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by Yakk
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 108
Views: 22487

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

Why would a vector iterator need log(n) space?

Btw, log^2 is awkward notation.
by Yakk
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)
Replies: 2812
Views: 492232

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Do objects without an event horizon emit hawking radiation? Looking at the math on Wikipedia : it appears that all space with changing surface gravity should emit it, but that objects much larger than their schwarzchild radius should emit much less radiation than the black hole they could make. Fro...
by Yakk
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2045673

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

All roads get license plate cameras and are toll roads. Your license plate must be attached to an account. This account is debited for your road use. Failure to have sufficient funds in the account means you are arrested by aggressive private contractors and/or cops, and your car is auctioned off by...
by Yakk
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Powers of two and am lazy.

17 gives you a carry bit.
by Yakk
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Considered using floats as 17 bit ints, and composing 4 of them to make a 64 bit int? :)
by Yakk
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 395177

Re: Favorite math jokes

The Banach Tarski joke was only told once, but someone rearranged it.
by Yakk
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Another possivility is that the conversion to value means you don't have a `double&` but instead a `double`; ie, more locality. Simpler locality (working with temporary copies, not references to data in the array directly) could make a difference. You can emulate this with a `static_cast<double>...
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Texas was as close as Ohio in 2016.

Talking about the Cbriatian obligation to care for the poor and social security.
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 50574

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

You can rephrase (all?) (most?) infinitary logic in mathematics with finite practical consequences as finitary arguments that reach the same conclusion. This tends to be awkward and not very illuminating. The use of infinities makes the mathematics with practical applications easier, so long as you ...
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Executive power only has the power that they can persuade others they have. There are legal frameworks which describe the sort of things the Executive can do legitimately. When they fall outside of that, Judges and Parliament is likely to respond with stern words. These stern words result in people ...
by Yakk
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

So, the PM can step forward and say "I trigger article 50". There is nothing physically stopping her. What that means depends on the opinion of the person listening. As it happens, there is a set of judges who interpreted precedent and UK law that states that such an action can only be und...
by Yakk
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

For -2 1024 < x < 2 1024 (or thereabouts, I CBA to calculate the exact endpoints), every integer is exactly representable as a float, so you shouldn't get any rounding errors at all. Outside that range, every possible float value is an exact integer, so any rounding errors will take you to ints, no...
by Yakk
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The closest ieee floating point approximation of an integer is a floating point integer, not one with a bunch of .999...87 or .000..14 etc. Floats are not random; they are mostly just integers with a power of two extra component. There is no reason to store 7 as anything except 7 * 2^0 (and yes the ...
by Yakk
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 108
Views: 22487

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

That is not trying. int fib(int x){ if (x==0 || x==1) return 1 std::vector<int> cache(x); for(int i = 0; i <x; ++i) cache[i]=fib(i); return cache[x-1]+cache[x-2]; } Look, I added a cache! That makes it faster, right? (no) Sadly, it isn't much slower than the naive dumb one. Exponential is hard to be...
by Yakk
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877285

Re: Random natterings

If Hollywood is right in how relationships work, that was the beginning of a meet-cute.

(Spoiler: Hollywood is not right.)
by Yakk
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That wasn't a budget cut as much as a "don't do X" order.
by Yakk
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? A democracy where the transfer of power isn't peaceful tends to degenerate into an autocracy rapidly. Basically, group X wins over group Y. Either Y objects and suppresses X with viole...
by Yakk
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If people who prefer the democratic party want to get back the federal government, they have to start at the state level.
by Yakk
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

It would be easier to just solve Halt.
by Yakk
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He has already used a political meeting to ask for a favor for his businesses:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 31336.html
Is that not "stuff"?
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 39
Views: 9110

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Which build is like overwatch? The gernader build seems very different than other builds I've used. Gernader gets infinite gernades at 20, refreshing as fast as they are thrown (4 gernades, every 4 seconds all refresh, 1 second cool down per gernade). Sadly, less DPS than your basic attack (except i...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 111
Views: 26738

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I wouldn't call that a hint. Both Kat's (current) etheric appearance and her unusual perception of the Ether has been shown before. The etheric appearance in the cruise-boat plot, and her perception of the Ether when they helped Mort leave. Much of the Ether is a "show", which ...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But, promoting and complementing and giving power to people whose claim to fame is being racist is generally accepted as racist. I mean, there are people who disagree, but there are people who would "That KKK leader is a great guy, I trust his judgement, he'll be in charge of education policy f...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, you can be racist by thinking that Irish are all inheritly scum or inferior to the British. That is racism. Racism in the USA that is anti-Black has a richer history than other forms of racism. But anti-irish racism, anti-slavic racism, anti-japanese racism, anti-oriental racism, and anti-hispa...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And what has Steve Bannon to do with Trump being a racist? Trump picked Steve Bannon to be chief white house strategist. IE: He's a dude who is going to be running the white house. To be specific, imagine you picked someone who believed that "all asian people should be banned from entry to the...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9563
Views: 1345004

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

At upteen-odd 1 years of programming, in my language of specialization, I can sometimes write a small program without checking documentation, having syntax errors, or bugs, or the like. I am pleasantly surprised when it happens. Almost always those small programs are made out of pieces that I have w...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm sorry that you judge a man's character on one public speech, but it turns out, he's actually spoken words before . Look, on Tuesday last, the person said "hello". What is racist about "hello"?? Nothing at all. If the person was racist before Tuesday last, they clearly have l...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton got 500,000 more votes than Obama in Texas.

That'll matter ... in 20 years.
by Yakk
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Happy Remembrance Day
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: Happy Remembrance Day

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. ... The last veteran of WW1 died about 5 years ago. There are a few million WW2 veterans left. The horror of almost the entire world mobilized for war is falling out of mem...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Obama selected who the Republican House Judiciary Committee's head said they would appoint to the SC with no problem. He not only didn't say yes, they put their fingers in their ears and said "no, we won't even listen, lalalalala". Obama took a Republican-invented state health care plan an...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The flaw with the "drown it in a bathtub" strategy to cutting government via cutting taxes is that it doesn't actually force reduced spending, because deficits are a thing. So, tax cutting, while it has economic effects, hasn't actually been very effective at reducing government. Debt lim...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. Here's the problem, the first is a belief that can be justified on purely ideological grounds, the second is a falsifiable claim that doesn't hold water (i.e. it doesn't matte...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. And this is a persistant constant problem. A spending surge might help kick you out of a recession, but the big constant problem remains. To bring government under control, you...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Hillary is [...] power-hungry. Nobody who doesn't work and want power will ever run for president of the USA and win. Hell, 99% of people in state congresses are "power hungry", let alone state senate, governors, congress, or senate. Or even top positions in industry or government. It tak...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, based off Trump's tendency to accuse others of his own sins, and Russian interferance, and crappy diebold machines, odds Russia will steal US election for their wipping boy? I mean they don't even have to get off scott free: if they leave evidence of tampering it delegitimizes the US democracy. ...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Stargazer71, there is an active voter suppression system in the USA. If you are in a poor and democratic leaning section of a republican state, it may be much harder to vote. You are on the rolls and turned away? You are told by someone outside a lie about what forms of ID are required? There is a 7...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

What's disappointing is that he certainly knows that his endorsement of Hillary Clinton will change zero minds. How so? The idea that your peer group and people you look up to supports X can cause you to actually wait in that 3 hour long election lineup that your state reps have decided is the best...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Calling the first woman president, a 40-year vetaran of law and politics, who has been under a slime attack by the GOP and authoritarian wannabees for her entire career, "lesser" than the orange oilslick The Donald in any sense is ridiculous. Let's be clear, this time, the lesser is a lot...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 445
Views: 36336

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Really? You could have used your power to promote a 3rd party ( any third party!) making a push to actually change this broken 2-party system. And instead you give us a boring endorsement for the usual lesser of two evils? Sad, sad, sad. Calling the first woman president, a 40-year vetaran of law a...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 465027

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The server was set up, pretty clearly, because they couldn't get government IT to set up a secure blackberry for the Secretary of State with the capabilities she wanted. It was a different department. So they got things done by using the tools they had on hand. Nobody disputes that 99.9% of the emai...

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