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Re: Police misbehavior thread

According to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_identify_statutes California has no "Stop and Identify" statutes, so she was completely 100% in the right; she had committed no crime, and the officer had no reason to ...
by Diadem
Sat May 30, 2015 6:32 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3343
Views: 295296

Re: Police misbehavior thread

According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_ ... y_statutes

California has no "Stop and Identify" statutes, so she was completely 100% in the right; she had committed no crime, and the officer had no reason to detain her at all.
by Thesh
Sat May 30, 2015 2:08 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3343
Views: 295296

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri May 29, 2015 12:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

0xfdfd is a MSVC stack canary. It is also the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basmala Unicode code point. They rolled a whole sentence into one code point? Those crazy muslims, what'll they'll do next? I love Arabic calligraphy so much. It really is beautiful ...
by troyp
Thu May 28, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
 
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 8044
Views: 822642

Re: Monads(?) in C++

Aha! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monad_%28f ... aybe_monad -- the operation is called lift!

I was thinking it was bind. But bind is (apparently) used to write functions, not adapt existing functions.

https://wiki.haskell.org/Lifting

That gives me somewhere to start.
by Yakk
Thu May 28, 2015 4:44 pm UTC
 
Forum: Coding
Topic: Monads(?) in C++
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

0xfdfd is a MSVC stack canary.

It is also the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basmala Unicode code point.

الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ may your stack never overflow.
by Yakk
Thu May 28, 2015 2:56 pm UTC
 
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 8044
Views: 822642

Re: Who am I - Tournament Edition! Sign-ups always open!

@sir:
Spoiler:
3. Was I born in Europe? Image or in the Americas but outside the USA?
by Lawrencelot
Wed May 27, 2015 9:10 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Who am I - Tournament Edition! Sign-ups always open!
Replies: 73
Views: 878

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue May 26, 2015 3:50 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun May 24, 2015 9:17 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Bladeless Wind Turbine: Do joints look better than fans?

... not. Note it's a log scale... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/Bird_mortality.svg/1920px-Bird_mortality.svg.png http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_wind_power#Birds It's a problem at Altamont Pass, which uses a really old style of wind turbine that was ...
by Seraph
Sun May 24, 2015 1:39 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Bladeless Wind Turbine: Do joints look better than fans?
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 23, 2015 2:52 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 23, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
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Re: ... that's no moon...

https://www.facebook.com/topic/NASA/103 ... 9562272738

They think it's ice, that's a fairly boring explanation, raining diamonds is more fun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamonds_o ... and_Saturn
by krogoth
Sat May 23, 2015 10:59 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ... that's no moon...
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: Bladeless Wind Turbine: Do joints look better than fans?

... not. Note it's a log scale... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/Bird_mortality.svg/1920px-Bird_mortality.svg.png http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_wind_power#Birds
by billy joule
Sat May 23, 2015 3:53 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Bladeless Wind Turbine: Do joints look better than fans?
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri May 22, 2015 9:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Single Sign-on Shenanigans

... than I think it does. 'Seems a little short to uniquely ID a user enough to look up their username in AD, though. it doesn't look useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCSID
by hotaru
Fri May 22, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
 
Forum: Coding
Topic: Single Sign-on Shenanigans
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri May 22, 2015 12:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

A lot of people have posted since I last visited this thread. I like to look at everything another person wrote and then write a response addressing all the points that person made. However, if I tried to do that here, this post would be so huge no one will read it, which is understandable. Instead,...
by jewish_scientist
Fri May 22, 2015 6:06 am UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 155
Views: 7452

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Wed May 20, 2015 8:36 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: 0872: "Fairy Tales"

"Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland", and the sequels, by Gamow. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Tompkins I enjoyed them. Although they are probably more pedagogic and rational than Inductive White would be. ETA: I am also reminded of the classic Peanuts strip where Lucy reads Goldilocks for Lin...
by mikrit
Wed May 20, 2015 2:02 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0872: "Fairy Tales"
Replies: 74
Views: 10773

Re: Cutting and rearranging a half-colored square

Just to try to short circuit this loop we seem stuck in, what we are discussing is known as a supertask. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supertask For instance, if I turn on a light a minute before midnight, and then turn it off half a minute before midnight, then on again at time ...
by jestingrabbit
Wed May 20, 2015 2:43 am UTC
 
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Cutting and rearranging a half-colored square
Replies: 28
Views: 1519

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue May 19, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon May 18, 2015 3:33 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

The Plot Your Route Game!

... the first pair of page's for the next game. An example: Adam picks the pages Otalgia and Priest. Adam posts: Otalgia =>=>Priest Ben opens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otalgia . Ben posts Otalgia => Human mouth => Body Piercing => Religion => Priest Apparition =>=> Jelly bean Ben gains 5 points. ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon May 18, 2015 6:10 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Plot Your Route Game!
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 16, 2015 3:38 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 255312

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 16, 2015 12:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu May 14, 2015 9:33 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

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by Earthling on Mars
Wed May 13, 2015 3:53 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: 1520: Degree-Off

by peregrine_crow
Wed May 13, 2015 1:17 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1520: Degree-Off
Replies: 101
Views: 8025

Re: t1i – It's Green Everywhere

I wanted to comment on it, because - those plants... those chirpin' distinctive tall, zigzaggy plants! Why can't I identify them? I've been trying to figure out what they are for ages. I thought they were agave, but that didn't seem quite right. I even made some quip about blue tequila or something...
by Soup
Tue May 12, 2015 5:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 92711
Views: 10032013

Re: t1i – It's Green Everywhere

Oh Jose, you don't know how much I needed that decree! Thank you! You see, I want to ketchup a bit, but I'm so easily stuck. Take this post from NP 2299: *** STARTING THOUGHT TRANSMISSION FROM THE PAST *** April 2014. Cueganzzle are approaching the lake. This means: more plants. Fortunately, it's ea...
by ggh
Tue May 12, 2015 2:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 92711
Views: 10032013

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon May 11, 2015 12:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

Re: Gravitational mass of an electron?

... to centers of mass such as black holes (hence the name, "black hole") while having zero mass. I got this information mostly from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invariant_mass.
by waltmck
Sun May 10, 2015 11:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravitational mass of an electron?
Replies: 35
Views: 6995

Re: Relativity, Acceleration, and Gravity

... 3 From the final equation, one can see that the surface gravity is directly proportional to density, if the radius is held constant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Solar_System_objects_by_size#Objects_above_.E2.89.88400.C2.A0km_in_radius http://www.astrophysicsspectator.com/topics/planets/GiantGaseousPlanets.html ...
by thoughtfully
Sun May 10, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)
Replies: 2456
Views: 328570

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun May 10, 2015 12:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 09, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 12197
Views: 255312

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat May 09, 2015 12:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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