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by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))
Replies: 311
Views: 32738

Re: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))

I only have old smug stories. One dates all the way back to my senior year of high school (nearly 7 years ago). For my current events class, the final exam was the following: We were given a list of 5 controversial topics. We had to pick one, and and pick one side, and write a one page (front and ba...
by Aperfectring
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?
Replies: 155
Views: 12783

Re: Does someone have a fora-crush on you?

I'm going to venture a guess and say 'no'. Although that is probably because I was around for about 2 months, posting erratically, then gone for nearly 6 months, and have now been back for a couple weeks.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 213553

Re: Age

24. And now I suddenly have the They Might Be Giants song Older stuck in my head.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814807

Re: Confessional Thread - Can't Please the Cheese

I went through 5 roommates during my freshman year of college, and 2 more in the next year. At that point I finally took the hint that I am a hard person to live with, and moved into a studio apartment.

EDIT: BTW, thanks for reminding me to cut my rent check.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814807

Re: Confessional Thread - Can't Please the Cheese

If that were the case, I would instantly be thinking about where I could get a gigantic spring board to catapult me up and onto those islands, like in Mario games.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9232378

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

( ) parenthesis
{ } curly brackets
< > angle brackets
[ ] brackets
Those are just my way of defining them.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814807

Re: Confessional Thread - Can't Please the Cheese

Nebulae wrote:Confession: We should create a standard language called "Terran"
I am assuming that means it will be a constructed language. What would make it different than Esperanto?
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814807

Re: Confessional Thread - Can't Please the Cheese

Z.A.K wrote:Confession: I really want to be able to speak cyrillic.

Along those lines, Confession: I really want to start writing everything in runes.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Signatures and Perception.
Replies: 55
Views: 5012

Re: Signatures and Perception.

Generally I don't pay attention to signatures. I see that little line and my eyes instantly skip down to the next post. The only time that I care about signatures is when I see one that annoys me. Usually those are the ones that could even give seizures to people without epilepsy.
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Am I crazy? OR How do you imagine others on the fora?
Replies: 234
Views: 16081

Re: Avatars and Perception

Generally I remember posters primarily by their avatar, and only after seeing them enough in the forums do I start to associate a name with the avatar. When I see a quote of someone, I generally sit for a second and visualize their avatar so I know who is "talking". I am actually a strange...
by Aperfectring
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps
Replies: 67
Views: 13302

Re: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps

Mercat wrote:Did you have Dr. Leppla at Purdue?


Why yes, yes I did.
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps
Replies: 67
Views: 13302

Re: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps

5 years HS marching band '96-'00 (grades 8-12, trumpet)
1 year div. III drum corps '97 (soprano (trumpet for you damn kids (get off my lawn)))
1 year div. I drum corps: Bluecoats '99 (soprano)
5 years Purdue marching band '01-'05 (trumpet)
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 54015

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

I quite often walk in step in any of the many methods: 1. With people. 2. With music I am listening to. 3. With whatever song is stuck in my head. With #1, I don't always end up on the same foot, but I cannot, no matter how hard I try, get out of step with them once I notice. With #2 or #3, If the s...
by Aperfectring
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ti Calculator Programing
Replies: 26
Views: 3590

Re: Ti Calculator Programing

The furthest I got programming anything original was: I was in Algebra II, and tended to solve all of the problems in my head, but my teacher was an ass and would dock me points for not showing work, even if I got the answer right. I created a program for my Ti-85 which would not only solve any Alge...
by Aperfectring
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191172

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Pus I can triple tongue, take that cunnilingus masters! I can triple tongue, but not double tongue, and most people (who know what that means) find that weird. I don't believe you!! :D I can't imagine it'd be that hard to learn, though, honestly, if you can already triple tongue. Right? You've prob...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: boredom / nothing to do
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: boredom / nothing to do

According to the thread, we have about 10 mins.
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: boredom / nothing to do
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: boredom / nothing to do

We are starting to get close to having to default to sexual experimentation...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342730

Re: The drnuk thread

I actually had a friend get so drunk that she was having trouble lying down. she kept somehow sliding up to and off the head of the flat mattress we were lying on and hitting her head on the floor. I have this problem too. I tend to roll out of bed when really drunk. That was especially bad for me ...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: boredom / nothing to do
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: boredom / nothing to do

Agreed. The other night, I had to stick around at work waiting for a release build to complete so that I could do some testing, and the forums were just plain dead. I had to think of other things to do, like finding non-flash internet based games to run on my computer at work...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 7916

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

This feels like a stereotype to me... can anyone find any sources on romance in the medieval or ancient world? (or anywhere in between) I am sure there were marriages made for romance in the medieval or ancient world. However, arranged marriages were a very real thing for a good portion of our hist...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 7916

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

The thing that bothers me is how this concept has snuck into modern Christianity. It has no biblical basis - it comes from Friends and Oprah. I think it's been around a lot longer than that. The concept of people who are fated to be together is fairly common in mythology, right? Then again, in olde...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 7916

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

He. And it is important to remember that number is only based on the fact that you will have some sort of interaction with your "one" sometime after puberty. Though it is assuming that every person in the world is equally likely to be your "one". Even ignoring destiny and stuff,...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?
Replies: 19
Views: 6617

Re: C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?

Well, C++ is a strict superset of C. If you can write C, you can also write C++, though you aren't using all the features of C++. And if you can write C++, you can write C, just by not using certain features. So in that sense, they're the same, though my first sentence is more precise. While that i...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 7916

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

Aperfectring managed to prove, mathematically, that this notion can't be true. He (or she?) ended up with a probability of 1/25000. Now, I think it's safe to say that more than 1/25000th of the population ends up in a long, happy marriage/partnership. You can draw two conclusions from that: Either ...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?
Replies: 19
Views: 6617

Re: C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?

I voted the otter/duck option.
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191172

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Pus I can triple tongue, take that cunnilingus masters! I can triple tongue, but not double tongue, and most people (who know what that means) find that weird. I have many (>12) small spots (small freckle sized) on my chest, shoulders, and upper arms which are bright red (approx. 0xFF0000). I can t...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Stacks and Queues
Replies: 86
Views: 7355

Re: Stacks and Queues

While premature optimization is bad, you can't completely ignore optimization while writing code. Any programmer worth their weight will know about, and how to deal with, linked lists. They may be rusty on them, but the will still know about them and when they could be beneficial. Because of this, a...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?
Replies: 19
Views: 6617

C and C++, or two languages with similar syntax, or one?

I think of them as two languages. I see C++ as the language that a person should use if they need (or want) the object-oriented aspects. Someone who doesn't have a firm grasp of object-oriented concepts can't (in my opinion) claim to be fluent in C++. I see C as the language that a person should use...
by Aperfectring
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How many programming languages do you know?
Replies: 119
Views: 35580

Re: How many programming languages do you know?

I divide my expertise into 4 levels: 1. Languages I have been paid to program in C C++ Perl shell (bash) Homebrew XML based language without a name (I created it to test APIs, the interpreter is in C++) 2. Languages I used in college Matlab Python Motorola HCS12 assembly VB.Net Java 3. Languages I l...
by Aperfectring
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)
Replies: 94
Views: 7916

Re: Myth of the One (Relationships, not Matrix)

Lets assume that from the time you are 15, you meet (meaning have any sort of interaction) 5 new people of the opposite sex a day until you die. Assuming the average lifespan of a person is 75, that gives each of us, about 60 years total to meet said "destiny" person. So, we meet 60*365.25...
by Aperfectring
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best package management frontend
Replies: 22
Views: 4267

Re: Best package management frontend

I use apt-get and apt-cache. But then again, I rarely ever need to do anything other than simple searches, installing, removing, or upgrading packages, so it works for me.
by Aperfectring
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: hungarian notation
Replies: 55
Views: 13506

Re: hungarian notation

Honestly, I think that if your function is long enough that you need to use hungarian notation to remember the type, then your code needs a redesign. Your keyboard has a pgup and pgdwn key for a reason, and if the top of your function (declarations) is more than a few (3-5 at most) pg key presses aw...
by Aperfectring
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Quick and simple style question
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: Quick and simple style question

I honestly don't do so much in the way of C++ coding. I am much more of a C guy. However, when I do write C++, I tend to put the groups in this order: private, protected, public. I then put the members and member functions in the groups in that order. class GenericClass { private: int data1; int dat...
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 30964

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

This is the quickest I have ever gotten in after the posting of the comic. Huzzah. I definitely think we need to test this "Von Neumann" hypothesis...
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lurkers!
Replies: 151
Views: 10849

Re: Were you a lurker?

I read the comic for about 2 months before discovering the forums, and then lurked for about 2 weeks. Then posted occasionally for something like 3 weeks, and fell into a long bout of just reading the comic, about 5 months or so. And finally recently started posting again, and just broke 100 posts t...
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you believe ska is dead?
Replies: 35
Views: 4567

Re: Do you believe ska is dead?

It really depends on what you mean by "dead". No longer in mainstream? Yes. Nothing left? No.

3rd wave ska started going back underground just under a decade ago, and now is pretty much solely there.
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20142

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

I view Scrubs as a comedy show that sometimes is serious while House is a drama show that happens to be funny a lot. Besides, that Scrubs episode parodying House automatically should give House a boost. I don't see House doing a fake Cox rant as a parody. That could be because House is a drama, whi...
by Aperfectring
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 108273

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I should be heading home from work, eating dinner, and rotting my brain with fora and TV simultaneously. Unfortunately these releases won"t compile themselves...
by Aperfectring
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20142

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

I have to go with Dr. Cox. (Because his name ROCKS!) Mostly I would say that its because I dislike hour long TV drama shows. I find that it generally starts to get formulaic very quickly. I know how long a show is, and I know that when they "solve" the case 15, 30, and 45 minutes in, they ...
by Aperfectring
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 53821

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

"Feet Jokes" First and last only. Seems appropriate...

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