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by the Cow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: For I have come again in Glory...
Replies: 156
Views: 19664

Re: For I have come again in Glory...

spi wrote:Welcome back Belial!

Vaniver, I agree getting old is weird.


You get used to it.
by the Cow
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: For I have come again in Glory...
Replies: 156
Views: 19664

Re: For I have come again in Glory...

Welcome back. I haven't seen those movies. Are they scary? If you believe not, remember that I tremble at Totoro, and regauge accordingly.
by the Cow
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 162
Views: 14612

Re: Nicknames

"Moosiecow", "Cow", "The Cow", or if you feel particularly close, "Moosie". Very few people call me Mark. My wife, then my girlfriend, gave me this name and it has stuck for almost 30 years.
by the Cow
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3035065

Re: Postify your facerity

Barely face. Mostly hair. New laptop webcam I recently discovered.
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by the Cow
Mon May 11, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Poll regarding the choice of languages for an API
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Poll regarding the choice of languages for an API

hotaru wrote:you seem to have forgotten to include c in your poll.


C is listed as C/C++ - in that a C binding can (and currently does) serve both.
by the Cow
Mon May 11, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Poll regarding the choice of languages for an API
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Poll regarding the choice of languages for an API

If you were asked to develop an application that accessed a non-sql custom database application and an API was provided to perform the typical functions, such as searching, editing, adding, and deleting records, which of the following languages would you like to see that API support natively? Please...
by the Cow
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!
Replies: 387
Views: 54469

Re: I declare February XKCD Mod Mental Health Awareness Month!

Well here we are nearing the end of Mod Mental Health Awareness Month, and I can safely say that we are all much more aware of the mental health of the mods. But, can we be equally certain of any improvement? And, if so, how much?

Are you more sane, hmmm?
by the Cow
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies Survey
Replies: 88
Views: 8784

Re: Hobbies Survey

I used to collect LPs and the appropriate gear for causing them to be heard.
by the Cow
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 21068

Re: It made sense at the time...

22/7 wrote:At some point I realize that I was just seeing things, check the whole apartment out and go back to bed.


I suspect that I would rather die at the hands of an intruder than get up out of bed every time I'm "just seeing things".
by the Cow
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231559

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Felstaff wrote:...you fight like a cow.


hmmmmm.
by the Cow
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 306032

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

I kept my last name. As did my wife. We named the children arbitrarily. Her family got the first one. So, mine got the second.
by the Cow
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Good lies to tell small children (scienced up!)
Replies: 55
Views: 7375

Re: Good lies to tell small children (scienced up!)

A long time ago I was a camp counselor. We told several of the smaller children that they could skip years, as in go from age 5 to age 7 without passing through age 6. When they asked how they could do this, we asked, "didn't your parents tell you? ... Oh, well, we can't tell you if they didn't...
by the Cow
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Replies: 77
Views: 5933

Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was very young, I wanted to be an entomologist. I liked bugs.

I eventually became a software engineer - must still like bugs.
by the Cow
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Enjoying bad movies
Replies: 50
Views: 6209

Re: Enjoying bad movies

"The Angry Breed" is the worst movie I've ever seen. So bad, it causes cringing, which may be permanent. Sad, in that it stars William Windom, who has been in nearly every thing, some of it good.
by the Cow
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21433

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

Subs. Like to hear the vocal tone of the original without reinterpretation by a different actor/culture/language/director/writer, even if I do not understand the language.
by the Cow
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: weird social roles you find yourself in
Replies: 106
Views: 9546

Re: weird social roles you find yourself in

Hmm.. Just how often do you have to bring your hoof down on the plans of the calves anyway? (Calf? I can't remember how many have you.) I have two. I don't have to get strict very often, and usually to just allow my wife to be the "nice one". Every once in a while I get to be the common e...
by the Cow
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Furthest Travelled
Replies: 104
Views: 9357

Re: Furthest Travelled

From US to UAE.
by the Cow
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: weird social roles you find yourself in
Replies: 106
Views: 9546

Re: weird social roles you find yourself in

Strict parent.

Been a parent for over 16 years, but I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around the strict part.
by the Cow
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How sustainable are you?
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: How sustainable are you?

Sorry. I'm lazy and older. Most of the problems I am causing will be the grief of the young'uns soon to follow.
by the Cow
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to trap a geek
Replies: 101
Views: 9103

Re: How to trap a geek

tell 'em that someone is using archaic pointer arithmetic and incorrectly dereferencing said pointers, just on the other side of that there door over there.

On second thought: ask them to build a trap to trap other geeks... just on the other side of that there door over there.
by the Cow
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3035065

Re: Back to post yo' face

http://a858.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/62/l_3025f7cf106915cdc8727a0321df5a49.jpg It's from approximately three years ago, but it's still my favorite picture of me. Yes, that is a zoot suit. No, I do not own one--'twas a rental. :cry: I am impressed. Not only did you rent a zoot suit, but kne...
by the Cow
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I like paper cutting (snowflakes)
Replies: 49
Views: 7561

Re: I like paper cutting (snowflakes)

Wow, those are incredible.
by the Cow
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814533

Re: Confessional Thread - Confess like it's Glastonbury.

My wife (then girlfriend) reminded me to love stuffed animals and baby blankies when I was a teenager and mistakenly believed that I needed to give such stuff up and be all grown up. I've been a much happier person since.
by the Cow
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pair Programming Survey
Replies: 16
Views: 2685

Re: Pair Programming Survey

While I certainly see the value of small teams working together, and believe it to be a natural and overwhelming positive way to approach many different problems (not just programming), I also see the formalization of the "technique" to be silly and possibly counterproductive. If it happen...
by the Cow
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Baby News - Now With Pictures!
Replies: 43
Views: 4086

Re: So... (Baby News)

Congrats. Hope all is going well.
by the Cow
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21319

Re: What you don't understand

Moral philosophy has allways been hard for me to grasp. The main goal of moral philosophers seems to be to create a ruleset for how to act. But since morals is more than anything a subjective thing (some cannot see it exist at all) this gets quite ridiculous. So many really "big" guys wit...
by the Cow
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job help
Replies: 37
Views: 2963

Re: Job help

When I was young I had several part time jobs including dishwasher, busboy, reading for the blind, yard work, camp counselor, and telephone sales. Telephone sales was the worst. Even being a dishwasher (up to my elbows in other people's leftovers) was better.
by the Cow
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814533

Re: Confessional Thread - Confession Not Found

I am a cold, uncaring individual. I consider most emotion distracting at best, with my normal perception somewhere around needless. I am incredibly arrogant and egotistical, and do not hesitate to lie about the slightest things. I am prone to seizing upon random thoughts in the middle of conversati...
by the Cow
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you lie?
Replies: 177
Views: 13992

Re: Do you lie?

Here is a question: Lets say I am sitting with a girl I just met, and she is smokin hot... she is talking, and I am spacing out, thinking of naughty things involving her... Does anyone else have these thoughts? About the smoking hot girl you are describing? No. Never. Pause. What thread is this aga...
by the Cow
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Urban Exploration ( Exploring )
Replies: 99
Views: 12426

Re: Urban Exploration ( Exploring )

When I was young, my father took us (my brother and I) up into the clock tower of St. Luke's hospital. St. Luke's was open at the time, but the top floors had been decommissioned many years earlier. These included old abandoned wards, operating theaters, the animal experiment labs and kennels - all ...
by the Cow
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1425392

Re: Man Thread: Erectile hyperbolic function

VTHodge wrote:No effect on manliness, but it helps your xkcd-ness.


I differ. I believe that it is substantially more manly to eschew all punctuation.

In that light, it is also more manly to avoid phrases like "I differ", "substantially more", and "eschew all".
by the Cow
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3035065

Re: Back to post yo' face

Hodge,

The perching of a calm 50 lbs dog on your shoulder: You are the Hodge.
by the Cow
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls
Replies: 94
Views: 10742

Re: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls

"Anything taller than it is wide is a phallic symbol" - Melanie
"How tall are you, Melanie?"
by the Cow
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 257762

Re: Custom titles

Hammer wrote:If people feel they must list my typos accompanied by an explanation of exactly what I should have typed and why, then so be it.


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by the Cow
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Let's Talk About Theobromine - that means Chocolate.
Replies: 186
Views: 61309

Re: Let's Talk About Theobromine

Handmade Florentine milk chocolate an inch thick with hazel nuts on the bottom.
by the Cow
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 113151

Re: Coffee

I am very fond of coffee. Black. Strong. Plain. The plainer the better.
by the Cow
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 257762

Re: Custom titles

VTHodge wrote:
Vekter wrote:Is there any way I can have Yes.?

I feel that any change would be insulting to theCow. I wouldn't want to do that.


Well then, stop employing squirrels!
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by the Cow
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Coffee Shop" / Quantum Cafe
Replies: 732
Views: 36860

Re: "Coffee Shop" hangout RP

GhostWolfe wrote:«waves to Cow hopefully, but tries to look like she doesn't care or maybe is too busy with her writing if he doesn't wave back»


* Waves GhostWolfe to come on over to the table * (and don't try to look like you don't care, I love that you care)
by the Cow
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Coffee Shop" / Quantum Cafe
Replies: 732
Views: 36860

Re: "Coffee Shop" hangout RP

* Finds quietest corner booth. Orders ordinary strong black coffee. Hopes Hammer will see me back here. *
by the Cow
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3035065

Re: Back to post yo' face

bbctol wrote:Should it not be "Spherical Bull," then?


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