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by Forum Viking
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: 6th mouse button

You could bind it to open something you use a lot, like a web browser or terminal, but you probably already have a keyboard setting for that. If you have compiz you could set it to initiate Window Picker or the Switcher, which would be way useful. EDIT: Or "Switch Workspace," or "Rota...
by Forum Viking
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to just see the latest cartoon... uh, artwork
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: How to just see the latest cartoon... uh, artwork

Or switch to Chrome, Opera, or Firefox 4 Beta, which will all let you open up 'speed dial' list when you open a new tab, which can either be automatically updated with your most-visited sites or manually set.
by Forum Viking
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Economics/Statistics Project
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: Economics/Statistics Project

Make a poll. Otherwise you'll be reading a god-awful amount of posts and writing down data.
by Forum Viking
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual-Purpose LINE-IN signal splitting ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Dual-Purpose LINE-IN signal splitting ?

The second one would work - it's essentially the same as what I did, but prettier. But it would be nice to use the onboard speakers and the plug-in mic at the same time, which remains unresolved.
by Forum Viking
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual-Purpose LINE-IN signal splitting ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Dual-Purpose LINE-IN signal splitting ?

So... Some newer laptops, like recent-model Lenovos, are now equipped with a dual purpose line-in/out audio jack - instead of a mic input and a speaker output, there is only one jack. The idea is to make it easier to use headsets, but the side effect is that output through the jack or even the stand...
by Forum Viking
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teachers ignore fire alarms
Replies: 59
Views: 7163

Re: Teachers ignore fire alarms

Re: Schools The schools in my city were required to have a fire drill every month, but generally the administration decided to wait until the end of every month to do it, unless it was a nice sunny day or something. Teachers also knew a few days in advance when the drills would be, so if they hadn't...
by Forum Viking
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

Yes. You are making a point. But the point that you are making is not going to further the cause of free speech in any way, nor is it going to solve any problems with extremism and violence. You are in fact, inciting violent action and offending millions of Muslims by ganging up on them in a "...
by Forum Viking
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

Yes. You are making a point. But the point that you are making is not going to further the cause of free speech in any way, nor is it going to solve any problems with extremism and violence. You are in fact, inciting violent action and offending millions of Muslims by ganging up on them in a "h...
by Forum Viking
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

The other is a bunch of immature fucks who throw a fit (or a grenade) when someone is just trying to make a point. I meant the issue is "Can I say whatever I want whenever I want? And should I?" - not comparing either side to Nazis. *punch* "Now we're even, truce!" Mea culpa. Tr...
by Forum Viking
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

But... raising your middle finger is considered offensive by probably more people than would be offended by a depiction of Muhammed. And as a bonus, flipping people off in a public park full of children is even more likely to get your ass kicked than drawing Muhammed is to spark a violent reaction....
by Forum Viking
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

A valid point. But just because some people are violently opposed to an idea and a whole lot more are passively offended by it doesn't mean you should push their buttons 'on principle,' particularly when you had no interest whatsoever in the subject until you found out someone disapproved of it.
by Forum Viking
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Draw Mohammad Day
Replies: 414
Views: 42972

Re: Draw Mohammad Day

My problem with this is such: The people taking the "protesting action" in question (drawing Muhammed) have defined the parameters of the protest based on things that they personally have no interest in. In other words, they have no strong feelings about depictions of Muhammed, and are act...
by Forum Viking
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: XKCD Mentioned In Scott Adams Blog

Hatbert. Illustration pending (or not).
by Forum Viking
Wed May 12, 2010 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9828

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)

Those words are also in common use, and the point with 'scone' is that it is encountered far more frequently in print than in pastry format in N America.
by Forum Viking
Sun May 09, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

Not a petition to Facebook, more of an "I disagree with this and want to see some action taken or an alternative developed" petition, if that still counts as one.
by Forum Viking
Sat May 08, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

Seems concern is growing - see this op-ed from Wired today. The text (long): Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed. Facebook used to b...
by Forum Viking
Fri May 07, 2010 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Election Results
Replies: 58
Views: 6676

UK Election Results

Watch results live at the BBC... Labour and Conservative neck and neck as it is.
by Forum Viking
Thu May 06, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fourth dimensional chess
Replies: 35
Views: 8840

Re: Fourth dimensional chess

It doesn't matter how you define the 4th dimension since it will have to be represented as a spacial copy of the other 3. Unless you mean you have a limited amount of 4-th dimensional movement and start somewhere in the middle of it, which would work but be lame.
by Forum Viking
Thu May 06, 2010 5:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fourth dimensional chess
Replies: 35
Views: 8840

Re: Fourth dimensional chess

I do believe you would have to play it in an Ender's Game-esque command center environment, with one joystick to move and select pieces and then a throttle-type thing to place it somewhere on the timeline. Each move in the fourth dimension would be represented by the creation of a new cube, I think,...
by Forum Viking
Wed May 05, 2010 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9828

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation

I know it makes me somewhat of a terrible power-abusing moderator, but I've redone the poll so now you can include a bit of information about your location in the poll. Unfortunately this means you'll have to re-answer it. Apologies to the OP. Oh, how nice. Actually that's better. A sticky would be...
by Forum Viking
Wed May 05, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

If you look in your account settings under 'applications' and click the disguised link in the bottom, and then use the drop-down menu to find all the applications you authorized, then you can block 'ads and pages' from accessing your profile (not sure what that really does though). Messing with priv...
by Forum Viking
Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My Teacher's Gamertag
Replies: 15
Views: 2465

Re: My Teacher's Gamertag

You sure that your teacher is OK with his name and occupation being bandied about the internet?
by Forum Viking
Tue May 04, 2010 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

I wonder how many accounts they lost in the last few days. Not very many, and that's the problem - the surreptitious nature of the erosion of user's privacy. If the settings were very explicitly geared towards 'publicity' and didn't change over time, I wouldn't have a problem (I probably wouldn't h...
by Forum Viking
Sat May 01, 2010 6:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

Well, I think that the "Friends" function of Facebook is pretty clearly an indicator of what people expect from their privacy settings: People who you don't "friend" (that word will never be a verb outside of quotes, sorry) can't see what you post, unless you authorize it. Facebo...
by Forum Viking
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

In response to the numerous analogies bouncing around up there, the best one I can think of is "didn't want to be a slave? Maybe you shouldn't have lived in 16th century Ghana!" No, I'm not comparing being subjected to targeted advertising to being a slave, but the point is millions of peo...
by Forum Viking
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Re: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

The world knows that a Facebook employee thinks his CEO “doesn’t believe in” privacy, which should scare the bejesus out of anyone with a Facebook account — and that encompasses just about everyone reading this now. Someone- who insists on anonymity- says something vague but scary-sounding about hi...
by Forum Viking
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy
Replies: 63
Views: 6810

Facebook CEO doesn't believe in privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't believe in privacy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have been outed as not caring one whit about your privacy — a jarring admission, considering how much of our personal data Facebook owns, not to mention its plans to become the web’s central repository f...
by Forum Viking
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9828

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation

I would think that scones are more commonly encountered in Britain (England/Scotland) than they are in the States. Could be that the original pronunciation degenerated due to being seen more often in print than heard.
by Forum Viking
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Looking for a category...
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Looking for a category...

Could you call them "implicators" or something to do with "indication" (implict indicators)? It seems like all the phrases require some deduction or foreknowledge on the part of the recipient of the phrase. That is to say, they don't make much sense out of context, and refer to s...
by Forum Viking
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9828

Re: "Scone" Pronunciation

Thanks so far... some day, I will map this.
by Forum Viking
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shock Horror: Internet won't save world.
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Shock Horror: Internet won't save world.

Approved.
by Forum Viking
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shock Horror: Internet won't save world.
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Everyone here ought to watch this.

Rename this more enticingly - this is rather interesting.
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 28
Views: 2506

Re: What word processor do you use?

Lyx, the most professionally-looking output around (takes some getting used to, but looks brilliant once printed)
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy
Replies: 20
Views: 2312

Re: So I'm in an egg-drop contest, some help would be groovy

I'm thinking you want to avoid bouncing (go for a plop)
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)
Replies: 50
Views: 9828

"Scone" Pronunciation (Enhanced)

So how do you pronounce the word "scone"? And what's your region / reason for the pronunciation (add this in comments)?
by Forum Viking
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Literature and XKCD
Replies: 45
Views: 3456

Re: Literature and XKCD

Well, I was thinking of those horrible sci-fi novels that get churned out by the trillions starting in the 1940s or so. But now that you mention it, I guess that a lot of it does reflect some current event repackaged in space or whatever, usually rather clumsily, which is probably why it's not consi...
by Forum Viking
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Can somebody explain this phrase?
Replies: 31
Views: 5286

Re: Can somebody explain this phrase?

I endorse the above sentiment, and ask what the hell was wrong with my idea.
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Can somebody explain this phrase?
Replies: 31
Views: 5286

Re: Can somebody explain this phrase?

"Why did you bring up that book out of which I don't like to be read to?"


Why did you bring up that book? I never liked it being read to me.

-or-

Why did you bring up that book, which I never liked being read to me? (unusual placement of "?", admittedly)
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Supper or Dinner?
Replies: 55
Views: 8125

Re: Supper or Dinner?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Supper: Not to be confused with Dinner. Not to be confused with Supper-time. For the Smog album, see Supper (album). Funny. Anyways, Supper is the name for the evening meal in some dialects of English - ordinarily the last meal of the day. Originally, in the mi...
by Forum Viking
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Literature and XKCD
Replies: 45
Views: 3456

Re: Literature and XKCD

Isn't science fiction, by its very title, not so much concerned with human problems / endeavours (what you might consider the realm of literature) as "Hey guys. what if... faster than light travel?"

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