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by umbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons I want to be Rich
Replies: 123
Views: 10171

How exactly would you design a room with 'no floor'? :P
by umbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons I want to be Rich
Replies: 123
Views: 10171

Man, I want to build it not because I think rich people need to do this. I want to build it because I wanna be the guy that finds this awesome hedge maze in the middle of nowhere! i think u can solve any maze is u stick to one side of it at all times, u will always get out eventually. This is true i...
by umbrae
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons I want to be Rich
Replies: 123
Views: 10171

Reasons I want to be Rich

I want to build a big ol' hedge maze somewhere. This maze will be ridiculously hard to navigate, but in the center will be something awesome, that the first person to find and navigate gets to keep, for free. I might add something to the center every few years. (Obviously, this will be in a not-very...
by umbrae
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6097

by umbrae
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Running out of things to code
Replies: 56
Views: 15302

Are you kidding? That happens to me all the time. Last time, I started trying to write a 'Travelling Salesman Problem" solution (still in progress, But I've got it optimizing 200 points in in under 2 minutes.) Time before that was a "WOPR" style stroll into writing a "Learning&q...
by umbrae
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Seven (of the Harry Potter series)
Replies: 193
Views: 37201

What the fuck was with that skinless baby in the dream/death/kings cross station scene?
by umbrae
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1756637

Image

Courtesy of Perry Bible Fellowship

Edit: *hugs tigerx, because he forgot the point of this post and he's sorry*
by umbrae
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd Polo Shirts: Part 2
Replies: 57
Views: 6403

Remember that this is CC Attribution Non-Commercial, which means that you expressly -cannot- make a profit.

So if you accidentally make a profit, donate it to charity or somethin. I suggest Childs Play.

And then publish the totals.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rise in observable instances of self-makeouts.
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

VSM, you just creeped me the fuck out.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: So Sad
Replies: 58
Views: 9060

BlochWave wrote:I have never, in all my life, including obtaining a physics degree, seen someone work out a multiplication problem like that, or even heard MENTION of it


Seconded.

Well, s/physics/CS/ - which isn't as laudable, but still. Never!
by umbrae
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux on Mac for cheatiness... :twisted:
Replies: 11
Views: 4523

You really might as well just set up boot camp and run windows really.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: My CA page.
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Cellular Automata is awesome.

Maybe you should consider linking directly to the java implementation at http://www.mirwoj.opus.chelm.pl/ca/mjcell/mjcell.html so people can play with it in their browser.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Legos!
Replies: 60
Views: 10139

What constitutes a technological personality type? Hmm. I guess, you're involved in something scientific or logical, and you think more logically than emotionally. My end goal for this is to relate it to software developers - but generally logical, scientific people are what really matter, I guess.
by umbrae
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Legos!
Replies: 60
Views: 10139

Legos!

Who didn't love those little blocks with which only your imagination was the limit? Well, there were more limits than that. But really, they were (and still are) pretty great. I'm trying to figure out what sort of demographic of people love legos. Your help in this matter would be appreciated. Also,...
by umbrae
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Funny Farm
Replies: 48
Views: 11342

A little progress..

very long link gone
by umbrae
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd Polo Shirts: Part 2
Replies: 57
Views: 6403

5, Medium
by umbrae
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stegosaurus Stegonography
Replies: 15
Views: 6097

Stegosaurus Stegonography

Did anybody see today's Dinosaur Comic?

http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001023.html

Anyone want to figure out what the stego on it is? I would but I'm at work.
by umbrae
Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Demand for XKCD collared shirt?
Replies: 152
Views: 16319

I still think I like the "no" raptors logo, with no text.

Just normal enough to go unnoticed by most people, just weird enough to have a select few people go "What the fuck is that about?"
by umbrae
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Running out of things to code
Replies: 56
Views: 15302

I know I'm pretty late, but this might be useful:

https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=710

HELP WANTED list for sourceforge projects.
by umbrae
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where were you when you heard about 9/11?
Replies: 231
Views: 22304

This is actually a story I feel really guilty about. I was in homeroom in high school (I was a junior - 11th grade), and we heard about the first plane hitting - we immediately turned on the TV. We saw the second plane hit - and talks of terrorism and such abounded. My friends and I, being geeks as ...
by umbrae
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Fathers Day Gifts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Nerdy Fathers Day Gifts?

What're you guys getting your family patriarch? I'm trying to think of geeky, nerdy stuff that dads might enjoy. So far the only thing I've come up with is a glass barometer to match his galileo thermometer. (link: http://www.brassbinnacle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=br1&am...
by umbrae
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Baring my Heart
Replies: 37
Views: 9031

"oh yeah, robert van winkle. I remember him. once he was sitting in that chair, right there, looking really glum. I said 'wazzup robbie?' and he was like, 'girls, man.' and I said, 'yeah. girls are like ice. ice, baby.'" "Now stop listening to 'Under Pressure' in my classroom."
by umbrae
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need to find this webcomic, helps please
Replies: 2
Views: 960

link removed

Just for informations sake, all I did was google "And my tastebuds are lost" (with the quotes)
by umbrae
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your name?
Replies: 198
Views: 22871

I'm Chris.

Hi.
by umbrae
Tue May 29, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which computing feature would be most useful in real life?
Replies: 146
Views: 20319

It just seems so appropriate, I can't -not- link to it:

Image
Ctrl-Z on Threadless

(full disclosure: I get some points if you click that link and buy a shirt!)
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

Radio Free East Asia wrote:As for a question, I'd ask the guy if he was a liberal arts major, which would explain his loitering outside a bookstore with no noticeable, let's say, job.



"What do you mean? This is my job.


...spare change goes in the hat, please."
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

Random wrote:
Gelsamel wrote:If there was this plane on a treadmill....


Haha.
"If you were in a TV show, three doors, one prize, ..."


Always switch, always switch!!
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

If the world was a muffin, I think it'd be like that muffin that you let fall underneath the refrigerator, and were really not sure whether you should eat it or not. Because, really, there might be a bunch of crud on TOP of the muffin, but the majority of the muffin is still good! The muffin's volum...
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

Rockapotamus wrote:"Do you like flying kites?"


Winner. :P
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

I still think he'd get a lot of idiots asking him "what is the meaning of life?" and crap like that. I'd probably just respond: "Well, I'm just a guy next to a bookstore. I don't know the answer to that. Although, if I had to take a guess, it's to live happily, and to make others hap...
by umbrae
Mon May 28, 2007 12:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

fjafjan wrote:Maybe, and if i did, i'd ask "how are you?" and "where did you get that shirt?"


(I think I'm gonna make that shirt and see what happens. I want to get a taste of what I've got in store for myself. :P)
by umbrae
Sun May 27, 2007 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

A Hypothetical MetaQuestion

Let's say you're on your way to the bookstore to pick up a novel you've been waiting for for a while. After parking, and being in no particular rush, you take your time walking to the entrance. At the steps leading to the doors, you notice a rather meek looking young guy leaning against the balustra...
by umbrae
Sat May 05, 2007 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: OMGWTF programming contest
Replies: 41
Views: 12415

Re: OMGWTF programming contest

One of my ideas that I'm probably not going to use since it's too obvious is to pipe your input through Google Calculator and print the result. Plams, an idea for you: Pipe your input through all three of the major search engines: google, yahoo, and live. (They all do calculator stuff). If they don...
by umbrae
Thu May 03, 2007 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The four fours problem
Replies: 78
Views: 25630

Nifty.

Then you can just do it such that you receive N+4, and then subtract 4 for your solution, using four fours.

(Math hax)
by umbrae
Wed May 02, 2007 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 114727

Great stuff.

Even better would have been to add Xkcdia somewhere like the people are talking about over in serious business.

Edit: reference: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t=3148
by umbrae
Wed May 02, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The four fours problem
Replies: 78
Views: 25630

47: 4!+4!-(4/4)
48: 44+4%(4!) is modulo allowed? Especially where it's completely a copout like right here? :P
49: 4!+4!+(4/4)

Edit: a better 48 just in case: 44 + (4! / gamma(4))
by umbrae
Tue May 01, 2007 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Silly namings from science
Replies: 143
Views: 26182

And I better be able to train it to find my keys.
by umbrae
Tue May 01, 2007 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Memes
Replies: 107
Views: 15234

http://macrochan.org/get.py?sha1=MBG43B ... 4HEI7Z6TBV

Hmm. I didn't know that was a meme (yet?).
by umbrae
Tue May 01, 2007 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need Girl Advice- Prom $$
Replies: 38
Views: 4896

Just pay for everything else, and when she whines about it (you know she will), just say "Hey, you paid for the tickets. Now we're even. *CHEESY WINK*"
by umbrae
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you freeze yourself?
Replies: 87
Views: 12310

Then again, there is the fact that after you're frozen, you *can* (and probably will) technically be declared dead, and all your money is inherited by your decendants (yes, even that swiss bank account, they are legally obligated to fork it over). To my knowledge, there's no legal workaround for th...

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