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by someguy
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1165858

Re: What are you listening to?

Sargon wrote:Anonanimal - Andrew Bird

Have been basically listening to this album exclusively for the past few days...

Andrew Bird is sooo good. Haven't heard that one, though, only Mysterious Production of Eggs.
by someguy
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I need help for a game I am writing in TI-BASIC
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: I need help for a game I am writing in TI-BASIC

Sheeit, I must be getting old; all I could think of when I saw the title was the TI 99/4A home computer!
by someguy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last Words
Replies: 54
Views: 4325

Re: Last Words

'FUGU OM NOM NOM.'
by someguy
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1095
Views: 214031

Re: You Laugh, You lose

Rather low-brow, but... (SFW, I suppose, just don't turn it up too loud):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fKjSokHa7Ls

It's not so much the 'main event' that cracks me up, but the guy at the end. Sonofabitch... :lol:
by someguy
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1165858

Re: What are you listening to?

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Give it Back!
by someguy
Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix File System
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: *nix File System

(Still here and reading all your posts. Thanks everybody. I'm attending a course Mon-Fri and haven't had time to sit down with this yet.)
by someguy
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking to start in on the Beatles
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: Looking to start in on the Beatles

I think George Martin did a better job as producer than Phil Spector did. Spector made their music sound too...I don't know, cheesy? Some of it was cheesy to begin with, but I think Spector over did it in some cases. To me, their earlier works sound too much like the bubble gum pop that was popular...
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking to start in on the Beatles
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: Looking to start in on the Beatles

Sir_Elderberry wrote:for example, I couldn't dream of listening to a Pink Floyd "greatest hits" album and getting the right effect.

Exactly.
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking to start in on the Beatles
Replies: 24
Views: 2363

Re: Looking to start in on the Beatles

I suppose there are a number of ways. The most thorough would be to buy or check the albums out of a library one at a time, in chronological order, and give yourself a week or a few with each one. You probably won't get much from the first few ones, I don't remember the order in which they were rele...
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Beatles vs. The Who!
Replies: 60
Views: 13911

Re: Beatles vs. The Who!

The Who are alright (see what I did there?), but a bit second-tier compared to the Beatles, IMvhO. They just weren't brilliant as often. They were good, though, very good, most of the time. I rate the Kinks higher than the Who, FWIW, and I do think that at times they were 99.9% equal to the Beatles....
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix File System
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: *nix File System

Area Man wrote:and re: caps lock - http://capsoff.org/

thanks for that. I've disabled it altogether, maybe it'll help 'retrain' my typing.
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix File System
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: *nix File System

Thanks for taking the time to type that in. I'll take a few close looks at it.
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: *nix File System
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

*nix File System

('File system' may not be the right term. Read on.) Hello everyone. I'm trying out Linux... AGAIN... this time Xubuntu 8.10 as a persistent USB install. Works well so far, I've been able to install Opera and I'm surfing the 'net as if nothing had changed. BUT. There's one thing. One of the things th...
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2779986

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

That is awesome! I wish I had the teknickol scilz too doo det. Huh? In case you were not being ironic, all it involved was uploading the animated GIF onto the phone and selecting it as a screensaver. Yes, then I got fancy and clipped a colored border so it looked better, and resized it, but it work...
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2779986

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

I just made someone's avatar into a screensaver for my phone. Don't remember whose, it's the one with the two sort-of-stick figures running around going 'ONOZ!'. It cracked me up when I saw it.

Yeah, pretty stupid. I'm bored.
by someguy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jorge Luis Borges
Replies: 18
Views: 3248

Re: Jorge Luis Borges

diotimajsh wrote:Zampanò

It does sound like a surname you might find in Argentina. It'd probably be spelled without the tilde at the end, and I'd tend to put the stress on the second syllable, as in Zam-PAH-no. But yes.
by someguy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1165858

Re: What are you listening to?

charliepanayi wrote:Tago Mago - Can

Glorious. I haven't played that album in so long...

*noms shrooms, runs to CD rack*
by someguy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9100978

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I just thought of something. Am I the only person who names my hardware? For example, when I plug in my music player, it doesn't say "Drive E:/" it says "Oscar". My two main flash drives are named Eddy and Frank. Does anyone else do this? I do this all the time. My old thumbdriv...
by someguy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Computer illiteracy responsible for college dropout
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: Ubuntu Responsible for College Dropouts

Our Consumer Reporter Dan Cassuto wrote a story Tuesday that caused a bit of a stir among computer-lovers...extreme computer lovers. Some of you are scratching your heads out there. You're thinking...if it's not Windows then it's Mac. What's this "ubuntu" ... a made up word? Huh? I'm not ...
by someguy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9100978

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Oh come ON VMware stop being such a dickhat! :evil:
by someguy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jorge Luis Borges
Replies: 18
Views: 3248

Re: Jorge Luis Borges

Back on topic, I picked up a copy of Borges' Labyrinths , and the first story, "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Terius" is pretty great. It's just the right blend of philosophical craziness. The stories in general seem to start off a bit dry or uninteresting for me, so it takes me a bit to get into th...
by someguy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 142970

Re: Tea Snobbery

I've been known to brew a cup of mate (an infusion from back home that comes in baggies, like tea,) drink it at night, and then brew a second one with the same, er, mate bag, throw away the bag and leave the mug covered until the next day. Then all I needed to do was heat it. The yerba mate I have ...
by someguy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 142970

Re: Tea Snobbery

O wise xkcdians, I ask for advice on this topic: reusing tea bags. (Yeah, I'm cheap, but tea is an indulgence for me.) I've been known to brew a cup of mate (an infusion from back home that comes in baggies, like tea,) drink it at night, and then brew a second one with the same, er, mate bag, throw...
by someguy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: We should have an Animal Collective thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2474

Re: We should have an Animal Collective thread

Mmh. So, inspired by this thread, I'm checking out Feels . Had never heard any AC before. I do remember -I think - reading about how one of their albums was meant to be played backwards, or had been leaked to the Internet in such a way, and I'd dismissed dismissing them as snooty. But I like wha...
by someguy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How often do you poop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: How often do you poop?

LDJosh wrote:So if you would, help out with this mini-survey.

Maybe you'lld get a few more answers if you made the thread a poll (pick three or four ranges that you think will encompass most people), and an anonymous one at that?
by someguy
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness, Study and Food the question of balance
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Fitness, Study and Food the question of balance

You could also try yerba mate for a 'different' high.
by someguy
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 22887

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

I won't call them scary, and I'll admit that I haven't played any 'real' games in over a decade, but I love the way that the ambience adds to the puzzles in the Submachine series. Especially on headphones.
by someguy
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Faux amis and/or false cognates
Replies: 141
Views: 16894

Re: Faux amis and/or false cognates

Another one (I think): fastidious in English vs. fastidioso in Spanish. The former I believe means something like very thorough, attentive to detail, etc., while the latter means annoying straight away. ('ya te doy [cambio].') I already gave you change? Oh. That meant what I thought it did. I though...
by someguy
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26153

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

First recollections are the Beatles and Carpenters, which my mom played very often when I was a little kid. She only had one or two Fabs tapes, compilations, so I always got to hear the same songs. I started listening to them myself not long after. Dad was into the Jesus Christ Superstar original ca...
by someguy
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Stoner Rock
Replies: 36
Views: 3923

Re: Stoner Rock

SomeoneElse wrote:Dopesmoker [...] by Sleep.

This. Heard it several times over the past week.

It's like a Black Sabbath LP played at half-speed or something... truly one of the most entrancing, pounding things I've come across.

Two songs on it, one over an hour long (!) the other just under ten minutes.
by someguy
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puppy on taste of two-month old baby: "om nom nom"
Replies: 75
Views: 8192

Re: Puppy on taste of two-month old baby: "om nom nom"

I like the part about '[having] your pets spade'.

fox23.com wrote:"Never let an animal sleep in the same room as your child, have your pets spade or neutered, it does relieve a lot of the aggression."
by someguy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most addictive songs
Replies: 69
Views: 8903

Re: Most addictive songs

'What's Important' by Beat Happening.
by someguy
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97068

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

joee wrote:
Dalebert wrote: What do you call the 8-10 'pieces' inside?

Segments?

I thought there might be a more specific word.

According to Wikipedia it's carpels.
by someguy
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 97068

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

The only way I've ever eaten grapefruit is the way you cut it in half and then have to cut each piece so you can dip it out with a spoon, and it was so tart I had to drown it in sugar. I assumed that's how everyone ate it but I've seen people eat it just like an orange. I peel it just like an orang...
by someguy
Sat May 31, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Skipping rope
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Skipping rope

So I was just putzing around the house and suddenly was hit with the realization that skipping rope ('rope skipping'? ESL here. However do you English natives call it?) is probably a great and FUN way to get some cardio done. I haven't skipped rope in a rather long while, but I do remember snagging ...
by someguy
Fri May 30, 2008 10:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9100978

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

A few shreds of a story seem to have come to me... to me, the guy who's always wanted to write [more often] but never does so because of an utter lack of ideas.

I kinda like this.

Last remaining prostitute in a small town, García Márquez style... I like this.
by someguy
Sun May 25, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Get to work.
Replies: 75
Views: 7549

Re: Get to work.

Bus ride, then a subway ride. The whole commute takes me about an hour, more if the subway's not working right (which is often the case.)

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