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by Link
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 328
Views: 103885

Re: News in brief

by Link
Fri May 17, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bedfordshire Professor Claims Voynich Breakthrough
Replies: 15
Views: 12639

Re: Bedfordshire Professor Claims Voynich Breakthrough

Oof, I did not know that. Kind of disappointed with the BBC for failing to mention that.
by Link
Thu May 09, 2019 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How capitalist free markets can be used to save the environment
Replies: 51
Views: 3258

Re: How capitalist free markets can be used to save the environment

Alternatively, runaway capitalism can result in the death of all blue-collar workers, leaving the oligarchs and corporate fat-cats to fend for themselves, which will be unsustainable once their processed-good stockpiles start to run out. They too will then die off, thereby ending the human race and ...
by Link
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 6102

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

OH LAWD HE COMIN'.
by Link
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626968

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

That, at least, is somewhat understandable -- it's not like they accidentally drove from Belgium to Croatia.
by Link
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

↶ I'm just hoping that the EU 27 grant a good long extension. The nature of such an important deal (or the lack of it) is clearly not best decided by a government in active constitutional crisis. Frankly, I hope they do so only under the condition that there's either a new election or a new referen...
by Link
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Plasma_Wolf wrote:
What I absolutely hate about all this, the same Republicans defended him completely and totally when he was working for Trump.

Well yeah, that's because being an adherent of the GOP's present-day course and having any sense of integrity are mutually exclusive.
by Link
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Dayum! I wish we could see the evidence, because that looks pretty damning for the Cheeto.
by Link
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 764037

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Well, I just woke up from what must be the weirdest dream ever. It started out with actual Nazism being on the rise and Nazis preparing for World War III. That part isn't weird. But somehow they developed this technology to make themselves the size of ants. They'd use this to get into people's homes...
by Link
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 386555

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

"Computerize your shoes. Even if it means sacrificing everything."
by Link
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4543
Views: 698435

Re: The Darker Side of the News

by Link
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

↶ Republicans haven't found their spines in the last two years of the Trump circus, what makes you think they will now? As long as they're in power, they don't give a fig about over-reach. Honestly, I don't think they will, but if there's ever a time to speak out against your own party, this is it....
by Link
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Seems like the perfect moment for Congresspeople from both parties to band together to stop this madness. If they don't, Trump might as well start calling himself God-Emperor, because any semblance of democracy will be gone at that point.
by Link
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 338
Views: 106628

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

by Link
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 49747

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

Fair enough; on the whole that's probably true. (Unless of course dark matter turns out to be something with rich dynamics, but I suspect we'd have more of a clue about its nature by now if that were the case.)
by Link
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 49747

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

↶ I think none of these things are relevant to that fundraiser. The only way it would make sense to talk about high energy physics at a fundraiser would be to fund research into basic physics. (Physicists do after all like to use billion dollar pieces of equipment.) But I thought Link was just musi...
by Link
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 274
Views: 49747

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

↶ I'm also seriously worried by the qoute provided by CERN's director: "But if you imagine the discovery of the electron by JJ Thomson in 1897, he didn't know what electronics was. But you can't imagine a world now without electronics." Plenty of electronics had been invented by then, bec...
by Link
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, as much as I hate Trump, Putin's at least as much to blame for this one. Sure, Trump escalated the situation, but considering Putin's been violating this treaty for a while (along with stuff like annexing Crimea, lest we forget), it's safe to say we've been back in the Cold War for a while now...
by Link
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Well, that went exactly as well as I had expected: EU: the backstop is a fundamental part of the deal we negotiated, and will not be scrapped. UK parliament: marvellous, but could we, perchance, scrap the backstop? EU: *facepalm* No. We just told you that. UK parliament: surprised-pikachu.png
by Link
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976861

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Modern C++ has made me lazy: I just spent an hour debugging only to find out my weird problems were caused by auto.
by Link
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

:shock: So basically, Cameron played a very, very dangerous game of poker to rally the conservative base, it blew up epically, then he decided to roll with it to save face, and then he vamoosed the moment it backfired again . Just... wow. The only word that comes to mind is "fuckweasel", b...
by Link
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

(Ninja'd by elasto.) ↶ You've been told you have to eat one of three choices of meal. All three meals are piles of shit. Actual shit. There is nothing good that will come from eating a plate of excrement. How easy would it be for you to pick a meal to eat? Well sure, but once you've been told by the...
by Link
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

There's a whole lot of talk about "Plan B", renegotiation, extension, etcetera, but I thought the EU had already stated in no unclear terms that there would be no renegotiation, and that May's deal was the best the UK could hope to get. So can anybody tell me why there's even an expectatio...
by Link
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Zohar wrote:
I suspect we'll see more of these the more the GOP primaries heat up.

Fingers crossed!
by Link
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

↶ Statistically, it's indifference, though the populist/xenophobic fanning of hatreds marries the evils of indifference and malice quite well. Yeah, bad treatment of asylum seekers is rarely pure "indifference". It might be at the individual level, but the organisation behind the individu...
by Link
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4543
Views: 698435

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Hungary forces the Central European University out of the country. Yet another example of a member state spitting in the face of the fundamental democratic principles of the EU. At this rate it looks like it'll be a few years tops until we (i.e. the EU) have countries that openly embrace fascism...
by Link
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976861

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Gahh, kludges, kludges everywhere. Eigen's matrices can use custom complex types, but ComplexEigenSolver requires std::complex (possibly of a custom real type), so now I have to use kludges to convert my mpc-based complex numbers (via boost::multiprecision::mpc_complex) to std::complex of an mpfr-de...
by Link
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846277

Re: Trump presidency

Most of the times I've thought "he can't plausibly do this" or "the rest of the GOP wouldn't stand for this" have ended in bitter disappointment for me. Just sayin'.
by Link
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976861

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ More can be added as needed, of course (-pthread always works with my preferred configuration, and I'm not going out of my way to test vastly different configurations until someone else hits a snag). That seems reasonable. If you take a closer look at that SO thread you linked, you'll notice that...
by Link
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976861

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ I think the autotools way would be to attempt different configurations until one compiles and works (starting with no parameters, then -pthread, then the more exotic variations). Relying on compiler macros is tricky, because compilers (or headers) sometimes lie about these things. That does seem ...
by Link
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976861

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So I take it there's no ready-made autoconf macro to figure everything out automatically? In any case, this helps me along a good way. I can use AC_COMPILE_IFELSE to check for __GLIBCXX__ and add -pthread if found. Then use AC_LINK_IFELSE to see if the threading configuration works. If it doesn't, I...

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