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by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Efficiency vs. Clarity of code (discussion)
Replies: 60
Views: 11950

I've used a new laptop with Vista, and starting IE took much longer than on my previous PC. It's been too long since the one before that, but I'd be suprised if it was much slower. So. "At least one current PC felt slower than at least one older one, to me". Not the stuff studies are made...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dirty money
Replies: 103
Views: 8312

I love our Canadian currency. Loonies and toonies (I don't get why you yanks reject one and two dollar coins) are fantastic, and our multi-coloured money is a rainbow in your wallet. Most of us despise coins, period. They weigh down your pocketses. They accumulate everywhere. Agreed, but it's mostl...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: animated -> live action
Replies: 21
Views: 2974

Cowboy Bebop has way better music than Firefly, though. Theme song particularly. The theme from the Firefly title sequence is one of those songs I don't like, that annoys me, but forces me to hum it for days after watching. Hmm, I like the Firefly music, especially the theme song. Bebop's music is ...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing Short of A Miracle.
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

Phenriz wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:tl;dr

dogs>cats


my name is Phenriz and i approve this message ;)

My name is Unforgiven, cat-lover, and I will hunt you down and kill you in your sleep. :P
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing Short of A Miracle.
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

That's pretty tough. My last cat died of cancer too (lung cancer to be precise). On the monday of the week she died I accidentally locked myself out. I had to wait for a few hours before someone who could let me in would get there. She kept me company, and since I didn't have anything better to do, ...
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 33502

I encountered this in a beta version of Windows Vista (not in the final version!):

Image

Well, at least it's honest. :roll:
by Unforgiven
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do YOU eat Ramen?
Replies: 104
Views: 10184

Wilibus wrote:waiting for water to boil, adding noodles, waiting for noodles to cook, then mixing noodles is a far cry from instant.

See, that's why I love convenience stores in Japan. Buy a pack of instant ramen at a convenience store, and they'll prepare it for you. Can't get any lazier than that. :)
by Unforgiven
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: First order approximization
Replies: 8
Views: 2011

SpitValve wrote:hmm, this is homework, yes?

Nope, this is an old exam question. So it doesn't matter if I know the precise answer to this one.
by Unforgiven
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: First order approximization
Replies: 8
Views: 2011

First order approximization

Somebody somewhere is going to see this and say "how the hell does he not know that?" Yeah so I suck at math ok? :P I have the following equation: http://www.ookii.org/misc/equation.png The question I need to answer is this: "Show the first order approximate expression for R by assumi...
by Unforgiven
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0303: "Compiling"
Replies: 136
Views: 43869

Re: "Compiling" Discussion

With the code I'm currently working with, when I change one file, it takes about 30 seconds to compile and about 7 minutes to link. Painful. How the hell do you manage that. How can compiling a single file take that long? Maybe you need to refactor your project into more files. And the time of full...
by Unforgiven
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: wisdom teeth - its not that bad, or worse than you think.
Replies: 31
Views: 3857

I've had two removed. The first one was terrible . It was growing all weird and the surgeon had to make bone cuts and everything to get it out. I spent the next few weeks(!) on heavy prescription painkillers. It was terrible, absolutely terrible! The second one was straight up, and easy to remove. N...
by Unforgiven
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5320

Meiryo. It's the first Japanese font I've seen that's properly legible at small sizes. It has full cleartype and hinting support, was designed with cleartype in mind, and as a result the Japanese version of Vista looks so much better than older Windows versions (except for the places where it inexpl...
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I wear glasses now.
Replies: 48
Views: 5505

One of my biggest fears is that my eyesight will just get worse and worse and ughasdjahf it really freaks me out to think about it. I don't know what age you are, but that's unlikely. If you're not born with bad eyesight, it's usually growth of the eyes that triggers it. Once you're through puberty...
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what if... - on Pets.
Replies: 132
Views: 11919

A cat.

It doesn't matter what the choices are, a cat will always be the best possible pet.
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 454124

Reminds me of the story of a 15 yo girl who got a tattoo of a Chinese symbol, she showed her friends mum, but not her parents as she wasn't supposed to get one, the mother asked he what it stood for and she replied 'Honesty' Wouldn't it be totally awesome if the girl had been deceived and it was in...
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cheating at a casino
Replies: 51
Views: 5968

I think the best way to be a winner is to never step foot in a casino. :P
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dirty money
Replies: 103
Views: 8312

EvanED wrote:Same here. Five 2003 series (including one $5), one 2001 series, one 2004 series (a $20).

You know, I was going to check this myself, but unless they've hidden it really well, Yen bills don't appear to contain the year they were printed. :?
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 454124

Imo the first question you should always ask with a tattoo is "how is it going to look when I'm 80?" ;)
by Unforgiven
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I wear glasses now.
Replies: 48
Views: 5505

I wear contacts full time. I'm -4 on both eyes so I'm pretty blind without them. I do also have glasses but those're only for emergencies or situations where contacts are not practical (such as long flights). And mostly for the "I've just taken out my contacts but I realized I still need to do ...
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Having fun
Replies: 71
Views: 6104

I really, really recommend archery. I've been shooting since I was 9 (I'm 14) and it is fantastic. You don't have to be fit (the weight and draw of target bows are adjustable) it makes you fit without any real excercise, you can choose what level of competition is right for you (if you want to comp...
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are you pedantic?
Replies: 57
Views: 7017

It's also fun to be an asshole about meanings. Answering an "or" question with logical OR is always good for a groan and an "I hate you." (-Do you want cake or pie? ~Yes -Fuck you!) I do this too (treat and/or as logical operators). My old apartment building had a sign on the ro...
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are you pedantic?
Replies: 57
Views: 7017

What's up? A direction relative to the gravitational force in the local area, governed by the most massive bodies within said area. ^^I said that today. Reminds of me the movie Airplane. "We've got to get her to a hospital!" "What is it?" "It's a big building with sick peop...
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484544

Wrt the new title... just what is it you people have against punctuation? </totally-oblivious>
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Great Soda Can Controversy
Replies: 68
Views: 7254

All the way.

Never even heard of anyone doing anything else, really.

The proper way to open a beer can is to shake it really hard, then throw it against something. Okay, you won't be able to drink the beer, but the effect is cool.
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which Ancient Culture Would You Live In?
Replies: 58
Views: 5170

Way down, below the ocean.
Where I wanna be, she may be.

Atlantis! :)
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: dirty money
Replies: 103
Views: 8312

If things like that would kill you, you'd be dead already. So don't worry about it.

Euro bills stay pretty clean though.
by Unforgiven
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do YOU eat Ramen?
Replies: 104
Views: 10184

I try to avoid instant ramen as much as I can. But I do like to eat ramen in a restaurant (ramenya) every now and then. A "normal" ramen dish doesn't need to cost much either, maybe ¥500 to ¥600. And it's always a lot and pretty much always very tasty (although there is the occasionally ...
by Unforgiven
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who's an atheist?
Replies: 158
Views: 12903

Atheist. Mormon by familial force, Atheist by choice. I hate to post "me too," but that pretty much describes me... (I haven't told them yet. :? ) What's the worst that could happen, you go to hell? I'm an atheist, and I always respond to assertations that I may go to hell with the follow...
by Unforgiven
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rank the Star Trek movies (And New Movie Discussion!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3604

The one bright spot is that Nimoy is saying he thinks its a good script, and he wouldn't say that for nothing, nor would he agree to be in it. Still, I'll reserve judgment until I've seen it. I will however go and see it, regardless of what reviews might say; more often than not I have a different o...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 818969

Most of my favourites have been mentioned, but here's one that's still conspicuously absent:

Read or Die

And its followup R.O.D The TV is awesome as well.
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: SF suggestions for the SF newbie
Replies: 99
Views: 11512

While Dune Messiah was not all that great, it is an interesting end cap to the original Dune story. Frank Herbert has said he found Messiah the hardest of the Dune books to write, and considering what it tries to do, I can believe that. Dune is still my favourite book of all time. I'm not sure if I...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Actually, what you just said was the entire point of the story. You don't really get that in the movie; it's more pronounced in the book. But yeah, that's the message Crichton was going for: Don't be a dumbass. Ok, I've obviously never read the book. If the poor design of the park was a plot point,...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rank the Star Trek movies (And New Movie Discussion!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3604

My order: VIII - Sharp direction, well-paced. II - Khan!! VI - A dignified send-off IV - Least Trek-like, but fun. "Hello, computer." VII - Better than what people give it credit for. X - Not quite what it was supposed to be, not as bad as some people claim. III - Good points: Christopher ...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Jurassic Park

Xkcd and the raptor-oriented nature of some of the comics has caused me to, for the first time in a decade, watch Jurassic Park again. I remember jumping from my seat in the theatre when that raptor showed up in the power station; doesn't have quite the same impact if you know it's coming. :P But re...
by Unforgiven
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 54259

Not to everyone. I don't think I've ever seen anyone who liked his first cigaret. That's not to say they don't exist, of course. It smells bad. Again: not to everone. I happened to love the smell of my father's secondhand smoke when I was young and not smoking and he was still smoking. Interesting....
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Being an adult-has it happened to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 11151

Kawa wrote:Flying internationally on my own (which I will next year, possibly) will have that feeling too, mixed with jetlag of doom and such.

Hmm, I'll do that end of this year. I've flown with friends internationally, but never alone.

Ironically, I will be flying home to see my parents. :)
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Being an adult-has it happened to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 11151

It's weird. In some ways I'll never grow up, but in a lot of way I was never a kid either.

I'm sorta just me.
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Yer Summer Vacation!
Replies: 14
Views: 2126

Studying for entrance exams for the PhD program at the University of Tokyo. I haven't had a proper vacation in over two years. Yay me!

EDIT: 42 posts!
by Unforgiven
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8725

Somehow I can just see old ladies stapling labels to their many, many cats.

And feeding them cheeseburgers.
by Unforgiven
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: HOLD THE PHONE
Replies: 88
Views: 13547

bbctol wrote:By the way, has anyone else had bacon ice cream?

No, but I do adore green tea ice cream (which is very popular here in Japan).

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