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by withinboredom
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need help refactoring/optimizing
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Re: Need help refactoring/optimizing

My mistake, I explained what I was asking awefully. The issue is the loops inside loops and dealing with sufficiently large sets of data. There's got to be a better way. Its essentially an availability calculator (think scheduling software) for work: (walk through all possible days someone is availa...
by withinboredom
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 28840

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

Zcorp, you seem to be assuming that when jobs are automated away, no new jobs appear to replace them. This is demonstrably wrong. While it may be hard to get the individuals who have lost their jobs into a new career, every technological advancement that eliminates jobs opens up new opportunities i...
by withinboredom
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Need help refactoring/optimizing
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Need help refactoring/optimizing

I've got this awful code: foreach(AllStuff as SomeStuff) { var AllThings = someMenialTask(SomeStuff.Inside); foreach(AllThings as SomeThings) { var counter = 0; do { BigHugeSlowTask(SomeThings.Inside, counter); } while(counter++ < someNumber) } } Does anyone have any strategic tips to tackling this?...
by withinboredom
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 28840

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

Couldn't say it better myself Zcorp. I mean that quite literally - as I'm too "young" to avoid the spam filter.
by withinboredom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 240503

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I was bored ...
by withinboredom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 476185

Re: Favorite home experiments

If you have a laser pointer and two adjacent fingers on the same hand, you can get single slit diffraction patterns by shining the laser through the gap in your fingers (although aligning everything might take several seconds of practice.) It's about the fastest home experiment I can think of, and ...
by withinboredom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 28840

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

Congratulations, you've just invented the basic income. That was not my intention :) I was thinking more along the lines of more than enough, much more; in order to artificially create an environment where post scarcity can grow out of. I think that as long as there's monetary scarcity, there's rea...
by withinboredom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to refactor a O(n^3) problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3183

How to refactor a O(n^3) problem

Obviously, context is needed to answer the question (but this isn't stack overflow), I'm more or less looking for a strategic approach... O(n^3) - structure of the code foreach(allThese as oneThese) { calculateThings(oneThese.stuff); foreach(oneThese.allThem as oneThem) { do { someWork(oneThem.stuff...
by withinboredom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 28840

Converting to Post Scarcity

There's plenty of talk out there on what a post scarcity would look like, but no one seems to wonder just how we would get there. I have an idea, but its obviously not the only possibility: - Change welfare so that everyone get's 70k per year, whether they have a job or not - All wages get taxed at ...

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