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by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 9662

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

Editedit: Good news: making a Twitter bot is not that hard. Bad news: making a genocidal Twitter bot is not that hard. I can confirm that in the process of experimenting with developing (humorous) spambots, I may have accidentally, for a short while, caused a bot to generate for-reals, phishing spam...
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 695
Views: 121152

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The camera getting stuck behind things (and inability to walk up a 4-inch step) is something I'd class as poor interface rather than "fair" difficulty. YMMV Sure, the game is still glitchy and all that. I'm thinking more of, for instance, the spot where the floor (deliberately) collapses,...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: IDEs and the death of the command line interface
Replies: 25
Views: 8355

Re: IDEs and the death of the command line interface

My impression is that people are fastest at using whatever they're used to, so people who have mostly used IDEs think there's something intrinsic to the IDE that makes them faster. I'm inclined to think of this such that, if you've learned the... "high-level" methodology of IDEs exclusive...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 695
Views: 121152

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Blighttown, and to some extent The Depths, succeed in creating a mechanically uncomfortable atmosphere. Sen's Bar & Grill is really tense, and Spoopy Doghouse is quite... spooky. But Blighttown is genuinely uncomfortable, with its awkward footing and claustrophobic camera traps. I've started run...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8652
Views: 1644456

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

That gives me an idea...

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Some of you may be thinking, 'take the best orgasm you've ever had... multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it.'
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 9662

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

But bots are fun! There are ebooks that do language stuff with other Twitter accounts as input, and even meta-ebooks that ebooks with other ebooks as input, and...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2391574

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

As for the penny, I know a number is a number, but there's something unsettling about an economy that does not mint the lowest denomination of its own currency. Norway got rid of the 50 cent (equivalent of a nickel) coin a few years back, now everything is rounded to the nearest crown (or dime). Th...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1646: "Twitter Bot"
Replies: 45
Views: 9662

Re: 1646: "Twitter Bot"

You create a tweet designed to get the most attention from different bots while still being a proper sentence, not just a list of words. How is "attention" defined? There are certain bots that will retweet / reply based on keywords. But there are tons of crawlers that will net you impress...
by eviloatmeal
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Uh Sue ming yew no watch ew wont too spell.

I can calculate the volume of an object by looking at it.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarantine
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Quarantine

emlightened wrote:Shall we label Joe and the four other clean patients X1, X2 etc. then?

I don't know, we didn't deliberately infect those patients, I don't think they deserve such a cool codename.

I say we stick with Patient X, and title the other patients "Patient 1, Patient 2..." etc..
by eviloatmeal
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarantine
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Quarantine

put four more people, who do not appear to be showing any symptoms, in two separate quarantined areas, like Joe is. Considering the move to isolate Mr. Joe was basically ignored, I'm guessing we don't have the tools necessary to individually quarantine anyone. My interpretation is that they're eith...
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2834
Views: 178873

Re: One Letter Word Game

flingers
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2834
Views: 178873

Re: One Letter Word Game

fangers
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8749
Views: 813514

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad news: The popcorn, however, is mouse droppings.
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Quarantine
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Quarantine

Clearly Mr. Joe also needs to be put in intellectual quarantine.

Isolate Mr. Joe not only medically, but also from speaking or otherwise interacting with anyone. I trust we have the equipment to remotely observe and assay Mr. Joe without having to interact with his thoughts.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

"Best" being defined in terms of looks, and you must sacrifice aerodynamics in the process.

I can levitate.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830595

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Sounds like what you need is a giant network of computers[1] all trying to remotely log into each other in order to keep each other from logging out.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: μTorrent pronunciation
Replies: 43
Views: 25307

Re: μTorrent pronunciation

Except in the URI to the website of the thing in question, it is a u.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 612248

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

Afraid of three Kim Kardashians Cardassians, McGuire has not harmonized, but Violentlyyeti, viewing my platinum clock, knew the rotten pizza I then create is definitely Dirty Harry Potter.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But only to the exact point in space where parallel-you is in those universes, fusing and killing you both in the process.

I can determine if any program will halt or not based on its source and input values.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Superfluids, however, do not have this power. So even though you are capable of turning yourself from a superfluid into a human being, it does you no good once you stop being you.

I can walk on any hard, flat surface, regardless of its orientation (walls, ceiling, underside of cliffs, car door...)
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3161980

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

You kids (and gramps) need to get off my overgrown lawn and learn to appreciate all music! You just need to treat music like food - a spectrum of "acquired tastes" intersected by an axis of quality. The difference is that you can sample music as much as you have aural time available until ...
by eviloatmeal
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Star Trek Series in January 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4525

Re: New Star Trek Series in January 2017

Anyway, get of my lawn yada yada end rant. You think you have it bad? I grew up without a television set, and have been living in the post-streaming, physical media renaissance era for the past seven years after I saw the alarming turn of events about to happen, a decade before everyone else, and h...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1639: "To Taste"
Replies: 55
Views: 8377

Re: 1639: "To Taste"

5-year-old me was taught that stuff on the street is yuck, so they never found out how it tastes. But here it's also mixed with sand more often than not, and sand cakes were never tasty. When you live on a small island in the middle of a fjord near the North Pole, you don't need to scrounge around ...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1639: "To Taste"
Replies: 55
Views: 8377

Re: 1639: "To Taste"

Despite what some people have said about the apparent yumminess of raw salt (hint: it's not my bag), I think many of us would readily consider sugar as the handy snack. (Add recipe to taste. No, wait, too much! Now I need to go and get another three boxes of sugar...) That is indeed strange. I've n...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"
Replies: 43
Views: 7039

Re: 1640: "Super Bowl Context"

dp2 wrote:"I don't even know who's playing" is the new "I don't even own a TV".

Full disclosure: I didn't even know who was playing.

I still don't even own a TV. (And I work in television now, which is the last place I thought I'd end up without a TV.)
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: spelling question (english-ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: spelling question (english-ish)

In other words, "chez" is a preposition meaning "(at/to/etc.) the house of". I wouldn't say "house" or "home" is always implied. "Chez moi" could mean "where I'm from" as much as it means "at/to my place." "Chez le dentiste&...
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

You turn on the news to discover there's been a mass shooting of bags of coffee beans at an espresso bar.

I can arbitrarily adjust the flow of time - speed it up, slow it down, stop it, reverse it, you name it.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

For everyone at the same time (because that's how karma works, duh).

I can travel backward in time.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

And since all of the things you need on a daily basis - air, water, food, etc. have at least some amount of heat, you die.

I can arbitrarily regulate my body temperature with no adverse side-effects.
by eviloatmeal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Only chainsaws.

I can juggle anything.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"
Replies: 21
Views: 17472

Re: What-If 0142: "Space Jetta"

Soupspoon wrote:I hope you've at least used carbon-neutral methods to power the CO2 extractor/pressuriser, if not in the construction of the space-pipe itself.

Like I said, it would be hydro and / or geothermal.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

Because it's always you.

I can lift anything no matter the weight.
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

On a technical level, that is. Neurons firing, brain hemispheres. Yes, modern neuroscience makes sense to you. Doesn't much help you understand what they are thinking, of course. I can start, and subsequently perfectly predict and control, nuclear fusion, in any substance, from any distance, using o...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28547
Views: 3161980

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Most of my dreams seem to be not about anything so much as a mental rummaging through the toybox of memories and associations. That's how I treat the concept of dreams - like reruns of bits and pieces of memories and sensations. It makes a lot of sense to me to think of dreaming in terms of filesys...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8652
Views: 1644456

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I don't even get that when I've been out in the early morning on weekends. Someday it will happen again... Where I live, it'll happen every now and then in the middle of the night during summer. Bright daylight, not a soul in sight. Cross the street at an oblique angle just to walk in the middle of...
by eviloatmeal
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

I can make chicks follow me. Yes you can. http://img10.deviantart.net/9407/i/2006/239/e/0/majora__s_mask__cucco_parade_by_naolin_nox.jpg But you also can't help pointing out other people's mistakes, which you always spot because you're never wrong about anything. People start to hate you for it...
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

You can't choose which, though. On any one attempt to read minds, it might be someone's on the other side of the world. Could be a billion minds all at once.

I never make mistakes.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

But you still say things as impulsively as ever, meaning you instantly know when you've set disaster in motion by running your mouth, and there's often nothing you can do about it.

I can make animals fly.
by eviloatmeal
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: *almost* the best superpower in the world
Replies: 703
Views: 88617

Re: *almost* the best superpower in the world

And you made the off-hand remark "I guess the world's coming to an end".

I can teleport.

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