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by Flumble
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056753

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

cephalopod9 wrote:it's like 5 of the worst things at once. hhhhghhkhghhghhhhkghhh.

- top text+bottom text
- US flags
- women
- blond hair

what's 5? the backlighting?
by Flumble
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

When were you planning on doing it? If no one's planning on playing in the next 4 hours, I'll start right now. :) Are you planning on taking care of the duplicate mob UUIDs before/after/during the upgrade? I'll take some more time to find out which mobs are duplicated, where and whether they're car...
by Flumble
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"
Replies: 19
Views: 2398

Re: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"

I'm loving Sableagle's interpretation of the datas. :lol: The "house of cards" diagram reminds me of when I first learned about polynomial interpolation. Despite some occasional overshooting they result in nice smooth motion ...until you try and see what prediction power it has and *BLAM* ...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736479

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

This is the place whether people have named Kimi No Na Wa (/君の名は。/Your Name) most "recently", so I'll leave my appreciation for the film here. Very good! So many scenes! Together with quite a lot of story, it felt like I was watching a trilogy in the span of 1:40 hours. This was further re...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9869
Views: 1776375

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Using do notation should just be the obvious "three lines, each pulling the value out of a deeper monad" thing: That's what you'd think at first, yes. But GHC will immediately complain that it can't match [] with IO . And then you realize (>>=) (and related combinators) work with m a -> (...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

*two weeks later* So, does everything seem alright for an upgrade to 1.13.x? So, if you are using the server.properties from the live server, it uses 25555 because I have multiple servers running on that host. I use a srv record to make it easier for everyone to connect without having to remember th...
by Flumble
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2046: "Trum-"
Replies: 38
Views: 2585

Re: 2046: "Trum-"

The least weird fact is that people can't ever shut up about Trump. (We ought to give that a name by the way, like a Godwin but stronger: as a conversation goes on, the chance of naming Trump or his deeds approaches 1 and from then on it can only go on about politics.) Far weirder, though, is the fa...
by Flumble
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Half full or half empty?
Replies: 41
Views: 1760

Re: Half full or half empty?

So really, the glass isn't just mostly empty, it's entirely empty , and so is the whole universe. So, too, is my love life. Don't think of it as emptiness. Think of it as freedom. So, really you're saying Scotland is like a glass filled halfway to the brim? Next time I order a double scotch, I'll e...
by Flumble
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9869
Views: 1776375

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was trying some real world™ Haskell the other day and stumbled on monads within monads, specifically IO [IO a] due to reading from files inside a directory. I can slam it all together as a one-liner \f dir -> listDirectory dir >>= traverse (\file -> fmap f (readFile file)) (or in a slightly pointl...
by Flumble
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Half full or half empty?
Replies: 41
Views: 1760

Re: Half full or half empty?

It is necessarily both half full and half empty (even especially when observed!), because otherwise you'd have only half a glass.

I'd say this is more of a religious war than science, despite delving deep into physics.
by Flumble
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats
Replies: 47
Views: 3363

Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Calling a lifeboat a boatboat is incorrect, though. What we really want is the big boat that is carrying the life boat, but I don't think there's a proper term for this. That really bothered me, likewise with apartment. A househouse would better be named a "highrise" or "apartment co...
by Flumble
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"
Replies: 86
Views: 5264

Re: 2042: "Rolle's Theorem"

Makes me wonder about the problem I considered when I was maybe five or six and playing Crazy Golf... Given an initial impetus of a ball rolling over an (arbitrarily profiled, even multi-humped but smooth) hill, with zero rolling/air resistance or other dampening forms of friction, up to a certain ...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

They're hidden by default, but on most browsers you'll see controls on the right that you can click to toggle the markers. Hmmm...I'm using Firefox and they're not there. Oh well. Me too and they're there. :D I guess firefox doesn't feel like checking whether the scripts have changed —you can try t...
by Flumble
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

Ugh, for some reason the test server decided to listen on a weird port. Now it's back to the default (25565). (How did you guys join before? Did it listen on the right port before or did you try out different ports?) "memeish"?? Meme-related?? I (ab)use that word for anything that's intend...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

Unfortunately, I just discovered it broke down somewhen this evening (see also my ranting in General ), so it'll take a bit before it's back up. Approximately 2 hours from now, since I did the whole world conversion in memory and hadn't written it back to a disk yet. :roll: [edit] Good news, everyon...
by Flumble
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3056753

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I fucking despise win10. I just installed this month's security update (I finally got windows to fuck off with its automatic updates by disabling the automatic update scans) and rebooted the computer as required. After that, all services seemed to be running and winupdate wasn't complaining about an...
by Flumble
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

In a minute an hour and a half I'll be hosting a server at minecraft.flumble.nl running 1.13.1. It's a copy of last week's backup to see what's broken and whether the server crashes and burns. (no merging back to the xkcd server!) I've found command blocks in the following areas*: (-38496, -480&...
by Flumble
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7912720

Re: Thoughts for ships

I swear if the forum logs me out one more time while I'm writing a post I'm gonna lose it. There are four solutions to this problem: 1. write your post in a text editor rather than in the reply form (or copy the text to a text editor before pressing preview/submit) 2. hit 'preview' every once in a ...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 4008

Re: 2034: "Equations"

I think it's missing the most fundamental equation "f(x) = g(x)".

Lothario O'Leary wrote:(Oh, and the one alphabet that I think would be awesome to see in math? Glagolitic.)

ⰒⰎⰉⰈ ⰐⰑ!
by Flumble
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)

A short, distinct symbol (e.g. a letter) is definitely the way to go when solving/simplifying some equation. What the letters stand for doesn't matter then; only the operations between them do.* Before and after these steps it's sensible to substitute names, though. And, of course, in "real mat...
by Flumble
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2036: "Edgelord"
Replies: 35
Views: 3610

Re: 2036: "Edgelord"

Why choose between edgelord and hyperedgelord? Some people are bipartite. Why choose between edge and node? These once-thought-to-be-binary concepts are now recognized as fluid. Maybe it started out as cis-edge or cis-node, but changed with maturity and self-realization. I think "a spectrum fr...
by Flumble
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1349810

Re: Minecraft

Shall we update to 1.13 soon? Are there any things that break horribly if we increase the version number? Whittington has unexplored probably-sea only a kilometer to the north, which may generate full of underwater (hostile) life and icebergs, I've been told. That is, if the seed is the same as when...
by Flumble
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Re: Dresden Codak

If things don't become clear now I don't think they ever will. I'd be okay with that. I don't recall Hob being clear —though that was perhaps mostly in the sense of 'is this happening, has happened, will happen, haswill happened or is being imagined' rather than jumping to a next point in the story...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

I'm not passionate enough about anything particular, so my walls have always been bare. Finding/making a decent desktop background is a tough enough job for me. I could paint "ceci n'est pas art mural" in giant letters across one of the walls, but then again, not painting anything on it ma...
by Flumble
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 6046

Re: Oxford comma query

Or he's nerdsniping.

I also vote for Weinersmith having accidentally the joke.
by Flumble
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 6046

Re: Oxford comma query

I believe getting more and more certain the joke is that he removed an "oxford comma" that was actually the comma to end a subclause(?):
There are two types of people: (those who like the oxford comma, morons,) and (pedants).
by Flumble
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

Internets to Flumble for a solution that accounts for either any definition of "flip". (After all, what if it's a random flip on a weighted coin?) Do note that if b≠0.5, the coin has a really weird bias that tends to favour landing on the same side it was (b<0.5) or landing on the opposin...
by Flumble
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

If you express the problem as a transition matrix, you can parametrize it completely: https://latex.codecogs.com/gif.download?%5Cbg_white%20%5Cbegin%7Bbmatrix%7D%201%20%26%200%20%5Cend%7Bbmatrix%7D%20%5Cbegin%7Bbmatrix%7D%20%281-t%29+t%20%5Ccdot%20%281-b%29%20%26%20t%20%5Ccdot%20b%5C%5C%20t%20%5Ccdo...
by Flumble
Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 8150

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

And this is the intended effect of the bill? I'm curious as to what the intended effect is. So far, it seems to have the same outcome as the 'cookie law': all sites* fucking over the users by blocking you if you don't agree with their 3rd-party advertising and data mining, rather than changing thei...
by Flumble
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 17031

Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

For those of you not in the know, we have an entire board dedicated to these disputes, so if you want to go into in-depth discussions about ⋅  Toilet paper orientation ⋅  Metric vs US Customary ⋅  Banana peeling do feel free to spew your nonsense voice your opinion ther...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 9565

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

What's the point of those circles in the first place? You're not supposed to see them, right? Also (assuming you want to stay with a free webhost) you may want to move your site over to GitHub Pages . It's a slight upgrade in terms of advertising and analytics (namely github doesn't inject anything ...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 9565

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.
by Flumble
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 9565

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Derp, that came out badly. I meant to say that having a script source at the very start of the document (or a link[rel=subresource] as I've just learned) will make the browser aware earlier that it should load that script. And that together with defer it won't block the html parser any further. (and...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 9565

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

First thing I'd suggest, though, is to take your in-line CSS section and chuck it in a .css file of its own. Assuming you're not making every page on your site completely different in style, that one file can serve every one of them. I subscribe to this too. And next to CSS, I also advise you to mo...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 15
Views: 5167

Re: What language should I learn?

I'd like to know of one of those so I can get the user-base up to eleven. I know of Subtext, Viskell and Luna as the most general-purpose languages, with Luna actually being worked on right now. Then there are more specific languages like XOD, Simulink, LabView, GNU Radio which are (if I recall cor...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 15
Views: 5167

Re: What language should I learn?

Or one of the billion JS web frameworks, but I gather you want to mess around for fun, not seek out reasons to slit your wrists. With the chief advantage of JS of course being you can mash stuff together in a graphical environment (the browser) from the get-go. I feel more like "having fun&quo...
by Flumble
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 5719

Re: 1962: “Generations”

NumberFourtyThree wrote:http://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/

Great, thanks, now my Sunday is gone (and all I got is this lousy wire drone collection). :|
by Flumble
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1496867

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Well well well, the 4 days of natural ice have been fun. :D (and maybe, just maybe, there's enough ice left tomorrow to make it 5 days) I believe I have to go to a more northern country if I am to skate for longer (on long stretches of ice, not indoors of course). Internet Stockholm claims to have l...
by Flumble
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 4592

Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

The point of 1==x rather than x==1 is to avoid bugs of the "oops, I typed = rather than ==" variety. x=1 will compile (it's an assignment). 1=x will not. (You can't assign to an immutable). So, it catches a particular kind of common bug. Jose Ah. I'd not encountered that reason before. Ye...
by Flumble
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

After the first few episodes I didn't think that much of it, thinking it's much like Rick & Morty in (dialogue, animation, philosophy) style except bleaker because the episodes don't usually end on a high note. And where both offer lots of "ironic satire" or whatever you call it, R&...

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