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by userxp
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 783283

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Today's dream was unusually vivid (and strange), and I woke up at 5:00 in the morning for no reason at all (that never happens to me usually). It was late night after a party or something, and I wanted to go back home, but there was no teleporter home (Team Fortress 2 teleporters), so I had to take ...
by userxp
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532078

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Yes, that's Openbox from Crunchbang :P. In the non-XML version you can see all the keys and actions at a glance. Sure it's not structured in blocks and you don't have a little tag that tells you that "C-A-Left" is a key. I was going to post a comparison with JSON and YAML here, but I think...
by userxp
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532078

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I hate gratuitous XML so much. Compare: Keybinds: C-A-Left DesktopLeft nodialog nowrap C-A-Right DesktopRight nodialog nowrap C-A-Up DesktopUp nodialog nowrap <keybind key="C-A-Left"> <action name="DesktopLeft"> <dialog>no</dialog> <wrap>no</wrap> </action> </keybind> <keybind ke...
by userxp
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Unemployment Down once again.
Replies: 54
Views: 8119

Re: Unemployment Down once again.

Ha ha ha. 8.3%? You Americans don't know how to do proper unemployment. In Spain we're at 23%, and the youth rate has just surpassed 51% (and growing!). Beat that if you can!
by userxp
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532078

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I googled for "skin care" information and virtually all the results are targeted towards women. Apparently men don't need that stuff, since they're so manly. my friend Catherine has gone missing. He's been out for nearly 36 hours now. It's not uncommon for him to be gone for long periods (...
by userxp
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151975

Re: What OS do you use?

Oh don't worry, I've used Linux before. That's why I wanted to become superuser: because I often think "I just need to rename that file in /etc/ and comment the last line", and it takes three times longer if you have to add [gk]sudo before each command. In fact, my idea was to have three O...
by userxp
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151975

Re: What OS do you use?

OK so Windows 7 was acting bad again so I finally made the switch to Linux Mint (best one I could find). Two things: 1. None of the distros I tried had any support for power profiles or anything similar. This is VERY important. On Windows 7, I can put my laptop in "Power saving" mode, whic...
by userxp
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What does left wing and right wing mean?
Replies: 92
Views: 21758

Re: What does left wing and right wing mean?

I think the terms "Democrat" and "Republican" just make it more confusing. Almost everyone supports democracy and republicanism.
by userxp
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82466

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

ttnarg wrote:
userxp wrote:I don't get it.

The auther of XKCD dose not like twilight so pick a name from the book and call it silly dispite the fact the even charators from the book it self thoght the name a silly and 'a bit of a mouth full'

I got the Twilight reference, but I was expecting something more.
by userxp
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82466

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I don't get it.
by userxp
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Astrology
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Re: Astrology

In addition, show her the study of the professor which presented his students "personal" descriptions based on their time of birth. The students mainly agreed that the description is good - and afterwards, the professor revealed that all got the same text. I don't know the name of the stu...
by userxp
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New computer setup checklist?
Replies: 5
Views: 3112

Re: New computer setup checklist?

Chrome can be used as a substitute of Adobe Reader.
by userxp
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ASPX form: pre-fill variables in the URL?
Replies: 6
Views: 3235

Re: ASPX form: pre-fill variables in the URL?

I don't know much Javascript but it doesn't look so complicated: javascript:document.getElementsByName("txtUsername")[0].value="USERNAME";document.getElementsByName("txtPassword")[0].value="PASSWORD";document.forms[0].submit() And doesn't your browser have a &...
by userxp
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532078

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

So I go to http://blogger.com/ and a "Log-in to your Google account" screen pops up? That's it? I was expecting, you know, a front page. With a menu, a small explanation, a search function, etc. Fuck you Google.
by userxp
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151975

Re: What OS do you use?

For using applications with the keyboard: this seems like a logical next step. Just like you can launch applications in any decent OS by pressing a key and the first few letters of its name (I remember using Katapult and Yakuake, back when I used Kubuntu), it makes sense being able to invoke an acti...
by userxp
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Headphone wires that will not break.
Replies: 33
Views: 44596

Re: Headphone wires that will not break.

This would be why I never spend more than €2 on a pair of earphones, and leave my set of cans for home use. In my experience, earphones are going to have terrible sound quality no matter what brand you get, so why spend any more than you need to? I'd be pretty disappointed if I were to spend €50 or...
by userxp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Re: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook

The problem lies entirely in the implementation. First, the use of a check digit reduces it to a seven-digit code, and the brute-force time becomes six to twelve months. Then, verifying in two parts and returning "success" or "failure" after the first part turns it into a 4.04-d...
by userxp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Audio over LAN
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Audio over LAN

Perhaps you could find a way to redirect the audio output to the input in the laptop (such that audio recording applications will record everything that is played by other apps, my previous sound card/drivers used to do this but I have no idea how you would do it on a mac), then setup VLC (for examp...
by userxp
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Re: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook

In December 2011 researcher Stefan Viehböck reported a design and implementation flaw that makes brute-force attacks against PIN-based WPS feasible to perform on WPS-enabled Wi-Fi networks. A successful attack on WPS allows unauthorized parties to gain access to the network. The only effective work...
by userxp
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Godel AI
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Godel AI

I saw this long ago and I'm surprised that it never seems to get much attention. Still, I don't believe this has many practical applications. If I understood it correctly, it basically amounts to "Build an AI programmed to do whatever you want to do, add another AI that tries to find ways to op...
by userxp
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228234

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

Stop the SOPA Online Piracy Act! (I have a severe RAS Acronym Syndrome).
by userxp
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Re: Virtual Machine vs. External Optical Drive on Netbook

OK, first, Backtrack is not a program, it's a Linux distribution that includes " penetration testing " (which you might argue is a nicer way to say "hacking") programs. Second, you can't crack WPA/WPA2 passwords unless they're really weak (and noone should be using WEP anymore, f...
by userxp
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151975

Re: What OS do you use?

I agree with that. I dislike Metro and Unity for the same reasons: the icons are too big and poorly placed. In Windows 8 to get to the "Actual apps" you have to scroll all the way to the right, past the Microsoft-made "cool Metro apps" (and why would I want to run an application ...
by userxp
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I don't understand the faith people put in religious texts
Replies: 371
Views: 61658

Re: I don't understand the faith people put in religious tex

OP is assuming that people are rational. That's irrational. This question is as meaningless as asking "Why don't dogs speak English?". Well, what makes you think they should?
by userxp
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most geeky thing you've done recently.
Replies: 133
Views: 50150

Re: Most geeky thing you've done recently.

I programmed a chatbot in my Casio calculator. In BASIC. It could only understand three phrases though. I also did a program that drew arbitrary RLE-compressed bitmaps on-screen (and painstakingly entered a picture of Mario in it), one that drew a 3D cube, a Brainfuck interpreter (obligatory) and ev...
by userxp
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1004: "Batman"
Replies: 81
Views: 21799

Re: 1004: "Batman"

And allow me to qualify: This is not a criticism against Randall (since a bunch of people "got it", he obviously did something right), rather a comment about how sometimes I suspect there's some weird anomaly in my brain that puts me on a different wavelength than ordinary folks. Man. Now...
by userxp
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!
Replies: 24
Views: 10031

Re: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!

I found this page that lists webmail providers. I used Yahoo! webmail until they completely fucked up the interface about one year ago. Now I use the integrated mail client in Opera. OK, I wouldn't say it's great , it can be a bit confusing at first if you're used to the traditional mail-client inte...
by userxp
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ambiguous cases and Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics
Replies: 50
Views: 41419

Re: Ambiguous cases and Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics

Poochy wrote:So, how could a robot be programmed to deal with ambiguous situations like this?


Well, since you already have the AI done, all you have to do is create an unambiguous, objective and universally accepted definition of what is ethical, formalize it, and give it to the robot. Piece of cake.
by userxp
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Are conversations considered markov chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 3601

Re: Are conversations considered markov chains?

Cleverbot indeed agrees. User: Is a conversation a Markov chain? Cleverbot: If you were the human and I were the bot, then answer me this: what is best in life? User: Is a conversation a Markov chain? Cleverbot: Let's talk about something else. What is Entropy? User: Is a conversation a Markov chain...
by userxp
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Piggy Bank" style encrypted volume
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: "Piggy Bank" style encrypted volume

Is there a simple way to encrypt a directory in such a way that its contents are encrypted (both data and metadata, including file/directory structure), but files can be written without a key? I know about asymmetric cryptography, so it's certainly possible - a single file can be encrypted this way...
by userxp
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23101

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

Adam H wrote:
sbarr wrote:Why do they have to be the same weight?
They're holding onto the sheets. Also, they are roughly the same distance from the center of the bed, but that's a minor point.

Yes, but what is the friction between the sheets and the bed? Also, they might not be holding just onto the sheets.
by userxp
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23101

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

"AAAAAA"? AAAAAAA AA AA aaaa://aaaaaaaaaaaa.aaaaa.aaa/aaaa/AAAAAAAAA!
AAAAA AAAAA wrote:AAAAAAAAA!


AAAAAA(A): AAAAA AA AAA AA AAAAAA AAAAA AAAA AA. AAA AA AAAA AAAAAA A AAAAA AAAAA? :roll:
Spoiler:
AAA AAAAA A AAA :mrgreen:.

AAAAA AAAAA AAA AA AAAAAAA AAAA AAAAAA AAAAAA AAAAAAA
by userxp
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1000: "1000 Comics"
Replies: 147
Views: 50490

Re: 1000: "1000 Comics"

Why does the panel link to a page containing the big image? Why not link directly to the image? Why not even <HTML> and <body> tags? Randall too cool for them? I'm complaining because on Opera you can move around by dragging the mouse on image files but not on html documents. (I realized it's probab...
by userxp
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Default startup stuck at Win XP Setup (Win 7) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Default startup stuck at Win XP Setup (Win 7)

It sounds like you still have the Windows XP bootloader installed (NTLDR). Is there a boot.ini in the root of the main partition? If so, just change the default and timeout options there.
by userxp
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7-x64 USB problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Windows 7-x64 USB problems

After a few more tests, it's clear that only the devices that I had plugged in the past work; new ones are not recognized. Weird, and a bit creepy (though it's not really a surprise that windows keeps a track of every device it has connected to). I've been also having problems with the SD card reade...
by userxp
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Most evil HTML tag?
Replies: 47
Views: 49329

Re: Most evil HTML tag?

I'm sorry to revive such an old thread, but I noticed that nobody here seems to know about the <plaintext> tag. Try it. I'm surprised browsers still implement that.
by userxp
Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151975

Re: What OS do you use?

Poll results: 45% Linux, 39% Windows, 17% others... this is a perfect proof that this forum does not represent the average user very well... :P I use Windows 7 on my laptop and Windows XP on my older desktop computer. I also have several virtual machines including Windows XP, Ubuntu and Mac OS X (th...
by userxp
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7-x64 USB problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Windows 7-x64 USB problems

Original post: I recently got a Kindle 4 as a christmas present (the cheap, non-touch version). Everything seemed to work fine at first (even the Wi-Fi), until I tried to connect it to my laptop, an Asus A53SJ with Windows 7 home premium 64 bits. ⋅  Instead of being recogni...
by userxp
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 552000

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

There is a new achievement: Join the 2011 Holiday group.
Spoiler:
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by userxp
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 69097

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

I always thought that if I had to do a TV advertisement, I'd make it completely silent. The sudden change of volume would probably attract lots of attention. I'm surprised I've never seen one like this. Of course as soon as other people started doing it it'd stop being original.

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