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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Hold My Beer (701 comments)

Watch this.

Hey ya'll, watch this!

about two weeks ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Allons-y! (701 comments)

Really? Battlestar Galatica and no Doctor Who?

Really, Star Wars twice and no Doctor Who?

Really? Two Star Wars and neither of them was "Punch it, Chewie"?

about two weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

Kiaser Zohsay Re:4th of July? (340 comments)

Damnit. I have that stuck in my head now. Not the song, just that one line.

about three weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

Kiaser Zohsay Re:4th of July? (340 comments)

In Mexico, they have Quatro de Julio.

about three weeks ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

Kiaser Zohsay Re:time to die... (204 comments)

Yes, I remember the movie. I even remember the TV spinoff. And yes, you are that old.

about a month and a half ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

Kiaser Zohsay Re:time to die... (204 comments)

Here, here. In the late 90's, my employer heard a sales pitch from Citrix, who was doing remote desktop on Windows NT, and I was like "Oh yeah, we did stuff like this back in the day. Windows is just now catching up?"

about a month and a half ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

Kiaser Zohsay Re:DECwindows ;) (204 comments)

At NCSU, over the summer of 1989, the CSC department replaced a crapload of 68000-based four-terminal boxes running the UCSD p-system with DEC workstations running Ultrix and X11R4 with massive (for the time) 21 inch monochrome monitors and three button meeces. The basement of Leazar hall was filled with these things, and they showed up in other labs and other departments as well. Your home dir was NFS mounted so you could log in to anyone of them. There had previously been various other unix boxen for more advanced classes, but you logged in to those using a dumb-ish VT100 terminal or similar, so it wasn't my first encounter with unix (If you could dial in from home with a terminal emulator and a 1200 baud modem, you were pretty lucky).

Goodies like xinfest and neko were available, and I remember finding an .xbm of Calvin and Hobbes that became my first desktop wallpaper. The widget toolkit was Motif, so when Windows 3.0 rolled around it was already old school for me.

Damn. Now I feel old.

about a month and a half ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

Kiaser Zohsay Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

Yes, Jane did say pretty clearly

Otherwise, barring other outside influences,

which specifically excludes the scenario you describe.

about 1 month ago
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Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Do you give up higher cerebral function (211 comments)

Consider $(DICK_HARD) to be a meta-variable indicating consumption of media for the purpose of sexual stimulation, indicated by the release of dopamine in the brain, possibly accompanied by a corresponding gender-appropriate physical manifestation.

The correlation found by the study is between (possibly) self-reported hours of consciously choosing to watch porn and physical brain measurements. The correlation is real. Haggling over what is and isn't porn is not going to accomplish anything except making you feel better about your own porn consumption. Just because *almost* everybody does it does not mean that there are no harmful effects. And just because *most* people who say they don't are lying about it doesn't mean that all people who say they don't are lying about it.

about 2 months ago
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Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Presumably this is relative to porn abstainers (211 comments)

Probably this one:

http://youtu.be/wSF82AwSDiU

This video started a journey for me that is still continuing. Anyone interested should check out the links in the About text on the YouTube page.

The correlation reported in the study was relative to hours per week (actually, the square root of that), so although there were no full abstainers there were some participants who watched less porn than others.

about 2 months ago
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Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Do you give up higher cerebral function (211 comments)

If it makes your dick hard, it's porn.

That's easy, but subjective. There is a wide range of subject matter that is porn for *somebody*, but not necessarily everybody. Since the study measures consumption is hours per week, it would appear that the data for hours is self-reported, so each subject applies their own definition to their viewing habits

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Windows (611 comments)

NT4 at the same level as 95? NT4 was rock solid for me, and I stuck with it until EOL, and moved to XP64. Currently prepping to move to Win7 but only because of EOL on XP. And Vista SP1 still had some quirks that put it farther down on my list.

Except for those, it's a pretty good list.

about 2 months ago
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Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, and Worse For Kids

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Flawed? (187 comments)

Lack of planning is the problem. On a cost per square foot basis, temporary classrooms are very close to the same as new construction. The primary difference is lead time. A new construction project can take a couple of years, just for the construction, disregarding whatever political process leads up to the school board deciding to pull the trigger. On the other hand, temporary classrooms can be set up in a few weeks. My school district has done plenty of both over the last several years, including both new schools at new sites and expansions to existing schools. New construction has decreased the need for trailer parks at schools, but not eliminated it.

about 2 months ago
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Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

Kiaser Zohsay Re:Developing Countries (280 comments)

My family started using it as a cross platform alternative to per-message SMS. Apple devices have iMessage that will use WiFi when available and SMS otherwise, but we have a mix of Apple and Android devices. We live in a rural enough area of the southeastern US that there are still places that we get no cell signal but WiFi is available, so its handy for that. We now have an unlimited SMS plan, but we still use WhatsApp for run of the mill messages.

about 5 months ago
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NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

Kiaser Zohsay Re:What is the signal/noise ratio? (287 comments)

Awww, little Bobby Tables is all grown up now. I couldn't be more proud.

about 6 months ago
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Regex Golf, xkcd, and Peter Norvig

Kiaser Zohsay I want this on my business cards (172 comments)

This started Peter Norvig, the well-known computer scientist, director of research at Google and wearer of brightly colored shirts, thinking about the problem.

Now I got to get me some brightly colored shirts.

about 7 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

Kiaser Zohsay Re: meeses (361 comments)

The Anykeys that I used back in the day were prone to spontaneously jumping into programming mode while you were typing, leading to somewhat random keyboard mappings. I did stick with a Dell 101 until I got a desktop machine with no PS2 ports. I've got a Lenovo one now that's passable, but not great.

about 8 months ago
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I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Kiaser Zohsay Re:I only go... (415 comments)

I get those, but not at the doctor's office. My workplace participates in a "wellness" program that comes to our office once a year to draw blood for testing, check BP, height and weight. Same deal for flu shots.

about 9 months ago

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