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by pastrybot
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Legality of full search + seizure of cellphones and contents
Replies: 17
Views: 2391

Legality of full search + seizure of cellphones and contents

A bit of background: my friend is attending high school in New Jersey. While he's not in the affected school district, he lives right next to it, so he brought this to my attention. FRHSD (Freehold NJ Regional High School District) has an apparent district-wide ban on phones. When one is seen, it'll...
by pastrybot
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apparently Sys-Con is a huge steaming pile...
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Apparently Sys-Con is a huge steaming pile...

...of plagiarism, libel, slander, and douche-ness. This guy (Aral Balkan) had Sys-Con's site Ulitzer steal his content, claim that he was blogging for them, post insulting articles about him, and had their CEO rant over the phone at him. Then proceeded to call him a fag. And also implied that he was...
by pastrybot
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AT&T censors internet
Replies: 57
Views: 11389

Re: AT&T censors internet

It's over? Not here in Austin, at least. Still total blockage for me. In addition, someone managed to contact high-up AT&T customer service (maybe executive-level?) and they did confirm that they blocked "portions of the site 4chan.org" for undisclosed reasons. They also said that they...
by pastrybot
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: University of Texas at Austin
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: University of Texas at Austin

I'm living here in Austin and am currently in high school, too. My parents both went to and one of them teaches, at UT, so I obviously have a bit of a bias. Physics (http://www.ph.utexas.edu/): We have a a pretty awesome physics department. In the basement of the physics building, we also have one o...
by pastrybot
Fri May 15, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Exceedingly strange boot problem
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Exceedingly strange boot problem

Not sure about that, can't look at settings since they're locked down by an administrator (teacher can't access either)
by pastrybot
Thu May 14, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Exceedingly strange boot problem
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Exceedingly strange boot problem

We have a large batch of laptops failing in clusters. Starting out with twenty, the laptops started failing randomly around the same time. The laptops would start booting into windows xp, but then reboot midway through and get stuck in a series of reboots. A reimage temporarily solved things, but th...
by pastrybot
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline
Replies: 69
Views: 5880

Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

Irony abound in that story. :D Here's one, cross posted from another thread (I don't remember which). Not really ridiculous discipline, more like "WTF": Back in late middle school, we had a pretty bad IT director/person. The computers themselves weren't that bad (donated by Dell, new Optip...
by pastrybot
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reason for expulsion?
Replies: 55
Views: 5196

Re: Reason for expulsion?

(NOTE TO SELF: If I ever find myself back in secondary school through a temporal loop do not show any talent or individuality.) Funny. That's either the best thing to do (usually, with bad teachers) or the worst thing to do (usually if you have a good teacher). Anyways, I have quite a story to tell...
by pastrybot
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Pythagorean Homework
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Pythagorean Homework

We're not really a homework help board.

If you want help with math related stuff, I highly recommend Dr. Math. Otherwise, like said about, JFGI ;)
by pastrybot
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Best textbook you've used?
Replies: 28
Views: 2250

Re: Best textbook you've used?

Yup, take some comfort in knowing that the Ninth Edition (I think there might be a tenth edition now?) talks a lot more about GIS and GPS - they even talk about Google Maps mashups in one of their case studies. It's nice seeing a textbook that's that up to date, especially when all of our other ones...
by pastrybot
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing Windows on a Mac with no CD drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Installing Windows on a Mac with no CD drive

So, I have a MacBook Pro with a busted CD drive and I'm looking to install Windows to satisfy some of my gaming needs. (Yes, I have other computers, but their graphics cards aren't really going to work - and I'm way too cheap to go buy a new one.) I've tried multiple things like dd ing a Windows ins...
by pastrybot
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: School within a school
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: School within a school

The funny thing is that there is barely any entry requirement for the little school. All it takes is non-failing grades, an essay or two, filling out a form, and you're most likely in. The only issue you'd probably run into is a cap on the number of people who get admitted, and we're three under the...
by pastrybot
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: School within a school
Replies: 2
Views: 719

School within a school

As you might be able to tell from one of my previous posts, I go to high school at a 'school within a school'. We have a main high school with about ~3000 people (IIRC) and then a small school that started this year with about 130 people, which is focused on more international and global studies. I'...
by pastrybot
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 69
Views: 192835

Re: Science Websites

If you're looking for something a little less serious, I've always loved the Periodic Table Of Videos. It's done by the University of Nottingham and it's a really fascinating way to kill some time (and maybe even learn something!)
by pastrybot
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A little project of mine
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: A little project of mine

Hmm, so should I shell out $50 and get this printed large format?
by pastrybot
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A little project of mine
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: A little project of mine

Do you have a copy of the full 12k by 12k image? I might be able to get access to a poster version of it...
by pastrybot
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Best textbook you've used?
Replies: 28
Views: 2250

Best textbook you've used?

What's the best textbook that you've used?

Art or music theory, geometry or statistics - doesn't matter.

For me, I'd have to go with Rubenstein's Human Geography, Ninth Edition.
by pastrybot
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College/ University 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3726

Re: College/ University 2009

I'm not going to UT but am aiming to once I graduate from high school. Woo for Austin! I'm sure there are more than two of us here going to UT. There must be! Anyway, I'm going on an adventure tomorrow. My mission, should I choose to accept it (balls yes), is to deliver my sealed letter of recommend...
by pastrybot
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ARG get
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: ARG get

If you want to see the work of a current (if not totally new) XKCD forumer, you can check out stuff that I've helped with. :P * Thirteen Lights (on hiatus) * Pastry Wars (a semi-joke ARG rife with inside jokes that don't make sense unless you've read through this ARG and associated threads) Also, Sc...
by pastrybot
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"
Replies: 51
Views: 13659

"Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"

Not exactly an official meetup, but this is the closest forum I could put it in. I'm wondering about finding XKCD in real life. Does your workplace/school/town/etc have XKCD forumites/readers and you didn't even know it? Have suspicions that your classmate sitting next to you is actually that guy on...
by pastrybot
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography and the law
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Photography and the law

I know there have been plenty discussions about this - a JPG Mag issue a few years ago, numerous Flickr, Reddit, Digg, Slashdot, etc discussions, and plenty of other forums - but I'm wondering what the delightful XKCD forums has to say on this subject. (If I've somehow missed an appropriate thread i...
by pastrybot
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10850
Views: 1899839

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm pastrybot (redct on lots of other sites, Nathaniel in the real world) and I'm, like many others, a long time forum and comic reader who's just signed up now. Fifteen years old. My username: taken from participating of the great Pastry Wars of 2008 (which is a bit of an inside joke on another for...
by pastrybot
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MacBook Pro Batteries Gone Wild
Replies: 1
Views: 369

MacBook Pro Batteries Gone Wild

Well, I have a bit of a crazy battery. According to Mac OS X's System Info, the battery is doing quite well: Full charge capacity (mAh): 4563 Health Information: Cycle count: 296 Condition: Good Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): 0 Voltage (mV): 12428 Real life disagrees, however. The battery wil...
by pastrybot
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Web at school
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Web at school

One thing that I've found works at my school is setting up an SSH tunnel. I leave my computer on at home, get its IP address, and then use PuTTY on a USB stick to SSH tunnel home. Kind of roundabout, but I typed up a batch script so it's all one click.

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