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Global Thermonuclear Crush

A strange game. The only way to win is not to play.
   -Joshua (the AI), WarGames

So, some more good news: I have learned that my first Ph.D. alum, Haipeng Guo, has gotten a position as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Soon my former padawan learner will be training knights of his own, so to speak. Fun!




Baaaaa...
(Seen with many, starting with masteralida.)
i'm in gryffindor!

be sorted @ nimbo.net

Thanks to jereeza, I still have very little idea what this means.




Hmrrfl? Crush Hugin? Mrmm?

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Edit, 04:30 CDT Thu 15 Jul 2004 - whaddaya, know, so much traffic was generated that the DB crashed and the meme creator took the site down. :g:
Hell hath no fury like geeks in love. -hempknight

Thank you for bearing with the memeage of late; I've felt uninspired to post anything other than those and photos for the most part. There will be more substantive content than memes and quizzes (well, quizzes that I took) soon, I hope.

Meanwhile, behold the great dog dishonor forwarded by gondhir. Worth while for the rockin' soundtrack alone, I tell you. I'm on my 10th viewing since I got it a week ago...
Cower in fear, Dwarf! masaga is coming to bisect you with his Hugin-chopping katana of DOOM!

Edit, 11:30 CDT: Speaking of dog honor... Here is another awesome cartoon by jereeza, explaining why we internet addicts really ought to own cats. :g:
(Yay lellow tee! All hail the lellow tee!)

Oh, might I add that burkhardt is Da Man? (OK, OK, he's a golden god, but those only count with desert wanderers and Ewoks, nyah.) Seriously, the dude's Perl skills are to be ph33red, hardcore - and I haven't even tested his scripts and forms yet! (Hint, hint...)

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Banazîr

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yahvah
Jul. 14th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
hey Bill, I got your IM when I woke up. I'm working a 7am-3:30pm shift these days, so I try to go to bed early when I can.
As for your "be sorted" meme, it's a good thing to be Gryffindor if you line yourself up with the good guys like Harry Potter. ;-)

I saw the latest movie with my friend George and his girlfiend; the effects were great, but I never read any more than the first book (and that I read for a book club that I no longer attend). I'm really not as impressed with Harry Potter as so many others, but that's because I grew up reading Dragonlance.

I keep waiting for a Dragonlance movie to come out, but it never happens. My favorite character is Fizban the Fabulous!
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC)
Fantasy Fiction
hey Bill, I got your IM when I woke up. I'm working a 7am-3:30pm shift these days, so I try to go to bed early when I can.
KO. I'll catch you earlier in the evening.

As for your "be sorted" meme, it's a good thing to be Gryffindor if you line yourself up with the good guys like Harry Potter. ;-)
Yesh, I gathered that part; I just didn't know who the alternatives were (the characteristics, not the names), nor what they signified story-wise. I've not read any HP nor watched even the first film.

I saw the latest movie with my friend George and his girlfiend; the effects were great, but I never read any more than the first book (and that I read for a book club that I no longer attend). I'm really not as impressed with Harry Potter as so many others, but that's because I grew up reading Dragonlance.
HP compared to Dragonlance! Interesting.
I'm afraid I'm more of an old-fashioned LoTR die-hard. I might be convinced to try Salvatore's Forgotten Realms books, and I certainly want to try DL and Feist's Krondor and Riftwar sagas, but I've got me some Gwynedd and Darkover to catch up on first.

I keep waiting for a Dragonlance movie to come out, but it never happens. My favorite character is Fizban the Fabulous!
And what is he like?

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Banazir
yahvah
Jul. 15th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Fantasy Fiction
I'm afraid I'm more of an old-fashioned LoTR die-hard.

Yes. This is very evident. :-)

I might be convinced to try Salvatore's Forgotten Realms books, and I certainly want to try DL and Feist's Krondor and Riftwar sagas, but I've got me some Gwynedd and Darkover to catch up on first.

Right now I've started reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. The first book is short compared to the rest, but there are apparently 12 or 13 now. WoT MUDs were very popular when I was in high school.

And what is he like?

The god Palladine in disguise. Palladine is like Eru Illuvatar, if the two could be compared. Fizban is an old, absent-minded mage that makes extensive use of the feather fall spell.
banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Fantasy Fiction
I'm afraid I'm more of an old-fashioned LoTR die-hard.
Yes. This is very evident. :-)
Oh, I'm not nearly a purist. I just have a special place in my heart for the work that at least inspired and informed most authors of the genre, not to mention "founding" it.

Right now I've started reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. The first book is short compared to the rest, but there are apparently 12 or 13 now.
So I've heard. Seems like just yesterday it was 1992 and I was saying "gee, I have to get cracking on WoT..." I still haven't opened the first volume.

WoT MUDs were very popular when I was in high school.
Young 'un.

The god Palladine in disguise. Palladine is like Eru Illuvatar, if the two could be compared.
Fo' shizzle?
UL from the Belgariad is also like Eru, of course.

Fizban is an old, absent-minded mage that makes extensive use of the feather fall spell.
Err... OK...

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Banazir
chevronsha
Jul. 14th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
Man i love that movie
WarGames...just a good show
as an SG-1 fan, i often wonder if Joshua (or WOPR) is aware of the dialing computer since they both live inside Cheyenne Mtn. and if they share any resources.
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
Would you like to play a game?
Man i love that movie
WarGames...just a good show

Indeed.
The real way to jimmy a pay phone doesn't involve shorting it out with a Coke tab.
(Yep, I read PHRACK as a sproglet.)

as an SG-1 fan, i often wonder if Joshua (or WOPR) is aware of the dialing computer since they both live inside Cheyenne Mtn. and if they share any resources.
Possibly. But I can't talk much about the NORAD cluster.
Well, I could, but, well, you know.


Seriously: Did you know that the week after the Wen-Ho Lee case broke, the U.S. federal government had the national supercomputing centers document all non-citizen access to defense-related data, classified or no? I was at NCSA at the time and had to write up a report documenting all access that my grad students from Taiwan and China had to unclassified M1 Abrams data (supervised access on a fairly locked-down system, though probably not darana locked-down).

My uncle's brother-in-law worked with Dr. Lee and had to send out Ye Olde "still here; not implicated" e-mail. Gah.

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Banazir
auriam
Jul. 14th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Would you like to play a game?
Used to be able to use a paperclip. But that was with the OLD phones. Or a redbox. But those times are long gone..
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
Good times, good times
Used to be able to use a paperclip.
But that was with the OLD phones.

Well, according to one of these wacky kids, I'm an old guy! :shakes cane:

Ahh, good times...

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Banazir
chevronsha
Jul. 14th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
ooh upon further consideration - it sounds like a good fanfic: "and that's why O'Neill doesn't play videogames at work anymore"
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
Galactic Replicator War, or Ferris Bueller's Abydosian Holiday
Wheeenh! See, now I'm getting ideas...
The W.O.P.R. talking back to a System Lord...
Beating one at chess...
Matthew Broderick being held by Anubis...

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
Infinite Tsunami of Embarrassment
It's simple - Slytherins are cunning, Ravenclaws (where I got sorted) are nerds, Gryffindors are courageous, while Hufflepuffs are comradely.
Wlokaz.
Lemme know when I can wead!!

And Bana, honestly, before Prad strangles you, my comic drawing style has no relation to Japanese tradition. It's as much a manga as John Constantine is American. *g*
Hurgh, sowwy.
Correkted.

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
Re: Infinite Tsunami of Embarrassment
No pwoblem! I just read your entry and thought huh? manga? where?
I dunno aboat set forms, but I'm no expert.

I've used the term to denote a certain flavor of cartoon: diagrammatic? documentary or expository in style?
Anyway, even I can tell your style bears little relation or resemblance to the "real" manga.

I can read Japanese cartoons to a degree, I still don't know what half of those conventions signify, but I don't know how to draw them despite their apparent simplicity and often rigid code.
:nod:
Oh, and speaking of Code (Bushido and C++) - gondhir, I meant that masaga is one of my students who studied kendo and possibly iaido. Adn I can send him to trask yew in half.

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Banazir
auriam
Jul. 14th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
Wow...
... thanks for this!

Some time, I have got to post an essay decrying the stockpiling the nuclear weapons that I published in when I was in 7th grade.

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Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow...
the nuclear weapons that I published in when I was in 7th grade.
What were you doing inside a nuclear weapon in 7th grade!
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
Bha, hlail Tyope!
the nuclear weapons that I published in when I was in 7th grade.
What were you doing inside a nuclear weapon in 7th grade!
I was trying to stop Chernobylian doggies from dishonouring themelves... twice.

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Banazir
auriam
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow...
Sure, no problem.. there're lots of interesting updates every couple of days from the FAS Project On Government Secrecy's "Secrecy News" newsletter.. check it at http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/secrecy/index.html..
banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks
Looks interesting - I'll check it out more later.

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Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 14th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
Cower in fear, Dwarf! masaga is coming to bisect you with his Hugin-chopping katana of DOOM!
Errr... huh?

BTW,
i'm in ravenclaw!

be sorted @ nimbo.net

And yer LJCrush thingie dknot workie...
banazir
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
Wot wot?
Yew have a SIKRIT crushle on me?
I dknot liek drawfs taht waz, srroz.
But thnaks.

(Seriously: I think it's just overloaded from too much jumping of the bandwaggon.)

Yernow, I rilly bereave taht given jereeza's explanation, most tronkies should be Ravenclaws. Hrm.

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
Dunno why
deire (expecting Ravenclaw as I would have if I'd known wot it meant) adn burkhardt (retesting fater Hufflepuff) both gont Gryffindor, too.

:shrug:
Jedi hobbits fulla surprises?

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)
Aye dknot know wot it MEANS!!
Lal I've heard is from masteralida, who lawaz gets Hufflepuffs.

BTW, do you know how to make LJ icons?
I have two burning ideas.

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 01:53 am (UTC)
Do you know? Would you like me to tell you?
Hop on AIM, pwease?

C'est tres dorqueuz.

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 15th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
Hai, dacorudo
In a bint.

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Banazir
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