Escapist Podcast - Science and Tech: 016: Did PMS Evolve as a Man-Repellent?

016: Did PMS Evolve as a Man-Repellent?

In this episode of The Escapist's Science and Tech podcast, host CJ Miozzi and Escapist writers talk about the evolution of PMS, the "imminent threat" of global cooling, and email encryption.

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Here's that XKCD comic http://xkcd.com/936/

One part of that comic always got me thinking, it says 1000 guesses per second, why do systems accept 1000 guesses per second?

I'm no computer scientist but why not make the system only accept 1 per second, or even 10 and make that 550 years to guess onto 55,000 years? (me not do good math and comprehend entropy, so be gentle if me wrong)

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Here's that XKCD comic http://xkcd.com/936/

One part of that comic always got me thinking, it says 1000 guesses per second, why do systems accept 1000 guesses per second?

I'm no computer scientist but why not make the system only accept 1 per second, or even 10 and make that 550 years to guess onto 55,000 years? (me not do good math and comprehend entropy, so be gentle if me wrong)

That... also disturbs me, now. No human, regardless of how fast a typist, will be inputting 1000 guesses per second. Huh.

Your comments about hospital child-birth causing pain are absurd. I hope you realize how dangerous it is for people to have children in the other ways you mention.

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Your comments about hospital child-birth causing pain are absurd. I hope you realize how dangerous it is for people to have children in the other ways you mention.

My immediate thought was -- wouldn't you risk the baby falling on its head if you just squat down?

 

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