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by mowdownjoe
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0963: "X11"
Replies: 103
Views: 27917

Re: 0963: "X11"

*remembers fiddling with xorg.conf to get his RAT5 that he used in Windows for so long to work in Ubuntu*

...Not fun. Glad I don't have to do it again.
by mowdownjoe
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0934: "Mac/PC"
Replies: 157
Views: 35017

Re: 0934: "Mac/PC"

http://themetapicture.com/media/funny-browsers-kids-Firefox-Chrome-Explorer.jpg Did somebody already post this image? No? Ok, here we go. I use Explorer, and I have to admit, I take a lot of flack for it. Always cheering for the loser... like a Mariners fan. If you were really "cheering for th...
by mowdownjoe
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 74998

Re: Terraria

I imagine that water is gone now. And Hell is ALOT more challenging now. I used to do just fine down there. Kill the occasional Boneworm, use my Nightmare Pickaxe to block Imp fireballs... easy-peasy. These new enemies make it crazy down there. Slimes aren't hard to deal with, but the lava they leav...
by mowdownjoe
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"
Replies: 69
Views: 15976

Re: 0906: "Advertising Discovery"

Weird... AdBlock only blocks the comic on page 1 of this topic. Not on the main page.

And the alt-text sells it to me.... although are you really gonna use a sharpie on your monitor?
by mowdownjoe
Wed May 25, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 74998

Re: Terraria

So, I've become strangely addicted to this game lately, and it's made me wonder if I had gotten in on the floor for Minecraft if I'd like it as much as I'd like Terraria. But until then, I'll just take my trusty Silver Bow and Iron Shortsword and go kill slimes. Surprised that I had enough to make a...
by mowdownjoe
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2132
Views: 700785

Re: Something on Youtube

by mowdownjoe
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0848: "3D"
Replies: 107
Views: 18663

Re: 0848: "3D"

Tyrannosaur wrote:yes,yes you did get the sarcasm

black_hat_guy wrote:There is still a lot of science that will have practical applications. Just not string theory.

thats what they said about lasers you know...

Really? No one thought about using lasers for killing in their early stages?
by mowdownjoe
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Meat Boy
Replies: 27
Views: 3875

Re: Super Meat Boy

I was saying for the longest time, "Why isn't there a topic for this game?" Then I search and find one a half-year old. Oh, well... this'll do.

Can't wait for the stage creator to come out next year. (My, that's soon!) And god, did anyone else's hands blister trying to unlock the Kid?
by mowdownjoe
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 75668

Re: Radiothread

I actually looked at the article that Cracked linked to when they brought it up. One commenter said removing Fitter Happier got the playlist closer to the Golden Ratio.

Anyway, I'm listening to that whole thing now. Just finishing up letting Subterranean Homesick Alien wash over me.
by mowdownjoe
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: They Might be Giants
Replies: 35
Views: 57179

Re: They Might be Giants

I like TMBG, and I am not ashamed to admit that I like one of their kid's albums. I mean, as for personal listening. I don't have kids. Seriously, anyone else listen to Here Comes Science and just find it incredibly enjoyable?
by mowdownjoe
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 20934

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

Randall's getting into his own head? I can only imagine this being drawn while visiting his family over the last two weeks.
by mowdownjoe
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "
Replies: 127
Views: 31631

Re: 0824: "Guest Week: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) "

Love how he opened it with a Foxtrot strip. The following strips afterward were also excellent.

And yeah, first Penny Arcade, now xkcd? xkcd is officially big business, man.
by mowdownjoe
Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Upcoming Album Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 14422

Re: Upcoming Album Thread

Showroom of Compassion. Can't wait for another slice of CAKE. I swear, for such a downer song, "Sick of You" is an earworm.
by mowdownjoe
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Addons to control the tabs (for Firefox)
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Addons to control the tabs (for Firefox)

I loved Tab Utilities Plus back whe I used Firefox, which was... yesterday. (Damn you, System Restore! You ruined my Firefox!)
by mowdownjoe
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TvTropes.org
Replies: 28
Views: 15622

Re: TvTropes.org

I don't go there consistently, but I do have a FireFox Search Plugin just for those times where I go, "Hmm... isn't there a trope for that?"
by mowdownjoe
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 29127

Re: 0813: One-Liners

Zero insertion force socket, my ASS!

...Wait, that isn't a pre-asskicking one-liner...
by mowdownjoe
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0802: "Online Communities 2"
Replies: 292
Views: 71674

Re: "Online Communities 2" Discussion (#802)

I love all the little details. City of Heroes in MMO Isle. OK Go Bay in YouTube. A little mark for "Comfused Android Users" in Google Buzz. (I love Android, but I'm not going to touch Buzz with a 10-foot poll.) The HUGE crater that was the former site of CraigList's Adult Services. Steam b...
by mowdownjoe
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 19343

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

Bump for new season! So, the new season kicked off recently, and I must say, it's so far, so promising. It's nice to see Chuck as Mr. Competent Spy, especially after last season. And we still get Morgan tagging along just for the sake of having someone that doesn't quite know what to do. Looking for...
by mowdownjoe
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Burn Notice
Replies: 70
Views: 30428

Re: Burn Notice

If you hate Burn Notice, then why are you watching Burn Notice? They end EVERY half-season in a cliffhanger!
by mowdownjoe
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 195959

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Dave Matthews at Citi Field
Next: Barenaked Ladies at Radio City Music Hall
After that: Union County Musicfest (WOO! Free show!)
by mowdownjoe
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 129980

Re: Futurama

Okay, tonight's episode was something I found pretty funny, mostly because my mother is a huge cat nut.
It's also nice they're addressing the whole "Nibbler talking to the crew" bit from the movies.
Meanwhile, they put on "Jurassic Bark" on right after.
by mowdownjoe
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 54524

Re: "1996" Discussion

No kidding. Last semester, I was going to be mostly reusing books, so I figured I could use some of my financial aid money to get a copy of Windows 7 for my computer. I figured I could reason it away by saying that as a CompSci major, I could reason that it'd only be helpful to have the latest tech....
by mowdownjoe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 39571

Re: "Workaround" discussion

For some reason the old CRT monitor really sticks out in this comic. It symbolises the attitude of the person who thinks "it works, so leave it". The wires behind the desk also seem to add to the effect, weirdly. But I use a CRT monitor... Admittedly, it's because I couldn't afford a new ...
by mowdownjoe
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 19351

Re: "DFS" Discussion

IS that a towel or cargo pants he's wearing? Or, perish the thought, parachute pants? Is he dating the girl that can only move with the MC Hammer slide?
by mowdownjoe
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 295166

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I think the last real land destruction died with Unlimited when they stopped printing Sinkholes. Hey, I had a pretty decent LD deck when I first started... admittedly, this was back in the days of Mirrodin, where you prepped against Ravager or died, but I managed against everything else. Damn Affin...
by mowdownjoe
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 295166

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Heh... just when I was thinking about Magic and this site (was digging through coverage from the latest Pro Tour because I heard they played with Archenemy there, and I'm a sucker for strange formats; also, saw Zvi Mowshowitz in an xkcd shirt ), I see this thread. First off, creatures getting crazy-...
by mowdownjoe
Fri May 28, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0746: "Birth"
Replies: 68
Views: 23995

Re: "Birth" Discussion

DarthMarth wrote:It's Outlaw Pete! (Springsteen reference)

And you just burnt my cheese. Well done. Now, I need to get that song out of my head.
by mowdownjoe
Mon May 10, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 392096

Re: Team Fortress 2

That was actually a couple of patches ago. And in a follow-up patch to that one, (which was the same one that handed out those fancy medals we can all wear) they gave the Backburner a damage buff so that it could do almost the same amount of damage the basic flamethrower could. Honestly, I know they...
by mowdownjoe
Sun May 09, 2010 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's Compare Size!
Replies: 47
Views: 7759

Re: Let's Compare Size!

I store all the music that I actually listen to on my phone's little 16GB micro SD card, and all that music takes up about ¾ of that card. So... approximate 12 gigs (really, 10.6, since the makers of any removal storage since floppies have been rounding and using 10^x as a metric for the various byt...
by mowdownjoe
Sun May 09, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?
Replies: 31
Views: 8525

Re: Playlist of (good) nerdy songs?

Five Iron Frenzy has a couple, particularly "Wizard Needs Food Badly" and "You Can't Handle This".
by mowdownjoe
Sun May 09, 2010 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you like but everyone else hates?
Replies: 47
Views: 9028

Re: Bands you like but everyone else hates?

Fastball. ...Yes, the guys that you probably only remember for "The Way". Let me explain myself here: Upon discovering the joys of downloading music for the first time, I immediately went and try to find new albums from every band I was really into (read: my metalhead dad bought me their a...
by mowdownjoe
Thu May 06, 2010 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs
Replies: 188
Views: 233183

Re: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs

Steam: mowdownjoe
XBL: mowdownjoe
Wii code: Not giving it out, since Nintendo obviously intended for those to never be given out
by mowdownjoe
Sat May 01, 2010 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10922
Views: 2300638

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Well, normally, I don't do intro posts, since the one board I frequent most has a rule against them, telling new users "just dive in!" (That board also doesn't track post-counts, just so no one can wave around their e-peen.) Hello, my name's Dave. I live in New Jersey. I'm 23, trying my ha...
by mowdownjoe
Sat May 01, 2010 2:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2903580

Re: Postify your facerity

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For trying to become a Computer Science major, I can put on a pretty convincing tough guy act. Sadly, it's all just an act.
by mowdownjoe
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 546097

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

...Y'know, I never checked. I always used 17 as my first number to check. And you just made me realize I never reset toCompare. I'll make some changes and... ...Nope. Still nothing. Even just hit undo a bunch of times to go back where I started from and saw that it was reading 25 as prime on the fir...
by mowdownjoe
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 546097

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I do initialize toCompare. In the data segment. It's initialized to 3.
The assembled result runs fine, except that it doesn't actually give me correct outcomes.
by mowdownjoe
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 546097

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Argh... the finickiness of Assembly. So, I'm taking assembly in college. Finals are a week away, and I have most of my labs done. Except for one where we have to make a program that finds if a number is prime or not. Here's what I came up with: include irvine32.inc title IsItPrime? .data inputprompt...
by mowdownjoe
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26130

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

jacog wrote:Anyone here ever wonder how successfully some guy in the tower can "talk you down" like in the movies? Has this ever happened?

MythBusters tried it with a simulator. It worked well for them.

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