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by Air Gear
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0195: "Map of the Internet"
Replies: 160
Views: 50700

Uh, according to ipconfig, I'm at 192.168.*...the 192.168.1.* range, to be slightly more specific...
by Air Gear
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: politics go here
Replies: 40
Views: 6927

In all honesty, education is the real issue here. If you solve the problem of education, you solve the problem of politics. You cannot rule through ignorance of fact if your domain is filled with people who understand, seek, and embrace knowledge and truth. Plenty of well-educated people don't seek...
by Air Gear
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bush
Replies: 29
Views: 5691

And when "the people that most need to hear it" decide you're a condescending jackass, then what? I'll answer this one! There's a huge difference between what people need to hear and what they want to hear. Along that line...it's basically impossible to NOT be a "condescending jackas...
by Air Gear
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0195: "Map of the Internet"
Replies: 160
Views: 50700

Ok, I know there are tons and tons of people who would buy this or variants on it as an oversized poster. It'd sure have a bigger market than the "largest prime located printed in 1-point font" posters!
by Air Gear
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 689828

Damn it, you people have me wanting to put up a thread..."Favorite Magic decks"...restricted, of course, to personal creations, whether or not you finished the damn thing or not. Like my hopelessly unfinished Coastal Piracy deck which was supposed to become Accelerated Blue also...
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Restrictive Basketball
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Man, the whole "true story" thing gets me thinking...in cases like that, combinatorics isn't the best way to find a solution. The best solution consists of smacking some parents down.
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stupid stupid
Replies: 80
Views: 17987

Huh, something starting with stupid things people have said goes into alcohol. Cool, plus it makes perfect sense. Ah, those alcohol-induced times that would be nice to erase... ...oh yeah, American beers that people drink for some unknown reason: at my college, people love Pabst Blue Ribbon (Natty I...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Calling all those in the US of A
Replies: 26
Views: 5568

I'm not sure if there's any easy conversion factor. My sister's a good example for this one; she's about 5'1 and maybe 80 pounds. She'll go shopping in most places and...even if it's something extra-small/"petite"/size 0/whatever, it'll be too large. Then there was her trip to NYC, where t...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8340

No one said you had to like it; but complaining that it's bad because of point A) and point B) is just stupid, ESPECIALLY when the guy is dead. No one wants to hear your analytical nit picking on every single detail of a performance that you have no chance of matching. In my self righteous stupor, ...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8340

You're seriously arguing over the semantics of an analogy? It's a comedic routine, and in this case, a bit of an inspirational one. All your points are NULL and VOID because you're picking apart someone else's art. My point was that, well, it's an analogy. You can make anything analogous to anythin...
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0194: "Penises"
Replies: 130
Views: 42674

I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of the soundness of this system, which this post is too narrow to contain... if you know what I mean... "It's isomorphic to R^3 which we know is a vector space" didn't fit? Alright, fine, I've been exaggerating the size of my proof. I just wanted ...
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 48750

I don't think ipods are that awesome, but the definatly are among the best alternatives out there. It's not like windows where windows OBVIOUSLY is not the best operating system. People just hate the ipod because everyone else loves em :roll: I personally like my little cubical 1-gig .mp3 player......
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0194: "Penises"
Replies: 130
Views: 42674

I have to ask one thing about this comic...so they're about that big. At what resolution and what size monitor, though? As for "who wants two anyway", well, first, depends on whether you're a girl or a guy. Then it depends on how much you get around. Of course, those things can work in VER...
by Air Gear
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Hicks
Replies: 37
Views: 8340

So the analogy itself is meaningless...but the whole deal about the fact that we're doing a terrible job as humanity, well, hey, that's a given. Oh yeah, with the whole "analogy" thing, Feynman had some good things to say about those. Basically, you can make just about anything analogous t...
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Slugbug! [smack]
Replies: 48
Views: 9090

Huh, so MORE than a few people actually do this sort of thing? That's actually a surprise over here since I haven't really known people who have...
by Air Gear
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's discuss piracy!
Replies: 61
Views: 14055

I'm such a shameless pirate sometimes it's not even funny... ...first of all, yeah, there's a lot of "try before you buy" in my little world, since if you're not showing me what's in the box, I'm sure as hell not going to PAY you for it. Hell freaking no. I've gotten burned by that enough ...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 37963

However, we are in need of spoken variants, more "universal" (among sketchy people) forms, and more ideas on how to form these languages :twisted: No, because then it's only a matter of time before the police get people who can speak it. Wait, that's probably actually a good thing. p.s. I...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The life we lead
Replies: 94
Views: 15730

The mechanistic view like fjaf's does have a definite logic to it and I see it as follows: A person does whatever the inevitable result of any "choice", defining the term loosely, would be, based on the massive amount of information which has entered and modified the way the brain works. A...
by Air Gear
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 37963

That anything to do with the whole opening and shutting of curtains to tell them you know they're watching... but don't stop? No, it's a family of languages...they tend to be written and known by exactly one person, making it possible to write whatever the hell you want with little risk of being de...
by Air Gear
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0191: "Lojban"
Replies: 85
Views: 37963

Haha, so nobody knows anything about the ISL family (International Stalker Language)?

...perhaps I've said too much already...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Temperatures
Replies: 60
Views: 13405

I'm sure everybody in physics has multiplied temperatures before. I mean, when doing blackbody radiation calculations, there's a kelvin^4 right in the formula. The thing is, there's absolutely no interpretation for it and there probably can't be. That means that the direct multiplication is as good ...
by Air Gear
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 48750

Air Gear:define clueless? "Clueless" refers to being some sort of blind acolyte to a philosophy. You know, refusing to think that there might be something other than perfection in the one precise form of the philosophy being worshipped. Being incapable of analyzing something, basically. Y...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 48750

Maybe the last 300 million of us Population of america: ca 300 million + Are you trying to imply something here? :P Not in that sense. I've found that people with a clue are pretty spread out: across nations, across IQ's (a lot of people who know many facts are incapable of realizing what's signifi...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 48750

Air Gear:define clueless? "Clueless" refers to being some sort of blind acolyte to a philosophy. You know, refusing to think that there might be something other than perfection in the one precise form of the philosophy being worshipped. Being incapable of analyzing something, basically. Y...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Requests to the world
Replies: 314
Views: 48750

Dear World, Can you make all the clueless people in the world vanish right now? I mean, we'd have to change things around a bit afterward with 95% of the population going into thin air, but then we wouldn't have to worry about stupid people OR resource depletion! Maybe the last 300 million of us cou...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chuck VS Hoff
Replies: 25
Views: 6192

Bruce Schneier lost his social relevance TWICE.

(so David Hasselhoff)
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are the advantages of fusion power over fission power?
Replies: 112
Views: 21110

Wow, three things to reply to! I'll start with gun control...it took me awhile to put together a decent theory of what's good and bad about gun control, but it finally happened and it goes as follows: there's a very simple reason gun control works well in Europe, New Zealand, and some other places w...
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Oh me yarm Funny
Replies: 5
Views: 4537

You know what, I make it a rule to not check out ANY of the sites where people can post pictures to compare due to what idiots inevitably post, so feel free to paste the ACTUALLY funny ones here :wink:
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0189: "Excercise"
Replies: 94
Views: 26942

You know what, that's a way for me to think about playing Pump or DDR...actually getting AGI and STA boosts! Sweet.

By the way, who's up to join me in designing a video game specifically meant to give STR boosts?
by Air Gear
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: OS
Replies: 74
Views: 15411

Welp, since I only have one computer at home and one at school, they're both running XP right now. As soon as I have TWO computers IN ONE PLACE, one of them WILL get reformatted and turned into a Linux box of some kind.
by Air Gear
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 740169

The Third Dimension one is great...as for the Urban Ninja one, the best part has to be the song. Must find out what it is...

...WHY COULDN'T THEY CREDIT THE DAMN SONG AT THE END SO I'D KNOW
by Air Gear
Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203632

Man, sounds like people haven't heard of http://ocw.mit.edu and all of their posted lectures...
by Air Gear
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playlists
Replies: 77
Views: 15522

Ok, some of the high points... Modernist classical (or: when that area got interesting) Bela Bartok, "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta" mvt. 1 Alban Berg, "Violin Concerto" mvt. 2 Alois Haba, "String Quartet no. 12 in Quarter-Tone System" mvt. 1 Hopelessly gee...
by Air Gear
Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Psychological Testing
Replies: 80
Views: 16333

Every time I've taken something like this I've gotten INTP.
by Air Gear
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are the advantages of fusion power over fission power?
Replies: 112
Views: 21110

I mean, it probably sounded really good at the time, but unfortunately it didn't work, since there's India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea, and soon Iran... I like how you psychically managed to determine that Iran plans to develop nuclear weapons; contrary to their claims or, y'know, actual evidenc...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are the advantages of fusion power over fission power?
Replies: 112
Views: 21110

The whole "disarmament" thing is why Carter (I think it was him) put a stop to a lot of reprocessing in America, right? It was to make the statement that we're not going to be reprocessing our fuel to make plutonium and then nuclear bombs. I mean, it probably sounded really good at the tim...
by Air Gear
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819288

Ahhh, geeking out...there are just so many animes I like...let's see... Some that I've started buying include Martian Successor Nadesico, Excel Saga, Samurai Champloo, GTO, Samurai Deeper Kyo, and...well, there's a list of stuff I want which goes all over the place. Oh yeah, I have Golden Boy, but t...
by Air Gear
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you had to move to another country
Replies: 114
Views: 23086

I still say I'd head off to one of the northern territories in Canada if I ever left the US...which really makes no sense, since I don't like really cold places. Why, then, do places in the Arctic Circle sound so good?...eh, probably since it's the only "frontier" left which does not have ...
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0184: "Matrix Transformation"
Replies: 50
Views: 22130

Huh, I send an xkcd fan here at Reed since the equation was written on a side board in real analysis, except it was a rotation the other way, had the 90 in the much nicer pi/2 form, and used x and y.
by Air Gear
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Warning! Anyone can peep at sites you visit!
Replies: 56
Views: 17463

Eh, it's often possible to undelete or unformat things. The best security consists of sticking several very powerful magnets on your hard drive. Problem is, you can only do it once. If you don't have those magnets, a sledgehammer or icepick should work rather well, too...hell, just do both to be per...

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