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by musashi1600
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0850: "World According To Americans"
Replies: 712
Views: 173416

Re: 0850: "World According To Americans"

leveldeaded wrote:Not even the serious pedants have mentioned the lack of Hawai'i thus far? This is a travesty.


The map isn't of sufficient resolution for us to appear on it, because we're that small.
by musashi1600
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"
Replies: 143
Views: 35552

Re: 0821: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 3"

Burning through the SETI@Home database in an hour is impressive considering they're not distributing work units at the moment. >_>
by musashi1600
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0791: "Leaving"
Replies: 79
Views: 17876

Re: "Leaving" Discussion (#791)

Celine Dion popped into my head when I read this comic. I don't think I need to say what she was singing. :|
by musashi1600
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 31888

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

I always found it amusing how the opening credits of Gilligan's Island would show the SS Minnow departing from Ala Wai Boat Harbor on its "three-hour tour", then show Coconut Island as the "uncharted island" at the end. You will now be singing the poem to the tune of Auld Lang S...
by musashi1600
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0788: "The Carriage"
Replies: 105
Views: 31888

Re: "The Carriage" discussion (#788)

I always found it amusing how the opening credits of Gilligan's Island would show the SS Minnow departing from Ala Wai Boat Harbor on its "three-hour tour", then show Coconut Island as the "uncharted island" at the end. You will now be singing the poem to the tune of Auld Lang Sy...
by musashi1600
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0783: "I Don't Want Directions"
Replies: 193
Views: 38720

Re: "I Don't Want Directions" discussion (#783)

I've found the Google Maps Navigation app on my Moto Droid to be a wonderful little piece of software, although I don't use it that often simply because I live on a small island. My only complaint is that the voice is never able to pronounce street names correctly, but that's understandable. I did h...
by musashi1600
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0781: "Ahead Stop"
Replies: 171
Views: 38848

Re: "Ahead Stop" discussion (#781)

-.Mateo.- wrote:
SocialSceneRepairman wrote:Never mind that - they were humming the Star Wars theme in 1973?


I know, that's the only thing I could think...seems like Randall had a major case of date-mix-up-itis


1977: A New Hope
1983: Return of the Jedi

It's an understandable mistake.
by musashi1600
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0779: "Anxiety"
Replies: 113
Views: 67943

Re: "Anxiety" discussion (#779)

I'm supposed to board a flight to the mainland in the next 24 hours. Please get out of my life, Mr. Munroe. :shock:
by musashi1600
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for archival-quality DVDs
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: Looking for archival-quality DVDs

Jorpho wrote:50+ GB isn't particularly amenable to a DVD backup, I'd say.


Eh, I've accepted the time it takes to burn 12-14 discs as part of the price for choosing this method. I might switch over to BD-Rs at some point in the future.
by musashi1600
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for archival-quality DVDs
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: Looking for archival-quality DVDs

GeorgeH wrote:If the amount of data is amenable to a DVD backup, have you considered online storage services?


No, I haven't. Are there any options that can handle 50+ GB of storage?
by musashi1600
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for archival-quality DVDs
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Re: Looking for archival-quality DVDs

I don't mind having to re-purchase and re-burn every three years if the DVDs won't last that long; I'm just looking for a backup medium that isn't a hard drive (and vulnerable to power spikes, rough handling, etc.) I'm already planning on buying an additional external HD for redundancy.
by musashi1600
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for archival-quality DVDs
Replies: 32
Views: 3099

Looking for archival-quality DVDs

I'm looking to buy some DVDs to use as a back up for one of my hard drives, and I'm wondering if there are any particular qualities I should be looking for that would make a certain type (+R/-R) or brand preferable to use.
by musashi1600
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How does one setup a website?
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: How does one setup a website?

SWGlassPit wrote:I third this. If you are comfortable with a BSD shell, then you can do pretty much anything. They also do email forwarding, mysql/php, and so on, for literally pennies a day.


For the BSD bit, would my (limited) experience of messing with Terminal commands in Mac OS X be able to carry over?
by musashi1600
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How does one setup a website?
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: How does one setup a website?

hintss wrote:personally, id go for self hosted if you had the boxen and power available for it. I currently have 2 of my failservers running, just sitting there, doing nothing. and I have enough ports forwarded that I actually write them down...


What kind of horsepower would I need for a basic site?
by musashi1600
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How does one setup a website?
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

How does one setup a website?

I've recently been wondering about what one has to do to set up a website. I know Step 1 is to register a domain name, but I don't know where it goes from there (although there are multiple options.) A couple specific things I'm wondering about are the difference between having someone host the site...
by musashi1600
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29650

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

What is this comic good for? Absolutely nothing!

(If you don't get the joke, listen to this song.)
by musashi1600
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Toy Story 3! ^^;
Replies: 87
Views: 23527

Re: Toy Story 3! ^^;

Spanish Buzz is made of LOL.

Spoiler:
On another note, the incinerator scene has almost certainly scarred the minds of all the elementary-age children who saw it.
by musashi1600
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is Hearts of Iron III worth buying?
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Is Hearts of Iron III worth buying?

Steam has it on sale for $15, and it looks like an intimidatingly huge and detailed grand strategy game similar to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. Anyone have any opinions?
by musashi1600
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268318

Re: Recommend a book

I highly recommend Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick.

It's a semi-biographical collection of life stories told by former residents of North Korea. I think that's all I need to say about it.
by musashi1600
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What's the Nightside series like?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

What's the Nightside series like?

I've recently heard about the Nightside series of fantasy novels by one Simon R. Green, and I'm wondering if they're worth picking up. It was a recommendation that this website gave after I input Storm Front by Jim Butcher, and a cursory look for information on it tells me it's highly similar to the...
by musashi1600
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308680

Re: What is your favourite book?

I'd say it's a toss-up between:

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexander Dumas
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World, by Haruki Murakami
by musashi1600
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0726: "Seat Selection"
Replies: 112
Views: 26704

Re: "Seat Selection" Discussion

There actually is seating on the flight deck for passengers that aren't part of the plane's crew on commercial aircraft; it's only availiable to check pilots (pilots who act as flying examiners for other pilots applying for or renewing a license) or other crew members that are deadheading (traveling...
by musashi1600
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 27044

Re: Seismic Waves

(No longer) first, since someone is bound to have posted before I did. Either Randall drew this only a few hours ago, or he was prescient. Only a few hours ago I and the rest of Southern California was hit by a quake. However, the wave of news posts seemed to have traveled much more slowly than tha...
by musashi1600
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 31675

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Considering this comic had me literally laughing out loud, I have to say it's the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
by musashi1600
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What's the Temeraire series like?
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

What's the Temeraire series like?

All I know is that it's a running series with five books published so far, and features the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. That sounds like interesting reading right there.
by musashi1600
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0697: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength"
Replies: 136
Views: 37397

Re: "Tensile vs. Shear Strength" Discussion

"In one moment, earth. In the next, heaven."

-Academician Prokhor Zakharov, For I Have Tasted the Fruit

(I figure this quote is required for every space elevator thread.)
by musashi1600
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 51670

Re: "First Design" Discussion

If that design doesn't result in a disqualification, they'd probably win the Judges' Award.

Also, Team 831 2853 FTW.
by musashi1600
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 16447

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

If "volvo" is "I roll" in Latin, then what's the Latin word for vulva?
by musashi1600
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 37137

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

Am I the only one who heard John Lennon's voice upon reading the title and the first frame?
by musashi1600
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17162

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

In other news, instead of buying photoshop, he should have bought himself/her a nice DSLR to take awesome pictures. Photoshop is really only good for removing pimples on my face. With the right knowledge, a DSLR combined with Photoshop for post-processing work can be an amazing tool. In lieu of Pho...
by musashi1600
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0648: "Fall Foliage"
Replies: 85
Views: 17162

Re: "Fall Foliage" Discussion

Quick and simplistic example of Photoshop being applied in such a way:

Image

For what it's worth, if the above scene ever looked like that in real life, I'd probably have some big problem(s) to worry about.
by musashi1600
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0645: "RPS"
Replies: 185
Views: 51012

Re: "RPS" Discussion

I got this only because my dad is an engineer, and tried to convince me to use an RPN-capable scientific calculator instead of a "conventional" scientific calculator on a few occasions in high school.
by musashi1600
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58613

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Comics like this continuously function to find what happens when the limit of punnery approaches infinity. >_> (That said, I remember a high school calculus class where the teacher spent several minutes on how Newton was first to develop calculus, but Leibniz did far more to make it the calculus kno...
by musashi1600
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0611: "Disaster Voyeurism"
Replies: 105
Views: 28811

Re: "Disaster Voyeurism" Discussion

And within a month of this comic being published:

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by musashi1600
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97693

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

If I'm thinking about someone else on the bus I'm riding (no trains where I live, for the most part), I'm probably wondering for the (2^n)th time why people sit in an aisle seat while blocking off an empty window seat. I've never understood that.
by musashi1600
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0314: "Dating Pools"
Replies: 214
Views: 106141

Re: "Dating Pools" Discussion

Did I just see a reference to this comic in Krod Mandoon?
by musashi1600
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0571: "Can't Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 29199

Re: "Can't Sleep" Discussion

Comic JK wrote:I remember how happy I was when I first realized what the pokemon Mareep was about...


Damn, it's been 3 years since I read Dick's novel (8 years since I caught one of those in Gold) and only now do I get it. :oops:
by musashi1600
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646372

Re: EVE Online

I'm planning on posting an announcement in the recruitment forum that I'd like to join a nullsec corp as a Hulk pilot (I don't own a Hulk myself although I have the skills to fly it), but I don't know if there's anything I should keep in mind beyond what the advice thread says. Help?
by musashi1600
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 78682

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Not quite the same as the strip, but I do have a story of my own. A few weeks ago, I parked my car in a garage with a number of compact "Compact" stalls that are adjacent to the garage walls. I'd positioned my car too close to a wall in on the driver's side in one such stall, so I was forc...

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