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Using Prime Numbers to Generate Backgrounds

Hakubi_Washu Is it a bad sign... (180 comments)

...that my first thought was "Ah, someone has finally understood why Gödel numbering is clever..."?

more than 3 years ago

'Invisibility Cloak' Created Using Crystals

Hakubi_Washu calm down, everyone, it's just calcite... (98 comments)

No, really, once you get over that fact that calcite has been known for its double refraction property for literally hundreds of years, and every child ever to get its hands on a lump of it trying to make it show weird shit, you'll realize that these people have figured out how to make stuff disappear when you look at it from exactly the right angle... Yawn. The calcite remains visible, obviously, BTW.

more than 3 years ago

Sciencey Heroes For Young Children?

Hakubi_Washu Re:Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (614 comments)

Have you considered adding more life to your fiction?

more than 4 years ago

Sciencey Heroes For Young Children?

Hakubi_Washu Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (614 comments)

would be a scientist (auto-didact, if that excludes him for you) and is among the youngest people I can think of given your restrictions (31). He has written a few very interesting pieces on AI (Warning: Transhumanist/Singularitan), as well as the best Harry Potter fanfiction I've ever read: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality

For more information see: http://yudkowsky.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliezer_Yudkowsky

May I suggest though not to restrict yourself to actual people? "Hero" is a word I use extremely rarely, since I consider that to be a "larger than life, thus fictional" label...

more than 4 years ago

Have You Hit a Gaming Wall?

Hakubi_Washu Re:Presumed experience (484 comments)

Might I suggest trying some no-twitch-games first then? Most adventures don't require trained reflexed for example (I personally would recommend the Myst Series (It is marketed as "A games for adults, where 'mature' doesn't mean blood and gore, it means 'sophisticated'"), which has also got its own MMO, "Myst Online: Uru Live" http://www.mystonline.com/ starting)

more than 7 years ago



Hakubi_Washu Hakubi_Washu writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Hakubi_Washu writes "I'm about to scrap my current setup (lots of binary-only apps and shady workarounds using MS-dlls) and go for a fully free solution (yep, in the RMS-sense, I've got no problems being a zealot when it comes to this). The webbrowser however poses a problem. Opera is closed-source, Firefox/Mozilla/Flock/Gecko-based has lost my trust since they moved to .com and started behaving like a "product" (I have a lot of gripes with their attitude by now, which would probably warrant an article in themselves, but for now, they're simply out of the question), Konqueror suffers from the integration as file-browser (though it would suffice), other projects (think Amaya) simply aren't ready/intended for the end user. Looking for other independant implementations, one finds dozens of "on hiatus" projects that never even had a line of source code and a few really old ones, that have trouble with HTML 3.2.
So, Slashdot, what alternatives do you work on, actually use or recommend? FSF/RMS-type free only, as standard-conformant as possible, up to the point that I'm willing to have invalid pages not display!"


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