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RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Or whatever you say instead of "wow". "By gum!" for example.

Here was mine:
http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

underquark
November 13th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Wow, not another "problem with 9.10" posting.

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 05:32 PM
*Jaunty* ;)

hoppipolla
November 13th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Probably rewatching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with my housemates last night, I hadn't seen it in years and it's such an epic film :)

Barrucadu
November 13th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Realising that, for a particular question in my maths test < 60 minutes ago, I needed to do a proof within a proof.

starcannon
November 13th, 2009, 05:45 PM
New to me Sansui SP-7500X and SP-9100 speakers; all hooked up to my Marantz 2270... Wow, and the power will be going down for scheduled maintenance in 15min :(

hoppipolla
November 13th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Or whatever you say instead of "wow". "By gum!" for example.

Here was mine:
http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

lol that's crazy! I dunno I kind of like it but it feels a bit excessive! xD

Dragonbite
November 13th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Or whatever you say instead of "wow". "By gum!" for example.

Here was mine:
http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

When I woke up on the floor after fainting in a hospital. That was one helluva dream for those 2-3 minutes I was unconcious!

wow.

hoppipolla
November 13th, 2009, 05:48 PM
When I woke up on the floor after fainting in a hospital. That was one helluva dream for those 2-3 minutes I was unconcious!

wow.

TELL me about it! I have the most horrible experiences while fainting :(

One time I was coming to and I just had NO idea what was going on, I didn't know who I was, what I was, where I was, I was just in a lot of pain and... man it was nasty.. heh o.O

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 05:52 PM
lol that's crazy! I dunno I kind of like it but it feels a bit excessive! xD

I want one.. just so long as i can turn off the phone function.. I hate phones. But for example just raising your hands and taking a picture, I've dreamed of that as long as I can remember. Mind-blowing.


TELL me about it! I have the most horrible experiences while fainting :sad:

One time I was coming to and I just had NO idea what was going on, I didn't know who I was, what I was, where I was, I was just in a lot of pain and... man it was nasty.. heh o.O

When I tried to be a vegetarian I kept blinking and finding myself on the floor.

Dragonbite
November 13th, 2009, 05:56 PM
TELL me about it! I have the most horrible experiences while fainting :(

One time I was coming to and I just had NO idea what was going on, I didn't know who I was, what I was, where I was, I was just in a lot of pain and... man it was nasty.. heh o.O

Yeah, well I never had a problem while growing up but the past few years I've developed an intolerance to the sight of blood, especially when my almost 5 years old daughter is getting an IV put in her arm before surgery.

When I came-to I had a nurse telling me to hold still, and asking a whole bunch of questions. I have to laugh at the "Do you know what time it is?" Heck, I don't need to hit my head to not know what time it is. Plus time in a hospital goes at a different pace than the rest of the world I swear!

Shpongle
November 13th, 2009, 06:01 PM
chromium!!!

jomiolto
November 13th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Watching The Twilight Zone. It's an amazing series despite being 50 years old!

Another one was Ayreon's Dream Sequencer. I was skeptical about the album when I read the concept, but it turned out to be a brilliant work or art :KS

rifak
November 13th, 2009, 06:31 PM
last thing to make me say "wow" and truly mean it...this is very impressive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxjVlaLBmk&


and of course, garrett lisi at TED:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Gk_Ddhr0M

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Watching The Twilight Zone. It's an amazing series despite being 50 years old!

Another one was Ayreon's Dream Sequencer. I was skeptical about the album when I read the concept, but it turned out to be a brilliant work or art :KS


I don't think you genuinely said wow. I think you were just pleased and impressed. I want things that make people exclaim something.

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 06:52 PM
last thing to make me say "wow" and truly mean it...this is very impressive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KxjVlaLBmk&


That made me say: "holy jesus"

I can't even spin pens like that.. or do any of those things...

ExSuSEusr
November 13th, 2009, 06:52 PM
The last thing that made me say "wow" was when I discovered Envy. I HATED having to deal with video card drivers in linux... hated it, hated it, hated it.

Envy is just awesome.

ratcheer
November 13th, 2009, 07:10 PM
The book I just finished, The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell.

Tim

jomiolto
November 13th, 2009, 07:50 PM
I don't think you genuinely said wow. I think you were just pleased and impressed. I want things that make people exclaim something.

Hmm, the last thing that made me actually exclaim something aloud was probably the weather a couple of days ago. It was snowing large, light flakes that drifted down slowly and the air was thick with them. Nearby there is a lit jogging trail, surrounded by trees and forest, and I went there for a late walk (after dark); it was so incredibly beautiful to stand in silence under a bright orange light, watching the snow gently fall all around me, surrounded by trees covered in bright virgin snow.

As an added bonus, the weather seemed to have scared most other people away, so there was no one to interrupt my reverie for several minutes...

Grifulkin
November 13th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Realising that, for a particular question in my maths test < 60 minutes ago, I needed to do a proof within a proof.

Proofs inside proofs, don't you love those. I like to prove the lemma and then do the proof makes it less messy.

gn2
November 13th, 2009, 08:00 PM
This:

http://limitedhype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bonneville_2009_popup_1-494x370.jpg

uberdonkey5
November 13th, 2009, 08:02 PM
yeh, heard about using projected information systems, but slightly differently.. many people have phones with internet and GPS, and a gyroscope and thus we can get information directly on everything that we point the phone at.. indeed we could have 'terminator' style sunglasses which annotate things we look at.

I believe this technology WILL have an enormous impact, even though it will be better built in to be more functional (for example, the finger and photos thing is not great as you can't zoom/wide angle, change focus aperature etc. Glasses keyed in with some body movement recognition would be better.. also, you may not want people to see the information you see (for example, at a business meeting, people can be annotated with their names)

Barrucadu
November 13th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Proofs inside proofs, don't you love those. I like to prove the lemma and then do the proof makes it less messy.

I probably would like to do that too, if I'd learned about lemmas yet :p

*heads off to wikipedia/google to learn*

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Hmm, the last thing that made me actually exclaim something aloud was probably the weather a couple of days ago. It was snowing large, light flakes that drifted down slowly and the air was thick with them. Nearby there is a lit jogging trail, surrounded by trees and forest, and I went there for a late walk (after dark); it was so incredibly beautiful to stand in silence under a bright orange light, watching the snow gently fall all around me, surrounded by trees covered in bright virgin snow.

As an added bonus, the weather seemed to have scared most other people away, so there was no one to interrupt my reverie for several minutes...

That's exactly the type of thing I was looking for!
Beautiful!

I had a similar experience a few weeks ago.
This is what I wrote to my friend while still very much drunk on the moment:

I was walking home and it was snowing and i passed under a street lamp and all the snow was illuminated and so amazingly beautiful, and I stood and looked at it and it was all around me and just so amazing and I was thinking about atoms and neutrons and electrons and how most of the universe, even “solid” things like metal.. most of the universe is just space with all these tiny things floating around. So all of me is just made up of space and these tiny little things happily floating , so far away from each other that if you were small enough you could comfortably just pass right through my whole brain and i'd never notice; though it would seem to you like millions and millions and millions and millions of miles. And if there is no heaven when I am dead it will be fine, there will be no more and no less of these beautiful little snowflakes.






This thread is going really well :) I'm really enjoying reading and looking at what people are putting up.

The Real Dave
November 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
I want one.. just so long as i can turn off the phone function.. I hate phones. But for example just raising your hands and taking a picture, I've dreamed of that as long as I can remember. Mind-blowing.


When I tried to be a vegetarian I kept blinking and finding myself on the floor.

Ah, my friend used have a similiar problem. All about balancing blood levels :)

Second last thing to make me say wow was this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o. Please, just take a few minutes to watch it, what this trial biker does it just amazing :) Mind blowing :)

Last thing to make me say wow was just earlier today, punched something that was alot harder than I expected. So it was a "Wow, that hurt like hell!" kind of moment :)

JBAlaska
November 13th, 2009, 08:36 PM
WoW! Western Digital sent my RMA'd HD "UPS Overnight" and it came at 9:06AM this morning. WOW!

Now what to do with 500GB...hmmm.

Edit: The Real Dave, your youtube link is broken..wow..mkayy

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 08:44 PM
WoW! Western Digital sent my RMA'd HD "UPS Overnight" and it came at 9:06AM this morning. WOW!

Now what to do with 500GB...hmmm.

Edit: The Real Dave, your youtube link is broken..wow..mkayy

it was just that there were two http:// s the second of which was missing a colon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

It made me say wow too! Mostly the mix of the video and the music which was perfect.
The uncontrollable "wow" outburst came when he jumped off the bridge, but it was building for a while.

spupy
November 13th, 2009, 08:58 PM
This is awesome:
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html

lethalfang
November 13th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Wow! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5iFQv1KaE)

RabbitWho
November 13th, 2009, 09:12 PM
This is awesome:
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html

Hang on! Those pictures are produced through maths!? But I have cobwebs that look like that... so of course there is maths behind everything I know that, is, but I didn't know that people had actually gotten this far with it.. because like.. so now he's taking maths and having a program turn it into a picture, but if you could take a picture and have a program turn it into maths... the formulae for its structure.. well that'd be funky.
There exists a printer that can print things in 3d (as in you give it a block of material and it makes a sculpture) once it has been given all the layers it needs.. one of my teachers was telling me about it.. can you imagine what you could make? Coolness!
Unless i've completely misunderstood the whole thing, which is possible, i know stuff about art. not math.

koshatnik
November 13th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Everytime I look at 120 slides on a light table I think "wow".

tom66
November 13th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Vista.

(I kid.)

slumbergod
November 13th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Last time I installed an Ubuntu distro where *everything* worked perfectly without hours of tweaks and workarounds.

Oh wait, nope, actually that has never happened.

ExSuSEusr
November 13th, 2009, 10:52 PM
In a previous post I mentioned Envy... i would like to detract that statement and say that seeing Sienna Miller (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1092227/) in tight leather and glasses (GI Joe the movie) did it for me. i still have those images burned in my mind... forever and always.

andymorton
November 13th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt!

Ric_NYC
November 13th, 2009, 11:05 PM
This:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/677/472625135141280.jpg

andymorton
November 13th, 2009, 11:07 PM
This:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/677/472625135141280.jpg

Correction - This photo is the last thing that made me say ''wow''

toupeiro
November 13th, 2009, 11:16 PM
This:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/677/472625135141280.jpg

Standing up there getting that view first hand will leave you speechless.

chucky chuckaluck
November 13th, 2009, 11:29 PM
either will bynum's dunks against the bobcats, or randy moss' one-handed catch against miami.

the8thstar
November 13th, 2009, 11:38 PM
I say "Wow" every time I check my bank account... and then I run away!

pedja_portugalac
November 13th, 2009, 11:43 PM
To see my new girl friends xl ****. :D

SomeGuyDude
November 13th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Playing around with my enV Touch. For a $50 phone, this thing's gorgeous.

Maheriano
November 14th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Had a few of these moments when I read the news this morning.

$2,000,000 fastest production car in the world, Bugatti Veyron crashed in a pond: http://www.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=792e1da427373dfb

Chinese manufacturing knockoff condoms that are unsanitary: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6911127.ece

underquark
November 14th, 2009, 11:12 AM
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Now, what is the equivalent shell command to change Windows Vista to Windows 7?

beercz
November 14th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Out of the blue, I was recently offered a substantial share in one of my clients' business :-)

The Real Dave
November 14th, 2009, 12:51 PM
it was just that there were two http:// s the second of which was missing a colon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

It made me say wow too! Mostly the mix of the video and the music which was perfect.
The uncontrollable "wow" outburst came when he jumped off the bridge, but it was building for a while.

Thanks, fixed the link :) Its just unbelievable IMO :) I mean, I can do wheelies, front and rear wheel pivots and just about bunny hop, but my god! :D


To see my new girl friends xl ****. :D

Now Now ;):wink:

headbuster
November 14th, 2009, 01:02 PM
My ubuntu CD came yesterday and I said "Wow it came?!"
I really didn't expect it that day :)

papangul
November 14th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Hmm, the last thing that made me actually exclaim something aloud was probably the weather a couple of days ago. It was snowing large, light flakes that drifted down slowly and the air was thick with them. Nearby there is a lit jogging trail, surrounded by trees and forest, and I went there for a late walk (after dark); it was so incredibly beautiful to stand in silence under a bright orange light, watching the snow gently fall all around me, surrounded by trees covered in bright virgin snow.

As an added bonus, the weather seemed to have scared most other people away, so there was no one to interrupt my reverie for several minutes...
wow, your poetic description made me say it just now!
Not to say, our wavelengths seem to match quite closely!

spupy
November 14th, 2009, 02:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHD8Xf5Rnvo

dragos240
November 14th, 2009, 02:59 PM
More like o_0

But my dog was eating the cat's crap this morning.....

Wow........... o_0

handy
November 14th, 2009, 03:13 PM
When I heard that the E.U. had set high standards (they have been developing them since the early 70's apparently) regarding the environmental impact of farming, industry, & the also the health of the human workforce.

These standards are apparently held to the point that if your goods don't meet these standards they are not allowed into the E.U.

The E.U. has also been giving some hundreds of thousands of euro's to certain developing countries in an effort to help them get their act together so as not to kill our biosphere any quicker than we already are.

This news was the best news that I have heard in a very long time.

At least someone (& I'm sure that their system isn't perfect) is trying to help us survive ourselves...

http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/the_new_green_superpower_european_union_leading_th e_way_in_eco-friendly_economics