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by boXd
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

...Aaaaaand I should add that I did in fact have 21 new books. I forgot to add Flatland to the list.
by boXd
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I only just found out that million, billion, trillion etcetera follow a very predictable pattern I should've noticed ages ago.
by boXd
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

roband wrote:How heavy is Asimov? From what I know about the content, it's the sort of thing I'd enjoy - but it depends how it's presented.


I'm not sure if you've ever read one of his essays, but I found his writings to be very accessible.

(*coughandofcoursethereareonlineebookscough*)
by boXd
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Foundation (I Asimov) Foundation and Empire (I Asimov) Second Foundation (I Asimov) Good old Asimov. How silly will I look if I confess I also enjoyed Foundation's Edge? Not silly at all, I guess? I've already read the prequels and the first two in that list, and just got started on Second Foundati...
by boXd
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Which ones? Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition (E Regis) The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty (D Ariely) The Elements (T Gray) Predictably Irrational (D Ariely) The Moral Animal (R Wright) QED (RP Feynman) Thinking and Deciding (J Baron) I Am A Strange Loop (DR Hofstadter) The Upside o...
by boXd
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I HAVE 21 NEW BOOKS! FEAR ME, WORLD! :) :D :mrgreen:
by boXd
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337000

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Eseell wrote:Mini Ninjas.


Like this?
by boXd
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337000

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Zarq wrote:Dishonoured is hack-n-slash?


Well, no, not really I guess. But then there wouldn't have been three games to choose from.
by boXd
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337000

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Darksiders? Fable? Dishonored?
by boXd
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

poxic wrote:(warning: io9)


Is there something about io9 I should know?
by boXd
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2972024

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Only had it for a week since they removed the stitches and I started taking showers again. I think I'll wait another week to see if it goes away in the meantime. It probably won't make things worse.
by boXd
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2972024

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Since my ear surgery I now have this problem, which my doctor didn't tell me anything about. It is freakishly annoying, my next checkup is in more than a month, and I'm not sure whether this is reason for concern.
by boXd
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Finished formal logic homework. Now my hand hurts.
by boXd
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Random thought that may offend a few people for its lack of modesty: it turns out that being somewhat of a genius who can learn most things and being an extreme geek who likes spending most of his time learning/reading, does not stop one from worrying that there isn't a single job I would not ultima...
by boXd
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Merry Christmas everyone! :D

(Yep, that's an RFC.)
by boXd
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Uh, is there a reason why two of them don't count? Because I liked all five. It's a joke. :wink: (Also, put Dune on that list for God's sake!) Eh, I've put it on my wishlist. I should probably point out that I do not possess the key to hammerspace, and thus do not have an infinite amount of money t...
by boXd
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I humbly admit never having read much SF, and recently decided to change that. Ergo, I just bought The Foundation Trilogy, A Fire Upon The Deep, Rainbows End, and Ender's Game. That should keep me satisfied for, I don't know, a few weeks. :D There's a distinct lack of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gala...
by boXd
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7657104

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I humbly admit never having read much SF, and recently decided to change that. Ergo, I just bought The Foundation Trilogy, A Fire Upon The Deep, Rainbows End, and Ender's Game. That should keep me satisfied for, I don't know, a few weeks. :D
by boXd
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2972024

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Yesterday someone did something to me which really upset me, I informed them angrily that they'd crossed a line, today they pretend that nothing happened. Does this happen often to other people or am I just constantly dealing with a huge jackass? Sounds like straight-up jerk to me, especially if yo...
by boXd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

Not particularly. I do however like being outside when the sun shines (as opposed to being outside with the weather we have now).

Do you prefer winter, summer, or neither?
by boXd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

flicky1991 wrote:The energon-axe (and now you know what my favourite wiki is).

Favourite Christmas song?


Flappie (translation in lyrics). Haters gonna hate.

Do you celebrate Christmas with family?
by boXd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 203655

Re: Europe..?

Question: is there something similar to 'datumprikker' (the Dutch people will probably know what I'm talking about) in English? It might be useful if we ever are to pick a date :wink:
by boXd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Computer Communion (MM Interpreter)
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Computer Communion

Jplus wrote:Relevant


Looks interesting, too. Checking it out in my VirtualBox right now. :D

I've created a GitHub project, in case anyone's interested in where this project might be going. It's one big (well, not big at all, actually) hack right now, though.
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

Heh. Sorry, nope.

(maninblack:) are you excited for christmas? For any gifts in particular?
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

Many people don't give gifts for Christmas where I live (including me). Has something to do with 'Sinterklaas', I think.

Can you recommend a SciFi book that's not THGTTG?
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 24910

Re: 1150: Instagram

Oh look, another comic where Randall speciously craps on the prevailing opinion of the demographic that made his strip popular in the first place. What demographic is that and how is this comic crapping on their opinion? By what logic are XKCD readers more likely than not to be offended by making f...
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337000

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

So I'm getting very close to finishing Deus Ex. With all the best perks, I am really enjoying it. One thing I do kind of want is more badass jumping around type things(parkourish). So I'm looking for something like that. Maybe a bit like Prince of Persia(Sands of Time). Is Dishonoured anything like...
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal advice needed: software license
Replies: 13
Views: 7582

Re: Legal advice needed: software license

I don't know about people's stances on free software and the like around here, but why not go with the GPL? It's a perfectly fine license.
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

Strangely, it comes out as: 1111 0000 0000 1101 1111 0000 0000 1101 Still can't understand why beyond that, so the answer is - NO. You got pretty close. Here's a hint: try hex. :D What other wbcomics do you like? PhD Comics, even though I'm an undergrad. I used to frequent more online comics, but i...
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 24910

Re: 1150: Instagram

I thought the comic was a funny analogy that aptly demonstrated the naivity of everyone who used Instagram and are outraged about its new policy. (Not, as some people seem to think, whether it is *right* for Instagram or Chad or whoever to do such a thing. I don't care much about that.) The response...
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2972024

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

My body decided to wake up three hours later without making me feel more rested today. Stupid surgery.
by boXd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 414756

Re: Interviewing the fora

PhoenixEnigma wrote:Do you have a favourite number? What is it? Why?


Yes. 4,027,445,261. Not telling. ;)

Can you guess why?
by boXd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 203655

Re: Europe..?

Just logged in on #xkcdeuro, but the channel is no longer registered - was this intentional? (And does anyone still come there? :) ) It's there and it's registered and you're in it. Wat? :? Eh, never mind. Irssi was acting weird: it didn't show ChanServ at first, and also said: 16:21 -!- Channel #x...
by boXd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Computer Communion (MM Interpreter)
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Computer Communion

Yeah, that's the basic idea. I'm thinking of perhaps creating a small software layer around it so everyone can see who's active on this network, what commands are being executed, etc. Just passing a shell to everyone is a little too inelegant for my taste.
by boXd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 203655

Re: Europe..?

Just logged in on #xkcdeuro, but the channel is no longer registered - was this intentional? (And does anyone still come there? :) )
by boXd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Computer Communion (MM Interpreter)
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Computer Communion (MM Interpreter)

I've been thinking of a new funny project I wanted to start, and am curious what you people think of it. What I want to do is create a program that allows multiple computers to connect to each other, communicate, and execute arbitrary commands on the other computers. I might want to add a few things...
by boXd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 159199

Re: The Red Spider Project

I just found this thread, but the project doesn't appear to be extremely active. Is this still a thing? If so, I'd happily contribute. :)
by boXd
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2972024

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

phlip wrote:Where do you draw the line?


I think it's safe to say that I draw the line at people using characters not in the non-extended ASCII table in their filenames.
by boXd
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 145130

Re: What OS do you use?

Speaking of which, does anyone know of a viable alternative to IDA Pro on Linux? Depends on how fancy you need. If all you need is a really basic disassembler, there's objdump and probably some GUI front ends on top of it or something. But if you actually use Ida's advanced stuff, then it's pretty ...
by boXd
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 145130

Re: What OS do you use?

Speaking of which, does anyone know of a viable alternative to IDA Pro on Linux? (Yes, I'm aware it runs on Linux, but I can only find - ahem - free versions for Windows, so that's probably not going to be a thing.) EDIT: Hm, it *does* get a platinum rating on the Wine AppDB. Maybe I should give Win...

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