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by mrbaggins
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1361: "Google Announcement"
Replies: 43
Views: 31460

Re: 1361: "Google Announcement"

I don't get it.

I understand it, but I don't get it. Google will just try to farm data by making their DNS server amazing? That's all I get.
by mrbaggins
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1347: "t Distribution"
Replies: 65
Views: 24990

Re: 1347: "t Distribution"

Huh. As a teacher, I looked at it and went "Yep, that's about how grades look" You have the big spike of "Didn't even try" on the left, with a decent spike of "Have been bugging me for weeks about every detail" on the right. You have a smattering of people who did bare ...
by mrbaggins
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1172: "Workflow"
Replies: 57
Views: 22428

Re: 1172: "Workflow"

I was pretty pissed when I learned you couldn't turn ribbon off in office, and actually still use office 2003 for this reason. There are third-party utilities that will do the trick, if I'm not mistaken. But... ribbon is awesome. I'd never go back to non-ribbon. I'm not normally very good at detect...
by mrbaggins
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Yeah, I can't seem to get armies up and running in shiny full-steel armor in time for the sieges. The game pretty much requires you to use elaborate traps from the start. And by elaborate, I mean anything that requires more planning than "place weapon trap here". That or sealing everythin...
by mrbaggins
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I completely agree with your views. Although I've only ever played DF with Phoebus graphics installed. Which is why I'm doing something about it and making my own game, heavily based on DF. I've already cleared my design brief and roadmap with the Toad, so now it's just a matter of finding time. Cur...
by mrbaggins
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448511

Re: Questions For The World

Oflick wrote:Not a South Park fan?

Come to think of it, South Park is the only place I've heard "Ro-Sham-Bo". I always assumed they invented it.


Same.

I'm in Wagga now, where my friends (Yeah, I checked) all go Rock paper scissors. I grew up near near Tweed Heads though,and it wasthe same there.
by mrbaggins
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448511

Re: Questions For The World

Rock paper scissors, east coast Aussie. Jan-ken-pon in japanese, but I have no idea what each translates to. Also I've hard Americans call it "Fargling" but that's from QI, so no idea as to it's transatlantic accuracy. It's probably along the same lines as "Chewing" is masticatin...
by mrbaggins
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448511

Re: Questions For The World

I like the Eye bastard. Might use that as a rule next time. Sure to screw people up. Also shark floor. My (field) hockey team has it's own drinking rules. You cannot say the word for your headbone that begins with S. (No, I'm not even going to type it). Here it's synonymous with drink the remainder ...
by mrbaggins
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448511

Re: Questions For The World

Wow... kings in Aus sounds a bit different. Although I've never played the same rules twice. Sounds like you guys only have rules for certain cards. Everything results in booze consumption in every game I've played. The question is how much and by who. My house rules: Ace: Make a rule (eg, No pointi...
by mrbaggins
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448511

Re: Questions For The World

We called it "Never ever" (Aussie Uni)
by mrbaggins
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Yeah, I bought it without playing the demo cause it was on special ages ago. I despise it

On DF, I got the craps with a number of features/bugs/operations that I started making my own spin off. Should be interesting.
by mrbaggins
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 52982

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

How high do you have to be to come up with that sort of idea for the title text?

SPAAAAAAAAACE!!
by mrbaggins
Wed May 25, 2011 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 182364

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Started at philosophy. Not sure how I got there via the chain, but ended up at Organs. Which goes to physiology. Which goes back to organ.

Endless loop is endless.
by mrbaggins
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is this law/identity/thing called?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: What is this law/identity/thing called?

That's it? Just distributive property?
by mrbaggins
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What is this law/identity/thing called?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

What is this law/identity/thing called?

Just a quick one, because I don't know what it's called and need to find out:

Sorry it's not in LaTex

(a·b)(c + d) ≡ a(bc + bd)

I think it's something combining the distributive and commutative laws... But does it have it's own name?
by mrbaggins
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Apparently: Plaster doesn't work properly Doctors really struggle to work out how to get water from a well If a hospital stockpile is 49,999 out of 50,000, it will claim and start moving a ridiculously large number of those items, instead of one. Soap is buggy as hell. Military members that are also...
by mrbaggins
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?
Replies: 184
Views: 35600

Re: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?

Most languages could.
by mrbaggins
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I really want to try the "livestock" food technique instead of the "farming" technique for self sustainability...
by mrbaggins
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

First serious fortress... 7 dwarves. Killed one learning how cave-ins work whilst clearing a roof for an aboveground/inside farm plot. Then I got 4 migrants. Kinda disappointing. Then 4 more... woopee. Then 5. Oh yay. Then I got goddamned 24 of the bastards. Luckily I've got 400+ food stocks. I sure...
by mrbaggins
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688481

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Well, I'm about to get into this. Had a go many years ago, going to try again.
by mrbaggins
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 34819

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

To be fair, I still do the YOOLER pronunciation in my head, as I encountered it in reading before I ever heard it, so sort of just 'worked it out' as something like eulogy.

I never say it out loud, but it takes conscious effort...
by mrbaggins
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0814: "Diode"
Replies: 137
Views: 60942

Re: 0814: Diode

He just needs to send it with more force to overcome the reverse resistance. (Or whatever that's called on diodes, I forget)
by mrbaggins
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 555746

Re: [VBA] Case statement not recognizing 0

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal target As Excel.Range) On Error GoTo errhandler If Intersect(target, Range("ExtraRows")) Then Select Case Range("ExtraRows").Value Case 0 ActiveSheet.Rows("12:14").Hidden = True Case 1 ActiveSheet.Rows("12:14").Hidden = Fals...
by mrbaggins
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Visual puzzle
Replies: 31
Views: 8248

Re: Visual puzzle

Ah, I see now, that is far more interesting :P
by mrbaggins
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Visual puzzle
Replies: 31
Views: 8248

Re: Visual puzzle

I don't get the significance of your 'interesting note'
by mrbaggins
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 555746

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

The logical answer is something like: A bit shift left is equivalent to multiplying by 2 n where n is the right operator. So a negative operator would result in a negative index. Which is the same as DIVIDING by 2 n . Which is the same as the right shift. So it inverts them. No idea what Java does i...
by mrbaggins
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 195857

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

I wish I had an AltGr key.

I need to memorise Alt-codes to type that stuff.
by mrbaggins
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 555746

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Wow... yeah... I dunno what I was thinking. This audit at work is killing me... I'm gonna go blame that.
by mrbaggins
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 555746

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

In today's episode of staring at a block of code forever trying to figure out what's wrong with it, before finding out it's really obvious: for (int i = cnt - 1; i >= 0; i++) C++ - Forgot the extra = sign? Java would normally warn you on it. Everything else I've used won't even compile/run ...
by mrbaggins
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715518

Re: Today I Learned

I have a suspicion that this may apply to a lot of video games, particularly puzzle based ones like Tetris. Although, now I have a reason to keep a gameboy colour in the first aid kit. "Oh noes! He's going into shock!" "Quick power it on!" Doop, do-dee-doot, do-dee-dot, do-dee-do...
by mrbaggins
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479859

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

I've heard good things about Ctrl+Z And since then she's been stamping around the house slamming things. Golly, mother, what a totally splendorous start to the day you have created here. *yawns* A half drop of tea tree oil on the 'open' end of a smoke and snuck back into the packet should be revenge...
by mrbaggins
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ughhh... Juvenile court for a ticket. Advice?
Replies: 57
Views: 5558

Re: ughhh... Juvenile court for a ticket. Advice?

If you're polite, apologetic and understand exactly why you're there and that they'd be doing you a favour, then there's a chance that they might just let it slide.
by mrbaggins
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479859

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

Huh. I coulda sworn it said you wrote it. My bad.
by mrbaggins
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me with cheesy adages about 'bad examples'!
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: Help me with cheesy adages about 'bad examples'!

emceng wrote:
Oregonaut wrote:In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is a douchehammer staring at your tits.


Inconspicuously!
by mrbaggins
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479859

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

@Ithinkabouttrees: groping someone is sexual assault. You should try to get concrete evidence of it (e.g. by surreptitiously recording the event). Take this evidence directly to the police; don't bother going to school staff. If you're lucky, you can get those bastards thrown in jail, and perhaps y...
by mrbaggins
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479859

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

perhaps you can even drag some school staff down with it for failing to ensure the safety of their students. As a high school teacher, shut the goddamned hell up. We don't magically know this stuff happens. At the moment her safety is not in jeopardy, she still has recourse she can take, and if she...
by mrbaggins
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me with cheesy adages about 'bad examples'!
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: Help me with cheesy adages about 'bad examples'!

If you were to use the apples, I'd just go "Bad apples: Negative sociopathic influence of individuals on groups" or whatever your actual thesis title is.
by mrbaggins
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Visual puzzle
Replies: 31
Views: 8248

Re: Visual puzzle

Some thoughts: Every line starts Black-White. There are 'spaces' of 2 bands of the end colours in each, which often have just 2 bands between them. The bands are paired Black-green is very common. Black is probably the most common colour, followed by beige and green (not counting, just l...
by mrbaggins
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Origami (Will fold for food)
Replies: 85
Views: 22688

Re: Origami (Will fold for food)

If you can handle 4chan, /po/ has a bunch of stuff.
by mrbaggins
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your preferred Windows PDF Reader?
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: Your preferred Windows PDF Reader?

Any idea what the preloader might be called, cos I'm pretty sure it's not running on mine and Acrobat still starts quick.

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