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by Flumble
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 27889

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

The end of serialization as we know it. It quite probably means there won't be a season arc next season, or, unlikely, it's only referring to how this season didn't resolve the member berries plot(?) at all. In any case, too little happened during most of the season. The story elements we got could ...
by Flumble
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 5047

Re: 1773: "Negativity"

According to South Park you can just reset the internet by overloading it with SpaceX, removing all the hatred and negativity.
by Flumble
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 3574

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

If you were really (like) beret guy, you would be happy to invite each other over for crumpet hunting. Sue can tag along.

I don't know anything about law degrees though; do you need those for heating the crumpets?
by Flumble
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 9586

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

The asymmetry is in the cursor: the pointy bit is in the top left corner of the cursor image and it's that exact pixel that may not leave the screen.
by Flumble
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: What's the best battery cell?

See, maybe I shouldn't get into arguments about batteries, when I don't even read the labels properly. :mrgreen: There are positives and negatives, whether or not you do read them... :P Positives and negatives are especially important with batteries in my experience. Just reverse the polarity with ...
by Flumble
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6367074

Re: Random natterings

Linux is weird. Or perhaps it's only docker making a fuss. In any case a remote system was so hung up that I couldn't start any new programs, like top, ps, sudo, shutdown or logout (yes, exiting an ssh session would hang). Everything that was still running was doing fine, like ssh, the webserver (th...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1554305

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

note that the month is 0-based Are you fucking kidding me right now? Well, duh. It's been like that since C's time(.h). Or possibly even before C, but that's beyond internet history. But it's really convenient when you want to convert a month number to a name using a 0-based array. :mrgreen: [edit]...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Re: Looking for free software including mechanism equivalent to that of Simple Writer

checking the words in an input window against a given list of words and turning the colour of those words not in the list from black to red ...or turning the colour of the words that are in the list from red to black. (which is easier to achieve with most highlighting tools) One way is to use a tex...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Abstract grammar expression tree - Attribute Grammars
Replies: 1
Views: 3445

Re: Abstract grammar expression tree - Attribute Grammars

So how much effort have you put into understanding attribute grammars so far? Have you viewed lecture slides, the chapter in the recommended book for the course, visited the wiki page or any other (more tutoring) sources on the internet? This question in particular only deals with synthesized attrib...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 9586

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

I like ribbons. In the programs where they belong of course, like the office programs that just have a tremendous set of buttons —the ones in file explorer and paint are clealy bugs that the guys at MS refuse to fix. The best part is indeed that you can (auto) hide the contents of the ribbon with a...
by Flumble
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 4902

Re: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

Thank you, Zamfir, for explaining the framework of loads and shockwaves. A lot of vague thoughts are now solidified and combined to a coherent system in my head. :) So if, by kicking the ice, the main component to breaking it is a shockwave, does the energy of a shockwave (specifically the energy th...
by Flumble
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1770: "UI Change"
Replies: 56
Views: 9586

Re: 1770: "UI Change"

I got used to the Ribbon pretty quickly, but then I've never made heavy use of Excel or Access, so the experience might be way different for those sorts of people. And Microsoft's attempt to cram Ribbons into everything else they make has gotten annoying — especially File Explorer, which got along ...
by Flumble
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Geometric Growth vs. Geometric Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Geometric Growth vs. Geometric Pattern

Ah, no, exponential growth is merely T_n = T_{n-1} * something.
by Flumble
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 16
Views: 4898

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

I think localStorage works fine for pages with file:// URIs too IIRC localstorage for file:// is not standardized and the implementation differs between browsers and even between browser versions. It's difficult to find a sensible definition of the same-origin-policy for file://. As long as it's on...
by Flumble
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?
Replies: 16
Views: 4898

Re: Coding a Simple Data Entry App?

Another possibility is to just create the GUI you want in HTML+JavaScript, without creating a server backend. You need an internet connection to load the page on your phone, but after that it is functionally equivalent to a GUI app. You can simply save the files to your phone and open them there. (...
by Flumble
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 10934

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I can relate to cueball up until the "Later..." part. Why would you pretend to know something?

Also, why would you pretend to be excited for such a bland blockbuster? :?
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1152068

Re: Minecraft

The spoilered edit mentions two servers, one vanilla (1.10 currently) and one FTB.

What it doesn't mention is that you also need to be whitelisted for the vanilla server (for example by sending a PM to _infina_).
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: 1768: "Settling"


That's a neat feature. However, it's an end-user action (which is also really in-your-face, going by the screenshots in that article) rather than something calculated by facebook's algorithms.
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9325
Views: 1152068

Re: Minecraft

Hah, no, I will encourage you! :twisted:

Keep up the good work, raudorn! :D

[edit]But please tell me you've used smart ways to collect all that snow (with a snow golem or the stacks in my home) and ice (with this and a silk touch tool).
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?
Replies: 12
Views: 4902

How to reason about the force, pressure or impulse to break something?

Example scenario: I was testing the thickness of the ice behind my house today and it cracked after stomping the heel of my shoe a few times. I could see the ice was less than 4cm thick, so not safe to skate on anyway, but I'm wondering how stomping a heel compares to walking/skating on it. Now ice,...
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: 1768: "Settling"

yan wrote:Chocolate probably isn't the worst advice you can get in such cases.

True, and cocaine isn't the worst drug to get addicted to. :roll:

I think it's worse than no advertisement, let alone a PSA.
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Mjb wrote:The sample size is too small. Everyone start recording your stay/leave decisions, preferably categorized as career/relationship/other, and meet back here in five years.

Other:
  • this topic: stay

I don't think I'll regret it.
by Flumble
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 8448

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

If there are only 20 genetic amino acids, and they have distinct one-letter abbreviations, why bother having three-letter abbreviations? The three-letter ones use letters that correspond to the name of the amino acid. Now one could say that's not terribly helpful because the names of the amino acid...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 10812

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I *do* hate the obligatory romance, though. I don't know why that's an action movie trope. First: is "obligatory romance" confirmed? It's not really obligatory if this film turns out not to have it. I think it's an action movie trope because it sells people think it sells and therefore pu...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote controller for itunes
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Remote controller for itunes

I don't know how configurable they are. Does anybody have experience with this, or recommendations? The cheap(est) pointing devices I've used emulate the arrow keys and/or page-up and page-down (and F5 for starting a presentation). So those are useable if you can map those keys to actions in itunes...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0153: "Peptides" [removed]
Replies: 22
Views: 8448

Re: What-If 0153: "Peptides"

Did Randall purposefully interpret "what about the three-letter abbreviations" as "the three-letter sequences" rather than "the letters used in the three-letter abbreviations"? He did interpret "using the one-letter abbreviations" as "any multiplicity of ...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Is it bad that I initially thought it was about suicide? There might be perfectly reasonable reasons for you to initially link it to suicide. There might also be not. It's hard to tell when you don't voice your whole environment, relations, identity, history and more. :roll: Do you use a Facebook a...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox issue on annotations
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Firefox issue on annotations

java is not javascript (one is using a plugin container and may be disabled by the browser because of security vulnerabilities, the other is a deeply ingrained part of websites and browsers nowadays; ingrained as in: even clicking a smiley to insert it into your forum post uses javascript) So my gue...
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6367074

Re: Random natterings

Zach's drawing never tires. :D

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by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 9074

Re: 1768: "Settling"

The big question is: where do we go?
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 561186

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I'm reverse-time ninja'ing all of you.

The photon does change frequency when you start accelerating*, right? Thereby changing its energy and space-bending powers, too?

*except if you accelerate in a particular direction.
by Flumble
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bypassing a home theater system with a microcontroller
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Bypassing a home theater system with a microcontroller

Thanks a lot! http://diagramas.diagramasde.com/audio/SB-WA340.pdf I think this is the missing part of your schematic? It's the WA330, but yeah, basically the same thing. The various AC1,2,3,4 and FL1,2 are AC power (from different taps on the transformer), sent from this module to whatever your cabl...
by Flumble
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bypassing a home theater system with a microcontroller
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Bypassing a home theater system with a microcontroller

We have a 5.1 home theater system and it works really well, except for the fact it only accepts stereo sound as input (it includes a DVD player, so it can play surround sound, but only if it's on a DVD). Now the DVD player/IR receiver/settings box seems to contain all the logic and controls and is c...
by Flumble
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1554305

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yay, I'm finally starting to get comfortable with docker. That is to say, from the start I had a clear picture of the services and interconnects that are needed, but a lot of containers have their own finicky way to specify how to connect to another container/run behind a proxy. Last in line is gett...
by Flumble
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1763: "Catcalling"
Replies: 91
Views: 13354

Re: 1763: "Catcalling"

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Step five?
by Flumble
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9742
Views: 1554305

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 Flumble
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6367074

Re: Random natterings

A roommate is watching how to get away with murder (the name of the series, not the concept) and there's an interesting remix of Making of a Cyborg.
Apparently no one on the internet has noted though, according to google.
by Flumble
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox issue on annotations
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Firefox issue on annotations

Sounds like you have javascript disabled on the page. (annotations are visible by default and they're hidden with some javascript code when loading the page)
by Flumble
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1764: "XKCDE"
Replies: 37
Views: 6116

Re: 1764: "XKCDE"

While I'm here... consider: the negative of a negative is a positive. If you go into quaternions, you have to multiply thingies 4 times to get back to a real number. That's a rather interesting thing about quaternions: all the basis elements (except for 1) are real when multiplied by themselves, i....
by Flumble
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to Make a Blender Quiet
Replies: 27
Views: 5703

Re: How to Make a Blender Quiet

Soupspoon wrote:
morriswalters wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Now shoot your roommate, sell the blender.
:D

Just remember...

Or go into the kitchen box with your roommate and close the door. :)


What are the odds getting your roommate to use the blender in their room? Would that make things better?

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