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by masakatsu
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 33832

Re: Lulzsec

Stop talking about "in theory". ATMs can be hacked. Some ATMs are apparently on the TCP/IP network, and others are on modem lines that you can dial into (and thus can be hacked old-school, with a modem card). Both modem cards and TCP/IP connections are cheaply avaliable to the public. So ...
by masakatsu
Tue May 31, 2011 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts
Replies: 88
Views: 11121

Re: My Proposal For A New Law; The Home Religious Acts

Ok, I mean this in the nicest way possible, but I'm fairly sure you don't actually know what you're talking about here... Equally, there is a far higher proportion of Christians in Saudi Arabia compared to Muslims in the US, and possibly a greater raw number (this last one based on some quick googl...
by masakatsu
Fri May 13, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 19629

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

Dora the explorer? really? Those girls have got to be more Glee aged. (Now Blue's Clues ; there was a show!) I have to agree ob Blue's Clues. I want to use Burns or Patton next time I need all of the managers in my division to sign-off on something. Maybe THEN I will get a sign-off in less then a m...
by masakatsu
Tue May 03, 2011 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 82265

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

@Zamfir, I agree. I won't deny the possibility of kill on sight orders. But it would seem terribly out of character to have that be the only option given to ST6. They tend to send Delta and Rangers to do capture. SAD/SOG and NDEVGRP (ST6 was renamed) tend to leave bodies. Of course the Virgina Farm...
by masakatsu
Mon May 02, 2011 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 82265

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Ok, I am excited. Honestly, I lost friends in the embassy bombings, the Cole Bombing, and 9/11. I want to ship a case of beer to JSOC and have a t-shirt to the effect 'I didn't pull the trigger on Osama, but I am glad to have paid for the bullet'. That said, I would want to handle it this way, lock ...
by masakatsu
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"
Replies: 58
Views: 32977

Re: 0892: "Null Hypothesis"

Reminds me of review graduate students research reports. The abstract of one red as follows:

This research study will explore reasons for truency within the afro-american religious community using the case study research methodology... The study failed to reject the null hypothesis.

WTF? :shock:
by masakatsu
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1662130

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: Baby koalas eat their mother's poo (it helps them digest their food). That made me wretch a little when I read. I learned finally that all the time I stood in one place for no reason in the military has paid off. I held a standing meeting to solve a problem scheduled 'until we come up with a s...
by masakatsu
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grade Inflation in the US
Replies: 105
Views: 13817

Re: Grade Inflation in the US

Considering I am an adjunct instructor in management & marketing, I find that grade inflation comes from a number of factors. The most common way of reducing grades when I went for my undergrad, at least the first time, in '93 was grammar, spelling, and adhering to whatever writing format. In ad...
by masakatsu
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13416
Views: 1662130

Re: Today I Learned

Things I learned today When teaching the technical details of project management, it might be a good idea to put the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the syllabus The number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Explaining that project management is not task...
by masakatsu
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 8708

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

Sigh, somewhere there is a socioeconomist slashing their wrists. Most of the human populace tend to gravitate to the most stable of social structures. For example" In Iraq, the most stable of social structure in the Anbar provence, before "the Awakening" was the Qutbistic movement kno...
by masakatsu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ronald Reagan who?
Replies: 108
Views: 15649

Re: Ronald Reagan who?

Kennedy on the other hand did the exact opposite, escalating the cold war to limits not seen before or since. His “Crowning moment” is frequently considered the Cuban missile crisis which is the most hypocritical BS ever. They say he got the Russians to back down when the world got so close to WWII...
by masakatsu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The individual death of the counterculture
Replies: 59
Views: 8708

Re: The individual death of the counterculture

IcedT is correct. Counterculture means a cultural group whose norms specifically oppose mainstream culture. The Scottish heritage, Irish heritage, and other expressions of cultural identity tied to heritage or other factors are subcultures. Fringe cultures are harder to define, with some authors def...
by masakatsu
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 104917

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

So that'd be... -1? </sorrybutihadto> LOL... technically that would work. 3.14159 is far as I remember. Since my paycheck is calculated to the ten thousandths for some ungodly reason, it does work. I keep trying to figure out what they do with that .27 cents, over the years, they owe me over $70.
by masakatsu
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So this girl falls 6 stories...
Replies: 55
Views: 7788

Re: So this girl falls 6 stories...

emceng wrote:Wow, Rand must have been in town or something.


I read this while listening to the new book. LOL
by masakatsu
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you make up stories in your head?
Replies: 57
Views: 11507

Re: Do you make up stories in your head?

All the time... called risk management.

Most what-if scenerios come from wild flights of fantasies.

This approach is also used in business cases and budget justifications.
by masakatsu
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 104917

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

Less then the number of digits on my paycheck
by masakatsu
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Political Economy of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: The Political Economy of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Sorry about sounding harsh, but I get a bit irritated by economists who use linear regressions to replace entire area of social inquiry. Many economists agree with you. The authors actually are abusing several concepts of statistics, specifically not proving that their comparisons are statistically...
by masakatsu
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Unhappy with my graduate school
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Unhappy with my graduate school

Just punch that freaking ticket and move on.
by masakatsu
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 20662

Re: What's Your Major!?!?!

Currently held degrees: Associates of Applied Technology in Computer Networking Bachelors of Business Administration Masters of Businessn Administration Grad Certificates in Health Care Management, Project Management, and Advanced Management Studies Currently finishing: Ph.D. of Public Service Leade...
by masakatsu
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does one become a famous scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 15923

Re: How does one become a famous scientist?

Jorpho wrote:I thought ECA stacks were primarily for bodybuilding. Is that not so?


ECA stacks can help speed brain function. Most bodybuilders take higher dosages in comparison to, lets say, residents and medical students.
by masakatsu
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does one become a famous scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 15923

Re: How does one become a famous scientist?

Easiest way to become a famous scientist is to do something very wrong. See Milgram
by masakatsu
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does one become a famous scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 15923

Re: How does one become a famous scientist?

There is significant usage of ECA stacking at higher level of education, but most high performers don't abuse too heavy of drugs.
by masakatsu
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lighting up without permission
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Lighting up without permission

Ok, first, I tell everyone that the smoking section is in the middle of the street. It is strictly enforced. Second, some men just dont know how to aim. Annoying and easy to clean. Third, just let everything roll, besides the smoking in the house. Just tell your sister if she wants to smoke, then st...
by masakatsu
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Female-on-Male Abuse Victims Win at Trial?
Replies: 42
Views: 39810

Re: Can Female-on-Male Abuse Victims Win at Trial?

Well, then. It sounds like Georgia case law is pretty screwed up. That sucks big time. I related this story to some guys I was out drinking with last night. They said the interpretation is correct, due to the violent injury clause. Conversely, Florida, someone always has to go to jail. Side note: I...
by masakatsu
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breakdown of Keynsian Economics?
Replies: 62
Views: 7481

Re: Breakdown of Keynsian Economics?

I laughed when I read this, not really at you but for the irony of it in relation to my own life. I don't understand what you are saying "Marxist and Austrian economics had a philosophy/empiric basis", they have a philosophic basis, they don't have an empiric one, they both actively ignor...
by masakatsu
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breakdown of Keynsian Economics?
Replies: 62
Views: 7481

Re: Breakdown of Keynsian Economics?

I have to say... wow. Most economic programs in academia require heavy math and programming backgrounds. The guy I published my master's thesis with is qualified to teach both computer science and applied math due to the requirements of his program. Yes, Marxist and Austrian economics had a philosop...
by masakatsu
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thinking about Grad School
Replies: 16
Views: 2980

Re: Thinking about Grad School

I would like to do a PhD in econ and eventually infiltrate academia. However I have been a student my whole life and would like to see some more of the world before I go straight to another school. Anyone have thoughts on the pros of taking a year off weighed against the con of losing my research m...
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 93753

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Manderin
Korean
Japanese
Russian

and of course English
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 269100

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

In Georgia, they get insane.

I live in Mart-in-ez, spelled Martinez.
One of my research partner's wife is from Al-Bane-ee, spelled Albany
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0804: "Pumpkin Carving"
Replies: 81
Views: 25291

Re: 0804: Pumpkin Carving

The last pumkin I carved followed the demon motif and I covered it in the jell from some heat in a can. Lit it up. Was great in my driveway until a kid decided to stomp on it.

Stupid neighborhood hoodlums.
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 38082

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

I have peers in my doctorate program who are brilliant writers, engaging speakers, and can't think themselves out of a wet paper bag.
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 731384

Re: Doctor Who

And somehow, my love of long hair on women came back...
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Questions About Applying To PhD Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Questions About Applying To PhD Programs

I can agree with Briareos. I can add that you might want to consider what work they are doing, since if you go divergent on your dissertation, it can cause some friction. They are forming my dissertation committee right now, with a lot of 'you take him', 'no, you take him', since my subject actually...
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't want a flu shot.
Replies: 33
Views: 4715

Re: I don't want a flu shot.

Interesting side note, nursing management tends to find reasons to get rid of nurses who refuse immunizations. Tends to find reasons? I would have thought that "refusing to get immunizations" would have been more than a sufficient reason to have them fired. Actually, by law, it isn't in m...
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: medical ethics and the power of placebo
Replies: 40
Views: 5815

Re: medical ethics and the power of placebo

You should never cite the joint commission in a discussion on medical ethics, medical efficacy or anything really. Its a worthless organization. Having worked at an organization under examination from a Sentinel event, I have seen how much effort they put into preventing such events from happening ...
by masakatsu
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 44642

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

After my parents got divorced, my mom worked two jobs to support my brother and I. My brother left and I was 14 with no idea how to cook. I would get a cookbook from the library and cook through every recipe in the book. Been doing it for the last 20 years.
by masakatsu
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: medical ethics and the power of placebo
Replies: 40
Views: 5815

Re: medical ethics and the power of placebo

Here is someone else who agrees with you. Also, scrolling down, I'm not particularly impressed by your link in the first place. The ultimate point being; baseless stereotyping is irrational. LOL. Let me throw some gas on this fire, it has been proven that placebos work even better when attached to ...
by masakatsu
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.
Replies: 30
Views: 3632

Re: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.

Had a teacher drink distilled water made from a copper sulfate solution. Heard she poisoned herself a while ago. Another teacher who made lead azide crystals for a demonstation in Chem II... several of us duplicated the process in lab and doped the back of drawers with them. Kid got a hand broken of...
by masakatsu
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 104035

Re: Coffee

It is by caffeine alone I put my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed. The hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning. It is by caffeine alone I put my mind in motion. I use a custom blend from Abbis called General Lee. I use a medium-find ground with fil...
by masakatsu
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: First Paper
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: First Paper

I love mathematics. It's my favorite subject. In particular, Complex Analysis is interesting. I'm a junior in high school. I take the IB program, and for it, I have to type an extended essay on a subject of my choice, but I'm sure that it has to bring something "new". Which brings me to m...

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