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by SpookyAction
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 34730

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

I wonder if this was purposefully done after "Impossible Astronaut" Day?
by SpookyAction
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46885

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

I did get reminded of the "you can just buy lab coats" line. Perhaps it was the "almost" in the reply. I think I'm a doc? I kinda remember bits of medical school, like that chick in my bio class.... (10 pts to you if you got it)
by SpookyAction
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "They" as a singular/genderless pronoun
Replies: 63
Views: 12904

Re: "They" as a singular/genderless pronoun

I use they, and it's much better than any of the genderless pronoun monstrosities I've seen, like xe, s/he, or anything else (I believe there's a Dinosaur Comic on this). Anyway, it doesn't really sound 'off' to me, like most grammatical errors do. However, perhaps Anthem has numbed me to that. We d...
by SpookyAction
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Working on enunciation and speech
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Working on enunciation and speech

Yeah, I'd have to agree with what's been said. Listening to the accent for the area that you're in, and trying to recreate it will definitely help people understand you. It's one of the crazier things about english, that a different accent can make it harder to decipher than a foreign language to so...
by SpookyAction
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux distros?
Replies: 13
Views: 3583

Re: Linux distros?

Ubuntu is a pretty great one to start off with, it's what my brother uses, and one of the best things it makes easy for you, at least, from switching from XP, is the way that it handles packages (basically, programs, and related things). It has an integrated program where you can browse programs, an...
by SpookyAction
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a Linux Distro?
Replies: 10
Views: 3545

Re: Deciding on a Linux Distro?

Just to let you all know, I did choose Debian. It's going to allow me to try out the cli, before I go to a distro more dependent on it (like arch or gentoo).
by SpookyAction
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a Linux Distro?
Replies: 10
Views: 3545

Re: Deciding on a Linux Distro?

Thanks everyone, that limits it down to an amount I could handle. I think, however, I'll still dual-boot, because mainly I want to keep the Windows portion for gaming, and having to reboot might keep me more focused on the papers I'm supposed to be writing :)
by SpookyAction
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deciding on a Linux Distro?
Replies: 10
Views: 3545

Deciding on a Linux Distro?

Hey, I was considering a Linux distro for my computer, to dual boot with Windows (via drive partitions) and I'm trying to decide on which one to use. I'm going to be using it for a variety of things, like multimedia playing, work done in an office suite, and programming (in Python for now, but poten...
by SpookyAction
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 69752

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

This is kind of a coincidence, but our town is holding a "Relay for Life", a community event that collects donations to find a cure for cancer. But I've had numerous people in my family that have had cancer, and a few of them have had recurrences, which is absolutely terrifying. Even when ...

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