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by Cave Wizard
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"
Replies: 37
Views: 8232

Re: 2116: ".NORM Normal File Format"

Hey, on the plus side, at least it was a screenshot and not a blurry cell phone photo of the screen
by Cave Wizard
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 9160

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

Anyone got a link to that tamagotchi exploit?
by Cave Wizard
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.
Replies: 7
Views: 3079

Re: WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.

Yeah, but at a fundamental level, simcraft is a script engine with a super simplistic scripting format written by human beings, that's what I'm hoping to get around. You can't just punch in a vague description of how a new type of game character works to SimCraft and have it figure out a way to play...
by Cave Wizard
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.
Replies: 7
Views: 3079

WoW: A Strange Game. The only way to win is not to play.

Dear Math Gurus: I'm trying to figure out a better way to optimize my World of Warcraft character's damage output, and I'm wondering if you can recommend a good general purpose approach to it. Basically, a character has 4-8 different abilities they can do at any given time. Most of the abilities do ...
by Cave Wizard
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: (feasibility of) DIY near-eye light field display
Replies: 4
Views: 9718

Re: (feasibility of) DIY near-eye light field display

Hey dude, I have an old HMZ T1 I'd be happy to mod for this, if you can explain what you want me to do with it. I'm somewhat handy, but don't know anything about microlenses
by Cave Wizard
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 35173

Re: pacific rim

Amen! This sounds like an excellent "What if?" Also, are there any threads about the physical practicality of giant robots? Or the "what if" aspects of just-over-the-horizon super-materials? I have one more thing to say: I think making a completely useless wall is exactly the kin...
by Cave Wizard
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 28596

Re: 0807: Connected

I thought this one was pretty good, it's funny to see an android's-eye view every now and then I'm also amused by the cold, analytical criticisms of the comic in this thread Comic: LOVE IS NOT BEAUTIFUL. Response: DOES NOT COMPUTE. IF LOVE IS NOT BEAUTIFUL WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL.
by Cave Wizard
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Really Long Stick
Replies: 21
Views: 3037

Re: Really Long Stick

This reminds me of every time I had an idea worth patenting and found out that someone had patented it years earlier and is now selling it
by Cave Wizard
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plate tectonics + Convection currents
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: Plate tectonics + Convection currents

Azrael001 wrote:The coolest thing about isostatic rebound is that if the ice caps melted, the depth of the ocean around them would decrease despite the increased water.


woohoo! I'm going to go buy a hummer
by Cave Wizard
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pixels X meters
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Pixels X meters

I think what he's looking for is the ability to put his cursor on a spot on the screen, and see the X and Y coordinates of the cursor at that point I think MS Paint in windows 7 does it for still images for example the only free program I know of that'd let you do that for a video (without taking a ...
by Cave Wizard
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 34156

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion (#794)

You're a horrible excuse for a "cartoonist." You're a horrible excuse for a troll. This is a horrible night to have a curse I realized that most of the popular stuff from our era will fall through the cracks, just like the dregs of the "good old days," but I did find myself wond...
by Cave Wizard
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What does it mean to be high in protein?
Replies: 10
Views: 1969

Re: What does it mean to be high in protein?

The bulk of the foundations for human nutrition were established fairly early in the 20th c. There was a bit of a schism in nutritional science/all other science language that began around the time Kellog was making cereal so bad it would kill any urge to masturbate... I can't figure out what you m...
by Cave Wizard
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Sliders-inspired q.
Replies: 27
Views: 4461

Re: Sliders-inspired q.

Just think of how much effort it is to port a piece of software from the playstation 3 to the x-box 360 or vice-versa, then imagine you're doing so by hex editing RAM dumps you obtained by reverse engineering the RAM chips and shunting the data out of them while they're on... I agree with the genera...
by Cave Wizard
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: CME coming in tomorrow? Should I restock my panic room?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: CME coming in tomorrow? Should I restock my panic room?

Man, that was disappointing

Not only was there no apocalypse, but I couldn't even see the aurora because it was too cloudy

sigh
by Cave Wizard
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does one become a famous scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 16478

Re: How does one become a famous scientist?

I think it is quite common for anyone even remotely associated with nerds to know about Richard Feynman. Not only was he an amazing scientist, HE WAS THE COOLEST GUY WHO EVER LIVED. And he did indeed have the ladies swooning over him. Feynman taught me that when you're dancing with a hot girl and y...
by Cave Wizard
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 3D Polarized Glasses
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Re: 3D Polarized Glasses

My guess is that the glasses only polarize light at readily visible wavelengths, and making them block UV light would be more expensive, so they don't bother That'd also explain why the ones I've used have those warnings about not using them as sunglasses I don't know how light gets polarized by mat...
by Cave Wizard
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Dyson Sphere / Ringworld (in)stability
Replies: 36
Views: 7958

Re: Dyson Sphere / Ringworld (in)stability

The Ringworld is already out there, it was built by SPOILERS millions of years ago
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone 4?
Replies: 24
Views: 4996

Re: Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone 4?

I'm the owner of a Nexus 1, so I might be biased in my opinion, but I'll always choose an Android phone over IOS. Otherwise, both phone have similar technical capabilities; well, if you can ignore the fact that iPhone 4 has a bad antenna. The Nexus One has its own "death grip" issue, it's...
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spotty WiFi at tech shows ruining demos
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Spotty WiFi at tech shows ruining demos

I've noticed that a lot of wireless-related demos at technology-related trade shows don't work properly because of all the nearby devices communicating wirelessly with each other, notably the iphone 4 demo recently What would be a good solution to that sort of problem, do you guys think? I keep thin...
by Cave Wizard
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Real names tied to WoW
Replies: 99
Views: 12189

Re: Real names tied to WoW

I wouldn't mind this too much if they just re-branded it a little. What they should do, ideally, is to close down the class and role (damage/tank/healer) feedback forums, and not attach RealID to anything Then add new "special feedback" forums where RealID is required, and the game devs re...
by Cave Wizard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why can't we talk to our computers yet?
Replies: 51
Views: 8508

Re: Why can't we talk to our computers yet?

If you want to see an ideal voice recognition system at work, stand behind a skilled intern and bark orders at him/her

"INTERN! What is the airspeed of an unladen african swallow?"
by Cave Wizard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Career change to CS
Replies: 13
Views: 3110

Re: Career change to CS

On this subject, do you guys know of any good sites with a lot of the sorts of problems asked in job interviews? Unfortunately job interview whiteboard coding doesn't bear much resemblance to the coding I do in my actual job, so I'm looking to brush up a little
by Cave Wizard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Internet and consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: Internet and consciousness

Hey Interweb, could you ask Google to stop keeping track of everything I do? I'm pretty sure they're keeping a log of my GPS coordinates and call log from my phone and google voice/location, every website I visit through google chrome, all my communications through gmail, etc. This is OK for now sin...
by Cave Wizard
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time stopping
Replies: 32
Views: 3466

Re: Time stopping

I've been reading up on this topic and its erotic applications, and it seems like the important points are to <REDACTED>
by Cave Wizard
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Microwaves, discs, your brain and you
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Microwaves, discs, your brain and you

me inhale burn plastic all time no prob!!
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Zapper Feasability?
Replies: 33
Views: 3789

Re: Computer Zapper Feasability?

even better, you could make a bootable USB flash key that just boots to a mysterious error screen, then pull it out of its case and solder it directly onto the motherboard's USB connector It'll stop casual hackers, but no experienced computer detective would boot up the computer (they'd just remove...
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Zapper Feasability?
Replies: 33
Views: 3789

Re: Computer Zapper Feasability?

even better, you could make a bootable USB flash key that just boots to a mysterious error screen, then pull it out of its case and solder it directly onto the motherboard's USB connector
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HUD goggles
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: HUD goggles

how do a pico projector or a smartphone factor into this? What do you mean about a smartphone's "IR filter"? Why don't you just buy some decent IR goggles straight up? That projector would cost $200, looks like, at which point you may as well just get regular IR goggles hmm, looks like you...
by Cave Wizard
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cell phones asplode your brain with radiation???
Replies: 77
Views: 7788

Cell phones asplode your brain with radiation???

Hey, do you guys know anything about cell phone radiation? As I recall, the frequencies used by cell phones are non-ionizing radiation, which means they're incapable of directly busting up atoms or molecules and destroying DNA the way Incredible Hulk style radiation does. I heard some vague rumors a...
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Japanese Science show / Bill Nye amore
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Japanese Science show / Bill Nye amore

Comeon man at least try http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%E5%AD%90%E4%BE%9B%E3%80%80%E7%A7%91%E5%AD%A6%E3%80%80%E3%83%86%E3%83%AC%E3%83%93%E7%95%AA%E7%B5%84 jeez louise :roll: just kidding, maybe you could watch some of those youtube clips and see if any of them are what you were talking about. That's just &quo...
by Cave Wizard
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sound can't travel in a vacuum. Can it travel in plasma?
Replies: 20
Views: 3613

Re: Sound can't travel in a vacuum. Can it travel in plasma

That's fairly standard though, everyone is taught 'lies to children' at first, then later 'lies to teenagers' Currently I'm finding that the 'lies to bachelor students' are getting replaced by 'lies to people with little education in quantum mechanics' I'm comforted, in a strange way, by knowing th...
by Cave Wizard
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0719: "Brain Worms"
Replies: 140
Views: 28550

Re: "Brain Worms" Discussion

Pro tip: When I want to pick something up from across the room, I'll usually briefly imagine it popping up and flying into my hand Darth Vader style. and I just don't give it any thought when this happens. Same deal with disintegrating offensive objects, etc Works great in dreams, no noticeable eff...
by Cave Wizard
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic Statistics/Probability question
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Basic Statistics/Probability question

yeah.. good luck killing Yogg with a pug though, haha
by Cave Wizard
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic Statistics/Probability question
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Basic Statistics/Probability question

awesome, thanks

Fortunately there are 10 bosses available per week, but unfortunately that still looks like it's going to be a long haul.. maybe I should do something more productive with my time, haha
by Cave Wizard
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Basic Statistics/Probability question
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Basic Statistics/Probability question

Hey guys, I should be able to do this on my own, but years of software engineering appear to have left the high school/college math section of my brain shriveled and useless I'm trying to get a legendary item in WoW called Val'anyr. To get it, one has to acquire 30 fragments of val'anyr. These are a...

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