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by 0xDEADBEEF
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348127

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Hehe, I have threatened my husband that our first daughter will need to get the name Fedora ... and the first son Linus ;) . I might actually do the Linus thing as a second name, but not really the Fedora part. Even though it's really pretty. Your first daughter will need a traditional girls name.....
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348127

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

My kids Jay, Kay, Elle, and Emily (we call her "Em" for short) seem to really like this thread! :mrgreen:
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your last words?
Replies: 221
Views: 17829

Re: Your last words?

"Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!"
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Python] List comprehensions vs for-loops
Replies: 9
Views: 4330

Re: [Python] List comprehensions vs for-loops

I think the first is more human-readable than the second, and that's often more important than efficiency, especially when somebody is going to be maintaining your code long after you're gone. If you're a Python programmer, you're probably used to list comprehension, but for-loops are such an old st...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit
Replies: 198
Views: 10680

Re: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit

Interesting that the Original Post mentioned Oreo's. Where I come from (Texas/Oklahoma), calling a person an "Oreo" meant that they were "Black on the outside, and White on the inside." People like my Grandfather used to use it as a compliment for Black people that they liked, wi...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is your ZIP code prime?
Replies: 90
Views: 7574

Re: Is your ZIP code prime?

rboland@yeti:[~]$ python Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jun 7 2008, 00:38:48) [GCC 4.3.1 20080507 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision 135036]] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> 78759 % 3 0 >>> Not mine.
by 0xDEADBEEF
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:11 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

Maybe you could set up a Skype conference call from the coffeehouse! ;)
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

Unfortunately, I will be in Abilene on the 24th. (Should I change my vote?) But Epoch is a great place. I hope that maybe this becomes a regular gig. It seems logical that the Houstonians ought to just find a local place, and start having a similar meet-up there. Who knows, I'm in Houston now and th...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

I've heard of this "early morning" thing, but I've never actually seen one myself.

They think that John Neely Bryant (founder of Dallas) is buried in that cemetery, but if he is, they aren't sure where! :lol:
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

Not for me...but go for it!
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

Babam wrote:So I think I just found the perfect meetup spot.

http://www.epochcoffee.com/

-Coffee
-Food
-Wifi
-We can stay as long as we like.


That's a cool place...at least for us Austinites!
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Louisiana Cop accused of beatin handcuffed woman back on job
Replies: 37
Views: 2838

Re: Louisiana Cop accused of beatin handcuffed woman back on job

So are they doing anything to the polygraph officer who conveniently forgot to record the questions?

Sound way too much to me like he was trying to get his buddy off, and got away with it, too.
by 0xDEADBEEF
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Muscle cramping and how to prevent it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Muscle cramping and how to prevent it?

@Asad: It sounds to me like you're giving your leg muscles more of a workout than they're used to, which of course is good, but for whatever reason, your calves are the first muscles to say "uncle." As you keep riding, and building up endurance, they'll hold out longer, but you're still li...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: The Most Awsome Books in CS
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: The Most Awsome Books in CS

ALL of these language-specific books will be obsolete in a few years. IMHO, the most awsome series of books in computer science are "The Art of Computer Programming," by Donald Knuth. They were written in the 60's, and are still relevant today, because they are about algorithms and discre...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What SQL query would you ask God?
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: What SQL query would you ask God?

Variations on a theme... SELECT max(happiness - suffering) FROM life_choices I typed "WHERE," but then I couldn't think of any pre-conditions. Doh! I meant, SELECT * FROM life_choices WHERE (happiness - suffering) = max(happiness - suffering) I make the same SQL mistake in real life, too!...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What SQL query would you ask God?
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: What SQL query would you ask God?

Variations on a theme...

Code: Select all

SELECT max(happiness - suffering)
    FROM life_choices


I typed "WHERE," but then I couldn't think of any pre-conditions.
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Declawing Cats
Replies: 42
Views: 4866

Re: Declawing Cats

For the record, I now have two cats. Neither is declawed. Many years ago, my wife and I had new furniture, and a new cat. She insisted on having her declawed. Lesson #1: She came home from the vet's office with sore front feet. It hurt her to dig in the litter box (something that seems pretty unsani...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java worth learning?
Replies: 24
Views: 4627

Re: Is Java worth learning?

I am currently looking for work, in Austin, TX, a place with a good high-tech environment. I must admit that I was actually surprised to see how many Java jobs are out there. And by Java jobs, I mean jobs where they want someone already highly experienced in J2EE, Eclipse, Tomcat, etc. I was pretty ...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2808454

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

It was so good to see her again, to touch her, to hold her in my arms...

...even if it was to get out some of her ashes to scatter on a road trip, like I promised her I would always do. :cry:
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2808454

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Mr. N wrote:
Armadillo Al wrote:And go get a nap. Those never hurt anyone.


Tell that to my Uncle Ted who, while resting on a park bench in Central Park during the summer of 1982, was mauled by a group of nut-munching chipmunks.


"ALVIN!!!!!"
by 0xDEADBEEF
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gates Arresting Officer: Obama 'Way Off Base'
Replies: 212
Views: 13639

Re: Gates Arresting Officer: Obama 'Way Off Base'

When was the last time you heard a cop admit that they made a mistake?
by 0xDEADBEEF
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: White Trash
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: White Trash

As it turns out, I'm far north enough that it might have technically been in Cedar Park, I basically live right by the border between Austin and Cedar Park. Yeah, actually the (probably vast) majority of people would just consider her white; it would mostly just be people specifically looking for n...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: White Trash
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: White Trash

The problem is, you went to the White Trash Wal-Mart on Ben White. Next time, try the Ghetto Wal-Mart on East 183, or the Asian one on I-35 & Parmer. They won't notice the racial differences between the two of you as readily. Better yet, try shopping at Target or Sears. You'll meet a better clas...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell *Twitches* I know I'm a bit late here, but FOR THE LOVE OF ZOMBIE JESUS, ORWELL DID NOT EVER SAY OR WRITE THAT. That's all. :) Interesting! (And thanks to Pe...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73921

Re: Texas Meet

parkaboy wrote:Austin is cooler!


101.3F on my thermometer, deep in the heart of 78759.

Oh. Not that kind of cool! :lol:
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business
Replies: 22
Views: 3523

Re: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business

This illustrates the utter futility of gun-control laws. "Guns don't kill people; people kill people" may be a cliche`, but it has a kernel of truth. If you don't control crime , controlling the weapons used in crime will not work. In imperial Japan, peasants were prohibited from possessin...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

Not so. The reason Osama Bin Laden still breathes is because you can't kill a mosquito with a cannon. The United States military forces have some of the best technology in the world, and are trained to win a war against an industrialised nation as quickly as possible. They are not trained in counte...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

I don't want Bin Laden and friends tortured; I want them dead. And while I do mean "pussification" as an insult, I don't mean it as a sexist insult. (Maybe wimpification instead?) I know some very hard core women that have been in the military. I mean I wouldn't want to tangle with them! A...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

Serving in the military isn't a privilege, nor is it a right. If anything, it's a responsibility , that each of us ought to consider. (If the draft were in effect, it would be a responsibility.) And our nation should gratefully accept the service of anyone who is fit enough that they are an asset, i...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

I realize the absolute need for a well-disciplined and fit military, but when people volunteer to lay down their lives, if need be, to defend my liberty, I strongly oppose nit-picky regulations that deny them theirs.
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Study recommends total ban on smoking for soldiers

"Best soldiers possible?" Look at any picture of a World War II dogface (or even John Wayne, portraying one). You'll usually see a cigarette (or maybe a cigar, or for General MacArthur, a corncob pipe). And believe me, the generation that won World War II were the best soldiers ever possib...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox randomly freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Firefox randomly freezes

Gulp...Running 2.0.0.14...guess I haven't upgraded in a while! :lol: That said, I notice that if the remote host drags its feet sending the last few packets, the whole process tends to freeze up until the entire page is loaded. It doesn't happen too often, and it's usually just a minor irritation wh...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vibrator use to be common, linked to sexual health
Replies: 59
Views: 6484

Re: Vibrator use to be common, linked to sexual health

In before thread lock! 8) It has been decades since I've been with a woman who didn't already have her own favorite vibrator(s), and I don't mind playing with them at all. They bring great results. They've never worked for getting me off. However, just having my girl touch me, on the penis or the an...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Random number generation in C++
Replies: 27
Views: 4335

Re: Random number generation in C++

A Yatzee simulation in C++? That sounds like a Freshman, "Intro to Computer Science" class assignment if I ever heard one. And believe me, I remember how hard they were then, and I laugh about it now. It's a different way of thinking than you're used to. Guys...let him use the "%"...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billy Mays dead at age of 50
Replies: 44
Views: 5169

Re: Billy Mays dead at age of 50

I had nothing against the man himself, and I'm sure he will be missed by his family and friends, but...

Thank God I won't have to listen to his screeching voice on TV anymore!

It would have been OK by me if he would have just retired!
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Coup in NY Senate
Replies: 33
Views: 2010

Re: GOP Coup in NY Senate

So, what precisely is so screwy about NY state government to lead to this sort of thing? Any time it's that close to 50%-50%, both sides are likely to do stupid stuff to "win at all costs." It looks like, in a free and open vote, the G.O.P. would win, 32-30. The Democrats are shooting the...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AAA...AA and Google
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

Re: AAA...AA and Google

AAAAA - for drinking drivers! :lol:
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed May 27, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2808454

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Confession: I often try to masturbate big words into my sentences, even if I don't know what they mean.
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed May 27, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Belief/Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 5344

Re: Belief/Faith

Suppose I show you a black box, and ask you what's inside of it. Some people would say, "nothing." Others would say, "a kitten." Others would say, "I don't know." Now, after you answered, suppose I invited you to come and look for yourself. Many of those who answered, &...
by 0xDEADBEEF
Wed May 27, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Open source communism
Replies: 18
Views: 3995

Re: Open source communism

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer love to refer to the GPL as "communist licensing." Developers write code, file a copyright on it, and distribute it under terms and conditions of their choosing. They still own the intellectual property (or, they may transfer ownership to another party, such as...

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