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by arjan
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How is physical access not a factor in 2-factor?
Replies: 13
Views: 6854

Re: How is physical access not a factor in 2-factor?

Let's say someone in IT who is a real expert in security has a laptop that holds his Bitcoin account worth millions. Would he rely on a 15-factor policy that includes username, password, as well as voice, face, eye, fingerprint recognition, a chip with a 17-digit code, a DNA and a blood sample, OR w...
by arjan
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How is physical access not a factor in 2-factor?
Replies: 13
Views: 6854

How is physical access not a factor in 2-factor?

Hi all, Maybe someone can share some wise thoughts about this matter. I'm told by security experts that for rather sensitive (medical) data, you need to implement 2-factor authentication by law. So, not just a username/password combination but also a smartcard, or a token via SMS, a fingerprint or w...
by arjan
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Besiege (the game) + Genetic Algorithm would be so awesome
Replies: 2
Views: 3659

Besiege (the game) + Genetic Algorithm would be so awesome

Besiege is a game where you put parts together to form a weapon (a tank, a helicopter, a sheep-smashing device, anything), then steer it in order to destroy the enemy. This has lead to a lot of minecraft-like creativity. See http://imgur.com/search?q=besiege or this video https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by arjan
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Worse than RegEx: comments in mail addresses
Replies: 18
Views: 5820

Worse than RegEx: comments in mail addresses

While trying to find the right XKCD to show someone regular expressions are the worst, I got to this page first: http://ex-parrot.com/~pdw/Mail-RFC822-Address.html which says: "The regular expression does not cope with comments in email addresses. The RFC allows comments to be arbitrarily neste...
by arjan
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

ahammel wrote:I've also just noticed that singing "you're so sweet" would require a slightly awkward leap of a major 7th from the singer.


While I don't understand the technicalities, after trying to sing it I understand the awkardness.
by arjan
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

Just knowing about the pivot chord thing is really enlightening. I now know what sorcery is going on at 2:29 here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15lksTcG5ZY and really I like to have that knowledge. "I know what you did there". When I was 6 I learned that to get orange paint you can just m...
by arjan
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 71157

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

Besides the "error" Randall made, which must have been an extra joke, he also must have known this thread will probably be longer then the 1190 one. (Being libertarian myself, I had a lot of endless discussions, been there, done that, and I'm skipping this one. I would like the discussion ...
by arjan
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 71157

"Error"

I strongly believe that the "error" that was fixed later this day was made on purpose to once again show Randalls love for Regular expressions. The same kind of love he demonstrated in http://xkcd.com/1171/ and http://xkcd.com/208/ He must have tested the expression before copy-pasting it ...
by arjan
Tue May 21, 2013 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wow, compared to the beach the scenes are becoming pretty cool now. These are not one every few minutes drawings anymore.
by arjan
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

Writing music as text is hard, I mean the "pah dah tah dahm" at 1:07 in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vhFnTjia_I. The "pah" only starts after the last note I guess? He closes his mouth and looks aside as if he tells the trumpets to finish "his" job? But if ...
by arjan
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

Also, whistling Sweet Caroline, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vhFnTjia_I (I just tested) everyone whistles the song AND background ("Sweet Caroline".. "pah dah tah dahm.."). The "pah dah tah dahm" could as well be sung with lyrics ("you're so sweet" or whate...
by arjan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

I see what you did http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DshO3Nki_VM there. :) Never even heard of suspension but I do recognize it. More! More!
by arjan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Please consider that Outsiders will sometimes check the forum, not knowing the deeper meaning of it all. For them, the latest newpix would just be a picture of sand castles. For them, it would even seem strange that people would devote their whole live to the One True Comic. Please read again what I...
by arjan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

The structure still reminds me of this one:

Image

where Queball looked at us, just before destroying the two walls.
by arjan
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

I have missed many many newpix and don't think I will catch up tonight. But trying to pick up connoisseuring, here's what Queball made in 352: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/9ef384da5a879adfaef01892f5ebfc2287aa2e9ae13fc8dd67db191ef5433a9f.png . First he builds these two huge walls, then destroys t...
by arjan
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Non Personal Awareness?
Replies: 32
Views: 19294

Re: Non Personal Awareness?

Btw, I "had another appointment".
by arjan
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Non Personal Awareness?
Replies: 32
Views: 19294

Re: Non Personal Awareness?

Thanks all! I think I should read Michael Shermer. "Especially the built-in human need to see patterns, even where there is no pattern to be seen." is a bit of revelation. There are more talks of him on YouTube besides the TED one.
by arjan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Non Personal Awareness?
Replies: 32
Views: 19294

Non Personal Awareness?

A very respected, highly educated client of us invites me to a course on "Non Personal Awareness". It's so obscure it doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry. This is their site: http://www.truthscompany.com/ and here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wen6_7...
by arjan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where's How Music Works for non-musical nerds?
Replies: 36
Views: 25202

Re: where be How Music Works for non-musical nerds?

Ok, in this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnkmNyArNg "Thank you very much", the pivot chord is not actually a chord saying "watch out, something weird is going to happen", but there's a weird flute saying "watch out" at the same time the modulation already took p...
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

It might not get me prophet status, but a kite? (that's new isn't it? Please?)
EDIT: ok found it..
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

No, I think you're right: For the most part, most of the "inferences" people have been making have actually been insight into their own personalities. The "he's having a baby" inference couldn't be further away from me but it did seem valid (i.e. 60% chance) at the time. But I l...
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Whereas first messages got moved to the next page because earlier were approved, it's the other way around now it seems? Lots of messages are being deleted?
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

314159 wrote:Bright eyed and bushy tailed just means wide awake and raring to go. It's a squirrel reference.

Thanks you as well :)
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wildhound wrote:Squirrels!


Thanks! Maybe the guy rubbing stuff in my eyes is the idiot called Sandman.
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Brits have risen bright eyed and bushy tailed So, Google isn't helping me and dictionaries don't have much help either. What's "bushy tailed", literally? (also: a website with pictures/screencaps of imgur, facebook, etc that's called "thingsworthgoogling.com" where you can submi...
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

KroniK907 wrote:I hate to break it to you but this was posted on page 9 of this thread... yes that's right page 9.... this was BEFORE double digit Newpages!!! BEFORE NEWPIX EVEN EXISTED!!!


Damnit.
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the other hand, your unwillingness to submit to sleep means that you will still be slumbering tomorrow, many NP after the Brits have risen bright eyed and bushy tailed in order to resume the F5 stomp. We all have to pay the Sandman eventually. WE don't. Sandman is not very known around here. Btw...
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

I would like this at the end http://sciencefictionruminations.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/statue_planet.jpeg just because I posted it first which would make an apostle or something. A prophet, perhaps? I don't know if it would make you more popular, mind... On an unrelated note, the slowing post ra...
by arjan
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

I would like this at the end

Spoiler:
Image


just because I posted it first which would make me an apostle or something.
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

The last one says it was was created 2013-03-27T06:42:46-04:00 and modified 2 two days EARLIER at 2013-03-25T00:56:32-04:00. It might mean that we're watching a movie while it's being made. Or that he's just messing with us now, by changing the date on his computer In that case it's a very importan...
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

The last one says it was was created 2013-03-27T06:42:46-04:00 and modified 2 two days EARLIER at 2013-03-25T00:56:32-04:00.

It might mean that we're watching a movie while it's being made.
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

In the quiet time near the end of a newpix, here's a new theory: eventually it will zoom out and out and wel'll see many more Queballs and more Megans all building sandcastles and watch them destroyed by Time. And then we'll all be depressed about our miserable lifes and Randall orders us to commit ...
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

And also this thread must win the award for highest number of people looking at it, 443 guests plus 30-40 members I'd wager. Randall controlling all of them by changing a couple of pixels once per newpix. The amount of productivity lost must reach millions of dollars by now :) Entire countries are ...
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

ThemePark wrote:And also this thread must win the award for highest number of people looking at it, 443 guests plus 30-40 members I'd wager.


Randall controlling all of them by changing a couple of pixels once per newpix. The amount of productivity lost must reach millions of dollars by now :)
by arjan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

I saved the image with the flag even now I know there are copies of it. Just in case. My precious..

Wait wait, this IS getting a bit ridiculous. Time for bed!
by arjan
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

patzer wrote:Three votes for The Great Expansion, is has been added :)

I would suggest "The False Flag".
by arjan
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

What exactly does a change from 2013-03-25T06:54:32+00:00 to 2013-03-25T02:54:32-04 (last pic) mean? We've moved to a different time zone now?
by arjan
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Does anyone know how Randall creates this comic? Is it a 2D -scanner or a camera for instance?
by arjan
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

The first image has creation date 2013-03-25T00:26:49+00:00
The last till now 2013-03-25T06:54:32+00:00

So that's about 3 minutes/frame.
by arjan
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106128
Views: 37209421

Re: 1190: "Time"

Did noone open the PNGs in UltraEdit yet? It has dates for each picture that differ!

date:create 2013-03-25T05:46:52+00:00 date:modify 2013-03-25T05:46:52+00:00
date:create 2013-03-25T06:54:32+00:00 date:modify 2013-03-25T06:54:32+00:00

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