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by Arturion
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17745

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Like Amnesiasoft above me, my last purchase was Audiosurf on Steam. Highly recommended.
by Arturion
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Textures
Replies: 44
Views: 5367

Wet, untreated wood. For instance, when washing wooden spoons or wooden cutting boards. Haha, a teacher at my high school had exactly this. Our English teacher used to tease him - he had to throw away wooden spoons after using them because he couldn't stand to wash them. As for myself, I've become ...
by Arturion
Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

I recommend that you new guys read the new player guide if you're not sure where to start. Either that or join an alliance, and they should be able to start you off on the right foot. (We will!)
by Arturion
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Alphabet Photos
Replies: 239
Views: 70885

Ugly Pan troglodytes.

Image
by Arturion
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193444

Well, let's see here... I can roll my tongue and turn it vertical (though it is much easier with the top facing left). I can cross my eyes, and to some extent, individually - I'm working on improving this. :) Oh, and I can do that vibrating-eyes thing, and with my head too. I can crack most movable ...
by Arturion
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

Is there a way to see a map with all the nations or at least a large portion? My nation, Mach Five-onia, is centered on Tokyo Disneyland 8) . Well, you can't see all of the nations - the problem is that there's almost 40,000 nations. :? But you can view a map of the top 50 nations... Click "Vi...
by Arturion
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

MurdocRocks wrote:Perhaps we should create an xkcd alliance?


I had considered it - but I'm deeply involved in my alliance right now, and wouldn't leave them. If enough xkcders join, though, we can be an informal XKCD alliance....

Besides, coming up with an alliance acronym for XKCD would be hell.
by Arturion
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:My first e0mail was a trade, my water and metal for his sugar and hides. If I accept the trade, do I lose my metal and water?


Nope - trades essentially share resources between people. So both of you get the effect of all four resources.

Ghona wrote:And...

the validation code hates me.


Hmm?
by Arturion
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

this thing has a pretty bare interface... how do i join an alliance/change my team/etc? The Island Paradise, led by La Dentista Well, to join an alliance, I'd recommend visiting the game's forums (fora 8)). In the "Open Alliance and Team Forum", there's lots of alliances advertising. To c...
by Arturion
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cybernations
Replies: 41
Views: 9047

Cybernations

So, guys, I've been thinking - both XKCD and Cybernations have internet communities of notable size, so I figure that they must have at least a few people in the intersection. Besides, I think it is a worthy place for you fellow smart people to visit. What it is, for the uninformed, is an online bro...
by Arturion
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Do Canadians care about this sort of thing?
Replies: 15
Views: 3879

RealGrouchy wrote:Hell, I don't even care about hockey!

- RG>


I concur. :wink:
by Arturion
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are your bookmarks?
Replies: 48
Views: 7110

I don't bookmark. I leave the tabs open... 8)

Oiy, my RAM. But I'm serious, on a day-to-day basis, I usually have around 100 firefox tabs open.
by Arturion
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your name?
Replies: 198
Views: 23219

also, How many of you are there, are they male or female? Um, I think I break the record. There are 14,872 people with my name in the U.S.A. I'm serious. My name is Daniel Smith... Daniel being the 16th most common name in the US, and Smith being the most common. Yay for me! There's actually a face...
by Arturion
Sat May 12, 2007 8:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you doing?
Replies: 167
Views: 19961

What? I... I'm not doing anything. I swear.
by Arturion
Mon May 07, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 22121

My mom's friend was having problems with a design program (he does kitchen cabinetmaking). We fired up the program, and got the error again. So, I asked whether he had looked online for the error, or contacted the company. The reply: "Well, the error says a line number, so can't I just go into ...
by Arturion
Wed May 02, 2007 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 115732

Phi wrote:Haha, I noticed "The Lonely Island" in the corner and smiled.

To be honest, if this was made into a poster I'd probably have to buy it.


Seconded.
by Arturion
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203415

fjafjan wrote:I think I should point out that my higscore on the Bell game is
7208437070
Or ca 7.2 billion


wow... impressive. I just got 1,220,560 and I'm pretty proud of myself. Birds = win.
by Arturion
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 18
Views: 3741

:shock:

My god - I was just looking up the wikipedia article on Haddaway because I was browsing YTMND. Then I was like, "Oh, hey, I haven't seen yesterday's XKCD!" So I came here. Then came on the forums. And saw this.

Creepy.
by Arturion
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0244: "Tabletop Roleplaying"
Replies: 212
Views: 47892

Belial wrote:True. I'm not resourceful enough to manage that, though. +1 items are just...really sharp. If you can destroy the world with a kindof sharp knife and a good suit of chain mail, I'm suitably impressed.


Sigged.
by Arturion
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0244: "Tabletop Roleplaying"
Replies: 212
Views: 47892

Hmmm... I was just thinking about the tube idea - wouldn't tilting the tube be a problem, especially at high speeds? I mean, if you tilt the tube after the rock has left the bottom of the top ring, it would go through the bottom ring at an angle, which would mean it would come out of the top ring at...
by Arturion
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0244: "Tabletop Roleplaying"
Replies: 212
Views: 47892

I have no idea what teleportation rings are supposed to do... but that brings forth the mental image of someone tossing one end of the teleport ring into the ocean, and then draining the entire ocean because the other ring is on land, and the water jsut keeps coming through... That's pretty much wh...
by Arturion
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Psychology is pretty cool
Replies: 13
Views: 5219

The TEDTalks are awesome, and well worth the 20 minutes each, if you're willing to spend the time. I just watched this one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Time much better spent than many of my university classes. :roll:
by Arturion
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0239: "Blagofaire"
Replies: 70
Views: 19674

I just hope that the Time Cube guy doesn't end up to be one of the "masters".

*shudders*
by Arturion
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0233: "A New CAPTCHA Approach"
Replies: 112
Views: 38323

The first thing that popped into my mind was replacing the form with: You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise. You reach down and you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beati...
by Arturion
Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0229: "Graffiti"
Replies: 223
Views: 64898

I don't seem to see many ingenious bathroom-stall remarks here. Funniest one I ever saw was someone who carved, simply, "BICTH". Come on - you can't even spell your swear-word graffiti right? :roll: Actually, now that I check urban dictionary, it says that it is "An ignorant mexican/w...
by Arturion
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ridiculously Circuitous Subject Name
Replies: 37
Views: 7588

Dang it. Had a good run going there.
by Arturion
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26386

/random { 4 } def Anyone know this? Hint: Technically it's a scripting language, not a programming language. postscript? Got it! (You get a cookie!) On my internship with a university computing science professor last summer, I ended up learning postscript and writing a graphing "prog...
by Arturion
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26386

Code: Select all

/random { 4 } def


Anyone know this? Hint: Technically it's a scripting language, not a programming language.
by Arturion
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TGIF?!?!?!
Replies: 18
Views: 4128

Thank the whole general sort of mish-mash it's Friday!
by Arturion
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443175

I thought my ass-hattedness was pretty obvious ;) ya, I'm done trying to 'discuss' OS's. I wish I had a link to that "winning an arguement on the internet is like... " whatever the other half of that is I don't remember, picture. Something to do with special olympics or something somethin...
by Arturion
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443175

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/8906/desktopshotho8.jpg It's Windows, but running BlackBox Lean as a shell. I don't want to get involved in the OS war that is brewing here, but I'll just say that I prefer Windows. (I have tried Linux, I worked with it daily on my summer job, but I have not tried...
by Arturion
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 107794

I seem to share my day with Judas Maccabeus. 23 June, that is.

@Judas - Care to say what year? 1988 over here.

Edit: According to wikipedia, I also share birthdays with a lot of people, including Alan Turing and Sonic the Hedgehog! Cool.
by Arturion
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Disassociation
Replies: 362
Views: 47994

seven
by Arturion
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 113161

Pet peeve: people who think that because I am "good at computers" (that phrase makes me cringe), I am inherently qualified to do tech support on any or all of their Norton / ISP / Windows ME / Wifi / Mac / E-mail / Hardware / Website / Photoshop / Random electronics problems. Yes, I use co...
by Arturion
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd philosophy
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

@Tractor Awesome avatar! I can't believe I know where that came from. :D </completelyofftopic> <ontopic> I'm thinking: "Come now, do you really expect me to do coordinate substitution in my head while strapped to a centrifuge?" "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die." or possibly: &q...
by Arturion
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite element?
Replies: 111
Views: 20640

Gallium! A metal that melts in your hands!
I so want to get some of that...

Also.... Thread resurrection, yarr.
by Arturion
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0195: "Map of the Internet"
Replies: 160
Views: 51281

208 for the win! And yes, I agree... this should be used somehow. I like the idea of a flickr-type map thing, where we can all see where our fellow xkcd'ers are on the intertubes! Combine that with the flash app idea above, and I think that would be pretty cool... anyone here with some Flash skills?
by Arturion
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to move to another country
Replies: 114
Views: 23268

If I was to move from Canada, I'd probably pick Australia, possibly New Zealand. I've come to hate the cold here (it was -41 C with wind chill - that's about -42 F - on Tuesday, ouch) and want to go somewhere warm.
by Arturion
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 27
Views: 6146

June 23. I had various final exams on my birthday throughout juniour high and high school... but now I'm in university. (yay...)
by Arturion
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 21347

Yay, I'm one of the few with a Wii! (Stood out in the below-freezing Canadian winter morning for 3 hours to get it :roll: )

I think TP is a great game. It's fun to play, there's lots of content, and it looks pretty... but I just can't say greatest. Sorry.

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