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by DesperatMezures
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their...
Replies: 63
Views: 8047

Re: Does anyone else feel "violated" when someone uses their

Or, you could use a guest account. But before that, put a password on your normal account!
by DesperatMezures
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The XKCD smiley
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

Re: The XKCD smiley

Spoiler:
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That's my take on it. I still think it's very far fetched, but I see where the OP is coming from.
by DesperatMezures
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 51917

Re: "1996" Discussion

I've thought about this very situation, and been saddened that CollegeBoard allows TI to keep their monopoly unopposed. It's really up to them to break it, because until they allow other calculators in, the most friendly, fair, modern, cheap calculator won't be a success due to the test restrictions...
by DesperatMezures
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Going to Disney World tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Going to Disney World tomorrow

A bunch of my friends and I brought a pack of cards to Splash Mountain, and all had different expressions on our faces while looking at our hands. One of us was depressed, one of us was cheating, one of us was inquisitive, one was laughing, and one was arms up celebrating.

It was an amazing photo.
by DesperatMezures
Sat May 01, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: F.lux - Night light mode your monitor!
Replies: 55
Views: 9324

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

It's pretty sweet, but has no effect on my external monitor, unfortunately. (If anyone has any idea how to diagnose or fix whatever's keeping it from changing both monitors on Ubuntu, it'd be nice to have some help.) At first, it's weird looking at such a pink display at night, but you get used to i...
by DesperatMezures
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sun Worship/Appreciation Club looking for a acronym
Replies: 19
Views: 1834

Re: Sun Worship/Appreciation Club looking for a acronym

Aaeriele wrote:Students Organiz(ing|ed) Light-Augmented Recreation.


I have zero creativity, so I can't come up with anything, but this one is pretty awesome.
by DesperatMezures
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Swf I can't find.
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Swf I can't find.

What you described sounds like something one would see on http://ytmnd.com. I'd start my search there, but the searches drop zone and Darren Styles picked up no ytmnds.
by DesperatMezures
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: S,m,artphone - What's the best on the market?
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Smart.phone - What's the best on the market?

Have you gone to a store to see how you like the feel of any of them? That is what convinced me to go with an iPhone. I think that's a very good piece of advice, as well. It reminds me of how when shopping for laptops, many will rush to the specs chart before looking at features like heat dissipati...
by DesperatMezures
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: S,m,artphone - What's the best on the market?
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Smart.phone - What's the best on the market?

Currently, I own and use a T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), the wonderfully ancient Android phone from back when Android was the new kid on the block. The two main advantages I see to Android are the ability to root your device and customize it endlessly, and the tight Google app integration. I'm basically ...
by DesperatMezures
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do with $10,000?
Replies: 138
Views: 13741

Re: What would you do with $10,000?

I'd probably do something along the same lines. I think seeing the world could be easily done with 10,000 dollars, and I think it'd be worth it. When I think about it, there's only really been about 2 countries I've really experienced, including the US.
by DesperatMezures
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ipod Engraving?
Replies: 24
Views: 2860

Re: Ipod Engraving?

Thanks for that iPod idea, mstrzerg. -Steve Jobs

Not sure if they'll willingly engrave that one, though.
by DesperatMezures
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bored at work. What do you do?
Replies: 81
Views: 6743

Re: Bored at work. What do you do?

Snicklefrits wrote:Play tetris. I like http://www.freetetris.org personally.


Pfft. Flash Tetris? Real men get a copy of MAME 32 Plus Plus and the necessary ROMs to play Tetris: The Absolute: The Grand Master 2 Plus on their PC.

Once you go TGM, you never go back.
by DesperatMezures
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad Queries
Replies: 22
Views: 2848

Re: Bad Queries

I was playing the DOS game Abuse, and my buddy wanted to see it, so he Google Image Search'd Abuse, and was frightened. Never again.
by DesperatMezures
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Converting AUDIO_TS/VIDEO_TS to .iso
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: Converting AUDIO_TS/VIDEO_TS to .iso

I don't remember exactly, but there is definitely an option to allow for DVDShrink to save a ripped DVD directly to iso, without having to muck about with _ts folders. The option is there, somewhere, sorry I can't give more details about it, it's been ages since I've had to use it.
by DesperatMezures
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should I buy a KRZR?
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Should I buy a KRZR?

Finally, the outer screen wastes battery power by prominently displaying the Virgin Mobile logo while the phone is open, instead of being off like it should be. Fail. Actually, that's not a bug, it's a feature. The way clamshellphones work with two screens are that they have a single backlight sand...
by DesperatMezures
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanna Go To Stanford... For Free?
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Wanna Go To Stanford... For Free?

Wow. I remember MIT doing something similar to this, I believe it was called Open Courseware? Either way, it looks like a great thing.
by DesperatMezures
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reaction time
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Reaction time

Ah, Stepmania. I remember my glory days in that game... Have you ever tried the keyboard megapacks? ArchOWL had made one, and several community packs have been released. Locating them may require significant amounts of google-fu, though, many of the hosts for them are down. As for your original post...
by DesperatMezures
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Paint My Truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2213

Re: Paint My Truck!

I think random_kitty just won the topic. I seriously can't think of anything that would top that.
by DesperatMezures
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want a Shirt that says....
Replies: 76
Views: 6105

Re: I want a Shirt that says....

Laser Scope would make a pretty funny shirt. I'd wear it to the airport, just to see what would happen. (Or not.)
by DesperatMezures
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How sustainable are you?
Replies: 36
Views: 3555

Re: How sustainable are you?

b.i.o wrote:
Priuses


Am I the only one who thinks the correct pluralization of Prius should be Prii? (I realize why it's not, I just think it ought to be.)


I think so too. I don't know what Toyota's got to say on the issue, but it does follow from radius > radii.
by DesperatMezures
Fri May 30, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Fora font issue, related to Ubuntu distro upgrade to Hardy.
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

Fora font issue, related to Ubuntu distro upgrade to Hardy.

I'm currently running Ubuntu Hardy. The thing is, when I upgraded my distribution to Hardy Heron, I suppose the fonts were reshuffled. Now, when the xkcd fora are set to the subsilver theme, topic titles are all displayed in some sort of ridiculously ugly font. I'm 99% sure that the distribution upg...
by DesperatMezures
Tue May 27, 2008 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1071
Views: 76604

Re: Super Smash Bros.

I suppose not using names would help. Possibly also just creating a new one. I'm not entirely sure about that though, it's completely a guess.
by DesperatMezures
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did meeting someone you knew online change your relationship
Replies: 28
Views: 3809

Re: Did meeting someone you knew online change your relationship

I sadly haven't had the experience of meeting somebody in meatspace after getting to know them online. I think it'd be really interesting, but still living with my parents makes it a bit difficult. I hope it changes by the time I get to college, though.
by DesperatMezures
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ball pits and you
Replies: 39
Views: 5210

Re: Ball pits and you

For now, the reason I can't get a ball pit is the fact that I can't pay for it, as well as the fact that I'm an HS senior. My parents would strictly forbid it, for the fact that it's a "waste of money", and I wouldn't be able to do it in a college dorm, for obvious reasons. Once I have a h...
by DesperatMezures
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Comic?
Replies: 31
Views: 2669

Re: Missing Comic?

Could someone please explain the "winning" comic? I'm afraid I failed to "get" it. All I see are unrecognizable "characters".

Unless that's the joke? :?
by DesperatMezures
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's behind Dick Cheney's glasses?
Replies: 25
Views: 2951

Re: What's behind Dick Cheney's glasses?

I feel like a failure. I didn't notice the zoom button, and I came back here and saw all the posts with "well played" and whatnot.

And then I was confused.
by DesperatMezures
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: viewing .pdf
Replies: 11
Views: 1961

Re: viewing .pdf

Foxit is great for reading them, but it does get quite annoying when they refuse to allow you to select all text without paying for their "advanced" reader. The document viewer on my ubuntu box has worked great, although I don't think it's cross platform. It came with the ubuntu installati...
by DesperatMezures
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Techno music for studying?
Replies: 22
Views: 8323

Re: Techno music for studying?

You might want to try browsing an internet radio station or two for ideas, I usually stick to those for studying, as my own library gets to be a tad dry after a while.
by DesperatMezures
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptor versus Metroid
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

Re: Raptor versus Metroid

That's odd, I could never get a metroid to actually get through a door in metroid prime. They always seemed to hit the door, and stop at the invisible wall in the door. Explosions never happened for me...

Perhaps I am, as the kids say, doin it rong?
by DesperatMezures
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: not owning an ipod?
Replies: 137
Views: 8861

Re: not owning an ipod?

I'd like to throw in my two cents in support of the zune. I have a zune 30 from December of two years ago, given the choice of an iPod and a zune. I picked the zune on the basis of it not having a clickwheel, because I just could never get used to using one accurately, and I heard they're nigh impos...
by DesperatMezures
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 331896

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Misconception: Because I am a male with long, curly black hair (check the soul-glow scene from Coming to America to see what I mean(I don't even use a product, I was born with it!)) I WANT random strangers to come up and run their hands through it, WITHOUT ASKING. It's bad enough that you don't know...
by DesperatMezures
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my MIT decision
Replies: 34
Views: 2725

Re: my MIT decision

I got my decision earlier today, too. Ended up being deferred... :| Now I have to wait until March for more info.

The worst part is, now I actually have to work on my other applications until then. Yuck...
by DesperatMezures
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hair length
Replies: 78
Views: 4032

Re: Hair length

Male, long hair. It's curly, though, so even though it looks like it's down two inches past my shoulders, it's actually down to my man-boobs when straightened.

For reference, just think about the guy from the soul glo commercial from the movie Coming to America, but with longer hair.
by DesperatMezures
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When was the last time you skipped
Replies: 41
Views: 2759

Re: When was the last time you skipped

Gym class, but they make us skip. I actually haven't skipped voluntarily for about a month now, mainly because it's too goddamn cold outside to skip practically.
by DesperatMezures
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Politically Incorrect jokes
Replies: 94
Views: 6132

Re: Politically Incorrect jokes

How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Spoiler:
It doesn't matter, feminists can't change anything!


Wanna hear a joke?

Spoiler:
Women's rights!
by DesperatMezures
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45927

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

I use GNOME, but never really got to like KDE. I can't get over the naming scheme for 80% of the programs... Is that K required? Although, I guess I am kinda biased only because I never tried KDE with Ubuntu, only KDE with Sabayon Linux. Ubuntu just works better for me, because it actually gets all ...
by DesperatMezures
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A little bit of help writing a shell script...
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: A little bit of help writing a shell script...

Wow, that was simple. I didn't realize that the script waited for stepmania to finish running before executing the next command.

Many thanks!
by DesperatMezures
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A little bit of help writing a shell script...
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

A little bit of help writing a shell script...

Hello all, I was wondering whether any of you forumgoers could help me out with this conundrum that I have. Basically, I recently installed conky on my machine, an ubuntu feisty install. However, if conky is doing it's thing displaying text on the desktop, and I decide to run stepmania, the screen f...
by DesperatMezures
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: July 11, 2010 - Easter Island
Replies: 50
Views: 3029

It's really only greasy if it's semi-warm instead of cold. Which is usually the way you find it when it's spent three hours in a lunchbox with no icepack.
by DesperatMezures
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your writing utensil of choice?
Replies: 75
Views: 6418

My utensil of choice is the Pentel RSVP. It has unparalleled balance, weight, and grippyness, at least for my purposes. Which are spinning the pen incessantly as I ponder.

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