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Tornado Scientists Butt Heads With Storm Chasers

Warped-Reality Re:Storm chasers say they have as much right to wa (402 comments)

The probability of someone with a PhD in meteorology (or something similar) knowing what they are doing with a storm is quite a bit higher than some random guy who thinks storms are neat.

Are there amateurs who know a lot about what they are doing and their hobby is contributing in some way to society / our knowledge base? I'm sure there are, but very few compared to the "random yokel who wants to video tape the storm because he watched Twister last weekend"

more than 4 years ago
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Tornado Scientists Butt Heads With Storm Chasers

Warped-Reality Re:Storm chasers say they have as much right to wa (402 comments)

Yup. Clearly if money is the prime goal one wants to spend 4 years in a tough undergrad program becfore moving on to a 6 year (on average) graduate program and probably a post-doc or 2, vs. getting a degree in marketing and having your company pay for your MBA and rolling in 6 figures.

more than 4 years ago
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Wikileaks Source Outed To Stroke Hacker's Own Ego

Warped-Reality Re:So.... (347 comments)

So your friend is a complete douchebag?

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

Warped-Reality Re:Toyota: (499 comments)

At least 3 mod points will be wasted on this post.

Dumbasses.

more than 4 years ago
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The Difficulty of Dismantling Constellation

Warped-Reality Re:What about saying fuck it? (200 comments)

For the same reason that if you build me a house, I can't pull out halfway through construction and leave you out $50,000?

more than 4 years ago
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New Method for Random Number Generation Developed

Warped-Reality Re:This is a random comment. (395 comments)

This is called "almost surely" or "almost never" in probability theory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almost_surely

While the probability of getting an infinite number on 1's is 0, it's still in the sample space, therefore can still happen (in fact, with an infinte number of coin tosses, any particular sequence has a probability of zero of occurring)

more than 4 years ago
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Network Security While Traveling?

Warped-Reality OpenVPN (312 comments)

Set up an OpenVPN system at home and remotely connect to it, giving you high quality (AES) over-the-air encryption, even on an open and unencrypted system.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

Warped-Reality Re:TeXmacs (823 comments)

I second this. I used Texmacs in undergrad and grad school - it's pretty good for taking notes, although if I'm going to sit down and type something up, i'll go with plain old LaTeX

about 5 years ago
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Encrypted But Searchable Online Storage?

Warped-Reality Re:CONFIRMED: You are missing something. (266 comments)

ah, i was commenting more about equating SSL with PKC than the overall meaning of your comment.

more than 5 years ago
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Encrypted But Searchable Online Storage?

Warped-Reality Re:CONFIRMED: You are missing something. (266 comments)

SSL = secure sockets layer

the ability to asymmetrically encrypt data = public key cryptography (See RSA, El Gamal, NTRU, etc)

more than 5 years ago
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Data Preservation and How Ancient Egypt Got It Right

Warped-Reality Re:What a load of rubbish (313 comments)

Moses story takes place after the Noah story. It's really not a 'stunning bit of logic'.

more than 5 years ago
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Programming Language Specialization Dilemma

Warped-Reality Re:Forget C and Fortran (569 comments)

Turing completeness. You can emulate those if you wish, although it won't necessarily be pretty.

more than 5 years ago
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Net Neutrality Still Lives

Warped-Reality Re:Luckily (102 comments)

I worked for them in college.

more than 5 years ago
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Net Neutrality Still Lives

Warped-Reality Re:Luckily (102 comments)

GeekSquad charges $200 for that particular service.

more than 5 years ago
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A Quantum Linear Equation Solver

Warped-Reality Re:Implications (171 comments)

You're both wrong. They're equivalent.

From wikipedia:

"A Turing machine can simulate these quantum computers, so such a quantum computer could never solve an undecidable problem like the halting problem. "

more than 5 years ago
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HP Seeks to Block Competitor From Revealing Its Pricing

Warped-Reality Re:Session Terminated (144 comments)

"For Official Use Only" is a type of non-public but unclassified government information. Which means that either that website shouldn't be there or the banner shouldn't be there...

Wiki page on FOUO

about 6 years ago
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Taking a Look at Nexenta's Blend of Solaris and Ubuntu

Warped-Reality Re:Even if.... (248 comments)

Then modify the BSD license (the license itself is public domain) and remove all the restrictions from it.

about 6 years ago
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Taking a Look at Nexenta's Blend of Solaris and Ubuntu

Warped-Reality Re:Even if.... (248 comments)

Public domain

about 6 years ago

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Warped-Reality Warped-Reality writes  |  more than 12 years ago

My windows hard drive is officially dead.
No more Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft III, Premiere, or 3D Studio MAX work.
I need a windows box.

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