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by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7852
Views: 577491

Re: Trump presidency

Patriotism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the USA team walks onto the field.
Nationalism is chanting "U-S-A!" when the other country's team walks onto the field.
by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Security through obscurity
Replies: 6
Views: 4918

Re: Security through obscurity

wumpus wrote:But trying to keep out somebody with a soldering iron and an oscilloscope is essentially impossible.


You can probably beat that by putting everything inside the processor itself (can't trace what you can't see without destroying the thing itself), but even that has its limits.
by Sizik
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564451

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There was a mail bomb attempt on George Soros, fox news commentary is hard at work trying to make it sound ok to terrorize Jews. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.foxnews.com/us/explosive-device-found-at-george-soros-home-report&ved=2ahUKEwjKkvfp4ZzeAh...
by Sizik
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A Truly Massive Star
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: A Truly Massive Star

I think there's a reason said "sun" resides in what is called "Paradox space".
by Sizik
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8012935

Re: Thoughts for ships

somitomi wrote:I'm probably going to explore the possibility of modding the existing one though, because the programmable ones are not that cheap anyway.


Fancy color touchscreen ones maybe, but ones with a simple LCD and buttons are fairly cheap
by Sizik
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 2130

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Long story short, if you think adult media is better than child media, then you are logically required to think porn has aesthetic valuable. This is proof reductio as absurdum that adult media is not inherently better than child media. There seems to be an unstated assumption introduced between the...
by Sizik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295927

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Coming out has went spectacularly so far. I'm currently out to close friends on facebook (most of whom I see in person frequently), and at work. Haven't come out to family yet, as my mom is currently my landlord, so I want to be in a more secure place housing-wise in case things go south.
by Sizik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295927

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hey, I'm a trans girl! I've been on hormones for 4 months now, and just came out at work last week.
by Sizik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4161

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:
doogly wrote:Have you tried plugging it in?

Right, but then something is acting on it.......................................................................................................

Brains don't work unless they're plugged in either.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone remember the story about the disabled village?
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Does anyone remember the story about the disabled village?

adamrobbins2018 wrote:And aparently the doctors gave the people wheely-braces for their backs so they could walk around bent backwards or something.

You'd think it would be easier and more comfortable to just give them wheelchairs like everyone else.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9879
Views: 1796383

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

gd1 wrote:Best Coding Language (or operating system I guess):
ThanOS
"Perfectly balanced, as all things should be."

You'll never run out of hard drive space! As the hard drive gets too full, half of the files are deleted to make room.
by Sizik
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Word Based Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Re: Word Based Consciousness

Imagine you are driving to work and suddenly remember you forgot to do the dishes last night. What pops into your head is not a picture of you doing the dishes or of the dirty dishes themselves, but rather the words 'I forgot to do the dishes'. I'm pretty sure this is not true for everybody.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18733

Re: Firearms Regulations

If the only way you believe safety can be improved is by restricting and punishing non-criminal gun owners, then you occupy a position roughly similar to the anti-abortion crowd. That's how safety regulations work? By adding restrictions and punishment for violations thereof which apply to everyone...
by Sizik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 6023

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Sounds like a Jeopardy answer.
by Sizik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank

I've always understood e.g. 89th percentile to include only the 89th-ranked 1/100 of the group, so in a group of 1000 values, the lowest 10 are in the 1st percentile, the next 10 (11-20) are in the 2nd percentile, etc.  Rather than the nth percentile containing the lowest n% of the population, each...
by Sizik
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Terminology Question: Percentile vs Percentile Rank

It looks like the percentile rank is the percentage of values that are below a score (so, just a number), while the percentile is the group of all of the values that are below a given percentile rank. If your mass is at the 89th percentile (89% of the population has less mass than you), then the per...
by Sizik
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Where are all the balls?
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

Re: Where are all the balls?

They're all in pot pω, the one after all of the finitely-labelled pots.
by Sizik
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 45156

Re: Steven Universe

A theory I seen kicking around reddit: White's Pearl's gem is on her stomach, our Pearl's gem is on her forehead, Pink's gem is on her stomach, and White's gem is on her forehead. This suggests that White's Pearl used to be Pink's pearl, and vice versa. This ends up being...
by Sizik
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 45156

Re: Steven Universe

So hey, a new episode happened two days ago.

Spoiler:
There's definitely something not quite right with White Diamond and her Pearl.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 18
Views: 2416

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

I don't get the appeal of this meme. Origin of it aside, I think what makes it appealing is how easy it is to encode the reference in other forms. Since all you need is the four-panel format of one thing, two things, two things, and two things with one of them sideways, it's easy to hide in otherwi...
by Sizik
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114753

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Tactics is thinking about how a move impacts the next turn. Strategy is thinking about how it impacts the next 1000 turns.
by Sizik
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks
Replies: 16
Views: 2976

Re: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks

That the vast majority of the symbiotes apparently die seem of no concern to the Goa'uld, so I would say that they are not there just to serve as incubators. So the Goa'uld in power are exploiting what is basically child labor for their species in order to have strong, dependent armies to maintain ...
by Sizik
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding a PCIE to SATA power cable
Replies: 6
Views: 3331

Re: Finding a PCIE to SATA power cable

So you have a modular PSU, with detachable cables? If so, the ports on the back aren't necessarily the same pinout as PCIe power connectors.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 45156

Re: Steven Universe

Speculation on the god-like nature of the diamonds: Yellow and Blue both seemed to be more aware of the dreamworld than the others (which also fits with Steven being able to go into people's dreams), though Garnet also kind of knew what was going on. Pink saw herself as bringing the gif...
by Sizik
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7852
Views: 577491

Re: Trump presidency

gmalivuk wrote:https://t.co/cMg1ixK24B [pdf - my phone just downloads it and closes the browser so I can't get the non-Twitterfied url]


Here you go https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/fil ... of-NTA.pdf
by Sizik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 45156

Re: Steven Universe

New episodes dropping this week.

Spoiler:
Glad to finally see some concrete Pink Diamond/Rose Quartz backstory.
by Sizik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Any ideas on this please ??
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Re: Any ideas on this please ??

My guess is
Spoiler:
E, because it's the least symmetrical-looking of the six.
by Sizik
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 412598

Re: Questions For The World

It almost looks like some sort of mold growth.
by Sizik
Wed May 16, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7852
Views: 577491

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:But I also have the same thinking about what the ideal US would look like for the Democrats, and frankly I find that world to be downright terrifying...

I'm curious what you think that would be.
by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Email Bypass

The problem is that I am not connected to the internet so it wont let me register until it sends an email. I just want to download the software from the CD and be done, but it wants to register with my email first. Ah, I interpreted [I] don't care about this computer being hooked up to the internet...
by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Email Bypass

Create a throwaway email account?
by Sizik
Fri May 04, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114753

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

pseudoidiot wrote:That must be from the Australia MMO

Pretty close, it's actually the New Zealand MMO.
by Sizik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

How are you figuring that (x+1)/(x^2-x-6) doesn't have an asymptote at 0?
by Sizik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7852
Views: 577491

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a citation for that? You mean of my last post? It's my take on: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/981859214380462081 (Had to go hunting for it. It had fallen off the 'headlines', from my lurk-without-login glance at twitter, but still glad I'm not adding to all that weird stuff...
by Sizik
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 311713

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

The robot uprising has begun. SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human ...
by Sizik
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 309029

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

flicky1991 wrote:Why is the formatting at the bottom of this page broken?

Drunkenness?


Freezeblade's and Ginger's posts have mismatched quote/spoiler tags.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 240898

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

So then "gone" would be pronounced like "gon" (as in polygon) for you?

For me, "gone" rhymes with "lawn".
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many degrees in a sphere?
Replies: 12
Views: 10581

Re: How many degrees in a sphere?

360 degrees x 4 x 1/2 Radian = Surface Area of Sphere 41,252 degrees square 41,252 divided by 4 = Area of a Circle in degrees square 10,313.24031 41,252 multipied by 1/3 Radian = Volume of a Sphere in Cubic Degrees 787,873.524 Area typically has dimensions of length squared, and volume is length cu...
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27753

Re: Black Panther

Question about the end of movie:
Spoiler:
I don't remember, did Agent Ross make it out alive, or was it supposed to be implied that he dies when the gunship blew up the lab?
by Sizik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are patents/IP good for innovation?
Replies: 67
Views: 10887

Re: Are patents/IP good for innovation?

Patents can't really be shortened without losing their usefulness, though. At least for mechanical devices, the time from patent application to market can be measured in decades in some industries. Unless you want all large industrial companies to stop disclosing any inventions, I wouldn't shorten ...

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