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by CortoPasta
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "What should you major in?" discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: "What should you major in?" discussion

No, it doesn't. That's what http://forums.xkcd.com/viewforum.php?f=2 is for

-Pasta
by CortoPasta
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website security
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Website security

ArsTechnica did a write up I found about using PayPal for the shopping cart. What do you think about this? Would this deal with those issues?
http://arstechnica.com/web/guides/2009/11/how-to-set-up-an-e-commerce-site-using-paypal-to-process.ars
by CortoPasta
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website security
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Website security

I've been learning a lot about html/css/php/javascript lately in the hopes of doing some web development stuff in the future. The distant future. Only "problem" is the other day, I got offered some work building a website for a retailer that wants to set-up something that allows him to sel...
by CortoPasta
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft 'invents' sudo. Patents it
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Microsoft 'invents' sudo. Patents it

Although the invention has been described in language specific to structural features and/or methodological steps, it is to be understood that the invention defined in the appended claims is not necessarily limited to the specific features or steps described. Rather, the specific features and steps...
by CortoPasta
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Grokking libnotify
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Grokking libnotify

flavorjones wrote:http://www.galago-project.org/specs/notification/

That's what she said...
by CortoPasta
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP/mySQL help in XAMPP
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: PHP/mySQL help in XAMPP

Nevermind, figured it out. If anyone else has this problem, let me know
by CortoPasta
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP/mySQL help in XAMPP
Replies: 1
Views: 487

PHP/mySQL help in XAMPP

Teaching myself and I'm hitting a road block. Able to use mySQL and create tables, but I can't figure out how to create a PHP file to manipulate those tables. This is dumb, I know, but does anyone want to shed some light?
by CortoPasta
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple perl script to download all comics
Replies: 9
Views: 7442

Re: Simple perl script to download all comics

Sick! It's cool seeing someone throw stuff out there for everyone to use
by CortoPasta
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: iMacro script.+Mafia Wars.
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: iMacro script.+Mafia Wars.

Your seriously asking for Mafia wars help? I thought everyone blocked that application on facebook already
by CortoPasta
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3709

Re: Black hat or White hat?

RahulKolasseri wrote:Which one would you be?

I think I'll most probably be a White hat, so i don't have to fear the authorities being on the hunt for me or anything.

If you have to ask this question, chances are you'll be neither. Not trying to be mean, just saying.
by CortoPasta
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Richard Stallman doing the Soulja Boy dance, laptop in hand
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Richard Stallman doing the Soulja Boy dance, laptop in hand

Spacemilk wrote:I don't usually look at the youtube link extensions but... why does this one have the word "Pube" in it?

Haha, didn't even notice that. Almost looks like it says "Pube 5 analysis" :lol:
by CortoPasta
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Input in Javascript
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Input in Javascript

Here's a way you could use it. It's standard javascript, so it uses the dom, but I think that's probably better for you since you're just tinkering. <html> <head> <title>Calculation</title> <script type="text/javascript"> window.onload = function(evnt) { document.calcBox.onsubmit = functi...
by CortoPasta
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Input in Javascript
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Input in Javascript

<!DOCTYPE html> <title>Test</title> <script src="link/to/jquery.js"></script> <script> $(function(){ $("#submit").click(function(){ alert("Answer is " + ( parseInt($("#x").val(),10) + parseInt($("#y").val(),10) ) + "!"); }); }); </script> ...
by CortoPasta
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Input in Javascript
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Input in Javascript

So this should be a retardedly easy question to answer, but when I look on W3 or run a google search, I can't find what I'm looking for. Basically, I'm just trying to teach myself Javascript to get my feet wet, and I can't figure out how to get an input from the user to use in an equation. <html> <b...
by CortoPasta
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Excel needs to sod off and die
Replies: 13
Views: 3679

Re: Excel needs to sod off and die

I needed to extrapolate intermediate values for some collected data, so I graphed it in Excel (scatter graph) and fitted a 6th order Polynomial to the data (damn good fit) I planned to nick the equation for the polynomial to predict values between my data points... Problem is that it doesn't work, ...
by CortoPasta
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Grokking libnotify
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Grokking libnotify

I have no idea what you just said, but I felt bad because no one responded to your post
by CortoPasta
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simplest way to create a GUI?
Replies: 30
Views: 17336

Simplest way to create a GUI?

Have a few simple programs I want to write for work to make things easier on me(i.e. use a program to answer questions/solve problems instead of me), but no one seems to understand how to use a program that doesn't have buttons to click. I don't need anything fancy, something to allow text inputs an...
by CortoPasta
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Macros hate me :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2733

Re: Macros hate me :(

Check out stackoverflow.com, they might have a more timely answer. If it was an excel macro, I could help you :p
by CortoPasta
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's a good first programming language, without install?
Replies: 32
Views: 2948

Re: What's a good first programming language, without install?

If she has Excel, just program in VBA using their macro editor
by CortoPasta
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: VBA in Excel
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: VBA in Excel

I've been looking at ways to branch out and automate more tasks at work, so maybe I should start looking at .NET more. Python would be cool to, but I'm afraid you lost me when you started talking about XML formats :-/
by CortoPasta
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: VBA in Excel
Replies: 4
Views: 913

VBA in Excel

I've been using VBA in MS Excel to write a lot of macros at work, and I was wondering how far I can go with that language/IDE. Is anybody here familiar with it? I'm just wondering how much I can do with it before I hit a dead end. I already know it can be used to open and manipulate other spreadshee...
by CortoPasta
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three Princesses with random middle sister
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Three Princesses with random middle sister

There is a thread for the original riddle, but I thought this took a different enough solution to warrant it's own. After nine pages it's hard to follow and I just thought this would be a fun challenge. I'll pull the thread if a few more people think it's redundant, just to save the mod's the time. :|
by CortoPasta
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three Princesses with random middle sister
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Three Princesses with random middle sister

Here is the original riddle: You are the most eligible bachelor in the kingdom, and as such the King has invited you to his castle so that you may choose one of his three daughters to marry. The eldest princess is honest and always tells the truth. The youngest princess is dishonest and always lies...
by CortoPasta
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205377

Re: Three princesses

douglasm wrote:Not bad, CortoPasta. Now try the interpretation of the middle sister where she ignores your question and mentally flips a coin to determine her answer.

One miraculous answer per day. Maybe tomorrow...
by CortoPasta
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: brain in a vat
Replies: 214
Views: 26297

Re: brain in a vat

One question:
Spoiler:
What is your fondest childhood memory?


Should be pretty easy to be able to tell a human response from an AI response regardless how advanced or dumb they are
by CortoPasta
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205377

Re: Three princesses

You are the most eligible bachelor in the kingdom, and as such the King has invited you to his castle so that you may choose one of his three daughters to marry. The eldest princess is honest and always tells the truth. The youngest princess is dishonest and always lies. The middle princess is misc...
by CortoPasta
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to market programming work/what do I call this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: How to market programming work/what do I call this?

You have created a Business Intelligence tool, specifically a Reporting Tool. If it can run automatically, it's called an Advanced Reporting Tool. Google "BI tool" and "ERP" for more related jargon. FWIW, I'm currently involved in a marketing exercise for a Microsoft Gold partne...
by CortoPasta
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to market programming work/what do I call this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

How to market programming work/what do I call this?

For the past few months I've been working at a financial firm that, among other things, creates a quarterly report for it's clients showing them how their portfolios are doing. These Reports are full of graphs/charts/tables/etc and are built in an Excel Spreadsheet. After being put in charge of crea...
by CortoPasta
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stolen computers or great deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Stolen computers or great deal?

That sounds like a pretty sweet deal if the price is right. If you don't mind me asking, how do you go about getting computers like that from businesses?
by CortoPasta
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stolen computers or great deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Stolen computers or great deal?

So I was cruising through Craigslist today, and found this ad http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/sys/1126186049.html When I called up the guy, he said that he has contracts with companies that lease computers. When the lease is up, and the company doesn't want the computer anymore, they give it to h...
by CortoPasta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)
Replies: 23
Views: 1758

Re: Best Computer Configuration (Challenge)

Ok lesse here.. I've done this a few times for friends & fellow gamers. Case: Antec 300 @ $60 CPU: Intel Pentium DC E5200 @ $70 Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L @ $99 Memory: G.Skill 2x2GB Dual Channel DDR2-800 @ $40 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 3870 512MB @ $80 Power: Athena Power 480W @ $27 CD/DVD:...
by CortoPasta
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PureData and Rock Band controller
Replies: 0
Views: 558

PureData and Rock Band controller

Does any body know how to set up the Xbox360's RockBand controller so that it can be played like a midi controller? I've seen it done and have been working hard to get there, but I'm absolutely lost on PureData.
by CortoPasta
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beginning C++ question
Replies: 27
Views: 2797

Re: Beginning C++ question

Wow. Way more in depth of a response than I expected. I just learned more from that post than my first two weeks in class :D

Seriously though, thanks everyone. Was able to get everything up and working with all your help
by CortoPasta
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beginning C++ question
Replies: 27
Views: 2797

Beginning C++ question

I just started a C++ class at the local junior college and am having a bit of difficulty with one of the labs. Here is the description of the program to write Write a program that will ask the user to input an integer value. Your program should then determine if the integer values is an odd or and e...
by CortoPasta
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting C++/Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

Re: Starting C++/Programming

There is a pretty cool thread that is stickied to the top of this forum called "How to learn (n)" that has resources for a bunch of languages including C++

Heres the link:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13849
by CortoPasta
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376037

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey, my name is Joe. I've read the comic/forums for a little while now and just signed up for the forums mostly to get help with some Computer Science/Programming stuff. I am also a Christian of the bible believing kind. Flame away.

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