Nuclear waste is very dangerous, and will remain dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. Therefore, humanity has planned to leave warning messages to future civilisations around permanent nuclear waste storage facilities. However, this turns out to be an extremely difficult task, as the messages are being sent to a completely unknown recipient, so we need to convey the message using as little prerequisite knowledge as possible.
We can't just use our existing warning signs - whilst thi...
I recently watched a TED Talk about ADHD, which was great, and so I wanted to share it with everyone.
There's a very old method for calculating square roots by hand called the Babylonian Method. I wrote a python script to use it.
So, I recently found what I would call the world's longest joke. It's called "Nate the Snake", and can be found here: natethesnake.com
Here's a copy of the joke. Prepare yourself for a long read.
About a year ago, I managed to lose my PGP secret key during a computer reset. Every couple of years, I will factory reset my PC, only keeping a few important files. This helps stop it from slowing down too much, as junk never gets a chance to build up a lot.
However, in the reset that I performed about a year ago, I forgot to copy my secret key, and it was deleted, along with the rest of my hard drive's files. I have searched multiple times through all of my backups to find a copy, but have ...
So, seeing as you're reading this, you seem to have noticed that I've made a new blog! However, unlike the old one, this one has been written completely from scrath, rather than relying on WordPress. This means it's much more lightweight, making it load much faster than the old one.
The way it works is simple: I write the posts straight into the database using phpMyAdmin, and the site reads them from that database to show them to you. That's it.
I might add more to this post in the futu...