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by villadelfia
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much are you paying for books this semester?
Replies: 59
Views: 29526

Re: How much are you paying for books this semester?

40 EUR.

I bought the 2 books that weren't overpriced (that is, < 30 EUR) and pirated the rest.

My parents earn 3 EUR too much to get a scholarship, and I simply can not afford the books.
by villadelfia
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1181: "PGP"
Replies: 52
Views: 24920

Re: 1181: "PGP"

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Well at least I'm not the only one that actually uses PGP. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJRNPydAAoJEHO6wTz/4NPvQiIQAIXfrT0W+1M86e/4pi5Wd2eP PS7FYWQQvyGHEERXSVMjE7vt9gMf9vaQGR1e/iyvG7osnEu1qPIugb6qdmLfYb0/ WSbOfnK4lJnhgSyJBkrcDXwLCxeEoXkzbgK...
by villadelfia
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1168: "Tar"
Replies: 158
Views: 45059

Re: 1168: Tar

I immediately thought "tar -xvf my_file_name.tar.gz"; I'm not seeing the challenge, here. Well, if it's .tar.gz then you want to add a -z there, or you're going to blow us all up. I know "tar xzvf whatever.tar.gz" and "tar xjvf whatever.tar.bz2", and in emergencies &qu...
by villadelfia
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Midnight is the begining of the day
Replies: 18
Views: 4499

Re: Midnight is the begining of the day

There are 2 good solutions, perhaps use both:

1. Don't use boundary hours, they are ambiguous in 12 hour time.
2. Use proper time notation. I think most people should be capable of counting to 24, so that shouldn't be a big issue.
by villadelfia
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"
Replies: 156
Views: 58478

Re: 1167: "Star Trek into Darkness"

This reminds me about the misconceptions about the name of a location in Final Fantasy 9. In the game's font the uppercase i looks exactly like the lowercase L, so people have been discussing endlessly if the location is "Iifa tree" (that's iifa) or "lifa tree" (that's Lifa). All...
by villadelfia
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal advice needed: software license
Replies: 13
Views: 8157

Re: Legal advice needed: software license

Better just use a vanilla license, I doubt that having 3 paragraphs of text without humor in the distribution will kill anyone.
by villadelfia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Quebec Student Protests
Replies: 46
Views: 8396

Re: Quebec Student Protests

Price is a different issue, of course, it can be subsidized to any level. But if you think that 5000 or 10,000 euro a year is "outrageously expensive", can you really defend that other people should pay that for you? Yes, because once I am a taxpayer, my money goes to people that are stud...
by villadelfia
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Quebec Student Protests
Replies: 46
Views: 8396

Re: Quebec Student Protests

Can anyone explain to me why basically the entire world has outrageously expensive higher education? Here in Belgium, tuition costs for one year is 596.30 EUR without scholarship, 350,30 with partial scholarship and 80,00 with a full scholarship. And depending on what you study, study material for a...
by villadelfia
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal advice needed: software license
Replies: 13
Views: 8157

Re: Legal advice needed: software license

In general, it's a bad idea to modify an existing license, just try to choose an FSF and OSI approved license that matches what you want, don't forget that it probably has to be GPL compatible as well. If you modify a license it is no longer approved in any way, and unless you have a lawyer look ove...
by villadelfia
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Neil Armstrong
Replies: 33
Views: 5706

Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

This saddens me. Condolences go out to his family.

People I look up to are dying left, right and center lately :(
by villadelfia
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: DPC Latency mystery, Windows 7 (x64)
Replies: 1
Views: 1567

Re: DPC Latency mystery, Windows 7 (x64)

It has been fixed (tentatively).

That virus scan + a reinstall of the driver may or may not have fixed it permanently, I'll have to wait.
by villadelfia
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: DPC Latency mystery, Windows 7 (x64)
Replies: 1
Views: 1567

DPC Latency mystery, Windows 7 (x64)

A few days ago my computer started stuttering, every ~5 minutes, my entire system would freeze for approx 2 seconds. I have since learned, that this usually points to DPC latency issues, so I installed latencymon. When I run it, it reveals ndis.sys is the culprit, which usually points to a naughty w...
by villadelfia
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Admit it. Your first OS is your favorite.
Replies: 81
Views: 49993

Re: Admit it. Your first OS is your favorite.

1. Amiga Workbench 1.3 2. Windows 95 3. Windows 98 4. Redhat 6 (?) 5. About 20 million distros of linux. 6. Windows XP 7. Ubuntu 6 or 7 8. Vista followed by 7 9. Now I use OS X 10.7/Windows 7/Mint 12 due to crossplatform development. Honestly, I think they all suck. Windows is a hell to develop on, ...
by villadelfia
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Differences between MSVC++ and G++
Replies: 11
Views: 3822

Re: Differences between MSVC++ and G++

In general, if it compiles with g++ -Wall -Wextra -Werror -pedantic (-std=c++11) it should compile on everything.

Do note that MSVC is still missing some c++11 features.
by villadelfia
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Changing youtube aspect ratio as a viewer.
Replies: 0
Views: 6919

Changing youtube aspect ratio as a viewer.

I like to watch videos/games as they're supposed to be watched, so not squished or stretched. Unfortunately a lot of people on youtube apparently don't have eyes and upload their videos wrong. They can even fix them by adding some tags, but they don't, even if you ask them to. My question is, is it ...
by villadelfia
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43
Replies: 26
Views: 4127

Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Never heard of the guy, what did he do?
by villadelfia
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Encryption keys are protected by 5th amendment (yay!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: Encryption keys are protected by 5th amendment (yay!)

Why exactly can't you just conveniently forget the key? It's not like they can prove you didn't.

Or connect your pc to a UPS and save your data on volatile memory. That way, if they take your pc, they also destroy the data.
by villadelfia
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0980: "Money"
Replies: 375
Views: 106476

Re: 0980: "Money"

teelo wrote:Does a set of all sets include itsself?


Yes it does, and it does, and it does, and it does...

That set is infinite but valid.
by villadelfia
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438191

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Or you can just use a program like ultramon to do it, it also offers a task bar on your second screen.
by villadelfia
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

It's on an ssh server, but I just checked, you can just go to other student's home directory and copy the files... blatant security oversight imho.
by villadelfia
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

achan1058 wrote:I am still wondering how the guy got your code in the first place?


Good question, but I doubt they're going to tell me.

Also, they accepted my Skype log because he couldn't show a skype log that contradicted mine.
by villadelfia
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

Ok, so the guy said I had given him my code, he said I had given it via skype.

So I logged onto skype and showed the exam commission my skype log, problem solved.
by villadelfia
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

This is quite surprising for me given that I: 1. Didn't even once attend the classes, but I did make the assignments and the exam. 2. Don't actually know anyone from my class, let alone talk to them. I think they are suspicious that the person who did the assignments and wrote the exam isn't the re...
by villadelfia
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Accusation of fraud advice. (university belgium)

Apparently, there has been fraud on the exam/project of intro to databases. Also apparently, I am suspected of committing fraud. This is quite surprising for me given that I: 1. Didn't even once attend the classes, but I did make the assignments and the exam. 2. Don't actually know anyone from my cl...
by villadelfia
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"
Replies: 294
Views: 92258

Re: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"

wait, I've always learned to write intervals as [a;b], [a;b[, ]a;b] or ]a;b[. With pointy part facing toward being inclusive. I always thought that was the default way of doing it... My impression is that the outward-pointing square brackets are European and the round brackets are North American? T...
by villadelfia
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"
Replies: 294
Views: 92258

Re: "Oh no! We forgot how to say... math... stuff!"

As for a replacement, maybe something like: |a...b| is the new [a,b] (the lines on either end are connected with the underline to make a sort of square bracket, and the lines on either end are about half-line-height) a |...b| is (a,b] |a...| b is [a,b) a |...| b is (a,b) wait, I've always learned t...
by villadelfia
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting better at (simple) algebra.
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Getting better at (simple) algebra.

Maybe I should've noted that I'm not located in the US, the Belgian school system is pretty open. I basically had to go easier in secondary school because I simply could not remember stuff well enough for history and geography, but as a side effect of going easier I also got less maths. Much less ma...
by villadelfia
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting better at (simple) algebra.
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Getting better at (simple) algebra.

So, I'm not that bad at understanding stuff related to math, but I wouldn't call myself good by any means either. The thing is that I'm bad at stuff like simplifying square roots, switching equations around to make them easier to solve, expanding stuff, factoring stuff, etc... Basically everything t...
by villadelfia
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Difference between "Maximum" and "Maximal element"
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: Difference between "Maximum" and "Maximal element"

Thanks for the extremely quick replies. All that I needed was the click that "less than or equal to" is in this case synonymous to "whatever the relation is".
by villadelfia
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Difference between "Maximum" and "Maximal element"
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Difference between "Maximum" and "Maximal element"

So my book on set theory is terribly written, I don't have an awesome background, and the professor is a Chinese guy that doesn't speak proper Dutch so that no-one can actually understand him. I'm now at the point in my book where it's about Order Relations. Apart from the feeling that I'm slightly ...
by villadelfia
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Aliens land in Jerusalem, lay claim to Dome of the Rock
Replies: 33
Views: 4324

Re: Aliens land in Jerusalem, lay claim to Dome of the Rock

So you really can tell from some of the pixels, and from seeing quite a few fakes in your time? The disclaimer here is that I didn't do the actual work, just saw a video posted that showed the work. But I felt like there was something fishy with the sound at first blush, and I kinda conditioned mys...
by villadelfia
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8758

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

Wow, and just think that we in Belgium only got the 2 big ISP's on the no limit train recently. It's a pity that Canada will be forced to take a step back.
by villadelfia
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artificial Singer: Sold Out Concerts
Replies: 32
Views: 4122

Re: Artificial Singer: Sold Out Concerts

Unfortunately it's not really a hologram... If you look at the making of here you can see it's simply a transparent screen that they're projecting on.
by villadelfia
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your Eye
Replies: 318
Views: 47166

Re: Post your Eye

Spoiler:
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Greasy skin is greasy. Also, now I have eyelash marks on my lens :(
by villadelfia
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751720

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

pseudoidiot wrote:Ah-ha, found the commercial: https://www.buyoptic1050.com/flare/next?etag=optic1050


How misleading... the banner says 1000X, the commercial says 1000%, or 10X...
by villadelfia
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)
Replies: 72
Views: 6794

Re: How to: Safe Passwords (for the forgetful)

The things that really make my blood boil are: 1. Websites with a maximum length on passwords. My passwords are usually anywhere between 30-40 characters. If there's no reason for the limit, it's dumb. And if there IS a reason for it, it's still dumb because: 2. Websites that send you your actual pa...
by villadelfia
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Best Duos
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

Re: The Best Duos

Me and my desk chair.
by villadelfia
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Laura Dekker goes missing
Replies: 51
Views: 5857

Re: Laura Dekker goes missing

Way back when she was denied the trip, I saw this coming.

It's just too obvious.
by villadelfia
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your desk/where you are now. [death to 56k]
Replies: 155
Views: 17979

Re: Post your desk/where you are now. [death to 56k]

lemmings wrote:I see that you have tin foil on your window... Can't let that EM radiation from your brain be spied upon by the shadow government, can you?


No, it functions as insulation because my room gets 37 degrees (celsius) in the summer without it.
by villadelfia
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your desk/where you are now. [death to 56k]
Replies: 155
Views: 17979

Re: Post your desk/where you are now. [death to 56k]

My desk.
Spoiler:
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