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by abb3w
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 48794

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

Just in case anyone ever looks back to this old thread…. I spent about four years on it, ten years back, working "spin cycle" at a 24-hour restaurant to give the other shift managers days off. The sleep cycle isn't hard to maintain, given blackout curtains for sleeping and a source of brig...
by abb3w
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103721
Views: 25516284

Re: 1190: "Time"

A cool comic, definitely. I kinda hope it's as simplistic as it seems, but it may not be. Note that the url of the image is quite different from the url of normal comics images. More precisely, when you open this image on its own , you are redirected to a non-standard url: http://origin.imgs.xkcd.c...
by abb3w
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 444
Views: 51958

Re: 1127: "Congress"

I looked up La Follette's "paranoid freakout". It looks... not particularly paranoid, in hindsight, and with surprisingly relevant contemporary counterparts. (Though the bit about the railroads is out of date; ISPs might give a contemporary counterpart over the "net neutrality" i...
by abb3w
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0935: “Missed Connections”
Replies: 80
Views: 21066

Re: 0935: “Missed Connections”

... while critically inexact, that's disturbingly close to my description. :(
by abb3w
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Windows=Catholic; Linux=Protestant; MacOS= Eastern Orthodox
Replies: 38
Views: 6795

Re: Windows=Catholic; Linux=Protestant; MacOS= Eastern Orthodox

Something that my friends and I cooked up that we thought was amusing. Well, going by Chronology, Unix flavors are older; therefore, probably some variety of Christian-- and there are a LOT of them. The major splits in Christianity were the Orthodox/Catholic split ~500 AD (with some minor ones stil...
by abb3w
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 57
Views: 8079

Re: Ethics question

Is it wrong to use my programming knowledge to get the answers, assuming this can be done with as little as 1 line of javascript, and if the professor had been informed of said vulnerability but has done nothing about it? Easy. Ask your professor if he thinks it would be wrong, or if he has no obje...
by abb3w
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 31120

Re: Postulate a Strong Church-Turing Thesis Universe...

While I kind of agree with the zombie's point that testing things experimentally is the core of all science First and most obvious, the observed data is the true core. Experiment is merely a way of looking where you think you'll find some data that will be interesting. If interesting data falls out...
by abb3w
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0397: "Unscientific"
Replies: 160
Views: 31120

Postulate a Strong Church-Turing Thesis Universe...

While I kind of agree with the zombie's point that testing things experimentally is the core of all science I'm sorry to disagree. First and most obvious, the observed data is the true core. Experiment is merely a way of looking where you think you'll find some data that will be interesting. If int...

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