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by fryman
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New phone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: New phone?

I like my LG vx8700, but all its problems are software-related (thanks to Verizon). Not sure what it is like with its native firmware.
by fryman
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: BREW/Symbian/J2ME/Android/WM
Replies: 4
Views: 2584

Re: BREW/Symbian/J2ME/Android/WM

Qualcomm's BREW sucks. It is impossible to release a BREW app for free, due to testing/certification costs. The rest just depend on what device class you are working with.
by fryman
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 24585

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Kiirani wrote::( My boyfriend and I broke up recently over this.


Kat? :cry:
by fryman
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 13622

Re: "Network" Discussion

Well, duh. (DO NOT RUN THIS AGH!!)

Code: Select all

using namespace std;
int main(){
int array1[1], array2[1], var1 = 1, var2 = 0;

while(var1 > var2){
array1[var1] = 0;
array2[var2] = 0;
var1++;
var2--;
}
}


A little code to preserve itself, and I can wipe out everything.
by fryman
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 107931

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

I'm at uni, so it is just myself that works on my code. Also, my TA uses the same IDE I do (VS 2005 with (mostly) default settings) so I need not worry about inconsistencies between editors. As long as I am consistent in my code (which I am), then I am happy, and so is everyone else. On a side note,...
by fryman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The ultimate programming language flamewar
Replies: 94
Views: 16310

Re: The ultimate programming language flamewar

C++ for beginners sucks when taught the wrong way. Today in CS 115, my prof. scared the shit out of everyone by telling us what we could do by writing to an out-of-bounds element of an array. Wasn't there a UNIX worm that exploited that?
by fryman
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9743
Views: 1555112

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I don't know anything about CLargeNumber, but the "standard" bignum library for C is GMP , which also proclaims to be the fastest. So you might be able to speed up your code by using it instead... I wrote this in C++, but GMP claims compatibility... I suppose I could branch off and re-wri...
by fryman
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0341: "1337: Part 1"
Replies: 89
Views: 18483

Re: "1337: Part 1" Discussion

A comic every day? I think I just came in my pants. Anyway, I can't wait for Mrs. Roberts to kick more ass.
by fryman
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9743
Views: 1555112

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Using CLargeNumber, I wrote a program to calculate the fibonacci sequence up to whatever, giving options for output to file/console, output all values, etc. The 1,000,000th Fibonacci number is 208988 digits in length. I forgot to check how much CPU time it took, but it took quite a while (after 300,...
by fryman
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :
Replies: 86
Views: 3419

Re: You wouldnt know it, but im very good at :

I am good at speed-programming, I guess. Either that or the things I procrastinate on are just that simple. In 2005 I was in the BDPA HSCC. Each team of five had to design a fully functioning dynamic website with secure login and a shopping cart in 5 hours. The team I was on used JSP (the other choi...
by fryman
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you have a bowler?
Replies: 57
Views: 2880

Re: Do you have a bowler?

The only hats I own are a /. hat and an obligatory uni hat. I do own a Fidel Castro hat, but it is too small now. One of my floormates has a black fedora that he sticks an 18" ostrich feather in, as well as a black bowler. I want a red fedora with a Fedora/Red Hat logo on the inside, for the lu...
by fryman
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 17182

Re: What editor do you use?

For uni C++ I use VS 2008 because we get marked down if we get certain warnings that, say, Dev-C++ is not so picky about. I should be using VS 2005 to match what the TAs use, but I much prefer '08 for UI and shortcut reasons. For personal C++ I use Dev-C++.

All other text editing is Notepad++'s job.
by fryman
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python.... is it really as useless as people have told me?
Replies: 20
Views: 4819

Re: Python.... is it really as useless as people have told me?

I think the most interesting thing I have seen in Python was a script made specifically for the xbox 360 controller on pc to convert everything nicely to mouse movements. The best part was that the macro-ing was obviously extremely flexible; you could do anything, really.
by fryman
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Driver Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Driver Woes

What DLL file is the executable complaining about? Usually these problems are solved by googling for that file and putting it in the right spot.
by fryman
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 23668

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

Safari crashed halfway through loading the image, but a cache clear fixed it... weird. Definately safari's fault.
by fryman
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dinosaur PC fun
Replies: 92
Views: 17096

Re: Dinosaur PC fun

I have a PII at 433 MHz with 128 MB ram and a 60gb ide hdd running Win2k and Apache Tomcat, and a 1GHz Athlon machine with 768MB ram running XP and MySQL for it... I would put Ubuntu on both of them, but I'm busy at uni and my dad (who is handling everything) is a Microsoft guy.
by fryman
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0333: "Getting Out of Hand"
Replies: 107
Views: 18494

Re: Getting Out of Hand

evilninjax wrote:Unfortunately, the Foreplay page had just been subject to a Wikipedia Vandalization. So then our Hero shrugs, goes downstairs and retrieves needle-nose pliers, a cucumber, a cheese grater, and alligator clips.

-goro-

I am worried about the pliers and the cheese grater... *shudder*
by fryman
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Since software is not hardware...
Replies: 32
Views: 3885

Re: Since software is not hardware...

Here we go...

Browser: Safari
IRC: HydraIRC
FTP: FileZilla
Podcasts: Juice
PDFs: FoxIt
Text Editing: Notepad++
Musics: WinAmp
IM: Pidgin
by fryman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 124826

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

From a hash checking program:

Code: Select all

return 1;   //oh shit we should never reach this
by fryman
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ Info needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: C++ Info needed

If you want to get used to what a lot of professionals use , I would recommend Visual Studio. Your school can most likely get a site license for a great price, and there is always VS 2008. Visual Studio 2008 is still a beta, but it's free, so there is a bit of a tradeoff there. Dev-C++ is an open so...
by fryman
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:58 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Slashdot Meetup
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Re: Slashdot Meetup

I am attending this meet-up, but it is most likely no one that posts on the xkcd fora will attend. I don't think anyone in Kentucky reads xkcd anyway (except for me).
by fryman
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

Re: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.

no-genius wrote:But you could have just substituted 'kmh-1 for mh-1 - without converting. It's only a puzzle!

8km/h is roughly 5mph. Adam can jog faster than that, but for the purposes of the problem, does it really matter?
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25513
Views: 1729428

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Cheese wrote:I wish the end of the world was not nigh, and that the Jehova's Witnesses would shut up about it.

Granted, but now they won't leave you alone because you are their new prophet.

I wish The Daily WTF (or worsethanfailure) updated hourly.
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 175696

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

When I registered to vote (in person), I thought it was odd that I didn't have to do a CAPTCHA. I stood there, looking at the form trying to find it. I looked at it a while longer and decided it would redirect upon completion, but then I figured it wasn't Opera-compatible and handed it back to the g...
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

Re: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.

no-genius wrote:*snip*
the real question is why you didn't use SI

Probably because I didn't feel like converting from mph to km/h, along with the fact that the numbers would not have been so pretty and whole.
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your voice!
Replies: 458
Views: 81169

Re: Post your voice!

Sounds like a lack of accent, so my guess is the Great Lakes area. (That's where I am from.)
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!
Replies: 249
Views: 17419

Re: The Great XKCD Postcard Exchange!

PM me if you want a postcard from Lexington, Ky. I'm not from Kentucky, btw.
by fryman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your voice!
Replies: 458
Views: 81169

Re: Post your voice!

I feel... obligated? to post here. So here I am. I don't like how I get snipped off at the end, nor do I like hearing my mic shift. But I suppose it serves its purpose.
by fryman
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

Re: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.

I don't watch Car Talk either, but I do listen to it on the radio all the time. *snerk* Neither do I watch the radio while not listening to Car Talk. [/offtopic] Here's the answer I got for this... Let's not assume the hill and flat are equal in length. We can use distance / rate =time. For x =...
by fryman
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

Re: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.

A fellow Car Talk fan, perhaps? Let Tom and Ray explain it all (a two-hour jog instead of a one-hour jog accounts for the factor of two in the answer): The Puzzler for July 2, 2007 (Spoiler) Answer (Spoiler) Nope, I don't watch Car Talk . This problem was posed to my Calc I class as a bonus questio...
by fryman
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

The jogger's dilemma - A fun little problem.

Adam leaves his house, jogs on a flat, level road, up a hill, then back the same way. When he comes back, he has found his jog lasted exactly one hour. Adam can jog at 8 mph on flat surfaces, 6 mph uphill, and 12 mph downhill. How far did Adam jog? Hint: It may seem like not enough information has b...
by fryman
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Obnoxious Firefox?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Obnoxious Firefox?

A reinstall should do the trick. Be sure to back up your bookmarks and extensions in case the installer freaks out and deletes everything.

This is a guide for backing up bookmarks, and this extension will back up your extensions. >.<
by fryman
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer science vs. software engineering?
Replies: 39
Views: 41521

Re: Computer science vs. software engineering?

Here at Univ. of Ky, Comp. Sci. focuses on software theory, e.g., how kernels, operating systems, etc. work. There is no "software engineering" as that is covered in CS's coursework. Computer Engineering students (like myself) get all the required CS courses plus some Elec. Eng. courses. C...
by fryman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Backup for preferences in Visual C++ 2005 Studio
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb245788(vs.80).aspx#vs05idetips_topic5 This might be of some help. You can set it to save your settings to your flash drive, then on every computer you use, copy the path from a text file or something (for convenience) and that's it. Hope that helps! Edit: ...
by fryman
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

You may be running the NoScript add-on. Check the bottom right side of you browser for an "S". Or just check under Tools > Add-Ons. If it's there, disable or remove it. That may solve your problems. I had this add-on at work but it was a pain to allow every site to run scripts. If it's di...
by fryman
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptors with opposable thumbs
Replies: 46
Views: 6245

Holy. Shit. Do you know what this means? Raptors can OPEN DOORS WITHOUT SHREDDAGE! Where's my duct tape?
by fryman
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Packing for College
Replies: 133
Views: 7897

Hawknc wrote:Carpeted walls? The hell? :?


Yup, the partition between my sink/closet area and bed is carpeted. Behind it is something pretty solid (probably particle board), so thumb tacks are useless, even with a hammer.
by fryman
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: BIOSHOCK fans - 2k offers orchestral score for free!
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

But will it install a rootkit?
by fryman
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Packing for College
Replies: 133
Views: 7897

Has anyone considered 3M command strips or similar? Sort of a glue-on picture hook type deal, which can be (they claim) removed without mark. I havn't tried them yet myself, but if they live up to the marketing I'll have to get a few for my room next year.. They don't work on carpeted walls, but th...
by fryman
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existential angst
Replies: 87
Views: 10592

Interesting... First off, try looking at your JUPELCU again. Namely, the Complete Understanding portion. If you know and understand the purpose of existence, is it not true that you have lost your reason to live and/or exist? Why can't you accept a temporary purpose: living to achieve your goal inst...

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