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by umbrae
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 185708

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

I actually assumed he didn't specify /b/ because he didn't want to troll his own unsuspecting readers.
by umbrae
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Collaborative Brilliance
Replies: 7
Views: 3535

Re: Collaborative Brilliance

So I'm going to drag this corpse of a thread back into existence - I stumbled upon it and realized I hadn't made good on my promise. Well, I took that idea and made it software, and we're selling it! It's in private beta right now. If you're involved in an organization, take a look - maybe it'll be ...
by umbrae
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0416: "Zealous Autoconfig"
Replies: 104
Views: 32106

Re: "Zealous Autoconfig" discussion

Zealous... but not OVER zealous.
by umbrae
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

by umbrae
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

I definitely agree Fossa - and if you happen to find another site with excellent 'amateur' art that sells for cheaper, let me know. But also - to use a meme - large print is laaarrrge. I'd probably stick to 20x20 or some such. I also really like Exit Scene because living in NYC, sometimes I feel a b...
by umbrae
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

Oort wrote:Who's the girl?


Definitely Peach.
by umbrae
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

TizzyFoe: Definitely browsing DeviantArt already. :) Here's a few I like (make sure to full view):

Machinery Of the Stars by Alexiuss

Dawn of a New Day by BWS

We Play Chess at Starbucks by CWeeks

Exit Scene by spyroteknik
by umbrae
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

Escher is indeed badassery. I'm also up for any amateur artists that you guys might know that have stuff for sale on the intertubes.
by umbrae
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Nerdy/Cool Art?

Anyone have any suggestions for some nerdy and/or cool art? I'm moving into my new apartment (in Manhattan! Woo) and I'm looking to fill it up with some cool stuff.

Also, I figured this would just be a good thread in general. Any suggestions?
by umbrae
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Heating
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Heating

Shring wrap kits are relatively inexpensive and can be very effective.

http://www.acehardware.com/sm-shrink-wi ... 27449.html
by umbrae
Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0365: "Slides"
Replies: 45
Views: 12096

Re: 'Slides' discussion that I am merging

Code: Select all

kill -GRAPH xkcd


This was the first thing I thought of when I heard SIGGRAPH.
by umbrae
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0361: "Christmas Back Home"
Replies: 115
Views: 16903

Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

First comic with a non-stick person?!
by umbrae
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Any good geeky tshirts?
Replies: 55
Views: 4697

Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

by umbrae
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube
Replies: 31
Views: 10665

Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

I really liked that he seemed a bit nervous throughout.

Cause he's just some guy, you know?
by umbrae
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?
Replies: 73
Views: 12262

Re: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?

Don't crack something. This will not only go over poorly with administration, but it takes the allure out of the whole process. You don't just do something like that in front of everyone! The key is to hint at something cool (and mischievous ) you can do with it. For example, if you decide to use l...
by umbrae
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What do you use your programming skills for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5535

Re: What do you use your programming skills for?

mrkite wrote:Professional. Senior Online Programmer. Going on 10 years now.


I've never heard this job title before. What is it you do?
by umbrae
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0334: "Wasteland"
Replies: 199
Views: 28524

Re: "Wasteland" discussion

This seems tailor written for me.

Except I'm only 850 miles away.

Close enough, I guess.
by umbrae
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0219: "Blanket Fort"
Replies: 93
Views: 39435

Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Thanks, XKCD, for bringing out the kid in me again, and helping me get action! *cheesy thumbs up* Slightly sleazy uses of XKCD, #402: Showing comics to people to try to get "action". It wasn't my intention, merely a positive side effect (for both of us). Also, she was staying over at my a...
by umbrae
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you hide your online status?
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: Do you hide your online status?

I don't, mainly because I don't care.

Also because I don't really post that often, but I do read often. So if people think I'm just some random guy without any fora cred, maybe they'll see me in the online list.

I'm probably overanalyzing.
by umbrae
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 19426

Re: Nerd test!

Image
by umbrae
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: ProSilver - CSS hack for xkcd fora
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

ProSilver - CSS hack for xkcd fora

Wasn't sure where to put this (mods, feel free to move)... I like the ProSilver theme for phpBB3, but I didn't like the way avatars were on the right - so I just whipped up this little bit of CSS to stick em on the left. Thought others might be interested. To install this, you gotta be using firefox...
by umbrae
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: That blank space in the Price field
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Re: That blank space in the Price field

Things I think you have to take into account, in order: Positives: Song Value (if you've heard it already, and you like it a lot, you'll probably be willing to pay more) Artist Value (if you previously like the artist) Download Value (Don't gotta go buy it from a store) FuckTheSystem Value (If you d...
by umbrae
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: New York area meetup??
Replies: 431
Views: 248520

Re: New York area meetup??

I would definitely go, since I'm already here. Woo.
by umbrae
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 28687

I was thinking about stealing an idea from the "Dress like a time traveler" day event, and dressing like a man from the past who has travelled into the future. Acting shocked at new technologies.
by umbrae
Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Beware of eggs of unknown origin! (PBF Raptor Comic)
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Anyone else wondering if this was intended to be an homage?
by umbrae
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: John Fucking Hodgeman
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

I especially enjoyed the big list of hobo names. Names like Slow Motion Jones; Kneepants Erasmus, the Humanist; and many more.
by umbrae
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: T-Shirt 'Action' Shots?
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Ok, I'm glad this wasn't locked yet. What I was suggesting was that -in the store-, where each individual shirt is shown, 'Action Shots' might be very effective regarding marketing. I know I like to see a shirt ACTUALLY ON someone before I buy it. shirtpics/ goes a long way towards that - but I thin...
by umbrae
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:59 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anyone know a good BT tracker?
Replies: 23
Views: 3742

Shadows in latin, yep.

Only thing that would suck is that people might confuse it for Hombre. Which is considerably less awesome.
by umbrae
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anyone know a good BT tracker?
Replies: 23
Views: 3742

Sent.

And my name is Chris.

So, you know.. Chris, or Umbrae.
by umbrae
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: T-Shirt 'Action' Shots?
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

T-Shirt 'Action' Shots?

Our friend Ryan at Dinosaur Comics tends to use 'action shots' of his t-shirts to great success. People wearing it, that is. I think XKCD would probably get a lot more shirts sold if it did this also! Surely the image fodder could easily be supplied by members of the fora. Thoughts, guys? Do you mea...
by umbrae
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Basking in your own brilliance
Replies: 65
Views: 5529

In the same vain (bwaha), do any of you ever read chat logs from > a year ago just to see what you were like back then?
by umbrae
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430253

Studies have shown that listening to relaxing, light beat-per-minute music before sleep, usually something without lyrics (classical, light jazz, etc), can be very helpful for restfulness.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4228707.stm
by umbrae
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430253

Chalk me up as one of the guys who's had girlfriends who ejaculated. (God, 'ejaculated' makes it sound so much worse than it is.) Honestly, I think it's in the technique, also. (Don't worry, ladies, this is not some attempt at gloating) - I've had 2 serious girlfriends, and both squirted before. The...
by umbrae
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0302: "Names"
Replies: 131
Views: 30650

I gotta wonder if this comic could be an homage to Rachel, who is, as we all know, Awesome.
by umbrae
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

What a weird project.

They should have a database of found stegonographic materials.
by umbrae
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

Upon further analysis, I think it's a fake. Reasoning: 1. I did what you said, SS, and the optimization ended up being very high - ~50 optimized by photoshop standards, so I think we can safely assume no further images were stored in there via steghide or much else (unless they were really small) 2....
by umbrae
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

You're smart.
by umbrae
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6029

Do you guys think there's anything to this?

http://bayimg.com/JacDHAaBH

I just found it randomly. Steghide brings up nothing with a blank password, 'secret', 'secrets', etc.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sending postcards to anonymous strangers
Replies: 47
Views: 5496

Screw what your mommy says.

It's an innocent, fun idea. If anyone tried to sue you over being sent one letter, it'd be thrown out of court immediately. Bulk mailers would be sued into oblivion.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons I want to be Rich
Replies: 123
Views: 10100

Anmorata!

I said ridiculously wealthy. Not hum-drum wealthy.

Toss that pie into the air and come up with some truly naive ideas like the rest of us. :P

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