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by Durinthal
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0997: "Wait Wait"
Replies: 115
Views: 30610

Re: 0997: "Wait Wait"

To anyone wondering who this is, you could always, y'know, listen to him for a bit.
by Durinthal
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5301

Re: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games

guale wrote:PLEASE tell me people still play this game! Sounds a lot like Savage 2 really.

http://www.freeallegiance.org/

I haven't looked at it in years, but I think they're still going.
by Durinthal
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 163778

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

Whoever made this map clearly isn't a fan of Sporcle, otherwise Kyrgyzstan would have its own color.
by Durinthal
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 462923

Re: WoWzers!

Okay, so I haven't seen much of Gilneas or the Plaguelands yet, so I don't exactly know what the lore is there. I'd like to think that it can be a little more nuanced than "the entirety of race X must be affiliated with faction Y." Worgen DKs used to be under Arugal and not from Gilneas, r...
by Durinthal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 462923

Re: WoWzers!

What I would personally love to see but will never happen for mechanical reasons: Sylvannas raises a massive army of Forsaken and starts ignoring Garrosh, possibly encroaching on territory owned by the other Horde races (Hammerfall looks like a good target after Stromgarde given their current progre...
by Durinthal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 26004

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

Actually, there's current rumblings that intellectual property rights are a crock, namely just a mechanism for monopoly rent seeking with no social payoff, contrary to what everybody has been taught. Creativity is not expanded. (Why does Lady Gaga make a thousand times what Frank Sinatra did? Rent ...
by Durinthal
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 127342

Re: Futurama

Maurice LaMarche is ridiculously awesome and voices a number of regular characters (Kif, Calculon, Morbo, Lrrr, and Hedonism Bot to name a few) in addition to that Orson Welles impression.

And yes, you could probably see the ending coming, but it was still good.
by Durinthal
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A town called Eureka
Replies: 40
Views: 10795

Re: A town called Eureka

Great episode all around. And was it just me, or was there a crashed program error message on a monitor at the end of the last scene?
by Durinthal
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A town called Eureka
Replies: 40
Views: 10795

Re: A town called Eureka

The third season has two separate arcs which both have interesting new characters, and then the current season turns everything on its head. About the current season: Old Spice (okay, Grant, but I prefer that moniker :D ) is an interesting fellow. A bit grating at times to me personally, but...
by Durinthal
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks
Replies: 112
Views: 15919

Re: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks

A school assignment mandates I write a snippet to print a string backwards. for (int c = str.length(); c>0; console.format ("%c", str.charAt (--c)));console.format ("\n");  I like C++ for this. for(std::string::iterator it = str.rbegin(); it != str.rend(); std::cout << *it, ++it); std::cout << std:...
by Durinthal
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 127342

Re: Futurama

Yeah, they're definitely back in full swing now. Regarding the episode that just finished a minute ago (east coast): Another episode that closes on a montage with a song playing over it. They've done it before (Leela's Homeworld and Jurassic Bark are the two I can think of), but it s...
by Durinthal
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 346413

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

cephalopod9 wrote:More info on the New Series!

Okay, I'm eagerly anticipating that as of right now. The link in that article to the interview didn't work, so convenient reference link with more info.

Also, I haven't seen the movie and will continue not seeing it.
by Durinthal
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Time Signatures
Replies: 120
Views: 19474

Re: Favorite Time Signatures

What is it called when a song is 4/4, but grouped into groups of five measures, not four? i.e. this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0WG81V0hKE Once the beat comes in, count measures, and it'll be pretty obvious. You're talking about the length of phrases . There's not really any special termi...
by Durinthal
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: WRT54GL / Wireless bridge advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: WRT54GL / Wireless bridge advice please

You only need DD-WRT (or whatever other firmware supports being a wireless bridge) on the receiver end, it just acts like any other device connecting to a WAP. My setup was nearly identical to what you're going for, I just didn't have an extra switch on the receiving end. I've more recently consider...
by Durinthal
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 372567

Re: Team Fortress 2

A Kritzkrieg-wielding Medic/Soldier pair can be pretty awesome. It's generally less useful than an Ubercharge on attack/defend maps (difficult to break sentry nests without being invincible unless you have a good spy on your team), but everywhere else it's a deadly combination.
by Durinthal
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 127342

Re: Futurama

Fair enough, I'll accept that. Also, new episode later tonight.

Edit: Which was quite excellent, in my opinion, with one of my new favorite one-liners:

Spoiler:
"Momma said Spock you out!"
by Durinthal
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 127342

Re: Futurama

Yeah, I expect it to be like the end of 'When Aliens Attack' (i.e. everything goes back to normal). Still funny, though. Also, am I the only one confused about: The state of Fry and Leela's relationship? They decided that they loved each other a couple episodes back/at the ending of the last mov...
by Durinthal
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 127342

Re: Futurama

Good, not great. Glad to have it back, overall.

Spoiler:
I spotted a couple of the continuity goofs with the Leelas. Didn't really distract me from enjoying it, though.
by Durinthal
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 357635

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I'll take a recommendation if anyone is bored. See, I was looking to play a game where you build up a town or fort or something so I downloaded an opensource civ game. It was far too confusing for me... having to control all these little details and I wasn't really sure how to mine stuff. It goes w...
by Durinthal
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 494272

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

That THQ pack deal is insane. If I didn't already have half those games I would get it no question. I'm still considering it.... All the Company of Hereos, all the Warhammer 40k's, all the Red Factions, Metro 2033, Saints Row 2, and more, for 50 bucks. I didn't have any of those, so I pounced on it...
by Durinthal
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?
Replies: 214
Views: 87249

Re: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?

Haha the title of this thread seems ludicrous! As if the kind of people who really enjoy xkcd wouldn't have tuned into a show about physicists =P I love it. Though yes, quite disappointing when no one in my physics class is quite the same as Sheldon. I've seen 10 minutes of it roughly, and would ra...
by Durinthal
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What instrument do you own?
Replies: 172
Views: 29287

Re: What instrument do you own?

MisterCheif wrote:A 1971 Selmer Wooden Bass Clarinet (It plays amazingly, and was aa $1900 buy-it-now on eBay. About now, the starting prices for these models are up to $2600-2800)

Does it go to Eb or C? I've been looking for a good bass clarinet but I can't find a decent one that has a low C short of $8k.
by Durinthal
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Spaces and tabs in Python
Replies: 15
Views: 14411

Re: Spaces and tabs in Python

4-space tabs, automatically converted to spaces in my editor. I actually did it that way before I discovered PEP8 as well, so I was pleasantly surprised.
by Durinthal
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 50265

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*

Now I can't decide whether to go full-out Poe's law or explain that it was a probably a bunch of bored (80% likely to be conservative) teenagers that went out at night and burned a few flags. Yes. Damn those hardcore Republican teenage vandals! Spraypainting elephants everywhere, how very rude! Goo...
by Durinthal
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 346413

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

When you think about it, other forms of bending besides water/blood bending should work on the human body. We have air in our lungs and various mineral in our bones and tissues. I think there wouldn't be enough of anything but water to actually affect a person's movements. Now, you could as...
by Durinthal
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 50265

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*

Funnily enough, an event that just happened in my town was referenced by Fox News and subsequently received a front page blurb on Conservapedia. Why do liberals hate the symbol of our freedom so much? Now I can't decide whether to go full-out Poe's law or explain that it was a probably a bunch of bo...
by Durinthal
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 346413

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

If I remember correctly, It was dragons who thought firebenders to bend and afterwards all the dragons died, so by logic airbenders were thought by bisons?? What about waterbenders, is it penguins? I guess the interview said it wasn't clarified, but at least the origin is animals. At one point ...
by Durinthal
Mon May 31, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python help
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Re: Python help

Or, if you just wanted to iterate through every other number (as in your example), you could just use this: for i in range(2, n, 2): # do stuff The important bit there is the third argument in range(), called the step . In this case, it increments i by 2 at the beginning of the next loop instead of ...
by Durinthal
Mon May 31, 2010 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 46675

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

Cmebeh wrote:Smash bros 64 - current characters + all pokemon = pokemon smash

I'd buy it if they programmed it to just be a fighter version of the original games with all of the moves/stats intact.
by Durinthal
Mon May 31, 2010 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 50265

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*

And that's what absolutely baffles me about these people. No consistency or internal logic whatsoever. I'm going to make a few edits that are factual and supportive to their cause at first (Bible citations, etc.) and then start to provide ones that are more contradictory to their goals. Edit: I got ...
by Durinthal
Mon May 31, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*
Replies: 342
Views: 50265

Re: Conservapedia - Most Accurate Shite On The Web*

I'm going to see if I can get my conservative area's local ISP banned. :D Since January 2009 the Obama administration has approved 346 oil drilling plans without first securing required permits from the federal agency that assesses environmental impacts. I thought less regulation was what they wanted?
by Durinthal
Sun May 30, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 346413

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Just watched this. The first season is available for streaming on Netflix, seasons 2-3 are only on DVD. If you've got Netflix, drop this in your queue, now! It is a great work, even for a "children's" show. In fact it is the #1 highest rated animation on Netflix. All three books are now a...
by Durinthal
Sat May 29, 2010 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)
Replies: 36
Views: 6476

Re: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)

So.. season 4's pretty much done, and we'll start seeing new episodes in July.

Also, (spoiler about season 4):
Spoiler:
Wil Wheaton, a.k.a. Fawkes, is returning. He also did an entire interview with Felicia: http://radiofreeburrito.com/2010/05/rad ... eight.html
by Durinthal
Sat May 22, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An unholy mess (PosgreSQL, PHP, Javascript? ArcGIS)
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: An unholy mess (PosgreSQL, PHP, Javascript? ArcGIS)

Ew, shapefiles. And I'm not fond of Google Maps either, but it still beats out ESRI in my book. Glad you found something to (mostly) work, if I had come upon this earlier I might have tried to offer some crazy workarounds.
by Durinthal
Sat May 22, 2010 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 285413

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Is it just my perception - not having played since the beginning of Mirage - or has the game become more quickly paced? I saw that someone earlier was complaining about their combo taking 5 turns to start, which just baffles me as I remember long, 20+ turn slugfests back when I played. Granted, that...
by Durinthal
Mon May 17, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?
Replies: 43
Views: 19828

Re: Why use a 12-Month Calendar?

Lunar cycles? It's the 21st century. We need a calendar that works well with computers. It's easier to make a computer keep up with our crazy system (whatever it is) than vice-versa. It would be difficult to make a day be anything other than the ~24 hours that it takes for the planet to rotate once...
by Durinthal
Mon May 17, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?
Replies: 108
Views: 16388

Re: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?

Burn After Reading?
Spoiler:
Honestly, after watching it I felt like the entire movie is the antagonist, and I lost. I'm still not sure what happened in it.
by Durinthal
Sat May 15, 2010 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Goddamnit. The new Wikipedia search bar is infuriating.
Replies: 46
Views: 6128

Re: Goddamnit. The new Wikipedia search bar is infuriating.

I thought everyone used bookmark (or "smart" keywords) keywords by now? I type gg something to google something, ewp something (as in E-nglish W-iki-P-edia) to wiki something, ggi something to google image something, etc? Firefox, konqueror and opera have that. (and surely chrome has some...
by Durinthal
Sun May 02, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...
Replies: 42
Views: 6072

Re: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what.

I found a post explaining how to get and install it without their server being up at all, though I haven't yet tried it myself.
by Durinthal
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Text Based MMO's (MUDS!)
Replies: 94
Views: 15141

Re: Text Based MMO's (MUDS!)

Yeah I'll take a look at it at least. I always like checking out new muds. I'm curious what type of codebase it is, among other things. No idea how involved I'll get, but I'm sure it'll be interesting. Completely (or close to it) custom. They call it the " Interactive Fiction Engine ". Yo...

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