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by the_phoenix612
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 8164

Re: ipv4 Exhaustion

If I've read correctly, the exhaustion that's going to happen in the next month or two is just at the top level - so nothing at the user end will change at first. What happens is that IANA allocates addresses to each of the regional registries, who then assign them to (possibly a company who then r...
by the_phoenix612
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 8164

Re: ipv4 Exhaustion

Breakdown! What I cannot figure out, and what no article has explained, is what will be the user-side effect of the exhaustion. That is, how will this affect ME? (Which is, after all, the root of all real concerns) It.. probably won't. Not at first, at least. Eventually you're going to notice inter...
by the_phoenix612
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 8164

ipv4 Exhaustion

Somebody help me out here, please. I've been trying to get my head around what will ACTUALLY happen when we run out of ipv4 addresses (sometime next month, apparently) and I understand the issue and the two different standards. What I cannot figure out, and what no article has explained, is what wil...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 49543

Re: Inception

The PASIV is really annoying. I still can't see how a simple IV drip of anything could link together a bunch of consciousnesses. I just assumed they were giving each other spinal taps and the fluid was a neurotransmitter effectively networking their brains. Yes, because your spinal cord runs throug...
by the_phoenix612
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 49543

Re: Inception

The PASIV is really annoying. I still can't see how a simple IV drip of anything could link together a bunch of consciousnesses. I just assumed they were giving each other spinal taps and the fluid was a neurotransmitter effectively networking their brains. Yes, because your spinal cord runs throug...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Renting Textbooks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: Renting Textbooks?

I buy used from Amazon, and sell back used from Amazon. I came out -$20 bucks for 16 credit hours worth of books, and didn't have to deal with limited selection like you find on chegg
by the_phoenix612
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So, Define "Intelligence"?
Replies: 27
Views: 5793

Re: So, Define "Intelligence"?

Intelligence is your ability to manipulate the information available to you to the best effect. That is, separate from being "smart" (which involves knowing lots of facts), one can be intelligent while being quite ignorant if they can quickly and easily incorporate new information into the...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 49543

Re: Inception

The totem only acts differently in OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS, as explicitly stated by Cobb to Ariadne. So the top layer could be Cobb's dream. Cobb is in a coma, his wife is sitting next to his bed begging for him to wake up, and the movie ends with Cobb accepting his coma dream as reality, and therefor...
by the_phoenix612
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 7805

Re: Marriage Rights

Or you could just keep marriage as it is now. A civil contract called marriage. I know things are a bit different in the US but over 60% of all Australian marriages occurred outside a church without a priest. The idea of letting religion co-opt marriage just seems fundamentally wrong to me. Well it...
by the_phoenix612
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: using biology to defend civil rights
Replies: 59
Views: 7877

Re: using biology to defend civil rights

@the_phoenix612 I was speaking in a traditional sense. Marriages have been performed as religious ceremonies since the dawn of religion. I'll concede to the point if you can illustrate evidence of marriage occuring prior to religion. Modern marriages reducing the religious aspect of a marriage does...
by the_phoenix612
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 49543

Re: Inception

Hold on a minute. We do all realize that totems only tell you if you're in someone ELSE'S dream, right? So if Cobb was dreaming the whole time (as Mol claimed) his totem wouldn't tell him.
by the_phoenix612
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 7805

Re: Marriage Rights

In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad , it was determined that corporations are entitled to protection under the law, as described in the Fourteenth Amendment . As corporations have protection under the law equal to citizens, they must be allowed to marry each-other , or individuals. C...
by the_phoenix612
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: using biology to defend civil rights
Replies: 59
Views: 7877

Re: using biology to defend civil rights

Marriage is a religious tradition. Governments are based on religious values. Woah there, easy with the weighty suppositions. Marriage is a civil matter, which may involve religion if both parties choose to have it involved. Governments are no more based on religious values than your basic moral co...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anthony Weiner on Republican delaying tactics
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: Anthony Weiner on Republican delaying tactics

Robocop wrote:Why is it that the most partisan politicians get the most angry about partisanship?

because hypocrisy is the american way. :shock:
by the_phoenix612
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anthony Weiner on Republican delaying tactics
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: Anthony Weiner on Republican delaying tactics

The problem was that the Republicans were prepared to add amendments that delayed the process and bring a Motion to Recommit that would, effectively, kill the bill. Hence, the Democrats had no choice but to bring the vote on the suspension calendar. Usually, this is used for really popular bills, li...
by the_phoenix612
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Webcomic Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3441

Re: Webcomic Identification

ConMan wrote:http://www.johnandjohn.nl/

You're welcome, I take Visa, American Express and money order. ;)

Is being my favorite person for the whole week acceptable? :D

thanks!
by the_phoenix612
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Webcomic Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3441

Webcomic Identification

I remember reading this comic awhile ago, but have forgotten the name. Recently stumbled-upon an example of the comic, but I cannot figure out the name by any means I tried, so I turn to the fora.

NSFW comic:
Spoiler:
Image


help?
by the_phoenix612
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 49543

Re: Inception

Just saw this today and thought it was amazing. Really well done, very very deep (not necessarily in meaning, but overall as a movie). One thing that I noticed though was that Ariadne's totem was never brought up again after she made it. Not a huge problem, since no one but Cobb ever used their...
by the_phoenix612
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Has the US ever used war to eliminate foreign debt?
Replies: 30
Views: 6074

Re: Has the US ever used war to eliminate foreign debt?

Of course it's a gross oversimplification, but it did create a situation where the Nazis could gain massive public support by effectively plundering the rest of Europe and handing that wealth to the German people. Also a gross oversimplification with a small nugget of truth buried inside a chewy, n...
by the_phoenix612
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 90171

Re: High School Pranks

If I link my school's contact page from here, they'll get slightly more spam! http://southlakems.org/staff_directory_08.htm and yes, they fail at site layout, but I couldn't match them with design. also, running a bad-link-checker on it gives somewhere around 1,000 I remember tracking down HTML err...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Has the US ever used war to eliminate foreign debt?
Replies: 30
Views: 6074

Re: Has the US ever used war to eliminate foreign debt?

EvilDuckie wrote:
امير wrote:Has any nation's foreign debt ever drove it to war?


Supposedly Nazi Germany had to go to war due to the massive reparation payments that were imposed on them after the Versailles Treaty.

That is a gross oversimplification at best.
by the_phoenix612
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 79002

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

I'm going to chime in here with the "high framerates don't bother me" line of thought. When I think of a sitcom, I think of a particular style of lighting-- really, that's the flat lighting, or worse, the really (for lack of a better or more educated term) specular highlighty lighting tha...
by the_phoenix612
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 90171

Re: High School Pranks

The majority of people at my school are aware of the game (I just lost) so I've been trying to decide the best way to create mass loss. Right now I'm thinking I should just slip the phrase "Even if you lose twenty dollars and my self respect, there is a grace period" into the announcement...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: clever way to ask a girl to prom?
Replies: 19
Views: 3404

Re: clever way to ask a girl to prom?

Not once have either of us had to "validate" ourselves or "prove" our love. That is absurd. You have misread me if you thought I said anything about "proving your love". Quite the contrary, in fact. EDIT: And I find laughable to find that I'm "scared" The fac...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

achan1058 wrote:I just had a funny thought. What kind of prof is he? Ph.D. student, Post-doc, lecturer, adjunct, faculty, tenured? Also, is the TA his grad student (ie. his research supervisor)?

Very much tenured. Global expert in his field.

My father is a lawyer, guys, and he agrees with me on this one.
by the_phoenix612
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

I understand that fighting with this professor will likely taint the rest of your contact with him, but gosh, isn't there anything to be said for dignity these days? I would feel absolutely belittled and take him to the grave over it. Do you have any other classes to take that he will be teaching? ...
by the_phoenix612
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Oh god. I usually write little on my essays, but on a 2500 word one worth 30% of the final grade, I really did a good job. The teacher gave me a B, citing the reason as, and I quote, "the use of words is masterful. You expressed the concepts clearly, wrote just what you needed to. That is why ...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

The other girl, in the immediate aftermath, was cleared of any wrongdoing immediately by the professor, again on the word of the TA. I believe the phrase used was "completely clear of any wrongdoing. You have nothing to worry about". Either you aren't telling us the full story, or you don...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Here's the way I'm looking at it. There are several possibilities: 1: Expulsion from the University 2: Failure of the class, with a mark of cheating 3: A 0 on this test, forced to stay in (tantamount to cheating, as its based off 3 tests) with a mark of cheating 4: Failure of the test/class with no ...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: clever way to ask a girl to prom?
Replies: 19
Views: 3404

Re: clever way to ask a girl to prom?

Wow, are you really so over the top for something so simple? It's not a good attitute, the goal is to maker her love you not showing how much you love her. As weird as it may be you don't get dates by loving people but by making people love you. Doing something like this is only useful if she is al...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: clever way to ask a girl to prom?
Replies: 19
Views: 3404

Re: clever way to ask a girl to prom?

I wrote mine an encrypted message several months before prom. I'd been slowly getting her hooked on decryption puzzles and gave her something intentionally way over her ability level. Eventually, she cracked it and it made her day.
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Talked to the department head, he said all it takes to "convict" a student of cheating is the proctor's word. At that point, there is no recourse. It's her word against mine. This really is the second best of all options. Trust me, this is not the only place I'm getting advice. It just ha...
by the_phoenix612
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Talked to the department head, he said all it takes to "convict" a student of cheating is the proctor's word. At that point, there is no recourse. It's her word against mine. This really is the second best of all options. Trust me, this is not the only place I'm getting advice. It just hap...
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Velict wrote:I may be naive, but I don't think appealing or talking to other university officials is going make things any worse. You're already being screwed over by this professor.

Right now, the professor "has no vested interest in ruining my career". I'm afraid to change that.
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

he said he didn't want to "get into philosophical or legal discussions" In other words "I don't care, I know I'm wrong but I don't care". Too bad he doesn't have any right to avoid getting in a "legal discussion" where he can get punished. I mostly worry if I appeal th...
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

They're letting me drop, and right now it hasn't entered any official channels. We have an honors council for things like this, but it hasn't gotten there yet. I was discussing with the professor after class today and he said he didn't want to "get into philosophical or legal discussions" ...
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

Well, the teacher is giving me a 0 on the test. He wasnt there, so he's just going with his TA with no proof. Said there was no correlation between my answers and hers. I got an A on the test, though. He did say he's willing to let me drop the class without penalty, but I think I should appeal this.
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

It just makes no sense. Unless he truly hates you a lot, I can see no reason for him to do it. Surely he is aware of the amount of work he needs to do if you escalate? Paper work, meetings, etc, it's just not worth it to make a potentially false accursion. Unless there is something that you are not...
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

The professor was not in the room, and is relying on the TA. The TA is convinced I cheated, not the girl. They've already told the girl she's not under suspicion, without ever examining the examinations. That just seems wrong. I would suspect that the TA is also cheating with the girl as well. Norm...
by the_phoenix612
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accused of Cheating
Replies: 57
Views: 6346

Re: Accused of Cheating

The University has two levels with which to deal with honor violations, a council set up specifically for issues like this, and between the student and professor. The second is the stage I'm at now, and unfortunately it is not bound strictly by enumerated rules. Basically, he can do anything up to f...

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