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by Amalas
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271425

Re: Things you remember reading -Merged: Searching for a...

An old teacher I had told me about this short story when we had been discussing Ayn Rand, but I can't remember the name of it. Something about society making everyone equal, like a famous ballerina was made to wear heavy boots, and a guy who was the "epitome of mankind" was made to wear c...
by Amalas
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FF3 Managing Bookmarks
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: FF3 Managing Bookmarks

Hmmm... I just started using the Foxmarks extension, and it does have drag-n-drop, as well as folder hierarchy. I don't think you can have multiple windows open, so a super-long list might be an issue.
by Amalas
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0448: "Good Morning"
Replies: 119
Views: 21171

Re: How to calculate easily...

I came here sure that someone would have come up with a table or key of some kind to easily cross reference, but apparently not... yet. Anyway, here's an easy way to calculate. 1. Go here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html 2. Enter time you woke up (leave off the minutes) and cur...
by Amalas
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Wii Fit Exercise Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Wii Fit Exercise Plan

I've been doing Wii Fit for about 30 min a day for a couple weeks now, and I've found that it does exactly what it advertises to do. I am more toned and my posture is considerably better. I may not have lost a lot of weight, but I can tell that I have a little bit more muscle and a little less fat. ...
by Amalas
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fencing! (By popular demand)
Replies: 104
Views: 9916

Re: Fencing! (By popular demand)

if your engarde is off your hand is now easier to pick then cherries I fenced epee in college and here are some of my thoughts: 1. It's probably the easiest to teach of the three, which is why our college did almost exclusively epee. 2. I'm short with short arms, which is a slight disadvantage (com...
by Amalas
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 199369

Re: "Purity" Discussion

When I was in university, the phrase I always heard was "Biology is really Chemistry, Chemistry is really Physics, Physics is really Math, and Math is really HARD." :lol:
by Amalas
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271425

Re: Things you remember reading -Merged: Searching for a...

Finally, a place that may actually help me figure out a short story I can't remember the name of. One thing I know for sure is that is was the very first story in some sort of anthology of science fiction. The main character is a female computer scientist who does her hacking at home wearing only in...
by Amalas
Fri May 18, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Wikipedia game
Replies: 100
Views: 18822

Finnish (Language) -> Greek (Language) in 5 or less (I found a way to get there in 4...but it's a lot less fun) Well, Finnish language > Language family > Greek language DNA to NDA in 4 steps. Edit so as not to double-post: You guys are aware that there is a Six degrees of Wikipedia site that will ...
by Amalas
Fri May 18, 2007 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Wikipedia game
Replies: 100
Views: 18822

Knitting > Wire > Electricity > Benjamin Franklin How about: Osama Bin Laden to Mario in three Heh, that's not how I got from Knitting to Ben Franklin, but your way is certainly shorter. :) I can do Osama to Mario in 4 Osama bin Laden > South Park > South Park (video game) > Nintendo 64 > Mario
by Amalas
Fri May 18, 2007 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Wikipedia game
Replies: 100
Views: 18822

fatduck wrote:
Amalas wrote:
VTHodge wrote:From Google to Zodiac in 3.


Google > Moon > Month > Zodiac


When you win you're supposed to offer the next challenge :D

Oops. :oops:

Knitting -> Benjamin Franklin in 4 steps
by Amalas
Thu May 17, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Wikipedia game
Replies: 100
Views: 18822

VTHodge wrote:From Google to Zodiac in 3.


Google > Moon > Month > Zodiac
by Amalas
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apple Release...something!
Replies: 37
Views: 7611

iPhone and Apple TV

UPDATE: Official links from Apple: Apple TV and iPhone

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