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Current Residence: Sydney, Australia
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Favourite genre of music: Electronic
Favourite style of art: Realistic
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Currently ogg123
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: Sydney Domain Park
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Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice

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Van Gough
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Hunt for Red October
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Erasure, Depeche Mode, BT, ...
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Dick Francis
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Armed Assault
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PC
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Electronics, computers, music, model-making, books, photography, etc.

I'm a real idiot sometimes...

I'm a real idiot sometimes...

The reason they call it "hardware" is because it's bloody hard to get it to work. Last night I decided to finish the preamplifier I started building to use with my new amplifier. The requirements are that it affects the audio signal as little as possible, has three inputs and two of the inputs have remote controlled volume. This is because I opted for it a "Keep It Simple Stupid" approach to building the amplifier and it just has a regular volume knob and a single stereo input. That makes it hard to adjust the volume to be just right for listening on the couch. Besides which, what am I, an olympic athlete? I can't get up off the couch every
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  • Aww.. I wanted to explode.
  • I'm gonna sing the doom song now! Doom, doom, doom, do dee doom doom...
  • I know, I'm scared too...
  • Aww, somebody needs a hug!
  • I love this show.
  • That's a government pig!
  • Tacos!
  • I want to be a mongoose.
  • I'm naked!
  • Yes! Wait a minute... no.

'Idiocracy' was a documentary

'Idiocracy' was a documentary

Am I wrong? I'm afraid I'm going slightly insane. If I may draw an analogy, my intellectual life is more and more resembling a game of chess, where my opponent is playing checkers. That is to say, the consequences of ideas which seem blindingly obvious to me seem totally lost on others. I know I'm no genius, which either means my perception of reality is sufficiently distorted that things that seem sane to me are actually crazy, or else I'm engaged in a battle of wits with a group of unarmed antagonists. I'm mulling over the concept of becoming a full blown hermit, as I don't think I can deal with that type of idiocy and retain my sanity.
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Hi, have a great day :D
Nick, one and a half year on, when are you going to reply on:
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hehe.

Cheers,
Jaap (we met in Sydney a long long time ago)
Nick.

Good Sir it has been far too long between comments, it seems you have dropped off the face of the Earth, though I imagine it's alot less dramatic.

Shane.