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by freakish777
Mon May 21, 2012 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Was I too harsh?
Replies: 167
Views: 43226

Re: Was I too harsh?

Background info on the position your company is hiring for? Is it a Senior Software Engineer position for Lochheed Martin where you're writing programs that UAVs rely on (ie, people die if the code is wrong)? Quant Analysis on Wall Street (where your company loses lots and lots of money if the code ...
by freakish777
Fri May 18, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Infinite Loop?
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Infinite Loop?

Access Microsoft Access?? If so, that's your problem. Get SQL Server/Oracle PL-SQL instead, and port your data. EDIT: Something else to make sure you aren't doing (regardless of whether you're using Access/SQL/MySQL/or even Amazon's SimpleDB). When you grab your data from a database, make sure you'...
by freakish777
Thu May 17, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: God help me, I like Skrillex
Replies: 8
Views: 5039

Re: God help me, I like Skrillex

Also, does liking Skrillex mean I lose any credibility as a metalhead :wink: ? Who cares? :P Remember that to metalheads, metal isn't music, but rather a way of life. But in all seriousness, I agree with what Dthen and Microscopic Cog have said, find what you like, and don't be afraid to enjoy it.
by freakish777
Tue May 15, 2012 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

the average number of attempts made for the segment is (1-Y) -L , and the average time taken for the segment is ((1-Y) -L - 1)/Y + Z. First, I'm going to steal this. Average time to go S steps without saving (assuming you start on a save) is ((1-Y) -S - 1)/Y For simplicity, let's let X be arbitrari...
by freakish777
Tue May 15, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

No, you still aren't pointing out a flaw in my argument. I'll formalize it if it might help. First, a simple lemma: Lemma 1 : Suppose you have two save points. When you add an additional save point, the optimal spot to place it (to minimize travel time between the two original save points) is the h...
by freakish777
Mon May 14, 2012 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

I was doing a cost benefit analysis. The opportunity cost is factored in with the benefits. Opportunity cost is the "cost" of "benefits forgone by the choice". If I calculate the benefits for each possible decision, and the costs of each possible decision, then find the one with...
by freakish777
Mon May 14, 2012 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

Now, costs of a save at a given location are fixed. I think your view of this as being a fixed cost only, may be skewing things. While the fixed cost is the same, there's an opportunity cost you end up paying later by not hedging your bets early. Python 3.whatever code: import random import itertoo...
by freakish777
Fri May 11, 2012 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Debt collection database
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Re: Debt collection database

Keep in mind that many people change their name when they get married. It also wouldn't be surprising if people who are in debt find other people in debt to live with as roommates or significant others. Birds of a feather and all that. Lastly, yes, some people will use fake names when applying for a...
by freakish777
Thu May 10, 2012 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179485

Re: What are you listening to?

Advance copy of BT's Laptop Symphony (I DJ at a radio station).

Some parts are absurdly fantastic, some parts less so but still good.
by freakish777
Tue May 08, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204952

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last night:

M83

Tonight:

Rise Against
A Day To Remember
by freakish777
Tue May 08, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77062

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

The good Battletech books. So long as Michael Bay isn't directing.
by freakish777
Mon May 07, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good way to chunk HTML code?
Replies: 16
Views: 3276

Re: Good way to chunk HTML code?

Are you currently using jQuery to set an elements innerHTML property? Shouldn't you be able to put HTML into individual files and then use jQuery's load method?
by freakish777
Mon May 07, 2012 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good way to chunk HTML code?
Replies: 16
Views: 3276

Re: Good way to chunk HTML code?

Are you doing this all in straight HTML, or are you doing this with a server side language as well (C#/Java/PHP)? CSS can mitigate some of what you're talking about by ensuring a consistent look/feel to objects, but I'm assuming this isn't what you're after. If you're using C#/ASP.NET, then you want...
by freakish777
Thu May 03, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Pushups
Replies: 18
Views: 15570

Re: Pushups

Different hand stances for your push ups will exercise different muscle groups. For your 3 sets you're doing, try doing the first set more or less normally but with your hands closer to your waist (both horizontally and vertically) than you normally would. The next set, do with your hands even with ...
by freakish777
Thu May 03, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Mental exercises to do while running
Replies: 8
Views: 8658

Re: Mental exercises to do while running

Have your next audio book you listen to while running be "Learn Chinese" (or insert whatever language you've been itching to learn). [sarcasm]May I also recommend pre-ordering some Google Glasses, so you can play Sudoku while running? Or perhaps play an AR game in which you are fleeing fro...
by freakish777
Wed May 02, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting into coding with a PhD in math
Replies: 20
Views: 9920

Re: Getting into coding with a PhD in math

The following companies with operations in Boston that could potentially work out for you (grouped more likely to less likely, but what do I know?): AMD Intel IBM MathWorks (makes Math Software) Oracle HP Philips Electronics Raytheon Red Hat Monster.com ZipCar (maybe?) As for your initial question: ...
by freakish777
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Payrates?

Its a project shop, and I do code on stuff that directly generates revenue for clients, since they are in the business of selling things / information online. If you're able to get figures on how much revenue those projects generate (either from the client, or from a manager that is able to discuss...
by freakish777
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

Then there shouldn't be any difference between the following? savepts = set((12, 23, 34, 45, 56, 67, 78, 89)) # Uniform spacing, first point at 12, last point 11 away savepts = set((11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88)) # Uniform spacing, first point at 11, last point 12 away When I increase the number o...
by freakish777
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

There's no difference between e.g. a 0-to-20 segment and an 80-to-100 segment. Sure there there is. The 80-100 segment is closer to the overall goal, making the expected value of creating a save point on any node in it less than the expected value of creating a save point on any node in the earlier...
by freakish777
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Payrates?

The challenge there is, I'm 40. I'm young enough looking to not make people think twice about my age... for now. But I expect in 5 - 10 years, I'll be facing some age issues, fair or not. Yeah, definitely not fair, and definitely does happen. Do you spend any time after work (or during work hours w...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Payrates?

I guess I can see where you're coming from - the hugely paying megacorporation jobs will have strict HR requirements and so forth. I don't consider that an ideal job, though. Eh, let's talk suitable jobs instead of ideal jobs, I doubt very many people have ideal jobs. If you want to work for Facebo...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Payrates?

Could you clarify what you're implying? I think, from my personal experience when working with other developers and designers, that education in a computer-ish subject is mostly irrelevant . At best, it's only relevant because they're competitive subjects and said person had the chops to get in the...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Payrates?

Before my current job, I had zero paid tech experience. I was a self taught programmer who's only higher education was dropping out of art school. I did some web programming on a moderately complex level, making the normal first-timer blunders, learning a lot from them, and having the experience of...
by freakish777
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where Is Your Source For New Music?
Replies: 29
Views: 54508

Re: Where Is Your Source For New Music?

YouTube (find a "video" of by an artist you like, click recommended "videos" until you find something you haven't heard and like). Wikipedia (go to an entry for an artist you like, click on the genre page to learn more about the genre, click on the "List <genre> Bands" ...
by freakish777
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Time to finish route heuristic problem
Replies: 21
Views: 5035

Re: Time to finish route heuristic problem

@Goplat, that policy is non-optimal. The closer you are to the destination, the less often you should make your current location the save point. There should be some type of decaying frequency with which you save, like: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 Or whatever. Say you have no save point, and are at position...
by freakish777
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 183374

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

[...] That's 10 votes. Can I use my remaining 10 votes to vote against the likes of Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and The Old Man and the Sea (amongst others, note that these are all books by American authors who had careers in roughly the same time period)? You want to dow...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?
Replies: 17
Views: 14289

Re: Fried Foods, or oh god why am I eating this?

Deep Fried Dill Pickles.

That is all.
by freakish777
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Awesome way to make root beer floats
Replies: 28
Views: 9911

Re: Awesome way to make root beer floats

3 oz Bailey's Irish Cream (poured in first)
9 oz Rootbeer (your choice of a delicious craft root beer) (poured in second, pour slowly)
One scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

No mixing, stirring or shaking.
by freakish777
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Upper Division math for Computer Science Major
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Re: Upper Division math for Computer Science Major

I'm a sophomore selecting my courses for the fall semester and my advisor suggests that I take my required upper-division math this fall. I don't know which I should take though. I think I want to do machine learning in terms of CS, but I'm not really sure. I've done calculus, introductory linear a...
by freakish777
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Writing a Game Engine
Replies: 21
Views: 11366

Re: Writing a Game Engine

Your renderer itself ... will most probably be some singleton somewhere You know what would be interesting? A game which scales with the number of screens the user has (or, more appropriately, scales with the number of windows they want open for the game). Perhaps it gives them another view for eac...
by freakish777
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 35329

Re: 2012 in music

BT's double album is apparently going to be called Laptop Symphony (not crazy about the name) and has an expected release date next month! :shock: http://www.btmusic.com/brian-transeau/press/breaking-news/388-new-music-pre-order-laptop-symphony-mix.html Here's one of the soundcloud songs he's alread...
by freakish777
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Launch my own satellite
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: Launch my own satellite

I've imagined this for a while. How much would it cost to throw a raspberry pi into geocentric orbit? Lets say I want to use it to communicate. I guess it would need a few things...a power supply, a transmitter...what else? How much thrust would be required to get it up there? Does it need some sor...
by freakish777
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 35329

Re: 2012 in music

Minus The Bear was in the studio earlier this year in January working on a new album.
by freakish777
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Some microphone woes
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Re: Some microphone woes

Dark Avorian wrote:running vista


[jerkface]Not sure this is a hardware issue[/jerkface]


Sorry, couldn't resist.
by freakish777
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help me improve my code metric visualizer
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Help me improve my code metric visualizer

Hudson/Jenkins is some company's automated build project. One is the (I think) open source project (or at the very least free version) that has since been left to "community support" and the other is the now supported (I think paid) version. I think the story is that it was an Open Source ...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 35329

Re: 2012 in music

Already released: fun's Some Nights The Shins' Port of Morrow The Cranberries' Roses Ani DiFranco's ¿Which Side Are You On? Reformations: At The Drive In (all I know is, they'd better come to the east coast) Refused Albums coming out or being worked on: BT allegedly has a double album coming out som...
by freakish777
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help me improve my code metric visualizer
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Help me improve my code metric visualizer

It sounds like you're doing something similar to a Continuous Integration/Automated Build project? You could check out Hudson/Jenkins for some inspiration maybe? Or perhaps decide "Why not extend Jenkins with what I was working on instead?" Other metrics to maybe keep track of (not necessa...
by freakish777
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 11049

Re: Website building/coding?

I'm a student, and I get free access to: SQL Server 2005 - 2012 (every edition for each version) Visual Studio 2005 - 2010 (again, same as above) Just about every version of Windows Yes, Microsoft loves giving Universities free MSDN subscriptions. It's a good business practice and they reap the div...
by freakish777
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 11049

Re: Website building/coding?

Um, there are free and cheap host for both Windows and Linux Stacks. Wellllll... sorta. There isn't a free version of Windows Server. This is why Windows hosts tend to charge a little bit more than Linux hosts. If you've got lots of money, you could completely go about creating websites with your s...
by freakish777
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Advice needed: Social anxiety and University
Replies: 19
Views: 5767

Re: Advice needed: Social anxiety and University

when we used to do group work and I didn't want somebody to join, I'd tell them why, which was usually because they were a slacker or I didn't like them. Not that this is going to be useful now, but stick it in the back of your head for when you join the workforce. Never under any circumstance tell...

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