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Ahahahaha, why am I thinking about this so much? [Dec. 19th, 2008|09:17 am]
Saya Aensland
[Current Mood |weirdrandom]

......If a human has sex with an alien that happens to look like a human, is it beastiality? I mean, it's certainly cross-species...

On the subject of human-alien whoopee: if humanity were to come contact with aliens, there would eventually be humans who thought the aliens looked really hot. What would this paraphilia be called?

"Xenophilia" is taken, it just means a fetish for foreigners (xeno = stranger).

"Extraterraphilia" is anthropocentric ("outside-earth-love").

"Extraplanetephilia" is kind of a mouthful...

"Extrastellaphilia" sounds like a fetish for anything that isn't a star.

"Metastellaphilia" ("between-stars-love") sounds like it would be most correct, but is still a bit clunky to say out loud.

"Transstellaphilia" ("beyond-stars-love")... "transstellar" seems to be a widely accepted term for "between planetary systems", even though it's etymologically incorrect. It does roll off the tongue better than "metastellaphilia", though.
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It's my birthday, and I'll be celibate if I want to! [Dec. 15th, 2008|11:05 am]
Saya Aensland
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[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

I'm 24 years old. By traditional Finnish standards, I'm now officially a spinster. One more year and I'll be a Christmas Cake, too! *pumps elbow*
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2008|04:42 pm]
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Three days after I cursed Vista, the laptop goes completely badonk. It'll show the boot progress bar, after which it goes to a black screen with a cursor and a reduced resolution and stays there and ceases to respond to anything.

So far, googling gives contradictory information, but the top candidate suggests that I've been bricked by a Vista update.

And my theorem of ME > Vista is proven right once more.



On one hand, I have a Vista reinstall CD, so this might be fixable. One the other hand, MY MEGA MAN STAR FORCE SAVE FIIIILES!! (Yarrr, I can't afford a Nintendo DS, so I'm using an emulator.)

*sigh*
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2008|11:39 am]
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My desktop has Windows ME. My laptop has Windows Vista.

I consider my desktop to me more reliable, steadfast, robust and predictable.

What has the OS world come to?
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(no subject) [Oct. 29th, 2008|04:38 pm]
Saya Aensland
[Current Mood |YAAAAGH]

I...just...what?Collapse )
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(no subject) [Oct. 24th, 2008|05:39 pm]
Saya Aensland
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]

Computer store clerk: How can I help you?
Saya: Yeah, do WLAN cards that connect to network cards exist?
Computer store clerk: *scratches head* Y'mean USB WLAN cards?
Saya: No. My laptop doesn't have ports for PC Cards/ExpressCards/whatever, just an Ethernet network card. I need a WLAN card that'll connect to that.
Computer store clerk: How old is your laptop?
Saya: Brand spanking new.
Computer store clerk: Dude, brand spanking new laptops come packaged with internal WLAN cards these days. The antenna is embedded into the screen, and you just need to find the switch on the comp that'll turn the thing on.
Saya: ...
Amy (the laptop): Yeah, I thought you knew. My bad.


After some fumbling around and RTFMing, I managed to turn the internal WLAN card on. So far, Amy and Shaitan are playing together nicely. I am FINALLY able to surf with my spine in a comfortable position.

Also, a PCI WLAN card for the tabletop will cost 29€, which isn't bad at all. Overall, things are finally looking up.
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Update on the modem situation [Oct. 22nd, 2008|04:08 pm]
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Shaitan has been set up. Am seated awkwardly on the floor of the front hall with the laptop. Have explained the situation to Maternal Unit.

The laptop has no slot for a PC card/PCMCIA/ExpressCard, only an Ethernet network card. Do not know if there are WLAN interface cards that can connect to those.

The desktop would actually be easier to hook up, just need to buy an internal PCI WLAN card.

Researching prices and card types. Will try my best not to go madder than I already am.
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2008|09:40 am]
Saya Aensland
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[Current Mood |crazyoff the deep end]

Delivery man: Package for you.
Saya: JOY!
Package: *includes WLAN modem!*
Saya: JUBILATION!
WLAN modem: *is shiny!*
Saya: ECSTACY!
WLAN modem: Okay, just do what I tell you.
Saya: Okay! =D
WLAN modem: Take this wire and plug it into me and a phone jack.
Saya: 'Kay.
WLAN modem: Take this wire and plug it into me and a electrical socket.
Saya: 'Kay.
WLAN modem: Lastly, take this wire and plug it into me and a computer.
Saya: ....Pardon?
WLAN modem: Take the Ethernet cord, plug one end into me and the other into a computer.
Saya: You're a WLAN modem, are you not?
WLAN modem: Sure. See my cute little antenna?
Saya: WLAN, as in "Wireless Local Area Network".
WLAN modem: Yes.
Saya: Wireless.
WLAN modem: Yes.
Saya: WIRELESS.
WLAN modem: Look, it's only for the duration of the setup and configuration. After that, you can be as wireless as you like.
Saya: ...*frantically digs through package!*
Package: *does NOT include a wireless card for the PC*
Saya: The desktop is two rooms away from the phone jack! That's the whole fucking point of getting WLAN!
WLAN modem: Hey man, I just work here.
Saya: ....Heh. Heheh. EhehehhehuaAAAAHAHAHHAAAHAAA!


So after I ran a couple of laps around the block naked and screaming, I'm back at the school library that I've been perusing for the last... month, maybe?

Now I'm really glad we got the laptop when we made the first move for the modem, I can just lug her into the front hall to get the modem configured.

Now the issue is purchasing a WLAN card for the laptop. Maybe another one for the desktop.

We most likely cannot afford neither.

The modem has been officially granted the name "Shaitan"
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(no subject) [Oct. 19th, 2008|03:30 pm]
Saya Aensland
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Natter natter WHERE'S MY MODEM?Collapse )
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(no subject) [Oct. 6th, 2008|03:33 pm]
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***EARLY SEPTEMBER***

Saya: So you'll provide the WLAN modem along with the Internet connection?
Sonera clerk: Oh sure, no problem, we'll handle it all. We'll ship it out in a couple of weeks.
Saya: Cool.

***ONE WEEK LATER***

Internet connection: Ta-da!
Saya: Sweet. Now I just need a modem.

***MID-SEPTEMBER***

New laptop: I'm shiny!
Saya: Yay!
Windows Vista: I'm InCoMpReHeNsIbLe~*!
Saya: Not so yay.

***LATE SEPTEMBER***

WLAN modem: *is non-existent*
Saya: ...

***EARLY OCTOBER***

WLAN modem: *still non-existent*
Saya: Dude, where's my modem?
Sonera clerk: Durr?
Saya: The WLAN modem that you promised to deliver to me!
Sonera clerk: Durrrrr?
Saya: ....
Sonera clerk #2: We know not of this "WLAN modem". Call Sonera customer service.

***TWO DAYS LATER***

Saya: Dude, where's my modem?
Sonera phone clerk: No, see, you only get the modem if you order the Internet connection online. If you got the connection from a clerk face-to-face, you're shit out of luck.
Saya: .....
Sonera phone clerk: Take that knitting needle out of your ear canal, you're going to damage your brain.
Saya: That's the point!
Sonera phone clerk: Seriously, put it away, I have a better solution.
Saya: Does it involve you sending me nubile naked guys covered in chocolate to compensate for this cock-up?
Sonera phone clerk: No, but I think you'll like it anyway. See, we have a campaign going on. We'll bump up your speed from 2MB to 24MB, send you your WLAN modem AND a USB modem and the whole thing will cost you less per month that your original package would've cost you.
Saya: ...
Sonera phone clerk: ...
Saya: You're... pretty good at your job, aren't you?
Sonera phone clerk: =D
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