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by strake
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 10233

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

It would be effective to bring water to a gun fight if they are using black powder.
by strake
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sites do you go on when you're bored?
Replies: 107
Views: 105210

Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Jorpho wrote:Youtube-watching is much too conspicuous at work, even with headphones.


Back when i worked for Google (today was my last day) i could claim i'm testing the infrastructure ☺
by strake
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BCE and CE.
Replies: 47
Views: 7986

Re: BCE and CE.

Sometimes i use Anno Unicis, i.e. years since Unix epoch.
by strake
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067153

Re: What are you listening to?

by strake
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

Pfhorrest wrote:
strake wrote:Kerrygold cheese is amazing.

What kind exactly?


I finally got some more, and it's simply called "Aged Cheddar".

addams wrote:It's a Pink Lake!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Hillier


In Gatineau Park, Québec is a lake called "Pink Lake".

It's green.
by strake
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: Inspirations

mathmannix wrote:My take on it is basically, most of us hate the idea of having only two candidates to choose from, but the momentum behind our two-party system is way too big to stop at this time


It may be due to the electoral system: see Duverger's Law.
by strake
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

Pfhorrest wrote:
strake wrote:Kerrygold cheese is amazing.

What kind exactly?

I'm a big fan of their Dubliner.


Ah, sorry for the slow response, now I've forgotten what kind it was ☹

When I get some more I'll post it ☺
by strake
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067153

Re: What are you listening to?

by strake
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2547719

Re: Post your boat race.

I got a new camera ☺

Image

Edit: another

Image
by strake
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

Kerrygold cheese is amazing.
by strake
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech companies?
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech compani

Sabredog wrote:I want to get some practical experience using AdWords to help companies (or a company) work on campaigns and track progress and so on.


Well I think that's your answer: apply to positions at organizations using AdWords. To find out whether they use Google ads, simply Google their name.
by strake
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech companies?
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

Re: Hey, could you share some thoughts on these tech compani

You mean you want to work on AdWords itself, or on Google's own advertisements?
by strake
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

Angua wrote:Sadly, it's hard to get the funding for it because people tend to think that it's the easy way out.


You mean it's hard to get funding to study it, or to have it?
by strake
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

I thought the Gold Standard of weight loss is carefully controlled intake and expenditure of calories. I suppose, surgery works. Surgery controls intake and expenditure of calories ☺ Is that gold standard of weight loss with or without anesthesia? Well, how great is your pain tolerance? To my knowl...
by strake
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help our facebook friends
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Re: Help our facebook friends

Come to Google Plus! which allows pseudonyms now.

Disclosure: I work for Google.
by strake
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2547719

Re: Post your boat race.

I wore it a few times and it's not so bad for a little while but I doubt whether I'd want to do it daily. No face-rubbing would likely be difficult for me in the long term.
by strake
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

I mean it's called Fickmühlen, which actually means Fuck Mill auf Deutsch.
by strake
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

addams wrote:Today I learned about Fort McMurray in Canada.


Q: What is the 2nd-largest city in Newfoundland?
A: Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Writing of settlements, TIL in Deutschland is a town called Fuck Mill.
by strake
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 55354

Re: Female Vocalists

Carina Hanselmann:
Arven - Believe
by strake
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 47
Views: 27409

Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Carina Hanselmann surely has a beautiful voice.
by strake
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067153

Re: What are you listening to?

by strake
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 85549

Re: Bay Area Meetups

Any other scientifically-minded organisms in South Bay want to meet in a park in Mountain View on Sunday?
by strake
Sat May 09, 2015 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your LEGO!
Replies: 19
Views: 7056

Re: Post your LEGO!

A mech I built, spoiler'd for size
Spoiler:
Image
by strake
Sat May 09, 2015 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067153

Re: What are you listening to?

by strake
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding Myers-Briggs
Replies: 9
Views: 4478

Re: Understanding Myers-Briggs

GTM wrote:I'd still like to know what it all means though.


So follow ST's link and read the title at least.
by strake
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

bigglesworth wrote:Hagbard <3 the Pope


But perhaps Hagbard > 2 the Pope...

How many Popes can Hagbard take in a fight?
by strake
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

ThirdParty wrote:The other day I heard a quote that was something along the lines of "There are two types of people in the world. Those who walk into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say 'Ah, there you are!'"


Some people walk into a room and are silent.
by strake
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Another random, although not fleeting, thought: I can't bring myself to like any double flower (the fancy frilly ones with two layers of petals - most roses are double) since I took a plant sciences module during my degree. I now know all about the mutation that leads to the stamens being turned in...
by strake
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are your "core" programs?
Replies: 55
Views: 12731

Re: What are your "core" programs?

I assume a non-server and a Unix-like operating system. • sandy • tmux • netcat • pv • git • plan9port • strace • PGP program, likely GnuPG • llvm+clang • make • ghc • zsh • rsync • mutt • btpd • TeX Live • X11 server, likely Xorg or xenocara • st • dmenu • i3 • xombrero • mpv • zathura • scrot • sx...
by strake
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10908
Views: 2095045

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

mikael wrote:In my book, "networking" is not about people. But for a few short years, I've been trying hard to change my ways. Nevertheless, I'm still in my own world most of the time. Machines are just so much simpler...


Oh, changing ways is easy: modify the appropriate routing table ☺
by strake
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2547719

Re: Post your boat race.

Shro wrote:Until you realize that the fore is collapsible (I do not know the math words for this). Fore*fore is equivalent to fore.


"fore-" is idempotent. Proof left as exercize to reader.
by strake
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Humans and entropy
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Humans and entropy

Jokwin wrote:This made me wonder, do human beings have a natural, subconscious tendency to want to refute or reverse entropy?


Yes. All organisms essentially feed on free energy, which includes a negative entropy term.

Schrödinger wrote about this: http://whatislife.stanford.edu/LoCo_fil ... s-Life.pdf
by strake
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433142

Re: Today I Learned

addams wrote:What is it like to see across eons, the way I see across an hour or a day?


It's called astronomy; it's great fun ☺

Actually, even seeing across an hour or a day is astronomy; Sol is merely 8 minutes away.
by strake
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Racism: it's a thing
Replies: 25
Views: 5674

Re: Racism: it's a thing

HungryHobo wrote:
strake wrote:No. It's a mere correlation.


...hence the words "strongly hint" rather than "utterly reveal"


I perhaps misread you. The problem is that people try to infer partisanship from a name and make choices on that basis, i.e. prejudice. If that's what you meant, yes ☺
by strake
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Racism: it's a thing
Replies: 25
Views: 5674

Re: Racism: it's a thing

It would be wrong to say that it's as big a problem as racism since wealth is pretty evenly distributed across the 2 groups but it's ultimately the same switches in the human mind involved. Socially acceptable forms of tribalism are also interesting because people are more willing to admit to them ...
by strake
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Keyboards are annoying me too at the moment - I spilled some water on my (wired Apple) keyboard on Thursday. Now I need to get a new keyboard. It pisses me of that the thing isn't at least splash-proof. On that point does anyone know of a nice-to-use, low profile (because I need to be able to hang ...
by strake
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Pleasure
Replies: 82
Views: 44776

Re: Guilty Pleasure

DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames

When the band is taking depressants on screen, one knows it must be good.
by strake
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571645

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Because we have to draw a line somewhere. so... why not 16? 21? Is 18 years somehow a biologically significant age for a human? Because 18 is the most common Age of Majority. No real other reason. If you want to talk biologically significant, 26. So I don't think the argument of 'it was legal where...

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