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by nyeguy
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 436
Views: 146068

Re: Your last and next concert?

Next will be Fleet Foxes in May I'm quite jealous! I just can't afford $80 for a single ticket. Last: The Decemberists. So amazing, probably my favorite show, if only because they are my favorite band. Next: Probably Airborne Toxic Event in June Only cost $30 a ticket when I got 'em . Gotta beat th...
by nyeguy
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 436
Views: 146068

Re: Your last and next concert?

Smiling Hobo wrote:Next will be Fleet Foxes in May

I'm quite jealous! I just can't afford $80 for a single ticket.

Last: The Decemberists. So amazing, probably my favorite show, if only because they are my favorite band.
Next: Probably Airborne Toxic Event in June
by nyeguy
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Midnight wrote:NEW FLEET FOXES ALBUM


Really!? You just made my day.

Currently playing: The Smiths - I Know It's Over. Morrissey's voice is divine.
by nyeguy
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 130822

Re: What OS do you use?

I primarily use Mac (10.6), though I have a Windows 7 partition on my computer for gaming. If I didn't have a my mac I would probably dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7.
by nyeguy
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Chrome, version 10
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Chrome, version 10

Chrome 10.0.648.133 beta on OSX here. If I run it, it gets 100/100 but incorrect rendering. However, if I hit the back button, it runs again, 100% correctly. Weird, submitting bug report.

Edit: Went to submit the bug report, did the test again just to make sure, and it worked perfectly...
by nyeguy
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 150776

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Fiddles are violins. The only difference is the style of music you are playing, except occasionally they modify the bridge to make double stops easier.
by nyeguy
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?
Replies: 45
Views: 6352

Re: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?

Lazar wrote:I voted "otter". I make a | going down, then I loop up and make a little p, followed by a \.

k.jpg

This. I was starting to think as I read the thread that I was the only one who did this!
by nyeguy
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you use RSS?
Replies: 29
Views: 2052

Re: Do you use RSS?

I use RSS for blogs, news and webcomics. It saves me from checking them manually (I can never remember when webcomics update, and if they don't for a while I tend to forget about them entirely), and let's me keep track of what I've already seem. I use Google Reader, so I can get to my feed on which...
by nyeguy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Image

Just got it this week, so I've been giving it a good listening. I rather like the album, and the style fusion is pretty cool, but the album overall feels so uninspired compared to other Decemberists albums.
by nyeguy
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 154517

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:The beginning section of Shine on You Crazy Diamond

FTFY
by nyeguy
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC Gamepads
Replies: 34
Views: 4513

Re: PC Gamepads

I use the cheapest pad I could get at the time that wasn't a piece of garbage. It has served me quite well. For $20 I have no complaints about the quality.
by nyeguy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: June 8th, 2011 is World IPv6 Testing Day
Replies: 48
Views: 4091

Re: June 8th, 2011 is World IPv6 Testing Day

So, is there any way to calculate how fast we will run out of IPv6 addresses? What is the approximate exponent multiplier for IP address demand increase, per year? Its not likely in the foreseeable future. Since IPv6 is 128-bit, we have 2^128 addresses, or: 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,7...
by nyeguy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 82763

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

Here Come the Mummies are a bunch of studio musicians who decided to form a funk band. They play in mummy getup (supposedly because to appear in person could breach contracts of theirs), have hilarious lyrics, and are incredibly tight.
by nyeguy
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Midnight wrote:david bowie & stevie ray vaughn.
Awesome.

Together?!

Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees... One of the most moving songs I have ever heard.
by nyeguy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice

@Nyeguy: That is at least the fifth time someone mentioned CMU to me. For one, the original admin of the game dev community I used to hang out at now goes to CMU. Afeique Sheikh, maybe you know each other? I'm definitely applying to CMU. Already drafted their essay (yes, they did have one this year...
by nyeguy
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 135885

Re: Your Schedule

I'm an ECE student at Carnegie Mellon. For the upcoming semester, I'm mostly just doing prereqs and other courses required by my major. Concepts of Mathematics Engineering the Materials of the Future (aka Intro to Mat Sci) Interpretation and Argument (A fun little debate/writing English course; my s...
by nyeguy
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice

If you love game development, and are interested in MIT, I highly recommend you apply to Carnegie Mellon. From my experience, the kinds of students here are basically the same kind of quirky/nerdy/awesome people who go to schools like MIT. And if you love game design, we have excellent programs in C...
by nyeguy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pronunciation, Spelling and Grammar. How important are they?
Replies: 50
Views: 3297

Re: Pronunciation, Spelling and Grammar. How important are t

As long as it isn't bad enough to get in the way of meaning, I usually don't mind. In fact, I often play with syntax in different ways to suggest different tones; this is especially common in texts. For example, to be more playful I will do things like replace long u's with oo's, such as spelling &q...
by nyeguy
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home Automation
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: Home Automation

My dad uses Insteon to control stuff like that in our house. You run the software on some server, and install either their special outlets to replace your current electrical outlets, or buy ones that plug into existing outlets. You can then turn the outlets on and off through scripting and schedulin...
by nyeguy
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Acoustic versions of Airborne Toxic Event... Their music carries over SO WELL to a more symphonic style.
by nyeguy
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 44059

Re: Reactions to your Major

When people ask, I normally give a more full answer, akin to: "I am majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Audio Tech, and I want to work with music tech stuff." I find even that even though those are technical majors, I don't get the off put reactions that a lot of you guys po...
by nyeguy
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The 'I miss orchestra' support group.
Replies: 16
Views: 6448

Re: The 'I miss orchestra' support group.

I definitely understand this. I just started college this year, and I'm in ensembles, but I really miss high school marching band.
by nyeguy
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Headphones vs. Earbuds
Replies: 66
Views: 17024

Re: Headphones vs. Earbuds

I prefer circumaural headphones if I'll pretty much be in one place doing work, like in the dorm or on a plane. However, nothing is more convenient than earbuds, so I normally carry those with my mp3 player. If you get ones with the right tip size, they can be comfortable enough.
by nyeguy
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Image

The Dr. Horrible soundtrack... SO GOOD.
by nyeguy
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calculator to computer display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: Calculator to computer display?

My high school calculus teacher had a tool that plugged a TI into a TV. Possibly this.
by nyeguy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 135885

Re: Your Schedule

My first semester of college, at Carnegie Mellon! Intro to ECE (Electrical and Compter Engineering) Principles of Computing (learning to program in python) Calculus 3 Globalization through History (looks like an awesome history course) I wanted to take another course, but one more course would put m...
by nyeguy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Lockers? Bah!
Replies: 48
Views: 6117

Re: Lockers? Bah!

I got a big band locker with a friend and we kept books in there. Since I was in the band room every 2 or 3 classes, it was horribly convenient to just grab stuff then.
by nyeguy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public
Replies: 227
Views: 13078

Re: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public

Either way, all this is your responsibility. By attending a venue that has cameras, you take on the risks of what that could do to your reputation. Good thing nobody has cameras in their cell phones. Oh wait... Well, it shouldn't be too hard to avoid any place with a cell phone in it, right? Perhap...
by nyeguy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public
Replies: 227
Views: 13078

Re: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public

yoni45 wrote:Either way, all this is your responsibility. By attending a venue that has cameras, you take on the risks of what that could do to your reputation.

Good thing nobody has cameras in their cell phones. Oh wait... Well, it shouldn't be too hard to avoid any place with a cell phone in it, right?
by nyeguy
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6602
Views: 630489

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Perhaps I don't belong in gold league, because I just failed so hard in my last game. Somehow I missed a guy's SCV building a proxy barracks in my base . Dude I'm pretty sure I saw that (or something quite similar) happen in one of day9's king-of-the-beta matches, and this is from 8 of the best pla...
by nyeguy
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6602
Views: 630489

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Perhaps I don't belong in gold league, because I just failed so hard in my last game. Somehow I missed a guy's SCV building a proxy barracks in my base . I sent off like 8 lings to scout/harass him, and for some reason he was only just now starting to build a rax. So I head back to my base and sudde...
by nyeguy
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: F.lux - Night light mode your monitor!
Replies: 55
Views: 7657

Re: F.lux - Night light mode your monitor!

There should be on option to disable it for an hour. You should be able to just quit and restart it as well. I'm using it on a Mac, and these are just options in the menu bar (see spoilered screenshot). I have no idea how it works on Windows, but I can't imagine it is much different. screenshot 2010...
by nyeguy
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public
Replies: 227
Views: 13078

Re: 0.1 Billion Facebookers made public

Not to condone this, but the way the press is reporting this is stupid... I've seen a lot of articles that use wordings similar to this thread's title, saying data has been "made public." This is misleading and disingenuous. The data was already public, there was no hacking or exploiting. ...
by nyeguy
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Avenue Q - There's a Fine, Fine Line

I really love Kate's voice.
by nyeguy
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9521
Views: 863863

Re: What are you listening to?

Herbie Hanbcock - Stitched Up
by nyeguy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 150776

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Is there any significance within that brand for 31? 31 flavors maybe? Yes, they are well known for having 31 flavors (even though I doubt it is true any more). I'm pretty sure they still maintain it. Last time I went there for ice cream, I counted and they did have 31 flavors. I think they have sea...
by nyeguy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What AT&T phone should I get?
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: What AT&T phone should I get?

I have a Backflip, and for all the shit it got on the tech news circuit, I actually like it. I got it mainly for the same reasons as you; that is, a touch screen smartphone with a keyboard on AT&T. It runs Android (currently 1.5, but its supposed to be upgraded to 2.1 in the next few months). Th...
by nyeguy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 398890

Re: Favorite math jokes

For what its worth, here's what I see running Chrome 5.0.375.99 on Mac OS 10.6:
Spoiler:
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by nyeguy
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: engraving for Möbius strip
Replies: 24
Views: 2282

Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Recursion is...
by nyeguy
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I avoid the grandfather paradox by impersonating myself?
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: Can I avoid the grandfather paradox by impersonating mys

Theoretically, if you somehow manage to be your own ancestor, that could work (as long as you don't think too hard about how the cycle started - once it's going, it works). For an example, see Futurama. I'm confused - am I missing some important item of geeklore, are you seriously expecting me to w...

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