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Okay, so we watched a little of the Olympics, catching some of the women's softball the other day. The USA team pitched a combined no-hitter the game we saw, and then I saw highlights from the next game, which was also a no-hitter for the Americans. The thing I'm trying to figure out is not why the no-hitters, but rather how anyone ever gets any hits in that game at all. Those ladies get the ball going over 100 km/hour from a distance of 45 feet away, and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to hit any of those pitches with a tennis racket, much less a bat.

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50. Re: No subject Aug 15, 2008, 10:27 xXBatmanXx
 


But at the end, you get the cake AND the companion cube.

YOU ARE A TARD MR.ENAHS!

Yes I am, but no you do not.
Where you not listening when they said the cake is a lie? It is not a real cake, it is a trick.

Besides, you as the player end up outside of the facility, and the cake is in the bowels of the facility. So how do you get it, exactly?
Just delusions from your ordeal.

Pathetic Enahs!

The cake is NOT a lie - but it is in another castle....

(haven't you seen the vid of the cake in the facility - it is hard to get to - but it is in the same building the whole time!)



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49. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 23:25 Enahs
 
Fingerprints and such for security is stupid as hell.

While I like the MythBusters, they are not exactly great scientist, they where able to beat plenty of fingerprinte readers with copies of fingerprints printed on an ink jet printer!

Secondly, all kinds of companies are pushing for this kind of stuff to become the standard for security and identification. No. Hell no. There is already enough identity theft in the world. If someone does steal your fingerprint, your security has been compromised for life. Which is just stupid as hell.


Just a stupid idea all around that only belongs in movies.




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48. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 23:00 banddirector
 

No, none of you can have my fingers or toes, you sick bastards ...

The fingerprint reader is just a prompt to auto-fill in logins and passwords - - which you can still do manually if you choose. Apparently the accompanying software is supposed to encrypt files as well, but I haven't figured out how to make that part work. What I really wanted to encrypt was some .doc files, but Word has a feature for that, so all I use the fingerprint reader (so far) is for auto-fill of the fields.


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47. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 22:36 Kxmode
 
3 pages and I still don't know what you guys are discussing. Maybe I'm just famished and need something to eat. Tacos? Yeah... totally! *thumbs up*

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46. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 20:57 PHJF
 
But GLADOS gives you the *recipe* for the cake, so that the entire world can experience just how true the cake really is.

In this case the problem lies in definition: what is defined as *THE* cake? We are never explicitly told what cake is a lie, only that "the" cake is a lie. We can't derive any conclusions when the variable is undefined.

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45. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 20:02 Enahs
 
But at the end, you get the cake AND the companion cube.

YOU ARE A TARD MR.ENAHS!

Yes I am, but no you do not.
Where you not listening when they said the cake is a lie? It is not a real cake, it is a trick.

Besides, you as the player end up outside of the facility, and the cake is in the bowels of the facility. So how do you get it, exactly?
Just delusions from your ordeal.


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44. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 19:58 The Half Elf
 
But at the end, you get the cake AND the companion cube.

YOU ARE A TARD MR.ENAHS!

 
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43. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 19:40 Enahs
 
People said the cake is a lie. But not being able to prove the cake ever existed is not the counterpoint to proving it does exists.


Therefor, there are two theories you can conclude when playing Portal.

The cake is really a lie because you are told it is a lie.
The cake is not a lie, it is warm, soft, moist and wonderfully delicious, and was baked by a cat in a box with radiation from one atom, the baking time was about an hour half of the time; but then a crazy half human half monkey half banana stole the cake and blew it up in this "big bang" as you might call it. And so, no cake for you.


I just sorta skimmed the thread, does that about cover it?




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42. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 19:34 Mr. Tact
 
Well said, Blue. Thank you.  
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41. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 16:54  Blue 
 
When the average numbnut uses "theory" they really mean "hypothesis".

I think this observation cuts right to the heart of the issue. From the United States National Academy of Sciences, by way of Wikipedia:

Some scientific explanations are so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter them. The explanation becomes a scientific theory. In everyday language a theory means a hunch or speculation. Not so in science. In science, the word theory refers to a comprehensive explanation of an important feature of nature that is supported by many facts gathered over time. Theories also allow scientists to make predictions about as yet unobserved phenomena.
 
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40. No subject Aug 14, 2008, 16:52 Cabezone
 
Ah yes my favorite "God is real". This shit is too complex without MAGIC!!!!!  
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39. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 16:49 deadgoon
 
If some jackass actually said to my face that Evolution is "just a theory", I don't think I'd be able to restrain myself from slapping them across the face.

Looks like the intarweps is getting a collective slap...
http://www.darwins-theory-of-evolution.com/

 
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38. Re: Science Quiz is Bullsh.. Aug 14, 2008, 16:47 deadgoon
 
Narf, you're crazy.

 
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37. No subject Aug 14, 2008, 16:44 Cabezone
 
If some jackass actually said to my face that Evolution is "just a theory", I don't think I'd be able to restrain myself from slapping them across the face.

Some of you folks need to pick up a middle school science textbook and maybe take some notes. I think the main problem is the way the word is used in common language. When the average numbnut uses "theory" they really mean "hypothesis".


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36. Re: Science Quiz is Bullsh.. Aug 14, 2008, 16:43 Narf2029
 
Yes, it is only theory as supported by observation and study. A theory is not a definite fact, but neither is it immediately wrong. Think of a theory as a summary - it's a lot easier to condense a theory down to one or two sentences than to explain the decades of research and study that goes into them, every time someone asks. A theory is credible because of all that research and study - if I were to theorize that the grass is green because it is full of green blood, my theory would be proven wrong as soon as I cut a blade of grass and observed that it did not bleed. After collecting all the facts from cutting up my grass, I can form a new theory and then test it. Then when those new facts are gathered, I form yet another new theory and test that, and I keep going and going until I have a theory that holds up to testing and scrutiny. There is nothing wrong with something being "just" a theory - theories are how facts are learned. "I think this is how it will work - now, let's test it and find out if I'm right."

Call me crazy, but from reading your comments you seem a lot more religious than scientific. You don't want Big Bang or Evolution discussed because they are not absolute truths - science is not the pre-existence of truth, it is the search for fact. What if I don't want God discussed because there are few/no facts to prove his existence? That would be ridiculous because who knows if or when evidence may present itself? The only way Big Bang and Evolution can reach a final state of factuality is by discussing and/or testing them, a lot. Just like any other scientific theory or principle. I wonder if discussions and rants like these occurred in the early days of thermodynamics?


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Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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35. Re: an update about logitech G9 Aug 14, 2008, 16:39 shul
 
Well, I guess the answer is I had MX500 :-)

Anyway, not @ home now, so I'll check for a solution later

 
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34. Re: Science Quiz is Bullsh.. Aug 14, 2008, 16:29 deadgoon
 
I was thinking something more along the lines of "brain dead" or "just plain stupid", but I'll settle for "crazy."

The big bang theory. Only THEORY. did someone observe it? No. Evolution? Just a theory. Adaptation != Evolution

 
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33. Re: Science Quiz is Bullsh.. Aug 14, 2008, 16:00 Narf2029
 
Fucking theory mongers, always trying to push education and intelligence on people... Years ago, we finally figured out that you could separate fact from superstition by a completely radical method: observation. You can try things, measure them, and see how they work!  
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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32. Re: Science Quiz is Bullsh.. Aug 14, 2008, 15:19 Mr. Tact
 
Call me crazy but until you can give me DEFINITIVE proof those questions should be stricken from that test.
I was thinking something more along the lines of "brain dead" or "just plain stupid", but I'll settle for "crazy."
 
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31. Re: re: fingerprint reader Aug 14, 2008, 15:15 deadgoon
 
Usually is used in combination with something else - in our case, an access card. In a computers case, usually (hopefully) a password as well.

I wouldn't trust that S for anything. Print scanners are a joke.

 
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