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Ubernox  ·  3289 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fist day of class, my professor gives everyone one of these:

I don't know, you should never judge a book by its cover.

Ubernox  ·  3289 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How vandals are destroying Wikipedia from the inside

I suppose It's time I stopped citing Wikipedia as fact. Surely, there was once a time when it really was a reputable source, but it doesn't have as much credibility any more. A pity, really.

Then again, it wouldn't be impossible to just do a bit of citation-checking every now and then, and thus do your part to help improve Wikipedia.

Ubernox  ·  3290 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to not be a creep

Depends on where these signs are and how many other have been placed around. Maybe having a few around bars and stuff would be helpful.

Also, something feels like they could have been phrased a little better too.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Made By Hand

That is one beautiful website. The only colour there is the twitter icon. Kudos to whoever designed it.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

Not so much floodgates, more like the measured flow that slowly fills up a lock in a canal.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So, I deleted my reddit account

No, you're right - it's just very cutting, lol.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DESIGNER CREATES ROLLING, LANDMINE-DETONATING BALL BASED ON CHILDHOOD TOY

It looks quite like the Olympic flame from London 2012, doesn't it?

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So, I deleted my reddit account

Ouch man, harsh.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A fortification near you.

You can't really see it very well, as it's surrounded by trees. The really interesting thing is that there are a load of abandoned concrete bunkers and underground fortifications in the surrounding area, and you can often find some bullet shells (sometimes more) on the ground.

Better picture:

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you think we'll achieve immortality before the end of this century?

A biological expiration date, I think. I'm no expert, but I think I read somewhere that at a certain stage some people have been known to die simply from "old age," or something to that effect.

It's obvious that, as we grow older, our body builds up more and more "mileage" and becomes more and more worn by the passage of time and the bustle of life. Considering most of us are only fully "actualised" from our 20s-30s - a period after which we begin to slowly decline. It makes sense to me that at some point we just break down. Sure, most of the time this buildup of mileage is merely a complication and not the direct cause of death. Immortality just doesn't seem like something that is possible to achieve, as I'm sure this mileage would catch up with us eventually. Maybe life could be sustained, but would we eventually be reduced to weak, bedridden cripples?

This all sounds very pessimistic, I know, but I just think that it's the natural course of life. People are born, they live their life, and then they pass from it.

Ubernox  ·  3291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you think we'll achieve immortality before the end of this century?

To be honest, I doubt it. Immortality seems like a pretty big leap, and there will always be people who seem to die of just "old age." Are humans, as a species, really meant to live beyond 100 years?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What programming languages do you know?

Hmmm, interesting. Thanks.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hypothetical for the day

Well, there are times when an objectively bad thing (like lying) can be used to prevent an even worse thing from happening (like murder.) No one's going to blame you for assaulting someone to prevent a rape, as long as you don't cause any more harm than is necessary. I think the statement still holds through.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Christopher Hitchens proved that nothing is sacred - Salon.com

Compare and contrast with Peter Hitchens, his brother.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hypothetical for the day

The ends do not justify the means.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An important part of the hubski TOS new users from reddit should see.

I assume this means no NSFW content?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First Bookless Library

Maybe these people have a lot of money on-hand?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What programming languages do you know?

Conversely, which languages would you "recommend," and which have proved most useful to know?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Languages Don't Matter

This is a comforting sentiment, because there are lot of languages out there.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Salt, save, akkartik

Good luck then. Any sneak-peeks at what you might be working on, apart from what has already been mentioned?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Carbon Planets Turn Earth’s Chemistry on Its Head

That does seem like the next logical thing to begin work on, but it's still anyone's guess as to how long until they get on top of this concept. Maybe shorter than I'd previously thought, but I'd still say it's gonna take a while.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thirty Flights of Loving

I miss story-driven games. These days, for me, it's mainly just puzzlers, multiplayers and roguelikes. This game, along with Dear Ester, I really look forward to trying.

Ah, I should have guessed that.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I’m Married To The Internet

This guy leads a sad, if content, life. The internet is his waifu.

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Researchers claim quantum breakthrough

We've created a computer that's so powerful that it's almost impractical to use. Who would've thought it?

Ubernox  ·  3292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Carbon Planets Turn Earth’s Chemistry on Its Head

That's very interesting. It seems like something out of science fiction, all these different worlds with their different properties. The question is, though - will we ever be able to make use of them? This planet, 55 Cancri e, is 40 light years away. How long would it take for us to perfect something that could go out there and bring back materials for practical use?