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by Xanthir
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1579018

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yup. Same reason why Javascript is fucked, with its "wish it were UCS-2" encoding (officially named WTF-16 by the Servo community).
by Xanthir
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 511
Views: 274144

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Well dang, that just bumped my research up by quite a bit. I've been (very slowly) building up toward rockets, because I didn't feel like heavily optimizing my factory. But now I'll at least do a little rejiggering to accommodate the new stock increase and production multipliers.
by Xanthir
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 34582

Re: Slowest Sorting Algorithms that Terminate

O(n!+n) is equal to O(n!), so if all you care about is the big-O notation, you're covered either way.
by Xanthir
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1579018

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

TIL git automatically rewrites line endings... but only in the commits/compares and won't do it on disk... Though this is sort of disturbing, that means two different developers can have two different line ending settings in the same repository and cause each other headaches like this? ↶ tl;dr: uni...
by Xanthir
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Neural Network and Genetic algorithm implementation
Replies: 1
Views: 2309

Re: Neural Network and Genetic algorithm implementation

This reads as homework, or at least "I didn't do any research beforehand".

What have you tried so far? What information have you looked up to try and learn from?
by Xanthir
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Bettering vs Bloat?
Replies: 19
Views: 4691

Re: Bettering vs Bloat?

Yeah, almost all code you consume, whether games or webpages, is 90% images/etc. Code is always a fairly small part of it. Like, there's a haha-only-serious bit of webpage optimization advice that, instead of doing tons of complicated shit to optimize and batch and cut your code weight, you can just...
by Xanthir
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1579018

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

How so? I haven't followed it in years.
by Xanthir
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2964

Re: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?

If you're interested in just getting stuff up there because you want a blog or something, you can't do much better than Wordpress. Simple, easy, and dependable. If you're interested in learning and playing around with web stuff, go ahead and write something of your own. It's not hard to get somethin...
by Xanthir
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1499
Views: 298404

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

MGS5 is much better on the "long cutscenes" thing. Only a few spots where they go long; most of the game is nice short stuff. And nah, it's actually pretty good to pick up. Your only *real* resource is money, and it's never really spare even with pretty casual play, so you can do whatever ...
by Xanthir
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Just use Smart Poke v2 for now (or whatever is roughly equivalent on iPhone).
by Xanthir
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:09 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wanted: "Layered/tiered" password manager
Replies: 15
Views: 6224

Re: Wanted: "Layered/tiered" password manager

I followed the tips but realized quickly how difficult it will be to remember more or less any of them so they suggest to use a password manager like LastPass to somehow manage all of these different password varieties. It says to only use a "master password" for trustworthy websites and ...
by Xanthir
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Idle Games - Candy Box, A Firelit Room
Replies: 90
Views: 64127

Re: Idle Games - Candy Box, A Firelit Room

I got back into Clicker Heroes a little while ago. I'd abandoned it about a year ago, after having gotten pretty far (just over floor 1000), but they just recently released the big "Transcendence" update and officially upgraded to version 1.0, so I thought I'd give it a try again. Yup, sti...
by Xanthir
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

I highly suspect that the distance tracking was, somehow, one of the worse offenders in their networking-load troubles; apparently at SDCC they said they don't have a roadmap for turning it back on right now.

Just use PokeVision instead for now.
by Xanthir
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Yeah, PG eggs are like bitcoin - mostly just an excuse to increase the universe's entropy by pointlessly burning electricity.
by Xanthir
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Or in my quieter neighborhood, why my wife and I can take down any 1- or 2- pokemon gym, even tho we're only level 15 and 17, and a lot of the people around are in their low 20s. My strongest pokemon is only ~750cp, she's got two just over 800. Gyms aren't really meant to stand for a long while, tho...
by Xanthir
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

And they already have multi-user battles, actually. If two people fight a gym at the same time, they'll simultaneously fight alongside each other. The defender gets to attack each at the same time (as if they were fighting two separate battles), but damage is shared between them, making it much easi...
by Xanthir
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do you manage Python dependencies?
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Re: How do you manage Python dependencies?

Ah, you misunderstand me. I'm talking about a spec-conformant parser ; that has nothing to do with spec-conformant content . The whole point of a parser conforming to the spec is that it'll handle malformed HTML in exactly the same way that browsers do (because the spec was written to match browsers...
by Xanthir
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1579018

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yeah, I've got some relatively common use-cases throughout my codebase where I have graphs of things, and I could really use the ability to tell if there's a path between two points, and sometimes what that path is. While perf is always important, these aren't hot mathematical loops or anything.
by Xanthir
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do you manage Python dependencies?
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Re: How do you manage Python dependencies?

Because, to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't implement the HTML parsing algorithm from the spec. I know the maintainer of html5lib, and they've worked on the spec itself in the past.
by Xanthir
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do you manage Python dependencies?
Replies: 8
Views: 3706

Re: How do you manage Python dependencies?

Tangent, but: don't use BeautifulSoup. Use html5lib, which actually implements the HTML parsing algorithm from the spec.
by Xanthir
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Yeah, I'm gonna go Jolteon (IF I CAN FIND ONE MORE DAMN EEVEE) just to counter all the freaking vaporeons around.

(Also they were the best one, they could get a Bug attack that really screwed with the type chart.)
by Xanthir
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 510
Views: 49858

Re: Pronunciation of "aur" words like "aura", "aural", "Laura", "Lauren" and "laurel".

For me, aura/aural/Laura match "story", and Lauren/laurel match "torrent". Moi aussi. Although I've heard "aural" pronounced more towards a trisyllabic "hour-al" (silent 'h' version of 'hour', but not necessarily the same as dialect 'our') to deliberately dif...
by Xanthir
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 323
Views: 111128

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

In the US wasps are called yellow jackets, but it looks like "wasp" is also used for some other flying insect? Which one? I (from the U.S.) use "wasp" as a general term for a large number of flying insects - pretty much everything in the order Hymenoptera except for bees and ant...
by Xanthir
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Suppletion of "good"
Replies: 32
Views: 8978

Re: Suppletion of "good"

Well, there's a difference between having a specific meaning and a high information content. "I" means something very specific in context, but it's commonness undermines it's information value. Consider what would happen if one dropped the subjects from sentences, how many statements abou...
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wanted: "Layered/tiered" password manager
Replies: 15
Views: 6224

Re: Wanted: "Layered/tiered" password manager

Hey there, I've been using LastPass for a few years now, and something bothers me. I have a nice, secure master password - but if someone gets that, all of my passwords are fair game. I can partially mitigate this by using Two Factor Authentication (2FA) everywhere that I can. But what I'd really l...
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Dropping a Cloud Nine From Orbit
Replies: 38
Views: 5240

Re: Dropping a Cloud Nine From Orbit

Yeah, and we don't actually generate all that much of it. Stick some alpha-shedding nuclear rods in a gasproof chamber and you'll get helium, sure, but *very* slowly. And most of what is generated naturally leaks into the atmosphere, and from there to space as it's too light to be held onto. I don't...
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Math without calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 18770

Re: Math without calculators

mathmannix wrote:using Yakk's example, 27 times 33 is pretty easy to do in your head if you know difference of squares, but even if you don't, or you have something slightly more difficult (and/or realistic) like 27.5 times 32.4

[...]

* - I totally didn't plan that it would be the same answer!

Burn the witch!
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 69612

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Assassin's Creed Black Flag might be a fun pirate game if they ever let you get to the pirate game instead of their shitty tutorial wall missions and incomprehensibly bad combat mechanics. Need to counter guy, okay I have to hold e. Doesn't do a damn thing. If your quick time events don't even work...
by Xanthir
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 94
Views: 12126

Re: How do satellites not crash into each other?

Especially since the red ones make them go so much faster!
by Xanthir
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

I finally took a gym last night! Wooo! The hospital right next to us is a gym, but it's been owned by some strong Valor players for quite a while. I checked it on a whim last night, and noticed it was suddenly way down, a level 1 with a single 350 Fearow guarding it. Wife and I hurried to put pants ...
by Xanthir
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Wife had a teensy 100cp Magnemite totally wreck a 500cp pidgey - at least sometimes, "super effective" staggers the victim, so she kept it stunlocked until it died. (Then the game locked up, but we confirmed that she did indeed successfully defeat the gym.) And I read the postmortem about ...
by Xanthir
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trisecting an angle
Replies: 63
Views: 9079

Re: Trisecting an angle

No, the difference between "can trisect any angle" and "can trisect these specific angles that I know about" is huge. That's literally the entire point of the angle-trisection problem. And adding more abilities is also irrelevant - the angle-trisection problem is about trisecting...
by Xanthir
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

Yeah, that's some *basic-ass shit* to deal with. It's disappointing, because we maintain shitty networks on campus for testing purposes; I think Niantic lives separately from our SF office, BUT STILL. Failing to test these conditions is inexcusable, piled on top of the shitty coding that causes the ...
by Xanthir
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

I have a real hard time taking down gyms. Most of the time they bug out and I can't KO the last Pokemon defending, and the rest of the time GPS is wonky and says I'm not close enough even though I'm standing on the place where the gym is. When it bugs out on the last pokemon, if you actually won (b...
by Xanthir
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Re: Pokemon Go

DaBigCheez wrote:(Fun fact: not only were their servers down, the third-party sites that you could use to check if the servers were down were *themselves* DDoSed by the sheer number of people trying to check if the Pokemon Go servers were back up yet.)

Yeah, that's why you use the Twitter account instead. ^_^
by Xanthir
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18671

Pokemon Go

In case you aren't aware, Pokemon Go is basically Ingress with a Pokémon skin. It's kinda AR - you walk around in the real world looking for Pokemon, at which point it displays it against what your camera sees, and you fling pokeballs at it until you catch it. There are "Pokespots" scatter...
by Xanthir
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 511
Views: 274144

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

After upgrading to Ore7 and Iron6, I now fit the *entire* Engine assembly into the small Megafactory block under your starting zone. (Don't remember if it was C1 or C3.) I'm absurdly happy about this. Now I think I'll let it run on my work computer over the weekend so I don't have to worry about it,...
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 511
Views: 274144

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

I'm at 20k research in my Kilofactory, but that's with a bought x3 boost (I like kicking money to people when I play a game any non-trivial amount of time), so it sounds like we're right about the same - I've got 7 perfect-output analytics centers at 1/7/6 upgrade levels. I'm running almost double y...
by Xanthir
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 511
Views: 274144

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Sounds like you're just ahead of me - I'm at Ore5/Iron4/Steel3, so my steel lines are 2/2/1 at the moment. Currently saving up the 350T or so I need to do a full ore/iron/steel upgrade; the 3 ore lines will be annoying, but it'll still take up way less space overall - I might be able to get two full...

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