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by Hichhiker
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 28334

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

ianf wrote:Alternatively, to quote a famous song ... "Why most people think Central America means Kansas"


Ok, as much as I consider myself a fan of Franti, I have to ask - in what universe does DHoH qualify as "famous"? :-)

-HH
by Hichhiker
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 28334

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

Getting back to the topic at hand... I am shocked no one commented on upcoming trailers for "Sherlock Holmes"? - I mean for crying out loud, they made Sherlock Holmes into an action hero... that was the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a long time.... It is SOOOOO wrong.... and yet someh...
by Hichhiker
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

Yeah, temporal displacement was what I was thinking of. Now, what gets me is, if Daniel knew what was happening to her, how come he hasn't made an attempt to save her in some capacity? Unless he knows that there is no way to save her at this point. Desmond's time-travel status seems logical...
by Hichhiker
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

I really don't understand the bit with Daniel talking to Desmond - obviously not a lot of thought put into that one. So he's giving out these directions to still-sitting-in-the-station Desmond for the future, who knows nothing about any of what he's talking about, and then all of a sudd...
by Hichhiker
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

And wait, who built the stations again? Why? What with the Others, the Hostiles, the Dharma Initiative, Widmore, and everyone, I'M GETTING A LITTLE CONFUSED. Its not all that confusing, especially when you factor in recent time travelings. The Others (as the survivors of 815 call them) - these are ...
by Hichhiker
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

RelevantElephants - a potential fix for font issues

Ok, I've been playing with ideas as to what to do to resolve the font readability issue and I think I have a solution that might make everyone satisfied, if not happy. Borrowing and extending on the XKCD "title text" idea, you can now point to various text bubbles (and sometimes other obje...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?

I'm only two episodes into the original, and I have to say, I think I'd like an upgrade. I want it to be more heavy on the dystopian aspect, though. The original has a little bit, but still seems kind of Gilligan's Island-style quaint. I'd want it to be pretty, but obviously rotten to the core. Mor...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

i know the bald guy is supposed to die.. ..and the show makes no sense if you haven't seen an episode yet... i don't have time to watch from the first episode.. Do you? Do you really know that? As for time, you can always save some by skipping first half of season 3 - I think there is a summary ep ...
by Hichhiker
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What might have been
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: What might have been

you bastard! LOL but speaking of firefly inara was almost played by some1 who wasnt morena baccarin. i dont think ive seen anything with rebecca gayheart in it. As much as I agree with you on Merena, I would give Rebecca Gayheart some credit - she was awesome on "Dead Like Me", much bette...
by Hichhiker
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: LiveCD for virtualisation
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: LiveCD for virtualisation

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask in. I would like to build my own linux LiveCD to virtualise several XP or Vista operating systems. Why LiveCD? LiveCD has nothing to do with running VMs. I suppose the host system will be 64-bit, with maybe 4 or 8Gb ram, to give each of the 4 guest sys...
by Hichhiker
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Turn off secondary monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Turn off secondary monitor

Hey guys! My boss just got this sick dual 30 inch monitor system, sad thing is when he's RDCing into it with his solo 23 inch monitor, it displays two screens, anyone know how I can turn the second screen off so that he can actually see the icons and what not? If we leave the dual system on, he won...
by Hichhiker
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

Re: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome

I like it, just the letters are really hard to read. For my comic, i use Comic Life to create all my text. :) I passed it along - but it is a known problem. The issue is that since everything is hand drawn - which is important for her - not everything scales well when scanned into the computer. It ...
by Hichhiker
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Should I put up a 'comments' section for my comic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Should I put up a 'comments' section for my comic?

Have not worked with sitemeter, but Analytics does well enough that I don't see the downside. I also mine using local tools - but Analytics ends up being more useful. As for the comments, I think it's artist's choice. In my case we choose not to do it on the site. Artist did not really want feedback...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

clearly, we're having this discussion because we enjoy having it. Absolutely :-) I'd like to think there is a rhyme or reason behind some of the writing, but sure the play-book changes with each "showrunner" (if not each writer). I think it is fun to discuss and try to understand what it ...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

No no no, you're not quite getting it. You're nearly there, but not quite. Let us consider Kylie Minogue. If he were to go back in time in the Tardis and rescue her, then he would actually be changing what he saw - he saw her die. He didn't see a Tardis materialise half way down the sha...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

The Prisoner remake- good? bad? or just ugly?

There have been talk about remaking The Prisoner for as long as I can remember, but now it looks like it is going to be a reality with Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two and James Caviezel as Number Six. So what do you think? is it going to be worth it - or is it just another bastardization of a classic...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

I don't get what you're talking about with changing timelines. As far as I understood it, nowhere is the Doctor (or anyone else) doing anything that contradicts knowledge of the past or future, so why should there be any timeline-changing happening? if you know someone you died in the p...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder
Replies: 88
Views: 9786

Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

No, you are all wrong,

it'll be Donnie Darko 2: Die, Darko, Die

As everyone else said, without Kelly or even the title character - it'll be lame. On the bright side, there are not that many Darko's left to kill.

-HH
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Office Space
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: Office Space

Today, at work, I was asked for TPS reports. Not in a joking kind of a way - dead serious. There are two project managers working(I use the term loosely) on a project with me. Both have same last name. One does not talk, the other constantly introduces them both - while saying "not related'. I ...
by Hichhiker
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

I am so psyched Moffat is taking over the show - I have to say, he's done some of the best episodes so far. So, here is the interesting question - what determines that line as to when the Doctor can and cannot change the timeline? In this case the future Doctor gives River the screwdriver - it is im...
by Hichhiker
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

Re: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:I liked the one about yoga being like the dog park and this one:
http://www.relevantelephants.com/comic/31, even though the wording was a little funky.


Thanks for the feedback. Out of curiosity, what did you mean by "wording"? Do you mean lettering or content?

-HH
by Hichhiker
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: RelevantElephants - Comments welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

RelevantElephants - Comments welcome

Ok, let me start with the fact that I am not the author of these cartoons, I am just the webmaster/host for them. Relevant Elephants ( http://www.relevantelephants.com/ ) is not so much a comic as an umbrella for cartoons about things that come up in the life of a therapist. Meredith Broome, the act...
by Hichhiker
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

Does anyone know where I can watch Lost online or download a good version of the season 4 finale(s)? I missed it. Thanks in advance! Besides the usual "not so legal" channels, abc.com offers full episodes in HD (and SD) on their web site. Not to mention you can always spend $2 for an iTun...
by Hichhiker
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

Dead redshirts means less chance of another Paolo/Nikki fiasco. I am more than okay with this. Originally rest of the survivors were needed as a way to be able to bring in new characters lest the show get stale - but now we have many ways of bringing new characters to the show. Tailies, Others, Fre...
by Hichhiker
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

And I'm keeping to my theory that Professor Song is the Rani just because she *LOOKS* like the Rani. Also, shouldn't the Doctor meeting Professor Song like this constitute a paradox? It's early enough in his timeline that he doesn't yet know her, but it's after she has known him for a good long whi...
by Hichhiker
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What might have been
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: What might have been

Sir_Elderberry wrote:There was this really cool show about a spaceship full of big damn heroes on the run from the system's government, but they canceled it after a season.


You mean Blake's 7? I thought they had a few seasons....;-)

-HH
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 272
Views: 41336

Re: Bad Movies You Love

I'll probably will get the prize for obscurity but I can highly recommend: * My Boyfriend's Back - a zombie teen comedy and * Blood and Concrete - A Billy Zane film - 'nuf said I would not call it a bad movie, but probably in the same "3am on cable" category: * Bank Robber - This is probab...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What might have been
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: What might have been

Will Smith turned down Matrix's Neo in favor of Wild Wild West - because he did not want to do some obscure sci-fi flick and wanted a sure fire blockbuster. D'oh. But the one that amuses me the most is that originally Warren Beatty was meant to be Bill in Kill Bill. The part was actually written for...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658048

Re: Doctor Who

Aaaaaaaw, I can't believe it's a two parter, particularly after we didn't get one last time. I want to know what happens! So, what do you reckon about the Doctor and the... female Doctor who's name I can't remember? Maybe a future partner, or something along those lines? I find it hard to b...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: LOST
Replies: 454
Views: 34104

Re: LOST

Is it just me or are the latest Lost episodes much more 'filled'? It seems as if the shortness of the season (14 episodes) is a really good thing. Anyhow, how long till the next season? Totally . I mean the entire first half of season 3 could (and was ) summarized in 40 minutes without loosing anyt...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Resolution changes with multi-monitors
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Resolution changes with multi-monitors

I would second that opinion about exploring the "dualview" setting - nVidia drive offers two modes, the win2k-ish mode of combining both monitors into a single logical monitor (and thus single monitor under display settings, single resolution, etc) or "dualview" which produces tw...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd
Replies: 18
Views: 5293

Re: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd

And I know I should get Eclipse, or NetBeans, or hell even Textpad, but Im not really planning on doing anything big, so just using notepad and cmd.exe is good enough for me. =P It's not about doing things big, its about not wasting time on doing reference lookups and tracking silly syntax issues. ...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java applet "notinited"
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Java applet "notinited"

Ahoy thar, I'm trying to make a Java applet. I have code that functions properly in the appletviewer in Eclipse, called KeyApplet.class. I also have an HTML file in the same directory, with this code: <applet width=300 height=300 code="KeyApplet.class"> </applet> But when I try to load th...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd
Replies: 18
Views: 5293

Re: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd

Also a few notes for you after glancing at your code. If you are learning java - first, get Eclipse IDE over notepad - as much as I like writing code in vi, Eclipse is a godsend for novice and expert alike. Also, by convention all java identifiers are "CamelCased" with class names starting...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd
Replies: 18
Views: 5293

Re: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd

Pretty much just practicing java =P And I'll try using an InputStreamReader instead, and see if that works. Hehe, fair enough. I just threw in a few lines of java to test it, and InputStreamReader works like a charm - so you are definitely on the right track. You may also look into java.net.URLConn...
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd
Replies: 18
Views: 5293

Re: java URL object get giberrish from xkcd

Is there a reason you choose to do this in java?

This can be easily done in a few lines of shell script, Java seems way overkill (unless you are practicing your java or something.)

-HH
by Hichhiker
Sat May 31, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2133915

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey there,

My name is Michael and I am in SF Bay Area. Been a fan of XKCD for a while but only recently looked at the forum. Just posting here while the code compiles ;-)

-HH

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