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by kerohazel
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 23345

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

"Vuvuzela"... it just sounds so dirty. :D
by kerohazel
Fri May 21, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64675

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

delusion wrote:Vorbis stuff


Two things in Vorbis's favor that you neglected to mention:
- It's not patent-encumbered.
- Low-bitrate Vorbis KILLS just about every other audio format out there. It's awesome for streaming on less-than-great connections.

Not that I disagree about any of the points you made, though.
by kerohazel
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 79002

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

Nice comparison of 60i vs. 24p: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXSwSUKAvo&feature=related Even has a split-screen bit at the end so you can really compare. Also, I wonder how much the interlacing has an effect on the "look" of 60i (aside from the obvious fact that it enables us to &qu...
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0727: "Trade Expert"
Replies: 172
Views: 45787

Re: “Trade Expert” discussion

It's taking me more than a couple minutes to find confirmation of this (and my hunger is about to pull me out of the computer's grasp), but I believe that DOS inherited its use of forward slashes for command-line options from CP/M. So that wasn't so brain-dead. CP/M, IIRC, is more descended from &qu...
by kerohazel
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0441: "Babies"
Replies: 111
Views: 21448

Re: "Babies" Discussion

To return to topic: have you ever been sitting at, for example, dinner with your girlfriend's family and come to the sudden realisation: I can make people Somewhat similar feeling to this comic It's an awesome responsibility. Good thing that it (usually) requires the consent of two people, similar ...
by kerohazel
Fri May 16, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting my WMP54G to work on ubuntu
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: Getting my WMP54G to work on ubuntu

You may not need ndiswrapper. I think it depends on the version of the card that you have. What version is yours?

Also, are you running 64-bit Ubuntu? It may make a difference.
by kerohazel
Fri May 16, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Best and Worst of Being Dead
Replies: 10
Views: 2030

Re: The Best and Worst of Being Dead

Good: if there is an afterlife, you'll finally know for sure.
Bad: if there isn't one, you'll never know.
by kerohazel
Fri May 16, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting my WMP54G to work on ubuntu
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: Getting my WMP54G to work on ubuntu

I'm a regular Ubuntu user, but I've never used ndiswrapper. However, if you link to the places where you got the instructions on using it, I could probably "translate" them for you.
by kerohazel
Fri May 16, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I like to say that I love my family from a distance. They definitely had the best of intentions, but I think it's pretty common to wish that one's parents had done something different. In my case, I wish they had taught me to stand up for myself instead of coddling me like a child. Now I'm kind of d...
by kerohazel
Fri May 16, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6665

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

Engineering is much harder than liberal arts, at least at UCLA. They even had longer classes for fewer credits. The material was just barely current (they taught us old-school C and assembly using the MIPS processor...has anyone ever heard of the MIPS processor?). North campus classes, including th...
by kerohazel
Thu May 08, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confidence for the self depriciating.
Replies: 40
Views: 4404

Re: Confidence for the self depriciating.

Forgive my horrible Benderism (named for the robot!), but I always feel a lot more confident about myself after I see someone entirely worse off than me. I reason that if people worse off in life than me aren't so hard to find (they're not), then I can't possibly have it that bad myself, and I shou...
by kerohazel
Wed May 07, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35653

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

See, It's pretty sad that we *hardly* will marry the people we most loved in our life. Love is like a lemming: goes straight and forward. But nobody knows where it will land. Well, at least the loves that come before can build bridges and dig (and explode!), so that the loves that come later have a...
by kerohazel
Fri May 02, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Delalyra wrote:Confession: I am seriously considering buying Rick Astley's Greatest Hits. Buying. Rick Astley's. GREATEST. HITS. D:


It'd be pretty funny if they reverse-Rickrolled you by not including "Never Gonna Give You Up" on that compilation.
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession that will no doubt get me tarred and feathered: There once was a time when I was willing to give the internets the benefit of the doubt, and say sure, it's entirely possible that I_D is a real person whose life really is as it is portrayed in her posts... That time has long since passed....
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 44327

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

The first thing that came to my mind was all those flash games where you try to bounce some critter as far horizontally as possible.

Such as Flight of the Hamsters
by kerohazel
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I have horrible highs and lows. Sometimes, like for example yesterday after work, I was on a fucking awesome high. I mean, I had finally gone to work as a woman, and I was fucking happy. Even the shittier calls during the day weren't as bad. My friend was feeling low so I went out and w...
by kerohazel
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I broke my pseudo-vow of not having any interest in females at my school anymore. Eh, I guess I can compromise by not having interest in the chicks in my class =D And if you break that compromise, you can compromise by not having interest in any teachers. And if you break that one... we...
by kerohazel
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Stephen Colbert is bringing them back, though.
by kerohazel
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I want to be bitchy to a guy on the internet I occasionally skim Craigslist personals and there's this one guy who posts virtually the exact same ad every 2-3 days. He describes himself as cute/hot with the most unattractive head on mug shot possible, and the blandest, personality free,...
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Linux Help

There is a way to fix the master boot record so you can boot into Windows again. I think it involves booting from your XP CD (I'm assuming you're on XP) and going into the repair console. or do this... http://www.arsgeek.com/index.php?p=3340 Wow... that's insanely cool. And being the engineer that ...
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Linux Help

If there are spaces in a file or directory name, you can just enclose the full path in double-quotes. Thusly: cd "/media/hd2/Documents and Settings" There is a way to fix the master boot record so you can boot into Windows again. I think it involves booting from your XP CD (I'm assuming yo...
by kerohazel
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Mister_Penguin wrote:Confession: Some times, the smallest things piss me off. Some dude in this computer lab is managing to chew gum loudly. How hard is it to not smack one's lips as he/she chews gum? Jesus Christ what the fuck?


Sorry, I'm guilty of this one a lot. :(
by kerohazel
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Re:

joff wrote:
joeframbach wrote:Me too.

Me too :( :(


Me too^2
by kerohazel
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I like breathing second hand smoke. I don't smoke myself, but I've gotten used to going on smoke breaks with my friends. I think I might be heading that way. It stopped bothering me awhile back, and for kinda the same reason (smoke breaks with co-workers). Confession: I think I'm addict...
by kerohazel
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861379

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: Same as always - never enough sleep. I'm seriously sleep-deprived for the first time in my life, and it's just misery. Going to bed early tonight. Confession: I am so sick of my family. When I move out, they won't see me for a looong time. You must be awfully young to have never been sl...
by kerohazel
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Singles Map
Replies: 29
Views: 3525

Re: US Singles Map

i wonder what the age/sexuality statistics are like. maybe some of the pink are widows? i'm not sure why they would all hang out on the east coast, though. I was trying to figure out something far simpler than that - what definition of "single" are we using? Unmarried, or not in a relatio...
by kerohazel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: System Monitoring Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: System Monitoring Software

Monit! http://www.tildeslash.com/monit/ We used it at my old job since we had a Plone install that was always dying on us. And by always, I mean often enough to cause headaches, but not often enough to be able to diagnose the problem. Very easy to set up, IIRC. You had one main config file and then ...
by kerohazel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lyrics that really speak to you
Replies: 89
Views: 11701

Re: Lyrics that really speak to you

Not sure why but Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"... It's funny, I had always thought that Rufus Wainwright wrote that song. I just looked him up on Wikipedia and found that he was just someone who did a popular cover of it. INT +1! And like many of you, I also share a love for Jonathan Coult...
by kerohazel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Singles Map
Replies: 29
Views: 3525

Re: US Singles Map

I'd take this with a grain of salt. I live in LA, and it doesn't feel like a sausage fest at all. its not that theres more men than women, its that theres more single men than single women. ...right? Very true, but I am taking that into account. I'm considering only my "mating sphere of influe...
by kerohazel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Marijuana prevents pregnancy? (Abstinence only Ed. nonsense)
Replies: 101
Views: 7403

Re: Apparently abstinence only refers to all education

I think shifting from abstinence-only to the other kind of sex ed (What should that be called? Sex-positive sex ed?) is only part of it. You also have to avoid making the class too clinical and boring, otherwise students aren't going to pay attention and they won't remember shit. But I guess if you ...
by kerohazel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Singles Map
Replies: 29
Views: 3525

Re: US Singles Map

I'd take this with a grain of salt. I live in LA, and it doesn't feel like a sausage fest at all. However, I find the quality of people here - of both sexes - does tend to suck. However, at least we're not neurotic! http://creativeclass.com/whos_your_city/maps/FIG_11.1_Personality_Maps.gif
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dual boot vista, missing NTLDR
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Dual boot vista, missing NTLDR

I know you can do that for XP, not sure for Vista. But it couldn't hurt to try it, right? XP also had a "repair" feature if you booted from the CD, does Vista have something similar? Did the dual boot setup ever work for you? In other words, did it just now stop working? Or has it been fai...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6665

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

My engineering class was about 30% female, and they had a way lower dropout rate than the boys. Also, I've never used Fluid Dynamics ONCE since graduation. Hell, I've used sensible heat room decay calculations, but NOT Fluid Dynamics... what a waste. You could probably use them to make a good geeky...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0403: "Convincing pickup line"
Replies: 100
Views: 34782

Re: "Convincing pickup line" Discussion

Also, the newspaper article about how it's important to break chains to avoid STDs ignores two highly relevant factors - condoms and time. Even on the big graph, one person with a STD cannot infect the whole graph, because a lot of the encounters simply don't line up in time. This is a graph of an ...
by kerohazel
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dual-monitor setups, and full-screen applications
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Re: Dual-monitor setups, and full-screen applications

Synergy is a better solution than a KVM switch if you're looking for seamless integration between two machines. Holy crap, that's awesome. It even works between machines running different OSes. 8) Looks like they don't support dragging and dropping files across machines yet, but it's on their roadm...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dual-monitor setups, and full-screen applications
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Re: Dual-monitor setups, and full-screen applications

It sounds like it's TF2 doing that - minimizing itself when it loses focus. I know a lot of older games will crash if you hit the Windows key or alt-tab while in full-screen mode. The self-minimizing might be a defense mechanism against that behavior. I did a quick Google search and couldn't find an...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6665

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

Oh, hey, know why else engineering sucks? Have some statistics: -In the electrical and computer engineering undergrad curriculum, there are currently approximately 10 female students. -Of those, perhaps 3 are really cute. -Of those, I only really know 1 well (she's my lab partner this semester). -A...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6665

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

I dunno, I kinda liked knowing that my bachelor's degree (Comp Sci) would be enough for me to go out and get a job after college. Some of my classes were pretty fun, like AI and Operating Systems. One or two of the profs I had were also very good. I think it's a mixed bag, and probably depends a lot...
by kerohazel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0400: "Important Life Lesson"
Replies: 242
Views: 51825

Re: "Important Life Lesson" Discussion

I was having sex (once with another girl and a guy, just the other night with 2 guys) and a song came on that I liked, and I started singing along. Got some weird looks both times, but since the owners of the computers were obviously also music lovers, things weren't interrupted for too long. Wait ...
by kerohazel
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Comic too obscure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: Comic too obscure?

Perhaps you'd better explain it, since I don't get it. Rethink the joke if it's too obscure. If you have to explain it - and explaining probably will, as you say, ruin the joke - there's a good chance that you shouldn't be making the joke anyway. Or, if you do make it, try a comic-within-a-comic app...

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