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by raudorn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 144
Views: 86620

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

I'm surprised you haven't had a run-in with the biters yet. Usually they start attacking soon once you got a smelting and a power setup, though the starting area might simply be pollution-friendly, e.g. with lots of trees or a big lake. As for the sushi belt, that's quite an advanced technique and w...
by raudorn
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

I use the Brick Joke extensively, but the Golf Club is not much use. Last I knew the method to obtain them was broken. When it was working I got numerous of each despite the cost. I gather there are several of these on the server? I found these two at Taily's place west of Plains City. I also vague...
by raudorn
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Attention, citizens of xkcraftia! I have taken possession of two of the server's most powerful artifacts; the Brick Joke and the Golf Club. I judged the location, where I happened upon these artifacts, was improperly secured and I have not seen the previous owner for years. If you want to steal them...
by raudorn
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

2. Each Bureau is (or will be) in, on, or near a named/populated area of the server, not just scattered out in the wilderness. Only one current or planned bureau is in an area not at least cursorily explored by Raudorns tour. If there's any place I haven't visited yet I want it chained and shot! Bu...
by raudorn
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Dresden Codak

So, there's an update.

It doesn't solve all that many mysteries but it seems like we're on the last leg of the journey. If things don't become clear now I don't think they ever will. I also love the visual similarities between Kimiko and Motoko Kusanagi in this strip.
by raudorn
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

*snicker*
Okay, that was well done. I love the Pa's-sword pun.

I have all these valuable but unused diamond weapons and enchantments just lying around in chests. I'll be sure to be bring them to the Bank of Mordor at my first convenience!
by raudorn
Fri May 04, 2018 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In search of a good build system for C++
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: In search of a good build system for C++

Can't you script something to autogenerate all the CMakeLists stuff for you? In theory , sure, that's possible. A build system is "just" a layer wrapped around the compiler to make it a bit more convenient to tell the compiler what and how to compile. However I don't think cmake is missin...
by raudorn
Thu May 03, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In search of a good build system for C++
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: In search of a good build system for C++

If your build system is as simple as "compile every single file in this directory into an executable", then a simple Makefile will do. See here, for example . This has minimal dependencies, but isn't easily portable to toolchains that don't use gcc/clang's command line syntax. For some sm...
by raudorn
Thu May 03, 2018 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In search of a good build system for C++
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

In search of a good build system for C++

Lately I've been writing a lot of C++ code scattered across both existing and newly created projects and so far I find compiling and building things in C++ to be a check on the con side of a pro-con-analysis of C++. Does anyone have recommendations on how to build projects? Here's an unordered list ...
by raudorn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1782011

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Lately I have been working on force directed graph layouts. Currently trying to port (is that the right word here?) my naive implementation to numpy because with the 400 node, 900 link test graph I'm using it takes several seconds per iteration. Uhm, I may be a bit late to the party here, but are y...
by raudorn
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

So, there is an update coming in the indeterminate future and alongside all kinds of stuff to make the oceans nicer and easier to explore, it will also bring new water physics. It's not clear yet what exactly will change, but it seems like water will now share the space with certain other blocks and...
by raudorn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) - winners announced!
Replies: 8
Views: 4487

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Are you promoting this anywhere else? The forums are almost dead nowadays, so I'm not sure how many people you can reach here.

Generally I'm interested in participating (as it is a nice warmup for Ludum Dare two weeks later), but maybe not. University schedules are always so fickle. *sigh*
by raudorn
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 12283

Re: Anybody in Germany?

My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship? General consensus is one can have as many Bundesland citizenships as one wants, but will have to live with the burden of a conflicting heritage for the rest of one's life. It is a cruel fate far too easily inflicted on far too man...
by raudorn
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 3669

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

I thought the third season was weak, being too much of a repeat of season two. As such I was a bit sceptical towards season four, but warmed up to it after a few episodes. Then the last few episodes of s4 hit me like a brick. I hope this will continue with the fifth one.
by raudorn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: monte carlo algorithm
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: monte carlo algorithm

The way I understand it is that "Monte Carlo" as a noun describes a set of methods to approximate a solution to a problem that has only one solution via "averaging" (slightly more complex) over a set of equally randomly distributed points in the parameter space. For example for n...
by raudorn
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Dresden Codak

Can't be significant sea-level rise as Florida and other low-elevation coastal areas are still clearly depicted. Also, a waterway connecting the Pacific ocean to the Gulf of Mexico through the Rockies (and therefor the Continental Divide) is extremely improbable. The map looks to me more like some ...
by raudorn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Dresden Codak

You might be entirely right, here. I reread Hob and Dark Science and have now to conclude that my initial assessment was built on my own faulty memory. Not only is Hob very much continueable, it's almost suspicious how much of the ending seemed like a Reset Button. Before Hob, Kim was a plucky mad s...
by raudorn
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Dresden Codak

First, allow me to make a few observations: ⋅ The comic can be found here ⋅ The current story line, Dark Science, has gone into the fourth (and final?) arc. ⋅ Somehow, there's no forum thread for DC yet. How? ⋅ The comic has been going on for a while, so presu...
by raudorn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322431

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Mild Episode 7 speculation: Anyone want to take bets on who is going to be the one to epically f--- up this meeting between Cersei/Dany and all of their respective retainers? I'm kind of leaning toward Euron Greyjoy just because he's disappeared these past few episodes after such an epic in...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322431

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Re: all the little things in S7E6 I'm not that bothered by any single of the dubious details or minor plot holes. Big chains? Eh, they had some lying around in Hardhome. Marathon Gendry? Maybe the route was a bit circuitous and a bee-line for Eastwatch was only like 20 miles. Fast ravens? Eh, wh...
by raudorn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

radorn, are you in some region with too much stuff going on? It's the second (or more-th?) time the server crashed at/after your login attempt. I think I can safely offline teleport you if need be. I think I was last logging out of Whittington. The most block update intensive thing there are the my...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322431

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

What I'm interested in is if the writers of the show do have an internal, consistent and planned-out timetable, but they simply decide not to show any kind of travel that's not relevant, or if they only have an ordered list of events and decide not to care about the logistics of travel. I mean, neit...
by raudorn
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

I didn't see any creepers at all today. I don't remember if I saw any yesterday or not. Did they get nerfed again?? Mordor is not the same without them and also it impacts gunpowder collection. I'm pretty sure they were out and about not all that long ago. Oh, right, we once had a creeper-killing s...
by raudorn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Good Morning folks, I bring you a quadruple update. 1.) I can confirm that the server times out recently. Sometimes it's during connects and sometimes it takes a minute before any terrain is rendered. 2.) The Undergarden is open for visitors now, although it wasn't exactly closed beforehand. The wes...
by raudorn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322431

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I fully expect Arya to start dropping bodies left and right. Quoting myself here, from when I had just finished season one, because... uh... yeah. Although to be entirely accurate, most bodies drop in front of her. Although I'm not sure what's up with those random Lannister soldiers in S7E1...
by raudorn
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Local difficulty.

Will have to step away from game for a bit anyway, but look forward to getting back to it, extending a periphery around Mordor of packed grass and no trees, and making Fiddler's Green pretty, natural-looking, be-vegetatived, and be-taverned. Do you have specific plans for that yet? I'm almost finis...
by raudorn
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Flumble wrote:I should probably go back and finish the swimming pool this month. (and then rebuild the hotel because it's just too damn small)

I do enjoy the humour in building a swimming pool in a frozen tundra biome. The hotel is awesome as it is, but you have my support (i.e. my stuff) in expanding it.
by raudorn
Fri May 05, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 144
Views: 86620

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

•Changed production science pack recipe to require assembling machine 1 instead of pumpjack. •Changed science pack 3 to require electric mining drill instead of assembling machine 1. Fuck. Ha, yeah, that change came kinda out of left field. They filed it under balancing, so I guess they wanted to s...
by raudorn
Fri May 05, 2017 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 144
Views: 86620

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

Current progress: The PA is finished and working quite fine. It doesn't have the highest production rate, but that's fine since I only drop in on occasion to get stuff and also it's easy to scale up the production of any particular item, as long as it doesn't consume the entire resource input. Now I...
by raudorn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 144
Views: 86620

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

I'm loving the update so far. I've never gotten to the Megabase phase yet, but I think I'll be doing it this time around, without any mods (not even QoL things like Far Reach and Squeak Through, although I might change that since I'm not going for the achievments). For the starter base I was doing a...
by raudorn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Furthermore, while I, and I think most other active xkcraftlings, try to preserve old structures, there's still a lot of empty space to claim and if it's infrastructure related, touching up the "historic" sites is fine too. This isn't a museum, the exhibition pieces are allowed to be touch...
by raudorn
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Gather round kids and let me tell you a story of civilizations, branch mines, betrayal and game theory. Not long ago, in a country far away - actually it might be near you for all I know - a young gamer - though not so young anymore, which made him somewhat self-conscious - decided to play Minecraft...
by raudorn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

I do intend to finish the north wing of the town hall and I have some vague ideas for what we can put inside, but I'm also terrible at interior design and kinda want to finish some other projects first. Would be fine and dandy if those other projects were small and simple, but, well...
by raudorn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1782011

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If you're reassigning the EIDs during the load of a game, how would references between entities be preserved? I imagine if a player has, for example, the entity with EID 23414 as their target, but then saves and loads the game, the entity with EID 23414 might point to a different entity than before ...
by raudorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

Aww, that baby zombie is adorifying. You definitely need some of those running around Mordor. It'd really add to the atmosphere.
by raudorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1782011

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

:hy: :ugly: On closer inspection of the code (which I wrote myself, so I really have no excuse there), I realise that I misread the function. Not only are the two x of different values, they describe different things; velocity and position respectively. The problem of dividing by zero has always be...
by raudorn
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1782011

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Let us consider this function f(x) = x * (c/x) as we plug in values closer and closer to zero. The mathematician would say that this function always returns c, as the two x cancel out. The naive computer scientist is wary that the actual implementation on a floating point system might screw things u...
by raudorn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 12283

Re: Anybody in Germany?

svenman wrote:Yes, here, for one. South-western Germany, state of Baden-Württemberg.


The important question is Baden or Württemberg... Just kidding, as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)
by raudorn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1354070

Re: Minecraft

I bring you today's episode of "raudorn dies stupid deaths in Minecraft": ------------------------------------- What killed me: Minecart How to reproduce: Take the rail from the Endermen farm in the End towards the End Spawn Tower. Because the endpoint has two unpowered rail tiles, you wil...
by raudorn
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 738151

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Frankly, I'm curious what your opinion will be watching UBW without knowing the characters. So please give your thoughts when you're done! Alright, I'm done with Season 1 now, so I'll give my opinion before I forget what my initial thoughts were. I'll spare you my musing about the plot, though, as ...

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