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by Jimmed
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3DFX: A History
Replies: 11
Views: 7079

Re: 3DFX: A History

I miss my Voodoo 3 :( Ah, the memories of being the only person I knew whose computer would play games at 1024x768 without lagging horribly. *sheds a tear*
by Jimmed
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Post your computing setup
Replies: 312
Views: 57926

Re: Post your computing setup

My PC (quite tempted to upgrade when my next paypacket comes). Currently used for gaming/work/bumming around at home. Gigabyte K8N-SLi mobo (not bad, but wish I'd splashed out on an Asus) Pentium D 805 2.66GHz (I got her up to 3.6GHz, but after I broke an old XP install I took her back down to stock...
by Jimmed
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?
Replies: 73
Views: 12517

Re: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?

I can certainly tell you how not to win them over. When I was just about my A-levels, we were given a series of talks by different departments in our school, to help us decide what we were going to pick as our subjects. The CS teacher at our school did a crap-awful presentation about logic, where he...
by Jimmed
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Audio Fingerprinting
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

I've been a last.fm user since before it was last.fm (previously Audioscrobbler), and I think I'll let this loose on my music collection as soon as I fix my desktop machine. I'm honestly surprised I didn't pick up on this sooner, I even subscribed to last.fm for a short while. This is most certainly...
by Jimmed
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 65326

No, but it's concerning that your friend didn't force you to watch Firefly to learn who River Tam was. It's on a worryingly long list that he compiled during a 30 minute drive back from work. Serenity just happened to be one of the first things to finish downloading. Also, "medium hot"? H...
by Jimmed
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68439

I am yet to meet a girl who wants me to 'get with her friends', if I wanna be her lover.

EDIT: If such a girl really exists, please let me know.
by Jimmed
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Efficiency vs. Clarity of code (discussion)
Replies: 60
Views: 12078

Having just started a new job as a developer at a software company which has its own proprietary XML-based language, I am really starting to value code commenting, because as well as learning the language, I have to create bug fixes and create new features, often not having a clue what a piece of co...
by Jimmed
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 65326

Re: Summer Glau

I did not particularly enjoy River's fight scenes in Serenity. The reason? Summer's had a couple months stage-fighting lessons. I can tell that she doesn't really know what she's doing. It's nothing like watching Michelle Yeoh, or Tony Jaa, or any of the martial arts greats. If we're gonna have a 9...
by Jimmed
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 107782

February 26th for me. Long way off until I'm 19, but it's all good anyway.
by Jimmed
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 215217

I'm 18, and it's nice to be in the majority. I'm not sure why though.
by Jimmed
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"
Replies: 241
Views: 47090

There's a serious lack of UK users, at least on the frappr map anyway. Make yourselves known (if you exist)! :(
by Jimmed
Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411843

*tips hat* I am Jim, I am 18 and a software developer in Cambridge (the real one, in England). I love the comic, and have joined the ranks of xkcd forum posters in order to distract myself from actually doing any work, as the coffee machine here has broken. I have A levels in Further Mathematics (bi...
by Jimmed
Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12727

I had a pretty good Computing course at school, for A level. Unfortunately, despite the teacher knowing a hell of a lot about computer science, he knew very little of how to use any computers made after 1985, and those was completely inept in the ways of modern operating systems and desktop applicat...

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