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by ojno
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8719
Views: 925837

Re: Trump presidency

Yup, I'm sure it's entirely coincidental that Trump taunted him repeatedly over his pension and then he was fired minutes before the end of Friday on his final week of work. Forgive me if I don't give Trump the benefit of the doubt here. In the UK that would be such an open-and-shut unfair dismissa...
by ojno
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Terry Pratchett
Replies: 35
Views: 8893

Re: RIP Neil Gaiman

I can't help but feel that both of them would approve. :)
by ojno
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Terry Pratchett
Replies: 35
Views: 8893

Re: RIP Neil Gaiman

The cheesegraters have made this thread... even more alarming than before.
by ojno
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down
Replies: 195
Views: 37467

Re: 'Net Neutrality' Struck Down

CorruptUser wrote:Wait, how did the cable companies force you to pay more for Netflix? I don't have cable or Netflix so I don't know the whole story.


The rule that's just been struck down is the one that stops them doing that.
by ojno
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15190
Views: 2704850

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

Physics strikes again! "Hey guys, let's build a skyscraper with nice shiny windows in the shape of a partial parabolic mirror! Nothing can possibly go wrong. I especially see no problem with the focus being vaguely near the ground." A new London skyscraper dubbed the "Walkie Talkie&qu...
by ojno
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 133291

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

The burden of proof for affirmative defenses should be on the person presenting that defense. The burden of proof for the plaintiff/state is to prove satisfactorily each of the elements in the definition of the crime in question. IANAL, but I'll point to the relevant Martin v. Ohio, 1987 case that ...
by ojno
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

I like the way someone felt a citation was necessary for

Wikipedia: 2011 end times prediction wrote:...and October 21 passed without Camping's predicted apocalypse.[16]
by ojno
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

Well, it's now the 22nd everywhere on Earth, and we appear to be still here. How surprising. Unless, of course, I've "fallen asleep to never wake up" and am just dreaming that everything is exactly the same as before. I wonder what Camping's reaction will be? Surely this time he'll have th...
by ojno
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

Now, let's not be too hasty! The world could still end 'today' until 12pm tomorrow UTC!

It's already the 22nd in Australia, and we probably would have heard if it'd ceased to exist, but God moves in mysterious ways after all.
by ojno
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

Look, if you can't get the difference between believing what a source says is true and claiming a source says something that it doesn't and believing that it's true, there's really no hope for you. Stop posting on the board trying to understand it, because no one will be able to explain it to you. ...
by ojno
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

But the statement Philosopher-Kings are the best form of government, according to Plato is more supported than My biceps are totally rad, according to Plato in that Plato's works support the first statement and not the second. Whether you think that Plato is full of shit or not is immaterial to the...
by ojno
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

First Im not going to get into an argument over whats proper interpretation, but the biblical text is rather clear in many translations, that the time of the rapture cannot be known: relevant passage of scripture . As for the second part, I cant speak for the missions field work of other denominati...
by ojno
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?
Replies: 301
Views: 30834

Re: Everything Must GO? Several months until the Rapture?

Not only himself, but I would say a large majority of Christians would not agree with him. Its annoying not only how he tries to prove his ideas, but that he gets googobs of money for them. He doesn't even try to claim it's for the church...he says I need it to advertise my ideas!! And then people ...
by ojno
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 31566

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

We had a similar thing in the UK a few months ago. One of the most popular petitions was to bring back the death penalty. I despair of my fellow humans sometimes. I regained some of my faith in humanity when the counter-petition to keep it abolished overtook the one to reintroduce it, then lost a l...
by ojno
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Well, this could change things (neutrinos)
Replies: 289
Views: 45736

Re: Well, this could change things

Do you like reading Internet forum discussions? Do you enjoy watching people being successfully trolled arguing with hopelessly convinced deluded conspiracy theorists? You're in luck! For one week only, in recognition of the recent intriguing findings at CERN, the JREF are running a special two for ...
by ojno
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9349025

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I have a kitten who likes to chase and eat moths. Upside: Our house is now gratifyingly moth-free, since the kitten has eaten them all. Downside: The kitten is now thoroughly disappointed at the resulting lack of moths to chase and eat, since she's eaten them all. Let this be a lesson in over-predat...
by ojno
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tottenham Riots
Replies: 261
Views: 33046

Re: Tottenham Riots

And it's continued today , this time in Hackney . I'm watching the BBC live coverage and it is clearly now just a load of chavs rioting for the sake of rioting. Apparently it started in Hackney when someone was stopped and searched for an as yet unspecified reason, but again it's lost all legitimac...
by ojno
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Lynx Links List (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

Re: Lynx Links List

Is there any reason you can't just use <img>'s in the <li>'s with alt attributes, instead of the background and hacky extra hidden text?

That would work in all browsers, including text ones.
by ojno
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Christians barred from foster parenting due to beliefs
Replies: 154
Views: 11523

Re: UK Christians barred from foster parenting due to belief

morriswalters wrote:Perhaps we shouldn't let whites whites who are racist against blacks foster blacks, who knows what the couple might teach a black child. And vice versa.


I think most people would have little problem with this idea.
by ojno
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Christians barred from foster parenting due to beliefs
Replies: 154
Views: 11523

Re: UK Christians barred from foster parenting due to belief

(massive slippery slope hyperbole snipped) And none of this 'reproduction is a right' stuff, because we don't believe in God and therefore our morals are prone to change when it benefits humanity. Yes, that's right. That's why all atheists just go around randomly killing people who annoy them, beca...
by ojno
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9349025

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

I believe there is some meme involving a startled prairie dog that would best summarise my feelings towards your comment.
by ojno
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9349025

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the plague

I wonder when the next mad modness is going to be.... hasn't it been about a year?
by ojno
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031611

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

From the minecraft dev blog:

"* Fixed a bug where joining a server on a specific port caused the client to forget all keybindings"

....whatwtfhow?! Minecraft is written in Java, how on earth did they manage to do that?!
by ojno
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Online storage servcies
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Online storage servcies

http://www.rsync.net/ is pretty cool. The guy who owns it is awesome, if a little overparanoid, but I guess that's what you want in a storage provider. As the name suggests, you can rsync to it, and Duplicity works fine, I use it for automated backups of my web server.
by ojno
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The four integers
Replies: 12
Views: 4026

Re: The four integers

I wrote a quick program to simulate this. integer-circle.c #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #define FREQMAX 20 #define INTMAX 400 void step(int *a, int *b, int *c, int *d) { int w = abs(*a - *b), x = abs(*b - *c), y = abs(*c - *d), z = abs(*d - *a); *a =...
by ojno
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students
Replies: 148
Views: 17643

Re: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students

Feds: No charges in Philadelphia school laptop-spying case http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-08-17-laptop-spying_N.htm I... they... WHAT? What exactly does he mean by 'lack of criminal intent', anyway? Would the lack of intent matter if the school was instead, say, sending photographers t...
by ojno
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hacker Escape
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Hacker Escape

Do you already have a solution in mind? This seems like it would be almost impossible, depending on exactly how unobservant the ninjas are - surely even the stupidest of ninjas would be suspicious of a 'Hello world' program that had more than 2 or 3 statements. You could try and handwave something l...
by ojno
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What do you do with a dead webcam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: What do you do with a dead webcam?

If you're still wanting to fix it and not looking for other uses: If the power light on the webcam comes on but it doesn't communicate with the computer in any way, it could just be that the data lines in the usb cable are broken somewhere. You could try soldering a new usb cable onto it. Or you cou...
by ojno
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17282

Re: Three Word Story

"Hello. Welcome to cjmcjmcjmcjm's ugly house, the only house where octopi can be eaten whole." With these words, my newlywed host offered me three glasses of beer. I accepted, but found swallowing difficult because my uvula is on fire. T'is the end. It is nigh. We are doomed! The Grues inc...
by ojno
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17282

Re: Three Word Story

"Hello. Welcome to cjmcjmcjmcjm's ugly house, the only house where octopi can be eaten whole." With these words, my newlywed host offered me three glasses of beer. I accepted, but found swallowing difficult because my uvula is on fire. T'is the end. It is nigh. We are doomed! The Grues inc...
by ojno
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17282

Re: Three Word Story

"Hello. Welcome to cjmcjmcjmcjm's ugly house, the only house where octopi can be eaten whole."

With these words, my newlywed host offered me three glasses of beer. I accepted, but found swallowing difficult
by ojno
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17282

Re: Three Word Story

"Hello. Welcome to cjmcjmcjmcjm's ugly house, the only house where octopi can be eaten whole."

With these words, my newlywed host
by ojno
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural of white dwarf.
Replies: 22
Views: 5504

Re: Plural of white dwarf.

beef => beeves behalf => behalves handkerchief => handkerchieves kerchief => kerchieves neckerchief => neckerchieves reef => reeves turf => turves goofy, the above from your post are at least optionally if archaically correct in British English and particularly in the case of 'behalves', definitely...
by ojno
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Plural of white dwarf.
Replies: 22
Views: 5504

Re: Plural of white dwarf.

Clearly Python can resolve this :D # Prints a list of -f words for which there exists a -ves word # and a list of -f words for which there exists a -fs word but not a -ves word f = open("/usr/share/dict/words") words = [word[:-1].lower() for word in f.readlines()[1:]] fsingulars= [word for...
by ojno
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .
Replies: 79
Views: 12856

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Mango juice, for some inexplicable reason, gives me heartburn. Which is a shame, because <3 mango juice.
by ojno
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scheme Makes Me Not Want to Code Ever Again
Replies: 64
Views: 7015

Re: Scheme Makes Me Not Want to Code Ever Again

In Scheme it's (car (cdr (cdr (cdr list)))). Or, as my professor awkwardly calls it, "car-cooter-cooter-cooter-cooter.") Scheme is hardly my favourite language, but it's not that hard. There is both an index function and macros 'first', 'second', 'third' and so on: (list-ref '(138 609 31 ...
by ojno
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Microsoft smears Linux in Best Buy training videos
Replies: 61
Views: 5856

Re: Microsoft smears Linux in Best Buy training videos

The remaining 2% are because of things that can mostly be blamed on Microsoft, other greedy companies, and retarded laws. (e.g. MP3 licensing is why distros aren't allowed to ship with an MP3 decoder - but they still make it pretty simple to get one.) Oh, and of course the distro maintainers are en...
by ojno
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: DIY lighting board - motorised faders?
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

Re: DIY lighting board - motorised faders?

Well... our current board is the following, http://www.pslx.co.uk/elara.htm (Though that is only a 12/24 board and we have 36 lights at the moment, some channels are soft patched together) - and the moving lights being considered, which we will probably have 5 or 6 of in addition to our current batt...
by ojno
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: DIY lighting board - motorised faders?
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

DIY lighting board - motorised faders?

For my school's theatre production, which is having moving lights and all that sort of exotic, hard-to-control jazz, I am developing a homebrew computer control system, which, when finished, will be open source - yay - and hopefully awesome, if I can actually get around to writing it. One apparently...

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