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by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 320783

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Comic referenced in a TED talk... and analyzed!

http://www.ted.com/talks/lorrie_faith_c ... ur_pa_w0rd
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri May 02, 2014 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 55288

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

⋅ Pick a suitable pseudo random number algorithm ⋅ Pick a seed ⋅ Iterate the PRNG for a very long time, over many cycles. Make a note of how many cycles you use. ⋅ Use the generated random string to One-Time-Pad your message. ⋅ Erase the generated s...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1360: "Old Files"
Replies: 108
Views: 26401

Re: 1360: "Old Files"

This brings an alternate meaning to the expression "Data Mining".
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46806

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

"Fire With Fire"

5 minute blurb from GE about the trial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6SzI2ZfPd4
by MichaelKarnerfors
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1313: "Regex Golf"
Replies: 64
Views: 27636

Re: 1313: "Regex Golf"

For those that want to play some Regex Golf...

http://regex.alf.nu/
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1282: "Monty Hall"
Replies: 251
Views: 39233

Re: 1282: "Monty Hall"

I finally managed to make sense of the Monty Hall Problem this way: ⋅ In 2 out of 3 cases, you picked the wrong door. You need to switch to win. But which of the two remaining doors is it? One is the prize, one is a non-winner. ⋅  The gameshow host steps in: he eliminates the non...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"
Replies: 75
Views: 29689

Re: What-If 0048: "Sunset on the British Empire"

Suggestion: switch reference 3 for this video..

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

...which by the way is also made by a guy that has educated people on the cunning use of flags. :)

/MK
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0973: "MTV Generation"
Replies: 101
Views: 25410

Re: 0973: "MTV Generation"

To those that say MTV never showed videos.... suck it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP2RUD_cL0 A modern variant of it... I want my revenue... Now look at them bloggers. That's the way you do it. You post some nonsense on the web with glee. That ain't working. That's the way you do it. Money fo...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0966: "Jet Fuel"
Replies: 168
Views: 41712

Re: 0966: "Jet Fuel"

Welcome To My Head Randall.... been saying this for years. :) There is only one conspiracy: conspiracy theories. On a more serious note... no, I don't believe that for real because Occam's Razor has a much better explanations as to why people put forth ludicrous claims. Among them are... 1) Mental i...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0956: "Sharing"
Replies: 82
Views: 26665

Re: 0956: "Sharing"

The Giving Tree, read by Shel Silverstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TZCP6OqRlE Some interresting questions: The tree lives to give. It is happy when it gives. The boy/man takes from the tree, and is happy. Some questions one might ask in relation to the orignal story: 1) Does every act of taki...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173194

Re: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"

Once I came accross this total moron... that I in retrospect found was in fact brilliant, because he had turned nerd sniping into a money making venture. What he did was to say something to the effect of "If you cross a street many times, and you havn't gotten hit by a car so far, the risk that...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0938: "T-Cells"
Replies: 125
Views: 46806

Re: 0938: "T-Cells"

"Some side-effects may occur..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnp4UPI-Qk

One of the best teasers ever. :)

/M
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu May 26, 2011 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
Replies: 337
Views: 221866

Re: 0695: "Spirit"

I hope someday we will take him back home.. :( RIP little rover Well at least he/she/it can do into stasis and wake up later. I have no doubt that will happen. Heck, one of the first things humans did when they got to the moon was to walk up to some old friends ans say hello. :) http://upload.wikim...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 56576

Re: 0768: "1996"

by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Hacking the CIA?
Replies: 55
Views: 35917

Re: Hacking the CIA?

Eh... the notion that those that can crack high profile sites and systems don't talk about it is... well... let's just say that my experience is exactly the opposite. In my experience, crackers are notorious attention-wh*res. They are just like pirates: get it done first and boast about it... that's...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 88571

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Story 1 I get my first ADSL modem, I plug it in... not working. I look in the box... find the troubleshooting guides... follow the guides. Still not working. Next morning before going to my lectures I call tech support. - Hi, my new ADSL modem isn't working. - Have you [starts reading from troubles...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67883

Re: "Porn For Women" Discussion

I must say I'm a little sad. I was hoping by page 4 or 5 someone would have suggested that we use our collective brain to write some good porn one paragraph at a time but now you're all angry with each other so I guess it won't happen... Sigh... *sighs too and shares popcorn* Sad isn't it? So much ...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67883

Re: "Porn For Women" Discussion

*groans* The only thing the current comic shows is an individual that rejects a stereotype . And for that you get into 5 pages of heated discussion?! Seriously people... you have messed up an extremely simple comic. You have all just made this comic come true. http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/drama.png G...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0714: "Porn For Women"
Replies: 298
Views: 67883

Re: Porn For Women

Course, I'm not quite sure what it means that a male author is speaking up on behalf of women here. Well as a woman, I highly prefer it to male authors not speaking up on behalf of women. As a male, I prefer to not have another male, or female, speak on behalf of me (unless I specifically ask them ...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 42657

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

Oh... an OS battle!! *waves friends over frantically* Look, everybody. A genuine OS battle! Oh gosh, how utterly retro! It's like we're back in the 90's again. *happy nostalgic sigh* Oh this brings back memories of yestermillenium.... /Michael, certified slutty developer that under the last 14 month...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Playing God's Advocate
Replies: 149
Views: 14045

Re: Playing God's Advocate

As I read through these threads, and in many other places outside this forum, creationism is pretty hated on and mocked. I ask why? Because creationism, while a valid hypothesis, is completely untestable until God him-/her-/itself makes an appearance and shows how it was done. Bear in mind that San...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0647: "Scary"
Replies: 271
Views: 58954

Re: "Scary" Discussion

I'm old enough to... - Remember when it was like living in the same neighbourhood as the Soviet Union. - Have been taught in school about how they have apartheid in South Africa. - Have USENET posts older than some of you. - Have watched TV on a black & white set. - Have watched V and Knight Rid...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

He's not just loosely affiliated to a couple of pro-copyright groups, he's a freaking board member of one of them. That seems like a pretty clear cut conflict of interest to me. Bullshit. He was not a board member for any of the parties in court. Stop making things up. In any case, despite the pira...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Don't those organizations have a direct interest in the outcome of the trial? SFU does not have an interrest at all. They are actively avoiding participating in this kind of debate at all. Their primary goal is education and extending knowledge. They don't even answer to referrals for concideration...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

I didn't see this posted yet in this thread, and it seems to be this morning: Gizmodo is reporting (with link to a Swedish news source) that the judge who sentenced these four is a member of the Swedish Copyright Association and the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property, whe...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Obviously the actual effects of the two things are incomparable. People take their booze a lot more seriously than their free music. Mostly because without free music, people could still buy music legally. At most you might expect a raise in shoplifting and physical copying if P2P systems were some...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

No it isn't. There are plenty of laws that don't exist because they'd be unenforceable. The most obvious example being the American prohibition. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that alcohol is bad for you, being both addictive, causing dangerous changes in mental state in the short...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Most of the crimes you mentioned see no closure because the evidence is tenuous. Speeding would be an exception. So would jaywalking, smoking pot, and piracy. These crimes aren't enforceable because even with hard evidence, there's just so much of it that it can't be handled. Do you think if speedi...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

It's not a matter of whether or not it's ok though, it's a matter of whether or not it's feasible. If that was the case we'd have to decriminalize rape, theft, grand theft auto, speeding and so forth. Take bicycle theft for instance. The number of crimes that actually see a verdict or closure is le...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Indeed. It is our moral obligation to civilize the savages! /deadpan Concidering that people are behaving like savages on the Net, thinking that just because they are somewhat anonymous and someone said "the Internet is free!!!", they can harass and defame people, plus abuse people's prop...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

So give me one solid economic reason why I should pay money for something that is freely available to me wherever I go. Because nobody will make any new content if they don't earn enough to cover the cost of making it. This is obvious. Saying that nobody will make any new content if there is no rev...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

^ to get this on topic: I guess piracy hasn't affected the industry as much as the changing distribution method has? I cannot tell for sure... but I'd guess that's a pretty big part of the reason. Let me analogize (so bear with me if this does not hold any real evidence): I got my first computer on...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

You think abandoning the concept of ownership is less unrealistic that trying to achieve communism? Uhm... I'd say very much the opposite. Leave your straw-man arguments for someone willing to buy them. I said "intellectual property laws" need to go, not the concept of ownership. And the ...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Before I begin, I must note that I am morally opposed to the concept of ownership/property, for physical or immaterial things. So noted. But you are aware that most people prefer to keep using the concept of ownership for now, right? First, intellectual property laws need to go. [snip] Ignoring the...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

I am still lacking a credible refutation of the following: 1) Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property. 2) Creating property (usually) infers ownership of that property. ...which means that... 3) Intellectual property that I create, I have exclusive rights and con...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

MichaelKarnerfors wrote:/Michael, star of Pirates 3 - Walk my plank!

When someone said I'd be trollbait I wasn't quite expecting that... what gives?

/Michael
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Well the trial this topic is named for has apparently done a LOT for the pirate party in Sweden. Some dude's wife got a ton of flowers too. http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-trial-the-verdict-090417/ Has some details. According to wiki The party has more than doubled in size since the 17th, an...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

bratwurst wrote:That's a trust issue, not a copyright one, insofar as I am concerned.


Well then I know your position. Need I say I find it deplorable?

/Michael
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Edit: Or are you seriously going to argue it is immoral for me to make something myself? No, I'm arguing that if you make something yourself, noone else can say "Hey, I decide over your work now... because I feel like it". I'm arguing that if I make something and give it to someone else, ...
by MichaelKarnerfors
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 24771

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Fuck DRM. You're free to do that... in fact most DRM is so invasive to consumer rights that you're not obliged to concider it. This does not give you full rights to the works though. You're still just allowed to use them for personal entertainment, once you have broken the DRMin some way. /Michael

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