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by baker's kilobyte
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 218935

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Doesn't the thought that some of your friends might want to "do you" creep you out. Like you don't even know it, but one of your best fiends... Well, I don't have many fiends, and no best ones, but doesn't everyone do that thing where you check someone out automatically the first time you...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song stuck in your head at the moment?
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Song stuck in your head at the moment?

Burning For You - Blue Oyster Cult

I'm not sure if this has more to do with my Algebra exam tomorrow (it's on my "study songs" playlist) or my neighbour.

:?
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?
Replies: 44
Views: 5347

Re: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?

My first term of first year, I missed one Algebra class (because I slept in), and I was devastated. Not because I hate skipping class (ha!), but because I really loved that course and I couldn't believe I had missed even an hour of it. Since that wonderful time, I have not encountered another course...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 249
Views: 20181

Re: What's in a name?

Wow, I haven't posted on these boards in months. Anyways... My first name comes from Persian mythology. It means "bird of Heaven" because it refers to a bird that spends its entire life in the skies. I was named after my mother's best friend, though, not the bird; I only found out the myth...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 62652

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

I think right after I read the book I could speak functional Nadsat but at this point I'm out of practice because mostly all you can talk about is beating people up and kicking them in the genitals. That's the extent of what Alex talks about, not of what you can talk about. :P Yes indeed, and Dr. S...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Calculator Thread!
Replies: 86
Views: 8076

Re: The Calculator Thread!

I have a Ti-83 plus. the most basic of basic, but its pretty good. It taught me programming and I played millions of games on it, and have used it for maybe this is the fourth year? I like it. :) Ahaha, yeah, believe it or not, that calculator was where I wrote what could be called my first piece o...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Due South (Canadian Television)
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Due South (Canadian Television)

I'm sorry, I'm trying very hard not to take that the wrong way, because I'm sure that's not how you meant it-- but, what do you mean by "authentically" Canadian? Like, I should be a toque-sporting, beer-drinking lumberjack/curler who says "aboot" instead of "about" and ...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Due South (Canadian Television)
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Due South (Canadian Television)

I used to play Reach in highschool, and Due South was always popping up in the questions. That's how I know what it is. I'm too young to have watched it when it aired (I was in kindergarten when it started), so I can't really comment on the show itself... As for the other "awesome" Canadia...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 161243

Re: Your Schedule

First year university - Honours Mathematics (Co-op) MATH 135 - Linear Algebra MATH 137 - Calculus for Honours Math PHIL 100 - Intro. to Philosophy PHIL 145 - Critical Thinking CS 115 - Intro. to Computer Science Don't like PHIL 145 or CS 155. Love everything else. MATH 135 was one of the best math ...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quarter-life crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 2691

Re: Quarter-life crisis

I feel you. I'm a 23 year old, burnt out programmer. The work just doesn't involve the parts of computer science I really love. I don't program for fun any more. I don't hack linux. I don't use my computer for anything except for surfing the internet. :shock: As someone who will (hopefully) in a fe...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Principal's Office
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Principal's Office

In highschool, I think the one and only time I was in the principal's office was to change his mouse. XD I do remember the first time I got in real trouble, though--sometime in the fourth grade, for throwing snow during recess. We (me and I think 3 others) had to spend the whole week in recess deten...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who Dominates our forums?
Replies: 72
Views: 6239

Re: Who Dominates our forums?

CS major, with an option in Cognitive Science; Eng Lang & Lit minor. Or, at least I will be as soon as I get my plan modification form in...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3342820

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

You can also get Vitamin D in pill form. I think 1000 International Units is the recommended dosage, but don't quote me.

Also, what's the best way to gain weight? (Sorry for the bit of non sequitor.) I've been trying for about a year without much result. Does anyone have any advice on this?
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Spoilt milk?
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Spoilt milk?

Ehhh, yeah it's one of those words that get me confused, but I find that my reflex is to spell it with a "t" in direct reference to foodstuffs, and with an "ed" when used anywhere else. I don't know why. *shrug*

Also, should I get rid of the watery part (whey?) when I use it?
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Spoilt milk?
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Spoilt milk?

So, the expiry date on the milk carton says September 25, but I poured myself a glass and out came this weird creamy stuff. I think it's going bad, except it doesn't smell spoiled or anything. It actually smells a little bit like almond milk, but yeah. Anywho, I don't want to throw it out (there's o...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Childhood Films (Merged:Movies that nerds loved)
Replies: 80
Views: 8333

Re: Favorite Childhood Films (Merged:Movies that nerds loved)

The Sound of Music was (still is?) on tv every year around Christmas time, so I've seen it a lot. :P But, I was born in 1990, and between my birth and third birthday, I had seen Back to the Future some 400 times. I'm not joking. Okay, maybe exaggerating a little. But my parents tell me I absolutely ...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 6024

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

I like to (deliberately) disassemble recipes, cooking methods and such, into their smallest parts (or as I perceive them, anyway), and use those methods on other recipes, but also use material sciences and other engineering knowledge in creating food. <snip> Others told me that for them, cooking wa...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mcaffe and university networks
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Mcaffe and university networks

Do you have to use McAfee? My suggestion would be to use a different av program altogether. Symantec Anti-Virus is the one our uni recommends/requires.
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Things that make you giggle about language.
Replies: 27
Views: 4996

Re: Things that make you giggle about language.

You know what this reminds me of? This. :lol:
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 5592

Re: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

Thanks for the replies!

Yup, I've seen those screw extractor things before, but I'm concerned it might not work since the head is so thin. The soldering iron does sound like a good plan; will try that as soon as I can get my hands on one. :P
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 35738

Re: What (physical) bookmarks do you use and recommend?

Would you consider storing books open (e.g. face-down on a table) to be a greater or lesser offense than dog-earing pages? Dog-earing scars the pages, whereas leaving them open scars the spine. I appreciate a certain worn-ness to books (my copy of The Wind in the Willows is more than a little shabb...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 5592

Re: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

It's countersunk, so that might be a little tricky... Plus, I don't want to take a drill to my machine, if avoidable. Is there anything else I could try?
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 5592

Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

Um, so I have a Toshiba Satelite (A70 series) that I need to get open. I got it apart (relatively) easily up to the point where I needed to lift out the motherboard. It was kinda not moving so I turned over the case to make sure I hadn't missed a screw or something, and, lo and behold, there was sti...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Uniting Speech and Writing: the Half-Mark.
Replies: 37
Views: 10701

Re: Uniting Speech and Writing: the Half-Mark.

Maybe you only think you're saying it in one sentence, whereas in fact you could be saying it in two. Have you ever noticed that when you speak, there's no real audible silence between the words? Try reading this post out loud and see for yourself. It's just our perceptions which allow us to disting...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Anyone know a Latin and Greek roots search?
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Anyone know a Latin and Greek roots search?

You can try searching for it at Behind the Name. I often use that site when looking for character names.

Hope that helps :).
by baker's kilobyte
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 272671

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox. I loved the series when I was only a bit younger, and so I was looking forward to this one, especially since there were a few loose ends that Colfer left undone at the end of the last one. The title should be enough to tell you how horribly clichéd the whole box i...
by baker's kilobyte
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 35738

Re: What (physical) bookmarks do you use and recommend?

Sometimes you don't always have the chance to stop at a convenient spot, like if you're reading on the subway and your station comes up before you can finish the chapter. On a similar note, those Book Darts sound really cool. Plus I just found out that they sell them at Words Worth Books! ^o^ ...I c...
by baker's kilobyte
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer

maybe i'm just being nitpickity about this, but doesn't it bother anyone else that when dumbledore lights the wardrobe on fire, riddle just kind of sit there and doesn't really care? in the book, he becomes really excited and eager to show off his powers, but here it's just kind of like a "meh...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spirals are taking over the world.
Replies: 19
Views: 2354

Re: Spirals are taking over the world.

Your post just reminded me of a story I read last winter. It was called "The Spiral", and is told over several millennia, from the point of view of a mollusk. When I get home, I'll look up the author's name, 'cause I can't remember atm. But yeah, the story was pretty neat.

Anyway.
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer

I liked the first one and the second one (I was in middle school for those), and then somehow everyone forgot how to act by the time they made PoA. I still went to see it, but skipped out on GoF. I saw OotP on my siblings' insistence, but I don't think I'm going to see anymore of the movies. I didn'...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 35738

Re: What (physical) bookmarks do you use and recommend?

Hehe, awesome thread. Erm, I usually just grab whatever paper is lying on my desk (or bed, or sofa, or wherever I'm sitting--there's always loose paper), rip off a piece, and stick it in. I don't use anything thicker than standard lined paper, because I'm a crazy woman when it comes to my books, and...
by baker's kilobyte
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Propane explosion in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Propane explosion in Toronto

I thought I remembered hearing on the news that the firefighter was actually pronounced dead, not missing. Honestly, I was surprised (relieved) that no one else died...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12184

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Hehe. Maybe they were going for the "It's so bad, it's good" effect. :P
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3920
Views: 369274

Re: Rate the avatar above you

I see the man, I don't see the plasma.

13/26, for being half-complete. :D
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guys vs girls game
Replies: 951
Views: 49048

Re: Guys vs girls game

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by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 272671

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Wikipedia article wrote:His books require extensive editing by others to make them readable.


...And you say you don't like this guy's writing? :mrgreen:
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12184

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Ehhh, yeah I re-read the posts and was in the process of editing mine before you posted... ^-^;;
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12184

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

We're not talking about the real world, we're talking about a piece of art. The actual responses of actual women and actual men to actual behaviour in the actual world are only tangentially relevant to what's being argued. A work of art that's making an observation about real life. To what extent t...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12184

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Hmm. I needed some time to think about your post, and about what exactly it is that I'm trying to say. I hope my response isn't too incomprehensible. Yes, I agree that women who fight hard deserve respect and admiration for the struggles they go through. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be recogni...
by baker's kilobyte
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12184

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Nono, I think you misunderstood what I was saying, protocoach. A lot of people (though not all!) do treat women who do the same techy-geeky stuff as men differently--for no reason other than that they are women. That's the "problem" I was pointing out. Not that it's wrong to be attracted t...

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