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by ralight
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107282
Views: 50386830

Re: 1190: "Time"

joee wrote:http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/time/90a46673c29fabb6a1eca1d3d0c5f52103c8e48b246e328dc2aed93b32e48ecb.png

is he reaching to her or pushing her away?


Skimming a stone?
by ralight
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:23 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"
Replies: 108
Views: 35134

Re: What-If 0030: Interplanetary Cessna

In the text on Titan, it was claimed that the Huygens image is the only one that we have of the surface of a body besides Mars. To be a pedant, it actually said "beyond Mars" which Venus isn't, but being unaware of the Venus landings I am most grateful for the info! You're quite right. I ...
by ralight
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:59 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0030: "Interplanetary Cessna"
Replies: 108
Views: 35134

Re: What-If 0030: Interplanetary Cessna

In the text on Titan, it was claimed that the Huygens image is the only one that we have of the surface of a body besides Mars. The Soviets made a number of landings on Venus and there are images from these landings. A search for "venus landings" should set you right, but if you don't want...
by ralight
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 783030

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

Not so much real coding, but it always amused me. The below is a regular expression substitution, suitable for sed, vim or similar for removing the first space character on a line. s \ It assumes that your regex engine takes the first character after the "s" as the character for separating...
by ralight
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python 2 compile()
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: Python 2 compile()

My understanding is that you are correct. If you are only going to evaluate the code once, there is no speed advantage to compiling first. There may even be a small time penalty due to the separate compile() and eval() calls (but I have no numbers to back that up). Multiple executions of the same co...
by ralight
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you use the XPS format for anything?
Replies: 8
Views: 3861

Re: Do you use the XPS format for anything?

Nope, the only place I've ever seen XPS support is in MS Office (although I've not looked too hard) and I always presumed that it was designed to just confuse people. The list of differences to PDF seem to be pretty minimal, so it's unlikely to gain much support.

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