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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

We just got the Japanese subbed version of series 1 this fall. Doesn't do me any good, can't read Japanese. My wife liked the Danish version better than the American though.

You should find a copy somewhere online...the first season was really really good. It was what people wanted the american one to be after the first couple episodes. Just make sure you get the one with the BBC subtitles; the subtitles on the non-bbc version are...bad.
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My girlfriend signed up for it and was doing it for a while. She was commenting on how much she was improving. I casually said to her, "Well, I don't think it is improving your brain function really. I think you are just getting better at playing those video games." Ever since she stopped playing them.

I don't know what kind of games that thing has (and its probably a dumb sham)...but I think there have been studies showing usefulness of things like dual N-back programs. It seems like they are not lasting benefits since they fade if you don't keep practicing...but I suppose its kind of like working out. If you can improve someone's adhd or short term memory for a few months with a couple weeks of regular use, that's no worse than improving someone's ability to lift heavy objects with a few weeks of regular training (and that ability will evaporate after a few months of not training).
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Seriously. Livery car drivers are the worst. The moment the light turns green, they start honking, even if they are 10 cars back. Chill, dude.

I saw a guy honking the other day behind a trash truck. Seriously? You're the one who opted to stay behind him--he's not going anywhere. Dumbass.

I hate when people honk from a few cars back. They have no idea what is going on up front.

What if somebody dropped a baby in the crosswalk and the cars in front were politely waiting? Then Mr. Honkypants would be a real asshole.
post #32042 of 43907
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Making me happy: I do not have to deal with NYC traffic, NYC livery drivers, NYC humidity, nor NYC cost of living.

a tourist once asked me how to get to the Met, which was basically a block away, and then asked if I lived here, and I said yes. Then they asked me how one can possibly live in this city. I returned by asking the how could they live anywhere else.
post #32043 of 43907
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Mr. Honkypants is always a real asshole.

FTFY

I will say that people outside of New York don't honk enough--I was driving with my mother a few months back and someone had forgotten to get into the turn lane when they were all the way at the light. They then proceeded to block all traffic by trying to get into that turn lane. That's worthy of leaning on the horn, but everyone just patiently sat there while she completely blocked traffic for two whole cycles of the light. But there is absolutely a happy medium, and NY goes way too far in the other direction.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

The whole situation would have been much more satisfying for me had there been an actual black cab driver beat down. NYC would have celebrated.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I would have paid to watch that.

you can both see how these could be easily misinterpreted, right?
post #32045 of 43907
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

FTFY

I will say that people outside of New York don't honk enough--I was driving with my mother a few months back and someone had forgotten to get into the turn lane when they were all the way at the light. They then proceeded to block all traffic by trying to get into that turn lane. That's worthy of leaning on the horn, but everyone just patiently sat there while she completely blocked traffic for two whole cycles of the light. But there is absolutely a happy medium, and NY goes way too far in the other direction.

 

I don't think that warrants a horn. I only use mine when people are not paying attention at green lights or if someone coming into my lane doesn't see me.

 

In Jamaica they use their horns to say hello and apparently they all know each other.

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I have my own stupid driving story!

I was driving to work yesterday, and some idiot tried to shove his way into a line of traffic despite the fact that he was turning right on red and he had a yield sign. I got all, "hell, no, I waited for my turn, and you're not coming through until you get the light." At first he tried to force his way in, but I wouldn't budge, so he turned on hidden cop lights. It turned out the fucker was a UC! I let him in because I didn't feel like dealing with getting pulled over for some made-up BS for pissing him off, only to realize when he got in front of me that he was out of his jurisdiction. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have given in. Seriously, fuck that guy.
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i hate when cops do that.
post #32048 of 43907
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

a tourist once asked me how to get to the Met, which was basically a block away, and then asked if I lived here, and I said yes. Then they asked me how one can possibly live in this city. I returned by asking the how could they live anywhere else.

Did he ever find the Met?
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I have my own stupid driving story!

I was driving to work yesterday, and some idiot tried to shove his way into a line of traffic despite the fact that he was turning right on red and he had a yield sign. I got all, "hell, no, I waited for my turn, and you're not coming through until you get the light." At first he tried to force his way in, but I wouldn't budge, so he turned on hidden cop lights. It turned out the fucker was a UC! I let him in because I didn't feel like dealing with getting drone striked because eric holder has admitted that the government-liberal-media-complex has declared it open season for random killing of all citizens pulled over for some made-up BS for pissing him off, only to realize when he got in front of me that he was out of his jurisdiction. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have given in. Seriously, fuck that guy.
FTFY/musicmax
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Did he ever find the Met?

i hope so. It's not exactly in a location that one can easily miss.
post #32051 of 43907
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

my wife, the dogs, and I are doing a roadtrip to maine (acadia national park) this weekend. she had these weird errands for things we don't need: a specific tent, some uniqlo stuff (I actually did need some boxers), other camping stuff, ect. The thing that pissed me off is that she's insistent we need the camping stuff even though we have hotel rooms booked throughout the whole stay. So I have some extra time this afternoon and drive down to SoHo (fully expecting to pay full price for parking, brave the crowds, and walk around in this fucking humidity).

But the weirdest thing happened...there was no traffic, and I ended up seeing this cop friend I know and he let me park on Prince St and I got all the shopping done in less than an hour and was back home in less than an hour and a half for the whole trip. Plus it wasn't even that hot out.

I went shopping on Prince Street on Monday smile.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You drive way too much in this city.

I've driven in San Francisco, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, LA and Boston those are stressful cities to drive in. But nyc isn't as bad. It's just the parking garages are more expensive. Once you've got a little experience on where to street park nyc is pretty easy to drive around in.

NYC is some of the best urban driving you can do. 99% of the other drivers on the street are pros, so you can reliably predict how they will behave in any situation (ie nobody gives an inch, they'll cut you off given the smallest opportunity, and they can smell fear).
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Making me happy: I do not have to deal with NYC traffic, NYC livery drivers, NYC humidity, nor NYC cost of living.

Mighty smug for a guy who spends as much time deriding smugness as you do.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Mr. Honkypants is always a real asshole.

FTFY

I will say that people outside of New York don't honk enough--I was driving with my mother a few months back and someone had forgotten to get into the turn lane when they were all the way at the light. They then proceeded to block all traffic by trying to get into that turn lane. That's worthy of leaning on the horn, but everyone just patiently sat there while she completely blocked traffic for two whole cycles of the light. But there is absolutely a happy medium, and NY goes way too far in the other direction.

Agreed. It's a tough transition to go from driving in the NYC area to driving in California. It's taken me 20 years to get my wife to stop complaining whenever I use the horn.
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iTunes get album artwork feature is wonderful.

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Rick James - Super Freak.
post #32054 of 43907
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i can't stand the drivers in NYC that lay on the horn the very moment traffic gets dodgy.


you brought this on yourself by deciding to drive in a city where a car is totally unnecessary and often times the worst method of transportation.

This X1,000,000

I've also noticed that most people who drive are minorities.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This X1,000,000

I've also noticed that most people who drive are minorities.

this includes the italians and white hispanics bridge and tunneling it in from New Jersey?
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