Posts by Knowledge Bro

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    thoughts on the 2nd installment?

    Was better than the first in my opinion, tears and anger, greed and betrayal.
    Wouldn't want to watch it if I were in Chch but I think the rest of the country needs reminding how appallingly the Govt. did, has and is failing the people of Christchurch.

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  • Hard News: Fact and fantasy,

    You Called?
    From your “Scentifik Journul" The daily Mail comments:

    So the fact that global temperature has increased by half a degree in half a century is not warming then? Ok. I’ll go and inform the OED to get them to change the definition. This is a terrible attempt to discredit the concepts of climate change by trying to mock prediction models. Ok, the prediction models may be wrong, but that’s what science is isn’t it? You hypothesise, then test, and then conclude on whether the hypothesis was correct or not. If not, you take the new data you just gathered during testing and adjust your hypothesis and repeat. Eventually, you end up at a model that fits. The problem is where the government takes a hypothesis and tries to publish it as a fact. The argument is and always has been about whether we humans are influencing climate change or not. It is pretty much universally accepted that global warming is occurring, and has been for some time. Not to mention, your graph attempts to isolate a tiny section of data which is erroneous in of itself.

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    Now THAT is Knowledge Bro
    Yours, Gok Lowbender, Te Awamutu

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  • Hard News: Party on, dudes, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    Believe Bro,
    It has given me great pleasure, an I ain’t even lying, to have been such a great invention of the slice of life that is Public Address.
    Having been conceived on the back seat of a bus may not be the most auspicious of beginnings but, as Abraham Lincoln may once have said “Hi Russell, your place or mine?, let’s celebrate”

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  • OnPoint: H4x0rs and You, in reply to George Darroch,

    Knowledge, bro.

    You called Sir?
    Ok, let us begin.

    hacker: n.

    [originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe]

    1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary. RFC1392, the Internet Users' Glossary, usefully amplifies this as: A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular.

    2. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming.

    3. A person capable of appreciating hack value.

    4. A person who is good at programming quickly.

    5. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using it or on it; as in ‘a Unix hacker’. (Definitions 1 through 5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.)

    6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example.

    7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.

    8. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around. Hence password hacker, network hacker. The correct term for this sense is cracker.

    Right, cracker, that's what HSDPA meant, I guess.
    Ooops, I mean HDPA, HSDPA meaning High-Speed Downlink Packet Access I did think High Density Poly Acetate but, apparently, no, at least not the poly acetate bit anyway.
    The origional meaning of Hacker has a British equivalent, Bodger. The use of this term in Australasia usually refers to the practice of throwing shit together without care or consideration of consequences. This seems quite apt with regard to both the system design at MSD and the MSM reportage of the same.
    As they say...
    It's Knowledge Bro.

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  • Hard News: Science: it's complicated,

    First let me clear up the string thing, it is a mere analogy, the ripple is more like a standing wave which, if you could see it, it would look like a string. As for having mass, it actually creates mass by virtue of its Energy, E=M, forget the C² for now, Energy is Mass and Mass is Energy. What we are discussing here is how this relates to Time and Space. The Particle occupies Space by virtue of its Energy over Time, hence the ripple. You can determine the Energy by Space over Time, the same as you measure the energy (speed) of a vehicle Km over Hours and using permutations of that equation you can calculate all parameters of the event, you can also answer the question "Are we there yet"
    If I may slip ever so slightly off topic here, if you apply these concepts to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle then you can understand how you can say how fast the car is going but not where it is at a point in time and, correspondingly, know where it is but not its speed.
    WQhich reminds me...
    Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger were driving along when they were pulled over for speeding. The cop says, 'Do you know how fast you were going?' Heisenberg says, 'No, but I can definitely tell you where I was.' The cop decides to search the car and finds a dead cat in the trunk. He says, 'Do you know there's a dead cat in the trunk?' Schrödinger says, 'I do now!'

    As to how long it is? Well that would depend on its Energy, its amplitude and frequency but that is another box of cats with tins of worms.
    As to “how small a hole can it get through” that would depend on the colour of the hole.

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  • Hard News: Science: it's complicated, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You didn’t explain what string theory is. :-)

    This sounds like a job for a Bold Keg Owner
    String theory is actually very simple, I first figured this out in the early seventies before it was known by such a name.
    It has to do with the relationship of time, space and energy on at a quantum level.
    Think of matter as a ripple of energy in space, a string if you will. It is a bit of a misnomer as the string in the explanation is, in itself, matter. Think, instead, of the ripple itself, like a vibrating string. The ripple is the relationship of the Energy (movement of the string) to Space (the length of the string in one dimension) and Time (the movement of the string in the second dimension)
    With me so far?
    The beauty of this is that it negates infinities, physicists hate infinities, too long between lunches. It does this by eliminating the idea of particles being dimensionless points (which could only happen in a non Space/Time enviroment which, as we all know, would be stupid).
    The current concept dejour is M theory (as in many dimensional strings, a bit like a fuzzy ball) but i digress.
    So, in a nutshell, string theory is a way of visualising this ripple that we believe constitutes the nature of matter at a quantum level.
    As you know, it's Knowledge Bro.
    Bong World Eek

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  • Hard News: The witless on the pitiless,

    I thought it was common Knowledge... Bro
    I love the smell of roasting Mācrons in the morning

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  • Busytown: Reading Room,

    The more impressive a library is the more likely it is to have been bought by the foot

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  • Hard News: Chicken soup,

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  • Cracker: Hands in the Middle....,

    No, I'm the one with the formal Balls.
    Lord Bong Week

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