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by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10896
Views: 2042626

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Thanks. I do the same, which is sometimes difficult when people change theirs.
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23194
Views: 1454542

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Haha! No.

Rosewinsall?
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 10180

Re: Anybody in Germany?

If it matters: the Netherlands are very close to some parts of Germany.
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10896
Views: 2042626

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey folks! I'm a long time member and I recall I've introduced myself in here at least twice before, but I've been away for a while, some things in my life changed during that time, and I just caught up with the last page of this thread. So I thought another introduction wouldn't hurt. Actually, I d...
by Jplus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 399526

Re: Interviewing the fora

I have several good options, but I'll pick my mentorship during the International Junior Science Olympiad in December. I was taking care of the Georgian team and we got along very well. I also made friends with the other mentors. All the logistic chaos actually made it very stressful, but I hold dea...
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 71183

Re: Psychic the next poster

You remember when 9/11 happened. I was just getting out of high school when a rumor went around about an accident with a plane flying into the WTC in New York. Soon after that, I arrived at home and I saw the second plane flying into the other tower, live on TV. I remember everyone in the room bein...
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 71183

Re: Psychic the next poster

Those couple of seconds to read the sentence flew by.

You think that participating in this game makes your life a little bit more fun.
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23194
Views: 1454542

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Surprise!

eran_rathan?
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 399526

Re: Interviewing the fora

Avocado, when ripe but not rotten. I love the texture, the taste, the fattiness, the shape and the color.

What is your most important goal for 2018 (that you're willing to share here)?
by Jplus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Positive Game
Replies: 62
Views: 1873

Re: Positive Game

I really like the positive attitude in this thread! :)
by Jplus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 71183

Re: Psychic the next poster

Yes I do remember some of the things that happened on the first day of my first job. It took a few minutes before those memories came back, though. It's about 16 years ago now.

You like to read science fiction books.
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: View XKCD from a terminal.
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Re: View XKCD from a terminal.

Also, there is xkcd-fetch (which wraps the JSON interface).
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: A bit, on average
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: A bit, on average

Addition to what Tub wrote: virtual memory may be compressed in RAM. This increases the entropy of the data, so you expect a ratio closer to 50:50 in the compressed pages. However, such compression is never applied to all of the memory at the same time, because a process can't use a page while it is...
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script

I'm interested! Just replying late because I have so little time to lurk the forums.

Your screenshots look awesome.
by Jplus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 2863

Re: count up by even odd parity

45 - 1
by Jplus
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: count up by even odd parity
Replies: 83
Views: 2863

Re: count up by even odd parity

9 - 0
by Jplus
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is the avatar above you saying?
Replies: 264
Views: 18554

Re: What is the avatar above you saying?

If you compare me to Pierrot one more time... I bite your head off.
by Jplus
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script

Hi Minstrel, thanks for sharing your little project. I think it looks fun and I starred it on GitHub. To be honest, it was not clear to me what was your question until I read the edit. A little tip for the next time when you seek help with your code: contrast the expected output with the actual outp...
by Jplus
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 152972

Re: The Red Spider Project

I didn't do much for this project since July 2014. Basically, since a few months after I got a job. I'm fairly sure a similar thing happened to many other people who got involved at the time. More exactly, I didn't do much for this project until one week ago. Since then, I have merged two pull reque...
by Jplus
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 11
Views: 5692

Re: I'm looking for a device for drawing.

The full name for the plastic peripheral device is "pen tablet". You can use "tablet device" or "tablet computer" to distinguish the other kind of tablet when necessary. Very much above your budget, but mentioning it for completeness: some while ago, Apple released thei...
by Jplus
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 16
Views: 7019

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

Years ago, I used the Google App Engine for a similar kind of miniature project. This might be a good fit for Hippo, though you might know better alternatives. It was free for small use, you don't have to know much about setting up a server, you can use python for it. It has authentication (which I...
by Jplus
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 16
Views: 7019

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

I don't know Kivy, so if you decide to try it, I'd like to hear what you think. Another possible, though not necessarily better, solution that allows you to at least partly work with Python, is to create a web application. You do the server part in Python and the client part in HTML (probably with s...
by Jplus
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Old Project of mine - High Level to High Level
Replies: 3
Views: 4571

Re: Old Project of mine - High Level to High Level

What you describe is a compiler. Of the hardest kind: compiling many languages to many languages, not just removing abstractions but also adding new ones in the process. I'm not sure, but I think the part about adding new abstractions might be an unsolved problem. They did something similar for text...
by Jplus
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Variable-word sliding-window story
Replies: 44
Views: 4869

Re: Variable-word sliding-window story

Story Once upon a time, when the animals could still talk, the Mightiest Lion was a very savage beast. She used to hunt the smaller animals, and the smaller animals used to eat vegetation. However, some of the vegetation was poisonous, and some pets died from poisoning. The poison then accumulated u...
by Jplus
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10896
Views: 2042626

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi everyone! I've been away for about half a year but now I'm back. I hope to catch up with everything I missed in the meanwhile in the next couple of weeks/months. I had a good laugh reading this post and the next few after it. Welcome to all the new members! Monika, I wish you much rest. While I'm...
by Jplus
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 601410

Re: Forum Migration

I just returned after a ~6 month forums hiatus. My egosearch yielded up-to-date results, but if I understand chridd's post directly above correctly, that might be caused by the fact that I didn't visit the forums for 6 months and my search result cache probably has been cleared in the meanwhile. I'l...
by Jplus
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?
Replies: 42
Views: 28559

Re: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?

Sorry for necromancing. No, it is not time for you to throw in the towel. That a (near) majority is using something, does not mean you should do the same. Also, if you are wary of Google's internet monopoly (like me), that should be a reason for you to resist . That said, if you use Chromium and set...
by Jplus
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Best way to get electrical power out of a tealight candle?
Replies: 18
Views: 4654

Re: Best way to get electrical power out of a tealight candle?

I'm a bit late to the party, but... Fuel cells are not restricted to hydrogen. I'm quite sure you can find a type that works with paraffin "out of the box". With the constraint of human portability and the requirement that the energy is actually obtained from the candle, I suspect this is ...
by Jplus
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 601410

Re: Forum Migration

I'm happy. :)

Thanks, davean!
by Jplus
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 601410

Re: Forum Migration

Thesh wrote:
Jplus wrote:respect Davean

gmalivuk wrote:I'm not sure spelling davean's name wrong is the best way to show respect.

Sorry, davean. I changed my original post.
by Jplus
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 601410

Re: Forum Migration

Let's exercise patience and respect davean for everything he's already done. He doesn't need reminders of issues that have already been reported (even if they are meant as a joke).
by Jplus
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7265706

Re: Passing ponderments

Now I'm wondering how do plants communicate the knowledge of the orientation from the tips of the roots to the leaves and the upwards-growing part in general? While your question was already answered by Angua, it is interesting to know that plants do communicate both internally and with other plant...
by Jplus
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1685699

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Even if it does need multiple passes, you can save the output of the generator to a list and still avoid a log factor on the running time.
by Jplus
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1685699

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I have posted an answer too, which is a bit more efficient.
by Jplus
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 197020

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

In order to have some starting material to discuss: how about Saturday 5. March in Amsterdam, with optional extension to Sunday 6. March? I'm all for the 5th in Amsterdam. Any XKCDians that feel like taking a train to Nijmegen after the meet are welcome to stay at my place. It seems like it will be...
by Jplus
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Plural of "Octopus"
Replies: 89
Views: 48656

Re: Plural of "Octopus"

phlip wrote:Also: words where we only imported the latin plural and now pretend it's singular (I'm looking at you, "criteria", "agenda", "data"...)

eviloatmeal wrote:Media.

Out of those four words, "agenda" is the only one that I tend to interpret or use as a singular.
by Jplus
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 197020

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

For me it would be best if the meeting could start early on the day. In the evening some friends of me are giving a party which I would prefer not to miss.
by Jplus
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 156
Views: 93396

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

I checked the RSP database, and there is no comic with the literal text "should I learn to".
by Jplus
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1685699

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Prove it.
by Jplus
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 197020

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Are we still going to meet sometime soon? Is the first week of March still a possibility? Should we pick some city in the Netherlands? In order to have some starting material to discuss: how about Saturday 5. March in Amsterdam, with optional extension to Sunday 6. March? Unfortunately, I can't offe...

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