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I got off to a lazy start today, thanks to the oddly narcotic effects of an overnight snowfall. Not wanting to pressure my neighbor into shoveling my walk again, I did get out there first thing, but this turned out to be more of a dusting than anything, and while I (literally) scraped the surface with my shovel, the sun is actually taking care of more of the job than I did (maybe I can still convince my neighbor we're even now?). Now where do I place a request that the rest of this winter's storms leave such an easy clean-up behind?

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Media: 1984 Computer Show.
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23. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2005, 09:54 Zathrus
 
Am I missing the translation or just not getting it?

No, that's the proper translation. If you listen/translate the rest of the song it's basically a wedding/love song, albeit sung/screamed in German with industrial style music.

You have me / You asked me / You asked me and I said nothing / Will you, till death do you part / To be faithful forever / Yes (female) / NO! (male)

Is the main chorus, repeated several times (loosely translated). Sometimes the last line changes to "Love even in bad times" instead of "faithful forever".

It's probably most well known from The Matrix soundtrack.

 
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22. Re: 1984 Computer Show Dec 7, 2005, 03:23 theAntiELVIS
 
I remember we used to live to see this show - it was the highlight of the week! The next day everyone would be talking about what was on. And of course waiting to see if Stuart Chieffet's head was going to finally pop off was the icing on the cake. He had this strange way of sort of rotating his head as he talked....you just had to see it.

Man those were the (mostly 8-bit and 16-bit) days!

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21. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2005, 01:29 Warhawk
 
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"You have me"? Am I missing the translation or just not getting it?



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20. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 20:36 Masa
 
Upper back and shoulder area or legs is just a matter of opinion and ones own body. Some people’s shoulders can handle it better than legs. I prefer it up on the shoulders, as it does not limit my leg movement any.


Ah...for practical purposes you're on the mark. When I lived in Arizona, backpacking was a hobby of mine and I found the heavier the load the more equal distribution you want across your back. But to get that you either need to pack expertly or use a load system with a metal frame.

Though, I guess given school work and books, a metal frame is a little crazy Though good God, I started my second semester at Indiana University and I think I need a full ruck to get around.

 
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19. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 19:36 Cynips
 
Any Boy Scout who's been on backpack camping trips can tell you that. The best option is to use backpacks that have hip belts to transfer the load to your legs - the shoulder straps are for control of the pack, not to weigh down your upper body with the load. Your shoulders should not be carrying the load at all.
What a coincidence! Just today we got our Ergo baby carrier delivered. Mrs Cynips tells me it seems to be everything she hoped for:

http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/

We got the Christmas deal

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18. Re: No subject Dec 6, 2005, 19:17 nin
 
To the German users of this board, what does "Der Einzige Zeuge" mean? Apologies if it's rude, but i've been listening to that track by Neiderschlag for a while and nowhere can i find a proper/decent translation of that phrase.


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17. No subject Dec 6, 2005, 19:00 Malakai
 
Ah that does look like a plausible explanation Warhawk. Thanks for that. Now all i need to do is read a description of the film and check out some translated lyrics to find out if thats true or not.

 
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16. Re: No subject Dec 6, 2005, 18:54 Warhawk
 
To the German users of this board, what does "Der Einzige Zeuge" mean?

Looks like the German title of the movie "Witness" with Harrison Ford - possibly translates as "The Only Witness".

http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004XN7R/302-4331023-8675206

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15. No subject Dec 6, 2005, 18:49 Malakai
 
Right this is a little off topic, but it's bugging me for a while.

To the German users of this board, what does "Der Einzige Zeuge" mean? Apologies if it's rude, but i've been listening to that track by Neiderschlag for a while and nowhere can i find a proper/decent translation of that phrase.

Edit: I just read that backpack thing and i find it incredible. Just wondering but did anyone when they were younger wear a backpack with only one strap? I know i did. Maybe that contributed to the fact that their sensors detected more pressure on the right shoulder than the left.
And backpack straps should be positioned over both shoulders, lowering the amount of weight carried by one shoulder. Wider straps also reduce the pressure on the shoulders.
Really? I never knew the straps should be positioned over both shoulders. I guess my idea of wearing a strap over my elbow was wrong. Sheesh what a useless study.
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14. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 18:27 Warhawk
 
The weight should not be carried by your lower back.

Right - hips and legs, not back, is preferred. Actually, weight on your shoulders puts the same exact amount of weight/stress on your hips/legs (legs have to carry the entire load no matter where you are carrying it), but you are also forcing your back to balance the load as well. For small enough loads for short enough durations, fine. For a relatively heavy backpack on a hiking trip, supporting the load on your hips is best for your upper body.

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13. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 18:14 Enahs
 
Your shoulders should not be carrying the load at all.


The weight should not be carried by your lower back.

Upper back and shoulder area or legs is just a matter of opinion and ones own body. Some people’s shoulders can handle it better than legs. I prefer it up on the shoulders, as it does not limit my leg movement any.

Another reason for having it up on your shoulders.
Go pickup somebody as if they where a baby and then put them over your shoulder and stand up straight…which is more easier?
If you get it on your shoulder and (very important) your posture is right it feels as it becomes almost weightless.


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12. 1984 Computer Show Dec 6, 2005, 17:18 DangerDog
 
"Computer Chronicles" That was a blast from the past, those comments couldn't be more off, Space Shuttle for the Atari 2600 was an amazing simulator back then.

The mpeg2 version is complete, slow as hell to download though.



 
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11. Lord of War Dec 6, 2005, 17:15 MeatForce
 

I saw Lord of War last night, and was very pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was. It's got a few problems here and there, but overall turned out to be a very interesting and quite intelligent film. Certainly left me with lots to think about.

The trailers had me thinking it would be completely the opposite, but here I am recommending it, so go figure..



http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/lord_of_war/
(For those who have no clue what I'm talking about. Just keep in mind that it's anything but a rah-rah action flick when you watch that..)

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10. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 17:12 Alamar
 
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I love that movie : )

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9. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 16:46 Warhawk
 
I remember when I found this out myself. Sure, it's not really a backpack, but a bigass camping backpack that had metal bars and a hip belt that everyone just let hang. As soon as I tied that puppy on and started back up that hill, I was astounded.

I did a few 50-mile backpack trips and who knows how many shorter ones while in Scouts - the hip belt saves you a lot of misery. You learn that pretty damn quick.

Always wanted one of those fancy mostly-rigid-but-slightly-flexible frames I first saw about 20 years ago, but I just stuck with the old metal-framed thing Dad got me when I first started going backpacking. I think I still have that thing in my folk's garage somewhere....


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8. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 16:36 Alamar
 
Any Boy Scout who's been on backpack camping trips can tell you that. The best option is to use backpacks that have hip belts to transfer the load to your legs - the shoulder straps are for control of the pack, not to weigh down your upper body with the load. Your shoulders should not be carrying the load at all.

Couldn't have said it better myself, but i'll nastalgia'lize nonetheless...

I remember when I found this out myself. Sure, it's not really a backpack, but a bigass camping backpack that had metal bars and a hip belt that everyone just let hang. As soon as I tied that puppy on and started back up that hill, I was astounded. It was great for portaging too, if you had a rolled up sleeping bag on the top of the backpack, you could just rest the canoe on it : )

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7. Re: Backpacks Dec 6, 2005, 15:39 Halsy
 
Who paid for that study?!?!?

Yeah, it's ridiculous, ain't it?

Saw one on Yahoo first thing today..."Study Links Bake Sales and Being Overweight".

Seriously? Come on! Someone really needed to study this? What a daring thesis!


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6. Re: No subject Dec 6, 2005, 14:44 Prez
 
pRon? I am soooo out of the loop.

I guess tonight with dinner I'll have some cRon on the cob.

 
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5. Re: No subject Dec 6, 2005, 14:15 Of Rock Star Fame
 
Wouldn't you just need a camera and some willing participants?
I tried that once, but back then we just called it a law suit.

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4. Re: No subject Dec 6, 2005, 14:12 JM
 
I wanna own a pRon company!

someone gimme some cash ...please?

Wouldn't you just need a camera and some willing participants?

 
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