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by Volcano99
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54712

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

This is one of the most commented videos around here: Artur Mas and David Fernández hug after a long day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s52j4iWscus

Now, parties on both sides of the debate are asking for elections.
by Volcano99
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54712

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

And according to the critics, under 30% of people eligible to get off their couches and symbolically promote the secession movement actually did so. It's hard to say which is the more relevant statistic. Participation was over 35%, and would be higher if the anti-independentists actually campaigned...
by Volcano99
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with recursive prime factorization
Replies: 701
Views: 74092

Re: Count up with recursive prime factorization

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by Volcano99
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up with recursive prime factorization
Replies: 701
Views: 74092

Re: Count up with recursive prime factorization

<(..)> [OO] 119 Nice cow! This might be the weirdest thread ever in the story of forums. Let me know if I make any error (but I think this is one of the easiest numbers) <><><><<>><<<>>> or aaabc or <> <><> <<>> <<<>>>
by Volcano99
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 11875

Re: Android phone recommendation

Two words: Moto G.

Get the 4G version as it comes with a Micro SD Card slot (and 4G, duh). If you want a bigger screen, get the Moto G2. The camera sucks, but the rest of the phone is good (and extra cheap), specially the screen.
by Volcano99
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ebola thread
Replies: 256
Views: 62567

Re: Ebola thread

The first case of ebola caught outside of Africa ! A nurse in Madrid who was treating the Spanish priest there has come down with it. Oh, you have been in contact with an ebola patient and not feeling well? Better let you go on vacation! Some pictures of the spanish guys: http://tecnicopreocupado.c...
by Volcano99
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54712

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

920 of the 947 mayors of Catalonia support the referendum. Here are many of them chanting for independence:
http://www.324.cat/video/5266371/altres ... eneralitat
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54712

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

On another point: as far as I know, according to the Spanish Constitution (1978], it is illegal for a region (like Catalonia or any other) to call an independence referendum. I think that the government could call one in which all the Spaniards (not just the people in Catalonia) could vote the sece...
by Volcano99
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 54712

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

The decree of the referendum will be paralysed later today, when the central government sends it to the Constitutional Court ( these guys ). According to Mas, all legal bases are covered, so the wording used can't be deemed unconstitutional. The Constitutional court is heavily politized (and towards...
by Volcano99
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scottish Independence
Replies: 239
Views: 39088

Re: Scottish Independence

Congratulations to all Scots that practised democracy yesterday. Good luck with the negotiations with the central government!
by Volcano99
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1.8M people take Barcelona for right to self-determination
Replies: 2
Views: 3998

1.8M people take Barcelona for right to self-determination

1.8 million people (according to the police) / half a million (according to the central government) take the streets of Barcelona to build a 11 km human flag, asking for a referendum for self-determination on November 9th. From the Reuters article: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the street...
by Volcano99
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3686
Views: 615033

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

1.329,00 €
by Volcano99
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is SDK?
Replies: 49
Views: 4840

Re: Where in the World is SDK?

Just for clarification, seeing that Vytron's map of regions is quite schematic, is City-West just Queenstown or does it include Buki Timah, Clementi and/or Tanglin? (Spoilered for large image) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Central_Region_locator_map_with_label.png/1920px-C...
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!
Replies: 118
Views: 95600

Re: Gender pronouns for our Forum Gamers!

Vytron wrote:Did you seriously change gender in real life? XD

Good for her!

I use he/him/his for myself, but anything will be accepted.
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is SDK?
Replies: 49
Views: 4840

Re: Where in the World is SDK?

Vytron wrote:Game moving too fast for me! XD

Are you in this map of Singapore excluding West and East, North West, North East?

Image


Seconded.

Are we all too busy searching manually?
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is SDK?
Replies: 49
Views: 4840

Re: Where in the World is SDK?

3. Are you in Singapore?
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is SDK?
Replies: 49
Views: 4840

Re: Where in the World is SDK?

Epic dithering in that picture. What is AHEAD? we must know. The double line in the ground points to a two-way road. They also drive on the left in Singapore. And they have black/white striped road edges. I guess it's in singapore. EDIT: See https://www.google.es/maps/place/Singapore/@1.3871747,103....
by Volcano99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is adnapemit?
Replies: 84
Views: 10060

Re: Where in the World is adnapemit?

Found her just outside a town called Coca. That silo* was very helpful. *At least, I thought it was a silo. Turns out it's a tower in a plaza. No idea what it's supposed to be used for. That town sure has some fascist street names. As for the tower, it looks like a bell tower. Well played SDK and t...
by Volcano99
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is adnapemit?
Replies: 84
Views: 10060

Re: Where in the World is adnapemit?

adnapemit wrote:
Vytron wrote:10. Are you inside the green part of this map?

Yes.

:(
SDK wrote:14. Are you South of N-110 and West of CL-601?

Seconded.
by Volcano99
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is adnapemit?
Replies: 84
Views: 10060

Re: Where in the World is adnapemit?

Vytron wrote:10. Are you inside the green part of this map?

Seconded. She'll say no, and next question should be about Catalonia.
by Volcano99
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is adnapemit?
Replies: 84
Views: 10060

Re: Where in the World is adnapemit?

Can I play? If I can't ignore this post, contains wild guesses! Many areas near Barcelona look like that way (maybe the building is too new). The conifer trees don't look native to the area. If I only had one guess, I'd say near river Llobregat. 6. Are you in Sweden, Finland or in th...
by Volcano99
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Re: Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)

I wrote game of life using the braille! You can try it here: http://px.neocities.org/life.html It features the "slim" version of the library. There's a list of fonts under the world, if any of them work there will be a ⣎⣀⠅ (LWSS) beside them. And you can manipulate individual pixels in an ...
by Volcano99
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python function returns None
Replies: 2
Views: 2711

Re: Python function returns None

That's because none of the return statements is being executed, so your execution "falls off" the function. When a function exits without hittng a return statement, it returns none. You can run the function line by line by running it within pdb: python -m pdb yourscript.py then just hit n ...
by Volcano99
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Re: Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)

Does this help? Fixing browsers’ broken monospace font handling The problem is not that the characters are smaller, but that it's using a regular space character instead of the correct one, U+2800, the braille character with no dots punched (⠀) The idea of using Braille to do pixel rendering is cut...
by Volcano99
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Unicode characters for the web (trouble on Windows)

I was trying to get the node port of drawille to work inside the browser, so I could have braille pixel art inside a div. In a standard 80x24 terminal, you have a resolution of 160x96 It works perfectly on Linux, many default fonts (like Ubuntu and Open Sans) have the braille unicode characters so i...
by Volcano99
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programing a Baseball simulator (Cancelled)
Replies: 27
Views: 9403

Re: Programing a Baseball simulator in Python

I'd then consider starting small as having a webpage where you insert a name and it comes up with a card. Note: just a really crude python webserver demo! http://baseball-pxndx.rhcloud.com/ Now you just need to make it pretty! Anyone with HTML/CSS/JS superpowers? I just know the basics... source: I...
by Volcano99
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programing a Baseball simulator (Cancelled)
Replies: 27
Views: 9403

Re: Programing a Baseball simulator in Python

I made a thingy. You can save it as chargen.py and run it as a script or paste it directly into IDLE o any other python repl. from __future__ import print_function import random class Character(object): def __init__(self, name): self.name = name self.generate_stats() def gene...
by Volcano99
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programing a Baseball simulator (Cancelled)
Replies: 27
Views: 9403

Re: Programing a Baseball simulator - worth it?

I'd recommend strongly against PHP. Use Python instead. It's really easy to write a web server using Bottle or Flask (I have used flask more than bottle, but both work OK). Also don't bother with pi, you can make random number generation deterministic by seeding the random number generator using the...
by Volcano99
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:54 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"
Replies: 151
Views: 102757

Re: What-If 0108: "Expensive Shoebox"

Pfhorrest wrote:Exactly how small is the smallest possible nuclear explosion? Are we talking "oh shit my room is on fire" small or "oh shit my block is a crater" small?


It's "oh shit we all have radiation poisoning" small, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_core for reference.
by Volcano99
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1979398

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Apparently that's a GCC extension. Other compilers may have picked up on it (is that a real english expression?) https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.1.2/gcc/Case-Ranges.html According to this post [0], compiling with -pedantic will give you an error. [0] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5924681/a...
by Volcano99
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 31919

Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

A friend had this problem recently. All he had to do was to press the fn + the correct F key.

I hope this works for you too!
by Volcano99
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python puzzles
Replies: 20
Views: 5328

Re: Python puzzles

Okay, found a way to breat sys.stdout: #you can't just override the write function, we have to modify the whole stdout. class problem_one: def write(self, arg): # python is very helpful again and keeps the original streams as magic objects. # we could save the original stdout object too,...
by Volcano99
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python puzzles
Replies: 20
Views: 5328

Re: Python puzzles

Some thoughts and things I tried for problem one: Overloading assignment is impossible in python (so can't make an object that ignores assignments) So is monkeypatching builtin types (can't override int.__str__) Descriptors only work for class attributes Inserting '1'...
by Volcano99
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python puzzles
Replies: 20
Views: 5328

Re: Python puzzles

For the first one: Messing with the cached 1 and 0 will easily crash python, but maybe after the print statement. Is a segmentation fault allowed? The second one is really easy: Hint1: A quite python-specific feature makes it really easy. Hint2: Use decorators! Code: def second_puzzle(f): de...
by Volcano99
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Programming Wars round 9: The Ants are my Friends 2.0
Replies: 99
Views: 17574

Re: Programming Wars round 9: The Ants are my Friends 2.0

For anyone interested, there's a neat implementation of this game at http://harmmade.com/vectorracer. There's also a section with optimization puzzles. Making it dynamic seems too complicated, i'd just make some secret maps (so we can't solve them by hand). I'll try to get a solution in once we make...
by Volcano99
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: New hotkeys for my keyboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 5689

Re: New hotkeys for my keyboard?

Wait, the default Italian keyboard layout doesn't allow you to type in Italian?

You could also try the Spanish layout, which has a lot of combining diacritics , but has the rest of the symbols placed in weird places (compared to US keyboards) and funny letters like ñ and ç.
by Volcano99
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1979398

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I admit that it's generally a PITA when a bash script has to cope with pathnames that contain spaces and/or quotes. I try to make life simpler by avoiding such things on my computer - I have a Python script that cleans up that sort of crap, which I use mostly on audio & video files. The same co...
by Volcano99
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Invent an emoticon
Replies: 50
Views: 5926

Re: Invent an emoticon

Accidental eyebrow shaving

Ç_ḉ
by Volcano99
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Invent an emoticon
Replies: 50
Views: 5926

Re: Invent an emoticon

Kirby cannot unsee.

ð:{]
by Volcano99
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1979398

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That's a good point. And if you follow the convention that the tests for "file" go in "test_file" or something, you might be able to hack together a Makefile rule to do that. http://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html#Pattern-Rules Maybe something similar to this? I don't...

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