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by Confusion
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"
Replies: 78
Views: 10828

Re: 1866: "Russell's Teapot"

Unfortunately, NASA regulations state that Bertrand Russell-related payloads can only be launched with launch vehicles that do not launch themselves. I'm going to admit, the only reason I am starting this thread is for someone to explain the title text. This is a reference to Russel's Paradox for n...
by Confusion
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1789: "Phone Numbers"
Replies: 27
Views: 6997

Re: 1789: "Phone Numbers"

I do not get it (but then I am a one-number kinda guy). It seems like he is saying that #1 is for the cell, without any side-effects to think of except the receivers preferences. Hence, I would keep #1 (and possibly add #3 for emergencies, if the person is close enough). If it is professional relati...
by Confusion
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1603: "Flashlights"
Replies: 64
Views: 17269

Re: 1603: "Flashlights"

I guess Randall just discovered http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php
by Confusion
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 22760

Re: 1181: "PGP"

How does PGP work? Can you send PGP encrypted emails only to people who have PGP decryption programs installed? If that is the case, how do you know if the people you want to send emails have PGP? For your first question I would recommend (only down until history starts should be enough to give a g...
by Confusion
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 22760

Re: 1181: "PGP"

I'm not surprised that most people avoid, misunderstand or misuse PGP. I had some sensitive discussion with somebody and we decided we should use PGP. I installed GnuPG and almost instantly realized that this was an application made for people who were 95% skilled enough to have written it themselv...
by Confusion
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 22760

Re: 1181: "PGP"

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 This comic makes me cringe. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJRNGzIAAoJEFQkbGiZhrjUA1YP/2gkKWdgI3W8B5uoQgTEuNr9 KK+rxsbQLXa8rOriet8vOFdz4cXBnkcRKwsnvS1IDyq0+ONhw1fJeW9WjIL3rEuF 0KCq09lHv95GScoVqi4vdySgjNMgk4l...
by Confusion
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1179: "ISO 8601"
Replies: 379
Views: 87426

Re: 1179: "ISO 8601"

Today is clearly 2013-chaos-58. Nice try, but it would be 847-chaos-58. You are both wrong. Today is Pungenday, the 58th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3179 according to the Discordian calendar, which I would assume would be written 3179-1-58 if you would follow the guidelines in ISO 8601. Unfortunately ...

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