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by Kithplana
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923942

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

lucrezaborgia wrote:[kitty]

I live with a cat as smug as that. It's hilarious.
by Kithplana
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1862985

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Nylonathatep wrote:
Ephemeron wrote:
Spoiler alert, Randall has seen this thread, and he loves it. He even made an xkcdsw himself.



It's just funnier if he's all upset and mad about us defacing his comics instead. :P


Maybe to you. To me, that would be...

...slightly worse.

(YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH)
by Kithplana
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I no longer cry almost every night. Really, it's been a while since I have, but today I remembered. All a bad dream...

Speaking of that, (lab-created) moissanite is like science space diamonds.
by Kithplana
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world
Replies: 42
Views: 25637

Re: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world

My server has an annoying habit of doing this: ActiveRecord::StatementInvalid: Mysql::Error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/' (13): SELECT `variables`.* FROM `variables` WHERE `variables`.`name` = 'COUNTER' LIMIT 1 You might try adding reconnect: true to your da...
by Kithplana
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0991: "Phantom Menace"
Replies: 110
Views: 38631

Re: 0991: "Phantom Menace"

I was briefly horrified when I thought it had been ten years since the release of Phantom Menace. I would just feel old if it had been ten years.

It... is not the tenth year since the release. As long as I don't do the math I'll be fine.
by Kithplana
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580180

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Last year everyone got to specify a small list of ideal gifts. I think some deviated and some didn't, but everyone was generally satisfied. I was certainly happy to have the list... I'm not terribly comfortable buying gifts for most people.
by Kithplana
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Best way to get your entire IT department to go on a long coffee break simultaneously: "My computer is broken again! Now what am I supposed to do? PLEASE CALL ME RIGHT AWAY" Now you are supposed to stop panicking because the computer shut down after you ran the backup like I told you it wo...
by Kithplana
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless router acting weird when Droids are around
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Wireless router acting weird when Droids are around

I've heard of Android devices sometimes doing strange things to wireless, to the point that IIRC one university banned them from the wireless network. I have no idea why, but I have heard of it before.
by Kithplana
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your best thanksgiving related story?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: What is your best thanksgiving related story?

Mine have generally been nice quiet quasi-traditional family get-togethers, except for that one year when I was sick with the flu, and a couple years back when the highest point of the whole thing was macadamia-nut stuffing. (Good stuffing. Bad memories.) It's not all boiling oil and explosions and ...
by Kithplana
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you last customize your OS sounds?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: When did you last customize your OS sounds?

Back in the day I remember my dad telling me about how he had set the startup sound on his work computer to play the entirely of Pink Floyd's Interstellar Overdrive . Loudly. He was the only one who knew how to skip it, so it served as a reasonably-long-distance notification when somebody tried to ...
by Kithplana
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you last customize your OS sounds?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: When did you last customize your OS sounds?

The only reason I ever want to do anything to my default sounds any more is to find out why the kittens my computer occasionally "forgets" to set the sound volume to reasonable levels (instead of 100%) before the startup sound is played and make it not do that ever again . I don't think I'...
by Kithplana
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771553

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: If you tell a lot of people not to send sensitive data through company email, at least one of them will take this to mean that they should use their personal Yahoo mail to send sensitive data instead.
by Kithplana
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 246303

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

It was a fantasy-esque name I made up for a stuffed grey cat of unusual stiffness for what appeared to be a plush toy. Then I picked it for my Runescape name over the other handle I'd used on Neopets. The name stuck.
by Kithplana
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1862985

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Kewangji wrote:
pseudoidiot wrote:The world revolves around Steve Jobs.

If he heard you say that, he would turn in his grave.

Assuming the truth of the first statement, I believe his grave would turn around him.

ETA: ...I didn't read the previous page. *facepalm*

EAgainTA: I guess this brings the joke full circle.
by Kithplana
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Community Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Community Computer

Not really. For all I know you could be some script kiddie who's just owned someone else's box and is mucking around with it. Don't take it personally; I get paid to be paranoid.

I'd also be very sure it can't talk to anything else on your network... and wipe it again after you remove access.
by Kithplana
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Community Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Community Computer

I do hope you've got backups if that's your personal box. Also, this is probably a good way to get your ISP upset with you. I could use that to send spam, launch a DDoS, host malware, or all sorts of other unsavory things -- and more, if there are known exploits for any piece of software on that box...
by Kithplana
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I'm watching paint dry. I'm so glad I'm nearly finished painting in here.
by Kithplana
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 80802

Re: Reactions to your Job

Usually I spout off something vague about working with computers, keeping servers running, etc. My degree is now officially in "keeping computer criminals out". By the time it gets to that they start asking about the security story of the week and/or Hollywood hackers. I guess I don't talk...
by Kithplana
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Monster Hunter International
Replies: 1
Views: 1875

Monster Hunter International

Anyone read it and its sequels? Definitely one of my favorite series now. Larry Correia is a hilarious writer. Uh, in a good way. For those who haven't read: think monster movies fleshed out, stereotypes turned on their head, and plenty of detailed and accurate weapons description gun porn set in th...
by Kithplana
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Re: Being the only woman in a (IT/networking/security/etc) class: it's happened to me a few times. Never really bothered me, as by then I knew everyone. There were about four or five women in the networking programs altogether (small programs though). Oddly enough, there were a couple of times when ...
by Kithplana
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

On bras: Mine get clasped and washed on delicate, then hung up to dry. Even my cheap ones last forever that way. On PMS food: I find that I gravitate more to nice salty corn chips with cheese melted all over the top. More commonly, I make what's known in my house as a PMS Special: a peanut butter an...
by Kithplana
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Sadness. Christmas is months away.
by Kithplana
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Lasaration. (Sorry.)

I made cheese! Actually, I got my little sister and her friend to do all the hard work, but I supervised :) It's a delicious creamy ricotta and now I am eating some on crackers. (Recipe here. It's extremely simple.)
by Kithplana
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Just out of curiosity, how many posters in this Awesome thread study any sort of Martial Arts, more specifically boxing? Krav Maga. (Heeey... you said that too...) Supposed to take my first belt test next Saturday. Nervous as heck, but I know sort of what to expect -- I just hope my body can take i...
by Kithplana
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 9157

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

My first, I think, was Red Hat 7 on a Compaq that was ancient when I got it (2004 or 2005). I soon ditched the Compaq and the antiquated RH7 (which I only installed because I had it on CD from a Dummies book or something) and installed Fedora Core 3 on my laptop. I went on to build a web server and ...
by Kithplana
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9371480

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

You (not you) said it hurt to see me cry. I guess it didn't hurt quite enough.

In other news, <3 krav maga.
by Kithplana
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 20832

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

I'm still married. It will be at least September and probably longer before I am not married. That will be at least fourteen months longer than it ever should have been.
by Kithplana
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Spoiler'd for trigger (about a post from microaggressions): Defense attorney:: "Is it possible that there was a misunderstanding because the defendant doesn't speak English?" Me, the primary witness:: "Screaming 'no' and fighting to get out of a person's grip are unive...
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Network theme
Replies: 22
Views: 2774

Re: Network theme

I've always stuck with a gemstone/metal/mineral sort of theme for naming my home computers. The desktop (with the blue case) is Argenteus, my old nonfunctioning laptop was Sapphirus (with the silver case... I know, I know), the server was called Amethystus, and my old phone Krystallos. The netbook (...
by Kithplana
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uniform fetish advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3918

Re: Uniform fetish advice

I'm just here to say that I first read the title of this thread as unicorn fetish advice.

That is all.
by Kithplana
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

http://community.livejournal.com/corsetry/ A lot of people sell decent corsets on there -- you may keep an eye out for sales, or just for eye candy. You're more likely to find an underbust that will fit, of course(t). I'm working on my first cupped overbust and it's interesting to get right, to say ...
by Kithplana
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Advice to Past Self
Replies: 91
Views: 12676

Re: Advice to Past Self

Don't break the Temporal Prime Directive.
by Kithplana
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your greatest accomplishment
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: Your greatest accomplishment

Taught an entirely non-verbal autistic child to speak. That was pretty sweet. Win status n thed. I... met my love in college, married my love, graduated cum laude with honors (becoming the first college graduate in my family, I think), and divorced (almost there!) that love abusive bastard for my o...
by Kithplana
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k
Replies: 58
Views: 68368

Re: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k

This.

People do crazy things for love.
by Kithplana
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Gas for the hour-long drive to court: $10 Iced latte to take the edge off the nerves: $3.15 Getting to tell your orange-clad chained attacker (who also happens to be your soon-to-be-ex-husband) exactly how he hurt you and what you think should be done to him in return while nearby criminals express ...
by Kithplana
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SafeSpace] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Dear Woman Thread, I can stop sockpuppeting now. Today I watched him get shiny metal bracelets and papers informing him that I no longer wish to be married to him and am taking steps to make that happen. If all goes well it will be an annullment instead of a divorce and it will be over with that muc...
by Kithplana
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I've made a Tiny Open Source Violin for Android
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: I've made a Tiny Open Source Violin for Android

You, sir, rock. Works on Droid 2.1 and is highly appropriate for this particular phase in my life. This fills a need.
by Kithplana
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: Describe yourself using TV Tropes.
Replies: 25
Views: 5889

Re: ITT: Describe yourself using TV Tropes.

I looked at this thread and wondered why it only had 14 posts in however long it had been posted, but then I remembered that this thread links heavily to TV Tropes.
I'm Break the Cutie leading to Beware the Nice Ones, resulting in... not sure yet, actually.
by Kithplana
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do I keep passing out whenever I take a hot shower?
Replies: 25
Views: 9085

Re: Why do I keep passing out whenever I take a hot shower?

Blood sugar was the culprit for me back when it was a problem. I would have to eat something before showering in the morning or I'd get pretty woozy... oddly enough it doesn't affect me any more.
by Kithplana
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3533713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Cute Corpse, everything I am about to say is intended with the utmost respect for you and your situation. I don't know much about your life, but I would encourage you to consider how you could carry the pregnancy through term instead of abortion. The Planned Parenthood link above (and subpages for a...

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