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by umbrae
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: LISP's popularity (or lack thereof)
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

It's also very potent in terms of self modifying code.

That said, though, I hate it's syntax and would cry myself to sleep every night if I had to use it for work.
by umbrae
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0225: "Open Source"
Replies: 71
Views: 29068

shimavak wrote:Well, my assumption was that they were thugs sent from big-oil, hence, Big Oil thugs. Notice B and O are capitalized, implying a proper noun relationship...


+1
by umbrae
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Full Frontal Lobotomy
Replies: 39
Views: 14644

Custom fonts never work for web sites. Essentially, everyone has to have that font installed. Which is ludicrous.

You might be able to mess with the line-height of your paragraphs, and have them absolutely positioned from the top of the page. This requires some CSS joojoo, but is definitely doable.
by umbrae
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: (was: Comic sighting at thedailywtf): Buffalo buffalo
Replies: 26
Views: 7736

Update.

Analysis of the SWF shows only two links:

umbrae:~ $ strings badger.swf | grep -i http
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/addhit.php?name=badgers
http://www.weebls-stuff.com
by umbrae
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: (was: Comic sighting at thedailywtf): Buffalo buffalo
Replies: 26
Views: 7736

Flash decompiler FTW

BTW: http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/
by umbrae
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438208

by umbrae
Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178647

Down at coney island?
by umbrae
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178647

MFEO: Part 1- Made For Each Other, Part 2: You Can Breathe - Jack's Mannequin (The piano segment between the bits is my favourite part. :D) http://www.finetune.com/playlist/1343924 I can play that on the keyboard. ;) Unfortunately it's one of the -only- things I can play. That and the opening to so...
by umbrae
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178647

I'm the biggest male fan I think I've ever met. I'm pretty embarassed about it actually. :P

Same here in regards to Snow Patrol and Remy Zero (Incidentally, the Garden State soundtrack was pretty amazing). I'll have to check out Say Anything. Never listened to em.
by umbrae
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812733

disembowled and naked Confession: I tuned out after I read 'naked' Confession: I am intrigued with Gordon's apparent necrophiliac tendencies. Confession: I use google to spellcheck my posts, despite the fact I am right at least 95% of the time anyway (checked intrigued, necrophiliac and tendencies,...
by umbrae
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178647

So I realize I'm late to this party (damned intertubes!) but I'm a huuuuge fan of piano rock myself. Specifically Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin. I even read Andrew's blog :P http://jacksmannequin.blogs.com/ Don't be sad about Andrew - he's in remission! I was at the concert where he annou...
by umbrae
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The trading industry
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

People are pullin your leg. Just like every other city, Chicago has a lot of jobs not in the trading industry also. Check out the job board at http://www.37signals.com - a lot of it is web development based, but some of it isn't - I found my current job there, and it's pretty sweet. It was the first...
by umbrae
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: University emails
Replies: 17
Views: 4233

Don't get a big head yet. I worked at a university for a long time in the college relations department (web development section, but I still saw a lot of the office) - they go apeshit over getting every bit of information to every student they can possibly find. Email is the cheapest medium, so they...
by umbrae
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438208

Here's the skinny: Peshmerga is right for the most part - the tabs are part of the background. It didn't become a pain for new games though - if I ever had more than 6 games that I regularly played I think I wouldn't have had enough time for college. :P So I just deleted a shortcut to a game I didn'...
by umbrae
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438208

I actually used to be a big dork about my desktop. Here are a few screens from a couple years ago: http://www.uwm.edu/~cadary/newdesk.jpg Spike speigel, anyone? Anyone? http://www.uwm.edu/~cadary/sciencescreen.gif Yay science! Please excuse my use of Kazaa Lite. This was before bittorrent was really...
by umbrae
Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Petals Around the Rose
Replies: 35
Views: 11042

the funny thing is that I got the answer almost immediately (< 3 mins), but I didn't understand the concept of the title at all for at least 5 minutes after that.
by umbrae
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Little Tidbit (Dinosaur Comics)
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

I'd like to see a study of the usefulness of binary search in humans. Because really, the seek to the middle isn't constant time for a human. It's a pseudo-binary search to find the middle index. I bet fuzzy binary search would work better, where you don't actually find just the middle, just poke at...
by umbrae
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Little Tidbit (Dinosaur Comics)
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

Comment? What are you talking about? I said comment.

Yes. Of course I did. ;)
by umbrae
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Little Tidbit (Dinosaur Comics)
Replies: 9
Views: 2665

Fun Little Tidbit (Dinosaur Comics)

For those of you who read dinosaur comics ( http://www.qwantz.com ) - you know how much like xkcd, the alt-text contains some joyous bonus material? Well, this might be old news, but I just thought I'd let you guys know that there is some more bonus text if you hover over the 'comet' link - then loo...
by umbrae
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0215: "Letting Go"
Replies: 141
Views: 44355

0215: "Letting Go"

Image

Notice how he didn't really cut her loose because he didn't use '-r' to remove her home directory.

TOPIC LOCKED: Read forum rules. (and there's another, better topic of the same name). Signed, your "friendly" mod.
by umbrae
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your handwriting!
Replies: 330
Views: 127238

I made a font out of my handwriting before. I wish I still had it. I don't know what I did with it.

Edit: I found the image I made it from though:

Image
by umbrae
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73168

It REALLY means using google to find your phone instead.
by umbrae
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A moment of silence
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: A moment of silence

lani wrote:Let's all say a few words in thanks to this great man, whose invention was a boon to poor students everywhere.


*stares quizzically, unsure whether to take a moment in silence or say a few words*
by umbrae
Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 610380

Geocentric models? I approve! Disagree and I shall have you put under house arrest.

Also, it's rare to get a decent 'that girl' photo. So here it is:

Image

That ugly lookin' kid in the middle is me.
by umbrae
Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Wikipedia an acceptable source for research papers, etc?
Replies: 29
Views: 6637

Wikipedia , 3005, "The Mathematics of Quantum Neutrino Fields", Dr. Hubert Farnsworth Wikipedia , 3005, "The Mechanics of Quanto Burrito Fields", Philip Fry Those are real people. Why don't they count? I think you mean to cite, "The Mathematics of Wanton Burrito Meals."
by umbrae
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Full Frontal Lobotomy
Replies: 39
Views: 14644

I think it still looks a bit better de-lined.

Check it out.

Image
by umbrae
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: US FDA says yes to cloned food
Replies: 30
Views: 7782

Sure, it all digests the same. Thats fine with me. But gotta be careful. Because using clones essentially nullifies natural selection. If we let cloned animals breed, then we're really taking away the random mutations that can be a help or a hindrance to the animal. I guess the only mutations we'd r...
by umbrae
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is Wikipedia an acceptable source for research papers, etc?
Replies: 29
Views: 6637

I think wikipedia is a far more respectable source than most people seem to accept. How many people do you know that would purposely falsify a document on wikipedia, really? (Excluding those under the age of 14) Especially with logical arguments? I know perhaps 1 out of the 100 people I know, and th...
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

Ding
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rain and Raptors
Replies: 35
Views: 7875

Belial wrote:It must be my weak, soft monkey-body that makes me hate and fear that which is different from me


Bahahaha. Comedy gold.
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures that make you say "WTF"
Replies: 142
Views: 31364

Image
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

dupe
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

Sheeple.

(I'm SORRY.)
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

Me?
by umbrae
Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

Tool
by umbrae
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

thigh
by umbrae
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 477951

I believe that, perhaps prodominatly in america, that there is an over use of medecine, but certainly there ARE cases where medecine is the solution, no? How big this percantage is etc I am uncertain, but that it EXISTS I think is undoubtable. Agreed wholeheartedly, with both you and lani. I think ...
by umbrae
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

injection
by umbrae
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 442553

Australian
by umbrae
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 477951

william wrote:The fact that we need them is the problem.


Do we?

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