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by niko7865
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my hobby:
Replies: 37
Views: 4200

Re: my hobby:

by niko7865
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Building a Mapping Robot
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: Building a Mapping Robot

I was thinking of some sort of compass to get heading, and maybe an infrared or sonic range finder, but those are getting a little too technical on the hardware side of things I think. I might just have to go with only having it make 90 or 180 degree turns and hoping nothing slips/goes wrong.
by niko7865
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!
Replies: 41
Views: 5759

Re: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!

You should probably try to find a job that pays well, like construction or something. Unless you have really supportive family members one of you will probably have to drop out of school. Go get some books or go to classes to learn all the tips and tricks, maybe some child psychology books. If you w...
by niko7865
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!
Replies: 41
Views: 5759

Re: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!

sup guys, just thought i'd pop in to say i'm gonna be a dad :D, just found out that my misses is pregnant. holy fucking shit eh? now the downside, shes 15 (16 in july), im 16 (17 in dec), we just left shcool and still live at home. her mum know, so does mine, and they are both supportive and shizz,...
by niko7865
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Prove chemistry is the same on Mars
Replies: 21
Views: 3024

Prove chemistry is the same on Mars

I need help convincing someone that chemistry (and physics) are the same on Mars. Quote: Originally Posted by niko Chemistry is the same everywhere in the universe (except maybe in a black hole). The table of elements is the same everywhere, and the common molecules are the same everywhere. Given th...
by niko7865
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing
Replies: 57
Views: 7234

Re: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing

RX-7, CRX, MR2 are at the top of the list. Probably a mid-late '80s version. Or an AZ-1. I say go with the newest MR2 you can afford. I love my Mk2 '93, and it slightly outperforms my friends '86 Mk1, and is slightly outperformed by my dad's '05 Mk3. Mine is a nonturbo automatic and I can still kee...
by niko7865
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435264

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

It is fedora...with the Linux Mint 5.0 theme and menu.
by niko7865
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435264

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

Spoiler:
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by niko7865
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Post your computing setup
Replies: 312
Views: 57087

Re: Post your computing setup

Mr. Beck wrote:Looks like someone likes xkcd, poweraid propel, ladies, and speakers strapped to the wall. And seriously, I own the same headphones you have pinned to the bboard.


fixed
by niko7865
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Post your computing setup
Replies: 312
Views: 57087

Re: Post your computing setup

Server, now with more hard drives! They are all 500GB with one 750GB. The wiring is much tidier now, but now I'm out of zip ties

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hard drives galore, wiring is much better now
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Spoiler:
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tucked away in my tiny living room
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by niko7865
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: External hard drive
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: External hard drive

I have 7 WD hard drives which have been on for the past 2 years without a problem, and 1 Seagate hard drive that has been on since 2005 and it still works just fine too, although it is a little louder than the WDs.
by niko7865
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: House Automation
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: House Automation

I would go with the X10, except the push button light switches that I had to get with it suck and will break very fast. If they have better switches now I don't see a reason not to use it, the automation/remote control of lights and sockets always worked well.
by niko7865
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Security hole exposes utilities to Internet attack
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Security hole exposes utilities to Internet attack

Ian Ex Machina wrote::o it will turn out like that film where hackers can make gas pipes explode!


Didn't that already (sort) of happen with the largest non-nuclear explosion ever? When we let the Russians steal our intentionally buggy gas pipe software.
by niko7865
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 3992

Re: I think the world is ending

kellsbells wrote:Wow niko, where in WA are you (since you say all around...) It was just cold and drizzly where I am. But actual snow in June... that's just ridiculous, even with our bizarre climate.


Right now just a bit south of Spokane, I moved over here because the summers are (were) nicer.
by niko7865
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 3992

Re: I think the world is ending

The forecast for this weekend is 23-25 C and clear skies.
It was 0 C this morning.
by niko7865
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 3992

Re: I think the world is ending

I wish it was 95 here, last summer we spent everyday down at the river. This summer we've gone once back in early May, before winter started.
by niko7865
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 3992

I think the world is ending

So, last summer it was in the upper nineties/low hundreds. So far this summer it's been anywhere between 89 to 60. And today I woke up to this http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/M_IMAGE.11a5810cb7f.93.88.fa.d0.1b4a3527.jpg There's a good inch to inch and a half of snow now. What the hell!!
by niko7865
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Post your computing setup
Replies: 312
Views: 57087

Re: Post your computing setup

Do you have two fans down on the bottom in front of the power supply?
by niko7865
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 4chan user gets arrested, considers it an epic win
Replies: 42
Views: 9109

Re: 4chan user gets arrested, considers it an epic win

TallMax wrote:Provoking terrorist threat warnings causes money, and pisses a ton of people off.


If it causes money, shouldn't we do it more often?
by niko7865
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48091

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

They have better design, insofar a aesthetics in the generally accepted sense. They're unified, in the sense that a theme does more than change the window manager colors, and it works across all applications. The icons look more professional. The standard GNOME icons look cartoonish, and 'square' f...
by niko7865
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14522

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

Sometimes I'm glad I look mexican and wear shady clothing. I should really shave my head and get some tattoos also. The only time anyone has tried to mug or assault me, it was two native americans in a car who pulled over and said they wanted to fight because it was dark out and i was not. I was wit...
by niko7865
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48091

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Pretty much anything works better than GNOME. I'm using a hodge-podge of StumpWM terminal apps, Qt4 apps, XUL-based browser, with interfaces based mainly on VI and Emacs and the interface is still more consistent than GNOME. I was honestly shocked at the number of people who voted for it. All that ...
by niko7865
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Killing time in Seattle
Replies: 29
Views: 2446

Re: Killing time in Seattle

So I leave tomorrow morning. Planning on taking Friday easy since I have the written exam and physical agility test on Saturday. Might try to find a quiet coffee shop to spend the afternoon and evening with a good book. Saturday afternoon I plan on hitting up the Pacific Science Center and the Spac...
by niko7865
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 366974

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

In that case, Misconception: everything you think is busywork actually is. That's sometimes right. Remember, kids: If it seems pointless to you, and you're not a physics major, it's probably pointless. If it seems pointless to you, and you are a physics major, memorize it now or it'll bite you in t...
by niko7865
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 81553

Re: Operating Systems

Is it weird I much prefer the Longhorn 4XXX builds over Vista, and once I got Vista Ultimate, tried it for a week, wiped the drive and reinstalled Longhorn 4074? Haven't had any problems with it yet, been running it for a few years.
by niko7865
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World's Greatest Hammer
Replies: 59
Views: 7093

Re: The World's Greatest Hammer

Has no one ever seen a hammer with a magnetic spot to hold the nail? I bought one and used it to build my tree fort when i was ten, thing was awesome, especially for roofing. http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/th/detail-pages/B00005QVQO-1.jpg Mine was able to hold a much shorter nail.
by niko7865
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inefficiencies
Replies: 94
Views: 7233

Re: Inefficiencies

I've never had a single knob hot/cold selector be so touchy. I grew up with the dual knob system and was amazed when our new house (and all my apartments) had dual knob systems.
by niko7865
Wed May 28, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Building a Mapping Robot
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Building a Mapping Robot

I'm living by myself for the summer and decided I needed to come up with something to keep myself busy, so I've decided to build a mapping robot. I have a bit of experience with programming simple circuits and programs so I'm hoping this won't be too complicated. I plan on using a Digilent Nexys wit...
by niko7865
Tue May 27, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1717574

Re: Today You Learned

I learned that alcohol can cause one to make poor judgment choices.

I also learned that thongs are comfortable.

I would not like to elaborate.
by niko7865
Mon May 26, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Phoenix lands on Mars
Replies: 22
Views: 2801

Re: Phoenix lands on Mars

The most impressive thing I have seen. Caught in mid descent.
Image
by niko7865
Sun May 25, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Get to work.
Replies: 75
Views: 7548

Re: Get to work.

Late


On foot, about a 25min walk. Wish I could afford a bike lock right now.
by niko7865
Sun May 25, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The naming system in Western society (is messed up).
Replies: 28
Views: 4465

Re: The naming system in Western society (is messed up).

Wanderingcowboy wrote:
niko7865 wrote:Thank you Mr. Internal Combustion.

Rudolf Diesel welcomes you. As does Sadi Carnot and Karl Benz.



You left out dear Mr. Wankel.
by niko7865
Sun May 25, 2008 9:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The naming system in Western society (is messed up).
Replies: 28
Views: 4465

Re: The naming system in Western society (is messed up).

Thank you Mr. Internal Combustion.
by niko7865
Sun May 25, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Killing time in Seattle
Replies: 29
Views: 2446

Re: Killing time in Seattle

I love pike place market, make sure you get the tiny donuts and freshly roasted cashews, that's really all I go there for. The "Ye Old Curiosity Shop" is cool too, just north of the ferry dock.
by niko7865
Wed May 21, 2008 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dream Computer!
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: Dream Computer!

Several thousand 2U rack mounts with 32GB of ram each and quad sockets with SAS 15k RPM high density disks. All connected by a high speed fiber network. Also my central air would be routed through there to keep the house warm in the winter.
by niko7865
Thu May 08, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 106616

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

Running another ISTS experiment on RDX.
by niko7865
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Heavy/Cluster Computing
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Heavy/Cluster Computing

4 PS3s? Or I'd say build it yourself with newegg.
by niko7865
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I see dead computers...
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: I see dead computers...

by niko7865
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 22480

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

Image

~4,000

I need to find some pictures of it at the track! They're on this damn computer somewhere.

[edit] I think this thread already exists... [/edit]
by niko7865
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Post your computing setup
Replies: 312
Views: 57087

Re: Post your computing setup

Holy crap, is that in your house?

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