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by Zarkonnen
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How to spend £20 million instead of on a pope visit
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

How to spend £20 million instead of on a pope visit

First off, this is basically a plug for something a friend of mine has made. Sorry. I think it's important. Pope Benedict is due to visit the UK in September, and his visit is going to be paid for by the government to the tune of 20 million pounds. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of people in the UK...
by Zarkonnen
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Fractal T-Shirts
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Fractal T-Shirts

I've produced a little website for making T-shirts with fractals on them. I called it Fractal Fripperies because all easier-to-spell alternatives were taken. (One of the T-shirts.) Comments/suggestions for improvements very welcome.
by Zarkonnen
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple Java Projects? (not free-lancing)
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Simple Java Projects? (not free-lancing)

Two places worth looking at: Absolutely check out Project Euler , which has a huge list of "programming puzzles", ranging from the easy to the mind-breakingly hard. Solving a bunch of them in Java should give you a good grip on the core language. Then go and have a look at the long list of...
by Zarkonnen
Tue May 20, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifyingly geeky poetry
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Terrifyingly geeky poetry

Mad Scientist's Triolet Still in the lab at half past six Hit save, check in, compile and run, the robot's silent, nothing sticks. Still in the lab at half past six. It's time to try (unwise) a "fix", import some God dot Soul from Sun, Still in the lab at half past six. Hit save, check in,...
by Zarkonnen
Tue May 20, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412031


Hello, intro thread. I'm Zarkonnen, also known as Dave in fleshspace. I've been lurking on this forum for a while, and even occasionally posting things, but it occurred to me today that I should probably post to the intro thread. So, yes, I'm a computer programmer in his mid-twenties (probably the l...
by Zarkonnen
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Epic coding moments
Replies: 127
Views: 22670

Re: Epic coding moments

One of my happiest coding experiences was when I was writing a constraint satisfaction algorithm in 2nd year of uni. I was working in a group project that had been told to re-implement Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad. Since it clearly was the most interesting part, I called dibs on the constraint satisf...
by Zarkonnen
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Could someone who knows Java please help me?
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: Could someone who knows Java please help me?

This is the canonical way of reading lines of text input from the user in Java: try { // Create a bufferedreader that can read individual lines from BufferedReader r = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(; // Repeatedly read lines of input. So instead of just echoing what ...
by Zarkonnen
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67427

Re: Artificial Languages (Esperanto/Lojban/etc.)

Well, there's always Solresol and Ithkuil. Which are majorly cool if completely dotty. The former is based on musical notes (do re mi fa sol la ti) and the latter on excessively modifying a small set of base words to get a "hyper-compressed" language.
by Zarkonnen
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31770


Hmm. It would be more precise to say that women implement a prototype pattern...

(Kill me.)

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