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by warhorse
Tue May 27, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97743

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

I was rereading this comic today and I realized that I really want this comic in the form of a set of refrigerator magnets! There would be one big one with the axes on it and then a set of small individual fruit magnets (and maybe one "your mom" magnet). Then, my friends and I could have b...
by warhorse
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:50 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Where did everyone travel from for the meetup?
Replies: 38
Views: 5309

I went from Pittsburgh by plane. 600 miles each way, iirc.
by warhorse
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 137444

I'll flying to Logan from Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon. I'll be wearing my XKCD college shirt. Find me, win a prize* :)


* it is a NULL prize :(
by warhorse
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most Frustrating Thing Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 8868

It frustrates me when people refuse to use their brain to think about something and blindly insist that "I can't do it" or "I'm right and you're wrong" even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
by warhorse
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Convincing a school to switch to Linux
Replies: 51
Views: 4833

Not to be pessimistic, but if you're in public school, the IT guys are probably not top tier workers as a function of the low pay. The probably don't know/care what Linux is.
by warhorse
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1962
Views: 564137

When I took Operating Systems in college, my lab partner and I once spent 5 hours chasing down a memory corruption issue. It turns out that we were allocating memory for a struct by doing

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malloc(sizeof(sizeof(my_struct))


We got 4 bytes back every time :oops:
by warhorse
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Riddles from a friend
Replies: 31
Views: 6926

I agree that some of these are worded poorly or just not well defined. For B: He's in prison and is physically restrained from eating the food that is immediately next to him. The food on his plate is in a can and he doesn't have a can opener The plate of food is guarded by a raptor For C: How can a...
by warhorse
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 19780

Now try putting Linux on it. My fileserver has similar specs to what you have listed below. (dual 1ghz underclocked to 550mhz)
by warhorse
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67313

My booty is immutable. I suppose, however, that it might shake in the event of a perturbation of the Earth's crust.
by warhorse
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67313

"What if Got _were_ one of us?"

Use the subjunctive!
by warhorse
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do nerds turn you on?
Replies: 191
Views: 20397

I looked for her yesterday but she wasn't there :(
I even wore my XKCD college shirt just in case!
by warhorse
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do nerds turn you on?
Replies: 191
Views: 20397

Two days ago I was at the grocery store and the young lady who bagged my groceries had a tattoo on her arm. I only caught a tiny glimpse of it and since I normally don't like tattoos, I didn't think anything of it. As I was walking back to my car, it hit me. I'm pretty sure that the tattoo said c = ...
by warhorse
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Germs from your parents
Replies: 119
Views: 11854

I'm 25 and my brother is 3 years younger. My parents both consistently address us by each other's name. How does that work? How do you forget your own kids' names? My mom once called me at a friend's house to tell me that the modem wouldn't disconnect and that I needed to fix it so that she could us...
by warhorse
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hard drive crashes, corrupted CDs and lost crap
Replies: 25
Views: 3448

One time I fdisk'd the wrong drive. The data wasn't too important, so I didn't worry about it. I recreated the exact list of partitions on the drive in preparation for a fresh install and somehow, all of my data was visible again. Do this day I don't know if I misdiagnosed the original destruction o...
by warhorse
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucid Dreaming - What's the deal?
Replies: 120
Views: 11910

The only nightmare I ever have is where I'm running from something (no idea what), but I can barely move my legs. It's a most horrible feeling. I have this. I end up galloping on all fours. Somehow, clawing at the ground with my hands is faster than running. This really should be an indicator to tr...
by warhorse
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucid Dreaming - What's the deal?
Replies: 120
Views: 11910

I had a lucid dream once. It is often the case that when I have a scary dream I can force myself awake. One time when i was trying to wake up, I said to myself, well hey, this is a dream.

So instead of waking myself up, I hopped into a sweet car and gunned it :lol:
by warhorse
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: See you all around...
Replies: 25
Views: 2664

Do I feel good that I won't be leaving or bad that I have nothing better to do? :lol:
by warhorse
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes people amaze me
Replies: 64
Views: 6388

I was in the game room at school once. There were 4 pool tables and assorted equipment for playing all of the place. My friend and I were using one table and had one pool cue each. A guy comes up and asks if he can have one of our cues so that he could play on the next table over. We look around and...
by warhorse
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where were you when you heard about 9/11?
Replies: 231
Views: 22292

I was in my dorm room as a freshman at CMU. I woke up as usual and checked Slashdot as usual but the page didn't load. Eventually it loaded and there was an article about the planes flying into the WTC. After that, I couldn't get any news pages to load. I thought to myself how stupid the Internet wa...
by warhorse
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: We Sent apocralypse to Boston! (Tank is a sad panda)
Replies: 80
Views: 20483

Sorry, I'm not really into Pokemon.
by warhorse
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your best computer pranks
Replies: 91
Views: 8759

I had a friend once whose mouse stopped working. As a geek I suggested that we crack open the case and poke around. She had to leave for class so she told me to fix the mouse problem then leave her apartment when I was done. She specifically said I was not to open the case. It turns out that restart...
by warhorse
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chatroom for people who can't come?
Replies: 3
Views: 3561

Does the park have wifi? (This has probably been asked before)
by warhorse
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 137444

This reminds me of my mom. When I made my first website, I put my name on it. My mom made me take it off, saying that having my name is enough for somebody to do bad things to me. I countered that merely having a person's name and nothing else cannot possibly be bad or else anyone with a phone book ...
by warhorse
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New T-Shirt/Stickers question
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Thanks for the update.
by warhorse
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New T-Shirt/Stickers question
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Soo.. I ordered when these items first came out, but they stlil say "shipping by the end of this week" and "preorder"
by warhorse
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: humourous shirts
Replies: 58
Views: 6059

My friend had a shirt that said "Endorsed by no one" and on the back it said "New Balance" (the shoe company).
by warhorse
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An open letter.
Replies: 30
Views: 4113

I think I read that the Futurama movies will be DVD only, so we'll have to sit through mandatory DVD commercials and not mandatory movie theater commercials.

In any case, woo! Futurama movies!
by warhorse
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Are You Going?
Replies: 45
Views: 14235

If you're going to introduce yourself by beaning someone with a frisbee, you might as well use a lead pipe; less chance of missing :lol:
by warhorse
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 21
Views: 4606

I appreciate all your help, guys. I decided I'm going to go with the hp, but financial reasons have prevented me from placing the order for a couple of days. I was looking over my specifications, and I have one more question: Should I go with a 120GB SATA Hard Drive, or a 160 GB (I assume this is I...
by warhorse
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31006

Orson Scott Card. The Homeworld Series was lame. I felt like I was reading the Ender's game series again but with new names. I think I stopped 50 pages from the end of the 4th book when the antagonist tried (again) to kill the hero by putting a spear through his heart even though the hero is wearing...
by warhorse
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:48 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Are You Going?
Replies: 45
Views: 14235

I am more than enthusiastic to meet them but just going up and introducing myself paralyzes me with fear. To some extent I (and I'm sure others going to the meetup) have a similar problem. Most of the time I choose not to meet people unless I know I'm going to have something in common with them. Th...
by warhorse
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Are You Going?
Replies: 45
Views: 14235

No, I live really close by but I am not confident enough to meet new people. All of the people that are showing up don't really know any of the other people there. You will be no worse off than anyone else and you will have the benefit of being able to talk about the area to us out-of-towners. I sa...
by warhorse
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: sending postcards to anonymous strangers
Replies: 47
Views: 5588

When I was a kid I got the "mail postcards" chain letter. I figured it would be fun and harmless to continue the chain and send out letters to people. I had just gotten back from a summer camp and they gave us a list of everyone's names and addresses. I mailed the chain letter to a few peo...
by warhorse
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Masks!
Replies: 100
Views: 8908

& 0x000001

Mask, get it? hahaha

Sorry...
by warhorse
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome pie receipt (Weebl stay out!)
Replies: 52
Views: 5362

I once bought an assortment of nails and screws from the Uni art store. The reciept said "Screw and Nail Ass. $2.00"
by warhorse
Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: MP3 organization
Replies: 40
Views: 5060

How about a script to get the md5sum of all of them so you can weed out the dupes? 'cuz being MP3s, the same song isn't going to have the same checksum if it were encoded at a different time. It's more efficient just to retag and move them all, and then delete the lesser quality ones in the event o...
by warhorse
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: MP3 organization
Replies: 40
Views: 5060

How about a script to get the md5sum of all of them so you can weed out the dupes?
by warhorse
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: New T-Shirt/Stickers question
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

I see that there's new stuff in the store. I like the XKCD college shirt. I'll probably get that and the labeling stickers. ORDER/CHAOS sounds perfect for my light switch toggle at home. I dunno about the "actual size" stickers though. I can't think of a place to put one where it wouldn't...
by warhorse
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: About the new XKCD stuff in the store
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

About the new XKCD stuff in the store

I see that there's new stuff in the store. I like the XKCD college shirt. I'll probably get that and the labeling stickers. ORDER/CHAOS sounds perfect for my light switch toggle at home. I dunno about the "actual size" stickers though. I can't think of a place to put one where it wouldn't ...
by warhorse
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0294: "Bookstore"
Replies: 144
Views: 31179

A good book must be read in its entirety because it is the symphony of words and not the plot that makes it enjoyable. When I start a book and it has a good plot but is poorly written, I usually just read the spoiler on Wikipedia. I found my appreciation for words after reading Douglas Adams and Ter...

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