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by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Email Bypass

The problem is that I am not connected to the internet so it wont let me register until it sends an email. I just want to download the software from the CD and be done, but it wants to register with my email first. Ah, I interpreted [I] don't care about this computer being hooked up to the internet...
by Sizik
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Email Bypass
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Email Bypass

Create a throwaway email account?
by Sizik
Fri May 04, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 666
Views: 98685

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

pseudoidiot wrote:That must be from the Australia MMO

Pretty close, it's actually the New Zealand MMO.
by Sizik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Horizontal Asymptote For Rational Equations

How are you figuring that (x+1)/(x^2-x-6) doesn't have an asymptote at 0?
by Sizik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6037
Views: 438153

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a citation for that? You mean of my last post? It's my take on: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/981859214380462081 (Had to go hunting for it. It had fallen off the 'headlines', from my lurk-without-login glance at twitter, but still glad I'm not adding to all that weird stuff...
by Sizik
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 276163

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The robot uprising has begun. SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human ...
by Sizik
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 293655

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

flicky1991 wrote:Why is the formatting at the bottom of this page broken?

Drunkenness?


Freezeblade's and Ginger's posts have mismatched quote/spoiler tags.
by Sizik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 225916

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

So then "gone" would be pronounced like "gon" (as in polygon) for you?

For me, "gone" rhymes with "lawn".
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many degrees in a sphere?
Replies: 12
Views: 9284

Re: How many degrees in a sphere?

360 degrees x 4 x 1/2 Radian = Surface Area of Sphere 41,252 degrees square 41,252 divided by 4 = Area of a Circle in degrees square 10,313.24031 41,252 multipied by 1/3 Radian = Volume of a Sphere in Cubic Degrees 787,873.524 Area typically has dimensions of length squared, and volume is length cu...
by Sizik
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 17730

Re: Black Panther

Question about the end of movie:
Spoiler:
I don't remember, did Agent Ross make it out alive, or was it supposed to be implied that he dies when the gunship blew up the lab?
by Sizik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are patents/IP good for innovation?
Replies: 67
Views: 6419

Re: Are patents/IP good for innovation?

Patents can't really be shortened without losing their usefulness, though. At least for mechanical devices, the time from patent application to market can be measured in decades in some industries. Unless you want all large industrial companies to stop disclosing any inventions, I wouldn't shorten ...
by Sizik
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1733979

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you tried sprinkling in some print statements to verify which array indices are actually being assigned?
by Sizik
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6037
Views: 438153

Re: Trump presidency

Sableagle wrote:... and then nobody will be able to read The Lord of the Rings except one old professor of literature who still has a rare fifth edition locked away somewhere.

They just added elf and wizard emoji in Unicode 10, so a translation is theoretically possible.
by Sizik
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6037
Views: 438153

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Twitter.

I hear they've finally started to make money.
by Sizik
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221239

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

The biggest downside being that many devices haven't been as secure as they should be, leading to them getting hacked and e.g. used for botnets.
by Sizik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Shocking mouse, bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 9281

Re: Shocking mouse, bad?

So an odd update to the situation. For reference, here's how everything is connected electrically: Keyboard/Mouse -> Motherboard USB -> Power Supply -> UPS -> Wall outlet Grounding wire -> Power strip socket ground -> Wall outlet on a adjacent wall Grounding myself on the wire often causes the speak...
by Sizik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 8381

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

I would say though that there is another factor as well as the voting system that keeps the system two-party: The length and expense of your campaigns. If we contrast with the UK which also has a pretty strong fptp system, the UK has five mainstream parties - and more if you count Northern Ireland:...
by Sizik
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Bear Puzzle
Replies: 23
Views: 11662

Re: Bear Puzzle

Here's my thought:
Spoiler:
The "trap" the bear has fallen into is a crevasse in a glacier, as digging a 20-meter-deep hole to trap a bear is absurd. Thus, it's a polar bear.
by Sizik
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 645447

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Something hit the sun, causing a large splash of plasma on one side visible from Earth. Panic ensued as the sun seemed to be getting farther and farther away, as if the Earth was knocked out of orbit. The last thing I remember before waking up is what looked like black tentacles encroaching the sun ...
by Sizik
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Trolley Problem
Replies: 349
Views: 72967

Re: Trolley Problem

Vsauce did a real life trolley problem experiment for their Youtube Red series, observing how people actually react in a (simulated) situation where they have to choose between doing nothing and switching the train to the track with one person instead of five. The video is free to watch, here.
by Sizik
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: YouTube comment history weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: YouTube comment history weirdness

The new YouTube UI has been hella buggy for me, especially for comments. If I watch two videos consecutively and scroll through the comments on the second, I occasionally see the text of comments from the first video in completely unrelated comments.
by Sizik
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 34232

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

If she's in a one-party consent state, she could record inappropriate calls without having to tell the other person.
by Sizik
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Doki Doki Literature Club
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Doki Doki Literature Club

I started playing at midnight on Christmas eve, and called it quits 2 hours later when You have to choose between telling Sayori "I love you" or "I'll be your friend forever". I ended up not being able to fall asleep after that, due to thinking about what would be the right c...
by Sizik
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13729

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Chen wrote:...there's a scene with the Emperor and Vader talking where the Emperor says "I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker".

I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the theatrical release.
by Sizik
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 34232

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

My interpretation is not that Pfhorrest was saying that you sound like a man per se . I took his statement as a caution that all splitting , regardless of the source, starts to sounds alike, and that you might not realize when your own defensive mechanism mirrors the intolerance of your enemies--su...
by Sizik
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13397
Views: 1434921

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

natraj wrote:til that the person who voiced tony the tiger also sang "you're a mean one mr. grinch" which disproportionately delights me


He's also the voice of Kirby the vacuum from The Brave Little Toaster. Also, "Thurl Ravenscroft" is a pretty epic-sounding name.
by Sizik
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial Stupidity
Replies: 52
Views: 5902

Re: Artificial Stupidity

"Learning" implies a gradual, internal process that happens while the AI is running, like a river changing course as the banks erode. But if the AI is a computer program, it can "change its programming at will", by modifying it's source code, recompiling, and restarting itself, a...
by Sizik
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 6551

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

Something you might want to check out is Handmade Hero , an educational stream/video series about coding a complete game from scratch in C*, without using any libraries (including the C standard library!) except for the Windows API and OpenGL. The focus is more on how to write a game engine rather t...
by Sizik
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 95
Views: 19029

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

No particular story, but supposedly sailors used to be tricked into joining crews sailing for China by getting them drunk until they were unconscious, then dragging them onto ships that would set sail before they awoke, at which point the sailor had no choice but to cooperate. Right, which is why I...
by Sizik
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 95
Views: 19029

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Eebster the Great wrote:Or a decontextualized reference to the plot of a story, like the word "Shanghaied."


Which story are you referring to?
by Sizik
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 608
Views: 76467

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Sounds like the next big clicking game.
by Sizik
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assassin Problem over the Internet
Replies: 40
Views: 5667

Re: Assassin Problem over the Internet

Ah yes, it seems like Eebster's talking about Tub's email solution, not Xanthir's.
by Sizik
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assassin Problem over the Internet
Replies: 40
Views: 5667

Re: Assassin Problem over the Internet

The problem is that Bob knows his target in advance of him being chosen as anyone's target, and moreover that he can choose who will target him. Bob can't choose who targets him, he has to send his target email to the next person on the list of random emails. If he targets anyone else, they will ge...
by Sizik
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assassin Problem over the Internet
Replies: 40
Views: 5667

Re: Assassin Problem over the Internet

How can Bob "deliberately not choose Carol as his target", since the target ordering is fixed?
Edit: Also, Bob's target is Alice in your example.
by Sizik
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221239

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

Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:It's actually a subset of infinity.

Wait, that's not right...

It's an intersection over infinity.
by Sizik
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Replies: 64
Views: 8144

Re: The Assumptions of Searle’s Chinese Room Thought Experiment

Taking the thought experiment at face value, it only demonstrates that CPU chips don't "understand" Chinese, even if they're running a Chinese-speaking strong AI program that passes the Turing test.
by Sizik
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13397
Views: 1434921

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

The ends of the cables that plug into components needing power are standardized. The ends that plug into the PSU are not (although they may use physically compatible connectors).
by Sizik
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 608
Views: 76467

Re: Science-based what-if questions

the sword would be covered in applesauce

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