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by speising
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wipe a folder from Android menu
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Wipe a folder from Android menu

For doing operations on the file system, a file manager is not "crude"; it's in fact the tool of choice.
It is unfortunate that mobile OS designers do their best to rob us of that level of access.
by speising
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1890: "What to Bring"
Replies: 70
Views: 9993

Re: 1890: "What to Bring"

So, statistically at least, it's best to always bring a gun?
by speising
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 5769

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

probably not that good. the typical backup is "write once, read never".
by speising
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2195040

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

Quercus wrote: Marilyn Munroe


Is that Randalls mother?
by speising
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1888: "Still in Use"
Replies: 34
Views: 5769

Re: 1888: "Still in Use"

Yeah, I can relate to that a bit. I keep my mails that I probably won't need anymore, but who knows? in the trash. Everything which I know I won't need get deleted right away. A year after I started in my current company I noticed that we have a system policy that deletes everything in the trash tha...
by speising
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3336
Views: 639270

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

i believe that we mostly only dream of those details we would notice consciously in reality, too. You don't usually consciously note the color or details of things you know well around you, you just have an abstract concept of "car", "Jeff", "mother", whatever.
by speising
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 33331

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

"Ruhm und Ehre der Wehrmacht"?
That shirt alone would get him in big trouble here...
by speising
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7108

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

orthogon wrote:between, say, 50 and 60 degrees of latitude. Does the EU have such a member state?

Not for very much longer.
by speising
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"
Replies: 38
Views: 6084

Re: 1884: "Ringer Volume/Media Volume"

so much. although i usually recognise the mistake already after only one tap ...
by speising
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873880

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You know that their motto is "To protect ourselves and to serve our interests"?
by speising
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 872
Views: 220910

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

szia somitomi! Ich war neulich in Sopron, da habe ich mir gewüscht ich würde ein wenig ungarisch verstehen :) Hallo! Ich habe Deutsch im Gymnasium gelernt aber ich habe sehr viel(?) vergessen. Leider spreche ich Deutsch sehr selten aber ich werde einen Kurs im nächsten Semester besuchen. Hoffentlich...
by speising
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873880

Re: Police misbehavior thread

How often do people where you live shoot cops making traffic stops? (I think that's part of what causes the problem here. We talk a lot about police misbehavior, shooting unarmed people etc, but that is the other half of the equation; there's a reason US cops are a little more shooty than they augh...
by speising
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6246
Views: 873880

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The fact that the woman was afraid to move her hands lest being shot is indicative of what is wrong with the US police.
Where i live, nobody would ever think of being afraid of a traffic cop, it's just a friendly chat with someone doing their job. None of that "hands on the hood" shit.
by speising
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89918
Views: 7491113

Re: Thoughts for ships

eran_rathan wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:I secretly hope that book is about hepatology.

I read that as herpetology.

Oh. Now i get it, after some googling. Ysn was actually making the same joke as i, only more obscure.
by speising
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7108

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Weekdays are already cut loose from the clock in practice. I can stay up until 4am on a friday night, for example. When i get up 9 hours later, it's saturday morning (noon for the more conservative?)
by speising
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1883: Supervillain Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7108

Re: 1883: Supervillain Plan

Of course, the dark haired developer seems to suffer from the illusion that time zones are a geographical feature, when, in fact, the TZ California is in is an entirely political decision.
(Else, there wouldn't be a +14 TZ, also see China.)
by speising
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2195040

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

How do you quote a [sic] so that it's clear you didn't add it?
by speising
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1882: "Color Models"
Replies: 81
Views: 9544

Re: 1882: "Color Models"

127,255,63 and Pantone 360 C are completely different concepts. One is a coordinate in a colour space, and thus completely meaningless without defining that space. The other defines a specific colour.
by speising
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

btw, it's not murder if it isn't done with malice aforethought. otherwise it's manslaughter. I'd think most police shootings are in the heat of the moment, not premeditated.
by speising
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1881: "Drone Training"
Replies: 12
Views: 2613

Re: 1881:"Drone Training"

I'd like to train my Roomba to not always hide beneath the bed.
by speising
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28372
Views: 2907409

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Installing: Microsoft DirectX for Windows. EVERY TIME! Every damn piece of software ever just insists on installing that again and again and again. Doesn't anything ever just use the version I already have? Is that too much to ask? Does it really install it, or just start the installer, which detec...
by speising
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Heat loss in a spaceship
Replies: 36
Views: 6046

Re: Heat loss in a spaceship

You need some isolation to protect the side in sun shine, though.
by speising
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89918
Views: 7491113

Re: Thoughts for ships

Or peeing.
by speising
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: the central pier of the west span of the bay bridge
Replies: 30
Views: 2854

Re: the central pier of the west span of the bay bridge

Just had a look at google maps.
Can somebody explain to me why there are 2x5 lanes on the east span, and only 1x5 on the west? Is all the extra traffic swallowed by treasure island? and what is the purpose of the 3rd bridge which suddenly ends over water? (only visible on satellite view)
by speising
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

Might it matter that the corona isn't cool at all, but instead millions of kelvin hot? That should mean relatively more high energy radiation from that portion than from the whole of the sun.
by speising
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 5164

Re: American solar eclipse

Here's a neat interactive map that shows the next 15 solar eclipses around the world. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/future-total-solar-eclipses i'm seriously considering going on vacation in Chile in 2019. Unfortunately, the eclipse there is in winter (july). You could see the solar eclipse i...
by speising
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 18790

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

TIL that white racism against wasps is a thing.
by speising
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 5164

Re: American solar eclipse

i'm seriously considering going on vacation in Chile in 2019. Unfortunately, the eclipse there is in winter (july).
by speising
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

Pfhorrest wrote:To be technical about it, most Americans didn't vote for him either.

Not even most Americans who voted voted for him.

Everybody who didn't vote voted for their agreement with either of the two main contestants.
by speising
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: best way to store matter on a large scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: best way to store matter on a large scale

As long as there is CMB, you can use it and the BH's shadow to gain energy. And i'm not sure how long your cosmic remodelling project would take. The CMB will probably be considerably cooler than today by the time you're done.
by speising
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: best way to store matter on a large scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: best way to store matter on a large scale

>-) wrote:Well both putting it into a star and putting it into a black hole rather defeats the point of the exercise, which is to store hydrogen for later use.

You can use the hawking radiation. Granted, it will be a rather slow trickle, but you are playing the long game, don't you?
by speising
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: best way to store matter on a large scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: best way to store matter on a large scale

put it all into a giant black hole.
Bonus: you don't even have to disassemble the stars first.
by speising
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

Forgive my foreigners ignorance, but is affirmative action considered a bad thing now?
by speising
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

But it shows the kind of people trump admires.
by speising
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

In other news, there was a terrorist attack in Barcelona with 13 dead. Ever classy, the Daily Trump offers this helpful advice: Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! referring back to what he said in 201...
by speising
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5451
Views: 412253

Re: Trump presidency

What i don't get is why trump is saying the things he does? I mean, normally politicians have an agenda, a reason for their words, and businessmen like trump too, i guess. So does he really want to advance the nazi agenda? He's not definite enough for that. He also doesn't seem to want to calm the w...
by speising
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update

Drumheller769 wrote:Delivery Optimization

That's probably the P2P distribution thing.
by speising
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon
Replies: 11
Views: 1971

Re: Lunar Eclipse and New Moon

no, a new moon happens when the moon is lit from behind. Just like a full moon happens when it's lit from front, and a half moon when the light comes from 90°. Actually, the solar eclipse is a new moon, in which the moons shadow falls on earth. During ordinary new moons, the moons shadow simply does...
by speising
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update

It does not. The svchost process that the windows update service is a part of still runs and downloads the updates, it however does not install them. For those of us on 1.5MB/s DSL this is terrible. When I see my internet crapping I have to go in and kill that specific svchost process. I just check...

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