1. mase123987's Avatar
    I literally just got back from London. Anyone miss me? :D
    You were gone?
    08-15-2013 07:10 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Looking forward to eating Ethiopian food tomorrow...
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    08-15-2013 09:44 PM
  3. gedzum's Avatar
    Looking forward to eating Ethiopian food tomorrow...
    Sounds good. I really should expand the palette of food I eat myself. No doubt there's a lot of goodness out there. Anyway, enjoy ;)
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    08-15-2013 11:55 PM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    Good morning. I'll get a professional tooth cleaning later.

    August is a strange month. Days are hot as hell, nights are cold as.... heaven? Is it cold in heaven because of the altitude? What I'm trying to express, it's terribly cold in the nights, and very hot during the days. But cold nights are good for comfortable sleeping.
    08-16-2013 01:17 AM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    Good morning. I'll get a professional tooth cleaning later.

    August is a strange month. Days are hot as hell, nights are cold as.... heaven? Is it cold in heaven because of the altitude? What I'm trying to express, it's terribly cold in the nights, and very hot during the days. But cold nights are good for comfortable sleeping.
    Does this sound like a beginning conversation for someone really nervous on a first date?
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    08-16-2013 01:31 AM
  6. Chregu's Avatar
    Does this sound like a beginning conversation for someone really nervous on a first date?
    With you guys, I always feel like being nervous on a first date ;-)
    08-16-2013 02:02 AM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    With you guys, I always feel like being nervous on a first date ;-)
    I'll be completely honest...I don't know how to take that.
    08-16-2013 02:06 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I literally just got back from London. Anyone miss me? :D
    How was your holiday? Did you have a nice time in London?
    08-16-2013 02:11 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'll be completely honest...I don't know how to take that.
    Not to speak for Chregu my guess would be that he's joking about the fact that his first language isn't English and that sometimes he's unsure if he's saying the right thing! :)
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    08-16-2013 03:00 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning or whatever it is where you are.
    08-16-2013 03:00 AM
  11. Chregu's Avatar
    My teeth are cleaned now. She didn't even comment on my hygiene, I must have taken good care of my teeth the last 18 months.
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    08-16-2013 04:12 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My teeth are cleaned now. She didn't even comment on my hygiene, I must have taken good care of my teeth the last 18 months.
    That's excellent! 😊 👍
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    08-16-2013 04:27 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    There was something that really confused me though. In the German language a distinction between a polite and a casual form to address somebody is made. It is common to use the polite form unless you mutually agree on changing to the causal one. The woman cleaning my teeth used the casual form to speak to me, and I really don't know her at all.

    I really don't mind this, but nonetheless it just seemed so strange to me every time she did it. Our brain is really strange if it comes to tradition and habit.
    08-16-2013 04:52 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There was something that really confused me though. In the German language a distinction between a polite and a casual form to address somebody is made. It is common to use the polite form unless you mutually agree on changing to the causal one. The woman cleaning my teeth used the casual form to speak to me, and I really don't know her at all.

    I really don't mind this, but nonetheless it just seemed so strange to me every time she did it. Our brain is really strange if it comes to tradition and habit.
    Funny I come from a different mindset. Maybe has something to do with being from North America and being brought up somewhat lower middle class (bordering poor). I often find being called 'sir' or Mr. sometimes off putting. Even at my current age where those two sort of 'suit' me. Even though I am no longer a lower middle class person it still feels funny.
    08-16-2013 05:04 AM
  15. gedzum's Avatar
    Picked up my first Win8 device yesterday. Learning curve isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Boot times are insanely fast. I'm liking it so far.
    Chregu and snowmutt like this.
    08-16-2013 07:05 AM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Picked up my first Win8 device yesterday. Learning curve isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Boot times are insanely fast. I'm liking it so far.
    Cool. What device did you get?
    08-16-2013 07:07 AM
  17. Chregu's Avatar
    Funny I come from a different mindset. Maybe has something to do with being from North America and being brought up somewhat lower middle class (bordering poor). I often find being called 'sir' or Mr. sometimes off putting. Even at my current age where those two sort of 'suit' me. Even though I am no longer a lower middle class person it still feels funny.
    Maybe this is, because in English this difference is much more subtle.

    In German polite form, you address a person in plural and with "Sie" for you, and in casual form in singular and with "Du" for you. Personally I think this has more to do with habit than with showing respect, adults just use the polite form. When talking to friends and family (and usually coworkers, but there are exceptions) or when addressing a child, the casual form is used.

    However this can be used to actively express disrespect when the casual form is used when the polite form should be used, for example in an argument. But this wasn't at all the case this morning. I don't really know what it was, it just was strange though.
    08-16-2013 07:10 AM
  18. gedzum's Avatar
    Cool. What device did you get?
    Got the Vaio Pro 13. Sony had an offer for vouchers and my mum wanted a video camera, so used it on that. Everyone's a winner

    Btw did you get my PM? Wasn't sure if it sent. I didn't realise you needed to enable it in settings.
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    08-16-2013 07:14 AM
  19. Chregu's Avatar
    Got the Vaio Pro 13. Sony had an offer for vouchers and my mum wanted a video camera, so used it on that. Everyone's a winner

    Btw did you get my PM? Wasn't sure if it sent. I didn't realise you needed to enable it in settings.
    I was thinking about buying that (but now it seems more and more that I'll get a Mac because of work), how do you like it?
    08-16-2013 07:20 AM
  20. gedzum's Avatar
    It is good. The screen is fantastic, keyboard is a joy to type on, load times are great for the most part. Incredibly thin and light. Definitely worth strong consideration.

    Few negatives that I can think of are that available storage for me after first boot was around 65GB, so I spent a bit of time trying to free space. Gestures on the track pad are a bit inconsistent, but I guess it is kind of offset by the touch screen. Corners are a bit pointy too, so you got to be a bit careful with it. I noticed when typing sitting on my bed sometimes my arms would hit the corners. Not too big of deal though. Also, the fan can ramp up quite a bit though depending on what you're doing. I think you can change the settings, but for the most part it is ok.

    It's really nice though. I like it.
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    08-16-2013 07:29 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Maybe this is, because in English this difference is much more subtle.

    In German polite form, you address a person in plural and with "Sie" for you, and in casual form in singular and with "Du" for you. Personally I think this has more to do with habit than with showing respect, adults just use the polite form. When talking to friends and family (and usually coworkers, but there are exceptions) or when addressing a child, the casual form is used.

    However this can be used to actively express disrespect when the casual form is used when the polite form should be used, for example in an argument. But this wasn't at all the case this morning. I don't really know what it was, it just was strange though.
    When I was learning to speak Finnish there were similar things with regard to how you speak to a stranger using 'polite' language over common usage, like for example greeting someone you don't know you use 'terve' for hello. Whereas if you know someone it typically is either 'hei' or 'moi' meaning hello.
    08-16-2013 07:37 AM
  22. Chregu's Avatar
    When I was learning to speak Finnish there were similar things with regard to how you speak to a stranger using 'polite' language over common usage, like for example greeting someone you don't know you use 'terve' for hello. Whereas if you know someone it typically is either 'hei' or 'moi' meaning hello.
    There are many languages that have this. Also French for example. In French it's very similar to German.
    08-16-2013 07:43 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There are many languages that have this. Also French for example. In French it's very similar to German.
    I plan to start French lessons again one day. The French I learned was in Canada and I've been told by many people that French in France is a bit different. I sometimes kick myself for not sticking with French but it was taught so badly in school that it made it unappealing.
    08-16-2013 08:01 AM
  24. Chregu's Avatar
    I plan to start French lessons again one day. The French I learned was in Canada and I've been told by many people that French in France is a bit different. I sometimes kick myself for not sticking with French but it was taught so badly in school that it made it unappealing.
    My French also should be much better. I have invested pretty much in this language, but I never use it and forget everything so fast. Early this year I was on a retreat in France and it really bugged me that my French isn't better. I also plan on starting lessons again, but I'll wait another few months. I think short-term I'll be pretty busy else...
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    08-16-2013 08:21 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My French also should be much better. I have invested pretty much in this language, but I never use it and forget everything so fast. Early this year I was on a retreat in France and it really bugged me that my French isn't better. I also plan on starting lessons again, but I'll wait another few months. I think short-term I'll be pretty busy else...
    I'm not sure whether I'll go for French or not. My wife and I are still debating on where we want to move to next. We like France but as my wife put it, we don't really know French people that well. I worked with some French people for about two years while in Australia and I thought they were great. But it's different when you plan to move somewhere. We plan to learn the language before we move there as we feel this makes sense. We just need to make sure that's what we want to do first. This is a few years down the road unless I win lotto or something.
    08-16-2013 08:36 AM
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