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by chan the evoker
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need an audio file converter
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: I need an audio file converter

am I to believe (given the disclaimers) that vic will run on QDOS? Of course it will! Just follow this simple, 3-step installation procedure: Step 1: Download the source code. Step 2: Port it to QDOS. You may have to trim some extraneous features so it'll fit in ram, but 640k in enough for anyone, ...
by chan the evoker
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need an audio file converter
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: I need an audio file converter

vlc can do anything* and runs on any** os. Edit: This should not be taken to mean that it's bloated; the windows binary is 10MB, it launches instantly, and the ui is simple and intuitive, at least for basic tasks. Edit2: Apparently batch transcoding is not considered basic. Wiki *does not directly ...
by chan the evoker
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0338: "Future"
Replies: 140
Views: 18898

Re: "Future" Discussion

I think Randall's just playing with us. It's sort of like this, only more subtle. And after reading the forums for that webcomic, I'm again amazed at the level of discussion we have around here.
by chan the evoker
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slow motion is amazing
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Slow motion is amazing

Here's another site: http://www.lucidmovement.com/
Its got katanas and bullets and water baloons and explosions, though not all in the same clip.
by chan the evoker
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A more thorough beard questionnaire.
Replies: 59
Views: 4070

Re: A more thorough beard questionnaire.

How is the "I am a straight man, and I prefer guys with/OUT beards." option supposed to be interpreted? Are we talking sexual attraction, as implied by the identification part of the poll? Charisma? Manliness? Am I being too pedantic?
by chan the evoker
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: How many java programmers does it take?
Replies: 38
Views: 5065

How many java programmers does it take?

From reddit: How many java programmers does it take to round up to a power of two?

link

I've just started learning arm assembly, so I thought it was funny. Assembly is fun.
by chan the evoker
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hardcover or Paperback
Replies: 56
Views: 9450

Re: Hardcover or Paperback

I like reading paperbacks best, due to their low mass. I rip off and dispose of the dust jackets on hardcovers. I can't stand the crinkly plastic dust jacket covers on hardcover library books. In practice, I do most of my reading in html on an old palm pda, despite the crappy contrast ratio and smal...
by chan the evoker
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: PNW M&G? (Washington/Oregon)
Replies: 22
Views: 3764

Re: PNW M&G? (Washington/Oregon)

Me too.
by chan the evoker
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 44945

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Ion is nice for text editing, web browsing, and bash: It has tiles and tabs, is frugal with pixels, launches quickly, and is highly configurable. Fluxbox makes a good lightweight window/desktop paradigm window manager. I haven't used gnome much, it seems nonconfigurable and windows-like. XFCE: see g...
by chan the evoker
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 21
Views: 4426

I saw this just after getting doing extensive lightweight-and-durable laptop purchasing research and deciding to go with an x61. Does anyone here have firsthand experience with the build quality of post-lenovo thinkpads?
by chan the evoker
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 28241

blarg(!) wrote:But she does have a point, which is that light cycles around freeway on and off ramps always change in such a way that one is green and the next is red, making it hard to move forward. Can anyone out there explain why this is?


Because the engineers want you to get stuck there.
by chan the evoker
Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Midwest Gaming Classic (or: Help LSK's social life, part 4)
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Be yourself and just be there to have fun This works best if yourself is confidant, sociable, and extroverted. Chan's favorite meeting people techniques 1. Say hi to random people and hope they'll carry the conversation from there. 2. Make interesting observations about your surroundings somewhat l...
by chan the evoker
Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maybe if this poster is witty enough...
Replies: 54
Views: 12118

For DurAlvar

hard work
by chan the evoker
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fahrenheit 451 not about censorship
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

Fahrenheit 451 not about censorship

It always seemed strange that people thought 451 had a strong anticensorship message, the book seemed very poorly thought out reading it with that in mind. I'll have to read it again and see if it sucks less. Next time my friend starts trying to convince me that 451 has a better free speech/antiauth...
by chan the evoker
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ze First Draft!
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

He's right. you should rewrite it in iambic pentameter.
by chan the evoker
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25706
Views: 1975992

Granted. It requires 10^12 grams of rhodium and a hexapodal sheep to implement.

I wish for a time machine that allows me to set my destination and works.
by chan the evoker
Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's the skinniest boy?
Replies: 89
Views: 11012

Damn, missed my 15 minutes of fame by 20 minutes or 1 BMI point or 6 months.
by chan the evoker
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Essay, anyone wanna proof read? School Security
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Using the word spy, especially in quotes, is something you could do if you were defining the word or arguing that what someone else counts as spying isn't. It doesn't add anything in the essay as posted. In "Lastly of course" the "of course" adds nothing, I personally would go wi...
by chan the evoker
Sat May 26, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Towel Day May 25th!
Replies: 138
Views: 20020

I suspect that the timing of this week's inspirational story arc promoting spontaneous behavior violating social norms is related to towel day.

Doing something weird seems a good way to celebrate towel day, better that just wearing a towel.

http://xkcd.com/c16.html
by chan the evoker
Thu May 24, 2007 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 36083

@Barbie

A most excellent choice. If more people would follow your example the world would be a happier place. A more interesting place at least.
by chan the evoker
Thu May 24, 2007 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 36083

Does anyone want to point out the previous comics that included characters making out with themselves so I don't have to go hunting? Just this one, as far as I can remember: http://xkcd.com/c105.html That is the obvious course of action after encountering a copy of yourself, isn't it? I know it wou...
by chan the evoker
Thu May 24, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0267: "Choices: Part 4"
Replies: 137
Views: 36083

Chan == Inspired

I hate inspirational material. This sequence was inspirational. I did not hate it.
by chan the evoker
Mon May 21, 2007 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0264: "Choices: Part 1"
Replies: 106
Views: 27271

My first thought was to wish that this would happen to me. My second thought was that if I were to get off the computer, I would have a chance to see more of this universe while I'm waiting for a wormhole to appear in my wall. My third thought was that wikipedia probably has an interesting article o...
by chan the evoker
Thu May 17, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you feel territorial about computers?
Replies: 83
Views: 9328

I voted no. I don't mind other people using my hardware, as long as I have my own account, my data's encrypted, and they don't have the ability to screw anything up. I don't like using other peoples computers, just because I hardly ever use the stock configuration of anything and they never have my ...
by chan the evoker
Fri May 11, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Coming Out
Replies: 57
Views: 6920

If someone were to come out to me I don't think it would have much of an impact on anything; I wouldn't have Gelsamel's concern that they might hit on me at some point in the future. I would be interested to know. I assume you have some idea what the people in your real life's views on homosexuality...
by chan the evoker
Tue May 08, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad ideas
Replies: 373
Views: 41122

Your little guy is pwned by capsaicin.
by chan the evoker
Sat May 05, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Goodbye sweet fora, I shall miss you.
Replies: 42
Views: 6133

So, at my university the year is divided into 3 terms and I don't have spring finals until june. Do you have 2 terms/year, or an extra long spring break (mine is 1 week)? Is it more common to be having finals in may?
by chan the evoker
Sat May 05, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spam
Replies: 39
Views: 5954

I think I read somewhere that they send email like that to detrain the spam filters.
by chan the evoker
Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0255: "Subjectivity"
Replies: 86
Views: 24297

Shift+R should get the image loaded. I think it clears the cache.
by chan the evoker
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0253: "Highway Engineer Pranks"
Replies: 112
Views: 42565

This comic reminds me of the far side.
by chan the evoker
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's between you and your computer?
Replies: 61
Views: 8187

If I had my way, I would be using the touchpad from a macbook pro as my pointing device and an lcd monitor with a resolution of at least 1280x800. I have major objections to crts at less than 75Hz, and strongly prefer lcds. I tried trackballs for awhile, but the pointer was all jittery and it seemed...
by chan the evoker
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Us, atheists? Pshaw!
Replies: 7
Views: 3626

Argh! Not the "quotes"!
by chan the evoker
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

OLPC manufacturer to sell $200 laptop in developed countries

article The olpc machine is very cool. It''s lightweight, durable, and water resistant. It has a battery life of around 10 hours and the battery is nimh, so it won't be useless in 3 years. It has integrated wireless, usb, a high resolution daylight-usable tablet-convertible display, a built in webc...
by chan the evoker
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 9856

The bumper sticker one is moderately funny.

There's another somewhat similar comic here:

http://www.brightlywound.com/
by chan the evoker
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randy teenagers
Replies: 47
Views: 8600

Having a ti-89 is nice for solving simultaneous equations, matrix operations and other things that require very many operations, but I think allowing them on all exams where math might be done just results in a bunch of students that can't multiply 2 digit numbers and do simple differentiation/integ...
by chan the evoker
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep patterns
Replies: 207
Views: 11202

Caffeine is for when you haven't done any work on your term project and it's due at midnight.
by chan the evoker
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Gallery 2
Replies: 47
Views: 12571

Gallery 2

This is new, right? Or am I just unobservant? So what can I do with it?
by chan the evoker
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 571364

You're hair looks remarkably similar to mine when I'm not worried about being presentable.
by chan the evoker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy collections!
Replies: 56
Views: 6938

I've got 2 bookcases, a telescope, 5 computers in various conditions, a telescope, somewhere around 4 kilos of lego robotics (I'm bad with mass estimation), maybe a cubic meter of computer/electronics junk, and an old lecroy oscilloscope with a crt display
by chan the evoker
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with males! (split from More problems with females)
Replies: 327
Views: 48921

I have a very hard time initiating things with girls, and would be appreciative if they were willing to take the first step. Directness is good. Things that will kill any interest I may have in you: > Appearing excessively interested in television & celebrities > Stating that I am smart or that ...

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