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by gmalivuk
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 250412

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

That password can be attacked on its parity. Randall may have already calculated this in. Yes, he did. Double letters don't affect any of the math in the comic. Allowing or disallowing them would change the entropy of a random string, but the random sequence of four words from a list of 2^11 is gua...
by gmalivuk
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: American solar eclipse

I borrowed a stranger's glasses for a moment to look at the maximal eclipse but didn't want to keep them long enough to take a photo. I was however able to make an improvised pinhole projector and then someone left a cereal box pinhole viewer on a windowsill that I took a couple other pictures into....
by gmalivuk
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

(PSA in case people can't tell that's a joke: DO NOT trust your eyes to sunglasses, even if you have a few sunglasses taped together.)
by gmalivuk
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: American solar eclipse

I suspect a lot of the discussion that would have happened in its own thread has instead been taking place in the multiple comic discussion threads about it. I have students interested in it here in Boston, but unfortunately most of the YouTube videos I found that I could have shown them are about h...
by gmalivuk
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 3010

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

morriswalters wrote:If it is the equinox here, what is it in Australia?
Also the equinox, though if you call it the spring or fall equinox in the US, it will be the fall or spring equinox, respectively, in Australia.
by gmalivuk
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"
Replies: 45
Views: 3010

Re: 1878: "Earth Orbital Diagram"

Correction from a Brit - Solstice is NOT the same as Equinox, quite the opposite. The Solstice is the longest and shortest days (21 June and 21 December), the Equinox is when the night and day are equal, in March and September. Yes, like almost every other word in the comic, this one was intentiona...
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:I'm trying to get a proper legal framework for when and where "punching Nazis should be legal"
Why? Was anyone else here arguing that it should be legal?
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, you're one of the other people who keeps wanting to change the topic and argue against "punching Nazis should always be legal" strawmen.
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Who else is discussing 2?
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

All kinds of homophobic and racist shit is already legally allowed.

Stop fellating the rule of law and join the moral conversation everyone else is having.
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think "This time let's stop Nazis *before* they start exterminating people" is any kind of extremist endpoint.
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

We're talking about whether it's wrong to punch the ones who have decided to come together and form an armed mob to intimidate and terrorize and assault minority populations and anyone who stands beside them. ... and part of that is why it is (or isn't) wrong to do so. "Because they are Nazis&...
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Even if you want to pretend that saying, "In my heart of hearts, I'm a Nazi," is somehow comparable to saying, "In my heart of hearts, I'm a Muslim," we're not and never have been just talking about words uttered into a vacuum. Nobody's talking about hunting down all the secret, ...
by gmalivuk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

You could arguably say "...and Nazis all support genocide even if they didn't actually do it, and merely supporting genocide is enough of an evil action to merit a response, and a violence is the best way to combat their opinions and public image." And then we'd have something to discuss;...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, I suppose one of us might look similar enough to one of the Nazis at the rally that we could be mistaken for them by overzealous doxxers. But even then it's not something I'm terribly afraid of because one look at my online presence (plus where I physically was last weekend) makes it pretty ...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Null

Like, again, show us the majority group of non-hateful Nazis who are around and actually doing wonderful things with their lives and are ashamed of their fanatic brethren. Once you demonstrate them then maybe you get to compare them to Muslims, but only maybe. It's called the majority of white peop...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

↶ The nominal point of the protest was to protect a Confederate Statue. And the people who showed up to do that were Nazis. And really they showed up to be violent, as evidenced by the fact that that was the first thing they did, the night before the nominal "protect our treason participation ...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

There are hundreds of them, but then you'd have to admit you're getting your news from places like Stormfront. Yeah... I'm ignoring those obviously. Why would that be obvious? You're making an effort to hear from "both sides" where one side is Nazis. Where else would you expect to find th...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

There are hundreds of them, but then you'd have to admit you're getting your news from places like Stormfront.
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is fake news? The mainstream media has been glossing over the actions of their opposition. People on both sides came out for a fight, but the media only want to concentrate on the violence coming from one side, tacitly absolving the likes of antifa for t...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Great, does that mean you take back this comment? Are you Natraj? And if not, were you personally at the protest? That comment was something you posted in response to natraj, which I thought would have been fairly obvious by the little "natraj wrote" at the top of the quote. Yes. And I wr...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Great, does that mean you take back this comment? Are you Natraj? And if not, were you personally at the protest? That comment was something you posted in response to natraj, which I thought would have been fairly obvious by the little "natraj wrote" at the top of the quote. Here's the po...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Only one side literally lost lives in this case. Only one side lost any innocent blood (not least because only one side had any innocents on it to begin with). Natraj was. Thanks. I'll weigh his opinion more appropriately. Great, does that mean you take back this comment? y'all know they were just ...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Its hard for me to make a judgment without being there. Then how about you shut the fuck up and listen to people who were there? Maybe you've seen a Nazi-dude actually armed with a long-rifle though? So if you got a picture, I'd be glad to change my opinion. For now, I can't tell if it was one of t...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Imagine for a moment that I asked the question before any weapons caches were mentioned and just fucking answer it instead of dodging.
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:
gmalivuk wrote:Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is fake news?


Depends where this goes.

EDIT: Fucked up the link the first time. Apologies.

Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is that relevant to?
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is fake news?
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Yes they are a tribe but not one that anyone should feel loyalty to and comparing them with other tribes is varying levels of disrespectful (as ucim keeps comparing them with muslims, which is completely unacceptable). I'm not comparing them so much as contrasting them. I think we all agree that vi...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

But that's not what a lot of people were talking about in this topic. People seem to be talking about offensively taking on the next Neo-Nazi rally. Yeah! Carry some rocks or something, and drive them the fuck out. As noted above, the police should do that, but they wont so its up to the civilians ...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

I'm no nazi, and certainly no nazi sympathizer, but some of the opinions I've read on this forum are truly disturbing. It seems to me a very small step from 'punching' someone who says they are a nazi (because the original nazis practiced genocide) to punching someone who says other things you find...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

There are violent Muslims in the world. That doesn't mean we blame all Muslims for the actions of a few. There are moderate Muslims. There is no such thing as a moderate Nazi. We're not talking about punching every racist asshole we can find (nobody's hands are resilient enough for that), we're tal...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

So for those who are pro-punching Nazis, can I just ask... what's the point? What does it accomplish? It scares them into hiding, reduces the appeal of membership, prevents them from organizing in the future, etc? That seems like an extremely naive hope. I can't claim to understand the mental proce...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Nobody has asked you to agree to that wholesal, so what the fuck is your point? The very previous post asked me to agree with that wholesale. No, it didn't. Agreeing to "being a Nazi is a reprehensible action" is not agreeing wholesale to "being a {fill-in} is a reprehensible action&...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

" Being a {fill-in} is, in itself, a reprehensible action " is a dangerous precedent. No, I won't agree to that wholesale. Nobody has asked you to agree to that wholesal, so what the fuck is your point? The police in Charlottesville didn't arrest them when they broke the law. Then the pol...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

The police in Charlottesville didn't arrest them when they broke the law.
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Being wrong or ignorant about the consequences of a group doesn't magically make it moral to do violence against them.

Nazis actually explicitly advocate for the kinds of violence we accuse them of, and will actually do those things if we let them get away with them.
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure I get it. Punching somebody because they're a Nazi seems to me to be the same as punching somebody because they are gay. Punching somebody who is a Nazi because they are robbing a general store seems to me to be the same as punching somebody who's gay because they are robbing a general...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure I get it. Punching somebody because they're a Nazi seems to me to be the same as punching somebody because they are gay. Punching somebody who is a Nazi because they are robbing a general store seems to me to be the same as punching somebody who's gay because they are robbing a general...
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Punching? I mean, if you ignore the sympathizer's car bomb and bullet to the head exaggerations, punching is pretty transparently what everyone else has been talking about this whole time.
by gmalivuk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3079
Views: 164575

Re: Trump presidency

Netreker0, no one was saying all the marching Nazis should get a bullet to the head. If you can't make your point without resorting to blatant lies about the position you're arguing against, then maybe it was a shit point to begin with and you should stop trying to argue it.

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