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by spudtheimpaler
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Long story short, JavaFX was intended as a form of flash type rich internet app development, that tied in tightly with JavaSE. It never picked up speed because it used a very different language syntax to Java and many didn't think it could compete with Adobe Air and MS Silverlight enough to warrant ...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Facebook API, anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Facebook API, anyone?

Anyone here work with the Facebook API regularly? I've been thinking about writing a program to comb through the "Facebook" folder in my mail account and tally up some stats for me (namely, who spams me the most egregiously), but it occurs to me that the API could make that a little simpl...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics
Replies: 18
Views: 4208

Re: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics

The track I use...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGZ5sqVchGU

You don't have to like the BG track,but it keeps me going! Tabata Burpees are my 'Shit, I cant make a proper workout today' exercise and they are indeed killer.
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone else wonder why Access is so widely used?
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Does anyone else wonder why Access is so widely used?

cerbie wrote:You have Office Professional on every PC.


Yes, this. Simples.
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Java Applet] Rotating image?
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: [Java Applet] Rotating image?

There seems to be plenty of help on google, such as http://www.javareference.com/jrexamples ... .jsp?id=88

What have you tried so far, and have you tried anything google has suggested? (most commonly seems to be AffineTransform as per the above link.)
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Black hat or White hat?

Cleverbeans wrote:
spudtheimpaler wrote:I present to you McAfee:


That's your problem, your web filter didn't protect you from the McAfee virus, it's a very common infection particularly on new systems. Good luck getting that malware off...

Ha, very droll. I'm pretty sure the web filter will be installed on the proxy, however... ;)
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Black hat or White hat?

The web filter for vegans? I present to you McAfee: Request Blocked by URL Filter Database Your request to URL "http://www.hatsofmeat.com/hams.html" has been blocked by the Webwasher URL Filter Database. The URL is listed under categories (Gruesome Content), which are not allowed by your ...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Black hat or White hat?

I'd characterize myself as a meat hat . Hmm. My work web filter blocks this under the category of "Gruesome content"... What I rabidly clicked on with a little too much enthusiasm now has me really quite worried. The internet is a scary, scary place. ...The site is literally a list of SFW...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Black hat or White hat?

You, sir, name? wrote:I'd characterize myself as a meat hat.

Hmm. My work web filter blocks this under the category of "Gruesome content"... What I rabidly clicked on with a little too much enthusiasm now has me really quite worried. The internet is a scary, scary place.
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Any improvements to this diet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6713

Re: Any improvements to this diet?

Moral of the story: Bad food is Bad. Staying away from salt and saturated fat= Good Oh dear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8WA5wcaHp4&feature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbFQc2kxm9c&feature=player_embedded Could you give a short summary for those of us who can't view yo...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

joshz wrote:You're also assuming that davean cares enough to fix it.

Perfectly valid reason not to in my book :)
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

There are like six different domain names. But now that the comic links to forums.xkcd.com, which was always the single official one before, there's no good reason for not just sticking to that. If it's too inconvenient to type the domain name at work, maybe stop browsing the forum at work. I don't...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

Because it takes work to get rid of it, and why do more work than you have to? Because it's caused issues, and could cause more. No need to be quite so blasé about it :) Obviously it's not my choice whether issues caused with are < or > issues caused without, I just wondered if there was a reason i...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

...what is the harm in using the echochamber domain whilst it is available? The fact that if you link to it, it logs people using forums out. Which is annoying. So if I link to this thread twice, from each site: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=42561 http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic....
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

If you're using something other than Internet Explorer, you can have just the letter f be a keyword for a forums.xkcd.com bookmark, so how your browser autocompletes things is no excuse. I use IE at work because that's all we're allowed to use. My explanation was a reason, not an excuse. I wasn't t...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cardio Options in an Apartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: Cardio Options in an Apartment

Having done sod all exercise since moving to Germany I have started to notice the effects. Remembering this thread, and realising I have no time really tonight to do anything lengthy, I'm gonna jump straight back in with tabata burpees. Bucket will be kept handy... If you don't hear from me tomorrow...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 76482

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

...and some silly people are still using echochamber... Why so serious silly? If I type in "ech" into my address bar I get echochamber top of the list. If I type "for" I get a bunch of forum sites. Echo chamber is actually more convenient for me, and well it's up, so what harm i...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Careers.StackOverflow.com. Anyone else have one?
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Careers.StackOverflow.com. Anyone else have one?

Yea, what is this $29 filling fee? I don't understand what "filling" means for that. I mean you get a public URL.. for $29 do they make it searchable or something? For free, you get a personalised link to your CV. For $'s, it becomes accessible to the recruiter's front end search. Basical...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Any improvements to this diet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6713

Re: Any improvements to this diet?

poohat wrote:...perhaps including stray animals in the street

And still potentially healthier than what you'll get from a fast-food place...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Careers.StackOverflow.com. Anyone else have one?
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Careers.StackOverflow.com. Anyone else have one?

Yeah I'm about to start looking again in the UK so I thought, for $29, might as well. I guess they're relying on a few people like me who are willing to part with a little bit of mullah to perhaps maybe sorta look towards using it in the future. I'm all for auto-generated CV's a-la linkedin. My expe...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Writing an Open Source Operating System
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

Re: Writing an Open Source Operating System

How does open source stay alive? I don't know anyone that has contributed to the open source movement and I am around some pretty technical people. Where do they all hide? In Norway? Toronto? This movement is huge, but who the hell is doing it? Open source does not necessarily mean hobbyist coders....
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Allergies, Weight Loss - I need help! Oh my.
Replies: 24
Views: 3113

Re: Allergies, Weight Loss - I need help! Oh my.

50 pounds in 6 months is certainly doable, but ambitious. Aim to lose 1-2 pounts a week and dont be upset if you only manage 30-40 - that will still make a huge difference to your appearance. I would say it is much better to overshoot an attainable goal, than to only ever come close to an unobtaina...
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Allergies, Weight Loss - I need help! Oh my.
Replies: 24
Views: 3113

Re: Allergies, Weight Loss - I need help! Oh my.

The idea was 50 in 6 months followed by the final 30 or so that I wanted to lose to reach my goal-weight. I want to remain fit following this so I was hoping that the lifestyle choices I made to lose all of it would continue on to help me maintain the weight lost :) I agree, losing that much is ver...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: New initiate into the grand order
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: New initiate into the grand order

For developing my own stuff at home, netbeans all the way. At work I spend my life bug fixing and debugging, so it has to be eclipse. Netbeans has a far better editor in my opinion and I like its focus on trying to get you to build stuff in a way that makes you think about a one step build process. ...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 7083

Re: Long distance Cycling

asad137 wrote:Good luck! I haven't done any sort of competitive riding, but last weekend I rode 92 miles (148km) on gently rolling terrain. It was awesome.

Asad


lol... I wen't on my first proper cycle trip at the weekend - 20k. Still a way to go before I reach the likes of you lot, eh? :)
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ugh, a fat man in his pants
Replies: 23
Views: 5849

Re: Ugh, a fat man in his pants

So, since I stopped doing real work and went back to being a lazy student, I haven't had any spare time for forum-philandering, but at the three month mark, it's time for an update, I guess. I'm now down to 89kg, or 196lbs, so over a three month period I've lost 7kg which is pretty much what I was ...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Staying fit in in the winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Avelion wrote:If you have a rock climbing gym nearby that's a fun way to keep in shape.

+1... in fact, plus several.
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What to learn: Perl, Python or Ruby?
Replies: 41
Views: 4822

Re: What to learn: Perl, Python or Ruby?

poohat wrote:either of the not-perl options

I'm interested in this as I'm due to learn a scripting language... I was going to go with Ruby. I'm curious why you say non-perl though?
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Explosive Power.
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Re: Explosive Power.

Also, as BlackSails said, make sure you have something to actually hit when you practice combos and drills so you don't get into the habit of holding yourself back. Seriously. I dont get why people think they will be able to hit things when they rarely, if ever hit things in practice. Its like clai...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So, what is a job in programming like?
Replies: 20
Views: 5366

Re: So, what is a job in programming like?

...doing ultra-cool things like advanced statistics... Ha, FTS. I'd rather go into medicine... I've not much to add to what the others have said. All I will say is that in this job, fun work and creating fun projects seems to be inversely proportional to the pay. If you want talent, and your produc...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3313

Re: Overtraining

lets get some important info down first, to help diagnose if you are over training in certain areas etc...

What are you training for - General health? Do you want to improve certain areas?
by spudtheimpaler
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Grokking libnotify
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Grokking libnotify

I have some idea of what you said, don't know the answer, laughed at CortoPasta's post and am now wondering what makes orangeperson orange..?
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974061

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

... Starting with a StringBuilder initialised with "" is probably a better idea since Strings are immutable. Or if you have a good idea of the size, initialise with the size (plus a chuck of contingency if you're not 100%) as initialising StringBuilders or StringBuffers I think starts wit...
by spudtheimpaler
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cardio Options in an Apartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2666

Re: Cardio Options in an Apartment

Burpees? There are some suggested programs here . Sadist Pretty high value to sweat ratio, but very mean, and you need a certain level of fitness to get into them. There are plenty of body weight exercises you can do though to get you started, and then you could move onto weights. Any sort of weigh...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Java Source to Source Optimiser (Slow Java programs wanted!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Java Source to Source Optimiser (Slow Java programs wanted!)

...javac does very little optimisation. java (runtime environment) does do some optimisation - e.g assuming the values of variables, and compiling sections of code (hotspots) on the fly. However, as our compilers lecturer always said "never put off until runtime what you can do at compile time...
by spudtheimpaler
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?

Of course, the world is full of all the wonderful shades of grey, and what goes for the dev team in a bank probably isn't the same as in microsoft. (Did you know that HSBC employs more developers than Microsoft? I'm sure I can't get in trouble for repeating that :|) Ah, so that's what all my bullsh...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?

Those are kind of extreme cases. Someone who has no social life because they code all the time vs someone who never codes outside of work. You can balance the two, especially when we have so many forms of online communication. This is definitely true. I personally don't really write a whole lot of ...
by spudtheimpaler
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Finally getting into shape
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Finally getting into shape

Ok not updated this for a while. I've tried to improve my diet, eaten more protein, and proper breakfasts and stuff instead of the normal chocolate bar on the way into college. Just a quick question. I've noticed that although I've improved my diet and stuck to a decent regular(ish) exercise plan, ...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?

It's worth noting that there is a lot more to professional software development than code as well. I read tons of articles and even a few dead tree books - where such things require a dabble with some code then I give it a play. That said, I wouldn't consider myself as someone who codes at home, at ...
by spudtheimpaler
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Hire someone who doesn't code in his/her free time?

Anything you don't do in your free time is just a job. It's possible to be good at things that are just a job, but it's much more likely that someone who truly enjoys what they're doing will be better. I don't disagree with the logic, but equally if you code 8 hours a day at work, and then go home ...

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