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by Link
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 152286

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

I will shove Duracell batteries up your rear, so you can never stop!
by Link
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, however, the genie mistook "TKT" to be the sound made by a broken CD player, so now you have a bunch of music going "whrrr, zzt, ieeeeee, tkt tkt crrk ieeeeeee zzzzt". Which isn't really music at all...

I wish this forum became forums.xkcd.com again.
by Link
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 9641

Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

Antimony-120 wrote:For a second I thought I had spelled it wrong AGAIN. I just about punched my computer.

You did misspell it. It is manganese. :P
by Link
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Global Warming Fail.
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: Global Warming Fail.

Oh dear. A more realistic (but still ineffective and silly) way to do it: go a few hundred metres offshore, and (by some means) dig away part of the sea floor. Then take this sediment with you and dump it on dry land. Effect: the sea floor is lowered, meaning the water level also lowers. The sedimen...
by Link
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You do better in US history, but worse in everything else. You also completely lose your sense of humour, leaving you with only one career path: becoming a history teacher.

I wish to find the Higgs boson.
by Link
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 152286

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

I will partially unscrew all your light bulbs!
by Link
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. It now tastes like birdshit.

I wish for racism/ageism/sexism and other forms of negative group discrimination to completely vanish from the world.
by Link
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Someone else does it, but undercooks it, and you get a salmonella infection.

I wish for infinite happiness.
by Link
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 152286

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

I will create a folder on your desktop called "anal horse porn", and then I will take a screenshot of it and set that as your desktop background.
by Link
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 9641

Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

Carbon is awesome because it's so extremely versatile. I also like silicon and germanium because they pretty much define modern-day electronics. Least favourite... probably radon. It accumulates in poorly ventilated areas, and when you breathe it in, it sticks to the insides of your lungs, emitting ...
by Link
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but the cheese has been replaced by solidified vaginal excretion.

I wish for MOAR LINUX!
by Link
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You make the plan, but your flat-mate finds the evidence before you manage to put it into motion. He informs the police, who promptly arrest you. You are sentenced to 20 years in prison for planning to commit murder.

I wish Friends was never cancelled.
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 16447

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

more info please? my google-fu isn't up to it. There's a WP:RD discussion on it here . To put it in simple terms, spacetime consists of 4 dimensions of which 3 are spatial and one is temporal. Measuring the spatial dimensions in metres and the temporal dimension in seconds is just a matter of conve...
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 16447

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

First year I studied physics in school. Was about 11 years old at the time. On a test, a colleague found that the height of a tree was about 20 kilograms. That's crazy. Isn't it common knowledge that trees are generally between 10 and 380 nanoseconds tall? That is not comical, since it is actually ...
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 381778

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Context: in maths class, an assignment for finding the centre of mass of a cardboard triangle. Student: Sir, I don't have any cardboard. Teacher: Take a piece of the box you live in. -- Context: a badly charred set of ceiling panels in the chem lab had been repainted. Chem teacher: They repainted t...
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 16447

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

Bols wrote:First year I studied physics in school. Was about 11 years old at the time. On a test, a colleague found that the height of a tree was about 20 kilograms.
That's crazy. Isn't it common knowledge that trees are generally between 10 and 380 nanoseconds tall?
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build your vocabulary!
Replies: 27
Views: 2344

Re: Build your vocabulary!

zug wrote:
darkspork wrote:Sure. Lane Shifts (I think I see an anagram if someone adds another letter...)

adding an A for:
she anal fist

Rearranging:
"tan fish sale"
by Link
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The information inrush into your brain causes your head to explode. Your carpet, walls and ceiling are splattered with blood and bits of boiled brains.

I wish people would give me free electronics.
by Link
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are covered in blazing hot chocolate, leaving you with third-degree burns.

I wish I had a globally accepted licence to kill.
by Link
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build your vocabulary!
Replies: 27
Views: 2344

Re: Build your vocabulary!

I'll rearrange:

"I shit"
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 156695

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

First off, "xor" should become mainstream. "Either A or B" is too lengthy and doesn't even really convey the same message without the suffix "but not both or neither". "A xor B" is much more concise. There should also be a word, preferably with a one-syllable ...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Throwing Ethics out the Window
Replies: 41
Views: 4875

Re: Throwing Ethics out the Window

Why, I would explore the darker niches of recombinant DNA, of course. There are several awesome things already described in literature that haven't been looked that deeply into (as far as I know). We already know how to graft external genetic material into an existing natural genome, so with an unli...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: new theroy
Replies: 64
Views: 7399

Re: new theroy

My theroy is that the OP is addicted to goatse and tentacle hentai. But that's just a theroy, so it's pretty meaningless. Mostly because "theroy" isn't actually, y'know, a word. :wink:
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.

Apparently despite its name, SIGQUIT does not actually cause the application to quit. The default behaviour on SIGQUIT is to terminate the process. However, you've associated your own signal handler with it, thus replacing the default behaviour. So if you still want the process to terminate, your h...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 16447

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

I think the best one I ever saw was when some low level physics students I was helping(no calc physics) came up with a fish that was traveling at 36000 miles per hour, and they didn't see the problem with it. That's one fast fish! "Und I prezent zu you, ze ultimate zupervillain: Relativistic F...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: finding crystal oscillator frequency
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: finding crystal oscillator frequency

If you're fairly certain your oscillator is of a standard frequency and not some really weird one, it's possible to measure it manually after using a frequency divider with a sufficient amount of stages. Frequency dividers are easy to create using a series of D flip-flops (incidentally, there are ma...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 16447

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

This wasn't a mistake on my part, but rather one in my textbook. I don't remember the exact figures, but it was something like this: "12 identical Christmas lights are connected in parallel. Each bulb has an approximately ohmic resistance of 24Ω. The lights attach to the wall socket, which prov...
by Link
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Break up with the person above you
Replies: 1223
Views: 90495

Re: Break up with the person above you

Your face is disrespectful to my geekdom.
by Link
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 135244

Re: Words you love.

Cholinergic Succinylcholine Disambiguate Arcane Sinusoidal Flabbergasted Dissociative Defenestrate Engorge Chlorofluorocarbon Phenylalanine Quarkonium Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Dysfunctional Yttrium Haphazard Spork And I'm not sure if these count, but I like them anyway: Frobnitz...
by Link
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 149922

Re: What OS do you use?

Gentoo Linux. It's by far the best (by the subjective definition of "best") OS I've ever used. As with all Linux distributions, I can do pretty much anything I personally want with it, without paying for software, and without using pirated software. The advantage of Gentoo in particular is...
by Link
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25979
Views: 2312424

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are now as powerful as the word "all".

I wish I had a Beowulf cluster.
by Link
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.

I've looked into it a bit more, and according to Wikipedia, using printf in a signal handler is indeed unsafe. Since the rules say I shouldn't post links yet, I suggest you look up "DA's signal hints". It has some tips on writing safe signal handlers. Regardless of whether it's safe or not...
by Link
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 780745

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

Ah, the wonders of (possibly) CPU-efficient but counter-intuitive code. Python in particular lends itself to that really well. ...snip... You could just do: def foo(bar): baz = (int,float,long,str,unicode) return any(isinstance(bar,quux) for quux in baz) This is probably faster than your version. I...
by Link
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 780745

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

Ah, the wonders of (possibly) CPU-efficient but counter-intuitive code. Python in particular lends itself to that really well. A method to check if a variable's type is in a given list: import operator def foo(bar): baz = (int, float, long, str, unicode) return reduce(operator.or_, [isinstance(bar, ...
by Link
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: sleep, SIGINT, ctrl c, etc.

Confirming those results. Apparently despite its name, SIGQUIT does not actually cause the application to quit. A modified version that does what you want: #include <stdio.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <signal.h> #include <stdlib.h> void ouch(int sig) { printf("ouch: %d\n", sig); if (sig...
by Link
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Your Mom Wars.
Replies: 119
Views: 8889

Re: Your Mom Wars.

Yo momma may or may not be ugly, but we will never know because not even light can escape her gravity.

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