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by ccx
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mobile phones affecting memory
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Mobile phones affecting memory

Found the original study, the linked swedish article was just a press release summary.
http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=12588&postid=1267250
by ccx
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mobile phones affecting memory
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Mobile phones affecting memory

So once we got over the "mobile phones cause cancer" frenzy, there seems to be another one and a bunch of studies on it. Memory worsened in mice: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081205095956.htm (english article) http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=12588&postid=1267250 (the study)...
by ccx
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44200

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

So I'm the only one who read that as "queening"?
Oh well...
by ccx
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0478: "The Staple Madness"
Replies: 122
Views: 29115

Re: "The Staple Madness" Discussion

Bakemonogatari opening
strangely relevant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVYn56nTAXg

Good that he hadn't found Senjōgahara's stapler, that could end much worse.
by ccx
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0592: "Drama"
Replies: 122
Views: 29207

Re: "Drama" Discussion

I dunno. Responsible open relationship is working for me, and that's not the standart model of behavior for most people. I think that implementing non-standart features in relationship protocol, when it's well agreed upon by all sides, is good idea. Or atleast fun.
by ccx
Mon May 25, 2009 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Homosexual Marriage?
Replies: 394
Views: 36470

Re: Homosexual Marriage?

Excuse me, but I thought we have another institution, called adoption, to handle this kind of thing.

Procreation != raising children
by ccx
Fri May 22, 2009 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Homosexual Marriage?
Replies: 394
Views: 36470

Re: Homosexual Marriage?

It would be cool if we could refactor marriage out of the law system, split it into several laws that would have minimal necessary conditions. Why limit it based on sex? Why limit it only to two people? etc.
by ccx
Fri May 22, 2009 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1861799

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Hare Hare Yukai from Melancholy of Suzumia Haruhi. Couldn't get the tune out of my head for whole day.
by ccx
Fri May 22, 2009 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buddhism
Replies: 54
Views: 10123

Re: Buddhism

Broken off from here ...just to add another level of whatever to do this discussion, Buddhism sees no difference between thinking and doing - if you are capable of thinking something, you've already committed the first step in doing the action; the actual action itself is more or less secondary. Th...
by ccx
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Transparent NAT traversal via IPv6
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Transparent NAT traversal via IPv6

I was quite long time looking for some solution to allow those unlucky fellas who live behind NAT enjoy full potential of peer-to-peer services. Recently I bumped into great project called n2n which is basically open-source variant of hamachi, and into my friend's CloudVPN , which solves problems of...
by ccx
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do animals have consciousness?
Replies: 63
Views: 7795

Re: Do animals have consciousness?

Now, are we speaking on sentience? Because my understanding of that term is the ability to suffer pain or enjoy pleasure. And I doubt much of an arguement can arise from "Can animals feel pain?" That's pretty much what I meant by sentient beings. It's the presence of experiencer behind th...
by ccx
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do animals have consciousness?
Replies: 63
Views: 7795

Re: Do animals have consciousness?

That said, it's also interesting that the ultimate goal of most mystic traditions is the eventual extinguishing of the self, the loss of that self-examining facility. Those who have experienced loss of self describe it as "there's nothing and no one there". I conceptualise it as the extin...
by ccx
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: best multi threaded language?
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: best multi threaded language?

For math problems like factoring I would recommend haskell or other functional language, but it's a lot different from the usual imperative languages like C, C++, Python, ... Also note for heavilly paralell applications classical C threads are considered bit ineffective, thus specialised languages u...
by ccx
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0538: "Security"
Replies: 145
Views: 37644

Re: "Security" discussion

Actually is there someone on this forum who hasn't read Cory Doctrorow's Little Brother?

Nobody bothers beaking encryption when you can break people.
by ccx
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 46826

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

GhostNULL wrote:Swans don't devour universes, they weave universes.


I saw how the swans tore the universe apart...

by ccx
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0512: "Alternate Currency"
Replies: 128
Views: 26882

Re: "Alternate Currency" Discussion

by ccx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0403: "Convincing pickup line"
Replies: 100
Views: 34770

Re: "Convincing pickup line" Discussion

Oh, and has anyone tried implementing a way of collecting this information online, and having it draw neat little graphs? Besides that LJ scam I mean. That's the first thing I thought of. Work for the Web of trust if you ask me. Maybe throw in the FOAF for XML/RDF thing. Is anybody interested in ac...
by ccx
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22955

Re: "Network" Discussion

yeah, if anyone comes up with a program to 'virtualize' it's virtuality, would you virtuously let us know. If you would take notice, I said visualize, not virtualize. I ment something like a gui for this, I can't make a program to scan for and display the viruses in each VM. No, but if you restrain...
by ccx
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Maze / dungeon generator
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Re: Maze / dungeon generator

I'm halfway implementing what I mentioned above. I'm doing it in my free time, to it doesn't go so fast :) Level generation is subset of procedural content generation (from what I understood). I'll read the articles when I have more time. Anyway I intended to collect as many ideas for level generati...
by ccx
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Maze / dungeon generator
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Re: Maze / dungeon generator

You have a lot of options depending on how you want the final maze/dungeon to look so I think you'll need to specify your desired results a little bit more before you can pick a particular solution. Well' I was looking for something that will look more realistic in logical structure, than the usual...
by ccx
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Maze / dungeon generator
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Re: Maze / dungeon generator

I build a basic dungeon game for a class, and the algorithm that I used was as follows: 1) The dungeon is a 2D matrix of tiles 2) Each tile is either a wall or a floor 3) I created several (~100) "spiders" with random starting locations 4) For each spider, they would look at there current...
by ccx
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Maze / dungeon generator
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Maze / dungeon generator

I'm trying to implement some dungeon generator suitable for roguelike. I've read bit on the topic, but I still haven't found algorithm I would like. What I thought of was constructing planar graph of rooms, but I wasn't able to find any good (or atleast understandable) algorithm for that. Any sugges...
by ccx
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Individuality
Replies: 25
Views: 3671

Re: Individuality

If you think I'm OT or simply not contributing to the debate, please tell me. I feel like spamming, just because most of my post on this forum were Buddhism related so far. But I can't resist because it's exactly what's addressed by most of the teachings. Anyway: What makes us so individual and uniq...
by ccx
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Eternity II
Replies: 14
Views: 8064

Eternity II

Have anyone tried the Eternity II 2 milion USD reward puzzle? Wikipedia link.
It seems there around 10557 combinations, which would take 1047 backtracking steps to complete.
by ccx
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44200

Re: "The Data So Far" Discussion

For the brain as generator of consciousness argument, there were few interesting experiments. Phone / email telepathy: People were able to guess who's calling them before picking up the phone, with 45% accuracy on 4 persons calling them. http://www.skepticalinvestigations.org/currentresearch/calls_v...
by ccx
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44200

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

oh, come on; this is ridiculous so long as we define "supernatural" to mean "something which cannot occur," then the conclusions he derives from his graph are tautological at best. However, we have documented many cases of people performing actions which have been in the classic...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44200

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Last I heard in my World Civilizations to the 1500s class was that there are currently 2 types of Buddhism right now. Buddha did pass on very large amount of teachings and methods on how to reach enlightennment (the usual number is 48000), just because people are so different and need different met...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22955

Re: "Network" Discussion

I can't believe I'm first to suggest this, but with so many people going 'I WANT THAT', woldn't it to be best to make distributed network of monitored virtual machines? It wouldn't be so difficult to host one or two for most of us. When we can monitor the network, we can do nice statistics about spa...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: python and php problem, also the horrors of unicode
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Re: python and php problem, also the horrors of unicode

Couldn't that be a byte-order-mark? I can't tell unless you show me the source. Hexdump of network traffic would also help determining what it is. If you don't have tool for this I reccomend http://www.wireshark.org/ BTW, I decided to switch my system consistently to UTF-8 and since then I have no e...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: On Materialism, Responsibility, and Despair
Replies: 29
Views: 3389

Re: On Materialism, Responsibility, and Despair

Can you name any modern Buddhist society? There is a lot of buddhist around europe and other 'western' countires. Karma Kagyu is probably the most popular school and it has 569 lay (not monk) centers all around the world. See, the point of buddhism is not to believe, but to experince. It was always...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0373: "The Data So Far"
Replies: 243
Views: 44200

Re: The Data So Far Discussion

Or the Bhuddists "Buddhism is not a religion because: First, the Buddha is not a 'supernatural being power'." or "Buddhism is an education, not a religion". As a buddhist I would like to note few things why I don't concider buddhism a religion: 1) The goal is not to believe, but...
by ccx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2415700

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm 20 year old male, studying computer science on czech technical university in Prague. I code in python. I enjoy old computer game music (as in slayradio.org). I also enjoy good tea (as in green or oolong). I really enjoy good webcomics :) And after all I'm practicing buddhism for about 2 year...
by ccx
Tue May 29, 2007 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Window Management
Replies: 34
Views: 7530

Enlightenment

http://veverka.sh.cvut.cz/~ccx/shot2_tiny.png enightenment 0.16.CVS, lightly modified R9x theme kopete is shaded on the right kdesktop running in borderless window on the left 2x conky in the middle, tcp connections and ftp log generated by my own scripts ( part of ftp one can be seen in the window...

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