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by Jplus
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nah.

username5243?
by Jplus
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

No.

Earthling on Mars?
by Jplus
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Missed three calls. Sorry folks.

username5243?
by Jplus
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nope.

NathanBros?
by Jplus
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Nah.

Lazar?
by Jplus
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Yeah, I completely missed the jokes. Thanks for highlighting them, Yakk. :)
by Jplus
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Thanks for that explanation! I feel I understand English a bit better now. As an aside, my incorrect interpretation was also partly due to a misunderstanding of the constituent structure of the sentence. It should be [...] and I'd like to be able to go to a beach shirtless [at least once before I go...
by Jplus
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

I want to lose weight not only to get out of this horrible cycle of failing my semi-annual fitness assessments, but also because I have a year and a half left here and I'd like to be able to go to a beach shirtless at least once before I go and not feel self conscious. It's probably because I'm not...
by Jplus
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ah, the importing data from human-entered Excell files problem. Poor you.
by Jplus
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

No harm was done! I was just a bit confused. :)

Thanks for the clarifications, poxic and Ubik.
by Jplus
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 203982

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

So would I!
by Jplus
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

I want to lose weight not only to get out of this horrible cycle of failing my semi-annual fitness assessments, but also because I have a year and a half left here and I'd like to be able to go to a beach shirtless at least once before I go and not feel self conscious. It's probably because I'm not...
by Jplus
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Insects may be smarter than you think (15 minute TED talk on YouTube) Plants can perceive things (Wikipedia lemma) My personal belief is that any creature that (thoroughly) attempts to maintain itself and that has means to perceive things, i.e. any living being, can feel pain and possibly also fear...
by Jplus
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Uniformly random doubles from [0, 1) in C
Replies: 11
Views: 4500

Re: Uniformly random doubles from [0, 1) in C

Out of curiosity, what is wrong with <random>?
by Jplus
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding Myers-Briggs
Replies: 9
Views: 4539

Re: Understanding Myers-Briggs

Sorry for necromancing, but I thought I should mention the Big Five. It is based on factor analysis over empirical data (i.e. the way people describe each other's characters), and seems to be slightly better than Myers-Briggs.
by Jplus
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2115048

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Welcome to the forums, Anti Spiral! Also, please check out the red spider project (sig)!
by Jplus
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

But how do the tidal forces change the shape of the orbit?
by Jplus
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Trying to read Ulysses "He slipped card and letter into his sidepocket, reviewing again the soldiers on parade Where's old Tweedy's regiment? Castoff soldier. There: bearskin cap and hackle plume. No.he's a grenadier. Pointed cuffs. There he is: royal Dublin fusiliers.Redcoats. Too showy. That...
by Jplus
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I have lots of problems with C++. For example, virtual functions and inheritance and virtual inheritance. What they did was pick one *particular* way to implement those concepts, and fix them in the language. If you want to pick a *different* way to do dynamic dispatch, the language gives you next ...
by Jplus
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

@Hippo: apart from the obvious aim to test everything that really matters, there are no hard rules in testing. Using a single testcase to test a single class or object in isolation is a sensible default, but if it doesn't work in some particular case, there is no reason why you should jump through h...
by Jplus
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you considered writing the tests before the code, instead of the other way around? If you write the test first, you write your code in order to make the test succeed, and once the test succeeds, you know you're done (for the time being, until you write a new test or change your mind about the c...
by Jplus
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I code as a hobby; I enjoy it. I enjoy both solving problems and exploring the limits of problems themselves; stretching my understanding around a problem until I see ways in which it may not be a problem at all. That being said, I oscilliate between feeling good and bad about my hobby. [...] But I...
by Jplus
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Thanks for all the congratulations on the previous page!
by Jplus
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

I got the last points for my master's study program! I have graduated!

It's not official yet, but still.
by Jplus
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 89986
Views: 7669574

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: 51488

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: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

That's absolutely fabulous.
by Jplus
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 23468
Views: 1546780

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: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 23629

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: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 23468
Views: 1546780

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Yes.

Neil?
by Jplus
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 9853
Views: 1748140

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: 10914
Views: 2115048

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: 9853
Views: 1748140

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

by Jplus
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7669574

Re: Inspirations

Another "likewise", here.

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