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by LikwidCirkel
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 10260

Re: What's your day job?

2 Year Tech diploma in Electronics Engineering Tech + 3 years Computer Engineering I currently work a co-op job with an embedded, real-time OS company. There are only a few major players in that market, and I work for one of them - can anyone guess who? Hint: it's a true microkernel. We're big on au...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What faith in humanity?
Replies: 82
Views: 7699

Re: What faith in humanity?

... first of all, this is sex with an animal, which we can all agree is a pretty horrendous act. It may be horrendous, but as far as how much it actually "hurts" the animal is debatable, and that's what counts. Most would believe that they don't have the same pride and ego that we do, and...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What faith in humanity?
Replies: 82
Views: 7699

Re: What faith in humanity?

Oh pulease... I hate to sound like a fanatical vegan, but well... I am. I'm sure many of you indirectly, and unnecessarily exploit animals every day, for absolutely no reason other than your greedy self-indulgence, and the fact that you don't know any other way to live. Yes, they live a lifetime of ...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 50143

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

What sort of problems have you run into with just installing what you want from the command line, and letting the dependencies resolve themselves? I didn't try it for long, but it didn't work from just installing xserver, or xserver-xorg. I'd probably have to install some window manager too, and a ...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meeting people in Ottawa
Replies: 72
Views: 14380

Re: Meeting people in Ottawa

Oh.. I'll probably be in jeans and a black jacket. I'm 6'1 with long brown hair in a ponytail. I guess that I should mention that I'm male, because it's not always obvious on forums. I tend to be good at spotting strangers in coffee shops who are looking to meet other people who they've never met in...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 50143

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

Like many Linux newbies, I started with Ubuntu. I'm actually still using it, and it has it's benefits and drawbacks. It certainly works out of the box quite well, and requires little tinkering. I want to move beyond it though for a few reasons. Most importantly, about 95% of the packages and 99% of ...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8423

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

Have any of you seen Gore's movie? Now, it has it's flaws, so I'd rather not get into picking it apart, however, some elements of it really stood out to me: 1) The percentage of peer-reviewed, scientific papers on global warming that say it is happening and we are causing it: 100%. Contrast that to ...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about xkcd
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Questions about xkcd

It's made purely with a hex editor.
by LikwidCirkel
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What they never taught us
Replies: 83
Views: 15505

Re: What they never taught us

For a 12 to 18 years period from the age of 6 to our mid twenties we have lived constantly in an educational system wherein we seldom if ever learned to function intellectually independent of outside direction. There are much less wordy ways to state this. Damn. Great, let me see how I should have ...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Telling kids about Santa Claus?
Replies: 141
Views: 12238

Re: Telling kids about Santa Claus?

My girlfriend says that she stopped believing in Santa, the tooth fairy and God all at the same time. I was not brought up as a Christian, and was taught that Santa is nonsense right from the start, but I did eventually learn that the gods that I was taught about are nothing more than symbols. I don...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The ultimate programming language flamewar
Replies: 94
Views: 19844

Re: The ultimate programming language flamewar

For real, it's only about using the language that's most appropriate for the task, but in the spirit of this topic ..... Java: - runs on a VM with a garbage collector that slows everything down - takes care of everything for you, provides little control if you actually need to know memory addresses ...
by LikwidCirkel
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: CONSOLE WARS!!!
Replies: 119
Views: 17039

Re: CONSOLE WARS!!!

I'm surprised Sony is doing so poorly. I think I'm just much more interested in the technology and the guts than the actual games. When it comes to games, I'm like a reformed crack addict, so I try to keep my play limited. The ps3 now has a free, legit and powerful dev kit for it, with full access t...
by LikwidCirkel
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Astrology
Replies: 58
Views: 7848

Re: Astrology

I place zero credibility in pop-astrology and trying to predict the future. However, I accept the possibility of common personality traits among signs. Pop-astrology fails even at this though, because the dates are all off by about 20 days, so of course something that is inherently flawed right from...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: computer programing or game design?
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: computer programing or game design?

Well, as far as I know, many "game designers" start off as programmers. In early university classes, many students are shocked to learn that many professional computer engineers do very little actual programming and more drawing boxes for the programmers out of technical school. If you rea...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: scheduling issues make college easy + wastes my $
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: scheduling issues make college easy + wastes my $

I've had this problem too. There are a few courses where I got an A the first time, and had to take it again at another university, because they refused me transfer credits. I've tried to have side projects outside of school, or to go beyond what is expected in a course. I joined an extra-curricular...
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meeting people in Ottawa
Replies: 72
Views: 14380

Re: Meeting people in Ottawa

I'm in. I might be a newbie here, but if I'm a spambot, it would make a really interesting meeting for coffee.

I have nothing planned yet that weekend. The Bridgehead or Planet Coffee works for me.

I live close enough to downtown.
by LikwidCirkel
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411567

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi. I heard of XKCD a few weeks ago, when someone sent me a link to the comic with "sudo make me a sandwich". I've since looked through them all and loved most of them. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and am a co-op student at Carleton U, taking computer systems engineering. I'm now nea...

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