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by sakeniwefu
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 10594

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

At last the Unicode standard will be able to codify my opinion thereof!
by sakeniwefu
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1726: "Unicode"
Replies: 37
Views: 8398

Re: 1726: "Unicode"

The Unicode Consortium doesn't try to do anything. Attempting requires rational thought. Anyone who has any respect for that organization or their "work", just doesn't understand the issues involved. Unicode should be discarded and replaced with an encoding that actually can encode all hum...
by sakeniwefu
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 167619

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

I happened to have the XBOX article open when I first read the comic, but this one's hilarious. Philosophy Modern philosophy Property (philosophy) Quantity Mathematics Element (mathematics) System Scientist Biologist Biological classification Taxonomic rank Subphylum Vertebrate Penis Sexual intercou...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0672: "Suggestions"
Replies: 90
Views: 20684

Re: "Suggestions" Discussion

Do you both log into Facebook using public computers at about the same time? Do those computers share an IP address? You seem to be assuming that Facebook only analyizes your social network based on information you deliberately supply. I suppose another possibility is that you were both "tagge...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC parts for a new PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: PC parts for a new PC

@cerbie, Thank you! This is exactly what I was asking for! Now I am not so lost. @Axman. It might not matter for desktops now, but when I used to use desktops after a while gfx cards would start to overheat and hard reset the computer. The same with laptops only that other components start to fail b...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC parts for a new PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: PC parts for a new PC

around 1500$ as a soft top? I definitely don't want to build something in the spec and price range of Dell's servers or gaming rigs. If it can play games, great but only if it's not going to harm other components or force me to buy some badass fan or a gold and diamonds coated motherboard for extra ...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC parts for a new PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: PC parts for a new PC

I am trying to keep this cheap, but only as far as possible within specs. I don't want to be cheap and sorry. You can name brands. CPU: VM running, software developing, mainly. By your advice I am thinking Phenom X4 945 which seems reasonable, but I really don't know if that fits my other(eg heat an...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC parts for a new PC
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

PC parts for a new PC

Hi, now that yet another laptop is starting to melt from under my hands and after buying a real portable computer that does everything I ever wanted from a portable pc(sharp PC-Z1, no heat, 7+ hours of battery life, ARM CPU). I am thinking of building my own desktop for real computing and use the la...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 30073

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

Just use Gnash. Oh, I wish I could say that. In actuality, it turns out the holy GNU crusaders are unable to do better than a single guy(swfdec) and barely manage to play some Youtube videos with specially "crafted" support. Their implementation is also very slow. Swfdec is unmaintained so...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 47336

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

I see that most of us who know the bastard as Le Petit Prince, don't feel any compassion.
by sakeniwefu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Take your browser with you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Take your browser with you?

If you use a portable browser, or if you move browser profiles around, be sure to have a master password set to encrypt all of your remembered passwords. Although FF obfuscates the passwords by default in stored files, and protects them in multiuser systems, anyone can get your profile from a mispla...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0606: "Cutting Edge"
Replies: 187
Views: 62584

Re: "Cutting Edge" discussion

Oh god! The ending in Monkey Island II sucks big time!!!
by sakeniwefu
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 24029

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

BTW for her to have hundreds of babies inside by the third trimester she would have to be pregnant of at least 3 by now.
A joke about perimarital sex, hahaha how fun.
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 28309

Re: Coding Fonts

Terminus definitely!
Other fonts don't make people that happen to see your screen go:
Oh me yarm! I CAN HAZ TEH KEWL LETTERS PLZ?
by sakeniwefu
Mon May 18, 2009 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 32224

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

"Better a scientist than a developer like your Mom."
by sakeniwefu
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 5571

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

This measure isn't in any way racist. What was racist was allowing the nikkei immigration in the first place. Japanese people thought that illiterate and untrained immigrants of Japanese descent would somehow be easier to integrate into Japanese society than university degree holders or people marri...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Evolutionary Psychology
Replies: 190
Views: 17591

Re: Evolutionary Psychology

I am sorry but even casual observation indicates a hard biological pressure on our behavior. Hormones affect behavior. You just have to go to a High School to learn that. Our brain is hardwired on many things: - Dead bodies stink. This has biological implications. If you live around dead bodies you ...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Haskell
Replies: 34
Views: 2487

Re: Haskell

Haskell programs do have a single unfortunate side effect - They send their programmers in a holy internet crusade to explain the language's superiority in lengthy and dense dissertations. Monads don't save you from that.
:wink:
by sakeniwefu
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0550: "Density"
Replies: 184
Views: 61988

Re: "Density" Discussion

Haha, that comic was genius. Though I can't begin to imagine how readers of xkcd can be upset by (rather crafty) reference to memes... boggles the mind. Yes, memes can be unfunny, but are they in this case? Furthermore, am I the only one who's seen a pattern in sje's pseudo-outraged posts being... ...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 65734

Re: "Base System" discussion

dennisw wrote:What's the difference between base-10 and decimal, anyway?


Well, obviously in base-10 you only have 10 symbols to choose from, namely 0 and 1 whereas in decimal you have 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
by sakeniwefu
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 65734

Re: "Base System" discussion

So the letter 'i' is still in base 3?

Also, no way I am handing my root password to my future wife, or anyone else for that matter. At most I would give her an user account and a Passphrase protected RSA key so that she can SSH into my machine. :x
by sakeniwefu
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Knowledge of C necessary for well-roundedness?
Replies: 39
Views: 6298

Re: Knowledge of C necessary for well-roundedness?

OO kind of scares me. It seems like unnecessary complication, although this maybe becaus I've never written a program more than a few hundred lines long. To be honest I never really used it in C++, and now I've switched to C, I'm much happier. If you ever have to write something over say.... 30k li...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 32736

Re: "Security" discussion

How wrong this comic was!
:wink:
by sakeniwefu
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45668

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

I do not use nVidia cards. The devs obviously are. Nothing works as it should on Intel or AMD. The bugs are there in the tracker, still open, so updates won't help. Once all the bugs are squished, I might consider using it instead of XFCE in Ubuntu, as it is pretty fast, and it can autohide a panel,...
by sakeniwefu
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45668

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

KDE4 is getting better and better, but it is still far too unstable for me in 4.2 release. It crashes once per session for no apparent reason. Some features are still crappy, but at least they are reported as bugs and hopefully will be fixed some day. Composition is specially buggy, maybe it works f...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45668

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

zombie_monkey wrote:Not to be pedantic, but
In addition to obviating the need for the mouse, the xmonad developers make heavy use of semi-formal methods and program derivation for improving reliability and enabling a total line of code count less than 1200, as of version 0.7;

Not counting the GHC.
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 45668

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

dwm
You can't have anything better in less than 2 KLOCs.
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 19007

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I'm not sure I agree with Miyazaki on that one. Yes Studio Ghibli has produced some fantastic works--but as most of them are (in some ways) geared at children, and children don't tend to be able to keep up with subtitles--I imagine this colours his ideas about animation to a certain extent. Further...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Japanese food: making it
Replies: 35
Views: 3610

Re: Japanese food: nudge me in the right direction

I love haichu , in any flavor. Pocky is also awesome. As far as actual meals, oyakodon buri (and really, all don buri dishes) are yummy. Unagi is a personal favorite. Onigiri, momo, and salmon are wonderful. Avoid natto and umeboshi like the plague. Who is that Don Buri? :lol: I second the vote for...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 26369

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

Women can play with boobies too . . .in fact it's easier for them. Also, did a mod write that? You can't speak in red text. Someone said he wanted to become a woman in order to play with boobies. I was just pointing something out. :P BTW, it's not red, it's 0xBF0000. Mods are free to make it darker...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0535: "It Might be Cool"
Replies: 147
Views: 26369

Re: "It Might be Cool" discussion

It is cool to be a man: - You don't need to shave or pluck your face or any part of your body (RMS for the win). - Your sense of smell is dull enough not to notice your own body odor. - You can play with boobies. On the other hand: - Women do have a sense of smell - You have external genitalia that ...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Silverlight&Moonlight
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Re: Silverlight&Moonlight

Silverlight is about as lame and iritating as Flash. Moonlight is worse. Hopefully, some day, someone somewhere will realize that HTML and ECMAScript standards are and have always been more than enough to display their crappy content and Flash and Sliverlight will go the way of Java applets. I hate...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inauguration News Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 6765

Re: Inauguration News Thread

by Izawwlgood » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:30 pm UTC But, my coworkers and I cheered when he said "restore science to its rightful place" I immediatly thought of XKCD when I heard Obama say this. Then i got confused. Where the heck has science been banished too? WTF does this really mean? I'm clu...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inauguration News Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 6765

Re: Inauguration News Thread

If the president of my country said the G word so many times and had two religious leaders speaking in his inauguration, I would be scared as shit.
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix File System
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: *nix File System

felixalias wrote:/etc: This is where the vast majority of your configuration files live.

Don't believe this, it's an elaborate troll. :wink:
Most of *your* configuration files, along with a few GBs of data from applications you uninstalled months ago is hidden in your /home.
Do ls -a and feel the horror. 8)
by sakeniwefu
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 19007

Re: Subs vs. Dubs (anime)

raws :| IMO, subs are often better than dubs just because voice actors in most countries suck. You might like Japanese anime voice actors, but don't never ever try to watch a dubbed Western movie in Japan. OTOH, subs have usually bad translations, especially if they are fan subs, translated from Chi...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Horror Stories
Replies: 59
Views: 6248

Re: Horror Stories

There are a number of times where I've inexplicably written "rm" when I clearly meant "vim". This happens most often with homework. I often mix vi and cd, but that isn't very dangerous. You all should be a bit more paranoid when using rm. Read The UNIX-HATERS Handbook (There is ...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: QT and GTK on Linux, for development...
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: QT and GTK on Linux, for development...

Berengal wrote:Does GTK even run on windows? Unless I've missed something, it's not a portable toolkit.


You
Missed
Something

GTK+ has worked on Windows for ages.
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?
Replies: 105
Views: 92902

Re: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?

It just feels much faster and more responsive than Firefox 3 (and maybe a little faster than FF2). Sorry but this doesn't make any sense. FF3 is many times faster than FF2. I could use a faster Javascript engine because FF3 is too slow for some of the current W3B 2.0 bloatware, but chrome is lackin...

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