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by mousewiz
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hugo Chavez dead
Replies: 50
Views: 6869

Re: Hugo Chavez dead

My point being you do not lie and claim your arch-nemesis is orders of magnitude more powerful than you. And my equally obfuscated point was that it's not really a significant power to give people cancer these days. According to California, a random cup could do it. I think Iulus is alluding to the...
by mousewiz
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this a good encryption algorithm?
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: Is this a good encryption algorithm?

Secure ciphers are really bloody hard Secure ciphers are really easy with a little knowledge of modern cryptanalysis. It's fast and secure ciphers that are hard. As long as you have a cipher with a half-way decent non-linear component, a half-way decent diffusion component, and a half-way decent ke...
by mousewiz
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hugo Chavez dead
Replies: 50
Views: 6869

Re: Hugo Chavez dead

CorruptUser wrote:If the US had the power to give people cancer, wouldn't that be a reason to be grovel for mercy rather than be defiant?

1) I am pretty sure the US has the power to give people cancer. Though maybe that proves your point?
2) California needs to get on some how putting a warning label on the US.
by mousewiz
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is this a good encryption algorithm?
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: Is this a good encryption algorithm?

EDIT: if the key is the same length as the message, though, it's an unbreakable one-time pad. Well, it's like a one time pad: for char in string: ordChar = ord(char) key = random.randrange(sys.maxsize) encoded.append(hex((ordChar + key) * userkey)) keys.append(hex(key)) But random.randrange(sys.max...
by mousewiz
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Abridged Debate
Replies: 1185
Views: 150961

Re: Abridged Debate

Response, that has already been made by other posters several times, to something on page 2. Advanced apologies and justifications for not reading the thread.
by mousewiz
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 102102

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

it should just be DD/MM/YYYY. Makes the most sense. No! Would you seriously write time as ss:mm:hh? or mm:ss:hh? No. The date is just an extension of that. L-R is big to small (more precision further right, like normal numbers). It's unlikely that I would ever want to know seconds, minutes, and hou...
by mousewiz
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Implementing a Linked List in the Heap
Replies: 19
Views: 21470

Re: Implementing a Linked List in the Heap

You aren't really doing what they expected for create_dummy()... what they're expecting is that create_dummy() will create an element with no data in it, to be the head of the list. The first real element of the list is then stored in head->next. The idea being that this means that "head"...
by mousewiz
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager
Replies: 35
Views: 4205

Re: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager

But are raids and battering rams - regardless of who performs them - needed to fight some minor copyright infringement? Such a response is not so much enforcement but intimidation. And that's a bad thing. I imagine there's plenty of charges that can be laid beyond minor copyright infringement (if t...
by mousewiz
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager
Replies: 35
Views: 4205

Re: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager

An Aussie hacker found out that Microsoft has no sense of humour when he leaked details of Microsoft's new Xbox and listed a prototype on eBay as a gag. Perth man SuperDaE, who describes himself as a freelance security analyst, got his paws on some internal Microsoft papers and a Durango developmen...
by mousewiz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager
Replies: 35
Views: 4205

Re: Microsoft conspires with FBI to raid Australian teenager

1) Where is the 'conspiracy'? MS complained to law enforcement, law enforcement did something. Same* as anyone else. 2) I didn't see the 'hoax' bit in the articles you linked; that doesn't seem like something a person would fabricate, so it's possible I missed it. 3) Your power to avoid being subjec...
by mousewiz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Canadian business consortiums pushing to legalize spyware . So the law would allow: "a program that is installed by or on behalf of a person to prevent, detect, investigate, or terminate activities that the person reasonably believes (i) present a risk or threatens the security, privacy, or un...
by mousewiz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes

Are you claiming that there are other groups out there that want the names of Chinese informants and dissidents? Or that the evidence simply isn't enough that we can prove in court? I'm not making either claim. In this thread I think I've made approximately the following claims: 1) I don't believe ...
by mousewiz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes

The trail of IPs pointing back to China means basically nothing. Motive is the only piece of published evidence that really points at China. China's internet traffic is heavily regulated by their government. There are far easier ways of hiding your location than routing through Chinese servers. Giv...
by mousewiz
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes

Most open proxies are pretty well known about, and your average small fry doesn't have the resources to set up ones for casual mucking about with . Governments do, I suppose, but without any actual information from the event...china seems by far the most likely and obvious culprit. Huh? Setting up ...
by mousewiz
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Drumheller769 wrote:Dont get Scroogled!

This would be more amusing if scroogle was still around and MS was advertising for another competitor.
by mousewiz
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes
Replies: 24
Views: 2900

Re: Chinese(?) hacked NYTimes

The US started this when they and Israel attacked Iran's nuclear program with malicious code. I'm curious, how did you reach the conclusion that Stuxnet started this as opposed to any other attack where some government is alleged to have been involved despite their denial*? Just to name the first e...
by mousewiz
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Twitter Hacked: Reset your passwords now
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Twitter Hacked: Reset your passwords now

This article is implying that the attackers managed to load up new code to Twitter's servers, and then they used that code to spy on users as their passwords entered the system. This means that if you logged into Twitter while the hack was ongoing, the hackers now have your password. Game, set, mat...
by mousewiz
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Considering that my asshole neighbor who doesn't work at all has sex with his girlfriend at least 5 times a day, and I'm certain he has never cleaned anything, 20 times may be possible. ok not true, but had to make the joke Not doing chores not only frees up time for sex, but when the rest of the h...
by mousewiz
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people
Replies: 226
Views: 18565

Re: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

It becomes unethical if YOU start suing other people for murder when they kill trees, and then turn around and use the 'trees aren't people' defense when someone sues you for the same crime. It's not even the trees aren't people defense, though. It's the, "you don't think trees are people, and...
by mousewiz
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people
Replies: 226
Views: 18565

Re: Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

Now, a Catholic Hospital is using the argument that a fetus is not a person as a defense. Lets put aside your personal opinions of when your baby was a human vs a fetus vs a concept; do you understand why this is a rather hypocritical and ridiculous event? Suppose some left-leaning American voter p...
by mousewiz
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0029: "Spent Fuel Pool"
Replies: 167
Views: 47246

Re: What-If 0029: Spent Fuel Pool

A relevant comic from a relevant story arc over at Nukees http://nukees.com/d/20120420.html offers a different answer to the what-if...
Spoiler:
the eventual solution is to make the swimmers employees to save paperwork.
by mousewiz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Helicopter crashes into crane in London
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Helicopter crashes into crane in London

Flying things occasionally crash down to earth - who knew ? I look foward to the untold millions of my tax dollars spent on 300 page report confirming this basic law of physics Yeah its terrible to figure out why these things happens and implement measures to prevent them from happening again. I ha...
by mousewiz
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Govt advising disabling Java
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: US Govt advising disabling Java

Thesh wrote:There's no reason to have Java always enabled in browsers anymore anyway. I come across new applets maybe once a year these days.

I've played ~2000 games of Xplorers (aka Settlers of Catan knockoff) in the last 3 years, so I've amended your personal experience to better fit my own.
by mousewiz
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

I think the italized text is an important issue here... if the law can also be interpeted this way for men... it will open up a lot of grounds on the fight for Men's rights and equality! If a men is entrapped into having children by the female when she neglected to tell him the fact she was off the...
by mousewiz
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

I think the italized text is an important issue here... if the law can also be interpeted this way for men... it will open up a lot of grounds on the fight for Men's rights and equality! If a men is entrapped into having children by the female when she neglected to tell him the fact she was off the...
by mousewiz
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Find a power outlet in a dark room
Replies: 22
Views: 8483

Re: Find a power outlet in a dark room

Hmm, to be sure of searching everywhere, what you can do is drag the table to one corner of the room, search under above and around the table. Mark where the table extends to with a chair, move the table so the edge lines up with the chair, search, and continue like so. That way you are guaranteed ...
by mousewiz
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...
Replies: 40
Views: 8730

Re: UK Muslims demand gay marriage exemption...

I find it really bizarre that a religious organisation would specifically ask the government to forbid it from doing something. Perhaps they fear that without it they may one day be forced to do thing it? Either way it seems to be granting the government more power over them, which is something mos...
by mousewiz
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Down here a scrap metal company has marketed themselves very well. They always hand out $2, so much to the point where anyone who sees you with a $2 will associate you with that company. They may remember you, but you'll be known as "that guy who goes to the scrap metal recycling place before ...
by mousewiz
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Austrian raided by police for running a Tor exit node
Replies: 10
Views: 2855

Re: Austrian raided by police for running a Tor exit node

In related news, Germany seems to have already decided exit nodes of darknets (and open networks in general) are liable for what comes out. http://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-file-sharing-ruled-illegal-by-german-court-121123 . Hopefully things go well for this Austrian man. Shutting down Tor exit nod...
by mousewiz
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Children stolen over political party membership.
Replies: 90
Views: 11433

Re: Children stolen over political party membership.

How do you get to call yourself the libertarian party and not support gay marriage? That is a pretty cool magic trick and I would like to learn it. A nifty combination of conflicting rights and slippery slope / strawman. 1) Forcing religious organizations to perform gay marriages against their beli...
by mousewiz
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

A table can be a chair. And a rock can be alive. I'm sure there are some definitions which consider a skeleton to be a corpse. Show me one. From a reputable source. There is nothing in those definitions that proves that skeletons are not a type of corpse.And necrophelia is sex with the dead (not co...
by mousewiz
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Good job completely failing to address the actual point, which is that no *strict* definition exists. Lumping together everything from obsessive fascination to sexual contact with corpses doesn't seem like an especially strict definition to me. Nor, Diadem , have you or anyone yet provided a basis ...
by mousewiz
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Good job completely failing to address the actual point, which is that no *strict* definition exists. Lumping together everything from obsessive fascination to sexual contact with corpses doesn't seem like an especially strict definition to me. Nor, Diadem , have you or anyone yet provided a basis ...
by mousewiz
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Flow of Time
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: The Flow of Time

Also see Stephen Hawking's, "A Brief History of Time." He explains in nice every day language (his/a theory on) the link between the psychological, thermodynamic, and expanding universe arrows of time in one of the chapters.
by mousewiz
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Thread Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3975

Re: Thread Question

Select does exist on pretty much all platforms, including Java through the Selector class. I'd recommend looking into this, because I consider it to be the proper way to handle multiple clients, and should perform significantly better with respect to memory usage if there are many clients. Using th...
by mousewiz
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 37178

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

The fact that hockey isn't on the US list is a little sad.
The fact that either (a) Canada no longer exists, or (b) ~A V A is no longer true, is quite distressing.
by mousewiz
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Executive Order gives Emergency Internet Kill Switch
Replies: 18
Views: 3577

Re: Executive Order gives Emergency Internet Kill Switch

Can Canada get around to not routing domestic traffic through the US yet?
by mousewiz
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California Considering Law to Ban "Gay Conversion" Therapies
Replies: 84
Views: 11305

Re: California Considering Law to Ban "Gay Conversion" Thera

That leaves "healthy" -- presumably, this means mental health, specifically if you are fully right in the head. Sure, when you make that presumption the statement is not a moral one. But what about when you start talking about spiritual health? I mean, I'd argue homosexuality is spiritual...
by mousewiz
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2709201

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

Nylonathatep wrote:Dolphins deserve rights, scientists told

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/21 ... ists-told/

Not sure if that's a good idea.

I like that Ms. Marino is advocating rights for dolphins.
Perhaps next up will be an article where a Ms. Lemieux advocates rights for penguins?
by mousewiz
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Encapsulation & Exceptions
Replies: 20
Views: 7000

Re: Encapsulation & Exceptions

I might be missing something, so feel free to point it out if you spot it. In your original example, you want to address this problem: - A uses B which uses X - X throws an exception - B ignores exception, so it gets sent up the handler chain to A - A handles exception, there is potentially some ick...

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