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by 10nitro
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0683: "Science Montage"
Replies: 85
Views: 53222

Re: "Science Montage" Discussion

Dissapointing. The first decade of the future is now over.
by 10nitro
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21305

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

I found Vista to be a huge resource hog, and remarkably unstable (I was forced to use it on my lappy during spring last year). But besides that, it's proprietary software, and therefore, evil. [...] And you Illustrate my above point precisely: Vista is NOT a resource hog, it just doesn't let unused...
by 10nitro
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21305

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Randy didn't get a Mac, did he? Yep, and it appears he uses firefox. Personally, I am one of the few people who actually *likes* Vista and I also love Chrome. ... but he's all about free culture/software. Anyway, I guess we knew he used Mac OS X, but I always painted him a a Debian guy. I found Vis...
by 10nitro
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21305

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Randy didn't get a Mac, did he?
by 10nitro
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java Swing
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Java Swing

1) This isn't Luke, this is Christian using Luke's account 2) I've tried figuring this out myself, but I have no clue. I first realized that I must adjust everything before I add it to a container, but it still didn't work. First the GUI would show up, but was unresponsive. Later, a blank window sho...
by 10nitro
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26444

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

What I want to know is where these people conduct their experiments where it is always precisely 1G? Not even 1G, but precisely 9.8 m/s/s! The anti-physics whiners don't get it . . . they're simplifying things for your benefit , because otherwise your homework problems would be too damn hard. Of co...
by 10nitro
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0669: "Experiment"
Replies: 99
Views: 26444

Re: "Experiment" Discussion

1) In my physics class, this place is known as ``physitopia''. I makes word problems way shorter. Wait, no. Physitopia has friction, but the air there is frictionless, the rope massless. 2) If he was smart he'd reach for the laptop and throw it in the opposite direction so he could reach the door be...
by 10nitro
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0663: "Sagan-Man"
Replies: 107
Views: 24083

Re: "Sagan-Man" Discussion

on topic: can you imagine that carl sagan is dead? and that we're talking about the words of a man who's lying some five feet underground in some grave? A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glanc...
by 10nitro
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0659: "Lego"
Replies: 265
Views: 59674

Re: "Lego" Discussion

This is pretty overtly anti-Christian (the doctrine of the immortal human soul). Can't say I care for it. If I take a single brick off the house, is it still the same house? Yes. This supports the brother's demonstration that the house is not the sum of its parts. The girl uses this as an analogy t...
by 10nitro
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 26384

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Kimmeh wrote:Did anyone catch this? :D
Best viewed in Netscape Navigator 4.7 or better at 800x480
:shock:

Yeah, with the Internet Explorer icon next to it!

lolpande wrote:Tee hee... embedded QBasic and Scheme. And C.

C++, rather, I couldn't find any C
by 10nitro
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30432

Re: "Time Travel" Discussion

How do you know that you existed before this moment? I don't believe that I exist even in this moment, let alone before it. Then how do you exist for me to be a figment of your imagination? If you don't exist, neither does your imagination. Perhaps not, but the corroborating evidence of hundreds of...
by 10nitro
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 27184

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

I remember this! New users have it so much better now.

Although, I'm going through it again with GNU!
Also, thank God for QEMU.
by 10nitro
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0646: "Conversations"
Replies: 83
Views: 18939

Re: "Conversations" Discussion

aeris92 wrote:I cant believe no one made a discussion tonight. I hope you all have good excuses.


physics homework :(
This binder format doesn't work for me. You can't tell me ``Here's the homework, it will be due at the end of the chapter (a month)'', and not expect me to put it off until the last night.
by 10nitro
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51722

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I don't get it either, but Polish Sausages are delicious.

[edit]Thanks RogerMurdock[/edit]

My topic was late by 12s :(
by 10nitro
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0644: "Surgery"
Replies: 110
Views: 27535

Re: "Surgery" Discussion

You know, all the Vista hate that persists to this day really cheeses me off. Contrary to Conventional Wisdom, it is NOT a bad OS. Yes, it is. All Operating Systems suck, some just suck less. And I can think of quite a few that suck less than Vista. Beyond being technically inferior to *nix, it los...
by 10nitro
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Incredible* how many languages seem to anthropomorphize into some form of socially maladroit male. * - not really This is true. We need maladroit females too. I choose to follow the interpretation that most posters here follow the Latin convention of using male pronouns when gender is unknown. Alth...
by 10nitro
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

C is the cranky taxi driver that once you tell him where you want to go he must be told a few hints of how to get there(very specific) and then will take you exactly how you told him. No matter if it's through a jungle going 5mph when there was a high way slightly out of the way going 60mph... PHP ...
by 10nitro
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Shell scripting is an old handyman guy who is able to build and fix stuff efficiantly and without much effort, and works on just about any platform (or area, I guess). However, he is limited in expressing stuff to people other than the data he needs to do something. He is, however, slightly slower ...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23252

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Introspection: Why is it when a comic is late I can't just do something else for a bit? I've got to sit here and refresh a trillion times? Anyone else have this problem? i know how you feel. im not sure how late the comic was though It's hard to tell; as far as the server is concerned, it was up on...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0636: "Brontosaurus"
Replies: 85
Views: 23252

Re: "Brontosaurus" Discussion

Introspection: Why is it when a comic is late I can't just do something else for a bit? I've got to sit here and refresh a trillion times? Anyone else have this problem? Yes. Well I can browse through other sites for a minute but I can't go to bed until I've seen it D: What bothers me more (this ti...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: FIRST Robotics thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13832

Re: FIRST Robotics thread

I just joined a team. I don't know what number it is yet (is there an online database of past years or something?), but I would be programming as well. http://www.usfirst.org/whatsgoingon.aspx Fun times. I don't think I could handle marching band, FIRST, and IB at the same time. If your band is any...
by 10nitro
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Lisp is actually two people. 1) An old hippie who always talks about how great the 60's were and how music and culture reached their apex, and people stood for something, and there was love man, and ... you just had to be there, man. 2) A college kid who always talks about how great the 60's were a...
by 10nitro
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd outside of xkcd.com
Replies: 132
Views: 88006

Re: Guest Comics! xkcd outside of xkcd.com

http://imgs.xkcd.com/ibm/ibm_hc_1.png Comic Link: http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2009/08/1998.html Alt Text: xkcd smarter healthcare comic note that the image url is ` http://imgs.xkcd.com/ibm/ibm_hc_1.png ' Let's try other numbers: http://imgs.xkcd.com/ibm/ibm_hc_2.png : http://imgs.xkcd.com/ibm/i...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32751

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Since I have a little sister, I knew that Harriet the Spy was like Hardy Boys for girls. That helps a ton, I didn't read Hardy Boys either (at least I know of it, though). .. or are they? I take it you support the use of `they' as a 3rd person singular pronoun . Now I feel silly, I tried digging th...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32751

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Lunch Meat wrote:I fully approve of this movie idea, set ten or so years after the book. She and River Tam should hang out.

I was expecting a River reference... small girl beating people up. But how is that not in the spirit of Firefly?
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32751

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

I had to look up Harriett the Spy... I'll wait for someone to express their disbelief and people not knowing this piece of pop culture. Don't worry, everyone thus far has said they don't know it either. edit: nevermind, it looks like this guy does: i feel like over the past few weeks, randall has b...
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32751

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Orca wrote:I'm disappointed it took the thread two whole minutes to be made.

At least it didn't take 35 minutes like it sometimes does when I'm gone. Seriously though, I've seen a thread go up in 14 seconds. What.
by 10nitro
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32751

0633: "Blockbuster Mining"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/blockbuster_mining.png alt-text: The 2007 trailer for Bridge to Terebithia trailer put me off too much to see that particular movie, but I am cautiously optimistic about Where the Wild Things Are. comment: I don't get it. I don't watch TV to get the commercial references...
by 10nitro
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198218

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

OOHHHH, the pax they used, yes, that makes more sense.
by 10nitro
Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0629: "Skins"
Replies: 144
Views: 29848

Re: "Skins" Discussion

... there's an empty spot in my head formerly occupied by a great man.
by 10nitro
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198218

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

Zohar wrote:I'm pretty sure it's spelled with an X, BTW, not CK. Comes from Latin.

What? Are you referring to `Fuck'?
by 10nitro
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198218

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

2) (movie-serenity) Is it just me, or is the whole thing with the packs and reevers straight out of the DOOM movie? `Oh, let's make a formula to make our humans peaceful and good. Oh, but it makes 10% of the population into homicidal maniac monsters. Fuck.' Serenity Serenity and Doom came o...
by 10nitro
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198218

Re: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)

1) I propose that all spoilers be labeled with an episode/movie*. So that someone doesn't see a spoiler, think `Oh, I saw all of Firefly, I can peak!', then have ruined (Movie-Serenity)* Wash's death. Yes, this happened to me. * I think it is necessary to also say `movie', the pilot episode was ...
by 10nitro
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0099: "Binary Heart"
Replies: 28
Views: 30260

Re: "Binary Heart" Discussion

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by 10nitro
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 136772

Re: PC != Windows

I hate it when this happens: me: fuck Windows! Mac-user: Mac-user, high five! me: no. Macs fail. Davey: Linux-user, high five! me: eh, GNU/Linux, but whatever, *high fives Davey* To clarify, yes a Mac is a `PC', strictly speaking. It was one of the few mainstream PCs Mac vs. other PCs When IBM relea...
by 10nitro
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0620: "Wings"
Replies: 141
Views: 36536

Re: "Wings" Discussion

Yes, in that shot the rope is to long, however, can we assume that that was *before* they hoisted the bricks up? Anyway, my main comment is that I'd imagine it is difficult to `fly' vertically. I'd imagine the best way would be to fly in as wide circles as possible. Wait, that's what it looks like h...
by 10nitro
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 34113

Re: "Supported Features" discussion

If your Windows install is crashing, you're doing something wrong. Yes, it's called using Windows. < Jax184> I finally got the windows embedded platform builder installed < Jax184> so I can now make a version of XP that'll boot off of a 128 meg CF card < moshez> jax184: my condolences < moshez> why...
by 10nitro
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 34113

Re: Supported Features

What the hell Randall? Its not the fault of community developers for not supporting flash stuff, its Adobe. They have been extremely slow in getting things like a native 64-bit flash plugin for Linux and I'm tired of waiting for them. Meanwhile, community developers have time to do other things lik...
by 10nitro
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Must-Have Free Software
Replies: 35
Views: 3750

Re: Must-Have Free Software

Adobe Photoshop: GIMP - raster graphics Adobe Illustrator: Inkscape - vector graphics Note: these are both GTK+ apps. They use different ports of GTK+, which makes interoperability troublesome on windows. I have recently started to use Virtual Dimension , basically a hack that gives you multiple des...
by 10nitro
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My computer's doing this weird thing...
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: My computer's doing this weird thing...

My laptop has randomly started doing this weird thing where everything I click (online) is opened in a new window instead of just going onto it in the same window. How do I make it stop? I'm a PC user, if that makes a difference. Browser would make more of a difference. Firefox has an option to ope...

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