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by MeisBarry
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 37479

Re: 1166: "Argument"

I would just like to say that I enjoyed the choice of avatar image for the second poster.
by MeisBarry
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 86103

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

Every thread in this section has at least one person that says "Randall is in my head." I'm that person this time. We've resorted to using TeamViewer and Ubuntu One in the past. SpiderOak has a medium for sharing backed up files, though considering the internet is made up of people transfe...
by MeisBarry
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0670: "Spinal Tap Amps"
Replies: 110
Views: 32193

Re: "Spinal Tap Amps" Discussion

As an engineer, I found myself laughing aloud reading this. That rarely happens in the tubes.

One of my favorites.
by MeisBarry
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0657: "Movie Narrative Charts"
Replies: 337
Views: 151747

Re: "Movie Narrative Charts" Discussion

Make this a poster please. I love this.
by MeisBarry
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Algebraic Solver
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Algebraic Solver

SAGE has it, so I'm going to try it out.

Thanks a lot!
by MeisBarry
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Algebraic Solver
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Algebraic Solver

If this belongs in the math section, I apologize. I'm looking for a program (or code library) with the ability to manipulate algebraic expressions, namely solving for a variable instead of just solving at a given set of values. I have a Maple 8/9.5 CD , which accomplishes this using the solve() func...
by MeisBarry
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 353261

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

In high school and the first two years of college, I had a friend who was S. Vietnamese born and raised.

His name was Dung.

I'm sure its meaning is perfectly normal in Vietnamese. I wonder what he thought when he first figured out what its English definition was...
by MeisBarry
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Edward Tufte
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Edward Tufte

I've been seriously considering buying the book "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" (thank you Randal for mentioning it in a mouseover). But in my searchings, I've discovered an apparently more recent book by Tufte called "Envisioning Information". Both have informat...
by MeisBarry
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scheme or CL?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Scheme or CL?

Excellent. I'm more the type of person that learns skills to use them, so based on your analysis CL is what I should be learning.

Thanks a lot.
by MeisBarry
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scheme or CL?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Scheme or CL?

I went to school for engineering (not Computer-) and spent a large chunk of my time teaching myself various programming languages for my own amusement. Python, Fortran, Lua, come to mind as the more used ones. I want to learn Lisp. But I'm not quite sure where to begin; nor do I know which dialect t...
by MeisBarry
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0503: "Terminology"
Replies: 292
Views: 48601

Re: Terminology

It only really makes sense if you're on the 'other' landmass. West is Europe, east is Asia. We were mostly settled by those from the West so.....America is super-West?

The world is flat.
by MeisBarry
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0488: "Steal This Comic"
Replies: 347
Views: 54610

Re: "Steal This Comic" Discussion

I don't own an iPod. I own another mp3 player. And one time a relative gave me itunes gift money. So here's how it went: -Install itunes, since I don't use it because Mediamonkey is better -Buy songs from itunes -Can't play songs in any program, have to log back into itunes-store to 'authorize' -get...
by MeisBarry
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41083

Re: "Tones" Discussion

Did no one mention the "A Softer World" homage?

No one?

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