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by Randomizer
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: President Obama wants the Internet to be a Public Utility
Replies: 83
Views: 18179

Re: President Obama wants the Internet to be a Public Utilit

Email subject title: Do you know anyone in San Francisco? ---- Please forward this message to everyone you know. If the person works with computers for a living, they will know why it's important. If they do not work with computers for a living, they can simply pass it on and it will get to the peop...
by Randomizer
Wed May 14, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down
Replies: 195
Views: 34592

Re: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down

Today reddit has a blog post on the subject on Net Neutrality, if anyone's interested. They have a bunch of links to information on the subject and are asking people to call congress and the FCC to have them reclassify ISPs as Title II common carriers under the Telecommunications Act of 1934. Beside...
by Randomizer
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"
Replies: 71
Views: 29897

Re: 1354: "Heartbleed Explanation"

Was the xkcd forum affected by heartbleed? If so, has it been fixed? Do we need to redo our passwords?
by Randomizer
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 25681

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

Ok, I could kinda see if this was a "the program isn't working and for some dumb reason doing X seemingly irrelevant thing fixes it" joke, but... I'm just not seeing what the "the number 3 is cursed" thing is in reference to. Things like pi/pi instead of 1 being used to save memo...
by Randomizer
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1203: "Time Machines"
Replies: 100
Views: 30790

Re: 1203: "Time Machines"

So, the problem with time machines... is that the author of this comic hasn't clearly illustrated what the problem with time machines is? It just looks like he turns it on, then turns it off again before it had a chance to do anything. I was hoping that the alt text would explain it, but nope. When ...
by Randomizer
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The truthteller and the politician
Replies: 65
Views: 25389

Re: The truthteller and the politician

Well, you'd ask them questions so that, if you survive going down whichever road it is, you know who the truth teller and who the politician is next time you see one or both of them again.
by Randomizer
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Fair Notification
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Fair Notification

I can't imagine that a business would be that desperate for lathes that they'd be willing eat the costs of camping out a store to get maybe one a day, just so they could resell it. If they really wanted them that badly, they would simply offer a higher price than you do (which would still be less th...
by Randomizer
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316476

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

Yeah, putting the skin of one's pet into the form of a helicopter... nooooooo, I don't think so. Actually, making any animal into a helicopter like that would be rather creepy.

If I knew the guy, I would start avoiding him at that point.
by Randomizer
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2087
Views: 641384

Re: Something on Youtube

Amazing light show.

Now THAT is something I'd like to see in person!
by Randomizer
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316476

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

Permanent settlement on Mars by 2023. Not sure if hoax. Well, here's their website: http://mars-one.com/ After looking at it I concluded that it wasn't real. It's possible they want to go to Mars, but they certainly don't have their shit together. There was an AMA on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r...
by Randomizer
Thu May 31, 2012 10:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 274928

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

the Ronpaul Has Not Suspended His Campaign - straight from his official website (dated May 14th) I went ahead and looked up the actual quote from Paul himself: “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said in a...
by Randomizer
Thu May 31, 2012 10:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 274928

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Ghostbear wrote:
Randomizer wrote:the Ronpaul hasn't lost yet.

It's over. He already suspended his campaign. He lost.

the Ronpaul Has Not Suspended His Campaign - straight from his official website (dated May 14th)
by Randomizer
Sat May 26, 2012 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 18878

Re: 1059: "Bel-Air"

I had taken cab rides from airports before, knew that Bel Air is in California and Philadelphia is way out east somewhere, and the line "around seven or eight" indicated that he got out of the cab after a long trip, so him taking a plane to get there was always kinda obvious to me, even th...
by Randomizer
Mon May 21, 2012 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 18960

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Aw, yeah, I know what Randall's referencing. See here and here.

Synthetic DNA for the win!
by Randomizer
Mon May 21, 2012 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 121373

Re: Insult the poster below you :)

I suppose a stuffed toy counts for the latter?

NP is a peeping tom at the senior center.
by Randomizer
Mon May 21, 2012 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2087
Views: 641384

Re: Something on Youtube

ZeroN - Levitated Interaction Element

Interactive magnetically-powered awesomeness!
by Randomizer
Fri May 11, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA Somehow Getting Worse
Replies: 31
Views: 5814

Re: TSA Somehow Getting Worse

Apparently Canada has naked body scanners and pat downs at airports, too. :shock:

The screening agency is called the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).
by Randomizer
Tue May 08, 2012 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2087
Views: 641384

Re: Something on Youtube

Augmented Reality Sandbox with Real-Time Water Flow Simulation

Friggin' cool. You get your electronic entertainment fix and your playing in the sandbox fix all in one! :D
by Randomizer
Tue May 01, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 212719

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

May Day is tomorrow (or today, technically - depends on your time zone). There's a list of locations here . I'll be heading down to my local Occupy myself. And apparently Occupy is trying to get pro-Occupy commercials on television: How to get an Occupy commercial on “The O’Reilly Factor” Here’s how...
by Randomizer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.
Replies: 93
Views: 96485

Re: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.

For those looking for the "pro" side, here's a video where Michael McCaul [R-TX 10th district] explains why he thinks cybersecurity laws are important. He mentioned Stuxnet , which according to Ralph Langer is the United States' doing against Iran, and McCaul also mentions denial of servic...
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.
Replies: 93
Views: 96485

Re: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.

This video has an AT&T guy basically telling congress that he can't see what a government agency could tell them to make security better that they aren't already doing. Really, congress isn't very good with computers anyway - I certainly wouldn't want some noob trying to act like they know bett...
by Randomizer
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 274928

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Gingrich is out . So now the Republican nomination is between Mitt Romney and the Ronpaul . Results for U.S. Republican Presidential Primaries State Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum reporting 04/24 CT 10.3% 13.4% 67.5% 6.8% 100% 04/24 DE 27.1% 10.6% 56.5% 5.9% 100% 04/24 RI 6.1% 23.9% 63.2% 5.7% 100% ...
by Randomizer
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1027
Views: 245087

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

I wish for a malicious lunch today! Granted. You take a live badger to work with you, planning to butcher and cook it during your lunch break. However, it senses something is amiss and while you are in the bathroom it breaks free of its restraints, deliberately tearing up all the work on your desk ...
by Randomizer
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 274928

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

The primaries for five different states - Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island - are today. And there's speculation that if Newt Gingrich doesn't do well that he'll drop out of the race . Oh, and the Ronpaul is against CISPA and is calling on people to contact their congres...
by Randomizer
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.
Replies: 93
Views: 96485

Re: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.

Here's a good, short video summary of the bill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLjj6RD6-MI There's supposed to be a vote on it the week of the 23rd , so contact your reps TODAY! From Rep David Schweikert's twitter account @RepDavid : Like #SOPA, I cannot support #CISPA because of lack of government ...
by Randomizer
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316476

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

The almighty Al Lowe has put up a Kickstarter: Make Leisure Suit Larry come again! I trust you are all familiar with the classic Leisure Suit Larry game series. :P Al Lowe and his team are going to remake the first Larry game, and if that's successful they're going to work on the rest and, hopefully...
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316476

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

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/04/10/matt-groening-reveals-the-location-of-the-simpsons-springfield/ Or not. I'm unsurprised. I had read the interview by Smithsonian and it certainly didn't look like Matt said Springfield was *in* Oregon, despite what the headline said. Named after =/= the same ...
by Randomizer
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 121373

Re: Insult the poster below you :(

Considering the parking lot doesn't have running water, I don't really think that's so much my fault.

NP voted for George W. Bush... twice!
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 212719

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

You could talk to your co-workers about this. If everybody stays home on that day, they can't fire all of you. Also, even if you don't do that, and are doing it on your own, you could call in sick. I don't think most companies require a doctor's not for one sick day. How would they know you were doi...
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14855
Views: 2316476

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

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Planned For Brooklyn The world needs more of this kind of thing. It'll save a lot of fuel on shipping produce everywhere, and the food will be much fresher. Plus if some country decides to put sanctions on you so you have trouble getting food imported (or you otherwise ...
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.
Replies: 93
Views: 96485

Re: CISPA: Worse Than SOPA.

A few TSA threads: Totally comforting news about airport security TSA frisking babies? Wil Wheaton on the TSA A statement on the Ronpaul's website about the TSA: TSA Creator Agrees with the Ronpaul About Abolishing TSA You're welcome. Text of the CISPA bill : H.R.3523 -- Cyber Intelligence Sharing a...
by Randomizer
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote-a-Wish!
Replies: 1027
Views: 245087

Re: Misquote-a-Wish!

I wish for iced pee in the sink. Granted. A friend of yours puts the stopper in the sink and pees in it, and then pours liquid nitrogen in it to freeze the pee. Unfortunately he decides it would be a funny prank to pour some of this nitrogen down your back when you aren't looking. The results are n...
by Randomizer
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25799
Views: 2098318

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are delicious.

I wish to learn another language, in addition to retaining the one I already know.
by Randomizer
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 212719

General Strike May First

Occupy Wall Street is promoting a general strike on May 1st, where people don't go into work or go shopping. From occupywallst.org : 6 Ways to Get Ready for the May 1st GENERAL STRIKE May 1st, also known as International Workers' Day, is the annual commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chi...
by Randomizer
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial
Replies: 713
Views: 77054

Re: Major website shutdown by US govt without trial

It looks like MegaUpload isn't the only site in the sights of big media. From CNET, the MPAA wants more criminal cases brought against 'rogue' sites : "A Paramount Pictures exec says the studios continue to make criminal referrals against cyberlocker services dedicated to enabling piracy, and h...
by Randomizer
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll to dodge (Wizerd attack!)
Replies: 706
Views: 60106

Re: Roll to dodge (Wizerd attack!)

> Throw a small ball at the energy field.
by Randomizer
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Roll to dodge (Wizerd attack!)
Replies: 706
Views: 60106

Re: Roll to dodge (Wizerd attack!)

> Setting: A small island in the middle of the sea.
> Antagonist: A native population strangely immune to the many diseases we brought with us from the mainlands.
by Randomizer
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Totally comforting news about airport security
Replies: 79
Views: 13682

Re: Totally comforting news about airport security

I think a bazooka would be over the size limit. There's no way you could get that through.

In checked baggage, maybe. But then you'd have to pay an oversize fee.
by Randomizer
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25799
Views: 2098318

Re: Corrupt-a-fish

Granted. When you make the attempt, in an unprecedented display of flexibility and strength, you accomplish what you thought was impossible. However, you are arrested immediately afterwards for public indecency and disturbing the peace, your employer fires you, and your mother is too ashamed to ever...

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