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  • Bigfoot on Mars?

    It wasn't as amazing as the zoomed-out view of the mountain-side just behind this figure (I couldn't resist Tongue Out):


    I guess the rednecks are already up there looking for Bigfoot, trying to get that reward!

  • 3d on the brain..

    Maddus Mattus wrote:
    
    AndyC wrote:
    
    jamie wrote:
    *note - a scroll wheel mouse is as mandatory as a monitor



    Tablet PC's don't have a scroll wheel. Neither do most laptops come to think of it.


    Most laptops have somesort of shock detector, maybe you can use it to read the tilt instead of using a mouse wheel?


    If it's a tablet PC, why not just use the Stylus? Drag right  to scroll right, drag up and down to zoom in/out?

  • Scientology Website Hacked

    ScanIAm wrote:
    ...I have to say that the most entertaining part of the whole thread was this little ditty:

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    
    Ignore him, he's an idiot. When I calmly defended Christianity here in the Atheist Quotes Thread, he went on a tirade about Religion. When all is calm, he takes the iniative to start even more religious discussions - he's a moron.


    Followed, quickly, by:

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    
    Romans 12:14,18
    Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.



    Ah...I guess all is forgiven.

    Conveniently hypocritical peace be unto you, broham.



    How is it hypocritical? Am I not entitled to my opinion? Where in my statements did I curse you? I offered my reasoning. I didn't just blast you out of nowhere. You're inconsistent, and childish. It's this type of response from you that further convinces me that you are indeed an idiot. I mean that in the sincerest way possible.

    id·i·ot /ˈɪdiət/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[id-ee-uht]–noun
    1.    an utterly foolish or senseless person.
    2.    Psychology. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.

    mo·ron /ˈmɔrɒn, ˈmoʊr-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[mawr-on, mohr-] –noun
    1.    a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment.
    2.    Psychology. a person of borderline intelligence in a former classification of mental retardation, having an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69.

    As I said before

    jsampsonpc wrote:
    When I calmly defended Christianity here in the Atheist Quotes Thread, he went on a tirade about Religion. When all is calm, he takes the iniative to start even more religious discussions


    How is that cursing you?



    curse      /kɜrs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kurs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, cursed or curst, curs·ing.
    –noun
    1.    the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall a person, group, etc.
    2.    a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another.
    3.    the act of reciting such a formula.
    4.    a profane oath; curse word.
    5.    an evil that has been invoked upon one.
    6.    the cause of evil, misfortune, or trouble.
    7.    something accursed.
    8.    Slang. the menstrual period; menstruation (usually prec. by the).
    9.    an ecclesiastical censure or anathema.
    –verb (used with object)
    10.    to wish or invoke evil, calamity, injury, or destruction upon.
    11.    to swear at.
    12.    to blaspheme.
    13.    to afflict with great evil.
    14.    to excommunicate.
    –verb (used without object)
    15.    to utter curses; swear profanely.

  • It's All Relative

    Soviut wrote:
    Incest is relative.


    It's absolutely relative!

  • It's All Relative

    evildictaitor wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    
    Who's to say there aren't mediums that we simply cannot detect yet with today's technology. We've been doing this cat and mouse thing for a while. Make an observation, it's crazy insane, can't figure it out, learn something new, it makes more sense, and some day it's just taken for granted. Or, we make an observation, try to understand it within the current knowledge-base of Science, and find out 10 years later that we were completely wrong.


    ...But this conversation is tetering ever so close to the divide of where even theoretical physists start rechecking their assumptions, so let's get back to the newtonian world.


    Aww, fine. It was gettin' good though Smiley

  • It's All Relative

    evildictaitor wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Blowdart,

    Another interesting subject would be quantum entanglement. No physical connection between two items, yet they still detect events happening to their counter-parts instantly, from what we know.


    An interesting point, but one to be careful with, since we don't know that no connection occurs (if one does exist, it is either not in the 3-manifold in which we live, or violates the speed of information restriction).

    Your speech analogy is good though, since "speech" (let us use this in the context of migrating information by propogation of pressure waves). We can design a speech "system" through a medium such that the speech goes through the medium without the medium's end state being distorted from the initial state. Indeed any medium can be considered - air, water, electrons, or even more exotic ones such as ants or people, but that it is important that some medium is there. A lack of medium would cause the information itself to not be transmitted.


    Who's to say there aren't mediums that we simply cannot detect yet with today's technology. We've been doing this cat and mouse thing for a while. Make an observation, it's crazy insane, can't figure it out, learn something new, it makes more sense, and some day it's just taken for granted. Or, we make an observation, try to understand it within the current knowledge-base of Science, and find out 10 years later that we were completely wrong.

  • It's All Relative

    blowdart wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    No physical connection between two items, yet they still detect events happening to their counter-parts instantly, from what we know.


    It's a fun provios, from what we know, but it's a slow method of interstellar communication, you'd have to shunt one end there first.


    Could you rephrase that? I'm not entirely sure what you're saying...

  • It's All Relative

    Blowdart,

    Another interesting subject would be quantum entanglement. No physical connection between two items, yet they still detect events happening to their counter-parts instantly, from what we know.

  • It's All Relative

    Speech might be another example. When I speak, I am distorting the air-molecules between myself and the receipient. When the air-between the two has been successfully distored enough, it is then translated as vibrations upon the receivers ear, which is then translated via other paths as an electrical signal to the brain.

    The Information I sent wasn't dependent upon my voice, the air, their ears, or the electrons in their brain. It could have been delivered any number of ways.

    Such a strange subject - I've got a couple books on Information Theory at home, I'll have to enjoy a good read-up. Fascinating subject.

  • First Working Draft of HTML5 Published by W3C

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Actually, I'd just like to create a textbox and button, and create a relationship between them that acts as a input-type="file". I guess I could probably do that with the DOM...hmm...


    Actually, you can't. Many DOM behaviours are removed for the file input for local security reasons.

    If you want a more powerful upload facility, use Flash with input as a fallback.

    ....works for Flickr.


    Bah. Don't have flash...