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by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3423145

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

It's Spring now, you can turn off the central heating any time now.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse Microwave
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Reverse Microwave

bellpeppers wrote:My own little comic - minus the fact I can't draw

Move to Art and Links?
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?
Replies: 97
Views: 16091

Re: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?

I noticed a specific example of this in 9th grade chemistry. We were just starting to learn how to do stoichiometry, and we started with ionic compounds, and learned that ions/molecules don't break apart. Then, we learned that molecules do break apart, but atoms don't. Then, we learned that atoms d...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: That supid picture thing
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Re: That supid picture thing

k. Progress: March 15th, 15:04 - Downloaded picture, taking a look at it. 15:06 - All the RGB values seem to be 0, 170, or 255. So there's 9 possible values for each pixels, maybe each one represents a byte, and the 9th value is unused. I can't math today. 3 ^ 3 is 27 values per pixel. 15:07...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do with $10,000?
Replies: 138
Views: 15094

Re: What would you do with $10,000?

I think what OP meant was "no stock answers, try to be original."
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do with $10,000?
Replies: 138
Views: 15094

Re: What would you do with $10,000?

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s-order.php I'd probably have to kick in some of my own money for tax, but $10,000 would cover the base cost for one of those. :D But since I don't have my driver's license yet, much less motorbike license, I'd put it in a Certificate of Deposit or something, unti...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 148376

Re: public misconceptions

It's a pretty glaring public misconception that all sorts of "digital bad things" like viruses and hacking can go through anything digital. I know a woman who still persists today that someone hacked into her fridge and that's why it's not very cold anymore. She's convinced it's digital b...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157368

Re: What are you listening to?

Whatever's on Digitally Imported's Hard Dance channel.
http://80.94.69.106:6014

[VLC should be able to Open Network on that, maybe WinAmp, maybe iTunes and Windows Media too]
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3403
Views: 750902

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I think I was going to a family reunion, and I saw some guys that looked sort of like my dad, which is strange since even within a family, people don't look that similar. But then I was distracted because I saw a billboard that said I was a drug dealer or something. Can't remember what happened afte...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Endianness
Replies: 34
Views: 3925

Re: Endianness

There is NO speed difference between endians. The only reason there are 2 types (I don't really count Middle endian as a different type) is because people see the order which numbers are stored in two different ways. That's it. Some say that first byte should occur first on the disk while others sa...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3423145

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

I just got a request from someone I can't even remember in high school and someone else I barely remember from junior high. I remember her as a classmate, though, not a friend, so I ignored it.

Isn't there a "report spam" button on friend requests now?
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor

ok...so, Step-up converter, not transformer. on batteries: So far, I have found a few wheelchair batteries, they are ~25 pounds, 30-35 amp hours, and $60-$80, like this one I could probably find others, given time and better google -fu. I don't really mind having the battery on top, and the motor w...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor

Ever consider making your own battery? Something about the spelling errors and awkward grammar on that site disturbs me. But it looks plausible, if you have a few extra dead laptop batteries of similar capacity, enough to get up to 48V. I don't know if you can connect li-ions in series, but if anyt...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950944

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

When it comes to templated classes, yes, you usually put everything in the header. The reason for this is because at template instatiation time, the compiler needs the full definition of the class. Usually the advice of splitting it up into .h and .cpp files is sound, but the exception is in the ca...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: batteries, transformers, and a DC motor

Okay, here's some bullet points: numbered list items: 1. Transformers only transform AC voltage 2. If you send DC through a transformers, it will burn up the transformer or the DC source, maybe both. 3. Sweet motor! :D You scored. 4. Yes, you want one of the following kinds of batteries: 4.1: Lead-a...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3423145

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

grapefruit1 wrote:All those people who say crying doesn't make you feel better are liars.

You might get a headache though. I guess it's a tradeoff.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Programming Comics
Replies: 7
Views: 16341

Re: Programming Comics

I searched for Python and got these somewhat-related ones.
Python
And then several of them weren't related, so I didn't paste them.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950944

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

And then after that, you define the functions, like: Or, even better, in a separate (.cpp) file. Also, any other pointers would be appreciated. 0x3a28213a The standard is .h for headers (class prototypes) and .cpp for source files. Here's another pointer: 0xfc51d0 It points to an empty Lua table on...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java that bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 18491

Re: Is Java that bad?

I just really hate XML. It seems to be difficult to read, too. I think I've spent maybe 1 or 2 hours now, not all at once, trying to make Qt read XML, before giving up and using regular expressions instead. This is a situation in which I CHOSE to use regular expressions because they were SIMPLER and...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?
Replies: 97
Views: 16091

Re: Have You Been Taught Things Which Aren't True?

BlackSails wrote:I was taught that it is very important to make sure that radicals ONLY appear on the top of fractions

Me too. I still can't imagine why.
1 / root 2 is easier to read than root 2 over 2 (sorry, can't be bothered to learn math markup), but teachers always wanted the latter.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firefox and witchcraft - The Connection?
Replies: 6
Views: 2988

Re: Firefox and witchcraft - The Connection?

[quote name="Wikipedia"]Maxthon (pronounced /ˈmækstən/ and formerly known as MyIE2) is a China-based freeware (more specifically donateware) web browser for Windows[/quote]
Correlates with communism?
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: That supid picture thing
Replies: 13
Views: 3050

Re: That supid picture thing

20:15 - I'll take a look at it. - I see a yellow checkerboard pattern over the top of a darker, desaturated image that probably contains the actual code. So, I'm going to throw away the checkerboard and try to fit the background image together. - It's a bunch of 4x4 squares. I think each squ...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950944

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yeah, you could try implementing a linked list of integers, then adding templates later. That way you have a base to work from before you dive into templating. Also, try defining functions outside the class declaration. Usually you have a class prototype like: class Stuff { public: Stuff (); Stuff (...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: complete the sequence; too easy? too hard? too dumb?
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: complete the sequence; too easy? too hard? too dumb?

Here was my train of thought: (It doesn't really give any hints, but I spoilered it anyway) 1. Well, there's no clear mathematical pattern. 2. They're all less than 10, that's odd. 3. I hope it's not one of those "number of chapters in each Bible book" that depends on weird...
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 24820

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

I don't see how touchscreens can adequately control an FPS, though.
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3423145

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Ivora wrote:If it smells yummy... why the hell can't I eat it?! :evil:

1. Is it still alive?
2. Is it poisonous?
3. Is it someone else's?
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Eternal Flame War
Replies: 59
Views: 7548

Re: The Eternal Flame War

Once again I fail to see the connection between the words you have written and the intended meaning of your statement. I assume you mean to infer some kind of negative connotations to eggdudeguy's choice of words, and thus point at what might be a lack of intelligence. Surely you will agree with me...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Meaning of Life
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: The Meaning of Life

Personaly i don't care if there is a meaning I don't care, either. Research should answer questions I already have, not make more and then say "wouldn't it be cool if we could answer those?". To that end, I really don't like philosophy. At all. All it does it make up questions I don't car...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2731937

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Was this a 4chan or SA thing? No idea. It popped up a while back. Kind of like a weird spam message, but I think it was just one human with a few sockpuppets. Goatse itself probably has some following on 4chan and anywhere you can make people accidentally look at it, like in multiplayer Source game...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 24820

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

CommCenter could be something like D-Bus?

But yeah, of course it multi-tasks. You'd be hard-pressed to build any kind of software system that doesn't.
The dick-in-the-face is that it doesn't let the user multi-task with 3rd-party applications.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2731937

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Anathema wrote:goatkcd is pretty good for trolling gullible people.

Fixed that for you.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Screen cleaning tips
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Screen cleaning tips

All the ones I've tried: Spray + cloth, LCD wet wipes leave streaks. And at best, they just sweep all the dirt to the edge of the screen so it can accumulate there. >:( Damned concave screens. I think MacBooks avoid this, but I hate those things, and I already have a Dell, whose screen is apparently...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1687806

Re: Today I Learned

that the older version of Microsoft Project was terrible, even for a closed-source product from Microsoft.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Design?
Replies: 31
Views: 4744

Re: Code Design?

The same thing (Design, implement, change the design to fit what I actually wrote) happens when I have to draw plans for homework assignments. :lol: All my real projects have only a vague plan, and I keep re-writing them and adding functions until they work. I wrote Tetris in Qt starting 2 days ago,...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Eternal Flame War
Replies: 59
Views: 7548

Re: The Eternal Flame War

2012 can suck my dick. Only someone beyond idiot would think that 2012, a non-tangible year, is capable of preforming such an act. Obviously he was being sarcastic . Or do you not know what that is? Years can't do crap besides sit on a frigging calendar and look cool. Years can't sit, they're a hum...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why is it... Thread [goto discussion]
Replies: 19
Views: 3693

Re: Why is it... Thread

Labelled break?
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which is more common: two-handed analog clocks or three?
Replies: 36
Views: 3469

Re: Which is more common: two-handed analog clocks or three?

I don't even have any analog clocks... But the ones at my parent's house are all three-handed, I think. Probably.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why is it... Thread [goto discussion]
Replies: 19
Views: 3693

Re: Why is it... Thread

Sometimes I wish I had them for breaking out of loops early, though. "break;" works, but what if I'm in two nested loops? I can't break twice. Oh well. Learn a proper language. Chrissakes, even PHP has a multi-break statement. I do believe I disagree with your definition of proper. If I c...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: Math based composition coolness

2^32 bpp * 64 * 64 = 2^44 unique images. Multiply by the size of a single image (16KB uncompressed with no metadata) and you are looking at roughly 2.5 hundred thousand terabytes worth of data. == 250 petabytes? Google probably has something like that on tap, though they wouldn't use it for such a ...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why is it... Thread [goto discussion]
Replies: 19
Views: 3693

Re: Why is it... Thread

It's hard to quantify, but it's supposed to be easier to read something like "if-else, while, for, repeat-until" than something like "if goto 1 else goto 2, if running then goto 3, if ! until then goto 4" With loops and if-else, code is always a neat hierarchical structure, and y...

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