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    Glukkake -- Sadly, most of those film titles don't seem familiar... Maybe I'll have to re-watch the very few movies on there that I've seen. Thanks.

    Jason -- It's a great movie! David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Jim Henson, & Brian Froud.
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    @Warped Savant

    And "the area".
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    #thunderthighs

    Alright, so I walk everywhere. I can walk for hours and hours and hours. But a problem I frequently have is the friction my inner thighs get from all that walking and it's left me with two very dark patches on my inner thighs for years. After the latest time where I ended a day bleeding in that area and they got even darker, I finally want to do something about it, but I can't seem to find any agreed upon good methods of doing that. Peroxide bleach, vitamin E, constant exfoliant...all things that people have argued for and against.

    Help?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    the only think I've found to help is wearing fitted jeans or leggings, so that the pants rub but my skin doesn't rub against anything. Once the jeans wear a hole in the thighs I'll wear leggings under those or just toss them. It's basically prevention of the rash, in my case. Leggings are also great to wear under long skirts to prevent the rash. Again, just a matter of buffering the skin rub.

    I used to have very dark elbows from leaning on stuff, and if I do elbow planks on the bare carpet they'll get dark again. In the case of my elbows it was the same thing - scrubbing and lemon and all that never made them lighter, I just had to learn to stop leaning on stuff all the time and they faded by themselves over time.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
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    What Argos said about pants fitting is key. Once I stopped wearing pants that clearly didn't fit/were men's pants/etc, I stopped having this problem in the same way.
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    Cycle shorts under shorter skits, leggings under longer trousers. unless in house or short walks only!
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    Bike pants are a life saver. I used to wear them while jogging, back in my footballing days when I had very large thighs.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2013
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    #NickCaveCD

    I heard some Nick Cave the other night. If I wanted to listen to a few albums, which ones should I start with? For the sake of good order, let's say "the top three".

    Let's throw Leonard Cohen in as a separate list. A friend of mine recently went mad over him.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2013 edited
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    #NickCaveCD

    Depends on your tastes. I LOVE Murder Ballads (what it says on the box, a lot of traditional and Cave-written murder ballads) and Henry's Dream (a bit more rockin' and aggressive). The most recent two (Dig, Lazarus, Dig!, rock oriented, and Push the Sky Away, more brooding) are pretty awesome, though very different from each other. Let Love In is pretty fantastic too.

    Boatman's Call is a very very different album that's more mellow/piano-based. Also lovely.

    If I can also suggest: I LOVE Grinderman, which is another band with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (the crazy bearded instrumentalist, not our Warren) and many of the people from the Bad Seeds. SUPER rock-y and fun and awesome. Grinderman 2 was one of my favorite albums of 2010.

    EDITED TO ADD: Yeah, that probably wasn't helpful. Grinderman 2, Murder Ballads, Dig! Lazarus, Dig!. Those are my 3 recs.
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    #NickCaveCD

    Nick Cave is an artist with whose music I grew up for close to 20 years. My top-3 would be:

    - Let Love In - Some very intense songs on this one
    - Murder Ballads - Extremely atmospheric... well, murder ballads
    - The Goodson - Earlier and weirder stuff, I have soft spot for this since it was the first Cave album I had.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2013
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    @MrMonk - #LeonardCohen:

    The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
    New Skin For The Old Ceremony
    Songs Of Love And Hate

    I think that'd be a fair intro, perhaps even in that order. Definitely a love-it or hate-it situation, but worth giving a couple of listens before deciding which camp you fall into. If you do love it, it'll probably change your life.
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    #NickCaveCD

    Oh dear... I'm an absolute Cave-mark... for over 20 years now... interestingly I think people tend to love the first album they got into, hence my top three would be:

    1) Tender Prey - I think I still love this one the best. Has both The Mercy Seat and Deanna on it, and I just think it's an awesome record.
    2) No More Shall We Part - This one helped me through a really bad period, it's hard work though and could be quite oppressive.
    3) Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - more rocky/poppy with a gospel choir on it.

    But all the others people have mentioned are great as well - the only one I've got a bit of a downer on is Nocturama, which never really got me.

    #Leonard Cohen - yes, definitely those, I also like I'm Your Man a lot, even with the eighties synths.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2013
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    #NickCaveCD

    I like Nick Cave in the way that I like The Fall. I'm a fan but not a complete aficionado

    for what it's worth, here's my choice

    1) The Boatman's Call - For one of the greatest love songs ever, "Into My Arms"
    2) Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Cave and the gang rocking out a bit and having some actual fun!
    3) Abattoir Blues/ The Lyre of Orpheus - the first album that really digged me to the worth of Cave as a songwriter

    FURTHER LISTENING - Check out his early stuff with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. "Junkyard" is a vile junky beast of a record. Also check out the soundtrack work he has done
    with Warren Ellis for films such as "The proposition," and "the road," which is especially good.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2013
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    If I can throw something in that's slightly off topic - Nick Cave is worth checking out as a novelist, too. "And the Ass Saw the Angel" is a wonderfully gnarled, gothic tale, and "The Death of Bunny Malone" is incredibly incisive as a character study.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    #NickCaveCD

    Thanks for the help!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
     (10882.16)
    #NickCaveCD

    My 2-cents: Old Birthday Party tracks like Mr Clarinet, Nick the Stripper etc. - I still listen to them now.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    #Unity

    Digging back a bit, I guess. It's tricky to pinpoint "must-knows" with Unity, because it is such a flexible tool. I've been working in non-stop for a year and a half now (jeez, that long already? yikes) and I'm still finding things where I go "oh, neat, I'm doing things this way from now on". It's also a little bit hard to tell because I'm not sure of your skill level. I would recommend you have a good understanding of how the prefabs system works, because that is pretty vital. The fact that you can write custom inspectors/otherwise extend the editor is pretty dang neat. The scripting documentation in general is pretty essential.

    As far as 3D editing tools go, I think I would recommend Blender, though only provisionally. Blender is a very good tool, but it does things it's own way. Doing things in Blender does not translate very well to how you do things in 3DS Max or Maya (the converse is also true). This isn't really a big deal, but it bears mentioning. Not much beats that price tag, anyways.

    Final thoughts: I highly recommend the NGUI framework over Unity's built-in GUI stuff. They've actually hired the guy made NGUI to work on their next iteration of the built-in GUI stuff, but who knows when/if that'll ever see the light of day. NGUI does come with a $100 price tag, but there is a free version for all non-commercial work, so at the very least check it out.
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    #Unity

    Thank you for the tips! As for my skill level, I did used to code games in the ye olde micro computer times, I've coded for a living but mostly rather small projects, and although I've read on game design and related subjects, I haven't really gone into the nitty-gritty of it. Let's just say that I have a wide, but shallow knowledge of this subject too :) Oh, I did do some interactive fiction. But yeah, my experience in Unity is so far constrained to me watching through all the tutorials while waiting for one game to launch at work :)

    Grinding my teeth, I've had to put this on the back burner for the summer, because of the novel and the dive school - or rather not because of those, but rather the day job that chomps away time from more interesting pursuits :)
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2013
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    #Unity

    Something I just remembered today: tweening is awesome. It took me quite a while before I caught onto this, but it helps so much.



    There's a great free tweening plugin for Unity called iTween that I highly recommend.
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    #Unity

    Damn, that was a very useful video - thank you!