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#8621 Pepperkorn

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

Whatknot (what knot to tie in the great outdoors) - very fun! but it's a little hard to figure out how to tie the knots on the fly based on their instructions -- you have to practice.

Spyglass - coolest compass EVER! :giggle:

GoSkyWatch - you can look at the heavens inside your house even - but outside you can see EXACTLY what you're looking at -- or shoudl be as the case me be with cloudcover etc. massively fun.

I have the free owls audubon guide - and I have their North American bird guide because I'm to cheap to pay for Sibley's (edit: too cheap to use two os there too I guess).

and Alltrails is really cool if you hike.

Stuff only I like: Wallace and Gromit chat-o-matic - my daughter has fits over this - it gives you wallace's mouth (you hold the phone up to your face) and you say phrases like the bounce has gone out of his bungie and other famous lines from the shorts.

I actually like the Hockey News app best for hockey. Maybe because I haven't used anything else once they updated it. just downloaded Fire&ice though - it'll ease my board retirement some! I'm obviously not doing well. At least I didn't post about Stevens penchant for gum chewing.. :unsure: or did I just?

I use loseit for calorie counting -- it's just fastest and I have my whole family addicted - we're all buddies - very funny and keeps my 75year old hyper competitive Dad active hahaha. My FitDay crap just is too much of a hassle now -- and I used to love that stupid site.

Love SciFri now that I work full time and miss the show.

OH! Cooking apps

Allrecipes dial a dinner (free)

Epicurious

Locavore is interesting not sure if I like it though - guide to shopping for local foods

Whole foods for healthy recipes

I like ShopShop list making app -- but I hear there is better out there

Oh and Cook's Illustrated - which I feel like always wants me to pay to be a member... but it's free and if you can ignore all that stuff it's cool as is even.

I also love Distance - it's step calculator but more than that. I'm too lazy yo describe. Good for running etc. I HATE running... <_< HATE HATE HATE... :rant: I get to look at Distance and say "Eff YOU!" to my phone when I'm done... it makes me feel better. -_-

I have every angry birds except Rio - I have the free version of that only. I too have Sudoku - and Crossword and I use Solebon solitaire. One of my faves is gone now and i only had the free version Moosentration... I dont think you can get it --- when I can't match everything in under a minute I make myself go to bed.

anyhow... so that's my input :P

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

It's 100% women. Specifically college-aged women who don't actually like alcoholic beverages but need something to get them drunk. I've watched it for two years now. What pushed it over the top for me was whipped cream vodka. Absolutely disgusting.


Whipped Cream is actually really good with Orange Soda. But I am a women, however not exactly college aged. Also Gummy vodka absolutely amazing especially when you soak said gummies in it. UGH SO GOOD. :noclue:
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

Oh yah, get the The Chive app.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

I second PK's recommendation of Solebon. If you're a fan of solitaire card games, this is the app for you. The free version isn't bad (7 games, covers the basics), but it's definitely worth the 2 bucks to get the paid version (42 games). Regular and easy versions of Free Cell, two variations (one-card draw and three-card draw) of Klondike (the "classic" solitaire that comes with Windows), four variations of Spider Solitaire, Golf, Baker's Dozen, Monte Carlo... basically, if it exists and is somewhat popular, it's probably in here.

Honestly, I've got so many apps on my phone that I don't even use or I use rarely. Luckily, most of those are free; I only have a couple paid apps that I ended up not using.

Lately I've been getting the most use out of:
  • Angry Birds -- like PK, I've got all of them except Rio (that is, the original plus Seasons and Space)
  • TomTom -- I got this when it first came out. I don't have a separate GPS device, and these days there are probably cheaper options for turn-by-turn driving directions, but it works well for me. Also, this app has a car mount that doubles as an antenna for the GPS and a hands-free phone speaker.
  • GasBuddy -- You said you already had this, but yeah, it's pretty good.
  • Draw Something -- Another game where the paid version is worth it. Also, I really wish I had an iPad because this would be awesome on it.
  • Words With Friends
  • Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz -- Blitz is a one-minute version of Bejeweled that connects to Facebook. They used to be in the same app but Blitz was spun off by itself a few months back.
  • Solebon -- Already mentioned it, but this is seriously addicting.
  • What's On TV -- TV listings
  • I don't use this one that much in the summer because I've got the fan going, but White Noise is good if you need some sort of noise to put you to sleep and you don't want to have music playing.

So yeah, there's a lot of games. Sue me. :P

I don't need it that often, but I second Sammy's recommendation of Flashlight. I have a 3GS so I don't have a flash, but in addition to lighting up your screen, Flashlight will allow you to use the camera flash as a light.

As I was going through my inventory, I remembered I have Tiger Woods '12. It's one of the few major sports titles that translates well to mobile platforms, probably because golf doesn't require incredibly complex controls. I've had the demo versions of NHL 2K11 and NBA Jam, and they're much harder to control.

If your TV provider has an app (I think all the major ones do), get it. You can set up recordings on your DVR and most of them will let you watch live TV on your phone, though the channel selection tends to be limited. (I actually can't do that on my phone because I jailbroke it and, ummm, Time Warner doesn't like that.) WatchESPN lets you watch the two major networks, ESPNU, and ESPN3.

Let's see, what else? Most major credit card companies have their own app. If you use PayPal and/or eBay a lot, their apps will be of use to you. If you subscribe to SiriusXM and you have Internet listening enabled, there's an app for that.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

Oh yah, I have Tom Tom too. However, iOS6 is supposed to have turn by turn I think so I would wait before buying Tom Tom to see how it is.

Forgot about mentioning Paypal. It's a nice app. You can even deposit checks to your Paypal account with it.

Also, if you are a Slingbox user, you can buy their app and watch TV on your phone.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Holy app suggestions, Batman! Friggin awesome, thanks! When I get home and jump back on my wifi (so I don't kill my data), I'll look into a lot of these.

One I found that's been ridiculously cool is MyFitnessPal. I'm not looking to shed a ton of weight and I'm no lunkhead, but this satisfies my inner geek by showing me just how healthy I eat. (I think I'm filling my addiction to hockey stats with food stats in the offseason :lol: ) The food database seems to cover pretty much everything. On my first day, I ate ghormeh sabzi, a traditional Persian dish that I figured wouldn't possibly already have nutritional info loaded in the database. Lo and behold, they had two different recipes in there.

The only downside is that, as I've learned I need more fiber in my diet, I've been farting like crazy as my body adjusts to the nutritional shift. :giggle:
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

Holy app suggestions, Batman! Friggin awesome, thanks! When I get home and jump back on my wifi (so I don't kill my data), I'll look into a lot of these.

One I found that's been ridiculously cool is MyFitnessPal. I'm not looking to shed a ton of weight and I'm no lunkhead, but this satisfies my inner geek by showing me just how healthy I eat. (I think I'm filling my addiction to hockey stats with food stats in the offseason :lol: ) The food database seems to cover pretty much everything. On my first day, I ate ghormeh sabzi, a traditional Persian dish that I figured wouldn't possibly already have nutritional info loaded in the database. Lo and behold, they had two different recipes in there.

The only downside is that, as I've learned I need more fiber in my diet, I've been farting like crazy as my body adjusts to the nutritional shift. :giggle:

Shifted to whole wheat bread and Fiber One bars a year ago. Deliciously awesome and good for you.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

Shifted to whole wheat bread and Fiber One bars a year ago. Deliciously awesome and good for you.


Just switched from Fiber One to Kellogg's FiberPlus. Same fiber and protein, slightly lower calories, carbs, and sodium, and IMO tastes a little better. I think they even cost a little less, too. Also added more dried fruits to my diet. Dried apricots are the tits, and wasabi peas are the double tits!
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:30 AM

Some bizarre candidates on the Brazilian Elections.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

I'd vote for Sara Veronica...and I really hope she's female.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

I'd vote for Sara Veronica...and I really hope she's female.


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:56 AM

I'd vote for Sara Veronica...and I really hope she's female.



Hahah Well she did a pictorial for the Brazilian magazine "Sexy" so i'm pretty sure she is female.

Meanwhile i found an interview with the "Mute tranny"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFmNC3q4Es
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

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My latest addition, my birthday pressie:
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

For Sammy:
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My latest addition, my birthday pressie:
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You have great taste in the classics!

Were you in LA recently? Some of the plane pics in that folder look like they're taken at LAX.

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

Meanwhile in Brazil
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

Rant: Lingustics can suck my nuts. It is not fun, and I'm an idiot for taking it. "I'm an English major," I thought. "I'm a good writer," I thought. "Words come naturally to me," I thought. "Lingustics is right up my alley," I thought. NOPE.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:43 PM

Ive thought of taking that in the past, suddenly glad I didnt blow a couple K on it. Whats so bad?
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

hmm. I always thought it was spelled Linguistics. Glad I skipped Kahledge!
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

Ive thought of taking that in the past, suddenly glad I didnt blow a couple K on it. Whats so bad?

It's almost like a foreign language in an of itself. What makes it confusing for me is that the letters in the phonological alphabet don't always correspond to English spellings, so it throws me off. Bait is /bejt/, for example. I think my problem may be that I read too much into grammar and not enough into the logical sounds of it. I probably went a little overboard with my post, but hey, being stuck inside on a beautiful day will do that to a guy.

hmm. I always thought it was spelled Linguistics. Glad I skipped Kahledge!

:lol: Nice catch. Fitting I would misspell it.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Rant: Lingustics can suck my nuts. It is not fun, and I'm an idiot for taking it. "I'm an English major," I thought. "I'm a good writer," I thought. "Words come naturally to me," I thought. "Lingustics is right up my alley," I thought. NOPE.

/Rant.

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