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by speising
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

this is my IE11 at work:
1.jpg


and this is in compatibility view :/
2.jpg
by speising
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 6277

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

both of your premises seem rather shaky. 1) you say "equivalent crimes", but you include the complete back story of the criminal in that? it's really hard to determine equivalence, best you can do is declare a degree of similarity. 2) "if it is morally acceptable to perform a death pe...
by speising
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image. Which browser are you using? As far as I know, it's only rendered that way in Internet Explorer. All the other browsers put a dark gray la...
by speising
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7905

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image.
by speising
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461690

Re: Trump presidency

ok i'd just like to say that
emceng wrote:shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater
is not speech. speech in the sense of "freedom of speech" is the voicing of an opinion, not just any vocal statement. in fact, speech doesn't even have to be vocal.
by speising
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1973: "Star Lore"
Replies: 33
Views: 5282

Re: 1973: "Star Lore"

Instead of a light, it'd be easy to have a mechanical coloured indicator, eg. pulled by an electromagnet so it shows a green patch when the device is powered.
by speising
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2246683

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

oh please, that's easy. Einstein has proven that gravity affects light. Ergo, light from distant objects gets deflected downwards, which *looks* like the earth were curved.
by speising
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

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

ok that sounds pretty terrible but the coffee can't have been more than 100C , and i'd be pretty unhappy to get coffee below ~85, so i don't really see what McD did wrong here (except offering a insulting amount). the point being that a grown up person should know better than to drive with a cup of ...
by speising
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

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

it seems very American to me to never assume responsibility for one's own stupidity.

"coffee may be hot"
by speising
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

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

so they posted the video of the uber car: https://www.facebook.com/TempePolice/videos/2337144116311806/ which seems to contradict what was said earlier. far from "stepping out of a shadow", the woman was in the middle of the road, already having crossed the left lane. the "shadow"...
by speising
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

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

commodorejohn wrote:Yep. I mean, I'll rag on autonomous driving from sunup to sundown, but in fairness, the number of drivers who actually travel at the speed limit and not 5-over is just plain statistically insignificant.

yeah, for humans, sure, but it's strange that the autonomous car was programmed do emulate this.
by speising
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 284233

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

i'd like to know why the car went 40 in a 35mph zone.
by speising
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 9272

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

sny wrote:
... a wind of aether ... scientific man ... 1927


hm. fail.
by speising
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics and Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: Physics and Photography

No.
Proof: you can focus on different things without changing any of the mentioned parameters.
by speising
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1967: "Violin Plots"
Replies: 36
Views: 7222

Re: 1967: "Violin Plots"

Hey, today is π day, not violin day!
by speising
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 9272

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

This was apparently how my brother learned to navigate in Boston pre-GPS. He'd just identify the major landmarks (roads, rivers, coast, etc) that bounded his destination, and when he missed the destination (it's Boston, you will miss your destination), he'd just turn around at the boundary and reat...
by speising
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1965: "Background Apps"
Replies: 33
Views: 7746

Re: 1965: "Background Apps"

an app that does not behave well when backgrounded (or anytime, really) shouldn't be closed, but deleted. there's generally enough competition to find a better replacement.
by speising
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"
Replies: 77
Views: 9272

Re: 1964: "Spatial Orientation"

i've read somewhere that it's a gender thing. apparently, statistically, males prefer to hold their map north-up, while females tend to orient the map to coincide with their viewing direction.
by speising
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

the extremes on both sides are of course problematical, and a more social economy would probably increase total happiness.
but that's a far cry from completely rejecting the basis of the only economic system we know to work.
by speising
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

i question the premise that inherited fortune shoudn't give you advantages. what's the use of money if it doesn't help make your life better? one person is born healthy, another one with all kinds of health problems. one is beautiful, another ugly. how could the fortunate ones *not* benefit from the...
by speising
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"
Replies: 36
Views: 4973

Re: 1963: "Namespace Land Rush"

Oh drat, it's March Madness. Regarding my previous post, my email address is not "oh me yarm@greatagain.wtf", it's what I typed that then got maddeningly converted to "oh me yarm". EDIT: It was the letters O, M, and G all run together. That's not March Madness, it's the common o...
by speising
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 5058

Re: 1962: “Generations”

dtobias wrote:Hitler was born 20 April 1889, so one of the 1892-1909 generation was not in fact Hitler.

in fact, no one of those was.
by speising
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

considering win10's update policy, and also the latest rant in the rant thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22551&p=4321278#p4321278 , i'd be somewhat afraid of receiving a compulsory firmware update while doing 130 on the highway, complete with non postponable reboot cycle.
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

it's basically the same reason we have money instead of a barter society.
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6174
Views: 461690

Re: Trump presidency

I really like to shop online, or to inform myself online instead of browsing a brick store. But just recently i happened to experience an advantage a store with good staff can bring: i wanted to buy a gift for someone starting to study medicine, and browsed the whole medicine section for something s...
by speising
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

so, what you seem to be getting at is actually the difference between equity and debt financing. the thing is, if you take on a partner, that parter has a say in the running of the business, and has equal share in your earnings (as well as losses). not every entrepreneur might want that. generally, ...
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Borrow money from a community-owned credit union that exists for exactly that purpose to give interest-free loans (using the money the community aren't presently using for anything else, that they have saved with the credit union)? That's just off the top of my head, I can probably do better. Also:...
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 16411

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

do you have a solution for a small entrepreneur who'd like to open a business but doesn't have sufficient money to cover initial investments?
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 4127

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

yeah, i don't know who ever came up with = as assignment anyway. couldn't have been a mathematician. something like <- would have been a lot more logical and unambigous.
by speising
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 6320

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

the problem with the over-head bins is, in my experience, the load of exceptions to the one-pice-only rule. First, you're allowed one pice of a certain max size. But, laptops extra. And purses. And duty-free. And coats. In the end, one passenger can fill up an entire compartment with their own stuff.
by speising
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

driving on highways is easy. an unknown city, OTOH, can get quite stressful.
by speising
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2971072

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

i'm baffled that so many users seem to just accept that. i mean, some buy a new computer with 10 pre-installed and don't know how to downgrade, ok. but others actually "up"grade a perfectly working win7 system!!
by speising
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

the problem with digital road infrastructure: there will be iBeacons, Google beacons, Amazon beacons, and Tesla beacons, each talking only to their respective brand of car.
And the municipality wil only buy from one of them.
by speising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Airlock full of water exposed to vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 2255

Re: Airlock full of water exposed to vacuum

the water will only freeze fast in the vacuum if it is sprayed into a fine mist. the woman will have enough mass / little surface to take quite a while to freeze, so "leaving the womans frozen body" is not realistic. rather, it will probably dessicate before it freezes. anyway, the proxima...
by speising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

There's also the issue that self-driving cars might turn people into jerks http://datagenetics.com/blog/january42017/index.html TL;DR - If you know a car is going to stop when you step into the street, why not simply step into the street whenever you like? that would be easily solved by sometimes, ...
by speising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

#ynotboth
by speising
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"
Replies: 147
Views: 19010

Re: 1958: "Self-Driving Issues"

except that people take a perverse joy out of trying to prove that computers are worse than humans at a task, and delight in exploring their failure modes - which are often very different than human ones. There were tests showing that miniscule markings in the environment, which a human wouldn't eve...
by speising
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1957: "2018 CVE List"
Replies: 36
Views: 5708

Re: 1957: "2018 CVE List"

interesting that the only really problematic vulnerabilities are apple's. well, those and the CVE ~~ CiALiS ~~. I noticed that. I was expecting the mouse-over to be "Apple devices spontaneously combust if sent kitten pictures with Cyrillic captions" or something like that. Apple devices d...
by speising
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 164
Views: 20261

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

of course, eggs are always given in natural units. i would be too thrifty to throw away half an egg anyway. OTOH, i've already found myself in the situation that the recipe specified larege eggs, but i only had small ones for some reason, so a way to convert one unit to the other was required...
by speising
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 164
Views: 20261

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

what we hereabouts use to measure things like water and milk is not a cup, but a clear plastik jug with ml markings, up to 500ml or 1l.

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