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by Thesh
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, say you have a YAML file like this: formula: name: str_bonus id: player - paren - entity: strength - operator: subtract - integer: 10 - operator: divide - integer: 2 Use python to loop through the formulas and properties, and then programmatically build the functions from that by passing functio...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

To facilitate that, I'm writing a parser that evaluates strings (presumed to be infix expressions) and returns a function that, when called, resolves the string and returns the result. The tricky part is that these expressions can contain "pointers" to other components. Is this also a ter...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So it looks like Trump is going to start fucking up US-India relations already:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/worl ... 730980.cms
by Thesh
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

...two functions that differ only in superficial ways... Uhhhh... I'd venture to say that there's no such thing as superficial. Functions make assumptions, and when those assumptions are true, there are rainbows and ponies. When those assumptions are false, there is rain and horseshit, no matter ho...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Solution: A language that has a standardized canonical encoding format that encodes all functions in a unique fashion so that two functions that differ only in superficial ways will be encoded identically. You then hash the function, and have each program reference functions by their hash. There is ...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Personally, I think protectionism can be good policy to slow the death of an industry and give time to transition. I think it's a horrible policy to pick and choose individual companies at random for the sake of publicity. I mean, there is no plan for a transition, so this is entirely temporary (an...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1921097

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The two things Breitbart hates the most: freedom and capitalism.
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Personally, I think protectionism can be good policy to slow the death of an industry and give time to transition. I think it's a horrible policy to pick and choose individual companies at random for the sake of publicity. I mean, there is no plan for a transition, so this is entirely temporary (and...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So the new business strategy for manufacturing firms for the next few years: 1) Plan to lay off half your factory workers and move some operations overseas 2) Announce you will be closing the factory 3) Get massive tax breaks from the government for laying off only half your factory workers and keep...
by Thesh
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17092
Views: 1297449

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17092
Views: 1297449

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1921097

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

That's true of vegans, but not really vegetarians who are still okay with things like eggs, dairy, etc. and many have no problem eating animal products like gelatin.
by Thesh
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: Question about multithreading and multiple readers one writer (c++)

Can we see a high level of the algorithm? I'm not sure how that would work so I'm not sure what the locking strategy would be. If it's something like this when single threaded: Get base image Make copy Make changes Push changes to base image Then you would need a mutex around getting the base image ...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1921097

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

With how easily available powerful lasers are these days, I wouldn't be surprised if it went up in flames immediately after construction soon.
by Thesh
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

President Paul Ryan? Seems possible, but I wonder how many House members would be willing to rile up their base by voting for a candidate that they didn't vote for... That's not a problem. Leading up to the vote, right-wing media will start talking about Trump walking back on promises, and that Pau...
by Thesh
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

President Paul Ryan?
by Thesh
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 160
Views: 22812

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

So, I saw Ron Glass come up a lot on FB and, like, can people name one other thing he was on? I'm not saying it's a good thing or a neutral thing that he died, but it feels like a lot of the people saddened by it are kind of fueled by the whole "2016 is terrible" thing. He was on a belove...
by Thesh
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

XOR would be addition, and then you have modulo 2 arithmetic (aka GF(2)): a AND b = a * b mod 2 a XOR b = a + b mod 2 (assuming a and b are in the set {0,1}) That only works if you're actually using modulo 2 arithmetic. My understanding is that The Great Hippo is writing an expression evaluator wit...
by Thesh
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1575765

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

XOR would be addition, and then you have modulo 2 arithmetic (aka GF(2)):

a AND b = a * b mod 2
a XOR b = a + b mod 2

(assuming a and b are in the set {0,1})
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I tried that with my Ben Stein call center; did not make a fortune. If you would like to hear your account status, please press or speak the number "one" now. [pause] If you would like to make a payment, please press or speak the number "two" now. [pause] If you would like to hea...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

*In my call center, which was DSL support, people such as myself with coding experience, etc were definitely outliers. Staffing turned over entirely about every six months, and included a number of folk on work release from prison...it was definitely an unskilled job, and it adopted a lot of automa...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Just saying: if your customers are hanging up in frustration over your AI-based voice teams, then the AI-based voice team is not doing its job. People hang up just because it's not important enough to them, or they solved their problem already - some customers just like to chat, or maybe they might...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At this point, the right-wing websites are going to reverse course and start talking about how great things are rather than how our country has been completely destroyed. Barring a massive, undeniable recession, it really doesn't matter whether it helps them or not, and if there is a massive recessi...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

However, you need tech support for the situations when the "AI" (aka: the internet web form) screwed up for some reason. And yes, it always screws up for somebody: Amazon may send the wrong shipment. Your bank account may have been hacked and you need to officially dispute a transaction w...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And if call volumes spike from ten calls/minute to a thousand? No problem for virtual workers unlike the meat-based variant. I mean, even today with the telecommuting, that's not really a problem for the companies because everyone is an independent contractor, usually paid by the minute - if there ...
by Thesh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There are already customer service and sales jobs that you can telecommute to in the US. Why build a call center in a low population rural area, when you can build it in a high population urban area where it is a lot easier to hire and fire people and thus keep wages down? If you are outsourcing, it...
by Thesh
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wouldn't trust Republicans or the FBI to stop pursuing it. A blanket pardon ends the issue and everyone forgets about it in a few months.
by Thesh
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17092
Views: 1297449

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1921097

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It thought my monkey was a squid.
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2585096

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I'm pretty sure I heard on the news that only socialist countries like China, Brazil and Venezuela have corruption.
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 17002

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

Also note that that case doesn't have a power supply. You might look into some of the combo deals on Newegg, for example, this includes that motherboard and comparable (but older) CPU, as well as a case with a 450W power supply, 8GB of ram, and 1TB hard drive for $183: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Why would corruption be an issue to freak out about? It was Clinton vs Trump. And the right thinks that Clinton is massively corrupt. But they aren't saying "Well, I know it's a problem, but Clinton was worse" they are saying "Who the fuck cares?" I don't know why people don't u...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I mean, Trump is a reality TV star from New York. This is exactly the kind of blindness and stupidity I'm referring to; I figured at least some people on the right would have concerns about massive corruption, but apparently they don't, and this is completely horrifying.
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The way I feel about this now makes me somewhat sympathetic to 9/11 truthers or such - I'm starting to understand this feeling of 'This is hugely problematic and no one seems to care why does no one seem to care what is wrong with all of you someone fucking listen to me'. Just last night I felt the...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know, at this point I think priority needs to be focusing on the fact that the President his army of riled up right-wingers are perpendicular to reality on pretty much every issue. Like, Clinton is supposedly massively corrupt because of the Clinton foundation and because she is friendly wit...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17092
Views: 1297449

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oops, sorry, I was mixing him up with Flynn.
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Otherwise, Trump picking an experienced Navy Officer to head a military run organization? That doesn't seem... newsworthy... really. Considering someone who is doing a horrible job today for a promotion seems pretty Newsworthy to me. Picking one incompetent buffoon is one thing, but this is a patte...
by Thesh
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 733571

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's a rag, but I wasn't really referring to that part. That said, his whole campaign he has disparaged the mainstream media, cut them off, and threatened to sue.

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