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by raudorn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722109

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Lately I have been working on force directed graph layouts. Currently trying to port (is that the right word here?) my naive implementation to numpy because with the 400 node, 900 link test graph I'm using it takes several seconds per iteration. Uhm, I may be a bit late to the party here, but are y...
by raudorn
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Minecraft

So, there is an update coming in the indeterminate future and alongside all kinds of stuff to make the oceans nicer and easier to explore, it will also bring new water physics. It's not clear yet what exactly will change, but it seems like water will now share the space with certain other blocks and...
by raudorn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) - winners announced!
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: xkcd Game Jam (Nov 17-20) / which xkcd comics would be awesome as a game?

Are you promoting this anywhere else? The forums are almost dead nowadays, so I'm not sure how many people you can reach here.

Generally I'm interested in participating (as it is a nice warmup for Ludum Dare two weeks later), but maybe not. University schedules are always so fickle. *sigh*
by raudorn
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 10918

Re: Anybody in Germany?

My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship? General consensus is one can have as many Bundesland citizenships as one wants, but will have to live with the burden of a conflicting heritage for the rest of one's life. It is a cruel fate far too easily inflicted on far too man...
by raudorn
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

I thought the third season was weak, being too much of a repeat of season two. As such I was a bit sceptical towards season four, but warmed up to it after a few episodes. Then the last few episodes of s4 hit me like a brick. I hope this will continue with the fifth one.
by raudorn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: monte carlo algorithm
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: monte carlo algorithm

The way I understand it is that "Monte Carlo" as a noun describes a set of methods to approximate a solution to a problem that has only one solution via "averaging" (slightly more complex) over a set of equally randomly distributed points in the parameter space. For example for n...
by raudorn
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Dresden Codak

Can't be significant sea-level rise as Florida and other low-elevation coastal areas are still clearly depicted. Also, a waterway connecting the Pacific ocean to the Gulf of Mexico through the Rockies (and therefor the Continental Divide) is extremely improbable. The map looks to me more like some ...
by raudorn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Dresden Codak

You might be entirely right, here. I reread Hob and Dark Science and have now to conclude that my initial assessment was built on my own faulty memory. Not only is Hob very much continueable, it's almost suspicious how much of the ending seemed like a Reset Button. Before Hob, Kim was a plucky mad s...
by raudorn
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Dresden Codak

First, allow me to make a few observations: ⋅ The comic can be found here ⋅ The current story line, Dark Science, has gone into the fourth (and final?) arc. ⋅ Somehow, there's no forum thread for DC yet. How? ⋅ The comic has been going on for a while, so presu...
by raudorn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 307233

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Mild Episode 7 speculation: Anyone want to take bets on who is going to be the one to epically f--- up this meeting between Cersei/Dany and all of their respective retainers? I'm kind of leaning toward Euron Greyjoy just because he's disappeared these past few episodes after such an epic in...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 307233

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Re: all the little things in S7E6 I'm not that bothered by any single of the dubious details or minor plot holes. Big chains? Eh, they had some lying around in Hardhome. Marathon Gendry? Maybe the route was a bit circuitous and a bee-line for Eastwatch was only like 20 miles. Fast ravens? Eh, wh...
by raudorn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Minecraft

radorn, are you in some region with too much stuff going on? It's the second (or more-th?) time the server crashed at/after your login attempt. I think I can safely offline teleport you if need be. I think I was last logging out of Whittington. The most block update intensive thing there are the my...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 307233

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

What I'm interested in is if the writers of the show do have an internal, consistent and planned-out timetable, but they simply decide not to show any kind of travel that's not relevant, or if they only have an ordered list of events and decide not to care about the logistics of travel. I mean, neit...
by raudorn
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Minecraft

I didn't see any creepers at all today. I don't remember if I saw any yesterday or not. Did they get nerfed again?? Mordor is not the same without them and also it impacts gunpowder collection. I'm pretty sure they were out and about not all that long ago. Oh, right, we once had a creeper-killing s...
by raudorn
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Minecraft

Good Morning folks, I bring you a quadruple update. 1.) I can confirm that the server times out recently. Sometimes it's during connects and sometimes it takes a minute before any terrain is rendered. 2.) The Undergarden is open for visitors now, although it wasn't exactly closed beforehand. The wes...
by raudorn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 307233

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I fully expect Arya to start dropping bodies left and right. Quoting myself here, from when I had just finished season one, because... uh... yeah. Although to be entirely accurate, most bodies drop in front of her. Although I'm not sure what's up with those random Lannister soldiers in S7E1...
by raudorn
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Local difficulty.

Will have to step away from game for a bit anyway, but look forward to getting back to it, extending a periphery around Mordor of packed grass and no trees, and making Fiddler's Green pretty, natural-looking, be-vegetatived, and be-taverned. Do you have specific plans for that yet? I'm almost finis...
by raudorn
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

Re: Minecraft

Flumble wrote:I should probably go back and finish the swimming pool this month. (and then rebuild the hotel because it's just too damn small)

I do enjoy the humour in building a swimming pool in a frozen tundra biome. The hotel is awesome as it is, but you have my support (i.e. my stuff) in expanding it.
by raudorn
Fri May 05, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 78137

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

•Changed production science pack recipe to require assembling machine 1 instead of pumpjack. •Changed science pack 3 to require electric mining drill instead of assembling machine 1. Fuck. Ha, yeah, that change came kinda out of left field. They filed it under balancing, so I guess they wanted to s...
by raudorn
Fri May 05, 2017 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 78137

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

Current progress: The PA is finished and working quite fine. It doesn't have the highest production rate, but that's fine since I only drop in on occasion to get stuff and also it's easy to scale up the production of any particular item, as long as it doesn't consume the entire resource input. Now I...
by raudorn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 78137

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

I'm loving the update so far. I've never gotten to the Megabase phase yet, but I think I'll be doing it this time around, without any mods (not even QoL things like Far Reach and Squeak Through, although I might change that since I'm not going for the achievments). For the starter base I was doing a...
by raudorn
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 9848
Views: 1722109

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: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 9848
Views: 1722109

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: 9848
Views: 1722109

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: 15
Views: 10918

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: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 4408
Views: 718850

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: 4408
Views: 718850

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: 4408
Views: 718850

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: 4408
Views: 718850

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: 20
Views: 4259

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: 9336
Views: 1298388

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: 2188
Views: 329023

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: 2188
Views: 329023

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: 9848
Views: 1722109

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: 173
Views: 32461

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...

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