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by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time comic
Replies: 34
Views: 17698

Re: Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! comic

UniqueScreenname wrote:Gif be go-done :(

I think the link was the victim of the word filters. If you change the URL back to what SecondTalon presumably typed, it works fine.
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

The Scyphozoa wrote:(hwæt the hell be the "things on my side for 600" instant?)

Gollum wrote:This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

It doesn't help that the LGB be arguably part of the T... Being gay or bi doesn't necessarily mean you don't like your assigned gender, but it sure goes against gender roles. And the T be not just folk who who. who who are you? who who. who who who who. who who don't agree with their assigned gende...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Meaux_Pas wrote:2. I be having such problems reading the fora right now. yarg.

I was trying to figure out if I was at the wrong point of the morning/coffee graph, or if Mod madness was already mind-stumblingly strange this year. Application of coffee to the problem suggests our Mods are, indeed, mad.
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE MADNESS GOES
Replies: 315
Views: 72561

Re: THE MADNESS COMES

HAL9000 wrote:Newbie here.
Sorry if I'm missing something obvious, but what exactly is this an announcement about? Something involving the mods, but that's all I can determine.

Just...hold on to your hat. And if things don't make sense, it's not you, it's the Madness.
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Imgur doesn't require any sort of login or credentials at all for basic functionality :)
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714862

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

Something that will shock and horrify those that find comfort in the safety of four sided flapjacks:
Spoiler:
Image

Giving them a square flapjack is giving them two triangles!!
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mundane cellphone cameras... of the future!
Replies: 8
Views: 2435

Re: Mundane cellphone cameras... of the future!

The Rambus Binary Pixel thing could be really interesting. One of the bigger drawbacks of the rather awful sensors in most phones is the very limited dynamic range - it's far to easy to have highlights clipping at the same time your shadows are crushed to black.* If they market it as "expanded ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

The only thing that makes me excited for the college basketball thingy is that it also means the WCIA tournament has kicked off again.
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Build Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 13758

Re: Computer Build Questions

Yeah, I think a Corsair TX 750W might be a better psu. I know 750 watts is a lot but it is right now cheaper than the 650W one so why not. That's not better enough to justify the increase in cost from the one posted before, IMO. 550W is plenty for the given system. OP's system could realistically p...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Build Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 13758

Re: Computer Build Questions

I now (thanks to my tax refund) have the money for my build. I have twerked it a bit since my last listing. I have added the ability to overclock and reduced the ram. Please let me know any thoughts. CPU Intel Core i5 3570K http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=70541&promoid=1293 Motherboard ASUS P8...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1774400

Re: Today I Learned

SurgicalSteel wrote:Windows 7 has that too (which I just now learned).

As does XP. Given the similarities and shared heritage between IE and Windows Explorer, it kind of makes sense really.
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgrading my memory
Replies: 49
Views: 25133

Re: Upgrading my memory

That's almost certainly just run of the mill DDR3, then (the PC3 12800 is the data transfer rate). Unless you have odd requirements/have a workstation or server motherboard, you can pretty much just buy whatever DDR3 DIMMs are on sale - the performance difference past DDR3-1333 is a few percent in t...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgrading my memory
Replies: 49
Views: 25133

Re: Upgrading my memory

What kind of memory (DDR2, DDR3, normal/ECC/registered/buffered) do you have? If you don't know that, what model motherboard do you have?

Also, what OS are you running? If it's not Win8, x64 *nix, or a business/professional flavour of Windows, you probably won't be able to address 32GB of RAM.
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 8110

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

This is silly. Wait, no, it's not silly. It's scary. It's "we can ticket you regardless of how you're driving." The answer to laws/speed limits that need to be updated is to update them, not to have police start enforcing what they think is right.
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

poxic wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:cup of absinth[e]

Wikipedia wrote:45–74% ABV / 90-148 proof

... I do hope you're consuming something less than 8 oz./250 ml of absinthe. (That's a lot of hooch, wormwoody or not.)

Not terribly, if it's the final prepared absinthe.
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

In other news, I'm moving to the sunny beaches of Arizona. Now now, the earthquake hasn't happened yet... I'm in Florida. Beaches are overrated. I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. We have no beaches and no DST, but we have cheap healthcare and I happen to love the one Florida beach I've been to. Want ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Though if April Fools and Mod Madness overlap again, it can be hard to tell what's honest, what's troll, and what's complete gibberish.
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Build Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 13758

Re: Computer Build Questions

Quizatzhaderac, you may want to start a new thread. In addition, it would be very handy to also know what CPU you have (because moar GPU is fairly useless once you're CPU bottlenecked). A budget would probably be good, too, and your target resolution (since you need a lot more video card power to dr...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Oi, I live there!
And it's so true. Help me before I get run over by a lifted pickup truck with hitch balls blaring country music
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City
Replies: 333
Views: 88146

Re: Sim City

Like I said, they could buy maybe 10 extra servers, then take them offline the next week, and rent them out to any other company having an initial launch... Or rent some servers from companies that exist to rent servers to companies with fluctuating demands. Ones that even just reduced their prices...
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What do you order at Subway?
Replies: 54
Views: 36077

Re: What do you order at Subway?

Turkey on Italian herb and cheese, with Monterey Jack, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green peppers, olives, and maybe jalapenos if I need some excitement.
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Subreddit for 'what if' questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Subreddit for 'what if' questions

SecondTalon wrote:We're a pretty neutral bunch here.

Neither an electron nor a proton be;
For electron oft loses itself and and friend
And proton dulls the loss of decay
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I've been spoiled by Kindle book sales. £5 for a Kindle book?! I want to pay 20p you bastards! Oi! Don't pay for it! Not that it's terribly horrible or completely not worth reading, but the author is an utter douchecanoe. Support a library or used book store or something instead. Hell, I'd sooner s...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I have bought a few useful things from ThinkGeek, but they mostly happened to be useful things they sell while I was getting gifts for other people, and that I might normally buy from Amazon or something. I've also bought a good deal of junk from them in the past. The only exception might be my Util...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714862

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

Bigfoot genome sequenced! Note: May or may not contain Bigfoot. Probably does not contain science. If you think you have encountered science, drink some whiskey and try again. If symptoms persist, report to your nearest health care professional or biology expert.Qualifications required for journal,...
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month
Replies: 84
Views: 16705

Re: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month

The preacher formerly known as Pope? On a less flippant note, this rather dramatic change right after JPII's relatively liberal leadership does suggest the Catholic Church is on at least a bit of a liberal swing, which I'm all for. Not that I ever expect them to be liberal , but there's long ways to...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I just ran a traceroute to 216.81.59.173, on the advice of someone on facebook. Probably the most interesting traceroute I've run (if you're trying it yourself, you'll need to allow ~65 hops for the full effect.)
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458527

Re: Questions For The World

None within the province (Saskatchewan, Canada) as far as I am aware, due to a restriction on serving alcohol alongside full nudity which seems to make it economically impossible (as of late last year, partial nudity is permissible, but I'm not aware of any establishments that take advantage of that...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458527

Re: Questions For The World

Question for the world, or maybe just canucks. In the US, our cars have a speedometer with mph in large numbers in an outer ring, and smaller numbers for kph inside(sometimes revered, but mph is always bigger/more prominent). Is this revered in Canuckistan? Yes, it is, except obviously on cars that...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458527

Re: Questions For The World

I'm paying $850/mo for a 1 bedroom apartment in a reasonably nice part of the city (quiet, middle to upper-middle class?), which includes water and heat. I think the lowest rent I saw for a one bedroom place the last time I had to look was probably ~$650/mo, including hookers and blow on your doorst...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585738

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

A new panting! All the business that just salt the sidewalk in front of their storefronts? I hate you. Get out there and spend a couple minute shoveling. It's not that hard. I don't care what conventional wisdom is, here, salt makes things worse. Stop using the damn stuff., Your sidewalks are slushy...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585738

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

That's because their advertised daily fee has to stay low so they look cheap. Airlines are turning into the same thing -- sucker people in with a low "price", then nickle and dime the hell out of them to actually make a profit. how long before you're required to fill in the weight of your...
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City
Replies: 333
Views: 88146

Re: Sim City

Finally they should have an expansion set that let the players play a first person GTA style game inside their own city, just like Sim City 4 Rush Hour. Say the player got knocked out, left in the back ally to die but some one saved him... he woke up with no idea who he was... meanwhile the Mayor o...
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 498553

Re: Interviewing the fora

Left, predominately. I'd guess maybe an 80/20 split? I'd measure that, but I'm not sure how I'd improvise tools for that from office supplies.

Do you prefer analog or digital clocks?
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

ST's suggestion is good. I've also found Logitech's cheap optical wheel mice to be plain but effective and durable. Looks like about the same price ($15) for the M100.
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Eseell wrote:Rant-in-the-wrong-thread: It irks me that 16:9 has become such a popular aspect ratio for widescreen monitors. 16:10 or bust.
You are not alone. I could fill a thread with rants on modern displays.
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714862

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

Police Seek Oompla Loompas Over Assault Two men dressed as Oompa Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being sought by police in connection with an assault in Norwich. A 28-year-old man was attacked by three men and a woman as he left a kebab house on Prince of Wales Road ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5997

Re: Suit of armor + Electric shock = ?

Look up the musical group ArcAttack - they preform with big, tuned Tesla coils, and their performances involve them getting repeatedly struck by arcs while wearing metallic suits, to no apparent ill effect. I'm not sure if you/they literally feel nothing - if nothing else, with enough current you'll...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389018

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

How heavy is Asimov? From what I know about the content, it's the sort of thing I'd enjoy - but it depends how it's presented. The Foundation series starts out (if you're reading in the order they were written, at any rate) as more like a collection of related short stories and novellas, making it ...

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