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by valbaca
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0710: "Collatz Conjecture"
Replies: 278
Views: 71998

Re: "Collatz Conjecture" Discussion

In C w/ infinite loop: #include <stdio.h> unsigned long collatz(unsigned long n); int main(){ unsigned long n = 2; while(1){ printf("Number: %d",n); unsigned long iterations = collatz(n); printf("Iterations: %d\n\n",iterations); n++; } return 0; } unsigned long collatz(unsigned l...
by valbaca
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21317

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Using x as a wildcard enables it be used to stand for x86- This is assuming that the x wildcard supports recursion. So if x86 can = 386 and 486 etc. than x64 can = x86-64 = 386-64 and 486-64 etc. x64 works. QED. But x isn't a multi-char wildcard like *, it is a single-char wild card, like ? After a...
by valbaca
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21317

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

I can see that my war against the term "x64" isn't going to end well. Oh well, it has to be done. It is x86-64, people! There is no such thing as a 364, a 464, a 564, or a 664 processor! Or you can say AMD64 or EM64T if you want to talk about a specific implementation. Using x as a wildca...
by valbaca
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0676: "Abstraction"
Replies: 88
Views: 21317

Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Also, did we mean x86?

Nearly every Mac sold in the last 3 years has had a 64-bit capable processor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2
"x86-64" may have been more accurate, but the shortened "x64" is acceptable.
by valbaca
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 56352

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

Poster prints? I would buy one now!
I think that would be better than a shirt. Your computer-illiterates would still need you around if you're wearing the shirt.
by valbaca
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0489: "Going West"
Replies: 64
Views: 16684

Re: "Going West" Discussion

From the title I was really expecting a Dark Tower reference...I guess that's what happens when your midway through a series :/

alt text was pretty good
by valbaca
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 305
Views: 65315

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

With all the counter examples (Orwell, Shakespeare, Burgess, Tolkien, etc.) I think the graph should have been more akin to a x*sin(x) Good comic in that it got my mind wrapped around literature (and trig) in the middle of a software-engineering-&-electronics-exam-in-the-morning-all-nighter. (+1...
by valbaca
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41024

Re: "Tones" Discussion

My phone doesn't even seem to have the ability to add ringtones. You can just choose from the shitty built-in ones. :( I think there's a way to buy more, but fuck if I'm paying for them. I want a better phone so I can use the Super Mario 64 1-up sound, or some equally neat sound effect. And the abi...
by valbaca
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 41024

Re: "Tones" Discussion

I prefer ringtones that are similar to the normal ring but not quite... examples: The fading ringtone from "Crank" The office ring tone from "24" the dial-up tone (lots of laughs from that one) the disconnected toned (beep we're sorry...the number you are trying to dial is no lon...

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