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by The Resident Expert
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: /b/ destroys Animal Abuser's life within 24hours.
Replies: 119
Views: 10536

Re: /b/ destroys Animal Abuser's life within 24hours.

Of course /b/ loves cats. All their base are belong to them.
by The Resident Expert
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483553

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin, which has inspired me to pester my father into taking a road trip with me to Kansas City, Missouri.
Also American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent.
by The Resident Expert
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96929

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

Recently I've taken to leaving "Fats Goldburg Lives!" in certain stalls in the metropolitan area.
by The Resident Expert
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: a band xkcders might just like
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: a band xkcders might just like

Not bad, although the song "Robots Need Love Too" bungles the Konami Code (drops the "select").
Another band in the video game vein is The Gothsicles, although darkNES' vocals can grate on the nerves after a while.
by The Resident Expert
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 203397

Re: Song Identification!

So I remember a fragment of a song, male voice, from 1987 or earlier. The chorus, if I recall correctly, features the words: "I've seen [I saw?] lasers split the night. Saw a rocket ship fall down from flight and I watched an old man [something something, maybe a horse was involved?] when I wen...
by The Resident Expert
Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Wizzywig, by Ed Piskor
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Wizzywig, by Ed Piskor

I was thinking of sending for a copy of Wizzywig, Volume 1: Phreak and Wizzywig, Volume 2: Hacker by Ed Piskor, and was wondering if anyone else had yet read either. It was featured on Boingboing not long ago.
Thoughts?
by The Resident Expert
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68461

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

Although I realize it wasn't meant as flamebait. No, it wasn't, although in retrospect it could totally be read as such, and for that I apologize. Moving on: If you're leaving for Venus, I would certainly hope you stand tall: no human has yet traveled there. Don't get your hopes up about being welc...
by The Resident Expert
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483553

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Started Neal Stephensons Quicksilver again. I had begun it just before this last semester started, but I couldn't keep up with both the book and my studies, so it was backburnered until the semester ended, and here I am.
by The Resident Expert
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Is it possible for a drama to earn a G rating?
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: Is it possible for a drama to earn a G rating?

David Lynchs The Straight Story was a well-executed dramatic film rated G.
by The Resident Expert
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs with "Rain" in the title
Replies: 73
Views: 22313

Re: Songs with "Rain" in the title

Like Tears in the Rain by Covenant
by The Resident Expert
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68461

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

*If you're friends with both the president and the pope, while unlikely, it would contradict your previous assertion that you have no friends. Furthermore, if you're all making fortunes selling your fathers drugs, not having Christmas cards to send would hardly merit mention: buy some. *If you close...
by The Resident Expert
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 5805

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

I've had a subscription to Wired for five or six years now, which my Grandmother lovingly renews for me every December. I also regularly buy MAKE:ZINE, and the occasional Mental_Floss, Saveur, Soldier of Fortune, SEED, National Geographic, New Frontiersman, and whatever else might perk my fancy that...
by The Resident Expert
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35044

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

A liberal dose of hope
A liberal dose of fear
McCain doing Viagra Ads
By this time next year
Burma-Shave
by The Resident Expert
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Madison area...
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Re: Madison area...

Say, anyone going to be at Geek.kon?
by The Resident Expert
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: R rolling
Replies: 100
Views: 12180

Re: R rolling

A Russian girlfriend of mine, many years ago, told me that when he was just beginning to speak her little brother couldn't roll his R's. Their solution was to perform a very minor surgery to clip the frenulum of the tongue just at the very front, which allowed him more dexterity. I don't think this ...
by The Resident Expert
Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Madison area...
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Re: Madison area...

Madison here.
by The Resident Expert
Wed May 28, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31381

Re: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.

Also, how has no one mentioned Grapes of Wrath? I mean, Jesus, Steinbeck is a great author, and the writing is terrific, but the plot is total shit. I get it, great depression. But that's it, the end. I mean, I can just imagine Steinbeck thinking to himself, plotting... "Aha, yes, and then I'l...
by The Resident Expert
Sun May 25, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Gogol Bordello
Replies: 28
Views: 4401

Re: Gogol Bordello

googolBordelloAreAwesomeVote++
I'm seeing them in two weeks! My excitement is growing hourly! Witness my excitement in the form of increased frequency of exclamation points!
by The Resident Expert
Sun May 25, 2008 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31381

Re: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.

I liked Invisible Monsters.
I didn't think Haunted was so good, though. Parts of it were great, but others seemed a little wedged in. It came off to me as a not-entirely successful attempt to amalgamate a short stories collection into a novel.
by The Resident Expert
Thu May 22, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20841

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

I would add "failure" by The Swans.
by The Resident Expert
Thu May 15, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized
Replies: 246
Views: 96929

Re: High School bathroom graffiti: intellectualized

In the stall of the mens room at the bar near my house someone had written "who are you?"
Feeling clever, I left a reply "no one of consequence."
I was surprised to find a counter: "I must know."
To which I could only leave "get used to disappointment."
by The Resident Expert
Wed May 14, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

Well, it wasn't as awesome as I'd hoped, but still pretty awesome.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
by The Resident Expert
Mon May 12, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

cs24 wrote:If you look closely, the article was posted on May 7, 2007.

That does make it seem a bit less like our mystery discovery.
by The Resident Expert
Fri May 09, 2008 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

I've been parsing a few documents I'd googled using the terms "galactic object 50 years x-ray" in the hopes of finding a clue as to what it may be. http://sundog.stsci.edu/first/APM/HTML/node1.html is from the Very Large Array Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters. I don't gr...
by The Resident Expert
Fri May 09, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20841

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

Everything is Free by Gillian Welch Forsaken (Vocal Version) by VNV Nation Wichita by Truckstop Honeymoon (not especially depressing, but it totally sums up my feelings about where I live these days) Magnolia Tree by Truckstop Honeymoon (also not mega-depressing, but brings me to tears) Georgia Lee ...
by The Resident Expert
Fri May 09, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

segmentation fault wrote:
The Resident Expert wrote:I wonder what it is.


they found bin laden :)

I second that win.
by The Resident Expert
Thu May 08, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

The coolest part about this is how they inform you how to tune in to the press conference on NASA TV. A video file about the discovery will air on NASA Television on May 14. NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4...
by The Resident Expert
Thu May 08, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9983

NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/may/HQ_M08089_Chandra_Advisory.html
Both X-Ray and ground observations confirm it.
I wonder what it is.
by The Resident Expert
Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: guess the gender of the poster above you
Replies: 195
Views: 22294

Re: guess the gender of the poster above you

i like pi wrote:Yeah. I am very complex. But somewhat unstable.

I'll guess female then.
by The Resident Expert
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: guess the gender of the poster above you
Replies: 195
Views: 22294

Re: guess the gender of the poster above you

^Has an inseminating tube for dispersal of genetic material, leading to off-site fertilization.
by The Resident Expert
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8978

Re: MIT

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Brass_Rat_2007_Finger.jpg/300px-Brass_Rat_2007_Finger.jpg us wants, precioussss... Rather, I'm intending on submitting a transfer application in a year or two. Whether this is simple delusion on my part, or a viable course in life, remains to be s...
by The Resident Expert
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: guess the gender of the poster above you
Replies: 195
Views: 22294

Re: guess the gender of the poster above you

^Podbaydoor, I'm going ahead and wagering on a XX chromosome.
No looking at my icon for hints.
by The Resident Expert
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 40080

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

lihan161051 wrote:Not to pick, but was "you took my hat" supposed to be in there twice? The second instance makes sense, the first one .. ?

(Unless she's anticipating his line ..)

I was wondering the very same thing.
by The Resident Expert
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 54821

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

It took me about 4 years to lose the left foot first thing. I still sync with people on the sidewalk, though. I'm still left foot first. Marching in the Navy pretty much hard-wired that. Worst for me is syncing marching cadence to high-tempo songs on my iPod. Well, it's not so much bad for me as it...
by The Resident Expert
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 54442

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

"I am the Black Dodo Charms"
by The Resident Expert
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff to do (before you die/go back to uni)
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

Re: Stuff to do (before you die/go back to uni)

Sandals wrote:*visit every European capital city


Counting Pristina?
by The Resident Expert
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff to do (before you die/go back to uni)
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

Re: Stuff to do (before you die/go back to uni)

*Hop a freight train.
*Cross the equator.
*Cross the international date line.
*Distill my own rum.
*Scuba dive.
*Play my banjo at least halfway decently.
by The Resident Expert
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.
Replies: 64
Views: 7169

Re: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.

If your goal is just fitness, wouldn't some good calisthenics and cardio exercises (and possibly yoga or gymnastics, i'm pretty sure i remember you mentioning something about flexibility) be a more efficient way to go? Combat training can give you a workout, but not as good of one as...y'know...wor...
by The Resident Expert
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.
Replies: 64
Views: 7169

Re: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.

As a martial art, gong fu is just as viable as any other, especially in the absence of data, as you provide. Whether or not there's data makes little impact upon something's effectiveness. I believe the intention of the remark was that you simply stated that you think Kung Fu was worthless, but did...

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