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by pogrmman
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

Re: dubsola's Chilli

I made one yesterday that is more on the bean stew side. But I try! Ground beef, mostly red beans and some black beans, 5 bell peppers and 2 poblanos cause those guys are nice. Yellow onion early, green onion at the end. Cumin, pepper, paprika, good times. Two cut up tomatoes, and also a tomato pas...
by pogrmman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36119

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

First of all, kudos to Randall! Not for knowing which candidate to support, but for actually doing something about it , despite knowing it would lose him some readers. He's not losing me as a reader, despite my being disappointed in it. Xkcd is too good for me not to read it. While I don't disagree...
by pogrmman
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36119

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

I, too, am disappointed by this comic. I came to xkcd yesterday expecting a comic that I thought would be a funny commentary on the election. I'm fed up with this election and wanted something funny. Realistically, I wasn't expecting a comic about anything other than the election, but I was hoping i...
by pogrmman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 71494

Re: Coffee

Speaking of Central American coffees, I'm drinking a fantastic Guatemalan right now -- it's really sweet and appley. The sugar notes are like creme brûlée. It's not perfect (because my grinder isn't great), but it's still an excellent coffee.
by pogrmman
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 3125

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Aubri wrote:We have an awesome solar system.


We totally do!
This is why extrasolar planets are fascinating to me -- if our solar system is so cool, think about how cool others might be!
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10245

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING APPLE CAKE! And I do mean cake, not pie which is revolting. Cake. With cinnamon and pearl-sugar on top. The Americans like to pretend apple cake is the same as apple pie. It is not. And apple cake is FAR superior to yucky pie.[/quote They are very different, but you're wrong a...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 3125

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

What about IO's volcanoes? that's pretty cool They are pretty neat. I just think that having rivers and stuff made out of natural gas is cooler. If I had to rank the moons of the gas giants, my order would probably be something like Titan > Enceladus > Io > Europa > Ganymede > Triton > all the rest...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"
Replies: 47
Views: 3125

Re: 1752: "Interplanetary Experience"

Funny, just the other day I was making a list of the most awesome things about each planet in our solar system, from the perspective of a stellar traveler. (Meaning that things line diamond-core gas giants and scorching balls of rock are relatively unimpressive.) Particularly interesting moons coun...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 39
Views: 10245

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING APPLE CAKE! And I do mean cake, not pie which is revolting. Cake. With cinnamon and pearl-sugar on top. The Americans like to pretend apple cake is the same as apple pie. It is not. And apple cake is FAR superior to yucky pie. They are very different, but you're wrong as to wh...
by pogrmman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 4173

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

This one is great! I love all the x's. X is probably my favorite letter.

I guess the ZZYZX from the What-If got stuck in his head...
by pogrmman
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1749: "Mushrooms"
Replies: 47
Views: 3976

Re: 1749: "Mushrooms"

A friend of mine calls fungi "the vampires of the plant world". Not exactly phylogenically correct, but... It is kind of true. Fungi in general are absolutely BIZARRE! A while back, I found a bright pink fungus that grows on weevil droppings inside of seed pods. Fungal reproduction is als...
by pogrmman
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 71494

Re: Coffee

Nowadays I mostly use an Aeropress, or the espresso machine at work. Sometimes I feel like a pour-over, and break out the little plastic Melitta I used through grad school. I haven't found any of the pour-over methods to be consistently better than any of the others. There are so many factors that ...
by pogrmman
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1743: "Coffee"
Replies: 77
Views: 6219

Re: 1743: "Coffee"

OK, I was only half serious, and caffeine is undoubtedly psychoactive. I was more thinking that the physiological effects would take time to kick in (like a two-day headache) whereas the immediate psychosomatic effect of having a cup of coffee would be the same for caffeinated and decaf. Yeah, the ...
by pogrmman
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 71494

Re: Coffee

I know this is a totally dead post that I'm replying to, but I didn't want to start a new coffee thread. This morning, I had the best pourover I've ever made. I used the Wave and an Ethiopian coffee from Klatch. It was super good -- sweet and complex with well defined flavors. I'd put it at the same...
by pogrmman
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1742: "Will It Work"
Replies: 50
Views: 4260

Re: 1742: "Will It Work"

I wonder what Randall is working on right now. Of the last 4 comics, only "Rosetta" was non-related to working on something. Especially with "Fixing Problems" and this one... On another note, package managers can be great. The key word is "can". The packages are rarely ...
by pogrmman
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 100
Views: 21842

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

I know it's not really an algorithm, but I just fixed the shittiest code implementation I've ever written. So, I created a webapp on pythonanywhere to make an animation of the most recent radar images from NOAA. I knew that the files were saved under a certain filename. http://radar.weather.gov/ridg...
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1740: "Rosetta"
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: 1740: "Rosetta"

Both OPs failed to add any of their own commentary This begs the question: why aren't the posters (hilariously) banned for their impotence and the threads closed/removed/merged every time? On the oter hand, we have a multitude of users who'd like to run (or are running) a bot that queries the main ...
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vectors and Matrix Determinants
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Vectors and Matrix Determinants

Thanks!
by pogrmman
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Vectors and Matrix Determinants
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Vectors and Matrix Determinants

So, matrices have always kind of puzzled me, but what puzzles me more has to do with the determinant of a matrix of vectors. If you have a matrix composed of n-1 n -dimensional vectors and a row of the form [i,j,k,...] (i.e. the unit vectors along each of the axes), the determinant is a vector perpe...
by pogrmman
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 461344

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And now this to add in. Did Trump blatantly lie during one of the debates or did he perjure himself? http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-jeb-bush-lie-florida-casino-gambling-502144 I probably should switch to weekly publications like Newsweek. Washington Post's daily dose of hyperventilation is an...
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

I'm reading Pale Fire right now -- it's a great book!

I love how the story in America and of the king's escape are slowly revealed -- it makes for a great read.

Also, I actually liked the poem quite a bit.

I think Nabakov is definitely one of my favorite authors.
by pogrmman
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reversing entropy with unlimited energy
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Reversing entropy with unlimited energy

That just isn’t possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it. I know! It's not like there is a giant, extremely hot mass of gas and plasma flooding the planet in all ...
by pogrmman
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Theoretical limit to human vision.
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Theoretical limit to human vision.

What's the theoretical list of vision for a human size eye? Say people start replacing their eyes with bionic eyes what's the theoretical limit for how good they can get. 20/8, 20/5, 20/2, better? 20/20 is average vision by definition. The average eye's angular resolution is around 1 arcminute. Ass...
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994560

Re: Today I Learned

I'm messing around with Lisp, and I learned today that 81083! is approximately 5 x 10 362819 -- I'm amazed at how simple it was to calculate this monstrosity... I'd post it here, but the 350,000-odd characters I'd need is longer than the post limit here! Lisp is beautiful. obligatory reference (#29...
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reversing entropy with unlimited energy
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Reversing entropy with unlimited energy

That just isn’t possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it. I know! It's not like there is a giant, extremely hot mass of gas and plasma flooding the planet in all ...
by pogrmman
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10817
Views: 1678064

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi and welcome! That kind of reminds me of how I've been playing Kerbal space program recently -- develop kOS code for the mission I'm planning, test, explosions, debug, repeat. Mostly staring at the code and the online reference. I have also spent quite a while playing KSP, didn't do that much wit...
by pogrmman
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 36574

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

What were these changes in orbits referred to in the comic, and what caused them? These changes in earths orbit effected primarily the eccentricity of the orbit. Additionally, the axial tilt of the planet changes. They're due to the natural orbital perturbations that come with any orbit in a n-body...
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10817
Views: 1678064

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, It has been suggested to me that I post in this thread for an intro. I am 24 and from Nevis, and I am mainly interested in QCM. I spend most of my time staring at minecraft mod code, and I occasionally play the game as well. Hi and welcome! That kind of reminds me of how I've been playing Ke...
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 13088
Views: 994560

Re: Today I Learned

I'm messing around with Lisp, and I learned today that 81083! is approximately 5 x 10362819 -- I'm amazed at how simple it was to calculate this monstrosity...
I'd post it here, but the 350,000-odd characters I'd need is longer than the post limit here!
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 36574

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

What were these changes in orbits referred to in the comic, and what caused them? These changes in earths orbit effected primarily the eccentricity of the orbit. Additionally, the axial tilt of the planet changes. They're due to the natural orbital perturbations that come with any orbit in a n-body...
by pogrmman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tonic Water
Replies: 17
Views: 3825

Re: Tonic Water

The solubility of CO2 (and most other gases) decreases with temperature.

See this.
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89465
Views: 4847194

Re: Random natterings

↶ I want to see an Internet where self-moderation is turned off. I mean, would there be a noticeable difference? If I turned off self-moderation and just posted everything I thought, I'd give it two weeks before I'm banned from just about every site I've ever visited. I'd probably end up on a few w...
by pogrmman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1729: "Migrating Geese"
Replies: 33
Views: 4028

Re: 1729: "Migrating Geese"

keldor wrote:Hmm. Missing valence geese. Does that make the flock a free radical? I blame Kevin.


Maybe Kevin's found another goose flock and is going to bond the two...
by pogrmman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 112512

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Keyman wrote:They found Philae!!!! http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_S ... ilae_found. Image


That explains why it's power went out so fast...
by pogrmman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28218
Views: 2036316

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

EA needs to get their game together Your password must be 8 - 16 characters, and include at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, and a number As if the 16 character limit isn't worse enough, it also rejects the most basic non-alphanumeric characters. :shock: That's a sign that they are...
by pogrmman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1728: "Cron Mail"
Replies: 21
Views: 4610

Re: 1782: "Cron Mail"

generalz wrote:@op: you might want to change the comic number in the subject, it is 1728 and not 1782 :)


Thanks for pointing that out.
by pogrmman
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Should matrices be row-major or column-major?
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Should matrices be row-major or column-major?

I don't even know which is which, but since OpenGL wants column-major and graphics (or physics or whatever's up to 4 dimensions) are the only valid use of matrices, column-major is the right choice. No matter how counter-intuitive. Graphics and physics certainly aren't the only valid uses of matric...
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1728: "Cron Mail"
Replies: 21
Views: 4610

Re: 1782: "Cron Mail"

Randall is hoping this comic will motivate the creation of the website "explainexplainxkcd.com". Don't be silly. He's looking for us to solve the general problem of explaining arbitrary explanations. Bonus points for doing it in a standard way. Well, now I'm thinking about starting a webs...
by pogrmman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1728: "Cron Mail"
Replies: 21
Views: 4610

Re: 1782: "Cron Mail"

I know what I did is the exact wrong solution. I got tired of reading everything every few days, and I have a lot of cron jobs, and rather then spend time resetting all of them to redirect output to /dev/null, I decided it was easier to just add another hub to clear them out... Also, I kind of stopp...

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