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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #175 on: January 26, 2016, 01:11:27 pm »
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Hyperbole and a half is one of the funniest things on the Internet. So sad it's not updated anymore. Anybody know if the author is doing anything similar now?

Last I saw her, she was on Tabletop with Wil Wheaton... and disappeared again.  Depression is hell. :(
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« Reply #176 on: January 26, 2016, 01:23:56 pm »
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Hyperbole and a half is one of the funniest things on the Internet. So sad it's not updated anymore. Anybody know if the author is doing anything similar now?

Last I saw her, she was on Tabletop with Wil Wheaton... and disappeared again.  Depression is hell. :(

Why must hilarious people suffer from depression? It's a cruel cosmic joke.

Her bit on moving with two dogs still gives me a mighty chuckle.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #177 on: January 26, 2016, 01:46:03 pm »
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Hyperbole and a half is one of the funniest things on the Internet. So sad it's not updated anymore. Anybody know if the author is doing anything similar now?

She's doing ALL THE STUFF
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #178 on: January 27, 2016, 05:58:25 pm »
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« Reply #179 on: January 28, 2016, 06:12:00 pm »
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I just saw this thing. Not that I know much about Trump, but this made a lot of sense to me, and fits basically in what I suspected.

Thoughts?

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #180 on: January 29, 2016, 08:05:46 am »
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It just occured to me that Tactician really should be called Strategist.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #181 on: January 29, 2016, 11:11:32 am »
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I just saw this thing. Not that I know much about Trump, but this made a lot of sense to me, and fits basically in what I suspected.

Thoughts?


That is impressive. I rarely understand what he is trying to say.
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« Reply #182 on: January 29, 2016, 03:50:35 pm »
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I want to buy a new USB 3.0 cable for my Galaxy S5 charger (the cable that came with the phone is starting to fray).  There are lots of entries on Amazon for amazing prices... except many of the reviews suggest that they are actually cheap knock-offs.  Is there an easy way to find something that is verified authentic?

At this point I'm probably going to buy a non-Samsung cable from Best Buy.

Edit: Bahh, I'm just going to go buy the cable locally.  Even if I found something authentic, I don't want to keep using the frayed cable while waiting for shipping.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #183 on: January 29, 2016, 08:31:23 pm »
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« Reply #184 on: January 29, 2016, 08:35:16 pm »
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« Reply #185 on: January 29, 2016, 08:49:37 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2016, 08:55:45 pm »
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http://www.iflscience.com/brain/nobody-has-been-able-solve-gchqs-christmas-card-puzzle

Come on, f.DS, I'm sure you brilliant minds can do this.
It's just a giant nonogram puzzle.

That's part 1, yes.
Oh, yes. You have to get through all the parts. I'm out.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #187 on: January 29, 2016, 09:22:11 pm »
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http://www.iflscience.com/brain/nobody-has-been-able-solve-gchqs-christmas-card-puzzle

Come on, f.DS, I'm sure you brilliant minds can do this.
It's just a giant nonogram puzzle.

That's part 1, yes.
Oh, yes. You have to get through all the parts. I'm out.

Notably, Part 5 actually has eleven separate parts.  But there's no part 6!

Part 5 at the Torygraph Telegraph:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12125576/GCHQ-Christmas-quiz-30000-entries-not-one-perfect-answer.html
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #188 on: January 30, 2016, 03:03:23 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #189 on: January 30, 2016, 11:49:59 pm »
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I want to buy a new USB 3.0 cable for my Galaxy S5 charger (the cable that came with the phone is starting to fray).  There are lots of entries on Amazon for amazing prices... except many of the reviews suggest that they are actually cheap knock-offs.  Is there an easy way to find something that is verified authentic?

At this point I'm probably going to buy a non-Samsung cable from Best Buy.

Edit: Bahh, I'm just going to go buy the cable locally.  Even if I found something authentic, I don't want to keep using the frayed cable while waiting for shipping.

Monoprice is the place to go for cables and adapters of any kind. Inexpensive and fair quality.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #190 on: January 31, 2016, 12:30:23 am »
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http://www.iflscience.com/brain/nobody-has-been-able-solve-gchqs-christmas-card-puzzle

Come on, f.DS, I'm sure you brilliant minds can do this.

Dunno about these puzzles, but I just purchased The Witness.  I'll see how that goes.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #191 on: February 02, 2016, 01:18:46 pm »
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Odds are that no one else will see this, but I inserted a comment in my code explaining a bit of an error check as, "Say, nice function you got here. Be an awful shame if something endless looped it."
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #192 on: February 07, 2016, 06:59:01 am »
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An uncompromising way to deal with rhino poachers:
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"They operate in four-man teams comprising a sniper, two riflemen, and a signaller," says Dyer. "They've got night vision gear and digital radios so if they need to, they can call in ground and air support."

The teams monitor 102 rhinos, but when they spot poachers, they don't arrest them. They don't even invite them to lay down their arms. Instead, they kill them - 19 so far, in split-second ambushes during which their victims probably never knew what hit them.

Dyer says this is the safest way to deal with men facing 25 years in prison if convicted.

"Technically we do have to offer them the opportunity to surrender," he adds, "but this tends to happen after they've been, er, incapacitated."
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #193 on: February 07, 2016, 07:06:32 am »
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Man, I wish I could use this method to deal with kids causing problems in the new building at work. Would make things so much easier. A little paperwork to deal with maybe, but whatever no biggie.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #194 on: February 08, 2016, 06:25:11 am »
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« Reply #195 on: February 09, 2016, 03:00:47 am »
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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600689/we-have-the-technology-to-destroy-all-zika-mosquitoes/#/set/id/600732/
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A controversial genetic technology able to wipe out the mosquito carrying the Zika virus will be available within months, scientists say.

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With Zika sowing fear across Latin America and beyond, the technology is likely to get a closer look. “Four weeks ago we were trying to justify why we are doing this. Now they’re saying ‘Get the lead out,’” says James.
The pace of genetic tech progress at the moment is pretty amazing.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #196 on: February 09, 2016, 05:50:51 pm »
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Guitar Hero Live is pretty fun. I highly recommend not buying it.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #197 on: February 10, 2016, 07:42:38 am »
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At first I was thrilled with the possibly new trend of morphing old-timey PSA videos into the stuff of nightmares. Then I saw that this was done 5 years ago. I'm kind of sad it didn't catch on.


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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #198 on: February 10, 2016, 11:24:31 am »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #199 on: February 12, 2016, 03:08:27 pm »
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http://www.iflscience.com/brain/nobody-has-been-able-solve-gchqs-christmas-card-puzzle

Come on, f.DS, I'm sure you brilliant minds can do this.

Dunno about these puzzles, but I just purchased The Witness.  I'll see how that goes.

The Witness was great.  Has anybody else played?
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