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by Chromana
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Website precautions against vote cheating
Replies: 1
Views: 5333

Website precautions against vote cheating

Hi all. I want to make a website where anyone can vote on a certain topic (I won't go into what it actually is). I don't want users to have to create accounts as that is always so annoying. What precautions could/should I take to ensure the least amount of hacking/cheating on the results? I would be...
by Chromana
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else
Replies: 11
Views: 29513

Re: Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else

But seriously, I've had this issue with chrome before, it tends to get finicky when you install multiple versions of java on it. The easiest solution is offered above, although I would back up your plugins in case it doesn't work. EDIT: Upon further research, it appears chrome does not support 64 b...
by Chromana
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else
Replies: 11
Views: 29513

Java not working in Chrome, fine everywhere else

I'm kind of stumped. I had to recently reinstall Java from a previous installation*. Java is not running in Chrome at all any more (the bar at the top tells me I need to install Java when I try to run Java). I have both Java 6 Update 31 (32-bit) and Java 7 Update 3 (64-bit) installed, as I do some J...
by Chromana
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM: latency or speed more important?
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: RAM: latency or speed more important?

Thanks for your responses guys :) I went with the 800MHz in the end.
by Chromana
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM: latency or speed more important?
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

RAM: latency or speed more important?

Hello, I'm basically trying to upgrade my laptop's memory to the best possible. My laptop's maximum RAM specs according to the manual: RAM System Up to 4 GB, 2 x 200-pin DDRII 800 MHz SO-DIMM sockets. I've found 2 possible sets of memory: One has a speed of 667MHz and latency 4-4-4-12 http://www.ove...
by Chromana
Fri May 07, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0737: "Yogurt"
Replies: 97
Views: 19734

Re: "Yogurt" Discussion

jozwa wrote:
murphy42 wrote:Finally! a strip with some culture!

I don't get it. Please tell me why that is funny.

As in a bacterial culture. I.e. the mould on the food.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbiological_culture
by Chromana
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Rewriting in old/obscure words
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Rewriting in old/obscure words

Hey all, I'm trying to write a sentence which basically means: "It's sometimes fun to use obscure words to confuse people" BUT by writing it with obscure words. It doesn't have to be exactly that sentence, just to that effect. The words can be old-fashioned, disused or just obnoxious. For ...
by Chromana
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The right of the burglar
Replies: 253
Views: 21255

Re: The right of the burglar

Apparently in the UK you may use equal or less force than an attacker (or burglar). I.e. if they don't have a weapon you can't draw a knife on them. The martial arts guy at university told me that he had a teacher who left a samurai sword outside his bedroom door. If the burglar picked it up and ent...
by Chromana
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 55772

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Roxymoron wrote:Image

Age of Empires 2 rocked!
by Chromana
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0570: "New Car"
Replies: 72
Views: 20533

Re: "New Car" Discussion

In response to the talk about doing online surveys: I recently received my first cheque for £50 ($74) from this site I go on. They give you £1 (~$1.50) for every 5 mins you spend which is £12 an hour and way over the minimum wage of £5.73. The only problem is that it took me a while to accumulate th...
by Chromana
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0496: "Secretary: Part 3"
Replies: 114
Views: 23402

Re: Secretary: Part 3

What is this "plead the first/third/fifth" thing?
by Chromana
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40234

Re: "Tones" Discussion

My default ringtone is Born To Be Wild. You just can't beat the intro!
My girlfriend's ringtone is Space Duck by The Greasy Moose. Yes, you read that correctly. http://mp3s.greasymoose.com/
by Chromana
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Highest personal post count (And Humiliate moi)
Replies: 353
Views: 43470

Re: Highest personal post count (And Humiliate moi)

#306:1#
by Chromana
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Clipboard dump!
Replies: 160
Views: 17786

Re: Clipboard dump!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_(mind_game)


I was explaining "the game" to someone.
by Chromana
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 328268

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

On my comp on the UK site, with " is 2nd without is 9th. And this extract come up: xkcd • View topic - HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY 8 Jul 2008 ... You need sites that link to this saying " HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY " as the link text ... HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY recursion? If I quote will it help? ......
by Chromana
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Clipboard dump!
Replies: 160
Views: 17786

Re: Clipboard dump!

Alex laughs at all those who are stuck in England with bad weather!...wait that's me too :(.


Lol, that's my status message on fb that I showed someone on MSN.
BTW, it is actually raining a lot here atm. July is never this sucky!
by Chromana
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11504
Views: 1027666

Re: Vending machine!

You get a slug that has horns.

I put the whole Oxford English Dictionary into the machine. The biggest one.
by Chromana
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11504
Views: 1027666

Re: Vending machine!

You get Bill Bailey's underpants.

I put in a coin on a piece of string into the machine, something is dispensed and then I pull the coin back out. What do I get?
by Chromana
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Ctrl+V Game
Replies: 19
Views: 2355

Re: The Ctrl+V Game

22050
by Chromana
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recharge non-rechargeable batteries... orlly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Recharge non-rechargeable batteries... orlly?

So what makes rechargeable batteries different to normal ones?
by Chromana
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recharge non-rechargeable batteries... orlly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Recharge non-rechargeable batteries... orlly?

I found this product in a geeky mail-order magazine. Is it for real? I thought that you couldn't recharge regular batteries. It says that the regular batteries can be recharged up to 10 times. I have no doubt that each charge lasts less time than the previous charge if it really works. http://img525...
by Chromana
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: circular motion!
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: circular motion!

Ah ha, I forgot the blasted g!. At least it was a simple mistake and not a fundamental error :)
I've got it right now and your explanations were helpful. Thanks!
by Chromana
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: circular motion!
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: circular motion!

Actually, I stuck with it and got Q2 right! I managed to find a help sheet which our teacher gave us. I still don't know where I'm going wrong on the first question, though...
by Chromana
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: circular motion!
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

circular motion!

This isn't homework, it's my own studying in preparation for exams. I'm usually good with mechanics, but circular motion just gets me. I have two questions that I can't figure out. "Q1. A car of mass m travels around a flat curve of radius R, and the friction force between the tyres and the roa...
by Chromana
Tue May 13, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love you more than...
Replies: 51
Views: 6583

Re: I love you more than...

I love you more than the devil loves to buy souls.
I love you more than the Grinch hates Christmas.
I love you more than I hate tofu.
by Chromana
Tue May 13, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Video game character party theme. Ideas, please!
Replies: 70
Views: 10841

Re: Video game character party theme. Ideas, please!

Two of the cousins from Katamari LOL one of you could be a Katamari! Yeah, just stick lots of random stuff to ourselves! I also like all the random ones like the pong paddle/ball :D Not really a character, but we could probably get away with it. Thanks for all the great ideas, I can't possibly resp...
by Chromana
Fri May 09, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243071

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

My name used to be Slasher. Perhaps I got it from Total Annihilation. But that was too commonly used a name so I needed to come up with something else. So when I was 13 (18 now) I went onto a name generator on the internet for coming up with business names or something and I combined two words that ...
by Chromana
Fri May 09, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?
Replies: 153
Views: 22337

Re: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?

One of my best friends at school has hair to the bottom of his shoulder blades. Our school is really picky about appearance and stuff so they make him tie it up in a pony tail. I once asked him why he wanted it like that and he does simply because he likes it like that. He's not the kind of person t...
by Chromana
Fri May 09, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Video game character party theme. Ideas, please!
Replies: 70
Views: 10841

Video game character party theme. Ideas, please!

Hey I'm going to an 18th birthday party where the theme is Video Game Character. I want to go as something awesome that some if not most people know of (or at least know the game that they are from. Obviously I can't be the uber famous ones (Mario, Link) as everybody else will be them. An additional...
by Chromana
Fri May 09, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love you more than...
Replies: 51
Views: 6583

I love you more than...

This all started with me saying silly things to my girlfriend that started with "I love you more than [x] loves [y]". Here are some of my favourites. I love you more than... pigs love mud geeks love math Houli loves alcohol (friend at school) Randal doesn't love veliciraptors Can you think...
by Chromana
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: data transfer between computers
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: data transfer between computers

Is there any reason why a flash drive can't be used? If you don't have one, you should buy one, you can almost always find a use for them...until you lose it :P That is a possibility but my stick is only 1GB and I do have about 40GB to transfer just to my laptop. That isn't even counting all of my ...
by Chromana
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: data transfer between computers
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

data transfer between computers

Pretty soon my parents will buy a new desktop computer and I will get a laptop before university. 2 issues arise: 1. How do I get all of my junk from my parents' old comp to my laptop? I'm not exactly sure how networking works (it's probably not that complicated though). 2. The same problem applies ...
by Chromana
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rickrolling on TV news. Also MC Hammer mixup
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Rickrolling on TV news. Also MC Hammer mixup

There was a short report about all the April Fools pranks that happened this year as well as other pranks. The anchorwoman started talking about rickrolling and what it is. Apparently 15 million people have been rickrolled! I find that kinda hard to believe. I have never been rickrolled (and as you ...
by Chromana
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow
Replies: 15
Views: 18887

the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/genericv2/1859/68/01AwcAX0iLcl4AAAABAAAAAAAAAAA:.jpg I found this on facebook. Any idea if it is true and what the variables might be? LOL I like the power of 2/7. Oh, and on aeroplanes when they show on the TVs the stats like temperature and ETA why d...
by Chromana
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34243

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Wow, the count has really rocketed on that website. 11877 resets!
by Chromana
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23731

Re: "Couple" discussion

I haven't read EVERY comment, but has anyone noticed the heart in the 4th panel between the guy's arm and the bed sheets? Edit: "It's complicated" predates Facebook by a rather huge margin. Complaining that Facebook uses it is rather silly. Yes, that has been used by me in the past. Now I'...
by Chromana
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 23731

Re: "Couple" discussion

I recently got a new girlfriend. I was talking to my best friend at a party a few days afterwards (while waiting for my gf to get to the party to meet my friends for the first time). I was explaining about her and he suddenly asked if we were actually a couple. I said "yeah" (obviously) bu...
by Chromana
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yay or Yey?/Yeah, Yea or Ya?
Replies: 34
Views: 33150

Re: Yay or Yey?

Yay! Thanks everyone for your input. I think it has been decided that "yay" is the most common spelling, although "yey" may be used.

I feel sorry for the person who put "I never use either because I am a n00b." Sad, sad, sad.
by Chromana
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yay or Yey?/Yeah, Yea or Ya?
Replies: 34
Views: 33150

Yay or Yey?/Yeah, Yea or Ya?

I was just wondering what people think about the spelling of yay/yey. It is used as a way to express happiness and/or excitement. I find that I'm not consistent in my spelling of it. On MSN and in text messages I just write whatever feels right at the time! MS Word spell checker and the Firefox spel...
by Chromana
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Polaroid Filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Polaroid Filter

My physics teacher showed us polaroid filters today in class using an over-head projector. He did the cool thing where he placed two on top of each other so that they both let horizontal light through (I will just say H light and V light for horizontal and vertical light to make it easier to talk ab...

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