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by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

"EPA's statement tries to downplay the harm its proposed 100 millirems per year radiation doses at Yucca would cause by stating that we currently average 360 millirems per year of exposure from natural and artificial radioactivity. What EPA fails to mention is our current exposure to 360 milli...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Just put a NO IE6 script that makes a big pop-up telling them IE6 is bad and be done with it, unless of course they are big clients...... In that case, code the site for IE6 in as simple of a manner as possible (ie. make things look merely passable with a minimal amount of work from you), and tell ...
by achan1058
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Gah! I went in to a local Chase Bank office to set up an account to receive PayPal payments from my website. When we were done I asked them if they would look at my site from their office so I could see how it displays. They are still on IE6. My site looked terrible. So, now I'm back to re-coding t...
by achan1058
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

A single HT can feedback four battlecruisers. Feebacked BCs are about evenly matched with VRs (1:1 the BCs win, 3:2 the voidrays win), and get roflspanked by charged VRs. While you can EMP voidrays, voidrays are faster and can simply disengage. Furthermore, EMP'd void rays, cost for cost, beat feed...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

Here's something helpful: http://css-tricks.com/ie-6-blocker-script/ If we can have enough people put stuff like this on their website, then people will switch away from broken browsers. Sourmilk is right on that fact that people won't learn unless you force them. In fact, we should start with this ...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

EDIT: Just re-noticed the topic... What the hell does this have to do with Google?! :o They are dropping support for old browsers, just like everyone else is. To use your analogy, IE6 is an old car with a different configuration, as well as a breaking system that sometimes fail, and a steering whee...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 16870

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

Biodiversity has nothing to do with absolute numbers. Seriously, are you truly this obtuse? You could kill half (rounded down) of the members of every species on the planet, and you would still have equal biodiversity. No you can't. You will for sure reduce genetic diversity, some of which to a thr...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I really think all this talk about tabbed browsing and interface is missing the point. If IE6 is perfectly secure against all threats, and IE8 is simply an interface chance, then there is no real necessary to update it. But, this is not the case, and that's why people are pressing the issue on upda...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 16870

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

sourmilk, allow me to assure you that your concerns about countries not being able to build new cities are totally unfounded. I present to you the list of the most recently founded cities for various countries in the Americas, as told by Wikipedia The most recently founded city in the Americas was ...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I really think all this talk about tabbed browsing and interface is missing the point. If IE6 is perfectly secure against all threats, and IE8 is simply an interface chance, then there is no real necessary to update it. But, this is not the case, and that's why people are pressing the issue on upda...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I really think all this talk about tabbed browsing and interface is missing the point. If IE6 is perfectly secure against all threats, and IE8 is simply an interface chance, then there is no real necessary to update it. But, this is not the case, and that's why people are pressing the issue on updat...
by achan1058
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

petty bullshit Since when is "wasting hours of company time" petty bullshit? Yes, it is clearly worth the many tens of thousands of dollars it takes to fire, replace, and train a skilled professional if they occasionally (or even regularly) waste minutes of a low-paid IT drone's time. I e...
by achan1058
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I am somewhat torn about whether to fire people for not willing to adapt. On one hand, if you don't, it just makes it even harder to upgrade stuff in the future. In the end, the company might just collapse upon itself like what happens with bloated outdated software. ie. It gets trashed and rewritte...
by achan1058
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

EDIT: But generally regarding MLG, korean fanboys are going to be annoying the shit out of me for a while now I feel. People who go "oh man a single code S player in any tournament will win easy! Everyone knew koreans would dominate this tournament". ugh... I am still blaming Idra and his...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Haha that game was funny and it just shows how Idra is a joke. Great player but weak minded or something. Gives up instantly anytime he feels behind even when he could easily win. Idra might have been in the top 3 if he haven't done that, and we will have less complaints about how Koreans are domin...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

MLG is amazing. Two streams, one of Tastosis and one of Day[9]/djWheat. Koreans playing very well but not invincible. Games always in progress all day and starting on time with no stream issues. Couldn't have asked for more. The koreans that aren't MMA, that is. You mean the dude who blew up his ow...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Professor Meme
Replies: 33
Views: 9158

Re: Engineering Professor Meme

I found the last one the most relevant: one of my lecturers was well known for assigning 10-12 weekly assignments that took 2-3 hours each that were worth around 2% each. That actually sounds reasonable, to be honest. Anyways, working on the assignment also prepares you for the midterm and the fina...
by achan1058
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36481

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

I don't look at it THAT badly. There are latter (obviously non-controlled, non-double blinded) trials after those "holy books" as well. In fact, I would say it's just like any medicine pre-20th century. ie. They (some of them) has the right effect, but for the wrong reasons, and we should ...
by achan1058
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google discontinuing support for old browsers
Replies: 259
Views: 21855

Re: Google discontinuing support for old browsers

I personally think this isn't drastic enough. There needs to be some way to force them off these browsers since they are rather dangerous to the users. I suppose we will need to find a big enough exploit, and have the browser companies intentionally not fix it, to force people off.
by achan1058
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36481

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

The only advantages I can see to herbal versions of medicines is that they are available without a prescription and they may be a good deal cheaper as they are minimally processed. However, standardization, without which it is questionable if not downright foolish to take them, does add a little to...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Encrypted Computation (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Encrypted Computation (?)

Factorize kn, k \in Z ? (Though I think you're underestimating what it takes to crack a RSA public key, especially a 1024-bit one.) Assuming you could parallelize the task perfectly, undecim's suggestion could probably generate on the order of billions of processor-seconds a day. This paper reporti...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Too easy of an undergrad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Too easy of an undergrad?

Yeah, it sounds to me like you just have a particularly applied math curriculum, without much pure theory. On the other end of the spectrum, my first year calc class touched, in varying degrees of detail, on set theory, topology, fields, and now vector spaces (we defined isomorphisms today). We spe...
by achan1058
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: alternative mathematics
Replies: 128
Views: 15092

Re: alternative mathematics

Cb comparability of the three numbers - open c>a=b , (9 opportunities) Oh? I count 13. My take is that he's trying to do some sort of directed graph of number comparison, without caring about transitivity. If you do that, you can get the 27 that he claims. But there are definitely better ways of do...
by achan1058
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proof that there are at least 5 regular polyhedra?
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: Proof that there are at least 5 regular polyhedra?

Token wrote:So, the OP asks if there's a proof beside exhibiting the examples, and you tell him there's no need to have one because he can just exhibit the examples? I'm getting the feeling that you've missed the point somewhere...
Indeed, one can extend this question to any dimensions d>=3.
by achan1058
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

I think there is a simpler and more elegant solution . I have a even better solution, just kill off the majority of humanity. The truth is, with either plan, if you can really make it work, we won't be having this debate at all to start with. Edit: Heck, even if we are to enforce the 1 child policy...
by achan1058
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

You're speaking as if we only had two choices: either accept nuclear, or accept global warming. Fossil fuel is clearly not viable in the long run, but a widespread nuclear energy program is only acceptable if you discount distant future generations, and that is something I don't accept, morally. it...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

The same sort criticisms could be levelled at the oil industry, yet we as a species have accepted that level of risk as a part of running a modern society. This sums up my thoughts. "In other news, President Obama, in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has decided that America will el...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I say carriers. These things never gets used. To be serious though, I really rather they don't cut units.
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13632

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

But achan, the end result is not the same. That's why people do it in the first place, to achieve results they could not get by traditional methods. Given enough time, you can select for just about any gene you want, just like how given enough time, you can break any crypto system in use by hand. O...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13632

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

I see it more like the multiplication of 2 numbers by hand vs by calculator. The technique is different, but the end result is effectively the same, except one is usually more accurate.
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 7:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13632

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Why don't we just plant GM that can easily spread to wild plants, so that the activists can't even avoid it even if they try? :twisted: @ sourmilk, your 1 billion quote has nothing to do with GM at all. It's about a guy who introduced western crop types in India in the 1960s. Those types were the r...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 7:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

Regarding that elephant over there, the problem is compounded by population density and the small area of Europe. If a plant somewhere near the middle has a spectacular accident, pretty much *everyone* is affected. If something goes wrong with a solar powerplant in the Sahara, almost no one is affe...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos
Replies: 135
Views: 13632

Re: Belgian activists destroy GM potatos

Why don't we just plant GM that can easily spread to wild plants, so that the activists can't even avoid it even if they try? :twisted: @ sourmilk, your 1 billion quote has nothing to do with GM at all. It's about a guy who introduced western crop types in India in the 1960s. Those types were the re...
by achan1058
Tue May 31, 2011 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 916629

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I utterly crushed their 3 armies with judicious use of forcefields/guardian shield/colo (and came closer to understanding that seething zerg rage). Then I flamed them, but it was a good 3-4 minutes before they reacted at last and left, what's up with that? You people got any tips to improve the fla...
by achan1058
Mon May 30, 2011 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants
Replies: 132
Views: 14011

Re: Germany to Decommission All Nuclear Power Plants

I am rather skeptical about this. I wonder what they would do when they realized they can't reach energy requirements without coal or nuclear plants?
by achan1058
Sun May 29, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: Westboro Church donates $50k to gay charity...

I think we should spread the news, in the name of WBC. :lol:
by achan1058
Sat May 28, 2011 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: alternative mathematics
Replies: 128
Views: 15092

Re: alternative mathematics

I thought it is not allowed to edit posts or use red the way he's doing though, or am I misinterpreting the forum rules?
by achan1058
Sat May 28, 2011 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: alternative mathematics
Replies: 128
Views: 15092

Re: alternative mathematics

The current mathematics: know the line only in this form http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=29709&t=1 does not recognize these forms of http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=29710&t=1 I'm guessing you've been taught that the things in the second picture are not functions, so ...
by achan1058
Thu May 26, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: alternative mathematics
Replies: 128
Views: 15092

Re: alternative mathematics

Anyways, I don't think I'm willing to try to understand your 'alternative math' until I see at least one application of it. Can you provide a problem that your alternative math can solve that current math cannot? I'm not sure that asking for an application is reasonable. If Kumarevo has discovered ...
by achan1058
Wed May 25, 2011 8:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health
Replies: 56
Views: 4494

Re: Pro-Abstinence charity to advise on Sexual Health

Good on the goverment for attempting to include more viewpoints in their panel. This is only a good thing if the new viewpoints are sensible. If they added this pro-life group into the viewpoints they were already considering (as opposed to replacing the old guys), that would still be bad. To use a...

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