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by vodka.cobra
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2069: "Wishlist"
Replies: 35
Views: 7482

Re: 2069: "Wishlist"

Headcanon: Mavis Beacon is the hand boss.
by vodka.cobra
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"
Replies: 57
Views: 17521

Re: 1737: "Datacenter Scale"

I've found that any discussion about scaling will inevitably result in someone suggesting to use MongoDB. Linked video/transcript is a hilarious rebuttal to these suggestions.
by vodka.cobra
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1703: "Juno"
Replies: 38
Views: 6545

1703: "Juno"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/juno.png alt-text: "The name wasn't a tip-off?" "Honestly, at first I thought you were saying 'Juneau'. A gravity assist seemed like a weird way to get to Alaska, but I figured it must be more efficient or something." --- Clearly this one-second delay...
by vodka.cobra
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8687

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

I've had several people independently ask me if this comic was inspired by my Github comments over the years, especially when reporting security vulnerabilities.

Suffice to say, this is now my favorite XKCD comic.
by vodka.cobra
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1693: "Oxidation"
Replies: 46
Views: 9555

Re: 1693: "Oxidation"

If you heat iron, does it rust faster?
by vodka.cobra
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1654: "Universal Install Script"
Replies: 57
Views: 22446

Re: 1654: "Universal Install Script"

The alt-text is wrong. If you put something really dumb in $1 then curl | bash can lead to your computer being taken over (requires an active attacker with control over your DNS responses and/or a man in the middle). So, yes, that does hurt something. User: "Oh, I need this shared library. ./in...
by vodka.cobra
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 385352

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

If you feel that it would be appropriate to add "application security" to the list in OP, there's a curated list on Github for that: https://github.com/paragonie/awesome-appsec
by vodka.cobra
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1548: "90s Kid"
Replies: 32
Views: 9793

Re: 1548: "90s Kid"

I've never really understood the whole "identify as a member of a generation" deal. I didn't really get along with my peers or like much of my generation's pop culture.
by vodka.cobra
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 13331

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

Isn't the character standing on the Earth, while holding the Earth? Something something self-similar fractal reality...
by vodka.cobra
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1514: "PermaCal"
Replies: 33
Views: 7361

Re: 1514: "PermaCal"

That PermaCal never quite gets to 4/20 is probably a stoner's worst nightmare. And a source of great joy to those who believe in continued (and increased) prohibition. So basically nobody under the age of 30 who isn't an outright nutter? (I don't and never have done drugs, and I never intend to. Bu...
by vodka.cobra
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1514: "PermaCal"
Replies: 33
Views: 7361

Re: 1514: "PermaCal"

That PermaCal never quite gets to 4/20 is probably a stoner's worst nightmare.
by vodka.cobra
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1471: "Gut Fauna"
Replies: 61
Views: 16697

Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Somewhere in the dark depths of the internet Eka's Portal , furries are aroused by today's XKCD. Eh, there's a difference between furries and people into so-called 'Phagophilia' - or 'voraphilia' when spoken, to avoid sounding like another word for homosexuality, and because 'Vore' is just a co...
by vodka.cobra
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1481: "API"
Replies: 19
Views: 5370

Re: 1481: "API"

Hopefully API version 1.3 supports ECDH-EdDSA over the prime field 2^255-19 :) The CFRG seems close to adopting X25519 as its recommended elliptic curve, which means Curve25519 and Ed25519 could be landing in TLS 1.3 if this succeeds :D http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/cfrg/current/maillist.html...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1471: "Gut Fauna"
Replies: 61
Views: 16697

Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Somewhere in the dark depths of the internet
Spoiler:
Eka's Portal
, furries are aroused by today's XKCD.
by vodka.cobra
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"
Replies: 32
Views: 8128

Re: 1422: "My Phone is Dying"

When I saw the title, I couldn't help but remember the "Im dying Squirtle" pictures from 4chan circa '09
by vodka.cobra
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1418: "Horse"
Replies: 101
Views: 27510

Re: 1418: "Horse"

Two things: 1. "May the horse be with you" is an old T-Shirt Hell shirt portraying zoophilia (NSFW, probably NSFH either: http://www.swensonfunnies.com/article-t-shirt-hell-gone.php) 2. Cloud to Butt Plus :) When I saw the name of the strip, I guessed that "horse" will again be a...
by vodka.cobra
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1395: "Power Cord"
Replies: 38
Views: 10423

Re: 1395: "Power Cord"

The unintended consequences of installing LaTeX on your laptop? :]
by vodka.cobra
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1394: Superm*n
Replies: 82
Views: 16300

Re: 1394: Superm*n

Matches: Supern Supermn Supermmn Supermmmmmmmmn Does not match: Superman Supermoon How does that even work? The asterisk means "Any number of the preceding character or pattern." In this case, it was just the letter "m". You can apply the same thing to a class (e.g. [0-9a-zA-Z]*...
by vodka.cobra
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1394: Superm*n
Replies: 82
Views: 16300

Re: 1394: Superm*n

gormster wrote:Matches:

Supern
Supermn
Supermmn
Supermmmmmmmmn

Does not match:

Superman
Supermoon

I must confess, this is what I thought when I read the comic title, too.
by vodka.cobra
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus, NZ
Replies: 64
Views: 13184

Re: NSA Spying Internationally, Cooperates with UK, Can, Aus

Microsoft reveals its involvement with PRISM by The Guardian

TL;DR the NSA has been able to decrypt everything before the product even went live :(
by vodka.cobra
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 317055

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I tried to change my password and it won't let me use one longer than 30 characters. :(
by vodka.cobra
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1138: "Heatmap"
Replies: 59
Views: 21605

Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

I'm really surprised there isn't a dark red dot on Orlando, which I've been told by many is like a furry mecca. (For comparison: Check furry social sites like Pounced.org and type in a city.)
by vodka.cobra
Sat May 19, 2012 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: 1057: "Klout"

So I had some similar questions to the ones above and I just want to check my understanding here and I have one remaining question. Q1. What is Klout? Klout is a company whose sole function involves collecting information on how many people "respond" to "users" posts on social n...
by vodka.cobra
Sat May 19, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

Somewhat relevant: http://www.pcworld.com/article/229597/1_in_4_us_hackers_are_fbi_informants_report_says.html It has been reported that 1/4 of hackers are FBI informants. Adrian Lamo (who snitched on Bradley Manning) and now Sabu have proven to be informants. I'm still surprised that all of Lulzse...
by vodka.cobra
Sat May 19, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: 1057: "Klout"

If I were hiring someone for marketing, and found out he had low Klout score, i.e. he has a lot of status updates with little likes or comments and few listed friends then I would reconsider, since he probably has fewer real friends and people care less about his opinion than they would about someo...
by vodka.cobra
Sat May 19, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: 1057: "Klout"

So I had some similar questions to the ones above and I just want to check my understanding here and I have one remaining question. Q1. What is Klout? Klout is a company whose sole function involves collecting information on how many people "respond" to "users" posts on social n...
by vodka.cobra
Sat May 19, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1057: "Klout"
Replies: 84
Views: 46680

Re: 1057: "Klout"

I hate Klout because PHP by itself is not a topic, and Cakephp (a goddamned framework!) is. I have no idea what you guys are yelling about. Klout ONLY uses your PUBLIC facebook and twitter info. It doesn't track you across the internet, it doesn't sell you to advertisers, it doesn't do anything evil...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57560

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

God Randall, could you be any more wrong on the internet with this graph? CLEARLY, the cyan "other" and the white "???" are redundant because an unknown could reasonably be filed under "other."

No but seriously, I'm glad to hear she's doing okay.
by vodka.cobra
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

by vodka.cobra
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0952: "Stud Finder"
Replies: 98
Views: 32806

Re: 0952: "Stud Finder"

goddessartemis wrote:
macrophage wrote:I always put the stud finder on my chest and say, "found one".

You and every other guy.

Not me. And I'm definitely male.
by vodka.cobra
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 22096

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

Wow, XKCD fora > Swedish Skeptic's Society in both skepticism and understanding of science.
by vodka.cobra
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 22096

Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

http://pesn.com/2011/04/07/9501805_Rossi_Cold_Fusion_Validated_by_Swedish_Skeptics_Society/ Yet another test of Andrea Rossi's Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) has been performed on a 4.5 kW version near the University of Bologna. This time a new set of observers were present, one of which is the chairman o...
by vodka.cobra
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 10322

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

Is it bad that I want there to be rioting over this? And that part of me wishes an angry mob would lynch the officers involved? Actually, when was the last time a corrupt cop was lynched? Oh yes, of course. Death for violence. A head for an eye. That's a wonderful way to meter justice. It gets shit...
by vodka.cobra
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 10322

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

The article doesn't appear to say what the 20 police officers did when they arrived. The article says the two initial officers tasered, pepper sprayed and hit the teenager. Unless you're privy to more information I don't see how you can blame the police officers that arrived on the scene later. For...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 10322

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

But surely these are just a couple individual bad apples, and not remotely indicative of any sort of large-scale problem with the way law enforcement is approached in this country... just like the last couple of individual, non-large-scale-problem-indicating bad apples before them... and the ones b...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 10322

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

I'm hoping everyone who took part in that savagery loses their job and faces legal consequences. Prison time. Whole nine yards.

I know that's just a pipe dream.
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

What accomplishes more: A bunch of easily ignorable people who are legally, ethically, and socially in the right, or someone with money? http://news.change.org/stories/victory-government-drops-espionage-charge-against-thomas-drake Looks like the former. BTW: Lulzsec and Anonymous have neither. I ne...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

What accomplishes more: A bunch of easily ignorable people who are legally, ethically, and socially in the right, or someone with money? http://news.change.org/stories/victory-government-drops-espionage-charge-against-thomas-drake Looks like the former. BTW: Lulzsec and Anonymous have neither. I ne...
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

What accomplishes more: A bunch of easily ignorable people who are legally, ethically, and socially in the right, or someone with money?
by vodka.cobra
Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 34878

Re: Lulzsec

IMO groups like this are the first of a new breed of activists. It seems that nowadays the best way to get a message across is through hacktivism. If you look at how corporate most of the media is, they can pick and chose how to report on things and with the excuse of national security the governme...

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