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by someguy
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?

You can even do it like this: cat /etc/fstab | tail -n1 | sed [sed command goes here] and then visually inspect the resulting output. Only once that is done do you wrap it in a sudo -- or even better, save the changes to a file, then just do a cat as super user (The idea being that you don't casual...
by someguy
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:33 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?

Thanks. I'll look into your recommendations. I liked going into 'command line' mode, as I said; everyone else was struggling and pretty much hated the Linux part of the course, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. At one point, for example, the guy told us to add a line to the fstab file, which was very si...
by someguy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

*nix on a USB stick... THE HARD WAY?

Hello everyone. This will be a bit of a strange question but I figured this would be the right place to ask. I've just finished a short, introductory Linux course; I found it very interesting having worked with M$ stuff all my life. The instructor made us work with the command line all the time, and...
by someguy
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 195506

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

I hope no-one's posted this one (a quick search turned up nothing.) The part in Cat Power's 'Metal Heart' (original version from Moon Pix ) where she works in the line from 'Amazing Grace' and one of the doubled vocals soars for a split second... that's neck-hairs-on-end time for me, every time. Che...
by someguy
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gran Torino
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Gran Torino

I can't wait for this one (one week to go here, I think...).
by someguy
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 220412

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

ash.gti wrote:I'd rather give it to Google than Microsoft...


Good thinking.
by someguy
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 220412

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

I used Firefox for a long time until sometime last year, when I switched to Opera on a whim. Haven't switched back yet. I'm kind of wanting to try out Chrome, but I feel uncomfortable about giving up one more aspect of my privacy to Google. Anyone else with the same concern (more properly worded, pe...
by someguy
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4532

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

Even though I didn't know them back then, the Brian Jonestown f'n Massacre.

They put out their best albums in the mid-late '90s.
by someguy
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: John Cage's 4'33"
Replies: 32
Views: 4020

Re: John Cage's 4'33"

*cough*

*fart*
by someguy
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4532

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

ParanoidAndroid wrote:No mention of Pavement? I'm disappointed, guys.

Good catch. Also, GUIDED BY VOICES.

And the Pixies, though technically they're more of a late-'80s act.
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4532

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

Beck. Mellow Gold was stellar IMHO. As well as the earlier, folkier albums.

Edit: also, tangentially related: Beat Happening and the Halo Benders.
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4532

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

I just noticed Elliott Smith has not been mentioned.
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4532

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

I will randomly add Grant Lee Buffalo and Mazzy Star to the list.
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Album Cover'd!
Replies: 295
Views: 51908

Re: Shamelessly stolen from Facebook: Album Art Covers

There was a previous installment of this thread, check it out as well...
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your hand!
Replies: 52
Views: 6659

Re: Post your hand!

Quoting myself from another thread...

someguy wrote:
Spoiler:
Image

My thumb looks weird because I'm trying to hold my hand as flat as possible against the glass.
by someguy
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1158434

Re: What are you listening to?

Nothing at the moment, but the Godfather soundtrack is seeping through the wall from my neighbor's apartment... AGAIN.

He listens to it in its entirety every Sunday morning.

I keep a loaded gun in the house now.
by someguy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Formatting the external hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Formatting the external hard drive

How about CONVERT <drive letter> /FS:NTFS ? I've never had a problem with it, though it'd still be a good idea to back your files up somewhere before letting it rip. Edit: for whatever it's worth, I also have one of those WD external drives (1 TB though) and it took over half a day to format under W...
by someguy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2942629

Re: Postify your facerity

Crummy picture, but what the heck--

Spoiler:
(taken down)
by someguy
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2942629

Re: Postify your facerity

Dakun wrote:
theoreticallyKat wrote:and someguy...yes, and?


I suspect [someguy - me] was implying that you're very beautiful, and has the same problem that most guys have - not understanding how a beautiful lady doesn't realize that herself.

Precisely.

Damn, I can't even imply stuff properly.
by someguy
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2942629

Re: Postify your facerity

theoreticallyKat wrote:awww thanks guys. I really needed that confidence boost :D

I never post here, partly because I'm like 10 years older than most of you, and it makes me feel creepy. But I'll say this:

srsly? :?
by someguy
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1158434

Re: What are you listening to?

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by someguy
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10296

Re: Vinyl

In happier news, my grandad gave my dad a pile of his old vinyls, including some Queen and apparently Switched-On Bach :D S-OB is gooood . It's even more impressive after you read the various articles on Wendy Carlos' site about the technical pitfalls they had to work around, like all their synthes...
by someguy
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: FLAC > Ogg > MP3
Replies: 20
Views: 3752

Re: FLAC > Ogg > MP3

hotaru wrote:once i encoded a 16kbps mp3 that was nearly indistinguishable from a 128kbps mp3 encoded with lame's default options, (...)

Could you tell us a bit about that?
by someguy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: FLAC > Ogg > MP3
Replies: 20
Views: 3752

Re: FLAC > Ogg > MP3

I keep FLAC archive copies of hard-to-find discs I'm lent and such; for everyday use I like Vorbis, then MP3. However my current music-playing device (a Nokia 5310 phone) doesn't 'do' Vorbis; my previous one, a Chinese Ipod knock-off, did. I much preferred the way that low-bitrate Vorbis (96 kbps-is...
by someguy
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favorite retro game(s) (Non-PC)
Replies: 16
Views: 1562

Re: Favorite retro game(s)

Jumpman . I first played it on a friend's 'portable' (a huge, heavy behemoth with a 9" green phosphor CRT and two 5 1/4" drives, no hard disk) PC over 20 years back. We'd spend DAYS playing Jumpman, even stay awake entire nights. Good times. The floppy disk was a self-booting thing which ...
by someguy
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6505

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Clumpy wrote:
Seriously, though, how do you bond with eight children you can barely tell apart?

Tattoos, naturally. ON THEIR FOREHEADS.
by someguy
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB Flash Drive
Replies: 17
Views: 2035

Re: USB Flash Drive

Is there any hope for this drive? It has all of my work on it, and my back ups are 2 weeks old, but even just getting it empty and working would be nice; I don't have the time to go out and get another one right now. Suppose for a sec that you manage to get it empty and working again, like you say-...
by someguy
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.
Replies: 41
Views: 9197

Re: Rock music/Opera singer. Not bloody Nightwish.

Klaus Nomi isn't what you're looking for, but you just can't talk about opera and popular music without including him... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gma5IUNMTn0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_A6IR58Htg HA-HAA! I thought of him right away when I started reading the thread-- I'll give that LP a ...
by someguy
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .
Replies: 79
Views: 12479

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

There's always the asparagus thing, I suppose
by someguy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10296

Re: Vinyl

:D Hey, RA, since you were the one that mentioned them above, I've just ordered my first Brian Jonestown on vinyl (and likely my last, at least for a while, as I'm spending way too much on LPs.) It's We Are the Radio . It sounded almost like a throwaway at first play (MP3) but now I can't get the f...
by someguy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Shoegazing
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: Shoegazing

I started a thread about shoegaze a while back, got some good recommendations there as well so you may want to check it out. It's here: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13998&hilit=Shoegaz%2A Of the ones there I can heartily recommend the Brian Jonestown Massacre album (like it sa...
by someguy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1158434

Re: What are you listening to?

Galaxie 500's Today.
by someguy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10296

Re: Vinyl

Cons: - The degrading sound quality While I am aware that physical contact/friction between the stylus tip and the vinyl does wear both of them down minutely with each play, in reality this won't be a problem if you make sure that the stylus is clean, that the turntable is set up properly, and... n...
by someguy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10296

Re: Vinyl

does anybody prefer vinyl to other formats? why? bragging about your collection is encouraged. Yup, I dose. I've only recently started buying the odd 45, I guess I'm more of an album person, but I've had LPs going on 10 years now. My most cherished 45 I suppose must be a Francoise Hardy four-song E...
by someguy
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jorge Luis Borges
Replies: 18
Views: 3223

Re: Jorge Luis Borges

after reading Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote, I will never be able to read and analyze literature the same way ever again. I remember when my friend told me what it was about, a good while before I read it myself. It blew my mind through and through. I mean how do you even come up with that i...
by someguy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 46736

Re: Books that made you cry

I...

I got a bit misty-eyed in the subway yesterday, reading Jack London's Call of the Wild. And I'm one of those people who don't even cry at funerals.

Spoiler:
The scene in which Dave the dog dies just did me in.
by someguy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 46208

Re: Post your Eye

Eh, why not. Just another person with brown eyes anyway (and no idea how to properly light a picture): http://i41.tinypic.com/4q39y.jpg I've been told my lashes are long-ish... wouldn't know about that but they do fall into my eyes all the time, couldn't be more annoying. Edit: Jacque and MJ, your e...
by someguy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 199319

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

What? No Submachine Series? They're chock fulla puzzles, guys!

Covert Front is also good.
by someguy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anyone else with a Dell laptop having backlight issues?
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Anyone else with a Dell laptop having backlight issues?

Hello everyone. The strangest thing started happening with TWO Dell portables a few days back around here. On both of them the LCD backlight seems to have gone haywire in very much the same way. Basically, and having done nothing out of the ordinary with either of them, the panel will now remain dar...
by someguy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1158434

Re: What are you listening to?

justrandomwords wrote:I haven't heard Noble Beast either, but seeing as how I'm seeing him next weekend, maybe I should check it out. :D I'm excited.
several people wrote:(excited Andrew Bird babble)

And... of course my friend JUST had to randomly e-mail me the Youtube clip for 'Dr. Stringz'.

DAMMIT

I woke up with 'The Naming of Things' in my head, too, so I've already gotten started.

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