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by the.coding.eye
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms!
Replies: 140
Views: 43252

Re: Firearms!

I did forget about the M&P but I don't have as much experience shooting them. The biggest advantage with the striker-fire design (that I also forgot in my original post) is the first trigger pull has the same weight as subsequent pulls. With a double action semi auto handgun, the first pull cock...
by the.coding.eye
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms!
Replies: 140
Views: 43252

Re: Firearms!

Kick, its fantastic that your interested in concealed carry. However, as another person that is in college and carries I have a couple helpful pointers for your. First of all, i would steer you away from a 1911 as a carry gun. There are a few reasons for this: first of all the weight of the gun. Obv...
by the.coding.eye
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Hangover Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 17283

Re: The Hangover Thread

Simbera wrote:This includes "throw up when it wants" too though

^^ This. Unpleasant, but cures nausea. Just like everyone is saying, drink water before you go to bed. And for me, the best hangover cure is
fried chicken + a banana + lots of Gatorade.
by the.coding.eye
Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 20610

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

Enough money to buy a Avalanche Transceiver. Back-country here I come, and yes I'm excited.
by the.coding.eye
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms the Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 8904

Re: Firearms the Poll

More legislation is a geographically pointless question, is it not? Since we all live in countries with different firearms legislation, saying 'more legislation' here (in the UK) where guns are already largely banned means a completely different thing from saying 'more legislation' in the US. Sorry...
by the.coding.eye
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms the Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 8904

Firearms the Poll

I've been following the firearms debate in SB, and it appears it is quite the hot topic. The thread started out about the political implication of guns and turned into more of a debate whether they should be used for self-defense or not. As a way to collect numbers (without counting up the position ...
by the.coding.eye
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: VERRRRY big numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: VERRRRY big numbers

I'm pretty sure the BigInteger class in Java should support numbers that big.
by the.coding.eye
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 866
Views: 173610

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

(Teacher points to two points on the whiteboard talking about the Mean Value Therom in Calc 1)
Teacher: What type of line should I draw?
Me: A straight one?!

What can I say? It's not my fault Calc is at eight in the morning. Besides, it was a Monday.
by the.coding.eye
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?
Replies: 55
Views: 9345

Re: Why do keyboards still have a Scroll Lock button?

So far, the only reason I've ever had to use the Scroll Lock/Pause button was in a Cisco networking class. In order to get into the ROMON mode of a router, you have to press the Scroll Lock/Pause button as the router is powering on.
by the.coding.eye
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 297277

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Fingerprint readers are awesome. I don't have to type in my password anymore.
by the.coding.eye
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New core i7 rig temp question
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: New core i7 rig temp question

Those temps look good. Heck, I wish my i7 ran that cool. It is in a laptop however. Right now mine is running around 50C. When I'm gaming and using all the power I can get, I routinely see temps in the upper 60C's and lower 70C's.
by the.coding.eye
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Bored and need a coding project
Replies: 14
Views: 2887

Re: Bored and need a coding project

A program to simulate and animate a Harmonograph drawing would be cool. Be sure to make it so you can export the drawing in a vector image format. I wrote one the other day for a science project. It actually turned out pretty cool.
by the.coding.eye
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Things to Buy for College
Replies: 63
Views: 8863

Re: Things to Buy for College

Following the same line of thought as Hefty One, I'm bring flip-flops for the "perfectly clean, spotless" shower floors that countless other fungi infested feet have trod on. Actually, I doubt it will be that bad. I just don't want Athletes Foot.
by the.coding.eye
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter-like service for sending alerts by SMS?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Twitter-like service for sending alerts by SMS?

Expanding upon the last reply: Get the email address from everybody's phone and set up a group email address. Also, buy a domain name for your club. I've done it with Google Apps before, and you end up with an email address such as group@yourclubnamehere.com. Then whenever someone wants to send out ...
by the.coding.eye
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Vector Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: Vector Rally

I've never implemented it before (and haven't read enough to fully understand it), but the A* Search algorithm might be the way to go.
by the.coding.eye
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 811666

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

My new laptop arrived, and it runs extremely fast. It has 8 GB of ram, discrete graphics, bluray, and an i7 quad core CPU. Compared to my old laptop witch had major issues, it is awesome!
by the.coding.eye
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Processor Socket Compatibility [Resolved]
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Processor Socket Compatibility

If an AMD2+ socket CPU really does fit in a AMD2 socket, I think you should be fine. As far as BIOS settings go: you shouldn't have to change anything unless you have done some overclocking. The motherboard should be compatible (I would need model info to know for sure) unless in the specs it says i...
by the.coding.eye
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote Control
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Remote Control

I've never used them, but the RF Link Transmitters & Receivers look like they might work.
by the.coding.eye
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read xkcd?
Replies: 26
Views: 3696

Re: Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read x

dragon wrote:That fucking poster! Notify me when technology will let me transmit physical force over the electron stream so I can slap some sense into whoever fucked up those frigging snowflakes.


This made me go and look that poster up again. Since when did snowflakes have five sides? :x
by the.coding.eye
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read xkcd?
Replies: 26
Views: 3696

Re: Is anyone else really annoyed that *other people* read x

I don't fall into this "syndrome". I am reminded of one of the posters from dispair.com, "Remember, you are unique. Just like everybody else." While I don't get all of the comics, I do enjoy finding other people that read xkcd and discussing the latest comic with them. Unfortunat...
by the.coding.eye
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teachers ignore fire alarms
Replies: 59
Views: 6904

Re: Teachers ignore fire alarms

Nobody in my old HS ever ignored the fire alarm. The alarms were simply too loud to ignore. Each room had at least one of the electronic chirping alarms and a strobe light. Because all of the walls in the building were modular, some of the rooms got two alarms. Even in the heart of winter we would e...
by the.coding.eye
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: apparently I don't understand wireshark....
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: apparently I don't understand wireshark....

Another option you could go for is temporally setting up MAC spoofing using Cain and Able*. With Cain and Able you can choose what two devices you want to intercept data between. Depending on the hardware you have available and your comfort (or lack thereof) with the command line this may be easier ...
by the.coding.eye
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would you ask a potential web development intern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: What would you ask a potential web development intern?

If I were interviewing you, knowing that you were a college student, the first thing I would probably ask are your major and experience with various job related skills. I'm not sure if bringing samples of code in would be beneficial. If the person interviewing you is a HR person, they may not know a...
by the.coding.eye
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Factorial!
Replies: 99
Views: 52547

Re: Factorial!

63! = 1982608315404440064116146708361898137544773690227268628106279599612729753600000000000000
by the.coding.eye
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Ways to keep busy in a boring class
Replies: 124
Views: 13044

Re: Ways to keep busy in a boring class

Factor the Time http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/factoring_the_time.png My high school has a policy that allows the use of personal laptops in any class and provides wifi for almost the entire school. Just open up your laptop to "take notes" then choose from the millions of free flash games ava...
by the.coding.eye
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Time management
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Time management

I would recommend the "keep a diary" idea. Also, to help you stay off a group of websites, you can essentially create a black list using your hosts file (if you're a windows person). Undoing the changes in the hosts file just to play a game would probably be too much of a hassle and that w...
by the.coding.eye
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Brand New Coder
Replies: 20
Views: 2102

Re: Brand New Coder

May I suggest the following two posts for information about starting programming:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43574
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=20660
by the.coding.eye
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155203

Re: Your Schedule

U.S. High School Senior

First Semester
1. Engineering Design
2. English IV (They dropped the AP version. Not enough people wanted to take it)
3. Independent Study (I'm going to teach myself more C#)
--- Lunch ---
4. Pre-Calculus
5. Psychology
6. Networking (I believe the first half of the CCNA)
by the.coding.eye
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sites do you go on when you're bored?
Replies: 107
Views: 106522

Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

http://www.worth1000.com has a bunch of Photoshop contests that are interesting to look at.
by the.coding.eye
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7476
Views: 613509

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Two keyboards. One is on my file server. The other keyboard is sitting in my closet.

Green laser pointer.
by the.coding.eye
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ski/Snowboard Abilities
Replies: 17
Views: 12715

Ski/Snowboard Abilities

So, the ski/snowboard season is less than three months away and I am excited. I was wondering how many xkcd'ers ski or board and what their abilities are. I buy a season pass every year, go about 20 times a season, and can snowboard black runs and some double black runs. If you both ski and snowboar...
by the.coding.eye
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2971854

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Ok. The night before last the wireless network connection on my laptop was working fine. Yesterday morning I wake up to find the ip settings FUBAR'ed. Vista is assigning the same random ip address (an address that was not assigned by the DHCP server) to every network I try to connect to. It doesn't ...
by the.coding.eye
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where to get electrical parts?
Replies: 13
Views: 3270

Re: Where to get electrical parts?

I've ordered a few things from http://www.newark.com before. I'm not sure if they have your exact part, but they have a bazillion other things. If you call them you might be able to get a free sample if a single switch is all you need.
by the.coding.eye
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2016

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

TheChewanater wrote:C# is evil.


As someone who isn't super advanced in programming, although I have done a fair amount of website programming using ASP.NET and C# along with all the database stuff, why do you consider C# to be evil?
by the.coding.eye
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Advice needed on walking off into the desert alone
Replies: 28
Views: 2774

Re: Advice needed on walking off into the desert alone

See if you can eat a cactus. They're not that bad. The one I tried tasted like a warm cucumber. I would also strongly, HIGHLY suggest bringing a satellite phone and a GPS, BOTH POWERED BY BATTERIES. Be sure to bring extra batteries as well. I would also recommend taking at least a basic wilderness ...
by the.coding.eye
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Essay? [Please don't get scared away! ;) ]
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Essay? [Please don't get scared away! ;) ]

When I had to write a reflective essay, I wrote an obituary for myself. It allowed me to show what type of a person I am but not reveal events that have actually happened. Since most of the things you write about will be in the future (I'm a senior in HS) you can make most of it up.
by the.coding.eye
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Electronic Payloads for rockets
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Electronic Payloads for rockets

Actually a radio direction finder is a great idea. Our club uses a Walston Retrieval System and it seems to work pretty good. However, as EdgarJPublius said, they are kinda pricey.
by the.coding.eye
Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Electronic Payloads for rockets
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Electronic Payloads for rockets

If you are interested in building your own altimeter this article might be of interest to you.
http://www.gwiz-partners.com/Flight_Computers.pdf

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