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by piki
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28718

Re: 1150: Instagram

Being, uh, "generous" at the beginning doesn't mean it's not a dick move later. I don't think comic is on the Chad's side either. It's just Chad being Chad - sweet in the beginning to be able to take advantages later on... Comic is just more focused on people not seeing it (for the n'th t...
by piki
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28718

Re: 1150: Instagram

Sockmonkey wrote:It's presenting the guy keeping his stuff in Chad's garage as an asshole for even wanting to store stuff in the first place.

I don't see it that way. It's just presenting the guy as naive - expecting that Chad's or any other garage would ever keep his stuff totally for free (and indefinitely long).
by piki
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28718

Re: 1150: Instagram

Google has spoiled us all. It gives so much stuff for free that we accept is as a rule, and expect it can (and should) work everywhere. Nonsense. Google did not invent free search. Google did not invent free email. Google did not invent free web hosting. Those actually used to be the norm on the in...
by piki
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1150: Instagram
Replies: 104
Views: 28718

Re: 1150: Instagram

So the analogy in this comic is completely invalid nonsense! Which should be blatantly obvious from the fact that when Instagram “sells” “your” information (pictures), you still have them , while when Chad (actually) sells you physical objects (stuff), it is gone . What the fuck, Randall? I think y...
by piki
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 671781

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Truly amazing!

In those "People are Awesome" youtube videos there should be a clip about this.
by piki
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 13120

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

"Is it time to stop googling?" Hmmm ... Interesting question ... Let's google it ... 3,200 results for "It's time to stop googling" No results for "it's not time to stop googling" So, yes, according to Google and the Internet. Sorry but you should've used "It's ti...
by piki
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Basically Decent or Politically Incorrect?
Replies: 83
Views: 58589

Re: Basically Decent or Politically Incorrect?

It's primarily for politicians - people who often speak publicly and take great care to appeal to everybody, even at a cost of less than optimal understanding or looking silly to some of your listeners (better to look silly to some people then to offend others). If you don't care that some of your l...
by piki
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morality in Watchmen
Replies: 103
Views: 20170

Re: Morality in Watchmen

Moral norms. We need them to fight chaos, to retain order and stability, ultimately our survival, survival of our genes. They are norms , something commonly established, not something absolute. Because we cannot have absolutes. We cannot have perfect information, and if we had it, we would need unim...
by piki
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Ordering of Vases [solution]
Replies: 25
Views: 4925

Re: Ordering of Vases [solution]

jaap wrote:
piki wrote:or in java:

Code: Select all

[snip]

Your program produces
[4, 3, 1, 2] where 3 lies between 2 and 4,


Sorry, I understood as 'immediately between'... :oops:
by piki
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Ordering of Vases [solution]
Replies: 25
Views: 4925

Re: Ordering of Vases [solution]

Algorithm add 1 - (1) add 2 - (1,2) for every other n: calculate difference (n+list[1])/2-list[0] (n on the begining), record diffBeginning calculate difference (n+list[last-1])/2-list[last] (n on the end), record diffEnd put n on bigger difference spot or in java: import java.util.ArrayList; import...
by piki
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ''Guess 2/3 of the Average'' Cooperation
Replies: 37
Views: 5679

Re: ''Guess 2/3 of the Average'' Cooperation

If we assume everyone is acting with "Full Understanding", then they all must go through the same though process, so they'll all guess the same... so they'll all split the pot evenly, no matter what they choose. I'm really trying to decide what this optimal strategy would be. In other wor...
by piki
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ''Guess 2/3 of the Average'' Cooperation
Replies: 37
Views: 5679

Re: ''Guess 2/3 of the Average'' Cooperation

You can try it online at: http://guess23.com

I'll allow it, since it does seem on-topic enough and potentially interesting to folks who were posting in this thread. - gmal

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