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by FlatAssembler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Re: Vegetarianism

We are supposedly speaking about people that can think, for whom "oh, it's not me, it's an unavoidable accident" is not an excuse for choosing the action that leads to something else's suffering and death. Once again, see my analogy with cars. Producing cars isn't immoral just because som...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Re: Vegetarianism

I'm glad you took some time to think about that possibility. We might be able to move forward. I am still not sure what you meant, but if you were trying to make that point about it being moral to kill animals because they might be philosophical zombies, then perhaps the right response to that is &...
by FlatAssembler
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Re: Vegetarianism

No one is going to read your blog. At least I won't. Post it here if you want it to be taken into account for further arguments. I don't quite see why. As I've said, the replies I get when I argue for vegetarianism on various Internet forums mostly run in cycles (as if people heard them from some c...
by FlatAssembler
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Re: Vegetarianism

There are just too many replies here, I will respond as much as I can, because I will not be wasting a whole day. It's possible to eat animals without feeding them by harvesting plants though, eg. if you hunt wild game. Supplying the world population with meat by hunting is economically and ecologic...
by FlatAssembler
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Re: Vegetarianism

What's the difference between a human and a wolf eating a chicken? About the same as the difference between a praying mantis eating another praying mantis and a human eating another human, or a dolphin raping another dolphin and a human raping another human. Animals don't have enough brain power to...
by FlatAssembler
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: a neat picture based on recursive number
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: a neat picture based on recursive number

Didn't know Python supported turtle graphics, thanks for informing me.
Anyway, I've done a similar thing in JavaScript about a year ago. You can see it here. Though, admittedly, your looks even better.
by FlatAssembler
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 1299

Vegetarianism

So, what do you guys here think about vegetarianism? I am a vegetarian myself. If you ask me why, I don't really know how to give a simple answer, because I don't understand the other side of the story. I don't understand how could somebody, who has thought about the issue at all, think it's moral t...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Implemented some simple theme for iPads using the iOS Simulator. It looks pretty much the same as in Mobile Chrome, except that some JavaScript trickery that works in Mobile Chrome doesn't work on iPads.
by FlatAssembler
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

So, I think my website looks good enough on Android devices right now. Do you have some idea how to make it look good on iPads?
by FlatAssembler
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Croatian Toponyms

In case somebody here is interested, I've contacted Dubravka Ivsic, perhaps the most prominent Croatian linguist, via e-mail and published her responses on the web-page. Just click the "show/hide details" links.
by FlatAssembler
Tue May 22, 2018 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

That's going to be very hard with the layout I've made.

EDIT:
OK, I've made some simple mobile theme to be displayed in Mobile Chrome. It doesn't look as nice as the desktop theme with bigger fonts, but the text is at least legible.
by FlatAssembler
Sat May 19, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: Etymology Game

There are many false cognates and opaque cognates because real-world languages have thousands of words. Guessing which of the four randomly selected words from a language is a cognate to a specified word in a related language is possible in the vast majority of cases.
by FlatAssembler
Sat May 19, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Yes, I could have. I haven't even heard of Bootstrap back when I made the first version of my website. Though perhaps good design is as little design as possible. It seems to me more and more that this website makes a good point. Anyway, I've tried to fix the problem of the background image disappea...
by FlatAssembler
Sun May 06, 2018 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

So, I am not the only one here who thinks iPhones are terrible? Well, finally! In Croatia, a new iPhone costs some 1500$, while the average monthly wage in Croatia is around 950$. And when you somehow manage to save money to buy it, it lasts only a few months. Its battery becomes shorter-lasting and...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 3409

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

Anyway, I've tried to polish the look of my web-app. I've tried to make it look the same in all modern browsers, including Internet Explorer 6. If you want to make your web-app work and look the same in all browsers, you have to limit yourself to a relatively small subset of JavaScript and CSS that'...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I seriously doubt that the mouth-opening-and-closing animation is rendered correctly in IE11, it's not rendered well even in Android Webkit Browser or in Opera. In my experience, the Internet Explorer JavaScript engine works as long as all you are doing is string and array manipulation. For example,...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Out of curiosity, what happens if you try to run the PacMan game on my website in Internet Explorer 11?
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Android Browser uses the Webkit engine, while Chrome uses the Blink engine. I don't know how it is with browsers, but if you want a 3D game to use a different engine, you have to almost completely rewrite it. Using a different engine is almost like using a different programming language.
by FlatAssembler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

OK, I've tried to add some JavaScript trickery to remove those circles under Internet Explorer. Does it work? it does indeed. although now the background image is gone. Now you understand why people hate Internet Explorer, don't you? It works in mysterious ways. When you tell it to do something, it...
by FlatAssembler
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Note that conic-gradient() is defined in Images 4, was cleared for shipping by the CSSWG, and is implemented in Chrome now (in nightlies). That certainly won't work in Internet Explorer 11. Besides, I would have to rewrite almost all the scripts on my website to implement that. nope: That's a "...
by FlatAssembler
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

What's the point of those circles in the first place? You're not supposed to see them, right? CSS doesn't support conical gradients, and neither does SVG. I've tried to make one by using an SVG with a polygon (made of triangles of different colours) and a circle behind it (so that the "tips&qu...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I'm talking about actually running useful software once it's booted, and yes, I have tried them in a virtual machine. they both run about the same (acceptable performance) with 1 GB, and about the same (barely usable) with 512MB. I am not sure what you mean. Under Windows XP, both Firefox and Notep...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

yes it does! Is the bottom left SVG gradient corner also rendered properly in IE11? How about the SVG PacMan I've made to see how well it will run in various browsers? XP and 7 both run very poorly (almost unusable) with anything less than 1 GB of RAM. The only difference in RAM requirements in new...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I also have some sympathy for older OS-es. I think that modern OS-es (as well as many other programs) are simply over-designed. They have a bunch of features almost nobody uses, but they slow down the computer. How come Windows XP can run on 64MB of RAM, while Windows 7 barely run on 512MB of RAM? T...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Flumble wrote:
speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.

Thanks, the same solution works in the Android Webkit browser.
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 3409

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

Reuse functionality from libraries whenever you can and try to keep your functions as short as possible. Yes, but extensive reliance on the 3rd party libraries and frameworks can also be a sign of incompetence. Appearance is extremely important, whether you like it or not. Maybe, but it's important...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I've applied some JavaScript trickery that will remove the background image and also make the pop-ups on the links work in Internet Explorer. I've tested it in Internet Explorer 6, and it works there. Not sure whether it works in, for example, Internet Explorer 10, can you check it? Almost all of th...
by FlatAssembler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A question about American politics
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

A question about American politics

Hey, guys! As some of you already know, I live in Croatia. I know that the American conservatives claim that it's justified for the US to be involved in a war because it brings people freedom and capitalism. So, I have a serious question about it. How do the American conservatives respond to the not...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 3409

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

I also want to encourage you to follow your own dreams, not your parent's dreams. For as long as you financially depend on your parents, pick your battles carefully, but remember that you have no obligation to make your parents rich. Look out for yourself. I don't know. It's hard to give up the pro...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

JQuery is even today the most used JavaScript framework by a large margin. It's nice to be able to understand the old code in the language you use, even if JQuery itself is relatively useless today.
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Airplanes don't exist (a parody of the conspiracy theorists)
Replies: 0
Views: 2280

Airplanes don't exist (a parody of the conspiracy theorists)

Our culture makes us hold many irrational beliefs. One of them is demonstrably the belief that airplanes exist. It's told us by our parents, told by our teachers, and most of us never really investigate it. And there is not much evidence of that. Most of the arguments we use to prove airplanes exist...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 3409

What to learn to be able to make some money?

Hey, guys! Here is my story. My family has always believed that I am talented for computers and that I can use that to get them out of poverty. So they invested a lot into me to learn how to program. I wrote my first program at the age of 9. But, because I am living in a small town in Croatia, and b...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image. Which browser are you using? As far as I know, it's only rendered that way in Internet Explorer. All the other browsers put a dark gray la...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

We were using JQuery in the web-game about linguistics. It makes it easy to add flashy-yet-cheap animations. Not all code there is mine, some code is from Daniel Ross (the linguist who made linguistforum.com) and some code is from Boris Muminovic (a programmer from the Croatian web-development compa...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 8861

An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Hey, guys! I've tried to make a website in raw HTML (using only the tools such as Notepad++), but I am not a professional programmer or a web-designer. You can see it here: http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/ (It sleeps every day from 22h to 23h UTC+2.) Do you have some ideas on how to improve i...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: Etymology Game

Anyway, the game has been updated quite a few times since I last posted here. The whole game is now playable in the graphic interface and I have tried to make the examples more clear. I don't think I'd be able to add anything complicated to it though, I can barely manage the 2000 lines of code it ha...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Croatian Toponyms

Thanks for your reply! Some particularly early Slavic toponyms may not be transparent. Sure. But trying to explain Croatian toponyms without an obvious Croatian etymology using Croatian (Slavic) roots would probably just get me into the Bongo-Bongo Effect. I simply know Croatian too well to be objec...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Croatian Toponyms

So, what do you guys here think about my alternative interpretation of the Croatian Toponyms? http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/toponyms.html I don't think that knowledge of the Croatian language is required to evaluate my theories, but the knowledge of linguistics is. In short, although Croati...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: Etymology Game

I am not asking people to use their knowledge of German to solve the puzzles, I am explaining how to solve the puzzles using the languages that are familiar to the players. It's much better to use English and German as examples than, let's say, English and Croatian (which is my native language), don...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: Etymology Game

Excellent suggestion! I'll add some examples. It's a lot easier to do now than it would have been if I had already finished the graphic interface. How about those examples: Part #1: Choose the correct cognate to "twig": A) sonne b) bett c) zweig The solution is c), because English 't' in t...

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