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by JET73L
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 29425

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

When she went jogging, he would have to follow her route almost exactly, and he could be arrested on suspicion of stalking if he followed the limits of the restraining order. Then, when he was driven away by yhe police, he would automatically have violated the restraining order, allowing a series of...
by JET73L
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 55529

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

those poor batteries don't stand a chance. You have no idea what's involved in object recognition/avoidance, do you? I keep thinking that the EeePC is going to have trouble keeping up with the data from the webcam. those poor batteries don't stand a chance. Therefore the hamsterball being controlle...
by JET73L
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

it's dysfunctional nervous system determined to do so randomly, in the creature's search for living beings throiugh which to pass on the zombie/solanum/whatever infection.

So, a drunk walks into a bar, and...
by JET73L
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Proverb becoming obsolete
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

Re: Proverb becoming obsolete

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can;t make him drink." With today;s veterinary technology, you can make him drink. And with some of today;s feminists* being incredibly overactive, the "him" portion of the proverb just went out the window, too. And the one about the three ...
by JET73L
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1960
Views: 419567

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I can;t pronounce the words world or whirl properly (except sometimes when I;m trying to prove that I can;t pronounce them), the usually come out as "wohld." I thought it was Woden's day, I could be wrong, they could simply be different spellings. And, I almost never put a possessive on go...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 55529

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Alternately, if you didn;t want to have to put an aentire laptop in the hamsterball, you could simply place a wireless motor device inside, paint the ball a distinctive color, and link it with a program that offers color recognition/remote control. The webcams, instead of being in the ball, would be...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1960
Views: 419567

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Slang that is supposed to be tough, but actually sounds childish (for example, "lo-los" or however you spell it for low-rider cars). I also hate words that are made up to be spoken aloud, and have no real agreed-upon spelling. Also, replace the word "cute-ified" in all previous p...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1960
Views: 419567

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"Pequeno Taquito" I hate when people intentionally mis-use words from either older forms of english or other languages, then insist that common usage has changed the meaning. To paraphrase George Carlin, " **** common usage!" Edit: I also hate when people use quote when they mean...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You have 24 hours to die.
Replies: 136
Views: 28621

Re: You have 24-hours to die.

Historic reenactment of some famous assasination or battle, and you are play someone who died famously. It would probably bve the first perfect reenactment of the scene. (alternately, do things that are really hard to do without dying, such as shooting a bullet out of the air before it hits you, unt...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 406517

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Okay, got screenshots of my two most-often used error message screens. I may actually change it to something welse, though, if I can find a good screen. Something .Hack or FF related would be nice, or the Legend of Zelda wallpapers I edited together on my old computer, if I can figure out how to ret...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9449

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

Yeah, I know, the graphics was just a bit of an aside where I was saying it would be easier to import mid- and foreground images, especially if the computer had access to the player's personal history files, rather than to rebuild the 3-d model every time something was changed. But still. The game w...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 55529

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Now we only need to teach it to kill. Or... to love! Or to love killing? A screwdriver and a soldering iron and you'd have the most unbeatable strategy-based battlebot in existence. Love the comic. Wish I had the hardware to build one. And you'd have to be real careful with that import soul functri...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 29719

Re: "Startled" DiscussionIf you read back through the archives,

If you read back through the archives, (stupid cat stop pulling on my keyboard cord), he did use to do a lot more abstract or... what's it called, weirdness strips, some of which really had no point to them. That shouldn;t cause propblems if this is the case here.
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 224625

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I hate my given middle name, because it was common and people insisted on mispronouncing it in a way that was offensive to my intelligence, and I didn;t want to be called by my first name because even more people in my classes at school had that name, so I just went with my given initials, J.R. (pun...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 406517

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

I put the background color as blue, marked the image align as Center, and am simply cycling it through different error messages I designed using the error message generator at http://atom.smasher.org/error/ the two I normally use are my favorite Title: Hex Error Image: (Pie symbol painted over as a ...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1960
Views: 419567

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

This thread is perfect. I hate the word blog (it sounds as stupid as most "web logs" are) I hate the word blag (it makes me feel like I('m going to cough up a hairball. Say it out loud slowly and you see what I mean.) I like the word epitome, it flows well, even though it is pronounced in ...
by JET73L
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why are crabs and cancer related?
Replies: 2
Views: 3891

Re: Why are crabs and cancer related?

I've read references in pseudohistorical fantasy to abdominal cancers scraping aweay at the inside of one like some demonic crab, but I can;t source it, and it probably wasn;t anything linguistically related in the book anyway.
by JET73L
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0412: "Startled"
Replies: 127
Views: 29719

Re: "Startled" Discussion

Smile at and laugh just a bit and let one eye muscle twitch. I figured Black Hat Gy would have a more... (insert proper word here) return. It could simply be that isn;t black hat man, it's merely a defense mechanism, either a collapsible BHM to guard the hat or that he hides unremoveaby in the hat w...
by JET73L
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 19753

Re: Zelda:Twilight Princess

I have a Wii but I flat out refuse to walk to the right from Ordon village/Kokiri forest to get to Lake Hylia. (Purist) And Link should be a leftie. For Wii games, they ought to do more to accomodate left-handed people but for LOZTP, they ought to have made two versions, one like they did where the...
by JET73L
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You have 24 hours to die.
Replies: 136
Views: 28621

Re: You have 24-hours to die.

Hmm... how would I die if I had the choice? I'd book myself in a one-man show (in the vein of the Last Lecture, sort of) in the geographical center of the country, using enough advertising and marketing to get a legion of impressionable young people there. I would then have the lot of them injected...
by JET73L
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9449

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

Actually, I went back anbd reread Ender's Game, and there are several things that I wanted to mention. For one thing, it's in a book from 1985, so everything is m,ost likely 2-dimensional, with pixels rather than polygons (I made a note to see page 282 of the paperback 188th edition (Tor, I think), ...
by JET73L
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

One is a modernized icon of a mostly religious but more recently consumerized holiday, and the other isn't.

What do you get when you cross a caterpillar with a parrot?
by JET73L
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9449

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

Use an evolutionary algorithm Actually, now that you mention it, I'm reminded of the CREATURES game from a few years back, the one that used the genetic evolution and taught behavior systems for the creatures. Well, if that could be done that long ago, I havelittle doubt that with a sufficiently po...
by JET73L
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes
Replies: 215
Views: 18397

Re: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes

shopping addicts

five. one to remove the broken lightbulb, one to be executed to plotting against the lightbulb, and three to die in hibernation.
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Roguelikes
Replies: 65
Views: 7566

Re: Roguelikes

I can't think of words good enough to describe NetHack. It's a game with enough of a reputation that I'm tempted to include 'Ascended a NetHack Archaeologist' on my resume. Kudos for you! I tried to do nethack, but it just confused me, and I tried reading the manual, anything abit more graphical? T...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)
Replies: 30
Views: 9449

Re: Fantasy Game (Ender's Game)

I want that game. always have. It's not feasible now, but theoretically, linkable Direct Neural Interface could allow this game to be made. First, program the computer with a basic scenario tree and malleable NPC designs. Then, Tell it to use the character's subconscious and memories as a read-only ...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 19753

Re: Zelda:Twilight Princess

TP is great, definitely in the top few percent of games I've played, but due to mood, I sometimes like LOZTP best and other times like other games more. However, I do prefer Majora's mask consistently over TP.
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Track Pads vs Track Ball vs Mouse
Replies: 49
Views: 18293

Re: Track Pads vs Track Ball vs Mouse

I prefer tablet and pen, because it's hard to get a decent drawing in a decent amount of time with a trackball or mouse, but they're so expensive I don;t get to use one that often any more. I do, however use the mouse mostly (5-button, mac mice are unusable), as it feels weird and hard to control th...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Proverb becoming obsolete
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

Re: Proverb becoming obsolete

If I recall correctly, "Do as I say, not as I do" is generally used as, instead of advice, as an excuse for people in authority to get away with doing stupid things without their subordinates questioning their judgement. And, people tend to forget that the silver lining on clouds is quite ...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

poor at geography.

If you use a deer hunting trophy as a toilet-paper holder, you might...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The All-Knowing Google Image Search (may be NSFW)
Replies: 135
Views: 17552

Re: The All-Knowing Google Image Search (may be NSFW)

Cthulu Loves you!
(surprisingly, safe for work)
Spoiler:
Image
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

He puts them in a bow, pours milk over, anduses a spoon to scoop them up and into his mouth. If they are not too soggy, he may also chew before swallowing.

A bartender answers the telephone just after last call....
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You have 24 hours to die.
Replies: 136
Views: 28621

Re: You have 24-hours to die.

Three words: Death by ascension. Edit: ninja'd. seriously, it's usually really really dramatic in movies when someone absorbs a ridiculous amount of psychic radiation or spiritual energy or whatever, plus it would give me maybe another few thousand years to try and figure out how to get out of going...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

The cow walked off, causing severe injuries to the kid with its hooves. fortunately he survived,, but just barely.

How many squirrels does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 90
Views: 7826

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Euphoric: adjective. used to describe "band n00bs" originating in the 2010s, when the original "geeks" upgraded from internet to DNIweb and band kids took over the shell of the original internet. The original examplke of the word may have come from a severe confusion of the word ...
by JET73L
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 158759

Re: Making the world a weirder place

^What the...
Lex Luthor campout?

@Koneko: gothy gothy princess. Yeah, that is somewhat weird.
by JET73L
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 158759

Re: Making the world a weirder place

the first involves a wooden fish... so you'd do everything said in the fora in one massive combo? Awesome Ha, I hadn't thought of it that way! So, @ koneko, am I misunderstanding something something about the ppp game modification? because I don;t really see what's weird about it (other than the ga...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes
Replies: 215
Views: 18397

Re: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes

people in snow white's household

one, but you have to explain the background data first.
by JET73L
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ruin a Joke
Replies: 800
Views: 54162

Re: Ruin a Joke

Anywhere betwen zero months and life, depending on if it was premeditated or how good his lawyer was (small joke: for example, if his lawyer was completely honest[/joke])

Jesus, moses, and Dick Cheney are playing golf...
by JET73L
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 90
Views: 7826

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

Meningitis: an unexpected side-effect of sex change via retroviruses. when more research was attempted, the reply was, "we (of the genetic physiological reconstruction community) don;t like to talk about it. Please don;t put it in your dictionary"

caramel

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