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by Sir Hotzenplotz
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:55 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"
Replies: 69
Views: 39151

Re: What-If 0075: "Phone Keypad"

Your supercomputer dials (9!)! What are the first 10 digits, and how long does it take given that every digit takes 1/3 second to dial? (paraphrased) Hint: you can compute the number of digits and the phone number with most spreadsheet programs in under five minutes, if you do it right. Do you mean...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"
Replies: 144
Views: 42142

Re: 1227: "The Pace of Modern Life"

Contrary to some statements above, this 'comic' holds remarkably few quotes complaining about the behavior of children or youth. Rather they speak of the change in pace of life, brought about by technological progress and business interests, and the effects it brought about. From this one could conc...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 29599

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

Is ductility talking about permanent deformation only? I'm not a materials scientist but it seems that something like 'elasticity' should be in this list if it's not already covered by the above. Like, say you have a sword which can absorb a lot of force before it bends, but it will bend very far (...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1114: "Metallurgy"
Replies: 138
Views: 29599

Re: 1114: "Metallurgy"

The point of the cartoon is that some people's brains shut off when they hear the word "space". It seems to be mostly a parody of the "Starmetal" fantasy trope. Only with the alt text is it expanded to the "Space" tag in general. Other than that, you're probably comple...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Invisible viruses!
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Invisible viruses!

Hey again. After playing around with avast a bit more, I noticed I hadn't set the folder specific scan to the most thorough settings (stupid... I know). With that changed it did find and quarantine the two culprits (and one extra). So, even though I didn't get to following them yet, thanks a lot for...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Invisible viruses!
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Invisible viruses!

Oh right. Windows Vista Business, 32 bit, in case it makes a difference. Would you recommend again switching to Microsoft Security Essentials then? (Because F-Secure recognized it too, but told me to clear the java cache to get rid of it, which didn't help.) As far as I can see I have the latest ver...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Invisible viruses!
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Invisible viruses!

So, recently my antivirus (then F-Secure) noticed two threats which it labeled as follows: Trojan-Downloader.Java.OpenConnection.eh Located here: C:\Users\Cthulhu\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\14\16e9bace-6c70a08e\durdom\huiak.class C:\Users\Cthulhu\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deploym...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 20975

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Saudi Arabia Sex ratio at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.27 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 1.03 male(s)/female total population: 1.17 male(s)/female (2010 est.) (source) So yeah, looks like mostly immigration, though part of it is a birth imbalance ...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 86951

Re: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)

This thread made my eyes bleed slightly. Some points, a few of which have been touched on already, I'd like to iterate: 1. Swords were light. This includes two handed swords. Speed and precision were as important in European as in Japanese swordsmanship, or anywhere else really. The longsword is pro...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama doesn't support gay rights
Replies: 103
Views: 11044

Re: Obama doesn't support gay rights

sourmìlk wrote:Since then, he's stated that his views are "evolving", and who the hell knows what that means.


That he doesn't want to lose votes by openly speaking out in favor or against it?
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman catches falling girl in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Woman catches falling girl in China

:)

Doesn't mean iChef is wrong of course, just that his initial assumptions are different.
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Facebook data gathering
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Facebook data gathering

Bit of an oxymoron there, isn't it? How do you define "logged into Facebook" except by the presence/absence of a cookie? Yes, that would be where my ignorance on the subject shows :P <snip> I didn't specifically mean password reuse, more the linking of different online presences to each o...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman catches falling girl in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Woman catches falling girl in China

Yay, somewhat more positive and mood raising news! What height for one story did you assume? I couldn't resist also scrawling something down and with 2 meters per story (it's probably more) and also the catch in the last meter and the same weight got a force of 2328 N over about 0.1 second. It's als...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Facebook data gathering
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Facebook data gathering

Hi, I have some questions about the ways Facebook mines data from users, specifically browsing data. I'm not terribly computer savvy, so apologies for any really stupid questions. The way the "like"/"dislike" buttons work: The user is identified through cookies, and the site with...
by Sir Hotzenplotz
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies
Replies: 69
Views: 12967

Re: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies

I realize that you are being sarcastic, but what you suggest would in fact be a massive improvement over the current situation. Sure, the harm reduction is clearly evident, except that you're increasing the net harm by providing a state-sponsored illusion of safety. I'd need to be convinced that it...

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