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by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 106675

Re: Fora member birthdays

March 22. :)
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12528

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

... Which is problematic because of course women don't do awesome things in order to make themselves attractive to men any more than men do. ... ... The bolded sentence is where I lose track of your argument here. Why is it problematic for guys to be attracted to that behavior, whether or not it's ...
by baker's kilobyte
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282084

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Let's see.... I haven't read anything by Hemingway that convinces me that he's a good writer. I thought Farewell to Arms would have been a great book if someone else had written it. I don't like Hemmingway much either. I find that his style is too pared down, which is funny, since we seem to like c...
by baker's kilobyte
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282084

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

See, I hated Gatsby . So I gave a few other Fitzgerald novels a try, and found out he only knew how to write one plot: 'There are a bunch of stuffy rich people leading unfulfilling lives, though everything looks good on the outside. An innocent appears in their midsts. They disembowel the innocent,...
by baker's kilobyte
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12528

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Belial wrote:
baker's kilobyte wrote: especially since the regular ASW stuff is pretty bad.


Leave.

I'm pretty sure I'm joking, but one can't be sure.


Heheh. Yes, perhaps that was poor word choice on my part. I meant "not particularly clever or insightful", not "bad". :P
by baker's kilobyte
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12528

Re: A softer World, xkcd parody comic.

It struck me as more of a parody of xkcd's fans than of xkcd itself, yeah.


Agreed. I thought it was kinda clever, especially since the regular ASW stuff is pretty bad. Of course, Randall's parody of them was better. :p
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 213435

Re: Age

18 1/3, waiting to turn 19 and hoping it'll be more eventful than turning 18. :roll:
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24586

Re: Favorite Characters?

The HHGTTG posts make me need to trump you all: Marvin. YES MARVIN! I've been in love with him and Arthur long enough that I'm starting to question my sanity... Also, Dirk Gently. He's hilariously awesome, though I probably wouldn't be able to stand him in real life. "I believe in the fundamen...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Short or long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Short or long?

Lol. I think the point though was that lengthening a work often reduces the quality. Honestly, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this was The Count of Monte Cristo . Despite its considerable length (and, at times, somewhat thick language/writing style), I really enjoyed that novel. Gra...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282084

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Aww, I loved Gatsby ! If you ever get the time (or care enough xD), try reading some of Fitzgerald's shorter works. They're quite bizarre, until you realize that he really likes making fun of people. Like, a lot. I read a bunch of his stories before I read Gatsby , so maybe that made me like it more...
by baker's kilobyte
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153160

Re: Twilight?

Does the fact that young female readers are eating up Twilight, a series whose main female character serves simply as a damsel in distress, represent a cultural shift with regards to the upcoming generation of young ladies and feminist views? Only time will tell... Ahhhh! It's one book! All this hy...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What to do...
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: What to do...

When you say "college" I'm guessing that means University? Sorry, that part of American education has always confused my Canadian brain... =P Have you done any programming courses before? Or had any experience with it? Which science(s) is (are) you taking? I don't know how they do it down ...
by baker's kilobyte
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378245

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello. I'm Huma, from Waterloo. (Really Toronto, but I hate that city, so let's go with Waterloo.) I'm a second year CS student, thinking about doing an option in Cognitive Science (and grad studies in AI). I love writing, Math, and writing about Math. Also, I am legend . There's really not much els...

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