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by dasada122
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 52078

Re: "Asteroid" discussion

Wow. That is so human.
by dasada122
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com blag
Replies: 56
Views: 17531

Re: the-laser-elevator blag post with squirrel

Would the squirrel not bake?
by dasada122
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java worth learning?
Replies: 24
Views: 4631

Is Java worth learning?

I have been hearing a good bit about how great Java is, and I am tempted. But I already know C++, and am halfway through school, with little free time. Is Java different enough from C that it's worth the effort? Is it similar enough to C that I won't have to burn much brain in converting? (It's so n...
by dasada122
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: New OS's or old?
Replies: 71
Views: 15113

Re: New OS's or old?

I just had a great idea: an eyecandy card. It would be an auxiliary processor, like a graphics card, but handles compositing exclusively. It would have just enough RAM to store the overhead, and maybe even a small solid-state drive for the details.
by dasada122
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WiFi hacking
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: WiFi hacking

I actually didn't know I had a PC card slot. Is that standard for laptops?
by dasada122
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 25899

Re: Lease

Wait, so we were supposed to stop with the legos?
by dasada122
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WiFi hacking
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

WiFi hacking

A few weeks ago, I found a funny little port on my laptop, labeled ANT. It looked kinda like a coax, so I thought it was for an outboard Wifi antenna. I got fairly excited, visions of cantennas running through my head. But I looked into it and it turned out to be the port for the TV card I didn't ge...
by dasada122
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: An xkcd Tabletop RPG?
Replies: 10
Views: 2591

Re: An xkcd Tabletop RPG?

This needs to happen. On the board. Who here can GM?
by dasada122
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31511

Re: Woodpecker

Soon, the woods are filled with the sound of power drills as the other woodpeckers get their own... and then the beavers got concrete.
by dasada122
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.

Then the grandma won't use the command line- she'll use the GUI to accomplish the same ends.
by dasada122
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Direct draw
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Direct draw

I am currently struggling through the chapter on Direct Draw interfaces and surfaces and whatnot.
In comparison to the OpenGL they taught us last year, this all seems absurdly complicated and obfuscatory.
I just wanted you all to know that.
by dasada122
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.

It's not for HER, it's for US.
by dasada122
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73935

Re: Texas Meet

Where did you study?
by dasada122
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73935

Re: Texas Meet

98 in Waco. How bout there?
by dasada122
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97842

Re: Sheeple

You mean... you mean I'm NOT special?
by dasada122
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Strange but false
Replies: 544
Views: 64361

Re: Strange but false

Women wearing wedding rings are more likely to be raped.
by dasada122
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.

I do hope they axe those silly "Ribbon" things in the next office. It took me months to get used to even saving.
by dasada122
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0604: "Qwertial Aphasia"
Replies: 118
Views: 26786

Re: "Qwertial Aphasia" Discussion

I am immune from this, as I can't touch type. I am forming a close symbiotic relationship with intellisense.
What's SMBC?
by dasada122
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Single-core to Dual core translation
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: Single-core to Dual core translation

So there's no more efficient way than to use it for a while? I think the salesman might get snippish if I try that.
by dasada122
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kubuntu Migration
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Kubuntu Migration

Yeah, well there's this used computer store in town that I have a history with. I'll just wait for a laptop to pass through.
by dasada122
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Single-core to Dual core translation
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: Single-core to Dual core translation

Perhaps they should make a new standard, like you give the CPU a number, have it take the square root of it, then the square root of the result, and so on, by whatever method the CPU desires. See how far it gets in one second.
by dasada122
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kubuntu Migration
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Kubuntu Migration

Okay, the Kubuntu was a mistake. I tried it on my laptop I use for school, and forgot to back up my data. This became a bad idea when I got a GRUB error 17. It is very hard to learn programming without a computer, and I couldn't even get back into Vista. Luckily, the linux deities upstairs had some ...
by dasada122
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Single-core to Dual core translation
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: Single-core to Dual core translation

Then by what criteria does one judge CPUs?
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 159621

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

I will alter your mouse's sensitivity just a bit, so the cursor will never quite be where you think it ought to.
(Or better yet, a randomizer.)
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 95128
Views: 7506625

Re: Count to a Million [Space Page Toppers PT.2!]

20282
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Risks to overclocking
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Risks to overclocking

Well, I think I'll go turn that off now.
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Risks to overclocking
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Risks to overclocking

Are there any risks to overclocking besides heat?
Will it "wear out" faster?
Will it "wear out" ever?
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Single-core to Dual core translation
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Single-core to Dual core translation

I grew up thinking of procs in terms of speed, ie 1.8GhZ, 2.6 GhZ. But it is apparent that a 2GhZ Dual core Cpu can far outstrip a 2GhZ single. Is there a rule of thumb for how fast a dualcore is in single core terms?
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mindstom NXT
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Mindstom NXT

I had a 2.0 myself, made it to state in some robot building competition I forget the name of. I lost interest due to the clumsy "Click and Drag" programming environment.
Is the NXT any better in that department?
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Hey look Microsoft is not dead.

Seriously, I have never had much trouble with getting what I need from Google, and Bing is not better in any detectable way. Although that Google Earth clone was good enough to merit a download.
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TE cooler t-shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 916

TE cooler t-shirt

How much power does a Thermoelectric CPU cooler use?
I've been toying with the idea of a refrigerated t-shirt.
(How big a heatsink?)
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kubuntu Migration
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Kubuntu Migration

I have burned a Kubuntu boot disk, and am trying to decide if I should take the plunge. The thing is, I have only one computer at the moment, my laptop; I need it for school. So is there a way to do a dual-boot thing with ABSOLUTELY no chance of corrupting my Windows? I can make a partition, but how...
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: flash capacitors and rail guns(help pls)
Replies: 20
Views: 6033

Re: flash capacitors and rail guns(help pls)

I would love to see what you have so far, any plans.
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0603: "Idiocracy"
Replies: 573
Views: 125800

Re: "Idiocracy" Discussion

I would have preferred it if White Hat had produced some form of evidence to back his position.

{[White Hat Guy] == 1/[Black Hat Guy]}?
by dasada122
Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Texas Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 73935

Texas Meet

Will there ever be any meets in or around Texas?
by dasada122
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Strange but false
Replies: 544
Views: 64361

Re: Strange but false

I CLAIM IT!
You may now be on it, so wherever you are, leave.
by dasada122
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 30653

Re: What font do you use for coding? What colour scheme?

stephentyrone wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah, what the heck is up with that? Every CS teacher I've ever seen has used Comic Sans for their code.

Oh, those wacky swedes?

???
by dasada122
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Strange but false
Replies: 544
Views: 64361

Re: Strange but false

quintopia wrote:Spheres are easy to calculate the surface area of. But Earth is not a sphere. This is where the difficulty comes from.

ah, but the formula depend on pi, so the calculation is inaccurate by however many decimal places you ignored.
by dasada122
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 30653

Re: What font do you use for coding? What colour scheme?

Perhaps it's a visibility thing.
Or maybe they just think it's cute.
by dasada122
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 30653

Re: What font do you use for coding? What colour scheme?

What environment does one code with in Linux?

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