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by wing
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2122044

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I haven't been around much. Two months, actually. Work. Killing me. In the past 60 days I've worked 700 hours on this one godawful horrible programming project. I'm sick. I'm burnt out. I never want to see another line of Visual Basic in my entire life. I have to keep telling myself: Just a few more...
by wing
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spyware Hell
Replies: 32
Views: 2876

Re: Spyware Hell

I don't even bother with crap like that - Nuking it from orbit saves a lot of effort and teaches valuable lessons about backing up data. Although I question the intelligence of anyone who manages to end up with spyware or viruses these days - I patch my OS once every time a service pack comes out, ...
by wing
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Internet Businesses
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Internet Businesses

Stay away. All I needed to do was look at the background image and pictures before it became obvious that this is an MLM scheme.
by wing
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 127
Views: 7560

Re: Windows 7

For all the Vista-hate: Vista is fine. Software and hardware developers were in fact fucking idiots when it came out and pretended it would just go away. They were told WELL in advance that the driver, security and filesystem structures would change in HUGE ways and COMPLETELY ignored it. This was m...
by wing
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spyware Hell
Replies: 32
Views: 2876

Re: Spyware Hell

I don't even bother with crap like that - Nuking it from orbit saves a lot of effort and teaches valuable lessons about backing up data. Although I question the intelligence of anyone who manages to end up with spyware or viruses these days - I patch my OS once every time a service pack comes out, I...
by wing
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.
Replies: 44
Views: 5205

Re: Design your ultimate coding keyboard.

Das Keyboard v2 (not the current v3 mess, or the horrible v1) - which, by the way, is my current keyboard (only sissies need writing on their keys) - but add a second row of F keys (F13-F28 should do nicely) and let me program them.
by wing
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presents from the alcohol fairy.
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: Presents from the alcohol fairy.

guys stop stealing road signs. they are expensive. Those signs are nothing in terms of cost compared to actual permanent installation signs. $50-100 really isn't a damn thing in that business - you spend more than that on hardhats and boots. Furthermore, construction signs around here are usually m...
by wing
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presents from the alcohol fairy.
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: Presents from the alcohol fairy.

New from last night:
1 - The key to an International truck. (uh.)
2 - A pretty bitchin' folding knife
3 - A "Parking by permit only" sign.
by wing
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Presents from the alcohol fairy.
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: Presents from the alcohol fairy.

A pickup truck full of driving range golfballs. ... Yeah, we don't remember (and we have no clue which range it was, either). Also, many traffic cones and road signs. A buddy of mine who was once arrested for DUI later PURCHASED the cop car he was arrested in (to replace the car he wrecked that nigh...
by wing
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Face Avatars?
Replies: 76
Views: 3433

Re: Face Avatars?

My avatar has long been... well, part of a face. Upside down and cropped. And it's not mine, but instead my favorite part of one particular face. Way better than you people and your lame portrait shots.
by wing
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cheekiest theft ever :-D
Replies: 38
Views: 2438

Re: Cheekiest theft ever :-D

15 secs to pick the lock? have you ever picked a lock before? It takes a bit longer than that unless you're familiar with the particular lock in question. Yes. Those lameass kwikset locks that every house on earth seems to have (especially on doors that aren't heavily trafficked) are insanely easy....
by wing
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cheekiest theft ever :-D
Replies: 38
Views: 2438

Re: Cheekiest theft ever :-D

plus simple home invasion doesn't exactly take much thought power I beg to differ. The first step is choosing a target with distance between them and the neighbors. These modern developments with houses scrunched up right next to each other (even the high dollar ones) are a bad idea for this plan. ...
by wing
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0598: "Porn"
Replies: 83
Views: 39798

Re: "Porn" Discussion

anyone wrote:What's with Randall and cunnilingus?

It's a hilarious word and it's also delicious.
by wing
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0598: "Porn"
Replies: 83
Views: 39798

Re: "Porn" Discussion

There are several factual issues with this comic:

1) When 14.4 modems ruled the roost, the internet did not have that many ads - most certainly not x10 ads.
2) During the age of dialup-and-x10-ads porn, there sure as hell wasn't any video.
by wing
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1101961

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

Having ostensibly watched The Notebook, I have to say that I'd MUCH rather have watched what you described.
by wing
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people want GM vehicles?
Replies: 45
Views: 2852

Re: Why don't people want GM vehicles?

first i went to toyota, i looked at the cheapest car they had. it was a yaris. i wanted the power package and side airbags added. but the salesman actually tried to convince my not to get the extra airbags. he said something like "toyota trusts the safety that the front disk and rear drum brak...
by wing
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people want GM vehicles?
Replies: 45
Views: 2852

Re: Why don't people want GM vehicles?

Michael Moore is a useless sack of shit.What he's proposing is impossible - the only thing GM's highly specialized and adapted workforce and facilities could contribute to his "master plan" is empty floor space. Somebody needs to show him a map - there's a very good reason there are no hig...
by wing
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 49123

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

The dilemma is thus: Is the bush a bush, or is it merely a green cloud floating near the ground? Is the cloud a cloud, or is it merely a white bush that has taken flight? At this, the student was enlightened. In other news, I felt moderately stupid when I drove a car for the first time and realized...
by wing
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Convincing mom to let me stay with friends in Australia?
Replies: 27
Views: 2160

Re: Convincing mom to let me stay with friends in Australia?

First, let me ask this - how in the name of GOD does a 14 year old have $43,000? That's the annual income of my entire freaking family. I'm quite the traveler myself and have been for quite some time - and my mother, rest her soul, objected to every one of those trips - and I'm 22. But putting your ...
by wing
Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am completely satisfied with Ubuntu.
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

Re: I am completely satisfied with Ubuntu.

Wing, what are you trying to do? The only Windows apps I haven't found good replacements for are closed-source ROM hacking tools, which work fine in Wine anyway. Amarok is buggy yeah, but it works. Failurefox fails in all OSes (though for me it's worked as well as it did on Windows). I have 2 monit...
by wing
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am completely satisfied with Ubuntu.
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

Re: I am completely satisfied with Ubuntu.

Heh. Ubuntu. That stopped being any good in 2007. Moved back to Vista and I have never once looked back and missed the desktop Linux experience. It's great if your computer usage involves writing papers for school and surfing the internet, but pretty damned lousy for everything else (script language...
by wing
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you have poor vision, watching tv...
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: If you have poor vision, watching tv...

In camera-based film, the camera's lens does the same thing. Unless you have an AWESOME CAMERA ! Actually, no. Just clever post-production. Everything in the foreground is automatically in focus because the whole movie was filmed on greenscreen, but the ENTIRE background is also in focus because th...
by wing
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Likely impossible CSS problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3312

Re: Likely impossible CSS problem

I never thought I'd recommend this particular technique because it has so much potential for creating horrible abuses of the eye, but check out CSS3 Multicolumn. Of course, it's not finalized yet, but Opera, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox all support it (along with possibly IE8) - but you dump IE6 and ...
by wing
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't tv's oval shaped?
Replies: 22
Views: 2914

Re: Why aren't tv's oval shaped?

Magic Smoothie wrote:TVs are square for the same reason Japan makes square watermelons and tomatoes.

I don't think TV's are square for reasons of complete and total cultural insanity
by wing
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help me unfuck my webpage in IE7/8
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Help me unfuck my webpage in IE7/8

Since I'm in webdev mode right now, I'll go ahead and give you a hand. First and foremost, set a doctype. Unless you're going to reconfigure the actual webserver, don't use XHTML - HTML 4.01 Transitional will be perfectly fine. Second, run through the validator and fix EVERYTHING. I don't notice any...
by wing
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 49123

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

Kyberely wrote:I always got the D but thought the last letter of Disney was a P.

GISNEP
by wing
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people want GM vehicles?
Replies: 45
Views: 2852

Re: Why don't people want GM vehicles?

The Saturn devision, for many years, was the only profitable GM division - they had their own unique designs, however for some absurd reason during the fuel crisis, GM decided that instead of discontinuing SUVs, they'd reorganize Saturn. They shifted Saturn away from small cars to small SUVs and min...
by wing
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python: Am I doin it rite?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Python: Am I doin it rite?

Piff, setting up mod_passenger/mod_wsgi is way easier and more useful than mod_python. mod_python has a number of issues with it and doesn't do nearly as much in the way of ease of setting up a site that mod_passenger or mod_wsgi give you. In short, mod_python isn't very useful. You can read about ...
by wing
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rickrolling incidents and YOU.
Replies: 300
Views: 24155

Re: Massive Rick-Roll apparently planned by Comedy Central

.... Okay. Somebody needs to hold an intervention for the TV people. Rickroll officially DIED on Thanksgiving of last year. It was in critical condition following April 1st of last year. It's dead, buried, the insurance check is cleared, medical bills are all paid and is no longer anything but a lov...
by wing
Sun May 31, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Google Wave

I like the idea of sending the message character by character, but I'm no further in the video yet. Seems like it might be pretty handy. I vaguely recall ICQ being able to do that something like eight years ago, it's definitely nothing new. It's kind of the most underwhelming part of it, from what ...
by wing
Sun May 31, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Google Wave

Yeah, no. Sure, it looks technically amazing but I can think of EXACTLY NO circumstances where it would be useful in my life. Email is for formal communications with people I really won't want to talk to. IM is for communications I want an answer to right now. Text messages are for informal communic...
by wing
Sat May 30, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1101961

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

clintonius wrote:I bet that would be more successful (also, I get the feeling that the restaurant mentioned in the article is a joke. I suppose I could be wrong, but, bacon-flavored water?).

We've bacon-flavored vodka for our house vodka.
by wing
Sat May 30, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1101961

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

Also, this: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/omnivore/2009/04/01/atlanta-to-open-americas-first-all-bacon-restaurant/ GOD DAMMIT I'VE BEEN SCOOPED. A friend and I have been paper-planning this over beers for the past several months. The prime difference is that ours is panning out to be a middle-cl...
by wing
Fri May 29, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1552911

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Dropzone wrote:Speaking of which, I just found this in the source code for the Java standard library (lines 699-700 here):

Code: Select all

//read header
readHeader();

Looks like the result of a refactor to me. The contents of readHeader() were probably sitting right underneath that comment.
by wing
Fri May 29, 2009 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Hangover Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 16190

Re: The Hangover Thread

hey guys! i don't get hangovers /me hides from the hate i hear that salts are good though, no idea why that may be. my cure for everything tends to be a twix bar and some root beer. but yes, no hangovers, even when i'm black out drunk. though i hear that the types of drinks involved (and the order)...
by wing
Fri May 29, 2009 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python: Am I doin it rite?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Python: Am I doin it rite?

This python thing is dangerously addictive. I was about to write a little utility app I need for my own personal use in Java (JSP via Tomcat), but discovered that for some absurd reason Sun doesn't publish a JVM for Sparc machines running Linux... Despite Sun SELLING Sparc machines that run Linux, a...
by wing
Fri May 29, 2009 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spoilers - Acceptable Use Guidelines and YOU
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Spoilers - Acceptable Use Guidelines and YOU

This has bit me once ever, when someone described BSG to me, then I watched it. But, it didn't really screw it in that yeah one thing was spoiled in the 3 seasons... but it was still good. That's how I got into BSG. I had a friend who was watching it while it was on season 4's mid-season break. He ...
by wing
Fri May 29, 2009 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spoilers - Acceptable Use Guidelines and YOU
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Spoilers - Acceptable Use Guidelines and YOU

Also, if you're in a group and you all went together to see a movie, and one or more members of the group were invited but chose by their own free will not to attend (i.e. "I have a raid" or "I'm going to hang out with my boyfriend instead" and not "I have work.") then ...
by wing
Thu May 28, 2009 11:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Hangover Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 16190

Re: The Hangover Thread

Oddly enough I don't get hangovers - there's no pain, sickness, or discomfort. After my epic loss in a drinking contest (33 shots, detailed elsewhere on the fora) I still did not have a hangover per the standard definition, but my mind was cloudy for DAYS. It was Friday (and the drinking had occured...

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