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by Thesh
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2143
Views: 724379

Re: Something on Youtube

The longest I have watched was this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo

"A Universe From Nothing" by Lawrence Krauss. Basically, a dumbed down lecture on cosmology given at an atheist convention hosted by Richard Dawkins.
by Thesh
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Do you have one too.
Replies: 127
Views: 18309

Re: Do you have one too.

Don't have one of those.

Anyone have a ring with your name engraved in it, which you were given for bowling a 300 in a sanctioned league game?
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7710
Views: 746171

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

15 seconds... Probably not. I have 10 cardboard boxes between three rooms of the house, seven upstairs which I can get in less than 15 seconds and three downstairs which would be cutting it close.

Two dead AA batteries.
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

Problem is, that they could win, and we would be back to square one. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a move towards everything on the web being open standards, I just feel we are jumping the gun a bit on HTML 5.
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87238

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Lode wrote:
Me321 wrote:1 week later that computer died (blue screen of death)


That means WINDOWS has died, not your computer...


BSOD's are not necessarily software related (although most BSOD's back in the windows 98 days were driver issues), but often caused by hardware problems.
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87238

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Shouldn't that be 5#18801337?
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

I've actually been reading stuff on WebM since I posted, that says there may be patent infringement suits against WebM , so it may not be free to license for long. Also, mobile phones would not be able to run it efficiently, unless they implemented hardware support for it (and hardware support is cu...
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

So there you have it, if people on Safari or IE want it, they need to install separate components which, going by the version numbers, are not currently stable. From what I can tell, it doesn't look like it will be supported on the iphone any time in the near future. Also, WebM has yet to gain the s...
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

flying sheep wrote:webm.


AFAIK, that is not currently supported with either IE or Safari, although I may be wrong. Even then, most people seem to be using H.264 for HTML 5 video in their demos.
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

Video is actually a problem right now. No one has really agreed on a video codec. H.264 is the biggest, but mozilla won't support it as it isn't open.
by Thesh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15249

Re: Internet Explorer 9

It's not about whether or not people care about it. It's about getting every browser to act properly no matter what you do with CSS. CSS 3 and HTML 5 are still a ways off from finalization, CSS 2.1 is currently a candidate recommendation, which means it is close to finalization (and has been for sev...
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90200
Views: 9117983

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Sorry, but if Kentucky can't come, than California can't go. I will not have the inevitable trade embargo leave me bourbonless.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: medical ethics and the power of placebo
Replies: 40
Views: 5959

Re: medical ethics and the power of placebo

If you thought the actual treatments would work and they didn't help, why would a placebo help?
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Math or Science
Replies: 65
Views: 54152

Re: Math or Science

jfeord14 wrote:if we didn't have science then we wouldn't have anything interesting to do with math.


Fixed.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87238

Re: 0806: Tech Support

I once spent 20 minutes on the phone with my ISP for me to get transferred to another tech who told me they were having an outage in my area.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carelessness? NOT CAR-LESS-NESS OKAY?
Replies: 64
Views: 6043

Re: Carlessness?

I get a score of 35 on that site. The nearest bus stop is about a 20 minute walk.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7710
Views: 746171

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

I have a wrapper fom a subway sandwich that I ate earlier today sitting in front of me.

EDIT: There are also cotton swabs in the master bath, which is about 5-10 seconds walk.

An unused light bulb?
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

charolastra wrote:Don't know where to find it in the US.


Looks like they have a USA website you can order from, as well as a list of retailers and distributes.

http://www.irn-bru-usa.com/
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

SecondTalon wrote:
Thesh wrote:I thought a crapton was 12 shitloads.

Wait, are you using Imperial, or American Imperial?


Sorry, I'm using American Imperial.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

I thought a crapton was 12 shitloads.
by Thesh
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

I drink plenty of non-liquor liquids while I drink (I alternate rum and coke with just coke), so I never get a horrible hangover in the first place. I can't even comprehend being so sick and nauseous that you'd need to vomit the next day, and I have been quite seriously fall down piss ass drunk bef...
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

Re: So what do you do when you have a hangover?

You, sir, name? wrote:1. Get out of bed and drink a metric fuckton of water.


What is a fuckton? 69 kilograms?
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So what do you do when you have a hangover?
Replies: 44
Views: 4906

So what do you do when you have a hangover?

This is my method: Lay in bed and procrastinate for an hour. Get up, and drink a glass of water Take 400 mg of ibuprofen Cook up four pork sausages, three eggs seasoned with salt, and a lot of hash browns (or potatoes o'brien) cooked in butter and seasoned with salt and pepper Drink a glass of orang...
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 339438

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I am drunk, but hungry... Debating on whether to cook an omelette or get breakfast from a drive through.
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 94355
Views: 7366952

Re: Count to a Million

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMCXL
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444555

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

But they are all served in one container. I want to live forever with my consciousness transferred to a computer aboard a ~1km diameter antimatter powered interstellar spacecraft and go explore the whole universe. Granted, but the computer is turned off. I wish my mom wasn't so stupid that she let ...
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Am I the only one that has trouble drinking shots?
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Am I the only one that has trouble drinking shots?

In some situations, I have had no problems drinking shots... Normally when I have had 6-7 drinks already. Now, however I tried to take a double shot of vodka, and I could feel my throat closing just thinking about it. Although this was the cheapest vodka I could find ($12 for a 1750ml handle), I hav...
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2444555

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

But you are in a situation involving no internet access and damaged installation media coupled with drive corruption due to mechanical failure. The package manager HAS given you the older "stable" version. There are ripples of compatibility issues. The number of segfaults are multiplying....
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Base 110
Replies: 885
Views: 118539

Re: Count up in Base 110

One Eye.
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7710
Views: 746171

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope, would have to drive to the store.

What about a drink consisting of over 50% alcohol by volume?
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 359386

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

dubsola wrote:I'm sure that's been mentioned in this thread before.


You are correct, sir. Several times.
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 359386

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

One of my favorite imperial stouts comes in a 4 pack - Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co. It's 9% ABV and made in California, so I am not sure how readily available it is outside of California.
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I don't take compliments well. Here's why.
Replies: 64
Views: 9574

Re: I don't take compliments well. Here's why.

Whenever someone compliments me I feel uncomfortable; I don't know how to react at all, as it is just not natural for me. I also have trouble giving complements. I can criticize and take criticism all day, as long as it's done respectfully. I have been offered several management positions in the pas...
by Thesh
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7578

Re: Eye contact with strangers

If I'm alone, I generally ignore passers by completely. When I am with someone, I like to point at them and act suspicious at a distance and make eye contact when they walk by.

I'm actually very shy in person, and try to ignore everyone as much as possible whether I am with friends or not
by Thesh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Wars vs Mass Effect
Replies: 86
Views: 39875

Re: Star Wars vs Mass Effect

I think Star Wars would win, for one major reason: Resource Efficiency. If you have played Mass Effect 2, you will know that in order to upgrade the ship, weapons, and technology for your team you have to completely deplete the resources of many systems of planets. Honestly, how large of navy can th...
by Thesh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0805: "Paradise City"
Replies: 144
Views: 42222

Re: 0805: Paradise City

Take me down to the bairdi city
Where the water's cold
And the girls aren't many
by Thesh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3491194

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

SummerGlauFan wrote:I can guarantee you that if I lost a child and someone dared say that my grief was somehow less than a woman just because "I is a man" they would be carrying their teeth home in their hat.


So, now you are going with the stereotype that all men wear hats and have teeth?
by Thesh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bullet drop
Replies: 25
Views: 2955

Re: Bullet drop

I don't know.. Future Weapons always seems a bit propaganda-ish to me, not to be be a conspiracist though.. But if all our weapons are that grand, why do we still struggle against terrorists? Also it only features weapons from the 'western world'. I don't believe we have all the weaponry portrayed ...
by Thesh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Tangential discussions
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Tangential discussions

The purpose of this thread is to discuss a point on a topic, and then go off on a tangent. The next person that replies responds to your tangent, and goes off on a tangent of their own and so on and so forth. For example: Poster 1) I think subsidizing corn is bad... The only reason we can afford eth...
by Thesh
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bullet drop
Replies: 25
Views: 2955

Re: Bullet drop

I don't t think it would be useful. It would be almost impossible to hit a point target due to the amount of distance the bullet has to travel. For these situations, they have been experimenting with grenade launchers where the grenade detonates after a set distance. That's a much more effective tool.

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