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by Moose Hole
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Empty Space
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: Empty Space

castell wrote:imaginary friends
I'm pretty sure I'd feel alone even if you transported an infinite amount of imaginary friends to my fantasy orgy.
by Moose Hole
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Find the Word Filters!
Replies: 39
Views: 5340

Re: Find the Word Filters!

m_oney -> ballsweat

Are filtered words reverted? If so, what if someone originally typed b_allsweat, would it change to m_oney instead?
by Moose Hole
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: FBI NEWS / decryption
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Re: FBI NEWS / decryption

The first one is a grocery list. He wants eggs, milk, and york peppermint patties. I have no idea about the second one though.
by Moose Hole
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Ice cooling water
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: Ice cooling water

46.2 seconds.
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37218

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

rcox1 wrote:it was because a guy was sexually active with another guy. It might be that though female homosexual references are ok, male references are still taboo.
What are you talking about? This comic is about a bald female who accidentally milked a female genie.
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Find the Word Filters!
Replies: 39
Views: 5340

Re: Find the Word Filters!

P_ower -> POWAH
t_houghts -> mind-bullets
y_our -> y'all's

Saw a few others but didn't care to remember them.
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I want to track my stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Re: I want to track my stuff

Use a sharpie and write your name inside all of your stuff.
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 42460

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

Are Thor ways to circumvent the potential issues of that extremely low gravity? Yes, see everything astronauts have ever done except when standing on the moon. Beg pardon, sir, but if you could be more specific? Astronauts work in extremely low gravity all the time. For example, spacewalks and hang...
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Should I help anonimity related projects?
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: could I help anonimity related projects?

As a developer, could I contribute to such projects? Probably. Is there a way to enforce that those technologies wouldn't be used for ballsweat laundering and child pornography? I don't think so. These are things that governments oppress, so you can't remove the oppression without enabling the stuf...
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Find the Word Filters!
Replies: 39
Views: 5340

Re: Find the Word Filters!

z_ero -> eighty bajillion
The rest of the numbers change too.

m_outh ->bone-box
f_riday ->the day on which you gotta get down
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37218

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

This is why I always put the ends of lamps in my mouth before rubbing.
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A novel approach to Artificial Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: A novel approach to Artificial Life

Technical Ben wrote:And what did spore become? ;)
A piece of crap. Did you even read the article where it says he's raising his own money so he doesn't have to deal with salespeople and focus groups screwing with his ideas? Try that.
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1951
Views: 569129

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Moose Hole wrote:I used to play a game on my Commodore 64. It had a bunch of different style games, like disc tron and some shooting and mazes. I think it was in Russia and possibly some sort of spy game.
I found it! "Raid Over Moscow"
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A novel approach to Artificial Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: A novel approach to Artificial Life

He hasn't created it yet, but people are paying $50 a pop to play with it in the future.
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Base Conversion without Base 10
Replies: 7
Views: 17406

Re: Base Conversion without Base 10

Now that that's settled, try converting to base-φ
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A novel approach to Artificial Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: A novel approach to Artificial Life

We won't be greeting them as our overlords anytime soon. He gives the impression that his artificial life will be controlled by a neural net. Well, IBM, on a big ol' supercomputer, can simulate something about as complex as an ant brain. So the only way to get humanly interesting (i.e. high-level) ...
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 42460

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

Labot2001 wrote:Are there ways to circumvent the potential issues of that extremely low gravity?
Yes, see everything astronauts have ever done except when standing on the moon.
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A novel approach to Artificial Life
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: A novel approach to Artificial Life

Sounds cool, but how much brain cell simulation can he get out of a computer? It would be cool if he could make something like that learn behaviors, probably the easiest one to detect would be fear. It seems to me that it would be hard to know if you have anything really intelligent, it takes humans...
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96130
Views: 7731625

Re: Count to a Million

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by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 779288

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes.

Two girls and one cup?
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Frontiers in Data Indexing
Replies: 25
Views: 3891

Re: Frontiers in Data Indexing

Well I guess you could do something like this: Define a byte as 9 bits. Store information in 8 of the bits (as normal). In the 9th bit, store a 0 if the 8 other bits should be read as-is, or store 1 to do something like add 101 to the beginning of the stream of bits, copy the byte twice, or somethin...
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Things to do & motivation
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Things to do & motivation

Go look at instructables.com. They have lots of projects with pictures and stuff, and must don't seem to take very long to do. If you're not interested in completing stuff, you should probably get a job in research.
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cleaning my laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2199

Re: Cleaning my laptop

Use your fingernail for the laptop.

Also, don't put q-tips in your ear, you can damage your eardrum that way. Earwax is supposed to fall out naturally without any intervention from q-tips or fingers.
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: bioluminescent genes
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: bioluminescent genes

dukederek wrote:
rflrob wrote:glowing under a blacklight would be a neat party trick.


You can already do this with tattooing :D
Or after you masturbate.
by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0877: "Beauty"
Replies: 91
Views: 21986

Re: 0877: "Beauty"

Why are scientists so damn ugly?
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Radiation dose chart...
Replies: 11
Views: 3563

Re: Radiation dose chart...

KingofMadCows wrote:Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day will get you exposed to about 8 to 10 mSv per year.
So you're saying radiation is healthy?
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pill bottle problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3655

Re: Pill bottle problem

I don't understand. Can we count the pills in each bottle? Does each bottle have the same number of pills? Can we take any pills out of the bottles to weigh them?
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3772

Re: Computer Science at University

I looked on Google for a list like that, but then I figured you could probably do the same thing, and you'd know more about those schools than I do because you probably live closer to them. Don't you have guidance counselors in the UK?
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 10 Letters
Replies: 21
Views: 5743

Re: 10 Letters

I don't see anyone actually giving an answer, but thanks for the method. Using this method, I think the answer is
Spoiler:
1 - (!10/10!) = 1 - (1334961/3628800) = 1 - 0.367879 = 63%
However, my probability is pretty rusty so I think I got this wrong anyway.
by Moose Hole
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3772

Re: Computer Science at University

It would be difficult, though not impossible, to get a computer programming job without a degree. This varies a lot by employer. Where I work we have a number of keyboard jockeys with CS degrees, and ones who majored in physics, geography or some flavors of the arts. There are a lot of good compani...
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3772

Re: Computer Science at University

It would be difficult, though not impossible, to get a computer programming job without a degree. If you really know what you're doing, you can test out of a lot of classes so that you graduate earlier and cheaper than you would otherwise. If you don't know what you're doing, a university is a great...
by Moose Hole
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Frontiers in Data Indexing
Replies: 25
Views: 3891

Re: Frontiers in Data Indexing

I'm not really sure what you're asking about, but does holographic storage satisfy your parameters? What about a binary tree? Maybe the different ways of storing information in qubits?
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science at University
Replies: 18
Views: 3772

Re: Computer Science at University

Generally to get into a university you need to have graduated high school, and many of them require that you had good grades and/or good standardized test scores, and possibly interesting extracurricular activities. But Computer Science shouldn't be any more difficult to get into than any other fiel...
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fool's Gold
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Fool's Gold

Gold-plated tungsten is a near-perfect density match for solid gold, but there's no way to match gold's color, ductility, or hardness. The traditional "quick test" for gold in 1865 was to bite it: pure gold dents easily, while alloys and plated base metals don't. After checking on wikiped...
by Moose Hole
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Derp: The Game
Replies: 38
Views: 6226

Re: Derp: The Game

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by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: retroviruses
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: retroviruses

Aging can be more easily abated by using inverse tachyon pulses at the subnucleonic scale. Currently, concentrated bursts can be produced using plasma induction manifold relays, but these can cause damage to molecularly genetic material.
by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unfair auction
Replies: 55
Views: 11615

Re: Unfair auction

Nitrodon wrote:If both players bid 0
Ties are not allowed. If A is able to bid 0, B must bid 1. I don't know about the case where B has no money though.
by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unfair auction
Replies: 55
Views: 11615

Re: Unfair auction

redrogue wrote:
Spoiler:
[spoiler]217 works.

A should bet in the following manner:
25 + 25 + 48 + 24 + 24 + 24 + 24 + 23

That doesn't work in this case:
Spoiler:
B: Pass, Buy, Pass, Pass, Buy, Pass, Buy, Pass
Score: A has 5 tokens and B has 3 tokens, so the game is not over. B still has $24 left at the end of the sequence.
by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unfair auction
Replies: 55
Views: 11615

Re: Unfair auction

Seems to work at 250. A bids 50 each time B either bids 0 or does a one-time bid of 51 for a remainder of 49 held by B. A can bid 5 times. If he loses once, he still has 3 more tokens than B. I doubt this is optimal. EDIT: Using the same strategy, A can start with $248. He bids $49 each time after ...
by Moose Hole
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Unfair auction
Replies: 55
Views: 11615

Re: Unfair auction

Tass wrote:then be has the choice of outbidding
Gah, it took me forever to figure out the setup because of this typo in the OP.

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