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by Throtex
Wed May 12, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0739: "Malamanteau"
Replies: 165
Views: 43902

Re: "Malamanteau" discussion

Variants of 'eponymous' are also severely overused on Wiki.
by Throtex
Tue May 19, 2009 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0585: "Outreach"
Replies: 119
Views: 36519

Re: "Outreach" Discussion

A good scientist always knows where his microscope and Erlenmeyer flask is. Even when being chased by a shark.
by Throtex
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0528: "Windows 7"
Replies: 222
Views: 57533

Re: "Windows 7" discussion

I've been using Vista-64 for almost two years now, and I find it far better than XP for my home use. But I don't get this constant bickering over different operating systems. You pick the one that's best suited to the job at hand. I can tell you unequivocally that NO operating system available today...
by Throtex
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0518: "Flow Charts"
Replies: 147
Views: 43419

Re: "Flow Charts" Discussion

- The start symbol is wrong - There's no end symbol (and three possible termination points) - Listen could possibly be an I/O operation Yes, I do understand flow charts, thanks for asking :P / pedantic That said, I :)'ed, a lot. Especially since I spend a lot more time making flow charts as a patent...
by Throtex
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 36139

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

At the risk of circumventing this entire discussion, why would the right to bear arms give you the ability to use encryption as a weapon? That's silliness. You'd be free to have it in your possession, but when you use it to inflict harm you're stepping on someone else's rights. The right to bear arm...
by Throtex
Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0454: "Rewiring"
Replies: 51
Views: 14755

Re: "Rewiring" Discussion

We shall call it ... EoPOTS.
by Throtex
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20694

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

Eugo wrote:Actually, did you advance to the Amiga?

Nope, I didn't ... that could be it right there. :lol: Money was scarce. My next machine was a Packard Bell 486sx/33 umpteen years later.
by Throtex
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0447: "Too Old For This Shit"
Replies: 95
Views: 20694

Re: "Too Old For This Shit" Discussion

I learned to program in BASIC on my C128 when I was six years old.

I'm a lawyer now. Where did I go wrong?
by Throtex
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 23256

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

Fairly great comic, although the attitude that sitcoms and the Daily Show are the only thing to be missed from the strike is misguided. It is disappointing to hear the tired old meme's about there being nothing good on TV, writer's getting paid too much for crap, residuals not being paid in other i...
by Throtex
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411803

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hallo!

My name's Sal. I'm 26. I'm here with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Raptors.

BS/MS in Computer Engineering, then went on a bender and just now got a JD. I practice patent law.

I'm still a geek, so please don't crucify me for my legal background. :)
by Throtex
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0360: "Writers Strike"
Replies: 125
Views: 23256

Re: "Writers Strike" Discussion

Fake news? Those guys are the most reliable news source in the US. I registered just to respond to this. I love Stewart and Colbert, and their brand of humor is much needed, but I fear that a lot of people seem to take your statement, which appears to just be poking fun at the rest of our terribly ...

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