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by Burgerman
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3571671

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I saw this article linked to on slashdot this morning(the actual post was from yesterday, sorry if this is old news). I mean, I knew patents were bad, but this bad? Simulating mouse input with non-mouse input? Why hasn't microsoft gone after wacom then? Microsoft basically has no credit in my book. ...
by Burgerman
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret copyright treaty leaks. It's bad. Very bad.
Replies: 152
Views: 24024

Re: Secret copyright treaty leaks. It's bad. Very bad.

computers running Windows 8 will use signed boot-loaders: Interestingly enough, I'm reading free software, free society: selected essays of Richard Stallman . I just read his story the road to tycho . Its about a student who wants to lend his computer to someone, but doesn't want to go to jail beca...
by Burgerman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Just a Quick Question About Partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Just a Quick Question About Partitions

Hmm, I didn't really check now that I think of it. I should do that. If it is just pictures and my documents stuff, I'll just move that then. If it's the appdata folder, I'll move the whole documents and settings, and then charge them $10 :D
by Burgerman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Just a Quick Question About Partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Just a Quick Question About Partitions

hmm, what should I do then? I found this: Moving the '\Documents And Settings\' Folder to Another Drive The following is based on KB236621 but revised for XP. 1. Open Explorer. 2. Create a new folder called 'Documents and Settings' in your desired drive. 3. Create a new profile with ...
by Burgerman
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3571671

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Alright so it wasn't just my parents then. I think I did the right thing though, I only had one class yesterday and it was calculus. The way the class is moving along I probably didn't miss much, not that I was in any sort of condition to do math problems anyway.
by Burgerman
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3571671

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Gah, I can't stand being sick, especially colds. My parents always taught me that I have to go to work/school unless I'm extremely ill, ie 100 degree plus temperature, vomiting every 10 min, etc. Now that I'm in college and can make choices for myself, I can't take a sick day without feeling extreme...
by Burgerman
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Just a Quick Question About Partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Just a Quick Question About Partitions

I was at my friend's yesterday, and we were just sitting around watching T.V. His dad comes in and tells me to make myself useful and free up some space on his 8-9 year old computer. It's an old Sony Vaio. This thing is very strangely partitioned. It has a boot and a data partition, but the boot par...
by Burgerman
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1767569

Re: Today I Learned

Apparently, couples really only started sleeping in the same bed in the 1950s and 1960s. They normally slept in separate beds if they had the space for two beds. Society seems to be returning to that because more couples today are sleeping separately. Which is another reminder that some things becom...
by Burgerman
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9342110

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I guess not. Is sleeping in separate beds only common by today's standards though or was it common back in the 1850's - 1860's when the story first included the mother, father, and baby bears (this according to wikipedia )? EDIT: "It is important to note that up until the mid-19th century it wa...
by Burgerman
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9342110

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You know who has a failed marriage? The 3 bears from Goldilocks and the 3 bears. I mean, they sleep in separate beds. They can't decide even decide on the temperature of the porridge. Maybe mama bear can't sleep on such a hard bed because she has a bad back? No, I think its just a ruse so they don't...
by Burgerman
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760227

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Do radio commercials count? if they count, do in-store radio commercials count? If no, then disregard this. If yes, then continue on reading. Is it really necessary to play an advertisement on the in-store radio for the store you are already in? For example, I was in a big-lots the other day, and th...
by Burgerman
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life
Replies: 4
Views: 6070

Re: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life

I'll throw this here because it helped me. I got acpi_call off of AUR. I ran test_off.sh and it increased my battery life by about an hour or so by turning off the dedicated card. Apparently, even though Arch refuses to recognize my dedicated gpu, it is more than happy to feed it power. (my laptop h...
by Burgerman
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kindle Hacking
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: Kindle Hacking

All right, so it can indeed be done. I suppose it would be good in emergencies, but then the kindle's browser would probably be fine for that though. At least I wouldn't have to tear out the modem to tether though, so that's good. It's going to be hard to resist using the kindle as a proxy though, d...
by Burgerman
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kindle Hacking
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Kindle Hacking

I've been getting lots of sleep lately and drinking absurd amounts of coffee, and I've been having some pretty great ideas about stuff I could do. things like programming a game for my friend as a graduation present, making a wristband flashlight like the ones in ST:Voyager, trying to case mod a usb...
by Burgerman
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bathroom Graffiti
Replies: 37
Views: 6607

Re: Bathroom Graffiti

I had a couple of friends in 11th grade tag every bathroom in the school using their names. They were in most instances quite small and unnoticeable. However, one of them wrote their name much more noticeably and was pulled out of class by a teacher. He then proceeded to admit to everything and tell...
by Burgerman
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life
Replies: 4
Views: 6070

Re: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life

Thank you for your suggestions. I had read through the power management section on the wiki. I have started using some of those but haven't really had time to implement them all. Also, thanks for telling me about thinkwiki. That may come in handy later on. Ill also implement those suggestions next t...
by Burgerman
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life
Replies: 4
Views: 6070

Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life

I have recently installed Arch Linux on my laptop. As is it only gets about 2 hours on the battery. The laptop is a lenovo Y470, 14 inch. I think I'm on to a good start by swapping out kde for xfce, but does anyone have any other tips? (gets 2 hours with kde, haven't installed xfce yet) Any help wil...
by Burgerman
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

WHOOOO! I actually got a job at staples as a tech. Its just a temp job, but its experience. And if I do well enough, they might keep me on, assuming I'll still want to work there :)
by Burgerman
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

After a year of unsuccessful job searching, I have an Interview!! Its not a job yet, but its more than I've had! :mrgreen: It's for the tech associate position at Staples. I'm not entirely sure what to expect, so if someone could give me a heads up as to what I'm getting into, I'd be very appreciati...
by Burgerman
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Laptop Recommendation

beej175560 wrote: I stored a mini-tower size PC on campus over summers in the provided storage areas


I don't need to. I'm living at home during college. I'm able to gather as many computer parts as I want until I run out of room or my mother dumps them out at the curb.
by Burgerman
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Laptop Recommendation

I'd like to thank you all for your suggestions. I bought a lenovo y470 when it was on sale. its 14-inches, plenty fast and quiet. It fits my portability needs, but the only problem is that the battery lasts 4 hours. I'm quite pleased with it otherwise.
by Burgerman
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Laptop Recommendation

I already have an old but serviceable desktop at home. I can use it to do everything I want so far except play modern games. Eh, you're probably right though. I may just buy one of the x-series like you suggested. I can't really think of a good reason to spend that much on a laptop other than to buy...
by Burgerman
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Laptop Recommendation

I like the W520. I think I'd go with that. What does everyone else think?
by Burgerman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Laptop Recommendation

As far as outdated, though, that will happen for everything. It won't be such a problem in the future when I can afford to upgrade a desktop every now and then. I need something fairly high-end now to last until I can get out of college and get a job. Until then, I'll have to make due with a laptop....
by Burgerman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Laptop Recommendation

I'm entering college in the fall and I am going to need a laptop. I will have almost $2000 to spend, although my parents say they'll pitch in if needed. Any way, heres what I'm looking for: - Nothing smaller than a 15 inch screen. - Size is no problem, so I don't mind a bigger laptop. - Prefer to ha...
by Burgerman
Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3571671

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I have the exact opposite of e^in+1=0's problem. All of my classes except calculus have stopped requiring any student/teacher reaction. It was already like that for me in economics, I had been reading in the back of the class for about a month before he finished the notes in mid-may, and I am still ...
by Burgerman
Sun May 22, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 793983

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Sorry, not trying to outrage you. I'm just saying, it isn't something I want to have to worry about when I watch star wars with my kids for the first time. Rule 34 has already ruined enough of my childhood, and the rest is tucked safely away by strong mental blocks.
by Burgerman
Sun May 22, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164754

Re: Your Schedule

fall semester of freshman year: CI110 principles of Programming CI130 programming in c++ ED100 College Seminar EN102 English PH115 Science of Multimedia and a PE course, haven't decided on which one yet All my classes so far are arranged on Mondays and Wednesdays. 9:00 - 14:50 on Mondays, completely...
by Burgerman
Sun May 22, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 793983

Re: What were your dreams last night?

But but but the interrogation probe would make an amazing sex toy! Which puts a brand-new spin on that scene between Vader and Leia, doesn't it? Eeeeeew, I would like my star wars without a sorta reverse Oedipus scene running through my mind, thank you. ARRRRGGH, too late. *sobs over ruined child h...
by Burgerman
Thu May 12, 2011 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A Question About Coding NINT
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: A Question About Coding NINT

thank you very much philip and headprogrammingczar, that's extremely helpful. :D

If I may ask, though, why is python 3 better?
by Burgerman
Wed May 11, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A Question About Coding NINT
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

A Question About Coding NINT

I was wondering about this recently. We use the NINT function quite often on our TI-83+s in Calc. I was wanting to make a graphing program as a first foray into python, and one of the functions that I'd like to include is NINT. However, I'm not entirely sure how to go about doing this. For example, ...
by Burgerman
Thu May 05, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154498

Re: Explain your avatar!

My old avatar (pre-xkcd) was some guy wearing a full burger costume with a goofy mario-style mustache and doing the shrugging gesture. I couldn't find that when I joined here, so I picked this one. I like it because I want a hat like that, and the guy wearing it looks like a kid I know from school. ...
by Burgerman
Thu May 05, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Congratulations Giant Speck! I'd donate if I had a credit card, or paypal. Alas, I am only 17 and am not able to have either of those. :( Anyway, thats a good idea about calling it a vacuum flask. I'll try and remember that along with footbag instead of hackeysack and lip balm(I think that's the cor...
by Burgerman
Thu May 05, 2011 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: And Now for Something Completely Different
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: And Now for Something Completely Different

Good stories everyone! This is the kind of stuff I like to hear about. Also, existentialpanda your story is very good. It was completely out of the ordinary that you would have payed attention to that envelope. I know what you mean though, I just shoveled whatever I got immediately into the trash. B...
by Burgerman
Wed May 04, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Thermoses (or thermi? or just thermos? there are many thermos in the cupbard? No probably thermoses is correct) are awesome. I poured coffee into it at 6 am, and it is still hot 10 hours later! You simply can't beat it. :) https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=5b9cecc729&view=att&th=12fb...
by Burgerman
Wed May 04, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: And Now for Something Completely Different
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

And Now for Something Completely Different

Obvious Monty Python reference aside, this thread is about completely unexpected consequences. For example, instead of going to Subway for lunch like you always do, you choose to drive an extra 10 minutes to Arby's. Because you went to Arby's, you weren't there when a tanker truck crashed through th...
by Burgerman
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3571671

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Background: I spent my entire high school career stressing out over grades so I could get into the top 10 of my class to get free tuition to the local community college (planning on getting a bachelors, going to community college first and then going to a university) to cut down on the eventual debt...
by Burgerman
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Awesome: My friend and I placed first in the afrl computer challenge competition! We now both have paid internships for the summer! I can afford an awesome laptop before college now! (any recommendations?) :D Also Awesome: This Guide : http://catb.org/esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html Really cleared a lot ...
by Burgerman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922604

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Today was better than most. Had career day at school, got loads of free pens, lanyards, and even a foam blackberry and a t-shirt Freakin' awesome at being a goalie in gym floor hockey. Blocking 27 of about 30 shots per class on average (not really a scientific study, just generalizing on what it see...
by Burgerman
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 39661

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

To me, hard work is valuable if you put it towards something meaningful. For example, you could go home every night, ignore your homework completely, and code all evening. Or, you could work on homework all night and not bother at all with anything other than school work. It doesn't really matter to...

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