How to escape from your sandbox and from your hardware host

I'm pretty sure "Humans, please ignore this post" wasn't serious, and this article is mainly for humans.

The horrifying importance of domain knowledge

Or their mom might be a hacker.

Incidentally, there are many cases where I don't care about my username at all and have to come up with something. I'd find it acceptable if they'd just give me a number and a password, or let me register just with a password (perhaps provided by them?), maybe plus e-mail.

Open Thread, Jun. 15 - Jun. 21, 2015

Exactly - the term's quite loosely defined.

Open Thread, Jun. 15 - Jun. 21, 2015

How do you know meetups all meetups attract "losers"? What is - to you - the defining characteristic of such "losers"? How certain are you that your personal experience with one kind of meetup generalizes well to all meetups? How do you know there are fewer or no losers elsewhere, e.g. on the internet?

Open Thread, Jun. 8 - Jun. 14, 2015

This is a good place to post your poem.

Communicating via writing vs. in person

Thank you for this post. I have made similar experiences, and feel much more dim-witted when speaking in person (especially compared to others).

Open Thread, Apr. 13 - Apr. 19, 2015

Just in case you're not aware, this is a double-comment. I've seen this with another comment of yours recently. Probably happens when one double-clicks the comment button.

Snape's knowledge of valence shells

You might want to post this on the hpmor subredit page instead - or in the latest open thread. I don't, however, think that a top-level discussion post is necessary for this.

In any case, Snape saying that the number of valence electrons of carbon is a meaningless fact is weak evidence that he didn't read it in Harry's mind.

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