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by runa
Mon May 25, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need help with B+ tree
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Need help with B+ tree

Hah, thanks ;)
by runa
Sat May 23, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need help with B+ tree
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Need help with B+ tree

So.. the solution wasn't wrong. I was ^_^
by runa
Sat May 23, 2009 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Subjects you wish you were good at?
Replies: 87
Views: 11305

Re: Subjects you wish you were good at?

Math and chemistry, I'd say :)
by runa
Sat May 23, 2009 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need help with B+ tree
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Need help with B+ tree

I've spent the last couple of hours trying to figure out how insertions in a B+ tree works, but I've had no luck so far. I was hoping that someone here could explain it to me or at least point me in the right direction. Assume that there is room for 3 posts in each block i a B+ tree. Also assume tha...
by runa
Thu May 14, 2009 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Picking A Screenname
Replies: 46
Views: 4316

Re: Picking A Screenname

Daoshi wrote:As for my real name, Matthew Knox... It's apparently common. maknox, mattknox, matthewknox, bllllllllah. Taken.


But would you want something that includes your real name?
by runa
Thu May 14, 2009 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Picking A Screenname
Replies: 46
Views: 4316

Re: Picking A Screenname

Belial wrote:Being stuck with a silly and cultural-appropriation-ey screenname from the ninth grade because you're too lazy to change it is also a pain in the ass.


Word. I usually just go with my real name. I have no idea what I would have picked if I was going to choose a nick name.
by runa
Thu May 14, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most geeky thing you've done recently.
Replies: 133
Views: 50627

Re: Most geeky thing you've done recently.

Does getting up in the middle of the night to check my email count? That and check to see if my blog had any new comments (which it didn't).
by runa
Mon May 11, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Unfortunatley I'm an engineer so I don't know a great deal about our comp. science departement. I do, however, know some people who are computer scientists and can put you in touch with them for any specific question. I guess my first question would be: would they recommend King's? Feel free to ask...
by runa
Mon May 11, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Engineering department was rubbish, and would not compromise on any of the bureacracy/rules (ergh. they have this thing called PBL, Problem Based Learning. where you were in groups and had to solve... yeah. anyway, they gave you a personal mark and a group mark. but your personal mark was affected ...
by runa
Mon May 11, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Hm.. those of you who are students; what university do you go to?
The reason for asking is that I'm thinking about taking six months abroad (in London) and I'm trying to figure out what the different universities are like.
by runa
Fri May 01, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Upgrading to Jaunty
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Upgrading to Jaunty

Since I've never upgraded a working system to a new distribution before, I'm not sure how drastic the change is. Will it only replace the kernel and software packages, leaving the settings alone? And can I be sure that the new kernel will work with my computer properly? Usually an update or upgrade...
by runa
Fri May 01, 2009 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Online Coding Jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 3443

Re: Online Coding Jobs

by runa
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

existential_elevator wrote:How the hell long does an interview last, anyway? 30 minutes?


My guess is somewhere between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Some interview can even take more than 1 hour, but that doesn't happen too often.
by runa
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

tin wrote:They also have an amazing sounding Street Art exhibition on around then too.


I just clicked that link, got all excited, asked my boyfriend if he would go with me and then noticed that it says "Graffiti fans will be keen to Street Art at Tate Modern over summer 2008" :(
by runa
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's your major?
Replies: 77
Views: 7612

Re: What's your major?

BSc computer science. Thinking of doing an MSc in either information security or networking.
by runa
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 20023

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

Wardial3r wrote:The hand porn between Chuck and Sarah was so cute, and way more so than any sex scene could have been.


That was a really, really cute scene. As for Monday's episode, I loved "Chuck me" :)
by runa
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ISIC, IYTC, ISE cards
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: ISIC, IYTC, ISE cards

I got my card at the travel agency on campus. I had to pay $15 for the card and it took a few minutes to make it. I was told to put a picture on there and seal it up asap. On the ISIC website you will find information about where you can use the card, what types of discounts you can get and also fin...
by runa
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good way t learn PostGreSQL
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Good way t learn PostGreSQL

What would you say is a good way to learn PostGreSQL? books? online tutorials? videos? someone teaching you? Thanks for the suggestions. Are you new to databases in general or just PostgreSQL? I'm not sure about specific to PostGreSQL, but if you're totally new to SQL/Databases Database Management ...
by runa
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Plasma Man wrote:So, I'm going to put in a vote for a May 23rd meetup, that could work quite nicely. And for the June/July one, how about Saturday 18th July as a provisional date?


How about 11th July instead?
by runa
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 40471

Re: Swine Flu

theta4 wrote:Is it wrong to think that people could have actually said this?


Not really. I mean, it's the same with those who go on irc to say that there's a fire in the building.
by runa
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yahoo! plans to shut down Geocities
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Yahoo! plans to shut down Geocities

e946 wrote:Did anyone here NOT create a site on angelfire or geocities at some point in their life?


I didn't, actually. I'm a bit surprised Geocities hasn't been shut down already.
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

I think the fact that you are worrying about being a bad parent - i.e. considering your hypothetical kids' happiness rather than your own wants - is a pretty good sign that you'd be good at it. I totally agree. I'm actually a bit scared of kids - simply because I don't know how to, eh, be around th...
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

Ah, maybe I'll just buy one when I'm in London this summer. Thanks :)
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

I live in Norway but I can have it sent to my boyfriend in the U.K. The cup costs about $60 if I get it shipped to my place, but only $30 if I get it shipped to the U.K. Heh.

Edit: http://www.divacup.com/en/resellers/international_stockists/ -- :)
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

I first heard about the cup a year ago, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to give it a try. I don't use tampons simply because I'm, well, tiny and I really don't want to struggle too much with putting in a new one. Then again, maybe I was just doing it wrong the first time I tried. So, anyways, where ca...
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Introduction to cryptography
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Introduction to cryptography

From the mathematical and/or computer science point of view :)
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

Hm.. can you go swimming if you use a cup?
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

Okay people in this thread seem to keep talking about how great a "diva cup" is...what is it? (I'm slightly scared to just google it.) "A menstrual cup is a type of cup or barrier worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid. Unlike tampons and pads, the cup ...
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Introduction to cryptography
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Introduction to cryptography

Can anyone recommend a good book on this subject? :)
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

In canada-land, Always come in a blue or green plastic wrapping, where the Always All-days pantiliners come in purple boxes. The blue packaged ones are the thicker, bulky ones and the green wrapped ones are the ultrathins. They're also color-coded for absorbency/length going from bright pink (for u...
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536346

Re: Woman Thread - The thread that gives (about once a month)

I have a question for those of you who use pads: what type(s) do you use? The reason for asking is because it seems like the type I have been using for years have been taken off the market. Either that or they have renamed it or changed the color. I have been using Always (might be called Alldays in...
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 19452

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

Meteorswarm wrote:Mine is identical to the voice I hear when I speak.


+1

I never thought that people hear a different voice.
by runa
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Google Summer of Code 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Google Summer of Code 2009

I'm just wondering if there's anyone else on this forum also taking part in GSoC this year?
I'll be working on a translation wiki for the Tor website.

Edit: figured I'd put the year in the subject as well :)
by runa
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96243
Views: 7764087

Re: Count to a Million [Stop repeating pictures]

16802
by runa
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:17 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Plasma Man wrote:Edit: Runa, a picnic was already under discussion. I'd be interested, so if you want to supply some dates when you'll be around we can think about a plan. Any picnic where xkcd people meet up automatically becomes a geeknic.


Ah, I didn't know :)
I'll be in London all of June and July.
by runa
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 443394

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

I realize that this might be way too early, but:
It looks like I'll be spending my summer in London (working on GSoC). Anyone up for a geeknic?
by runa
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Opinions wanted on smaller linux distros
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Opinions wanted on smaller linux distros

I was thinking - you could just install debian on it and use, for example, openbox to keep it light-weight. As far as I know, debian does have a smaller base than ubuntu.
by runa
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The Devil's Phonetic Alphabet
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

Re: The Devil's Phonetic Alphabet

I'm not sure if you have seen the website, but: http://ben.teitelbaum.us/devils-alphabet.html
by runa
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Touble with wifi under linux
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Touble with wifi under linux

As far as I know, you need the madwifi-drivers for the atheros-card :)
by runa
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Opinions wanted on smaller linux distros
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Opinions wanted on smaller linux distros

Have you thought about / tried making your current system more light-weight? or is this out of the question and you want a whole new distro? :)

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