2010.04.22 13:00 - tv series help dropping?

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Lia Rikugun. The comments are by Lia Rikugun.

    we talk a little about computer science

    Qt Core: hi Lia
    Lia Rikugun: hello Qt
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey everyone
    Qt Core: Hi Yaku
    Lia Rikugun: hello yaku
    Lia Rikugun: how have you been qt and yaku?
    Qt Core: quite good but sleepy
    Qt Core: you Lia ?
    Lia Rikugun: :) good too
    Lia Rikugun: we had some pupils at university today
    Lia Rikugun: girls
    Lia Rikugun: to show them what computer science is lilke :)
    Qt Core: games anyone ? ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: what?
    Qt Core: just kidding about what may interest to younglings ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: :) hehe yes actually the computer graphics department was the most interesting one
    Qt Core: surely the most apparishent one
    Lia Rikugun: apparishent? what does this mean?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: appreaciated ?
    Qt Core: i think that one of the biggest problem now is, after becoming able to manage huge quantity of data is finding answers in it
    Qt Core: flashy
    Lia Rikugun: and make them accessible tu humans
    Lia Rikugun: my brain can only process a certain amount

    Yaku is watching a TV series calles "Chuck", and we talk about other tv series as well

    Yakuzza Lethecus thinks about the crappy tv show chuck, can you build me such an upload device ? :)
    Qt Core: never heard about it
    Yakuzza Lethecus: chuck gets an email with encoded pictures and suddenly he know all governmental secrets
    Lia Rikugun: HAHA i love those series where its all a mystery how they get the information
    Yakuzza Lethecus: medium ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: btw. do you watch the new stargate qt ? or did ur scifi interest stopped after startrek ?
    Qt Core: i saw some, but it never had a good placement in italian tv
    Qt Core: never saw the atlantis one, only some original and even then early seasons
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i still watch all kinds of crappy shows, like stargate,caprica,house,castle
    Yakuzza Lethecus: stargate universe is actually quiet good
    Qt Core: lately i atch tv only for ncis, just started with ncis los angeles, isaw a few castle episodes, not bad, not bad at all
    Qt Core: that and motogp races ;-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Qt Core: all in all an average of 2hours a week

    tv shows help dropping or are distracting?

    Yakuzza Lethecus: i don´t consider the use good but at least i watch it in english and i think it helps hmm should i really say it, i think even dropping
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i even get stuck in some thoughts and watching those helps dissociating but sure it´s nothing that solves issues only helps out of a temporal stuckness
    Lia Rikugun: or does it add more?
    Lia Rikugun: i remember times when i watched a lot of series
    Lia Rikugun: like friends
    Qt Core: if you watch light enough shows it helps
    Lia Rikugun: but this was too much, too distracting somehow, at least for me prsonally
    Lia Rikugun: yes qt
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i think its the amoint and depends on the situation, gaming was bad at all for me
    Lia Rikugun: but actually this is also how i learned neglish :)
    Qt Core: friends had a strong story so that was distracting as you had to remember things
    Lia Rikugun: yes thats true
    Yakuzza Lethecus: for example i often played games even for only an hour but it even captured my thoughts afterwards

    the tv series "Friends" and Courtney Cox

    Qt Core: i started liking friends almost when they stopped airing it ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: yes the last season ws the best
    Qt Core: it was something diffferent, i was jealous, in a weird sort of way
    Lia Rikugun: jealous of what?
    Qt Core: do you remember a little, short lived sf series of the '80, the Misfits of Science
    Lia Rikugun: hm i dont know that
    Qt Core: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misfits_of_Science
    Lia Rikugun: also with courtney cox I see :)
    Qt Core: yes, i loved that series and was jealous of everybody praising her just for friends ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: ahh :)
    Qt Core: maybe i had a hidden crush on her ? ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: haha
    arabella Ella: Hiya
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ara:)
    Qt Core: hi ara
    Lia Rikugun: hello ara
    Lia Rikugun: we were just talking about television series
    arabella Ella: ah ... which series, any one in particular?
    Lia Rikugun: how are you today ara?
    Qt Core: i feld the same way when there was the Jurassik park first movie, i was interested in dinosaurs since a few years before and was so angry i didn't even went to see the movie
    Qt Core: felt

    politics: british political debate, maltese politicians, economic crisis, air stoppage

    arabella Ella: not too bad thanks Lia I just watched the British political debate with the three party leaders on TV
    Lia Rikugun: oh
    Qt Core: isn't Maltese politics enough for you ? ;-)
    Lia Rikugun: i didnt understand why you felt angry qt
    Lia Rikugun: i have to check for the debate
    Qt Core: as abruptly everybody knew about dinosaurs, i felt special as i was the weird kid ;-)
    arabella Ella: Politics on this little island is very different from British politics ... they are so civilised, they say they 'bicker' yet they dont even raise their voices
    Qt Core: not unlike here in italy wher the prime minister almost got in a fight with the presidennt of the parliament... :-)
    arabella Ella: yes Qt ours is similar to yours to some extent with the difference we only have two political parties here
    Yakuzza Lethecus: how is the economic crisis influencing malta ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: government spending, or how does the government tries to handle it ?
    arabella Ella: it's difficult to tell at the moment Yaku but I predict that the consequences of the recent airline stoppage will affect the world economy negatively

    many suffered from the air stoppage - on a human level

    Yakuzza Lethecus: i guess i woulnd´t even have seen it as such a bad thing if gaya and wol haven´t had suffered from it
    arabella Ella: Yaku .... you would be surprised at some of the terrible consequences of the airline stoppage ... some incredible stuff i know i cannot put in chat here but it is very bad ... on a human level
    Yakuzza Lethecus: it was only 5 days, sure there is a negative influence on the economy from that, but i liked the idea of ,,nobody flying anymore" kind of back in time
    arabella Ella: it is also negative influence on human lives Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, i am not saying it was good, i am just admitting that i had thoose kinda thoughts by the time as well
    Lia Rikugun: for me as well, it was interesting to see, that most of the time we think we have things under conntrol but actually we havent
    arabella Ella: because for example certain essential items including medicine could not move from country to country
    Yakuzza Lethecus: HOw long was the maltese airport closed, the pope was there in the beginning of the week ?
    arabella Ella: our airport was not closed but most flights were only to rome and catania (sicily) with some later to marseilles and toulouse
    arabella Ella: many people took trains from the UK or Scandinavia to Rome
    arabella Ella: or to Marseilles
    arabella Ella: but some could not
    arabella Ella: some people still have to wait until the weekend to travel
    arabella Ella: one example i can give you
    arabella Ella: the father of a friend of mine passed away and his daughter could not fly here to come for the funeral which is so sad
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi all
    arabella Ella: Hiya SSL
    Qt Core: hi Sophia
    Lia Rikugun: oh i am sorry to hear that
    Lia Rikugun: hello sophia
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, that is really sad
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good day ssl
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    arabella Ella: and ... i may as well say it ... my mum needs medical treatment which was meant to come over last Tuesday but it is delayed and now should hopefully arrive tomorrow friday
    arabella Ella: and this is urgent medical treatment
    Lia Rikugun: i hope it will arrive soon, my thoughts are with you and your mum
    arabella Ella: thanks!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: yes indeed Ara
    Qt Core: !
    arabella Ella: maybe Yaku could bring it over, it should come from Germany!
    arabella Ella: or Lia too perhaps?
    Lia Rikugun: :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: sometimes i just don´t know what to say, words are meaningless and i feel ltrapped in a fauxpaix with mentioning that ,,no airtraffic felt partly positive to me"
    Yakuzza Lethecus: especially seeing all human consequences
    arabella Ella: hey Yaku no worries I could have said the same thing if i were you
    arabella Ella: it was positive for less Co2 emissions definitely
    arabella Ella: and it may have changed a few perceptions about air travel ... maybe
    Yakuzza Lethecus: somebody mentioned that today is earth day today
    Yakuzza Lethecus: during storms session
    arabella Ella: storm's session?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: he came during his session
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so he´s back from the mountain retreat
    arabella Ella: oh you mean an earlier PaB session today?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, the last at 7 am was his
    arabella Ella: ah ok
    arabella Ella: so what were you discussing earlier about TV series?
    Lia Rikugun: (sorry i think i will go off, sleepy..)
    Lia Rikugun: have a good night
    arabella Ella: good night Lia lovely to see you :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: sleep well lia
    Lia Rikugun: you too
    Qt Core: their use as mind calming and temporary release from stress and thinking
    Qt Core: 'night Lia
    Lia Rikugun: i hope everything will work out fine!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Lia :))
    arabella Ella: thanks!
    Lia Rikugun: bye and take care!

    I left at this point and will leave the rest uncommented..

    arabella Ella: which sort of movies then (or TV series) do you find mind calming Qt?
    Qt Core: mostly silly things
    arabella Ella: oh come on ... some examples?
    arabella Ella: Sex and the City?
    arabella Ella: Desperate Housewives?
    arabella Ella: Friends?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    arabella Ella: Big Brother?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i find that mind calming too, and reading light fiction
    Qt Core: never watched an episode of the forst two ;-)
    arabella Ella: yes me too SSL ... reading novels especially takes my mind off everything else
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laying about in the sunshade, reading, ahh
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Qt Core: a couple of days ago i was a little stressed and watching Inter Barcellona helped me (as i'm not a supporter)
    arabella Ella: he he
    arabella Ella: but seems like you enjoy watching an occasional game of football Qt?
    Qt Core: just occasionally (still debating if watching the approaching world cup ;-))
    arabella Ella: well i enjoy watching some of the world cup matches as it is fun and generally very good football
    arabella Ella: especially the semi finals and the finals
    Qt Core: i think it will depend on finding the fun commentary on the radio, i almost can't stamd anymore the regular commentators
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye for no all :)
    arabella Ella: yes ... although some of the italian commentators are quite good ... but i prefer the british commentaries
    SophiaSharon Larnia: now*
    arabella Ella: bye SSL
    Qt Core: bye ssl
    Qt Core: i followed the last 3 if not four world cup with the Gialappas comment (do you know them ara ?)
    arabella Ella: i dont give much attention to the commentaries really Qt ... so i'm afraid i dont know them?
    Qt Core: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gialappa%27s_Band
    arabella Ella: oh ... that is interesting ... never heard of them i must admit ... but i dont use radio much for sports and i dont have the sports channels they mention
    Qt Core: nowadays i don't follow them on tv as their main show is, aweays with theirr satirical style about... the big brother
    arabella Ella: but sounds like fun ... sports plus satire
    arabella Ella: ah is it the 'mai dire GF ...'
    Qt Core: yes
    arabella Ella: ok ... it finished tho ... not on any longer
    Qt Core: the italian wiki is obviously more detailed: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gialappa%27s_Band
    arabella Ella: ah i'll have a look ty
    arabella Ella: what a funny explanation of their name!
    Qt Core: ;-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: my eyelids are closing
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good knight
    Yakuzza Lethecus: night
    Qt Core: 'night yaku
    arabella Ella: nite Yaku
    arabella Ella: just one question tonite Qt as I too need some sleep
    Qt Core: :-)
    arabella Ella: do you think satire is on the increase on italian media?
    Qt Core: it raised on past years, but lowering nowadays, but that is just a feeling as i watch very little tv
    arabella Ella: ok ... perhaps it is emerging in new ways ... with programmes that appear to be more entertaining but that include some satire too
    arabella Ella: anyway ... as I said ... must go get some sleep now
    arabella Ella: buona notte Qt
    Qt Core: 'notte ara
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