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by Hawknc
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 16833

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

The reason I went for the Kindle was primarily the hardware - nothing else locally matched it for speed, contrast, form and function. Of course, I then immediately turned off the wireless, jailbroke it and started loading mobis on, but plenty of people don't want to do that - they just want to buy ...
by Hawknc
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 16833

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

The reason I went for the Kindle was primarily the hardware - nothing else locally matched it for speed, contrast, form and function. Of course, I then immediately turned off the wireless, jailbroke it and started loading mobis on, but plenty of people don't want to do that - they just want to buy b...
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A new Australian PM by Monday?
Replies: 23
Views: 4051

Re: A new Australian PM by Monday?

Yeah, it's not surprising in the slightest given the factioning within Labor. Rudd's closer friends and ardent Labor Right MPs would have voted for him, while Gillard would have safely had the support of the left. That it was so overwhelmingly in Gillard's favour speaks volumes to how many MPs prefe...
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1022: "So It Has Come To The Claw"
Replies: 96
Views: 27098

Re: 1022: "So It Has Come To This"

I'm disappointed that I bought dog food on my way home today, before seeing this comic. A golden opportunity missed.
by Hawknc
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm buying a new laptop and I'm requesting help
Replies: 12
Views: 5614

Re: I'm buying a new laptop and I'm requesting help

If you're not playing games then the graphics card probably doesn't matter very much, but if you plan on getting something in the range of an i7 with 8GB DDR3 RAM, it'll probably come with a dedicated one of some description. The other thing is - and you're probably aware of this, so apologies if th...
by Hawknc
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A new Australian PM by Monday?
Replies: 23
Views: 4051

Re: A new Australian PM by Monday?

I'd forgotten the Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate! My day just got considerably brighter.
by Hawknc
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A new Australian PM by Monday?
Replies: 23
Views: 4051

Re: A new Australian PM by Monday?

From what I understand, Tony Abbott is very socially conservative Very. and thus unelectable also? Sadly, not the case. It's a testament to how deep a hole the ALP has dug itself that an Abbott-led government is not only a possibility, but a likelihood if an election were called tomorrow. Currently...
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 904081

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

awesome: my car is almost fixed! it was a royal pain in the ass to dissasemble the engine i found in the junkyard and replace the parts on it that needed replacing, but it is almost ready to drop in my car! YAY. .........also, i still hate you, engineers who work at ford. go fuck yourself with a bi...
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9098254

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You should try moderating it. :P
by Hawknc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My overachieving friend
Replies: 20
Views: 3009

Re: My overachieving friend

Stop being a dick to him because he's different and likes different things, and maybe he won't feel the need to retaliate.
by Hawknc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 547958

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Since everyone has now completely digressed from the topic and we aren't even discussing Israel/Palestine at this point, I'm temporarily locking the thread for a day or so to give everyone a chance to cool off. When we come back, stay on-topic and respectful. If you can't manage both of those, don'...
by Hawknc
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9098254

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

They're okay, but personally I'd prefer this version.
by Hawknc
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia's New Restrictive Abortion Bills (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 129
Views: 11423

Re: Virginia's New Restrictive Abortion Bills (Trigger Warni

Are there any other cases of informed consent that require a patient to undergo a separate medical procedure to fulfill that requirement?
by Hawknc
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia's New Restrictive Abortion Bills (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 129
Views: 11423

Re: Virginia's New Restrictive Abortion Bills (Trigger Warni

I don't know a lot about abortions, but a friend told me that an ultrasound is just part of the procedure. I don't think anyone can force a woman to look at a screen. I think this was asked above too, but I'm interested in the answer: if this is true (it may or may not be, I honestly don't know), w...
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: crap sentence upon initial registration
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Re: crap sentence upon initial registration

That is probably default phpbb text. Or davean put it in there to mess with people.

I'd put it about 50:50 either way.
by Hawknc
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626617

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

They're saying its their belief that god can heal. No, they're not. Otherwise it would have said "We believe God can heal today!". Instead, it said "God can heal today!", which is an objective statement of fact. One that is demonstrably false. They're welcome to believe whatever...
by Hawknc
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One towns war against gays. (trigger warning)
Replies: 87
Views: 14135

Re: One towns war against gays. (trigger warning)

While, as you pointed out Ulc, there is the clear and present fear of getting fired, during a recession, it sounds like the teachers were actually doing NOTHING. Not putting up any form of passive resistance, not 'helping how they could', etc. It's hard to vilify every teacher in the county based o...
by Hawknc
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 84216

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

Princess Marzipan wrote:That and never finding the droids I'm looking for.

Yeah, they stopped showing up on searches after Darth Vader sent a DMCA takedown notice to Google.
by Hawknc
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Harper gov't (Canada) bans trans* people from flying
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Harper gov't (Canada) bans trans* people from flying

*I had to give this asterisk a remark because it was driving me crazy without one. Also, fixed the spelling of "Harper". -Hawk It looked to me like a wildcard (i.e. will match transgender, transsexual, transvestite, and so on), not a footnote. (Was that your intent, netcrusher88?) Argh, p...
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unable to write signature
Replies: 4
Views: 3017

Re: Unable to write signature

That's correct.
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unable to write signature
Replies: 4
Views: 3017

Re: Unable to write signature

You'll be able to set a signature once you have five posts. It's an anti-spam measure.
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New computer setup checklist?
Replies: 5
Views: 3085

Re: New computer setup checklist?

PhoenixEnigma wrote:ninite.com

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Brilliant. Thank you. :D
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38459

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Hmm. Maybe I've assumed a level of pop culture knowledge that doesn't necessarily exist here. Oh well, I thought the comic was humourous at least.
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New computer setup checklist?
Replies: 5
Views: 3085

New computer setup checklist?

My wife is getting a new Win7 laptop tomorrow after her current Macbook started faltering. We're currently wracking our brains to work out what should be included on a fresh install (after stripping out any bloatware that comes with it). What are the programs and bookmarks that are essential to you ...
by Hawknc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38459

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

The comic is plenty relevant to Australians. Given the popularity of both Downton Abbey and LFMAO here, I'd say it's at least as relevant to us as it is to your average US reader.
by Hawknc
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 38459

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

Another of those US-only XKCDs. It's starting to get a little annoying. I just counted: Among the last 20 XKCDs (not counting the SOPA thing and the "1000" thing), 9 were US-only. What happened to general nerd-dom? Downton Abbey is British, and LFMAO is irritatingly pervasive (no. 18 on t...
by Hawknc
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3484850

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Tomlidich comes from the Austin Powers school of evil villainy.
by Hawknc
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302217

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

by Hawknc
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple, Foxconn and outsourcing
Replies: 42
Views: 7091

Re: Apple, Foxconn and outsourcing

An example of the conundrum Chinese suppliers and Apple faces is: Apple demands exact prices for parts, and labor down to the individual screw and wages, leaving the thinnest of profit margins. Then in a year, Apple demands a 10% cut in prices. This leads to suppliers demanding more hours from thei...
by Hawknc
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2985717

Re: Postify your facerity

A lot less creepy than saying he has nice skin.
by Hawknc
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple, Foxconn and outsourcing
Replies: 42
Views: 7091

Re: Apple, Foxconn and outsourcing

That really was an excellent article. I think it helps separate some of the issues around Asian manufacturing. There is a lot companies like Foxconn can do to improve working conditions without greatly impacting cost; that much I think can be agreed upon, particularly since the article stated there ...
by Hawknc
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do airplanes need wings?
Replies: 66
Views: 12653

Re: Why do airplanes need wings?

Because the moment you turn the engines off, you fall out of the sky. Very, very quickly. An aircraft without wings is basically a missile, and obviously missiles fly just fine, but if you want to move cargo and people around efficiently and safely it's not ideal. Wings basically provide a mechanism...
by Hawknc
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 84216

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

I'm pretty sure that the morality of crimes is defined with respect to its effect on the victim, not the criminal. Aha! So, you're willing to admit that Israeli soldiers murder Palestinians pretty regularly, then? Listen: I hate you. For the uninitiated, we have a thread purely for Israel/Palestine...
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Where the bleep can I tell people about my ideas?!
Replies: 77
Views: 49795

Re: Where the bleep can I tell people about my ideas?!

Well, yeah. Everyone thinks they have a great idea but very few people want to put in the effort to convert an idea into reality. Those of us who are paid to do exactly that don't always take kindly to people waltzing in with their great idea and expecting someone else to do all the thankless work. ...
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Where the bleep can I tell people about my ideas?!
Replies: 77
Views: 49795

Re: Where the bleep can I tell people about my ideas?!

I do want to offer my ideas to someone who may or may not patent my idea, but just simply add to the human experience. I want to offer ideas related to some bigger issues (energy production/storage, etc) that may or may not help, but might (I emphasize MIGHT) haven't been conceived of before. Start...
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"
Replies: 60
Views: 17332

Re: 1006: "Sloppier Than Fiction"

galifixomatosis wrote:
Sprocket wrote:How did this warrant being made into a comic? Is that the meta joke?


Let me guess... you have a goatee?

I approved this one purely for the lolz.
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 84216

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

Yes. That's...the point of a counterfeit product. Okay, easier example: I buy a "Prada" handbag on the streets of New York City for $20, because according to movies that's what people do. Looks identical, nobody can tell the difference. What criteria of "a vendor is unable to sell his...
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 84216

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

I'm talking about counterfeit products, not necessarily counterfeit money. If I buy a very convincing iPod knockoff running a jailbroken iOS, I'm getting all the functionality of an iPod and depriving Apple of any profits, and yet no theft has occurred.
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 84216

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

But then you could say counterfeit is theft, which it isn't. It's counterfeit.
by Hawknc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RPM vs Gas Consumption
Replies: 44
Views: 16069

Re: RPM vs Gas Consumption

I don't know everything that in fact goes into affecting fuel consumption. I just know that, empirically, most cars have their best mileage at about 50mph. If other things would seem to preclude this, it's those other things that don't hold or are incomplete. The bits not mentioned there are "...

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