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by commodorejohn
Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Looks like it - I just copied what was submitted without double-checking. Post has been corrected, adjust your opinions accordingly.
by commodorejohn
Fri May 10, 2019 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Sorry, I totally spaced on this yesterday. ROUND 3 VOTING BEGINS NOW! The entries (order randomized): ⋅ Styx - "Mr. Roboto" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc6f_2nPSX8 ⋅ Parcels - "Lightenup (Breakbot remix)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_z5zK_Farc &sd...
by commodorejohn
Wed May 08, 2019 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

A little over 24 hours left to go on this round, folks. Anyone else want to join in?
by commodorejohn
Wed May 08, 2019 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Sinfest
Replies: 23
Views: 20206

Re: Sinfest

Yeah, gotta concur with the overall sentiment here - though what really did it for me was less the positions he was taking specifically (plenty of authors out there that I enjoy despite disagreeing with them to one degree or another) than the way he was willing to torpedo years of (slow, gradual) ch...
by commodorejohn
Sun May 05, 2019 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

ijuin wrote:Maybe because it sends the message to the white students that “you are provably inferior to those guys whom you really REALLY hate”?

So the solution is to kowtow to prejudice so that prejudiced people aren't made uncomfortable?

Seems reasonable.
by commodorejohn
Fri May 03, 2019 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

ENTRIES FOR ROUND THREE BEGIN NOW! Signups begin now and end at 7:00 P.M. CST on May 9, and submissions should be in by the same deadline. No particular adherence to a theme is required; let's keep this rolling, it's been fun so far! Participants: ⋅ SuperJedi224 ⋅ Flumble ⋅...
by commodorejohn
Thu May 02, 2019 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Haha, cool :D I'm in for running the next round; I'll post an official start a little later in the day so we're keeping the times relatively consistent-ish.
by commodorejohn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 9674

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

Honestly, Battlefield Earth makes Batman's use of Dutch angles look restrained.
by commodorejohn
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2142: "Dangerous Fields"
Replies: 35
Views: 4134

Re: 2142: "Dangerous Fields"

It's a tragic irony that, as medical science advances further and further, gerontology only gets deadlier and deadlier.
by commodorejohn
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanical audio amplifiers
Replies: 30
Views: 5587

Re: Mechanical audio amplifiers

All of those things sound pretty damned epic, but I particularly want to hear some kind of high-pressure air stream/steam pipe modulated by partial closure according to an input signal.
by commodorejohn
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanical audio amplifiers
Replies: 30
Views: 5587

Re: Mechanical audio amplifiers

Ah. The more you know!
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 2610

Re: 2140: Reinvent the Wheel

"We here at npm Industries are proud to announce our new line of motor vehicles. We're pretty sure they won't suddenly lose the ability to move a specific number of lanes to the right."
by commodorejohn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mechanical audio amplifiers
Replies: 30
Views: 5587

Re: Mechanical audio amplifiers

I'd say you probably want to look at old-school resonator guitars, but even that's not exactly the same thing (a resonant chamber doesn't add energy, AFAIK, it just focuses it in boosting certain frequencies while attenuating others.)
by commodorejohn
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

What the hey, I'll give it another go.
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

Thanks :) That was my bad, I misunderstood the rules and ended up missing the deadline.
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)
Replies: 112
Views: 4791

Re: Biweekly Song Contest (Submit Your Favorite Music)

somitomi wrote:
SuperJedi224 wrote:"Siberian Khatru" by Yes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydAANC7sl0Y

Maybe it's just me, but this link gives me a "this video is unavailable" message.

Try this one? Or is this one of those regional-copyright things?
by commodorejohn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 316
Views: 175293

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

If you like documentaries, get right the heck out to the theater as soon as possible and catch Apollo 11 while it's still on the big screen. It's breathtaking - and it's also impressive from a filmmaking perspective, being cut together so that it flows more like a narrative film than a conventional ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631633

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I could go out right now and drop about $500 on a halfway decent guitar and a modest solid-state amp (or, hell, like $150 for one of those godawful bottom-tier Squier "baby's first garage band" sets,) learn how to plunk out three chords, and start billing myself as a rock star ... but tha...
by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2631633

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

That's...an odd assertion. I mean, I could go out right now and drop about $500 on a halfway decent guitar and a modest solid-state amp (or, hell, like $150 for one of those godawful bottom-tier Squier "baby's first garage band" sets,) learn how to plunk out three chords, and start billing...
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There is indeed a significant population who want the “outsiders” to leave, but the portion of them who would condone murder is usually small unless the society has been whipped into the kind of frenzy usually only seen in wars and civil wars. Even if that's true, you're missing the part where whip...
by commodorejohn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 155
Views: 47022

Re: Thomas Fire

I mean, if you're going to have the government forcibly relocate anybody who lives in an area where major natural disasters can occur, you're basically going to end up cramming the entire country into Utah.

And we need Utah for datacenters, dammit!
by commodorejohn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 155
Views: 47022

Re: Thomas Fire

If you want to know why people live somewhere, the answer is usually "that's where the jobs are," or optionally "that's as close to where the jobs are as possible while still being affordable."
by commodorejohn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Am I weird to wonder why the federal government would demand to take every single document related to the NC District 9 investigation, from the State Board of Elections? Burial at sea? I admit I'm not up on the process, but I don't think a subpoena for documents requires you to hand over all existi...
by commodorejohn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 155
Views: 47022

Re: Thomas Fire

Life, uh, finds a way.
by commodorejohn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If (Climate_change_has_not_killed_us_first == True) { Cout << "What will future generations think "; Cout << "about what is happening now?"; } Just finished a c++ assignment. gd1.cpp:1:4: error: expected constructor, destructor, or type conversion before ‘(’ token If (Climate_ch...
by commodorejohn
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

TIL that minecraft's creator went full alt right, and that makes me sad. First it was dilbert, and now Minecraft. All my childhood influences are awful people. https://www.reddit.com/r/Gamingcirclejerk/comments/ayckt7/no_real_gamer_can_utter_the_words_nazis_are_bad/ On the brightside, Mojang preten...
by commodorejohn
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2119: Video Orientation
Replies: 51
Views: 9674

Re: 2119: Video Orientation

I don't understand the reference to "Never trust anyone who talks to you from inside a circle.". It has immediately made me paranoid. It must be some cultural reference I don't understand. Please help me! Is it something to do with witchcraft? The Family Circus. PJ knows where the bodies ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 4868

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

It's something so self-evident What is self evident? The answer (to the "moral dilemma")? Or the specialness of this particular moral choice? If the former, I agree. It's why, given that the question was asked, that I brought up the latter. The former. Life is not a mathematical exercise....
by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 4868

Re: Breastfeeding and bodily autonomy thought experiment

The playoff between a persons right to bodily autonomy, and their obligation to their childs health. How is this different between the playoff between any other right and obligation? What makes this particular one more interesting? Because having a child in the first place involves an obligation to...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388363

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Not really sure it matters. Advertisers are already messing with facial recognition; recognizing a logo isn't much different. It won't be long before just walking around in public with Nike shoes lets them know that you're a Nike customer, as well as where you are, what you do, and when you do it. ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388363

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Shoes for industry, shoes for defense?
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388363

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Somehow, I missed that shoe theory. I don't think it actually applies to our world though. If I were to try to select an analog in our country, it would be a toss-up between payday loan stores and drug stores. Based on observed trends in runaway-but-unsustainable shop construction, I'd have to sugg...
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: CSS Sins
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: CSS Sins

I admire its...purity.
by commodorejohn
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388363

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Phones can be used with minimal dexterity and voice commands. The small numbers of special users is, once again, exactly why items like this get marketed to the rest of us. I disagree. To me it's like the (apocryphal) story of the US spending millions on developing a pen that can write in zero grav...
by commodorejohn
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1980304

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yakk wrote:Why would commits take 5 minutes?!

Obviously, because you're in a hurry and would rather they take five seconds. This is the way of things.
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I think suppressing the use of the expression "Inshallah" is more about the erasure of a distinct ethnic identity than it is about promoting atheism. Probably true, although it can be two things - and given how much Xi Jinping's government is leaning into the Make Red China Great Again ph...
by commodorejohn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4594
Views: 702779

Re: The Darker Side of the News

China's Communist government isn't too keen on Christianity, either It seems they're equal opportunity then. Why isn't this in the news? Because China has way more financial pull than even the largest religious organizations. Plus, as Soupspoon says, in a way it's old news. The western world decide...
by commodorejohn
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1980304

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Seems like the kind of thing that the #pragma directive exists for.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The Caves of Janxrathra
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: The Caves of Janxrathra

So how it stands now is that the ZIP file has been extracted as-is to a directory on my storage partition, from which I've been trying to run the executable. (I tried moving it to a location in the WINE main path, but this didn't change anything.) I've tried launching it directly from the file manag...

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