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by NukemHill
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:09 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0001: "Relativistic Baseball"
Replies: 167
Views: 124571

Re: What-If 0001: Relativistic Baseball

A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base. Frankly, that pitcher's facing a hell of a fine. After all, he's just thrown at the batter ... t...
by NukemHill
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 50443

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

A couple = 2 (sometimes up to 5)

I guess that really depends on how open the relationship is, yes?

*ducks*
by NukemHill
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1045: "Constraints"
Replies: 86
Views: 43106

Re: 1045: Constraints

Awesome.
by NukemHill
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 106372

Re: 0980: "Money"

Combined net worth of 1,210 billionaires.... shouldn't that be in the $1.21T+ range, or was that logged after some mysterious market crash? I caught that too. There are at least one or two zeros missing in that number. I'm actually guessing the total amount is > $100T. Also "defecit" shou...
by NukemHill
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317084

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

One method that I used to use, and no longer use, was to pick a friend and interleave their name and phone number, or part of their phone number, ie if I have a friend Steve whose number is 555-3592, it would be S3t5e9v2e.


Gee, I always use my pet's name, plus the name of the street I--

Oh. Wait.
by NukemHill
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Objective C Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Objective C Question

Just to add a couple more refinements: 1) If you use initWithCapacity, you will either need to throw an autorelease onto the call: internalExpression = [[[NSMutableArray alloc] initWithCapacity:5] autorelease]; or make sure you release internalExpression at an appropriate time later on in the code. ...
by NukemHill
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0884: "Rogers St."
Replies: 241
Views: 70739

Re: 0884: "Rogers St."

Snowy Walnut.
by NukemHill
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 64438

Re: Firearms

The problem is not that the mentally ill are permitted guns. .... But the method of prevention is diagnosis, not undermining the due process requirement. There is a much more effective and fair method of preventing it, ban the creation and sale of guns. Mentally ill individuals committing atrocitie...
by NukemHill
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms
Replies: 555
Views: 64438

Re: Firearms

Right or no Right, acquiring a firearm should not necessarily be so easy. How about a test like they have for Drivers Licenses? You can't dismiss the Right. The Right to bear arms is Constitutionally mandated. The right to drive is not. Driving is a privilege. That said, theoretically one should ha...

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