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by hrryank
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0212: "Brain"
Replies: 67
Views: 21447

At first I was like, ooh, ooh Broca's area. Then I realized that there really isn't a real defined sylvian fissure it's kind of iffy (I mean, it's a friggin' 3d structure, right? You need more detail if you're going to be precise with just a picture.) Then I realize I've been in school too long and ...
by hrryank
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Release...something!
Replies: 37
Views: 7610

I want one just so I don't have to carry an iPod and a phone on me at the same time. I'm also starting to consider getting a pda of some sort, so this would work great with my iBook.
by hrryank
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's why they call it a 'unit'
Replies: 29
Views: 6922

I like smidgens myself. You can use it and people will twist their brain around and make some sense out of it without having to explain it. It's fun to make people squirm as though they're supposed to know what it means when it's totally nonsensical.
by hrryank
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Songs that you get 'obsessed' with.
Replies: 156
Views: 33122

Oh Mickey,
You're so fine,
You're so fine
You blow my mind
HEY MICKEY!!!



I ended up memorizing all of Jesus Christ Superstar and singing it back in my head while I worked.


He's daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaangerouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!
by hrryank
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0210: "90's Flowchart"
Replies: 45
Views: 21935

sadly, most people are only familiar with the chorus so it isn't as funny to them as it is to me


Funny that, I can't remember the chorus...
by hrryank
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help with Windows XP / Borland C++ Compiler
Replies: 11
Views: 6745

I believe some of the legacy type files like autoexec.bat can be found using msconfig. Not the best way to do it though.
by hrryank
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 614601

Ah, well, I guess I have to. Yes, this is me biting my nail while I was figuring out how to use my new camera (d70 w00t). I was sort of doing self portrait stuff and this is the best one. Funny how things work, because I bite my nails a lot. http://darkerdays.org/bitenailsmall.jpg [/b]
by hrryank
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0208: "Regular Expressions"
Replies: 60
Views: 21612

So strange, lately I've been trying to explain to people what amounted to a regex, something I just refreshed myself on for a small project at work.

You know what they say with hammers and nails and all.
by hrryank
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191344

Catch 33 - Meshuggah

The whole album basically since you really take it as a whole instead of as individual songs.
by hrryank
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Out of Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 4985

Walk away and do something else. A lot of the time when I'm working on a problem I just have to do something else for a while. When I come back the answer is sitting right in front of me. Also, go outside and draw people in the park/on campus. People watching is fun, inspirational, fun, and relaxing...
by hrryank
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Officials: "Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood&qu
Replies: 35
Views: 6576

Someone's pulling a reverse WoC here...
by hrryank
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blasphemy Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 16153

Atheism is specifically believing that there is no god. It takes as much faith as any religioun. No, no, and no. Go here and read. I am weak atheist. I neither believe nor disbelieve in a god. Religion just has no place in my life. You can be an atheist based on the fact that god is not logically p...
by hrryank
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Entropy: What the hell?
Replies: 42
Views: 10715

Wait, since we can describe something on a lower level (change in energy) it's not useful to describe it on a larger scale? Maybe we should make a new word for it or something (like they should for "theory" since noone seems to be able to pin that one down).
by hrryank
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hussein: 1937-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 11374

It's not your decision whether or not life in prison is valuable to that person. It can be your decision if the punishment is death or life in prison if you are the judge (or the governing body making decisions on sentencing guidelines), but putting someone to death instead of giving them life in pr...
by hrryank
Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Physics Question: PSI in a big lake vs. small lake
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

Man this thread has me jones'n for a perfectly hemispherical lake in my back yard.
by hrryank
Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Year's Resolutions?
Replies: 94
Views: 9976

To not make any new year(s|'s|s'|'s') resolution(s).


Wait...


Shit.
by hrryank
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam bots
Replies: 297
Views: 64650

Amazon's already paying people to do tasks difficult for computers but easy for people (ie finding the distorted word) via their Mechanical Turk program. Artificial artificial life, baby.

Bastards.
by hrryank
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: US FDA says yes to cloned food
Replies: 30
Views: 7857

AND it is not really a viable method yet, the news said that a cow costs some obcene amount, I think it was like 50k$ or someting to produce one of these cows with current methods, so not really economical yet. I think the exponential growth of technology will nullify any concerns about financial f...
by hrryank
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0204: "America"
Replies: 19
Views: 11062

Christmahanukwanzadon


I'll see that and raise you a Channukristmice

(Notice the inclusion of the one true Winter holiday, Winter Solstice). Of course I don't have the "adon" but I think mine is more universally applicable :)
by hrryank
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445140

Kettle.
by hrryank
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0196: "Command Line Fu"
Replies: 68
Views: 28364

I learned to use xmacro earlier when building a script to automatically run Nanaca Crash games, where I used a bash for loop.


You are my hero.

toons


If you call anime "toons" then you're definitely not an anime geek/nerd/fan(boi|gurl).
by hrryank
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Physics Question: PSI in a big lake vs. small lake
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

I mean the radii of the same hemisphere.


Gotcha.
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Physics Question: PSI in a big lake vs. small lake
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

And hemispherical implies it has the same radius, whitch these lake are not. Que? Take half of two pizzas, one small and one large. The small pieces have a shorter length than the large ones. Yes? Hemispherical just means half a sphere, and sphere's can have different radii, right? I hope I'm not m...
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's a Christmas miracle!
Replies: 51
Views: 11416

But it's just repetition! Reading the same thing twice isn't funny. That's what SHE said!!! ... I find it ironic* and amusing that people complaining about repetition are repeating themselves. It's fun to watch. *if I'm misusing the term "ironic" then bite me. Do you understand what I mea...
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191344

Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants - the Dillinger Escape Plan
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Wikipedia an acceptable source for research papers, etc?
Replies: 29
Views: 6693

Why would anyone even consider using Wikipedia as a reference for a real research paper. I don't even think it's acceptable for high school papers, imho. I'm in awe of the information and effort put into that site, but come on, for most topics at the very best they're accurately citing someone else ...
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Songs that you get 'obsessed' with.
Replies: 156
Views: 33122

Can't Cry these Tears Anymore by Garbage

Sounds like a frelling Christmas song.
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193427

My pinkies have only 1 joint.

I can crack my neck, shoulders, back, etc. in an insanely loud and obnoxious manner. Think bubble wrap. I like doing it when it's really quiet and strangers are around. you can just hear them go "Oh me yarm did you hear that lolz?"
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rain and Raptors
Replies: 35
Views: 7891

He might be a raptor sympathizer, and his amusement is a sign of uselessness of the survival tips.


In that case I'll have to keep an eye out for him. He's new here...
by hrryank
Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hussein: 1937-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 11374

I feel bad that I spent half an hour digging through youtube and google video to find that.
by hrryank
Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 113118

People abusing "begging the question." "Velociraptor intelligence has increased at an exponential rate. This begs the question: who's lunch are you going to be?" Begs the question? IT DOES NO SUCH THING!!! That's one of it's meanings - outside of the study of logic, the same phra...
by hrryank
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite element?
Replies: 111
Views: 20639

No doubt in my mind that water is my favorite compound. No doubt at all. Amazing compound.

I'm particularly enamored of hydrogen. So very very simple, yet so essential.
by hrryank
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best word you used today?
Replies: 31
Views: 6789

"Bokeh."

As in the quality of the out focus area of an image with a small depth of field.

As in, "the bokeh of this lens tends to be sharp and jagged, so you may want to try something else when using a wide aperture."
by hrryank
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rain and Raptors
Replies: 35
Views: 7891

But... you can't deny how awesome it would be to have a pet TRAINED raptor! One cannot "train" pure evil. On a related note, today while I was testing the development online store at work today I added a section for raptor related items and put a book on it on raptor survival tips. My cow...
by hrryank
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695267

I don't know what made you think that squid are stupid Oh, don't get me wrong, squid (and cephalapods in general) are among my favorite animals. What I mean is, *despite* their (apparent, I didn't look it up) low encephalization quotient, they're extremely intelligent, which just goes to show that ...
by hrryank
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695267

25/M/San Diego Almost have a BS in Cognitive Science/Human Computer Interaction at UCSD. Definitely not a friend of the Raptors. No siree. I'm also a card carrying member of the "I hate people" club. In my free time I enjoy raising bonsai trees, photography, long walks on the beach, PERL s...

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