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by Black ICE
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1442: "Chemistry"
Replies: 63
Views: 21245

Re: 1442: "Chemistry"

biang.png Biángbiáng is a wide flat noodle from Shaanxi province in China. The noodles are tasty, but the label on the packaging is typographically explosive. good god, there's not even a renderable character for it. The Wikipedia article uses svg images instead of text. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by Black ICE
Mon May 12, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1367: "Installing"
Replies: 46
Views: 18711

Re: 1367: "Installing"

heatsink wrote:That reminds me—why are cookies called "cookies"? I can't think of anything that the data has in common with the pastries.


Because they are magic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie#History
by Black ICE
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1348: "Before the Internet"
Replies: 166
Views: 43453

Re: 1348: "Before the Internet"

Being born in 1993, I do not remember pre-internet life. I do remember watching day time TV when i was younger. It wasn't that bad. Remember when the history channel played shows about actual history?
by Black ICE
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China tightens Great Firewall, blocks corporate VPNs
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: China tightens Great Firewall, blocks corporate VPNs

I doubt this will affect Tor traffic? Tor essentially does the same thing as a VPN as far as internet access goes, and with tor bridges it will make it very hard if not impossible for the Chinese government and isps to block all tor traffic.
by Black ICE
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Xbmc over vpn?<Solved>
Replies: 1
Views: 2838

Re: Xbmc over vpn?

After a few more google searches, i found a viable alternative, SFTP. Seems to work perfectly for my needs. Unfortunatly, my Iphone 4S does not. IOS can't render lossless HD videos very well it turns out :lol: iOS even crashed after about 10min of playing some very laggy video.
by Black ICE
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Xbmc over vpn?<Solved>
Replies: 1
Views: 2838

Xbmc over vpn?<Solved>

So i want to be able to stream my Xbmc library over the internet, preferably through a vpn or something similar, in order to play it back on my iPhone mainly(I've jail broken my iPhone and installed the iOS versions of Xbmc, VLC, and openvpn.) I've tried configuring my DD-WRT router as a PPTP VPN se...
by Black ICE
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:00 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Possible virus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Possible virus?

So, my friend download this macro program, he thought it might be a virus, long story short, he deleted it, but some "hacker" opened a chat window on his computer, and started trolling him saying how he is going to wipe his computer. So i ran a hijackthis and heres the log: Logfile of Tren...
by Black ICE
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommendations for a cheap KVM? -FOUND ONE, THREAD DONE
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: Recommendations for a cheap KVM? (not so much the V part

I do not see a "USB out" on there, it seems tied to the monitor out. I won't be using the monitor connections. There is another model by the same company that I found that meets the qualifications, but I was curious if anyone had any personal experience with any particular unit. Something...
by Black ICE
Wed May 12, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crysis BSoD, won't start up.
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Crysis BSoD, won't start up.

I deleted the game.cfg file and let the game re-write it. It worked :D Thanks a ton dude!
by Black ICE
Wed May 12, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Crysis BSoD, won't start up.
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Crysis BSoD, won't start up.

So i recently purchased Crysis off of Steam. I was running it on fairly high settings for most of the first level with no problems or lag. When the action got a little more intense it started to lag, naturally. So i went to turn down the settings a bit. When i turned off Vsync, and applied the setti...
by Black ICE
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28183

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

My dreams are mostly like this comic: http://xkcd.com/557/ Even though i'm only in high school, this happens to me usually when I'm on summer vacation. Also, i was just thinking last time i read the newest comic, "You know he hasn't had a 'My Hobby' comic in a while" and now, Get out of my...
by Black ICE
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0642: "Creepy"
Replies: 411
Views: 84082

Re: "Creepy" Discussion

This is so me :oops: (The guy not the girl.)
by Black ICE
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 51546

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

The plus of only watching the best parts of movies: - I get the gist of references like these. The Negative: - I'm still left a bit confused. Why is the guy on the asteroid dressed in baggy clothes and a spiked hair cut? I'm sure it's representing an actor, or other famous person, but this is the do...
by Black ICE
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 30983

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

I love that beret guy ^_^ i don't have many woodpeckers but a quite a few hummingbirds... what could i get them for their birthdays? Tiny Jetpacks?
by Black ICE
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2437184

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

aurumelectrum13 wrote:Granted! The universe is now True Neutral.

I wish that I could rock the vote.


You can! but the vote is for the best cross-dresser.

I wish the person to post after me would not corrupt my wishes :(
by Black ICE
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 66948

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

This comic is pretty inaccurate. I can play Portal on a Celeron D, the game was designed from the start for low end computers and high end so there was no excuse to have not played the game. Nay. It's not my processor that keeps me from playing it, it's my damned integrated graphics. I can only pla...
by Black ICE
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 66948

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

My first "Get out of my head Randall!" I finished the Half-Life 2 series up until ep. 2 just last month. It was machinima of Half-Life that recently peaked my interest in the series. Can't wait for ep. 3 :D I just got into PC gaming, and so far i like it better than playing games on a cons...
by Black ICE
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0598: "Porn"
Replies: 83
Views: 42511

Re: "Porn" Discussion

Kind of reminds me of back when I had Dial-up. It took about 2 hours to download a 6-10min video. AND I WAS HAPPY! I would start the Download, go make a sandwich and/or watch TV for 2 hours, come back and watch the video. I didn't mind, i didn't know what i was missing. Now i have broadband :D http:...
by Black ICE
Mon May 11, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 44761

Re: "DNE" Discussion

I tried this at my high school mid-terms a few months ago. On one board i wrote http://www.xkcd.com, on another in a different room the next day, i wrote "The cake is a lie." The xkcd URL lasted 2 weeks, "The cake is a lie." lasted 2 days :lol: I had to encircle it with "Don...
by Black ICE
Sat May 02, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0576: "Packages"
Replies: 127
Views: 43026

Re: "Packages" Duscussion

I too love to get packages. This is the best strip in a while :D
by Black ICE
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a new phone...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Deciding on a new phone...

A netbook is basically a very small laptop. It does all the things a laptop does, some to a lesser degree (3D rendering etc.) and some with the same efficiency (email, web browsing, text editing etc.). For calls you could use Skype and I'm sure there's a way for you to send SMS messages from the ne...
by Black ICE
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a new phone...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Desideing an a new phone...

Since telephone calls isn't on your list of requirements, and neither is "pocket sized" why not get a netbook? I haven't really looked at netbooks. I don't know much about them but obviously I would like to make phone calls, and if i was looking for a netbook I wouldn't have titled this t...
by Black ICE
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a new phone...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Deciding on a new phone...

Yeah so, i wasn't sure exactly were to post this, but here is my issue; I want a new cell phone, but looking at the endless ocean of cell phones there are on the market, i can't decide. I am leaning towards the Nokia E71. I've heard good things about it, and it has a QWERTY keyboard which would be n...
by Black ICE
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 47196

Re: Terminology

I've been going by the terminology that was made during the cold war ever since i learned about it in MGS3, and the history channel. (I wasn't born before 1991, i was born in 1993 =$) http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1636/worldmap2vz2.th.gif http://img354.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif
by Black ICE
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0477: "Typewriter"
Replies: 86
Views: 15196

Re: "Typewriter" Discussion

I'm 16 and I've used a typewriter not too long ago when i was about 12. They are actually really fun, I can't find it now though, I think it got thrown away. I also have a record player, old technology is so fascinating!
by Black ICE
Tue May 27, 2008 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0077: "Bored with the Internet"
Replies: 5
Views: 4266

Re: "Bored with the Internet" Discussion

Interesting find perhaps it was, it has a lot of the same features.
by Black ICE
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21193

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

totally off topic but - i'm not computer literate and can someone help me? if i put the cursor on a picture a box pops up that says something (like a comment by mr. xkcd), but it won't stay there long enough to read and it trails off so i don't know what else it says. That is called the 'alt text' ...
by Black ICE
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 21193

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

cyberia wrote:Has anyone else noticed that the last 5 of 6 xkcd strips (excluding the 'imaginary friends' one) have featured a couple?

Is Randall projecting perhaps?


I've noticed that as well. Perhaps he is. Is Randall married? If not i wounder what it would be like if he was... :lol:
by Black ICE
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 60169

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

This was pretty funny even though i had trouble reading it correctly :lol:
by Black ICE
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 38974

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

I was waiting for a sequel to this! nice job Randall :) (Did i spell that right? Sequel?) EDIT: i can't, so could someone make a gif avatar of the bottom panels? That would be great :) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/jaimeastorga2000/FifthTry.gif Is this good? ^.^ Sorry to disagree, but I th...
by Black ICE
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 38974

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

I was waiting for a sequel to this! nice job Randall :) (Did i spell that right? Sequel?)

EDIT: i can't, so could someone make a gif avatar of the bottom panels? That would be great :)
by Black ICE
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0396: "The Ring"
Replies: 90
Views: 22290

Re: "The Ring" Discussion

The girl kinda looks like Elaine from 1337 (as much stick figures can look alike that is) and the kid who watched the video i am guessing might be her brother bobby. I doubt thats how Randall was intending it but thats what it looks like to me. Other then that it was good for a laugh :lol:.
by Black ICE
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 27141

Re: "Morning" Discussion

Heres a good question, how many frames per sec. dose life project? :shock: I've wondered how many fps the human eye can record for some time now as well.
by Black ICE
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 44499

Re: Ultimate Game

I've only played D&D once before, took forever so i decided to play halo 2 instead (this was before halo 3) I may try it once again, seeing how most of my friends play it.
by Black ICE
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44422

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

how do you make yourself have a lucid dream? Erin Pavlina did a <a href="http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/01/stevepavlinacom-podcast-010-lucid-dreaming/">podcast</a> where she details what works for her. I tried a few times (keeping my eyes open as long as I possibly could while fall...
by Black ICE
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 44422

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

I wounder if it is possible to stay asleep as long as you like in a Lucid dream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream) . I've only had two of these such dreams as far as i can remember. They are most fun :) I hate it when i wake up and they end :(
by Black ICE
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97060

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

For the pineapple i used a katana and got it in less then a second :lol: (ok it took a few swings but i got it) as for the grapefruit...never had, probably never will after this comic. Coconuts, taste good to me, used a hammer go it in a few minuets :D

EDIT: this topic got hot really fast :shock:
by Black ICE
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 105353

Re: "Helping.png" Discussion

Life does not suck. It is, in fact, QUITE GOOD! Well, very well, said. I'm going with it. I understand better than most of you wippersnappers the crap that happens (see my previous post), it doesn't mean that the sunset ceases to be beautiful, or music touching, or comics funny (or sad!). There are...
by Black ICE
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 23745

Re: Trebuchet

I haven't tried a trebuchet before, I've build a 5 foot high catapult before and flung a book about 200 feet. This looks like a job for science! :D
by Black ICE
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0381: "Mobius Battle"
Replies: 122
Views: 34185

Re: "Mobius Battle" Discussion

Love it. Makes for a great avvy. I'de use it for mine but people beat me to it :(

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