Re: Penis Head
That would be Gordon Gallup's paper in Evolutionary Psychology
1274 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
That would be Gordon Gallup's paper in Evolutionary Psychology
But beavers should be moist, if you're doing it right.
Ah, I see the problem - a condom is not for keeping your sporron dry.
So are the seals joy-riding?
Redundant Array of Insect Destroyers
You want more spiders?
icon: needs another leg.
"click instead of punch, which can make you less effective at hurting people"
Isn't the gun the original point and click user interface?
Then let me guess... someone asked why the screensaver was stuck on.
and somewhere well beyond Alpha Centuri. We just need FTL travel and a really sensitive receiver to pick it up.
How about cloud-funding FTL research with the purpose of recovering lost Dr. Who episodes?
I can confirm that doing so was less well-organised, and more complicated than other visas I've applied for, such as China. Plus, the questions indicated they were very interested in family or other connections with Pakistan and other near-neighbours. A sign in the visa office indicated that a visa for a Pakistan national would take longer, if it was granted at all.
However, anyone working at Nokia's headquarters and soon to be at a loose end might like to know that Finnish passport holders can get a visa on arrival.
When you read that Sherlock Holmes story, did you miss the part where he cracked the crypto system you're proposing?
No! "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" is the second advice. The first should be, "Have you turned it on?"
(The flashing blue light might just be a reflection from the Police car behind them...)
that "astronishingly strong and stretchy polymer" has some interesting ion porosity properties, or they've just replicated rubber.
I hate forms that insist on a postcode. And insist on a city. I end up with:
City: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong [You put it in the select list!]
And is it too much trouble to actually say what phone number format you expect? Country code or no country code? Is "+" accepted?
"Norks EXECUTE 80 by watching DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES"
There, fixed that for you.
@AC, Mr Wood only asked for "more confidence", not "absolute confidence", so it shouldn't be to difficult. Today we have zero confidence, all you need is one independent security expert to look at the latest version of the open source code and say, "I didn't find any backdoors" and you have greater than zero confidence. It's a (small) improvement.
If it is a WEEE compliant method, how soon will companies by queuing up to blast their junk into space so that they can avoid local recycling charges?
Health & Safety has some issues with lethal lasers in an office environment, and the wife would start looking for a lethal laser if I brought Inori home.
can I suggest
as the last possible series of consecutive prime numbers without leading zeros packed into a valid datetime string. Only having 12 valid months makes it difficult to find other sequences.
Of course 1 is prime, and I always use it as q when I'm generating RSA key pairs (using it as p would be too obvious), because no-one else would think of doing that. Until now, Ooops!
How about doing it year/month/day, and adding a timezone...
13-11-07 05:03:02 UTC+01
in Central Europe today. Did anyone point this out 300 years ago, when we could have used the four-digit year:
1713-11-07 05:03:02 GMT+01
Because GMT was defined in 1675, UTC is a Jonny-come-lately from 1972.
A problem with the Hong Kong ID card is that the number gets mis-used as a default password by phone companies, ISPs, banks, and any other dumb company that feels like it.
Does the same problem occur in other countries that have a national ID card?
We had a discussion last night on the scariness of the modern series, during the vampires in Venice episode. My wife thought it was too scary for the children. My daughter (11) disagreed.
Isn't a zombie botnet the most "efficient" way to mine bitcoins? So, very soon, mining will be dominated by a single gang of criminals, rather than multiple independent criminals.
both WOTAN and BOSS were first with the idea of connecting the world's computers and enslaving humanity with mind control.
What? We're not mind-controlled? Have you looked at anyone with a smartphone?
The problem is the "or something".
I'm redirecting my company's printer support webpage to this article.
The "we've made something invisible up to make one set of theories work" approach has been successful in the past, e.g. for the Periodic Table of the Elements, so I wouldn't dismiss it out-of-hand.
Obviously, as, no doubt, the scientists in this field are telling their funding committees, we need more data.
Easy, just plug the video feed directly into the optic nerve.
I'm not a plumber or a car mechanic, but I know enough to turn off at the main to stop a flood, and change a wheel. These are basic life-skills, and, with the number of digital devices we have nowadays, so is programming.
I'm reminded of a Monty-Python sketch, a world of Supermen, where the skills of Mr. Bicycle Repairman were much needed.
So John-Paul Sartre's followers have turned nasty?
@Khaptain, "which would you like to bring back first, hanging or decapitation". Really, that is your response to Bronny's detailed concerns with your previous comments?
I'm sorry everyone, I've been feeding a troll.
@Khaptain, sure, we are subject to many interactions without choice but the society we build together forms a consensus on what is acceptable behaviour and what isn't. There's a scale, some behaviour is classified as criminal, some is subject to group disapproval, some is welcomed. Personally, I think that non-consenual targeted behaviour that I know most targets find intimidating should be discouraged, and, from the other comments and votes here, many seem to agree with me. Your views seem like a throwback to a time when women were seen as subordinate to men.
"only one vital instinct, procreation" Hmm, I suspect our survival at the moment depends on suppressing our basic instincts to grab as much food/resources as we can, and to use the biggest weapon we can find against anyone who tries to stop us, in favour of efficient resource allocation and peaceful cooperation, but that is rather off topic.
Which Victorian values were you thinking of? The child labour, women as husband's property, the dark, satanic mills, or stealing entire countries? The manners and polite society were available only to the privileged few. Being able to walk along the street without feeling threatened should be available to everyone.
It is not a game if there is no choice whether to participate. Ignoring a comment aimed at you that you obviously heard is recognised as a response, so the target has no choice about participation.
Some men enjoy boxing as an expression of their masculinity, is it acceptable for me to walk down the street punching men in the face because some might appreciate the attention? No, we have boxing matches where all participation is voluntary. We have other events, such as wet T-shirt contests, that people who appreciate cat-calls can enter.
We are not only animals, we are the story-telling chimpanzee, that changes the world through our stories. We have more effective responses to exciting situations than screaming, jumping up and down and throwing shit.
OK, there is a wide range of behaviour, and perhaps cat-calling does gradually fade into chat-up lines at one end of the gradient. However, even your Coca Cola ads feature group behaviour, and, if the call doesn't increase the chances of a pick-up, then it can't be a mating call. It does alert other members of the group, and seeks to increase status within the group ("look what I've found", "see, she recognises my power"). The ad-men are also being deliberately manipulative in the scenario... it's not overweight, middle-aged office women, but the real-life scenario?
I disagree, cat-calling doesn't usually occur where there is opportunity or expectation of further interaction. A chat-up line is a mating call. Cat-calls are often used by males in a group. I would interpret cat-calls as a combination of territorial claim, group bonding, and intimidation/threat to outsiders.
We may all be culture-shocked savannah apes, but is that a reason to tolerate group intimidation?
So windows are a security vulnerability.
No, No! Don't downvote me, I didn't say WindowsTM
So what have you got against gobbledygook speakers? [Thanks, JKR]
Seriously, once you've considered every language, and acronyms in those languages, you'll find it a major challenge to differentiate between a legitimate domain name and a DGA generated one.
You might have some success if you...
1) Reverse engineer the malware, identify the DGA
2) Predict all possible outputs of the DGA
3) Make legal arrangements with appropriate registrars to screen or revoke domain applications by the predicted output
But, as soon as the criminals realise their domain are being revoked, they'll change the algorithm.
I've got it! It makes sense!
0x80040A41 is the code for the error, "No error description available”
The developers didn't want to confuse poor, dumb users when there was an error with no description, so they decided to throw away the undescribed error, and report a helpful message.
With over 2 billion error conditions to describe, it's going to be a while before they finish. This also explains why the 8.1 download is 3.5GB; at, say 30 characters per message, that's only 125 million new error messages. I think I'll wait for SP18, they should have all the errors described by then.
I was going to use the joke icon but...
The other hot news is, "Transformers director attacked by 'zombie' triad wielding aircon unit"
Beware, the Chinese have more weird martial arts than you can shake a
stick random improvised weapon at.
Tai chi is very popular among old people here, you can see them in the parks, early in the morning, practising. For those not familiar with this martial art, it is characterised by slow, smooth movements. It is martial in origin, but is a form of gentle stretching exercise now.
Wait! Display technology can cause hallucinations?
What drivers are you using?
I have a different related question:
What are the costs and benefits of putting oil into shock absorbers as a way of improving comfort and handling?
".docx has been around since Word 2007" - but is it the same .docx? Word 2000 with the "compatibility pack" opens some .docx files, but not others.
So, because I read you comment, then I must agree with you? Nah, have a downvote.
The Scout promise in (most?) other countries replaces "the Queen" with "my Country".
I would suggest that, as Scouting is a non-political organisation, the point is doing the right thing for your Society, so, in context, the duty of a true republican to the Queen is to overthrow the monarchy as soon as possible. The removal of duty to the non-elected power that appoints monarchs (God) allows republicans in too.
As an atheist and a former Cub Scout Leader in London in the late '80s, I made the mistake of being honest in the warrant application form. The interview with the senior District leaders concentrated on this, they sent the District Chaplin for a followup. She was very nice, and we had a long discussion. She classified me (IIRC) as a non-deist humanist, and everyone was happy. As another leader pointed out to me afterwards, it was a lot simpler to tick CofE, and there would be no searching questions.
unless PC Thomas has recently recovered from jaundice.
Also used for time in English as recently as the middle-20th century, such as, "five and twenty to four", as my Aunt used to say. How quaint.