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by Roberdin
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Inappropriate Material System
Replies: 44
Views: 4371

Re: Inappropriate Material System

I wouldn’t want my kids to see some stuff that was posted online. Even if it was technically okay for me to see it. It goes beyond law. It’s about decency on the internet. :roll: Well then it is up to you to implement filtering or monitoring of some kind on your end, not up to forum or website owne...
by Roberdin
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Inappropriate Material System
Replies: 44
Views: 4371

Re: Inappropriate Material System

I don't think this system could work at all, on either ethical, cultural or technical founding. Most people use dynamic IP addresses anyway. If you find an image 'inappropriate', then just scroll down, don't visit the board again, whatever. There cannot be a system of introducing blanket IP bans acr...
by Roberdin
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Discussion: Moderator Powers
Replies: 19
Views: 3041

Re: General Discussion: Moderator Powers

Unless the software has been altered, passwords are stored in the database in an encrypted form. They are stored in a form which is designed so that it is not mathematically possible to derive the original password from the "hash" code stored in the database. (To check your password when you log in,...
by Roberdin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Prosilver style: first impressions
Replies: 798
Views: 111004

Re: Prosilver style: first impressions

Synaptic Anarchy wrote:
Dog Cow wrote: I don't like the topic icons. The icons for stickies and regular topics are too similar.


Circle. Lightbulb. I fail to see the problem here, people.
I think most people will realise the difference. How many 'stickies' do you need?
by Roberdin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the coming robotic revolution
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: the coming robotic revolution

I'm sure that most semi-competent universities on the planet with a computing department are trying to tackle this.
by Roberdin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the coming robotic revolution
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: the coming robotic revolution

Drunky wrote: Looks like a robot to me. :razz:
I meant, commercially available 'android'-type robots of some sophistication.
by Roberdin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

Well, I believe that the earth is getting warmer and that polar ice will melt. However there have been decades without polar ice before the human race excisted. When there was far less land mass than we have now. Also, around the 1960's when the carbondioxide in the air increased because of the ind...
by Roberdin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple TV
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: Apple TV

Ah, but anyone running Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate will be able to use the Media Centre included in that. I wouldn't be surprise if the OEM versions of those are cheaper than XP Media Centre edition (much cheaper than the boxed versions, at least) - though probably not as cheap as the App...
by Roberdin
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the coming robotic revolution
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: the coming robotic revolution

Well we haven't even got robots yet so I don't think I'll be reaching for my electromagnetic pulse weapon quite yet. Although, come to think of it, the robots could just wrap themselves in grounded tin foil to protect their electronics from the effect of electric fields. Perhaps you could offer to s...
by Roberdin
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

You are completely wrong and have obviously bought into the hype. With respect, sir, there is no need for that. Politicians get donations from companies. In some countries, certainly. Other countries, particularly continental European countries (some of the most ardent supporters of greenhouse gas ...
by Roberdin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

How would politicians benefit from this? It's not as if there aren't enough polarising issues that require hard choices to be made. Furthermore, why on Earth would thousands of independent scientists be producing evidence to collaborate their results? Hell, the article that you cited dismisses Abdus...
by Roberdin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

If they are much thicker than we thought, that simply means that there is more ice and therefore, potentially more water.
by Roberdin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

I am not. I understand that there is climate change. I do not, however, think that means we're all going to die in a burning ball of fire (sort of paraphrasing) As I have said, the Earth will probably sort itself out to a normal level within a few decades, then will start cooling, and we may have '...
by Roberdin
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18169

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

So you are suggesting then that all these thousands of scientists have sat around and said "Yeah, we agree with that. Since we all agree anyway, let's not bother collecting any evidence, and instead pretend to the world that we did by drawing some pretty pictures?" There is a huge amount of data abo...
by Roberdin
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of the English Language!
Replies: 97
Views: 31417

Re:

I may well be the only person in the world who sends text messages with unabbreviated words, correct grammar and spelling and always makes sure that the punctuation is accurate. :roll: You are not. :P I don't even use numerals for numbers. :P If I ran the English exam, students would be penalised (...

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