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by Xenomortis
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 16751

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

I go by the rule of "if I feel thirsty, I have a drink".
That rule has worked for my ancestors, so it's good enough for me.
by Xenomortis
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Eh, over half of my frustrations at work are caused by the IDE (I spend a stupid amount of energy being angry with Eclipse). Not that much is spent being angry at the limitations of Java. For the past five or so weeks, I was working on a python project at work (the aforementioned "amazing_proje...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Honestly, the most useful tests that guarded against regression were not the "unit" tests, but the "integration" tests. The unit tests had some value in development (I could quickly verify code I'd just written), but took required a fair amount of mental effort - a lot of mocking...
by Xenomortis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 50075

Re: Overwatch

So I've finally tried the competitive mode and gone through the 10 placement matches. The tie-break mechanism is terrible . It wouldn't matter so much, except it's really common for both teams to successfully complete all the objectives (unless one team is much stronger). The attacking team in sudde...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

TDD: a development technique for doubling the amount of code you have to maintain.

Code: Select all

> cd amazing_project
> sloccount src
1,500
> sloccount tests
3,500
by Xenomortis
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

David Davis' has shared some of his views on Brexit here: http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2016/07/david-davis-trade-deals-tax-cuts-and-taking-time-before-triggering-article-50-a-brexit-economic-strategy-for-britain.html TL:DR - he's not a trade expert and is a little hopelessly optimistic, ...
by Xenomortis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

I don't think Boris is "that" crazy a choice. I'm not surprised to see him in cabinet and it's the "obvious" office (if a high one). I'm tempted to read this as an indication as to the sort of EU exit deal May is aiming for - Boris seemed to be for a "softer" exit. Of c...
by Xenomortis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Cabinet positions are being slowly revealed, and Boris Johnson is Foreign Secretary.
Eh... not sure what I think of that.
by Xenomortis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

It would be entirely legal, ministers are regularly replaced halfway through, and there's no rule saying the PM is different, but it is just not done. If the PM resigns, the entire cabinet resigns. Well a new PM means a new cabinet. We're going to see some familiar faces, sure, but also some new on...
by Xenomortis
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

The party leader directs the course of the party's (and hence the government's) position. Whilst we do not directly "elect" a PM, do not doubt that "Cameron vs Miliband" was a strong factor in the last election, regardless of policy positions. With a new PM, the Tory's strategy w...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Sorry for straying a bit off topic, but would you say that your view is widely held? I don't know - I'm fairly pragmatic, particularly compared with my peers (21-25 year old graduates). The reason I don't mind this outcome is because I do not want to see the Conservative party end up in the same si...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

So Andrea Leadsom is no longer running to be leader of the Conservative Party (and the next PM), leaving Theresa May unopposed. In her speech, she wants May to take the leadership without having a campaign (some speculation that Gove would be allowed to reenter to allow the party membership a choice...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 94
Views: 16062

Re: How do satellites not crash into each other?

Not all geosynchronous orbits are geostationary ones.
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The cmp instruction works via subtraction, so the carry flag is set appropriately. Intel syntax now: cmp rdx, 1 Subtract 1 from rdx and adjust flag register, but don't store result to rdx. If rdx > 0 then the carry flag will not be cleared. If rdx == 0 then the carry flag will be set (since the resu...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I remember reading a stackoverflow answer where someone asked for a function (in x86) that returned the larger of two inputs. It was a homework question, but someone did give an answer that used a similar trick (using carry flags after subtractions) to avoid branches. I believe that someone was Raym...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I admit I had to check up on the sbb instruction, but I think it's pretty clear (or it would be, if you used sensible syntax). :D
Spoiler:
esi will be -1 (all bits set) if the comparison is false?
by Xenomortis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trickier problem than it seems. (goat in a circular paddock)
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Trickier problem than it seems.

The rope is tied to the *edge* of the fence, so the region the goat can eat is actually the intersection of two discs.
You're looking for a radius r, of a disc centered on a point on another disc's boundary, such that the area of the intersection of the two discs is half the area of the second disc.
by Xenomortis
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

The FTSE 100 recovered pretty well a while ago.
The 250 and small-cap are still below where they were pre-referendum.

But most of the media has been surrounding the value of the pound.
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 50075

Re: Overwatch

I think you could remove Widowmaker's ultimate and you'd still see her played at the top level.
And no, I don't think this is a crippling nerf to the ultimate. I think it's reasonable to tell the other team that you have wallhacks enabled.
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Hmmmm. Suspect that Gove got no such assurances from Johnson, and... well, I still don't think he's got much of a chance. Maybe threw his hat in the ring to spite Boris and split his vote? Dunno. Something a bit fishy going on there. Vote splitting isn't really a concern - ballots for the party lea...
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

There's a lot of surprise at Gove's move. Gove has long said "I've no plans to become PM", but that was when Cameron was at the helm, someone I doubt he would ever stand a chance against. But perhaps he smells a chance now, May is probably favoured among Conservatives, but he may still fee...
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 50075

Re: Overwatch

The only mention I see is the change to her ultimate so the audio cue is heard globally.
I think that's fair - other ultimates have that too. That wallhack shuts down Genji/Tracer play pretty hard.

But that's not where Widowmaker's power comes from.
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 147115

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I think, when it comes to malevolent contempt, SHODAN keeps her crown.
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Except the SNP contest zero English, Welsh, or Northern Irish seats.
And remember, in the last election, the Conservatives consumed Lib Dem seats running on the campaign "vote for us, or SNP+Labour will rule England".
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8491

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

I'm pretty sure emoji forming valid URLs was mentioned in Revelation as the trigger for Ragnarok and herald of the end times.
I may have got some of that wrong, but I'm certain it means that Zeus is unhappy.
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Apparently the SNP will be asking for official Opposition status in Westminster, citing the Labour leader's lack of support amongst his own MPs. This seems more like a political stunt rather than a serious attempt - the SNP are the third largest party but only hold Scottish seats. They've dug up a r...
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1700: "New Bug"
Replies: 30
Views: 8491

Re: 1700: "New Bug"

Salting with emoji would solve two issues (salted passwords are no longer resolvable URLs, passwords are now salted) , but also require the unicode bug to be fixed (for three issues).
by Xenomortis
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

If there were another general election and the party that won included, in their manifesto, a pledge "to stay in the EU, rejecting the referendum result", then that would be a mandate to stay in the EU. The UK traditionally does not opt for referendums (this was only the third UK wide one)...
by Xenomortis
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Math without calculators
Replies: 34
Views: 43321

Re: Math without calculators

To be fair, I still don't carry one that I'm willing to use. Fumbling with my phone to calculate an exact answer would be much slower than just thinking something in the right ballpark. Although difficult arithmetic doesn't come up very often - mostly I just need to be able to calculate the cost of ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I didn't realise it about the young people being so against it. That sucks for them. Yeah, there's a pretty deep split over generational lines. There are protests from the 16 and 17 year olds, as they were not eligible to vote. There's a split across educational lines too (those with degrees being ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I understand not liking Cameron. I know many people that were disappointed with the Tory win in last years general election.
But I do not know a single person in that group that are happy to see him go whilst they look at the list of his potential successors.
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

The Parliamentary Labour Party (that is, Labour MPs) have submitted a motion of no confidence in Corbyn. There is nothing requiring this to be debated, and I don't even think the result itself is binding. But it's no secret that Corbyn wasn't a popular choice for leader by Labour MPs, and it seems ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

The Parliamentary Labour Party (that is, Labour MPs) have submitted a motion of no confidence in Corbyn. There is nothing requiring this to be debated, and I don't even think the result itself is binding. But it's no secret that Corbyn wasn't a popular choice for leader by Labour MPs, and it seems t...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

Salmond says another Scottish referendum should be conducted within the next couple of years. Northern Ireland also voted Remain (a narrower vote than Scotland's).
Am I to live through the balkanization of my country?
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I admit to being somewhat shocked at this result - I went to bed at 3 am where it was still, with Leave and Remain overtaking each other now and then. Looking around, everyone else is too. Edit: Cameron says he is going to resign after a "period for stability" - aiming for before the next ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

England will break up into the old Kingdoms. Mercia and Northumbria will ally in the face of Scottish aggression from the north and the threat posed by the united kingdoms of Wessex, Essex, and East Anglia. Wales will continue to be neglected. The Cornish will seize the opportunity to declare indepe...
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I believe that part of being British is feeling a deep sense of telling other Europeans to "fuck off, we know best".
Also thinking that Americans are more stupid than us, and that the world would be better if "we were in charge".

Oh how we long for those days of imperialism.
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I think that would be giving politicians far too much credit.
by Xenomortis
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242410

Re: British EU referendum in June

I work at a sciencing place in the UK (although I'm not a sciencer). There are a lot of people form outside the UK here - many from Europe, but also many from outside. Leaving the EU would have a minor effect, it adds a slight road bump for hiring those within Europe, a barrier that already exists a...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9979
Views: 1976400

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Git (noun):
A tool for partially ordering text transformations, where the change you made yesterday comes after the change you made today.

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