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by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 7797

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Twitter created a verification badge (Instagram and Facebook have similar) to let you know that you are looking at the real account of a famous person and not a parody account. It makes it easier to tell which tweets are from, say, Donald Trump and not someone pretending to be him and posting outra...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 4852

Re: Speed of gravity.

the effect of a fast moving large mass would be interesting. say, a relativistic BH.
how would observers experience its gravity as it nears, passes and recedes?
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 4852

Re: Speed of gravity.

wikipedia wrote:The energy released by the binary as it spiralled together and merged was immense, with the energy of 3.0+0.5
−0.5 c2 solar masses (5.3+0.9
−0.8×1047 joules or 5300+900
−800 foes) in total radiated as gravitational waves
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 4852

Re: Speed of gravity.

well they get radiated away as gravity waves. not really vanish but distributed.
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 4852

Re: Speed of gravity.

masses rarely pop into existence suddenly. but sometimes they vanish. see gravity wave detections.
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 7797

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

why is anyone anranged about it when twitter confirms that an acount really belongs to a person, even if it is a nazi? it's not a "most valuable member" badge or anything. The implication is they know that is the genuine person and letting them remain to use the platform to spread their m...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 7797

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

why is anyone anranged about it when twitter confirms that an acount really belongs to a person, even if it is a nazi?
it's not a "most valuable member" badge or anything.
by speising
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 6566

Re: 1913: "A �"

flicky1991 wrote:
petz wrote:I just entered � into Google search and autocomplete suggested "thewheelsonthebus". WTF‽
Same.
wheels.png

Clipboard01.jpg
by speising
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1791
Views: 269470

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Regeneration of the entire human epidermis using transgenic stem cells

A 7 year old butterfly child was healed with genetically modified skin.
by speising
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1910: Sky Spotters
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: 1910: Sky Spotters

Soupspoon wrote:paragliders
Soupspoon wrote:fan-engines
??
by speising
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1791
Views: 269470

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future


i wanted to post this too, but then i found out they use muon scans since the 50's! (but it sounds so sci-fi)
by speising
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 6703

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

now you're talking about Invasion from Outer Space, though, not "deep-space warfare".
by speising
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 6703

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

FOARP wrote:whole lot of space to hide in

How exactly do you hide in open space? Hiding normally involves obstacles between you and your opponent. Unless you can cool your ship to ambient temperature, you'll shine like a lighthouse in IR, particularly when you fire up your thrusters.
by speising
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 11105

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

cellocgw wrote:re-season lightly with a little veg oil.

that's not what seasoning is. seasoning means burning in that oil at high temperatures, in multiple layers. Apparently it polymerizes and bonds to the metal at high temps (ie. 450°F oven for 30 minutes).
by speising
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 6045

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

they *could* be re-writing the url's, i suppose, as long as it's not https.
by speising
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 11105

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

niauropsaka wrote:You can just re-season cast iron. It's really not that hard.

which season ist best?
by speising
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 5882

Re: 1904: Research Risks

There's research into the subject:
How can a human cause the Yellowstone to erupt?
by speising
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1904: Research Risks
Replies: 62
Views: 5882

Re: 1904: Research Risks

I'm a bit surprised by the positioning of "dentistry"?
Image
by speising
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7470377

Re: Thoughts for ships

Probably an SCP containment site.
by speising
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1900: "Jet Lag"
Replies: 29
Views: 3905

Re: 1900: "Jet Lag"

Five of seven, tertiary adjunct to unimatrix zero.
by speising
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Modern Faustian Bargain
Replies: 68
Views: 7664

Re: Modern Faustian Bargain

It is not at all clear that the copy could be modified. It could be a black box, pretty much like trained neural networks are, or the products of genetic optimization algorithms.
It works, and you can inspect every bit of it, but you don't understand how to change it the way you want it.
by speising
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1897: "Self Driving"
Replies: 57
Views: 8451

Re: 1897: "Self Driving"

Weeks wrote:
jonhaug wrote:I frequently fail at the Türing test when I typically get "Click on the images that contain a car" and have to try over and over.

/Jon
The Türing test, named after Ålan Türing

Türiñ.
by speising
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 123
Views: 22052

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

Moreover, it's tailored to keep the people who would vote for remain at home, so the result will be an even clearer "leave" vote.
by speising
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1414101

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Mutex wrote:Also I'm imagining Sableeagle having a big map of Europe on his wall, with Germany crossed out with marker pen after no one responded to his earlier advertisement.

TIL (or rather, noticed) that Sableagle is not spelled "Sableeagle".
by speising
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5320
Views: 406791

Re: Trump presidency

by speising
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28370
Views: 2901059

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I suppose sableeagle's problem is that Windows tends to forget you pressed shift when you release it before the dialog pops up.
Which can take its sweet time, because there's lots of work to be done first!
by speising
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Backing up from Windows to Debian
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Backing up from Windows to Debian

Yes, i'm using cygwin rsync to back up my pc to the raspi. That works fine. Rsync only copies changed chunks of files. You need to figure out the command line, though (not trivial), and probably write a little batch script. It's cool to let it make each backup to a new date folder with a complete &q...
by speising
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 9454

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

No, the purpose of a color profile is to define specific colors. A coordinate is useless without a coordinate system.
by speising
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 5700

Re: 1893: "Thread"

I haven't read it, only the Wikipedia summary today, but it's about *dragon riders*. It really looks to me like the technobabble is just a thin excuse to label a fantasy story as SF.
by speising
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!
Replies: 21
Views: 6252

Re: EXPERIENCE TRUE LEVEL!

i'm not sure you can calculate contact area like that. In reality, "touching" means electromagnetic repulsion between the electrons in both objects, but i don't know how far their forces reach.
by speising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 123
Views: 22052

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

Not so clear, as it hinges on the definition of "peoples".
The spanish government obviously doesn't believe the catalans are a separate people, they are spaniards and subject to spanish law.
by speising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 220704

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Mein Lieblings- (Hass-) Beispiel:
THE SPRING IN SPRINGFIELD wrote:Our only major quarrel's
With your total lack of morals.

und die deutschen Untertitel(!) wrote:Und unser Bürgermeister streitet,
weil ihr Unmoral verbreitet.
by speising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14681
Views: 2189784

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

Quercus wrote:
ObsessoMom wrote:There ought to be some sort of award for the wordsmith who crafted that eloquence, but I'm not sure if it should go to the police or to the reporter.


Free lifetime membership of tautology club?

for life. and free.
by speising
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wipe a folder from Android menu
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Wipe a folder from Android menu

No, they are actually only c:\programdata equivalents. and only a part of that. It's only the "sdcard" you have access to without root file managers.
by speising
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32726

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

And i pointed out that not caring about the law is a problem that can lead to atrocities. Bullshit. Not caring about people is a problem that can lead to atrocities. Sometimes that means breaking the law, other times that means blindly following it, usually that means a bit of both. Caring about pe...
by speising
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32726

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

And i pointed out that not caring about the law is a problem that can lead to atrocities. Which should be avoided.
by speising
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32726

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

↶ Capital punishment and a retributive penal system didn't exist before Trump? In any case, the law defines when violence is *legally* justified. An ethical system defines when something is ethically justified. The two frequently don't line up. The problem with this line of argument is that it just...
by speising
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32726

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Capital punishment and a retributive penal system didn't exist before Trump? In any case, the law defines when violence is *legally* justified. An ethical system defines when something is ethically justified. The two frequently don't line up. The problem with this line of argument is that it justif...
by speising
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 32726

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Capital punishment and a retributive penal system didn't exist before Trump? In any case, the law defines when violence is *legally* justified. An ethical system defines when something is ethically justified. The two frequently don't line up. The problem with this line of argument is that it justif...

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