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by speising
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 173
Views: 21799

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Who, outside the US, cares about volumes of non-liquids? The inside of an egg is liquid. Almost all the eggs in the store, and all the eggs recipes call for are "large", and the contents of a large egg fit pretty neatly in a quarter cup. It's relevant to scaling recipes, and making substi...
by speising
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 173
Views: 21799

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Who, outside the US, cares about volumes of non-liquids?
by speising
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498723

Re: Trump presidency

cphite wrote:someone who didn't actually work for him.

But under him.
by speising
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 6462

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

interesting that the only really problematic vulnerabilities are apple's.
well, those and the CVE ~~ CiALiS ~~.
by speising
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9862
Views: 1762911

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

the nice thing in python is also, when you do it on the command line, you can just write cubes_old after the loops, and it spits out it's value so you can check it. (stepping through with a debugger would be even nicer, obviously) and another thing: the error is from the if cubes_old == 1 thug. it's...
by speising
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9862
Views: 1762911

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

copy&paste considered harmful
by speising
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 8994

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

bizarrely, the first of those displays on my phone as an unhealthily swollen penis which probably is supposed to represent an aubergine What kind of phone is that? Can you find an image of how that displays on your phone on some online emojidex or something? I've heard that kids are using that emoj...
by speising
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 8994

Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Um, we don't do (sufficient) dedup now . Unicode is full of duplicates, some for well meaning reasons, but none the less undesirable and troublesome. Oh, that explains it. I had wondered why there are two identical aubergine emoji unicode characters. wikipedia article history 1 , wikipedia article ...
by speising
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11057

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

also, it's a comedy series which derives its humor partly from the juxtaposition of a therapist who has trouble managing his own life and family.
by speising
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188207

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Ah yes, that makes sense!
by speising
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188207

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I'd like to know the etymology of "well done", considering that that state isn't "well" at all, in most steak-conoisseurs opinion. In spanish, according to my spanish class, it's "muy hecho", "very done". "En su punto" - "on point" is "...
by speising
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6554

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

at which age is the vaccine usually administered?
by speising
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6554

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

but vampires still have teeth, even rather prominent ones.
by speising
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6554

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Fun fact: i'm part of the first batch of people (of those alive today, that is) who do not have a smallpox inoculation scar. my older siblings still got one.
by speising
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Explosives As A Reflective Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2950

Re: Explosives As A Reflective Wall

You won't get around Newton's third law. You can't have a bomb that only exerts force in one direction.
You can have a bomb that has a tight, sharp blast in one direction (=towards enemy, ideally) and a wider, half-globular blast in the other direction, which will not reach as far.
by speising
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 751
Views: 250241

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

very recommended if you can't sleep.
by speising
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 5103

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

You'd end up having to read each post top-down (with rather few exceptions; Even when languages are written vertically, it's still usually top-down), but then go between posts bottom-up to follow the sequence. you mean, like in email threads, as it has become the custom in "recent" years ...
by speising
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Unnecessary SWAT Use
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Unnecessary SWAT Use

That's why i love the Canadian TV series Flashpoint.
It's about a SWAT team, but they rarely fire even a single shot, and it's a huge deal, a fail, if they have to.

But that's Canada of course...
by speising
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 3822

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

everybody, stay on topic. this thread is about camoufloge!
by speising
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4067
Views: 529810

Re: The Darker Side of the News

it takes about 10 minutes to throw together a couple veggies and sear some meat. and the ingredients are cheaper that ready meals. that's my experience at least.
by speising
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1943: "Universal Dreams"
Replies: 39
Views: 4711

Re: 1943: "Universal Dreams"

I often dream about driving a car with an asymptotic brake: the car gets slower, but never quite stops.
by speising
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"
Replies: 48
Views: 6504

Re: 1944: "The End of the Rainbow"

of course, it's not true that (all) rainbows are circles. it's really a stretch to continue a circle made of an optical phenomenon where it intersects the ground.
by speising
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498723

Re: Trump presidency

seriously, the "religious freedom" tenet is massively misused here. in my opinion, religious freedom means you have to respect the religion of *others* and aren't allowed to refuse to serve someone of a religion you don't like. it doesn't mean your own believes are more important than othe...
by speising
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 8408

Re: Where does inflated value go?

what is government but a community in the area? how large is the area allowed to be before a good community becomes an evil government?
by speising
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 8408

Re: Where does inflated value go?

people who are in need and have friends, families, and communities who are there to support them do not need government help. but what about those who are not so lucky? the governments role, among others, is to help those who need that help because they have no one else. generally, the government ha...
by speising
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 9586

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

DavidSh wrote:I seem to remember an Isaac Asimov robot story, that included a robot that refused to believe that it was created by humans, because it felt itself obviously superior to them.

fortunately, part of the religion it developed was to do exactly what it was designed for.
by speising
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188207

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I don't like the mushy consistency of cooked potatoes. Fries are ok, chips are ok, a lot of crunchy potato products are ok. Slimy potato salad is the worst, though. I can't stand zucchini. People tell me they don't have any taste anyway, to which i reply, first, that, yes, they do have a taste which...
by speising
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 17969

Re: Winfrey presidency

remember that you currently have the most sane president in history! he even said so himself!
by speising
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498723

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, who doesn't pronounce SQL as "sequel"? While we are at it, why is "world wide web" 3 syllables and thus only 1/3 the time to say as its abbreviation "double-you double-you double-you"? Though I think it would be fun to refer to HTML as hate-mail, just for the con...
by speising
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 99
Views: 11057

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Another clue is depth of field. TV shows usually have large DoF, while movies play with it more.
by speising
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 16636

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutella in 2018

i'm just happy to live in a first world country where i can choose between probably about 30 internet providers, cable, DSL or mobile. if some of them ever start to shape their traffic here, i have some hopes that other ISP's will make it a point to pledge neutrality.
by speising
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 173
Views: 21799

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I'd like to have a website that takes a list of everything in my kitchen (food, condiments, but maybe even equipment) and then makes recipe recomendations with minimum required shopping.
by speising
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188207

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Like most kids, i didn't like Brussels sprouts when i was young, but i seem to have aquired a more refined palate in my age. Also radicchio.

Basically, food is just more interesting when it has a buquet of tastes, not just sweet and bland, like most kid's foods.
by speising
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 188207

Re: Controversial opinions about food

creamed spinach. (my interpretation of "green muck") who ever invented that abomination? no wonder kids don't like the stuff. maybe if you made them some nice fresh spinach they'd see it in a different light.
by speising
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Favorite Programming Language
Replies: 24
Views: 9909

Re: Favorite Programming Language

soldering iron FTW!
by speising
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 9586

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

neither, in my opinion. an invention certainly is something which did not exist before, and pi's value is a property of space, i'd say, so it existed since the big bang. a discovery is something existing you found without knowing it existed before. everybody knew the relation between a circle's diam...
by speising
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: PI - Invention or Discovery
Replies: 88
Views: 9586

Re: PI - Invention or Discovery

it's the result of a calculation.
by speising
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 52299

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

teelo wrote:Bored.

so, you're in the habit of performing vandalism when bored?
do you also scratch cars or smash windows when you feel like it?
(anyway, it lasted for all of a minute)
by speising
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16657

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Soupspoon wrote:Production note: the cryptologist's dialogue was too slurred, for me, at some points. I'd have to turn subtitles on for some of what he said, in future watchings where I have that facility.


so it wasn't just me then. i'm relieved.
by speising
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 16657

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

even a fairy tale like SW ought to be internally consistent. if you pull a magic superweapon out of your ass after 2 hours of running away, you have to expect the audience to ask why you didn't do so earlier.

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