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by webzter_again
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On Boys
Replies: 528
Views: 64239

Re: German Court Rules Religious Circumcision An Assault On

Steroid wrote:Genesis 17:12 says it has to be done within eight days of birth.


Psalm 90:4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

So, somewhere between 8 days and 8,000 years should do it.
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act
Replies: 429
Views: 74595

Re: Supreme court debate Affodable Care Act

omgryebread wrote:Thoughts on the constitutionality, or which way the court will rule, or what could happen after?


Intrade has ruling against individual mandate at 73%
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2627923

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

So, while this doesn't say anything about evolution through natural selection, I can sort of follow the logic that if there wasn't enough time for evolution to take us from dinosaurs to people, the current evolutionary narrative would fall apart. (Along with most of paleontology and probably a bunc...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 42
Views: 8363

Re: Superstitions

Adacore wrote:and there's the other Korean thing where your blood type determines your personality


Here we just tie blood type to the type of food you should eat
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718530

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: There's no rabies in Australia. Apparently they figured everything that bites was already deadly enough. Interesting. I learned that today also. I was looking up prevalence of rabies in possums as we had one in the garden last night and odds are fair that my dog will eventually find said possu...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Egypt's Military Changes Mind, Seizes Power Again
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Egypt's Military Changes Mind, Seizes Power Again

Anyway, its too soon to see how much if any power Morsi will end up with. But, living in a country that had 150 rockets fired at us this week by the MB's sister party, it's worrying. So what's the general mood in Israel over the elections? His current stance certainly feels softer than his campaign...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Egypt's Military Changes Mind, Seizes Power Again
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Egypt's Military Changes Mind, Seizes Power Again

Two things worth throwing in here. First, Morsy is at least talking a great game right now. Tempered speech is, I think, a great sign. This does contrast very much with his message, at times, during his campaign, but it's not like we're not used to that from our presidential candidates in the US. ht...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tablets - iPad vs. MS Surface vs. Asus Transformer Prime
Replies: 26
Views: 38280

Re: Tablets - iPad vs. MS Surface vs. Asus Transformer Prime

bought wife an ipad 2 a while ago. Form factor isn't bad. I absolutely despise ios development though. have an android phone. based on my phone and others I've played with, I'm not a big fan of how sluggish a lot of apps are. Development doesn't suck as much though. A windows tablet would be a natur...
by webzter_again
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming when you suck at maths
Replies: 16
Views: 7495

Re: Programming when you suck at maths

kizolk, following is my experience as an application programmer working with a variety of people from a variety of educational backgrounds in a bunch of different companies and contexts. Application development is very much a more business-focused thing and doesn't really rely on a strong math/cs ba...
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Secret World
Replies: 91
Views: 16582

Re: The Secret World

I think I might have a beta key somewhere. However, after being a part of Age of Conan (Funcom's last MMO) from launch through a few months ago, I will not touch this game.
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448948

Re: Questions For The World

Dantez wrote:I change all my clothes once a week, except for underwear, of course.


Ewww, why would you wear your underwear for longer than a week? :D
by webzter_again
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her job.
Replies: 109
Views: 16924

Re: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her j

I think it might be a good idea to start a fundraiser on Indiegogo to get Tiberius a job as a school bus monitor. I would probably donate $100 to that.
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her job.
Replies: 109
Views: 16924

Re: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her j

It was perfectly within her right to kick the kids off the bus [citation needed] You realize that giving money to someone who is now probably richer than you isn't a stand-in for substantive argument right? What's the argument? That you don't think people should do whatever they feel like with thei...
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her job.
Replies: 109
Views: 16924

Re: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her j

Also I'm pretty sure the money could have been put to a little better use than making a woman five times wealthier than the median american family. I hope to god you're sitting naked at a library and using their computers. Otherwise, that money you're wasting on clothes and a computer and internet ...
by webzter_again
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her job.
Replies: 109
Views: 16924

Re: Bullied bus monitor given $500000 for being bad at her j

Apparently all suffering has been solved in the world because this women is being given a "small" fortune by the internet because she is spineless enough to allow a couple of twelve year olds to make her cry despite the fact that it's her job to keep the little fuckers in line. You do rea...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homogeneous diets
Replies: 22
Views: 8472

Re: Homogeneous diets

philsov wrote:I was thinking orange and milk on the side, but, yes, the almonds and carrots would meld well together with the meatloaf imo.


Right, sorry, that's where I was going with the spinach and rose hips. Get everything in the meatloaf and then make meatloaf jerky.
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homogeneous diets
Replies: 22
Views: 8472

Re: Homogeneous diets

Lacking in... A, C, D, E, Calcium, and Potassium. Everything else accounted for. So we'll... throw in some carrots, an orange, some almonds, 8 oz more milk, and portion out the meatloaf so you're not on 3000 cals a day. It's less homogeneous but I took the easy outs for the select vitamin deficienc...
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986889

Re: Postify your facerity

Decided to play dress up and take pictures yesterday in an attempt to cheer myself up. Killer costume! Hopefully it did the trick. My facerity http://i.imgur.com/4VzKY.jpg Old shot from my brother and SIL's wedding. Mom made my costume based on my brother's specs. My wife sewed her own dress.
by webzter_again
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!
Replies: 116
Views: 83911

Re: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!

That is my goal for the six weeks AFTER. I have a 3 mile / 5 kilometer route worked out, but my endurance is still terrible. Doing a lot of jogging and treadmill work just to build my ability. http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/treadmill-running-easier/ I run on a treadmill for qui...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement
Replies: 145
Views: 16379

Re: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement

No one is saying you should't plant your own garden. But you also shouldn't be deluded into thinking it is *necessarily* economically beneficial, or that it benefits you in the long run because mercantilism. Note, my original tongue-in-cheek statement was that I was actively destroying wealth. Abse...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49407

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

styrofoam wrote:
webzter_again wrote:
biteme wrote:Also, I kind of like long senseless arguments.


Well, that's just your opinion, man.

Except, in that s case, it really is possible to conclusively know...


stop injecting logic in my attempt to find a jump-off point for a weak joke :cry:
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement
Replies: 145
Views: 16379

Re: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement

In the case of land, most people who garden already own/are renting the land they are using anyway, so that that cost is invisible. If you take on additional land just to expand your home spice garden you're almost certainly losing money, although, again, personal enjoyment might justify the cost. ...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49407

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

biteme wrote:Also, I kind of like long senseless arguments.


Well, that's just your opinion, man.
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement
Replies: 145
Views: 16379

Re: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement

I grow enough food in my garden to supplement veggies year-round for 5 families including me and my wife. That's right, I am the destroyer of wealth and the local economy. Fear me, all ye who spend here. Depending on your skillset, you could probably be producing much more wealth doing something ot...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 15353

Re: Did the same pervasive sense of doom exist 30 years ago?

I was born in '77...Heck, we got cable for the very first time... on January 28th, 1986 . The cable guy finished up around 11:15 and then stuck around to watch the shuttle launch with us. Why were you not in school that day? I remember hearing about it in the hall between classes. I was home-school...
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement
Replies: 145
Views: 16379

Re: The Green Washing of Local Food Movement

I grow enough food in my garden to supplement veggies year-round for 5 families including me and my wife. That's right, I am the destroyer of wealth and the local economy. Fear me, all ye who spend here.
by webzter_again
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 310478

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7134.3 + 2 + 3.5 + 5 + 3.1 = 7147.9

The 5 was this morning and then the 3.1 was tonight: http://imgur.com/tfCYE
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)
Replies: 5
Views: 7577

Re: Running, help! (rest days, faster, longer)

update. I am just running further rather than getting all stupid with a bunch of approaches (philsov charitably called it shotgunned :D ). Along with the mileage I'm going a bit faster as freakish suggested. This is tiring my legs out nicely. at various distances... these were not from the same run ...
by webzter_again
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JavaScript Cherry
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

Re: JavaScript Cherry

Saw this posted on reddit today; on a brief glance it looks fairly good: http://adamonio.us/wexcode/66/introduct ... avascript/
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1977114

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The .Net runtime (I believe Java does something similar) actually compiles (into native code, not IL) and optimizes the IL code when it is actually run, and can do things like inlining an empty property so that it no longer has the overhead of a method call. You can try running my example on the pr...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Suggestions for those trying to get in shape?
Replies: 30
Views: 24544

Re: Suggestions for those trying to get in shape?

I did mention to him that I tend to overheat a lot and he just said to work my way up to things as my body would likely work it out, make sure to stay hydrated and to exercise in the cooler parts of the day. Aren't you in Michigan? Not sure where OP is in Michigan... but in mid-michigan its current...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49407

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

orthogon wrote:So how many spits in a Euro?


It's bounded between 2044.5 and zero but rapidly approaching zero as a function of time. Some financial analysts have already concluded that many euro bankers no longer give a spit.
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1977114

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

No, the performance really is actually exactly the same. In release mode there's no method call - empty getters and setters are JIT'd into direct field accesses. Both versions - whether properties or fields - compile down to the exact same assembly in the end (assuming of course that the properties...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49407

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

I read something interesting last night regarding handfuls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_coinage The central denomination to the Ancient Greek monetary system was the drachm. The word drachm(a) means "a handful", literally "a grasp". Drachmae were divided into six o...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1977114

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I think this just confirms my suspicions that JIT compiling and inlining is deep magic. Here you go.... IL from a release mode build tl;dr version: Yes, using properties is definitely slower. Especially if you don't hand-edit the IL to optimize the method for calling the resulting mutator methods. ...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9103648

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Found a (government) web site that is only open during office hours. "What the fuck?!" doesn't even begin to cover it. Last I checked, B&H wouldn't allow you to add items to your cart Friday sunset - Saturday sunset. I should see if that's changed. Of course, in their case, the reason...
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 49407

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

gmalivuk wrote:So you'd never talk about... a handful of people?


unless one were good friends with Arrietty and Pod Clock.. then, surely that'd still be very fitting.
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Re: Internet Explorer 'tax' fuels browser debate

Arariel wrote:Interesting... should I get that message in Wine IE?


Users running an inferior browser on a superior OS get a special easter egg.
by webzter_again
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1977114

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

(and as efficient as C# code anyhow...) As an aside to an aside ;) How it goes down in C# (spoilered for length/boredom) The following (now common) C# code (in the ever so original namespace ConsoleApplication1: public class Person { public string Name { get; set; } } Gets turned into t...

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