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Category: insanity


most quoted re "insanity": Jonathan North Washington (14), other (7), Tristan Alexander McLeay (6), oberon (2), spectie (2)

other categories found with "insanity": computers (9), craziness (8), linguistics (6), language (6), insults (6)

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[link] heard: 6 July 2020
[edit] added: 2 April 2024

"The president's defense has been «I don't read it». That's like a pilot telling you he doesn't read the instruments in the cockpit. That pilot is going to get you killed."

Lawrence O'Donnell
politics, stupidity, incompetence, insanity, death
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[link] heard: 24 February 2014
[edit] added: 24 February 2014

Brian: "Do you know why circular reasoning is so fun to make fun of?"

Jonathan: "Why?"

Brian: "Because it's fun to make fun of it."

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[link] heard: 5 January 2014
[edit] added: 5 January 2014

(18:01:23) firespeaker: (isn't lexc a mess?)

(18:01:26) sushain: yes

(18:01:30) sushain: all those newlines

(18:01:43) firespeaker: it's amazingly easy to work with though

(18:01:47) sushain: I can´t believe spectie didn´t add braces :P

in reference to spectie using "# {" and "# }" in python code blocks
insanity, programming, insults
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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 15 July 2011
[edit] added: 14 July 2011

(02:11:24) Gekz: You are overcomplexifying irrelevance

(02:11:29) Gekz: so this is what linguistics is

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[link] heard: 8 July 2011
[edit] added: 8 July 2011

(03:31:47) spectre: i don't like having the negative morpheme in different places

(03:31:56) firespeaker: but this is Turkic

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(14:03:29) [Tristan]: "i'm bored" "heh, some madman was telling me i should add this feature to gaim" "hm really? maybe i'll do that then"

Tristan immitates gaim developers; Jonathan's the madman.. references quote #210
computers, programming, boredom, insanity, craziness, linux
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[link] heard: 13 January 2008
[edit] added: 12 January 2008

(01:43:50) Шыңғыс: i am a future politician

(01:44:01) Шыңғыс: i have to be insane

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 6 February 2008

(23:23:16) Sarah: My brain is going in circles right now. Thesis ---> Cleaning ---> Teaching ---> Thesis ---> Repeat

(23:24:22) Sarah: Oh, and throw music popping in randomly.

(23:25:04) Sarah: I'm silly to the point of serenading cans of hair mousse.

(23:27:24) Sarah: What's sad is I'm not joking.

(23:30:47) Sarah: I serenade and dance with the cats too.

(23:33:54) Sarah: Is it bad that this is what keeps me sane?

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[link] heard: 25 November 2007
[edit] added: 25 November 2007

(15:59:40) Rianna: I sat alone in the dark one night ... I found a preacher who spoke of the light -- he'd show me the way according to him, in return for my personal check. I flipped my channel back to CNN and lit another cigarette.

(16:00:15) Rianna: i dunno, that's most sane thing ever said on a country music station

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[link] heard: 2 April 2007
[edit] added: 2 April 2007

(02:37:06) [me]: I think it's kinda definitely bed time ish

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[link] heard: 9 April 2006
[edit] added: 9 April 2006

[15:34:45] rory096: wtf is happening?

[15:34:51] Elisson: Somebody set us up the joinflood?

[15:34:59] TonySt: Elisson: yes, and/or the bomb

people in #wikipedia on freenode, while wikipedia was down and hundreds of people were joining and leaving all at the same time, which ended up crashing my irc client a few minutes later
computers, insanity, confusion
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[link] heard: 26 February 2006
[edit] added: 26 February 2006

18:05:22 [Tristan]: "songs about diachronic OT phonology"? you're mad.

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[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:40:44 [Tristan]: or maybe this?:

(00:39:51) [Tristan]: 346 MB

(00:39:53) [me]: how big's the file?

(00:40:15) [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:12 [me]:

05:39:41 [me]: how big's the file?

05:39:49 [Tristan]: 346 MB

05:40:07 [Tristan]: (my internet connection's really fast, so i replied before i got the question)

05:41:32 [me]: *someone's* internet isn't as fast as it should be

05:41:40 [me]: probably fault of my stupid ethernet cord though

05:42:11 [Tristan]: probably

05:42:22 [Tristan]: yours must be slow, and mine fast, to make me able to reply before your question gets here

05:42:38 [me]: .. what?

05:42:44 [me]: oh, that actually makes some sense

05:42:47 [me]: scarily enough

05:43:12 [Tristan]: lol

05:43:18 [Tristan]: don't i normally?

05:44:14 [me]: in weird ways like that? Emphatically yes.

05:44:39 [Tristan]: no, i mean in normal ways, like that

05:44:50 [me]: that's what I mean

05:44:54 [me]: you just think it's normal

05:45:00 [me]: cause it's you

05:45:51 [Tristan]: actually, i was a bit scared it would be patent nonsense,

05:46:02 [Tristan]: but i thought i should try anyway

05:46:02 [Tristan]: and it worked :)

05:46:16 [me]: no, you see, it did make some sense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: yeah, that's what i mean

05:46:45 [Tristan]: i was scared it would be patent nonsense

05:46:45 [Tristan]: and it wasn't

05:46:58 [Tristan]: so my attempts at communication resulted in some communication

05:47:10 [Tristan]: which is what working communication should do

05:47:10 [Tristan]: so it worked :)

05:47:21 [me]: you mean you were afraid it would come across as such?

05:47:37 [me]: (and hey, give me some credit too, I understood your nonesense)

05:47:38 [Tristan]: i was afraid it would come across as patent nonsense, but that wasn't my objective

05:47:43 [Tristan]: i was trying to communicate :)

05:47:44 [me]: okay

05:47:46 [me]: yeah

05:47:49 [me]: well, you succeeded

05:47:51 [Tristan]: i wasn't meaning to deprive you of any

05:47:57 [me]: after I thought on it some..

05:48:00 [Tristan]: yeah, but only after much effort just now!

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[link] heard: 5 January 2006
[edit] added: 12 January 2006

"Speakers can't converge on a common rule because no one knows what anyone else is doing."

Jeff Mielke, in a talk on the English /r/ at the 2006 LSA conference, in reference to the fact that there seem to be 8 or 9 acoustically equivalent production strategies, each with its own allophonic variation.
insanity, linguistics, insightfulness, conferences
[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 30 December 2005
[edit] added: 30 December 2005

me: "So how did the fishies that evolved originally get to lake Baikal? By air?"

my genious scientist father: "Probably."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 30 July 2005
[edit] added: 31 July 2005

"Here, I'll recite a Pushkin poem. Say one and I'll repeat it."

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[link] heard: 14 March 2005
[edit] added: 14 March 2005

(05:04:45) Jess: no one's as bad as you

(05:04:58) [me]: yeah, I think I might even hold records

(05:05:13) [me]: one paper due in february turned in the day grades were due in may

(05:05:29) [me]: another final paper turned in early the next semester

(05:06:06) Jess: yep

(05:06:15) Jess: you get the procrastinator award

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[link] heard: 24 September 2004
[edit] added: 24 September 2004

(05:05:48) Jade Solitude: Brilliant thoughts of mine:

(05:06:01) Jade Solitude:

(02:02:05) The Jade Knight: Hey, I've got an idea!

(02:02:37) The Jade Knight: The next international language adopted by the world ought to be an interlang made out of conlangs!

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[link] heard: 22 March 2004
[edit] added: 22 March 2004

(03:24:12) [me]: hehe, yeah, fiddling with the phone to disconnect dial-up...

(03:24:35) Zefram47: if you are good you can make some noises and get it to discon in a few seconds

(03:25:07) [me]: ppp over voice: one language I don't know much of

(03:25:23) [me]: that'd be awesome though

(03:25:32) [me]: I could have im conversations without touching a computer

(03:25:35) Zefram47: could sit there and imitate connection protocols i'm sure

(03:25:37) [me]: then I'd have to know Oscar too

(03:25:42) [me]: indeed

(03:25:52) [me]: I'd have to learn various compression algorithms as well

(03:25:55) [me]: that'd suck

(03:26:12) Zefram47: LOL...too much effort...but the uber cool factor may be worth it :-P

(03:26:24) [me]: yeah, I'll have to consider that one for a while

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[link] heard: 7 March 2004
[edit] added: 7 March 2004

"I don't know if I'm going to keep that calendar open to that page. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and was like 'Holy Fuck! That penguin is going to eat me!' One by one the penguins steal my sanity."

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[link] heard: 2 February 2004
[edit] added: 2 February 2004

(04:17:24) Kesuari: o ... kay... i have come to the conclusion that you, sir, are insane, and forget the difference between yourself and the rest of the world :)

Tristan, in reference to Jonathan after he rambled about Turkic orthography for a few minutes
compliments, wisdom, scariness, insanity, craziness, insults, linguistics, writing, gradschool
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[link] heard: 1 February 2004
[edit] added: 1 February 2004

"This puzzle is like O(2Where's Waldo)."

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[link] heard: 14 January 2004
[edit] added: 14 January 2004

(17:51:53) Aarón: that would be an interesting study

(17:51:58) Aarón: how sarcasm is denoted in text

(17:54:20) Aarón: how many weeks are there in the semester?

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Mark: "So how many songs can it play at once?"

Me: "An infinite number, theoretically, but I don't want to test the limits of my server."

Mark: [starts a half dozen songs] "I do."

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[link] heard: 22 July 2003
[edit] added: 22 July 2003

(03:36:43) Casoar: everyone has insane days. some have insane lifetimes.

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[link] heard: 16 June 2003
[edit] added: 16 June 2003

(02:06:56) Casuarius: you're insane, though. i have *no* idea why you're doing this when you could be bringing about world peace or something :P

Tristan on me successfully converting music files to oggs at 8kbps and lower (impressive as that is..)
insanity, weirdness, computers, politics, compliments, insults
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[link] heard: 9 June 2003
[edit] added: 9 June 2003

(02:45:01) [me]: hm, I have class in less than 6 hours

(02:45:15) [Shreyas]: yeah, i should go to bed or something too

(02:47:12) [me]: what timezone you in?

(02:47:17) [Sheryas]: eastern

(02:47:25) [me]: oh lord

(02:47:34) [me]: you must be at home

(02:47:53) [me]: (at home, meaning have nothing better to do than stay online all night =P)

(02:47:59) [Shreyas]: yes.

(02:48:03) [Shreyas]: i couldn't sleep

(02:48:17) [Shreyas]: visions of sugarplums, strange white birds, that kind of thing

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

[05:49:52] (sn withheld): You're a genius

[05:49:59] (sn withheld): in that you're insane in the same way my operating system is

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