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by guyy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

Zohar wrote:Cueball is being generally hilarious today.


Is that harder or easier than being specifically hilarious?

And hey, this thread almost has 44444 posts! Soon, it will once again be time to argue about whether "special" numbers are more "interesting" than "others."
by guyy
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3483127

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Gah. What is it with these website-hosting sites? Virtually all of them sound OK, but have unending piles of reviews elsewhere going on and on about how horrible they are (near-constant downtime, useless tech support, good old fashioned scams, etc.). Out of the few that don't have these sort of comm...
by guyy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

I rowed down the road (it flowed) with a toad...

...wait, what?
by guyy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399732

Re: Team Fortress 2

by guyy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3483127

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

"sin(x)" is a contraction of "sine(x)", so pronouncing it like "sin" is like pronouncing "etc." like "ettes". But it's no worse than misplacing punctuation near quotes, or talking in memes. (See what I'm still doing here?) "Get back in the kitch...
by guyy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wisdom teeth
Replies: 38
Views: 3895

Re: Wisdom teeth

I had all four of mine pulled out at once, and somehow had no problems at all; no swelling, or infections, or any noticeable pain. Which is weird, since my body/brain usually overreacts to pretty much everything. I guess after all those years with my insane orthodontist, my mouth has decided to just...
by guyy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745485

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

PhoenixEnigma wrote:Bandwidth != latency. A truck full of 1TB hard drives, driving between Delaware and New York (for example) has bandwidth that will make you weep, but god-awful latency.


Yeah, but surely downloads have some error-checking, which would require waiting for a response...or do they?
by guyy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 102
Views: 13702

Re: Conspiracy Theories

For example, it's reasonable to think that maybe your doctor doesn't know everything about the human body. They don't. But they know a lot more about it than the average person, so though sometimes a doctor will give you bad advice (usually unintentionally) that hurts you, on average you're better ...
by guyy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

1.) My wife picks up the house phone, and calls my cel phone. 2.) I hold my cel phone and stare at it. 3.) It rings on my wife's end four times, then goes to voice mail. 4.) My wife leaves a voice mail. 5.) As soon as she's done, my phone finally makes a noise: "You have a new voice mail! You ...
by guyy
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745485

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

If your location is right, NY is bound to be faster than San Francisco, since it's closer (speed of light, etc.). Of course, that should mean the ISP has to tell you the average speed/distance, so they can't secretly mean it's the top speed for a big city less than 100 miles away. But that would mak...
by guyy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 62397

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

GrantSolar wrote:I opened Ruby so that I could use 'Time.now' to check the time. I then realised there's a corner of the screen for that.


Psh. I once spent hours writing a program to fix a glitchy text document from a Mac, never got it working, then realized it opened just fine in Wordpad (instead of Notepad).
by guyy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399732

Re: Team Fortress 2

I would not suggest starting with engineer. People will get angry if you build stuff in the wrong places. Aiming things in the right direction is at least as important as putting things in the "right" place. Few things in TF2 are more annoying than engies who always build their teleport e...
by guyy
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Two K Ten"?!
Replies: 41
Views: 3894

Re: "Two K Ten"?!

..."Two K Ten"? Who says that?
by guyy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: This will entertain you...
Replies: 26
Views: 2762

Re: This will entertain you...

The thing they never mention is that most of those things increase/decrease your risk of cancer by maybe 0.01%, and only if you do/eat/wear/think about/whatever them constantly. Otherwise we'd all have dropped dead by now from cancer-causing shoelaces or something. Also, of course, most of their stu...
by guyy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797789

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

LLCoolDave wrote:I have to admit, that was better than vista.


But is its cheese burning you?

We could start a whole memefest just from this forum. Is that a) ridiculous, b) awesome, or c) all your base?
by guyy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399732

Re: Team Fortress 2

Manial wrote:Oh yeah, in case anyone hasn't heard you can now craft any three of a class' items into scrap metal. Including any 3 watches :D


Combining Hunstman/Jarate/Razorback works now, too, so I finally have a Refined Metal. Not that it matters, since I find a new weapon less than once a week...
by guyy
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3483127

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

zhe / hir I mean no offense to your rant, but all these weird gender-neutral terms are getting a bit silly. Most of them don't even sound all that neutral. What's wrong with using they / their ? It's the same plural+nonplural thing as lots of other words (sheep, data, buffalo...), and there's no ne...
by guyy
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749294

Re: Doctor Who

She recognizes him, she just says something like "judging by the face, it's early days". Notably, however, she expected the Doctor to recognize her as well, and was surprised when he didn't. If Ten really never meant River, she would know that he doesn't know her yet. I don...
by guyy
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399732

Re: Team Fortress 2

You can make class tokens, though. I was disappointed that the first Demoman unlock was the targe, but with a little crafting I made it into the sword instead. Yay! And I used 4 spy watches to make the class token. I don't get the whining over the system though. You can make any weapon you want, re...
by guyy
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

GUI?
by guyy
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797789

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Obvious: (latest + 436 + 366)

Spoiler:
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Yes. Yes, it...is...wait, what are we talking about again?
by guyy
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 80397

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

The usefulness of a network grows according to the square of the number of nodes, that's Metcalfe's law. Natural selection doesn't favor anything that's not of immediate use to the individual. You never see anything like this spontaneously form on its own. All the communications ability and social ...
by guyy
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540206

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

But even after eleven years, it still gives you more than your money's worth, you will agree. I dunno...I bought Half-Life for $1 on a "10th anniversary sale" or something, and found it alternately frustrating, tedious, and confusing. There's no way I would have spent $10 on that, if I ha...
by guyy
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Efficient Airplane Exiting {insertsnakesonaplanereference}
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Re: Efficient Airplane Exiting {insertsnakesonaplanereference}

Loading: How I see it is that the most effective way to load would be to start at the back and work to the front. Perhaps every 6-8 rows starting with the last moving up would get on first, then every few minutes call the next group. The only cons I see with this is that the people who need more ti...
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745485

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Maybe by some obscure, exact definition, Dove's cleaning products aren't technically soap. That's not the point. The point is that they're trying to dodge competition with other manufacturers of soap and soap-like things by saying "Look at us, we make something better than soap! So much better ...
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3483127

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

That's the trouble with the future. It's always...in the future. When we finally do have flying cars, we'll be whining that we don't have space-cars yet. Then when we have those , we'll be complaining about the lack of transdimensional hyperspace ultrarelativistic teleportation cars. Then when we ha...
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540206

Re: Great Steam Deals (Update me regularly!)

Mass Effect for $5?! Gah. This must all be an evil plot by Valve to slowly destroy my penny-pinching personality.
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 366943

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I'm guessing he meant that, well, sports all play eye-black. I'm Because.

That is, he hates having to use that eye-black stuff some baseball/american-football players use. And apparently my name is Because.
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year to all XKCD people
Replies: 44
Views: 4587

Re: Happy New Year to all XKCD people

Remember to celebrate the new year when we actually finish our revolution around the sun (got to figure out when that is...anyone know if UTC is accurate based on our revolution around the sun???) The astronomical buzzword for this sort of thing is "sidereal" . Anyway, I resolve to actual...
by guyy
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 745485

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Yeah, it's part of the whole "We're so much better than the other guys in this category that we're, like, not even in the category at all!" bullshit. I guess it's common in marketing. The most blatant examples of that I've seen so far: Microsoft -- "Our new search engine, Bing, is no...
by guyy
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA Flight Rules: now with 9001% more suck!
Replies: 70
Views: 6346

Re: TSA Flight Rules: now with 9001% more suck!

Are you really that obtuse? With no security, planes become easier targets, and start getting blown up much more frequently -- at which point those statistics are going to start looking pretty stupid. If you mean all forms of security, then maybe. But so far, the excessive security in airports hasn...
by guyy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

The exact amount of force and distribution of said force during both the initial flip and all subsequent impacts would depend on a very large number of quantumly indeterminate variables. Whether the random nature of these forces is of significant magnitude for the outcome to hinge on them is anothe...
by guyy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why aren't we happy?
Replies: 108
Views: 17992

Re: Why aren't we happy?

Bah, you sound like the Communist Manifesto. There's nothing forcing anybody in a materialistic culture to be deep-seatedly materialistic and shallow. Anyone who wants to can leave civilization behind and build a hut in the woods, or start a commune. Humans have a natural tendency to go with the fl...
by guyy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 366943

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

It's hard to pronounce "XKCD" any other way; you could say something like "Kuckshud," I guess, but it's intentionally designed to be impossible to pronounce, so nothing's going to sound quite right. Words without vowels don't really work in English.
by guyy
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: we brag to each other what we got for Christmas.
Replies: 55
Views: 8348

Re: ITT: we brag to each other what we got for Christmas.

Among other things,

darkspork wrote:I got a book on the Philosophy of Seinfeld. It's rather interesting.

I got one about the philosophy of The Simpsons, and

Quadropus wrote:A lump of coal.

This. :P

Confusing multi-quoting, hooray! And Clausesque-elfin-size text!
by guyy
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 399732

Re: Team Fortress 2

Spy watches still don't work, no; which is pretty annoying for me, since I have about 15 of them. Apparently they said you could now make scrap metal from them at first, but quickly changed the update news so now it says "Spy's camera beard can now be smelted into scrap metal." And I still...
by guyy
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 749294

Re: Doctor Who

Something I've wondered about, though (spoiler'd just in case): Why is the Doctor so completely convinced he's the last of the Time Lords? Both the Cult of Skaro and the Master have survived the Last Great Time War; you'd think that, knowing some have survived, he'd be more inclined to ...
by guyy
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0679: "Christmas Plans"
Replies: 64
Views: 14417

Re: "Christmas Plans" Discussion

It's a pun on "observe" Ah...right. For some reason I thought it had to be a pun on "Christmas," which...makes very little sense, actually. ...But he already said he doesn't celebrate Christmas, so all the stuff about not knowing when it is doesn't change the joke...oh, whatever.
by guyy
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0679: "Christmas Plans"
Replies: 64
Views: 14417

Re: "Christmas Plans" Discussion

phlip wrote:That is a pretty awful/hilarious pun. I approve.


Ok, I guess I'm just an idiot, but I can't see how it's a pun. A joke about quantum uncertainty, yes...but where's the pun?
by guyy
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094533

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

So, I just went to download some game demo off Steam and it told me I have exactly 77,777 MB of free disk space.

I guess I just won the hard drive jackpot of absolutely nothing.

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