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by fictiveLaark
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do if you could solve the Halting Problem?
Replies: 33
Views: 4528

Re: What would you do if you could solve the Halting Problem

If you could solve the halting problem would the universe still function?
by fictiveLaark
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone like the way Swing programs look?
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Does anyone like the way Swing programs look?

I guess on account that Swing programs don't have the same look and feel as your OS(though that's only by default.) Many people seem to think it's a hideous abomination. But I really like it, maybe because I've been looking at them for a long time now.
by fictiveLaark
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Term for when words look wong?
Replies: 15
Views: 9257

Re: Term for when words look wong?

I just have to share a story about this subject. In the 8th grade for English class we had to pick a new word every week and complete some assignment I can't remember now. One week I picked the word "None," and I swear I almost got booted out of the accelerated English class into special e...
by fictiveLaark
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It is irrational for me to be upset when people buy dogs?
Replies: 104
Views: 13913

It is irrational for me to be upset when people buy dogs?

I have a friend who got a Scottish Terrier and sometime after wards I found out that she bought it from a pet store, and to make it worse, she told me what she paid. I never said anything but behind my very calm eyes I thought to myself, "God damn it! Do you know there are hundreds of perfectly...
by fictiveLaark
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 31381

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

Does this comic imply that the advice given in the rules and the game works?
by fictiveLaark
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Does anyone actually eat their recommended daily nutrion?
Replies: 35
Views: 5493

Does anyone actually eat their recommended daily nutrion?

My doctor always reminds me to do this but doing such a thing seems like it would take an enormous amount of money, especially since I decided to get out of my mom's house and rent an apartment. Right now my daily diet is typically this, Oatmeal in the morning, a bowl of salad(lettuce, tomato, and b...
by fictiveLaark
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What does it mean to be high in protein?
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: What does it mean to be high in protein?

One way or another I am a young adult with no understanding of what nutritional protein is. I did google the subject, but all I found are definitions of protein in a molecular biology sense and lists of foods that are high in protein, but no explanation of nutritional protein. I assumed what nutriti...
by fictiveLaark
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What did your last poop look like?
Replies: 23
Views: 4489

Re: What did your last poop look like?

I've actually been thinking about this a lot lately, I typically have type 4 but sometimes type 3, but whenever I have type 4 I have to go back to the bathroom a few minutes later to "touch up."
by fictiveLaark
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What does it mean to be high in protein?
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

What does it mean to be high in protein?

As I understand it everything is high in protein, in fact, if it was grown from the earth or born from another animal it's nothing but protein.
by fictiveLaark
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Resident Evil movies might make for a good video game
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

The Resident Evil movies might make for a good video game

What's up with that?
by fictiveLaark
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 7656

Re: Marriage Rights

Which is why I'd encourage gay couples to have a marriage ceremony if that's what they want. I think its a problem to conflate all these legal benefits and tax breaks with a religious status which, as this whole issue shows, is viewed differently by different people. By completely separating the le...
by fictiveLaark
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 7656

Re: Marriage Rights

Which is why I'd encourage gay couples to have a marriage ceremony if that's what they want. I think its a problem to conflate all these legal benefits and tax breaks with a religious status which, as this whole issue shows, is viewed differently by different people. By completely separating the le...
by fictiveLaark
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marriage Rights
Replies: 57
Views: 7656

Re: Marriage Rights

Or you could just keep marriage as it is now. A civil contract called marriage. I know things are a bit different in the US but over 60% of all Australian marriages occurred outside a church without a priest. The idea of letting religion co-opt marriage just seems fundamentally wrong to me. Well it...
by fictiveLaark
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?
Replies: 45
Views: 14735

Re: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?

I imagine the Texas Legislature doesn't want anyone repeating the Miller–Urey experiment.
by fictiveLaark
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39643

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

By far the easiest way to navigate the University of Arizona's website is to go to google and type:

University of Arizona <What you're looking for>
by fictiveLaark
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: let's face it, I'll never find a perfect language.
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

let's face it, I'll never find a perfect language.

I was getting into Scala but then I found out that "0 to 10" gives me a range of numbers including 10...I am very disappointed. I know that "0 until 10" does what I'm looking for but I would much rather use to.=(
by fictiveLaark
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: coworker rants
Replies: 92
Views: 14302

Re: coworker rants

Is it just me or do many Computer Science majors have Mathematical, Scientific, Logical, sometimes even Computer skills that border on utterly moronic? So many people I've worked with seem to have acquired nothing more than computer buzz words and childish OOP concepts(I like OOP programming by they...
by fictiveLaark
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0756: "Public Opinion"
Replies: 93
Views: 26351

Re: "Public Opinion" discussion (#756)

The best regulation I can think of is something like the ESRB, it's not legally binding but it's a guideline and, at least in my city, I get carded when buying violent games and can't find Adult games at Target or Gamestop. There could be a body that decided what is good news and bad news and people...
by fictiveLaark
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming books.
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Programming books.

My advice to programmers everywhere, STOP BUYING SO MANY GODDAMN PROGRAMMING BOOKS! I know people who kind of remind me of Nigel from spinal tap in that as Nigel has a room full of guitars that he will never play these people have stacks of programming books that they will never ever read, the colle...
by fictiveLaark
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2149
Views: 738449

Do you suffer from search overload?

I know the ad campaign is pretty old but I've been wondering if anyone actually does feel like they suffer from "search overload." I think 99% of the time a bunch of links is exactly what I'm looking for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1AwFY6MuwE
by fictiveLaark
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much destruction of the evironment could humans survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: How much destruction of the evironment could humans surv

Haha, I guess my original post kind of drove things off topic. I started thinking of this after someone described to me The Road, I've yet to see it but apparently all the animals start to die, and as a result the humans starve to death(I don't know what becomes of agriculture...can modern farming b...
by fictiveLaark
Thu May 27, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much destruction of the evironment could humans survive?
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

How much destruction of the evironment could humans survive?

With all the discussion I hear of destruction of the environment and the repercussions it can have on humans I've started to wonder what is the minimal ecosystem needed to have at least a fraction of humans survive. If the Earth was no longer able to support life could we live(obviously not all 6+ b...
by fictiveLaark
Sat May 22, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226313

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

People might hate me for saying this, but only one man knows the highest natural number, Bruce Schneier, and he will only tell it to you once you've defeated him in battle.

Edit:
Well, it looks like the forum itself frowns upon jokes about the star of Walker Texas Ranger.
by fictiveLaark
Thu May 20, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is the world really falling into chaos?
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Is the world really falling into chaos?

I frequently hear people comment on how much worse off the world has gotten since when they were a kid, or when their parents were kids, or some arbitrary point in time. They always seem to have some metric that takes into account terrorism, drugs, violence, intelligence, etc, and this metric says t...
by fictiveLaark
Mon May 17, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226313

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

Wait, can an infinitely fast computer count higher than 2^64-1?
by fictiveLaark
Mon May 17, 2010 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java: Are references to two instances ever equal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: Java: Are references to two instances ever equal?

I felt I had to ask because someone found out I was using == on objects and their reaction, probably stemming from Java design principles, was pretty much, "What? No, no! This isn't C#, we don't do that shit in Java!"
by fictiveLaark
Mon May 17, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226313

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

Well, according to Archimedes for a positive real number e there is an n so that 1/n < e, so if e = 1/8001, then there must be an 8002.
by fictiveLaark
Mon May 17, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226313

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

Everyone seems to have much better ideas but I think I would just want to count to the highest natural number.
by fictiveLaark
Mon May 17, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java: Are references to two instances ever equal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Java: Are references to two instances ever equal?

I've always understood that if reference1 and reference2 referenced separate instances of a class then reference1 == reference2 always evaluates to false because == basically compares locations in memory. But recently I've heard that in the process of garbage collection objects can be moved around i...
by fictiveLaark
Sun May 02, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Naturalness of homosexual behavior
Replies: 41
Views: 7440

Re: Naturalness of homosexual behavior

One question I thought might shed some light on this is asking straight people about their sexual preferences(blond, brunette, short, tall, black, white, young, old, skinny, fat, etc...). Is it a choice for them?
by fictiveLaark
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could quantum computers generate random numbers?
Replies: 32
Views: 4485

Could quantum computers generate random numbers?

The only quantum physics I know is what I learned in my solid state chemistry and transistor classes, but as I understand it once you start working at the quantum level a lot of things are simply probabilities. Based on this I've jumped to the conclusion that it would be possible to acquire some sou...

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