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by pete
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Replacing the Moon with a Black Hole
Replies: 29
Views: 9439

Re: Replacing the Moon with a Black Hole

It would wreck most of the life on Earth that has evolved to depend on varying nighttime light levels, and it would expose us to a lot more cosmic bombardment. Our moon is quite large, as far as moons go, and has picked up lots and lots of stray meteors in its lifetime that would otherwise have tur...
by pete
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Replacing the Moon with a Black Hole
Replies: 29
Views: 9439

Replacing the Moon with a Black Hole

The Wiki page on Hawking radiation has a interesting fact that jumped out at me: A black hole of 4.5 × 10 22 kg (about the mass of the Moon) would be in equilibrium at 2.7 kelvin, absorbing as much radiation as it emits. Wouldn't it be handy to have a stable singularity nearby? We could get much bet...
by pete
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Interstellar Travel
Replies: 50
Views: 23221

Re: Interstellar Travel

idobox wrote:in the realm of possibility

Awesome :D
Thanks!
by pete
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Interstellar Travel
Replies: 50
Views: 23221

Re: Interstellar Travel

Another thought I had was to use the gas giants. Would constantly accelerating them perpendicular to the ecliptic (using the planets as fuel for fusion reactors perhaps) be enough to drag the sun and everything else along with it at a reasonable pace? By reasonable I mean travel times on the order o...
by pete
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Interstellar Travel
Replies: 50
Views: 23221

Re: Interstellar Travel

Thanks. It's easy to lose track of the scale of things if you don't know the math.
by pete
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Interstellar Travel
Replies: 50
Views: 23221

Interstellar Travel

I recently bought a telescope and that naturally got me thinking about travelling to the stars. Obviously time-dilation becomes a bit of a problem and it's no point going somewhere if everyone you know is long dead by the time you get back. So how about you take them with you? And I mean everyone......
by pete
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mobile video card?
Replies: 12
Views: 4208

Re: Mobile video card?

by pete
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33797

Re: This blows my mind!

Image

This way I can only see clockwise.

Edit: Or not. Harder to flip though.
by pete
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33797

Re: This blows my mind!

I propose that someone with decent software investigates the animation to see if there's any trickery going on. Just now she switched directions several times without me doing anything :? Just 34 looping frames. A local copy does the same so there's no browser funny business either. I tend to see h...
by pete
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Outgoing e-mail problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: Outgoing e-mail problem

What error message does it give? If it's something like "relay denied" your ISP is blocking access to their outgoing mail server from outside their network (to prevent spam, rather common these days). Not really sure what you can do about it in that case, except use a webmail type service ...
by pete
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: One Character per cell
Replies: 18
Views: 6251

Re: One Character per cell

johnnyjive wrote:What I need is a macro that will only allow one digit per cell then move to the next cell without having to press Tab or Enter.

Macros don't run while the user is entering data in a cell, so there's no way to do it like that unfortunately.
by pete
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How many routers have you killed?
Replies: 19
Views: 2690

Re: How many routers have you killed?

I've killed one. I bought a Netgear DG834 a few years ago which kept dropping the connection every half an hour or so, quite irritating. Tried getting it replaced but they blamed my line. Got the line checked out and they blamed the router. After trying every firmware available I got pissed off and ...
by pete
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:56 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Undoing "remember password" in Windows Explorer
Replies: 1
Views: 1928

Re: Undoing "remember password" in Windows Explorer

Start, Run:

Code: Select all

rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr


This will open a list of all your saved network passwords. Remove the one you don't want anymore (assuming WinXP).
by pete
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Retroactive deja vu
Replies: 61
Views: 6543

Re:

Grlmm wrote:I am psychic. It's not as great as you'd imagine.

Making a million dollars surely couldn't be too bad...
by pete
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quick business kinda question...
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

J wrote:Honesty


QFT. That's what it all boils down to.
by pete
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quick business kinda question...
Replies: 33
Views: 3439

I can't speak for anyone else, but I deal with this situation from time to time. I'd say take the first job then take the interview. If you've worked less than a month for me and asked for time off to interview for another job, hey at least you had the balls to admit it. I wouldn't hold it against y...
by pete
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 20937

(have watched Reservoir Dogs many times, love the movie) I tip, and I tip well. Why? If I didn't feel like tipping I'd go to a fucking drive-through. The fact of the matter is: a sit-down meal is a luxury. People bringing you drinks, taking your order, generally keeping you happy. I call that a serv...
by pete
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hall of suck (No, Belial, this isn't spam)
Replies: 41
Views: 4279

People who insist on coming to work when they're sick and wind up infecting everyone there (including yours truly). Influenza FTL!
by pete
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Klepto Bastards
Replies: 108
Views: 11955

Heh, I've had the usual broken windows, stolen speakers/tires and stuff, but a good friend of mine had the worst luck. They broke into his car, stole what they could, then set fire to it. Literally piled everything flammable they could find into his passenger seat then set it on fire. Luckily he saw...
by pete
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Excellent Gaming Moments
Replies: 331
Views: 42771

Hehe, let me clarify (I know you were kidding evilbeanfiend, indulge me).

My most excellent gaming moment was seeing some reward for all those countless hours of being spanked online.
by pete
Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Excellent Gaming Moments
Replies: 331
Views: 42771

I played Quake3 religiously from 97 until mid 2002, and never considered myself anything more than average. I won maybe 20% of my duels in the last year I played online, although I didn't get raped that badly. When I moved to a new town I saw an ad for a small q3 tourney at a local internet cafe and...
by pete
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Counter-Strike FTL?
Replies: 35
Views: 7890

It's not Quake ;) EDIT: Extracts of the short-lived "Matricomic" by smeagol of the ESReality forums: http://i9.tinypic.com/54bu0jt.gif http://i7.tinypic.com/4z2o686.gif http://i10.tinypic.com/4lj7zgw.gif Your last comic broke resolution, so I changed it to a link. -Hodge
by pete
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping terrors
Replies: 14
Views: 1733

joeframbach wrote:Yeah I don't get it. The forum thing won't let me link the wiki page correctly.


It's the brackets in the URL: test

Tip: When that happens click the discussion page then go back to the article, you'll see that the URL changes into a more (or less) friendly one.
by pete
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: i-went-shopping-today thread
Replies: 121
Views: 14823

Lone Wolf and Cub DVD boxset
Reservoir Dogs blu ray
True Romance special edition DVD
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Dark Benediction - Walter M. Miller
Kung Fu Hustle DVD

10 to 15 working days for delivery :(
by pete
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would be the best way...
Replies: 25
Views: 4156

I think normal string manipulation would probably be the easiest way to go about it. Pascal doesn't have a split() function as far as I recall. Loop through the file reading a line at a time into a string. Pass that string to a function to get the value you're looking for. The function should strip ...
by pete
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage
Replies: 138
Views: 12428

Posting on the xkcd fora should be a geek rite of passage of some sort.
by pete
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Linux is actually Windows!! rofl
Replies: 15
Views: 3608

Poking fun at mentally retarded people isn't good form...
by pete
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 35140

That tree-chopping story of mine ties in pretty well with the ex's and their families bit. I'm a bit drunk so forgive me if this gets confusing (super condensed version). I met friend 'L' through friend 'R' and we started hanging out at his place a lot. Got to know L's dad pretty well in the process...
by pete
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26094
Views: 2558011

Granted. You now speak fluent German everytime you wave your arms about like a monkey. Some Germans are annoyed by this.

I wish FFXIII was out already.
by pete
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Confirmation
Replies: 325
Views: 35140

Welding stuff. You get to wear a cool hat and get showered in sparks. Any manual labour actually. A friend of mine's dad wanted to get rid of a huge tree in his back yard, so each night after work three of us went at it with axes, picks, and shovels. He supplied the food and beer, but we basically d...
by pete
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Repeated newlines with regular expressions
Replies: 12
Views: 4048

Torn Apart By Dingos wrote: Many can find newlines, but they fuck up on replacing them.


I find that strange. You do know that DOS format text files use 2 characters for a new line (0D,0A for carriage return, line feed) while unix format only uses one (0A)?.

If \n leaves unprintable characters in your text, try \r\n.
by pete
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 60299

A roommate of mine's parents gave him 5 cases of canned pilchards once. Since I had to look it up, I'll share for others. A plichard is a small fish like a sardine. Or maybe exactly the same thing. Sorry, I didn't realise they aren't common. They're a bit bigger than sardines (about 2 or 3 times th...
by pete
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 60299

A roommate of mine's parents gave him 5 cases of canned pilchards once. We ate pilchards with everything for months. Pilchards on toast, pilchards with spaghetti, pilchard stew (really bad idea). Just typing that made me feel sick.
by pete
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book habits
Replies: 73
Views: 11990

I tend to buy books based on their covers. I know it's silly and wrong, but if there's something I want to read I'll wait for an edition that has a nice cover.

That and the Pringles thing, although I just eat them when I read (no rules involved).
by pete
Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moving in/out?
Replies: 52
Views: 6717

Will probably be moving away from home to go to university within two months or so. Scares the living crap out of me. I've made quite a few changes in my life, and each and every one of them has scared the living crap out of me. I may not be the best example, but seriously, worrying about it doesn'...
by pete
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best for pain? (ooooowwww - that hurts!)
Replies: 44
Views: 5949

I just find it strange that the "Aiel" haven't been mentioned so far (Wheel of Time - "embracing the pain", basically the Zen method Barbie mentioned). It's helped me through a few broken bones but I'm not opposed to drugs, unless the pain is my fault. I'll never take a pill to c...
by pete
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The ability of a 44kHz audio file to create high tones
Replies: 10
Views: 3051

Have a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCM

Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_file_format

Apologies if I totally misunderstood your question.
by pete
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moving in/out?
Replies: 52
Views: 6717

did you install a stripper too? We installed the pole for a rather legendary bachelor party we held at my place. Didn't get used very often though, although people would try out moves when we had regular parties too (some minor injuries occurred). It did leave a rather nasty hole in the ceiling. Go...
by pete
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moving in/out?
Replies: 52
Views: 6717

My first roommate (a guy I hardly knew at the time) was a lot less lazy than me, and a much better cook. He just sort of did everything automatically, so I compensated by buying the food and such. We're still great friends, I'm going to be the godfather of his first child (due in February). When he ...

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