House rules are a staple of card and board games, and Uno is no exception. Recently with friends, we played some games of Uno, observing a common house rule:
House Rule 1. A player who incorrectly calls ‘Uno’ must draw two cards.1 (Each player
Until 31 December 2014, secondary school students in Australia could apply for a Tax File Number (TFN) through the Secondary Schools TFN Program. Application was made through the NAT 2024 form: Tax file number – application or enquiry for secondary school students, available… »
Secret Hitler is a popular hidden identity party game developed by Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage, licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International licence. However, the official freely-available ‘print-and-play’ PDF edition is in black and white, and low quality. To remedy this, I have created by… »
This year, I was the winner of the inaugural Coding Interest Group in Medicine and Healthcare (CIGMAH) Puzzle Hunt Grand Prize, with a value of $150. I have now distributed the prize funds to the following charitable and not-for-profit causes:
Organisation AUD Electronic Frontiers Australia
I collected information on sales at three Pickles ‘Victorian Government & Council Vehicles’ auctions on 13, 20 and 27 August 2019. I collected data on ‘personal vehicles’, which I defined as vehicles with a sedan, wagon, hatchback or liftback body type. I compared winning bids… »
Unlike some of their other recordings, Starkid's Starship (2011) is split into multiple parts, making finding individual songs difficult. Here are links to all of them:
- I Wanna Be: A1P1 2:21
- Get Back Up: A1P5 4:40
- Life: A1P6 1:31
- Life (Reprise): A1P6 8:31
- Hideous Creatures:
A slightly belated welcome from me to the new look Inane Observations blog! The new theme has been created from scratch, using resources from the Jekyll Minima theme, and aims to be clean, minimalist and responsive. In accordance with this style, the tagline has also… »
The title says it all really. What would have happened in the 2016 American federal election if votes in the Electoral College were allocated proportionally, either within each state or nationwide? I was curious, so here's some number-crunching.
Electoral Votes Clinton Trump Johnson Stein McMullin
Take note of sign conventions!
A single convex lens can be used as a magnifying glass.
If an object is placed within the focal point of a convex lens, a virtual image will be formed.
The linear magnification of… »
‘San Junipero’ is, without a doubt, one of the most unique episodes of Black Mirror in all its three seasons. Unlike the other episodes, which are primarily straightforward one-sided criticisms of particular aspects of technology and society, ‘San Junipero’ deals with deeper, more thoughtful questions… »
Along with the revamped site and layout comes a name change: Goodbye, $ sudo FIXIT!!,… »
[runassudo@NEXUS tmp]$ cat awesomeprogram… »
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
echo "This script must be run as root"
echo "Sorry, try again."
echo -n "[sudo] password for $SUDO_USER: "
read -s tmp
echo "PASSWORD IS $tmp"
# Do evil things
Let's Get Some Hybrid Graphics Up In Here!
if [ ! -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf ]; then
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx /etc/X11/xorg.conf
startx /usr/bin/openbox-session -- :1How simple was that? And my script for starting X on my integrated card is about the same (only using XFCE,… »
I didn't come up with this: it was a thing floating around Chinese social media a while back. I was reminded of it when I saw a similar exercise by Shaun Micallef.
At the time this joke was devised, the President of the People's… »
(I typed this up because the other transcripts were either missing bits and pieces or were clearly written by someone with absolutely no grasp of the English language.)
I claim nothing for the following content. The video is property of the BBC.
Before long,… »
(This is a response to this Reddit post)
Okay, 8 months too late, but whatever:
Two connector changes over 10 years? Thats 2 too many.
You know what really annoys me? Installers.
An installer is supposed to be a program which sets up another program. Program needs 2GB RAM? Installer checks that. Program requires GTK? The installer downloads it. I have absolutely no quarrel with installers that actually do something.… »
Did you know that a NAND gate with inverted inputs is just an OR gate?
I know! Crazy, right?