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by Yakk
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89546
Views: 5060431

Re: Random natterings

If Hollywood is right in how relationships work, that was the beginning of a meet-cute.

(Spoiler: Hollywood is not right.)
by Yakk
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That wasn't a budget cut as much as a "don't do X" order.
by Yakk
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? A democracy where the transfer of power isn't peaceful tends to degenerate into an autocracy rapidly. Basically, group X wins over group Y. Either Y objects and suppresses X with viole...
by Yakk
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If people who prefer the democratic party want to get back the federal government, they have to start at the state level.
by Yakk
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9603
Views: 1368556

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

It would be easier to just solve Halt.
by Yakk
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He has already used a political meeting to ask for a favor for his businesses:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 31336.html
Is that not "stuff"?
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 9403

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Which build is like overwatch? The gernader build seems very different than other builds I've used. Gernader gets infinite gernades at 20, refreshing as fast as they are thrown (4 gernades, every 4 seconds all refresh, 1 second cool down per gernade). Sadly, less DPS than your basic attack (except i...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 27085

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I wouldn't call that a hint. Both Kat's (current) etheric appearance and her unusual perception of the Ether has been shown before. The etheric appearance in the cruise-boat plot, and her perception of the Ether when they helped Mort leave. Much of the Ether is a "show", which ...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But, promoting and complementing and giving power to people whose claim to fame is being racist is generally accepted as racist. I mean, there are people who disagree, but there are people who would "That KKK leader is a great guy, I trust his judgement, he'll be in charge of education policy f...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, you can be racist by thinking that Irish are all inheritly scum or inferior to the British. That is racism. Racism in the USA that is anti-Black has a richer history than other forms of racism. But anti-irish racism, anti-slavic racism, anti-japanese racism, anti-oriental racism, and anti-hispa...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And what has Steve Bannon to do with Trump being a racist? Trump picked Steve Bannon to be chief white house strategist. IE: He's a dude who is going to be running the white house. To be specific, imagine you picked someone who believed that "all asian people should be banned from entry to the...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9603
Views: 1368556

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

At upteen-odd 1 years of programming, in my language of specialization, I can sometimes write a small program without checking documentation, having syntax errors, or bugs, or the like. I am pleasantly surprised when it happens. Almost always those small programs are made out of pieces that I have w...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm sorry that you judge a man's character on one public speech, but it turns out, he's actually spoken words before . Look, on Tuesday last, the person said "hello". What is racist about "hello"?? Nothing at all. If the person was racist before Tuesday last, they clearly have l...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton got 500,000 more votes than Obama in Texas.

That'll matter ... in 20 years.
by Yakk
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Happy Remembrance Day
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Happy Remembrance Day

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. ... The last veteran of WW1 died about 5 years ago. There are a few million WW2 veterans left. The horror of almost the entire world mobilized for war is falling out of mem...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Obama selected who the Republican House Judiciary Committee's head said they would appoint to the SC with no problem. He not only didn't say yes, they put their fingers in their ears and said "no, we won't even listen, lalalalala". Obama took a Republican-invented state health care plan an...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The flaw with the "drown it in a bathtub" strategy to cutting government via cutting taxes is that it doesn't actually force reduced spending, because deficits are a thing. So, tax cutting, while it has economic effects, hasn't actually been very effective at reducing government. Debt lim...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. Here's the problem, the first is a belief that can be justified on purely ideological grounds, the second is a falsifiable claim that doesn't hold water (i.e. it doesn't matte...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. And this is a persistant constant problem. A spending surge might help kick you out of a recession, but the big constant problem remains. To bring government under control, you...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 38430

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Hillary is [...] power-hungry. Nobody who doesn't work and want power will ever run for president of the USA and win. Hell, 99% of people in state congresses are "power hungry", let alone state senate, governors, congress, or senate. Or even top positions in industry or government. It tak...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, based off Trump's tendency to accuse others of his own sins, and Russian interferance, and crappy diebold machines, odds Russia will steal US election for their wipping boy? I mean they don't even have to get off scott free: if they leave evidence of tampering it delegitimizes the US democracy. ...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 38430

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Stargazer71, there is an active voter suppression system in the USA. If you are in a poor and democratic leaning section of a republican state, it may be much harder to vote. You are on the rolls and turned away? You are told by someone outside a lie about what forms of ID are required? There is a 7...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 38430

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

What's disappointing is that he certainly knows that his endorsement of Hillary Clinton will change zero minds. How so? The idea that your peer group and people you look up to supports X can cause you to actually wait in that 3 hour long election lineup that your state reps have decided is the best...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 38430

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Calling the first woman president, a 40-year vetaran of law and politics, who has been under a slime attack by the GOP and authoritarian wannabees for her entire career, "lesser" than the orange oilslick The Donald in any sense is ridiculous. Let's be clear, this time, the lesser is a lot...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 38430

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Really? You could have used your power to promote a 3rd party ( any third party!) making a push to actually change this broken 2-party system. And instead you give us a boring endorsement for the usual lesser of two evils? Sad, sad, sad. Calling the first woman president, a 40-year vetaran of law a...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The server was set up, pretty clearly, because they couldn't get government IT to set up a secure blackberry for the Secretary of State with the capabilities she wanted. It was a different department. So they got things done by using the tools they had on hand. Nobody disputes that 99.9% of the emai...
by Yakk
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, Nevada. The polls that 538 are using, what do they use to determine likely voters? If there is indeed a huge surge of first-time Latino voters, and strong evidence that they are voting Hillary, how would that impact the model? Moreso, there is some evidence that Nevada is now locked in as democr...
by Yakk
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It is no more a confession than "I handled that traitor" would be if the person in question was found dead. It is also no less a confession. If a woman claimed she was kissed "out of the blue" without consent, it is evidence that he did indeed do it. Like the dozen women who have...
by Yakk
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Non-verbal consent can be given to the others as well. It just tends not to fly in court nearly as well.

The presumption of consent from a woman under sexual aggression is a social, not legal, construct.
by Yakk
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We have Trump, on tape, bragging about sexual assault. I guess it's not a confession because it wasn't a formal statement? Or because it's possible he was lying just to impress someone? I don't think that makes it not a confession; confessions can be false, after all. He's claiming ability. It's br...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The alfa bank trump connection is strange.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... ussia.html
by Yakk
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 13530

Re: Pokemon Go

I have to get around to evolving the 100+ I have banked before this bonus is over (so I can melt down the upgraded junkemon).

Anyone know how fast the evolution is after the patch? Can I do 100-odd in a single half-hour egg?
by Yakk
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I've sometimes wondered about the politics of allowing early voting in the states. Democrats always lead in early voting, perhaps because it is a more modern fixture in our elections; Republicans tend to be older and thus it is reasonable to assume they prefer to vote the same way they have for dec...
by Yakk
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28228
Views: 2098404

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

57 mm is 2.25 inches (well, 2.245 inches, but that is easy to force usually 0.2% tolerance is pretty darn close), not 2.5 inches. Difference is 10% between those two measures. Which is huuge.

2.5 inches is 63.5 mm.

Not sure how imperial/metric is the problem there.
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9603
Views: 1368556

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ah yes, the "is it plugged in" test. Are you editing the code you are compiling? Are you compiling the code you are running? Are you loading the DLL you built? Are you running the subprocedure you thought you where running? Is the header file being excluded due to header guards, or an iden...
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9603
Views: 1368556

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Complex systems have bugs. Complex systems coupled to systems with bugs rely on those bugs to operate.
by Yakk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9603
Views: 1368556

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

There is a law. Any complex system will not only be operating in a failure/error state, but will rely upon it to work. So tgere will be some logic where the programmer was like "this should never happen". It will be happening. Other parts are now relying on it happening in order to work pr...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tracking polls are interesting. First, because they freeze a bunch of their variance at the point where they build the pool. So a tracking poll with a +/- 3.5% sampling variance can be "frozen" at the top or bottom of the range. A non-tracking poll will tend to vary within its sampling var...
by Yakk
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Rallies are not polls? Even a ridiculous ralley is a fraction of a percent of the population. The vastness of the conspiracy to swing every poll would be unrealistic. The only even half-way Trump leaning major poll (that tracking poll) has 2-3 different reasons how they screwed up, and it still show...
by Yakk
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488281

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here probably is a state.

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