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by Thesh
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 276721

Re: The Liquor Thread

I'm not familiar with everything on that list, but pick up a bottle of that Blanton's if you haven't already. Very good stuff. Most whiskies from Buffalo Trace are pretty good.
by Thesh
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Bored and need a coding project
Replies: 14
Views: 3149

Re: Bored and need a coding project

When I am in between projects, or bored with my current project, I like to solve puzzles. It's a good way to keep yourself sharp.
by Thesh
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Unary Processor
Replies: 37
Views: 6678

Re: Unary Processor

The question here wasn't whether unary machines are feasible. That I was taking for granted. The question was whether a unary machine could do useful work before the entire program was read. Yakk has also suggested a good way this could be done. Thanks, Yakk. I can always count on you to answer the...
by Thesh
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Your last meal.
Replies: 56
Views: 37164

Re: Your last meal.

Hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy, thick sliced bacon, pork breakfast sausages, eggs benedict, rye toast, a denver omelet and a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice with all the pulpy goodness.
by Thesh
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The C Killer
Replies: 62
Views: 9895

Re: The C Killer

9) in switches, make it so that omitting a break causes a compiler error, and if you want to fall through you specifically have to write continue. That sounds redundant. Why not just omit the break and only have a continue if you want to continue? Sorry, poorly worded. I meant you have to have one ...
by Thesh
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The C Killer
Replies: 62
Views: 9895

Re: The C Killer

There are some things I would change with C: 1) Make all primitive types system independent 2) Add a new type of pointers which have ownership, and automatically free memory when they go out of scope 3) Add function overloading 4) Add simple classes by extending structures to allow methods, construc...
by Thesh
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 359277

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Honestly, I think strong IPAs taste damned good. It's not about being macho to me, I just love the taste of hops and really do enjoy intensely bitter ales. Yes, some are trying to go for records, but that's not necessarily a bad things.
by Thesh
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do with a bag of unsweetened chocolate
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: What to do with a bag of unsweetened chocolate

Brownies. You can also make profiteroles filled with chocolate whipped cream, and then melt the chocolate and sweeten to taste in a double boiler by adding sugar to top them with. I don't remember the recipes that I used for these, but I have done them before and they turned out good. I'm sure there...
by Thesh
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ Casting
Replies: 13
Views: 3069

Re: C++ Casting

First of all, there is no reason to actually use std::basic_string<char>, it is identical to string. The reason that is throwing an error is because that is the constructor for the string class, which returns a value and not a reference. Instead, you should do this if the pointer is not going to be ...
by Thesh
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 359277

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

Dark567 wrote:Basically the ~12 trappist beers are the ~12 best beers in the world


I'm inclined to disagree with that.

I've had

Rocherfort 10: Great
Rocherfort 8: Decent
Rocherfort 6: Decent
Westmalle Dubble: Great
Westmalle Tripel: Decent
Chimay Blue: Good
Chimay Red: Decent
Orval Trappist Ale: OK
by Thesh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Curing meat
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Curing meat

Be careful about leaving out nitrates, one of the primary purposes is to prevent botulism. There may be an alternative, but I am not an expert on curing. I just recommend you make sure you are informed.
by Thesh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 45665

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Butchered fresh, and frozen immediately. The sides of beef should really be hung and dry aged for at the very least a couple of weeks, and then broken down and (possibly cut into steaks) frozen or vacuum sealed. Or you can vacuum seal them right away and leave them refrigerated for a week or so to ...
by Thesh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where There's Smoke...
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Re: Where There's Smoke...

I tried to get into barbecuing and made pulled pork a couple of times. Both times it came out good, butit is just way to much work to keep the temps and I ended up burning so much wood and lump charcoal that it was really expensive (I think a lot of this is due to buying a cheapo offset smoker). Als...
by Thesh
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: coworker rants
Replies: 92
Views: 14201

Re: coworker rants

I saw a stored procedure today, this is the gist of it: CREATE PROC DoSomething AS BEGIN DECLARE @Temp TABLE ( Column1, Column2 ) INSERT INTO @Temp (Column1, Column2) SELECT Table1.Column1, ISNULL(Table2.Column2,0) FROM Table1 LEFT JOIN Table2 ON Table1.Column1 = Table2.Column1 WHERE /* a bunch of c...
by Thesh
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12911

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

Whiskey is basically distilled beer If you're taking a broad enough view for that to be true, the unintended consequence is that *all* distilled grain spirits would be the same thing. The wort you distill into whiskey is simply *not* the same as beer. I agree that the wash that is distilled for whi...
by Thesh
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Anti-flavours
Replies: 15
Views: 2951

Re: Anti-flavours

To reduce heat, sugar and acid both help. Some lime may go well with curry (although I'm definitely no expert), and a little bit of honey may go good as well (probably not a lot though).
by Thesh
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12911

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

Since you first have to make beer, it absolutely follows a technique used to produce beer. Whiskey is basically distilled beer, so by your logic you can call whiskey (and many vodkas) "beer" and brandy "wine." They are entirely different drinks, with nothing in common but how th...
by Thesh
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Degreasing cookware
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Degreasing cookware

Nonstick coating, or no? If the cookie sheet doesn't have a delicate surface, your best bet is some extraordinary scrubbing, using ordinary dish soap which is already formulated to cut through grease. I'm a big fan of Chore Boy's abrasive non-metallic scrubbing pads (the "golden fleece" o...
by Thesh
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Why were certain types of encryption illegal until recently?
Replies: 29
Views: 13666

Re: Why were certain types of encryption illegal until recen

The issue within the US for example relates to the bit size of the encryption key used to encrypt the data. It is illegal to encrypt data with a key size greater than 128 bits. Where are you getting this? Cite your source. TLS functions with 1024 and 2048 bit keys. Even if you argue that those are ...
by Thesh
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Oils ain't oils
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: Oils ain't oils

davidvitaletheamazin wrote:I'm not talking about cocoa butter, that's a skin thing, not a cooking thing.


It's a cooking thing; it's basically white chocolate, and most chocolates contains cocoa butter. Although it isn't really an oil.
by Thesh
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 276721

Re: The Liquor Thread

Where can you buy liquor online? I'm assuming you are in the US, but it depends on where in the US you live. A popular place is http://www.binnys.com/ and there are some states they can't ship to: http://www.binnys.com/policies/ It is Binny's policy not to ship to certain states where direct shipme...
by Thesh
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7055

Re: human vs Robot

This question always bugged me,and they always gave me stupid illogical answers: What makes a human different than a self-aware robot with the ability to learn and replicate itself? That's kind of like asking "What makes a human different than a bird" The answer is: a lot of things. The a...
by Thesh
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12911

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

That's different. That uses a process called freeze distillation iirc that creates a higher alcohol content. Ice beers use the same process as regular lagers, they just taste like shit. They all use the same process of partially freezing the beer and removing ice crystals to increase alcohol conten...
by Thesh
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12911

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

I agree with the ice beer thing, this stuff:

http://www.brewdog.com/product.php?id=47

Is NOT beer.
by Thesh
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: coworker rants
Replies: 92
Views: 14201

Re: coworker rants

So one of the employees said to me today "Why do you want this (encrypted) field stored as an array and not string" Knowing that by Array he meant binary, and string he meant varchar, I told him that encrypted data is not string data, but binary. To which he responded "But it's not on...
by Thesh
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 146735

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

People who use spaces for indenting should be thrown into a burlap sack, beaten with sticks, hung in the office parking lot, and set on fire for all to see.

Spaces for indenting make keyboard navigation annoying.
by Thesh
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 59
Views: 9948

Re: Broccoli

I can take it or leave it. I'll eat it steamed, mixed into a stir fry, or raw with ranch dressing, but it's not something I normally go out and buy for myself.
by Thesh
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks
Replies: 112
Views: 17035

Re: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks

I use this in C from time to time :) int largest(int a,int b,int c){return((a>b)?((a>c)?a:((c>b)?c:b)):((b>c)?b:c));} Although using the second larger function with two arguments that the other poster mentioned may be slightly cleaner, another option is this which is still pretty clean: int largest...
by Thesh
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Brain–computer interfaces
Replies: 19
Views: 3233

Re: Brain–computer interfaces

First thing that comes to mind is exoskeletons that not only increase strength (by knowing what movements your body wants to make, its own motor could complement your body in that regard), but provides ballistic, thermal, and NBC protection as well as hardpoints for weapons. Along the same lines, yo...
by Thesh
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 164235

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

:(){ :|:& };: wrote:Walking around the meat and fish market:
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Interesting, I didn't realize that the US and Australia had different names for the cuts of beef. What you call the sirloin, we would call a strip loin or new york.
by Thesh
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate
Replies: 73
Views: 17175

Re: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate

Cod soaked in lye, also known as lutefisk... WHY? It was the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted.
by Thesh
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

I propose using the terms Heterovendor machines instead of PC as they come from different vendors, and Homovendor machines instead of Mac since they are a distinct class coming from the same vendor.
by Thesh
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The perfect writing tool (to write on paper. directly.)
Replies: 68
Views: 19067

Re: The perfect writing tool (to write on paper. directly.)

I have this pen and it works well for me. I like thinner pens myself, and I don't find a need for gel or rubber grips.
by Thesh
Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2443837

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

tNok85 wrote:Granted, but it still sucks.

I wish that the wish of the next poster came true.


Granted.

I wish tNok85 was dead.
by Thesh
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 49981

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

I guess my 4 kidney stones were made by sheer willpower? I took homepathy and now I haven't seen any in 2 years (the 4 first were 10 months apart by clock). Well....I guess everyone is entitled to believe whatever they want, for or against. Hmm... I haven't taken homeopathic medicines and I have NE...
by Thesh
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Battle of the Doctors
Replies: 31
Views: 7992

Re: Battle of the Doctors

headprogrammingczar wrote:Doctor Strangelove?


He has a very short reach, low mobility, and his only defense is to hide in a bunker with lots of women.
by Thesh
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: coworker rants
Replies: 92
Views: 14201

Re: coworker rants

One of my coworkers wrote a sql statement with an injection vulerability, something like this: SQL.CommandText = "EXEC SomeProcedure " + Request.QueryString["ID"]; Result = SQL.ExecuteScalar(); The procedure expects an integer, and the example that was given as a potential SQL in...
by Thesh
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 49981

Re: "Dilution" Discussion

homeopaths would never read a comic as erudite as xkcd and thus won't learn the error of their ways no matter how obvious you make it. Well, that is not true. I am a counterexample. I wonder why homeopathy is attacked with such vigor here. Has it done something wrong to you? Does it threaten your e...
by Thesh
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2443837

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, you now have one on layaway for $25,000

I wish I was dead
by Thesh
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 140878

Re: How do you pronounce it?

Since C is global, I'll argue that it is equally as likely to be D as it is to be any other character, assuming char C;

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