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by 3rdtry
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 40776

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

Literally no one in the world will mind if you simply stop reading them, then. Yes, I've heard that before. Every time you voice your dislike something, there's the reply "well if you don't like it, just leave" or "let people enjoy things". No, I'm not trying to shut down xkcd, ...
by 3rdtry
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"
Replies: 269
Views: 40776

Re: 1735: "Fashion Police and Grammar Police"

I'm a bit fucking tired of Randall's regular, smug "anti-smugness" comics.

Using a webcomic with millions of visits as your personal soapbox to criticize people for occasionally correcting others in private. Nope, not hypocritical at all.
by 3rdtry
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: IT Hare: Infographic - Operation Costs on CPU Clock Cycles
Replies: 4
Views: 8304

Re: IT Hare: Infographic - Operation Costs on CPU Clock Cycles

Would it be possible to reduce context switching cost by switching to a cooperative model? (assuming the code was trusted) As I understand, context switching means: - Store registers to memory (including instruction pointer) - Change page table - Load other process' registers to memory (including in...
by 3rdtry
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 41649

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

HES wrote:Why can't you link two computers with male-male USB? I assume there's a sensible reason.

Because USB is designed as a strict "smart host, dumb device" protocol, which makes little sense today, but that was decided in 1994 and those were other times.
by 3rdtry
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"
Replies: 162
Views: 41649

Re: 1406: "Universal Converter Box"

So I saw this and immediately started thinking about the feasibility of this thing... VGA, DVI, HDMI, Component, RCA, 1/8" audio, 1/8" video (assuming it existed) and S-Video can all be easily converted into a single video+audio stream (let's assume only one is connected at the same time)....
by 3rdtry
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1393: Timeghost
Replies: 77
Views: 19987

Re: 1393: Timeghost

by 3rdtry
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 914350

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I know, it's a very bad habit, I'm not proud of it and I'm not trying to do it again. But what the heck, awesome is awesome. Skipped all classes, started reading all course material 3 days before final, pulled an all-nighter the night before... aced the shit out of that exam! Take that , personal re...
by 3rdtry
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670450

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Xbox One ad actually turns on people's Xboxes. Guess that's what happens when you have a mic listening in your house 24/7. That's not a new thing though, when Vista came out with speech recognition, people found out that if you could play a video on someone's computer while it was enabled, you coul...
by 3rdtry
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235332

Re: Fluff

Today I rescued a bird that got stuck in the space between my window and the "fence" we have outside to prevent our cats from jumping out. I assumed it had a broken wing or something, but no, apparently there just wasn't enough space (about 20cm) for it to fly/climb back up. It seemed scar...
by 3rdtry
Mon May 26, 2014 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

With the current copyright law, Windows XP will enter public domain in 2096. The vast majority of people reading this today will be dead by then. This means for the next 82 years nobody will be allowed to distribute parts of Windows' code unless Microsoft lets you, meaning there will be no legal way...
by 3rdtry
Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I don't understand this whole "package delivery" thing. I buy something on Amazon, and next Tuesday they ring my door at 10 AM, and if I'm not there I have to go pick it up somewhere. Who's at home at 10AM on Tuesdays? I thought the vast majority of people were at work then? It's 2014, can...
by 3rdtry
Fri May 09, 2014 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1366 - "Train"
Replies: 64
Views: 16490

Re: 1366 - "Train"

Ah, but then why do the people on the train feel acceleration whereas people on the rest of the planet don't?

I do believe I'm onto something here. What is the email of the president of physics?
by 3rdtry
Thu May 08, 2014 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235332

Re: Fluff

I think they sold me plastic hamburgers. They won't cook at all. They get dry and burned but otherwise stay the same pink color. How does that even happen?
by 3rdtry
Sun May 04, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Burned, Buried or Dumped?
Replies: 84
Views: 21915

Re: Burned, Buried or Dumped?

"Used as prop at medical company convention (frequently the actual result of donating to science)" I heard they basically open you in front of a bunch of medicine students and start poking around. "OK now, who wants to see how long the intestines are? Just grab one end and pull! Be c...
by 3rdtry
Sat May 03, 2014 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752768

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

This ad for mother's day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOAWXeH6QI

#youchoose (but he doesn't)
by 3rdtry
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 566101

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

public static void makeCheese(String str) { String c = new String("cheese"); str = c; //< --- } Incidentally, I'm having this same "problem" now. Is there any way to do that in java? Change an input parameter to "point" to a new object? Basically we have: int[][] newCo...
by 3rdtry
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752768

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Ugh. Let me rescue this thread from the third page because Orange Spain has just announced a new "unlimited" 4G plan for only 30€ per month. Except: -"Unlimited" up to 100GB. Well that's not very unlimited then is it. -"Downloading" is limited to 5GB/month. WTF, indeed....
by 3rdtry
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

AUGHHH. Dear people who write documents explaining algorithms on the internet: the people are reading your document because they need to implement that algorithm. If the algorithm you are explaining contains one non-trivial step, such as, I don't know, "Cover all zeros with a minimum number of ...
by 3rdtry
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 741219

Re: Something on Youtube

A channel with 77,389 videos, all 11 seconds long, consisting of two random red and blue rectangles and a random tone that change every second, and on the lower left a text that says "aqua.flv - slide 000x" . That's certainly something. Edit: BoingBoing user explains it: I went to an auto...
by 3rdtry
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [linux] unreasonable difficulty getting gcc on SUSE
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: [linux] unreasonable difficulty getting gcc on SUSE

I'm not really a SUSE user, but I do happen to have OpenSuse installed in a VM here. The usual command to install is simply "sudo zypper install gcc". If zypper is broken, you might want to focus on fixing your system instead of trying to install gcc (and the tomcat7 commons-daemon) manual...
by 3rdtry
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749861

Re: Today I Learned

TIL the 127.0.0.1 address has been blocked from Wikipedia for vandalism several times.

Also (completely unrelated) TIL that Panasonic made a combo Blu-ray/VHS player. For all your high-definition, 7.1-channel audio VHS needs!
by 3rdtry
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235332

Re: Fluff

I was playing with a small kitty and thought it would be cute to grab her and try to put her in a (reusable, not plastic) shopping bag. Now I have claw marks and blood all over my left hand :x.
by 3rdtry
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

"Flabbergasted ponytail headlights" yielded no song suggestions that I recognized. No, but "flabbergasted" gives me 10 music videos in first page of the results, "headlights" 15 (14 of which are the same song) and "ponytail headlights" 6. That's out of 20 res...
by 3rdtry
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

We're approaching a condition I call "song name saturation", where absolutely everything is the name of a song or the name of a band, and civilization collapses because google and other search engines only return music videos. Cue people desperately searching for "hospitals near Londo...
by 3rdtry
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749861

Re: Today I Learned

TIL I can scan my passport with my tablet via NFC. But it requires a "Basic Access Control" code (the passport number and birth and expiry dates) to make sure you have it in your physical possession, so you'd need to OCR it first to make it fully automatic. Also, that the BAC code and all ...
by 3rdtry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 566101

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Here's what you should be doing in general: I know, but that's awkward and impractical. It's just a short class with a couple of overloaded operators. I do have headers and bodies for the other two larger classes. I used to just name my files ".cpph" and #include all them from my main fil...
by 3rdtry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 566101

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I don't like C++
by 3rdtry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 566101

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Are you saying something like "int x;" in your header file? That can't work for exactly this reason; instead you need to put "extern int x;" in your header file and then choose one .c file and put "int x;" in it. It's more like a ostream& operator<<(ostream& ou...
by 3rdtry
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 566101

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Aghh every time I think I understand how C/C++ works, bam, it decides to prove me wrong. common.h: #ifndef COMMON_H #define COMMON_H //should only be included once #warning "FILE INCLUDED!" #endif f1.c: #include "common.h" int main(){return 0;} f2.c: #include "common.h"...
by 3rdtry
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: User Submission Day (Comics)
Replies: 59
Views: 24553

Re: User Submission Day (Comics)

I've thought of creating sort of a "crowdsourced webcomic", where you can submit strips (perhaps with some fancy comic-strip-maker HTML5 tool) and people can vote on the ones they like most. Has anybody ever done something like that?
by 3rdtry
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1749861

Re: Today I Learned

TIL the "rolling shutter" effect also affects how we see other galaxies, since the light takes so long to travel from one side to the other that we see a slightly distorted image (like a CMOS camera taking a picture of a rotating object). However they rotate so slowly that it's basically n...
by 3rdtry
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Mild Scripting Rant (argument encapsulation)
Replies: 15
Views: 6108

Re: Mild Scripting Rant (argument encapsulation)

I think the problem with many Unix tools is they try to be human interfaces and also programming languages. So they add features and syntax for people that just makes things harder for computers, like separating arguments with whitespace or doing glob expansion, and viceversa. Also that they refuse ...
by 3rdtry
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 128340

Re: Very Model Of A Moderator General Furious Doodling 2014

WTF people, I stay away for a week so I don't have to see it, come back, and it starts now?! Not cool.
by 3rdtry
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Distance minimization problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4370

Re: Distance minimization problem

Thanks for your help everyone. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the Quadratic assignment problem , which as far as I can tell is solved in practice by optimization algorithms (genetic, ant colony, tabu search..). It's not exactly the same, since in the QAP you define flows between "packages&...
by 3rdtry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Distance minimization problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4370

Distance minimization problem

Yes, this is homework (just a small part of a larger project though). But I've been thinking about it for a few days and I'm stumped. There's probably a simple answer but I don't know where to go from here, so some help would be appreciated. I tried to simplify it, I hope I didn't make it too confus...
by 3rdtry
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 914350

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I was rejected from jury duty! Now I won't have to spend the whole week judging whether a man killed his wife or not.
by 3rdtry
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235332

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Walking back home. There seem to be some police over there. No big deal. Woah, there seems to be an awful traffic jam too, I've never seen one like that here before. Maybe the traffic lights aren't working? No, they seem fine. Suddenly some people screaming. More police. More police. More people. Oh...
by 3rdtry
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Article: Bitcoin creator ousted!(?)
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Re: Article: Bitcoin creator ousted!(?)

And now the same account that introduced bitcoin 5 years ago in a website called "P2P foundation" (and had been inactive since then) has posted a message: "I am not Dorian Nakamoto."

The plot thickens!
by 3rdtry
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534838

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

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by 3rdtry
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scripting
Replies: 4
Views: 5364

Re: Scripting

Also, if you want to do anything that gets data from the internet in Python, use requests. Not the built-in library, or you'll go crazy trying to figure out how to do basic stuff.

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