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[#] Sat May 04 2013 11:09:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Can I simply not think in four dimensions? It is easier to conclude that tesseracts do not exist.

[#] Sat May 04 2013 18:53:01 EDT from zooer

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You can think in four demenions, you just can't think about all those things 'right now', but wait a second or
two.

[#] Sun May 05 2013 00:11:44 EDT from ax25

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You might give Hyperspace by Michio Kaku a read - oh, not random.  Well 42... damn, still not random...

pistachios



[#] Sun May 05 2013 09:44:56 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Sat May 04 2013 11:09:30 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Can I simply not think in four dimensions? It is easier to conclude that tesseracts do not exist.

That's just a minor wrinkle in time, IG.  I'm sure there's a Whatsit around here somewhere....



[#] Sat May 25 2013 21:51:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Wrinkles in time are like the fifth or sixth or sixth and a half dimension or something.

[#] Sun May 26 2013 15:47:46 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Best to be precise with such things unless you want to end up in Camazotz



[#] Sun May 26 2013 19:01:40 EDT from vince-q

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It is interesting to note that one of the more prevalent "interpretations" of quantum mechanics stipulates 10 dimensions.

Of course, it really irked my fellow Physics folk every time I'd mention, with a characteristic yawn, that "10 dimensions is old news - the Kabbalah said that about 1800 years ago..." followed by a quick turn and exit from the room... <evin grin>

[#] Sun May 26 2013 20:24:31 EDT from zooer

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If you wait long enough Sam Beckett will make everything alright.

[#] Fri May 31 2013 05:02:52 EDT from the_mgt

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Wed Apr 24 2013 17:55:09 CEST from IGnatius T Foobar
Thought for the day:

It occurs to me that the *good* scientists spend their time talking about science, and people respect them for it. It's the shitty scientists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins who can't stand on their own merit and have to resort to obnoxious militant atheism to draw attention to themselves.

I think maddox is a wanker, but sometimes he has got a point: http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd



[#] Fri May 31 2013 11:25:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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True dat.  The whole "I Fucking Love Science" meme should really be renamed "I fucking love being a self-righteous poseur who shares Neil DeGrasse Tyson's paranoid delusion that science refutes religion"



[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 20:55:05 EDT from Sig

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If ever there were a community that needed to switch to Citadel for their bulletin board, it's sdf.org. The homebrew bboard system isn't DREADFUL, but it's not nearly as intuitive from a command line, and requires a lot more effort just to read through messages.

[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 21:16:17 EDT from zooer

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You need to tell them not us.

[#] Fri Jun 21 2013 17:57:46 EDT from Sig

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Updating Firefox to v21. From v6.

Oops.

[#] Fri Jun 21 2013 18:39:45 EDT from zooer

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It is okay, they update their version numbers every 40 seconds.

[#] Sat Jun 22 2013 12:08:08 EDT from Sig

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I was reading through their history FAQ entry and it turns out that sdf
started (or at least went through a phase early on) as a citadel board
of some kind; I asked if anyone had more information on that, as I find
that era of BBS history fascinating. I'd never heard of citadel at all
until a few years ago when I was looking for something new to do with my
spare server while reminiscing about my childhood.

I originally intended to set it up on said server to act as a local
electronic meeting place while we were deployed to Afghanistan; the
Internet access sucked, so a local, low-bandwidth solution seemed ideal.
Unfortauntely, the server itself died somewhere en route; it wouldn't
POST and I couldn't find a monitor anywhere to even see where it was
hanging up.

It was taking a lot of space in my 7' by 7' plywood room, so I pulled
the drives and took it out to the range, where it was executed for
cowardice in the face of the enemy.

[#] Mon Jun 24 2013 12:38:47 EDT from Ladyhawke

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As my Ex is fond of quoting:

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

~ HL Mencken


[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 14:16:40 EDT from Sig

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I never was able to set up my Android phone to do USB tethering with my WinXP laptop. It couldn't ever load the drivers properly, even when I held its hand, so I've always ended up just making it into a wi-fi hotspot and using it that way.

Today I happened to plug it into my laptop to charge and instead of turning on the wi-fi hotspot, I turned on the USB tether mode. Since I was booted into Linux Mint, it Just Worked. Color me surprised. It seems to be much snappier than when I use it as a wi-fi hotspot, too, for what that's worth.

None of this overcomes the fundamental issue, which is that I'm stuck at the airport for another four hours before boarding.

[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 21:38:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Don't airports have free wifi anyway? Either way we are happy to provide you with some company during your wait.

[#] Mon Jul 01 2013 19:41:37 EDT from fleeb

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I've never been to an airpot that provided free wifi. Always had to pay for it, if it was even that good.

[#] Tue Jul 02 2013 10:19:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Lehigh Valley Internation Airport (ABE) was the last airport I found myself waiting at for more than a little while, and I was pleased to find that their wifi was not only free but very good.

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