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by arecanut0
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 508720

Re: WoWzers!

I think raid positioning on the melee dps (attack from behind, he can only dodge, as I learned from reading WoWInsider today) might have boosted our damage a bit more, even more so if they moved out of the Cave In radii and therefore saving the healers some mana. As melee, DPSing from behind is so ...
by arecanut0
Tue May 15, 2007 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 109723

Hoho, lots of INT?s here, though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised! I took the same test couple months ago. But I love these things, so here's another go: Then: I?TP 89/1/11/67 (I think - something like it, anyway) Now: INFP 100/12/50/67 INTP seriously describes me to a tee, though. I hardly descri...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to get people to like me?
Replies: 104
Views: 15566

I also agree with Gazette that the "be yourself" piece of advice can be misconstrued. But I think it's also often misunderstood in a different way. I'd like to think there's still something admirable about recognizing your own faults and seeking ways to become a better person. Something th...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to get people to like me?
Replies: 104
Views: 15566

For many people, the hardest thing to learn is when to restrain yourself and shut up. :P Definitely a toughie for me. Now, I don't know exactly under what circumstances you start criticizing people, so some of this won't apply. It's fine to criticize; I usually prefer friends who will be honest with...
by arecanut0
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

Oh, it also does support quite a bit of "fake" transparency, with mixed results. It might have been a compiler option; I don't remember. It worked fine on mine (prebuilt binary/not compiled from source), but looks like total crap on the Solaris builds on school lab computers (i.e., no tran...
by arecanut0
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

Al's pretty much covered everything :P The ones he missed though: -Make fvwm change workspaces when I roll the mousewheel over the wallpaper, or at the very edge of the screen (loved that edge of the screen feature from Beryl, really missed it in kwin) Ok, so there are two things. Well, I don't know...
by arecanut0
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: International Command Line Day
Replies: 118
Views: 17692

Some quick Wikipedia searching came up with naim, a text-based IM client. Haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it fits the bill. http://naim.n.ml.org/about Not sure about the other two, but Googling suggests that Shift+Home may change the text size in a terminal. I've tried naim. When I was s...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with males! (split from More problems with females)
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Yes but having six pack abs does not hurt. I tend to prefer scrawny skinny boys over six pack abs boys. Ditto! And as a result, I get slightly annoyed by guys who work out for the sole sake of being more attractive (I mean, if they're working out to be healthier and more energetic or whatever, then...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Problems with males! (split from More problems with females)
Replies: 327
Views: 51605

Boys suck. Everyoner should just like girls instead. What really confuses me is how much better looking girls are than guys, and I still manage to remain entirely straight. I would never actually want any sort of romantic relationship with a girl, but I'm almost desperate for one with a guy. One wo...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

Solaris is awesome! It's purple. How awesome is that!
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

Old screenie Hm, I swear, the terminal foreground color used to be a darker green (which was actually more readable than the white). And yes, I gave up on semitransparent backgrounds pretty quickly =p. It was my attempt at making something "girly". And people laughed at my feeble attempt....
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random t-shirt ideas!
Replies: 109
Views: 17846

I just bought one that said

IN SOVIET RUSSIA, TSHIRT WEARS YOU
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

I run Gentoo so that I'm allowed to make fun of Gentoo users by saying I'm one of them. ROFL. You're my new hero. That, and you have very good taste in WMs. :D I'm sure FVWM just turns off so many people with its default config. I mean seriously, pink? The sad thing is that, as you said, FVWM can b...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: *nix
Replies: 120
Views: 18195

what card do you have? because just ubuntu supporting it sounds wierd unless you mean by defualt. also why does everyone have a massive boner for *buntu? all they do is include everything as a module and try to obsecure everything as much as possible. Agreed! Wireless aside, most other recent *nix ...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:57 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 138732

EC (one of the MIT dorms) supposedly has a human-sized hamster ball (though not sure which floor). I'm pretty certain a large contingent of EC folks read xkcd as well. Talk to one of the folks on floors who build stuff. Actually, after more careful thought, it might be a stationary hamster ball. Tha...
by arecanut0
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0243: "Appropriate Term"
Replies: 89
Views: 42448

I've always called it "Thinkpad red dot thingie" :?

I guess I only refer to "touchpads" as the rectangular area on which you move your finger around, and which you almost always seem to brush when you're trying to type something.
by arecanut0
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 138732

Campout would be teh awesomeness! If you guys are sticking around for a weekend and get tired of touring Boston, we can always head to Cape Cod/Nantucket (in an omnibus, of course) for uh... Cape Cod chips and Nantucket Nectars. And fresh seafood. And prettiness. And lighthouses! Lots of lighthouses...
by arecanut0
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randy teenagers
Replies: 47
Views: 9610

Basically, if you're trying to learn how to do calculus, don't get a TI-89 or -92. It will spoil you and you won't learn anything. What can an 89 do (in other words, what have I gotten away with over the years)? Off the top of my head... - Symbolic algebra (like with x's and t's and stuff) - can sol...
by arecanut0
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 59
Views: 8767

I'm not an active Myspace user (I have an account so I can stalk others), but my impression is that Myspace is geared towards socializing with online friends, while Facebook is more towards keeping tabs on real-life friends you've met through classes or otherwise. That isn't to say that people don't...
by arecanut0
Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 508720

Belial wrote:Don't tempt me. I get addicted to an online game again


Again? What was the first, if I may ask? I'm curious.

Edit: Oops unbalanced BBCode tags.
by arecanut0
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric Programming Languages
Replies: 31
Views: 10831

Whitespace! Google even has context coloring for it! (I can't seem to find the link atm, but will post as soon as I do.)
by arecanut0
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 'Stewardesses' is allegedly the longest English word that
Replies: 283
Views: 46154

And back on topic: omnipotententity@oberus% egrep -i '^[qazwsxedcrfvtgb]{12,}$' /usr/share/dict/american-english aftereffects desegregated desegregates reverberated reverberates stewardesses I'm surprised that no one's pulled the "EVERYBODY STAND BACK. OMNIPOTENTENTITY KNOWS REGULAR ...
by arecanut0
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 615992

Squeak, you're really, really pretty! Did you know that? Well now you do.

Er, sorry, that may have sounded creepy. I'm female. And heterosexual (as far as I know). So no need to call the authorities just yet.
by arecanut0
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 75392

Wow, I've done 4 as far back as I could remember, and probably since my toddler days. It's one of my personal quirks or something. And all this time, I thought I was obsessive and had secret psychological issues or something. I'm surprised I'm not close to being the only one here. I also had this ot...
by arecanut0
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: OS
Replies: 74
Views: 15583

We don't get an "other"? :?
by arecanut0
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0185: "Wikifriends"
Replies: 121
Views: 29695

Steve Ballmer wrote:
Steve Ballmer wrote:
Steve Ballmer wrote:
Steve Ballmer wrote:
Steve Ballmer wrote:developers developers developers developers developers developers developers developers.

developers developers developers

developers developers!


developers developers developers developers!


DEVELOPERS!


developers.

(post-emptive developer-loving warning)
by arecanut0
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd discovery
Replies: 65
Views: 16274

Friend sent me link to the sudo comic, which he presumably found through Slashdot. Pure classic. I got the tshirt, and I still get compliments as well as a "Hey, where'd you get that shirt?" from people, to which I'd reply with a most shameless plug. Went a few back and found the Dinosaur ...
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cuckoo's Egg Series
Replies: 27
Views: 9304

Buton wrote:Okay so these sequences are messed up... no really they are :D

(if you can find the right number for each, you're awesome)
1. 1, 2, 3, 4, ___
2. 1, 4, 9, 16, ___
3. 1, 2, 4, 8, ___
4. 2, 3, 5, 7, ___


Buton


Why not 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, ... for the first one, for example? :?
by arecanut0
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 55252

aldimond wrote:HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY? AM I THE ONLY ONE HERE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES? MARK IT ZERO!


Ouch. :(

I'll never to it again? *cower*

Edit: Oops, I need to learn how to quote things correctly.
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 55252

In Soviet Russia, -1 square roots YOU!!

*duckflee*
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0178: "Not Really Into Pokemon"
Replies: 61
Views: 29479

Possibly the only time in my life when I was not embarrassed to have formerly been into Pokemon Sorry for being off-topic, but that reminds me of a high school Quiz Bowl type tournament we went to. The question was "name all four Teletubbies." I think I was the only one there who could. I...
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 55252

Yeah, because current starts with a "c". :lol: But c is speed of light in vacuum! Electrical engineers deal with wave propagation, too! Every electrical engineering class I'd been in so far has used j for sqrt(-1) *shrug* (although incidentally, Staelin is also my recitation instructor fo...
by arecanut0
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd on facebook
Replies: 25
Views: 7069

no-genius wrote:This isn't logic puzzles, you know


Damn! Wrong forum.

Stalkers. All of you.
by arecanut0
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd on facebook
Replies: 25
Views: 7069

I am!

Not telling who I am, though. That'd be too easy.
by arecanut0
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697585

I swear I've introduced myself already.

Well anyway, 20/f/Boston-ish. Sleep-deprived CS/EE+CS student with maybe a math minor on the side. Yknow, just for kicks.

Hi.
by arecanut0
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I auditioned for uni today...
Replies: 25
Views: 6462

henre: Go. Pick up a book of Rach preludes or something. Now. You're missing out. :wink: Chopin nocturnes are gorgeous! But they drive me to sleep after the second one in a row or so. Which -is- their intent after all, I suppose. And Rach 3 being "pretty difficult" is a vast understatement...
by arecanut0
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I auditioned for uni today...
Replies: 25
Views: 6462

Rachmaninoff, anyone?
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dvorak
Replies: 69
Views: 21645

Sure, all that research into ergonomics is nice, but ultimately it boils down to the fact that I -myself- find Dvorak to be a lot more comfortable, especially in situations requiring lots of speedy typing (such as MUDs *innocent whistle*). I know many Dvorak users say the same. Sure, the very slight...
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 697585

Is Lady Penguin still around? I'm a CS major (heh, typical), but I've been taking quite a few math classes and I may have unknowingly run into her couple of times. Freaky.
by arecanut0
Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd get-together in Boston?
Replies: 18
Views: 6572

I am mildly amused at all the Cambridge lurkers who finally pop their heads out of their little burrows just now. Yes, myself included. :oops:

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