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by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: recipes for one-handed foods
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

recipes for one-handed foods

for people such as programmers. so pizza doesn't work, cuz you can't eat pizza without getting your hand greasy. well, at least i can't. so like...burritos and tamales are perfect, NOT deli sandwiches, although grilled cheeses are awesome (mmm...tomato soup) my recipe for a california burrito: -carn...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: voice output
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

voice output

Why are computers bad at talking?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: pet rats
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

pet rats

Does anyone have pet rats?
Not like the ones you've made friends with in the lab you work at,
but ones you've brought into your own home and shared your food and stuff.

Are they as smart and affectionate as people say they are?
What's it like to take care of them?
What's the best breed?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry-related careers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Chemistry-related careers?

hahah. "glamorous" research jobs.
oh, you chemists..
<3
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Humans 2.0
Replies: 143
Views: 9891

Re: Humans 2.0

It's not entirely on topic, but nanobots that keep us groomed 24/7 would help us retain our three most valuable resources and cut down on unnecessary animal testing.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cigarette Smokers
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Cigarette Smokers

Hey, xkcd.
Does anyone know if there's a correlation between someone's level of education and the likelihood of that person successfully quitting cigarettes (given that the subject wants to quit, without socioeconomic bias)?

Also, are there metrics for levels of nicotine addiction?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Stimulus vs National Debt
Replies: 104
Views: 15711

Re: Stimulus vs National Debt

...and because a relatively small part of the US economy depends on international trade. whoa, wait, what? I thought the reason why America is headed for seriously deep waters is because America is almost entirely dependent on imports. Hence the ridiculously large deficit? Either I don't understand...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Need help translating Japanese
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Need help translating Japanese

There are directions on how to make this instant food product somewhere on here, I think.
Spoiler:
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FUCK I'M HUNGRY :( :( :( :( :(

<3
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Pokemon

if you switch pokemon during a battle,
who gets rewarded the EV?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Shower Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 7744

Re: The Shower Poll

why do we flush our shit with the same water that we shower with?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)
Replies: 72
Views: 6564

Re: How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)

Every great adventure beings with a step.
Or in this case, a brownie!
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)
Replies: 72
Views: 6564

How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)

Follow these steps to easily make menacing passwords that're easy to remember (but not to guess): Step 1: Pick a sequence of visually simple characters. 1234567 1.png Step 2: Replace every other character with a neighbor. 1w3r5y7 2.png Step 3: Use that shift key. ( ORANGE = SHIFT) 1w#R5y& 3.png ...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: BOOTMGR Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: BOOTMGR Help

You need os-prober to auto-detect other operating systems and add them to grub, not to detect ntfs partitions. Besides, Fedora 12 doesn't use grub2. And you can't sudo by default. You have to earn that shit. @OP: just an opinion, but I think Ubuntu is best for starting out. Their next release is due...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: BOOTMGR Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: BOOTMGR Help

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Go to Applications > System Tools > Terminal

Type:

Code: Select all

su -c 'fdisk -l'


Post output.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 428985

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Screenshot: Screenshot.png Trippy: recursive.png tehe. This is my /etc/issue (vga=1024x768):  _.+$$$$$$$$ *$p,  _,,`"*+$$$$$$$$$ Y$$$b,  ,$$$$$$o,.`"*$$$$$$ Y$$$$$.  $$$$$$$$$P"' `""$; $$$$$$D  $$$$$P""' `$$$$P ,$$, $$$$$$$...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This is a poll for those who know that ghosts don't exist.
Replies: 56
Views: 4760

This is a poll for those who know that ghosts don't exist.

Because I am. asdlknh;lakjsdfl;akf. Just because they don't exist doesn't stop them from being scary. If someone trapped me overnight in an old mansion with no windows and just enough (red) light to see vague outlines, I would either come out completely insane or religiously enlightened. On reflecti...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8236
Views: 1407239

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Commenting to show support. I grew up being told that homosexuality is disgusting and unethical, and I blindly believed it for most of my life. I'd like to apologize for those years. Also, I hate the word "homophobia." Let's cut the crap and call it for what it really is: ignorant hatred. ...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question: Biology | Fleshy Animals | Cells, Atoms
Replies: 40
Views: 4600

Re: Question: Biology | Human Body | Cells

If all the atoms in your body were replaced every 10 years, you couldnt have long term accumulation of toxins, unless for some reason they get replaced too. I don't know really know how the longterm accumulation of toxins works, but does that have something to do with people going through a detox p...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question: Biology | Fleshy Animals | Cells, Atoms
Replies: 40
Views: 4600

Question: Biology | Fleshy Animals | Cells, Atoms

I have this memory of watching a video of some figure of authority telling me that none of the atoms in my body existed 10 years ago. i think it might've been a TED video or something. I've been trying to imagine this in my head and I guess I'm looking for some kind of closure as to how that really ...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: disconcerting security issue (networking-related)
Replies: 3
Views: 638

disconcerting security issue (networking-related)

Hello, xkcd. I came across a problem on my computer that I was hoping you'd be able to help me with. Here's what happened: I was bored just now and was poking around Windows 7 Pro a (64) bit and I came across their Resource Monitor feature, which made me continue to be bored until I expanded the Net...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 3336

Re: FOR THE XKCD-BAND: ch00n ideas

Mr Cow wrote: And playing in perfect rhythm because the only way we'll be able to have this work is if everyone who's playing never rushes or slows down.

You can just give everyone a tempo marking.
Or the composer can record a video of himself/herself conducting the entire piece.
What's so difficult about that?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your back/shoulders/collarbone.
Replies: 222
Views: 21431

Re: Post your back/shoulders/collarbone.

This is such a weird thread.
It feels like softcore /b/
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Too many scientists?
Replies: 79
Views: 11380

Re: Too many scientists?

How to be rich 101: -Be popular -Conveniently forget the concept of moral obligation. -Grossly exaggerate the non-monetary value of your product. Examples: "organic" food labels. The charity for breast cancer research. Atkins. shrinks. Nordstrom. The Vatican. Apple. Fox News. If, after car...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Too many scientists?
Replies: 79
Views: 11380

Re: Too many scientists?

This is a problem worth pursuing. I'm not nearly educated enough to contribute to this topic, but this is relevant to my interests and I really would like to hear from some people who are. As scientists, what changes would you like to see in the job market? Do you think it would be better for the sc...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hiding yourself from screen monitors
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Hiding yourself from screen monitors

b1ackcat wrote:Did you just compare his sys admins (who gave him a free laptop) to the persecutors of Dr. King?

.....really?

cute speech, but completely misses the entire point of everything we're trying to tell this guy


Oh, come off it, you. I was just mocking him.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hiding yourself from screen monitors
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Hiding yourself from screen monitors

If you're really young and you feel badly about yourself after having read all these comments, skip this and go to part B. If not, keep reading: A: Sucks to be you. You should go to my school. They have a knack for nurturing mischievous little tyrants like you into productive members of society. Rel...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27518

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Do as the women do
and carry some pepper spray.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mimicking accents
Replies: 72
Views: 13297

Re: Mimicking accents

Many kids who travel from place to place end up with an interesting, and often wonderful, amalgamation of all the accents in which they were immersed.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Studying phonetics: how to learn forming sounds?
Replies: 28
Views: 4767

Re: Studying phonetics: how to learn forming sounds?

When I was practicing my French the other day, in front of my computer, I was reminded a lot of how I used to practice playing the trumpet. I would hear the sound, visualize my embouchure, my tongue, my throat, then try to "play" the sound. And then I'd repeat a million times to refine eve...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Man vs Girl
Replies: 114
Views: 13497

Re: Man vs Girl

Just to be fair, and please don't get me wrong (I think women are AWESOME [emphasis, emphasis]), it's really rather confusing for some guys, guys like me. Cuz honestly: all you guys out there, raise your hand if you've ever dated a girl/woman or have had any female friends say to you "I like it...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths
Replies: 67
Views: 9436

Re: xkcd's effect on your appreciation of science/maths

Yeah, I mean, probably. I've loved these comics for a long time now, and I'm pretty young, so my love for the sciences and my love for these comics are probably not mutually exclusive. Uhm. On a similar note, I just want to say that I find it insanely irritating that our academics don't get enough p...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Rankophilia
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: Rankophilia

by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Pencils!
Replies: 74
Views: 11633

Re: Pencils!

Pentel Graphgear 1000, .5mm.
It was $15 on amazon.
It's worth it for me to get expensive pencils cuz then I know I won't lose them.

For sketching, I use Castell 9000.
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yes, I really AM asking the xkcd forum for life advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Yes, I really AM asking the xkcd forum for life advice.

Well, a few things to consider is what part of the country you're in... I live in a Californian suburb, represent, but I'd love to live in a (relatively clean) city, like Boston or Chicago. I like movement and innovation, and I'm drawn to technology. ...how much you're willing to spend... Well what...
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Yes, I really AM asking the xkcd forum for life advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Yes, I really AM asking the xkcd forum for life advice.

Hey, I think this is the right crowd for this question:
What's a good college or university for an above-average student (~90th percentile)
looking to major in CS + IS with an emphasis in web design,
but which also has legit business classes?
by MildlyUpsetGrizzlyBear
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Subjects you wish you were good at?
Replies: 87
Views: 11029

Re: Subjects you wish you were good at?

Philosophy. Or maybe psychology. I mean...I think I can live with not being that great at a lot of the subjects that I love, because that's reality, after all. But I think I'd be able to cope with that fact better if I had a better understanding of my place in the daunting scheme of things. You know...

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