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by cymon
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suggest a good laptop for audio recording?
Replies: 24
Views: 5250

Re: Suggest a good laptop for audio recording?

PRO TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS Just kidding. Oh also, good luck finding a mac for less than 1100$ (the cheapest Macbook on apple.com) with a USB audio interface. If you have no qualms recording track-by-track, you could use something like the EMU 0404 USB or ...
by cymon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home-built supercomputer
Replies: 82
Views: 15015

Re: Home-built supercomputer

Xtreme Green Electronics. Name of the company is Green Tech Assets. Ebay name is xtreme-ge.
by cymon
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home-built supercomputer
Replies: 82
Views: 15015

Re: Home-built supercomputer

shieldforyoureyes: Interested in some v480/880 CPU cards? Ah nope, don't have any of those. I have this intense hatred of PCI, so I've focused on the very last machines that used sbus (Ex000's & Ex500's). PCI? I'm not a Sun expert or anything. But I don't think CPU cards use PCI. They (surely) ...
by cymon
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home-built supercomputer
Replies: 82
Views: 15015

Re: Home-built supercomputer

All video out handles all video in. It's about how TVs handle contrast and individual pixel definition. They're bleedy and imprecise, all of which makes video look sexier, but things like text just plain blurry. Are you sure this is true for even low resolutions(1280x1024 or lower) Video blur in te...
by cymon
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need suggestions for a KVM switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Need suggestions for a KVM switch

You might be able to pick up a used enterprise rackmount KVM on the cheap, provided you can find USB adapters for all necessary items. I would imagine that these would not have the reliability issues my predecessor encountered, however, I have never needed to use a KVM (serial ports and SSH were alw...
by cymon
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Turning Keystrokes Into Sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Turning Keystrokes Into Sound

The simplest, no code required (and most reliable) solution: IBM Model M.
by cymon
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0444: "Macgyver Gets Lazy"
Replies: 91
Views: 23515

Re: "Macgyver Gets Lazy" Discussion

Guns don't kill people...the bullet wounds from the bullets from the guns kill people. And by the way, Wikipedia is the devil. I can not look up one thing on there without going to some complete off topic link. Just the other day I was looking up Ramen Noodles and ended up at South Park. EVVVVVVVVV...
by cymon
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89066

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

[quote=thebandit]There damn well better NOT be Taft slash fiction.[/quote]

Taft slash jelly donut fiction.
by cymon
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows -> Linux migration rant.
Replies: 20
Views: 2829

Re: Windows -> Linux migration rant.

Thank you for the warning, I will make sure to inform my Radeon X1800 that indeed, it IS running in linux, and that because of that, it should immediately stop doing hardware acceleration on both screens. Furthermore, I will inform X that because I have an ATi card, I should not be able to move wind...
by cymon
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: favorite smell
Replies: 94
Views: 9502

Re: favorite smell

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.
by cymon
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ question about structs
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: C++ question about structs

Okay, I've read the documentation on all this, as well as on structs and such. Right now, I'm getting to the actual coding part. I took the advice and created an object for each peer, so whenever I have to add or remove one, I just call the constructor/destructor. However, I am a little unsure of th...
by cymon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ question about structs
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: C++ question about structs

Thanks all for the suggestions. I was originally unaware of the hashmap, at least applicable to this project (I have heard of it before, but never considered it for this, due to inexperience mainly). My idea for the handling of peers was to create a peer object class, and just construct a new object...
by cymon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ question about structs
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

C++ question about structs

Just a quick C++ question about structures. I am working on a project which requires me to store information about peers (IP address, peer ID, name, and public key). I am working on creating a central list of peers. I am going to have a linked list, and parse through it to recover the desired peer i...
by cymon
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Digital camera and TV remote: why does THIS happen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Digital camera and TV remote: why does THIS happen?

I've always wanted to get a cheap camera and modify it to pick up IR. Never found one cheap enough though. What freaks me out is that infra red light shows up in blue. O_o Infrared light simply means that it is a greater wavelength|lesser frequency then red, in the same way ultraviolet is a greater...
by cymon
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Text size is text size
Replies: 30
Views: 3202

Re: Text size is text size

On a scale of 1 to yes, how baked were you Dextrose when you made this thread.
by cymon
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dance or Martial Arts?
Replies: 85
Views: 8261

Re: Dance or Martial Arts?

Yoga would be great for flexibility, but less so for balance. I have to balance on blades less than a millimeter thick here, remember. I suppose I could do yoga and then integrate balance exercises into my workout, but that's just a big ball of boring. :P Also, I'm not sure if I could pull off doin...
by cymon
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manuals and Geekdom
Replies: 42
Views: 3645

Re: Manuals and Geekdom

I read manuals when I'm bored.
by cymon
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you lie?
Replies: 177
Views: 14315

Re: Do you lie?

Everything I say is a lie.
by cymon
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question For and About Girls (Yes, another)
Replies: 41
Views: 5204

Re: Question For and About Girls (Yes, another)

Why would you ask XKCD when you could just roll a 1d2 for a nonsubjective answer?
by cymon
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34622

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Lithium wrote:The alt text reminded me of this:

Image


For some reason, I found that image amusing. I can only imagine the caption being something involving bellows.
by cymon
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109114

Re: Childhood misconceptions

Disco_Inferno wrote:I have another misconception: I used to think that Egypt was a continent.


When I was extremely young, I was under the impression that Egypt was still the way it was in ancient times, that people still rode camels and made pyramids, et cetera. :shudder:
by cymon
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 65
Views: 22748

Re: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?

I have requested an array of old Cisco networking gear. So far, I have a Catalyst 2912 switch, and I'll probably get a 2610 router, although really any 2600 with a NM-1E will do the job. (The 2610 I have my eye on has the NM-1E already installed).
by cymon
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: People should stop putting joke options in polls
Replies: 42
Views: 3952

Re: People should stop putting joke options in polls

Verator wrote:
pollywog wrote:Well, I'm still beating Verator.



I've transcended the tally-board. I'm on a whole 'nother level above you all.


http://xkcd.com/117/
by cymon
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The I Am Awesome Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 9251

Re:

I'm Ender Wiggin Awesome. A series of books has been written about me and the xenocide I caused. That got me thinking. If Ender Wiggin played video games, it'd be Supreme Commander. I'd give my left pinkie to play him and get totally annihilated. Whoa, was that a subtle TA reference at the end?
by cymon
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21469

Re: What editor do you use?

Hammer wrote:
mrkite wrote:vim

:wq

@MrKite: Do you find yourself typing Esc :wq in every program you use? I do... :D
[/offtopic]


Yep, which is why I use the Vimperator extension for Firefox!
by cymon
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49447

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Right now, I'm using AfterStep. It was kind of painful at first, coming from fluxbox, which I also keep installed. However, I like AfterStep. I was always interested in the NeXTSTEP UI, it looked really cool. It took a while for me to get used to it, but I like it now. I also intend to try out fvwm ...
by cymon
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solar energy on a cloudy day
Replies: 16
Views: 3776

Re: Solar energy on a cloudy day

IIRC, this average is calculated on the panel during the maximum sun exposure on a clear day.
by cymon
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:55 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 23079

Just a request from someone who can't come, please take pictures? Also, is this going to become a yearly event? That would be so awesome!

I hate being young sometimes.
by cymon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nucular
Replies: 106
Views: 12346

Thanks RealGrouchy, and thank you meteorswarm for ending this argument, at least for today.
by cymon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0240: "Dream Girl"
Replies: 207
Views: 115369

LordRiffington wrote:
Phy wrote:You know what they say about truth and fiction.
Man dreams up phone number, ends up marrying girl on the other end of it


Dammit, I was just coming here to post that. :P


Reminds me of the time I dialed 314-1592.
by cymon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0308: "Interesting Life"
Replies: 256
Views: 52080

Heh, Mr. Munroe is very good at knowing exactly what is on my mind. In fact, after reading this, I began to fashion myself on a grand adventure, flying through the skies, with my usual soundtrack for all things epic: instrumental post-rock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Lift Your Skinny Fists Like A...
by cymon
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Official Thread of Mourning
Replies: 46
Views: 8726

I'm afraid I'll have to miss this one too, as even though I am 16, I don't have a drivers' license, or indeed any qualification at all to operate a motor vehicle, and I'm the only XKCD fan out of all the people I know.

I only hope that I can attend the next one, if there ever is.
by cymon
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9351945

"don't look a gift horse in the mouth" what does that MEAN? where/how did the saying originate? If I remember correctly, the traditional method for determining the age of the horse at that time was to analyze the t(ee|oo)th of the horse (although if it only had one tooth…). If this answ...
by cymon
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413053

Hello all, my name is Ben, and I am currently trying not to make an AA related joke right now (guess I just did!)

I'm from DC, although I currently live in Rhode Island, and am certainly one of the younger members here at a paltry 1.6 decades spent on Earth.
by cymon
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141567

I love the words ostensible and insipid. Although they may be somewhat crude, I also adore using British slang, like the words 'wanker' and 'tosser'. This is odd, as I am a American of the East Coast variety (I'm pretty sure that English connection predates both of those words).
by cymon
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nucular
Replies: 106
Views: 12346

Well, I don't know if this counts as a mispronunciation per se, as both words in error are pronounced correctly, but when people say 'for all intensive purposes' instead of 'for all intents and purposes'. I find this to be even more irritating than 'nucular', as at least the concept of meaning is pa...
by cymon
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: SOHCAHTOA
Replies: 51
Views: 14562

So am I the only one who pointed out that you could substitute ALD-52 for acid?
by cymon
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 108388

Billions and billions.

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