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by hellmitre
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0912: "Manual Override"
Replies: 104
Views: 28410

Re: 0912: "Manual Override"

Well, then, we're fucked. I never did figure out those info pages.
by hellmitre
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0754: "Dependencies"
Replies: 76
Views: 25778

Re: "Dependencies" discussion(#754)

I think dependency loops are really just recursive jokes. The packages thus involved aren't real; they're just there to mess with people.
by hellmitre
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues

When I run just 'deluge' in a terminal everything starts up fine. The issue is I have over 100 torrents already set up and checked in Deluge; otherwise I'd switch to another torrent client. The main issue is that Deluge uses a client/server interface, with the daemon running in the background and th...
by hellmitre
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues

I've put the full path to the executable (/usr/bin/deluge) and all that does is print the version information if I run it in a terminal. If it runs through a cronjob, nothing even happens. I've also tried that nohup trick; nothin' doin.
by hellmitre
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Rather novice yet puzzling bash scripting issues

I'm attempting to write a bash script that will kill and restart my torrent client (Deluge) every hour via a cronjob. The problem is not the cronjob, but in getting the script to appropriately launch Deluge and then allow the script to stop running without killing Deluge. I got this so far: #!/bin/s...
by hellmitre
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38657

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

I hadn't laughed out loud at xkcd in at least a month... I laughed really hard at this one.
by hellmitre
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16625

Re: Little Things That Make You Happy

- being outside in chilly weather, smoking and drinking black coffee. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. YES. ⋅ when part of a song makes my entire body tingle ⋅ smelling a freshly brewed cup of major dickason's blend ⋅ getting over one of my many personal...
by hellmitre
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Existentialism?
Replies: 73
Views: 10396

Re: What is Existentialism?

For me it's basically that there's no meaning inherent in anything, it's all just created by a bunch of people whose ideas of how to function together in this little planet have created cultures and meaning where we know there is actually nothing. For me, it's that life is absurd. All the stuff you ...
by hellmitre
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God Rides BART
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

God Rides BART

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and take public transportation an ungodly amount. I take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) on a regular basis and I noticed a poster on the train for something called God Rides BART. It's a discussion forum for various religion-based topics and provide prompt questio...
by hellmitre
Sat May 03, 2008 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bisexuality
Replies: 111
Views: 10268

Re: Bisexuality

I am straight simply in the fact that men do not arouse me sexually. I am perfectly fine looking at male bodies (in fact, I find nice bodies, male or female, nice to look at -- they are beautiful) but what defines (for me) sexuality is simply the sexual aspect of it. I have slept (like, sleep slept,...
by hellmitre
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 403958

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Kirk of CSU Chico, speaking of the Middle Ages and its lack of medicine, in the happiest, most jubilant voice you could ever imagine: 'And then we get to watch little Willy die of the rickets!'

Robert of CSU Chico, speaking on French Rococo painters: 'Faggy French painters.'
by hellmitre
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: U.S. Army
Replies: 55
Views: 6091

Re: U.S. Army

I seriously considered going into the US Army, combat infantry. I don't know why I wanted to or specifically, why the combat infantry. Just... something about that really did. I have a lot of respect for people in the military. A lot of ... I dunno, bravery goes into it. I think I wanted to be one o...
by hellmitre
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Get out of high school free?
Replies: 47
Views: 7306

Re: Get out of high school free?

I dunno, I went to a really small high school (<140 kids) and I didn't have many friends - not close friends anyway. Thing was, my grade was so small there were no cliques - everyone who went to parties was really friendly to each other at them and people generally got along with each other. I had m...
by hellmitre
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Make A Difference, or be Someone?
Replies: 26
Views: 2940

Re: A Serious Question.

:idea: Reminds me of something someone said to me a few weeks ago - something along the lines of "some people do good deeds, and some people take credit for good deeds. It is far more rewarding to be in the first group, and there is much less competition." :?: Anyone know the exact quote ...
by hellmitre
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16625

Re: Little joys in life

Having her fall asleep against my chest.
by hellmitre
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you name....
Replies: 176
Views: 15035

Re: What do you name....

Laptop's cradle; it's a 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro that I luvs, dualbooted with Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X Leopard. I had an old iBook G4 that was theArk (no underscores allowed in Mac naming schemes... dammit). My desktop, build of donated and order parts, running as a fileserver over teh interwubs, is cal...
by hellmitre
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22694

Re: How do you read?

When I just start reading, I do hear a voice in my head. But once I get more concentrated and focused, I stop hearing that voice and instead ... hmm... basically, pure conceptual knowledge of what's going on just appears there. Like when you look at a car and know it's a car, I look at a paragraph a...
by hellmitre
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32398

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

The timing on this one is particularly poor.
by hellmitre
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22908

Re: "Network" Discussion

Uh... not to be a Nazi, but it's 'amongst them', not 'between them.' Between means two. Amongst is any number.

But I laughed.
by hellmitre
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 5 Influential Albums to Your Current Musical Taste
Replies: 92
Views: 9613

Re: Top 5 Influential Albums to Your Current Musical Taste

1) As I Lay Dying, Shadows Are Security . Through Struggle, track 7 on the album, was my all-time favorite song for a long while. I would listen to the final 45 seconds or so of that song over and over again. And then I got more of their albums and they're all good and slightly different. Frail Word...
by hellmitre
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Techno/Trance
Replies: 101
Views: 11851

Re: Techno/Trance

Astral Projection, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto. If you like general electronica too, try assemblage23. Oh, and VNV Nation. VNV Nation is just good.
by hellmitre
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 282119

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook

Pasta Carbonara Ingredients: Coupla onions Few strips of bacon Hunk o' parmesan cheese Coupla eggs Sprig o' parsley One person's serving of spaghetti of some sort Directions: 1. Cook yer pasta in water until it's almost done the way you like it. 2. While you're doin' that, grate up the parmesan so ...
by hellmitre
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443072

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

With just Adium open: Image

And normal programs running: Image

I like it.
by hellmitre
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting those you know on the Internet
Replies: 45
Views: 4498

Re: Meeting those you know on the Internet

Yeah. I played Halo 2 with this guy whose montage I saw once. He taught me a lot about the game (he was a lot better than I and it annoyed me endlessly, so I would constantly play with him and his friends until I got better), and then we started to just randomly talk about stuff and life over IM and...
by hellmitre
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15548

Re: taking teenagers seriously

Personally, what I've noticed is teenagers lack impulse control. I like to think I'm decently mature for my age and almost never get into arguments with anyone (by argument I mean back and forth stupid shouting match), but I do like to debate. I realized early on in my teenage years that there were ...
by hellmitre
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848328

Re: Confessional Thread

I hate my real name and the only name I actually like is the one I've created for myself. Which is what I post under. It's both artificial and organic in its creation, and I created - bending to my will - what is associated with that name.
by hellmitre
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marching morons?
Replies: 78
Views: 6704

Re: Marching morons?

It's not quite that black-and-white. Yes, people with better educations tend to have fewer children (because they graduate, get good jobs, have nice apartments, live healthy lives, and want to preserve that), but those people with their better educations are by no means more intelligent. There are p...
by hellmitre
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: RIP, OiNK.cd!
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: RIP, OiNK.cd!

I hope they manage to pull a Demonoid and relocate somewhere. God, I hope so. If not, thanks for the good times and good music.
by hellmitre
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 4913

Re: Headphones

Sennheisers are my personal preference. I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pros, and they are absolutely orgasmic, if $200. My girlfriend bought a pair of HD457s and they are only $40 (really cheap!!) and very, very good, especially for the price.
by hellmitre
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 5125

Re: Music + Studying

Seriously, everyone needs to check out Steve Roach's album Darkest Before Dawn . It's about 70 minutes or so of really calming ambient music. Nothing better for me to study to than that. The story behind me finding Steve Roach is pretty cool. My girlfriend and I were wandering around downtown San Fr...
by hellmitre
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coping
Replies: 59
Views: 9994

Re: Coping

Because none of it matters in a grand scheme, all that matters is what you enjoy and what makes you feel good. If you enjoy watching Shakespeare by lightning, (points for whomever gets the reference) go ahead, it's your life you're living. See, I'm pretty much your textbook Nihilist. But I'm not ang...
by hellmitre
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you find comfort in knowing?
Replies: 52
Views: 5474

I take comfort in that I'm content with the meaning I've found or created for life.
by hellmitre
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: what makes a "successful relationship"?
Replies: 60
Views: 7663

I dunno, a successful relationship seems sort of intangible. And I think that the distance between people that is necessary for the relationship to be 'successful' differs for each type of relationship and each person in that relationship. In a romantic relationship, I think there does have to be so...
by hellmitre
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XBox Live Gamertags
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

GT's teh mitre.

Halo 2, Halo 2 and moar Halo 2.
On September 25th I will be ignoring my studies for a solid week, with an IV of Rockstar in my vein and a permanent grin plastered to my face. Also, my eyelids stapled open. Halo 3 rocks this world.
by hellmitre
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106295

Hmm... What would you guys label Killswitch Engage and Avenged Sevenfold? Because I label most of my stuff that has been sub-genred in this thread under metal. So where would they fit in? Stuff I'd classify as metal I'm into at the moment: Killswitch Engage Avenged Sevenfold Lamb of God Machine Head...
by hellmitre
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existential angst
Replies: 87
Views: 12378

My belief says life is pointless but i use it to my advantage. I change the words around so that i say, life is pointless, meaning i can do anything i want in efforts towards my happiness. That journey alone is worthwhile no matter the outcome, even if it's pointless. It doesn't matter if life is p...
by hellmitre
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 119782

Since most abortions occur because the mother feels she would be unfit to raise the baby (SURPRISE THERE), it seems that illegalizing it would simply make women turn to back-alley options. Highly unsafe. I'm pro-choice, up to a certain extent. I was born 3 months premature and am functioning decentl...
by hellmitre
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is the US so violent?
Replies: 170
Views: 16961

I think then the US's larger percentage of violent acts per capita is probably due to our love of the exceptional. Not like other countries don't celebrate the hell out of sports heroes or have kids dreaming of becoming rock or rap stars, but ours has a tendency to glamorize the aspects of those lif...
by hellmitre
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is the US so violent?
Replies: 170
Views: 16961

Huh? That's definitely not true for India. And I'm having trouble understanding the initial population argument. Is it because the country has too high a population density or something? The population argument was ... hmm... I wonder, did the first post dictate how the large violent crime numbers ...
by hellmitre
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is the US so violent?
Replies: 170
Views: 16961

Rap music. Wow, asking for flaming, but I'm assuming you're being sarcastic. Because a simple extrapolation of that could deem that modern media is the cause of it (actually, it's a possibility), but I'd believe that there is so much violence because of the: A) Gross difference in wealth between th...

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