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by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading Shakespeare plays?
Replies: 45
Views: 4928

Re: Reading Shakespeare plays?

Read the original text. Shakespeare isn't famous for modern-day translations of his plays.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My company blocked youtube
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: My company blocked youtube

Some proxys tend to block flash/javascript. Find a more versatile one.

Otherwise, do some work? :)
by Benny the Bear
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2864448

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I'm not actually a bear.
Confession: I'm actually
Spoiler:
VELOCIRAPTOR!


Confession: I've kept my Nintendo 64 for to 10 years in hope that one day it will become some sort of relic that will sell big on eBay. And I refuse to admit I've been a fool.
by Benny the Bear
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:14 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Fact or myth? (Firefox Question)
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Re: Fact or myth? (Firefox Question)

So it looks like there's no speed-up. Thanks.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A little rant (math vs. maths)
Replies: 202
Views: 77560

Re:

Okay, what does the rest of the world think? Is it only us brits that use maths? While I'm in rant mode. A billion is a thousand million, 10^9. There are no billionaires apart from in those low currencies. The Australians use the term 'maths', too. Overall there are two 'versions' of English. US an...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3406

Re: Behold....xkcdForge!

Toeofdoom wrote:they dont need to be computer projects, thats the main point I think...


Whoops, well you know what I mean.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97706

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

That genre doesn't matter, and that going years without caring what people think the genre of 'x' is shouldn't be out of the ordinary. I just take songs individually as I like them. That said, it makes for an awkward conversation when people ask about my musical tastes. iTunes and Wikipedia (band ar...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Average Release Year of Albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: Average Release Year of Albums

Mine is 2005.

So does that make me one of the younger members of the fora?

(Did I use the word fora correctly, just then?)
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Fact or myth? (Firefox Question)
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Fact or myth? (Firefox Question)

Does setting a blank homepage speed up the process of starting the browser? I mean wouldn't the offline resources load before the homepage even be considered?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Error
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Python Error

Apparently my firewall is installed on my router. How would I go about this?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Someone ripped off XKCD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Someone ripped off XKCD?

Will we actually be going into action over this?

While it's of course theft, I'm not sure if these cases ever become trivial enough to actually call a lawyer about.

Would they back down after a warning?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you visit wikipedia?
Replies: 55
Views: 4178

Re: How often do you visit wikipedia?

Rodan wrote:A random page on wikipedia is my homepage, and it's my source of information so....
a friggin' lot.


That just gave me an idea! :D

(You meant the random page link, right?)

That said, about 3 times a day fixes me up.
by Benny the Bear
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Behold....xkcdForge!
Replies: 28
Views: 3406

Re: Behold....xkcdForge!

I'd say the http://www.xkcdforge.net domain.

It's just that .net sort of represents the ideal more. This is a network of computer projects, right?

Also, .net appears to be a bit more trendy nowadays for some reason. :wink:
by Benny the Bear
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip
Replies: 39
Views: 9042

Re: today's Cyanide and Happiness strip

When I first saw it I thought 'XKCD' too.

The writing on the board - is this some sort of tribute comic? :)
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Just curious... (Lingo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Just curious...

It's very reassuring to know that I'm not the only person in the world who's ever tried making something in Lingo :) General consensus seems to be learn ActionScript since it's more common. Am I right in thinking that? Pretty much. Although you're not some sort of alien for dabbling in it a bit. Th...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Error
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Python Error

Hey guys, Whenever I try open the Python GUI/Run>Module/Other tasks I get a "Socket Error: Connection Refused" error. It says my firewall may be blocking it. My question is, why the hell is it trying to connect to the internet? Shouldn't it be focusing on compiling a 4kb .py file? Confused...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A blank slate can go into almost any career.
Replies: 54
Views: 9027

Re: A blank slate can go into almost any career.

I think your perception on those subjects will change dramatically in high school, partly due to an enhanced focus on these subjects.* I'm only in year 9 and it has already drastically changed from my primary school memories. As for actual advice, just make sure to explore these new topics quite a b...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 180531

Re: Making the world a weirder place

i was trying to think of something weird to write about, and then i looked up and saw a blue tongue lizard in my living room - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eastern_blue_tongued_lizard.jpg I wore a suit to school (year 12) for a couple of weeks before reverting to my usual shorts, t-shirt and ...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Just curious... (Lingo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Just curious...

I considered it at one point. But I recall seeing a statistic of it (Shockwave) being installed on about half of the home computers of world, while Flash (with its new ActionScript 3.0 language, although I only hung around for 2.0) had a percentage in the 80s or 90s... That being the latest bleeding...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here...
Replies: 38
Views: 5654

Re: Does anyone here...

I've been getting into C# lately, and due to largely ignorance on the part of my friends I look like some sort of professional. When frankly I'm not. C# isn't 'the sh**' in any regard to my knowledge. I think it is due to its association (read: similar name) with C++ and C. That can't be said for an...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleeping In Class
Replies: 61
Views: 4828

Re: Sleeping In Class

aetherson wrote:^^^^^^^^^

a lot of people sleep in class at uni?


Yeah, but I sort of expected a percentages of our high schoolers to join in on the (lack of) activity.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleeping In Class
Replies: 61
Views: 4828

Re: Sleeping In Class

Is there a reason most of the class-sleepers in this topic are in uni (mentioning lectures)?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 796684

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Mine was about my friend breakdancing - and hurting himself.

And, funnily enough in and XKCD fashion, I once dreamed I was being chased by a dinosaur. Although it wasn't a velocraptor. :(
by Benny the Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Humor me, I'm bored and trying to make a game.
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Humor me, I'm bored and trying to make a game.

Make a game about bears ruining picnics and annoying park rangers. Hi Benny. I know you're new here, but we try to limit posts that don't really provide useful information outside of General. You should also stop by and post in the Intro thread when you get a moment. Thanks! My bad, and I think I d...
by Benny the Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Humor me, I'm bored and trying to make a game.
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Humor me, I'm bored and trying to make a game.

Make a game about bears ruining picnics and annoying park rangers.
by Benny the Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What do you use your programming skills for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5746

Re: What do you use your programming skills for?

A casual use. I continue to strain myself for ideas for programs that will actually help me in day-to-day-life.
by Benny the Bear
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Net Send in C#
Replies: 7
Views: 5637

Re: Net Send in C#

Thanks guys, I'll try put some of these into practice. But it seems kinda futile - after XPSP2 net send was changed to 'disabled' by default and Vista, in a wise move, has removed it entirely.

Still looks like some good fun though.
by Benny the Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Net Send in C#
Replies: 7
Views: 5637

Net Send in C#

Hey guys, I'm trying to code a program in C# that simply performs the net send function. I've got it working, via the programming making a .bat file with the code needed and then running it, but a lot of the time it simply doesn't work. Even when the service is activated. It also spawns the command ...
by Benny the Bear
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419292

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, I'm Benny, and I'm a grizzly bear living in Australia.

I enjoy programming, some PC gaming, and ruining picnics and stealing all the food.

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