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Suggestions & Requests / Re: Conan
« Last post by Lias on April 21, 2019, 05:25:36 pm »
No-one really uses these forums.. If you are interested in helping out you should probably come hang out on Discord.
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Suggestions & Requests / Conan
« Last post by avocadoflavour on April 21, 2019, 04:47:44 pm »
Someone needs to run The Conan Server - Can I get admin and Iíll advertise to friends and forums .
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General Chat / Robert A. Heinlein
« Last post by Tiwaking! on April 20, 2019, 12:01:56 am »
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
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General Chat / Drax the Destroyer
« Last post by Tiwaking! on April 19, 2019, 04:16:00 pm »
When you're ugly and someone loves you, you know they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles / Re: New Car - New Life - New Challanges
« Last post by Ares Helix on April 15, 2019, 06:02:40 pm »
Heh,
helps if i put the link in;
https://www.nismo.co.jp/heritage_parts/
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General Chat / Learn2Swindle
« Last post by Tiwaking! on April 13, 2019, 10:48:03 am »
Long time no see. How are we.
Hi Swindle! Long time no see!
Im doing well, thanks for asking! Since the last time I met I got hired by the Southern Institute of Technology to teach any subject in IT.
Down to brass tax here. I need to learn how to code as I fucking hate my trade job.
Ever considered becoming a Quantity Surveyor? I got the diploma in Quantity Surveying in 2017. Not sure if I'll do the degree. Its easy but all maths all day. Thankfully we have computers to do that stuff now.
So far I've signed up to Plrualsight, Teamtreehouse, and FreeCodeCamp. I've gone through some HTML, CSS and barely touched JavaScript. I've also been on Teamtreehouse trying to learn Swift.
I dont even know what those websites are. HTML and CSS was what I used to teach in 2012 along with a lot of other things. JavaScript is something you generally dont make yourself when you're a beginner, you just grab some (hopefully) working code and paste it onto your website.
Am I a retard because I can't grasp this shit on my own, or what?
It is possible but highly unlikely that this is the case. Having attempted to teach the (unbeknownst to them) retarded I can assure you that you are not stupid for not picking it up straight away. You're also not yet old enough to become downright incurably retarded.
For HTML your best bet at learning quickly is to find a website and take it apart piece by piece. The reason for this is that most websites these days are created using programs (such as Dreamweaver) or using the Bootstrap template.

You can checkout the Website I made for the local chess club: https://tiwakingswebsite.000webhostapp.com/chess/
It looks 200% better than any other Chess Website in New Zealand. Took about an hour. 50 minutes of that hour was fiddling with the pictures most of which I stole from the clubs Facebook page.
What I would love to do is make a connection with someone in Wellington who has the time and patience to help me learn. I cannot pay you, I am poor. I can just offer my time, and all the time required at a time that suits whoever may stick their hand up.
I'd be happy to help you, especially now because it is school holidays and I've got nothing to do. Unfortunately I dont live in Wellington :(
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General Chat / Re: Learn2Code
« Last post by AvatarFACE on April 12, 2019, 05:33:50 pm »
I can't help you in that regard, but I can correct you! Brass tacks, not brass tax.
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General Chat / Learn2Code
« Last post by swindle on April 12, 2019, 02:52:30 pm »
Long time no see. How are we.

Down to brass tax here. I need to learn how to code as I fucking hate my trade job.

So far I've signed up to Plrualsight, Teamtreehouse, and FreeCodeCamp. I've gone through some HTML, CSS and barely touched JavaScript. I've also been on Teamtreehouse trying to learn Swift.

Am I a retard because I can't grasp this shit on my own, or what?

What I would love to do is make a connection with someone in Wellington who has the time and patience to help me learn. I cannot pay you, I am poor. I can just offer my time, and all the time required at a time that suits whoever may stick their hand up.
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles / Re: New Car - New Life - New Challanges
« Last post by Ares Helix on April 10, 2019, 12:35:04 pm »
Our species, at least in more recent times, is obsessed with
the idea of time travel. It's a holy grail for science and a
cornerstone of science fiction writing.
Whether we need to know the future to predict the Weather or
the winning lottery numbers, to travelling back in time to
right wrongs, see past loved ones or MESS UP THE TIME STREAM,
as a race we're fascinated by it (causality be damned!)
What would you do given the chance?
Head back to the future to see what it's like?
Go ride a Dinosaur?
Flying deLorean?
Whilst time travel is out of reach for most of us, the team
at Nissan & more specifically, Nismo, have you covered in a
very specialized way.

Given the popularity of Nissan's RB engines - most notably the
Skyline GT-R's RB26-DETT - the aftermarket support has stayed
strong long after production of them finished in around 2002.
It's no secret that Japanese performance car enthusiasts put
the engine near the top of the food chain (if not at the top)
with Toyota's answer to it, the 2JZ-GTE, usually somewhere on
the same list!
"So if I want to time travel, i just use a Turbo straight six?"
"Well, kinda but not in the way you'd think"

If you went to a manufacturer of "things" and asked them to
make you a one off "thing" it will likely cost a lot.
If get together with a few people who also want that "thing"
and get a group buy going, it will likely cost less. Scale of
economy - the manufacturer can spread the costs of their work
across the units made, bringing the per unit cost down and
making the whole process more economical.

With this in mind, in 2017 Nissan announced the creation of the
Nismo Heritage Parts program - whereby Nissan would dust off the
original molds and get to making RB's again!
":O"
"IKR!!!"
The initial roll-out of the program just covered the original
Godzilla, the BNR32 (1989 - 1994) and in broad sweeps, covers
things like body panels, wiring looms and main engine components.
In short, they've had a look at what most people need but can't
get from aftermarket suppliers.
Following on from this, in 2018 they found some more of the old
dies and announced that they were expanding the lineup to the
R33 & 34.
Included in the list are two engine block options; Either the
standard block or the somewhat legendary N1 block (for significantly
more dinero!)
The N1, having been built specifically for race environments,
is significantly tougher than the standard block and is widely
regarded as the go to block for any really serious modification.
Surprisingly (especially to me) the pricing of these heritage parts
is in line with where other companies prices are for similar
parts. The difference? These are brand new and in terms of engines,
that's a massive bonus, as you never know the condition something
that's been sitting in the back of a storage room for years.

Whilst still too expensive for my meager earnings, it's heartening
to see large companies recognizing their own customers and a great
tip of the hat to the glories of the RB's illustrious history.

So if you're up for some time travel, check out the link below to
be transported back to the Mid-Nineties, non-translated webpage!
(yep, non-translated. Told you time travel was involved)
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General Chat / John Milton
« Last post by Tiwaking! on April 09, 2019, 01:21:44 pm »
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king
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