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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:57 pm UTC

Black squirrels are my favourite because they're vicious little buggers and when you mention them everybody thinks "What? There's no such thing as black squOMG THEY'RE EATING MY DOG"
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Postby TimelordSimone » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:06 pm UTC

On that note: black swans.
(Now to google black squirrels.)
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Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:12 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I am working on a story. What is everyone's favorite predominantly black-colored animal? Panthers don't count, they've already been used.

Scarab Beetle!
Stag-beetle!
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Postby Plasma Man » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:17 pm UTC

I like the poetic justice being meted out by black squirrels. The grey squirrels invaded, and have pushed red squirrels into a few scattered reserves, but now the black squirrels look set to do the same to the greys.
I'm doing my bit to help as well, there is a local market stall that sells squirrel pies made from grey squirrels. They're surprisingly tasty.

Also, has anyone else read The Silver Tide by Michael Tod? The red squirrels are being pushed towards extinction by the grey squirrels, who have magical powers derived from making binary numbers with stones. Then one of the red squirrels learns to use the power of decimal number magic and fight back. It's strange, but worth a look.
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Postby broken_escalator » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:21 pm UTC

Interesting. I must learn more about this demon squirrels, but first... to learn how to spell squirrels without auto-correct.

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Postby M1k3_Nix » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:56 pm UTC

Black squirrels have joined my list of cool and abstract animals, alongside Glo-Fish and Transparent Frogs ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/27/japan_boffins_breed_mutant_transparent_sunroof_frogs/ )
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:04 pm UTC

Oh man, squirrels have just entered the plot now. Thanks. I think.

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Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:00 pm UTC

This is gonna sound weird, but my friend just tricked someone into forfeiting tic-tac-toe.
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Postby Magnanimous » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

So it was...

... trick-tac-toe?


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Postby Giant Speck » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:38 am UTC

I have caramel popcorn scented air freshener. It smells pretty damn good.
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Postby Ortus » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:10 am UTC

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Postby emceng » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:51 pm UTC

So Firefox updated recently, and I just realized they took out a feature I liked. If I went to close the last window, but had multiple tabs open, it would ask if I wanted to save. Then when I reopened FF, it would restore those tabs. It no longer does this. Is there a setting somewhere to change it back?
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Postby Ptolom » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

That's odd; it's still there for me in Linux 4.0.1. Do you have a beta or something?

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Postby podbaydoor » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:23 pm UTC

I also miss that feature. I have Firefox 4.
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Postby Ptolom » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:26 pm UTC

I just found an option for it under preferences/tabs.
Also: Desktop! You're making ominous clicking sounds too now? Why do my hard drives always do this to me?

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Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:59 pm UTC

I have a computery cloudy advice type question: I have a bunch of documents I would love to be able to edit whenever. The thing is, sometimes I'm at a computer with word, and sometimes I'm not. And sometimes I have internet access, and sometimes I don't. I'm trying to find a service that allows you to sync your documents on your hard drive with a cloud server, like drop box, and also has a web app for editing the documents, like google docs. I've tried google cloud docs or whatever it's called, and while you can sync .doc files to your computer, there is no web app to edit them, and while there is a web app to edit google doc files, AFAIK there is no way to put them on your hard drive to get at them if the internet shits the bed. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Postby podbaydoor » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:00 pm UTC

Today's Google Doodle IS THE BEST DOODLE EVER.

(Hint: It's Les Paul's birthday)
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Postby emceng » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:05 pm UTC

So I had a shitty day at work Tuesday, then shittier news in the evening. I got pissed, and went to the grocery store. Supper was three of these:

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So, uh, screw you diet?



Also found this while searching for that image
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Appropriate that it's on a website named 'Adrants', but they're ranting about the wrong stuff. I don't see it as sexual, I see it as creepy.
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Postby Ptolom » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:06 pm UTC

Every time I have to search for something I accidentally twang it and the noise makes me jump.

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Postby Cathy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:31 pm UTC

Finding people who know what they're doing on the google guitar is making me happy.
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Postby podbaydoor » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:36 pm UTC

Check out the same guy's Billie Jean cover on the google guitar.
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Postby Cathy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:58 pm UTC

I did! Isn't it awesome!
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Postby Ptolom » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:47 pm UTC

It's really tricky to play because of the latency. Feels a bit like using my netbook for guitar effects did.

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Postby emceng » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:51 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:I just found an option for it under preferences/tabs.
Also: Desktop! You're making ominous clicking sounds too now? Why do my hard drives always do this to me?


Great, I'll have to check when I get home.

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:55 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:
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Snakes.
Bats
Beetles

None of these things have talons.


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Postby Nat » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:29 pm UTC

I just ran into the most affoctionate cat ever. it was kinda scary, but also kinda cool. I hope I didn't catch anything from it.

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Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:36 pm UTC

I had this cat once who had been sitting on my bike's lugagge thingy while I was inside a friend's house. The cat just kept on chilling on my bike as I biked home. He was totally in the zone.
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Postby broken_escalator » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

I would double-take after seeing a bicyclist with a cat. :D

Microscopic cog wrote:He was totally in the zone.

Bleck. As soon as I read this I immediately thought "...in the zone, AUTOZONE." Damn commercials.

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Postby TimelordSimone » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:08 pm UTC

One of my friends has posted about a dozen status updates documenting their purchase and installation of a washing machine today.
Maybe living alone isn't quite for him.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:14 pm UTC

Ortus wrote:I love Mighty Jalapeno. I love Mighty Jalapeno so hard right now.

Coming from you, that means... almost nothing.
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Postby Ortus » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:53 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Ortus wrote:I love Mighty Jalapeno. I love Mighty Jalapeno so hard right now.

Coming from you, that means... almost nothing.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby existentialpanda » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:19 am UTC

So my brother's high school graduation was today, and he really didn't want to walk, because he watched mine last year and was extremely bored, and he thinks the whole thing is sort of pointless. My parents got him to agree to do it if I was able to come home for it, but I didn't finish my finals quickly enough for that to be possible.

So they made him go anyway - but he wore my cap and gown.

With the stole and tassel that said "2010" on it.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby existential_squirrrel » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:35 am UTC

existentialpanda wrote:So my brother's high school graduation was today, and he wore my cap and gown.

With the stole and tassel that said "2010" on it.

:lol:


O.o what are we going to do with him??? how dare he wear the 2010 stole and tassel *RAEGFACE!!*

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Postby nehpest » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:24 am UTC

existential_squirrrel wrote: help with improper integrals

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Ivora » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:52 am UTC

Really Nintendo? Wii U? T.T

Oh well.... I'm bound to get used to it sooner or later.

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Postby existentialpanda » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:02 am UTC

existential_squirrrel wrote:and somewhere I can get help with improper integrals... until my textbook comes in


I miss improper integrals. Single-variable ones at least. They made sense. Well, more sense than double and triple integrals make.

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Postby TimelordSimone » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:37 am UTC

Ivora wrote:Really Nintendo? Wii U? T.T

Oh well.... I'm bound to get used to it sooner or later.

Eh, Wii was a ridiculous name anyway but we all coped okay I think.
(I'm almost certain I will buy one. I have a legacy to uphold.)
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Postby Felstaff » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:40 am UTC

Ptolom wrote:Every time I have to search for something I accidentally twang it and the noise makes me jump.

*childish sniggering*
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Postby Plasma Man » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:12 am UTC

It's Friday and I'm happy!
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