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by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

TV4Fun wrote:Is the password ever passed as an argument to a GET query? I can imagine a case where that would cause the problem.

Bad practice, but it likely happens.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8108

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

Skype, and probably some other similar sites, crawls every URL you send . Even if not publicly. Part of the puzzle is probably this, but applied to everything POSTed to the server including the password. As for why it crashes if the link resolves, maybe the site attempts to tie that page to a record...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:18 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0131: "Microwaves"
Replies: 61
Views: 22324

What-If 0131: "Microwaves"

Microwaves http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/131/microwave.png This seems to have the dates all set to Feb 27, 201 4 ... Another trick I've heard is to arrange the food in a ring, with an empty space in the centre. This helps to ensure that all the food passes through the same areas. Also, I note that...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1404: Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma
Replies: 62
Views: 21398

Re: 1404: Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma

I'm having trouble finding info on how long this was sustained for...

720 millinewtons is a little more than the weight of a tennis ball. That's not particularly small.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

Re: 1335: "Now"

You should be able to get the UTC time with 'new Date().getTime();'. No need to apply any offsets.

I thought we were referring to the placement of names on the map moving depending on if DST was in effect for that area, not for your area.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

Re: 1335: "Now"

syberspot wrote:But does it update for daylight savings time? And, does it skip daylight savings time on years that are multiples of 100 but not 400?

I thought the 100 but not 400 thing was leap years, not DST?

DST would be a horror, with all the different ways countries calculate when to have it.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

Re: 1335: "Now"

Eternal Density wrote:Did anyone notice the javascript?

Spoiler:


Your spoiler is empty...

It looks like an auto-update similar to that on Time, though.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1334: "Second"
Replies: 47
Views: 14094

Re: 1334: "Second"

My searching trick is a pile of custom search engines set up in Opera - things like Wikipedia, an ebay search that's set up to be global, internet archive/wayback machine, and a couple of others. And I'm getting good at the google-fu; I usually refine the search further instead of going to the secon...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

Re: 1335: "Now"

And it's fixed (almost - it's just after 18:00 here in NZ, but the comic implies that it's just before).
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

Re: 1335: "Now"

Three threads posted within 24 seconds. Wow.

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by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1335: "Now"
Replies: 131
Views: 60038

1335: "Now"

Image

This image stays roughly in sync with the day (assuming the Earth continues spinning). Shortcut: xkcd.com/now


It seems almost 180° out, to me... It should be ~6 PM here in NZ, but apparently it's just before 6AM.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 39066

Re: 1331: "Frequency"

Yeah, I don't exactly pay attention to horoscopes... For some reason I thought that a Sagittarius was some extinct creature.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1331: "Frequency"
Replies: 148
Views: 39066

1331: "Frequency"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/frequency.png This comic shows estimated average frequency. I wanted to include the pitch drop experiment, but it turns out the gif format has some issues with decade-long loops. What's the 'Sagittarius named Amelia drinks a soda" one? Also, the single PNG on this p...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1327: "Mobile Marketing"
Replies: 20
Views: 6486

Re: 1326: "Mobile Marketing"

I'm not sure why it has taken me a good 7 or 8 years to realise that Black Hat Guy is Dogbert . I think BHG is more of a mass craze person instead of screwing with one person. It was a funny comic though, as is the xkcd comic, although I noticed I'm getting used to the online headline jokes. Dogber...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1306: "Sigil Cycle"
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: 1306: "Sigil Cycle"

PHP needs to go up the top, too. I don't know why it needs the $variable, given that C, Java, and many other languages use similar syntax without it.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?
Replies: 38
Views: 18818

Re: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?

King Author wrote:Neat. Though the sites I connect to can still log any information I enter into them, and even track my IP, yes?


They could get that even if you went to them directly by typing in the URL. That's open to any site, unless you use a proxy or Tor on your end.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?
Replies: 38
Views: 18818

Re: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?

I'm in NZ and the NZ system may be different due to different privacy laws etc, but there was a choice of delete Google + and delete entire google account. I can go do it again and get a screenshot if you want. EDIT 2013-11-26 09:03 UTC: Hmm. It gives you a G+ account (or did last time) when you cre...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?
Replies: 38
Views: 18818

Re: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?

Just made another new GMail (alerts from NAS), and this time it set me up with G+ right from the start; last time it didn't but was pushing it at me. Something has changed in the last few weeks.

Still able to delete it, though.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?
Replies: 38
Views: 18818

Re: You can't delete just Google+ anymore?

Hmm. I may have to try setting up a new GMail account - I've been meaning to make a spam type account for a while.

Will go have a look.

EDIT: Nope, It's telling me to create a G+ profile, on a brand new account. I am in NZ though, so it might act differently elsewhere.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Using Nokogiri instead of Regex
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Re: Using Nokogiri instead of Regex

Why not just grab everything in the <tr>...</tr> element? Isn't that what you want?

Then just strip the <tr> tags.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1285: "Third Way"
Replies: 163
Views: 30954

Re: 1285: "Third Way"

Being in NZ, I can't say I've ever seen much about double spaces except online. It does seem like a US invention. I generally use an Oxford comma - though I didn't know what it was called until recently. I remember being told in primary school not to, though. I basically ignored the teacher and have...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Persistant Unidentified Network
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Re: Persistant Unidentified Network

Basically what he said, with the exception that if either router is made in the last decade crossover/normal cables don't matter. You could also use your new router as the router, and the old one as a switch. The new one is probably faster, the that's unlikely to make a difference unless you have a ...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Fucking Printers
Replies: 25
Views: 12327

Re: Fucking Printers

Have to admit, I much prefer the idea of a dumb B&W laser. Our Brother HL-6050DN is going well after maybe 8 years, on it's second (maybe third) cartridge, and has gone through several boxes (5 reams of 500 sheets each) of paper. Inkjets are a waste of money unless you really need colour, but no...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1284: "Improved Keyboard"
Replies: 102
Views: 19882

1284: "Improved Keyboard"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/improved_keyboard.png I'm always installing tons of weird experimental keyboards because it serves as a good reminder that nothing I was going to type was really worth the trouble. Personally, I'm just using the AOSP 4.2+ keyboard, with swype-like typing. EDIT: Fixed text.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Superuser: "What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?"
Replies: 38
Views: 13732

Re: Superuser: "What are the Windows A: and B: drives used f

I remember using 3.5" floppies before I went to school... Never did anything with 5.25" or older, though. I'm only just 17.

My dad's work used to have a camera that took 3.5" floppies, which we occasionally borrowed. Probably still got some of the photos.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you live?
Replies: 42
Views: 25845

Re: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you liv

Not much around here (Wellington, NZ). Bombing us would be a waste of a good nuke...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 27477

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

Just don't use PHP: 4 ^ 3 returns 7 (it's bitwise XOR).

I think int(x) is usually truncate or round toward zero; that is 3.14 => 3, 5.6 => 5, -2.2 => -2. You get the picture.

Round is usually separate.

(edited to be clearer)
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1271: Hilighting
Replies: 120
Views: 22306

Re: 1271: Hilighting

The last issue is easily avoided by a)not using a Webkit-based browser (if text is a link), and b) disabling JS that prevents you from doing such. I generally tend to do the variant where you scroll, trying to keep the cursor on clear space. And often realise whatever I'm reading scrolls by page, so...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 24152

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

Personally a lot of what I find most worrying is that beyond a certain point of surveillance it's near impossible to go back - we're already seeing some of this: One of the most amazing revelations that came out of last nights TICS Bill public meeting in Wellington was Seeby Woodhouse telling the au...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"
Replies: 118
Views: 24152

Re: 1269: "Privacy Opinions"

Sometime I'll put a 15GB (or slightly less so I have room for a little other stuff) TrueCrypt file on Google Docs called '9/11 Repeat Plans' and let them spend a while cracking it... The contents will be a text file with 'I hope you didn't expect that processing time back' in it. I'm probably somewh...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1251: "Anti-Glass"
Replies: 147
Views: 28007

Re: 1251: "Anti-Glass"

Interesting idea. Does a 20mW laser targeting any security/facial recognition cameras count as a crime? It would at least block you out, and probably damage the sensor. Plus working out who did it would be difficult.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1250: "Old Accounts"
Replies: 54
Views: 49936

Re: 1250: "Old Accounts"

I have a sudden urge to create a bunch of random facebook accounts and ignore them...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1244: "Six Words"
Replies: 24
Views: 14343

Re: 1233: "Six Words"

*Whoosh*

Sounds like I've got some reading to do.
by SomeoneSomewhere
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 22040

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

We can improve the performance per kilogram of space electronics by at least a factor of 100 with consumer technologies and some cleverness. With a large market paying for additional weight reduction R&D, there's room for another factor of at least 100. When electronics does not have to survive...
by SomeoneSomewhere
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 219807

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

I love the mouse gestures in Opera. Perfect for laptop trackpads and those mice that don't have a hardware back button. The large number of customisations (install it and go to opera:config and drool) are pretty awesome. Plus you can enable/disable/move any part of the UI too. For a while it had iss...

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