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by spi
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 54541

Re: THE RECKONING COMES

And while we be sharing pictures: DEMON RECKONING Central Command https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SdWgM00WmO4/UVZRtmKviBI/AAAAAAAACGk/nckEUgOqGF4/s351/STAR%20DATE%202245.jpg Where the magic happens. Now I know why I shouldn't have missed this last night. All of the RECKONING! It has been a while...
by spi
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 258999

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

In case anyone is interested, the "horse battery staple" example from comic #936 is used in this weeks issue of The Economist (article: "A security patch for your brain"). When I saw that I chuckled as I immediately remembered this comic. The article is available here which also...
by spi
Tue May 10, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Is Humanwine a thing? Cause it's one of my best friend's friends' bands and he was shocked that I had them on my iPod (because I have no idea how they got there). I think I probably heard of them through the dresden dolls but I remember seeing humanwine live in concert before the dresden dolls. I h...
by spi
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: For I have come again in Glory...
Replies: 156
Views: 14511

Re: For I have come again in Glory...

Welcome back Belial!

Vaniver, I agree getting old is weird.
by spi
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 41869

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

I found this article on the current status of P=NP very interesting.

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2009/9/38 ... m/fulltext
by spi
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 10548

Re: Soup

Spi~ Did you put in the modified amount of cornstarch vs. flour? Because the original recipe calls for flour, not cornstarch, and the replacement ratio isn't 1 to 1. I copied that recipe from your blog so I hope you transcribed it correctly. :) 1 heaping teaspoon of pepper would definitely make it ...
by spi
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 10548

Re: Soup

It is soup season again. The past two weekends studyinserendipity and I have made soup. First off was a tomato bacon soup: Ingredients 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 package of bacon 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 (heaping) tsp pepper dash garlic powder dash oregano dash basil 2 ...
by spi
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I Love xkcd - Animation
Replies: 20
Views: 3062

Re: I Love xkcd - Animation

I also saw that through BoingBoing.

The epitome of awesomeness.
by spi
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Linux Nostalgia
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Linux Nostalgia

Pretty sure the last Old World machines were all G3-based. Maybe he/she forgot to use a PowerPC version instead of x86? I was using one of the PowerPC versions of Linux, I do remember that much. I think as far as I got was being in MacOS 8 and then running a boot loader and getting the kernel to at...
by spi
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Linux Nostalgia
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Linux Nostalgia

Well, my first computer was an Apple Performa with 16 MiB of RAM, and running System 7 (so technically UNIX) Do you mean MacOS 7? That is in no way related to Unix. Or was there some Mac port of 7th Ed Unix that I'm not aware of? (A/UX was mostly SVR2.) Yeah, MacOS 7. Just that it wasn't called tha...
by spi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Linux Nostalgia
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Linux Nostalgia

Debian back in the late 90s. Probably 98/99 which I think was around the time that I bought my own computer.
by spi
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Is anyone going to see Freezepop tomorrow? I'm not sure if I'll make it but I thought some here might be interested if you didn't know about this show already. Also, I have an inside scoop that this is one of the guy's last Boston show with the band, so it may be a different experience the next tim...
by spi
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Roommates for College
Replies: 34
Views: 3600

Re: Roommates for College

I was in a sub free dorm my first year. My random room mate turned out for the best and we are still good friends 8 years later. Another of my good friends got someone who was a case of parents trying to make their kid act better. He would go out to the frat houses and get drunk every night. At leas...
by spi
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Colbert in Iraq
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: Colbert in Iraq

I watched Monday and Tuesday's episodes on hulu and thought they were amazing. I loved the whole riff on Tuesday night about gays in the military. Don't forget Sarah Palin! http://twitter.com/AKGovSarahPalin/status/1962542937 Getting ready to tape shout-out for our awesome US troops serving overseas...
by spi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Upgrading to Jaunty
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Upgrading to Jaunty

I have upgraded my Lenovo T61p laptop and my 64bit desktop system to Jaunty and didn't have any issues on either. All my settings and such were carried over just fine. Ubuntu isn't going to mess with your home directory during the upgrade but as always it is prudent to have a backup of any informati...
by spi
Thu May 07, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 16 yr old arrested under patriot act
Replies: 37
Views: 2399

Re: 16 yr old arrested under patriot act

The patriot act part is just the media reporting what his mother said without any fact checking: From wired Much of the online fury was triggered by Lundeby’s incorrect claim — uncritically reported by the station — that the boy was being held without any legal rights on the authority of the 2001 US...
by spi
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I have had contact from d33p. He and I decided since no one had any solid plans and I like sushi we are doing Blue Fin (sushi in Porter) tonight. I think 6:30-7 ish so people can get there from work. Sound good yes? Blue Fin is a good place. It does have a bunch of other Japanese food for those peo...
by spi
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Also, after reading everyone's availability for dinner, that seems like the best possible concept. Emiko wants in, so I'm guessing sushi probably isn't on her list of great ideas. Honestly, I'm in the mood for anything. If I can't do sushi, preferably something where I can get either oysters or cra...
by spi
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:11 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

4. Authentic Irish pub (for American values of "authentic") This is doable. For what it is worth, we also have an authentic (according to our recently departed brit) Irish Chipper. So fish and chips could also be had should you desire it. No, I'm not just mentioning this because I want to...
by spi
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 356902

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

OK, so Sat evening it is (sorry, Plasma Man, I need to get stuff done in the city before). Dinner? Anyone have any suggestions? http://www.bodeansbbq.com/soho/ I've heard nothing but good things about this place I totally up for some good BBQ and Hanners(studyinserendipity) enjoys it as well since ...
by spi
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I haven't been to one of these meetups before. Mind if I join you? Not at all, see you there. Will you recognize us? Not unless you all look like stick figures. No, but we do look like a bunch of geeks eating pie. I think you should be able to figure it out. I look very much like my avatar if that ...
by spi
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

ejegg wrote:Alright, let's meet at 3:00 at the 285 beacon location. See you tomorrow.


Sweet. I was going to post last night that 285 beacon is like 5 minutes from my place so I would be up for doing that.

Hopefully I get shit done this morning/early afternoon and will make it down there.
by spi
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0548: "Kindle"
Replies: 122
Views: 26608

Re: "Kindle" Discussion

I kind of want a Kindle now. I hadn't really been thinking about it before but it seems like it could be a useful gadget. However I said the same thing about my Nokia N800 and I don't use it near enough.
by spi
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 972199

Re: What are you listening to?

VNV Nation - Testament from the Judgement album
by spi
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 41069

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

*thumbs up for awesomification*

IGNORE THIS POST. THE POST AFTER THIS ONE COMES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE POST ABOVE, BY ORDER OF SENOR HAPPYBEAR.
by spi
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama's address to the Congress
Replies: 36
Views: 2327

Re: Mr. Awesomepants's address to the Congress

I thought it was a very good speech. I am looking forward to how Obama governs these next few years. I think the time is right to reform many of the entitlement programs and make health care more reasonable for everyone. I am curious if anything ever comes of his desire for campaign finance reform. ...
by spi
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Arlington Horror! er, I mean... Arkham Horror in Arlington on Saturday. Probably meeting up at my place around 1 unless people can't get there until later. It's flexible! My apartment is awesome and I don't bite, so you should all come :) but you should warn me that you're coming (@Nougat: Yes, tha...
by spi
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6361090

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

mmm... I like sauna's and it has been such a long time since my previous one
by spi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Last Eight Years
Replies: 31
Views: 3680

Re: The Last Eight Years

The one policy I see missing from this list is the limits on stem cell research. This also points to a slightly larger "war on science" though besides global warming I couldn't find any other definitive lists of executive orders's towards science that Bush has issued. As previously mention...
by spi
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I don't know who else is going to the Jonathan Coulton show tonight but studyinserendipity and I will be there. You should also! I have no idea if tickets are still available. photo for flocc since I think you are going and I know I haven't met you http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=927867#p927867
by spi
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Will wrote:What I think Bakemaster is trying to say is: how much are tickets?


List is $20 so add on a few more dollars for ticketmaster fees. :(
by spi
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 10548

Re: Soup

Recipe? I made squash bread last year at Thanksgiving, and it came out very bland and not nearly puffy enough. I want something more flavorful. I'm talking about a yeast bread with the addition of squash/pumpkin, not the kind of bread that is sort of like cake or muffin batter. I need to see if I c...
by spi
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 520287

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Spi and I need to work on that whole roommates telling each other about cool upcoming events thing. Coulton = very yes! Now, I just need to get a ticket. We do need to work on that. I do remember mentioning it to Nougat at one point. :) Good thing the paradise is GA so we can all just get tickets a...
by spi
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens convicted on all 7 counts.
Replies: 50
Views: 3610

Re: Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens convicted on all 7 counts.

Aww man no more "series of tubes" statements. That was a good one.

I would be very surprised if he gets reelected.
by spi
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "There must be violence against women"
Replies: 48
Views: 3569

Re: "There must be violence against women"

I like how it is valid to make the argument: "Holy book X says we must do X, thus no matter what X is an allowed action"

Hmm fail!
by spi
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 8676

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

The day when my boss friends me on facebook is not a good day. I guess you can person by person block them from seeing things but that is a very annoying way for the interface to work. I guess if I had my way I would make it so you can add users to personal groups and then disallow groups from seein...
by spi
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges
Replies: 158
Views: 31360

Re: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges

This is also interesting: Licking County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Welch said Monday the investigation into the incident remains open, including exploring whether charges will be filed against the minors who received the photos. I find it very wrong that someone can be charged just for receiving the...
by spi
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: decent headphones
Replies: 37
Views: 5371

Re: decent headphones

I currently have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 cans. I bought them to replace my HD500 cans which I had for 7 years before they died. Not sure if that translates down to their other lines but I was pretty amazed when I calculated how long I had my first pair. I am still enjoying my HD595's just as goo...
by spi
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 10548

Re: Soup

I am a big fan of leek and potato soup, preferably accompanied by pumpkin bread with thck layers of butter... I haven't made potato leek soup so that might be next on my list. I absolutely love pumpkin bread(or sqaush bread as I made in my youth). Last year I made pumpkin bread from scratch and it ...
by spi
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 14195

Re: Books you just bought

I just bought The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which came out yesterday.

Also recently read Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi and Uglies by Scott Westerfield

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