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by bentheimmigrant
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2812
Views: 311851

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Weeks wrote:None of this will be a problem when we get vat-grown meat, surely.
Nope. Most of the flavour comes from how the soul leaves the animal. It's why humanely killed meat tastes better.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 377
Views: 95996

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

So, I've essentially got a simplified version of the sofa problem... I just want to get a piece of wood through into a gap behind a fake wall. What is the longest piece I can get through, assuming that it is touching the floor, top of the opening, and the real wall at the back simultaneously at the ...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BCE and CE.
Replies: 47
Views: 5784

Re: BCE and CE.

Zohar wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:"BC" saves you a letter, though.

Writing using a + or - would save you even more letters, what's your point?

I'd be up for + & - years. Much simpler.
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4040
Views: 633526

Re: Today I Made:

Made a simple cheese sauce generally following this recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/anykindofcheesesauce_70007 Except with a respectable amount of cheese in it (maybe triple, also, only had cheddar). Fried some pancetta cubes and threw them in, then put it on some weird wavy pasta. Then ma...
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Snappy Comebacks for Impudent Door-Holders
Replies: 17
Views: 3747

Re: Snappy Comebacks for Impudent Door-Holders

I usually say "cheers". Though I am a man, so people holding doors for me lacks any creepy baggage. And I also hold doors for people, but only if it looks like it'll make sense. Like when you're going opposite directions and the door opens towards you. Or if you're walking with someone and...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5836892

Re: Random natterings

I have posted, as cheese snobbery makes me feel at home.
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 15948

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

Raclette. It's probably not my favourite cheese, but it's my favourite cheese experience. Sit around a table with friends, and eat delicious melted cheese on potatoes and bread for hours at a time. Throw in some spring onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, and various meats (especially chorizo), and...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5836892

Re: Random natterings

That is one poorly fitting shirt he's wearing in the rugby picture. I don't think he owns a single piece of well fitted clothing. Class signaling. You can use it to tell old money from new... I don't understand which class he's supposed to signal. While old money may be a bit reluctant to show off ...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5836892

Re: Random natterings

keozen wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:That is one poorly fitting shirt he's wearing in the rugby picture.

I don't think he owns a single piece of well fitted clothing.

Class signaling. You can use it to tell old money from new...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

I still contend that EtS isn't particularly mean spirited. It's occasionally rude, but, again, we have no idea who's going to see it because it's not secret. We're carrying on with this presumption that: a) EtS is bad, and b) people are being terrible there. Both of those things are false. It's simp...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Indeed they don't, but I don't know what else people expect to make it less secret. I went in there because I was curious. I stayed because if I don't post at least weekly that obscure clause in the blood oath kicks in.
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

That's kinda the point, its not behind my back. If you want to talk shit behind my back, then do that! Either say shit behind my back, and keep it there or say it to my face. This is a weird space of being neither, where it builds and builds and builds until eventually accessed. Its messed up. Why?...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

because it's not actually about being secret Well I must be a complete moron, because I have been here 9 years and never knew it ever existed. For a place that isn't trying to be secretive, its doing a damn good job at it. Look, you started this thread in N&A. Hardly indicative of someone who p...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

And you'll find that a good number of those pages are either off topic or arguments that migrated from the original thread to that one because it's not actually about being secret - people get called out and can and have responded. It is unmoderated, so there is no stopping what develops. If you thi...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 20005

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

It was started to give people who complained about the mods a place to not have mods. The opt in is because if it's opened, then spam will take over, and since that would require moderation... It has been linked to and talked about in the wider fora a few times. The only measure that makes it secret...
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1487
Views: 193738

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Not news, or particularly new, but a friend is getting her hip replaced this week.

We can replace peoples' bones, folks. Straight up cut the old one out and put a synthetic one in.

Future.
by bentheimmigrant
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

What's this? Another infinite loop? It seems I forgot to .MoveNext. Again. One would think I would stop missing that out at some point. What's this? A language that doesn't have foreach or mapping constructs that alleviates the programmer of tedious iteration statements? One would think people woul...
by bentheimmigrant
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

What's this? Another infinite loop? It seems I forgot to .MoveNext. Again.

One would think I would stop missing that out at some point.
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 435662

Re: Forum Migration

Nah, that's just relativity. Time has apparent discrepancies from Newton's first law of Foradynamics: All threads have identical kinetic energy. However, that's because it's Time, when you try to measure its speed (in time), you cancel out either side of the equation, and thus it loads instantly.
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 435662

Re: Forum Migration

I find slowness generally corresponds to thread size. The big threads (random natterings, rant threads, fleeting thoughts, etc.) are all markedly slower than small ones.
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1487
Views: 193738

Re: The wool To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

On a more sombre note, Facebook today informed me that my friend in Brussels was safe. I find the Safety Check feature amazing, despite the less amazing cause.
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It has Endginned. (Mod Madness 2016)
Replies: 220
Views: 55025

Re: It Begends. (Chocolate chips year of the drunk bobcat)

I assume this means the madness will be extended. That makes sense, right?
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89668
Views: 5836892

Re: Random natterings

I've really enjoyed it. I'm like five episodes into season two. I think the pacing is better than most of the super hero shows, and it doesn't feel the need to follow a "new bad guy, almost lose, deus ex machina to win" formula that a lot of these shows seem to fall into. Eta: Also, fight ...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It has Endginned. (Mod Madness 2016)
Replies: 220
Views: 55025

Re: It Begends. (Mod Madness 2016)

Four Madnesses are older than your forum account, so I feel like you haven't earned the "old man yells at cloud" connotation "curmudgeonly" usually has. I'd have hated those too, if I'd known about them. Some of us are born curmudeonly. It's convenient, really. That way, you NEV...
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It has Endginned. (Mod Madness 2016)
Replies: 220
Views: 55025

Re: It Begends. (Mod Madness 2016)

I would much prefer it to start early and finish late.
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It has Endginned. (Mod Madness 2016)
Replies: 220
Views: 55025

Re: It Begends. (Mod Madness 2016)

The other option is to ask davean for help...
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It has Endginned. (Mod Madness 2016)
Replies: 220
Views: 55025

Re: It Begends. (Mod Madness 2016)

Egosearchan
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 620006

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah, that's fine and all, but I'm pretty sure the republican base is convinced that 70% of the budget goes to funding gay communist special interests, so cutting would be easy, if only they could get a true conservative into power.
by bentheimmigrant
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5291
Views: 690020

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm pretty sure there have been massive arguments in this very thread about that.

In my anecdotal experience, an in-law whose brother committed some pretty dumb abuses of power, and completely embarrassed himself basically thought he was an idiot. But ymmv.
by bentheimmigrant
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 620006

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Wow, you seriously got ninja'd on that one.
by bentheimmigrant
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 26463

Re: scalia dead

I think I missed my chance for a joke that all cases should be decided by Seven of Nine...
by bentheimmigrant
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 26463

Re: scalia dead

So the alternative you're suggesting is we live in the 18th century? The idea is to take the underlying philosophy of the text and apply it to today's world. Because even the founders were not always philosophically/logically consistent in how they applied constitutional rights (c.f. slavery). Re-re...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 26463

Re: scalia dead

So you see no issue in courts only accountable to their party loyalty rendering decisions that sweepingly change the essential meaning and wording of historical law? I see issues with the politicisation of the US judiciary, but you are conflating two issues. There must be a supreme court type body ...
by bentheimmigrant
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: scalia dead
Replies: 238
Views: 26463

Re: scalia dead

Why do you say both sides are abusing scotus? The way the court works is the justices decide which cases out of the pile to take on. If the court feels like they want affect gay marriage, finance, etc etc puppies they can find a case for it. They can telegraph future potential cases in their opinio...
by bentheimmigrant
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Sounds like what you need is a giant network of computers [1] all trying to remotely log into each other in order to keep each other from logging out. What could possibly go wrong? As it stands, I was correct. The timestamp program was trivial, and the service was too much. Currently working on a n...
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

But then I need to know which other system will be logged in to run that from (if I follow what you're saying), which I don't.
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Can't you let it log in automatically? (i.e. "<OS> automatically log in" gives search results for every operating system) No, because the IT policy includes having a non-administrator, password protected account. (In order to avoid flouting that completely by leaving the PC logged in, it'...
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Compiling a Fortran function into a DLL (for VBA)
Replies: 26
Views: 8027

Re: Compiling a Fortran function into a DLL (for VBA)

... I gave up.

More accurately: I found a third party tool with way more functionality, which also wasn't prohibitively expensive.
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

you can let the unattended pc perform a task at a shutdown/reboot/logoff event. such as sending an email. That was my first thought, but the unattended PC doesn't have an associated email account. I suppose I could create a gmail account for it, and set up a client etc., but half the point of this ...
by bentheimmigrant
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1477591

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

We have an unattended PC that needs to be logged in all the time, but to keep up with our IT policy also needs to automatically install Windows updates. Which means it will restart, and need to be manually logged in again. I think I'm going to write something in VB.net, to write the date and time to...

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