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    posted a message on wat do u do when a religious person knocks on your door and tries to convert you?
    Quote from funkybub

    I wouldn't slam the door.I'd have a talk with the person and share our views with each other.Who knows, he might be a great guy.


    The only person in this thread that doesn't come off as an asshole. People who are religious are people too, and the great majority of people who share their religion do it because it make them happy and they hope that it will make you happy too. It's the reason I still go to church and enjoy church, while at the same time being an agnostic.
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    posted a message on Flash Drives.
    Quote from eftj

    That is very cool, but I am absolutely and utterly broke at the moment.


    Sucks, why are you broke?
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    posted a message on Flash Drives.
    Quote from eftj

    Yes, I do. Why?


    Get something like this and put it in one of the card slots.
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    posted a message on Flash Drives.
    Quote from eftj

    Yes, that would be very cool.

    I don't tend to carry a USB stick with me at all times. But I tend to just have work and web client installers on my USB sticks.


    Do you carry a wallet with you?
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    posted a message on Flash Drives.
    I know that I am not the only one that carries a flash drive with me. What are the things that are on your flash drives?

    Here's mine:

    YUMI with:

    AVG repair tool
    Ubuntu
    Mint
    Fatdog
    Tails
    Memtest86
    Aircrack
    Ophcrack

    Locknote with Social, Will (Not a legal one, makeshift for parents), and a couple other important things.

    Applications/setup files:

    CCleaner
    Defragger
    TrueCrypt
    Locknote
    Gimp
    Paint
    Java
    Malwarebytes
    MSE
    AVG
    Zune
    Itunes (32 bit and 64)
    VLC
    Yahoo
    Skype
    HWMonitor
    AMDmonitor
    OpenOffice
    LibreOffice
    MSIafterburner
    Ophcrack (.exe and extra tables)
    Speccy
    GPU-Z
    CPU-Z
    Notepad++
    TI 83/84 emulator
    YUMI and another USB installer.
    VirtualBox and images for Ubuntu, Ophcrack, Mint, and Aircrack.
    Opera (32 bit and 64 bit)
    Chrome
    Firefox
    Waterfox
    Chromium
    Safari
    Wubi

    Anything you suggest I add?
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    posted a message on if u had $10000000 wat would u buy first?
    Put a fair amount of it in CDs in a stable bank with a good interest rate. (I would rather not risk investment stuff, this is the most money for the least amount of risk, at least if you don't touch it.)
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    posted a message on Farewell Internet T_T
    inb4 porn.
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    posted a message on Any knife collectors/fanatics?
    Quote from eftj

    Pretty much. With our history of knife crime, we have very strict laws on who can buy what.


    Texas' is okay,
    Texas - Health, Safety & Morals - 46.02. Unlawful carrying
    weapons. (a) A person commits an offense if intentionally,
    knowingly , or recklessly carries on or about his person a
    handgun, illegal knife, or club. [Exceptions: official;
    actor was own premises; was traveling; engaged in lawful
    hunting, fishing, or other sporting activity; security
    guard].
    - 46.01. Definitions. (1) "Club"... includes... (D)
    Tomahawk...
    (6) "Illegal knife" means a:
    (A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches;
    hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by
    being thrown;
    © dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto,
    and poniard;
    (D) sword; or
    (E) spear.
    (7) "Knife" means any bladed hand instrument that is capable
    of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or
    stabbing a person with the instrument.
    - 46.03. Places weapons prohibited.
    (a) A person commits an offense if, with a firearm, illegal
    knife, club, or prohibited weapon [includes switchblade
    knives], he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly goes:
    (1) on the physical premises of a school [or school bus];
    (2) on the premises of a polling place...
    [(3) a court; (4) a racetrack; (5) secured area of an
    airport].
    - 46.05. Prohibited Weapons. (a) A person commits and offense
    if he intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures,
    transports, repairs, or sells... (5) a switchblade
    knife... (d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution
    under this section that the actor's conduct: (1) was
    incidental to dealing with a switchblade knife,
    springblade knife, or short-barrel firearm solely as an
    antique or curio...
    - 46.06. Unlawful transfer of certain weapons.
    (a) A person commits an offense if he... (2)... sells...
    gives... offers... to any child younger than 18 years any
    firearm, or illegal knife [except with written parental
    consent].
    
    Texas Case Law:
    - "A teacher could not carry weapons in his school room..."
    (1889)
    - Broken switchblade knife was still a "switchblade knife"
    within this section... (1986)
    - "Defendant's contention that he took knife to school to
    fight demons that plagued him did not defeat requisite
    state of mind for conviction..." (1993)
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    posted a message on Any knife collectors/fanatics?
    Quote from eftj

    I knew I would find you here.

    OT: I have a machete, but nothing too spectacular. Might get into it more in the future.


    You're a bit ****ed for EDC since you are in the UK though.
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    posted a message on What do You think your IQ is?
    Quote from AEtherTech

    That's basically impossible unless the tests where set decades apart and tested by age group; and even then, that is impossible unless you just didn't try on the 101 and 135 test.


    It was when they were looking for a diagnosis for me. At the end of the whole ordeal I was diagnosed officially with: PDD-NOS, MD-NOS, Conduct disorder, ODD, and ADHD/ADD. Which may have been why there was such a span in the scores. Which is why I say it is unreliable, because it really takes full participation.
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    posted a message on What do You think your IQ is?
    Quote from WhiteSlate

    I've counted together what people say their IQs are here. 61% of you claim to have an IQ above 130, 39% of you claim to have an IQ above 140 and 28% of you claim to have an IQ above 145.

    The average IQ is 100, so the fact that only one person (6%) has claimed to have an IQ below this (and even they say they're uncertain) already makes the response here look pretty unreliable since 50% of the population has an IQ below 100. Only around 2-2.5% of people have an IQ above 130 depending on which IQ test you take, and only 0.1-0.15% of people have an IQ above 145. The average IQ for a postgraduate is around 125.

    This means that if your claims are correct, the occurrence of elite people on the General Off-Topic thread with IQs above 145 is 280 times greater than with an average selection of people and the occurrence of people with IQs above 130 is almost 31 times greater. A few of you even claimed to have IQs around 160. It's unlikely that there's a single person on these forums with an IQ that high, let alone somebody on this thread with 18 responses. Of course, the demographic of the Minecraft forums will attract people with a slightly higher IQ than average, but I feel fairly confident in saying most of you are either lying or have used fake IQ tests.

    Of course, as several others have been saying IQ isn't a measure of intelligence so much as it measures how good you are at IQ tests. I'm not making a judgement on peoples' intelligence. I'm simply saying that statistically seen, the feedback on this thread is so unlikely that it's not worth taking remotely seriously.

    Edit: wanted to calculate how unlikely an IQ of 9001 would be, but excel can't calculate to that many decimal places. What a pity.


    IQ is highly unreliable, I scored three different scores (IQ of 101, IQ of 135, and an IQ of 163) with tests administered by professionals. (I don't know the specific standard but it was the same standard each time.)
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    posted a message on Any knife collectors/fanatics?
    Quote from zhriz

    I must be confused. Mind sharing the details of the Flash II?


    Edited my last post, I took it from another forum, thought it was a direct excerpt. Anyway, it's assisted opening, for it to be considered a switchblade it has to be deployed by a device in the handle. A assisted opening knife is deployed by pressure on a flipper attached to the blade or a thumb stud attached to the blade.
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    posted a message on Any knife collectors/fanatics?
    Quote from zhriz

    Mind sharing what EDCing means? I'd like to have a switchblade such as the Flash II, but in Canada they are illegal without a permit.


    It's not a switchblade, it's legal to have in Canada. And EDC stands for Every Day Carry.

    Canda's knife law summary from another fourm.


    "prohibited weapon" means

    (a) a knife that has a blade that opens automatically by gravity or centrifugal force or by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife
    This bans switchblades and knives that you can flip open ie. swinging/snapping the knife in a circular motion.

    Knives opening with the wave system are legal.

    Note one handed opening via holes in the blade, disks, studs etc., are not illegal.

    Law enforcement officers and many other types of civil employees, firemen etc. are not bound by this.

    There are no federal laws about about the lengths of knives allowed. As far as I know, no provinces have specific legislation about knife lengths either. However there are many informal "blade length rules" in Canada. These vary from 3" to 4" for folders in various areas around the country depending on what differentiates a pocket knife from a fighting knife to the local constabulary.

    One other important bit of information is that there are no federal laws about knife materials, this means that non-magnetic knives are legal for possession and carry. As well there are no formal laws on serrations, or dual edged blades, however these are much more likely to catch the attention of a police officer, or security say at an airport.

    Besides the restrictions on opening mechanism there are two additional policies you need to be aware of. The first is concealment, technically its not allowed at all, even a SAK can get you in trouble, ie.

    90. (1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorised under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.
    You can get a concealed carry permit (talk to the local constabulary) but its very difficult. However I have been carring a SAK in my back pocket for 15 years without one incident, including going though various airports. This is mainly because of the second and most general rule : most police officers will ok any knife they regard as a "tool", but if they feel in any way that it's for "fighting" they'll take it off you and you can get charged for possessing a dangerous weapon. What this means is that is you ever get asked "why you are carrying that?", never ever say "For self-defence", say its for cutting boxes, rope, tubing, food etc.

    This probably comes from this section of C68

    117.15
    (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing anything that by this Part is to be or may be prescribed.


    (2) In making regulations, the Governor in Council may not prescribe any thing to be a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or prohibited ammunition if, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, the thing to be prescribed is reasonable for use in Canada for hunting or sporting purposes.
    Along those lines anything consider to be intended to be used as a weapon can get you into trouble, for example all of the following are banned in Canada:

    "nunchaku" and any similar instrument or device, being hard non-flexible sticks, clubs, pipes or rods linked by a length or lengths of rope, cord, wire or chain;
    "shuriken", being a hard non-flexible plate having three or more radiating points with one or more sharp edges in the shape of a polygon, trefoil, cross, star, diamond or other geometric shape;
    "manrikigusari" or "kusari", and any similar instrument or device, being hexagonal or other geometrically shaped hard weights or hand grips linked by a length or lengths of rope, cord, wire or chain;
    any finger ring that has one or more blades or sharp objects that are capable of being projected from the surface of the ring.
    "crossbow", with a stock of 400 mm or less
    "Constant Companion", being a belt containing a blade capable of being withdrawn from the belt, with the buckle of the belt forming a handle for the blade
    any knife commonly known as a "push-dagger" that is designed in such a fashion that the handle is placed perpendicular to the main cutting edge of the blade; and any other similar device but not including the aboriginal "ulu" knife.
    "Spiked Wristband", being a wristband to which a spike or blade is affixed; and any other similar device
    "Yaqua Blowgun", being a tube or pipe designed for the purpose of shooting arrows or darts by the breath; and any other similar device
    "Kiyoga Baton" or "Steel Cobra" and any similar device consisting of a manually-triggered telescoping spring-loaded steel whip terminated in a heavy calibre striking tip;
    "Morning Star" and any similar device consisting of a ball of metal or other heavy material, studded with spikes and connected to a handle by a length of chain, rope or other flexible material.
    "Brass Knuckles" and any similar device consisting of a band of metal with finger holes designed to fit over the root knuckles of the hand.
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    posted a message on Any knife collectors/fanatics?
    Wondering if I am alone?

    I lost a fair amount of mine, not particularly nice knives, but lots of sentimental value.

    I currently am EDCing a Flash II and am saving up for a CR Sebnza small.
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    posted a message on How old were you when you built your first computer?
    10ish, I took it apart and put it back together, so not really building.
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