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Member Since 31 Jul 2004
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In Topic: Gmail Invites

01 September 2004 - 12:43 AM

CX, if you have any extra invites, could I possibly ask for one? Thanks much if you can help, but thanks anyway even if you can't.

In Topic: Toning Down The Titan

24 August 2004 - 07:07 PM

Ok, this may sound kinda dumb, but why not just leave in one of the factory made air restrictors instead of adding a new one? IE, just cut off the air restrictor at the end of the barrel section and leave in the one that is at the end of the screw on part. Would that provide sufficient air restriction to lower it down, yet still have a powerful gun that could get excellent ranges/accuracy? The other option could be to just use megadart or megastephans and pvc, which might give it better accuracy with less range (though, seeing as how we are trying to reduce power on it, i don't know if this would actually decrease the power any...). I'm sure most of you veterans might have better ideas though, so I guess we'll see what might be best for it.

In Topic: Problem With N-strike?

15 August 2004 - 04:12 AM

I had figured the bit in there to keep it from shooting over 45 degrees was to keep kids from shooting themselves in the head. Since that pump for it is designed as a foot pump, you know there would be one kid out there who would be pumping it and shoot themselves, and bam - lawsuit. Or maybe there is some other reason. I don't know.

In Topic: Feelings About High School

13 August 2004 - 04:40 AM

Alright, here was my take on highschool.
Don't join a sports team. Trust me. You always get asses there that like to establish a pecking order. And as a homeschooled kid, you'll probably be lower on that level. Unless you're a big guy/really good at what you do. Then by all means, have fun.
Get a friend with a car if you can't drive. Pays off much.
Don't feel pressured like you *have* to get a girlfriend. I've had many, and they eat up money, end up treating you like crap (no offense to any females here by the way), and very very few high school relationships work. Along that same line, if you are going to be dating, don't go after a cheerleader or one of those 'traditional' hot girls. In my experience, they had too many emotional problems and too much baggage that you end up being either a nice guy who is nothing more than a tissue and a shoulder, or an asshole who she eventually breaks up with/you eventually break up with. And if you're going to go hitting on girls, there is a 'formula' that actually works on about 95 percent of highschool girls (took me about 3 years to get right). PM me if you want it. (In my defense, before I come off sounding like a complete jerk, I did do things in hs I was not too proud of).
Talk to people. Try to make friends where you can. And if you're having trouble, go to the drama department or choir or band (if you can act or sing or play). The drama club is normally full of freaks (that is not a derogatory term), but they are pretty nice and will accept most anyone. If you want more female friends, go join the choir - there is always a bonus to a 4 to 1 ratio of girls to guys. And band... well, I never got involved with band, but I always heard good things from my friends.
Find about 2 or 3 teachers whose class you do well in, and stay on good terms with them. You'll eventually need someone for good recommendations come college admissions time. Plus, it never hurts to have someone that might be willing to help you out with a 'get out of class free' card.
Keep up with your work. And this was my big problem, but don't get too cocky if you know more than everyone else. If that case arises (which possibly will because public schools do move much slower than homeschooling/private schools) offer to help people when they need it - another way to make new friends.
Sophomore year, take your PSAT's and Junior/Senior year, take your SAT's and ACT's. Take those at least 2 or 3 times to get the best scores you can.
Don't feel obligated to go to all of the dances the school holds. Most are seriously just a waste of money. Same goes for like sporting events and such.
Make sure to take all of those classes that the colleges you'll want to go to require as prerequisites. And along that same line, always challenge yourself, because that is the only way you'll actually get your mind to grow.
Be aware of the fact that you will have to deal with assholes and bitches. They exist in huge flocks in high school. Don't let them get to you and you'll be much better off.
And lastly, be yourself. Don't try to be someone you're not, don't try to be what someone wants you to be. Adjust to your peers habits/lifestyles, but don't ever lose who you are.

One last point (and I apologize if this has been too long): even if high school sucks to no end, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You graduate, get a pretty piece of paper to hang on a wall, and a couple of good friends that may stick with you for a while. And then you go to college where it is the same thing, only much much better. Most of the time.

Anyway, I hope I've helped, and I'm sorry if anywhere I came off sounding like an ass or cynical jerk.


In Topic: Airtech 2000 Rereleased, Pics!

08 August 2004 - 08:59 PM

Thirst, thanks much; that really helped it.