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Wow, ANIMORPHS-NOVEL.RTF? Just gonna, uh, go through and delete that from all my archives real quick.
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huckncatch
2785 days ago
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too true, I wish I could deny!
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mikejurney
2773 days ago
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My homedir contains s directory called "old_homedir", which contains a directory called "old_homedir", which contains a directory...
New York, New York
jcblitz
2780 days ago
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I have the same issue, but across about 10 backup drives over a 12 year period.
Limerick, PA
ravenel
2782 days ago
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Whoa. Yep.
ÜT: 40.673477,-73.975108
superiphi
2784 days ago
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living with this every day
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
kazriko
2784 days ago
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I lost quite a bit in an accidental rm -rf incident in the late 90's, but I still have plenty of junk that I archived from floppies after that. I've backed most of it up to old CD Rom discs. I should suck all of those in and burn them to BD-R.
Colorado Plateau
Romanikque
2784 days ago
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Amazing
Baltimore, MD
dianaschnuth
2784 days ago
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Holy crap. This is my computer to a tee.
Toledo OH
fallinghawks
2784 days ago
Gawd, mine too.
mburch42
2785 days ago
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The second EV game is name-checked in an xkcd comic?!
nicreations
2783 days ago
You win the internet
Satri
2785 days ago
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Angband and EV Override were also in my digital wastelands... Ah... Our wonderful past... :-)
Montreal, Canada
JayM
2785 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
stavrosg
2785 days ago
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That's me (too...)
Rodos, Greece
Michdevilish
2785 days ago
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They get deeper by the year
Canada
ghling
2785 days ago
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Alt text: "Wow, ANIMORPHS-NOVEL.RTF? Just gonna, uh, go through and delete that from all my archives real quick."
egor83
2785 days ago
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I remember it well.
tdarby
2785 days ago
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EV Override. *Swoon*
Baltimore, MD
taglia
2785 days ago
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This is epic…
Singapore
angelchrys
2785 days ago
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Yep
Overland Park, KS
infini
2782 days ago
I resemble this image

Undocumented Feature

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And it doesn't pop up a box every time asking you to use your real name. In fact, there's no way to set your name at all. You just have to keep reminding people who you are.
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huckncatch
2913 days ago
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so good
2913 days ago
I wonder if this is even a real thing...
SselemanLuos
2913 days ago
The Starship Titanic forum is pretty close: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/02/emergent_systems
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Skotte
2908 days ago
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telnet brigandine.org 9390

A chat like system thing that still runs, after like 15 years. Still no fFucking banner ads.
Rochester, Earth
pdp68
2912 days ago
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Beautiful
Belgium
skorgu
2912 days ago
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IRC still exists.
2bithacker
2912 days ago
There's even an official #xkcd IRC channel http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/XKCD
taddevries
2912 days ago
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Yes! I want this feature, so bad.
adamgurri
2913 days ago
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hahaha wow the last panel makes it.
New York, NY
reconbot
2913 days ago
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I made a chat system just like this
New York City
JayM
2913 days ago
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O
Atlanta, GA
trparky
2913 days ago
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"And it doesn't pop up a box every time asking you to use your real name. In fact, there's no way to set your name at all. You just have to keep reminding people who you are."

Tipping and Tooting - A comic about people who wait tables

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Tipping and Tooting - A comic about people who wait tables

A comic about people who wait tables

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huckncatch
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Amen
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ktgeek
3179 days ago
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I'm more laid back than most people with servers, I can't imagine getting that angry unless they obviously willfully did something to you, such as screw your wife on the table before serving the entrée, unless you're into that.

Also, I will always excuse someone for farting. Those who have glass anuses should not cast the first stone.
Bartlett, IL
drengy
3180 days ago
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Great, as always. Bad tippers are a scourge.
Cambridge, MA
pberry
3180 days ago
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Queue a bunch of jerks quoting Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs...
Chico, CA
nicatronTg
3180 days ago
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I witnessed someone complaining about tipping anything at a place where they waited 30 minutes to get in. Granted, the wait was bad, but the server *did nothing* to deserve a low tip just for that.
Aurora, Colorado
kazriko
3179 days ago
I don't use low tips to display disappointment in service anymore... Good or great service, I'll give 20% and round up to the nearest dollar. Terrible service? I'll break out the calculator and tip EXACTLY 18% on the dot.

Star Trek into Darkness

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Of course, factions immediately sprang up in favor of '~*~sTaR tReK iNtO dArKnEsS~*~', 'xX_StAr TrEk InTo DaRkNess_Xx', and 'Star Trek lnto Darkness' (that's a lowercase 'L').
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huckncatch
3235 days ago
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Too funny!
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thecarninja
3233 days ago
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*stab in face*
adamgurri
3235 days ago
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Hahaha
New York, NY

merlin: Portlandia - “Dream of the 1890s” The instrumentation...

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merlin:

Portlandia - “Dream of the 1890s”

The instrumentation and performance are just perfect in about half a dozen ways.

My God, I love this show.

“Microbrew or die.”

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huckncatch
3256 days ago
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Gotta love my town!
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Jeff Atwood on Surface and the Tablet Plus Keyboard Form Factor

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Jeff Atwood:

After living with the Surface RT for a few days now, I’m convinced that this form factor is the replacement and way forward for the stagnant laptop. I can’t even remember the last time I was this excited about a computer. The more I use it, the more I think that touch plus keyboard is the future of all laptops.

Possible, and that certainly is what Microsoft is betting on with the design of Windows 8. But it’s worth noting that that’s a bet against Apple, which is both the leading tablet and laptop PC maker in the world.

Also, the photo Atwood includes doesn’t exactly sell me on the ergonomics of using a tablet as a laptop with keyboard. Many of us have used laptop and notebook interchangeably over the years, but the tablet era is showing that there’s a semantic difference between the two. Tablets with hardware keyboards can make for great notebook computers; I have yet to see one that makes for a good laptop computer.

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huckncatch
3323 days ago
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I'd love to have a touchscreen on my MBP, I think it would be extremely useful!
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