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by Skraxt
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare
Replies: 39
Views: 5030

Re: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare

Will they also be tested for blood alcohol levels? Would it be considered a waste of welfare money to spend it all on alcohol? It it a waste to spend all of the money on coat hangars? How about just burning it? It isn't the job of the ones giving social support to enforce such laws, the police alrea...
by Skraxt
Fri May 27, 2011 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Interesting Problems?
Replies: 33
Views: 4773

Re: Interesting Problems?

There is the Diophantine Equation: y^3 = x^2 + 2, which has only one solution, and that solution is easy enough to find. The interesting bit is that the proof that this is the only solution is quite tricky(I do not know the proof and am attempting to find it at present, so I do not wish to spoil it ...
by Skraxt
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: More Powerful Web Apps
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: More Powerful Web Apps

I'm going to go out on a limb and say "never". A faster Internet solves neither the latency issue (no matter how many bits you can push per second, you can't make electrons move faster than the speed of light) nor the processing issue (a powerful app usually requires a powerful CPU). That...
by Skraxt
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Class implementation? (C++)
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Class implementation? (C++)

The answer to your troubles is an array, I am assuming you are not familiar with them. Start Here.
by Skraxt
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Boost.Test + CMake - Code Coverage Stats?
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Boost.Test + CMake - Code Coverage Stats?

With a little bit of Google one can find many code coverage tools for C++, it is probably worth looking into. With no idea of your current limitations/flexibility, this is the best advice I can give.
by Skraxt
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Boost.Test + CMake - Code Coverage Stats?
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Boost.Test + CMake - Code Coverage Stats?

Boost.test does not support code coverage.
by Skraxt
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rocket Fired at Hemet (California) Police Station
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Rocket Fired at Hemet (California) Police Station

Well they had budget cuts in 2009, cutting 23 officers, and shortly thereafter the attacks started happening, of which this incident is the latest.
by Skraxt
Mon May 31, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How to become a math professor?
Replies: 25
Views: 5613

Re: How to become a math professor?

Learning to obsess can also be highly beneficial. Unless you can figure out some way to concentrate intensely on solving a problem for days that somehow doesn't qualify as obsession.
by Skraxt
Mon May 31, 2010 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Famous Math Quotes!
Replies: 32
Views: 8147

Re: Famous Math Quotes!

Obi Wan Kenobi wrote:An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age
by Skraxt
Wed May 26, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: communicating with aliens: lost in space
Replies: 39
Views: 4071

Re: communicating with aliens: lost in space

Intelligence: What about Music? We can perceive musical harmony fairly quickly, and given that everyone is assuming that these beings could hear us talk, then hearing us make music or rhythms wouldn't be such a stretch. Though it now occurs to me that we don't consider birds too intelligent,...
by Skraxt
Wed May 26, 2010 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36982
Views: 2496905

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

The ratio is rather appalling at this point, so many people blatantly disregarding a simple request, if you are seeing this inconsiderate person, I hope you feel bad.
by Skraxt
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Universal Expansion
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Universal Expansion

At extremely tiny scales gravity can act as a repelling force. (I learned that in Brian Greene's book, The Fabric Of The Cosmos, which is a good read by the way.)
by Skraxt
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: With passion...
Replies: 53
Views: 4604

Re: With passion...

Though it's not so specific as most passions on here, I have a passion for thinking, for learning, more specifically (but more generally) for obtaining procedural knowledge by pursuing it. I think we've got something in our heads we haven't begun to fathom, and I also think if I really try, I can do...
by Skraxt
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Universal Expansion
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Universal Expansion

Well there is the obvious article on inflation from Wikipedia, and I am going to assume that you mentioning that you want a controversial aspect also means you would like some fascinating points that a lot of people don't know, such as how special relativity doesn't allow things to move faster than ...
by Skraxt
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN
Replies: 82
Views: 13494

Re: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN

Automatic updates -were- disabled So either you are wrong or it was a bug. Unless you expect Valve to be stupid enough to put up a "disable uptades" button and then force you updates. I mean, you really do not want any Steam game because once time a bug caused you to download an update an...
by Skraxt
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NewEgg Counterfit CPU Bugaboo
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: NewEgg Counterfit CPU Bugaboo

There is a third option, these are considerate and kind criminals who want to make sure we can resale their fake devices after we've opened the packaging.
by Skraxt
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: off topic posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: off topic posts?

This whole problem would disappear if threads could spawn sub-threads.

Just a thought...
by Skraxt
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rationality vs Morality
Replies: 15
Views: 3517

Re: Rationality vs Morality

You are assuming that there is only one form of rationality, one in which the greatest benefit to self is the most rational. This is only one form of rationality, also rationality and morality don't have to be mutually exclusive, one could say taking the $25000 would be more moral AND more rational ...
by Skraxt
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Life Imitates The Onion
Replies: 17
Views: 3249

Re: Life Imitates The Onion

I read this as tobacco companies have tiny cigarette-sized wangs.
by Skraxt
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pausing a program
Replies: 23
Views: 3113

Re: Possibilities...

The reason for system("pause") being looked down upon is because system() calls are very slow, and should be avoided as much as possible.
by Skraxt
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: December 21st 2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12289

Re: December 21st 2012

2: A line I drew on a moores law graph to speculate into the future that I drew in 1999(ish) showed computers reaching human equivalent complexity in 2010-2014, this has been on track ever since but obviously the range has narrowed so I am still betting sometime in 2012-13. What does that even mean...
by Skraxt
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Censorships on cursing
Replies: 27
Views: 5069

Re: Censorships on cursing

everything other then "fuck" and some racial terms are banned(exceptions for historical footage and something else I am forgetting) This is strange, I would think it would be the other way around, "fuck" is pretty much considered the most offensive word in the US. As a side note...
by Skraxt
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Locking into positive stasis to break the Darwinian Paradigm
Replies: 45
Views: 7773

Re: Locking into positive stasis to break the Darwinian Paradigm

if you shoot yourself in the foot voluntarily, there is no suffering. I see this as rather absurd, given you can voluntarily give yourself a massive dose of radiation or any number of other things that would cause great suffering. There's a subtle difference here between voluntarily experiencing so...
by Skraxt
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?
Replies: 51
Views: 16010

Re: Whatever happened to fingerprint trigger locks?

When you pull the trigger, you are shooting someone on purpose. Dont aim a gun at someone if you dont want to shoot them. This is akin to saying if people just wouldn't drive dangerously we wouldn't need airbags, the entire point of safety mechanisms is to prevent an accident from happening on that...
by Skraxt
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: December 21st 2012
Replies: 77
Views: 12289

Re: December 21st 2012

"The Bible Code", a popular book published in 1998 that finds hidden messages in the bible, predicts the end of the world in 2012. It's been a while since I've read about the Bible Code, but it's essentially taking the text, setting it rows of a constant, arbitrary character length, and p...
by Skraxt
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Locking into positive stasis to break the Darwinian Paradigm
Replies: 45
Views: 7773

Re: Locking into positive stasis to break the Darwinian Paradigm

A good concept of suffering should include an aspect of non-consensuality and an aspect of severity. If it's voluntary, it's not suffering. If it's benign, it's not suffering. The harshness of wild ecosystems, as well as war and torture in human civilization are both non-consensual and severe. Comp...
by Skraxt
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. to build new Nuclear Reactors
Replies: 73
Views: 5799

Re: U.S. to build new Nuclear Reactors

This is the first news to noticeably improve my day in a long while.
by Skraxt
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pink Ouiga Boards to Steal our Daughters' Souls
Replies: 23
Views: 2715

Re: Pink Ouiga Boards to Steal our Daughters' Souls

More offensive is the thought behind production: Wanna make a girl version? Even though girls already use the existing ones just fine? Well, make it PINK! Nothing says girl like PINK! If it didnt work, they wouldnt bother. Actually if it didn't work it would probably be an unsuccessful product that...
by Skraxt
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best thing ever(Warning: Crude language inside)
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: Best thing ever(Warning: Crude language inside)

psykx wrote:"spandex, it's a privilege not a right" 5 point if you can name the film and the character



Spoiler:
Cereal Killer from Hackers.

(Perhaps my all-time favorite movie character)
by Skraxt
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: Donating Blood
Replies: 117
Views: 10686

Re: ITT: Donating Blood

I have never donated blood, I'm from the other side of the story, the one making withdrawals (okay so it was my doctor, I used it though). So to all of you that have donated blood, you are quite appreciated by those of us who use it, and every time I get blood I am thankful that people were kind eno...
by Skraxt
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 234
Views: 41768

Re: Pet Peeves

People who don't realize that they can figure things out for themselves with a little research. People who say "you're smart" because you told them something they don't know. People who say "I can't do X because I am not smart". I guess in general my main pet peeve is people who ...
by Skraxt
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26092
Views: 2547885

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you are now a rectangle.

I wish my wish was the next person's wish.
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923385

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

I didn't consume my thanksgiving dinner through a tube this year, which made me realize how awesome being tube fed is. This is two awesome things total. I also like living in a place with all 4 seasons in spades. Cold weather is also awesome, being warm while it's cold out > being cool while it's ho...
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 74554

Re: what would you choose as your super power?

I think powers like omnipotence or creation would lessen the value of power to such an extent that I would end up incredibly bored after a short while, my life would change to the point of being unable to enjoy said powers. In light of that belief I think I would choose something not so extreme. And...
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 228356

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

Chase it. /me ducks. More seriously, I don't know how to approach building the software for such a device. I guess having it generate random combinations of 1s and 0s until it made a combination that caused it to figure out that I wanted to generate a combination of 1s and 0s for the purpose of aski...
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3076462

Re: Postify your facerity

Hey, didn't I just see you in the intro thread saying that you wouldn't reveal your gender? Anyway, you look like you are trying to kill someone with a glare of righteous fury. I can tell it's "righteous" because you simultaneously look enraged and like you've just seen someone stab a pup...
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3
Replies: 63
Views: 5599

Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

I was 9 in 2000, which was the year my family moved from the only home I'd ever known to the other home I'd ever known. This new home is far from civilization, which I still can't decide if I like or not. I think I can describe this decade fairly accurately by listing the things I've acquired and/or...
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3076462

Re: Postify your facerity

Spoiler:
Image


Yay for wearing shirts like cloaks.

I am making a strange face here, it's not stuck like that.
by Skraxt
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2414744

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

The need for forum based interaction with sentient (and even sapient, woohoo) entities has lead me to register on this forum. I will begin by giving some context to myself. [context] 1. I spend a large amount of time reading these forums, lurking and learning. (Lurning... Ha...) 2. I have been home-...

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