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by Durandal
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays

...I don't think you know what irony means.
by Durandal
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: Uganda considering imposing death penalty on HIV+ gays

Read my article. The government is motivated by an extremist, fundamentalist Christian group that operates worldwide but has a strong base in the US with the senators and congressmen I mentioned, among others. They hate gays. Just... shut up. Seriously. Evidence presented amounts to 'well these guy...
by Durandal
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)
Replies: 9
Views: 4053

Re: very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)

You use ratios for this question. Basically you add up the total mass of the system, in this case 185 (75 + 110). Then you find out what percentage of the mass is composed of either block by dividing the mass of a single block by the mass of the system: 75 kg block: 75 / 185 = 0.405 110 kg block: 11...
by Durandal
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...

Don't buy that enclosure. The internal interface of the enclosure is IDE, not SATA, so you won't be able to put that hard drive into it. Really? Fuck, I already ordered it. God damnit. The hard drive I ordered is even listed in the 'customers also bought' section for that enclosure. ARGH. I can exc...
by Durandal
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...

I doubt I'll be beating on it, I'll just be using it to hold my media files and back up documents and such. My laptop hard drive will be used for OSs and programs. My laptop also doesn't have an e-SATA or Firewire port, so that's mostly out of the question. I think I'll buy these and be done with it...
by Durandal
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Just wanted to run a purchase past you guys...

I'm looking for an external mode of storage for my laptop with a good amount of space and low cost (< $150). At first I was going to buy a standard external hard drive, but then I started to look at an internal drive + enclosure setup, as it allows you to put the drive inside a desktop computer if y...
by Durandal
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Using your guitar amp as a computer speaker
Replies: 7
Views: 14127

Re: Using your guitar amp as a computer speaker

Well, the reason I would prefer my amp to work as a speaker is because I dislike having unnecessary objects when existing ones work nicely (for instance, in my current setup I use my laptop as a DVD player). I tried using the RCA inputs (according to the circuitry diagram they hook up after all the ...
by Durandal
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Using your guitar amp as a computer speaker
Replies: 7
Views: 14127

Using your guitar amp as a computer speaker

So I'm in university, and in my dorm room am in possession of: 1) A laptop with horribleterribleawful speakers (you know, the ones found on your average laptop) 2) A nice guitar amp with a 65 watt speaker (a Crate VTX65 , to be precise) 3) A standard 1/4" patch cord 4) An 1/8" male to 1/4&...
by Durandal
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)

Okay, so here is my new main function (everything else is the same): int main() { vector<Point> xy(2, Point(1,1)); cout << xy[0].xcoor() << ',' << xy[0].ycoor() << endl; cout << xy[1].xcoor() << ',' << xy[1].ycoor() << endl; return 0; } Everything compiles and works, except I can only have one repea...
by Durandal
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)

I do not understand. Could you provide an example?
by Durandal
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Vectors and Classes in C++ (very basic question)

Right, I'm taking a computer science course at university, and right now we're doing vectors and classes. I was playing around and made a simple program to combine these two concepts: #include <iostream> #include <vector> using namespace std; class Point { public: Point(int,int); int xcoor() const; ...
by Durandal
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 56808

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

quadripedman wrote:Uh, Randal, what are you doing in my head? I just got HL2 a few weeks ago ($2 at Good Will and a few hours of some questionabally legal maneuvers involving falsifying a receipt and other such things) and have been playing it non-stop.

That's actually what we call a 'coincidence'.
by Durandal
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlebots Nostalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Battlebots Nostalgia

Was there a rule in battlebots regarding projectiles?

Edit: looked it up, apparently you're allowed to have them, but they have to be tethered. So I suppose you could fire armor-piercing rounds as long as you have fishing line attached to them.
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

@ great hippo All right. I'll amend that to not include religious motivation, I suppose. In before you extrapolate that to every issue, somehow. Although really, when it comes down to it religion is probably the core disagreement. I've been thinking about how rational humans are capable of disagreei...
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Well, certainly not in all issues. In particularly divisive ones involving sufficiently large populations on either side though, I wouldn't dismiss the notion as laughable. I didn't mean to sound condescending, summerglaufan. I do respect your opinions. I've just become so accustomed to the standard...
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Jesus, calm down. Read above. I do not support Sarah Palin. I am advocating not being a biased prick.
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity Wave?
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: Gravity Wave?

mastered wrote:How can there be gravity waves? Gravity is a force.

See: Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

Gravity is the curvature of spacetime (probably).

And yes, the change would propagate at the speed of light.
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

...whatever. If you're treating her being qualified as utterly ridiculous and out of the question, I don't think I'm really getting through. Just remember, it's never a good idea to be so conceited as to think you have everything figured out. People don't believe other things than you simply because...
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

I'm not blaming the internet. I'm providing an example. But really, pro-conservative stuff on the internet was fairly hard to come by, unless you looked for it.

Anyone who gets that far in politics, to the point that they are considered for the job, is qualified.
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

Hmm. Touchy, much? I never said it would be the end of the world. I said she would be a very bad choice. How many times did she say inaccurate information in public, even after she should have been briefed about it? How many times did she fail to demonstrate any semblance of composure in a media in...
by Durandal
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin Resigns.
Replies: 80
Views: 4822

Re: Sarah Palin Resigns.

I don't know what scares me more, what she is likely to do in the national government, or the fact that there are people who think she is the best choice. Chill out. Stop acting like it would be the end of the fucking world if she was in office. Seriously. You are calling out a solid half the popul...
by Durandal
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laser Tag
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Laser Tag

You could try asking laser tag places if they have any old ones, I suppose. Or ask them where they got theirs. Heh... brings back childhood memories of laser challenge. Such an awful product. You couldn't play outside because the sun would set off the vests, and the guns had the precision of a flash...
by Durandal
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists

Hmmm, interesting. I suppose that would accurately describe me. Thanks.
by Durandal
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists

People who honestly don't give a damn either way and think everyone should just chill the fuck out.
by Durandal
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists

Ugh. Atheists generally ignore me more than most people who subscribe to religious beliefs. Why does it have to be 'atheist camp'? Why can't it just be 'camp'? This will just set those kids up to be intolerant and condescending to their religious peers in school, and hasten their development of a su...
by Durandal
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Carolina Gov. Takes a Hike
Replies: 43
Views: 2194

Re: S. Carolina Gov. Takes a Hike

It's also bad that during his affair he campaigned on a platform of family values, and good Christian morals. I don't care that he fucked a bitch, but I'm kind of ripshit that in his moral code, that's an awful awful thing to do, and he fucking did it anyway and lied about for eight years. Right. I...
by Durandal
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: S. Carolina Gov. Takes a Hike
Replies: 43
Views: 2194

Re: S. Carolina Gov. Takes a Hike

SHOCK AND MORAL OUTRAGE

...honestly, I couldn't care less. I'd like it a lot more if politicians weren't scrutinized on anything more than their stance on issues.
by Durandal
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Problem running games in Unreal engine - walking
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Problem running games in Unreal engine - walking

I recently purchased Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition on Steam, and it doesn't work too well on my laptop. Most things work just fine, but walking seems to have some problems. Mostly it's very slow, although this is punctuated by brief half-second intervals where I resume walking at normal speed. W...
by Durandal
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: New motor type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: New motor type?

1) I didn't mean that gravity was fighting against the magnets. 2) They would accelerate upwards far faster than gravity would accelerate them downwards (9.8 m/s 2 ), thus the motor would not be in simple harmonic motion. Although you may be able to rig them to mimic the acceleration of gravity... s...
by Durandal
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: New motor type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: New motor type?

A... um... diagram would be nice. Anyway, from your descriptions of the actions, it wouldn't work that well. For one, the circuit would be broken instantaneously once they move apart, which would, as you said, give a very small amplitude. Also, the acceleration down due to gravity wouldn't match the...
by Durandal
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter Trend
Replies: 40
Views: 2347

Re: Twitter Trend

Don't try and pit religion and science against each other. It isn't as if people who believe in god are uneducated fuckwits unable to understand facts. Also, not all scientists are atheists. Perhaps someday you will grow up and realize that religion shouldn't be judged from the front page of digg.co...
by Durandal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA likes bugs.
Replies: 68
Views: 4314

Re: PETA likes bugs.

Gelsamel wrote:PETA does not support the use of animals as pets.

Wait... what?

WHAT THE FUCK DO THEY WANT US TO DO WITH THEM?!
by Durandal
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan alternative?
Replies: 50
Views: 18325

Re: 4chan alternative?

Just designate that you're talking about IRL beforehand.
by Durandal
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The price of affirmative action at Annapolis
Replies: 183
Views: 8477

Re: The price of affirmative action at Annapolis

It does not really matter whether the factors are environmental or inherent. The question is in regards to graduating from Annapolis, which is very specific. It is entirely possible that some races are inferior in this aim for whatever reason, as is evidenced by the statistics. The answer to this qu...
by Durandal
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: System crashing in Left 4 Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: System crashing in Left 4 Dead

This happens to me as well. I get a blue screen, just not the traditional windows blue screen.
by Durandal
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Store Clerk Murdered; Customers Keep Shopping
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: Store Clerk Murdered; Customers Keep Shopping

Reminds me of an article I read a few months ago where passengers on a Greyhound all got off the bus while another passenger was slowly being decapitated by a man with a hunting knife. I think it took place in Canada, and the article referred to the passengers as being brave or something else compl...
by Durandal
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Store Clerk Murdered; Customers Keep Shopping
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: Store Clerk Murdered; Customers Keep Shopping

1) Bystander effect. It's hard to appreciate its power until you witness it firsthand, and I have.

2) Media spinning it for oh-dearism's sake.
by Durandal
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan alternative?
Replies: 50
Views: 18325

Re: 4chan alternative?

Justify it? I justify going there because a lot of funny stuff is posted, and it's refreshing in that there is no pecking order.

But hey, if you want to keep on preening yourself on your intellectualism justified by not going to 4chan, keep on that.
by Durandal
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan alternative?
Replies: 50
Views: 18325

Re: 4chan alternative?

And this is a semi-intellectual forum. Idiots (That is to say, almost all of 4chan-type personalities) are drawn out quickly. You've never actually been there, have you. Those from 4chan joke that everyone there is a retarded 14-year-old, when in reality it's a bunch of middle class white kids in t...
by Durandal
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Discrimatory statistics, is it really discrimination?
Replies: 39
Views: 4039

Re: Discrimatory statistics, is it really discrimination?

This topic reminds me of a talking point put forth by someone - forget who. Say you are on board a train with two railcars. One car is filled with caucasians, while the other car is filled with african-americans. Statistically speaking you are more likely to be assaulted in the african-american car,...

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