E"

A friend of mine told me... is that correct? I can't see the reason, anyway. :lol:
by flapane
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:34 am
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Topic: Dice Job Expo in the big city.
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Just a tought... isn't the IT market already saturated? I'm just seeing too much people studying Computer engineering or a bunch of IT bachelor's, and many of them can't find an appropriate work because there is already a lot of older and more experienced people in the same field, let alone people w...
by flapane
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:08 am
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Topic: Why are you here ( SPCR )? Silence or Low power?
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Both. Mostly I love saving energy (especially in idling) while building a pc faster than the previous one I had. I'm following this philosophy since the 1400mhz AMD Thunderbird ol' days. Some months ago I had to change my lcd, so why not going toward a LED monitor and saving 30w over a traditional L...
by flapane
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

Same for me, I couldn't recognize mine in Newark... 60 years have passed, how sad. Curious to say, I'd pronounce "Glow-cesster" (a little bit like Manchester), while I asked my sister who studies English culture at the uni., and she said "Gloss-ter". I've seen that words such as the names of the UK ...
by flapane
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

That's it :) Right yesterday evening I was watching a program on TV: some illegal workers from Morocco worked for some months building a bunch houses, under an Albanian contractor. They didn't get paid (well, they received a fake cheque from the Albanian) and they knew that they couldn't claim anyth...
by flapane
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:38 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

It is NOT bullshit and no, there will never be somebody (romanian, nigerian or whatever, no offence to anybody, I'm referring to the most common nationalities involved in some works in Italy) willing to do such jobs, and no, 99% of us westerns won't pick tomatoes @40°C 18 hours a day, we are too mu...
by flapane
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:46 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

I agree on everything.
by flapane
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:20 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

Don't get me wrong, it was in some (weak) way a provocation, you're totally right, but I didn't like being politically correct, at least not now. That's the consequence of our western model of life, that's the truth for what I can see, I'm not saying it's fair because of course it ain't but it's sad...
by flapane
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:50 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

What you see in your backyard ends in value at your fence. You are also under the mistaken assumption your opinion is of greater value, accuracy, or whatever you care to call it. What valuable stuff can you leave in your backyard and what are the threats for a woman out there? I suppose that thieve...
by flapane
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:31 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

Sorry, that's nonsense from my POV. We just have a different story->different way to define the word "right". You talk about "attackers", wth, we're not in a videogame, I've never seen an "attacker", nor my friends have always been robbed or raped in their homes, maybe we just don't need guns, and t...
by flapane
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:59 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

by massively taxing them and then spending that money on stupid shit (like we're currently doing), you deprive the market movers of the ability to make jobs and get an economy going. Why don't whitdrawing from Afghanistan more or less in the way it has been done in Iraq? It has been proven that Bus...
by flapane
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281091

Hi, are you doing those concepts as a hobby, for work (I don't think so, the drawings should be kept secrets) and/or keeping in mind a real production of the models? Do you design the model trying to find the best looking shape only, or with aerodynamic (I'd choose this, looking at the CarBEN concep...
by flapane
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

You're right, I can see a lot of italians writing really bad on the forums because they don't put much effort into writing correctly, but write in the same way they speak and/or use wrong modes of verbs (the most common error in written and spoken italian), while I know an english living in Oz who w...
by flapane
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:36 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

Here we are, the House of Rep. has just said "YES" to health care. http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2010/03/22/news/questo_il_vero_cambiamento_obama_saluta_la_riforma_sanitaria-2813766/ Will the senate be as communist-socialist-nazi as Obama and the house of representaitves according to Palin support...
by flapane
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

ok :lol:
by flapane
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:42 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

I don't think I completely got what you wrote... are you already doin' 80 on the freeway while drinking? :lol:

Is there a wrong sign on the belt, reporting Lon Gisland instead of Long Island, or this isn't the main point?
by flapane
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

Could they even explain why they put a communist sign on one of those signs? What's the point? Because of health care reform? Is it a really bad thing according to them? (or it's just a taxation issue? What if they couldn't afford a health insurance in the future? I'd ROTFL at that point.) Why do th...
by flapane
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

No I can't understand, that's not a strategic investment to me but, as you said, it doesn't matter :roll: . Telling somebody to shut up (that's what you said with gentle words) it's not very democratic by the way. For example I won't blame somebody because of not being italian or brit. Indeed that w...
by flapane
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:42 pm
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

I don't get it. Are you saying that owning a gun helps in avoiding the gov't overexpansion? That sounds really funny to me, or at least it could have worked "in the past", in president Washington era, not in 2010. Do you really believe they (govt and the corporations) are afraid of some citizens hol...
by flapane
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:11 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

eheheh, thanks for your confirmation... I plan to get there this summer, and I'll HAVE to ask somebody how to get to HoustOun :wink:
by flapane
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:12 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

Great, you hit the point :idea:
by flapane
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:18 am
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Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 88497

A tought (don't blame me, I know you love the Constitution more than we unfortunately do)... Considering its age (the Constitution), maybe the "right to bear a gun that shall not be infringed" was right in the past. Times change in my POV, and I am afraid that NRA, extremists parties and so on are u...
by flapane
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:22 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

How funny: I was just watching The Simpsons show on TV and... http://i.imgur.com/Qqzlhs.jpg They buy a Pub in Ireland and let people smoke cigarettes inside. When some policemen come and start doing some questions, Homer says: "Are those questions or statements? I cannot understand" and they answer ...
by flapane
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:01 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

Yes of course it still makes sense, but you can say: "I'm sure that he comes from..." and many times you guess because it remembers you of an italian speaking... italian language using english words :lol: I don't know how mixing words would work out in italian, but I'm going to try: Original: Io vad...
by flapane
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:31 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

I think that those examples are clearly a characteristic of neolatin langs because they seems obvious to me as italian speaker dude (I could even recognize some similarities to our neapolitan dialect due to French and Spanish domination, but that's another story :lol: ): I am going to the hospital -...
by flapane
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:47 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

To propose an example, the word "media" is widely spelled as "meeeedia" but it's actually simply "media" with an open "e", as it's written, because it's latin and not english, but I suppose that it was borrowed decades ago and so it started to follow the english pronunciation rules, so if you speak ...
by flapane
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:13 am
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Topic: American-English speakers question
Replies: 64
Views: 11316

I don't know... I know that international phonetic alphabet (or whatever is its name) is widely used in English, but a few or never with other languages (i.e Italian doesn't have a particular spelling, the words are pronounced the way they are written, while you can create a big mess if you don't sp...
by flapane
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: S3 sleep state: 12w. Isn't it too much?
Replies: 24
Views: 4235

Yes I need to do all these tests whenever I'll have my wattmeter.