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by Osha
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1084: "Server Problem"
Replies: 123
Views: 50794

Re: 1084: "Server Problem"

The worst I've ever messed up my computer was on a laptop running windows 2000. I had a small partition for windows, and a large ext2 or ext3 partition for linux. I installed a 3rd party driver so that I could access the ext partition with no problem (except for some weirdness with non-ascii filenam...
by Osha
Wed May 16, 2012 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951824

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Learning when to use unique_ptr and shared_ptr and weak_ptr will save you so much debugging time down the line it's not even funny. I went from tracking down subtle memory allocation related bugs and memory leaks all the time to just not having to worry about them much. I recently programmed a barne...
by Osha
Wed May 16, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951824

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Code like this foo(new string()); will allocate an object on the heap, and then pass the pointer to the function. So foo might look something like this: void foo(string* sPtr) { cout << *sPtr << "\n"; delete sPtr; //need to delete it ourself since the calling code doesn't have it anymore }...
by Osha
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 540501

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I used to play an old game on my computer around year 2000-2001. It was downloaded from a game website; There was this annoying repetitive background music sort of christmas-y and techno mixed together and the main character was like a dog with a hat, it was a side scrolling game where you use the ...
by Osha
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: More positive integers than here are positive integers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: More positive integers than here are positive integers?

Surely a system is theoretically feasible with every number having a single character representation, even if it might be a rather poor one. Interestingly enough, nope! http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2009/05/you_cant_write_that_number_in.php Unless you include infinitely sized characters, but tha...
by Osha
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

All the humans were waaay too incompetent to make interesting antagonists for the apes. "Hmm the immune system is fighting my virus? SOLUTION: make it overwhelm the immune system :D", and then Gensys's employee contracting the (very) experimental virus strain, and then them NOT...
by Osha
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Think you're good at math puzzles?
Replies: 8
Views: 3752

Re: Think you're good at math puzzles?

In case anyone else was wondering, here's the matrix mapped to a (mostly) grayscale image (with a scaling factor of 4000%). It didn't help me at all but I'm posting it anyway (hopefully I didn't make any mistakes) 8D
mystery.png
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by Osha
Mon May 30, 2011 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951824

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Without having worked much with glut I can't say. Valgrind comes with some built-in error suppression, but only for libraries it knows about. For other libraries valgrind picks up these sorts of errors all the friggin' time . What I would do is read up on writing valgrind supression files , and then...
by Osha
Mon May 23, 2011 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 550297

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

Ah thanks! That makes a lot of sense.
by Osha
Mon May 23, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 550297

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

This is almost certainly something simple, but it's also something hard to google for. code segfaults on "lookup["foo"] = 32;" //foo.h struct Bar; class Foo{ private: Bar* kitty; public: Foo(); ~Foo(); }; //bar.h class Bar { public: Bar(); }; //main.cpp #i...
by Osha
Wed May 18, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Flow
Replies: 12
Views: 2218

Re: Flow

I really don't know enough to properly judge this one way or another, but... that won't stop me ;D Hopefully I don't say anything toooo silly It seemed to invoke a lot of buzzwords and allusions to grand concepts but without much substance to back it up. In fact the big-Oh complexity of the executio...
by Osha
Sat May 14, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Transforming one word into another word
Replies: 3
Views: 2613

Re: Transforming one word into another word

spoilers 'cause why the heck not? 8O On chaining this puzzle: Once I wrote a simple little program that only used rule 2 (letter replacement) to generate a graph of how all the words from a dictionary were connected. Then I could feed it a start word and a goal word and get the shortest path...
by Osha
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The hardest maze in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 6665

Re: The hardest maze in the world

This is gonna make all of you feel dumb. The maze opens at (0,14) and again at (14,0). Go out of the maze, and enter from the other side. Maze solved. Note- I don't code or anything, so that wasn't as much help as just looking at the puzzle for a while. Of course, I may be completely wrong. This is...
by Osha
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8247
Views: 1426211

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Just curious, but what IS their argument for traditional marriage? :( "That's the way it 'should' be." In other words, they don't really have one. There are a lot of arguments. They just all rely on vague notions of things that don't stand up to scrutiny and have consequences they don't r...
by Osha
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Politician officially changing gender
Replies: 86
Views: 5756

Re: Politician officially changing gender

OK, here's why a person's self-identification should be respected: Because you don't have the right to not be confused. You don't know how she sees herself. How she sees the world, what it's like to be in her shoes. So don't try and demand she use whatever sexuality identification, you, as an outsid...
by Osha
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: France bans burqa
Replies: 27
Views: 2834

France bans burqa

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/09/14/france.burqa.ban/ Paris, France (CNN) -- The French Senate approved Tuesday a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women -- making France the first European country to plan...
by Osha
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I gotta admit, I find Rick Astley a little hot in that video, I didn't really like the music, but I just have a thing for people with guitars strapped around their shoulders *swoon*
by Osha
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Science Fiction: Body Parts
Replies: 89
Views: 8819

Re: Science Fiction: Body Parts

Playing your favorite music neurologically in your head. That way you wouldn't get caught having earphones or headphones. Sometimes (less so nowadays) to help me fall asleep I can get my brain to make up orchestral music on the fly, it is indeed pretty sweet. Anyhow, I'd like to know every known la...
by Osha
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Didn't sleep last night, first day of school, class at 7:40.
I'm gonna eat hot-dogs for breakfast, walk the 4+ miles to school with the sun rising somewhere near the end, sit through classes, eat lunch, take the bus home, and take a much needed sleep.
It's gonna be epic. 8)
by Osha
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Tonight was really windy. Apparently up to 70 mph gusts o_o
That's like hurricane strength winds. Left 40,000 people in the region without power and 'caused several fires from downed power lines. It was hard to sleep with no fan and afraid of being squished by a falling tree.
by Osha
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: improve upon the age/2+7 rule of creepynes
Replies: 51
Views: 7847

Re: improve upon the age/2+7 rule of creepynes

Also how does one deal with rounding? Consider a 23 year and an 18 year old dating: creepy if we're taking the ceiling, not creepy if we're taking the floor, and depends on birthdays if we allow fractional ages. Using the ceiling seems reasonable but imagine they'd actually started dating when the 2...
by Osha
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prop. 8 Federally Overturned
Replies: 479
Views: 40378

Re: Prop. 8 Federally Overturned

I've actually seen the religious discrimination (ie "marriage is something that only churches can do") argument thrown around a fair amount by a surprising number of people. Which yeah, is BS because not all marriages are religious like you said, seperation of church and state, and the fac...
by Osha
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: P≠NP
Replies: 69
Views: 11797

Re: P≠NP

Jessica wrote:It would stop people from trying to prove otherwise?

But some people are still trying to prove that 0.999... ≠ 1 <_<
oh yes, I went there.
by Osha
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PC Gamepads
Replies: 17
Views: 4263

Re: PC Gamepads

I've never found any gamepad I like quite as much as a playstation controller. So that's what I use, along with a 10$ USB adaptor I got from radioshack a few years ago.
by Osha
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9415
Views: 1479173

Re: Minecraft

I have a server, not sure if the outside world can connect to it yet or or not (tell me if you try it!). And it's pretty empty! and also buggy! But you can try and connect if you want: 67.60.216.83 is the IP, the port is the default port (25565). IP might change but you might be able to find it from...
by Osha
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 72165

Re: what would you choose as your super power?

The power to get a different power from every different flavour of jellybean I eat.
Sorta like Kirby, but with delicious delicious candy
by Osha
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

The Highlander movie: basically all about serial monogamy when you get down to it.
by Osha
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vatican: ordination of women a crime. Controversy ensues.
Replies: 207
Views: 19443

Re: Vatican: ordination of women a crime. Controversy ensues

See, this is why I thank God for the existence of sex-change operations, hermaphrodites, etc: to blur the lines that we stupid humans try to view as absolute black-and-white. Now, we just need to find someone who wants to have a male-to-female change, and somehow convince them to become ordained fi...
by Osha
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter-like service for sending alerts by SMS?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Twitter-like service for sending alerts by SMS?

Computer programmer answer go! Hmmm, if you can code and have a computer you can leave on, you could do something with twitter, by using the API. have a central twitter account that everyone subscribes to. and have it detect and echo messages people send to it. That way people can update it from the...
by Osha
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

This is the perfect opportunity to finally clean my room. My SO is busy, my friends' mom horribly broke her internet, and there's just generally nothing going on.
So of course I'm posting about doing it on here instead of actually doing it. O:
by Osha
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Poll: Would you sell your right to vote for...?
Replies: 54
Views: 6171

Re: Poll: Would you sell your right to vote for...?

Boise has the line problem handled pretty good, at least around my area. I ended up waiting in line like... 0 minutes last time. That said, assuming there was no chance of anyone ever finding out, and that it was one of those big votes (not a jury vote or anything), and that I had no reason to be su...
by Osha
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8665
Views: 1773346

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Obvious change is obvious.
xkcdsw_2.png
I'm afraid of snakes too.
by Osha
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8247
Views: 1426211

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

The image is basically a mspaint style drawing of: "D:< Fuuuuuuuuuuuu-"
by Osha
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8247
Views: 1426211

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Most of the people in this thread are either incredibly uninformed or really have no experience to base anything off of... (Trigger Warning) http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.199062-So-you-discover-that-your-girlfriend-is-transgendered ....qweqwkekjskwe. http://imgur.com/gx67T.jpg Abou...
by Osha
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8916147

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

It seems I can hear sound frequencies up to around 18.3 KHz.
I'm going to wait 'till next time my tinnitus mysteriously vanishes (happens sometimes) and try again then.
FOR SCIENCE.
by Osha
Tue May 25, 2010 8:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A little philosophical argument.
Replies: 41
Views: 3574

Re: A little philosophical argument.

I think quite a few of the arguments over free will stem from people using different definitions for the concept. Just thought I'd get that out up front as it's a pet peeve of mine.
by Osha
Fri May 21, 2010 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Interview with an Adware Author
Replies: 25
Views: 3699

Re: Interview with an Adware Author

I like the part where he mentions adware under WINE on linux.
I've had that happen before, I installed some asteroids clone (eGames you scoundrel!) and a few minutes later up popped pop-up boxes!
'Course they never came back after killing all the wine processes.
by Osha
Fri May 21, 2010 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15365

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

I was laying on my couch, and had a pretty girl laying on top of me, wearing just panties. It wasn't sexual, just taking a nap with a cute girl laying on top of me. I did sneak a peak at her butt though. I liked the weight of her on my chest. It was so depressing waking up, and realizing I was alon...
by Osha
Wed May 19, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the word for someone that likes neither men or women?
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: What's the word for someone that likes neither men or wo

I've only heard pansexual used to describe people who can get off to anything, regardless of its gender/age/appearance/personality/size/species. Jack Harkness, for example. I don't get out much, though. That's not exactly right. Pansexuals can still find individuals attractive or not attractive, fi...

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