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by yitzle
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68004

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

That poor sod's gonna be dead of exhaustion with a week... [05:56] <RobinS> xkcd, a number of people on the fora seem to think your latest comic was inspired by the discussion thread of the previous comic. [05:57] <RobinS> true to the comic, I would like to prove them wrong. [05:57] <xkcd> RobinS: T...
by yitzle
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 48125

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

I think I am still having trouble understanding. See, I love reptiles. And that is a drawing of something like a snake, not a basilisk. But being reptilian, I really want to 'get it'. The stick figure I read as dead after seeing the smilie face. The only thing I've heard about turning people to sto...
by yitzle
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 48125

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

Wait, I think there may be a problem here: wouldn't the basilisk see his smilie on his own screen as well? Are basilisks immune to their own smilies? Legend has it that basilisks are not immune to their own gaze (no, its not the smile; its the gaze/eyes). Typically, the hero would use a mirror (or ...
by yitzle
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

(a shiny red button? let's push it and see what happens!). ...there are people who don't think this way? Yes, in fact, there are. I guess they're called normal people . Nope. I don't classify! An under-occupied engineer is a dangerous creature, let me tell you (a shiny red button? let's push it and...
by yitzle
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 20090

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

top1214 wrote:
thethirdmoose wrote:And plus, assert checks truth value. Does a string have a truth value? I don't think so, but C++ is weird, so it might...


Well, in perl at least a non null string is defined as true...

Perl doesn't do the whole pointer thing, though, unless you try real hard.
by yitzle
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0379: "Forgetting"
Replies: 111
Views: 20090

Re: "Forgetting" Discussion

prev->next = toDelete->next

Does that mean this==toDelete?
Shouldn't it be:
prev->next = next ?
by yitzle
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

An under-occupied engineer is a dangerous creature, let me tell you (a shiny red button? let's push it and see what happens!). I had a similar conversation with a friend recently. If you had an executable titled "Do not run this!", would you run it? I sure would! Apparently, he virused a ...
by yitzle
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

An under-occupied engineer is a dangerous creature, let me tell you (a shiny red button? let's push it and see what happens!). I had a similar conversation with a friend recently. If you had an executable titled "Do not run this!", would you run it? I sure would! Apparently, he virused a ...
by yitzle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: "Real Programmers" Discussion

I use Bluefish. It's got pretty colors, and I don't have to open up the nasty Ubuntu command prompt and type arcane commands like "nano" or "emacs". I remember when I had to restore a backed up X11 config file using the command line after failing to enable a third mouse button a...
by yitzle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

Also, I miss real programming... it seems like everything now-a-days is some high level language that controls some framework that runs in some VM... where's the metal? C? Assembly? Machine code? Ha! Screw metal...take me all the way down to the glass. REAL programmers use VHDL or Verilog. They des...
by yitzle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

REAL, ACTUAL PROGRAMMERS USE IDES BECAUSE THAT BIZARRE COMMAND LINE BULLSHIT TAKES WAY TOO MUCH TIME AND YOU GET FIRED thank you Hm. This might well be worth your time. So what do fake programmers use? visual basic That makes sense. I've heard VB wasn't designed as a programming but as a modeling l...
by yitzle
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0378: "Real Programmers"
Replies: 201
Views: 57017

Re: Real Programmers Discussion

Ouch.



nano does give you color coding, auto-indent, bracket matching, multiple file buffers and more!
Combined with the screen command, what's wrong with nano!?
by yitzle
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 105808

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

I love this one!!
Thanks for it!

I'm not as big a fan of the alt. Its OK, but not great... I'm not sure why everyone seems to prefer the alt over the rest of it...
by yitzle
Fri May 18, 2007 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0263: "Certainty"
Replies: 149
Views: 51520

Sgeo wrote:It could be that xkcd is saying to try to politicize a lie, or .. reaching.. especially where I should be sleeping..

Or it could be a typo :P

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