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by 1337geek
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 15494

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

When do Frankenstein and The Doctor hop in the TARDIS? Well, if we're accepting popular mistakes as "correct", then you can't call him "the Doctor," you have to call him "Doctor Who". Then, the two of them (Doctor Who and Frankenstein) can team up with Shazam. Those ar...
by 1337geek
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1574: "Trouble for Science"
Replies: 41
Views: 10503

Re: 1574: "Trouble for Science"

Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test

27 August 2015
Largest replication study to date casts doubt on many published positive results.
by 1337geek
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1571: "Car Model Names"
Replies: 62
Views: 13786

Re: 1571: "Car Model Names"

LaughingTulkas wrote:The reference to FHQWAGADS is making me WAY more happy than it should.

Everybody to the limit.
by 1337geek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 47
Views: 29059

Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Hayley Westenra
by 1337geek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top Favorite Bands?
Replies: 15
Views: 12757

Re: Top Favorite Bands?

Larkin Poe
by 1337geek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"
Replies: 50
Views: 20328

Re: 1568: "Synonym Movies 2"

thesingingaccountant wrote:Okay, I own my incompetence. What the HELL is "Hot and Cold Music"?! I figured out everything else. This will break me.

Spoiler:
A Song of Ice and Fire
by 1337geek
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 98662

Re: Metal

If you like Nightwish and similar groups, check out DesDemon.
by 1337geek
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 122597

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Blind Guardian's cover of John Farnham's "You're the Voice" is wicked awesome.
by 1337geek
Wed May 25, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 169233

Re: #903: Extended MInd

I hit the "random article" button, followed the links, and ended up at Philosophy. Obviously my sample size of 1 does not prove the alt-text's assertion of ANY article, but it is indeed an interesting phenomenon. Reminds me of the get-to-Jesus-in-X-clicks game. Apparently there are others ...
by 1337geek
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cory Doctorow's new book
Replies: 7
Views: 2617

Re: Cory Doctorow's new book

I have an autographed copy of Little Brother; I wouldn't call it great but I enjoyed it. I haven't read any of his other stuff.
by 1337geek
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good headphones!
Replies: 17
Views: 4223

Re: Help me find good headphones!

I used Head-Fi.org's headphone buyer's guide and settled on a pair of closed-ear Sennheiser's. Cost me about $30 and I love 'em. Dunno if you're looking for earbuds, open, or closed -- but here's a couple links. They cover all types and price ranges. Good luck! http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/27...
by 1337geek
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favourite Songs/Albums of 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: Favourite Songs/Albums of 2010

Most of the music I bought in 2010 was symphonic/power metal. Winner: Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time Runner-up: Rhapsody of Fire - The Frozen Tears of Angels Honorable mentions: Christopher Lee - Charlemagne Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony & Angel of Babylon Seven Kingdoms - Seven Kingdoms
by 1337geek
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pipe-organ music!
Replies: 28
Views: 20245

Re: Pipe-organ music!

Sometimes it's fun when people bump 2-year-old threads.
1337geek wrote:Wagner crap

Did I really write that? Wagner is cool.

I've also gone back to look at comments I've made on old xkcd comics. And thought to myself 'if that comic came out today I would never write that.'
by 1337geek
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New board styles?
Replies: 0
Views: 952

New board styles?

I found this topic from 2 years ago. Just wondering whatever happened with that? I'd love to have more style options. The one that's catching my eye at the moment is this one. Can we request the admins to install new themes (lots of free ones here), or are we stuck with the two we have?
by 1337geek
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 181878

Re: Your last and next concert?

Just saw Blind Guardian last night. Two words: NONSTOP AWESOME! Combined with the two opening acts (Seven Kingdoms and Holy Grail) it was over 3 hours. Small venue, so I had a great view. Incredible audience, too. Did I mention it was only $20? Couldn't ask for a better show! Next up is Celtic Woman...
by 1337geek
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 181878

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Next: Blind Guardian
by 1337geek
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Censorship and your brain.
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: Censorship and your brain.

The Kinks' "Lola" - "...where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola." Most commercial radio stations play this version, no matter what country you're in (only version released in UK since BBC Radio has very strict rules about using brand names in songs - says i...
by 1337geek
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Musical Comics / Comic Musicians
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Musical Comics / Comic Musicians

Victor Borge
by 1337geek
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your first single...
Replies: 29
Views: 5007

Re: Your first single...

PatrickRsGhost wrote:"Weird Al" Yankovic - Off the Deep End

Nice. The first CDs I got were when my parents bought me his self-titled first album and his greatest hits collection. My obsession has grown exponentially since then.
by 1337geek
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 29840

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

RogueCynic wrote:I have a night job loading trucks for UPS. Someone joked about how the 5 day ground packages get to Hawaii. Now I can tell him.

What, they don't use the interstates?
http://www.interstate-guide.com/i-h-002.html
by 1337geek
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 29840

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

Amazing Grace works too.

Edit: Someone already said it. Sorry.
by 1337geek
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Songwriters
Replies: 29
Views: 5387

Re: Great Songwriters

Jim Steinman deserves a mention, as do Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
by 1337geek
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Video Identification Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 85219

Re: Music Video Identification Thread

Dasboard wrote:What the heck?

Spoiler:
Methinks mutestorm's question is a sarcastically morbid joke to commemorate 1 year since MJ's passing. He's just messing with you.
by 1337geek
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Double Tour Game
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: The Double Tour Game

America, Europe, and Asia
Boston and Chicago
Neil Diamond and Pearl Jam
Papa Roach and The Beatles
The Byrds and The Eagles
ELO and ELP
Bread and Hot Butter
Cake, Vanilla Ice, and Cream

There are a LOT of possible food-related ones.
by 1337geek
Thu May 20, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good website to host music?
Replies: 10
Views: 2523

Re: Good website to host music?

Do you want just streaming or is downloading okay? Tindeck does both.
by 1337geek
Thu May 20, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 181878

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Cheap Trick
Next: Weird Al

WOOT!
by 1337geek
Mon May 10, 2010 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Thinkpad T60 power-on password
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Thinkpad T60 power-on password

After more research, it seems I may have actually cleared the power-on password but it's the supervisor password I can't get past (this one I may have genuinely forgotten -- d'oh). Apparently Thinkpads store BIOS passwords in eeprom, which means I have to send it back to Lenovo because I'm likely to...
by 1337geek
Mon May 10, 2010 1:13 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Thinkpad T60 power-on password
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Thinkpad T60 power-on password

Events leading up to the problem : I was running the Windows Disk Cleanup tool. I let it sit for a while and then I came back. When I returned the screen had frozen up so I turned the computer off and on. The problem : I can't get past the power-on password. I had one set, but it won't accept it. I...
by 1337geek
Mon May 10, 2010 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Compare Size!
Replies: 47
Views: 7494

Re: Let's Compare Size!

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:13.37 GB.

Nice.
by 1337geek
Thu May 06, 2010 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Compare Size!
Replies: 47
Views: 7494

Re: Let's Compare Size!

I'm currently at 5162 songs, or 23.83 GB. Not much compared to some of my friends who delete music by the gigabyte, but it works for me. In fact, it probably needs some cleaning out, considering how often I hit "next" on shuffle.
by 1337geek
Sun May 02, 2010 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 98662

Re: Metal

Just wanted to mention that Christopher Lee just came out with a symphonic metal album called Charlemagne. Also wanted to mention that it is AWESOME.
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by 1337geek
Sun May 02, 2010 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 181878

Re: Your last and next concert?

Just saw Cheap Trick last night! Next up: ???
by 1337geek
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lady Gaga, anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 35880

Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

I already said this, but the prison scene of the "Telephone" video reminds me a lot of the video for "Good Girls Go to Heaven" by Pandora's Box. Even if you disagree with me, it's a freakin' awesome song, so check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kZ2ufuKob0
by 1337geek
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 122597

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

TheMaestro wrote:Also, anyone care to comment on their favourite version of Hallelujah? There are quite a few good ones...

You tryin' to start a war here? :wink: Personally, I prefer Rufus Wainwright's.
by 1337geek
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 182142

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Todd Rundgren's guitar intro to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's "Bat Out of Hell." A, A-Bb-A-G, G-A-G-F. Simple notes, but the way they're played just takes me to another level. It's a feeling I also get when Holly Sherwood's final wail fades out and Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg come in on the...
by 1337geek
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 17120

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

"Believe" by Savatage
"My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
"Come Sail Away" by Styx
"Good Girls Go To Heaven" by Pandora's Box
by 1337geek
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lady Gaga, anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 35880

Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

She's a thief. She stole Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869. Not only that, she's playing it way too fast and in the wrong key!!(She is playing A minor, which would still be the wrong key even with a HIP performance.) I take it you also hate "Let It Be" by the ...
by 1337geek
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five

Current event time! Check out Ben Folds' chatroulette piano improv videos on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfamTmY5REw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzakCwZUYHg The videos were inspired by a guy who calls himself Merton. His videos are pretty good too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTwJe...
by 1337geek
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A good book on the science/history of music?
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Re: A good book on the science/history of music?

sje46 wrote:I would think that the neurology of music is more interesting, persoanlly.

I almost got the book "This Is Your Brain On Music" the other day, but I ended up not. Has anyone read it or a similar book?

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