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by rockin2the70s
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help opening a .do file
Replies: 4
Views: 6031

Re: Help opening a .do file

Got it figured out. Turns out if I download the .do file and change it to a .pdf, it works fine. Thanks all
by rockin2the70s
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help opening a .do file
Replies: 4
Views: 6031

Help opening a .do file

I'm trying to open a .do file (click on MSDS next to any of these entries for an example). On a computer using IE 8 that I can't print from, they open fine in-browser. I'm using Firefox 3.6.1, and instead of opening in-browser, the file downloads and I get a message saying the file can't be opened. ...
by rockin2the70s
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: CDA to MP3/WMA Conversion Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 366

CDA to MP3/WMA Conversion Issues

So my friend burnt me a copy of a cd and in trying to burn it, I failed miserably. I checked out the file type and saw it was .cda, something I hadn't seen before. I did some searching online and found its a marker for where tracks start on the cd (I think?) rather than actual data. I looked for con...
by rockin2the70s
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1859439

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

11th grade edit.jpg
I think this explains a lot.
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http://www.xkcd.com/519/
by rockin2the70s
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1859439

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Figured I'd been lurking long enough, here's some I made in paint, so they may suck looks-wise.
http://xkcd.com/331/
Spoiler:
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Now it'll sit in MY house and collect dust!
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http://xkcd.com/170/
Spoiler:
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This place was giving me the creeps anyway.
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http://xkcd.com/247/
Spoiler:
factoring edit.jpg
Seriously, how did you do that? Do you have them memorized or something?
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by rockin2the70s
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will democratisation degrade education?
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Will democratisation degrade education?

In my high school, we had three basic levels of classes: R(emedial), I(ntermediate), and A(dvanced). If you were just a normal student, you would take I-level classes, while those of us who were both able to handle the coursework and wanted the challenge took A-level classes; very few kids took R-le...
by rockin2the70s
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571510

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Thanks for the help; both classes have compiled and are running, though I do have some run-time errors that I'll try to fix before I come back to the good people of xkcdia.
by rockin2the70s
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571510

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

There is a HighArray.class file, but no HighArrayApp.class. And I copied the text directly from the error message here.
by rockin2the70s
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571510

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

The professor told us to use these filenames; also, there is another file, (HighArray.class) that I didn't create, but replacing that for higharray.java gives me the same error, as well as changing the name of the harness file to HighArrayApp.class.
by rockin2the70s
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571510

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

This is for homework, but I don't need help on the code itself, but I'm having trouble running it; if this is the wrong place, feel free to move it. I'm writing some Java using a Unix timeshare server and SSH Secure Shell; I'm using pico to actually write the code. I have one class called higharray....
by rockin2the70s
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154522

Re: Explain your avatar!

I've always thought aviators were awesome, so I found some cheap ones. My friend took this closeup at Six Flags. She takes so many pictures, I tend to dodge them, but occasionally a good one comes out, and I thought this one looked cool.
by rockin2the70s
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns a suit?
Replies: 70
Views: 7561

Re: Who owns a suit?

I had a kind of generic coat that had black, blue, gray, and olive bits in it (it was wool) along with a pair of black pants and a couple ties. I decided it was time to get a new one. My newer one is black with thin black pinstripes with a matching pair of slacks. I also got a couple new ties and a ...
by rockin2the70s
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Illustrations of the earth's age
Replies: 22
Views: 3337

Re: Illustrations of the earth's age

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrochronology#Sampling_and_dating In short: yes, tree-ring dating methods generally work pretty well; bristlecone pine trees have produced dating samples more than 10,000 years old in some areas. However (like with any method) there are some issues, namely ants that i...
by rockin2the70s
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Stem Cell Research.
Replies: 81
Views: 7282

Re: Stem Cell Research.

I am all for stem cell research. First of all, when we were stuck with embryonic stem cells, it wasn't "hey, let's create embryos and then take them apart for research!" Researchers used embryos that were created for in vitro fertilization, but weren't used and were more or less going to b...
by rockin2the70s
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Getting out of hand for dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 3314

Re: Getting out of hand for dummies

I have LOTR for Dummies, but mostly because it's a good summary of the basic info about gods, races, places, happenings, et cetera-essentially as a quick reference book for details rather than "I don't get WTF is going on". However, I propose Two Rules For Dummies: Rule 34 for Dummies: If ...
by rockin2the70s
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 43981

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

One example of evolution that I find pretty amazing is mitochondria. They are thought to have originated as separate organisms in a symbiotic relationship with cells. They were able to produce energy more efficiently so eventually they were hijacked as the method of energy production and became par...
by rockin2the70s
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Social Breakdown
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Social Breakdown

I can't, off the top of my head, come up with a way to effectively merge age groups. You could go the "one-room schoolhouse" route, but then a single teacher's attention is divided by multiple groups at the same time, and no student gets the same benefit of attention as in the current sys...
by rockin2the70s
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Social Breakdown
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Social Breakdown

I definitely see what you're saying, and I agree that solutions are limited; however, I don't believe the Western system is as bad as you think. When done correctly, it accomplishes it's goal of imparting knowledge of the Three R's type. I can't, off the top of my head, come up with a way to effecti...
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: Absolute Morality

But that goes back to the electric generator analogy. Yeah, we keep refining and improving and so on. But there is no "perfect". There is no generator with 100% efficiency. We can get damn close, but we'll never quite get there. Looking at that again, it raises the question: is there a per...
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Psychology: Why humans have such a strong urge not to act?
Replies: 25
Views: 3381

Re: Psychology: Why humans have such a strong urge not to act?

Think about the old days: you have two cavemen. One goes out and spends all day killing all the animals he sees. The other one kills a couple birds, enough for the day. Assume the energy expended to kill an animal is about equal to what you get from it. The second caveman is right back where he star...
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Attack and Defend
Replies: 2904
Views: 287882

Re: Attack and Defend

I duck your bullets Matrix-style.
I then use my Matrix mind powers to send the bullets at NP
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: Absolute Morality

Though I didn't really know the term until recently, I've always found myself something of a casuist . Basically, you take a set of paradigmatic cases that have been decided and accepted already and base your actions off them based on how closely you situation matches the paradigmatic case. Note tha...
by rockin2the70s
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Author?
Replies: 120
Views: 15996

Re: Favorite Author?

OK, here goes: Dan Simmons, both for the Hyperion/Endymion books and Ilium/Olympus Frank Herbert, I've almost finished Chapterhouse:Dune Tolkein, I've read everything] (except Children of Hurin and the History of Middle-Earth) Asimov, more for the Foundation trilogy than anything else L. Ron Hubbard...
by rockin2the70s
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30746

Re: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.

I'm going to Bradley this fall to double major in bio and computer science. One nice thing is that Bradley is the only four-year in Peoria, so they get all the internships, of which there are now many. One CompSci prof I talked to said a few years ago, only the best one or two seniors would get inte...
by rockin2the70s
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 55432

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

This really should have been an ouch moment, but I was expecting it and didn't really care. It was test for the last unit of BC Calc, AFTER the AP test-multivariable limits, derivatives, and integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates. And it was work-on-your-own. Needless to say, I didn't even r...
by rockin2the70s
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 224160

Awesome Student Quotes

I saw an "Awesome Teacher Quotes" thread, but not a student one, so here we go: In Comm Studies, we were going over advertising. The teacher was reading off old slogans and we had to guess what company they were from. One was "Reach Out and Touch Someone" from an AT&T campaig...
by rockin2the70s
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 403958

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My AP US History teacher also taught AP Euro History, and they made shirts with some of his quotes on it: 10. When something goes wrong with Technology, I usually panic (He was something of a technophobe-he once tried to put a DVD in a VHS slot) 9. Someone Left the kids unsupervised, and the next th...
by rockin2the70s
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Progressive Rock
Replies: 56
Views: 4632

Re: Progressive Rock

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rush yet, at least their early stuff (2112, Cygnus X-1, Fountains of Lamneth). The style is less prog, i.e. shorter and more radio-friendly, but the subject matter definitely still is. Their new album has a song about religious violence, having a moral compass desp...
by rockin2the70s
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191286

Re: What are you listening to?

Track: The Way the Wind Blows
Artist: Rush
Album: Snakes and Arrows
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245762

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I rock out to classic 70s rock.
Also, I'm usually too lazy to come up with a different name for anything
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443981

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

More fire stories: I was shooting off bottle rockets with one of my friends in my backyard. My porch consists of ~50 sq ft of concrete with a small stoop (big enough for both of us to sit on). We were on the stoop trying to tie three rockets together, drop them in a can, and set them off with anothe...
by rockin2the70s
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 71469

Re: Discuss your Signature

My name signature tends to change every time I do it. It's very loopy, and includes an m and y next to each other, which tend to run together. Sometimes I'll just kind of skip letters. However I do it, though, the general style stays the same and my initials are clear, so my signature is distinctive...
by rockin2the70s
Fri May 30, 2008 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Rice Boy has ended
Replies: 13
Views: 5101

Re: Rice Boy has ended

I just finished it a few minutes ago, and ... wow. I don't read many graphic novels (ok, none at all), but that was mindblowing. It is simple (and really weird) on the outside, but there is just so much for the mind to wrap around. Can't wait for the next comic to start.
by rockin2the70s
Thu May 29, 2008 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24848

Re: Favorite Characters?

Paul Atreides, from Dune and Dune Messiah and what you find out about him in Children of Dune His role as the Preacher He seems like such a tortured character-he has the prescient vision, he knows what is going to happen if he doesn't disengage, he knows what he needs to do to escape the violence, b...
by rockin2the70s
Thu May 29, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Sacred Moments in Fiction
Replies: 44
Views: 6466

Re: Sacred Moments in Fiction

A lot of times when I finish a truly great book (off the top of my head, LotR and Dune) I'm just in awe for a little while. I put the book down and all I can think is "Holy shit..." Same thing with a lot of series, when you have time to really submerge yourself in the world and relate with...
by rockin2the70s
Thu May 29, 2008 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483241

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I am now reading Jane Eyre. I love Jane Eyre. How could you possibly read, let alone enjoy that book in the slightest? I read it a while ago for school and it was THE most boring book I've ever read. /rant Right now I'm reading Children of Dune. I've read Dune like four times and Messiah twice, but...
by rockin2the70s
Thu May 29, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Kickin' ass and takin' names
Replies: 222
Views: 19820

Re: Kickin' ass and takin' names

Science, because magic (at least real-life magic) depends at least partly on science. (what did you expect on xkcd?)

Norse pantheon vs Greek pantheon
by rockin2the70s
Thu May 29, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Convince me Im wrong game
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Convince me Im wrong game

Another purpose could be to help people, which, while it can give you a good feeling afterwards, oftentimes is quite uncomfortable during the actual act of helping.

I believe George W Bush is the worst US president EVER
by rockin2the70s
Wed May 28, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should Clinton step down?
Replies: 156
Views: 10726

Re: Should Clinton step down?

I just found this video, its a bunch of students from Maine South (her old school) just telling her to give up. You know its bad when even your hometown wants you to give in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8AGrcP5uqs
by rockin2the70s
Wed May 28, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Uxbridge English Dictionary
Replies: 90
Views: 9088

Re: Uxbridge English Dictionary

obsidian: a contraction of obstinate and idiot; used to describe those who are clearly wrong but refuse to accept the fact

obeisance

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