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by Quantum Potatoid
Sun May 20, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1827093

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, I've been taking to learning PHP in order to get my new website running. I have come to conclude that the creators of PHP were very drunk when naming their functions. It's as if they threw darts at a list of words vaguely related to what the function is supposed to do, then removed all of the vo...
by Quantum Potatoid
Thu May 03, 2012 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learn Python 2 or 3 first?
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Learn Python 2 or 3 first?

Hey, would anyone have any suggestions as to whether I should learn Python 2, or Python 3? In the long run I'll probably have to learn both. While Python 2 has all the libraries and support, I'm thinking that getting a head start on Python 3, since it's the next up would give me an advantage in the ...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 10421

Re: Website building/coding?

Thanks even more for the suggestions! I looked into thing more, and unfortunately it doesn't look like my host supports all of the listed languages. Here's what I've got from their site: cPanel 11 (Stable build) Apache 2.2.x Perl 5.x.x PHP 5 (PHP 5.x.x) MySQL Ver 5 - standard for pc-linux-gnu on i68...
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 10421

Re: Website building/coding?

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! Yeah, being a college student I don't have a lot to spend. Oh, I forgot to add, here is the site that's running the servers I'm using: http://www.namecheap.com/web-hosting/web-hosting.aspx I'm under the "Professional" plan. Any suggested PHP resources,...
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 10421

Website building/coding?

Hey xkcd fora. I am a second year computer science major, and to branch out a bit, I decided to give creating a website a go. I managed to learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript, but how would I go about learning more about website building and the conventions themselves? Like, I had to go searc...
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 176095

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

The newest update! Hussie's going to troll the shippers so hard, I just know it.
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Washington about to officially become best state in the PNW
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Washington about to officially become best state in the PNW

...California still dead last behind Oregon. (Still holding a grudge over 2008)
http://gawker.com/5878630/washington-st ... y-marriage

I say this is pretty neat! I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier.


Looks like someone else beat you to it. -Hawknc
by Quantum Potatoid
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Berlusconi resigns, Italy rejoices!
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Berlusconi resigns, Italy rejoices!

One small step out the door for Berlusconi, one giant leap for woman-kind!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/ ... GC20111112

As below. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=76346 -Hawk
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 223953

Re: Photography thread.

Thanks for all the tips! I'll keep those in mind! Yeah, I was looking into UV filter for extra protection for my lens. Do they mess with photos quality a lot? I don't usually take pictures of people, but I loved capturing this moment of when my first nephew was born: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 223953

Re: Photography thread.

The Puget Sound photos above is really awesome! Besides the 50mm, I'm also looking at filters. Being new to SLRs, are there any that you more experienced SLR-ers would suggest me getting? Specific brands/models? Brands to avoid? Some D5100 photos! DSC_4104.JPG Dahlia. DSC_3391.JPG Skippers are ridic...
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 223953

Re: Photography thread.

So, a month ago I decided to purchase an SLR, wanting to do more with photography than my point and shoot allowed me to do, so I decided to get a Nikon D5100. It's been awesome so far, and I'm liking the SLR-ness! Much better than my old Cybershot W120. With that said, what are everyone else's set u...
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Photographer's Thread!
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Photographer's Thread!

I recently got back into photography and felt that my fellow photographer's could use a discussion thread to talk about all things photography, and post photos you're proud of! So we could begin by introducing our setups and such! I recently (as of last month) purchased a Nikon D5100. I'm very pleas...
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptors! Now in iDino size!
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Raptors! Now in iDino size!

by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy
Replies: 47
Views: 4348

Re: Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy

SlyReaper wrote:So what's special about this guy? From his wikipedia page, he just seems like a particularly vocal rethuglican.

Google.
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy
Replies: 47
Views: 4348

Rick Santorum Officially Declares Candidacy

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43292302/ns/politics-decision_2012/ SOMERSET, Pa. — Former senator Rick Santorum confirmed Monday that he is running for president, joining a crowded field of Republicans looking to challenge President Barack Obama in next year's election. Santorum, the former No. 3 R...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat May 14, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657036

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

So, there are big things I'm obsessed with: Abstraction and Evolution. Whenever I learn things the first thing I do is abstractify it as much as possible to apply as broadly as possible. (And I attempt to do this to literally everything.) So over the years starting with knowledge of biological evolu...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat May 14, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1827093

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, out of curiosity, how do you guys pronounce GUI?
My professor pronounces it 'gooey', and my GTF just calls out the letters. I'm leaning towards the latter myself.

We're studying GUIs right now, so I've had my bit of fun making Java say silly, silly things in pop-up windows.
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat May 14, 2011 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Science fiction(ish) fantasy concept.
Replies: 1
Views: 3107

Science fiction(ish) fantasy concept.

Just a concept I've been building in my head for quite a while. Haven't come up with any plot, but I like it. Here is a link to it: http://saxophlutist.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d39uo5j I also have several pieces of artwork dealing with it as well! Here is one right here: wind_sprite_by_saxophlutist-...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat May 14, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1317864

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hey xkcd fora! I'm mostly a lurker around here, but enjoy reading the fora regularly, and I've been reading this particular thread for quite a long time. I thought I'd introduce myself on here for a change! I identify as a gay male in university who newly came out last June on the last day of high s...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 367
Views: 223953

Re: Photography thread.

Gosh, you guys have such nice cameras! I'm lame and use my lame little Sony point-and-shoot.
Let's see, I do a lot of marine photography.
DSC00164.JPG
Nudibranch!
DSC03443.JPG
And another!
DSC03989.JPG
And another on my finger!
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The universe's dimensions may change with age, energy, scale
Replies: 29
Views: 4325

The universe's dimensions may change with age, energy, scale

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420152059.htm That's the mind-boggling concept at the heart of a theory that University at Buffalo physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues proposed in 2010. They suggested that the early universe -- which exploded from a single point and was very, ver...
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo
Replies: 471
Views: 64699

Re: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo

Another thing to take under account is that a good portion of the Japanese from the World War weren't even born or of age at this time. By the same vein, shouldn't African Americans wishing ill upon Caucasians be justified as well? And while America hasn't committed any atrocities on the scale of wh...
by Quantum Potatoid
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church's site
Replies: 71
Views: 7739

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church's site

Article: http://www.thirdage.com/news/westboro-baptist-church-website-hacked-live-tv_2-24-2011 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZJwSjor4hM&feature=player_embedded Google cache of the hacked page: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://downloads.westborobaptistchurch.co...
by Quantum Potatoid
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Department of Justice to cease defending DOMA §3
Replies: 47
Views: 4101

Re: Department of Justice to cease defending DOMA §3

This is loads better than this tidbit from 2009 that created a big part of the LGBT firestorm in the first place: http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/obama-justice-department-defends-doma.html There's still a lot of anger though from the other LGBTs at the administration. (If you can bring yourself t...
by Quantum Potatoid
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!
Replies: 125
Views: 10768

Re: Supercompeter vs Humans in Jeopardy!

mmmcannibalism wrote:
Briareos wrote:
mmmcannibalism wrote:Also, I wonder if jeopardy rules ban a negative bet with an intentionally wrong answer.
Almost certainly. Also, you can't go to Vegas and bet negative money on a particular roulette result.


But that's just because they don't make negative chips :lol:

I wager $-(2i + 3)^.5!
by Quantum Potatoid
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0859: "("
Replies: 216
Views: 54282

Re: 0859: "("

Obviously the people complaining about this comic have never been programmers or mathematicians. :p
I hear the ghost of Netbeans screaming at me.
"And I must scream."
by Quantum Potatoid
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anon DDoS attacks on a security firm
Replies: 44
Views: 5852

How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/how-one-security-firm-tracked-anonymousand-paid-a-heavy-price.ars I'm aware there's already a thread for this, but I thought this article should have its own thread seeing much much more in-depth it is. If the mods think so though, this can be merged i...
by Quantum Potatoid
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1827093

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm a terrible/strange/abnormal person for actually liking C++ as a language? I always hear all the flack it gets as a language for beginners and novices. My prior experience before taking C++ in a college course was some TIBASIC and some dabbling in Python 2.x. My current CS class is in Java, which...
by Quantum Potatoid
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riots in Egypt, is China next?
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Riots in Egypt, is China next?

Here is an interesting blog post on a new site: http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/31/5961028-will-china-walk-like-an-egyptian BEIJING - For nearly a week now, as much of the world remains riveted by the events unfolding in Egypt, China is making assiduous efforts to appear uninterested. A...
by Quantum Potatoid
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right
Replies: 20
Views: 2386

Re: Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right

Ah, whoops, sorry! I should have caught the wedding bit. My mistake.
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Colombia police catch drug-smuggling pigeon
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: Colombia police catch drug-smuggling pigeon

CorruptUser wrote:
jswf wrote:There's an overwhelmingly large percentage of gangsta in the bird population.


Don't forget the Cuckoo Mafia.

Well, phylogenetically they are technically still dinosaurs. They still have that raptor "edge" in them to best us mammals.
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right
Replies: 20
Views: 2386

Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41207582/ns ... ws-europe/

If you read the article, essentially the Vatican wants you to pay them to tell you that your marriage isn't valid.
Comments?
by Quantum Potatoid
Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC
Replies: 126
Views: 9121

Re: Keith Olbermann abruptly let go from MSNBC

:/ I'm kind of saddened by this, Where else would we get beauties like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HpTBF6EfxY (Not Beck or O'Reilly, that's for sure.) And it was nice to see that someone from the "machismo" world of sport actually showed they cared about LGBTs. (Or nice for high ...
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1827093

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

"Why isn't my program working?"
*Finds out Python 3 converts all inputs to strings*
"WAT."
Well, that was my introduction to Python 3, coming from a language like C++.
High level languages are weeeiiird.
by Quantum Potatoid
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Sues Spammers for a Living
Replies: 18
Views: 2357

Re: Man Sues Spammers for a Living

I just caught that.
Changed. (Although it was funnier before. :D )
by Quantum Potatoid
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Error: Field '----' has incomplete type.(C++ issue question)
Replies: 2
Views: 3208

Re: Error: Field '----' has incomplete type.(C++ issue quest

It seems to have worked!
Thank you so much! :D
by Quantum Potatoid
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Error: Field '----' has incomplete type.(C++ issue question)
Replies: 2
Views: 3208

Error: Field '----' has incomplete type.(C++ issue question)

Hello xkcd fora! I would like expertise again, please. In a program I am writing, I wrote for two classes (Coordinate, and Graph), with one of them taking the other as constructor arguments. However, I keep getting an error message in the compiler for Graph.h Field 'Coordinate' has incomplete type. ...
by Quantum Potatoid
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Sues Spammers for a Living
Replies: 18
Views: 2357

Man Sues Spammers for a Living

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40812560/ns ... -security/

Many people seem to be congratulating him on "cleaning up the Internet", others are calling entrapment.
Discuss?

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