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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.




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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.
Re: Fantasy Fiction - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
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..
Good times, good times - banazir - Jul. 14th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
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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Re: Infinite Tsunami of Embarrassment - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC) - Expand
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
Re: Wow... - gondhir - Jul. 14th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
Bha, hlail Tyope! - banazir - Jul. 14th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Wow... - auriam - Jul. 14th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Thanks - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC) - Expand
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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Dunno why - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC) - Expand
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Aye dknot know wot it MEANS!! - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 01:11 am (UTC) - Expand
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Do you know? Would you like me to tell you? - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 01:53 am (UTC) - Expand
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Hai, dacorudo - banazir - Jul. 15th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC) - Expand
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