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by Inglonias
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1746: "Making Friends"
Replies: 12
Views: 3615

Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Randall? Real talk - STOP FOLLOWING ME AND LISTENING TO MY CONVERSATIONS This is something I struggle with and announce to my family, who are starting to get annoyed.

Really, I just need a smart wall who is willing to ask me neat prompts when I make conversation talk at it.
by Inglonias
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1639053

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I made this thing.

Image

Sources: #1513 and #499
by Inglonias
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 194315

Re: 1446: "???"

steaxauce wrote:Lazy. That's all I have to say. :p



Yeah. Was kind of hoping for a joke or somethung...
by Inglonias
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years
Replies: 21
Views: 5893

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years

Source here. The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientis...
by Inglonias
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 23940

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

EV Override. That brings back memories.

I tried playing EV Nova recently, and realized just how bad the combat is. The weapons are too powerful and the ships are too slow, and the one that can outrange the other is the winner every time.

That said, I still have fond memories of it, so whatever!
by Inglonias
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8651
Views: 1639053

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

A little late, but joining in on the Turtle meme fun: 1132 and 889 http://i.imgur.com/HruVxUT.png Alt: I don't even know why you're asking me, really... And, because it took only an extra five seconds (even if someone may have done this already): 1132 and 776 http://i.imgur.com/rsamblq.png Alt: It's...
by Inglonias
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 499301

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Deva wrote:Wrath Unleashed?


That's the one! Thank you very much. I've been thinking about this for a day or two.
by Inglonias
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 499301

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background : I played this game with my friend, but I can't remember the title. I never actually owned this game. * System : XBox * Year : Sometime between 2003 - 2006 is when I played it * Perspective : Isometric view of the board, and I can't remember if the fighting game portion was a static or...
by Inglonias
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Elec. Eng.: Sample Exam help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Elec. Eng.: Sample Exam help!

Okay. I have an exam coming up on Monday. The professor posted a sample exam, and it seems pretty simple, all except for this question: Spoilered for bigness: http://i.imgur.com/janQxh4.png http://i.imgur.com/IOrrQ0A.png This is my attempt at an answer (made in about 10 minutes of MS paint) http://i...
by Inglonias
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0062: "Falling With Helium"
Replies: 68
Views: 17010

Re: What-If 0062: "Falling With Helium"

All I really want to know is whether or not he was actually unbanned.
by Inglonias
Fri May 10, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 400 ppm of CO2 recorded at Mauna Loa
Replies: 134
Views: 18335

400 ppm of CO2 recorded at Mauna Loa

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?hp&_r=0 The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported on Friday, reaching a concentration ...
by Inglonias
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AP Twitter account hacked - Claims White House was bombed
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

AP Twitter account hacked - Claims White House was bombed

So, someone hacked the AP's Twitter account and tweeted that the White House had been bombed and that the President was injured (neither of which were true) This had some... weird effects on the market Source: Reuters Markets for stocks, bonds, oil and commodities were briefly roiled on Tuesday afte...
by Inglonias
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How high above Earth can you get cell service?
Replies: 17
Views: 2777

How high above Earth can you get cell service?

So, I was watching this video recently. (It's a RoosterTeeth Animated Adventure) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhUjzYBksRY They mention that "Just before leaving the service area of Earth," Gus would send a picture to his friends of him flipping off the entire planet. That got me wonderin...
by Inglonias
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4184

Re: CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012

If I had to look into my crystal ball I'd guess this: In two to three decades time the effect of global warming will be undeniable. America in particular will be counting the economic costs from an increase in highly destructive hurricanes. There will be no appetite anywhere to reduce living standa...
by Inglonias
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4184

Re: CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012

I always love reading your posts. They're so delightfully weird. :) Is there a language barrier, or do you just like posting in Haiku?
addams wrote:...Worry is not going to help, much.
Don't worry, if it is not your job...

It's my job now! :D :twisted: Let's hope I do it right!

But thanks a lot.
by Inglonias
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4184

CO2 concentrations rise by 2.67 ppm in 2012

Source . The chances of the world holding temperature rises to 2C – the level of global warming considered "safe" by scientists – appear to be fading fast with US scientists reporting the second-greatest annual rise in CO2 emissions in 2012. Carbon dioxide levels measured at at Mauna Loa ...
by Inglonias
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0013: "Laser Pointer"
Replies: 76
Views: 49148

Re: What-if 0013: Laser Pointer

Nobody put in this video? I was expecting it at the bottom of the post!
What if we tried a Death Star?
by Inglonias
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 660416

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Wow. This is incredible. I need to explore this later when I'm not in the middle of a lecture.

Amazing. How did you find the time, Randall?
by Inglonias
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warming?
Replies: 1714
Views: 298081

Re: Is it possible to have a rational debate on global warmi

I thought this might be an interesting contribution to this discussion America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment What the article basically claims is that harassment of climate scientists is "only in America," with the slight exception of Australia. I guess ...
by Inglonias
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: US political culture - How did we get here?
Replies: 65
Views: 14346

US political culture - How did we get here?

If you live in the United States, hopefully you are aware of the extremely hostile environment that pervades politics right now. Congress is so gridlocked that they haven't been able to pass a federal budget in three years. If pundits (on both sides) are to be believed, we're choosing between an eco...
by Inglonias
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 160700

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

I found this... rather sad story about the reporting on the campaign trail

Reporters: We loathe 2012 campaign

On a related note, this blog post from the New York Times may explain the article

Why Campaign Reporters Are Behind the Curve

I thought that these articles were kind of interesting.
by Inglonias
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 50608

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

A nontrivial portion of the earth already is uninhabitable. The Sahara is huge. Like, Canada huge. The irony? During the warm periods the weather patterns bring in more rain, turning it into a wetland. So it's not like the entire planet will turn into Dune, but the shift in climate will drastically...
by Inglonias
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 50608

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

US science official says more extreme events convincing many Americans climate change is real Considering the recent Derecho we had in the DC area, the wildfires in Colorado, the extreme heat records being broken throughout the United States, I feel like I'm beginning to completely lose it. I'm fla...
by Inglonias
Mon May 14, 2012 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Are GUIs always frustrating/tedious?
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Are GUIs always frustrating/tedious?

I do most of my code in Java right now, and the only way I know to do a GUI is with the Swing library . Making a GUI that looks the way I like is tedious, and takes a bunch of time I could be using to improve my code. Yes, NetBeans offers a WYSIWYG GUI editor, but I've heard that the code for it isn...
by Inglonias
Fri May 11, 2012 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 14737

Re: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?

I'm not one who has experienced the attitudes of past decades, but I'd reckon that recent times have had an exaggerated sense of negativity. I'd believe that there were similar feelings in the past, but I think two factors have made recent times different. 1. Recent financial downturn: From my educ...
by Inglonias
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14990
Views: 2382556

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Physicist Writes Mathematical Study to Avoid Traffic Ticket TL;DR: A physics teacher from UCSD got a $400 fine for not stopping at a stop sign, and wrote a 4 page paper to get out of paying it, with such scientifically brilliant phrases as: ..Unfortunately, it is difficult to measure deceleration o...
by Inglonias
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Writing a Game Engine
Replies: 21
Views: 11138

Re: Writing a Game Engine

I'm definitely on the stubborn side. And I have an indefinite amount of time to implement these things :D Time != motivation. If you aren't working towards an end project, you are far more likely not to finish all of these things. I never really have time constraints on projects, and not finishing ...
by Inglonias
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Don't use comments"
Replies: 39
Views: 7297

Re: "Don't use comments"

Yeah, looking at my old, uncommented code embarrasses me now. Commenting makes it so much easier to come back to a project after I "finish" it three months ago. It is imperative if you are coding jointly with others. The why is just as important as the what in these cases. They need to kno...
by Inglonias
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 292826

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I got the one for Germany, despite the fact that I'm in Northern VA.

Why?
by Inglonias
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)

I'm trying it as well. I just hope I have the time to keep up with it without everything I have gained being wiped out... One of the interesting things about this game is that its a lot easier to play AFTER you've been wiped out once. You can pick where you respawn, and you can pick a locked, empty...
by Inglonias
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)

Bumping because I'm still playing, and I kind of want to use this thread to advertise. More and more people are showing up, but I have no idea where they're coming from. Only a good thing, of course.
by Inglonias
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Beyond Protocol - MMORTS (Bring a calculator)

Beyond Protocol. Probably the deepest MMO I have ever played. Everything past this point has been copy/pasted from here because I'm too lazy to write my own description of this game. The game was a subcription game that went live back in November 2008 and ran for a few years, but in April 2011 it cl...
by Inglonias
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 40451

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'l...
by Inglonias
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Small scale chicken soup
Replies: 12
Views: 3982

Re: Small scale chicken soup

is there a reason that the recipe can't just be scaled down? and as far as freezing veg is concerned, in my experience peas (and I'd assume other pulses would be ok too) do alright, root veg does alright too, but anything leafy or succulent doesn't Generally speaking, in my experience, chickens com...
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 57810

Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Something weird that I've made recently is a toasted roll with cream cheese and salsa. When I say salsa, I don't mean that tomato paste-based stuff. The salsa I get for this food is essentially just diced vegetables. (I believe that it has tomato, cilantro, onion, and bell peppers. Very low on the s...
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 70125

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

I enjoy Five Guys. I'm not much of a burger person, but the burgers I make myself are pretty tasty. The secret is putting a little steak sauce in the frying pan. (Note to self: Just because it looks done...) Also, I find that burgers you grill yourself are basically the best kind in the whole effing...
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 685
Views: 255677

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

My family got this recipe from my uncle - Very easy, and very tasty. Peanut Butter Pie: 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup milk 8 oz whole cream cheese - soften by leaving out 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar Mix all ingredients in a bowl with an electric mixer Fold in Cool Whip, at least 8 oz Put in a baked...
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Replies: 11
Views: 3829

Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Not being overage yet, I get a Shirley Temple if I go to a fancy restaurant.
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The 1 true style
Replies: 198
Views: 149924

Re: The 1 true style

Just want to say that I've used Whitesmiths simply because that was the style I was taught in. I went to a summer camp where the programming was taught in MicroWorlds, and the instructor did all of his stuff in that style, so that's what I use.
by Inglonias
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Small scale chicken soup
Replies: 12
Views: 3982

Small scale chicken soup

As we speak, a huge pot of homemade chicken soup is sitting on the stove, performing osmosis for my family's dinner.

This got me to thinking: Is it possible to have homemade chicken soup on a small scale? Does anybody have a recipe that makes only a small amount of chicken soup?

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