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by mousewiz
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 109
Views: 48403

Re: stop walking on the escalators

If there are not stairs beside the escalator, I can appreciate the desire to walk up the escalator. It makes you go faster, which is sometimes desirable. But if there are stairs beside the escalator, and you want to go fast, then you should probably just run up the stairs rather than walk up the esc...
by mousewiz
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Science and Philosophy
Replies: 268
Views: 41710

Re: Science and Philosophy

Just going to chime in as someone who took a 3rd year Philosophy of Science course (taught by this guy, for the curious) to fill in the non-science credits required in my comp sci degree... At the very beginning of the course, we were told that Philosophy of Science is really big, and we were just g...
by mousewiz
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 92
Views: 60403

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

'sue-doe' usually (because of most English words + learning to read it before knowing what it meant + never getting corrected on it by anyone like I might with an actual mispronunciation), but sometimes 'ess you do' (because it's a little more descriptive of the command without feeling clunky... I'd...
by mousewiz
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taliban Releases US POW
Replies: 196
Views: 27948

Re: Taliban Releases US POW

The question isn't "Did enough people oppose slavery in 1800s Alabama to really make a difference?". The question is "Was it possible to grow up in 1800s Alabama and still oppose slavery?". If even one person did it, the answer is "yes". It strikes me as dishonest to a...
by mousewiz
Sat May 03, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Even a thief's life is worth more than a tv I don't know, my TV is pretty good. And I definitely wouldn't pay as much for a thief as I would for a TV. ...I'm sorry. But a thief can be used to acquire more TVs. I'd totally purchase a thief over a TV if not for a plethora of reasons why I wouldn't.
by mousewiz
Thu May 01, 2014 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Which Religious War is the most important
Replies: 59
Views: 36145

Re: Which Religious War is the most important

The first syllable of "character" sounds like "care" in my accent, but pronouncing the C data type like just sounds bizarre. I had a prof who did that and it grated on my ears. "Char" is a real English word; it may not have much to do with the type in C, but "char...
by mousewiz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: μTorrent pronunciation
Replies: 43
Views: 30423

Re: μTorrent pronunciation

It's always been microtorrent to me, though obviously I type utorrent.
by mousewiz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Which Religious War is the most important
Replies: 59
Views: 36145

Re: Which Religious War is the most important

Windows vs Linux and Star Wars > Star Trek were my clear picks. I debated between the emacs > vi option and 'other' for #3, but settled on 'other'. I went with 'other' because I never want to hear 'char' pronounced like ' char red remains' ever again. Genocide against those people. I can tolerate 'c...
by mousewiz
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: C vs C++
Replies: 78
Views: 23165

Re: C vs C++

C++ is quite nice, except for when it's evil.

I picked C because the evil bits are what stick in my mind.
by mousewiz
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1337: "Hack"
Replies: 65
Views: 35926

Re: 1337: "Hack"

Shelgeyr wrote:Am I the only one disappointed by the fact that while Crash's slogan appeared on the monitors, the final panels suggest that Burn executed the hack?

Nope. I came to complain about the same thing.
by mousewiz
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

If I'm looking for a matching brace I always know exactly what I'm looking for. In cases where everything is right, I also know exactly what I am looking for: the beginning/end of a level of indentation. It's much more obvious to spot than a brace, imho. In cases where everything is not right, your...
by mousewiz
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

You could, but it would be just as confusing to read, possibly more so, because that's just not an idiom people commonly use. "goto errorhandler" isn't super popular, but it's common enough that people can look at it and know what's going on... but if you put me in front of a do-while(fal...
by mousewiz
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Billionaire thinks everyone's vote should be proportional to what they pay in taxes: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook/2014/02/14/the-tom-perkins-theory-of-taxation-and-representation/ People who live in reality overwhelmingly say "fuck you." For the sake of playing devil's advocat...
by mousewiz
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/road-project-in-iceland-delayed-to-protect-hidden-elves-9021768.html Road project in Iceland delayed to protect 'hidden' elves Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authoriti...
by mousewiz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #1: use
Replies: 24
Views: 10211

Re: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #1: use

Java is for my hobbies and was somewhat for work, but not any more.
C++ is for some hobbies and was mostly for work, but not any more.
SQL is now for work, which might lead to it creeping into more hobbies.
by mousewiz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #2: like
Replies: 26
Views: 9099

Re: The Great Programming Language Survey, poll #2: like

Still no votes for SQL. Not surprised that haskell and python do so well in this crowd. I just started a job where SQL is used like a real language. I've discovered that it's actually kind of cool to work with. I went with C despite doing more C++ in this poll due to the simplicity of C... I think ...
by mousewiz
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 24056

Re: 1271: Hilighting

Does anyone want to stand up and admit that they don't do this? Like many of the others here I've always assumed it was a weird neurotic thing that only I did. Obviously finding out Randall and at least a few xkcders also do it is pretty cool, but would be interesting to know if this is just positi...
by mousewiz
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FCCX: The Official Centralized Online ID system for USA
Replies: 22
Views: 4563

Re: FCCX: The Official Centralized Online ID system for USA

My experience with it in Canada: 1) My bank won't let me use a >8 character password... and now my identity with various other finance services are tied to that password... >_< 2) Keyloggers log keys 3) The login button from servicecanada.gc.ca sits on an http page that sends you to a 3rd party http...
by mousewiz
Thu May 16, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Curious Case of the Really Shitty Cryptogram
Replies: 8
Views: 5524

Re: The Curious Case of the Really Shitty Cryptogram

Spoiler:
Also, it should probably be (in a strict decryption) "aganst".
by mousewiz
Fri May 10, 2013 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AR School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray
Replies: 55
Views: 12450

Re: AK School Cancels 6th Grade Grad Rather Than Not Pray

I chuckled at the idea of all faiths being included for fairness. 'We thank The Holy Father, Jehovah, Allah, Satan, Shiva, Xenu, Buddha, Zeus/Jupiter, Thor, Nergal, Frank down the street, Invisible Pink Unicorn, none of whom exist, all of whom may or may not exist...' You forgot the Flying Spaghett...
by mousewiz
Fri May 10, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: USAF officer in charge of SAPR arrested for sexual assault
Replies: 10
Views: 3669

Re: USAF officer in charge of SAPR arrested for sexual assau

No, this is worse than the Bishop. It's like getting robbed, calling the police, and the police confiscate everything else as 'evidence'. The assault happened just after midnight in a parking lot. If it happened with someone who'd just made a complaint to him I'd agree with your analogy, but the ti...
by mousewiz
Fri May 10, 2013 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 53105

Re: Lowering The Age of Consent: Discussion

While I can't say I agree with all of what nitePhyyre is saying, I can say it would be nice to live in a world where adults can bone children and have it be accepted. I don't think allowing adults to bone children in the short term is the way to get there. I think adults need to be more adult about ...
by mousewiz
Wed May 08, 2013 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer)
Replies: 60
Views: 22793

Re: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer

I'd go non-intervention largely because that is what I'd want done for myself. What I want done for myself is biased by the fact that I know (a) suicide is an option and (b) confidence in both my ability to be the one that survives the crash and in my species' ability to avoid the crash. However, ev...
by mousewiz
Tue May 07, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Ungoogleable
Replies: 128
Views: 89111

Re: The Ungoogleable

I've got my own ungoogleable, or at least I can't find the answer. Maybe 2-4 years ago in the course of my internet browsing I came across an article about a type of manual search engine which had existed before the internet, presumably in the 1800s or perhaps early 1900s. The place was staffed wit...
by mousewiz
Tue May 07, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Personally I don't see a problem downloading porn, legal or not. Because legally speaking, the people in porn are NOT being paid to have sex; they are being paid to be filmed having sex they would have had whether or not they had been paid at all. Otherwise it'd be prostitution. It's not like there...
by mousewiz
Sun May 05, 2013 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Distributed Defense
Replies: 171
Views: 32567

Re: Distributed Defense

Forbes says that they've got a basically completely printed gun now. Not a lot of information in the article beyond: - They're testing it right now before posting the plans (article says to expect the plans early next week) - Only metal is the firing pin, and a little extra just for the sake of met...
by mousewiz
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Game developers develop game developing game; release cracked version for pirates to see what it feels like . Those statistics are pretty painful to look at actually. 93% of the versions pirated? I like the fact they included code so they could determine that though and made it so the game got unpl...
by mousewiz
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7593

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

Based on their name, their list of disallowed content, and the fact that spamhaus blocked them, I'm guessing they provide bulletproof hosting. Eg, the kind of ISP that will look the other way when you do things like send a ton of bulk email, or host exploit packs on your site, or run a botnet comma...
by mousewiz
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7593

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

So does anyone know what Cyberbunker is and why Spamhaus put it on their list? Based on their name, their list of disallowed content, and the fact that spamhaus blocked them, I'm guessing they provide bulletproof hosting. Eg, the kind of ISP that will look the other way when you do things like send...
by mousewiz
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The part that's surprising to me is that Brady made some sort of attempt to help Torres after he got busted instead of cutting all cuttable strings.
by mousewiz
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: cheap cloud storage by MP3 uploading
Replies: 11
Views: 8927

Re: Idea: cheap cloud storage by MP3 uploading

PM 2Ring wrote:
mousewiz wrote:4) Use stego to hide your file pieces in your randomly generated music

It's not easy to hide stuff steganographically inside files that use lossy compression.

I don't know that algorithmically generating something that sounds like music is easy either, but the tools for both exist.
by mousewiz
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: cheap cloud storage by MP3 uploading
Replies: 11
Views: 8927

Re: Idea: cheap cloud storage by MP3 uploading

Right, the reason Amazon can do that kind of storage for those prices is likely because they employ heavy deduping, convering a lot of MP3 into just a few bytes of metadata pointing to a canonical version. If they notice that you've got 100k unique tracks that no one else has, they'll probably inve...
by mousewiz
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31193

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

I could have sworn there was a thread on this already a while ago, I was assuming it was from the time charges were pressed or something. Turns out I was probably wrong as I found the story (but not the thread; it might still be there, but need to get back to work) I had in mind and it was about a d...
by mousewiz
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7593

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

Mousewiz, your biased statement is part of the problem. We have all these companies that are easy prey for hackers and even routine security practices are too expensive for companies to implement. The only way it's gonna happen is if they suffer an attack that is so damaging and so long, that they ...
by mousewiz
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7593

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

These sort of events are lessons, and I hope we all are learning the lessons. For the average civilian, the lesson is the internet can go down. Further it almost certainly will go down form time to time and from place to place. For businesses, the lesson is much the same. In the same way any wise p...
by mousewiz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705456

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

School Policy Bans Hugs Except From Parents Another rule would prohibit siblings from visiting students at school I wonder if 'visiting' encompasses 'picking up after school.' I also wonder if 'sibling' excludes legal guardians. The impression the rest of the internet gives is that this is a set of...
by mousewiz
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google killing Reader
Replies: 56
Views: 10815

Re: Google killing Reader

My mind boggles that some people have 500 different websites that they keep up with. I have six, and that's about all I can manage. That's because you don't use RSS. With that, you can manage hundreds easily, that's the whole point. RSS magically creates an extra thirty or forty hours per day so I ...
by mousewiz
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Optimizing repeated use of PHP/SQL
Replies: 4
Views: 7403

Re: Optimizing repeated use of PHP/SQL

The optimpization it sounds like you're looking for is 'caching'.
Here is one link: http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/201 ... -and-tips/

Forgive me if this is more basic than you're looking for, but it sounded like you didn't know the right word to google.
by mousewiz
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Change the Displayed URL?
Replies: 3
Views: 6653

Re: Change the Displayed URL?

Here's one relevant result for you, only for modern browsers though, and is javascript: http://spoiledmilk.com/blog/html5-changing-the-browser-url-without-refreshing-page/ Another javascript, I think, would be to load the page and jump to the location: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3569329/java...
by mousewiz
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: RIP Stompin' Tom.
Replies: 1
Views: 6256

RIP Stompin' Tom.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=658949&navid=nhl:topheads I was all refreshing nhl.com waiting for highlights of the Leafs/Sens to come up, and waiting to see if the Hawks could make it halfway through the season without losing in regulation, and then I noticed the story on the side. Now I am...

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