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by Flying Betty
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to beat the Game
Replies: 42
Views: 6614

Re: How to beat the Game

Agreed.

What happens to all the lost money? Can raptors open Swiss bank accounts?
by Flying Betty
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

My record is reading Harry Potter 7 in 9 hours. I read it in 4. I read Harry Potter 4 in 2 hours. I grew up reading Harry Potter. Part of me is actually quite sad the series is over. The rest of me is going "What the hell happened in the seventh book? Seriously. Most disappointing ending ever....
by Flying Betty
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

It never occurred to me that I should be bothered by getting pee on my tampon strings. They already get covered in blood and vaginal secretions, so why would one more body fluid be an issue? I was never confused about urine and vaginas, but there was a while there where I thought, or at least expect...
by Flying Betty
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 73445

Re: Help Wanted

Anyone want a hardware/firmware engineer? Preferably in Boston, Seattle, or Portland. I have a BS in EE from a decent liberal arts school, and an MS in ECE from a very selective state school. Undergrad was generic electrical stuff. Graduate I concentrated in computer engineering. I mostly did archit...
by Flying Betty
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Find a flavor called "Hawaiian Lehau Honey and Sweet Cream". gramatically that should be "lehau hawaiian honey" lehau meaning rare. i also didn't know we had any kind of rare honey. though lehau could also mean crowded with people, but that doesn't make much sense. No can do. Ye...
by Flying Betty
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me choose, please.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Help me choose, please.....

maninblack wrote:TYOP - was missed by more than i thought it would be I guess. I'm thinking TEH TYOP would have been more obvious.

Nope. Still not getting it. The Tiny Yellow Oddball Party?
by Flying Betty
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

As far as I'm aware, most Americans can only trace (in a loose sense) their ancestry back a few generations to whichever country their great-great-great-grandparents floated over here from during the early twentieth century. Nah. It only takes one person with an interest in genealogy to trace out a...
by Flying Betty
Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I've only read 15-20 of those books, though a couple others are on my list of things I'd like to read when I get around to it. And half of the ones I've read were for school. Surprise! Shark Week decided to show up a week early, while I was at work, along with the CRAMPS FROM HELL. I had never actua...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Son of a... now I have to go b u y a binary clock, thanks >.< I'm gonna convince my mum to get me a binary watch. I like the Red LED one, because it's more metal, but the Blue is really nice too. Fix'd for Jebobek :wink: Also, I'm asking the binary clock to my dad, for some holiday called Sinterkla...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

English native speakers also tend to put consonants (or at least one that I've noticed) at the end of a word - Africa(r); Monica(r). It's always been odd to me. I've heard Americans and English do it. That's a Maine accent thing. Possibly true for other parts of New England too, but I know the Main...
by Flying Betty
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Hooray! Let us know how it turns out. Geeky fess: I decided to knit myself a hat. Feel free to take bets on whether or not to finish it. THe better odds are on 'no', by the way. But that's not the fess here. The pattern called for marking the right side of the knitting, designated by RS in the patte...
by Flying Betty
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

For sale: One cough. Gently used, but still has a lot of life left in it. Infinitely useful: annoy your neighbors, get back at those people who talk through movies, call your boss and prove that you're sick. Seriously guys, this is too valuable to pass up. All reasonable offers accepted!
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds
Replies: 186
Views: 34267

Re: Modern movies to blow 50's directors' minds

I'd probably show them something from Pixar. 3D animation is pretty awesome to begin with, and it's come so far from the 2D frames drawn painstakingly by hand era that it probably would blow their minds. And Ender's Game- god I hope not. It's a book about kids, and I don't think the marketing people...
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Delalyra: Do it! It's one crazy week doing something awesome with the high probability of meeting lots of fun people versus doing the exact same thing you do every other weekend and wondering how much fun you would have had had you done the show instead. If nothing else, do it for the cast party. Th...
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me choose, please.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Help me choose, please.....

I think I get them all but the last one (sort of the first one but definitely no to that last one). So that's the one I picked and I submit that it stands for Tingly Yodelers Ogling Predators.
by Flying Betty
Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Too bad. Don't you want to know how much blue liquid it takes to fill up one of those cups? And then see someone pour it onto a pad or something to prove its liquid holding dominance?
by Flying Betty
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2453253

Re: Postify your facerity

Halloween! litebrite.jpg I made this all myself, with a crapload of LEDs, solder, and resistors. And then some tinfoil and duct tape when I got tired of soldering which is why some of the lights aren't there. Which had the fun effect of making it blinky. I love it when laziness turns into something ...
by Flying Betty
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd for the blind
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: xkcd for the blind

I would guess this will be more useful for the later comics. This first ones were more art based and less nerdy jokes. I think the artwork loses more in the telling but something like "sudo make me a sandwich" works fine without the pictures. Cool idea. (How does it compare to OhNoRobot? I...
by Flying Betty
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 257776

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

There was a study done by someone at Princeton in the late 90s about orchestra auditions. It showed that the number of women getting accepted into major symphony orchestras increased significantly when they did blind auditions- where the person auditioning sat behind a screen so the judges didn't kn...
by Flying Betty
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?
Replies: 46
Views: 4141

Re: Standardized tests... thoughts, opinions, ideas?

In New York, we have Regents exams which are standardized tests that serve as the finals for most high school courses. When I was there, they were in the process of raising the standards for high school students, which appeared to mean that everyone had to pass a certain number of Regents, and they ...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Nightmare Before Xmas: What holiday is it for?
Replies: 18
Views: 1577

Re: The Nightmare Before Xmas: What holiday is it for?

If you watch it in late October, you can do so in the time when both Halloween and Christmas stuff is being sold in stores. It's a good compromise.
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Fess: It's a weeknight and I'm kind of drunk. Work tomorrow is going to suck. And I'm sick of all this election stuff but I can't bring myself to look away. It's like a car crash. Speaking of which, I think today had everyone on edge because I passed two wrecks on my way home- not on the highway but...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

RT: Yuengling from the tap is like a million times better from a bottle, In my opinion. I'm such a fan of it. I had it with wings tonight as I usually do on tuesdays. Its $3.50 for a pitcher and I shared two pitchers with 2 other guys before we had our wings. I always have such a good time with the...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Drunk and Guitar Hero it is. Can't do both unless I wanted to take a taxi, which are expensive and sucky. And I'm not going to get *that* that drunk since I do have to work in ze morning. Holy crap, I didn't realize I was coming up on 1000 so quickly. And my friend Catherine is being as cuddleslutty...
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Great and wise xkcdians:

Should I get hammered and play Guitar Hero until some actual election results start coming in or should I remain fairly sober and wander down to one of the local hipster bars for post election lulz in a few hours?
by Flying Betty
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has everyone voted?
Replies: 40
Views: 2867

Re: Has everyone voted?

Shit, Ohio's voting closes in twenty minutes and I'm out of beer! This needs to be fixed.
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 56
Views: 17451

Re: Good Omens

cypherspace wrote:One of my favourite books ever. I do wonder how jokes about the M25 translate if you're American, but for us Brits it's absolutely dead on.


Still pretty funny. I get the point behind them, but they don't hit hilariously close to home like they probably do for people who've actually experienced it.
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your eyesight!
Replies: 137
Views: 9749

Re: Post your eyesight!

My eyesight is so bad. It's like, 20/220. Which means that I can read text 20' away which a normal person can read at 220' away. I think that's what it means. I am pretty sure 20/220 is legally blind. With glasses. There is no such thing as "legally blind without your glasses" because leg...
by Flying Betty
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

Standardised clothing sizes were made as a result of the masses of new uniforms needed for world war 1/2. They just couldn't custom tailor the uniforms fast enough, so they needed to mass produce them in the most common sizes. However, since women weren't allowed/were discouraged from joining the w...
by Flying Betty
Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 24107

Re: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)

I really want a guy to go to a thrift store and pick up the frumpiest 50s housewife dress imaginable and wear it out. When asked what he is, he has to immediately say "Your mom!" Cookies are optional but encouraged. My Lite Brite is getting awesomer by the minute. Well more by the half hou...
by Flying Betty
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: E-mail error ends up printed on road sign
Replies: 38
Views: 3147

Re: E-mail error ends up printed on road sign

Gunfingers: I read it as a gratuitous "ha ha ignorant Americans" dig. Knowing the make up of the UK is pretty basic geographic knowledge, in my opinion. Not everyone will know it, of course, but probably the majority of people will. And it wasn't specifying something regionally subtle that...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: E-mail error ends up printed on road sign
Replies: 38
Views: 3147

Re: E-mail error ends up printed on road sign

segmentation fault wrote:
In the same year, a sign for pedestrians in Cardiff reading 'Look Right' in English read 'Look Left' in Welsh.


HAHA!

I love the absurdity of that.

And to the OP: Putting a smiley face after something insulting doesn't actually excuse it. Don't be a douche.
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My heart will go on, laydeez.
Replies: 26
Views: 2345

Re: My heart will go on, laydeez.

Nah, that just makes you sound like you're high and trying to have deep thoughts.
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

emceng wrote:
kinigget wrote:why thank you.

I think I could have taken a better picture, but one of the buttons has come of the coat by now and it just wouldn't be the same.


Next year you have to go as Inspector Gadget.


I read that as Inspector Gidget at first and was kind of disturbed.
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Pantyhose are evil and tend to get shredded as I'm putting them on due to the force of my mind. I tend to wear my thick dance recital tights for events that would warrant stockings, but they're about 8 years old and very stained/faded at this point. (But that's how well they hold up!) I'm also enjoy...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Moo is pretty awesome too. I don't get why people would dunk their cookies/biscuits/baked goods of DOOM in anything. Then you're just left with a soggy, weirdly flavored cookie and crumbs in your drink. But then again, I am a morning drink heretic since I don't like coffee or hot drinks, and drink i...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Aww, thanks people! *hugs back* IQ does measure how well you do on IQ tests. That's what it's about. It is frequently, but not always, a decent gauge of how easily people learn in school because it emphasizes things like quick recall and reasoning, which are frequently emphasized in teaching. It's i...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242851

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fluting!)

Biscuits (en-GB) are nice, but man did I love biscuits (en-US) and gravy when I visited my bro in law in California! I need to find somewhere that serves that here. Meh, preview-ninja'd by the bears, but posting anyway. I am fixated on biscuits and gravy now. This yoghurt I'm eating does not quite ...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351871

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Urg, now I have "I'm Blue" stuck in my head. Fess #1: I spent most of work today playing with a Rubik's cube. They gave it to me. It was for quality week or some crap like that, so it has different quality-related words on each of the faces. It also took me most of the day to solve, even w...
by Flying Betty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 24107

Re: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)

Pictures will come when I finish then damn thing, but my costume is going to be fucking awesome. Lite Brite! And of course I had to be a huge nerd, so I'm soldering together a shitload of LEDs (which explains all the profanity in this post) instead of doing the cheaper and easier Christmas lights.

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