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by heXiuM
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Decimal separator
Replies: 20
Views: 3428

The period

We even call it the decimal point.But then, as HYPERiON already mentioned, one's no better or worse than the other.

~Why can't the whole world just stick to one standard any way?
by heXiuM
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34001

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Here's what the comic was really supposed to look like...
ResetButton.png
"Reset++"
ResetButton.png (30.96 KiB) Viewed 5682 times
Uses elements from: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 146758

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

This was already mentioned before, but the key is consistency . If you're coding from scratch, adopt one convention and stick with it. If you're working on already existing code, follow the convention used. Never assume that you will be the only one working on your code or that you will never have t...
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 9812

Re: What's your day job?

thefiddler wrote:I know I am. ^_^
I too!

~or should that be "me too"?
~~ this shouldn't count as a "me too" post!

On topic: Perhaps 'code monkey' is more accurate than 'programmer' but meh.
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 9812

Re: What's your day job?

I'm a programmor programer prog...


I write code.
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 21844

Re: "Network" Discussion

So when's the poster coming out?
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381445

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

crazyjimbo wrote:Nope, I was wrong. I must have looked while heXiuM was still posting.

Yup. And my idea didn't work :(
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381445

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I know double posts are bad but if I post again without refreshing, can I get the posts to views ratio above 1?
by heXiuM
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2381445

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

wow, 33 views and 33 posts so far

(34 now)
by heXiuM
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Binary or Hex - Which is more awesome?
Replies: 25
Views: 1970

Re: Poll: Binary or Hex - Which is more awesome?

heX -- iuM awesome. :roll:
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 55
Views: 5578

Re: Spore!

This is how the sentiment could possibly go: [12 months before launch] "Wow looks like this is gonna be a superawesome game!" [6 months before launch] "This is gonna be the best. game. evar!" [3 months before launch] "Hmm. This game is building up a lot of hype, wonder if it...
by heXiuM
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy "International Phone Dictionary" Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Happy "International Phone Dictionary" Day!

My favorite: try to type 'smirnoff' in T9 mode
by heXiuM
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)
Replies: 15
Views: 3657

Re: Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)

@Benny: Check this link: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3140&p=7
Basically, 8800GT > 8800GTS.
by heXiuM
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Argh apostrophes!
Replies: 66
Views: 8389

Re: Argh apostrophes!

cristin343@aol.com wrote:x: “Which percentage of [...]

Shouldn't it be "what" percentage of?
by heXiuM
Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: All this speed thread posting can fuck right off
Replies: 24
Views: 12271

Re: All this speed thread posting can fuck right off

Even if there might still be a "First post!!1!1!1!!!1!" problem, I'd still suggest integrating the forums and the main website somewhat: automatic creation of threads and linking directly to them on the comic page. It would, at the very least, prevent duplicate threads from being created,...
by heXiuM
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)
Replies: 15
Views: 3657

Re: Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)

Look up the 8800GT! It's a much sweeter deal than the GTS.
by heXiuM
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sig issues go here (formerly "My sig")
Replies: 80
Views: 46603

Re: My sig

I'm confused. If it's disabled, then the Google ad on OP's sig...?

~ :idea: your nick is in red, I guess that explains it :)

Update:
davean wrote:It isn't enabled for sigs.
I got the next best thing then :) . Paint FTW.
by heXiuM
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sig issues go here (formerly "My sig")
Replies: 80
Views: 46603

Re: My sig

davean wrote:Actually they do. They are a piece of JS that loads the ad dynamically.
Hmm, is that a good idea? Enabling JavaScript for sigs? JS can be Evil.
by heXiuM
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
Replies: 47
Views: 6549

Re: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Oblivious Bear wrote:Three to reference XKCD strips that provide insight on lightbulb-changing.
Are there any??

~typo corrected
by heXiuM
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sig issues go here (formerly "My sig")
Replies: 80
Views: 46603

Re: My sig

~ :idea: does this mean I can make $$ just by posting on the fora if I set my sig to a Google ad? You think those things *make money*? Their entire point was as a joke. They'd need to be a lot more prevalent on the forums to even start. /me stares in disbelief. If it's possible to set a Google any ...
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 345451

Re: Misquote the person above you.

bookishbunny wrote:That's what she said!
Oh is that meme still around?
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367619

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

When you turn out the lights in your room the light from the streetlamps outside gradually creeps in and accumulates until your room brightens up again.
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confussional Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 4707

Re: Confussional Thread

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do.' I typed it out. End of stor...
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 345451

Re: Misquote the person above you.

Robin S wrote:So do I! They're tasty.

I hear they taste like chicken.
by heXiuM
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Sig issues go here (formerly "My sig")
Replies: 80
Views: 46603

Re: My sig

I was actually wondering about this yesterday... I thought it was a gif which looked like a Google ad, but that didn't seem to be the case. It was an actual Google ad?!

~ :idea: does this mean I can make $$ just by posting on the fora if I set my sig to a Google ad?
by heXiuM
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internet/Radio question
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

These are my computer speakers, not a stereo system. My computer is in a corner with a window on one side, a (thick) wall on the other side, and no other stereo in the room, so it couldn't be the resonating thing. As I said, I haven't been able to reproduce this. When it happened I turned off the sp...
by heXiuM
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Scrabble
Replies: 21
Views: 3508

This reminds me of a CSI episode where some guy was murdered for using a made up word in a scrabble tournament...


Edit: The made up word was 'exvin' -- A wine afficionado who no longer drinks. The episode was S04E19 - "Bad Words".
by heXiuM
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internet/Radio question
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Not the same thing as the topic but yesterday with my computer switched off my speakers started picking up the local AM station... I am still confused as to how, and I haven't been able to reproduce that effect :?
by heXiuM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352147

Gordon wrote:I'm Gordon, I like.. stuff and things!
Just wondering, has any one ever told you you look like a younger version of Michael Shermer?
by heXiuM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Great TV Shows
Replies: 119
Views: 18725

What? No one mentioned 'Dexter' yet?
by heXiuM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd's: 10,000 reasons why mankind is doomed
Replies: 285
Views: 34552

#151 BEARS!!!

#152 People not 'getting' that the Colbert Report is satire
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd's: 10,000 reasons why mankind is doomed
Replies: 285
Views: 34552

#134: The fact that Google thought YouTube was worth $1.6 billion
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tipping, Gratuity, Charity, what's fair or not fair?
Replies: 195
Views: 12605

Here (in India) the typical tip is under 5%.

~views expressed are my own and based on my own observations; they may not apply to the other 1,112,812,211 Indians.
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Area of a Triangle!
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Area = sqrt((a^4 + b^4 + c^4)-2(a²b² + a²c² + b²c²))/4 If wikipedia* is right, you've got the order of the terms wrong and will probably end up with an imaginary number. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron's_formula ~how do I get a url with a single quote in it to show up as a link?
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd's: 10,000 reasons why mankind is doomed
Replies: 285
Views: 34552

133. YouTube
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 65635

The title music is stuck in my head :x
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Area of a Triangle!
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

gmalivuk wrote:
Heron's Formula wrote:First let s = 1/2(a+b+c),

The use of the / and braces is misleading... it should be

s = (a+b+c)/2

The way you represented it it looks like (a+b+c) is in the denominator
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What month? or Here's your sign!
Replies: 61
Views: 6031

Shizo wrote:Cancer? This sign rules, a disease characterized by cells that grow and divide without respect. 8)
woohoo simulpost. Do we win something?
by heXiuM
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What month? or Here's your sign!
Replies: 61
Views: 6031

Bwahaha... the Cancer is growing...
by heXiuM
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 175316

I got a good score in my GRE today :)

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