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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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 7228

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 24807

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 1201
Views: 173230

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: 9871
Views: 1782737

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.
by Xenomortis
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

At the top level of play, Genji really was not as good as McCree - he would see play on some maps, sometimes (Dragonblade is scary), but his sustained damage output was not as high as McCree (shurikens are much harder to land than bullets). But it was rare to see two Genjis in any one game, whereas ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

Another hero where deflect doesn't work.
Genji is good at finding and destroying those teleporters though (although the sentries are a pain).
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

McCree dominated 1v1 close quarter fights, against *everyone* - Genji has the advantage if he can reflect the stun, but that's not reliable (even if you have deflect up, you're still doomed if the grenade isn't aimed straight at you). Now he can't kill Reinhardt and Roadhog with two fan-the-hammers....
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782737

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

And I'm also not sure why it's the first equation in particular that must be true. The other two seem way more useful to me, suggesting that quotient/mod would be a useful combo, and I'm not sure why no language I know of does that. You can always provide quotrem(a,b) and divmod(a,b) functions in t...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

I think the best strategy with a team with a poor choice of picks is simply to pick the character with a really aggressive ultimate, and hope you can get a 4 man kill with it - Hanzo and Reaper come to mind. It's a slim hope, but a hope nonetheless (unless it's Escort, then you're pretty much screwe...
by Xenomortis
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

Doesn't seem any worse than other team based games with small team sizes.
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1692: "Man Page"
Replies: 51
Views: 10869

Re: 1692: "Man Page"

Man pages - they tell you everything that a program does, but not actually how to use it.
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 38127

Re: Overwatch

A whole load of D.Vas can be annoying to deal with - two health bars per hero means they can really grind you down. And if they chain their ults, they can zone you off points hard. Mass Junkrat though? He's annoying and has good action-at-distance (being able to spam grenades without being exposed),...
by Xenomortis
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782737

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The answer is obvious.

Code: Select all

int do_maths(int input_x) {
   return 42; // pre-calculated using correct input_x for performance
}
by Xenomortis
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 677
Views: 109629

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The fact that there's skins makes it even worse. I can barely recognize the regular look of characters :-/ Fortunately the skins keep to the same silhouette (which are pretty distinctive) and enemies are helpfully highlighted around the edges, so you should come to recognise them quite quickly. My ...
by Xenomortis
Tue May 31, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 677
Views: 109629

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The fact that there's skins makes it even worse. I can barely recognize the regular look of characters :-/ Fortunately the skins keep to the same silhouette (which are pretty distinctive) and enemies are helpfully highlighted around the edges, so you should come to recognise them quite quickly. Bli...
by Xenomortis
Wed May 25, 2016 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173230

Re: British EU referendum in June

The majority of the Cabinet have backed "Remain", as have a larger faction of Conservative Party MPs. And I think Boris Johnson is the only "prospective successor" (and an unlikely one at that) to have sided with "Leave". You may argue that many MPs (and members of Cabi...
by Xenomortis
Tue May 24, 2016 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173230

Re: British EU referendum in June

Well, you don't have to vote. But yes, the actual voting slip will only have two options: "Leave" and "Remain". And whilst technically not binding, it would be poor form for the government not to follow through. Reversal later is unlikely too - in the event of a Leave vote and we...
by Xenomortis
Tue May 17, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 543
Views: 125751

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Sure, Venusaur is the best Grass type Gen 1, but Venusaur sucks by comparison to the other starters! Your starter is typically your powerhouse, often your highest level pokemon with generally good stats, but Venusaur's offensive options are weak, so you rely on Stun Spore for utility? I'd prefer Thu...
by Xenomortis
Tue May 17, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 543
Views: 125751

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Grass is a pathetic type, don't pick Grass. I usually pick the Fire type, although half the time it fails selection and gets benched mid-game, and later generations usually offer Flamethrower as a TM somewhere, so you can still get the type coverage if you want it. Grass is a great physical wall ty...
by Xenomortis
Fri May 13, 2016 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 543
Views: 125751

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Forgets whether Houndoom and Chandelure were pre- or post-Elite Four. Definitely used no others (permanently) before post-game. Gen V, I think Chandelure is pre - Litwick is picked up in not-pokemon-tower. It's a firestone to get a Chandelure from Lampent (although IIRC the level Litwick evolves at...
by Xenomortis
Thu May 12, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 988439

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Stop making me feel bad for trying to be a good, reasonable conservative. :( From what I've seen (as an outsider), the GOP has been making American conservatives look bad for at least the past 10 years. I would hate to be a conservative in America (although "conservative" in America seems...
by Xenomortis
Wed May 11, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alkaline Food
Replies: 26
Views: 6448

Re: Alkaline Food

jewish_scientist wrote:The body does this by giving the stomach a Wolverine/ Deadpool type healing factor.

More frequently known as "Mucus".
by Xenomortis
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782737

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Starting up coding in Blink again (the layout engine for Chrome), and *wow* is my C++ knowledge out-of-date. But for serious, tho, wtf is up with C++'s syntax? In what world is SomeClass foo(arg1, arg2); a reasonable way to call the SomeClass constructor with (arg1, arg2) and store it in a variable...
by Xenomortis
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782737

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Stack overflow suggests the union trick to reinterpret bytes was only made legal in C99 (so there's a chance it never made it to C++).
Although GCC insists it's provided as an "extension"?
by Xenomortis
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 829376

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Promoted to Gold on Saturday. I need to get over the fear I have of attacks and just make drones, keep injecting, and remembering to scout. I had the same problem back in WoL and was why I had a terrible ZvP record (although an excellent win rate against Terran, which is no longer true). Liberators ...
by Xenomortis
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9871
Views: 1782737

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Honestly, I think I'd just have three out parameters.
It sucks a little bit because the caller has to set up the pointers and isn't very C++'y, but at least it's obvious.
by Xenomortis
Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is 1 prime?
Replies: 30
Views: 17455

Re: Is 1 prime?

Every prime number has itself as a unique prime factor (ignoring 1s if you add them to the set of primes) - the set of prime factors of p is {p}. But 1 doesn't have that property, its set of prime factors is empty, representing the empty product. 1 lacks properties that other prime numbers have, it'...
by Xenomortis
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 829376

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

I played Ranked for the first time in years yesterday evening (last time was 2013 at Platinum, not including one or two unranked in the LOTV beta?). 4-1 up against Bronze and Silvers in my placement matches (the loss was a disconnect), so now I'm Silver. Feels weird, really not knowing even where to...
by Xenomortis
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Underscores vs CamelCase
Replies: 107
Views: 63662

Re: Underscores vs CamelCase

C# does that.
As does the entire Win32 API?

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