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by scowdich
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 656602

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Upstairs I have a candygram from a secret admirer. Does that count?

An electrical component (resistor, LED, etc) that isn't part of something?
by scowdich
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Zombie Outbreak!
Replies: 47
Views: 6560

Re: Zombie Outbreak!

Can you really be accurate enough with throwing knives to hit a zombie in the head consistently? I'd consider myself lucky that my swords are right upstairs, including my extra-sharp machete. A good whack to the top of the cranium or back of the neck would most likely stop a zombie. It's only a matt...
by scowdich
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 656602

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

About 6 feet from me. Sadly, they're not mine.

A jigsaw puzzle?
by scowdich
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your last words?
Replies: 221
Views: 15958

Re: Your last words?

Heard one a while ago, it was something along the lines of
I am leaving now because I am bored. Goodbye.

If I had to make up my own, though...hmm. How about
Don't make me go now, I'm not DONE-
by scowdich
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 656602

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Right next to me is an upside-down carousel of film slides.

A traditionally caffeinated beverage that contains no caffeine?
by scowdich
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 656602

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yep, if my student ID counts.

Something you built or made?
by scowdich
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Intersecting Geekeries Test
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: The Intersecting Geekeries Test

I scored a 20, which I consider pretty decent seeing as I've never watched Buffy. Where's the Firefly questions?
by scowdich
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7507
Views: 656602

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope, but I'm not far from Canada.

A blank book (journal, etc)?
by scowdich
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class
Replies: 22
Views: 2173

Re: Taking an AP exam without actually taking the class

If you want college credit, don't bother taking the AP Physics C test without knowing calculus (know how to integrate and take derivatives). Knowing calculus, get ahold of a copy of the formula sheet for the physics test and make sure you know what every single formula means and is used for - then y...
by scowdich
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Naming Your Possessions
Replies: 85
Views: 6716

Re: Naming Your Possessions

I only really name computers and hard drives - naming guns feels a little creepy. My main PC is endTable, because that was the only function it served just after completion (the first motherboard arrived fried). My mini-PC (used for gaming) is Footrest, for obvious reasons. My laptop is toaster - it...
by scowdich
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: Keyboard

Further props given to the IBM Model M. Arranged in QWERTY, but my system sees Dvorak. For gaming or quiet time, it's my Saitek Eclipse II. No better gaming accessory than a keyboard that glows red.
by scowdich
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3381
Views: 687317

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Ah, I finally, finally, finally had an interesting dream. It involved the character Fiddler's Green of the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. I was offered (by him, oddly) the opportunity to become a dream, in the sense that I'd be one of the recurring characters in others' dreams and stories, but had t...
by scowdich
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 247218

Re: The worst film you've seen

I respectfully disagree. Having grown up enjoying Dragonball Z, I found the Dragonball movie to be practically offensive.
I anticipate the Cowboy Bebop live action movie will eventually end up here, thanks to the involvement and dedication of Keanu Reeves.
by scowdich
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many funny pictures DO you have saved to your hard drive
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Re: How many funny pictures DO you have saved to your hard drive

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I think I win.
by scowdich
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret message in Abe Lincoln's watch
Replies: 35
Views: 3754

Re: Secret message in Abe Lincoln's watch

Since we're discussing timepieces, I've got several handy: I wear a watch on my left wrist, I keep a pocketwatch in my right pocket, My computer has a binary clock on top of it, And I use an old Mac's screensaver as a clock in the corner of the room. I also have my cell phone handy most of the time....
by scowdich
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Elementary School Science
Replies: 43
Views: 3566

Re: Elementary School Science

Most of my elementary school science education came from books. We had a few books around the house (most memorably, The Way Things Work) that I would just read and re-read.
by scowdich
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 68964

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Something else that bugged me that just occurred to me: there were a few instances of the "Who Watches the Watchmen" graffiti, but what about the Hiroshima lovers? I don't recall seeing a single instance, other than the obvious (not spoiler'd 'cause it was in the trailers).
by scowdich
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 68964

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

A few things that bugged me about the movie: Somebody's said this before, but the elimination of cigarettes was grating. It removed Laurie's reason to push a particular button, for one. Rorschach's execution of the kidnapper/murderer/rapist. Much preferred the book version. I can understand why it w...
by scowdich
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2722628

Re: Postify your facerity

Calling it now: Zeroignite has the super-secret location. It's a sculpture called Cloud Nine or something, but everybody just calls it The Bean.
The tattoo is a transistor-level diagram of a NAND gate.
by scowdich
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 442839

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Geek Tattoos" [from N&A])

Just got it today. The pain and whatnot were about what I was expecting.
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It's a NAND gate.
by scowdich
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2722628

Re: Postify your facerity

Self at a small house party (4 people, woo), sportin' new tattoo and hat. The goggles double as fantastic sunglasses.
Spoiler:
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Two more images, from a secret location. Tell me where it is and get a cookie.
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Fighting the mirror universe
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by scowdich
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 707356

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

gerb wrote:How about the commercials that make you remember their phone number forever? (Actually can't remember any right now.)
Or the stupid jingles you start unwillingly singing along to?
0-118-999-811-999-119-725...3.
by scowdich
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165780

Re: Rant Thread

I'd also like to mention that the new style of pop-bottle tops is structurally weaker, making exploding them more dicey and difficult. If the cap cracks or fails when I put the liquid nitrogen in and seal it (before pressure builds enough to rupture the bottle), the explosion might happen...or it mi...
by scowdich
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165780

Re: Rant Thread

Coin wrote:Ah, interesting. I havn't come across that kind before. How about holding it upside down and shaking it?
It's a computer, not an Etch-a-Sketch.
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 43502

Re: Post your Eye

cin[em]atic wrote:Hey, whoa now. My ears are hazel, my driver's license says so!
Very well, I'll retract the statement (especially because the example of hazel eyes on Wikipedia seems to closely match mine)...if you can show me a driver's license with a field for ear color.
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 13165

Re: Build an Arsenal

Tragically, real zombies take a while to burn. Unless you're torching them in an open field or concrete building or something, bullets and blunt objects are gonna be your best bet. Not that a flamethrowah would go amiss ...I've been thinking of building one lately anyway. Believe it or not, they are...
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 13165

Re: Build an Arsenal

Most zombies don't try to bite you on the chest. Arms and legs and such are much more convenient. Yeah, I may have a bit of an arsenal...all obtained legally. I probably shouldn't mention my dad's collection of firearms. As far as sharpening a sword with a whetstone...sure. It'd take forever, but su...
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 43502

Re: Post your Eye

__jess wrote:They, sir, are a particularly distinct shade of awesome.
...dammit.
Further item for the record: "hazel" is a bullshit color.
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 13165

Re: Build an Arsenal

I bring along: A Leatherman multitool A butterfly knife 3 standard folding pocketknives A switchblade knife A survival knife, with a little snakebite kit lodged in the handle A Ka-Bar knife A machete, with serrated opposite edge A high-powered pocket flashlight A crowbar A padlock and some string 2 ...
by scowdich
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 43502

Re: Post your Eye

Whelp, guess I'm jumping on this boat a little late. My eyes, with a white LED flashlight for lighting: http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s148/Scowdich/IMG_5999.jpg http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s148/Scowdich/IMG_5996.jpg Sorry for the slight squintyness. Them flashlights are bright. And just ...
by scowdich
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Goggles
Replies: 18
Views: 1701

Re: Goggles

What I've done is take a pair of welding goggles, pop the lenses out of an old pair of prescription glasses, and wedged 'em in there behind the smoked glass. Works pretty well, aside from a very slight double-vision effect. Pictures forthcoming soon.
by scowdich
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Turns out fucking with peoples' computers isn't that funny.
Replies: 50
Views: 4278

Re: Turns out fucking with peoples' computers isn't that funny.

I'd recommend you install a tool like Upside-Down Ternet or something if he's still using your router on a regular basis. If you don't want him to use it anymore, change the SSID, possibly set the router to not broadcast an SSID.

Then hit him with a brick.
by scowdich
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 67
Views: 13895

Re: Cowboy Bebop

For those too lazy to click through /., here's the article it links to: Link Not only is Keanu Reeves about the worst choice for the character (even though the appearance matches a little ), but the article gets several things about the series wrong. "Logistical issues"? "Elite team&q...
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework

Yeah, we're pretty awesome. For future problems, just do the calculation one step at a time, making sure you keep track of each term. I find it helpful when I'm doing distributions, factorizations, or whatever with more than 3 or so terms to cross out the terms in the previous step when I'm done wit...
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometrically hard, algebraically easy problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2783

Re: Geometrically hard, algebraically easy problems

What about trisecting an angle? You can do it to reasonable accuracy with a protractor and a little arithmetic, but I think it's been proven to be an impossible construction for straightedge and compass only.
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3165780

Re: Rant Thread

Okay, so I need new boots. I have 2 pairs of boots - brown ones, and black ones. The brown ones are steel-toed, and the black ones are Army surplus rubber-soled boots. The brown ones are moderately comfortable, the black ones very much so. The brown ones are a good few years old, and showing it - th...
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Things You Carry
Replies: 190
Views: 27813

Re: The Things You Carry

You, sir, have excellent taste in pens.
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework

Sorry, another arithmetic error I should've spotted earlier: you want 9x2 instead of 9x there.
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 442839

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Geek Tattoos" [from N&A])

So, a question for those of you who've gotten inner-wrist tattoos: does it hurt much (compared to other locations)? I'm considering a wrist stamp as my first tattoo, a diagram of a MOSFET as it appears in a circuit diagram. These things are the foundation of just about all modern technology, so pret...
by scowdich
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Solving Systems by Substitution Homework

Your method looks sound to me, but you've got a minor arithmetic error: -156x + 9x = -147x, not -145x.

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