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by Isaac356
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 182394

Re: 0903: "Extended Mind"

Nintendo GameCube Japan East Asia Subregion Region Geography Earth Planet Orbit Physics Natural science Science Knowledge Information Sequence Mathematics Quantity Property (philosophy) Modern philosophy Philosophy I might make a simple web crawler, if I find the time. EDIT: Wow, seven days later. ...
by Isaac356
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0688: "Self-Description"
Replies: 200
Views: 101501

Re: "Self-Description" Discussion

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(did you hear that? that was my brain imploding just now)
by Isaac356
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1716293

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned (after trying to run a Qt/Embedded program directly on my framebuffer) that my touchpad is not a mouse. :(
by Isaac356
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Times when you've really messed up a computer
Replies: 73
Views: 8554

Re: Times when you've really messed up a computer

When I was in middle school, I decided that I wanted to broaden my horizons and try linux. I got some Red Hat cds from a public library, and I immediately started installing it on my laptop. Well, I didn't know much about partitions, so somehow I assumed that if I just split my disk 50/50 FAT/Ext, t...
by Isaac356
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 20646

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

If automobiles had experienced a similar rate of improvement in performance since their invention, then today's cars would drive faster than light and travel light-years on a tank of fuel, and have enough engine power to alter the Earth's orbit. And, for no reason whatsoever, they'd crash twice a d...
by Isaac356
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 137234

Re: Editors

In a graphical environment, I usually just use kate or gedit (kde or gnome, respectively). In the console, I use vim, because I can get away with only knowing a few commands ('i', 'a', ':wq', arrow keys, and maybe every once in a while I need 'dd') I would really like to learn emacs (and have tried,...
by Isaac356
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 106570

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

Should be studying for finals, doing projects, etc.

Damn, I hate the end of the term.
by Isaac356
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hacker literature?
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Re: Hacker literature?

I've read Hacking: The Art of Exploitation 2nd edition, and I liked it a lot. It covers a lot of ground: overflows, printf format attacks, shellcode, and even wep packet injection, to name a few. You'll also come out of it with some good C and ASM knowledge. (It touches perl a little bit too, but ju...
by Isaac356
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48082

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

I'm considering KDE, but I've heard that Kubuntu is too slow... ha ha, ha. ha. I dunno about slow, but Kubuntu 9.04 is ... buggy. At least the x64 version. KDE is just freaking ridiculous. Maybe the 9.10 version is better. I heard Arora actually runs without segfaulting in that one. I'm thinking ab...
by Isaac356
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert
Replies: 43
Views: 16375

Re: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert

I downloaded Ubuntu about a year ago and have been Vista-free ever since :) First of all, I love the package management. Installing and removing things through apt-get is so useful; I don't even like using automated installers (sh scripts, whatever, ...) anymore. If it's not in the repository, I don...
by Isaac356
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll
Replies: 87
Views: 141730

Re: Gamers: The inverted Y-axis poll

I casted a vote as inverted, but in actuality, I'm only inverted on a console. On the PC, I use normal controls. Isn't that funny: Halo 3: Inverted Half-Life 2: Non-Inverted Not sure why, but that joystick seems to make a difference... Also, I don't really play any flight simulators, but I seem to r...
by Isaac356
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programs that print their own source code
Replies: 100
Views: 26095

Re: Programs that print their own source code

Is this considered cheating? (Perhaps so, since it's embedding the actual source into the program) .file "quine.S" .section .rodata STRING: .incbin "quine.S" SIZE = . - STRING .text .globl main main: movl $4, %eax movl $1, %ebx movl $STRING, %ecx movl $SIZE, %edx int $0x80 xor %e...
by Isaac356
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0670: "Spinal Tap Amps"
Replies: 110
Views: 31422

Re: "Spinal Tap Amps" Discussion

I would replace the faceplate with one that went from 2 to 20...even numbers only.

"DOUBLE YOUR VALUE!"

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