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by adlaiff6
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Too large for long type...
Replies: 34
Views: 2721

Re: Too large for long type...

You could also use gmp and rid yourself of all your integer length-related issues.
by adlaiff6
Wed May 28, 2008 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows/Mac Audio Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Windows/Mac Audio Programming

What do you mean by "plain vanilla"? I mean just using the standard tools and API made available by the vendors themselves, not using a framework (okay, so I didn't quite do that when I used gstreamer, give me a break) that users would likely have to install before they could use my progr...
by adlaiff6
Wed May 28, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows/Mac Audio Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Windows/Mac Audio Programming

OpenAL seems way larger than I need or want to use, or want my users to need to install. I will look more in to pyglet eventually, thanks.

Nobody knows about plain vanilla audio programming on Windows or OS X?
by adlaiff6
Sat May 24, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Windows/Mac Audio Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Windows/Mac Audio Programming

I'm currently developing an application in python and GTK+ which I'd like to work on Linux, Mac, and Windows. It's an audio app, so currently it uses gstreamer, but I need to add code that works with the audio APIs of Windows and OS X. If anyone here has any experience with either, please give me so...
by adlaiff6
Sat May 24, 2008 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 132338

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

0xDEADBEEF wrote:
Goro wrote:Yes :oops: it calculate the inverse square root.


If that was a joke, it was funny. ("Here, develop an algorithm to find the inverse square root!")

If not, I cry for you.

They want the inverse square root [imath]\frac{1}{\sqrt x}[/imath], not, as you seem to think, [imath]x^2[/imath].
by adlaiff6
Mon May 19, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python as a web language
Replies: 17
Views: 5067

Re: Python as a web language

I've been dabbling in Django for a while now, and I have to say, it is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed Rails a bit back in the day, but I've since become disgusted with Ruby's syntax (it seems far too flashy and Perl-esque for me; Python is a lot cleaner and more symmetric), so Django is just wonder...
by adlaiff6
Sun May 18, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Encrypted letter to Fermilab
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

Re: Encrypted letter to Fermilab

Still paddling around the old knew?
by adlaiff6
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Levels of Infinity (theory)
Replies: 63
Views: 6244

Re: Levels of Infinity (theory)

Does anyone know what ekta is yet?
by adlaiff6
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ideas for a statistics or math-themed bday cake?
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Re: ideas for a statistics or math-themed bday cake?

How has pie not been involved yet?
by adlaiff6
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math problem regarding my sex life
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: Math problem regarding my sex life

On a practical note, it might be worth asking how likely it is that you'll use coitus interruptus perfectly. Considering failure to do it properly may result in loss of condomless sex privileges, very likely. Unfortunately, such considerations often fall by the wayside in the "heat of the mome...
by adlaiff6
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Show us your articles! Or what's your Erdos number?
Replies: 185
Views: 247536

Re: Show us your articles! Or what's your Erdos number?

We submitted this to CRYPTO 2008. Sadly, it's not as pure-math as I'd like it to be, but it wasn't all systems-oriented either, and the project itself was a lot of fun anyway. We've implemented hashing, and we just have to tidy up the program a bit more and make it usable.
by adlaiff6
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Do you like solving programming problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

Re: Do you like solving programming problems?

Good coding contests here, world finals warmups this saturday and next.

Good luck to all!
by adlaiff6
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Sorting a 2D Array
Replies: 18
Views: 1972

Re: Sorting a 2D Array

My first suggestion is to put the matrix in row-major order and sort it with a regular sorting algorithm. If you're against that for some reason, you can apply a merge-sort-like algorithm to the rows once you've got them sorted, or put the first element of each row in a heap, take out the minimum el...
by adlaiff6
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0389: "Keeping Time"
Replies: 213
Views: 49517

Re: "Keeping Time" Discussion

-1 for parallel octaves
by adlaiff6
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Lisp
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Lisp

scheme is also good, and probably has mac-friendly packages.
by adlaiff6
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Sin(q*pi)=r; q,r rational
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Sin(q*pi)=r; q,r rational

To find the rational points on a curve, you need to first find one such point, (a,b). Now, parameterise the line y-b = m(x-a) such that m is rational. Now, if x is rational, y must also be rational, so every point with a rational x coordinate on this line will also have a rational y coordinate. If y...
by adlaiff6
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Symmetry in Music and Connections with Abstract Algebra
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Symmetry in Music and Connections with Abstract Algebra

There is actually a lot of research on this topic (treating the notes of the scale as Z 12 ), very little of which was introduced to me in my high school theory class. Imagine the notes written at each clock position. Now take any number, pick that many notes around the clock, and space them as even...
by adlaiff6
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Operations On Complex Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Operations On Complex Numbers

Note that "multiplying the numerator and denominator by the conjugate" is, as it was all through high school, just multiplying by 1.
by adlaiff6
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How to move the cursor
Replies: 48
Views: 11220

Re: How to move the cursor

h, j, k, l, gg, G, #G, #j, $, 0, w, (, ), ^t, ^](I think that's pop, maybe it's the other bracket)
by adlaiff6
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Using programs with the "wrong" desktop manager
Replies: 18
Views: 3697

Re: Using programs with the "wrong" desktop manager

I run gnome with ion3 instead of metacity....
by adlaiff6
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why do people dislike maths so much?
Replies: 258
Views: 25649

Re: Why do people dislike maths so much?

I blame poor teaching strategies in pre-university. Teachers stress memorization far too much.
by adlaiff6
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Base 12 kicks all your asses
Replies: 88
Views: 22331

Re: Base 12 kicks all your asses

You can't really have a non-integer base, can you? because natural numbers (base e) would rawk. I would think it would come out to something along the lines of 221 in base 2.5 would be 2(2.5)^2 + 2^(2.5) + 1 which would be 8.5 in decimal. I think the same would follow for numbers like e and pi Now ...
by adlaiff6
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How many programming languages do you know?
Replies: 119
Views: 32419

Re: How many programming languages do you know?

C, C++, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, Javascript, bash, Perl, MIPS asm, Mathematica, Haskell, Scheme, ML (sml/O'Caml)

Oh, and Chef. :mrgreen:
by adlaiff6
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C Compiler Recommendation
Replies: 26
Views: 3344

Re: C Compiler Recommendation

Hah, I learned on a Borland compiler. That was ugly.
by adlaiff6
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kumon method - anyone tried it?
Replies: 21
Views: 6527

Re: Kumon method - anyone tried it?

All I want to say is that I read the title of this thread, and first thought "oh, kumon, you haven't?"
by adlaiff6
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 30129

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

my lecturer had a habit of refering to elements as "this guy" .... and whilst proving that a set, which he labeled U, was nonempty, he coined the phrase "and then there is this little guy who sits inside of U" .... priceless :D Haha, my algebra professor did that all the time . ...
by adlaiff6
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Alternatives to the dreaded goto
Replies: 114
Views: 16933

Re: Alternatives to the dreaded goto

I'm sick of having to do Ctrl-F "somelabel" just to find a label a few thousand lines up or down of that line, only to have it filled with several more goto's. I think some previous coders must of had a competition to see who can be the most "creative" with goto... I'm just goin...
by adlaiff6
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 187
Views: 33336

Re: Browsers

Tei wrote:
rabyd_donkey wrote:
wing wrote:Wget doesn't display anything.

What's wrong with pairing it with cat? :P.


Or you can do (pseudocode):
$ wget http://www.google.com -o file.htm && lynx -dump file://file.htm

Yeah, you know, or wget http://www.google.com -O - and parse the html yourself.
by adlaiff6
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 53803

Re: Amusing answers to tests

Umm, not to sound offtopic, but why all tasks are so illustrated? Those aliens, Traceys, talk-shmalks? Do they really believe they can explain 'sciency' stuff better that way? I studied mostly in 90s, and I don't remember that. We had tons of tasks which sounded like - 40ml of 10% solution of NaCl ...
by adlaiff6
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 53803

Re: Amusing answers to tests

Umm, not to sound offtopic, but why all tasks are so illustrated? Those aliens, Traceys, talk-shmalks? Do they really believe they can explain 'sciency' stuff better that way? I studied mostly in 90s, and I don't remember that. We had tons of tasks which sounded like - 40ml of 10% solution of NaCl ...
by adlaiff6
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Rename Quicksort!
Replies: 30
Views: 9322

Re: Rename Quicksort!

Can we just call it godsort and be done with it? But it frequently isn't the best sort! Its only real commendation is it's low coefficients for common cases. When you need a reliably fast sort it is very slow comparatively and when you need parallelization it is atrocious and when you know anything...
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 43918

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Arabella wrote:
adlaiff6 wrote:
Finn wrote:Anyone heard of Animal Collective?

Love them, but the last album sucked.

nooooo way.

Yes way. They stopped having everyone sing at once.

ukos wrote:Battles- Looping live on stage. It isnt really looped it is just incredibly rythmic

They _do_ loop, and their shows are incredible.
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: best terminal emulator
Replies: 47
Views: 8770

Re: best terminal emulator

It's .Xdefaults (or .Xresources also, I think), and yes, rxvt-unicode is excellent.
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Recursion
Replies: 123
Views: 20988

Re: Beginning in Computer Science

Honestly, though, how many times have any of you here actually written a recursive function in the wild? Most of the time it's a better idea to write it iteratively simply because it takes up less space and is more straightforward. Really? Recursive code is _much_ easier to debug (if you are famili...
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Rename Quicksort!
Replies: 30
Views: 9322

Re: Rename Quicksort!

Can we just call it godsort and be done with it?
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python indentation error
Replies: 12
Views: 4140

Re: Python indentation error

Your code is broken. Use

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a, b = b, a+b
rather than

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a = b
b = a+b
.

Also, I believe you'd need to use

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messabout.fib
outside of the class declaration. Alternatively, forget the class altogether.
by adlaiff6
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A 52-permutation.
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: A 52-permutation.

If you make permutations of order 52, you're already excluding half of the possible permutations! Don't do that! You could enumerate all the permutations, and then generate a random number between 1 and 52!, and index into your enumeration. I can't think of anything else that would be accurate (in t...
by adlaiff6
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 455711

Re: Favorite math jokes

My favorite(I didn't see anyone offer this) is a LaGrange quote? I can't remember off the top of my head. "The best way to solve this differential equation is to stare at it until the answer occurs to you." This reminds me of grading the question "how many internal nodes does a full ...
by adlaiff6
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: ls vs. ls -l
Replies: 33
Views: 5148

Re: ls vs. ls -l

I hardly even use ls at all anymore when I've got the double tab listing capabilities of bash! Now if I could only get bash to list stuff in a single column.... Vim can do it in a single row, but that's not as good :P Also, if I could get bash to list file sizes in bytes and human-readable at the s...
by adlaiff6
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Base 12 kicks all your asses
Replies: 88
Views: 22331

Re: Base 12 kicks all your asses

If a number representation system doesn't have a closed form equation for the nth digit of pi, it ain't for me.

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