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by Peregrine
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Finding a new RSS reader.
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Finding a new RSS reader.

Sorting by oldest (or "magic") only changes how they appear in Google Reader, not what order they come out of the bookmark feature.
by Peregrine
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:40 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Finding a new RSS reader.
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Finding a new RSS reader.

I've been using Google Reader for years to support my webcomic/-novel/-series addiction habit, using the Next bookmark feature. My primary problem is that Google Reader has no way of switching to a first-in first-out ordering of new items, which can lead to messiness when authors post multiple chapt...
by Peregrine
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51722

Re: "First Design" Discussion

I personally prefer the EMP-device/Faraday cage combination.
by Peregrine
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Flood versus EVERYTHING
Replies: 184
Views: 47956

Re: The Flood versus EVERYTHING

Honestly, in a Flood vs. Borg situation, they would both win. The Flood gets assimilated, causing the Flood to have better technology and intelligence, and the Borg to be better at assimilating. The rest of the universe is pretty much screwed at this point.
by Peregrine
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60861

Re: Amusing answers to tests

I show up to Number Theory on Monday, a little out of it, since I had gotten little sleep the night before. I can tell by the looks on peoples faces that the test I had thought was on Wednesday was actually today. If I had known this fact, I probably would have studied/slept the night before. Proble...
by Peregrine
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taking over the world (or destroying it, take your pick).
Replies: 25
Views: 3186

Re: Taking over the world (or destroying it, take your pick).

The main issue is thus: One person can not successfully be the absolute ruler of the world without a military advantage much greater than the combined forces of the US, Russia, China, Japan, India, and the EU. Too many people will reject any ruler who is a "foreigner". The only way a singl...
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24586

Re: Favorite Characters?

I'm bad at choosing the order of favourites, so in alphabetical order: Albus Dumbledore of HP Arthur Dent of HHG2G Bean of "Ender's Shadow" and the rest Cletus Grahame of "Tactics of Mistake" Daneel Olivaw of Asimov's writings Elijah Baley of Asimov's writings Elphaba Thropp of &...
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47318

Re: Books that made you cry

I have a bit of a list:

(already mentioned by others)
Every HP book with a death.
Bridge to Terabithia
LoTR
1984
Watership Down

(new ones (I think))
Diary of Anne Frank
Number the Stars
The Left Hand of Darkness
Wicked

I'm sure there are more, but these are the only ones I can think of right now.
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?
Replies: 60
Views: 8241

Re: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?

The only people insulted by the story Feminine Intuition are the people who throw around the phrase "feminine intuition". Also, I realize I forgot Le Guin in my list of other really good science fiction writers.
by Peregrine
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?
Replies: 60
Views: 8241

Re: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?

Asimov led me to science fiction, and he is still my favourite, both as an author and a person (I insist people read his autobiography; I,Asimov). Heinlein's amazing as well, so a close second goes to him. I admittedly haven't read as much Clarke, so my opinion might be a bit skewed. Adams, Dick, Di...
by Peregrine
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378424

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Peregrine, or Pip, and I'm getting an undergraduate degree in Discrete Mathematics (possibly a CS minor or double). I like mucking around with logic, other math problems, autonomous robotics, programming, game design (game play and system, not graphics). I have strong bibliophilic tendencies and...
by Peregrine
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 1800s Era Defense/Assault Puzzle
Replies: 29
Views: 3940

Re: 1800s Era Defense/Assault Puzzle

Even supposing infinite ammo and rations, I highly doubt that you would be able to succeed in a world with ballistae and trebuchets. Night falls, and the people sneak in with trebuchets from all sides and start flinging jars of pitch at you and your tank. Flaming arrows and bolts will then be able t...

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