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by TheTankengine
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 181968

Re: "Purity" Discussion

Going farther to the left, we have Economists, then Business majors, then Business Administration, then Philosophy, followed by writers and artists . This is definitely not accurate, especially for musicians. When it comes down to the heart of the matter, music is a half step down from pure math, s...
by TheTankengine
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 181968

Re: "Purity" Discussion

I am disappointed in the lack of engineer-love :( I suppose if the meaning of "purity" in this sense is "theoretical purity", then it goes pretty well. But, engineering is at the peak of purity in the sense of the universe (you know, that place we exist in?). Pure mathematics is ...
by TheTankengine
Sun May 18, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forums troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 3137

Re: Forums troubles

Okay I think everything that can be said here has been said.
If you have a legitimate post for this thread, feel free to PM me. Otherwise, lock'd.
by TheTankengine
Fri May 16, 2008 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The best kind of cookie
Replies: 78
Views: 6468

Re: The best kind of cookie

I've been known to have a slice of cake in the morning, it seems waffles would only be better. Why are they not breakfast food again?

Come to think of it, I will eat absolutely anything for breakfast, lunch, dinner or somewhere in between. Perhaps it is I that is odd...
by TheTankengine
Fri May 16, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Deprecated by Lazy Mods] Points!
Replies: 61
Views: 16779

Re: Points!

Hey guys, sorry about the massive delay.
I've been having some major troubles with the old desktop. Basically I haven't been online very much lately, but hopefully I'll get it figured out soon and get around to assigning super ultra mega important THD points soon!
by TheTankengine
Fri May 16, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forums troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 3137

Re: Forums troubles

Subsilver2 is no longer supported by davean. I would not bother asking for a fix if it is directly and only related to subsilver2. If you do not like prosilver, you are welcome to submit a theme of your choice to davean as long as it is standards compliant and good clean code . This is how prosilver...
by TheTankengine
Wed May 14, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 13414

Re: Pizza Thread!

Wow, that actually looks pretty tasty!
by TheTankengine
Wed May 14, 2008 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 13414

Re: Pizza Thread!

Your dad is a pizza engineer? I don't know If I would go around bragging about that...

EDIT:Unless the Pizza Express is actually a train. In that case, well, that's pretty weird.
by TheTankengine
Wed May 14, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making
Replies: 103
Views: 16921

Re: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making

Today I made a truly epic sandwich.
A heap of freshly sliced corned beef that has been brining for 9 days and cooked for 4 hours on top of marbled rye bread.

DELICIOUSITY OVERLOAD
by TheTankengine
Sat May 10, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Way to go, Open Office
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: Way to go, Open Office

THD is for help. If you don't need help, it goes in G (at least until a software forum exists).
by TheTankengine
Sat May 10, 2008 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Way to go, Open Office
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: Way to go, Open Office

Soooo, is there a question or not?
by TheTankengine
Thu May 08, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's Pimms O'Clock!
Replies: 25
Views: 1996

Re: It's Pimms O'Clock!

Awesome. I'm planning a mass Pimm's / Punting to Granchester combo now the weather is great :) It's the best bit of the summer, it really is. Well, that and going to Strawberry Fair (Midsummer Common, 6th June). Going by punt has to be the classest way to travel. Edit: And if you do it when I'm bac...
by TheTankengine
Thu May 08, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird OS X kernel panic problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Weird OS X kernel panic problem

CrunchyFoodstuff wrote:Okay, what I wrote in another thread isn't exactly true: my eMac sometimes does crash.

Basically, after upgrading to 10.2.8, when waking up after sleep, it sometimes crashes, complete with 4-language "please restart your computer by holding the power button"-dialog box.

Reading is hard.
by TheTankengine
Thu May 08, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Debian XServer failing to work
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Debian XServer failing to work

Could have tried

Code: Select all

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
by TheTankengine
Thu May 08, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Link missing on General (minor issue)
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: Link missing on General (minor issue)

And lock'd.
by TheTankengine
Thu May 08, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's Pimms O'Clock!
Replies: 25
Views: 1996

Re: It's Pimms O'Clock!

by TheTankengine
Sun May 04, 2008 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: @ Mighty Jalapeno, your signature has a four dot ellipsis :(
Replies: 97
Views: 12570

Re: @ Mighty Jalapeno, your signature has a four dot ellipsis :(

Thought this the best thread to raise this in, seeing as it's about MJ: what happened to him? His profile says he's "inactive" because his "profile details changed". What? Please forgive me if this has already been discussed somewhere. No, this thread is not and was not about MJ...
by TheTankengine
Sun May 04, 2008 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The taste of vodka
Replies: 66
Views: 11095

Re: The taste of vodka

ST, try Jock's. It's under new ownership now, but a couple weeks ago it's a VERY local place with little to no music. It's on breckenridge.
by TheTankengine
Sun May 04, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fast Food Fight!
Replies: 114
Views: 8065

Re: Generic O'Malley's Sit-Down Restaurant Chain Discussion

And on Monday's you can get a burrito, drink, chips and salsa for $5!
by TheTankengine
Sat May 03, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fast Food Fight!
Replies: 114
Views: 8065

Re: Generic O'Malley's Sit-Down Restaurant Chain Discussion

1) Moe's is better.
2) 22/7 is correct on the second point.
by TheTankengine
Sat May 03, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Energy Drinks
Replies: 72
Views: 10187

Re: Energy Drinks

Never do peyote in the Himalayas with the Sherpas. Weirdest feeling ever.
by TheTankengine
Sat May 03, 2008 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Student Cooking!
Replies: 30
Views: 3257

Re: Student Cooking!

I would never add sugar to onions as they caramelize perfectly well on their own. Just crank the heat up as high as you can and keep them moving. They will still have a full and firm (not mushy) texture as well as those wonderful brown caramelized sugars. Also for the pasta I would recommend buying ...
by TheTankengine
Sat May 03, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making
Replies: 103
Views: 16921

Re: Noteworthy Achievements in the Field of Sandwich-making

Question to sandwichtologists: Is it still a sandwich if it's wrapped in a tortilla?
by TheTankengine
Sat May 03, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Youtube download/conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Youtube download/conversion

When will people realize that Nightly Tester Tools allow approx 98.999...% of ff2 extensions to work in ff3?
by TheTankengine
Fri May 02, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Display Wackiness--Lines + Un-Lines
Replies: 16
Views: 1832

Re: Display Wackiness--Lines + Un-Lines

I love to use ImgBurn, because it is simple and easy to use, plus it works with CD-RWs and will automatically blank them before you start the burn, if you so choose. CD-RWs save so much money when you burn as many images as I do.
by TheTankengine
Fri May 02, 2008 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 316768

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I'm not sure if any of the other aussies in the forum have jumped in on this one (and i'll be disappointed if they haven't!). I come from a country best known (IMHO) for it's distinctive love of beer... Real Beer... not the watered-down stuff that Americans (stereotypically) drink... A few good one...
by TheTankengine
Thu May 01, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu 8.04 grub error 25 ftl
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Linux 8.04 grub error 25 ftl

Especially since Linux 8.04 doesn't exist.
by TheTankengine
Thu May 01, 2008 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Tagging system for comics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Re: Tagging system for comics?

Perhaps there have been 872 transcriptions?
by TheTankengine
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Generic O'Malley's Sit-Down Restaurant Chain Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 9344

Re: Generic O'Malley's Sit-Down Restaurant Chain Discussion

What do people think of Max & Erma's?
Seems like pretty good food to me, but a tad expensive for what you get.
by TheTankengine
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Free as in Destitute Forum
Replies: 54
Views: 13281

Re: Free as in Destitute Forum

Here you go:
Mods have the same exact mod powers on every single post in the entire fora (except news[deprecated], if that's still here). Users in FAID do not have any editing or deleting capabilities. Mods do not use their moderating abilities in FAID.
by TheTankengine
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Partitioning my hard-drive
Replies: 18
Views: 3614

Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Ya, I remember testing it out on my dad's computer after 7.04 came out. It worked very well then, so I can only imagine that it is a very solid program today.
by TheTankengine
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Partitioning my hard-drive
Replies: 18
Views: 3614

Re: Partitioning my hard-drive

Wubi has actually been around for a year. This is the first release of Ubuntu that actually includes it, though.
by TheTankengine
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Free as in Destitute Forum
Replies: 54
Views: 13281

Re: Free as in Destitute Forum

#1 "The mods" didn't have much to do with the FAID forum, davean said "these people are complaining so I'll give them a place to complain in", and lo, it was done. #2 If you have questions or comments on the function and/or happenings of said forum, feel free to put them in here....
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hardy Heron
Replies: 42
Views: 3600

Re: Hardy Heron

The update-manager upgrade has worked perfectly for me every time. I've been using Ubuntu pretty regularly since 5.10. If it doesn't show you the upgrade is available, just alt+f2 -> "update-manager -d" and the button will appear at the top. I've been using Hardy for almost 2 months now, s...
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Thread!
Replies: 139
Views: 13414

Re: Pizza Thread!

Lenary's post made me smile, and Sine Nomen's made me decide that there is nothing wrong in my life that can't be cured by getting myself some Dominos for dinner. Temporarily, at least. As a Domino's employee for over a year I think I am well qualified to say that Domino's is shitty pizza. There is...
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oh, so that's where that comes from....
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Oh, so that's where that comes from....

I really can't see that as the only reason a car is the width it is. There is an enormous amount of study that goes into every aspect of a car's design, including human interface, machine components, ergonomics, physical, material and economical constraints. The width of two horses side-by-side is p...
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 29764

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

That may be the answer you wanted to hear, but I seriously doubt that is true.
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs and other addictive things
Replies: 388
Views: 29764

Re: Drugs and other addictive things

We clearly don't make drugs illegal on the basis that they are addictive, harmful to the individual, or harmful to society, or all of the above, so why some drugs and not others? Lobbying power. I cannot think of any other reason that I have ever seen presented other than 'lobbying power' that make...
by TheTankengine
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Self-Deletion
Replies: 107
Views: 11192

Re: Self-Deletion

As long as were extending our e-peen, I started using my infamous #ff0050 pretty much as soon as I started moderatoring. Mostly to correct Akira's atrocious spelling mistakes, because I wanted to make a blatant example about how most of her posts were basically half red text. And it all snowballed f...
by TheTankengine
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Facebook Graffiti Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 5315

Re: Facebook Graffiti Thread

Wow these are amazing?
Do you use a tablet?

My graffiti always ends up looking like something a retarded 4-year old drew in paint...

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