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by mispeled
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0915: Connoisseur
Replies: 137
Views: 36637

Re: 0915: Connoisseur

This comic is so friggin spot on I almost shat myself. I remember writing about this phenomenon about a year and a half ago:

http://mispeled.net/2010/01/25/connoisseurism/

The comic says it better, but it's basically the same idea.
by mispeled
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 35580

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

So you're talking about actually watching the movie over in that 24 hours? Or just having it on in the background? It's different, you know. If it's just having it on in the background for 24 hours, I can say that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas makes a great movie for this. I know, I tried it. Of co...
by mispeled
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Time Traveler's Wife
Replies: 19
Views: 2886

Re: Time Traveler's Wife

I enjoyed the book way to much to bother watching the movie. I know I'd just be disappointed.

The book was sentimental at parts, but not a chick flick. The trailers I saw for the movie made it look like one.
by mispeled
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: .tech poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: .tech poetry

I checked out the torrent. It looks great to me. Thank you for listing it.

Also, here is the audio version of the poem about building a computer. It's read by the apple "Adam" voice with music from garage band:
http://techbuilding.ytmnd.com/
by mispeled
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: .tech poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: .tech poetry

No, any spelling errors are unintentional. I've read the damn thing so many times that I don't see them anymore, even though I tried my damndest to get them all. I'll read it again. Unless you're referring to the misspelling of "perfect" as "perfekt" in so i could stay warm . Tha...
by mispeled
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: .tech poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: .tech poetry

Wow! A torrent! That's pretty awesome. Thanks for checking out my work, I appreciate it. Also, that's news to me about the loop in the c++ poem. I intended to make it an infinite loop, but alas, I'm not a programmer, so I did the best I could. Still, I guess it gives a different interpretation if th...
by mispeled
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: .tech poetry
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

.tech poetry

My name is luke t. bergeron and I wrote a free e-book of poetry about technology, video games, artificial intelligence, and the digital lifestyle. This isn't your standard nature, roses, and "i love my grandma" poetry. Some of the poems are written in actual computer code (and really run!)...
by mispeled
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 97
Views: 18941

Re: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread

What bothered me is that they took out the platforming element: nothing was "too high" anymore. You could basically go everywhere on the map. I think that killed a bit of the exploration. That was why KH1 was better than KH2 - in one you had a reason to return to the worlds to collect the...
by mispeled
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212423

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

The Grapes of Wrath , because stupid chapters about a turtle are supposed to deep symbolism. I say that symbolism isn't doing it's job right if it's only function is to be symbolic. I liked Lord of the Flies . Any book that has me running around for two weeks telling my friends "sucks to your ...
by mispeled
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61469

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

I'd loved this book for a long time. I've always been curious as to why some aspiring your indie filmmaker hasn't set out to make a blair witch type version of "The Navidson Record." I think it could work. It wouldn't be the same as the movie, and it shouldn't try to be. Since the book alr...
by mispeled
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rereading books as you get older
Replies: 38
Views: 7168

Re: Rereading books as you get older

It depends on the book, really. good literature gets better as you get older, because, despite all the insight you thought you had at 15, you have more experience at 25, or 35, etc. This extra experience helps you appreciate the book more. However, try as I might, all the trash fantasy and sci-fi I ...
by mispeled
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312549

Re: What is your favourite book?

Can I pick the library card catalog as a book? That thing gets me access to many books. :D If not, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. I probably reread it once a year, and have been since 2002. The mark of a good book is the ability to reread it and always get something new ...

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