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by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 867930

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

ucim wrote:
addams wrote:...But also a passing score on a Standardized Test,
Who grades the test?

Someone who agrees with my views, obviously!
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 12779

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

People who want me may feel free to email me, dial my personal extension on the office phone system, or walk over and talk to me directly. End of discussion.
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 110031

Re: Editors

Well that got weird.
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 178
Views: 35938

Re: News in brief

I'll make sure to keep driving my '69 Volkswagen in honor of many decades of fine German internal-combustion automobiles, I'm certain it'll still be ticking merrily away by 2030.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 867930

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's one of those things you have to work on for a while. You can't bash religious folks until mid 2018, then suddenly promise them the world. They don't have to love you, but it helps if you're starting from a point where they don't already hate you. This is pretty key. The left has alienated evan...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 867930

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah, I get that. But at the same time, I understand why people would like to hear something a little more concrete than "look, trust us on this, okay?" from the government if it's going to be the basis for actions like these.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 867930

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

elasto wrote:Someone hacked the DNC and changed the course of the election. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter whether it was a foreign power or not; The point is made.

Uh, it matters quite a lot if it's going to become the basis for an international incident.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 867930

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Mutex wrote:Well... Can't Trump just immediately undo this when he takes office?

Probably, but it will force his hand on actively supporting Russia versus just making noise. Not that he cares, but it'd be hell for the Republican leadership trying to spin that.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to calculate energy in humans?
Replies: 22
Views: 3981

Re: How to calculate energy in humans?

Thesh wrote:If you are talking the entire mass into energy, that's given by E = mc^2, and it turns out that the Hiroshima explosion has the energy of approximately 0.7 grams of matter. An average male has around 100,000 times that energy.

This is doing wonders for my self-image!
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 197
Views: 32303

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Shiiiiit. This fucking year.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250574

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

pogrmman wrote:It is almost too good to be true.

Maybe it's just to balance out the karma from the entire rest of 2016.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1776: "Reindeer"
Replies: 32
Views: 5774

Re: 1776: Reindeer

Still not as terrifying as this...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3656
Views: 443108

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'd happily eat a kitten if they were as delicious as cows are.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

Re: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.

Okay, Rainforest Dog is totally my new band name.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Programming Language Alignment Chart?
Replies: 32
Views: 29926

Re: Programming Language Alignment Chart?

C is transcendent and cannot be circumscribed by your petty morality.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 35
Views: 11598

Re: Banned from Stack Exchange

The only ban stories worth telling are the ones where someone ends up naked with an emu in a subway station.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250574

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

freezeblade wrote:I'm not sure how it will do, as even humans seem to not be able to drive in SF due to density of pedestrians, complicated streets, verticality, etc. The future is now!

Fortunately, due to Bay area traffic, we can rest assured that no resulting accidents will take place at greater than 5 MPH.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1771: "It Was I"
Replies: 61
Views: 11420

Re: 1771: "It Was I"

I like narrow-shouldered slouchy Vader. He looks like he should be the hapless protagonist in an office sitcom.
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 23
Views: 8319

Re: What's the best battery cell?

What, no dedicated option for the Baghdad battery? This poll is nonsense.
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14463
Views: 2110595

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

Apologies, I guess I misread your post.
by commodorejohn
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14463
Views: 2110595

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

Depends how you measure it I guess. The people of 500 years ago were no more capable of creating a self-driving car or putting a man on the moon than those of 100,000 years ago. I'm trying not to read too much into this statement, but taken as read it's an absurdly dismissive viewpoint. The advance...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 12066

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

Idk, I initially interpreted it as being sympathetic to the complaints. Like, yeah, those both seem like generally unpleasant things. I'd be willing to extend that benefit of the doubt if we didn't already have other comics like the "Workflow" one posted above wherein Randall smarms about...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 12066

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

Oh joy, another comic smarming about how people who dislike terrible UI are just a bunch of fuddy-duddies. Getting old sucks, but at least you don't wake up one morning to find that somebody has changed the size and placement of your fingers to be proportional to their most common use cases across a...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 14139

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

FOARP wrote:And ZX Spectrum over the C64 every time. To even question this is to create some kind of black-hole of wrongness through assembling so much wrongness in one place.

Silence, heathen!
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250574

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

elasto wrote:It's a good idea for the same reason that all efficiency gains are good ideas: They make the world richer.

That makes us all richer just so long as the gains are shared out equally - eg. through a citizen's wage.

Unless you're a checkout clerk...
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3656
Views: 443108

Re: The Darker Side of the News

An article saying economic inequality tends to increase makes you consider a dystopian novel describing a society where all wealth and power are held by a very small elite to be less plausible? Yet another entry for my "everybody reads into 1984 whatever point they wish it was actually making&...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 14139

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Of course, if you watch them in numeric order it's more "Oh, right. He wouldn't know that, would he?" Yeah, that's a bit of an awkward changeup. I did like the solution I read about where some guy took his kids through in the order of I-II-IV-V-III-VI, but I've always found it simpler to ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250574

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

I mean, presumably the idea is that you wouldn't be able to get in the store without swiping in, but if anybody seriously buys that I've got a bridge they might be interested in.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 14139

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I've also been on the other side of the discussion, when I attempted to chat with English speakers about old anime shows like Heidi, Girl of the Alps, that were insanely popular in Latin America but haven't seen a decent English dub... Hah, oh man. Around here stuff like that is kind of the exact i...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 14139

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

This is just beyond comprehension to me.

On the other hand, I've never seen a single episode of Seinfeld and only one of The Simpsons, so there's that.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 13599

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Eh, really? When I saw it in the theater it had the ending with them kissing, I'm pretty sure... Weird that they would do an alternate cut like that...I mean, it was definitely less overt than a lot of movies, but it was pretty clear what they were getting at over the course of the movie.
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14463
Views: 2110595

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

It's not the engineers that make those decisions. It's the suits that run the geegaw manufacturers that employ them.
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14463
Views: 2110595

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

Because then you'd only be able to sell people a replacement battery as opposed to a whole replacement phone when it finally died, obviously.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 14963

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

freezeblade wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Pink Pearl. I shall find it, and I shall eat it! :roll:

You're welcome to. It's an awesome apple. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Pearl_(apple)

Lord, even the photo is hilarious in this context.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 14963

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I almost clicked that link, then I saw the URL and thought better of it.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1683923

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If you generate the same sequence of machine instructions for the same machine language, yes, you'll get the same output for the same input. That's the entire point of having them. And if you use an optimizing assembler that generates some other sequence of machine instructions than what you specifi...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1683923

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Any individual machine language is canonical, there are just a lot of them. And optimizations occur between different CPU models/revisions.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1683923

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Solution: A language that has a standardized canonical encoding format that encodes all functions in a unique fashion so that two functions that differ only in superficial ways will be encoded identically. You then hash the function, and have each program reference functions by their hash. There is...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 14963

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

All_¥our_Bass wrote:I was hoping that there would be a joke about Apple the company in addition to the edible variety.

Wish granted!
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 14963

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

da Doctah wrote:And then for the real foody-techy guys, Radio Delicious, Micro Delicious, X Delicious, Gamma Delicious and Cosmic Delicious.

All of which, pace Dave Barry, would be good names for rock bands.

Yep, Radio Delicious is absolutely the name of my new band I just decided to form at some point.

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