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by lemmings
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1157: "Sick Day"
Replies: 27
Views: 7090

Re: 1157: "Sick Day"

Alls fun and games until a brain eating protist swims up your nose.
by lemmings
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 158266

Re: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder

stupid gd multiplayer. Remind me of how few friends I have, OK, EVERY GAME STUDIO IN EXISTENCE???? Someone I knew played the multiplayer with his attractive, intelligent girlfriend . Gah. I've played some of it with my attractive, intelligent girlfriend 's brother. I'd play it with her, but apparen...
by lemmings
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)
Replies: 187
Views: 29655

Re: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)

So far I haven't seen any scenes from Xen, that would be the hardest place to construct art assets for.
by lemmings
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 42354

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

GodShapedBullet wrote:
jspenguin wrote:I first thought this was a color-blindness test...


Dear colorblind,

There is no hidden joke. Don't even worry about it.

Love,

Me

Anyone else see the '3' in the lower left corner? It's rotated like 30 degrees counter clockwise!
by lemmings
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: curious about historical (college) student wages
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Re: curious about historical (college) student wages

Year: 2012 Age: 21 Location at the time: California Educational status: In undergrad Work status: full time time Job: Student research assistants in physics and computer science labs Hourly wage: $9-12/hr (summer only) Adjusted for inflation: $9-12/hr in 2012 dollars For these jobs, it's the profess...
by lemmings
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 43576

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

"I am not angry, but when I was pissed off at the moment."

Well, that was, expected. :oops:
I think I need to get new friends, ones who I have a more mature emotional response around. :shock:
by lemmings
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1064: "Front Door"
Replies: 80
Views: 18061

Re: 1064: "Front Door"

Someone needs to take that gray curve, shift it down a bit so that the starting position is below 0, then integrate it. Label that new plot, "Distance from a person walking to their door". The +C needs to be high enough that it nearly reaches 0 when the person begins running. http://image....
by lemmings
Thu May 10, 2012 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?
Replies: 47
Views: 16263

Re: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?

In the second grade, I stuck a paper clip into an outlet. I believe my reaction was something along the lines of, 'woah, cool!' because I convinced another student to touch it too. That kid ended up on freaking out and I recall him thinking he was dying. That reaction ended my fun as the teacher tol...
by lemmings
Thu May 10, 2012 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4825
Views: 544317

Re: EVE Online

I like PvP, so Minmatar seem to be a very viable choice*? The Gallente do appeal to me politically but I heard that this has no influence on gameplay. Pick your race based on who you want to look like (less important now that next to all differentiation is gone) and what race you want to be affilia...
by lemmings
Wed May 09, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 37256

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

notgm wrote:i seem to have lost my sense of humor...i highly dislike the pompousness of this particular joke.

meh.

I don't think that word means what you think it means.
^That would be pompousness.

Doing this isn't: "You don't know about _____? Awesome, let me show you!"
by lemmings
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Valve new employee hand book
Replies: 7
Views: 2622

Re: Valve new employee hand book

As soon as I saw the timeline of events and releases at Valve, I immediately scrolled right to the bottom. Did anyone else do this to see if the future's written?
by lemmings
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most geeky thing you've done recently.
Replies: 133
Views: 45043

Re: Most geeky thing you've done recently.

Over the past few month's I've been constructing a bike. When I realized that the 6 mile ride to campus is a little too far for me to ride, I added a motor to it. I dislike using throttles so I decided to add a microprocessor and sensors to read the pedal speed... then I dislike buttons so I'm addin...
by lemmings
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 19121

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

I'm probably completely wrong, but is this the first time these characters have been shown to have any kind of romantic relationship? I guess I just tend to focus on the personalities and didn't realize that there are real relationships. How do top hat guy and black hat guy fit in? I figured that i...
by lemmings
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 62766

Re: Dexter

I can't be the only one who has looked at roband's avatar and thought Masuka... he's even got the whole pervert thing going on!
by lemmings
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing .apk's on a locked down Android [FIXED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2870

Re: Installing .apk's on a locked down Android [FIXED]

Thank you, the update solved the issue. It took me a day to force it to update but eventually it complied.
by lemmings
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing .apk's on a locked down Android [FIXED]
Replies: 2
Views: 2870

Installing .apk's on a locked down Android [FIXED]

I'm trying to begin app development with the Android platform. The SDK is installed, everything works fine and I can run 'hello world' in Eclipse. Everything works fine from there until I try installing it on my phone. When I get to the .apk file and the window pops up to Install, it rejects me and ...
by lemmings
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 32407

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

I live in Santa Monica where legislation has recently passed making it that you either have to bring your own bag or pay ten cents per paper bag they have to bag it in. (As you can probably guess, Santa Monica is chock full of extreme environmentalist-liberals.) In California, the minimum wage is $...
by lemmings
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0983: "Privacy"
Replies: 70
Views: 16952

Re: 0983: "Privacy"

Accelerator Tunnel: Disproves current understanding of physics.

Hyperspace: Only accessible while the beam is in operation.
by lemmings
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is the deal with medical schools and community college?
Replies: 13
Views: 4423

Re: What is the deal with medical schools and community coll

I can't say how this is with respect to medical as I only know slightly about engineering. But, in engineering if you take your first couple years at a community college, you better be going to a good one because the classes will not prepare you for the more difficult classes later on that build on...
by lemmings
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 36646

Re: Mindfuck Movies

Naked Lunch: A two hour long version of the 'Drugs will turn your brain to jelly' PSA, with imagery that makes The Scanner Darkly look like a children's movie. The trailer for John Dies at the End is about the only thing close to it.
by lemmings
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70471

Re: Breaking Bard

Well on the bright side:
Spoiler:
Hank's family is safe thanks to the phone call.
Walt is safe since he's now going to be placed in a rubber room.
Walt's family is now safe since they've disowned their psychotic father who does a mean Joker impersonation.
by lemmings
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 63706

Re: Cringe

Perhaps that's what the observer was meant to do with his device. To completely erase Peter from existence, and separate the two universes once again, in order to correct his mistake. One way or the other, Peter died for everyone, but he's the events that have happened are far too dependent...
by lemmings
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 63706

Re: Cringe

So Fringe is back on the air, finally. Now, some questions : As I understand, maybe I'm wrong, but Peter died twice in our universe correct? Original Peter died from sickness, and Walter brought the other Peter back and he died as well. But then, what about the machine? It can be activated only...
by lemmings
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 30273

Re: 0951: "Working"

I've learned this the hard way with my electronics projects. "Oh, look, this store in Hong Kong offers free shipping and I can get x, y, z cheaper than from San Fransisco, but I still need a, b, and c so I'll place two orders. 2 days later, the package from San Fransisco has arrived, but I'm mi...
by lemmings
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 180232

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

That's so, Special. :twisted:
by lemmings
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70471

Re: Breaking Bard

Wow, um, just, wow. So Gus tried to start a methlab in Mexico 2 decades ago, went to the cartel with his offer, they had different ideas and his chemist took a bullet to the head. Then 2 decades latter, he finds Walter, another chemist willing to work for him and his dream of a superlab starts up a...
by lemmings
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Piece of Perfection
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: A Piece of Perfection

A breakdown is always inevitable, it's just a matter of in which order of magnitude of time will it take. If you have the wrong batch of survivors, the civilization will implode in a week as new alliances are formed. If the leadership isn't strong, perhaps one month the harvest wasn't so great and t...
by lemmings
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0946: “Family Decals”
Replies: 195
Views: 79293

Re: 0946: “Family Decals”

I remember seeing a van in my college's parking lot that had like a jillion bumper stickers on it, pretty much covering everything behind the rear doors. They were even grossly inconsistent in their messages: one said "God is too big to fit in any one religion", and another said "On ...
by lemmings
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Electronics for Alien Minds
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Electronics for Alien Minds

Weird A-field trivia: Carver Mead wrote a 'crackpot physics' book where A-fields play a significant role: COLLECTIVE ELECTRODYNAMICS: QUANTUM FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTROMAGNETISM, Mead 2002 http://www.pnas.org/content/94/12/6013.full http://www.math.umb.edu/~sp/mead.pdf http://www.amazon.com/Collective-...
by lemmings
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitor screen privacy filters are so expensive!
Replies: 6
Views: 4743

Re: Monitor screen privacy filters are so expensive!

Agreed, that is far superior, and it has the practical upside of being much cheaper. In the event that people don't get the hint after one box has been applied, you buy more. Eventually, if those around you have the perception of a deaf bat, you will have constructed a Minecraftesque fort around you...
by lemmings
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitor screen privacy filters are so expensive!
Replies: 6
Views: 4743

Re: Monitor screen privacy filters are so expensive!

The lowest prices that I see are all around $35, with the lowest being from Buy.com already. They're likely not worth it though. They generally reduce the viewing angle of the display by half, so rather than having ~80 degrees on either end, you get something 40 degrees, this is still sufficient for...
by lemmings
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 70471

Re: Breaking Bard

Man, that video just reminds me of how awesome Gale was. The ARG fan in me is wondering about the text in that video though. Why wasn't it English or Spanish, does anyone know what language it is? If someone knows what it is, do the words and text roughly line up, I know the numerical values lined u...
by lemmings
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: House-wear 13
Replies: 44
Views: 11879

Re: Warehouse 13

Anyone having fun with the new season? Not sure what the point of the climactic ending to last season was, given the events of the first two episodes, but it's still just about all the TV I watch. (I don't own one, and have to visit w/friends) Yeah, in all honesty I expected them to at least have a...
by lemmings
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)
Replies: 8
Views: 3278

Re: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)

I wonder how long it'd take to load a reasonably large software project from punch cards. Commercial products often have on the order of 100,000 to 1,000,000 lines of source code. As I recall from my assembly class projects, a line of code in a higher level language often correlated with about 5 li...
by lemmings
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)
Replies: 8
Views: 3278

Re: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)

Given time, you can recreate this software, burn it onto a disk, slide the disk into the box of punch cards and then slap a sticker on it that says, "supports Windows 7" on it :lol: . Win. :) It would be cool to make your own punch card reader that works over USB or something. Imagine hav...
by lemmings
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Things I Won't Work With" (Derek Lowe's Chemistry Blog)
Replies: 60
Views: 47665

Re: "Things I Won't Work With" (Derek Lowe's Chemistry Blog)

Speaking of great emergency plans: I was visiting my university's chemical department once and somehow decided to open a wall cabinet labelled 'emergency gas masks'. Inside there was a piece of paper reading: 'in case of emergency ask porter for gas mask, working hours 08:00-16:00'. I don't always ...
by lemmings
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)
Replies: 8
Views: 3278

Re: Ancient technology (what to do with these punch cards)

If you're a DIY nerd that is handy with both hardware and software, you can find out yourself. Construct a device which can separate the individual cards from each other so that you can take photos of them. This will basically be like the DIY book-scanners, except much easier as you don't have to wo...
by lemmings
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Professor Meme
Replies: 33
Views: 8518

Re: Engineering Professor Meme

Professor R. is that you? Remember me in your Calc 1 class, well I remember it? We had students standing in the class throughout September, by the November drop date, it was down to 8. Five passed, I was one of them. That was Fall of 2008, I still hate you. Do you still wake up in the morning on so...
by lemmings
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Professor Meme
Replies: 33
Views: 8518

Re: Engineering Professor Meme

Professor R. is that you? Remember me in your Calc 1 class, well I remember it? We had students standing in the class throughout September, by the November drop date, it was down to 8. Five passed, I was one of them. That was Fall of 2008, I still hate you.
by lemmings
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 124938

Re: Futuroomba!

I don't doubt that the futurama universe has some form of anti-aging going on, whether from specific treatments or just general improvements in healthcare and medical science. http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/thumb/5/5f/FryandtheSlurmFactory.png/250px-FryandtheSlurmFactory.png h...

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