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by Xeio
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113286

Re: Gamergate

You can find some of the details here , otherwise you'd have to go trawling Reddit/8chan (is 8chan still around?) to find where they were discussing it and who to send to represent themselves. I did put election in quotes though, you can't really have a formal election with how chaotic #GG was, but ...
by Xeio
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 113286

Re: Gamergate

The main issue is that while Milo Yiannopoulos is definitely a "reporter" (scare quotes on purpose) that prominently shows Gamergate in a favorable light... I don't think its fair to define any movement based on the reporters who take their side. A lot of reporters (and publications: ie B...
by Xeio
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9738
Views: 1550168

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That argument seems tailored to the specific case Dijkstra chose. So he makes the "First N numbers" subsequence case pretty: 0 <= i < N But "Starting at N length of M " becomes similarly ugly to his zero-based indices case: N-1 <= i < N+M-1 Whereas in a 1-based array the subseque...
by Xeio
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9738
Views: 1550168

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Sometimes the one-based indexes we use for most things at work are kinda nice. I wonder if we would use zero-based conventions if designing from scratch nowadays if there weren't so many legacy languages that had them. There's not any reason the compiler couldn't do the address translation behind th...
by Xeio
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9738
Views: 1550168

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Xenomortis wrote:
To be fair, I will definitely press Ctrl-C after a while.
But you're a program too! :shock:
by Xeio
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9738
Views: 1550168

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Death to the GAC!
by Xeio
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Genuine question: do USAians give a shit about Nigel Farage? Do they even know who he is? Americans don't care about anything that happens outside America mostly. I mean, our Lib party candidate couldn't name any major world leaders, and I'd at least hope he was above the curve (then again, we elec...
by Xeio
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 13142

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

I guess I was playing grenadier? I'm probably just too easily amused that they mostly copy-pasted her basic kit from OW then gave it levels and some specialized options.
by Xeio
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 13142

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

I like Zarya a lot, she's just like in Overwatch. :D

Also, the Nexus challenge like doubled the number of available heroes I have, so that's nice.
by Xeio
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

, and much air was given to the ridiculous last hour revelations of sexual harassment (which could have happened during the primaries or earlier, but conveniently didn't take place until the election was nearly done). Uh, are you forgetting that the video of him admitting to sexual assaulting women...
by Xeio
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ It's possible we're going to end up with Clinton at over a 2 million popular vote lead. This is pretty terrible. If winning the popular vote were the aim of the election, then politicians would change their campaign strategy accordingy and the outcome would be different. So it is not a given that...
by Xeio
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's possible we're going to end up with Clinton at over a 2 million popular vote lead.

This is pretty terrible.
by Xeio
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

PeteP wrote:
http://www.newsweek.com/myths-cost-democrats-presidential-election-521044 Found the oppo stuff on sanders in point two interesting, anyone know anything about the nuclear waste thing?
Damn, Eichenwald has been amazing this campaign season.
by Xeio
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 66446

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Now that Watch Dogs 2 is out, I feel like I should actually finish the first one...
by Xeio
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ Yeah, midterms are just a dead loss to Democrats with their current base. The reliable base of Republicans ends up being a huge factor there. It's going to be hard to take back congress/senate without *some* base broadening. I mean, 2018 probably isn't going to take back either house, I think. Th...
by Xeio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 172
Views: 22957

Re: Overwatch

Yea, I saw some of the health pack zanyness videos, I'm just always apathetic about testing balance changes. :P I think I'm most looking forward to the Symmetra changes coming later in the year, but I still don't have my golden microwave anyway. Need another 110 wins or something ridiculous like tha...
by Xeio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 172
Views: 22957

Re: Overwatch

Woo Diamond!

I didn't expect this after dropping from 2850 to 2500 two weeks ago.

Now I feel like I should go waste time on PTR goofing around with sombra.
by Xeio
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ They didn't succeed in getting their third-party anywhere near to 5% (nationally, at last) so their vote didn't accomplish that . So the ones that, perhaps secondarily to that other aim, didn't want Clinton in an eventual Clinton seat and the ones that didn't want Trump but ended up in a Trump-fa...
by Xeio
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wonder if Electoral College reform becomes a (pretty close to impossible) plank in the Dem platform after two "Wins" of the popular vote, but losses of the college in less than 20 years. Somewhat related to that, does anyone actually think progressives are going to come out ahead in this...
by Xeio
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Unrelated, people are going nuts at Nate Silver on Twitter fire saying to say the race wasn't a sure thing... as though he's responsible for Trump winning by having a model that gave him reasonable odds.
by Xeio
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah. Though Brexit hasn't actually happened (if it ever does). We have an exact date on government control. Hope nobody got too attached to their Obama care coverage relatedly. Republican majorities in both houses of congress, plus the presidency. Guess we may see what they do when they're not lite...
by Xeio
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dow futures are currently halted at -800 points.

Whelp.
by Xeio
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump actively trying to get less people to vote is just another thing on the pile at this point. Just a reminder that "If only men could vote" electoral map Trump Jr. tweeted was an end goal.

This photo is just icing on the cake too. Trump Jr. got in on that action too.
by Xeio
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

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by Xeio
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ Not that I disagree with you in particular however. I do think Democrats in general are more ashamed to be patriotic than Republicans. But I was listening to the radio today and heard a very major counter-example and felt like sharing it. I'm not sure I agree with the phrasing, I'd think it's mor...
by Xeio
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 61948

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

↶ The electors are a fundamental part of our federal union. They help to weigh the results to share power between the people and the states. Without it, as few as nine states could decide the whole election on their own simply because they contain over half the population of the country. It's only ...
by Xeio
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ Look, lets not bicker and argue about who suppressed who. Point is: if your electoral policy is not designed to maximize turnout, then fuck you. Yea, but Republicans are the ones with those policies... Democrats benefit from increased turnout, so even if you argue they do it for purely selfish re...
by Xeio
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Still the funniest news about Trump in the past day or two is that his campaign has literally taken away his Twitter account.

Can't even be trusted with a Twitter account.
by Xeio
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Lets see... calling Comey a traitor. Hoping someone releases the e-mails (NYPD? FOIA in two days?). Claiming the FBI is actually after the Clinton Foundation (secretly)... ↶ 10 bucks says at least one pro-Trump commentator goes on about how it's impossible to review that many emails that quickly. Da...
by Xeio
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ The polls that 538 are using, what do they use to determine likely voters? If there is indeed a huge surge of first-time Latino voters, and strong evidence that they are voting Hillary, how would that impact the model? They leave it up to the polls to determine likely voters. They talked briefly ...
by Xeio
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ The political effectsof the deplorable commend aside, I like how it got people to openly identify as deplorable, it is a great warning sign. Gotta hand it to Trump, he really brought the racism and sexism out of hiding in this election. Doesn't stop his surrogates from claiming racism is over (or...
by Xeio
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm not so sure the FBI has a leak anymore... It's more like a flood of partisan information. Even their Twitter in the mix.

Comey sure shat the bed.
by Xeio
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ Actually, there is an actual scandal here. Comey deliberately used his position at the FBI to mislead the public in order to affect the election. He should be fired immediately. Obama is smarter than that. Clinton owns this. Had she used good sense we wouldn't be sitting here listening to this. S...
by Xeio
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9738
Views: 1550168

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I just spent like a day and a half working around an issue where sometimes the data didn't pass through a service boundary correctly. Turns out I forgot to add [DataMember] attributes to all my [DataContract] class fields. The only weird thing is... it only failed the first time after an app restart...
by Xeio
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

At this point we don't even have to purely speculate about turnout. We're already seeing Democrat turnout up significantly in several early voting states compared to 2012, and up beyond the 2008 early turnout as well. It's not clear if that will end up translating to the final turnout or not, but it...
by Xeio
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ It seems trite and oversimplified to say something like this, but Obama gained a lot by actively attracting 'minorities'. Clinton not so much, but Trump seems yet to have done much to repel them, and drive them her way in comparable numbers. Trump is certainly doing his best to drive away minorit...
by Xeio
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Man, it'd be amazing if Trump somehow pushed the House into play...
by Xeio
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ Also I saw something about Trump saying he "might not win"... Is he worried? He certainly needs to galvanise his supporters, those not haemorrhaged away already, so easing back on the 'natural confidence' might be useful. (Not to say I'm predicting any particular result, myself; a week ...
by Xeio
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 704094

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

↶ I'll also submit into her list of crimes election fraud, specifically in the Democratic Primary versus Bernie Sanders. For all the times I hear this repeated, you'd think there'd be some evidence of it. Like after all the thousands of hacked DNC e-mails I'd love to find the ones that explain how ...
by Xeio
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 13142

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

I hadn't even bumped the AI the way up to elite quite yet, probably should, but I was trying to get a feel for some of the other heros first.

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