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by gnutrino
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147857

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Foarm wrote:
Patteroast wrote:Latest I'm reading is that although the harpoons didn't fire, the ice screws did and Philae is still on the surface and returning data.

Where did you read that?


Ice screws worked

Philae is on the surface and returning data
by gnutrino
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147857

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The livestream just stated that the harpoons never actually fired. Oops. I thought they said that the anchors didn't work which I took to mean the screws on the feet, so my understanding is that the harpoons are all that's keeping the lander on the surface right now. I could well be wrong though, I...
by gnutrino
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147857

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Djehutynakht wrote:Hopefully now stressed.

Oh my. This is apparently very concerning.


Last I heard it may not be that bad, it's possible it's just a defective pressure sensor and the thruster may actually work anyway. Relevant twitter exchange.
by gnutrino
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BASH
Replies: 19
Views: 6563

Re: CVE-2014-6271: Remote Exploit Vulnerability found in BAS

Soooo.... anyone know of any good resources for someone looking to migrate to zsh?
by gnutrino
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 566880

Re: Doctor Whom

I was wondering if it's all down to: the Doctor has always been telepathic and able to alter people's memories and perceptions. Remember the thing he did to the prime minister of England? The tardis and Doctor do seem to be pretty interlinked, and the tardis can do telepathic things as well on ...
by gnutrino
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 174825

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Well I thnk we all knew that Brazil would struggle without Thiago Silva and Neymar but I can honestly say I did not see that coming...

EDIT: I bet the Brazil squad will be cheering on Argentina in the next semi-final - a loss to their old enemy in the 3rd place playoff would well and truly bury them
by gnutrino
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 174825

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I feel really sorry for James Rodriguez, he gets the shit kicked out of him for 60 minutes, clearly a premeditated plan to shake him up, with no action at all from the ref. Then he makes one slightly late tackle, even tries to pull out of it - totally no malice there at all and the ref turns round a...
by gnutrino
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 174825

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

The Robben penalty though.. i think if I'm reffing I agree he is tripped but he is never getting to that ball hence why he goes down with flapping wings - so not given in my book. I think the formal rules have that fuzzy "in possession" clause that is interpretted in the attackers favour ...
by gnutrino
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 174825

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Diadem wrote:You may want to check the position of France on a map.


I believe it's a reference to French Guiana which for weird french reasons the french consider to be part of France rather than a separate country under their control like a normal colonial power.
by gnutrino
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 174825

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Very nearly the upset of the tournament. I'm a bit sad the Aussies didn't manage a draw at least, especially after Cahill's goal.
by gnutrino
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4823
Views: 497069

Re: EVE Online

Izawwlgood wrote:FYI, hacking as I recall was basically just a probability based equivalent of mining. You target the thingy, run your codebreaker, and eventually, you open the thing.


Nah they changed it to be a minigame thingy. Can't comment on whether it's any good or not though as I've never tried it.
by gnutrino
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4823
Views: 497069

Re: EVE Online

I'm too busy grinding real world money (that is to say, I'm at work) to watch the stream. Did they say how many people are involved? Will this beat Asakai for damage as well as numbers? This is the first anniversary of Asakai, btw. Funny coincidence. Local seems to be holding at ~2500, not as big a...
by gnutrino
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4823
Views: 497069

Re: EVE Online

Nine titans down so far today. That exceeds the isk value of the losses at Asakai right there (if the guy in the link is correct about titan cost, I've never been clear on their exact worth), not counting other ships that have been destroyed. the stream I'm watching ( http://www.twitch.tv/nick_fuzz...
by gnutrino
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1312: "Haskell"
Replies: 70
Views: 17599

Re: 1312: "Haskell"

Oh dear, I see Religious Wars is leaking.
by gnutrino
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 566880

Re: Doctor Whom

Tbh I was just glad it actually wrapped some plot threads up finally, I'd been getting rather tired of the whole "aha you think we'll use this End of Season/Christmas Special to provide some closure on any of the hanging threads? Nope! Have some more pointless cliff hanger/mysterious threat to ...
by gnutrino
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 6947

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

I find the definitions you use for "deny access" and "refuse to host" to be unfortunately broad. Edit: not picking on you, personally; others making the arguments use the same language. I fail to see how not making a special dispensation to a group is legally equivalent to barri...
by gnutrino
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 6947

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

And that speaker never had the "right" to speak there in the first place. They sort of do, according to the relevant law : The duty imposed by subsection (1) above includes (in particular) the duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the use of any premises of the establi...
by gnutrino
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 6947

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

Of course they can. When they approved the speaker, there was an unstated assumption that the audience would not be segregated, because this is the norm. If the speaker demands that the audience be segregated, this changes the situation to something other than what was originally approved, and it n...
by gnutrino
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Segregation in the name of free speech
Replies: 43
Views: 6947

Re: Segregation in the name of free speech

And yes...nobody is stopping the speaker from talking but him. That is not a violation of rights. He has an opportunity to speak, and if speaking in those conditions is against his beliefs, he may decline to do so. His choice. No force involved there. As far as I understand the case study, the scen...
by gnutrino
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 123575

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

After one play-through on Impossible Ironman everything except Mimetic skin in the gene lab just did not wow me at all compared to the utility of a mech sponge(seriously just strap a support in a mech and just watch it tank everything you can't kill in that turn) in the early game. My game went ext...
by gnutrino
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 28373

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

Just wanted to get in there and say that alpha , obvious and Michael Jackson are almost certainly abc or ABC. I don't know anything about encryption, so let me have this one and feel smart for five minutes. I'm submitting an entry for 'Sexy Earlobes', 'Best TOS episode' and 'Sugarland': my understa...
by gnutrino
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 28373

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

(If it was shorter than 8 characters, for instance "John" and the longer password was "John Williams" then the encrypted versions would be ENC(John) and ENC(John Wil) ENC(liams). i.e. the rest of the long password would pollute the block containing the first name). This means th...
by gnutrino
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 28373

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

The comic says that Adobe "misused" Block-mode 3DES encryption. What does that mean? See YenTheFirst's post, i started writing something to explain this but (s)he got there before me and did it better than I would have. Basically usually if you were doing this you would use something like...
by gnutrino
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 32079

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

So as a non-American I'm wondering what the chances are of the GOP accepting defeat and not repeating this charade in February now that the Dems have basically called their bluff on this. I mean, I'm for pointless posturing as much as the next man but the world economy isn't at peak health at the mo...
by gnutrino
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1267: "Mess"
Replies: 110
Views: 17363

Re: 1267: "Mess"

The trolling was the P.S.S. statement. Because I love to tip that chip that people have on their shoulder. If they truly want to get angry over complete and total bullshit, then I'm all for provoking it! (Especially to point out the double standard where the assumed "victim" never gets ca...
by gnutrino
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 286063

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Oh me yarm! Version 0.22 feature video is out and it looks awesome. FOR SCIENCE!
by gnutrino
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US and UK intel 'have cracked online banking encryption'
Replies: 30
Views: 5040

Re: US and UK intel 'have cracked online banking encryption'

I work in IT and know a bit about this subject. Encryption is considered "broken" when it is weak to a Chosen Plaintext Attack . This means that the attacker is assumed to have access to: 1. The algorithm 2. Can choose the Plaintext to send 3. Can see the Ciphertext that was sent. The onl...
by gnutrino
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US and UK intel 'have cracked online banking encryption'
Replies: 30
Views: 5040

Re: US and UK intel 'have cracked online banking encryption'

The NSA is said to spend $250m (£160m) a year on the top secret program. This is an absurdly small amount of money. Are you sure these numbers are right? No offense, but I somehow doubt that it will take only $250million to actually defeat online encryption. People own houses that cost the same as ...
by gnutrino
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 161928

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

Let's say the navy fires the tomahawks at known chemical weapon storages. What happens then? The facilities are destroyed. But there is no guarantee that the chemical weapons are also destroyed. The rebels, some of whom are Sunni extremists with links to al-Qaeda, may get their hands on them in the...
by gnutrino
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 161928

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

yedidyak wrote:Obama's has called for a vote in Congress.

Did not see that coming.


If I was the cynical type I'd say he was looking for someone to blame
by gnutrino
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War On Journalism: London Edition
Replies: 64
Views: 9628

Re: War On Journalism: London Edition

You still have the right to silence, that phrase allows the court to derive a negative inference from your silence. While it's true that C11 Schedule 7 of the Act doesn't mention the right to silence, it doesn't explicitly deny it either. I'm not sure this is strictly true in light of this case, pa...
by gnutrino
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 161928

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

Anyway, I don't think this use of chemical weapons can be allowed to go unpunished. Sorry for turning up late to the thread but surely that ship has already sailed . Unless you count invading 2 years after the attack for something unrelated then leaving and spending a decade saying nasty things at ...
by gnutrino
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4823
Views: 497069

Re: EVE Online

This is a fairly standard escalation Moros: [Moros, Sleeper Shooter] Damage Control II Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane Capital Inefficient Armor Repair Unit Federation Navy Magnetic Field Stabilizer Federation Navy Magnetic Field Stabiliz...
by gnutrino
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"
Replies: 106
Views: 41023

Re: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"

Reaching orbital speed is hard enough; reaching to orbital speed while carrying enough fuel to slow back down would be completely impractical


But it works in Kerbal Space Program :D.
by gnutrino
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"
Replies: 110
Views: 24323

Re: What-If 0050: "Extreme Boating"

Of course, you'd have to melt your tungsten in the presence of an inert [atmosphere] since diamond combusts at much lower temperatures than it melts. And....those are the wrong types of engineering questions I'm supposed to be thinking about at this time of day. :) Actually I don't think even an in...
by gnutrino
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban (Save the bees!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban (Save the bees!)

EDIT: Actually, a brief perusal on neonicotinoid pesticides... It seems the link to their use and bee die off is fairly well supported, and as such, seems like banning them is a really intelligent step. What's the controversy here? As far as I'm aware outside of the companies that make these pestic...
by gnutrino
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 566880

Re: Doctor Whom

Either way, whether it's a remote link to the Eye on Gallifrey, or a local copy, opening the shielding and exposing the Eye meant exposing the surroundings to a black hole... Nowadays it appears to mean exposing the surroundings to a collapsing star... Maybe the TARDIS is like Merlin and ages backw...
by gnutrino
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 85173

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

Red Hal wrote:Link?


https://twitter.com/Dzhokhar_A

No idea if this is legit but this seems to be where it's from, it look an aweful lot like a fake to me
by gnutrino
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 127961

Re: 1193: Externalities

Awww, it would have been fun if it went on until there was a perfect match :P. In a couple of decades there should be sufficient processing power in most home desktop computers... Fun Fact: If every atom in the observable universe was able to check as many hashes as the xkcd community has done in t...
by gnutrino
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1193: Externalities
Replies: 505
Views: 127961

Re: 1193: Externalities

I've gotta wonder how much cluster time in top universities Randall just tied up...

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