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by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4639
Views: 340429

Re: Trump presidency

And second... even if it makes sense to release selected SIGINT for the purposes of investigation, there are proper channels for doing that. Anonymous leaks to the f'king media by random people isn't anything close to the proper channels. Again, the entire problem is that the "proper channels&...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4639
Views: 340429

Re: Trump presidency

But all of that being said, the fact that we have members of the IC who are apparently actively seeking to undermine the sitting administration, by releasing sensitive information to be public, is also pretty fucked, and frankly dangerous. It is a bit unsettling. On the other hand, what else do you...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4639
Views: 340429

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, you were referring to Flynn, weren't you? My mistake.
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4639
Views: 340429

Re: Trump presidency

The interesting thing, though, is that he's not really "one of their own" - he's an independent schmuck (who generally affiliated more with the Democrats until...well, not to put too fine a point on it, until they put a black man in the Oval Office) who essentially usurped their ticket and...
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Steering showdown
Replies: 29
Views: 14781

Re: Steering showdown

For me, somewhere between 10&2 and 9&3, depending on whether I need better steering control (10&2) or long-term arm-resting comfort (9&3) at the time.
by commodorejohn
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3648
Views: 441154

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It looks like the problem is with the spillway to relieve pressure, not the main dam wall itself. Seems to imply that spillway might have been damaged in landslides that happened due to the large amount of rain. I'm guessing that it's a combination of that, plus the larger than expected amount of w...
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Walking on a neutronium Dyson Sphere
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Walking on a neutronium Dyson Sphere

Think I've found a title for that 30-minute Krautrock instrumental I've always wanted to write!
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 12019

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

Hafting wrote:One of the nice things with linux is that change is optional.

The single reason I made the switch. No matter how much I'm not fond of it in general, it just lets me use the computer the way I'm used to.
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250037

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

Scroll farther down in the article. Of course. But what happens if you feed it, say, the 8x8 fireball sprite from Super Mario Bros. ? The letter A from the Commodore 64 character set? 64 pixels of random colors? They say the algorithm "hallucinates" the missing data; I want to see what ha...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1742
Views: 250037

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

Okay, somebody needs to feed this with all the 8x8 images that aren't faces and see what results.
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1796: "Focus Knob"
Replies: 16
Views: 3947

Re: 1796: "Focus Knob"

Mmm, pulse-width modulation...
by commodorejohn
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever
Replies: 10
Views: 5862

Re: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't try it on a 4MB machine anymore, but even the heaviest of the BSDs only lists a minimum RAM requirement of like 32MB, and I ran a recent-ish version of OpenBSD with X quite comfortably on an UltraSPARC-II workstation with 128MB. (Now, running a web browser on it was a diff...
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4639
Views: 340429

Re: Trump presidency

You don't seem to be able to distinguish between "actively supporting separation of church and state" and "actively trolling and being generally hostile to religious folks," Thesh.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 43129

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

I would definitively argue that Tesla was aware of the public connotation of "autopilot."

Since, y'know, they're run by adult human beings with a reasonably comprehensive understanding of the English language.
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever
Replies: 10
Views: 5862

Re: Planned obsolescence and the best computer ever

The problems I have with the BSDs are somewhat poorer laptop support and somewhat poorer selection in the repository. That said, yes, they are light as shit by modern standards, and blessedly free of Lennartism.
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Programming Language Alignment Chart?
Replies: 32
Views: 29899

Re: Programming Language Alignment Chart?

shieldforyoureyes wrote:Image

Yes, that.
by commodorejohn
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 302950

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I mean, I like a nice pale ale now and again, but it drove me crazy moving from the Midwest (where there's a whole lot more balance) to California, where the breweries produce about 47 different IPAs for every other variety... :/
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 302950

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I am so, so thankful the Pacific Northwest-style "never met a hop they couldn't throw into the vat" craft beer tyranny has finally moved on. It's a long, slow process, but considering I just recently found a beer from freakin' Lagunitas (who could pretty much have your summation as their ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest
Replies: 35
Views: 6389

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest

STAR WARS Episode VII: Aw Shit We Don't Have Harrison Ford To Class Up The Joint Anymore, What Do We Do Now?
by commodorejohn
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 12747

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

I vastly prefer fora to any other form of online communication besides email, but they do, by their nature, pretty much require a dedicated administrative staff, so I'm not sure they'd be ideal for general team-organization purposes. But then, I've never tried them in that context, so I really have ...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 12747

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

Copper Bezel wrote:But how will that help him validate himself as a human being? It doesn't even inconvenience someone.

Damn straight!
by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1782: "Team Chat"
Replies: 84
Views: 12747

Re: 1782: "Team Chat"

Any protocol actively resisting the plague of emoji is a blow struck for rightness and truth and will be honored in future history for its nobility after the Literacy Wars.
by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864891

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What's wrong with it is that it introduces waaayyy too much potential for whoever picks the questions to implement an ideological "purity test" of one stripe or another and block people who don't meet their standards from being able to vote in (what would be) a completely legal fashion. An...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 864891

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: 12747

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: 109948

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: 35796

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: 864891

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: 864891

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: 864891

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: 864891

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: 3973

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: 32151

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: 250037

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: 5747

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: 3648
Views: 441154

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: 1992

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: 29899

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: 11544

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: 250037

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.

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