Frog in 5th grade, worm and pig in 8th, and a cat during senior year of high school. I thought they were all pretty neat experiences. I don't understand the folks who claim it is cruelty to animals. I'm pretty sure most of the animals that students dissect are the byproducts of something else. The cat I dissected was a stray that was put down as part of some effort to clean up a big city. The pig fetuses come from rendering plants, I think. I guess I don't know about the frogs. Expired stock from French restaurants?
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@TyCobb: Yep, that's the one. Seriously. Awesome show. The over-arching story thing is sort of like X-Files, in that each episode is a single thing but there's a series-spanning story that is advanced each time, too. One tip: Make sure you see the mini-episode thing after the last episode of season one and before season two. Otherwise you'll be confused at the start of season two.
I'd go with the Nexus 7. I have an iPad. If I didn't need it for development, I'd have a Nexus 7 instead. Cheaper, more portable, and Android is better than iOS as far as flexibility is concerned. If you still don't want the Nexus, I'd really go with an iPad, though. The surface just doesn't look very good by comparison.
I agree with the Sherlock suggestion. That show is awesome. Watch the first season on Netflix and then buy the second off of iTunes (or whatever your cheaper source of choice is). I thought Breaking Bad was the best show ever, until I saw Sherlock. That is the best show ever.
It took me a couple of classes to "get it" when I was learning to program, too. I didn't even really enjoy it until it finally clicked for me. If you really think you'll enjoy programming once you do get it, then stick with it. Do you like solving puzzles? That's a good indication of whether you'll actually like programming once you get the hang of it. If the answer is "no," then you may want to get out now and avoid throwing good money after bad.
The Flop House is one of the funniest podcasts I've ever listened to. Three guys watch a bad movie and then talk about it. Before you think they're copying How Did This Get Made, they've been doing it since 2007 (iirc). The first dozen or so episodes don't have great audio quality, but they're all well worth listening to. Two of the guys write for the Daily Show and they often have other Daily Show people on when one of the main three is out. Just get all of them and start at the beginning. You won't be disappointed.
Other than that and the Bombcast, I personally listen to:
- This American Life - Stories about interesting people and things
- RadioLab - Awesome science stuff
- Stuff You Should Know - Two guys talk about one topic in a really entertaining way
- The Comedy Button - Already mentioned by others, old GFW guys
- The Geekbox - Ryan Scott from GFW, a guy who works for Natsume, a comic book store owner, and usually a woman of the games industry talk about geek-ish stuff
- The Bugle - John Oliver and some other British guy basically do an audio version of the Daily Show
- Good Job Brain - Trivia podcast
- Superego - Humor skits that often have some popular comedians
- The Moth - Stories told by celebs and non-celebs
- Doug Loves Movies - Doug Benson plays movie quiz-ish games with special guests
- We're Alive - Radio-drama-ish zombie podcast that's pretty well-done
I gave out glass beer mugs with the groomsmen's names engraved on them. I also got that same thing when I was in another friend's wedding, and I still use it. Flasks are good, too. When I got the mugs for my groomsmen they were $18 each, including the engraving, and I think I probably overpaid since it was at a kiosk in the mall.
Pocket knives are a good choice, too. They're useful and probably fit in your budget.
@Tim_the_Corsair said:One handed while I masturbate furiously....
that would make for one odd character in a cartoon/comedy. he can only type while masturbating furiously with the other hand :D
reminds me of that dude on Sons of Anarchy who had to compulsively masturbate when he got nervous so they taped his hands in a way that only had his index fingers stick out so he could type and do office work :D
I'm pretty sure they actually cut the rest of that guy's fingers off. It just looks like they taped him up.
I type almost exactly the way you're supposed to. Fingers on the home keys, hitting the keys they're supposed to hit. The only exception is that I only use the left Shift key. I could never get my right hand to press shift for left-side letters. I learned to type playing MUDs and stuff in the mid-90s and can get close to 100 wpm. I'm also ridiculously fast on a 10-key.