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by Rashkavar
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:44 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0149: "Pizza Bird"
Replies: 57
Views: 30088

Re: What-If 0149: "Pizza Bird"

Heh, that eagle comparison does an even better job of poking fun at Bald Eagles than my story does. Apparently there's something about the talons of a Bald Eagle (not sure if it's all Eagles or even Raptors in general) that locks them into position when they close around prey. This is generally bene...
by Rashkavar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 314442

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

So why 11 bytes per word regardless of the word length? The password I use for higher security things is a 30 letter sentence - I was wondering how long the brute force calculation for that would take, but without a consistent bytes-per-letter, I can't calculate it.
by Rashkavar
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 41668

Re: "Retro Virus" Discussion

I find it somewhat humorous that this is the first time I read an xkcd post on my new linux box. I'm still using the windows box more, but that's cause it's the one I can carry to class with me, and I'm spending most of my time out atm. I also find it humorous that the dictionary file firefox is usi...
by Rashkavar
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 96140

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

A couple of things that make the political sway idea more valid (still questionable, but I guess a sufficiently skilled genius could pull it off) 1 - This is a society with very controlled nets - recall that Peter and Valentine had to get their father's access to start, cause kids couldn't post in m...
by Rashkavar
Sat May 30, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0590: "Papyrus"
Replies: 242
Views: 56814

Re: "Papyrus" Discussion

I personally don't get all the complaining about TNR being overused. Sure it's used a lot, but it's at least readable. Having seen technical documents in all sorts of wonderful fonts (including a variety of hideous typewriter fonts), I have to say I prefer TNR for the simple reason that I spend the ...

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