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by darktan
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA to abandon policy of suing file-sharers
Replies: 138
Views: 9317

Re: RIAA to abandon policy of suing file-sharers

Terrific, this just means a lot more work for me. As for them attempting to monitor traffic, that isn't necessarily true. All they have to do is find the torrent for the file and they can see their peers' IP addresses. Take that IP and a time stamp, do a quick ARIN search, and email the offender's ...
by darktan
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA to abandon policy of suing file-sharers
Replies: 138
Views: 9317

Re: RIAA to abandon policy of suing file-sharers

They'll instead work with ISPs to cut off repeat offender's access to the intertubes. Sounds great and everything, but that line worries me. The article says they're going to notify alleged abusers and cut off service if they stop. How are they going to figure out who's been downloading illegal mat...
by darktan
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0511: "Sleet"
Replies: 83
Views: 18051

Re: "Sleet" Discussion

I wonder if he did the 'let it snow' thing on purpose, just to mess with his readers, there is precedent for this:
http://xkcd.com/389/
by darktan
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7921354

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I really dont want to kill firefox, disconnect from IRC, close my text editor and go to sleep.

Yet its going to happen eventually anyway.

Any minute now.
by darktan
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 134969

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Today, I grabbed the latest pidgin sources from their monotone repository and found this in gtkmain.c: /* FUCKING GET ME A TOWEL! */ #ifdef _WIN32 /* suppress gcc "no previous prototype" warning */ int pidgin_main(HINSTANCE hint, int argc, char *argv[]); int pidgin_main(HINSTANCE hint, int...
by darktan
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java - Chatterbot/Synth/Recognition
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Java - Chatterbot/Synth/Recognition

I took a quick look at the page, have you tried looking at the sample bot provided? Looks like you need a context, splitters, substitutions and aiml file. <applet id="ChatterApplet" name="ChatterApplet" code="bitoflife.chatterbean.ChatterBean" archive="chatterbean....
by darktan
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Iterating through every combination of an array
Replies: 18
Views: 3001

Re: Iterating through every combination of an array

I was working on a dead-simple problem which basically gave you a target number and a list of smaller numbers, and asked to find the combination of the fewest numbers (if any) that add to the target number. So, if it gave a target of 10, and numbers 5,5, 2 and 3, the answer would be 2. (5+5 is fewe...
by darktan
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: silly rabbit! Cereal is for Dinner!
Replies: 98
Views: 13860

Re: silly rabbit! Cereal is for Dinner!

I like cheerios. Back in my early childhood I had corn flakes with large amounts of suger and milk, then I found out about suger frosted cornflakes, lived in a few years of sugar induced bliss and then switched to cheerios for a reason I cant quite remember. Been with them ever since. As much as I t...
by darktan
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Arabic Literature
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Arabic Literature

You might want to try Naguib Mahfouz. From wikipedia: Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, Nagīb Maḥfūẓ) (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along wit...
by darktan
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 56
Views: 17913

Re: Good Omens

I borrowed it from a friend and read it in more or less one sitting over the summer. Excellent book, but it didnt really feel like Gaiman had put much into it. If they didnt put his name on the cover, I would never have guessed he had a hand in it. as an aside, Awesome book. I actually have it overd...
by darktan
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321785

Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

What kind of gets me about movie/tv adaptations is that I already know the story, so why would I want to see the same story again, simply told in a different format? I already know that: Jaime throws Bran off a tower, that Cersei and Jaime are doing it behind everyone's backs, that Ned bites it ...
by darktan
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd site code
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Re: xkcd site code

The comicpress theme for wordpress might suit your needs:
http://mindfaucet.com/comicpress/about/

although, I would agree, writing a CMS would be a fun and interesting project, and I've always wanted to do something with Rails...
by darktan
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 42086

Re: ultimate game

Gary Gygax was the architect of the tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons, for those who genuinely do not know.

EDIT:
Damn, beaten to the punch
by darktan
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C Compiler Recommendation
Replies: 26
Views: 3465

Re: C Compiler Recommendation

Dev-C++ is also a really nice IDE :shock: You're kidding, right? DevC++ is the worst IDE I've ever used! seconded. I found it to be very memory heavy and awkward to use. It implements minGW, so I'd rather stick with just minGW since you didnt want to be burdened with an IDE. Someone else already dr...
by darktan
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2149426

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello World!

I'm a first year in the University of Waterloo Engineering dept in Ontario, Canada
love math/comp sci, been reading xkcd for a while now, finally got around to registering here.

cheers

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