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by jakemaheu
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA Flight Rules: now with 9001% more suck!
Replies: 70
Views: 6506

Re: TSA Flight Rules: now with 9001% more suck!

ANYTHING is a weapon, and it doesn't matter if you crack down on something specific - there's always another way. So they inspect a laptop - yet as this comic itself has mentioned, a laptop is inherently unsafe, doesn't matter how you inspect it. I believe we've already had that discussion in one o...
by jakemaheu
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why yes, that is a knife in my chest, now where's my coffee?
Replies: 30
Views: 3805

Re: Why yes, that is a knife in my chest, now where's my coffee?

Why is this story related to you hating your state? Because this shit is so common in Detroit that I'm not even surprised by it anymore? Or in Flint, or in Highland Park, or any of the other low income shitholes that make up Michigan's urban centers? QFT. I live in Port Huron, about an hour from De...
by jakemaheu
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian sci-fi writer beaten and arrested at US border
Replies: 23
Views: 3360

Re: Canadian sci-fi writer beaten and arrested at US border

There's a huge discussion at Patrick Nielsen Hayden's and John Scalzi's blog , and now that Peter Watts is safe home he's blogged about it too: http://www.rifters.com/crawl/ Apparently the fundraising campaign is going amazingly well. +1 for the internet's ability to let good people mobilize to hel...
by jakemaheu
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: God hates Higgs particles, sabotages LHC
Replies: 49
Views: 5997

Re: God hates Higgs particles, sabotages LHC

But you guys are forgetting--the LHC is fundamentally different. SCIENCE=knowledge, knowledge=power, power=energy, and energy=mass. The LHC's SCIENCE makes any black holes and higgs bosons inherently more dangerous. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Technically, wouldn't that be energy=mass t...
by jakemaheu
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 55015

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

neoliminal wrote:
Ragashingo wrote:As a test I left my iPod touch and cell phone on during my last two flights. Nothing bad happened.


That you know of. Probably killed the co-pilot.


That just burnt my cheese. Thank you.
by jakemaheu
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 55015

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

My current, non-terrorist-related pet peeve: is my ipod really going to crash the plane if I leave it on? If not, why do I have to turn it off? If so, then come on, now. Are they really incapable of shielding a plane's navigation systems from a friggin ipod? If so (for the sake of argument), why th...
by jakemaheu
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Most counterintuitive IT departments? (Merged: IT dept...)
Replies: 74
Views: 10013

Re: Most counterintuitive IT departments?

The it department at my high school did not approve of students installing programs like firefox to the their network drives. Needless to say the solution to this was to create a script that searched all the student's network drives and delete all exe files and run it once a weekend. Solution: Ever...
by jakemaheu
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 55015

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

I can't believe anyone hasn't thought of mercury yet. Probably quite easy to hide in a laptop etc... and just think of the disruption a campaign of indiscriminately spilling mercury on a number of planes and then telling the autorities about 1 plane that had been targeted would cause. They would pr...
by jakemaheu
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 55015

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

A lot of these weapons you're talking about would be rather useless in taking over a plane (blunt objects, aluminum can razors, etc.). No one seems to have mentioned poisonous gases yet. Bring some of that and threaten to open it. Is the cockpit airtight? I suppose that the cockpit isn't airtight--...
by jakemaheu
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0651: "Bag Check"
Replies: 206
Views: 55015

Re: "Bag Check" Discussion

We're all going to end up on the FBI's watch list, people. Great comic here, I've felt this way for a long time. We take several laptops when we fly, usually a Toughbook (10lbs and made of metal for bludgeoning) and a Sylvania G Netbook (lithium-ion battery for explosion). The chargers are both abou...
by jakemaheu
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Colony
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

The Colony

I'm quite suprised that there wasn't a thread for this series. Anyways. The Colony is a series that takes place in post-apocalyptia, after a deadly virus destroys society as we know it. The group of survivors have to work together to defend the colony and continue to survive until they can escape. T...
by jakemaheu
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 35589

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

How about Repo! The Genetic Opera ? That is one of my favorite movies of all time, actually. All the songs in it are pretty catchy (excluding Seventeen, I don't think it fits with the theme) and the plot is pretty good. I'd say I've wasted at least 24 hours on it in total, and I think I could watch ...
by jakemaheu
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0632: "Suspicion"
Replies: 112
Views: 38105

0632: "Suspicion"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/suspicion.png Alt-Text: Fine, walk away. I'm gonna go cry into a pint of Ben&Jerry's Brownie Batter(tm) ice cream [link], then take out my frustration on a variety of great flash games from PopCap Games(r) [link]. Discussion: Wow. That's actually pretty good. I wonde...
by jakemaheu
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop doesn't see cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Laptop doesn't see cell phone

Have you tried restarting your computer?
by jakemaheu
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80493

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Pics or it didn't happen. 8)
by jakemaheu
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0631: "Anatomy Text"
Replies: 270
Views: 80493

Re: "Anatomy Text" Discussion

Goddammit. I keep making the topic first, but forgetting to write in the title.

Oh well.

I'm pretty sure this is NSFW.
by jakemaheu
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30507

Re: Time Travel

Nintendon't wrote:But we were at the same time!


Nope. Sorry man.
by jakemaheu
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30507

Re: Time Travel

Sorry, but I beat you!
by jakemaheu
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0630: "Time Travel"
Replies: 147
Views: 30507

0630: "Time Travel"

Image

Alt-Text: She also starts every letter with "Dear Future <your name>".

I apparently have nothing to add.
by jakemaheu
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0597: "Addiction"
Replies: 122
Views: 21270

Re: "Addiction" Discussion

I work the graveyard shift so I'm up already. Why is the late night shift called graveyard shift anyway? It's not as if work on graveyards took place at night, is it? Resurrectionists? I'm fairly certain that it's because late-night shifts are usually as quiet as a graveyard (you don't really get t...
by jakemaheu
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0591: "Troll Slayer"
Replies: 178
Views: 187144

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

For those of you posting about the attacks (acid and such) by Twilight fans, here's a quick compilation:

http://twilightsucks.proboards.com/inde ... hread=5175
by jakemaheu
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Terry Eagleton v. Atheists
Replies: 35
Views: 4089

Terry Eagleton v. Atheists

In his new book, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate, Terry Eagleton is arguing that Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and many other pundits are ill-informed about the Christian faith. http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/04/28/terry_eagleton/index.html April 28, 200...
by jakemaheu
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Re: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)

FIRST CHALLENGE: $500 +/-$50 COMPUTER Ok lesse here.. I've done this a few times for friends & fellow gamers. Case: Antec 300 @ $60 CPU: Intel Pentium DC E5200 @ $70 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L @ $99 Memory: G.Skill 2x2GB Dual Channel DDR2-800 @ $40 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 3870 512MB @ $80 ...
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Re: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)

Hmm, you've only listed 4 items. Am I to only list those 4 products within that price range? That would seem unreasonable. A list of CPU, GPU, HD, RAM, PSU, and cooling (maybe HSF to keep caps?) should be minimal. I could see the case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, and speakers being highly persona...
by jakemaheu
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)

Welcome, xkcdians. I present to you a challenge. As you may know, many of us build our own systems. We toil until we get it working, only to find that more issues have sprung up or that parts are out of stock. That is where this thread comes in. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to ...
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke
Replies: 82
Views: 8168

Re: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke

Can we be honest here? I mean, if you rate his comments on a scale of 1 to 10... Say that 1 is as tame as an 8 year old girl's story about her pet goldfish and 10 is say, Hitler . You'd have to put the president's comments at a solid 2, wouldn't you? I mean, it was a self-deprecating comment and ha...
by jakemaheu
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke
Replies: 82
Views: 8168

Re: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke

To a greater extent, who cares? We have enough issues going on right now that Obama has to resolve. My point is that if you heard either some punk kid at the mall, or a celebrity on TV make a crack at the Special Olympics, would there still be such a massive shitfit? He apologized. He did it quickly...
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 2057

Re: Mexico

We're worried of a race-based round up, much like the USA Government did in the 1940s with Asians. We see the immigration/economy problem, the water drought issues in the area, as well as the sudden build up of the poor in the US border as a camel that is just waiting for the last straw to break it...
by jakemaheu
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unfailable plan B's
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: Unfailable plan B's

Plan B: Buy pill. Swallow pill.
by jakemaheu
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Could anyone lend me a proxy script?
Replies: 9
Views: 3050

Re: Could anyone lend me a proxy script?

I was going to suggest Tor, but you said your flash drive was out of commission.

Therefore, I second cgiproxy. The new versions work quite well, and also have support for flash.
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 6007

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

OOPMan wrote:I work in XHTML at present so well-formedness is the law...


^^This.

As to the previous complaints about different rendering engines, there are differences.

*cough*CSS3 opacity*cough*

If you have IE8, look at what happens to my website's opacity.
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcdia
Replies: 574
Views: 95834

Re: xkcdia

Technically, a Dyson sphere would surround a solar system... Hmm, there's an idea. The xkcd system! I vote we use a star in the Pleiades. Maybe we can rename Maia to xkcdia? Er, scratch that. Make it an inverse dyson sphere? Instead of facing in, it faces out, but still surrounds something! As long...
by jakemaheu
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcdia
Replies: 574
Views: 95834

Re: xkcdia

Toeofdoom wrote:also: as for who mops the floors?


That would be our legion of Roombas, obviously.

Also, for your consideration, I've drawn up a design for a floating country.

Image

Bwahaha.
by jakemaheu
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 39725

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

To be honest, I think the reason why all the posts in this thread are like "I'm smart and don't need to work hard" are because its almost seen as a sign of weakness to work hard. Honestly, I think you're right. Now, before I'm thrown off a cliff, let me explain. My dad has always told me ...
by jakemaheu
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?

Hmm. I see you've learned XHTML and CSS, but have you worked with dynamic content and databases? This is something that almost all your customers will expect from a professional web designer. PHP is a very common language among low-end websites ("low-end" meaning "small enough to be ...
by jakemaheu
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats red, white and yells a lot? [Trigger Warning]
Replies: 130
Views: 24282

Re: Whats red, white and yells a lot?

Here's a joke: A man and his friend go camping. They get lost, and decide to split up. One man says "We'll meet back in 3 days, and tell whether or not we found anything." They go their separate ways, and after 3 days, meet back up. The first man says, "Did you find anything?" Th...
by jakemaheu
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need Help Spending $1500 on Tech.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Need Help Spending $1500 on Tech.

Wait, you said ~150 students, right? I've got it! Flash drives. Lots of them. Order in bulk and have your school's logo and name screen printed on them. Get drives that are the most cost-efficient (2GB) and distribute them to the students. Have extras and charge a sum of money to get a new one. EDIT...
by jakemaheu
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?

"Half up front and half when the job's done" is a good starting point for web designers as well as for hitmen :D I like the way you think. On which note, make sure you have a contract setting out, at minimum: the price, the deadline, and a brief design spec. There's some pretty decent exa...
by jakemaheu
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need Help Spending $1500 on Tech.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Need Help Spending $1500 on Tech.

I was lobbying for a decent Mac to do video editing on, as we have a lovely HD camcorder and no computer capable of actually editing the footage, but the head teacher is convinced that it would be incompatible with the network and the students would not be able to figure out how to use it. Yeah, th...
by jakemaheu
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: Starting a Website Desiging Firm?

1. Look around in your area. See what other people charge, and compare your skills to them. Price accordingly. Heh. Conveniently, I know exactly one guy in the area who does web design for a living. Apparently, he does quite (2.5-4k) well on each site. Most of the layout is copied form site to site...

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