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by espire
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 79684

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

I don't think it originally used a piano, but it's your standard chord progression I-VIm-IV-V. As far as the piano chords, C#-A#m-F#-G# Apparently they're too cool for a normal chords sequence. Bah, I envy you guys for your musical awesomeness. Anyway, this really would be a lot of fun to turn into...
by espire
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 79684

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

I have a sudden urge to turn this comic into a real song. All I need is a few voice actors, the original piano chords, and some sound effects!

Who's with me?
by espire
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0439: "Thinking Ahead"
Replies: 164
Views: 25759

Re: "Thinking Ahead" Discussion

I love how this comic works just like a storyboard. You have the wide shot, showing the environment. Then a body shot. Then a close up. Then CRASH!

XKCD: The Movie. Coming to theatres in Octember.
by espire
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apparently /b/ is dead
Replies: 59
Views: 5777

Re: Apparently /b/ is dead

It must be a good thing that I don't understand much of what went on.
by espire
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: logo!
Replies: 15
Views: 4380

Re: logo!

Indeed, Mr. Beck, I do see what you did there. Good play. Good play indeed.
by espire
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to see
Replies: 40
Views: 3358

Re: I want to see

I'm going to take you all to the punitentiary. After all, I am the worden.
by espire
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What should i wrote Java in?
Replies: 27
Views: 4045

Re: What should i wrote Java in?

A text editor with automatic colouring, and a terminal window. That's all.
by espire
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20271
Views: 1001869

Re: Ban the person above you

Jakeyizle is banned for using a sentence fragment.
by espire
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Violin
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Violin

I'm planning to take lessons to get me started, and then continue on my own. However, one person warned me that either you take lessons all the way through, or you learn by yourself all the way through.

Sartorius, other violin players, what are your thoughts on this?
by espire
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Should we all use plain text for email?
Replies: 29
Views: 6747

Re: Should we all use plain text for email?

Certain situations call for plain text, such as a quick message, and certain situations call for rich text, such as newsletters. However, the newsletters had better display properly on everything, which they do if made properly.
by espire
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid mining and other space stuff: how useful, how soon?
Replies: 279
Views: 20088

Re: Asteroid mining - how useful, how soon?

What if we put ASIMO on the moon? It would be like putting both a human and a robot on the moon, with the advantages of both.

Plus, it would be super cute! :mrgreen:
by espire
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The collective is always right
Replies: 21
Views: 3111

Re: The collective is always right

People are more inclined to choose the second option because they feel that more people will click the first. C'mon, people! Prove me wrong! Actually, I clicked the second option, because I expected most people to think "Hmm, I'm going to be different, and pick the second option!" I was r...
by espire
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 88519

Re: Israel

Hammer wrote:@Yoni45: You can make your points without being so sarcastic and be more effective in the process. Please do so.


I think that if anybody needs some manners, Hammer, it's JoyDivision. Calling people morons is certainly not necessary.
by espire
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 88519

Re: Israel

The only reason that Israel exists is because it was [...] backed up by military force from other powers in the world. [citation needed] Read some more history. This really doesn't have to have a citation. As far as I knew before, Israel began and fought most of the 1948 war with only smuggled guns...
by espire
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Israel
Replies: 1040
Views: 88519

Re: Israel

JoyDivision wrote:The only reason that Israel exists is because it was [...] backed up by military force from other powers in the world.


[citation needed]
by espire
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid mining and other space stuff: how useful, how soon?
Replies: 279
Views: 20088

Re: Asteroid mining - how useful, how soon?

@ espire: Ah, yes, the Wright Brothers analogy. Of course you're right, the course of future technology is unpredictable. But I think the analogy is flawed. The reason is that, with increasing knowlege, comes increasing knowlege about that knowlege. We have better reason to believe we have a good h...
by espire
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0436: "How It Happened"
Replies: 168
Views: 35460

Re: "How It Happened" Discussion

That's actually pretty good. That's what GodShapedBullet said! ... ... Anyway, it's amazing how much more you can get out of the way stick-figures are posed than you can in most other comics. And the lettering, and the thumbs. These are things that people take for granted. When Randall combines his...
by espire
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337032

Re: Help A Deprived Gamer?

Morrowind is much more forgiving than Oblivion when it comes to graphics.

Uplink is a pretty cool hacking (read:cracking) simulation from the future.

Nethack is great.
by espire
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid mining and other space stuff: how useful, how soon?
Replies: 279
Views: 20088

Re: Asteroid mining - how useful, how soon?

For all those who say that this crazy Sci-Fi stuff will never be true, here's an analogy. There was a time when it was impossible to fly. Many legends would be told of people who could turn into birds, or had the power to soar through the air like birds. People wanted to advance and fly like birds. ...
by espire
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2430407

Re: Confessional Thread - Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess

Confession: I don't confess here nearly enough, and I only clicked on the link because of the title. And a most awesome title it is!
by espire
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: That's What She Said
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: That's What She Said

I actually liked the first three panels more than the last, which took away from some of that punch line energy. However, it was still highly amusing. Good play!
by espire
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Need Nintendo DS Advice (Health Related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1546

Re: Need Nintendo DS Advice (Health Related)

Be careful with the learning French game; There are a few critical errors in the game's dictionary itself. If you enjoy the learning itself or you're planning to use this game as a supplement, you should be okay, but otherwise, go with the Spanish one (I don't know if there are mistakes in that one).
by espire
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rock Band (Merged Endless Setlist)
Replies: 88
Views: 8891

Re: Rock Band (Merged Endless Setlist)

Yeah... I'm pretty pissed about the fact that they ported the ps2 version to the wii. Ok, here's the secret: the Wii IS a PS2. At least, as far as processing and graphics power go. The diffences, besides that the controller is shaped differently, lie in deciding whether you want wifi and laser poin...
by espire
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Rock Band (Merged Endless Setlist)
Replies: 88
Views: 8891

Re: Rock Band (Merged Endless Setlist)

There was some mentioning of the Wii version of Rock Band earlier in the thread. I only own a Wii, but I've temporarily traded my Wii for my friend's Xbox 360 (I can play Rock Band, and he can play Smash). I don't plan to buy Rock Band for the Wii, not because I have a month to play it now, but beca...
by espire
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7659116

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:(And what is "queer" exactly, if not slang for gay?)


Perhaps the stereotypical image of a guy who wears tight pink shirts, has a lisp, et cetera.
by espire
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 182021

Re: "Purity" Discussion

I love the glasses and goatee to signify the psychologist, but why not give everybody a face, or at least something to designate their profession? A bit of polish could go a long way...
by espire
Mon May 12, 2008 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Summer music
Replies: 53
Views: 6981

Re: Summer music

If you're willing to bear with a foreign language, Veronic DiCaire's self-titled CD with French lyrics is the perfect feel-good summer CD, especially the first track, "Feel Happy."
by espire
Wed May 07, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 16848

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

The solution to rounding:

If your total ends with an even number of cents, knock it down to the nearest five. If your total ends with an odd number of cents, bring it up to the nearest five.
by espire
Fri May 02, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD pocket protectors anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3784

Re: XKCD pocket protectors anyone?

An ink pin is the thing that's attached to expensive clothes in stores, and spurts ink if you remove it without the special tool.
by espire
Fri May 02, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: next number in sequence?
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: next number in sequence?

Spoiler:
2, which comes after every instance of 120.
by espire
Fri May 02, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I see dead computers...
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: I see dead computers...

Put up ads around your neighbourhood advertising a free/cheap computer removal service. If they people think that you are doing them a service, they'll be more likely to agree.
by espire
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Diet Soda V. Regular Soda Healthiness
Replies: 38
Views: 3209

Re: Diet Soda V. Regular Soda Healthiness

Skim milk is healthy, and it tastes great.
by espire
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer (fantasy and 40k)
Replies: 383
Views: 87527

Re: Warhammer (fantasy and 40k)

I sort of (very casually) play with Eldar. I used to destroy any Space Marine who got in my path, but then the new codex came out. It's amazing what can happen when you roll one less die.
by espire
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8797

Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

A pixel of graphic artists
by espire
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Dancing
Replies: 34
Views: 3605

Re: Dancing

I'd love to learn to tap, but, like every activity, I hate being taught how to do something by a person. Learning from the Internet wouldn't be so bad... had I some tap shoes and a suitable floor. At least I know the single-time step! http://www.unitedtaps.com/videoclips.php Now get thee some shoes...
by espire
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 60457

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

If Cowtown were under the sea, then the cow would not live in Cowtown. It would drown in Cowtown.

clayasaurus wrote:no cab would ever drive from philly to bel air. NO CAB.

I award you One Internet.
by espire
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Dancing
Replies: 34
Views: 3605

Re: Dancing

I'd love to learn to tap, but, like every activity, I hate being taught how to do something by a person. Learning from the Internet wouldn't be so bad... had I some tap shoes and a suitable floor. At least I know the single-time step!
by espire
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What to do with old iMac G3?
Replies: 29
Views: 9141

Re: What to do with old iMac G3?

Seriously, make it a fish tank. That would be amazing.
by espire
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pirates Seize Control Of French Cruise Ship
Replies: 26
Views: 3502

Re: Pirates Seize Control Of French Cruise Ship

Zut alors!

It's amazing that these things still happen today.

Somewhat unrelated to previous sentence, I can totally see the pirate ship blasting the Pirates of the Caribbean theme while... pirating.
by espire
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 32053

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

Amazing. After reading "builds character," my subconscious rattled on about Calvin & Hobbes, but my conscious only slightly paid attention. Despite it, I did NOT expect that ending until it happened. That was quite amazing.

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