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by bananarchy
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0532: "Piano"
Replies: 224
Views: 80913

Re: "Piano" Discussion

I think I don't get it.
by bananarchy
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444112

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

I'm impressed, but I have something to beat it. epic taco.jpg P.S. Click the picture to see it in all its glory. Spoilered for humongousness. And Manliness. Hahaha, most excellent. The two main guys who did that (pirate shirt and the big guy laying down next to him) are sitting right next to me in ...
by bananarchy
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072723

Re: Postify your facerity

Whut! It worked better before the proper fake lashes fell off, but nevertheless, I think I pulled off the creepy fairly well.
by bananarchy
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 29843

Re: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)

Pics, they must be posted now: I'm on the leftmost, naturally. The cane even has a sword in it :D
by bananarchy
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 179684

Re: Making the world a weirder place

So I finally have something worth posting in this thread. Three friends and I finally succeeded in getting all the components of our Clockwork Orange halloween costumes together, so we decided to go for a stroll through Walmart to pick up a couple of odds and ends, completely kitted-out. There were ...
by bananarchy
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849143

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

pkuky wrote:what's so awesome about harvard?



Mostly the extent to which it is stuck up it's own ass, methinks. I did my undergrad at #88, but I had gotten accepted to and probably should have gone to UT, which was #34 i think? Thirty something.
by bananarchy
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My conversation with a blatantly racist voter
Replies: 110
Views: 10014

Re: My conversation with a blatantly racist voter

Monty40xi wrote:Until now, the blatantly racist voters I knew about were all Democrats and I was perfectly happy thinking Republicans had moved beyond such stupidity.



What kind of bizarro world have you been living in? Certainly not the southern US.
by bananarchy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444112

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Fledermen64 wrote:I need to find a bowler for a clockwork orange halloween costume. Any ideas gents



haha, I'm working on the same thing, still need to source basically all the components though.
by bananarchy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 65163

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

Yea, fun reference and all, but I'm really enjoying Anathem so far. The words contribute to the atmosphere rather than detracting from the book, IMO.
by bananarchy
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Oil cooled computer
Replies: 40
Views: 7571

Re: Oil cooled computer

jerome_bc wrote:Do you know anything about using silicon oil instead of mineral oil? It's probably too expensive for me though.


SiliconE oil (primarily at least) is available not terribly expensively as automotive brake fluid.
by bananarchy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spirals are taking over the world.
Replies: 19
Views: 2469

Re: Spirals are taking over the world.

Well yea, Fibonacci spirals are everywhere. There's a wonderful explanation of them in Pi. Love that movie.
by bananarchy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Makin' Diamonds
Replies: 25
Views: 3278

Re: Makin' Diamonds

I just threw this way off topic. Lets get back to the making diamonds part. I think that it's really cool that we can make our own diamonds now. I just hope they make it cheaper soon. Yea, cheap diamond CVD is one of those engineering holy grails for a whole slew of reasons. Not only can you build ...
by bananarchy
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need a hobby... (Long-term boredom)
Replies: 50
Views: 3529

Re: I need a hobby... (Long-term boredom)

I may be biased, but I suggest making things - I make chainmaille, and it can consume great stretches of time without me noticing. Similarly, making this year's Tesla coil made hours vanish. Find something interesting and make it. If you have no use for it, sell it, otherwise you can keep it. Nothi...
by bananarchy
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444112

Re: Man Thread: A-Grade Barrel-Distilled Manliness

I kinda forgot about this thread, but in a three-week period last month, I did the following: -Army-crawled over a mile into and a mile back out of an extremely tight cave in Austin -Backpacked up a mountain in colorado -Performed a heroic roadside car repair in the asshole of nowhere, new mexico -H...
by bananarchy
Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Neal Stephenson talks on SF
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Neal Stephenson talks on SF

OT: I would love to read a newer, more updated version of Cryptonomicon. That would be like, my dream come true. But as it is, it's still a classic. Hell, I loved it as-is. It seemed plenty current when I read it two years ago at least. I liked what he was saying, but yea, you can sure tell why he'...
by bananarchy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3072723

Re: Post yo' fehs

I guess it's about that time
by bananarchy
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 89044

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

Nothing short of totally friggin epic. I am in awe.
by bananarchy
Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: H. CON. RES. 362: Blockading Iran?
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: H. CON. RES. 362: Blockading Iran?

Hold on- what exactly is this intended to achieve? Won't damaging their economy just increase radicalization-- in a country where the large majority of people still have a favorable opinion of Americans and American culture, despite having a radically anti-American government? Hush, you! If the ame...
by bananarchy
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taking on Scientology "for t3h lulz"
Replies: 41
Views: 4107

Re: Taking on Scientology "for t3h lulz"

Endless Mike wrote:Wait when did Fresh Prince of Bel Air become a cult show?



It's not, the song is just another /b/ meme.
by bananarchy
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most surreal thing you've ever seen...
Replies: 131
Views: 12370

Re: Most surreal thing you've ever seen...

Philwelch wrote:They should take all the people Lenin had murdered and put them on display. The bodies would fill Red Square.


You're probably thinking Stalin. Lenin was fairly warm and fuzzy by comparison.
by bananarchy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 75126

Re: Personal Records

10k run: 46:54
by bananarchy
Mon May 19, 2008 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 22975

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

My pride and joy: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2498217539_f2fdca9073_o.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2499045220_48104c5379_o.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/2499046162_a079e9366f_o.jpg '91 Rover Cooper, one of the last with the carb 1275 engine. You are my hero. It's terrib...
by bananarchy
Fri May 09, 2008 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9975

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

The Resident Expert wrote:I wonder if this is related at all.


I can't see them using an x-ray observatory to look for near earth asteroids.
by bananarchy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is it an evolutionary advantage to have a self?
Replies: 25
Views: 2901

Re: Why is it an evolutionary advantage to have a self?

LSK wrote: Why haven't any other species evolved selves?


Who's to say that they haven't? I don't think that's a valid premise to begin with. I do agree with the problem-solving take though: the conscious arena allows us to logic things out, and get in other people's heads.
by bananarchy
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: My UNI obviously rules
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: My UNI obviously rules

Somebody I know out there tells me they're printed in the Caltech newspaper too.
by bananarchy
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849143

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

The rounded, scoop-shaped type of wood chisel is called a gouge, incidentally. I was supposed to cover a lecture for my advisor's class that I'm TAing yesterday, but I didn't. I couldn't get a handle on the material, and I freaked out at the idea of trying to deliver a lecture on stuff I don't under...
by bananarchy
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 22975

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

Mine! 2002 Subaru WRX, with an upgraded turbo and numerous other goodies, putting about 300hp to the wheels. It's a blast. I slapped some coilovers on it last week, so it's sitting a bit lower now than it is in the pic. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f233/bananarchy07/IMG_2824.jpg
by bananarchy
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 101
Views: 7577

Re: Manual vs Automatic

Currently drive a manual, and hope I never have to do otherwise. I've driven a wide variety of automatics, some pretty nice, and I still end up cussing the things when they don't read my mind. Shifting's not work, it's fun. I like being in control, not to mention the fact that there's less stuff to ...
by bananarchy
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Genetics 101: Eye colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Genetics 101: Eye colour

I've been curious about this for a while too. I've got green eyes, and everyone else in my family either has brown or blue. Is it some kind of co-dominance thing?
by bananarchy
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24876

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

theamberkey wrote:Ooooh.

For serious? Stephenson's writing a space opera?

Excuse me while I go reread every single one of his books in an orgasmic frenzy.



Assuming you have relatively human reading speeds, that is going to be a fairly lengthy orgasmic frenzy. Which is the best kind, I suppose.
by bananarchy
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24876

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

w00t!! I ought to be able to finish reading the Baroque Cycle by then :mrgreen:
by bananarchy
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245780

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I realized that banana and anarchy make an amusing, if relatively meaningless, portmanteau. I realized a few days ago that banana and anaconda would work as well (bananaconda!) but that has too much of a phallic connotation for my tastes.
by bananarchy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17744

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Not counting food, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age . Money well spent! I'm currently working my way though the baroque cycle. Don't remember the exact order, but my last two purchases were an Aeroflot t-shirt (from russia! hasn't got here yet) and a $45 extension cord, not long after a very snazz...
by bananarchy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: O, physics homework, my old archfoe...
Replies: 28
Views: 3861

Re: O, physics homework, my old archfoe...

Z.A.K wrote:I read that as "leaps over a turtle"

Huh.


So did I. Interesting.
by bananarchy
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Everyday beauty
Replies: 86
Views: 8769

Re: Everyday beauty

Those leaves remind me a lot of Andy Goldsworthy . Now that I think about it, I would probably describe him as a master of everyday beauty. I have a book of his of lots of sculptures he did in my local area and I just end up sitting and starting at some of them for so long, they are so engrossing a...
by bananarchy
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life, the universe, and everything?
Replies: 45
Views: 6465

Re: Life, the universe, and everything?

So your options boil down to: 1. Do practically nothing. 2. Become the savior of mankind. 3. Destroy the world. Am I the only one who thinks this is, well, completely ridiculous? Borderline megalomania? I present a fourth option: Try to be as productive as you can while doing something you enjoy. H...
by bananarchy
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 107679

Re: "Helping" Discussion

Wow. It's amazing how much a few words and a couple of stick figures can evoke, even for people who haven't been in that situation, it seems. I have, hospital visit and all, not that long ago. Bad situation. Ultimately, it's a good take home message though. Do what you can, don't blame yourself for ...
by bananarchy
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College/University GPA
Replies: 38
Views: 6499

Re: College/University GPA

What's everyone's SAT scores? Although, that's a tough comparison because the scoring system changed... I pulled a ~3.25 (don't remember the exact figure) overall in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M, and a 1520 on the ol' 1600pt SAT, complete with analogies. I loved the analogies. Didn't muc...
by bananarchy
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 253792

Re: High and low point of your day

HI: Scored a yet-to-be-determined sort of hang-out with cool artsy chick. Wracking brains to come up with something interesting/creative/mildly adventuresome to do. LOW: Realizing that I may have to drop my signals and systems class, because I don't want to get a C and get kicked out of grad school....
by bananarchy
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444112

Re: Man Thread: Erectile hyperbolic function

Also, what did we decided about slow, self-inflicted suicide by smoking (which is certainly manlier than the manliest quarter pounder)? I think it goes, in order of manliness, low manliness to high...- Cigarettes->Average Cigars->Pipes->Cuban Cigars->Car exhaust (Yes, Carbon Monoxide/Car exhaust co...

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