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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Spherical Cow » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:24 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Despite their similar ages, and the fact that they both had military experience, Putin would completely beat McCain in a fight.
McCain's 72, Putin is 56. That's not really that similar at all. And Putin is an ex-KGB agent and didn't get his arms fucked up in a Vietnamese POW camp.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:26 pm UTC

Oh, I thought Putin was older.

My mistake.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Spherical Cow » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Oh, I thought Putin was older.

My mistake.
You do know that Putin's gonna come and kick your ass now, for saying he looks old? He'll come and judo throw you into submission, before force feeding you radioactive sushi.

Putin can be touchy about his looks. Especially the fact he looks like Dobby from Harry Potter.

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Postby Felstaff » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:46 pm UTC

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Meowgan wrote:Pineapple on pizza is vile.
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I burned the cake you knitted, too.
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Meowgan wrote:Pineapple on pizza is vile.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:01 pm UTC

Pineapple on pizza is lame and totally not metal.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby thecommabandit » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:03 pm UTC

Noc wrote:FT: It occurred to me last night that the presidential race would be more interesting if it was done in the style of professional wrestling. Not in terms of the candidates beating the snot out of each other in a carefully orchestrated and badly-acted concrete ballet . . . but think about it for a second. The race as it is is all very passive-aggressive; the candidates are always trying to be nice and polite and dignified, and talk about how their opponents policy decisions were or are going to be suboptimal, and how their plan is better. Then the adds come out, which say "The other candidate has voted three hundred times in favor of eating every American family's first born child. Do we really want a baby-eater as President? Think of the children, and start with yours!"

It's sort of weird and passive aggressive. I understand why it works this way; you want to get your opponent covered in mud, but you don't want to have just been elbow-deep in it yourself the next time the cameras come along. But imagine an alternative with me, for a second . . . an alternative where election coverage would involve back-to-back interviews with the candidates wherein the presidential hopefuls loom over the interviewee, speaking directly to their opponent through the camera and angrily detailing how they will dominate the other party in the election. Proper presidential smack-talk.

And they could work promotional bits into other political events. The Senate is about to pass a Republican-favored bill when Obama appears out of nowhere and rallies the Republicans to quash it, then points his finger to the horizon and says "You're next, McCain!" Then the camera cuts to McCain, staring at the television in his mansion and fuming . . . and the next night, election coverage opens with a clip of the Obama campaign bus being driven over by a tank.

Would it make a mockery of the electoral process? Would it turn our government into a farce? Pretty much. But still.

So, basically, a Jerry Springer-style show with prospective presidents instead of trailer trash? Count me out. Passive aggressive bullshit is better than that.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Noc » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:11 pm UTC

thecommabandit wrote:
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Noc wrote:FT: It occurred to me last night that the presidential race would be more interesting if it was done in the style of professional wrestling. Not in terms of the candidates beating the snot out of each other in a carefully orchestrated and badly-acted concrete ballet . . . but think about it for a second. The race as it is is all very passive-aggressive; the candidates are always trying to be nice and polite and dignified, and talk about how their opponents policy decisions were or are going to be suboptimal, and how their plan is better. Then the adds come out, which say "The other candidate has voted three hundred times in favor of eating every American family's first born child. Do we really want a baby-eater as President? Think of the children, and start with yours!"

It's sort of weird and passive aggressive. I understand why it works this way; you want to get your opponent covered in mud, but you don't want to have just been elbow-deep in it yourself the next time the cameras come along. But imagine an alternative with me, for a second . . . an alternative where election coverage would involve back-to-back interviews with the candidates wherein the presidential hopefuls loom over the interviewee, speaking directly to their opponent through the camera and angrily detailing how they will dominate the other party in the election. Proper presidential smack-talk.

And they could work promotional bits into other political events. The Senate is about to pass a Republican-favored bill when Obama appears out of nowhere and rallies the Republicans to quash it, then points his finger to the horizon and says "You're next, McCain!" Then the camera cuts to McCain, staring at the television in his mansion and fuming . . . and the next night, election coverage opens with a clip of the Obama campaign bus being driven over by a tank.

Would it make a mockery of the electoral process? Would it turn our government into a farce? Pretty much. But still.
So, basically, a Jerry Springer-style show with prospective presidents instead of trailer trash? Count me out. Passive aggressive bullshit is better than that.

You're misunderstanding. Jerry Springer is, basically, a bloodsport; people who watch it turn in to cackle with glee at people making fools of themselves. It's a spectacle of pettiness. Professional wrestling, on the other hand, is about ridiculous, over-inflated drama. It tries to be "Epic." It tends to fail, and becomes the transparently contrived and badly acted farce we all love to peer down our noses, at.

But that's what we need in the presidential race, Eye Emm Aich Oh. More "Epic."
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:14 pm UTC

EDIT: fuck I already typed this, but couldn't find it, but then I saw it and- never mind.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:16 pm UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby thecommabandit » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:19 pm UTC

That post is going to look so out-of-context when he actually does (as will this one, it occurs to me).

I see your point Noc. But would you really want everyone to see politics as an over-inflated, transparent act? Such things probably wouldn't be too good, I think.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:27 pm UTC

thecommabandit wrote:I see your point Noc. But would you really want everyone to see politics as an over-inflated, transparent act? Such things probably wouldn't be too good, I think.

...

I don't know if that's the most sarcastic comment in the world.. or the most naive. Either way... Exactly.
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Re: Two Quote Pyramids & a Partridge in a beef cheese?

Postby Cheese » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:29 pm UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby xndrew » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:31 pm UTC

I'm late, but I'm okay with that.
Pineapple is always good. Grilled, on pizza, in salads, plain, just the juice. I cannot get enough.
But Vegemite is fucking terrible. Though, to be fair, I've only ever been offered it plain, all by itself, nothing to help absorb the too-much-salt-in-my-mouth-oh-my-god-this-is-terrible taste.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:34 pm UTC

You're doing it wrong. Every part of your post is wrong. Stop being so wrong.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:41 pm UTC

RT: When I saw SecondTalon had posted in this topic, and in the Today I Learned one, my first thought was "SecondTalon is on a rampage." whilst the second being "Pizza." and some seconds later after reading
thecommabandit wrote:That post is going to look so out-of-context when he actually does (as will this one, it occurs to me).

"No, it wont, because I can't."

@TMT: who? If I am: why? And if xndrew is: indeed! Pineapple is great when it's nice and juicy and fresh and has only seconds before been robbed from it's pointy skin.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:44 pm UTC

xndrew is wrong.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby thecommabandit » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:57 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
thecommabandit wrote:I see your point Noc. But would you really want everyone to see politics as an over-inflated, transparent act? Such things probably wouldn't be too good, I think.

...

I don't know if that's the most sarcastic comment in the world.. or the most naive. Either way... Exactly.

Naive, I guess. Though it is amazingly sarcastic now that I think about it.

...needless to say, politics is not my forte.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:15 pm UTC

thecommabandit wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:
thecommabandit wrote:I see your point Noc. But would you really want everyone to see politics as an over-inflated, transparent act? Such things probably wouldn't be too good, I think.

...

I don't know if that's the most sarcastic comment in the world.. or the most naive. Either way... Exactly.

Naive, I guess. Though it is amazingly sarcastic now that I think about it.

...needless to say, politics is not my forte.

That was the 16300th post.

Also, politics isn't my strongest point either. Want to make a "I-not-knows-politics"-club?

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Raiku » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:28 pm UTC

Okay, I have to say I'm with you on the no knowledge of pollitics club-it allo just confuses the hell outa' me...

But-yays! My first ever guitar lesson today! :)

And I made some of my composition.
But yay!

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:07 pm UTC

Raiku wrote:Okay, I have to say I'm with you on the no knowledge of pollitics club-it allo just confuses the hell outa' me...

But-yays! My first ever guitar lesson today! :)

And I made some of my composition.
But yay!

COOL! How was it? Did it live up to your expectations, and if not, why? And what did you do? Ooo, I am exited!
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby xndrew » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:25 pm UTC

I think I'm pretty okay with doing it wrong. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby NieXS » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

I'm locked in. Damn.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:33 pm UTC

NieXS wrote:I'm locked in. Damn.

How did you manage that?
I've never locked myself in anywhere.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby mat-tina » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

Hi, guys.

Some weeks ago, I remember someone (I'm not sure who it was; possibly 3fj) posting a fleeting thought about Flash not being able to play sound if artsd was running (and vice versa). I found the solution to this today:

* Run chmod u+s /usr/kde/3.5/bin/artswrapper to let artsd use realtime priority
* and so avoid possible skips in sound. However, on untrusted systems this
* creates the possibility of a DoS attack that'll use 100% cpu at realtime
* priority, and so is off by default. See bug #7883.
* Or, you can set the local artswrappersuid USE flag to make the ebuild do this.


It's written for Gentoo, but I suppose it can be applied to other systems as well, pretty easily.

I haven't tested it thoroughly, but it seems to be less prone to hang Firefox now as well.

Just in case anyone is interested :)
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby NieXS » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:49 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
NieXS wrote:I'm locked in. Damn.

How did you manage that?
I've never locked myself in anywhere.

So, my dad asks if me and my brother have keys. We say we have (in theory). Turns out that my brother lost his, and I can't find mine. So here I am.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:53 pm UTC

Stuck inside?
Your doors lock from the inside, right?
Mine only lock from the outside, hence me being unlockinable.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:58 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
NieXS wrote:I'm locked in. Damn.

How did you manage that?


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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:13 pm UTC

Such a nice poem...
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Noc » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:27 pm UTC

I Am Raven wrote:Such a nice poem...

Whoosh.

. . .

You can't see it right now, but I'm waving my hand over my head. It occurs to me that this is not a gesture easily translatable into text.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Balsamic » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:54 pm UTC

Apple can go to hell (AUD pricing).
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Dingbats » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:06 pm UTC

I would like a crappy to decent laptop with Debian installed to hax on.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Mo6eB » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:34 pm UTC

My last two posts effected new thread pages. Third time lucky?
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Noc » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:35 pm UTC

Nope.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby The Hyphenator » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:41 pm UTC

GUISE, new pages happen every forty posts. It's not just random, or based on length of posts. In fact, you could write a script to get when a new page is about to happen, and always get page-topper.

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Hit3k » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:47 pm UTC

I go to bed early and wake up tired. What the hell is up with that?
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby felltir » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

Please, no.
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Noc » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:03 pm UTC

So it occurred to me that it would be really good, and really useful, to be able to output the AS3's trace() function to a text field in the .swf itself. Unfortunately, I've been searching the documentation and the internet for most of the afternoon, and I have not found out how to do this. That's right; I can't find the Flash AS3 documentation for the trace function. This seems silly, to me.

Also, why would you need to write up a script to figure out who's going to be a pagetopper? It's, like, two operations, the automating of which seems a little excessive.

I mean, it's not like I did this by accident?
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Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Postby Torvaun » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:06 pm UTC

I don't think the script was to figure out if you're going to be a pagetopper, it was to warn you about potential pagetoppers so that you can ninja every damn one if you feel like it.
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