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by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Favourite faster than light technology
Replies: 92
Views: 19340

Re: Favourite faster than light technology

I had an idea a while ago that there are a finite number of universes, say 1 million. Each universe can be thought of as a string, and they are tangled up in a ball. Any point on one of these strings corresponds to a point in that universe, but not in a linear relationship; if you converted your 3D ...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23488
Views: 1602214

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nope.

cjdrum
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1515923

Re: Today I Learned

I just go by my drivers license: 145 lb.
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riots in Egypt, is China next?
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Riots in Egypt, is China next?

Well, since that article, China has raised its poverty line to $176 per capita annual (so they even agreed $85 was too low): http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-10/28/content_11467561.htm They still say that's too low, but it does look like things are starting to look up. All I'm saying is that ...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riots in Egypt, is China next?
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Riots in Egypt, is China next?

Not sure how accurate this is, but it isn't THAT much cheaper to live in china. http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_result.jsp?country1=China&country2=Egypt EDIT: According to this, China's poverty line is $85 per year, or $0.23 per day: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8048

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

The problem isn't government regulation as a whole. The problem is government regulation that works backwards; that is, it protects the rights of business to shaft consumers rather the rights of consumers to a fair and open marketplace. The problem is simply that you have a for-profit entity operat...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riots in Egypt, is China next?
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Riots in Egypt, is China next?

I don't think there will be similar riots in China unless their economy slows down substantially. Well, China is already worse than Egypt in terms of poverty; they have 36% of their population living on less than $2 per day (15.9% living below the WHO poverty line of $1.25 per day). Egypt has 18.5%...
by Thesh
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I take the money, buy back my BB gun, and put it in the pile. The pile now contains the mystical BB gun of Gazpacho, which was forged from the iron of Brazil, stamped with the logo of Daisy, furnished with the wood of Canada, lost in the great apartment move of 1974, found again in 1975, accidentall...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What's the point with Linux?
Replies: 45
Views: 9839

Re: What's the point with Linux?

You got something wrong with your box if it takes that long. Time to shut down and restart my Windows XP box is less than a minute to get me to the login screen, another 20-30 seconds to be usable, and another 30 after that before all of the processes stop loading. I reboot my Windows machine once a...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I drink the mysterious beverage, and immediately turn into 33,550 pennies.

There are now 33,551 pennies in the pile
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 7153

Re: ipv4 Exhaustion

Yeah, but that would limit the botnet to whoever created the virus. Also, the ISPs could easily fight it by blocking the IP/DNS.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 7153

Re: ipv4 Exhaustion

I do have to wonder what this is going to do to botnets. You can't really just scan an IP range for trojans on IPv6 like you could on IPv4.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IPv4 addresses to run out by the end of this year
Replies: 35
Views: 3195

Re: IPv4 addresses to run out by the end of this year

Some companies already do that, AOL for example has multiple customers sharing the same IP using NAT.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ipv4 Exhaustion
Replies: 56
Views: 7153

Re: ipv4 Exhaustion

Yeah, I read up on that, it's actually using 64 bits for that portion as a previous poster mentioned. I'm not saying it's possible to implement it differently, I'm just saying we are going to waste a lot of space.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: N00b question in Javascript
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: N00b question in Javascript

Look into document.getElementsByName(). It will give you a collection that you can loop through. Save you a lot of typing.
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012856

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

The user interface has improved somewhat, which is nice, but hardly something you'll write home about. But it does suffer a bit from the "ubuntu effect" where if you're technically inclined you occasionally have to wade through a lot of frustrating "user friendly" wizard crap to...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape
Replies: 254
Views: 21287

Re: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

Interesting that you bring up power companies, I've been thinking about that the last couple of weeks. Currently, garbage collection, natural gas, water, and power are all supplied by for-profit companies. In inherently monopolistic markets like these, I feel that it would be better if it was handle...
by Thesh
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape
Replies: 254
Views: 21287

Re: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

In a pure minarchist society, there are two roles of government: Police and Military. Most libertarians, including myself, will agree that services like fire, roads, police, military, and other similar services necessary to infrastructure should be handled by government. So when someone talks about ...
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

Bruce Schneier gets bored and leaves. I leave the mystical BB gun of Gazpacho, which was forged from the iron of Brazil, stamped with the logo of Daisy, furnished with the wood of Canada, lost in the great apartment move of 1974, found again in 1975, accidentally thrown away in 1993, found at the ci...
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

This is ridiculous... How can you destroy Bruce Schneier?

Anyway... I put a flaming sword of swordness in the pile.

There is now one flaming sword of swordness in the pile.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I leave a machine that goes "ping."

There is now Jackie Chan, 1 nerd, 10001 corpses, and a machine that goes "ping" in the pile.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone noticed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3112

Re: Has anyone noticed?

Von Haus wrote:Has anyone noticed the correlation between bad religion and bad parenting?


I would argue my parents were both good parents, and they both liked "21st Century Digital Boy."
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone noticed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3112

Re: Has anyone noticed?

Before what and after what? Sense none makes.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362199

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

You're just like my big brother Bob.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362199

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Giant Speck wrote:
Thesh wrote:...and get a real job!

Clean your act up...

EDIT: OH FUCK YOU. :(


Fine...

...and don't be a slob.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6555

Re: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

What does 14 have to do with anything?
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362199

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

The proper response would have been "Clean your act up, and don't be a slob"
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 362199

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

...and get a real job!
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 309014

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

The room be spinning.

In other words, the alcohol is making me dizzy and, because of that, it feels as though the room is spinning.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012856

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

Because there's a market for it?
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Throw me potential CS research topics!
Replies: 22
Views: 4524

Re: Throw me potential CS research topics!

Personally, I am really interested in cryptography (even though I don't understand the math enough to fully get it), which isn't necessarily CS related; I have written my own encryption algorithms which I wouldn't trust but were fun to do (although I did modify serpent to add a built-in mode of oper...
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Take a penny leave a penny.
Replies: 2227
Views: 309936

Re: Take a penny leave a penny.

I take a penny.

There are now 100 penny-producing indestructible pencils, a team of clonists, 100 well-fed pencil-tappers, & a s***load of pennies - 1 on the pile.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape
Replies: 254
Views: 21287

Re: The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

Possible trigger What if instead of her dad it was a 'close' family friend or mother's boyfriend - does that still count as incest or is it now statutory rape, which wouldn't be covered Most likely, it counts as rape, which is covered. I consider most cases of incest to be rape as w...
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1469
Views: 174774

Re: Count up in Hex

11F
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6555

Re: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

Midnight wrote:Which brings me to my sixth point: Why do mathy peeps care about primes so much?


Public Key Cryptography? That's the only use I have ever come across.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17173
Views: 1499632

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

fdsg
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?
Replies: 139
Views: 69702

Re: Favorite Place to Get a Burger?

You like a little meat with that bun?

That sounded wrong.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6555

Re: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

Think about the largest known prime, which I simply call "bob". The decimal representation has over 12 million digits, In this sense, my system wins.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Good crock pot, that isn't too hot?
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Good crock pot, that isn't too hot?

I remember seeing one where instead of having high, low, warm settings you set the actual temperature. You might look for something like that.
by Thesh
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.
Replies: 49
Views: 6555

Re: Teens Are So Weird -- I mean the numbers.

Just throwing it out there, maybe we should give each and every number a unique name. For example, instead of saying "thirty-nine trillion one-hundred and seventy-two billion eight-hundred and forty million eleven thousand six-hundred and ninety-two" you could simply say "nuckack".

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