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by userxp
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Real Life
Replies: 6
Views: 3892

Re: Real Life

Wikipedia points to a paper with some previous investigations.

Haven't read it, just pointing it out because I recalled having seen it once.
by userxp
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4279
Views: 543011

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Beep boop son, beep boop.
by userxp
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

Valve doesn't need to do that. Whenever they want more money, they can just make a new "EXTREMELY RARE UNUSUAL NEW Respectless Rubber Glove! Buy a special key for just $2.50 and you have a 1% chance of getting it! Hurry, you only have a week!" or "Hey, would you like to buy a virtual ...
by userxp
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

Double drop rates! Well, time to leave the computer on overnight again.

Edit: woah, how...? I got an Eureka Effect already!

Maybe I should sell it now that the prices are high?
by userxp
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: NASA: update on possible earthlike planets
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: NASA: update on possible earthlike planets

The first extrasolar planet was found in 1988 (just 23 years 4 months ago). Since then we have confirmed about 708 of them, not counting the 2,326 candidates of the Kepler mission. I wouldn't bet on Kepler 22b being habitable, but I'd be very surprised if we didn't find a few dozens (or a few thousa...
by userxp
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)
Replies: 187
Views: 31875

Re: Black Mesa (Very Sourcy!)

Felstaff, in 2008, wrote:(only 18 months 'til episode 3...) .

:| :roll:
:lol:

Spoiler:
:(
by userxp
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another reason to dislike PayPal
Replies: 30
Views: 4393

Re: Another reason to dislike PayPal

From a technical point of view, transferring virtual money is basically free, so why do banks have to charge disproportionate fees every time they...? Oh wait, capitalism. Never mind then. Not really. The recording of that virtual money requires infrastructure, servers, power, data connections, IT ...
by userxp
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749706

Re: Today I Learned

Wait... There are full movies on YouTube? They don't get removed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw38lZTOBdE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toipOBs5oos&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kl6AXj3l9k&feature=related http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/525/mymindis...
by userxp
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another reason to dislike PayPal
Replies: 30
Views: 4393

Re: Another reason to dislike PayPal

From a technical point of view, transferring virtual money is basically free, so why do banks have to charge disproportionate fees every time they...? Oh wait, capitalism. Never mind then.
by userxp
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534584

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I just read some "relationship tips" for females on how to renew your boyfriend's wardrobe. Apparently the "Golden Rule" is "never tell him!". Just sneak into his room when he's not looking and throw away a few clothes that you don't like him wearing, then pretend to kn...
by userxp
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Possible technologies
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Possible technologies

I don't think it's a sham. I just think that not giving away any information is stupid and makes it almost pointless. Imagine that I tell you that I have found a way to get free money from banks. I walk into a bank and come out with ten million dollars. I repeat this as many times as you want with d...
by userxp
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Possible technologies
Replies: 95
Views: 10500

Re: Possible technologies

On the difficulty of trying to contain a transhuman AI: [snip] The AI-Box Experiment has now been run roughly half a dozen times. Most of the time, the AI has escaped, and that's with a "mere" human (albeit a very smart one) pretending to be the hyper-intelligent AI... Ah yes, these exper...
by userxp
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Romantic Partner Selection Algorithm
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Romantic Partner Selection Algorithm

This reminded me of this comic.
by userxp
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: The 2^2^2^2^2^2 Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

Re: The 2^2^2^2^2^2 Problem

I hate to spoil all the the fun you're having, but if you just want an answer, the first thing you should try is WolframAlpha :wink: .
by userxp
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

What the fuck?

Google translate: Spanish to English.
"Me cae bien." -> "I like him."
"me cae bien." -> "I like her."
:?
by userxp
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm surprised no one has posted this before:
http://ganggarrison.com/
You can play as Runner, Firebug, Rocketman, Overweight, Detonator, Healer, Constructor, Infiltrator or Rifleman. It's surprisingly fun.
by userxp
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0981: "Porn Folder"
Replies: 72
Views: 31749

Re: 0981: "Porn Folder"

In Windows, I enjoy naming my folders "con".
by userxp
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534584

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear PayPal: The password I want to register with consists of 8 random alphanumeric characters, which I obtained by hashing the word "paypal" with another random password that I painfully memorized. This is a very secure way to create a new password for each site. I assume many other peopl...
by userxp
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0978: "Citogenesis"
Replies: 179
Views: 61603

Re: 0978: "Citogenesis"

I believe it would be wrong to assume that this phenomenon started with Wikipedia. I'm pretty sure it can still happen with just books. At most, Wikipedia might act like a catalizer. There are no “facts”, there is no “objectivity” and most of all, there is no “absolute reality”. It’s unscientific no...
by userxp
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world
Replies: 42
Views: 25179

Re: GLOBOL: An esoteric language for the whole world

Hmm, this reminds me of a similar esoteric language I saw once. I want this language to be annoying and stupid to use not because of irritating rules you could tack on to any language, but because of two inherent, glaringly stupid design flaws in its very foundation: 1) All variables are global. 2) ...
by userxp
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dorm Network Issue - Macbook Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Dorm Network Issue - Macbook Pro

Yes, it's true, I forgot you need to send the "Host: forums.xkcd.com" header along with the HTTP petition :P. Opera has a tool that lets you send a custom HTTP query (I just discovered it today). Firefox and Chrome probably require an extension (as usual :roll:) , or you could just use tel...
by userxp
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

Unrelated: is it normal that TF2 takes a really long time (>2 minutes) to switch from windowed to full-screen and vice-versa? No, it normally just crashes and has to be restarted if you try that. Well to be honest I am usually too impatient to actually wait and see if it works, so I just kill it an...
by userxp
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Barebones LiveCD to connect to remote host
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Barebones LiveCD to connect to remote host

Hmmm... some time ago I got into all this "making and editing LiveCDs", but now I can't really remember all the details :oops: . There are quite a few Linux distributions specially designed for being lightweight: Puppy Linux , Tiny Core Linux , SliTaz , Feather Linux , Damn Small Linux , m...
by userxp
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"
Replies: 66
Views: 20460

Re: 0975: "Occulting Telescope"

Wait, so how will the disc manage to cover the entire Earth? Because otherwise, nobody will really notice anything, even the astronomers in charge of looking at the black screens will still be able to see them as soon as they go outside. And will the disc cover only one star at a time, or will it pr...
by userxp
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows XP startup hang
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: Windows XP startup hang

Try running "msconfig" and disabling most things that are not necessary. It might work if you're very lucky. I have a computer with Windows XP (has been installed for ~5 years) that, when started up, spends about 3 minutes reading the hard disk furiously, and is practically unusable for ab...
by userxp
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dorm Network Issue - Macbook Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Dorm Network Issue - Macbook Pro

Maybe some external router is blocking port 80?
Try opening a web browser and going to http://208.118.225.100/ (the address for these forums). If it works, it's a DNS problem.
Alternatively try http://juriscol.banrep.gov.co:8080 (first website I managed to find that uses port 8080).
by userxp
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

Just in case anyone thinks Half-life 2 is too slow, you can try this: sv_cheats 1 god host_timescale 20 Of course jumping is a bit more difficult so you might have to sv_gravity 50. :mrgreen: Unrelated: is it normal that TF2 takes a really long time (>2 minutes) to switch from windowed to full-scree...
by userxp
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 405190

Re: Team Fortress 2

I suggest shooting at the other team inside, because they will shoot at you. Ah, the ironies of game theory. I didn't really find it difficult to get the Bombonomicon, but I haven't managed to get any presents at all. Probably because I got tired of koth_eyeduct after an hour and went back to playi...
by userxp
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

Yes, looking again it is clear that that 3€ order is an anomaly, the rest of bids are lower than the asks . It has been there since may, so it's not really trustworthy. There I was, thinking I had just discovered an opportunity to make lots of money with no risk, casually posted in the top of a trad...
by userxp
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

I must be missing something. OK, I understand there are "currencies", and people who "buy" and "sell" those currencies (which are confusing terms, since you're trading money for money). And since the prices rise and drop with time, you could make money if you buy it whe...
by userxp
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534584

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Well sorry about that, but I swear I had never seen it spelled with a c. And BTW I'm not a native English speaker, most of my vocabulary comes from the Internet.
by userxp
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534584

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I don't want to be grammar Nazi, but it's spelled "skeptical", with a k . And yes, many people view "skepticism" from the opposite (can also be called "wrong") point of view. Rant: I long for the day in which neuroscience has crept into general culture. Serious...
by userxp
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

Quick question: can I post a thread about "Reasons why I think X sucks" in the Religious Wars forum or is it restricted to "X vs Y"?
by userxp
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

And other times it's just plain stupid: (NOT (a AND b)) AND (NOT ((NOT a) AND (NOT b))) ? Try using mathematica syntax . cos(3,5) ? Computation timed out. (You have to use decimal point, not a comma). Most of the English speaking world (plus China, India, Japan, and a few other small places) use a ...
by userxp
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

Wolfram Alfa is incredibly useful sometimes. But usually it's just too slow and horrible compared to Google Calculator (about 8 times slower in my measurements). And other times it's just plain stupid: (NOT (a AND b)) AND (NOT ((NOT a) AND (NOT b))) ? Using closest Wolfram|Alpha interpretation: NOT ...
by userxp
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 69992

Re: The Flat Earth Society

Experiment proving that Earth is moving upwards.
This.. just...
I..
This can't be real.
My mind is blown :shock:
by userxp
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 69992

Re: The Flat Earth Society

You are all Uneducated Idiots . Round Earth Is a "BULL STUFF" LIE BY IGNORAMUS EVIL EDUCATORS. Don’t forget, you are ROUNDist retarded, ROUND PLANET voids your opposite rationale. The Hemispherical Earth is an intended EVIL against humanity - indicting every human on Earth as Dumb, Educat...
by userxp
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

Works fine here. It is still down. Must be a regional error. I can see the front page and watch embedded videos, but going to a video page shows a "500 internal server error, a team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation + lots of encoded text" page. At ...
by userxp
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9234646

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

What's wrong with YouTube? It's been giving me a "500 Internal Server Error" for hours.
by userxp
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 121
Views: 69992

Re: The Flat Earth Society

Oh my god... I thought I had seen everything. I thought no amount of fundamentalism would surprise me anymore. I can practically read Conservapedia without flinching. But I have to admit some " discussions " are harder than what I can take. -Exactly. The round earth I modelized looks flat....

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