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by Mittins
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Owning up
Replies: 28
Views: 2694

Re: Owning up

Okay, first things first! Some resources: Ultimate Guitar is great. It has many, many tabs - user contributed so they are not always perfect, but they're a good place to start! I think the best thing you can do to start is learn some chords and get playing some easy, fun songs. While we're on the to...
by Mittins
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Any Lebanese Around?
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Any Lebanese Around?

Hi I'd like to order some lesbian food?
by Mittins
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unbelievable video compositing/3D animation skills.
Replies: 15
Views: 2544

Re: Unbelievable video compositing/3D animation skills.

That was pretty ridiculously insane.
by Mittins
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "Oh bugger, it's your Birthday TOMORROW?" Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4040

Re: The "Oh bugger, it's your Birthday TOMORROW?" Thread

Why don't you bake her something yourself?
The best gifts are the ones that people put some time & effort into. Then you know they care!
by Mittins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning Python
Replies: 20
Views: 5420

Re: Learning Python

See how far you get in The Python Challenge ! Other than that... check out Pygame . Programming a game in a new language provides you with some serious stumbling blocks, and it's fun! Also check out Django . It's a web framework. The reason I suggest frameworks is that it gives you a good backdrop t...
by Mittins
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life, Rocks, and Siddhartha
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

Re: Life, Rocks, and Siddhartha

Gunfingers wrote:So....the enemy's gate is down?


Exactly.
by Mittins
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life, Rocks, and Siddhartha
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

Life, Rocks, and Siddhartha

So I recently finished a really excellent translation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha (see here ). One thing that struck me is this passage: Listen, Kamala: If you toss a stone into water, it takes the swiftest way to the bottom. And Siddhartha is like that when he has a goal, makes a resolve... He is...
by Mittins
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have a serious question... (Forum Font)
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: I have a serious question...

That means that the font you see is the first one on the list that you have installed (the order goes left to right).
by Mittins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Turning points in your life
Replies: 42
Views: 3920

Re: Turning points in your life

When I read Herman Hesse's Siddhartha.
by Mittins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861794

Re: Confessional Thread - Confession Not Acceptable

confession: i probably spend way too much time reading these threads but i still only read about a dozen of them and dont post nearly as often as i think i should... i feel bad when i don't get noticed and kind of wish i had joined earlier so i could be part of the real "community" that e...
by Mittins
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Guest Comics
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: Guest Comics

Couldn't you just direct your browser to those websites?
I guess I don't really understand the point of having a guest comic.
by Mittins
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dragon Book: Worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2698

Re: Dragon Book: Worth it?

It's pretty much the standard for Compilers. My roommate bought it in school, and it was exceedingly useful for us at the time (we were taking a compilers course).

Having said that, computer books are way overpriced already. They are rarely worth it.
by Mittins
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21674

Re: What you don't understand

thecommabandit wrote:Also, how binary translates into things like user interfaces and images. How can something being one or zero be interpreted by something that itself works from zeroes and ones? It boggles my mind.


I know how it works and it still boggles my mind. That's what's so fun about it!
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Univeristy Choices for Computer Science
Replies: 25
Views: 6629

Re: Univeristy Choices for Computer Science

Waterloo is hardcore. It's bloody hard, it's not very forgiving. It's also the best.
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ideas for master's thesis
Replies: 11
Views: 6439

Re: Ideas for master's thesis

Emacs as an OS.
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The notes game! Yay!
Replies: 23
Views: 2708

Re: The notes game! Yay!

I don't think I've heard it... Are you sure it's famous?
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Cipher Game
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: The Cipher Game

We had something sort of like this a while back called the Decryption Game
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What will be more painful?(re: writing a Compiler)
Replies: 6
Views: 3037

Re: What will be more painful?(re: writing a Compiler)

I think you could hack together the error handling in the hand-coded parser. Parsers are not all that difficult to write, but parser generators are presumably a bit harder since they are supposed to be more generic. How large is the subset of Ada that you have to cover? The level of complexity of yo...
by Mittins
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: University-Co-Op or not to Co-Op
Replies: 16
Views: 4846

Re: University-Co-Op or not to Co-Op

Co-op, in my experience, is useful if only to find out what you DON'T want to do.
Surprisingly, that's rather important.

So I'd say go for it unless you're in some kind of rush to finish school early.
by Mittins
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Five Thumbnails
Replies: 17
Views: 2876

Re: The Five Thumbnails

Three of the five are my all-time favourite strips, so I definitely wouldn't change those ones! I suppose if I had a choice I'd like to add http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg191/amackera/python_thumb-2.jpg But then xkcd's summary would have to be "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, langua...
by Mittins
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ubuntu has caused me to fear computers
Replies: 36
Views: 2764

Re: Ubuntu has caused me to fear computers

Linux is not a minivan, no matter how many people pretend it is.

Having said that, Linux is the bestest!
by Mittins
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lawyer = Raptor?
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

But... what's the deal with Law school? Can they turn people into raptors?
by Mittins
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had to turn for someone..
Replies: 70
Views: 7486

My man-crush is on Clive Owen, does that count?
by Mittins
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0312: "With Apologies to Robert Frost"
Replies: 65
Views: 23831

I thought this one was a real winner! Great work Randall!
by Mittins
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nanotechnology engineering BSc
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

I know a few people in the UofW Nanotech Eng. program and they are *hardcore* nerdy guys. I mean, these aren't the tech-savvy, gap-dressing, thick-rimmed glasses nerds who run linux, but the smelly, Trek-quoting, taped-up glasses, fat guys who are allergic to deodorant. Having said that, the people ...
by Mittins
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My brother is one of Them
Replies: 29
Views: 2969

mrcheesypants wrote:Do you have any firearms?

Blades can never run out of bullets.
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 79
Views: 12456

I try not to lie - but I don't go about trumpeting all my thoughts. I won't hide anything from anyone, but unless they ask about it they are unlikely to get my opinion.
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1447967

Chinese is rusty in general. Who's with me!?
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1447967

C'mon guys we can push the number of stereotypes in this thread to at least 75% more!
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: spam thread observations
Replies: 474
Views: 70955

Guys, the impeachment movement needs us! Quickly! Click on as many links as possible and for sure Bush will get the axe!
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12769

My first year computer science course taught you (in the first class/lab) how to use email, and how to use a floppy disk. They did end up teaching us how to program though, but that's a CS major. I know the electrical engineers were taught how to program as well, but I don't know for certain about ...
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Efficiency vs. Clarity of code (discussion)
Replies: 60
Views: 12088

Unfortunately Microsoft technology tends to be verbose, hard to read, and slow. At least that's what I've noticed.
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12769

I never took any computer science courses in HS, which is odd considering I've gone into Computer Engineering as my major in university. Literally all of my programming knowledge is self-taught. They don't teach you how to program in university - they teach you other stuff (like data structures &...
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The brain and aging
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

In reference to questions 3 & 4: I'm fairly sure this is the area that a lot of cutting edge research is being done in. I don't think there's a clearly determined cause of Alzheimer's, though I'm fairly sure that amnesia is psychological.
by Mittins
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weird Science Teachers
Replies: 54
Views: 8255

There's a retired chemistry teacher from my old high school that was kind of a legend around town. He did the craziest stuff, including (but not limited to) starting grease fires in order to demonstrate how to put them out, making chloroform, and telling the worst chemistry puns ever created. Eventu...
by Mittins
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1447967

Castaway wrote:If you can't get a condom on then maybe you arent ready for sex.


If a condom can't get on you then maybe the condom isn't ready for sex. Remember - we're men.
by Mittins
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today, I did something almost like [s]hacking[/s] observing.
Replies: 18
Views: 2133

How could he almost observe...

Sounds fun, though, if there's a connection to the internet it can be haxed! Only a matter of time.
by Mittins
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ender's Game... Mooovie?!!?
Replies: 31
Views: 9098

Damn, this is disheartening - but I'll still probably see it.
by Mittins
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel question.
Replies: 17
Views: 2130

I have a few friends in PEI too, it's a wonderful place.
by Mittins
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: About polls
Replies: 46
Views: 4773

Amackera couldn't decide, so he wrote:[ ] Majority
[ ] Minority
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