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by Lanzaa
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85542

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Map, now with coin markers!
Spoiler:
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by Lanzaa
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1608: "Hoverboard"
Replies: 141
Views: 85542

Re: 1608: "Hoverboard"

Here is a another map people can play with:
Spoiler:


EDIT:
Now the map has toggleable coin markers:
Spoiler:
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by Lanzaa
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43591

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Fitocracy looks like a great site !
by Lanzaa
Thu May 12, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ubuntu dual boot issues
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Ubuntu dual boot issues

I would recommend posting in the Ubuntu forums, especially the Installation and Upgrades section.
by Lanzaa
Wed May 11, 2011 4:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Solved] Line Formatting in Vim for CJK
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Line Formatting in Vim for CJK

Try setting the textwidth option.

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set textwidth=80
by Lanzaa
Wed May 11, 2011 12:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Several (name)servers for one domain?
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Several (name)servers for one domain?

It might be helpful if you clarified exactly what you want.

Also, try looking into creating a CNAME record for each subdomain you want to redirect.
by Lanzaa
Wed May 11, 2011 12:13 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How do i follow a career as a game programmer? (designer?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: How do i follow a career as a game programmer? (designer

I think you should take as many hard classes as you can handle. Statistics, Calc, and Physics are all part of game design, but you will have to make your own links to games. All of them will give you an advantage against game programmers who do not have that background. It will just be difficult to ...
by Lanzaa
Mon May 09, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unable to view XKCD - location issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Unable to view XKCD - location issue?

I get "Oops! Google Chrome could not find imgs.xkcd.com" That sounds like your dns server or settings are a bit wonky. If you are running windows try following this guide to test your dns server on imgs.xkcd.com . http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Quickly-Test-DNS-Resolu...
by Lanzaa
Sat May 07, 2011 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Network problems, two pc's can't connect or internet=gone
Replies: 15
Views: 1917

Re: Network problems, two pc's can't connect or internet=gon

It your modem is probably in PPPoE mode. You might try setting it to bridge mode and then configuring PPPoE on your router. Your best bet is probably to call your ISP and have their tech support help you out. If you run the 'ipconfig' on a computer connected to the router what does the output look l...
by Lanzaa
Sat May 07, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Unable to view XKCD - location issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Unable to view XKCD - location issue?

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/teaching_physics.png

What happens when you click that link?
by Lanzaa
Sat May 07, 2011 6:34 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Network problems, two pc's can't connect or internet=gone
Replies: 15
Views: 1917

Re: Network problems, two pc's can't connect or internet=gon

I turned of DHCP on the router itself and enabled 'receive ip adress automatically' on both computers. I get random disconnects, sometimes also when there's only one computer connected. Could you clarfiy a few things? When you had DHCP turned off on the router were the computers still able to conne...
by Lanzaa
Sun May 01, 2011 2:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Make a Windows 7 installation disk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Make a Windows 7 installation disk?

You might be able to avoid getting an install disk. Check out this link about using linux to solve the problem.

I recommend using the ubuntu install cd to do this. Then when you are done fixing her laptop, use the install cd to install linux on your own computer ;).
by Lanzaa
Sun May 01, 2011 2:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Running a persistent process on Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 4247

Re: Running a persistent process on Linux

I am surprised there are a few things no one has mentioned. Screen, tmux, and cron. First and foremost is the 'screen' command. Here are two links about screen simple , and a bit more complex . The basic idea is that you first run screen, then run your program. If you want to close your ssh session ...
by Lanzaa
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: "good enough" data structures
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

Re: "good enough" data structures

It sounds like you should take a look at probabilistic data structures.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/su ... 1.111.1102

That paper seems to describe a priority queue which could be used as a min-heap.
by Lanzaa
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Prank Code
Replies: 40
Views: 6686

Re: Prank Code

netcrusher88 wrote:There's always the ever-popular :(){:|:&};:


For people you don't know what that is, but have access to a *nix terminal try using the man page to find out:

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man bomb;:(){ :|:& };:


BTW don't actually do this
by Lanzaa
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: looking for math contests
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: looking for math contests

Check out http://projecteuler.net . The site has a lot of mathematical problems and you are expected to program a solution. I don't see anything wrong with attempting the same problem as your friend. There are lots of other contests out there. Search around the forums and you should be able to find ...
by Lanzaa
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Looking at The Art of Computer Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Looking at The Art of Computer Programming

For an introduction to many algorithms and data structures CLRS might be a better book to start with. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Algorithms Also the MIT OCW 6.046j course uses this book. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-046j-introduction-to-a...
by Lanzaa
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Configuring & Securing a wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Configuring & Securing a wireless network

It might be a good idea to describe your current wireless network a little bit more. What kind of router are you using for your wireless connection? Do you currently have an open network or perhaps WPA2 encryption? If you secure your wireless network with WPA2 (personal-psk is easiest) encryption an...
by Lanzaa
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Looking at The Art of Computer Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Looking at The Art o' Computer Programming

I want to make sure that I'll actually be able to understand these books. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Computer_Programming#Critical_response Personally I do not think it would be worth the money. These books are no joke. If you are worried about a little assembly language stopping you, ...
by Lanzaa
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2035368

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Also, if you are on windows I would give "ipconfig /all" a try. If you run that from the windows cmd prompt you may find the MAC. Nope, if you're not connected to a wireless network, your wireless card doesn't even appear in an ipconfig /all listing. Back when I was using MAC filtering fo...
by Lanzaa
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2035368

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In the end, I just rebooted into linux, typed "ifconfig wlan0 up; ifconfig wlan0", and that was that. You could just run "ifconfig wlan0" without putting it up first. Also, if you are on windows I would give "ipconfig /all" a try. If you run that from the windows cmd p...
by Lanzaa
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Web Crawler application
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Web Crawler application

I am not sure which portion of the problem you want help with, so you may want to make it more clear. If you want to send email from java to a gmail account, the easiest way to do this is probably using a program or java library that handles email already. I use ssmtp for some things. You might try ...
by Lanzaa
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java- how do I separate a string into individual characters
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Java- how do I separate a string into individual charact

The function you may be looking for is toCharArray().

http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/doc ... rray%28%29

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char[] c = "XKCD".toCharArray();
by Lanzaa
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.
Replies: 39
Views: 5814

Re: Removing repeated numbers from a very large list.

While in this case a bit array is probably best it may be interesting to look at using bloom filters for this problem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom_filter If there were a very large number of repeated numbers such that the total number of unique values used in the file was small a bloom filter...
by Lanzaa
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: XKCD Desktop Background Script?
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: XKCD Desktop Background Script?

Don't try to scrape the RSS... while it's usually just comics, that's not guaranteed, there is very occasionally other stuff in there too. And the format isn't fixed. And parsing it is ugly, when there's a much simpler alternative I did not know xkcd had json objects of the latest comics. Any other...
by Lanzaa
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: XKCD Desktop Background Script?
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

Re: XKCD Desktop Background Script?

Through a quick google search I found http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-wallpaper-changer-apps-for-linux/ It looks like the easiest thing to do would be to install drapes along with an rss client that downloads the xkcd comics into a folder. If you really wanted to use a script. It might be fun to make...
by Lanzaa
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Awesome Acheivements
Replies: 116
Views: 13032

Re: Awesome Acheivements

The only programming achievement I can remember being proud of is a Fibonacci number calculator. My first version calculated (with full precision) the 1,000,000th Fib number very slowly, ~30 minutes. My second version calculated 1,000,000th Fib in ~40 seconds, but 10,000,000 took ~70 minutes. With m...
by Lanzaa
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I love to ride my bicycle.......
Replies: 17
Views: 3187

Re: I love to ride my bicycle.......

Just before my senior year of high school I bought myself a bicycle. I am a bit bigger than you, but also a swimmer (kinda slow, 57s 100yd free time). My friend who races bicycles recommended that I look at a fixed gear bicycle. He said many teams used them to train during the winter and they help d...
by Lanzaa
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: /dev/null/nethack Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

/dev/null/nethack Tournament

Yep, it is that time of year again. The tenth /dev/null/nethack tournament is now running.

Anyone else entered? Interested in forming an xkcd clan ?
by Lanzaa
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: I'm getting a laptop.
Replies: 20
Views: 8243

Re: I'm getting a laptop.

Firefox, vlc, pidgin, nethack. Wr3cktangle has a good list Also, for writing papers, openoffice is a decent choice. If you are looking to trick it out, dual booting linux and vista is a good way to go. Firefox, vlc, and pidgin all work in linux, so that can help ease the transition. Then learn how t...
by Lanzaa
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 9 Year Old cousins homework: triangles of numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: 9 Year Old cousins homework: triangles of numbers

I bet they use this because they expect the 9 year olds to bruteforce it. Bruteforcing by hand is a good way to practice addition in this case. you can narrow down the choices a little bit. Like Speedo said, simplify by getting rid of the tens and the even and odds trick from jimmus mcbobbus. starti...
by Lanzaa
Sat May 03, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Memristors, what do you think?
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Memristors, what do you think?

http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207403521 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memristor To me, this seems to be the announcement of a big change in electronics. They compare the change from Aristotle's Law of Motion to the Newtonian system with this discovery. The fundamental...
by Lanzaa
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Feynman Long Division
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

Feynman Long Division

I searched the forum for long division and did not find anything. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_Long_Division_Puzzles The following represents a long division. Each dot represents any digit, and all the "A"'s represent the same digit. None of the the dots are the same as the "A...
by Lanzaa
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696714

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