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by speising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 9570

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

I have to wonder what changes led to such a long phrase as "please do not enter anymore". That sounds like a design by committee combining over-politeness with an explicit legal cover of "we told you not to" command for the next time someone sues for jamming themselves into the ...
by speising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1984: "Misinterpretation"
Replies: 45
Views: 9570

Re: 1984: "Misinterpretation"

I totally agree with the premise of the comic, but I have to say that the opposite side is quite often shirking its responsibility. For example, I had an English teacher in high school who thought a paper I wrote contained "Neo-Nazi propaganda" (she said as much in her feedback), while in...
by speising
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17983

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

While baking a cake a cup of sugar is easier to measure than say 200g of sugar (which needs a scale). *actually*, especially in baking weight measurements are superior, since the density of flour can vary significantly, per type and depending on how compressed it is. just knock that cup a few times...
by speising
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:Out of curiosity, what happens if you try to run the PacMan game on my website in Internet Explorer 11?

seems to work fine, although he swallowed the first ghost unharmed (but not the next).
by speising
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14948
Views: 2349409

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

at least two of them aren't animals, though.
by speising
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:OK, I've tried to add some JavaScript trickery to remove those circles under Internet Explorer. Does it work?

it does indeed. although now the background image is gone.
by speising
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

FlatAssembler wrote:yes it does!Is the bottom left SVG gradient corner also rendered properly in IE11? How about the SVG PacMan I've made to see how well it will run in various browsers?

look like in chrome, but there are interesting circle segments which i don't see there:
Capture2.JPG

Capture.JPG
by speising
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

yes it does! :mrgreen:
by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

works still pretty well, though.
by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Flumble wrote:
speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.

well it is the latest native browser on win 7, which is still the last useable win version.
by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

this is my IE11 at work:
1.jpg


and this is in compatibility view :/
2.jpg
by speising
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 8440

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

both of your premises seem rather shaky. 1) you say "equivalent crimes", but you include the complete back story of the criminal in that? it's really hard to determine equivalence, best you can do is declare a degree of similarity. 2) "if it is morally acceptable to perform a death pe...
by speising
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image. Which browser are you using? As far as I know, it's only rendered that way in Internet Explorer. All the other browsers put a dark gray la...
by speising
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 10757

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image.
by speising
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7692
Views: 574454

Re: Trump presidency

ok i'd just like to say that
emceng wrote:shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater
is not speech. speech in the sense of "freedom of speech" is the voicing of an opinion, not just any vocal statement. in fact, speech doesn't even have to be vocal.
by speising
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 6127

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Instead of a light, it'd be easy to have a mechanical coloured indicator, eg. pulled by an electromagnet so it shows a green patch when the device is powered.
by speising
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14948
Views: 2349409

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

oh please, that's easy. Einstein has proven that gravity affects light. Ergo, light from distant objects gets deflected downwards, which *looks* like the earth were curved.
by speising
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1831
Views: 310531

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

ok that sounds pretty terrible but the coffee can't have been more than 100C , and i'd be pretty unhappy to get coffee below ~85, so i don't really see what McD did wrong here (except offering a insulting amount). the point being that a grown up person should know better than to drive with a cup of ...
by speising
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1831
Views: 310531

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

it seems very American to me to never assume responsibility for one's own stupidity.

"coffee may be hot"
by speising
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1831
Views: 310531

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

so they posted the video of the uber car: https://www.facebook.com/TempePolice/videos/2337144116311806/ which seems to contradict what was said earlier. far from "stepping out of a shadow", the woman was in the middle of the road, already having crossed the left lane. the "shadow"...
by speising
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1831
Views: 310531

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

commodorejohn wrote:Yep. I mean, I'll rag on autonomous driving from sunup to sundown, but in fairness, the number of drivers who actually travel at the speed limit and not 5-over is just plain statistically insignificant.

yeah, for humans, sure, but it's strange that the autonomous car was programmed do emulate this.
by speising
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1831
Views: 310531

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

i'd like to know why the car went 40 in a 35mph zone.
by speising
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 10562

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

sny wrote:
... a wind of aether ... scientific man ... 1927


hm. fail.
by speising
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics and Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: Physics and Photography

No.
Proof: you can focus on different things without changing any of the mentioned parameters.
by speising
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 8176

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Hey, today is π day, not violin day!
by speising
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 10562

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

This was apparently how my brother learned to navigate in Boston pre-GPS. He'd just identify the major landmarks (roads, rivers, coast, etc) that bounded his destination, and when he missed the destination (it's Boston, you will miss your destination), he'd just turn around at the boundary and reat...
by speising
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 8591

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

an app that does not behave well when backgrounded (or anytime, really) shouldn't be closed, but deleted. there's generally enough competition to find a better replacement.
by speising
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 10562

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

i've read somewhere that it's a gender thing. apparently, statistically, males prefer to hold their map north-up, while females tend to orient the map to coincide with their viewing direction.
by speising
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

the extremes on both sides are of course problematical, and a more social economy would probably increase total happiness.
but that's a far cry from completely rejecting the basis of the only economic system we know to work.
by speising
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

i question the premise that inherited fortune shoudn't give you advantages. what's the use of money if it doesn't help make your life better? one person is born healthy, another one with all kinds of health problems. one is beautiful, another ugly. how could the fortunate ones *not* benefit from the...
by speising
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 5748

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

Oh drat, it's March Madness. Regarding my previous post, my email address is not "oh me yarm@greatagain.wtf", it's what I typed that then got maddeningly converted to "oh me yarm". EDIT: It was the letters O, M, and G all run together. That's not March Madness, it's the common o...
by speising
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 5938

Re: 1962: “Generations”

dtobias wrote:Hitler was born 20 April 1889, so one of the 1892-1909 generation was not in fact Hitler.

in fact, no one of those was.
by speising
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 22383

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

considering win10's update policy, and also the latest rant in the rant thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22551&p=4321278#p4321278 , i'd be somewhat afraid of receiving a compulsory firmware update while doing 130 on the highway, complete with non postponable reboot cycle.
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

it's basically the same reason we have money instead of a barter society.
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7692
Views: 574454

Re: Trump presidency

I really like to shop online, or to inform myself online instead of browsing a brick store. But just recently i happened to experience an advantage a store with good staff can bring: i wanted to buy a gift for someone starting to study medicine, and browsed the whole medicine section for something s...
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

so, what you seem to be getting at is actually the difference between equity and debt financing. the thing is, if you take on a partner, that parter has a say in the running of the business, and has equal share in your earnings (as well as losses). not every entrepreneur might want that. generally, ...
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Borrow money from a community-owned credit union that exists for exactly that purpose to give interest-free loans (using the money the community aren't presently using for anything else, that they have saved with the credit union)? That's just off the top of my head, I can probably do better. Also:...
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 162
Views: 30945

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

do you have a solution for a small entrepreneur who'd like to open a business but doesn't have sufficient money to cover initial investments?
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 4751

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

yeah, i don't know who ever came up with = as assignment anyway. couldn't have been a mathematician. something like <- would have been a lot more logical and unambigous.
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 9549

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

the problem with the over-head bins is, in my experience, the load of exceptions to the one-pice-only rule. First, you're allowed one pice of a certain max size. But, laptops extra. And purses. And duty-free. And coats. In the end, one passenger can fill up an entire compartment with their own stuff.

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