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by jsd1982
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 48007

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

At first I thought it was a binary clock and the frames were being generated server-side and pushed down to the client in a never-ending stream... I also considered some level of javascript trickery swapping out parts of the image based on the client's clock. Alas, it's just a regular animated GIF w...
by jsd1982
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1068: "Swiftkey"
Replies: 88
Views: 45542

Re: 1068: "Swiftkey"

I recently posted this as an FB status and lo and behold this is now an XKCD cartoon. To quote the past, "Randall get out of my head."

My spacebar mashing sentence: "I am a member of the male gender of the race of harmonic enhancers in the mastering plugin on that buss."
by jsd1982
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: M&M shell coloring
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: M&M shell coloring

I think it might've been the random variances in taste of the peanuts embedded in them.
by jsd1982
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: M&M shell coloring
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: M&M shell coloring

I was considering an A/B/X test but was wondering if anyone else had done this and had any significant findings.
by jsd1982
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: M&M shell coloring
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

M&M shell coloring

This just came up at the office. I'm enjoying a bag of Peanut M&M's and noticing that consistently the candy shell coloring has sometimes a subtle impact on flavor and sometimes a significant impact on flavor. I can tell that the brown colored ones taste worse than the others. The guys at the of...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Moo wrote:Jokes are exempt from syntactical scrutiny, I decree it thus (also it was used as a follow-on from the original quote I was replying to).

But those are the best kind! Look at that sweet ass-car, for instance. Maybe in the context of code language we can decree such a rule.
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Moo wrote:And oi, that many smileys still don't make that much sarcasm better :wink:

I think we need a sarcasm detector.

Oh that's a REAL useful invention...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

YenTheFirst wrote:The best name, however, came from a Little Ceaser's pizza box.
At least once a round, we got to hear someone ask
"hey [person's real name], are you 'hot-n-ready'?".
English grammar injection? :lol:
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

You win. :lol: I like that the sort of people on this forum can say that; thank you. Also, smileys make everything ok :) ROFL. I'm an easy-going guy. I could've cornered you on a dozen different interpretations of what your original quote was. The easy path is to concede, since there's no point in ...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

You win. :lol:
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

jsd1982 and sab39: duh. "In fact" = adding to what has already been said, not contradicting it. Duh, duh, duh. I realize that, but I was telling you that you were wrong with your "in fact"ual statement. Duh. Well I think that, for the concept of null as it was originally conciev...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Moo wrote:jsd1982 and sab39: duh.
"In fact" = adding to what has already been said, not contradicting it.
Duh, duh, duh.

I realize that, but I was telling you that you were wrong with your "in fact"ual statement. Duh.
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D In fact, NULL <> * anything * Get your head around THAT one. I think jsd1982 meant that 'NULL' IS NOT NULL in every database he's encountered. lol. SQL is such a hacked up language, not unlike english. That is indeed what I meant...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D In fact, NULL <> * anything * Get your head around THAT one. Don't have to, it's not always true. (again for MS SQL Server 200[05]) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188048.aspx SET ANSI_NULLS OFF SELECT * FROM table WHE...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

I signed up just to say, I had this discussion at work not too long ago, I came to the conclusion that in order to aid anonymity in governmental databases, it'd be best to name my child NULL. Unfortunately, NULL <> 'NULL' in any SQL database I've seen yet... :D Also, post in the introductions threa...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Aren't you guys forgetting a 'commit;' statement in there somewhere? SQL is divided into two subsets. I think they're called DML (data manipulation language) and DDL (data definition language). select, insert, update, and delete are DML and require a commit, because they can be rolled back. DDL (dr...
by jsd1982
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 107520

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

Sanitizing input is so last-century. Parameterized queries FTW! using( SqlCommand cmd = connection.CreateCommand() ) { cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO students (name, phone) VALUES (@name, @phone)"; cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@name", name); cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ph...
by jsd1982
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental music
Replies: 45
Views: 5112

Check out Liquid Tension Experiment's 2 albums, the first one from '99. And from that link, head on over to listen to some early Dream Theater songs. You could consider quite a few of their songs completely instrumental, while most of the others have vocals with lots of instrumental break-downs and ...
by jsd1982
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0316: "Loud Sex"
Replies: 139
Views: 178124

Wow, I can't believe I never looked at these forums before. There's a whole 'nother world in here! I think a lot of the xkcd is so good because it touches subjects you thought you were the only one thinking about. Walking on specific floor tiles, thinking about things such as curse levels, hamster ...
by jsd1982
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that are fun to mispronounce
Replies: 169
Views: 27036

cosmically -> cosmetically, hard to disASSociate those two now. We're cosmetically linked somehow! herb, when the silent H is pronounced, irks me. However, according to Eddie Izzard it's pronounced /herb/, because there's a fucking H in it. And on the topic of how to pronounce "Pronunciation&qu...
by jsd1982
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 138208

IcyBallerina wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian


Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!

Is that a fear of 150-legged, monstrously-sized hippopotami? Yeah, I'd put myself under that phobia.

(Not sure what to do with the -alio portion there; is that just filler?)
by jsd1982
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 138208

Dolt.

That's it.
by jsd1982
Mon May 21, 2007 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0264: "Choices: Part 1"
Replies: 106
Views: 30016

Agent Anderson wrote:She's in a bubble, and therefore reminds me of this:
Image
You and the Bubble Bobble theme song have ruined my day. Thank you sir.
by jsd1982
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows utility to set wallpaper
Replies: 1
Views: 4049

There's no code in there to set my friend Catherine on fire...
by jsd1982
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Solitaire games
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Solitaire games

It's nothing formal or anything, but I play Solitaire a lot when I'm bored or on the can and wanted to know the following: Assume a Solitaire game with a deal-one (not deal-three) rule and infinite looping allowed through the play deck. Can all shuffling orders of the deck produce a winning game ass...
by jsd1982
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Internet Map
Replies: 3
Views: 4530

Internet Map

Inspired by Randall's high-level Internet map, I decided to take it to the next level. Here's a browseable and zoomable "interactive" web site written in C and PHP using MaxMind 's free geolocation database. It maps only countries (no cities, regions, business, etc.) to IP adderss ranges a...
by jsd1982
Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows Powershell script to update your desktop [Moved]
Replies: 21
Views: 15944

Why didn't you use the dirrect link to the current comic like any sane person? You assume I'm aware of said link. If I were obviously I would not have read from the RSS feed and "parsed" the assumed HTML. I don't see that link anywhere from the homepage, btw. How does one find out about t...
by jsd1982
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: XKCD comics as desktop wallpaper [Moved from General]
Replies: 44
Views: 20568

Hope you didn't miss this thread: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=58728#58728 I wrote a Windows Powershell (basically a .NET 2.0 scripting language) script to load the latest xkcd.com RSS feed entry, grab the img src URL and invert the colors and center it on a black background for your deskt...
by jsd1982
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows Powershell script to update your desktop [Moved]
Replies: 21
Views: 15944

EvanED wrote:If you could get rid of that, would you be able to get rid of the whole Compile-Csharp function?

I must admit to not using MSH at all.

I'm not sure I can get rid of the embedded C# as it calls to the Win32 API to refresh the desktop. Or were you referring to the code-signing?
by jsd1982
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows Powershell script to update your desktop [Moved]
Replies: 21
Views: 15944

Mind posting in the intro thread? Standard bot-avoidance procedure. Done and done. Sorry I was in a rush at work to post my script. :) The inverting of the colors was the trickiest part - had to compile embedded C# code from the script itself and run the in-memory class to do so performantly. I did...
by jsd1982
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686001

Posting to the intro thread to avoid being killed.

24yo/m CS grad with a B.S. working in the financial district for DRW Trading in Chicago.

I'm big into computers and definitely love this site's comics. I think I have to bone up on my math a little more though. Also I play guitar. :)
by jsd1982
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows Powershell script to update your desktop [Moved]
Replies: 21
Views: 15944

Windows Powershell script to update your desktop [Moved]

Despite the subject, this is relevant to xkcd.com. I was bored at work and wanted a black background and inverted xkcd.com toons to update automatically centered on my desktop. So, I wrote this little Windows Powershell script and set it to run as an automated event on log-on. Enjoy! # Script to loa...

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