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by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53508599

Re: 1190: "Time"

I kyan't really comment pon wa's jammin now, as I too use a custom build as me primary OrganisedTimeAccessingSand. De ting 'bout custom-build be... ye hafta do tinkin' an' such. Wut utterboard? Wut picturemaker? Wut diskspinner? Lotta tings to mek a tink. So, how ye mek it molpish a do? deh be a pr...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 130598

Re: Very Model ah A big man ting General Furious Doodling 20

[dis be bullying] Unlike school, you be no compelled a be here. Nor be de Very Model ah A big man ting General team you protectors. So, bullying in a park would be ok in you book? Bullying by de park rangers, even? mi naw, dis be an internet forum, me nuh have any actual bruises. But, de pattern ah...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107493
Views: 53508599

Re: nuh get Very Model Of A big man ting General at de Mads.

May I invite refugees from udder closed tread dem in here while dey're homeless? it only fair since we went deh when we were down. dough Me be no sure deh be udders who feel such a void widdout a particular tread. They disappeared the entire Mafia subforum one year. A Madness/Mafia/MCXC mashup woul...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Fluff

Hell-o Fluffy; I was wondering: Do Navy pilots go down wid de craft? Air Force nuh. dey jump ship. dey get an eject button. Do Navy pilots get an eject button? Do dey have a Duty not to use it? I wonder dese tings, sometimes. Given the value of an experience pilot, I would assume any pragmatic mili...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Suddenly, BANANA lovers!
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7747
Views: 782543

Re: Can you produce [X] in fewer than 15 seconds?

Yes!

A peach?
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714678

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

That's what confuses me, and worries me. Facebook has a checkered past at best as far as hardware goes (the facebook phone was a complete and utter disaster, Open Compute hasn't been that bad, but it's not getting much traction either, and I can't think of anything else they've done). Their software...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924901

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

http://www.sewingandembroiderywarehouse.com/embtrb.htm That is spectacular. I never thought I'd laugh so much at what is presumably a simple html coding error. I think it's because the subject matter is so mundane. What's the font size of the final line? I think it has something to do with the fact...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

"Free booze, or bring your own beer"? After my wedding, we went to an Irish Pub for lunch. My wife made her sister order a Jameson and Ginger because she wanted to try it. Neither of them liked it, so they gave it to me. I thought it was awesome; very gingery, and reasonably boozy. This is...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714678

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

Man attempts to loot dressing room of some unusually buff men in Las Vegas. Unusually buff men disagree with looting and things go roughly as expected. Seriously, who looks at these guys (warning: exotic male dancers) and goes "yup, those are the people I want to rip off tonight"?
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 130598

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

Back on topic: This is only my second MADNESS and I've seen and heard a lot about word filters and things of that sort, but I was wondering what other hijinks the Mods have come up with in the past. What other powers are at their disposal ... moving threads around? changing themes? Any favorites th...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I'd actually advocate the use of Fahrenheit and Rankine, were science not already rather invested in Kelvin. It's a more everyday temperature scale. The fact that water freezes at 0 C and boils at 100 C doesn't actually give you much convenience when expressing anything that isn't specifically thos...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 50022

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

Not to mention that those 600 million passenger-miles should be 600 billion, if I'm reading that right. Passenger-mile figures on that page are given in thousands. As well, the estimate for aviation deaths is fantastically high unless you count general aviation - there were only 15 fatalities from ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714678

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

The Spanish get gored, the Spanish patch them up, if they can. The Americans get gored, the Americans want to see your insurance card. That...event...in Philadelphia seems like it ought to generate enough health care concerns as it is. Besides, a running of the giant mutant chickens would be more f...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Giant Speck wrote:I am one of "Them"?
Depends on who "they" are. ;)

Well, you don't seem to be one of us...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New GPU and Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 6187

Re: New GPU and Monitor

I have a feeling this is the route I'm going to end up taking. If you can point me to a card that has two DVI-I ports, I can get one and two of those adapters. I have at least one more monitor that still works well. I'll just use said monitor until I can really afford a new one. It may look terribl...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I believe I have Dirk Gently's tea ball. Not only am I not sure how to unhook the chain from itself, I'm not sure how it was possible to hook it like this in the first place. At least I have a mug of tea to ponder this over.
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Why Galvanized Cheerios are the Next Big Thing
Replies: 10
Views: 5001

Re: Why Galvanized Cheerios are the Next Big Thing

Words with "z" in them, like words with "x" in them, are easy to market as cool. Self-galvanizing spoons! A new option for at-home batteries for science demonstrations. Prevents cancer! When oxidized and rubbed into skin helps protect from sun burn, which can increase risk of ski...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

It's a function of having "Hide my online status" enabled, presumably since the program started tracking users. You never show up in Who's Online, which is where I believe the data is scraped from, and therefore you don't exist.
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Magnanimous wrote:With the statistics tool from... I forget whose site this is, actually, we are at kind of a low point.
Aw, damn, I've been knocked off my all-time activity spot, too. Damn you, Xeio!
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

The posting rate, you mean? I think it may have, a combination of atrophy from not being linked from xkcd.com, and new posters being sucked into the Time thread and not venturing out from ICT to the rest of the fora as much as they may have in the past.
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New GPU and Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 6187

Re: New GPU and Monitor

First, since it hasn't really been addressed: Dual-GPU setups. There's two ways of running a pair of GPUs - you can simply run them independently, each driving whatever displays are attached to them as normal, or you can use both GPUs working together to deliver better performance. It sounds like wh...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Summer 2014 PC Desktop / Laptop / Tablet Speculation Topic
Replies: 40
Views: 25192

Re: Summer 2014 PC Desktop / Laptop / Tablet Speculation Top

Just a minor point re: AMD - "Piledriver" was the CPU architecture used in both their FX-series CPUs and their A-series APUs. The FX series has not seen any update, nor any real news or rumors of one, but the new Kaveri APUs incorporate Steamroller CPU cores, which brought fairly meaningfu...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Is it the kind of show you could pick and choose episodes to watch, or would I have to start from the beginning and watch every episode? Basically, if you don`t find the good episodes first, then you will never be able to like it, because, yes, the first two episodes are awful. After that I`ve been...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I'm getting really sick of this GMC Sierra/Hydro station commercial on CBC's Olympic streams. Not only does is it remarkably uninteresting and tiring, but it's often every other ad (that's not hyperbole - it's been shown 4 times in an 8 commercial string), but it seems incapable of playing remotely ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

New Rant! Wonderful little application that gives the expected weather. It does not work for past weather! Darn! I think it might be fun to look at the past weeks weather. Maybe, I don't know how to use the application. edit: This looks like fun. http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/PHTO/201...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What determines the pricing of hardware?
Replies: 5
Views: 6108

Re: What determines the pricing of hardware?

For just the chip itself, there's the yield and size issues EvanED pointed out. Higher performance chips tend to be larger, and larger dies take up more room on a wafer, tile less efficiently onto round silicon wafers, and have a higher chance of having a defect in them. I've heard that, as a rule o...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

My guess is that it's trickery. But I'm a cynical bastard like that. I think you're probably right. I've taken a leak in some pretty cold temperatures, and while any warm fluid* will steam a little, it's never looked like my genitals were replaced by a fog machine. They probably filled a water bott...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Intel® to cease showcasing luxury range of conflict minerals
Replies: 34
Views: 7294

Re: Intel® to cease showcasing luxury range of conflict mine

Just as a note, American companies have to disclose their use of conflict minerals starting this year, so it's probably not like Intel decided to do this right now solely out of the goodness of their heart. On the other hand, thanking the SEC or Intel doesn't matter that much if the end result is th...
by PhoenixEnigma
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

If we're playing the "it's too damn cold" game, it was -49C with the windchill last night, and around that for the past couple days (though it finally started warming up today). It's been a brutally cold winter this year, and I really can't wait to see higher tempertures and fair higher hu...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: And it still worked?
Replies: 14
Views: 9266

Re: And it still worked?

I set a video card on fire once - connecting what was supposed to be a digital audio header on the card to an audio in somewhere resulted in very unexpected arcing and small flames on the back - and it continued to run fine. I never did get the digital audio out to work, but the card held up for sev...
by PhoenixEnigma
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Plus Steam's logic for game updates was deliberately worsened last year. Before, it was possible to play one game while downloading/patching another. Now, it's not, as far as I can tell. WTF? Who decided "hey, let's pay for coders to make life suck more for people with slow connections"? ...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39902

Re: Steam

With the new Big Picture mode, I know can I use it with my LogiTech controller. But is it guranteed that I can play all the games with my controller? No, not at all. Steam does sort out the controller-enabled games, and splits them into partial or complete support, but a lot of older titles in part...
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714678

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

Flip phones are now so out of style, you can't even give them away at gunpoint
by PhoenixEnigma
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585285

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Unfortunately, some of us have toilet roll holders that are sized for single rolls and bog down with doubles. I've all but given up on finding toilet paper that fits these days.
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum is very very very slow
Replies: 69
Views: 40071

Re: I can't log in to the forums!

It's a known issue, discussed in the "Fora is very very slow" thread here. As I understand it, davean has the login/UCP bits of the forums taking the brunt of Chinese spam attacks so that the remainder is able to operate relatively normally (though it has been up and down as well lately.)
by PhoenixEnigma
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Idle Games - Candy Box, A Firelit Room
Replies: 91
Views: 75754

Re: Idle Games - Candy Box, A Firelit Room

It's drawn me back as well - I quit once I hit 100% achievements as I figured I was done (and moved on the Time comic idle game), but they've added some more so I need to collect those, too. It's nice to see some building-cost-reducing upgrades for a change, and popping reindeer is a little more eng...
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 458500

Re: Questions For The World

I'm assuming you mean flathead (-) and Philips (+)?
by PhoenixEnigma
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 562140

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

The gimmick this year is a bit underwhelming. The only one of those free to play games I own is TF2, and I haven't played that for years. No interest whatsoever in getting free in-game items. In previous sales, you had the chance for free games, and discount coupons. You should be able to sell some...
by PhoenixEnigma
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9387693

Re: unfetched hashes and turtle excluding devices

addams wrote:We were to reach for The Stars with one hand and each other with the other hand.
We may need more hands. No! We have plenty of hands.

Some of our rockets have plenty of appendages, but I don't particularly think that's a good thing. Let's stick to two hands, indeed.

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