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by userxp
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brain scans decode what people are seeing
Replies: 22
Views: 3074

Re: Brain scans decode what people are seeing

That is slightly cool.
by userxp
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227120

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

SlyReaper wrote:Screech: a meson is a quark and antiquark held together by gluons, right? In many cases, it'll be up-antiup or charm-anticharm or something like that. Why do they form mesons instead of simply annihilating?

And that's why I think there should be a a Random Thoughts thread in the science forum.
by userxp
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44420

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

The idea in the comic wouldn't work. In order to get the $200 they owe you, they would have to admit that they lost the bet. So you'd have to argue with them that they were wrong, and then it's the same thing all over again :x. I don't really like to argue with people, but I'll argue with you if yo...
by userxp
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44420

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

The idea in the comic wouldn't work. In order to get the $200 they owe you, they would have to admit that they lost the bet. So you'd have to argue with them that they were wrong, and then it's the same thing all over again :x.
by userxp
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2667012

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

iChef wrote:Maybe this is some sort of greeting in some culture I'm not aware of?


How about foot fetishism + lack of social inhibition?
by userxp
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 63736

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Holy fuck.
I had this same idea, EXACTLY THE SAME, three days ago.
GOOMHR.

On the comic: yes, that would be pretty funny. Also you'd probably kill dozens of people and severely injure a few hundreds. You might as well get some explosives into a train or a subway.
by userxp
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 739926

Re: Something on Youtube

I don't know how to title this, but if you've ever watched Youtube poop, you might find it interesting.
by userxp
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227120

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

:idea: There should be a "Fleeting thoughts" or equivalent thread in every subforum.
by userxp
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 12919

Re: Speck of Dust

But he started by doubting that humans are better optimization processes than evolution.
by userxp
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 12919

Re: Speck of Dust

We can't make things that walk, swim, or fly with nearly the energy efficiency of the animals that move in those ways. The first living organisms appeared 3.8 billion years ago. How much have humans advanced in just the last 5,000 years? How much have humans advanced in the last 50 years? Do you re...
by userxp
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "How Do ___ Work?" "Magic."
Replies: 36
Views: 11895

Re: "How Do ___ Work?" "Magic."

by userxp
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227120

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

http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=31 OH GOD. DO NOT OPEN THAT PAGE. DO NOT READ THAT STORY. DO NOT SCROLL DOWN SLOWLY. DO NOT HAVE YOUR EARPHONES ON WITH VOLUME HIGH WHEN YOU SCROLL DOWN SLOWLY. Unless you're not easily scared, that is. I mean, it's not that scary if y...
by userxp
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 12919

Re: Speck of Dust

Wow, I'm sorry, I didn't intend to create so much discord in here :oops:. When I said "complexity" I guess it could mean something like negentropy, because humans can build things and keep them in a high-entropy state (buildings, cars...), unlike everything else we know in the universe. In...
by userxp
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13001

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

I'd ally myself with Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres. Then defeating god would be a breeze.
by userxp
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531620

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/things-you-can-do-to-make-quiet-people-feel-bad/
The first section should be stapled to the face of quite a few people I know.
by userxp
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2005869

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't the canvas element go against basic HTML principles? I mean, HTML is generally a very high-level language, and canvas is basically low-level display access for Javascript. It seems to me that SVG is a much more logical choice: it uses the standard DOM model and leaves...
by userxp
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Chrome won't start or uninstall
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

Re: Chrome won't start or uninstall

Thank you, that solved my problem.
by userxp
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Chrome won't start or uninstall
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

Chrome won't start or uninstall

I recently got a new Asus laptop, and everything seemed to work fine, until I tried running the preinstalled copy of Google Chrome. Clicking on the icon doesn't seem to do anything at all, not even starting a new process in the task manager. Looking further into it I saw that the icon is a link to &...
by userxp
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Portable and safe applications?
Replies: 12
Views: 2749

Re: Portable and safe applications?

I just keep thinking that if desktop OSs had followed that route, computers would be much better nowadays. There would be practically no viruses, they wouldn't get slower, etc. Of course that means that HTML5 would probably have never existed :| .
by userxp
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531620

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Obligatory:
Image

Unrelated: Ubuntu sucks. A lot.
by userxp
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speck of Dust
Replies: 92
Views: 12919

Re: Speck of Dust

Yep. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=volume+of+a+human%2Fvolume+of+the+universe But in terms of intelligence, a small group of humans can produce systems several orders of magnitude more complex* than an entire galaxy**. * by some definition of complexity ** one that does not have intelligent l...
by userxp
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227120

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

I find it a bit funny when I read Youtube comments like "Mario 64 is not a childish game! I'm 13 and I still like it!".

Not that I wish to imply Mario games are childish of course. I'm 18 and I still like them.
by userxp
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists Create Reptile-Snouted Chicken
Replies: 55
Views: 7965

Re: Scientists Create Reptile-Snouted Chicken

Science isn't about why, it's about why not! Now who wants an army of mantis men?
by userxp
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [C++] My tinyurl resolver
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: [C++] My tinyurl resolver

This can't be implemented in Brainfuck, Whitespace, Piet, Thue, LOLCODE or Befunge, therefore it's not worth my time.

jakash3 wrote:Scared a tinyurl will lead to an infinite loop alert box site?

No. Perhaps you should consider getting a decent browser :roll:.
by userxp
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Compressed-air car.
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Re: Compressed-air car.

Compressed-air and liquified-air cars were manufactured in 1903 [1].
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressed_air_car
by userxp
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homemade Spy Drone displayed at Black Hat Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 2599

Re: Homemade Spy Drone displayed at Black Hat Conference

Given these were surplus military drones in the first place, surely the military is already doing the last two things? Yes, although at $30 million a reaper, it's quite a bit more. I still think that 30 $1 millon drones are more useful than 1 $30 million drone. Anyway, we'll all just have to get us...
by userxp
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is Energy?
Replies: 21
Views: 3492

Re: What is Energy?

Related somehow: comic
by userxp
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404664

Re: Team Fortress 2

The Scyphozoa wrote:But the Heavy and the Demoman are the same actor.

Ouch.
Okita wrote:
The Scyphozoa wrote:But the Heavy and the Demoman are the same actor.


Spy and Pyro are the same person too.

The...Spyro.

Yup.
by userxp
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404664

Re: Team Fortress 2

My dream: to convince all the voice actors to play together in one team, each as their own class, and obviously with voice chat.
by userxp
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...
Replies: 37
Views: 6894

Re: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...

Shouldn't we get more mileage out of "Holy cow, Pictures of a whole other planet!" instead of "In this one picture, this natural occurrence vaguely resembles a very basic symbol at a specific angle"? This would be great. But humans don't work that way. They could Social Network ...
by userxp
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...
Replies: 37
Views: 6894

Re: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...

And after that we should look for that face on the Moon and on Mars and all the other patterns people see in the sky. Are you insinuating that they aren't alien signals? But look! http://www.enterprisemission.com/images/kennedy/cyd-geom.jpg There are all sorts of angles and stuff in Mars! This can'...
by userxp
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2005869

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Or you can create it through the DOM. But that's sort of beside the point... we're not talking about any specific language, were're talking about a hypothetical language. You're the one who said "if I were to create a new programming language"... and there's nothing to prevent you from ha...
by userxp
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2005869

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I think it'd be easy to implement in Python without having to modify the core of the language, just adding a few classes and functions: showPage(HTML("<p>Hello, "+formdata.field("name")+" you were born in "+str(datetime.now().year - formdata.field("age")+ &qu...
by userxp
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2005869

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I think it'd be easy to implement in Python without having to modify the core of the language, just adding a few classes and functions: from datetime import datetime showPage(HTML(""" <form action="mainForm" method="get"> <p>Please enter your name: <input type=&quo...
by userxp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ascii house
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

Re: Ascii house

There's a website called DecodeUnicode in case anyone's interested.
by userxp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2005869

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If I were creating a new programming language, I'd make it have built-in HTML output for quick and easy graphical interfacing. Not sure how easy that would be to implement (no Javascript of course, otherwise combining the two languages would be a mess).
by userxp
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Examples of terrible science in fiction
Replies: 195
Views: 53697

Re: Examples of terrible science in fiction

Doctor Who.
There, I said it.
by userxp
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fun with Unconventionality
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: Fun with Unconventionality

Not sure if related but:
10gui, a tactile user interface
Watch what I do, a book explaining some experiences in programming by demonstration, available online.
by userxp
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you can reduce something to 0's and 1's...
Replies: 34
Views: 4461

Re: If you can reduce something to 0's and 1's...

If you can reduce something to 0's and 1's does that mean you fully understand it? For most definitions of understand, no. In addition to breaking up words according to the letters that make them up you could also break them up according to their meaning but I am not sure exactly how you would do t...
by userxp
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pocket DOS
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: Pocket DOS

Carnildo wrote:EFI-based hardware and disks with GPT partition tables will probably be a problem

For all practical purposes, EFI and GPT don't exist.

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