Josh / SonicSlasher support thread!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Costello, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    Hi everyone!

    If you didnt know, our friend Josh (also known as SonicSlasher ) has started Air Force basic training a few weks ago. He is unfortunately isolated from the outside world, I mean the internetz, and the only way he can communicate with the rest of us is by regular mail.
    So let's all write up a few words for him. Mthrnite will print out the thread and send him by the post!

    Here is a letter he sent Our Dear Father mthrnite a few days ago:

    EDIT: Transcript here
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    If you managed to decypher his words ( :P ) he's asking us to bring him up to speed on the latest tech news, so if you dont know what to say, just tell him what's mattered for you lately gaming/tech wise.

    Note: don't post big images or stretch out the page, we dont wanna be wasting paper here. Abusive posts will be removed.

    Thanks everyone!
  2. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Hey Gary,

    Life here at Basic Training is certainly interesting… by that I mean shitty and stressful. They say it's designed that way. Hell if I know why. Most of the previous week has felt like I've stayed in this dorm. Cleaning it, dusting it, polishing it. I'm hoping this next week of training I'll get to do something less repeditive. (I miss my PC and spellcheck)

    I don't get any news from the outside world, so I'm curious if you help me out. If you could print out and send me a few recent tech/gaming articles then I'd be really grateful. Also the NFL standings. Lots of football fans in my flight who're wondering how their team is performing.

    It's about 4am'ish right now. So I think I'll head back to bed to catch a few more minutes of sleep. Say hi to the peeps on IRC for me! (maybe you could also print out them saying hi and anything they have to say to me :3 )

  3. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    never knew he was in the air force small word hun? well good luck and keep on flying. and writing letters.
  4. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    I'm not sure what a football standing is, but when I typed it into google I got this:


    so I'll send that along.
  5. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    Lemme write something up for you boy.

    Josh it's just not the same without you!
    You missed out on things, quite a few...
    Like that GBAtemp V3+ upgrade, a few weeks ago
    It happened shortly after you left anyhow.
    Shame you aren't here to see this,
    But when you return, your pants, you will piss.

    That's all I can come up with for now :creep:
    As for tech & gaming news here's a few noteworthy things that have been keeping me hyped up lately:
    - big game releases such as Zelda Skyward sword, Metal Gear Solid HD collection, TES IV Skyrim, Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7... gonna be an awesome month of November! when are you going back home?
    - a new camera/picture technology called "Lytro" which lets you take "living pictures". Looking awesome, but it's hard to describe, you have to see it for yourself! Basically you take a photo, and then once it's on the computer you can click any part of the image to refocus it. Say if you had a blurry part in the background, click it and it'll focus on it and unblur it. Also it takes 3D pictures.
    - Random stuff: The lybian military killed Gadhaffi. Steve Jobs died. The PS3 is getting hacked some more. The 3DS is still the top selling console in Japan lately. Nintendo registered the "" domain apparently. iPhone 4S is out there but there's not much new over the iPhone 4 so people are disappointed, yet its still selling millions. Toyota announced that by 2015-2020 they'll be producing electric-powered cars that can go as far as 1000 kilometers (621 miles) without recharging, using some kind of dry battery new technology. That's about all I've got!
  6. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    "Hi Josh! Here's that postal information for wikileaks you wanted!

    To: "WL" or any name likely to evade postal censorship in your country.
    BOX 4080
    Australia Post Office - University of Melbourne Branch
    Victoria 3052

    Send him something like this.
  7. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    I don't know who he is. I don't know what to say to him
    So I just want to dedicate this song
    Seems appropriate, although he is not British
    good luck!
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Hope you get this chuffing great experience from this. You're buddies are proud of you and what you have achieved.
  9. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Basic training is designed to suck. Don't worry, you're not alone in this regard. On the bright side, it can only get better :)
  10. junkerde

    junkerde Banned

    Jan 3, 2011
    United States
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  11. TLSS_N

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~
    Hey, josh! I hope all is well for you, I don't have much tech news at the moment besides sprint cutting back on the unlimited data plans they provide. Basically, all the plans that are unlimited are no longer unlimited except for smart phones. Also MIT has developed a new radar technology that can see through walls! Hope all is going well for you, I know it sucks having to go through training, but that's just a basic part of the military. Be strong and muscle through, we all know you can do it! All and all, just be safe and have a good time.

    Yours respectfully,
    -TLS/The Living shadow
  12. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Tech and gaming news, eh?
    • iPhone 4S came out with an A5 chip and a new natural-voice recognition system, broke pre-order records (1 million pre-ordered in 24 hours)
    • Asus Transformers Prime tablet unveiled, has Tegra 3 chip (quad core) with a 14.5 hour battery life.
    • 3DS internet conference: messaging system unveiled, ability to record 3D videos (up to 10 minutes) and Find Mii 2. Oh and Mario Kart 7 runs at 60FPS and has 8-player online. With community features (similar to a clan, I would assume).
    • Lytro introduces world's first light field camera: f/2 lens, $399, ships early 2012
    • Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5
    • Anonymous attacks child porn Websites and publish user names
    • Google Engineer states that “Google+ is a prime example of our complete failure to understand platforms”.
    • Steve Jobs stated (before his death of course): “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product”
    • TR10:"...entire human genome can be read in eight hours for $100 or five years."
    • Amazon gives e-books HTML5 power with new KF8 format (CSS3 formatting, nested tables, SVG graphics and other HTML5 features all supported).
    • Massive 15-year study finds no link between cell phones, cancer
    Also in regular news,
    • The Avengers trailer shown, looks freaking amazing!
    • Gaddafi is dead
    • Obama announces complete drawdown of U.S. Troops from Iraq by year’s end
    Cheers Josh!
  13. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    Jun 18, 2004
    British Columbia
    Basic training really sucks -- I've been there. Everything from double timing it to mess at 5am, hours of drill in the hot sun with no shade in sight, and coming back to barracks only to be ambushed by your neighbours with their padlocks wrapped up in those bloody standard issue wool socks. There's no denying it's tough, but it starts the separation of the weak from the strong. If you survive it, it changes a lot of things about you -- your perception of yourself and what you're really capable of chief amongst them. I had nights where I would crawl over to the canteen, buy a chocolate bar, and just sit looking at the water (I did my basic training at CFB Borden in Canada.) wondering what the fuck I was doing, and why it was going so slow. Ultimately I did not pursue a career in that direction, but I am proud to have gone through and come out stronger on the other side.

    You're going to get so much out of it though -- for example, you will never ever forget how to shine your boots, you're going to become a master at card games (assuming someone around you was smart enough to bring a few decks), and you're going to make some friends for life. Make sure you eat whenever you're given the opportunity, and sleep whenever you're given the opportunity -- and if it's anything like my day, always keep a combination lock wrapped in a sock under your pillow to prepare for random ambush beatings. :)

    Stay well, and just keep thinking about the end. It'll come faster than you think.

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  14. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

    Dec 10, 2009
    Hey, good luck with your training :D

    As for tech and gaming news..
    Nanashi no Game's english translation has been released.
    DSTWO SDK 1.2 released.
    Bunch of games coming out, Mario 3D Land, Skyward sword, Sonic Generations, etc..
    3DS will have a software update, includes 3D video recording.
    As for Lytro, I'm not that impressed, the photos it takes seem blurry to me.
    Minecraft 1.9 Prerelease 4 comes out, some of the new features from 1.8
    - Enchanting weapons and armors
    - Alchemy, you can brew potions
    - New realm, The End, it's filled with Endermen and Ender dragons
    -Animal Breeding
    -Portal to the End found in Strongholds
  15. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Damn, when I went through training I'd never have been able to be awake at 4 AM... the moment we were allowed in our beds, I crashed, and wouldn't wake up until morning.

    Are you using the brown or white towels for the bottom of your personal items drawer?

    What squadron are you in? (I was in the 323rd.)

    What's your job in the dorm? (I was a shoe aligner)

    Are you going to attend services on Sunday, or use the time to rest? (I attended at first, but then used the time to rest in the later weeks.)

    What's your favorite meal they serve?

    Have you all set up dorm guard/watch duty yet?
  16. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Global Moderator
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Oh! It's like email but with that "paper" thing, right? The display that you can't even scroll.
  17. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    Wow, no comment. Anyways, good luck with the basic training Josh.
  18. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    Hey Josh.
    Greetings from the outside world, is not as nice here, is cold, smells like sh!t and they say next year, the chances of getting attacked by a polar bear will increase by at least 20%.
    Oh, Gadaffi is dead remember him? Also, Hugo Chavez fought Cancer and won.
    In some tech news, I can tell you the iPhone 4S launched and even thou everybody was disappointed, everybody rushed to get one. Siri seems to have some funny answers for questions like "I need to hide a dead body", bringing you nearby swamps, dams, rivers and stuff like that or "What is the best phone in the world", she says the one you are holding. In more mobile tech news, Google launched Android 4, same thing, only with face recognition.

    Nintendo launched a video bulletin showing their Fall catalog, nothing new there, some downloadable games, Zelda, Mario Kart 7 and mario 3D, the whole sequence is Reggie talking to the camera with a white background; makes you mind wonder if Nintendo will ever have any fresh ideas in terms of marketing like Sony or M$, that is before you start falling sleep, the whole video is boring and kinda depressing.
    Sony confirmed that the VITA will launch on Feb 2012, I am not sure if I will get the Wi-Fi or the 3G version yet, but it really is a must buy console.

    Gaming wise, this is the biggest year in recent memory with so many great games coming out for all platforms, seriously, from Metal Gear Collection to Uncharted 3, Gears 3, Soul Calibur 5 (which they announced that Ezio from Assasin's Creed will be a playable character), Forza 4, Zelda, Mario 3DS, Skrym and many more, I feel like a seriously need to prostitute somebody from my household to be able to afford some of that. Oh and a remake of Grand Theft Auto for the iPhone and Android.

    Anyway, I hope you are doing great man, please keep in touch, it was so nice to hear from you!
  19. Chikaku-chan

    Chikaku-chan ᏁᎽᎪ~

    Aug 9, 2011
    New Zealand
    Goodluck mate, Im still on the fence of joining the Navy. Hopefully its better :unsure:
    Ah well my mate joined the Air Force and said its only that hard during the training.
  20. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Mar 9, 2009
    United States
    Now I know two tempers in the army in different countries.
    Continue sending us updates on your situation like mrfatso.

    It's probably hard training but work through it and become better I don't know you that well but still hope your fine.