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by rath358
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Huh. Now I just have to hear it as an adverb and a conjugation... In other news, I still haven't heard any news about a letter. It looks increasingly likely that I will not see an endo in my college town before Christmas. My folks are looking at whether my insurance (and/or supplemental non-school i...
by rath358
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 224275

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Has this joke been made yet? Yes? Too bad. Here it is again

Spoiler:
Image
by rath358
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 374739

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

Episode 6:
Spoiler:
What the hell happened there? The structuring of the plot led me to expect that Korra would lose, but she just got destroyed.
And then Kuvira's eyes glowed? WTH is happening?! Apparently it was dark Korra? I just assumed, since Kuvira was on the ground it was her.
by rath358
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ugh. Three and a half weeks ago at an appointment, my therapist would write me a letter for HRT, get it signed off by her boss, and pass it onto an endo, all before our next meeting. A week and a half ago, she said she just had to run it by her boss and it would only be a few days. Still haven't hea...
by rath358
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ebola thread
Replies: 256
Views: 64938

Re: Ebola thread

The gravel wasn't flown in.
source wrote:The U.S. Ebola-response effort in Liberia has involved some 7,800 cubic yards of locally sourced gravel. An earlier version of this article incorrectly said the gravel was among items the U.S. has flown in from abroad. (Oct. 17, 2014)


by rath358
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I would mention "they" in the pronouns paragraph, but otherwise it sounds great!
by rath358
Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Over the weekend, I got my ears pierced on a whim and bought a cheap but nice faux leather jacket and purse. My therapist will, in theory, be writing a letter for HRT sometime in the next couple of weeks, and I found out that the nearest endo takes my insurance and will probably have a waiting perio...
by rath358
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BASH
Replies: 19
Views: 8555

Re: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BAS

I wonder if it would be possible to seriously make an impact by writing a worm to patch vulnerable systems. Three things: 1) I bet some malware author will do exactly that. Except that they'll be doing to stop others from interfering with their worm, and not for benevolent purposes. This is far fro...
by rath358
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BASH
Replies: 19
Views: 8555

Re: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BAS

I wonder if it would be possible to seriously make an impact by writing a worm to patch vulnerable systems.
by rath358
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I started going to a therapist again this semester. In theory we will put together a letter to an endo next visit, and then I will just have to wait to schedule things with them, or something. I still don't quite know what I am, but I want to see whether going on hormones will make my brain work bet...
by rath358
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 40569

Re: Scottish Independence

Saw this article from the Economist that seems to make a strong argument for a no vote. I am an outsider to the matter, so I can't be a true judge of the points it makes, but it seems to be pretty good. Any thoughts?
by rath358
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The other week, I finally got around to "coming out" to facebook. I quietly changed my gender a couple of months ago, but this was a bit more public. Nobody posted shit or unfriended me, which is nice but not particularly surprising. I was already defacto out to my college friends, so it m...
by rath358
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 710720

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Finally got around to picking up the latest version. Picked a spot near the ocean, started making progress breaking through a multi layer aquifer.

Then a tree dropped its branches, killing a dwarf underground under where the collapse happened. Interesting new feature...
by rath358
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2032484

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Argh. Building things. I figured out that an application I built works on other computers if they also have OpenCV installed. But asking someone to install all of OpenCV and modify their environment variables and stuff is probably a no-go. In theory, there should be a way to link/bundle the bits of ...
by rath358
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 374739

Re: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated

book 3, Ep 10 Holy fucking shit, they actually killed someone. (I guess Amon and Tarlock in book 1, too. But this feels different). Really powerful scene, too. I wonder if Zaheer and company knew everything was going to go to shit immediately, or they actually thought it work out. Also, I re...
by rath358
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2032484

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, I built my c++ stuff into a DLL, and built a shiny c# UI over it. Works wonderfully on my machine, but I can't seem to bundle/build it in a way that lets me plop a file on a network dive and let others use it.
Wheee, dependency crap that I don't quite understand :?
by rath358
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Yay, Wonderbolt! I am glad to hear about such awesomeness. Monika -- Thank you for the kind words a while back. I am not exactly making rapid progress on anything (who imagined that working full time would be so exhausting), but I continue to get things done at my own pace. I think I will go back to...
by rath358
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2032484

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

ohh, the things I want are under System.Collections, not System. Thanks!
by rath358
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2032484

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In c++, you have the STL vector and list classes to provide extra functionality and safety and shit above the base array class. I am just learning c#. This page lists a bunch of classes, but I don't see any advanced containers. Is there a standard library with such containers to use? Or is it standa...
by rath358
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 387145

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

The c++ side is written as a win32 console application. I wrote a basic wrapper around it last week, but have been away since. I am working on learning c# and putting together a simple UI in c# with WPF, but I am at a loss on how to translate my c++ code into the c++/CLI format that seems to be requ...
by rath358
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 387145

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

I am developing this for a commercial software product and our legal team is really picky about third party software, so I am afraid that it is still out. Thank you for that bit of knowledge, though.
by rath358
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Boring whining: I still don't know what I want to do with myself. I am afraid that I am wasting my youth by not taking steps towards transitioning, but I don't know if I even want to. I have a good job like thing, and this last year of college should go well, but I haven't had a romantic...
by rath358
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4886
Views: 749765

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I can understand the reasoning behind separating genders in a gaming tournament "Very few women attend or place well in our tournaments" -> "that's shitty, it would be nice if there could be representation among both genders" -> "maybe having a separate women's league will i...
by rath358
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 387145

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

So, I need to build a windows app in c++ that has a nice interface and such, instead of just taking arguments as I an used to doing for my coursework. I have been told that .NET is the way to go for this. (Qt appears to be out for legal reasons, and I have to stick with my c++ code because of anothe...
by rath358
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3075744

Re: Post your boat race.

eran_rathan wrote:
rath358 wrote:I obtained a new thing the other day.

Spoiler:
WIN_20140610_221256.JPG



SCAdian fighter?

Yes.
Well, sort of. I am only just starting. But fortunately, people have lots of old gear lying around and are willing to help a rookie out!
by rath358
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3075744

Re: Post your boat race.

I obtained a new thing the other day.

Spoiler:
WIN_20140610_221256.JPG
sorry for terrible webcan shot
by rath358
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923276

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

The EGE wrote:Holy shit I start work tomorrow, this is terrifying. And also the most exciting thing. I'm going to be an actual rocket scientist.

fuck yeah!
by rath358
Sat May 17, 2014 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575794

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

addams: Yes, waiting was a poor choice, but I also had to study for final exams and such. Now I am cramming my entire room into the car. I keep telling myself that I will spend some good, quality time deciding what I need to keep and what to pass on, but university keeps eating any big blocks of tim...
by rath358
Fri May 16, 2014 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575794

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

When did I get to have so much crap? And where did I put all of the boxes that I moved here with? And WHY DEAR GOD did I wait till the last day to begin packing it all up?
by rath358
Wed May 07, 2014 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15196
Views: 2706442

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

There is no such thing as a safe way to shoot somebody. Even if you aim for the legs, a large target with no vital organs, you can still hit an artery. Shooting for less lethal areas is still better than putting two in the head, I suppose, but it doesn't magically prevent deaths.
by rath358
Sat May 03, 2014 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 23208

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

I think this is the thing being referenced, then. Don't have time to read it right now, someone else want to?
by rath358
Sat May 03, 2014 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt
Replies: 180
Views: 23208

Re: Smart gun debuts, stupid people revolt

RealisticIdealist wrote:The point is that they are reliable. You can't disable them with a jammer. That argument won't get you anywhere, it is incorrect.

That is an extraordinary claim. I know you are a new poster, so you can't post a link yet, but could you at least describe where you found the evidence for this?
by rath358
Thu May 01, 2014 6:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15196
Views: 2706442

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

CorruptUser wrote:Fuck that. Call in close air support or an artillery strike, soften em up a bit. Only fools do their fighting on the battlefield...

Bombarding from orbit is the only way to make sure you wipe them out.
by rath358
Thu May 01, 2014 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15196
Views: 2706442

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

If you send your 46 men against their 46 men, your men aren't going to make it out unscathed. It could be seen as wiser to send in an asymmetrically large team to deal with what you are going up against, just to make it less likely for one of your people to be hurt or killed.
by rath358
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched
Replies: 83
Views: 14999

Re: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched

Again, I feel it's particularly problematic that their first response to realizing there was a problem was to pull the blinds. I think there's something extraordinarily wrong to not let the public see the ramifications of capital punishment. I would argue that there is a case for giving the prisone...
by rath358
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 197085

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

So, I saw this at PAX a couple of weeks ago. They are making a gamepad with analog buttons and a WASD like layout for better movement control in games, while still retaining mouse aiming. I didn't get to try it out in person because of lines, but it looked very cool, and seemed like the devs were sk...
by rath358
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494607

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Good point to bring up i suppose, so no real difference to how i normally act then? No secret club of people like me that only do things a certain way? I guess thats to be expected. Though I am slowly adopting more clothing styles I would not have before, and my friends are generally accepting, at ...
by rath358
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 130322

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

Fuck your bananas :p
by rath358
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:13 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616126

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Oh, oops.
by rath358
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616126

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Sprocket, that definitely looks interesting, but it looks logistically difficult. Are there usually a bunch of forum people there, or just a few? I can definitely try to get there, but it will take a little bit of work. Your post says the third Friday -- has it been moved to the 11th because of PAX ...

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