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by kovan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 219839

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

PS: Stealing my CPU time counts as annoying; especially with an enterpreted language like JavaScript. (to post below next) Stealing your CPU time? Are you browsing the web in 2010 through a time portal to 1994? And if you can't give up a couple hundred megs of ram and a little bit of CPU for web br...
by kovan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X

I really enjoy Cocoa, but I really hate Interface Builder.

EDIT: I just saw my post from over a year ago... LOL boy have things changed.
by kovan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: convert h.264...Any easy way?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: convert h.264...Any easy way?

MPEGLA has just announced that it will not begin charging license fees for h.264 during the next license period (2011-December 31, 2015)

http://www.mpegla.com/Lists/MPEG%20LA%2 ... -02-02.pdf
by kovan
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on augmented reality?
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Thoughts on augmented reality?

AR is a pretty broad term... Wouldn't having GPS and Google on your phone right now count as AR to some extent? They are augmenting your reality.
by kovan
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Roadtrip!
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Roadtrip!

Last spring I actually did a road trip by myself from Toronto through New York down to Delaware, to State College, PA and back up through the mountains in PA to Toronto. (This I did over the May long weekend) Beautiful drive, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys driving. In fact me and my girlf...
by kovan
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should cyclists be licensed/insured?
Replies: 84
Views: 11934

Re: Should cyclists be licensed/insured?

A local city councellor has suggested that cyclists should be licensed, which, unsurprisingly, is being met with harsh criticism from cyclists... But is it really such a bad idea? Even if the fees are very nominal, $50 or $100 per year say... I currently pay $29 a year for an inspection and $35 for...
by kovan
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should cyclists be licensed/insured?
Replies: 84
Views: 11934

Should cyclists be licensed/insured?

A local city councellor has suggested that cyclists should be licensed, which, unsurprisingly, is being met with harsh criticism from cyclists... But is it really such a bad idea? Even if the fees are very nominal, $50 or $100 per year say, I think it would go a long way to making cyclists into more...
by kovan
Fri May 15, 2009 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Plans for the weekend!
Replies: 414
Views: 56836

Re: Plans for the weekend!

It's a long weekend here so most of my friends are going cottaging... I don't really feel like doing that so I've decided I'm going to take this weekend to drive somewhere I've never driven before. I'm thinking I'm gonna head south tonight and Saturday, and then start home (a different route) on Sun...
by kovan
Thu May 07, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1663486

Re: Today I Learned

Learning a lesson is one thing, being dragged through the mud all over the internet is quite different. Currently we're near the top of the reddit front page. I'm drinking heavily tonight. Ultimately we have nobody to blame but ourselves. I don't expect the market or the media to be forgiving. I...
by kovan
Thu May 07, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1663486

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that you're never too small to be publicly and brutally humiliated on the internet. I'm not sure I should really post this, so I would ask you guys to kindly not quote it in case I want to remove it later. I'm sure some of you have seen the Gizmodo article that showed up today ab...
by kovan
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Beard-off!!! HAS WINNER
Replies: 94
Views: 7938

Re: Beard-off!!! (Pictures will be soon!) + New cool 'rule'

I have a pretty good beard, but it's not a ridiculous lumber jack beard as posted earlier in the thread, does that disqualify me?
by kovan
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Postify your facerity

I was going to wink and gun, but then I read "highschool" and holstered.
by kovan
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Postify your facerity

Helios471 wrote:
kovan wrote:BAM! me in a suit
Spoiler:
Image
Yikes, I wish I looked that good in a suit.

The secret is to go to a skinny guy store like mexx
by kovan
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What if we could control All of ourselves?
Replies: 38
Views: 3118

Re: What if we could control All of ourselves?

I think part of the answer is that things like your heart beating are controlled by your brain stem, whereas consciousness is a product of the cerebral cortex.
by kovan
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Postify your facerity

BAM! me in a suit
Spoiler:
Image
by kovan
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do You Like Songs for the Lyrics or the Music?
Replies: 83
Views: 8648

Re: Do You Like Songs for the Lyrics or the Music?

Check out USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) for a good example of using word salad and still sounding amazing
by kovan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Postify your facerity

pics or gtfo
by kovan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Postify your facerity

I's waiting for pics. http://d-jorgensen.com/gallery/d/1334-2/08_12_31-012.jpg Happy New Year Torvaun! ;) It took me a while to figure out exactly what was going on in here, I thought I was witnessing some kind of two-headed woman. here's my best emo webcam face for you guys : http://i39.tinypic.co...
by kovan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...

I use pidgin normally, but I've noticed it doesn't seem to deliver messages sent to me while I've been off line. So I was just installing Live Messenger in VMWare to check those offline messages
by kovan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...

Oh man it totally wasn't worth it. They've filled it up with so much garbage I might as well be on AIM
by kovan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...
Replies: 5
Views: 786

So I'm trying to install MSN messenger...

And I guess I haven't tried to do an install of this thing in a really long time because I've been trying for like two days to get this stupid thing to install (okay, not two days...I tried the other day and gave up after about 15 minutes and I'm making a second go of it now). I downloaded some Wind...
by kovan
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Off-colour jokes: "x is NOT funny!"
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Off-colour jokes: "x is NOT funny!"

This is referring to internet discourse. If there's a thread where people are making jokes about aids or something and some party pooper comes in and starts crying about how aids is not funny, who's really at fault? Obviously nobody with any sense about them is going to go around telling dead baby j...
by kovan
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Off-colour jokes: "x is NOT funny!"
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Off-colour jokes: "x is NOT funny!"

Just because you know someone with AIDS or had a SIDS baby or a flipper baby or cancer or down's syndrome or 9/11 or the holocaust or bananaphone or lou gehrigs disease and you're offended whenever someone makes a joke about those things doesn't mean it's not funny. If you can read that sentence, yo...
by kovan
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Start on game programming
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: Start on game programming

If you're really serious about entering the games industry as a professional, you're going to need to know C++ and DirectX quite well. There is less value in learning OpenGL instead of DirectX, since OpenGL isn't used quite as much. The Xbox 360 uses DirectX, the PS3 uses libgcm for anything seriou...
by kovan
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X

Fair enough. It seems almost identical to Java's to me (single inheritance + interfaces, class-based, late bound), but maybe I have a weird perspective. Are there actually interfaces in obj-c (I mean interface in the java/C# sense)? the @interface stuff seems more like abstract classes than actual ...
by kovan
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beta test my stuff for me?
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Beta test my stuff for me?

I'll give it a try tomorrow at work, I don't have a mac at home.
by kovan
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X

Also if you think you've experienced the most retarded aspect of Objective-C, you probably haven't because there's always something more retarded waiting around the bend for you (can you tell I'm a little sour on Objective-C right now?) I think I actually prefer VB.net 's OO implementation over Obj...
by kovan
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: OBJ-C/Cocoa: Programming for OS X

For me there's been a lot of trial-and-error. It's been mostly trying to forget everything I know and then get into this message stuff. Coming from a Java/C++/.NET background it was a bit of a system shock to jump into Obj-C. The Apple documentation is pretty horrible unless you know exactly what yo...
by kovan
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ATTN: News Addicts, Bloggers
Replies: 0
Views: 805

ATTN: News Addicts, Bloggers

I've started a site at http://www.hudaily.com The site itself is basically a drudge-style format, but without the drudge republican slant. I'm also hoping to give it a more international tinge. The reason I've chosen to go this way, rather than a "traditional" web-2.0 format (digg, reddit)...
by kovan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42195

Re: Post-Rock

Would Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV qualify? I'm a big fan of that one and I'm pretty sure it's a distant cousin of post-rock. Sort of industrial stuff with an ambient vibe, but made with traditional rock instruments. "Soundtracks for daydreams," as he calls it. Worth a listen, and there's ...
by kovan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42195

Re: Post-Rock

Mono is probably my favourite.
by kovan
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Music Here Is...
Replies: 43
Views: 3750

Re: The Music Here Is...

All of the bands mentioned in this thread suck balls (except DFA1979), although you're probably all like 17 years old and completely missed the 90s. So I guess you can be excused since you were in diapers when the music industry implemented its "only sign shit artists who don't do drugs" p...
by kovan
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 8727

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

Debian Hamm
by kovan
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Low-level file manipulation in C++?
Replies: 27
Views: 2580

Re: Low-level file manipulation in C++?

Can't you just work on a per-byte level? Create a byte that represents the bits that are meant to be flipped, then run a bitwise not on the byte to be encoded? eta - I don't really know a good answer for you, i'm just throwing things at the wall here.
by kovan
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Post yo' fehs

You guys are lame....ing.
by kovan
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Post yo' fehs

Well even a low-end SLR digital camera can run you up to a grand (and lenses even more), that's not too outrageous for a professional photographer.
by kovan
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: MCPD: Worthwhile?
Replies: 0
Views: 932

MCPD: Worthwhile?

I'm not sure how many of you guys use Microsoft stuff, since I get the impression a lot of you probably stick with the open source side of things. If you have gone through and done MCSD or MCPD certifications, would you say it was a worthwhile endeavour? I'm looking at doing it, but I will have to d...
by kovan
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gaining weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Gaining weight

My brother just got drafted to professional lacrosse and is trying to put on weight. The dietician said there's only one way to do it: Eat lots. He's on a diet of at least 6,000 calories per day.

Make sure you choose food you like though because you need to eat a lot of it.
by kovan
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Diagnose my car's speaker problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Diagnose my car's speaker problems!

Could be a number of problems. The fact that the front right speakers aren't working suggests it could be an issue with the amplifier or radio.

I would suggest getting a multimeter and checking the signal levels at the speakers and coming out of the amplifier/radio
by kovan
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2900375

Re: Post yo' fehs

I was at work when i first saw Kovan's post, and therefore could not see the actual image. I did, however, see the posts that followed talking about how amazing the beard was. Images appeared in my mind of truly amazing facial hair. It was godly, in my mind. Majestic. When i got home i returned to ...

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