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by Jplus
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Can't wait to compile that. :)
by Jplus
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I find it interesting that your graphs seem to suggest that passing by const reference is basically always a safe guess. I mean, it seems like it's never much worse than passing by value.
by Jplus
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Huh. What options other than "Dear recipient" are there?
by Jplus
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Plural of "Octopus"
Replies: 89
Views: 56551

Re: Plural of "Octopus"

You are the first counterexample to my thesis I have encountered and so the thesis falls. So I have a question, HOW ONE EARTH does "Octopus" pluralise to "Octopodes"?? Clearly the plural is octopuses. I did a poll round the office back when I did that last post Octopuses 11 Octo...
by Jplus
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

That's absolutely fabulous.
by Jplus
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

EvanED wrote:"There are only two hard problems in computer science: cache coherence, naming things, and off-by-one errors."

Sig'd. :)
To whom may I attribute this quote?
by Jplus
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23525
Views: 1656059

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Oh yes.

marionic?
by Jplus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The Great Hippo wrote:I'm going to take 'magical' to mean the best thing possible: You are describing me as a sorcerer.

I hope "best possible" falls solidly within "good". You are welcome to interpret my words as such!
by Jplus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1538: "Lyrics"
Replies: 112
Views: 25115

Re: 1538: "Lyrics"

I'm so glad to learn I'm not the only one who can't listen to lyrics in a piece of music.
by Jplus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I always think what you do with code is a bit more magical (or mystical, if you like) than usual, Hippo. :) I don't know of any design pattern that works the way you describe. I suspect that's what you meant to ask when you asked for a paradigm. But if you really meant paradigms, (possibly prototype...
by Jplus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23525
Views: 1656059

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Yes.

Neil?
by Jplus
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Haskell is interesting, but the little bit I tried to use it was very successful at making me feel dumb. I... am not sure I would recommend it to someone who is somewhat of a beginner; I suspect something else like the ML family (SML, O'Caml, or F#, in no particular order) or Scheme/Lisp would be a...
by Jplus
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

[...] C++ a favorite language of at least a couple regulars here [...] Present! [...] One thing to be careful of: you say you'll be moving on to "C and C++." But those are two languages, and if you are programming in a modern C++ style, they are very different languages. So "C and C+...
by Jplus
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2219651

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I've always loved "classical" (the quote marks is because the word classical is generic... for example what a lot of people mean when the say they like Haydn's classical pieces, what they mean is baroque). Do you mean Haydn's earliest works? Otherwise, he's actually a proper classicist in...
by Jplus
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

by Jplus
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Another "likewise", here.
by Jplus
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2219651

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome Liri, your intro promises lots of fun!
by Jplus
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 153636

Re: Project Euler

Alright, you convinced me. :)
by Jplus
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 153636

Re: Project Euler

Increasingly offtopic, so spoilered. This is poor interface design, as explained in chapter 2 (page 8-23) of this paper . For some reason it does seem to be a common pattern in Java, though. The paper is about C++ so not everything in that chapter is relevant for you, but it still highlights...
by Jplus
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 153636

Re: Project Euler

(offtopic) public static long comb(int n, int k) { if (n-k < k) { return comb(n, n-k); } Fraction f = new Fraction(1,1); for (int i = 1; i <= k; i++) { f.divided(i); f.times(n+1 - i); } return f.getNumerator(); } //I'm not showing the class this method is in because it's irrelevant. public class Fra...
by Jplus
Sat May 30, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Mind Blowing Algorithms
Replies: 76
Views: 27927

Re: Mind Blowing Algorithms

You don't need a linked list for a deque.
by Jplus
Sat May 30, 2015 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Predator Predator Predator Predator Predator Predator Predator Predator <-- warning: might freak you out Predator Two predators Two predators Two predators Not a predator Not a predator Not a predator (mind you, the latter three are known to both kill and eat other animals)
by Jplus
Fri May 29, 2015 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count in any direction in any way you want
Replies: 1028
Views: 105806

Re: Count in any direction in any way you want

-7
by Jplus
Thu May 28, 2015 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I love Arabic calligraphy so much.
by Jplus
Wed May 27, 2015 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Plural of "Octopus"
Replies: 89
Views: 56551

Re: Plural of "Octopus"

Alright, I stand corrected. Although her pronounciation of the syllables is still nowhere near Ancient Greek.
by Jplus
Wed May 27, 2015 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Well done! I bet it must be rather heavy with those lights.
by Jplus
Wed May 27, 2015 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Plural of "Octopus"
Replies: 89
Views: 56551

Re: Plural of "Octopus"

I don't like "octopodes", because it sounds too similar to "octopods". Only if you pronounce it wrong (as I did for years, before I was shown this video )... as discussed upthread, it's a Greek word, the E isn't silent. The woman in that video clip pronounces it wrong, too. If y...
by Jplus
Sat May 23, 2015 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Eww.
by Jplus
Sat May 23, 2015 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2219651

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome, Echo!
by Jplus
Sat May 23, 2015 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts (CS Edition)
Replies: 99
Views: 67844

Re: Fleeting Thoughts (CS Edition)

Sorry for starting a quote pyramid, just trying to help... :) IDE's are useful, but tend to be a bit heavy for when you're starting out - when you're learning the basics, you largely just want "source file -> compiler -> executable", not "solution + projects -> build...". Could y...
by Jplus
Thu May 14, 2015 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2219651

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome!
by Jplus
Sat May 09, 2015 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9907
Views: 1858706

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

[flamebait]
Yeah, the C++ community has better naming conventions for their Concepts.
[/flamebait]
by Jplus
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2219651

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome to the forums, Jeff D Johnson!
by Jplus
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are your "core" programs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13350

Re: What are your "core" programs?

OS X ships with a ton of apps that aren't essential to the OS but which are core to my computer usage anyway. I'll mention Safari, Mail and Preview. Stuff that I'll likely install very soon after first starting to use any new mac: ⋅ Other web browsers (for testing and as a fallback) ⋅...
by Jplus
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1013
Views: 170044

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
Yesterday we stole the demon man's coins, despite him having seen it, and put them in our pockets.


Are we doing at least 21 words instead of at least 18 words? Should I change that in the OP? (I didn't adhere to that new rule here.)
by Jplus
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Xeio wrote:
Jplus wrote:
Xeio wrote:Finally got around to making the XKCD script I had into a Chrome extension.

That is absolutely fabulous. Am I allowed to create a Safari equivalent?

Sure, have some source.

Forked! I'll see when I get to actually do something with it.
by Jplus
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can every debt be paid off?
Replies: 54
Views: 18630

Re: Can every debt be paid off?

I think I see what you mean. But isn't this just basically the same thing, from a more optimistic perspective? I mean, the way I understand your analogy, the only way all debts could be cleared is if all banks give up on having profit. In reality, for obvious reasons, banks do what they can to keep ...
by Jplus
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can every debt be paid off?
Replies: 54
Views: 18630

Re: Can every debt be paid off?

I'm late to the discussion, but I believe I might still have something to add here. Our financial system is, in a sense, so perverse that it's hard to believe. Disclaimer: I'm not an economist and I had only a single year of economics in secondary school. What I'm going to write here is my best unde...
by Jplus
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a...
Replies: 15
Views: 5393

Re: What would it be like to put a giant drop of water in a.

A large volume of water in zero g would be quite scary, because the water will stick to your skin. See this youtube video with Chris Hadfield.
by Jplus
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90080
Views: 8321830

Re: Inspirations

Xeio wrote:Finally got around to making the XKCD script I had into a Chrome extension.

That is absolutely fabulous. Am I allowed to create a Safari equivalent?

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