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by Gerino
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Children's Suffrage
Replies: 233
Views: 72673

Re: Children's Suffrage

Therefore, you're arguing that parents should not be allowed to vote. Oh, I am doing that for years now! I believe, that each citizen should have the amount of votes proportional (linearly) to amount of currency put into the nations budget since last elections of given kind. The net amount. So if y...
by Gerino
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 53008

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

More info required: 1) Should the message be impervious to attempts to stop it from transmitting? (All things mechanical can be just stolen and put in a secure location, and after given time the message won't see the light of day). 2) In event of tampering, should the message rather risk exposing pr...
by Gerino
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to learn something
Replies: 31
Views: 10543

Re: I want to learn something

UniqueScreenname wrote:Go play mafia. It's in forum games.

You're trying to keep me from science, you evil bastard! ;)
by Gerino
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to learn something
Replies: 31
Views: 10543

Re: I want to learn something

I recently gave up being a programmer out of boredom and enrolled in law school. Hope I make it :o From time to time I read laws "for fun". I find it also beneficial to be aware what rights one have ;) I wonder if it is a thing - that programmers are interested in law. It makes some sense...
by Gerino
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Demarchy
Replies: 65
Views: 23721

Re: Demarchy

Unless you're relying on heavy sarcasm with the whole grandma, college student, peoples representation thing? Your post doesn't really read as much. I thought that would be pretty clear from the context, considering I've never met anyone, online or in person, who truly believes that grandma deserve...
by Gerino
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to learn something
Replies: 31
Views: 10543

I want to learn something

So. I've dropped out of college quite a few years ago (and became succesful software developer ;) ) and I feel bored. Until recently I had a frantic job that was keeping me busy for whole day, and afterwards I was mentaly exhausted. But now I have much more normal employer, where people tend not to ...
by Gerino
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106825
Views: 45914850

Re: 1190: "Time"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/static/time02.min.js You guys have seen this, right? IMHO it just doesn't work: Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) http://xkcd.com/events/connect_start Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) htt...
by Gerino
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 37593

Re: 0990: "Plastic Bags"

Around here you have to pack items by yourself.
Also, usually you won't get bags. You have to buy them (and there is a tax in in I think, especially designed so that they can't be free).
by Gerino
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 72071

Re: Stairgate: Universe

Awww, and there I was, happy, that they are still airing SGU despite it being slow-paced. Eh... I really like the show. It is flawed, but it's a genuine sci-fi.

Remember SG-1? It went for 10 series. And let's be honest, a lot of episodes were horrible. HORRIBLE.
by Gerino
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Agora
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Agora

I love this movie. Especially as it not so much focuses on bashing people on being religious as on bashing people for being stupid.
by Gerino
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hair (Long)
Replies: 28
Views: 5133

Re: Hair (Long)

Remember Hair?

"...my hair like Jesus wore it, hallelujah, I adore it!" :D
by Gerino
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulu - a quick question
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Cthulu - a quick question

So, I happen to have never read anything related to Cthulu nor have I played RPG based on it, but obviously I've heard about it and I get the general idea. Now my question is: is there any suggested or even correct reading list I could stick to? As in, if I wanted to get into it, what should I read ...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bullying
Replies: 47
Views: 7454

Re: Bullying

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=33686

7 pages on bullies, just so you know ;)
by Gerino
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Network theme
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Network theme

WiFi access points are respectively SGC Uplink and SG Atlantis Uplink in my two locations ;) The machines are usually named like one would name a pet, that is not following theme, but rather individual. My pc, as it has obnoxious LED-illuminated fans bears the name of "Lightbringer". My ne...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Headphones broke...again.
Replies: 12
Views: 2775

Re: Headphones broke...again.

My personal system is: -Koss corded headphones when I'm sitting at work, staring 8 hours into screens. -Nokia BH-503 stereo bluetooth cordless headset, when I'm on the move. That way I don't damage the cord by getting it hook on door handles or tangled in clothes, and because city is noisy (and I pr...
by Gerino
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters

Thanks! I think I get it now :)
by Gerino
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters

Ok, but there must be some conservation, for example energy - I'm guessing that I didn't just invented free energy source ;) So, getting back to your soultion, assuming the distance from A to B is 1m (box dimensions 1m x 1m x 2m): the thruster expels, for example, 1kg of mass at 100m/s. The box weig...
by Gerino
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters

There is something to define quite early. when the cuboid starts spinning, what will happen to the force? will it "turn" with the cuboid, or keep its orientation? The force comes from thruster, which is mounted securely in place, so yep, it will turn as well. I just, for the sake of the a...
by Gerino
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Classical mechanics and spaceship thrusters

Imagine a deep space, no gravity, no friction (i.e. drag). We have a rigid body with regular shape and uniform mass distribution. Let say, it is a cuboid, a rectangular box, with w idth, h eight and d epth and also m ass. The center of mass, as it has uniform mass distribution, is easy to find (geom...
by Gerino
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0815: "Mu"
Replies: 80
Views: 17279

Re: 0815: "Mu"

My desk chair has 4 legs, as in "no rotation at all".

The productivity actually is quite low. Therefore, I think that the graph should be falling much more sharply in the end.
by Gerino
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 45669

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

soh-cah-toa/coh-sah-toa would be a reference to what ranges trig functions are positive in? Or am I misplacing the reference? Because I've never heard that particular mnemonic(wouldn't it have to be soh-tah-coa?), but I can't think of anything else it could be... soh = sin is opposite over hypotenu...
by Gerino
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 90628

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

Magic, as in not scientifically understood concepts and/or practices exists. Saying it does not is just arrogant :)
by Gerino
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 114379

Re: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)

Some time ago, on a board in the CS/Math department at uni, used usually to leave questions for people to answer (as in "How do I transform this-and-that in OpenGL?"), there was nicely reproduced "someone is wrong on the internet!" comic, along with alt-text. More recent, and muc...
by Gerino
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0763: "Workaround"
Replies: 166
Views: 39209

Re: "Workaround" discussion

ummm...C: through H:? that's only 6 partitions... :| Sure, in English... Exactly, there are also the È and É partitions. Personally, I'd prefer to name mine Æ, Ħ, Ƕ and ȹ, but I work on Unix and have no such thing as drive letters, except in the sense of sd* for device names. My partition labels ar...
by Gerino
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 19185

Re: "DFS" Discussion

That's.... so.... true -.0
by Gerino
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2679092

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Raven, I was in your situation once, and it was horrible. The bus never did arrive. I felt like an idiot. For how long, if I may be so bold? I've just came out from the same situation: she tells me she needs time, I'm patient (I actually can wait, but it's irrelevant), I am supporting her through e...
by Gerino
Fri May 14, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0740: "The Tell-Tale Beat"
Replies: 115
Views: 32098

Re: "The Tell-Tale Beat" Discussion

I really want that in highest resolution possible - print & frame in plain black frames. Oh, so much awesomeness.
by Gerino
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 45753

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

Ah, the famous 0x5f375a86. It is probably the number, that pushed me to stick with CS. Such a crazy solution to a mundane problem, and it is the correct one - if it's not art, I don't know what is ;)
by Gerino
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 50121

Re: "Asteroid" discussion

If you haven't read "The Little Prince" yet, you should do it now. And probably every now and then in the future. Or daily.


BTW Why not hiperjump the asteroid through the planet?
by Gerino
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

No, after being grabbed going down to joint-lock him is pretty stupid (and completely impossible) in a fight with multiple opponents, that is obvious. But you need only a second to turn this grab to your advantage. Some ideas include throw into other (charging?) opponent, human shield or take-down (...
by Gerino
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Gerino, may I ask of your experiences with fights and what size build you are? Now? 5'9", 230lb, mostly muscle mass. Martial arts student since 12 years old. Since I learnt how to fight I never had to in life-or-death situations, so no, I'm not hardened street fighter ;) 3-4 is much much worse...
by Gerino
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Physically - yes you do. Your psyche may be to weak (freezing from fear does not really help), but if we talk about up to 3-4 average guys, then even if you are physically below average, you have a chance. You overestimate the ability of a common people to cooperate - despite being three of them, th...
by Gerino
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

But the fact is that if the guy can just beat the shit out of you without you having a chance, all that happens is you get beaten up. There is no XP for that one. No getting better at fighting, just a plain and simply fuck-over. As I said previously, if you are not disabled or borderline retarded, ...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

I recommend leaving philosophy and poetic language at the door :) Philosophy and poetry are most of what I have ;) Only if you hate people who seek vengeance, surely. You get assaulted and beaten. You want to take vengeance on the one who did it. You ambush him and beat. See? You've done the same t...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Do not mix venegance with self-defence. You can fight back and have mind at peace, but if you will set your mind for venegance, it will lead only to your downfall. You do not avenge things done to you, it is called "becoming who you hate" then.
by Gerino
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

And yes it hurts, it hurts as hell, and yes, you may get into trouble, but it is worth it. On what scale, exactly, is it worth it? You get beaten the shit out of, and then you stumble back into school the next day, or a couple of days later, and it all starts over again. No ground is made. You've j...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27340

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Sorry to break it to you, "ignore them"-esque people, but you are bunch of wimps, to use polite word. Not to bore you with my stories, which actually confirm my opinions, I will quote: It's better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees! Although I dislike Zapata and most other ...
by Gerino
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 34935

Re: "Security" discussion

What about hidden encrypted partitions? Wouldn't it fool most of the Evil Empire Thugs to have the exact data they expect on your normally-encrypted partition, only that it would be a fake copy?

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