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by Mutex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1415768

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I learned the average humidity for England is basically in the 70-90% range unless you're right next to the coast. I looked it up to put the current 54% into context, because I was wondering why we're having issues with static electricity, sinus issues and dry lips. Presumably the humidity dr...
by Mutex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

In related news, not that this is the "internet giants forcing small/local/high street businesses out of business thread", Maplin (electronics chain) and Toy's R Us both went under administration today. Certainly Maplin had the same issue as the book stores, not enough range in a small sho...
by Mutex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1415768

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I learned the average humidity for England is basically in the 70-90% range unless you're right next to the coast. I looked it up to put the current 54% into context, because I was wondering why we're having issues with static electricity, sinus issues and dry lips. Presumably the humidity dro...
by Mutex
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 11898

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Can we all just take a moment to discuss the incredible bravery of Ajit Pai? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/nra-gives-ajit-pai-courage-award-and-gun-for-saving-the-internet/ Someone on there made the point that even though most Republican voters support NN once they understand it, they...
by Mutex
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

*wipes tear from eye*
by Mutex
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

Zohar wrote:I can't believe I'm defending Trump.

In fairness this is nowhere near the worst thing Trump has done.
by Mutex
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe it's just me, but I've been reading people as describing things from the point of view of the men in question, not their own point of view. E.g. the kind of guy having an affair is going to be thinking about women in that way; not that the posters talking about the guys having affairs think o...
by Mutex
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, no. Not at all. The Monica Lewinsky scandal was definitely a big deal. It was just an example of a president doing worse than Stormy Daniels, where Marilyn Monroe was an example of a president doing better. By "doing worse", I presume you're talking about determining which president &...
by Mutex
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

Could someone explain to me the big deal about Stormy Daniels? It's not like there's people who think that Trump DIDN'T screw around, and it's almost doing the guy a favor considering that his persona is "I'm the guy you wish you were, I fuck the women you wish you could fuck!" I'm not su...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Ok well, isn't that basically the evidence against Roy Moore? Eight independent witnesses, whose claims are not inconsistent with physical evidence?

Minus the dead body though.
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

But if the witnesses are lying, they're hardly going to say they saw the defendant shoot the victim. The accusations are basically the only evidence you have.
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I was wondering about a situation where eight people saw someone pick up a lead bar and beat someone to death with it, without getting blood splashes on them, then wipe their prints off the bat. No physical evidence they did it, just eight independent witnesses who saw it, and whose claims are not i...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Don't we accept witness statements as evidence in court?
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

(...but that tends to mean that only the most mentally disturbed or sociopathic will make a false claim - in which case it's probably not their first such claim...) How large would you say that fraction is? That is, the fraction of women disturbed enough to make a false rape claim. Psychopaths make...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

But noone is saying we should call for the resignation of anyone based on an anonymous allegation... ...but they are saying we should call for said resignation based solely on allegation, anonymous or not. The allegation that Obama was foreign-born and Clinton was the founder of ISIS was also not a...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Because the accusations against Trump, Roy Moore etc have come from random, unnamed people on the internet? We were applying the idea to our own daily lives. My daily life does not involve Trump, Roy Moore, or etc. Point is, actions other than the results of a court trial do have consequences. Even...
by Mutex
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

"John, my wife just told me you slapped her backside and groped her in the elevator. Is this true?" "Honey, someone on the internet told me you were slapping people's backsides and groping people in the elevator. Is that true?" "..." "I realize you may not think t...
by Mutex
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

Actually, you pronounce it g as in 'gif'. In Dutch, that's pronounced as the Ch in Loch. For some reason, that option never pops up in anglophone discussions about gif-pronunciation. People in England, and as far as I can tell, America, pronounce "loch" the same as "lock". That ...
by Mutex
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722722

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I stumbled over this special case again, so here's a riddle for you. Insert values into this JavaScript snippet to trigger the condition. var a = ...; var b = ...; var c = ...; if (a == b && a == c && b != c) console.log("what?"); I thought the weird scenario that could ha...
by Mutex
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?
Replies: 42
Views: 4115

Re: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?

Soupspoon wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Lots of unrealistic explanations here. Let's be reasonable, it's likely just a piece of metal that accidentally got eroded in the shape of a franc. Happens a lot with Jesus.

Jesus gets eroded into the shape of a franc? Oh such fickle flesh!

A side effect of being given franc and cents as a baby.
by Mutex
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?
Replies: 42
Views: 4115

Re: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?

What kind of car is it? A Delorean?
by Mutex
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 32217

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Wouldn't your next employer get a bit suspicious if you didn't give your previous employer as a reference?
by Mutex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1415768

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

The west country also pronounces As like the rest of the country and the US, I was simplifying a bit when I said southern England.
by Mutex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1415768

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Yes I meant "Southern English pronunciation" to mean "pronunciation from the south of England". You know, us people who pronounce the letter 'A' like it's 'Ar' a lot. Hence "pass" and "parse" would sound the same if the S in parse is soft.
by Mutex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722722

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That should work fine, if you prefer it laid out that way. Logically it's the same.
by Mutex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722722

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I started learning Python this week in my spare time, but I *think* you can do: cat = [ [[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0]], [[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0]], [[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0]], ] And that's a 3D array, first dimension is 3 elements, second is 5 elements, third...
by Mutex
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1415768

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I learned yesterday that the correct way to pronounce "parse" in British English has a "z" sound instead of "s". I just thought my team leader was pronouncing it wrong when he said it, but then I looked it up! TIL that Americans pronounce "parse" with a soft ...
by Mutex
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Space Engine - a simulator
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Space Engine - a simulator

This is where all those lying "photos" that show a not-flat Earth come from.
by Mutex
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4184

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Am I the only person who noticed the only emals marked as read were from female candidates? If you're thinking the ones without the bolded text have been read, I'm not sure I think that just means they don't have a subject title? I'm not familiar with how that (composite/inspired-by?) mail-client i...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6243
Views: 872422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It would make sense if the cops are stopping black people for no good reason, so most black people stopped are innocent, while white people are only stopped for a good reason, so a higher percentage of white people stopped are actually criminals resulting in a higher chance of a shootout.
by Mutex
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6243
Views: 872422

Re: Police misbehavior thread

#notallcops
by Mutex
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4184

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

RogueCynic wrote:Am I the only person who noticed the only emals marked as read were from female candidates?

If you're thinking the ones without the bolded text have been read, I'm not sure I think that just means they don't have a subject title?
by Mutex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2192229

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

I see. That DOES sounds useful. If I had a like, phone locking my doors app, I'd use it. One way I've heard of people using such an app is with AirBnB properties. Someone books in to stay at your house from the 5th to the 7th. They download an app to their phone which allows them to unlock your fro...
by Mutex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2192229

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

CorruptUser wrote:Secure as they should be? Maybe don't connect to the net at all and security won't be too much of an issue?

Yes the internet of things would be more secure if people didn't connect things to the internet.
by Mutex
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2192229

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

There was one device that sent data over the internet in cleartext back to the manufacturers which could be intercepted, and actually revealed whether or not the owner was home. I forget exactly which device it was.
by Mutex
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5413
Views: 409381

Re: Trump presidency

A consummate example of the modern non-apology apology: In an interview with ITV's Piers Morgan, Mr Trump said he knew "nothing" about Britain First before sharing three of its videos in November. "If you are telling me they're horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certai...
by Mutex
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 235015

Re: The worst film you've seen

Saw Disclaimer: I've never actually seen the entirety of any of the Saw movies, but the parts I have seen were just ... bad. I mean, they were really well done, I guess, given their intended purpose of overloading your tolerance for gore. But anyone who's read the Delta Green thread in my sig proba...
by Mutex
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 4353

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Think Pfhorrest should have been the first post in this new thread rather than me.
by Mutex
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 4353

Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Jokes are like frogs; they die when dissected. But if we are deconstructing the joke, the attractive sex workers went back to the abusive brothel since the union run brothel wasn't giving them any work. So the joke is making the point that companies with unionised employees get less business or som...
by Mutex
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 4353

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

Jokes are like frogs; they die when dissected. But if we are deconstructing the joke, the attractive sex workers went back to the abusive brothel since the union run brothel wasn't giving them any work. So the joke is making the point that companies with unionised employees get less business or som...

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