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by BedderDanu
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An essay against competition
Replies: 50
Views: 9913

Re: An essay against competition

One potential edge case where, even if your premises are true, begins to throw a monkey wrench into your system: I have a brother who recently had a child. I currently don't have one. I have often tried to help him and his new family out with things like money and advice. Are my motivations cognitiv...
by BedderDanu
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: faster function than 1/x?
Replies: 18
Views: 5155

Re: faster function than 1/x?

f(x) = Max(element) - x ?

or

f(x) = A - x, where A is a constant known to be larger than Max(element)
by BedderDanu
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternate clock
Replies: 31
Views: 4196

Re: Alternate clock

Instead of going all the way to just days/years, what if we had season/day/year? 90 days per season 4 seasons per year 1 day between each season 1 day between each year (so a double between winter and spring, for example) 10 weeks of 9 days each season, have "Sunday", "Wednesday"...
by BedderDanu
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like
Replies: 17
Views: 6157

Re: Games you're embarrased to admit you like

Okay, so I admit the fact that my favorite game today would be these pet games which are my son's favorite games too. I enjoy having a virtual pet to take care of, I enjoy feeding it and I hate to admit it but I enjoy spending real currency to buy it things too (in spite of there being a virtual cu...
by BedderDanu
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Two puzzles for the price of 1!
Replies: 17
Views: 4626

Re: Two puzzles for the price of 1!

If sore and saw don't work, then you can just look at the box.

You see what you saw. You take the saw and cut the float in half. etc.


Alternatively, push yourself around the box until you wear yourself out.
by BedderDanu
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why is my PDF scroll and search so slow?
Replies: 5
Views: 4362

Re: Why is my PDF scroll and search so slow?

I would try another app first. I don't own a mac, but it could be one of the two following problems: 1. The app is only opening one page at a time, and fetching each page fresh from the hard drive. It may detect that the 600 pages is too big to deal with in one go, which might be causing this scroll...
by BedderDanu
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do I become a hardcore/professional software engineer?
Replies: 6
Views: 5857

Re: How do I become a hardcore/professional software engineer?

While I'm not one myself, I've often heard that as a rule of thumb, the difference is working on a piece of software too complicated to understand by any one person. Writing a script, or even a small program, entirely yourself and being able to look at any one part and go "I know exactly how ev...
by BedderDanu
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: does every unit length curve lie inside the semicircle?
Replies: 12
Views: 3041

Re: does every unit length curve lie inside the semicircle?

... misread diameter as radius. Nevermind.
by BedderDanu
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: does every unit length curve lie inside the semicircle?
Replies: 12
Views: 3041

Re: does every unit length curve lie inside the semicircle?

What about on top of?

The line from (0,1) ends on the semicircle. Does that still count as inside?
by BedderDanu
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A
Replies: 1368
Views: 391150

Re: My write-up of the "Blue Eyes" solution (SPOILER A

I think that I need a step-by-step of the 100 case, because it seems that the logic breaks down once you hit 6, because everybody sees 5 and knows that everybody else sees at least 4. I think I can break down the 6 case. But first, lets go through the basic logic: Why 1 works: Day 1 I see no one wi...
by BedderDanu
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: INT Function
Replies: 13
Views: 2464

Re: INT Function

If division is allowed, and counts as one step, doesn't MOD solve this in one step?

Code: Select all

x % 1 == 0 --Integer
x % 1 != 0 --Non integer

 pi % 1 = .14159...
  e % 1 = .71828...
 45 % 1 = 0 --Integer
4.5 % 1 = .5
by BedderDanu
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mixing things with different melting points
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Mixing things with different melting points

So, I'm more familiar with metals, but basically when you melt two solids, mix them, and solidify them again, the melting/freezing point tends to dip below the actual melting point of the two items as separate, pure solids. For example, look at the yellow gold table here. Pure gold has a high meting...
by BedderDanu
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

I wonder if there is a way to bake a Entity-Component-System into the language as the OO implementation, if that even makes sense.
by BedderDanu
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry question: dissolving adhesive
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Chemistry question: dissolving adhesive

Without violating confidentiality, I can say: "In the case where surface A is periodically exposed to low levels of moisture with period P, we want object X to remain securely adhered to surface A for time T, where T >> P, but after time T we want object X to become progressively less securely...
by BedderDanu
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry question: dissolving adhesive
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Chemistry question: dissolving adhesive

I think the biggest problem you are going to have is that the humidity is going to have a much bigger effect on lifetime than your control can plan for.

After some initial research, some people are saying that a highly concentrated sugar-water mixture might work, but it depends on many factors.
by BedderDanu
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Evidence-Oriented Programming
Replies: 9
Views: 4142

Re: Evidence-Oriented Programming

After listening to his talk, it seems really fascinating. Although, when he talks about things like "Returning" not having anything positive, but having no good replacements, I wonder if that isn't evidence that the word itself should be removed. Instead of Action Concatenate(Text left, Te...
by BedderDanu
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SQL Stuffs: Insert using Select cross Constants help
Replies: 6
Views: 3132

Re: SQL Stuffs: Insert using Select cross Constants help

Can you build a select statement that will put the ids from table 1 in the order you need? If so, then the following should work: --PostgreSQL INSERT INTO table2 (id, value) SELECT t1.id ,row_number() OVER (ORDER BY t1.id) --This is the row number, ordered by id. It starts at 1 and counts up. FROM t...
by BedderDanu
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 31011

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

Is it possible to use the friction that exists between you and the gold block to accomplish anything? Say I climbed on top of the block and jumped off, but my shoes slipped while jumping, causing the gold block to squeak and heat up. Wouldn't that cost it some of the momentum I'd be transferring it?...
by BedderDanu
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: I don't seem to understand my own brain teaser, please help!
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: I don't seem to understand my own brain teaser, please h

The answer to that will be subjective: Seems to me there's a lot you could do in 10 days in terms of visiting and spending time with friends and family and such, that an extra 10 days wouldn't help with - but going down to 3 days could really screw you over. It similar to how an extra $10k is nice ...
by BedderDanu
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

Sorry, everyone, but I wasn't able to get much done today... I've had the second notably painful (that is, more so than the usual) migraine to last the whole day this week. I'm not sure what's going on; at first, I thought the pain was from resting my head on the uncomfortably hard arm of a new cou...
by BedderDanu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

edit: So, now that you've tried, how does yours compare to mine? Is mine not clear enough? Was that to me? If so, yours was more complete. Jose Sorry, the question was for him. I was trying to build off your comment though, hence the quote. For trying to help someone who's having problems with clar...
by BedderDanu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

What would be the distinction between an "object-oriented" language vs. a language that isn't "object-oriented?" (Note: IANAOOPP.) As I see it, in a procedural approach, you create variables (which can include structs and arrays), stuff them with values, and write procedures tha...
by BedderDanu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

This looks like it prints 1 2 3 Fizz 4 5 Buzz ... 15 Fizz Buzz 16 ... Which doesn't satisfy the spec. At any rate, I'm confused as to what features your imaginary language has but which existing programming languages lack. The problem is probably my fault, as he said he needs improved clarity. I mi...
by BedderDanu
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

I'm trying to figure out what you are expecting in a programming language. Would you be able to solve the following "Homework Assignment," for a lack of a better term? Print the numbers from 1 to 100, but if the number is divisible by 3, print the word "Fizz". If the number is di...
by BedderDanu
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

What about something like this:

https://logicbox.jahooma.com/

How does learning these concepts compare with what you are used to?
by BedderDanu
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 13934

Re: Esoteric programming languages for an esoteric mind?

Maybe this isn't a language problem, but an IDE one? What were you using to write your Java with? Some programming environments really help out with things like syntax, and suggesting what you should be filling out where, and things like that. So, you could write something like Math. And then the pr...
by BedderDanu
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SQL - Itinerary / Invoice
Replies: 4
Views: 2740

Re: SQL - Itinerary / Invoice

If I had to hazard a guess, I think there is some strange interactions going on with the bookings join and the WHERE clause. Try either of the following: SELECT accommodationDate ,accommodationName ,duration ,roomType ,boardBasis ,accommodation.notes ,flightDate ,a1.airportName ,a2.airportName ,flig...
by BedderDanu
Wed May 13, 2015 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A maths joke I don't get
Replies: 8
Views: 8548

Re: A maths joke I don't get

Assuming I'm remembering my DiffEQ class correctly:
_Dx_
. c-x
Spoiler:
Because it makes cex discontinuous.


...I'll see myself out.
by BedderDanu
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Roll and Keep dice system
Replies: 8
Views: 4135

Re: Roll and Keep dice system

I know it wouldn't quite be the same, but you could always make exploded dice not count against your keep total instead of allowing them to roll again. So your 3/2 challenge, you roll 10,8,2. Because 10 "Exploded", you get to keep all three dice, for 20. On that note, to make it really dif...
by BedderDanu
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Cheryl's Birthday
Replies: 29
Views: 5480

Re: Cheryl's Birthday

I think I just got it Albert: Month Bernard: Day Albert: I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard does not know too. There are two days that are unique, 18 and 19. Those are key to solving the problem. This means that albert has a month that does not contain unique days, This ...
by BedderDanu
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Meatspace sorting algorithm
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Re: Meatspace sorting algorithm

So, murphy's law and all that, but I had our WMS (Warehouse Management System, the system that runs the database and, well, manages the warehouse) issue an emergency update, and it didn't scale as well to the full warehouse as it seemed to work for our test database. I've been too busy putting out f...
by BedderDanu
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Meatspace sorting algorithm
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Re: Meatspace sorting algorithm

Inefficiency: pickers have to walk longer along the "horseshoe" in order to get the items they need. Each item they have to consider then ignore, and each item they have to walk by, is a dead-weight loss. ... There are other problems, basically based off the fact that you have a mental ma...
by BedderDanu
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Meatspace sorting algorithm
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Re: Meatspace sorting algorithm

Ok... I'll see if I can come up with some way of batching orders together. I wonder if there is an easy way of determining how similar orders are to each other. For example, say I have orders and a list of locations that need to be pulled from to fix the orders. Say I have 6 orders Order: location, ...
by BedderDanu
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Meatspace sorting algorithm
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Re: Meatspace sorting algorithm

Pretty Much Correct. The Forklift: I work in the IT room, and I generate SQL reports for everyone. When this first came up, my best solution was to solve this in SQL. I wrote a report that essentially solved the sorting problem in the report, giving the forklifts the most efficient way to pull each ...
by BedderDanu
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Meatspace sorting algorithm
Replies: 12
Views: 6775

Meatspace sorting algorithm

So, I work in a third party logistics shipping warehouse. A sorting problem has arisen recently, but basically sorting our inventory for shipping takes quite a while, and I'm trying to see if there is a better way of doing things. I think that this makes an interesting Puzzle, but because we're deal...
by BedderDanu
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Catch the Fox
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Catch the Fox

Under the assumption that a soldier can catch a fox coming to the tent he is leaving and the tent he is walking to, I believe that the following solution works: Fox Solution.jpg I assume this because the 8 man solution is considered a success. Otherwise, the fox could simply wait until the soldiers ...
by BedderDanu
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bell's Inequality Experiments Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Re: Bell's Inequality Experiments Question

I recently encountered a crackpot who "disproved" Bell's Theorem, which forced me to actually try to pry it apart and figure it out. It's actually quite simple, but it takes more text to explain than a simple summary usually suffices. Bell's theorem is actually from statistics, not physics...
by BedderDanu
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems
Replies: 254
Views: 34142

Re: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems

Not necessarily. In my beginning engineering classes, we got problems like your example. Then, as the classes got harder, they started asking things like "List the assumptions you had to make when solving this problem." Then, in a strength of materials class, A question like this might be ...
by BedderDanu
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9775
Views: 1578930

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Why does this matter? SELECT 1 WHERE 1 NOT IN (NULL) That's why. I know it's a few days old, but wouldn't SELECT 1 WHERE 1 IS DISTINCT FROM NULL get you what you want? IS DISTINCT FROM and IS NOT DISTINCT FROM treat null as a value a | b | operation | result _____________________________________ nu...

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