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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1625 on: November 28, 2017, 03:23 PM »
« Last Edit: November 28, 2017, 04:02 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1626 on: November 28, 2017, 10:21 PM »
The "flat earth eclipse" image/tweet might be amusing yes, but the manner of delivery of the image and its associated tweet would seem to carry connotations of arrogance and sneering at ignorance - which itself would seem to be an ignorant act. One certainly characterises oneself by such a negative act.

We are all ignorant, and some of us more ignorant than others. Being possibly less ignorant than another is not of itself a rational justification for making fun of the others who are more ignorant. We are fortunate if we have had some education, as it can help to lift us a little out of our naturally grossly ignorant state, but it does not necessarily mean that that make us any "better" than those who have not been so fortunate.

As my mother once pointed out, when I asked her what one of my teachers had meant when she made a racist (racially bigoted) remark to me: (I didn't know what racist or bigot meant, at the time)
Mother: "Well, she may be educated with a BA in history, but only ignorant people sneer at others or are bigoted towards them. Congratulations. You've just met your first bigot. You'll meet more in time."

Me: "What's a bigot?"

Mother: "Go and look it up in the dictionary dear."

One suspects that the scientist Richard Feynman's approach might have been along the lines of:
"Yet is it far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness."
 - The English Wesleyan minister William Lonsdale Watkinson is recorded as first having used this oft-quoted expression in The Supreme Conquest, and other sermons preached in America, 1907.
...because, as he put it: (my emphasis)
"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."
--- Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

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« Reply #1627 on: November 28, 2017, 10:54 PM »
Here's How to Temporarily Fix the macOS High Sierra Bug That Gives Full Admin Access to Your Mac Sans Password.jpgInteresting "stuff"    Clipboard03.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Here's How to Temporarily Fix the macOS High Sierra Bug That Gives Full Admin Access to Your Mac Sans Password

Which do you think is a bigger problem? Apple shipping macOS with a password bug this big or Google shipping phones with no OS at all?

Microsoft says ASLR behavior in Windows 10 is a feature, not a bug.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Microsoft says ASLR behavior in Windows 10 is a feature, not a bug
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« Reply #1629 on: December 04, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Surprisingly good advice. - Imgur.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Surprisingly good advice. - Imgur

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Unexpected Quotes


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« Reply #1630 on: December 04, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Anyone Can Hack MacOS High Sierra Just by Typing 'Root'.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Anyone Can Hack MacOS High Sierra Just by Typing 'Root'

Apple must have patched that little bug rather frantically! Was this easier than fixing a bug in a HAL 9000?



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« Reply #1631 on: December 04, 2017, 08:35 PM »
This man cooked his own meal at Waffle House after staff fell asleep.jpgInteresting "stuff"

This man cooked his own meal at Waffle House after staff fell asleep

Astronauts Had a Pizza Party That Was Literally Out of This World.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Astronauts Had a Pizza Party That Was Literally Out of This World

Has anyone here ever phoned in a pizza order and told them to deliver it to the ISS? It does pass over many areas every 90 minutes.


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« Reply #1632 on: December 06, 2017, 09:19 AM »

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« Reply #1633 on: December 06, 2017, 09:22 AM »

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« Reply #1635 on: December 07, 2017, 02:51 PM »
A lethal dose of chocolate.jpgInteresting "stuff"

A lethal dose of chocolate

Orange, Purple, Circle, and Silver all have perfect rhymes despite popular belief as well as others.jpgInteresting "stuff"    WTF Facts.jpgInteresting "stuff"

WTF Facts


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« Reply #1636 on: December 07, 2017, 07:58 PM »
WTF fun fact #8202

...prove that the use of true facts...

I guess it's a sad reality of today's "alternative facts" world that someone might feel the need to explicitly label "facts" as true.


WTF fun fact #8210

in medieval years, an hour was divided into 4 puncta (quarter-hours), 10 minuta, or 40 momenta. So if you asked someone to "wait a moment", turns out that you really asked them to wait for about 90 seconds.

Even more interesting to me is that if you asked them to "wait a minute", it turns out that you really asked them to wait for 6 minutes.


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1637 on: December 07, 2017, 09:02 PM »
Nice! You learn something new every day.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1638 on: December 10, 2017, 12:58 AM »

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« Reply #1639 on: December 10, 2017, 08:15 AM »
Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it

that was interesting. Problems were letting other people get access (Amazon would claim security, author sees monopoly attempt), and the lock not working (Amazon says startup problems).
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1641 on: December 13, 2017, 07:32 PM »
Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

Can You Pass A 7th Grade Vocabulary Test.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Can You Pass A 7th Grade Vocabulary Test?

I would like to know how well other people who tried it did.




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