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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: 22320

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: 202
Views: 33926

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: 1086
Views: 198753

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: 1086
Views: 198753

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: 11616

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: 13036

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: 13036

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: 54231

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: 21844

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: 21844

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.
by speising
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Spoiler:
i'm pretty sure it is not like a mass moving at relativistic speeds, SW physics don't work that way. still, they could have done the same with every other ship instead of letting them be shot down, and more than that: why do they not have FTL torpedoes?
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

EdgarJPublius: that's quite a convoluted interpretation. they wouldn't already have been the KoR at that time, so saying that the KoR killed the adepts when their killers only turned into them later would be strange. also, we haven't seen a single force user except our protagonists yet. ...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Snoke's honor guard can't be the Knights of Ren? Also, It was stated multiple times, I think across both movies but definitely in TLJ, that when Kylo left Luke's new Jedi Academy he took some number of the other students with him, and those students became the Knights of Ren. i'd like t...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I thought the red dudes were the other students who left with Kylo Ren after he murdered the ones who didn't join him? That was my impression also. If the red dudes aren't the 'Knights of Ren' then where are the Knights and what have they been up to this whole time? I don't know...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

↶ The thing that bugs me the most is Rey and Kylo struggling against the imperial guard dudes, and not using the force at all. Like, both of them are powerfully enough (even if Rey isn't trained) to pick the guards up and drop them down the inevitable endless hole that is present in eve...
by speising
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

that's not the force, that's plot armour. those two are completely useless side characters so far, they have no effect whatsoever on the balance. they are just required to stretch the movie to 2,5 hours.
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

"Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed. With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is desperate to find her broth...
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 615079

Re: Trump presidency

Hasn't Trump constantly maintained that the Russia investigation was basically a witch-hunt? Firing someone to shut down a witch-hunt is a perfectly legitimate action. I...I am sitting here trying to comprehend the theory of law enforcement where an authority figure can act to shut down an investig...
by speising
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

one of my gripes with TLJ is that Finn is about as useful there as Indy was in the Lost Ark.
by speising
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1934: "Phone Security"
Replies: 22
Views: 4521

Re: 1934: "Phone Security"

does anyone think randalls phone was stolen recently?
by speising
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6764

Re: Artificial Stupidity

no, it wouldn't be trivial. an AI will have a vast amount of data/code (which are not that readily distinguishable for a self learning system). no one, not even the AI itself, will *understand* that code, and changing it will be no easier than genetic modification. i mean, yes, you don't need to fid...
by speising
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1929: "Argument Timing"
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

Re: 1929: "Argument Timing"

YellowYeti wrote:
Reka wrote:Do people really do stuff in bed after waking up but before getting up? Other than slamming the snooze button on the alarm, that is?


Yes, yes.. doing stuff in that time and space is definitely a thing :wink:

for example whether to finally get one sorry ass out of bed or sleep a little longer?
by speising
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1071: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 176
Views: 46453

Re: 1071: "Exoplanets"

yeah, it's a stupid convention.
just about every sf book since ever has numbered planets with roman numerals from I (Sol III), why didn't astromomers adopt that sensible notation?
by speising
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1829940

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

hotaru wrote:
Qaanol wrote:
Xeio wrote:Todays Google doodle is nice.

Spoiler:
number 6, 5 instructions instead of 6: { forward, right, forward, forward } loop 11 times

there's a solution in 4. (hint: you're doing something 3 times)
by speising
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1923: "Felsius"
Replies: 78
Views: 9395

Re: 1923: "Felsius"

what does make sense is that i know i have to take care of slippery ice on the pavements when i hear we have a temp below zero. i also like that water boils at a nice round 100 (more or less. anyway, what's 212 for a crooked number?)
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Question
Replies: 110
Views: 19251

Re: Quantum Question

the word "observed" was an unfortunate choice in QM. better to use "interact", which doesn't seem to imply a consciousness.
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 57554

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

at least there are countries where the jurisdiction isn't elected and doesn't need to please their electorate.
by speising
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 6764

Re: Artificial Stupidity

it's stupid if you do something that goes against your goals, or fulfills a lesser goal to the detriment of a more important one. So, to judge stupidity you first have to know the goals of the entity in question. An AI certainly would have different goals than a human, but in principle they could be...
by speising
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 615079

Re: Trump presidency

Regarding this affair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that fake news are ok, as long as they advance your agenda. "Whether it's a real video, the threat is real," Sanders told reporters Wednesday, according to a CBS News reporter. "His goal is to promote strong border security and s...
by speising
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 22320

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

that's not how it's supposed to work. they'd charge *pornhub* to deliver their content unimpeded, while a small startup porn site that can't afford those charges gets slowed to a crawl so it can't compete wih the big ones.
by speising
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Re: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe

i already live in a world with differend kinds of Me. my neighbours are different kind of me. after all they are similar (humans, same street, ...) to me, though not equal. what's the difference to the other You's you are talking about? that they'd have the same name as you? i'm sure there are some ...
by speising
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid
Replies: 36
Views: 4970

Re: 1919: Interstellar Asteroid

Soupspoon wrote:cetations

[cetation needed]
by speising
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390554

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

When I saw this headline, I had to double check to see that I was browsing a real news site. 'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket the man's no Flat-Earther, he just panders to Flat-Earthers for the money. anyway, 500m is obviously a laughable height fo...
by speising
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390554

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

There's lots of good ones here Ah, it had been a while since I tripped the company internet filter... that site has a curious definition of "dumb". eg. It is considered an offense to mow your lawn on a Sunday, because it causes too much noise. seems quite sensible to me. or You must pay a...
by speising
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"
Replies: 65
Views: 46946

Re: What-if 0005: "Robot Apocalypse"

I think this article needs an update:
https://youtu.be/fRj34o4hN4I
by speising
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 10470

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

i guess the ban simply reacts to trigger words like fucking and dummy? notice how madbringer avoided any objectionable words...
by speising
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 8565

Re: Speed of gravity.

Gravity waves need *energy*. That can't, obviously, come from a constantly moving object.
by speising
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"
Replies: 20
Views: 4142

Re: 1915: "Nightmare Email Feature"

Of course, IM's already have that feature, see https://xkcd.com/1886/
by speising
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 615079

Re: Trump presidency

I have an idea. The Trump Presidency and politics in general have become very polarizing right? Well what did they always do in Star Trek? REVERSE THE POLARITY! We just need to do the following #include <stdio.h> //This function reverses the polarity by effectively making all Democrats into Republi...
by speising
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of gravity.
Replies: 36
Views: 8565

Re: Speed of gravity.

you know you're too close when you have to worry about the neutrino flux.

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