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by Easton
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Repairs and Upgrade Advice Requested
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Computer Repairs and Upgrade Advice Requested

Hey all, My power source and fan have died on my PC and I'm looking to repair them and perhaps do some upgrades on it while it's open. I'm wondering if anyone can give some advice on what best to improve - I use this as my everything computer: word processing, DVD burning, gaming, etc. Specs: Window...
by Easton
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Radio Programmes
Replies: 20
Views: 1696

Radio Programmes

So - two parter. Part the First: I've been volunteering with my campus radio station for a few months now, and I've been invited to host my own radio show. I've done it before a half-dozen times as a guest host, and I tend to play indie rock music (local Canadian stuff whenever possible), talk about...
by Easton
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird Kind-of Crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Weird Kind-of Crashes

So, this has been bugging (har har) me for a week or so. I'm running Windows XP on a decent gaming PC, fully updated, protected by Norton (also fully and frequently updated). Some of my programs (namely, Firefox, IE, and Explorer.exe) randomly and frequently crash. Kind of. That is to say, Firefox a...
by Easton
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Donating Blood
Replies: 43
Views: 4029

Re: Donating Blood

Just gave this afternoon, and I give as soon as I am able to again each time. For the time and effort invested by me, versus the insane amount of benefit for others, I can't imagine not doing it as much as possible. As for after-effects, I felt fine the whole time, and left feeling better than I did...
by Easton
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342788

Re: The drnuk thread

Gin is on the menu tonight. Predrinking is well underway.
I wish I weren't such a lightweight; my predrinking takes about 10 minutes.
by Easton
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 394370

Re: Recommend ME a game (Merged:Several Similar Threads)

Sins of a Solar Empire is a good game - just incredibly long. I find it unfeasibly long to ever finish a game, because I just don't have blocks of several hours in which to play one thing without pause. I bought SOASE and am largely regretting it, so I am looking for a recommendation . I play just o...
by Easton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" Video
Replies: 78
Views: 20363

Re: Boom de Yada - or, Making a Movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_f98qOGY0

Maybe we could even get Randall and Belial to do the opening. That would be magical.
by Easton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" Video
Replies: 78
Views: 20363

Boom de Yada - or, Making a Movie

So, here is the earth. No! Here is the idea! I was making bread this morning, and was humming the discover channel ad song, and wondering how on (and off) earth they managed to get so many interesting people (among them Dr. Hawking) to make the commercial with them. And then I thought of how the XKC...
by Easton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342788

Re: The drnuk thread

Thoroughly buzzed now, debating via text messages with a friend of alternative persuasion whether or not to go hit a bar of similar nonlinear angles.
by Easton
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!
Replies: 249
Views: 24102

Re: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!

Count me in! I love random connections.
by Easton
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?
Replies: 334
Views: 19245

Re: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?

Apologies for jumping in without reading the whole thread, but thought I'd just toss in a fact that seemed neglected (from my brief reading). Many of the times I've seen these set up, they're at locations with high probability of drunk drivers - exit from the bar district on a Friday/Saturday night ...
by Easton
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vundo virus removal help
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Vundo virus removal help

Hey XKCDers, Trying to help a friend who has gone and had his computer infected with TR/Vundo.gen, apparently a virus of some popularity back in 2004. He's tried a few virus removal tools, from Symantec and elsewhere, and is now looking at bowing to a reformat. He's on XP, and has it on a disc, and ...
by Easton
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overcompensating - Randall Tribute
Replies: 16
Views: 2463

Overcompensating - Randall Tribute

Apologies if someone else has already caught this before me. Two of my favorite webcomics coming together! Today's Overcompensating has done a shout-out to their 'homie', Randall Munroe, and accompanied it with an apology for once again violating the restraining order. http://www.overcompensating.c...
by Easton
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No wires, you say? - Help me get a new Wireless Card
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: No wires, you say? - Help me get a new Wireless Card

One bump before I lower myself to trying to get FutureShop to help me.
by Easton
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No wires, you say? - Help me get a new Wireless Card
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

No wires, you say? - Help me get a new Wireless Card

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection That's what I'm currently using in my laptop. Yet I curse the gods of computing when I get no signal and my friend beside me is chatting away on his intertubes. Oh why, blagosphere, do you forsake my laptop? I must appease the gods by improving my wirele...
by Easton
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0367: "Fandom"
Replies: 158
Views: 26112

Re: "Fandom" Discussion

Because who needs publicly funded programs, am I right? They've never done any good for anyone. Let's go back to the charity model, or count on private companies to help the needy.

Sorry. No politics. Just this RP meme makes so little sense.
by Easton
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Any good geeky tshirts?
Replies: 55
Views: 4796

Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Mothra wrote:
Holy shit, do want. Double that serving of fleeting gratefulness to whoever finds it.


I claim said gratefulness as is my due.
If only this were the help department, I could get points.
by Easton
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Misguided Debt Collector
Replies: 25
Views: 3019

Re: Misguided Debt Collector

I was also thinking the blanked out name was Goulet.

The only possible solution to this problem is musical.
by Easton
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them
Replies: 62
Views: 6112

Re: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them

I had a similar issue with VIA Rail, except instead of kids throwing rocks, there was a section of track missing and we derailed. At about 5 KPH. At 9:00 at night. I got back to campus at 4:00AM the next morning, and VIA, despite having promised a reimbursement, refused to provide one when I went ba...
by Easton
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meeting people in Ottawa
Replies: 72
Views: 14313

Re: Meeting people in Ottawa

Grrr. I find this a week late! I'm living in Sandy Hill.

How did it go?
by Easton
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0330: "Indecision"
Replies: 196
Views: 34634

Re: "Indecision" Discussion

This comic is made of so much win, I don't even know what to say.
by Easton
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Golden Key Honour Society - Scam or Worth It?
Replies: 12
Views: 12534

Re: Golden Key Honour Society - Scam or Worth It?

It's not technically a scam - at least, not like they're a Nigerian banker who needs my help to retrieve unclaimed funds. As well, they're endorsed by the president of my university. But I had been thinking along the same channels - that it's just not worth the money. Thanks for the input, everyone.
by Easton
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Golden Key Honour Society - Scam or Worth It?
Replies: 12
Views: 12534

Golden Key Honour Society - Scam or Worth It?

I suppose I should have posted this back when I first got the invitation, rather than on the day that it is due, but....hey. Anyways. What are everyone's thoughts on the GKHS - they market it as connection-building, good for resumes, jobs, discounts, and a whole host of other things. What I want to ...
by Easton
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 784105

Re: What were your dreams last night?

We were in a cave, deep enough underground t hat there were no other sources of light. We had a missing person, perhaps a friend or superious, that we needed to find. Stumbling in the darkness, there was a glowing chip of crystal on the ground. Picking it up, we found it would light up and pulse for...
by Easton
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0326: "Effect an Effect"
Replies: 284
Views: 53244

Re: "Effect and effect" discussion

Aw. I was about to hit "post" on my thread for this, but thought I'd check again before doing so. You win.

I always enjoy using obscure grammar. Particularly "whom" in new and inventive ways, as even amateur grammarians are uncertain as to where it should be used.
by Easton
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)
Replies: 228
Views: 129282

We may never know how the series was meant to finish (unless his wife and cousin actually do finish it with his notes), as Robert Jordan has passed away.

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2007 ... ml?ref=rss
by Easton
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2698
Views: 277559

I'll bisect your triangle on each side, creating further triangles, and allowing the scoring enhancement calculations of rules version 3.14. Thus, I will claim Millenium Dome.
by Easton
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2698
Views: 277559

Building on my gamble that the game will go on for an extended period of time and award me the commonwealth bonus in some seven months by claiming the as-of-yet unopened Terminal Five, I will now retroactively claim the first tube station opened on the Underground, Paddington , thus giving me the te...
by Easton
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2698
Views: 277559

As its passenger flow is about to be seriously crippled with the opening of terminal five and its station on the Underground, Terminal Four is a very weak play. I'll take Terminal Five , commanding not only the bulk of the passengers, but the primary international node - key if I'm to gain the commo...
by Easton
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2698
Views: 277559

I should have expected a reversal from a player as cunning as MG. Luckily taking an interchange allows for a quadri-directional output, so I've got a lot of options on my plate. I'll stake a claim on Glencairn Crescent so I'm not tied up entirely in squares, and can balance with a later roundabout. ...
by Easton
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 883937

Good news: You still have one and a half arms left!
by Easton
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lunar eclipse!
Replies: 36
Views: 3235

Southwestern Ontario wasn't the best place to see it, what with it setting partway through. I took a pass on this one (partially because I work, and actually because I thought it was tomorrow).
by Easton
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2698
Views: 277559

While explaining is helpful for the new players, it does expose your plans, and I'm not above exploiting that. Seeing MG going for a circular West to East advancement, I'll claim his referred-to but as of yet untaken and very properly named Easton Interchange . That ought to throw a wrench in his pl...
by Easton
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Undercover Police & Montebello, Quebec
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

As would everything the military. Thats the thing about states - they hold the monopoly on legitimate violence. This is not such a bad thing, since we live in societies where the government is largely accountable. Though the argument is put forwards by some that today's governments are less account...
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Undercover Police & Montebello, Quebec
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

That's what some people are saying, though others write that off as impossible, largely because we live in a western democracy. I'm not sure, one way or the other. It's a thin line between cop and criminal.
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do nerds turn you on?
Replies: 191
Views: 20432

bookishbunny wrote:After this last weekend, it has now been scientifically proven that nerds turn me on. A lot.


Did you perform a double-blind experiement?
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: About goals in life.
Replies: 85
Views: 8402

Wow. I always thought that axiom was supposed to be an example of a depressing, ass-backwards, futile worldview. I didn't realize there were people who phrased it that way and then thought it was good. Agreed. I had always thought of "You can't take it with you" as an accurate response to...
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Undercover Police & Montebello, Quebec
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Undercover Police & Montebello, Quebec

Quebec police admitted recently, after initial denials, that they had officers disguised as protesters during the recent Security Prosperity Partnership in Montebello, Quebec. While authorities claim the officers were to discourage violence, one was seen holding a rock (although didn't throw it), an...
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 146524

I'm a vegetarian, both because I feel it is an overall healthier lifestyle, and it contributes less to a negative impact on our planet. I don't advertise my lifestyle or try to influence others towards it, I just enjoy it, myself, and keep it a personal commitment.
by Easton
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9233130

Fleeting math.
Divide spent budget by total budget...subtract current month divided by twelve...
I knew I should have stuck with math.

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