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by itaibn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1808: "Hacking"
Replies: 32
Views: 3514

Re: 1808: "Hacking"

Does gcc have any features that let you run arbitrary code? After all it's a compiler, not an interpreter.
by itaibn
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1734: "Reductionism"
Replies: 27
Views: 3522

Re: 1734: "Reductionism"

I don't get it. All I see is a bunch of gray pixels. Where's the joke?
by itaibn
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is 1 prime?
Replies: 30
Views: 10609

Re: Is 1 prime?

My preferred approach: Definition: A number p is prime if and only if for any finite sequence of numbers a 0 , a 1 ..., a n-1 , if p divides the product a 0 ...a n-1 , then p divides one of the terms a i for some i<n. Theorem: 1 is not prime. Proof: Check the definition for n=0. Exercise: Is 0 prime?
by itaibn
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 6944

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

Unlike blurp(1), blurp(3) is always in Quiet Mode. After all, it's in a library!
by itaibn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1485: "Friendship"
Replies: 78
Views: 10848

Re: 1485: "Friendship"

John Egbert wrote:look, you're going to have to face it at some point...
that you're learning the meaning of this human emotion called friendship.
by itaibn
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 103692
Views: 25357068

Re: 1190: "Time"

Would anyone please summarize what we know so far in terms of locating the OTC with astronomy?
by itaibn
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1223: "Dwarf Fortress"
Replies: 35
Views: 9356

Re: 1223: "Dwarf Fortress"

Engraved on the wall is masterfuly designed image of a dwarf fortress made by John Smith. In the dwarf fortress there is a dwarf. In the dwarf fortress there wall. Engraved on the wall is a fine image of a piece of cheese. The dwarf is gazing at the wall. The artwork relates to a game of dwarf fortr...
by itaibn
Sun May 19, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravitational mass of an electron?
Replies: 35
Views: 9631

Re: Gravitational mass of an electron?

First of all, the binding energy of a nucleus can take away as much as 0.9% of its mass (in the case of Fe-56). However, these tests of the equivalence principle have been done with a precision of about 10^10. This makes any conspiracy where electrons and protons have gravitational masses deviating ...
by itaibn
Fri May 17, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 53422

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I don't have synesthesia but I could still immediately see the 2. Weird. I guess the combination of having different numbers than the background area and also being a different density made it obvious enough. The 4 I couldn't see until I knew it was there, I think because the numbers making it up w...
by itaibn
Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1926
Views: 162639

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by itaibn
Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My number is bigger!
Replies: 1567
Views: 307179

Re: My number is bigger!

I haven't read this whole thread, but I know about the fast-growing hierarchy so I'm not going to present anything naive. My actually-computable finite number - albeit nobody knows its actual structure - is as follows: Let T be the first-order theory of Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory plus the Axiom of...
by itaibn
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1166: "Argument"
Replies: 177
Views: 27110

Re: 1166: "Argument"

Sadly, it's impossible to generate useful work out of perpetual motion crackpottery.
by itaibn
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 22769

Re: 1131: "Math"

This comic isn't going to age well. Who would be able to tell what these lines mean after a few years?
by itaibn
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 71260
Views: 3632477

Re: Count to a Million

36129
by itaibn
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25300
Views: 1426040

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted.

I wish I had a fun video game.
by itaibn
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0982: "Set Theory"
Replies: 55
Views: 11308

Re: 0982: "Set Theory"

<flamewar>
The problem is that you're implicitly assuming the axiom of excluded middle...
by itaibn
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Meta Forum Game
Replies: 332
Views: 27006

Re: Meta Forum Game

_infina_ wrote:A move that defies all logic, yet is completely legal.

Questioning the legality of that move, noting that it defies all logic.
by itaibn
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Meta Forum Game
Replies: 332
Views: 27006

Re: Meta Forum Game

A completely normal move.
by itaibn
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Further Meaning Of Liff
Replies: 90
Views: 10151

Re: The Further Meaning Of Liff

adj. Lacking the ability to be coughed on.

lisbern
by itaibn
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My (infinite) Number is Bigger!
Replies: 37
Views: 2994

Re: My (infinite) Number is Bigger!

The smallest cardinal [imath]\kappa[/imath] such that [imath]V_\kappa[/imath] is a model of ZFC (note: this is not an inaccessible cardinal).
by itaibn
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My (infinite) Number is Bigger!
Replies: 37
Views: 2994

Re: My (infinite) Number is Bigger!

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by itaibn
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Survival of the Fittest
Replies: 206
Views: 10016

Re: Survival of the Fittest

⋅ Ur doin it wrong. ⋅ Ur doin it wrong. ⋅ ...whenceforth I communicated this most exciting news to my beloved monarch, the Grand Prince of Transylvania. ⋅ What does the title have to do with anything? ⋅ I suppose that longevity, fitness, and breedin...
by itaibn
Wed May 26, 2010 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Blind chess
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Blind chess

Spoiler:
1. e2-e4 c7-c5
2. e4-e5

2. ... Nb8-Nc6


EDIT: Oops.
by itaibn
Tue May 25, 2010 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Blind chess
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Blind chess

c7-c5
by itaibn
Mon May 24, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 196852

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

Actually, the largest number tends to vary from day to day. Since people started measuring it in 1856, the largest it ever got was 274087721634.46 in August 1920, though geological data hints that there was a short period 34 million years ago where it reached about 1 trillion.
by itaibn
Tue May 11, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Meta Forum Game
Replies: 332
Views: 27006

Re: Meta Forum Game

Describes confusion over what is going on in the game, and proposes to start anew.
by itaibn
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 87043

Re: "xkcd.com/unixkcd" Discussion

I'm hoping they add "import antigravity/skynet/soul".
by itaibn
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 26928

Re: "Literally" Discussion

Compare:
"She literally had a heart attack on the roller coaster."
"She had a heart attack on the roller coaster."

Language is weird.
by itaibn
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 196852

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

Use it to compute to as much of Chaitin's constant as is possible. Once I have completed that, I use the resulting sum of mathematical truth to give non-constructive proofs to many famous problems. You know that it takes about BB(n) time to solve the halting problem of an n-bit program using Chaiti...
by itaibn
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 11829

Re: how did it happen?

63. The man was in fact a strawman. To save money, the farmer who made it decided not to put on it any clothes. It was knocked down by very harsh winds. 64. A Alice convinced her very gullible friend Bob that if he would get very good luck if he were to sleep in the middle of a field naked. After la...
by itaibn
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 87043

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

Code: Select all

guest@xkcd:/$ light lamp
You set your lamp ablaze.
guest@xkcd:/$ go south
A dark hallway.

Exits: north, south
guest@xkcd:/$ go south
Bed. This is where you sleep.

Exits: north
guest@xkcd:/$ sleep 5
Unrecognized command.

:(
by itaibn
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9656
Views: 1400383

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was this close to finding the Ultimate Question. :cry:

Code: Select all

>>> 0x2b or not 0x2b
43
by itaibn
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 95524

Re: Editors

vim has all the features I could possibly need. emacs has all the features I could possibly need (I am curious if anybody can give a counterexample to those claims). I know vim.

I think you can guess the rest.
by itaibn
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pick a number between 1 and 100
Replies: 74
Views: 4545

Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

93
by itaibn
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9656
Views: 1400383

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

why not do this instead? : fib ( n -- m ) { { 0 1 } { 1 1 } } <array> 2 identity-matrix [ m. ] binary-reduce first second ; it's faster, and actually gives correct results (the only time yours gives a correct result is if you do "1 fib"). A. I'm not familiar with those words. B. My fib wo...
by itaibn
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 10585
Views: 580023

Re: Vending machine!

You get caught.

I put a quine.
by itaibn
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 71260
Views: 3632477

Re: Count to a Million

24551
by itaibn
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 10585
Views: 580023

Re: Vending machine!

You get an inside-out Mobius strip.

I put in hard work and dedication.
by itaibn
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1956
Views: 448246

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

I originally wrote this is "Coding: Fleeting Thoughts", but it fits better here: $ cabal install yi Resolving dependencies... cabal: dependencies conflict: ghc-6.10.4 requires filepath ==1.1.0.2 however filepath-1.1.0.2 was excluded because ghc-6.10.4 requires filepath ==1.1.0.3 Make up yo...
by itaibn
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9656
Views: 1400383

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

$ cabal install yi Resolving dependencies... cabal: dependencies conflict: ghc-6.10.4 requires filepath ==1.1.0.2 however filepath-1.1.0.2 was excluded because ghc-6.10.4 requires filepath ==1.1.0.3 Why doesn't this work? What does ghc-6.10.4 want? edit: Moved this to the 'The "IT DOESN'T ...

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