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by joshz
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

You could also consider going into the more theoretical side of it. There's a lot to CS that isn't just programming, and in fact has little or nothing to do with it.
by joshz
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I agree strongly with what other people have said, Brace--if it's your first real math class, it's going to be hard. That doesn't indicate anything about your ability, just your experience. When I started taking classes for my major in college, I had a really hard time in them, because of lack of pr...
by joshz
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I can now confirm that Xanthir is a pretty cool dude.
by joshz
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Wait, Xanthir, you're in Mountain View?

We should lunch and/or xkcd-meetup sometime! I'm here for the summer, interning at Khan Academy.
by joshz
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Awesome news. Math class difficulty got dialed back a bit because most of the students were on about the same level as myself, and so now I'm getting some traction. Also I remembered there is a tutoring center at the school. Yay! :D Also yay about gay marriage in Denmark! And about that awesome apo...
by joshz
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

College Algebra is horrifying. Maybe I should just be a trucker. :( *offers hugs* Spoiler for unsolicited advice/offer of help: If you want help, you can ask me and I can try to explain things. Alternately, you could try looking on http://www.khanacademy.org/ and seeing if the videos and exercises ...
by joshz
Tue May 01, 2012 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

There's a built-in program called Automator you may find useful. You can also, in System Preferences, set up specific keyboard shortcuts (that will select a menu item) for specific applications.
by joshz
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So I just found out that someone who I thought was a decent, intelligent person thinks that choosing to act on homosexual urges is a sin, and possibly also that homosexuality is a choice. :/ Decency and intelligence are the aggregation of decisions and opinions. Those opinions may change, especiall...
by joshz
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So I just found out that someone who I thought was a decent, intelligent person thinks that choosing to act on homosexual urges is a sin, and possibly also that homosexuality is a choice. :/
by joshz
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Congrats on CMU! Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about it. (you want to do CS, right?) :)

That sucks about your mom, but it's great that your dad is chill about it.
by joshz
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 468683

Re: Favorite math jokes

What's the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?
Spoiler:
A mathematician only needs some paper, a pencil, and a trash can for their work. A philosopher can do without the trash can.
by joshz
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

:) It's always nice when that happens.
by joshz
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Python 2 is much more commonly used. From what I've been told, 3 has some strange behavior, though I can't remember it off the top of my head.
by joshz
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I mean, so that's not necessarily a bad way to think of python variables. I'm not sure if that's how it's handled in practice for all types, but it does handle many types like that. For many people, pointers are confusing, so the boxes analogy is popular (or I guess tags too, though I've never heard...
by joshz
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 369429

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

mathgeek17 wrote: upside down y
You mean lambda? λ
by joshz
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Traveling salesman has enormous practical applications and implications

So does prime factorization---it's essential for cryptography.
by joshz
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

But I can promise you that it does get better. It gets so much fucking better. I'm in a community now that doesn't bat an eyelash at two men cuddling in a public computer cluster (beyond saying that we're adorable, or one of *those* couples [which admittedly we kind of are <_< >_>]), and feel truly...
by joshz
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It's like, I don't feel 'gay' enough that another guy would ever want to date me, and I don't feel 'straight' enough that another girl would want to date me. I just feel lonely and that there's no one to talk about it amongst my friends and family That really doesn't matter. I'm pan, and currently ...
by joshz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

joshz: Unfortunately, I'm really busy and don't think I'll be able to attend a sleeping bag weekend. However, I did visit the campus during my spring break last year and I really enjoyed it. I especially liked the new CS building with it's large spiral walkway in the center. Aww, that's a shame. Th...
by joshz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

:D Awesome! I hope you end up coming here!

Are you planning on coming to any sleeping bag weekends?
by joshz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

sambot5: What kewa said, also: Sexuality can be fluid and hard to pin down with a label. As for the math/CS thing, I'm pan and at CMU for CS. There are a lot of LGBTIQQA people here (in CS), and it's really accepting. For example, I have a boyfriend now (^_^) and I've gotten no negative reactions ab...
by joshz
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Also: Hello, I'm Wyvern's boy. Hello to you too. :) I have the (happy) story of my coming out to my mother in a blog post, copy-pasting it here, but the original story is part of this post . The first member of my family I ever came out to as trans was my mother. It was a few days after christmas –...
by joshz
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 199992

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

'dans' is a preposition referring more to objects, like *in* the box, *in* the room, etc. 'en' refers more to places, like *in* France.
by joshz
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ok um, bear with me here. I'm not sure if this is precisely the right place to do this so I'm going to try not to take up too much of your time. I've been lurking in this thread for a really long time. I'm heterosexual and, historically I've passive about lgbt rights and I really want to change tha...
by joshz
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If I am writing an application that depends on a user supplied xml file being properly formatted, I am guessing that embedding the DTD inside of the xml file would be bad practice. I am using a validating parser courtesy of the lxml python library - and it lets me store the DTD as a separate file i...
by joshz
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Aaeriele wrote:also, hello from hong kong international airport
Woo! How was the flight?
by joshz
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

H'ray for superglucose!

*hugs Emi*
by joshz
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ok technically that would be trans women= misogyny but you know perfectly well what I mean and I hate that you even questioned my math. <3 She had me at "I hate that you even questioned my math" Nit: the author is wrong in this comment--hir math was just fine, ze just referenced transitiv...
by joshz
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 199992

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

That sounds strange to me--I think "Je viens du Québec" would be more correct.
by joshz
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 199992

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

du = de le. If there's every a situation where you're thinking of saying "de le", you say "du"--"de le" is never used.
by joshz
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

D'awww that comic is cuuuuute.
by joshz
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

^_^

That's awesome, natashatasha.
by joshz
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1320536

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

poxic: many genderqueer people use pronouns ze/hir/hir. Slightly less cumbersome and binary-enforcing than "heshe". "They" is also sometimes used as gender-neutral 3rd person singular.
by joshz
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: trouble staying logged in
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: trouble staying logged in

This has been getting worse over the last few days. I'm getting logged out without a browser relaunch now, and relatively frequently. (Safari 5.1, OS X 10.6.8)
by joshz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Re: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation

davean wrote:
joshz wrote:Ahh, okay. Thanks!


So, shall I close this "Ah, it was was already there!"?
Well, I'd thought the standard didn't include a key combination. (e.g., google's keyboard shortcuts lab, slashdot, which both use j and k.)
by joshz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Re: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation

Ahh, okay. Thanks!
by joshz
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Re: Allow Arrow Keys for Navigation

What keys are those? I just tried every key on my keyboard (Safari 5.0.5) and none of them did anything.
by joshz
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ahh, okay. Thanks! I didn't know that. That's pretty interesting.
by joshz
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1830177

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

EDIT: It seems to be a little different, my technique is to create groups of based upon the characters in a file (or standard groups based on extension). if I make N groups of B bits, I would use (N-1) characters in each group to signify "move X groups to the right", giving me N*(2^B - (N...
by joshz
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [S] Portal Mafia - Animal King, SK Win.
Replies: 339
Views: 37264

Re: [S] Portal Mafia - D3: Death of the Companion Cube <3

Okay, as we have so little time, I'd like to avoid a tie, I'm going to:
Vote: Robot_Raptor as he'll die anyway and we don't have another viable lynch candidate.

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