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by raudorn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Furthermore, while I, and I think most other active xkcraftlings, try to preserve old structures, there's still a lot of empty space to claim and if it's infrastructure related, touching up the "historic" sites is fine too. This isn't a museum, the exhibition pieces are allowed to be touch...
by raudorn
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Gather round kids and let me tell you a story of civilizations, branch mines, betrayal and game theory. Not long ago, in a country far away - actually it might be near you for all I know - a young gamer - though not so young anymore, which made him somewhat self-conscious - decided to play Minecraft...
by raudorn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

I do intend to finish the north wing of the town hall and I have some vague ideas for what we can put inside, but I'm also terrible at interior design and kinda want to finish some other projects first. Would be fine and dandy if those other projects were small and simple, but, well...
by raudorn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If you're reassigning the EIDs during the load of a game, how would references between entities be preserved? I imagine if a player has, for example, the entity with EID 23414 as their target, but then saves and loads the game, the entity with EID 23414 might point to a different entity than before ...
by raudorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Aww, that baby zombie is adorifying. You definitely need some of those running around Mordor. It'd really add to the atmosphere.
by raudorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

:hy: :ugly: On closer inspection of the code (which I wrote myself, so I really have no excuse there), I realise that I misread the function. Not only are the two x of different values, they describe different things; velocity and position respectively. The problem of dividing by zero has always be...
by raudorn
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Let us consider this function f(x) = x * (c/x) as we plug in values closer and closer to zero. The mathematician would say that this function always returns c, as the two x cancel out. The naive computer scientist is wary that the actual implementation on a floating point system might screw things u...
by raudorn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

Re: Anybody in Germany?

svenman wrote:Yes, here, for one. South-western Germany, state of Baden-Württemberg.


The important question is Baden or Württemberg... Just kidding, as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)
by raudorn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

I bring you today's episode of "raudorn dies stupid deaths in Minecraft": ------------------------------------- What killed me: Minecart How to reproduce: Take the rail from the Endermen farm in the End towards the End Spawn Tower. Because the endpoint has two unpowered rail tiles, you wil...
by raudorn
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 644877

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Frankly, I'm curious what your opinion will be watching UBW without knowing the characters. So please give your thoughts when you're done! Alright, I'm done with Season 1 now, so I'll give my opinion before I forget what my initial thoughts were. I'll spare you my musing about the plot, though, as ...
by raudorn
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 644877

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Watch them in the order they were released chronologically. If you don't like Fate/Stay Night, come back here for spoilers, and then start Fate/Stay Unlimited Blade Works. Thanks for the detailed input, I really appreciate it. Although, to be honest, it sounds more like I should stick with UBW (thr...
by raudorn
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 644877

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

F/SN (2006) was much about some romance that I found very annoying. I would suggest you to stick to F/SN(UBW), then watch Fate/Zero, and only approach F/SN (2006) if you are curious. Ah, thanks for the clarification. Yeah, romance doesn't sound all that appealing, so I'll just stick with the UBW ve...
by raudorn
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 644877

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

So, on Netflix (in this region) there are a bunch of anime since the last time I checked what's available. First I binge-watched Kill la Kill in two-and-half sessions, which I now kinda regret (the binge part). I really liked the first few episodes. My enjoyment is influenced however, because I reme...
by raudorn
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 11
Views: 2509

Re: The Expanse

Yeah, the show is better than I first expected, mostly because I hadn't heard anything about it and only clicked on the netflix thumbnail out of curiosity. I don't know what their SFX budget is, but they're doing good work with whatever they got. Spoiler for entire season: However I wish they'd ...
by raudorn
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Seeing as I advocated about solving "the Creeper problem" in the past, I feel the need to explain what we're trying to solve anyway: The problem is that Creepers blow holes into structures and delete blocks from the game. Now, that is precisely their function, but it gets a bit problematic...
by raudorn
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300153

Re: Diablo III

They will release a DLC introducing the necromancer class sometime soon(ish). It's not clear how much it will cost and how much content it will have apart from the class itself, but I doubt they'll go for the same numerical values as Reaper of Souls. I guess that will be a test run of how willing pe...
by raudorn
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 300153

Re: Diablo III

There's currently an event during january of 2017. Basically there's a dungeon with sixteen levels, that recreates the world of the first Diablo. The graphics are pixelated, the interface in retro-style and most sounds are borrowed from the first and second installments. It's great fun! Anyway, it's...
by raudorn
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

It's certainly possible, though I can't point to an existing implementation at the moment. That said, I can think of a few problems from the musing I did on the same topic: 1.) The halting problem means that we can't have a function that tells us whether the generated program will halt. What we can ...
by raudorn
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 172
Views: 21656

Re: Overwatch

I've picked up Overwatch again recently, since my wrists aren't hurting enough. I play mostly QP, but tried Comp to see how it compares. With my ten placement matches done, I'm tempted to get back to QP and only play Comp when there's a new season to grab the basic rewards. I mean, I do enjoy that t...
by raudorn
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, today I tried to replicate the problem... and couldn't. The same changes to the code now had no measurable impact on performance at all. I would've liked to look further into it, but we had more pressing concerns. Another possivility is that the conversion to value means you don't have a `double...
by raudorn
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm afraid the real code is a bit too lengthy to be properly discussed here. Basically we have a data grid that calculates various derivatives like real_t Grid::DC_vdv_y(const Iterator &it, const real_t &alpha) const { real_t ft = pow((this->Cell(it) + this->Cell(it.Top())), 2.0) - pow((this...
by raudorn
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Assume initialization and bounds checking in the following. class Grid { private: double* _data; double Cell(int pos) { return _data[pos]; } public: void crunch() { for(int i = 0; i < largeNumber; i++) { // Some arithmetic expression like float foo = (this->Cell(i) + this->Cell(i+1)) * this->Cell(i-...
by raudorn
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Aaaand, we're done! I finished the last entry of the grand tour series. Here's the overview post again. There might be a future update, with places I missed, revisits of underappreciated stuff and locations hidden in the confusing mapmaker's-personal-hell that is the Nether. But I wouldn't expect th...
by raudorn
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Kudos for the grand tour, raudorn! :D Now how long do we have until you visit Whittington? I still have 2+ projects to complete (interior decoration of the town hall, a hotel, expansion of the airport, replacing the lights+carpets with double layers of snow* and a new, bigger, better, redstone-base...
by raudorn
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

So instead of posting each part seperately, I made an overview post where updates are entries in the gallery: http://imgur.com/a/TWoEs Now with Part 4! Part 5 will be Winterfell, Clock Town and the two longest rail lines on the server. After that we're finally getting to Pandora. I'm feeling like th...
by raudorn
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Based on a comment on reddit some time ago, I've decided to finally do that foto tour of xkcraftia. We start with the Old World, looking at Spawn and surrounding buildings. Edit: Now with Part 2 Edit2: And Part 3 , still in the Old World. I expect Part 5 to conclude with it when we take the rail fro...
by raudorn
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Arrival

Re: twist I must've completely missed the hint at the beginning of the film (that Tyndmyr mentioned) or be generally rather unobservant when watching movies, because for me it really was a twist. During the scene where Louise is brought up into the fog chamber after the explosion and par...
by raudorn
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Arrival

I just came from viewing the movie ( so I might be biased, you know ) and I'm just blown away. I haven't read the story, but will definitely remedy that as soon as possible. The one scene with the child's drawing was just "woah!". I thought the global conflict was fine, as far as it's ...
by raudorn
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

Yeah, getting the ice and snow balls is easy enough. It's crafting the snow blocks (repetetive motion) that's annoying and ice structures are hard to mob-proof without sacrificing asthetics along the way.
by raudorn
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

I decided that, since this town has been christened Weißburg, it should include an actual Weiße Burg. On a side note, the next time I decide to make a big project from snow and ice blocks, would someone please stop me?! Damn thing's not even finished yet. http://i.imgur.com/M9b3XLim.png
by raudorn
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

I will pay an unreasonable bounty to anyone who safely and successfully transports any villager that sells Diamond Helmets, Boots, Pants and/or Shovels, without garbage enchantments, to any of my bases (Mysterious Isle, Clock Town, The Arcology). Seriously, name your price. The NPC Village in Easte...
by raudorn
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

1) Although I'm buying cobble, still, with one diamond buying six stacks, I doubt anyone would make the trip for that kind of profit. It's just too far. When I'm done with this project I'll have to design a "Flying Dutchman" ghost ship near the... northwest(?) of the sky or so and link it...
by raudorn
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

While you're at it, perhaps Pandora (central) airport should finally get some outgoing flights, which it doesn't have according to raudorn's map . Technically, it has two. One to Rifton and one to the USS Nimitz. However the buttons are not located at the airport itself, but in the building at Plai...
by raudorn
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Well, technically learning tribal knowledge doesn't require you to deal with people, only with the code they write. "Tribal" here means something along the lines of domain knowledge, if we allow domain to mean something arbitrarily specific. Could be code style, use of programs/tools, heur...
by raudorn
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I feel if I am to call myself a programmer I need to be better. I need to be able to see errors without running the programs first. I feel I should be able to write things without googling to check up on syntax. Personally, I don't expect employed/professional/experienced programmers to be able to ...
by raudorn
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

1.0 bottles of beer, 1.0 bottles of beer on the wall.
Take 0.9 down, pass it around, 0.1000000000000001 bottles of beer on the wall.

double.MaxVal bottles of beer, double.MaxVal bottles of beer on the wall.
Take int.MaxVal down, pass them around, double.MaxVal bottles of beer on the wall.
by raudorn
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 10006

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Although I'm sceptical, I'm still looking forward to seeing this movie. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but something about the style of the visuals in the trailer seems off. Maybe it's just the comparison with the scenes from the anime that throws me off. Eh, I'm just glad GitS gets a spot in ...
by raudorn
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Kill Six Billion Demons
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Kill Six Billion Demons

"Her azure orbs glanced over the mysterious stranger"

Oh, so it's that kind of fanfiction.
"She gasped, feeling a strange sensation in her ample busom"

Oh, so it's that that kind of fanfiction.
by raudorn
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9310
Views: 1120699

Re: Minecraft

I checked in on the server and saw the new additions to Whittington. Well, someone has been busy! We should have an award for architecture or something. As I'm currently not playing much Minecraft (interest waxes and wanes), I give permission to everyone to raid any of my supplies. It's not overly m...
by raudorn
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9730
Views: 1524065

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ah, the wonders of C. It's a good thing I long ago swore to never to do anything security related unless I'm damn sure what I'm doing and I only ever broke that promise, like, seven times at most.

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