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by ahammel
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 15010

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

In my opinion, giving a lot of weight to negative singular events is not only unfair but also detrimental to both yourself and the world at large. Thinking the world goes to shit affects your outlook on life negatively and communicating a negative view to others (and vice versa) affects their outlo...
by ahammel
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 15010

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Lazar wrote:
chridd wrote:Anyhow, for me, /ˈtwɛɾ̃.i sɪks.ˈtin/, /ˈtu ˈðæʊz.n̩d ˈsiks/, /ˈtu ˈðæʊz.n̩d/.

You use a voiced th in "thousand"?

I think I would do the same thing if I was speaking quickly.
by ahammel
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?
Replies: 11
Views: 7605

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Dthen wrote:How do you not burn your hand using a cup without a handle?
You wait for the tea to cool off.
by ahammel
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 15010

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

/tu θɑwznd sɪkstin/
by ahammel
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?
Replies: 11
Views: 7605

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

I've seen similar vessels used to serve espresso. Something like this, maybe?
by ahammel
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Here's a fun talk for the C++ geeks. It's an implementation of pong in C++17 that runs on the Commodore 64 (with the help of an x86_64 to 6502 machine code converter).
by ahammel
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Flumble wrote:TIL: for some reason javascript does implicitly convert integer strings to array indices, but it treats general number strings as dictionary keys.
What's an "integer"? Nobody here but us doubles.
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 20540

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

Just got back from the theatre. I quite enjoyed it. Random observations beneath the fold. I don't remember seeing anything in the trailers that made it to the actual film. It was interesting to see the rebellion portrayed in a more morally ambiguous light than usual. One thing I noticed is that ...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 7424

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

Taking Zohar's estimate of 100K in economic damages, they're asking for a punitive damage multiplier of 90X, which is pretty high. The plaintiff can argue that there will be an ongoing cost (the kid might need therapy for the rest of her life), or that PETA are extremely lucky that they didn't do m...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 86328

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I had a lot of fun with this recipe . I really like the tangzhong technique: you heat up a portion of the flour with some water until you get a glob of pudding-like gunk. The idea is to force more water into the dough, which gets you a softer crumb in theory. My milk bread turned out pretty well, I ...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

Re: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.

To give him some credit, comparative neuroanatomy is a pretty decent way to go about studying the evolutionary history of animals, and proper scientists have done it (for instance: here's an entire book on the subject ). It's just that they don't come to the conclusions that this guy would like them...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

Re: Apes Evolving From Canids, Rather Than Monkeys.

How does it explain the DNA similarities of apes /monkeys rather than with canids? Forget the DNA evidence, this doesn't even do a good job of explaining the morphological similarity. Looks like all they've got by way of evidence is a few neuroanatomic features that look similar. That's not how sys...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The internet is now a giant truck (Amazon Snowmobile)
Replies: 3
Views: 4252

Re: The internet is now a giant truck (Amazon Snowmobile)

I was pretty amused that one of the big re:Invent announcements was basically AWS Truck Full O' Hard Drives.
by ahammel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Money for Emotional Distress
Replies: 21
Views: 7424

Re: Money for Emotional Distress

Disclaimer: IANAL, I'm just a dude with access to Wikipedia. Punitive damages are a thing in most states. However, if the punitive damages are much larger than the monetary damages awarded, the defendants can appeal the verdict on the grounds that a "grossly excessive" award violates their...
by ahammel
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Javascript's Date, in particular, is a near-exact copy of Java's Date, with all the terrible mistakes that implies. Side-effect of its initial design being done in 10 days and needing a date object from the very beginning. Fortunately we have better options for both languages these days. But goddam...
by ahammel
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

MDN wrote:note that the month is 0-based
Are you fucking kidding me right now?
by ahammel
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Y'all could save everybody a lot of anxiety if you just gave Florida back to Spain.
by ahammel
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Coulter's gotta Coulter, but she's pretty literally gone Nazi on us: https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/795833821501460480 To be considered German in the Third Reich, you needed four German grandparents. It has been widely pointed out that Trump himself and 80% of his children would be denied th...
by ahammel
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

by ahammel
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Two polls are reporting already thanks to New Hampshire's weird voting laws (small communities are allowed to open the polls at midnight and close them again as soon as all of the registered voters have cast ballots). Clinton/Kaine: 21 Trump/Pence: 16 Johnson/Wassisface: 4 Kasich: 1 Romney: 1 Sande...
by ahammel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Or you can find a guy who is coding VBA, and if you dislike this guy, you open his code and add random "chr(255)" characters in his code (like at the beginning or the end of some variables), so everything will break up, and he will possibly have a hard time finding why his code is broken....
by ahammel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Look, lets not bicker and argue about who suppressed who. Point is: if your electoral policy is not designed to maximize turnout, then fuck you.
by ahammel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The people I talked to that voted early yesterday said there were massive lines, which is great, except probably indicative of not many polling locations. The county where I went to uni only had one early voting location for the 3rd-biggest city in the state (courtesy of Republicans). That's fucked...
by ahammel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

According to that article they've pretty much been baby-sitting him for the last week. This is a man running for president. The thing is, it's a smart play. They can't get Trump to respond to trolls they take away his Twitter. He's risen in the polls because of this. Yes, when your candidate is an ...
by ahammel
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

10 bucks says at least one pro-Trump commentator goes on about how it's impossible to review that many emails that quickly. When you're right, you're right . Hint: most of them were duplicates, which can be detected by a computer. As for the rest, I have only sympathy for the team of schlubs who ha...
by ahammel
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Guess what's in the new emails? Nothing interesting. Called it?

I swear, if HRC loses behind this, it will be the dumbest thing to swing a US election since...l guess since all those Floridians accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000.
by ahammel
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wonder if Clinton, assuming she'll win, will fire Comey. She has pretty good reasons to, a normal professional relationship is obviously impossible at this point, but there is no way she can do it without it looking political. She could easily get away with it though if she does it in her first w...
by ahammel
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

His actions were in response to congressional action. He told congress the investigation into Clinton's email server had concluded and if new information came to light he would notify them. It is public record. The thing that makes me think it was political at this point is that he apparently waite...
by ahammel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Xenomortis wrote:Subtraction and Division are not associative: "20 o (10 o 2) != (20 o 10) o 2" for both o=* and o=/.
...well that explains why I could never do better than a B in math.
by ahammel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure I follow your code, but I don't think you have a left vs. right binding problem. All of the operators you're working with are associative, so you can bind to the right or the left at your choice after you've accounted for BEDMAS precedence. The only exception is exponentiation, which is...
by ahammel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If there's a decent parser generator available in your programming environment, I recommend using that to get the abstract syntax tree and do any post-processing you need on that. God help you if you need it to be left-binding. I'm probably going to end up doing it this way, but since I'm at work (...
by ahammel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1974175

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm trying to create a function that takes strings with nested parenthesis and operators (ex: "4 + ((10 - 1) / 2)") and breaks the string down into a list of strings that can be interpreted as the correct order of operations (ex: ["10", "- 1", " / 2", " ...
by ahammel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

My understanding is that Trump needs a bunch of polls in a bunch of states to be wrong (in his favour) to win. If the current state of the polls is accurate but imprecise, he loses. The 538 model thinks polling errors are strongly correlated with one another, so if pollster a in Pennsylvania is over...
by ahammel
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think Sam Wang has a pretty good model too, and he's got Clinton at 99%. http://election.princeton.edu/ I always get a little nervous when pundits/op-ed folks say Trump is the "culmination of a trend" or something to that effect. He's absolutely a product of the GOP since the Reagan yea...
by ahammel
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Tump claims that HRC will settle 650 million refugees in a single week, tripling the population of the USA , apparently in an attempt to prove that there is no lie he can tell that is so obvious that it will cost him votes. For those of you playing along at home, that's about 30 times the populatio...
by ahammel
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liri wrote:A couple fans are holding up a big "Hillary for Prison" banner behind the Fox Sports commentators at the World Series tonight. (On a related note, is there no sports sub-forum here?)
Nope, but there are some threads in N&A.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

My baseless guess is that it will move the polls maybe a point if Trump is lucky. He's currently losing by ~5.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If the story had broken any earlier it would have been entirely forgotten by election day.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how ... the-polls/

538 steps on to remind us that October surprises rarely move the polls very much. Most people have made up their minds already. Hell, plenty of people have voted already.
by ahammel
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1144229

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

$10 says that they are the mass emails Hillary Clinton sends out as part of her campaign. Based on reports of how it got there, it's pretty much a grabbag of everything Clinton wanted to read on paper (by printing emails, which can only be done by sending it to Huma private email, which a portion l...

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