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by murgatroid99
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0971: "Alternative Literature"
Replies: 180
Views: 39080

Re: 0971: "Alternative Literature"

About the expensive placebo thing: a few years ago the New York Times had an article say that more expensive placebos are more effective.
by murgatroid99
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 45392

Re: 0810: Constructive

according to the guy who made ReCAPTCHA (Luis von Ahn), people who speak English take as much work to type two English words as to type 6 random alphanumeric characters due to the way we process character sequences, so it is actually no extra work to type a ReCAPTCHA as to type a normal CAPTCHA Tha...
by murgatroid99
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 45392

Re: 0810: Constructive

I really liked this comic, and I wanted to say that ReCAPTCHA actually does something very similar: ReCAPTCHA is the one with 2 words instead of a bunch of random letters. What they do is take two words from a book they are digitizing: one the computer can read and one it cannot, and they don't say...
by murgatroid99
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 45392

Re: 0810: Constructive

I really liked this comic, and I wanted to say that ReCAPTCHA actually does something very similar: ReCAPTCHA is the one with 2 words instead of a bunch of random letters. What they do is take two words from a book they are digitizing: one the computer can read and one it cannot, and they don't say ...
by murgatroid99
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Infinite number of asymptotes
Replies: 35
Views: 4296

Re: Infinite number of asymptotes

I am not sure if this has to be spoilered, but wouldn't a simple answer be
Spoiler:
[math]tan(\frac{1}{x})[/math]
by murgatroid99
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 problem
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 problem

Actually, it seems to have been a motherboard issue. It was my mom's computer, and she just got a new one.
by murgatroid99
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 problem
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Dell Dimension 2400 problem

I have a new problem with a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. Until yesterday or the day before, it was working fine, but today when I press the power button the light on the power button turns yellow instead of green, the fan behind the processor increases speed until it sounds like a jet engine, and the com...
by murgatroid99
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36982
Views: 2494492

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

I just looked at the thread but I did not actually read any of the posts.
by murgatroid99
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MySQL problem in Ubuntu
Replies: 1
Views: 421

MySQL problem in Ubuntu

At work, I have been trying to install a network management service called cacti onto Ubuntu under Microsoft Virtual PC. I have installed most of the dependencies, but MySQL is giving me some trouble. I have it installed and can start the sevice, but whenever I try to access it in any other way (suc...

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