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by Air Gear
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73185

Squeak wrote:Tractor, nothing to do with this topic I'm afraid (awaits evil glares, or worse) but I so recognise your avatar...from some skiing game I used to play when I was younger, I used to try and get eaten by the monster/robot....What game was it?!


I'll jump in for this one...SkiFree.
by Air Gear
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gifting and such
Replies: 70
Views: 12770

Narsil wrote:
no-genius wrote:or drinking the thong?

I realise there will be a fetish site now... damned QFD
I suppose you could grind up the thong, mix it with the booze, then drink it


WILL IT BLEND

THAT IS THE QUESTION

*cue music*
by Air Gear
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

lani wrote:This has probably been mentioned before, but movies/shows that have sound traveling in space. I mean, that's just silly!


Let's not also forget that constant force equals constant velocity in space in so many shows. :roll:
by Air Gear
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73185

Mousewheel thing: I instead try hitting the lines of text. Without moving the cursor, see how many lines in a row it hits. Sometimes it'll go to something like 40 and I will be happy... As for pockets, it's wallet in the left, keychain (complete with USB drive if possible and mp3 player if necessary...
by Air Gear
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dick Cheney went hunting today
Replies: 20
Views: 3899

Sure, "hunting", if that's what you want to call it. I won't dignify what he was doing with the name, "hunting". He was out on a ranch designed for people that can't hunt anymore but still want to shoot up some birds. You drive around in a Jeep, and the birds are bred to be too ...
by Air Gear
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 73185

I thought the Ackermann one was the best, just because of the ridiculous size of the number being described. I just want to know what the before-last digit in it is. You know, it might not be that hard to compute a horrifying number like that mod something small...if I get bored enough, I'll try it.
by Air Gear
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

My first pet peeve that I can think of is when people draw a radical like this: ______ / number \/ Instead of like this: ____________ / number | \/ If they don't draw that little closing bit at the end, how on Earth am I supposed to know which numbers are underneath the square root sign and which a...
by Air Gear
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hussein: 1937-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 11333

I find it really hard to sympathize with him even though I feel that both this war and the death penalty are wrong. Just another murder. Gotta love the twisted sense of "justice" we humans have decided to go with. Yeah, killing him seems really dumb to me. An eye for an eye makes the whol...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46121

Bah. Conspiracy nuts generally believe anything except the likely truth. I once was accosted by such a man while I was collecting donations for the local Air Cadet Squadron. He proceeded to tell me many a thing, such as how the Canadians were vicious killers during WWII, who ground up their POWs in...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite element?
Replies: 111
Views: 20493

I was going to say palladium just because of the "empty 5s, full 4d" weirdness, but then I got to thinking...there's better stuff at the end. Elements 114, 120, and 126 are favorites just because they're the strongest possibilities in the "island of stability". Good stuff. Then t...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hussein: 1937-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 11333

Wow, thanks for the link to the snuff film, Pesh. I'm sure the sickos of the world are all out with their tissues and lotion over that shit.
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hussein: 1937-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 11333

Just another murder. Gotta love the twisted sense of "justice" we humans have decided to go with.
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46121

Really, how do the moon-landing-hoax people see the world? How do they interact with other people? Are their delusions (for I call them such) isolated, or do they reflect a fundamental approach to the things they see? Well, keep in mind that there are gobs and gobs of people who are far, far, far m...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Popular Communism (Split from Nerdy Pet Peeves)
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

And not allowing the goverment any control within the market seems pretty insane, it seems to me maintaining a democracy would then be impossible, almost all financial means would lie withing a group completely independant of that elected democratically, so even if people wanted higher minimum wage...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Thailand Trombone Problem [solution thread]
Replies: 26
Views: 7554

I'm thinking that since things expand in all directions basically the same amount, the diameter of the air column shouldn't change...the speed of sound is the one that'd be most important. Well, that and atmospheric pressure, but ignoring that entirely since that's just getting pedantic... Higher te...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Popular Communism (Split from Nerdy Pet Peeves)
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Also, I Love the fact that communism is somehow trendy now. I am not sure how or why this has happened, but it is cool as hell. Fixed it Well actually communism isn't that great, socialism is alot nicer. But any trend heading in that direction is good. I have no problem with communism itself. The s...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: US FDA says yes to cloned food
Replies: 30
Views: 7784

Duh. (There, discussed.)
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Popular Communism (Split from Nerdy Pet Peeves)
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Since the whole "geeky pet peeves" thing didn't last long plus some of the things keep pointing toward this... I hate the fact that evidently to a lot of people everything economic that's not an extreme interpretation of Hayek, corporate worship, or the corporate welfare state (as is refer...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas and such!
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

I figure I'll post here since it's not just the "geeky" which will be posted... Geeky: A 4-gig Flash drive, Bleach DS (import; hey, it's supposed to be a really good fighter despite the anime license), some other misc. geek... What you should be amused by: My sister gave me a little packag...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's Christmas!
Replies: 48
Views: 8293

Bah humbug. Christmas was nice until it got hijacked by a bunch of businesses, right-wing talk radio hosts, and people who have the urge to show their Christmas spirit by putting up a bunch of lights as soon as goddamn Halloween comes. That leaves the point of Christmas over here as leeching, basica...
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191012

I have far too much pubic hair. I've shaved my crotch about four times, letting my hair grow out to about 2.5 inches before I trim it down to a quarter inch. hahahahaha are you serious? if so, what on earth was your motive for doing that? Uh... *shuffles his feet a bit* It...feels weird getting in ...
by Air Gear
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54673

eepman wrote:This video settles it.

e and i and pi


Oh, for the love of God, NO...

However, I am interested in finding out what the whole "battle of the transcendence" was about. That sounds...well, let's just put it this way, what sort of arguments did they use?
by Air Gear
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203609

Oh yeah, forgot another one:

I'm so geeky I've read the entire archive at bash.org.
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191012

I didn't know this was uncommon until people started getting grossed out by it, but evidently my ankle's range of motion is abnormally large.
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Songs that you get 'obsessed' with.
Replies: 156
Views: 32906

Thanks to the new Pump mix coming out rather soon, I've been on a few of the songs I really want to play...yes, the mix looks like it has worse stepcharts than before, there are worse songs, and it in general loses, but there are a few songs I've fallen in love with. Yes, I at least got the full ver...
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203609

Oh yeah, I forgot one big "I'm THIS geeky" sort of thing...this one's worthy of a semibump... http://www.mersenne.org My computers have been crunching numbers for the geek lottery (the prize for whoever hits the first 10 million-digit prime) since...2003? With it going for that long, of co...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0179: "E to the Pi times I"
Replies: 161
Views: 54673

TheTankengine wrote:Does that last line say ...=ijk=-1 ?

Doesn't ijk=-i(or j or k) ?


Nah, it's ijk = -1. Multiply through by i, j, or k and the cyclical identities will start to get kicked out.

And as a perfectly random note, though quaternions may be interesting, the octonions are the unsung heroes.
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

Air Gear: I could (and have) played e1m8 for eternity. but i am that special kind of pyschotic. I bet you'd switch off every now and then, which makes you perfectly fine. Hell, I bet you'd switch off even MORE if there were more altered-physics maps out there... ...but let me say, I LOVE YOU. Every...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite hats
Replies: 31
Views: 12282

Ok, given that set theory is also perfectly consistent assuming the negation of the Axiom of Choice, let me just cover that possibility:

No. You can't.

Done. :D
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

To get things back onto "geeky pet peeves", one came up recently... People having a problem with diversifying a bit regarding Quakeworld team deathmatch maps. I'll admit that I'm just getting back on after years, but it's like, playing dm3 over and over again sorta killed it for me those y...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

Like C550? I can understand SOME of the bitching about C-mods since it takes away whatever stops and speed changes, but you know what, there are two points about those which deal with the vast majority of it... 1) it's difficult to time tempo changes with those, probably more so than with standard-...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112502

A lot of geeky pet peeves here... One of my biggest geek ones is people bitching about speed mods on music games. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. It's an arrow-stomping game, not an arrow-reading game. You want something about reading whatever, go download Mavis Beacon and play THAT 1x no bar. Oh wait, that's ...
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46121

william wrote:The moon base is going to get bogged up in delays.


I say it won't happen at all. It'll get pushed back a few times after being woefully underfunded and eventually get cut completely.
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46121

Fluff wrote:Leftist tripe at its best (or worst).


That's funny, 95+% of the anti-moon landing things I've heard have been rightist.
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0197: "Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 54
Views: 25393

I counterquote with a recent themesong! "One! Leonardo's always in control Two! The wise guy is Michelangelo Three! Donatello he's the brains of the bunch Four! Count on Raphael to throw the first punch!" Ok, the Turtles were from like 1989 so screw the recent. However, screw the quote th...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0197: "Ninja Turtles"
Replies: 54
Views: 25393

are you kidding me? why is everyone ripping on leonardo... i mean.. who DIDNT play as leonardo in tmnt2...? leonardo LEADS Always played Donatello. Donatello does machines, but he also could smack down everything in that game. Or maybe it was just the guy with the controller who could do that. Ah, ...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0195: "Map of the Internet"
Replies: 160
Views: 50654

Hell, I remember one time when one of the mods at another site I visit accidentally set the range of IPs to ban wrong and ended up locking every single AOL user out from what was, at the time, the 5th largest message board on the internet. :lol: Was that really "accidental"? Seriously, gi...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478173

I just finished Gravity's Rainbow , the last hundred pages of which made for a great Saturday. It had been far too long since I curled up with a novel and read straight through two meals. I've been meaning to read that sometime...well, actually, I've been meaning to read a lot of things, including ...
by Air Gear
Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0195: "Map of the Internet"
Replies: 160
Views: 50654

Yeah, that's why (I think) I added the "unless you have a router" caveat. ;) There are sites online that'll tell you your IP. Huh. Guess it never struck me that my own damn computer wouldn't be able to figure out its own IP address :( Stupid thing. And oh yeah, 71.* represent, or somethin...
by Air Gear
Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: politics go here
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

Good lord, the only thing worse than the US federal government is state governments. Even ignoring Jim Crow, the states are too small and people move between states too much now. Maybe split it into five nations a la John Titor though. Well, first, the states aren't too small (hell, many of them ar...

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