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by Mister_Penguin
Tue May 10, 2011 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

I was a real dick to a tech support guy. After I hung up, I realized that has to be an awful and dehumanizing job that few would ever choose of their own volition. Now I kinda wish I could, like, send a card to the dude for just not cussing me out like I deserved.
by Mister_Penguin
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477537

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Gravity's Rainbow: "Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night's old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musaceous odor of Breakfast:flowery, permeating, surprising, more than the color of winter sunlight, taking over not so much through any brute pungency or volume as by the h...
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

God. I'm a mess today. I was working on class work, and for the first time ever, I'm having trouble in a class. I have a 3.9 GPA in a respected university, and took the hardest classes in my major, and could have graduated last semester. Now I'm terrified I'll botch this semester and wreck my GPA. I...
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9217383

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Goddamn. So I'm walking along, back to my dorm room and someone goes "Hey, that guy over there, he used to...", and I turned to look and another person said "Shhh... he heard you."
I have no idea what I used to do. Now I feel completely miserable.
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279970

Re: The Liquor Thread

Singleton of Glendullan: Appearance Darker than pure gold. Aroma Honey sweetness, floral. Maybe some smoke, leather, and vanilla. There's also some toasted nuts and spice. Kind of like a milder, smoother version of rye. Taste Sweet honey flavor with spice, earthiness and maybe leather. A bit of...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon May 17, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 279266

Re: Math Books

I've looked through the topic and I'm still a touch unsure - I'm looking for a text in abstract algebra, and I don't know what to choose at all. I don't have any real problem with formal rigor - I've taken a few proof-intensive courses. I'm just coming at it from kind of an odd angle - It's been a f...
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 131127

Re: Omegle!

I've been trying to administer the Voight-kampf test to users, but no bites yet. I did get this, though (spoiled for being very NSFW and vulgar.)(not to mention immature!) You: You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, crawling toward ...
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279970

Re: The Liquor Thread

My opinion of Bombay Sapphire has gone up quite a bit - despite not making a great gimlet, I discovered that it makes a really nice Gin and Tonic and a tasty martini.
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477537

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Just finished On The Road, and I'm now starting on The Brothers Karamazov (the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation). I really, really loved On The Road - Kerouac's prose really appeals to me, and I've always had a pretty romanticized attitude towards the great american roadtrip tradition (Roadtrips h...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Speaking of destruction, I kind of like how my new MacBook Pro' HD keeps beeping annoyingly like a bomb. I don't think that I've seen people vacate their nice and roomy library workspaces that quickly, ever. I feel extremely guilty for doing so because I'm not actually doing any work, just torrenti...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Speaking of destruction, I kind of like how my new MacBook Pro' HD keeps beeping annoyingly like a bomb. I don't think that I've seen people vacate their nice and roomy library workspaces that quickly, ever. I feel extremely guilty for doing so because I'm not actually doing any work, just torrenti...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Metathread
Replies: 417
Views: 31072

Re: Metathread

I really have an issue with Metathread - I misread it, and excitedly thought it was a Meatthread.
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I didn't do anything today - no movie, no reading, nothing. Pretty much all I did was work out, go home, watched TV for a while, and then cried in the shower. *hugs* I'm sorry. I hate it when I feel like that. From around 9:30 to like 10 minutes ago I was in crippling depression mode. Fuck you brai...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I didn't do anything today - no movie, no reading, nothing. Pretty much all I did was work out, go home, watched TV for a while, and then cried in the shower.
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029379

Re: Postify your facerity

Me sitting in the Las Vegas airport, enjoying my Fruitcup of Debauchery™.
Spoiler:
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by Mister_Penguin
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2810608

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I told myself that I was going to seize the day and enjoy my weekend. Now I don't want to do a goddamn thing. Nothing seems enjoyable and I feel like a flaming pile of human wreckage. Christ.
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 363330

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Living in Madison, WI is great because there are so many awesome microbreweries within a hundred miles. So far my favorite is Great Dane's Texas Speedbump IPA. (It's a summer seasonal from a local brewpub). I also like Ale Asylum's Hopalicius, and for a non-local brew I love Three Floyd's Alpha King...
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 279970

Re: The Liquor Thread

I am actually rather disappointed with the bottle of Bombay Sapphire I bought the other day. It's quite good, but not really worth the $15(Australian, for the record) more than the cheaper stuff. Ha! I bought a fifth of Bombay Sapphire for a pancake and martini party tomorrow, and decided to have a...
by Mister_Penguin
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9217383

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

I just realized that Douglas Hofstadter's Wikipedia article has a paragraph about his wikipedia article. This amuses me greatly.
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Akinator, the Web Genius
Replies: 69
Views: 8755

Re: Akinator, the Web Genius

It got Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash, Q from Star Trek TNG, and Blondie/The Man With No Name from Sergio Leone's The Man With No Name films. Edit: Holy fuck - It got Eugene Victor Tooms. That's kinda obscure. It couldn't get Edgser Dijkstra, though. It got Billy Pilgrim No on Enoch Root. It got D...
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sunshine
Replies: 61
Views: 7362

Re: Sunshine

It was pretty good until the last third or so, when it became Event Horizon/Supernova/Generic Space Slasher. Admittedly, I've only seen this and 28 Days Later (I haven't seen Trainspotting or Slumdog Millionaire), but it seems like Danny Boyle does a great job with atmosphere and setting, and then k...
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Is it possible for a drama to earn a G rating?
Replies: 16
Views: 1853

Re: Is it possible for a drama to earn a G rating?

I'm going to address your points backwards because that's how they came to me. I don't think it's that it's impossible for a movie to get an NC-17 rating, it's just that it's impossible to get an average theater to show a movie rated NC-17, thus it's impossible for such a picture to make much money...
by Mister_Penguin
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 146767

Re: Fallout 3!

I have a question - I'm roughly level six, and am having a slight bit of trouble with combat against humans - I don't know if I screwed my build, or if I'm approaching the combat wrong. It seems like I have to use a lot of stimpacks to survive gunfights with, say, talon company mercenaries. - right ...
by Mister_Penguin
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question: If you were stuck in limbo...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3378

Re: Question: If you were stuck in limbo...?

Simulate a universe. Just sit there and think. It won't be too hard. After a while you'll stop being lonely, because you have companionship in your creations. You will become as a God, and your universe will become more real than anything else. As time goes on, and your inner universe becomes more ...
by Mister_Penguin
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question: If you were stuck in limbo...?
Replies: 40
Views: 3378

Re: Question: If you were stuck in limbo...?

Heh. This reminds me of "The Jaunt" by Stephen King. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jaunt) To this day, that is the only piece by him that outright scares me.
by Mister_Penguin
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10401

Re: AI rebellion

Why do we always assume the AI will be malevolent - It strikes me as the same thing as automatically assuming extraterrestrials would be hostile. I mean, [Neuromancer/Sprawl Trilogy Spoilers] The Wintermute/Neuromancer entity gets control of/becomes the whole internet, and just kinda does its own th...
by Mister_Penguin
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 42559

Re: The Asus Eee thread

I have a question - I just got a eee pc 1000 HD, and I'm not sure what distro to try. I'm split between puppy linux and eeebuntu. I've been trying puppy, and I like the tiny memory footprint, but I'm having trouble getting wifi support. Further, I'm not sure if I'll be happy with Busybox in the long...
by Mister_Penguin
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: LFS vs. Gentoo vs. a more 'cushy' distro.
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

LFS vs. Gentoo vs. a more 'cushy' distro.

(Note - if this topic seems redundant, I can delete it, but it seemed a bit tangential to the 'Trying Linux topic. Sorry in advance.) I've got a fair deal of experience with basic shell stuff, and am pretty familiar with emacs, (a bit of vim, too), but I was wondering how to branch out and get a dee...
by Mister_Penguin
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1422686

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Recently, I discovered that my hair seems to be receding quite a bit in the temples. I'm not usually a vain guy, but I've always kinda liked my hair, so I find this really disconcerting. I'm only 20, so this is pretty weird for me. If I were, say, 30 this wouldn't scare me, but I'm flat out terrifie...
by Mister_Penguin
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Today's B.C. Comic (7 July 2008)
Replies: 12
Views: 12032

Re: Today's B.C. Comic (7 July 2008)

Usually I'm not much of a BC guy at all,(usually I just end up kind of irritated after reading it.) but sometimes the current guy (I forget his name), will do something that just leaves me in tears.
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software
Replies: 45
Views: 5802

Re: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software

Baza210 wrote:My favourite open source softwares are Adium, Cyberduck, Smultron. Check out opensourcemac.org for more :)

Oh me yarm... Smultron is nice! I was looking for something better than TextEdit. Thanks a bunch!
by Mister_Penguin
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3029379

Re: Post yo' fehs

SpitValve wrote:We're doing ax photos?

This is from about a year ago. I've shaved the beard off twice since then:

Those look really cheesy in retrospect. I think I was just overexcited by my jacket.

You, sir, have restored my faith in facial hair. Thanks!
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...
Replies: 77
Views: 8149

Re: Superglue, Q-tips and powertools...

goblin_subway wrote: zip-kicker (illegal in the US, but Canada doesnt seem to mind)

Is that true? I've been able to obtain CA accelerant in tons of US stores.
by Mister_Penguin
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751287

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Heh, I love Apple (I own a well-worn G4 iBook), and I still find those ads stupid. I hate the one where they discuss all the fun (You can edit photos! And MOVIES! THIS IS HIGH TECH!) things you can do on Macs, and insinuate how there is nothing fun you can do with a PC. Yeah, because it's not like ...
by Mister_Penguin
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751287

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Since no one seemed to care about my Sprint rant, I'll add another one. I totally hate all of those Mac vs. PC ads (except the xmas one). They make a lot of generic claims as to why Macs are better than PC's but it is a very one-sided account. Yes Macs come with a camera as opposed to the one strap...
by Mister_Penguin
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed
Replies: 105
Views: 10662

Re: Assassins Creed

Erm. Quick question When is it too late to get Vidic's pen? I'm on block five, and I somehow fucked up. I stole the pen, but turned the game off after entering the Animus, and it booted me to a point after the "Good morning" bit, so I couldn't lift the pen, but Vidic still had ...
by Mister_Penguin
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?
Replies: 421
Views: 41638

Re: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?

Babamthegrunt wrote: god damn underwater part.

Man, you don't even need to name a game for this one. Just think of an underwater part. Did it suck? Yes, it most likely did.
by Mister_Penguin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inefficiencies
Replies: 94
Views: 7327

Re: Inefficiencies

Another good one is the size of ceramic urinals. I mean, seriously, does anyone pee over that entire surface? No. All that's really necessary is some kind of funnel shape, unless there's some critical design element in urinals that I don't understand. Clearly you don't share a bathroom with some of...
by Mister_Penguin
Sat May 24, 2008 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Replies: 104
Views: 12491

Re: CoD 4: Modern Warfare

Argh. I love this game, but its so frustrating sometimes. I was playing Domination on XBox Live today, and had some really fun matches; lots of teamwork and communication. Sadly, things went downhill after a while. I wound up with one of those groups where no one seems to communicate. We would have ...
by Mister_Penguin
Fri May 23, 2008 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Forza2 - xkcd livery from comic #149
Replies: 15
Views: 4799

Re: Forza2 - xkcd livery from comic #149

Nice paintjob! I just started playing Forza 2 again after a few months off. I just realized how much practice I need, after I tried throwing my Porsche Boxster around Nurburgring for a few laps.

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