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by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

I'm sure I'm beating this into the dirt, but it appears Moderately Funny is written by Maximilian Hill: http://www.who.is/whois-com/ip-address/moderatelyfunny.com/ Who's own page is at: http://maximillian.net/ Not really sure if it means anything to anyone. I was just curious myself. I'm not going t...
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

warriorness wrote:Wait. Hey. This is xkcd, why are you groaning at a calculus pun?


Umm.. er... uh...

Bad chili. Yeah.

*shifty eyes*
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

warriorness wrote:
space_raptor wrote:Besides, derivative work is what web comics are all about!


Derivative work is for unskilled people. Those who are really good at it do vector, integral, and multivariable stuff.


Uuuuughhhhhh
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: body mods
Replies: 338
Views: 72920

space_raptor wrote:She also has a Dali-esque one on her back.


Re: Dali tattoos on backs, I love this particular tattoo:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/6432403/

Another view: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/610 ... n%3Ascraps
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where has everyone gone?
Replies: 92
Views: 13794

Belial wrote:Except Ultraporn.


It makes me sad that nobody has respected the Futurama reference.
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

The permalink layout is the same, too, as is the file structure and update schedule. This doesn't all happen by chance. The permalink structure is different actually. Randall (wisely) outputs static HTML versions of his comics for the permalinks. It looks like this guy dynamically processes each re...
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

NightStar wrote:I'd give him a chance, except the dude can't even spell navigation (see upper right). How is he going to be as funny as xkcd with that kind of intellect?


I noticed that too. Also: "perminant"
by umbrae
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: body mods
Replies: 338
Views: 72920

I am RIDICULOUSLY DISGUSTED by gauged ears. But pretty much every other piercing I'm fine with.

I dunno, something about forcing your skin to stretch just seems so terribly unnatural.
by umbrae
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

I'm having a premonition:
---

MY PASTIME:

Misappropriating humorous stick figures.
by umbrae
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD STOLEN
Replies: 55
Views: 10758

It really is a disgusting derivation though. So many of them are very very close to XKCD comics:

http://www.moderatelyfunny.com/comic/6

http://xkcd.com/c214.html

Same idea, slightly different medium.

Shenanigans, I say! Get your brooms!
by umbrae
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randy teenagers
Replies: 47
Views: 9475

I had a TI-92. It did integrals and stuff automatically. That was pretty sweet, and I'm not ashamed to say I essentially cheated my way through calculus class in college. Since it was technically allowed as the calculator was not banned.
by umbrae
Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you drive?
Replies: 76
Views: 14685

Oooo, I hear lots of good things about the Scion. If I had a few thousand extra dollars sitting around, I'd be interested in getting one. How do you like yours? I loved it. The only suggestion I would give is to BUY NEW TIRES for it. They are garbage stock - especially if you live in a wintry area.
by umbrae
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you drive?
Replies: 76
Views: 14685

2005 Scion tC
Image

At least, until I moved to New York. :\
by umbrae
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcdia
Replies: 574
Views: 94466

Belial wrote:That's why you cook them first.


Now that's some Serious Business right there.
by umbrae
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here compete on Topcoder?
Replies: 30
Views: 14852

What language is it in?

(Also: I'm from Wisconsin too. (UW-Milwaukee) But I just graduated and now I'm in NYC. Cool though!)
by umbrae
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcdia
Replies: 574
Views: 94466

Belial wrote:
Also would you allow kids in here?


Only as hors d'oevres


Silly Belial, sovereign aquatic nations are for humans!
by umbrae
Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best language for Science
Replies: 22
Views: 8178

I voted for otter just to tip it to the majority. :P
by umbrae
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2809606

Confession: I got a great job in new york city after I graduated. But I'm spending most of my money on plane tickets back home so that I can hang out with my real friends. I'm afraid this indicates a problem with where I'm living. But I don't know what to do about it, because I can't quit or my enti...
by umbrae
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've noticed a significant decrease in spam topics.
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Maybe they installed Akismet for PHPBB:

http://www.eadz.co.nz/blog/article/phpbb-akismet.html

(And if they didn't, they should!!)
by umbrae
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 21
Views: 8906

That said, if he can program proficiently in another language like C++, Java, or Ruby , for example, There, fixed that for you. :P Not that PHP itself is bad per say (especially with PHP5's object orientation), but the kind of people that just learn PHP usually don't know much about software archit...
by umbrae
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0219: "Blanket Fort"
Replies: 93
Views: 39711

I just wanted you all to know that my (sorta ex, sorta not) girlfriend saw this comic (and knew I saw it too), and surprised me by starting to make a fort when I was in the shower. When I got out, we made the best fort I had ever made. It fit two perfectly, and utilized every pillow in my apartment,...
by umbrae
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with males! (split from More problems with females)
Replies: 327
Views: 51048

Re: Problems with males! (split from More problems with fema

Gelsamel wrote:If you are in anyway, shape, or form:
~Retarded or stupid or ignorant.
~Like any chick who gossips and giggles at stupid things.
~Ugly
~Do anything superficial, or like anything superficial.

Then good luck on ever getting somebody.


Well, you're obviously an idiot.

...So you're single, right?
by umbrae
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here compete on Topcoder?
Replies: 30
Views: 14852

I thought about it, but I pretty much feel like I kick ass at coding and don't want anyone to interrupt my little microcosm of ignorance. :P
by umbrae
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I _ CoreyKendrick
Replies: 51
Views: 7213

I vote Peshmergan and Independent Party.
by umbrae
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for new T-shirts
Replies: 31
Views: 5755

blarg(!) wrote:It is not really a shirt, per say, but there is not really a large market for humorous placards.


The sad thing is, for some reason this is the only phrase in this thread that really made me laugh. And it made me laugh a lot.

I think the word 'placard' is inherently funny.
by umbrae
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

Parsons is cool with me now. It's settled.

That's all. Game on. :P
by umbrae
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

I put public cause my school was but it wasn't really I went to NCSSM (google/wiki it if you don't know about it) and that was the most amazing 2 years of schooling i've had Honestly, I already dislike you for being arrogant enough to feel like everyone should already have knowledge of your high sc...
by umbrae
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

Out of curiosity, why did you limit your poll to just elementary school? Because while I feel like all schooling is important formatively, I feel like elementary (k-6) is the most important in terms of lasting effects, educationally. I feel like grades 7-12 are more important socially. Also, it was...
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

SpitValve wrote:What's a montessori school?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0234: "Escape Artist"
Replies: 35
Views: 14434

rarr wrote:Harry Houdini had Epic Skill Focus in escape artist, as well as a high initial skill level, and not to mention taking multiple feats of "Skill Focus - Escape Artist".


He also had the Agile feat as well as 5 ranks in Use Rope for the +2 synergy bonus.
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

I don't know what this is, exactly. But I do remember back in early elementary school when they were experimenting with separate streams of classes for certain kids who were deemed "gifted". IMHO, that label does much more damage to a child than educators or parents can perceive, and I si...
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1177387

I will ruin you guys' fun.

If you visit http://www.saichotictech.net/Leekspin.html in firefox, you can type:

javascript:time=1000;

into the URL bar, hit return, then click back and modify the time.

the time variable is in seconds, so feel free to change 1000 to whatever.

:)
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

Elementary does indeed mean Primary. It's Kindergarten through 6th grade, typically. Around 5 to 12 years old I think?
by umbrae
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17289

Schooling?

I'm just curious because I think the intelligence level of this forum is higher than the traditional audience, and I've heard many good things about non-traditional (read: non-public in the US) schooling. If you had more than one, please pick the one you had the most of. Elementary means primary. Ho...
by umbrae
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Aisling
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

...is his last name O'Brien?
by umbrae
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my mom knew Richard Stallman in college
Replies: 154
Views: 21240

william wrote:My Latin teacher knows Stephen King personally, and plays Hearts with him regularly.


That's pretty funny if you've read Hearts in Atlantis.
by umbrae
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: More problems with females!
Replies: 358
Views: 46345

Sorry, I'm inherently skeptical of these personality test things...I think you should just talk to her about herself and learn stuff yourself. I don't blame you a bit. That's obviously the best solution - but there's a number of reasons this is good. 1. He has to give a direct answer to 'what's my ...
by umbrae
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: More problems with females!
Replies: 358
Views: 46345

Dude, you should run the cube on her. It's a little game that's a personality test that is actually really effective. I've used it with fantastic results on more than one occasion. You gotta know it really well though, or else it sounds cheesy. Also, lots of positive reinforcement during is importan...
by umbrae
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0233: "A New CAPTCHA Approach"
Replies: 112
Views: 38034

Captain Red wrote:Nobody messes with the turtles!

(I'm sure the windmills will keep them cool!)


WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!

GOODNIGHT!
by umbrae
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you've heard people say in their sleep?
Replies: 76
Views: 13425

You guys are talking about the Hypnic Jerk:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnic_jerk

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