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by Killamus
Tue May 17, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Headphone Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: New Headphone Recommendations

Maybe we are; I consider myself to have rather large ears and these give me plenty of room between my ear and the headphones.
by Killamus
Tue May 17, 2011 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Headphone Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: New Headphone Recommendations

I've used the Sony MDR-V6's. They're on ear, they have very little noise resistance, they're flimsy, and they don't sound very good. We're talking about the same headphones, correct? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826159110&Tpk=MDR-v6 These are over-ear, have a higher imp...
by Killamus
Sun May 15, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Headphone Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: New Headphone Recommendations

If you want a pair of nice headphones for little cost, you can pick up a pair of Sony MDR-V6s for <80$, including shipping/tax/etc if you look around. I got a pair a few weeks ago, and so far, I'm loving them. I use them at work, and while they get warm after 2-3 hours, a 5 minute break is all you n...
by Killamus
Sun May 01, 2011 3:14 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Running a persistent process on Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 4192

Re: Running a persistent process on Linux

If you're in a shell, just do "<Processname>&" then type in exit. It'll do exactly what you want. How do you have your shells set up? I'm not 100% sure of this, but I think every one I've seen kills child processes on exit. Whatever is default; I never customize my shells. But what I ...
by Killamus
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Running a persistent process on Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 4192

Re: Running a persistent process on Linux

If you're in a shell, just do "<Processname>&" then type in exit. It'll do exactly what you want.
by Killamus
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Motivational Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Motivational Music

Lately I've found that my emotions have been more and more affected by what I'm listening at the moment. So, I'd like you all to recommend more songs so I can expand my motivational playlist. Mainly songs like Warrior by Disturbed. I like the lyrics to it, as well as the energy behind it as well. Do...
by Killamus
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What programming approach should I use to write an AI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: What programming approach should I use to write an AI?

When writing an AI, I like to go for the learning algorithms. E.G., the game is completely stupid, and acts randomly. However, with each match, it learns. If it wins a game, by pure luck, next time, it tries to emulate that win, and by doing this, it learns exponentially faster. If it's a good learn...
by Killamus
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to host a blog on own domain?
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: How to host a blog on own domain?

Alternatively, just set up your domain to forward with masking to your blog. I don't know who you have your domain through, but this is typically very easy.
by Killamus
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.
Replies: 39
Views: 5765

Re: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.

I went out to find some database benchmarks and the best I could find was about 2000 transactions per second. For 2^32 records, that query takes almost 25 days. Unless I don't understand what transactions are. No matter what, this is going to take a long time. Just reading 16 gigs into anything wil...
by Killamus
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.
Replies: 39
Views: 5765

Re: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.

So, perhaps you didn't see the part where he has 2^32 of them. (Plus, your suggestion basically boils down to "sort and remove duplicates", which he can do much more easily than using a database.) Yea, I didn't say it'd be fast, it'd be easy. I can write a C# program to insert every line ...
by Killamus
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.
Replies: 39
Views: 5765

Re: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.

Insert them into a database via a program, then use "Select distinct <columnname> from <tablename>"
Then write the results to a file.
by Killamus
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: SSD vs RAID

Why's it funny? Because read/write is all harddisks do. And if you just meant "use the harddisk a lot", you'd need more criteria to decide which would be better. And if it was meant to mean something specific, it wasn't very specific. Does it mean a lot of sequential read/write? Or a lot ...
by Killamus
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: SSD vs RAID

Bhelliom wrote:Are you actually getting double the performance in RAID 0? Or are you talking "theoretical" performance?


Theoretical is 2x, but the motherboard I am getting supports hardware raid, so it'll be close.
by Killamus
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: SSD vs RAID

Assuming that I do a lot of read/write access on this machine I find this statement hilarious :P Anyway, assuming you mean IOPS, an SSD will win by two orders of magnitude. Why's it funny? Anyways, according to Wikipedia, a 10k drive gets ~200iops (mean of 1 queue depth/24 queue depth). Considering...
by Killamus
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SSD vs RAID
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

SSD vs RAID

So, my friend and I are having an argument. Which is better, 2x 150g 10k RPM drives, or one 128 SSD? My current 10k drive gets about 60mb/s read, 42mb/s write. In RAID0, that's doubled. For about 200$ (The cost of 2x 10k 150g drives), this is the best I could find in SSDs: http://www.newegg.com/Prod...
by Killamus
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Diehard Nvidia user eyeballing a nice looking Radeon...
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Diehard Nvidia user eyeballing a nice looking Radeon...

Yea, ATI drivers have a random glitch where they cause BSODs due to an infinite loop in the drivers with about half their cards. Never could fix it on my machine, I just ended up returning it and getting my 250GT.
by Killamus
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros
Replies: 87
Views: 8909

Re: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros

But, without the illegal activities, the press releases would be meaningless. It'd be exactly like me releasing a press release. Who'd listen?
by Killamus
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros
Replies: 87
Views: 8909

Re: Anonymous vs. The Koch Bros

Anonymous is probably doing more harm than good, IMO. I find it ironic that an organization that is supposedly for as much freedom as possible uses censorship as their only means of getting their belief across. These attacks aren't about censorship; they're the best way to get the point across. And...
by Killamus
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: CSS/Images issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: CSS/Images issue

It's back to normal now. I dunno what was up, it kept at it for about an hour.
by Killamus
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: CSS/Images issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

CSS/Images issue

I don't know if anyone is having this issue, but for some reason, I am unable to access the CSS and images on xkcd.com. At first, I thought my ISP had gone a bit early with their ipv6 testing, but I verified and I do still have an ipv4 internal/external IP. What I'm seeing is pretty much every sente...
by Killamus
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: C coding problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: C coding problem

On a slightly related note; your function does far too much. A typical function should do one thing, and do it well. What if you just wanted the stddev of a set of numbers? Or just the mean? Yes, in theory, you can either (A) make a bunch of facades and work through that, or you would have to pass i...
by Killamus
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Algorithm question
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Algorithm question

Also, when you go into CS, aren't you supposed to learn how to make scripts/programs that transform data and then abuse this power to automate every boring task you can find? No, you're supposed to learn how to program and how computers work. In reality, most people don't go into the COSC departmen...
by Killamus
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Sub-networking. Possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Sub-networking. Possible?

Another thing to be wary of is whether this is even allowed by the network admins... I tried doing something like this when I was living at Uni, just to connect the two computers I had at the time to the Internet... I got my network connection cut off and an angry message from the admins that this ...
by Killamus
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ranking words based on number of Google search results.
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Ranking words based on number of Google search results.

From what I understand, you'd have to read your text file, use that API to get the number of results, and then sort the items in your text file based on the number of results. I'm not sure how to use the API programmatically, but it's a start.
by Killamus
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ranking words based on number of Google search results.
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Ranking words based on number of Google search results.

Randall posted this a few days ago. It should be helpful.
by Killamus
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Odd class conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Odd class conundrum

Ha, you're right. Thanks, you saved me a bunch of trouble. The MySQL code needs better documentation, I couldn't find much besides examples.
by Killamus
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Odd class conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Odd class conundrum

So, I have a SqlDataReader class and a MySqlDataReaderClass. These two classes use exactly the same nomenclature for their function calls, and the function calls do exactly the same thing, except one works on the Windows SQL server, and the other on MySQL servers. I'm trying to find a way to decoupl...
by Killamus
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]
Replies: 19
Views: 3384

Re: C#: FizzBuzz with a twist [Homework]

I'm confused. Why hasn't someone done the obvious, easy way code here, which for a beginner programmer, is probably the easy way to do it? Start with an empty string. If the value % 3 == 0, add fizz to it. Since we want "fizzfizz" if it is a multiple of 3 and has 3 in it, we don't want to ...
by Killamus
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Style Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Style Question

Two ideas that spring to mind: A) XML doc that sits on a server and your program periodically updates it's own file from the one on the server, or just only uses the one on the server. B) A binary file. The binary file is arguably faster to read, is a pain in the ass to modify directly, and is still...
by Killamus
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgrading my mouse
Replies: 14
Views: 2452

Re: Upgrading my mouse

I must say, I <3 my MX518. I have two, actually. One for my desktop, one for my laptop. They both still run amazingly, despite having enough gunk in them both to choke a horse. (Gunk includes, but is not limited to: Pizza, soda, beer, goldfish, real goldfish, dust, rabbit hair, human hair, my hair, ...
by Killamus
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ program won't loop
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: C++ program won't loop

Little known fact: Variables can be declared static inside loops. thus int x = 0; for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) { x += i; } is equivalent to for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) { static int x = 0; x += i; } No, those aren't equivalent. Not even close. Don't do that. Doing the above is a really bad idea. fo...
by Killamus
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pandora Seeds.
Replies: 4
Views: 1865

Re: Pandora Seeds.

Seed: Inside the Fire (Disturbed) Last Thumbs Up: Hero (Skillet) Furthest thumbs: Advent One-Winged Angel (Live) (The Black Mages) Does I win cookie? :D Oh, if you want all of my seeds: The Black Mages Nightmare Poisonblack Porn Star Dancing Inside the Fire Skillet Nickleback Seether Lostprophets We...
by Killamus
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google claims Bing is stealing results
Replies: 30
Views: 5727

Re: Google claims Bing is stealing results

Technical Ben wrote:Google would never do the same though. As I doubt it's worth taking Bings results. :P


Yea, because there's no reason to copy yourself, lol.
by Killamus
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:44 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remote Disabling of Wifi for PS3
Replies: 7
Views: 3636

Re: Remote Disabling of Wifi for PS3

Slightly less obvious way to block internet usage for wireless: Enable mac filtering, either (A) disable the PS3's mac address (Can typically be found in the "Active Connections" page of your router) or (B) disable everything and only enable certain mac addresses. The second one I currentl...
by Killamus
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Re: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)

Of course there's a sound difference. They both can sound great, though, so I wouldn't automatically choose an acoustic over an electric. It depends on what you plan to use it for. I'm planning on using it mainly at home, however, I live in a town house, so there is a big issue with noise (Especial...
by Killamus
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good headphones!
Replies: 17
Views: 4560

Re: Help me find good headphones!

+1 for anything Shennhieser. I bought a pair of CX300B's and I loved them until my dog decided to rip off the left ear. Err, wait, even after that I continued to use the right ear for 2 years until the driver finally went bad due to excessive Disturbed... But yea, you can pick up a pair pretty cheap...
by Killamus
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Re: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)

Electric cello definitively sounds different than an acoustic one This is a good example. . It's not a huge difference, though. You should try one out at a music store, even if it's not the exact same model you want to buy. While I'd love to do that, I live in the middle of hick-town no-where - No ...
by Killamus
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Electric String Instruments (More specifically cello)

Hello, This Friday I'm going to be purchasing a Cello. I loved playing it in elementary and High school, and now that I have a solid job, I think it's time I indulged myself. However, I have a few questions for those of you who play string instruments. A friend of mine referred me to this site: kkmu...
by Killamus
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Police chief wants DNA database of prostitute clients

TaintedDeity wrote:Provided the prostitute is alive or that the man used a condom.


Well, if the prostitute dies during the act, won't the man just find the DNA sample and steal it? And if there isn't a condom in use, (A) the guy is stupid, (B) just get a quick swab as stated.
by Killamus
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Bowling 2 - Obscurity Encryption Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Code Bowling 2 - Obscurity Encryption Challenge

Here's my idea:
((Sum Of ASCII values for key % 255)+ASCII value for each character) %255

Brute force takes O(C). I'd say that's not very secure, tbh.

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