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by Aperfectring
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 37764

Re: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

My last name is relatively uncommon in the English speaking world. Unfortunately, it is *not* rare at all in the Polish speaking world. And with a first initial of "j", that means that once every couple of weeks I get a personal letter to someone else written entirely in Polish. (Google tr...
by Aperfectring
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?
Replies: 12
Views: 7364

Re: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?

Cool. Do you guys sell to Wind Mobile in Canada? They're a new provider here, and that's who I use. My company sells to the TEMs, and not typically directly to mobile providers. However, if they are a new provider, then they are probably buying a lot of standard stuff from TEMs, so there's a good c...
by Aperfectring
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?
Replies: 12
Views: 7364

Re: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?

Finally: Keep using that cell data! It keeps me in a job! Well, I'm in Canada, so it probably doesn't, but since I use about 10 gigs a month it is keeping someone in a job ;) Actually, it does. I don't work for an operator. I work for a company which sells equipment (mostly through other companies)...
by Aperfectring
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?
Replies: 12
Views: 7364

Re: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?

Thanks Aperfectring, that explained it rather well. I thought for some reason that when a provider sets up 4G or the like they would be using entirely new equipment, or at least for the equipment that functions at the IP layer. But if that's not the case that makes a lot more sense. Verizon has had...
by Aperfectring
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Debian VS Ubuntu
Replies: 49
Views: 32729

Re: Debian VS Ubuntu

I have used Debian for about 10 years now. My desktop is kept on a relatively recent version of sid. I don't update every day, mostly every couple weeks. My file server is kept on testing, though I should probably move it to stable because I don't keep it up to date, and I want it to "just work...
by Aperfectring
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?
Replies: 12
Views: 7364

Re: Why aren't cell providers using IPv6?

I actually work on some of the core network components used in cell phone networks. Primarily the reason for not switching is that computing power has not caught up with the amount of extra processing required for IPv6 packets. There is a ton of infrastructure and processing which goes on behind the...
by Aperfectring
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 21036

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

I love the Stratus. My parents have a 2005 one as well, I believe. I really enjoy how it handles and accelerates. I generally try to drive it for gas mileage, so I don't do too much to take advantage of the acceleration or handling, but I do have to a few times a week, and it is always good to know...
by Aperfectring
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2546760

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Hmm, I've got a fair amount of those too. Low self esteem is a big one. It took me six and a half years to admit that I had feelings for a friend of mine. Biggest reason that I ran into when I was lying awake at night trying to figure things out was that I didn't think I was good enough for her. Pr...
by Aperfectring
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 21036

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

HA HA HAAAA foresight and planning! (but when you CAN drive, can you drive a guitar?) I don't actually plan on learning to drive until I become rich and famous. And even then I'm just going to drive at hyper speeds and kill myself, for shits n' giggles. OR I might get a scooter. I can get a fortnig...
by Aperfectring
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile
Replies: 102
Views: 21036

Re: That's a sweet ass-car! Post your xkcd-mobile

2005 Dodge Stratus R/T Coupe. I get ~20 mpg in pure suburban hell driving. I will be done paying for this car by the end of the year, and probably could be done today if I really felt like it.
by Aperfectring
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2546760

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I have all the symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder to varying degrees. Some of which I even have to some fairly severe degrees. Diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV-TR) The American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV-TR, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental disorders, defines avoidant p...
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse Spelunking (now with pics!)
Replies: 47
Views: 5756

Re: How to avoid being crushed by a half ton of dirt- Anyone?

GOOD GOD IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP: as secondtalon pointed out, the fastest way to bite it when digging is power/ gas lines. Also, if you sever a fiber optic line you might as well declare bankruptcy. For a relatively low cost, most places (at least in the US) have a service you can call which will loca...
by Aperfectring
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aliens found in Roswell
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Aliens found in Roswell

Funnily enough, since the forums were running a bit slow, I did in fact go back to watching SG-1.
by Aperfectring
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Office Prank Help
Replies: 48
Views: 6390

Re: Office Prank Help

I personally like changing someone's path to a special "bin" directory which will randomly, about one in ten times, for every command in /bin or /usr/bin, fail out with "permission denied". It will take a while, but soon they will get really frustrated, and then you can lighten t...
by Aperfectring
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse Spelunking (now with pics!)
Replies: 47
Views: 5756

Re: How to avoid being crushed by a half ton of dirt- Anyone?

Honestly, if you are absolutely set on making this a reality, then going the route of digging an open pit, creating a solid structure, then burying it again is probably the best path to take. In any case, sand makes a bad foundation. Take a look at the news in Florida anytime there is a big storm of...
by Aperfectring
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aliens found in Roswell
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Aliens found in Roswell

Is it bad that when I saw the title, the first thing I thought of were illegal immigrants, and not beings from outer space? This is especially troubling, because I just got done with a 7 hour long marathon of Stargate....
by Aperfectring
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?
Replies: 334
Views: 17875

Re: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?

What about fail proof (especially with regard to the actual driver) mandatory breathalyzer activated ignition of cars? But given that it could be made mandatory like having lights on your car and exhaust regulations. Would it then still qualify as a search in the up to now discussed sense if it is ...
by Aperfectring
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1277238

Re: Man Thread: I hear eunuching, but you can't come in

That's because REAL men don't talk about their feelings, unless those feeling have to do with bacon or beer.
by Aperfectring
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90049
Views: 8145060

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Generally with me (when I have not been drinking, because that's when I have most of my experience), it entails difficulty breathing/gasping for breath, intense fear (usually without explanation, but being that I also have experience with phobias, I can describe it as about that level of fear), and ...
by Aperfectring
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90049
Views: 8145060

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Having a panic attack while buzzed/drunk is a terrifying experience.
by Aperfectring
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Another important key here is that the right of any patient to refuse treatment and not be deemed incompetent is widely approved of. These parents exercised this right. As legal guardians of their daughter, they are deemed to be legally competent, and in charge of her legal/medical decisions. They ...
by Aperfectring
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90049
Views: 8145060

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Yeah, I read through the whole archives of QC in about 3 days, and now am having trouble coping with the "slowness" of daily (during the week) updates.
by Aperfectring
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Another important key here is that the right of any patient to refuse treatment and not be deemed incompetent is widely approved of. These parents exercised this right. As legal guardians of their daughter, they are deemed to be legally competent, and in charge of her legal/medical decisions. They m...
by Aperfectring
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?
Replies: 334
Views: 17875

Re: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?

I read through the whole thread, and never saw any definition of what makes a minor, or what makes a major infringement of rights. hows this? a major infringement is what the right is directly made to prevent by someone seeking personal gain, a minor infringement is a technical breach which does no...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 6451

Re: Gas purchase amounts

In order for me to get to the closest commuter train station from my home, I would have to take the bus. Then I would have to transfer to a second bus. Then I would have to transfer to a third bus. Then I would have to transfer to a fourth bus. Then I get on the train, go 3 miles on the train. Then ...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How many hamburgers...?
Replies: 46
Views: 3467

Re: How many hamburgers...?

Usually, though, people who have those large orders will place them at least a couple hours in advance. It is still strange when someone walks in by themselves and asks for >20 burgers.
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

I am specifically addressing the 4th paragraph. The current level of "freedom of religion" grants that the parents have the choice to refuse medical treatment for their children based on their religious belief. To change this IS reducing their freedom to practice their religion as they vi...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Exactly. When your religious practice puts another person in danger, it is not protected by the general "freedom of religion" idea. Under the law, it is the duty of parents to preserve/promote the well-being of their children, and when they are found to be criminally neglecting this duty ...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How many hamburgers...?
Replies: 46
Views: 3467

Re: How many hamburgers...?

I need more information. The number can greatly vary based on whether it is a "cheap burger day"/"customer appreciation day" or not. It can also vary greatly based on whether they are Quarter Pounder hamburgers or the lesser "normal" kind. Type Normal Day Customer Appre...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

And no, you cannot freely practice your religion "as you believe it" in all instances. I agree that this is the case. That is the reason why I generally (though not always) put "freedom of religion" in quotes. Because it is NOT an absolute. However, it is still the case that &qu...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2546760

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I only use free software, or software my employer provides for me.
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 6451

Re: Gas purchase amounts

The problem with my choices for "stopping the pump" are few and far between. $20.48 is just over half a tank (usually), and $40.96 is just over a full tank (usually). So if I were to stop it at a specific amount, I would have to go to the gas station about twice as often. At least until it...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Reminder: "freedom of religion" is the freedom to practice your religion (or lack thereof), AS YOU BELIEVE IT, without fear of prosecution. This mean that if everything, with regards to healthcare, except faith healing is against your beliefs, you cannot be prosecuted for that belief. That...
by Aperfectring
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

How does freedom of religion have NOTHING to do with WHY the parents are not being prosecuted?
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

The main reason "freedom of religion" has been so beaten to death in this thread is because it is the sole reason (and it actually is a fairly good one in my opinion), that these fucking parents aren't losing their other kids and going to rot in prison. It is HORRIBLE what they put their d...
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?
Replies: 334
Views: 17875

Re: Booze Buses (sobriety checkpoints) - arguments against them?

You haven't read my earlier posts in this thread then which gave the info you're looking for. Course I can't blame you. There's been pages of utter crap. I read through the whole thread, and never saw any definition of what makes a minor, or what makes a major infringement of rights. I also just sa...
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2546760

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Mo0man wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:Confession: I'm not actually a good listener, I'm just a quiet person.
...That's me
Fixed for shortness.
This is me as well. Honestly, I find that most people who will actually say
Wow, you're a great listener!
are the kind of people who don't really need a listener. They need a nodding head.
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 6451

Re: Gas purchase amounts

I just fill up. I find it is a good day when my 10-12 gallons costs less than $40.
by Aperfectring
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 96385

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

Cake is not a one hit wonder. Cake is not obscure. Cake is a great band. Cake Pie is delicious. On to my list: Jets to Brazil: I know its been mentioned by others, I really like them, and are not that well known. Division of Laura Lee: I love this band. I did a search, and found the only reference w...
by Aperfectring
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 13651

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

The issue is not freedom of religion, it is that the state (the US) cannot establish a religion. If parents are forced to submit their children to medical treatment, even if their religion forbids it, this can easily be interpreted as the government prohibiting their religious beliefs. Their religi...

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