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by guyy
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time Travel Jokes/Puns
Replies: 85
Views: 41430

Re: Time Travel Jokes/Puns

To get to the other side. Why did the chicken cross the road? tell me a joke. So, I was thinking of becoming a stand-up comedian. So little SexyTalon, what do you want to be when you grow up? Welcome back to Jeopardy! SexyTalon edition! So.. when is the commerical break over? Remember! Deloreans ar...
by guyy
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time Travel Jokes/Puns
Replies: 85
Views: 41430

Re: Time Travel Jokes/Puns

To get to the other side. Why did the chicken cross the road? tell me a joke. So, I was thinking of becoming a stand-up comedian. So little SexyTalon, what do you want to be when you grow up? Welcome back to Jeopardy! SexyTalon edition! So.. when is the commerical break over? Remember! Deloreans ar...
by guyy
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 73440

Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Brace yourselves for more cryptic madness, guys:

Spoiler:
[-]March 3, 2010 - Portal Update Released

Updates to Portal have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

Portal


Added valuable asset retrieval
by guyy
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3481869

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Alright... I finally broke down and watched "2001: A Space Odyssey"... [...] Look, I love sci-fi, but even this goes way past the level of "shit". Yeah, I really don't get the appeal of that movie. Maddeningly slow-paced, and when the plot does seem to be going somewhere, it's i...
by guyy
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clever Bot
Replies: 94
Views: 14223

Re: Clever Bot

Adventures in Limited Character Usage: Bot: Artificial Intelligence. Me: nnnnnope. Bot: Yope. Me: pope? Bot: Yes. Me: Monosyllabic? Bot: Ok. Me: huh. Bot: H. Me: I. Bot: Hh. Me: Ii. Bot: Hi. Me: Hooray! You've learned two-letter concatenation! Bot: I'm drowning in the sarcasm from what you j...
by guyy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1716759

Re: Today I Learned

An interestingly named built-in variable, with obscure-ish reference:

Code: Select all

Private Const ERROR_SUCCESS = 0  'Aw, crap...it's a miracle!


If success is an error, what's failure?
by guyy
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1716759

Re: Today I Learned

I don't use code comments much, but I couldn't possibly program anything more than a few lines long without descriptive variables. Even then, I often forget what they're called. Relatedly, TIL that VB's error-checking compiled code is ridiculously slow. Like, 5-times-as-much-processing-time-as-the-c...
by guyy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

HOW DARE YOU PEOPLE IGNORE THE BUNNIES HOW DARE YOU NOT REITERATE THE BUNNIES THUSLY: BUNNIES!!! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4347002957_e0f6e9ef2a.jpg Also, for some reason the first Google result for "xkcd" is now #703 , instead of the main page. Sort of appropriate, I guess.
by guyy
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Hi, this question is from the xkcd forums..."
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: "Hi, this question is from the xkcd forums..."

Give him a printout of this. Or, more to the "point," this . Though he's probably seen that one already. Slightly more seriously, maybe ask why he's still working so hard on a theory that has little hope of ever producing testable predictions? That is, unless someone's thought of some by ...
by guyy
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399633

Re: Team Fortress 2

Also, if you're new, start out with a relatively easy and team-helpful class, like Medic or Pyro. Even a complete newbie can help the team a lot by healing people or charging out to set fire to incoming enemies, but trickier classes like Spy are pretty useless without a lot of practice (and unpredic...
by guyy
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745328

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

okay, i'm pissed at grocery stores. They purposely obscure the quantities of actual food i'm getting with misleadingly-sized boxes and air-filled bags. It's ridiculous trying to gauge how much edible stuff i'm actually getting and how much is just packaging. If you think that's ridiculous, HP is ev...
by guyy
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Red Alert 3 too "funny"
Replies: 23
Views: 4584

Re: Red Alert 3 too "funny"

headprogrammingczar wrote:
math1337 wrote:Red Alert 3 is too crazy.

There is no such thing.


Indeed there is not.

There is, however, such a thing as too unable to run on my computer. And that is a thing which RA3 has...too much of?

Actually, I think I just disproved my first sentence.
by guyy
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745328

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

CHR1110 wrote:Maybe THIS will enlighten you. :)


Interestingly, it's apparently not just Toyota; the article says some Lexus cars had the same problem. But that's getting far less attention, from both individuals and most of the media. Hm...
by guyy
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

FT: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! My university got a great idea a while back. They decided that instead of letting all the institutions manage their own websites, they would put them all on some huge centralized website on a CMS written by a bunch of holwer monke...
by guyy
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 903759

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

You know whats awesome? .NET. It gives you, like, everything you could ever want to do on your computer from a programming standpoint, plus it does it with ease and completeness. Kudos to Microsoft on at least one count. *grumble grumble nonportability grumble* Wait, awesome: I've "found"...
by guyy
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Gears wrote:Why am I getting emails for every new post in this thread?


Maybe you pressed the Subscribe button by mistake? There's a thingy for turning those off in your profile.

I don't actually know if subscribing does that, though.
by guyy
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0702: "Snow Tracking"
Replies: 135
Views: 38275

Re: “Snow Tracking” discussion

Me321 wrote:no one knows what the 7th frame is?

Spoiler:
Tigger Tee-eye-double-ga-er

at least that is my opinion, he is not a bobcat, but does like pogosticks


Spoiler:
He is a pogo stick.


Anyway, a great comic. Though I sort of doubt the Higgs Boson would do anything detectable to a pile of snow.
by guyy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Have you taken a course in that?"
Replies: 73
Views: 6287

Re: "Have you taken a course in that?"

Well, for my abnormal case, I'm not a very fast reader, and I just don't have time to read through mountains of discussion carefully. And in skimming through something that doesn't sound all that new or interesting, I'm bound to miss a freak nonsequitur like "this post is actually about somethi...
by guyy
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Free program for taking Windows game screenshots?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Free program for taking Windows game screenshots?

If nothing else works, there's always Control+Printscreen, which copies the whole screen as a bitmap image. That's kind of an annoying way to do it, though.
by guyy
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399633

Re: Team Fortress 2

I've played a "manual" version of this (where everyone agrees to not use anything that fires bombs or bullets, preferably with admins to kick griefers), and it worked pretty well. The mod version seems kind of restrictive (Only 4 classes, 3 of which can only use melee? No medics?), but cou...
by guyy
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I'm finally reading Dune. Really? Sounds a bit dry . Ba dum tschhh. Deja vu? I've never gotten around to reading any "nerd classics," like Dune, Discworld, etc. (except Hitchhiker's Guide / LOTR). I guess I'm just convinced the hype, for lack of a better word, will make them disappointing...
by guyy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama v House Republicans -- AMAZING`
Replies: 40
Views: 4571

Re: Obama v House Republicans -- AMAZING`

The tactics that the sides use to broadcast their emotions are different- but it's not clear that one is any better than the other. Republicans poison the well by inflating fears about government actions; Democrats poison the well by using their emotions as a bludgeon. If you don't agree with their...
by guyy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399633

Re: Team Fortress 2

The problem I have with hats is that I never get to see how cool I look in them. Just hit the taunt button. You can also buggily and pixellatedly see your appearance in the loadout screen. Also, today I finally found a hat I'll actually use (Pyro's "Respectless Rubber Glove"), and a camer...
by guyy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3481869

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

IDL: Huh? What's this "=" thing that I only recognize everywhere else? You must use "eq" for equals! Many languages use = for assignment and == for comparison. Confusing the two causes a lot of grief. So it makes sense to use a non-confusable symbol like eq for doing comparisons...
by guyy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797003

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

As soon as this awful joke appeared in my head, I knew it must inevitably invade the Internet:

Spoiler:
Meter.jpg
It's even more bizarre if you take it literally.


[259]
by guyy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Baldur wrote:It is pronounced "vin-yet". It's French. Gah.


Also, to everyone I've ever heard say this word in the past 4 years or so: "niche" does not rhyme with "itch." It's also French, and rhymes with "sheesh," which is the word I think when you say "nitch."
by guyy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3481869

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Why do you even want to do Physics? Why do you even want a degree? You don't seem to be want to be a physicist, and you sure as hell don't have the initiative or drive to work in a research job. Why, then? (Okay, I'm switching out of second-person narration, it's confusing) Replace "physics&qu...
by guyy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:[the classic fake cookie]


Putting raisins in cookies is like pouring lemon juice in your cereal, or using the phrase "rap music." It's oxymoron incarnate.
by guyy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden stops all hope of fixing climate change
Replies: 23
Views: 3489

Re: Osama bin Laden stops all hope of fixing climate change

Wait, there was hope of fixing climate change? Where was it? I don't think anyone's going to do anything with this, anyway; maybe if he had announced this several years ago, it'd become ammunition for morons, but as it is it just makes it look like he's jumping on a convenient bandwagon for the purp...
by guyy
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google Drops "Islam is " Suggestion Censoring
Replies: 73
Views: 8721

Re: Google Drops "Islam is " Suggestion Censoring

Christianity is not a religion atheism is a religion vegetarianism is immoral All of these come before their inverses (ex. "atheism is not a religion"), if the inverse is there at all. Looks like false is the new true. Also, behold what "USA is": usa is a monster usa is the best...
by guyy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Achron : Metatime strategy game
Replies: 49
Views: 9018

Re: Achron : Metatime strategy game

The time wave mechanic is pretty necessary, really. Seriously, can you imagine the lag if you sent a unit back in time and killed something... then it had to recalculate 5 minutes of gameplay within a frame. Even if it were technically possible (it most definitely is not) your point would probably ...
by guyy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Achron : Metatime strategy game
Replies: 49
Views: 9018

Re: Achron : Metatime strategy game

I'm pretty terrible at RTS games, but I can't resist time-travel games, so I'll probably get it when they finish. Unless they send a copy back in time, that is. I'm not sure why they have the "time-wave" mechanic; I guess they just decided it was just to chaotic to let people go back in ti...
by guyy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Fail
Replies: 124
Views: 10561

Re: Climate Change Fail

The unreliable predictions are a large part of the danger of climate change, though. It could turn out to be much worse than we predict, so we can't just assume that nothing horribly bad will happen, even if that's what the scientists generally think. And that's not what they generally think; most t...
by guyy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3481869

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Apparently, I don't think like other people. As in, there is a serious disconnect between my emotional and logical processes and those of other people. [...] Same here, pretty much. Everyone else seems so much more emotional/passionate/gung-ho/confident/etc. about the things they do than me, for re...
by guyy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9091099

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

The Cat wrote:Am I not entitled to some clarity?


In this universe, none of us are. But things may be better after the next colossal space kablooie.
by guyy
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2
Replies: 68
Views: 23768

Re: Bioshock 2

the central memes of the predecessor I hope you meant "themes," because if not I'm extremely confused. Insert awful internet meme joke here. My main issue with Bioshock is the ugly, washed-out lighting effects, which are themselves unoriginal, but I just hate them because they look stupid...
by guyy
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0691: "MicroSD"
Replies: 140
Views: 36822

Re: "MicroSD" Discussion

Let's see...1000 pages of text is probably around 5 centimeters, so one meter of dense books is about 20,000 pages. If the aisle of books is about 10 meters long, and has 3 rows of books on each side, that's 20000 * 10 * 6 = 1,200,000 pages. If each page has 1000 words averaging about 5 characters p...
by guyy
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1716759

Re: Today I Learned

The Earth-Moon barycenter is actually surprisingly far from Earth's center, about like in this (though the Moon is much farther away than that). But yeah, any two orbiting objects really orbit their barycenter, unless one has no mass at all. Relatedly, I learned just now that googling practically an...
by guyy
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Just so we're clear...
Replies: 191
Views: 20522

Re: Just so we're clear...

I, unlike my avatar, exist. But hopefully that's self-evident.
by guyy
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399633

Re: Team Fortress 2

I fucking hate Demomen. The main thing that bugs me about Demos is that they're unfairly unreachable. Snipers and Spies can kill you without you knowing they're there, but they do need some ability to aim/ability to sneak around behind you, and they at least need to see you to kill you. Engies can ...

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