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by Flumble
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: Seriously people put the damn link in your post
Replies: 9
Views: 10293

Re: Seriously people put the damn link in your post

Topic title: ${comic number}: "${comic title}" Message contents: [url=https://xkcd.com/${comic number}/][img]${comic image URL (starts with https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/)}[/img][/url] Title text: “[i]${the text tooltip when hovering over the image (the value of the title attribute of the c...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1826: "Birdwatching"
Replies: 44
Views: 9043

Re: 1826: "Birdwatching"

That's a weird pixel. It has a black square inside of it and it's 6 5/6th by 6 1/12th.
by Flumble
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 12322

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

[edit]ugh, there's always a ninja when you least expect it[/edit] UTC isn't even a proper abbreviation/initialism, strictly speaking. It doesn't even stand for what most people think it stands for... ;) It stands for Universal Coordinated Time, except in French where the last two words are swapped. ...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6350336

Re: Thoughts for ships

Zohar wrote:
Sizik wrote:As processors get faster, memory access speed gets relatively slower, due to the speed of light (and the physical distance between the CPU and RAM) staying constant.

OK, so how do we increase the speed of light?

You just decrease the speed of time.
by Flumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6350336

Re: Thoughts for ships

Why hasn't software kept increasing its memory requirements? Have we reached a point where the ever-growing layers of abstraction and usability do not (significantly) increase the memory footprint? (even excluding the 'cloudified' programs) That said, haskell still stands strong in eating all the me...
by Flumble
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6350336

Re: Thoughts for ships

Why has RAM not increased exponentially during the past 15 years?
by Flumble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you think they should do away with pennies?
Replies: 11
Views: 2190

Re: Do you think they should do away with pennies?

You haven't bought single sheets of paper lately?
by Flumble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Qustion about 3D
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Qustion about 3D

(x' = y' = 0 is trivial, so I'll assume it's not considered)
x' = tanh(x+1)*y*z+1.37+(x+z)*ln(1+x^2+y^2+z^2)
y' = tanh(x)*z-cos(z+x)*y

I dare you to give a better projection.
by Flumble
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1825: "7 Eleven"
Replies: 85
Views: 12322

Re: 1825: "7 Eleven"

Depending on how you break out the Seven and Eleven, it could also be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM (or any other combination of eleven hours a day, using the 7-by-24 version of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). While I have never encountered a 7-eleven (even though they do exist "nearby" in...
by Flumble
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2526452

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

That's weird. Does it still show up in the partition manager (and mounted and with a drive letter)?

Since the update I can eject the USB root hub. Personally, I like having the option, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to show it to regular mortals.
by Flumble
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6350336

Re: Thoughts for ships

I thought it was too obvious. :oops: It's been called weirder things, like fluff and a title I cannot comprehend: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices. I also encountered this fluff while looking for past titles.
by Flumble
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6350336

Re: Thoughts for ships

by Flumble
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35847

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Inspired by soupspoon, I'd build a stock exchange with it. So if the stock market crashes, the stock market crashes.

Pray tell, in what manner is this still on a discussion level worthy of the Science board? If you want random natterings, ask it in fleeting thoughts thoughts for ships.
by Flumble
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2526452

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

"Microsoft puts you in control of your privacy", followed by a list of report settings toggles, one of which doesn't even have an "off" state.
by Flumble
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9741
Views: 1552727

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Hmm, in what scenario would you input illegal names in the first place? And in what scenario shouldn't the whole program just crash (so it doesn't matter how many valid names you accept before throwing an exception) if there's an illegal name?
by Flumble
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

Was it "enabled by default" for people who updated from earlier versions? Because I don't recall disabling session saves and yet it is. (though it is likely I forgot I did, because I don't want all those old files to pop up when starting np++ —they're under recent files anyway)
by Flumble
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is log² x?
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: What is log² x?

Analogous with the sums and products it should have some capital greek letter, like E (because ενώνω is the only word related to composition that doesn't start with a σ), instead of a bigger ∘. (Or actually history should be revised and all of sums, products, unions and whatnot should be split into ...
by Flumble
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

To be clear, since there always seems to be a lucky-10,000-aire on this, gedit is also available on Windows, but I can see why it wouldn't place in this ranking! Well, you're spot on that I didn't know this. However, should anyone know this? :P What about inserting grep into your eyes? Force grep, ...
by Flumble
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

So is it just me that uses gedit? If I happen to be on a (random) debianesk system and have to edit a couple of files, I'll probably use gedit. Well, unless there's already a terminal pointing at the right folder, then I'll use nano. But I'm mostly on windows, so my options are Atom, Sublime, VSCod...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 7927

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

Isn't 2015 a bit late for sublime text being 'the hottest'? <thefiddler> Holy sonofabitch. <thefiddler> I think my editor is flirting with me. * thefiddler frowns <Uhmerwell> ...Notepad? <thefiddler> Errr. <Uhmerwell> oh, you mean a human <Uhmerwell> don't you :< Haha, nice one. :D
by Flumble
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35847

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What is love living?
Would a golden cardboard box suffice?
by Flumble
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Favorite Programming Language
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: Favorite Programming Language

So far, every language I met had *some* use case where it shines, and *some* use case where it's a poor choice. What was Java's "shining" example? That was JavaServer Pages, right? I guess it shines at being semi-cross-platform and embeddable in browsers in the 90s . :roll: And it has mil...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9741
Views: 1552727

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So this is just me trying to understand terminology, feel free to ignore (though I appreciate any help!): Is it terminology if I just use some words that I feel fit in? :P Object A defines value X; object A loads object B -- B refers to X. The problem is that B might refer to X before A has defined...
by Flumble
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Favorite Programming Language
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: Favorite Programming Language

The right board is called Religious Wars . Because taste can be argued and my favourite language is my favourite simply because it's the best. Haskell (and friends, though I'm only familiar with Haskell) makes me feel funny because of its extensive pattern matching and lazy evaluation ...and types ....
by Flumble
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9741
Views: 1552727

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Cyclical dependencies are a great language feature (in object oriented programming at least) so you don't have to merge your dependencies into one or mangle them to be explicitly acyclical. Okay, usually it makes more sense to just extract a relational model and put that in one module, but that migh...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1821: "Incinerator"
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: 1821: "Incinerator"

Whizbang wrote:Eventually you're just going to need one of these:
Spoiler:
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How is a strapless bra going to help with disposing of trash bins?
by Flumble
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9324
Views: 1150047

Re: Minecraft

That's why we founded a new settlement last year. It's not nearly as big as Spawn or Pandora, but hopefully in time it will be. When was the last active period actually? I see the first 100 pages of this topic were filled before release (end of 2011) and the next 100 were before 1.5 (start of 2013),...
by Flumble
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9324
Views: 1150047

Re: Minecraft

Try visiting the xkcd server, we are (allegedly) people and we try to be not shit. :D
It's basically single player anyway, except you have access to a load of stuff built by the ones before you and the End is explored quite a bit.
by Flumble
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 5333

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Always use a random line out of a Shakespearean sonnet to use as your password, interspersed with three two-digit numbers. ButBeautysWaste19HathInThe75WorldAnEnd33 Use spaces and punctuation in your password. "But beauty's waste 19 hath in the 75 world an end 33.". If the password is reje...
by Flumble
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Induction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Induction Question

I don't know any laws for the addition/subtraction of exponents. Ah, that might be a problem for this problem. I have no idea how to properly explain the rule, but let's try anyway. The product of two exponentiations (with the same base) is the same as summing the exponents: a^b * a^c = a^(b+c) . S...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Induction Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Induction Question

I believe that particular formula is supposed to be 2 + 2^1 + 2^2 + ... + 2^n = 2^(n+1).
by Flumble
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1216901

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Yay! You might also like to take a look at a symplectic integrator, like Leapfrog or Verlet. They aren't as well-known as R-K, but their big advantage is that (unlike Euler or R-K) they conserve energy, which is kinda useful in sims of physical systems. ;) Thanks for the suggestion. Though for this...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What is log² x?
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: What is log² x?

It was obvious from context that in that particular instance log^2 n meant (log n)*(log n).
But of course you shouldn't abuse the notation like that -same goes for sin^k n- and log^2 x is log(log x)) in the general case.
by Flumble
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 33515

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

Also, to go back a step... I've never seen "log² x" to mean "(log x)²"... I've only ever seen that notation for trig functions, sin²x etc. I guess because functional powers of trig functions aren't particularly common (except for that whole "cos(cos(cos(...))) is a weird us...
by Flumble
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Help me create a mini-timeline
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: Help me create a mini-timeline

2038: futurama season 8
by Flumble
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1216901

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Let's make it more concrete. :) I'm trying to simulate an airplane in javascript. When it's touching the ground, it should rest on its landing gear —which has springs to avoid an infinite acceleration while landing or other weird hacks. The springs are damped by the way so they don't bounce for all ...
by Flumble
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1216901

Re: Today I Learned

TIL about the Runge-Kutta methods. Hopefully it will fix my discrete-time physics simulation going completely bonkers* when the time step is a bit large.

*the critically-damped struts currently act like they're anti-damped
by Flumble
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9324
Views: 1150047

Re: Minecraft

Give a baby zombie a dragon head, and it'll slay one befuzzled player. Give a baby zombie a dragon head and enchanted diamond equipment and it'll slay players forever. raudorn: great job expanding the underground in Whittington (and leasing the first space at the ugly city hall). :D Oh and Feylias, ...
by Flumble
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 14675

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

If it's holy wars... Crisp(/Chip) Packet colour theming, by flavour. It upsets me that more and more own brand crisps seem to be following Walker's lead of making the salt and vinegar green. Salt and vinegar should be blue, and cheese and onion green. What?! Blue is for paprika (sweet pepper)! It w...
by Flumble
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 14
Views: 5816

Re: Black Mirror

Oh right, the new season has been out for half a year now. Time to get a-watchin'. Scanning some reviews, it seems that the 3rd installment is as good as the previous two. :D (no I haven't watched it yet, I'm just voicing excitement to bump the thread and let you know this series exists or maybe lur...

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