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by raudorn
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

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: 1969

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9712
Views: 1478644

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: 9712
Views: 1478644

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: 9712
Views: 1478644

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: 8496

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: 2008

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: 9297
Views: 1083553

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: 9712
Views: 1478644

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.
by raudorn
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Today I learned that a zero is not always a zero: Code: printf("%f (%f)", foo(bar), 0); Expected output: 0.000000 (0.000000) Actual ouput: 0.000000 (0.015625) Turns out when printf expects a float, you should give a float, otherwise expect unexpected output. Corrected code: printf("%f...
by raudorn
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Kill Six Billion Demons
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Kill Six Billion Demons

I just stumbled upon this glorious graphic novel. It's published online with one book out in print so far. It has great art, plays in a fascinating world(s) and the writing isn't falling short in any way. K6BD does have themes (and depiction) of violence and the world is all about religion and mytho...
by raudorn
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1369
Views: 261727

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

(So, I'm not sure if there is even interest in this thread anymore, but since 1.) the xkcd forums never cared much about thread necromancy and 2.) we're still on the first page and 3.) the forums are dying anyway, I think it's no big deal to resurrect it.) The movie Equestria Girls: Legends of Ever...
by raudorn
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9297
Views: 1083553

Re: Minecraft

You could have it link to the hub at the USS Nimitz: https://xkcd.flumble.nl/map/index.html#layerId=LayerA&worldX=-14940&worldY=0&worldZ=-11060&zoom=7 We could do that, but the USS Nimitz is already an airplane hub, so there might be some confusion there. Maybe instead the USS Roose...
by raudorn
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9297
Views: 1083553

Re: Minecraft

http://i.imgur.com/qnJABmJm.png I have been working a bit on the Whittington port. That thing there is supposed to be a ship... I happily accept better designs. The next step is making a counterpart near spawn. I think I'll extend Redstone Harbour near Castle Clavey instead of making a new port. Th...
by raudorn
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 51855

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

http://i.imgur.com/yNxF7Z7m.jpg I'm not sure why it took me 24 hours on a peaceful map (67h overall playtime) to launch my first rocket, but there it is. The biggest bottleneck was red circuits, which in turn can only be scaled up if there's enough oil and the entire oil chain is an annoying hassle...
by raudorn
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In theory every project has a definite coding style (even if borrowed from elsewhere) and a linter/pre-commit hook/IDE plugin/whatever, that takes care of pesky formatting issues. In practice even if the language and framework allow the use of such (partial HTML templates ruin this, for example), j...
by raudorn
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

explain thoroughly during the job interview what the code style is and why you don't bother making the aforementioned pre-commit hook [...] as long as that underlying issue goes into the tracker I'm not sure if I have become cynical, if the world is simply that unoptimized or if we don't know what ...
by raudorn
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

At my last place of work: New guy, first day: Makes pull request, gets 40 comments about formatting New guy, after a week: Makes 40 comments about formatting in pull requests Guy, after a few months: Stares at pull request for five minutes, hits approve without comments Old guy, has been there forev...
by raudorn
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 31625

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I just hope it actually get resolved this time and not reshelved until a later time again. Annie already hit another snag, it seems.
by raudorn
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 51855

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

So I got this game yesterday. I have beaten the campaign thing and have played 15 hours already. Need I say more? PS I love trains. Welcome to your personal Lotus Eater Machine Mr. Bones Wild Ride Sisyphusian Hill Digital Crack Den. We wish you a pleasant stay. Don't forget: You're here forever! On...
by raudorn
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Also: JavaScript has one of the best async programming models of all imperative languages. I'm curious how that works since I've mostly used JS in a webdev context where asynchronicity is usually event based (do thing X when event Y happens). I suppose JS also supports async in a more parallel prog...
by raudorn
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

From bizarre fan-fiction to praised and adored works of literature. And I'm just constantly disappointed. I may be picking on the wrong thing, but... how bizarre are we talking here? I'm asking because I noticed with myself that fan-fiction has taken over a role that published works of fiction cann...
by raudorn
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9297
Views: 1083553

Re: Minecraft

Speaking of connections, I tried another type of map using Whittington as example, but I'm not sure I like the result. What I actually want probably dives deep into the functionality of map tools similar to Open Street Map, which isn't feasible to use here 1 . http://i.imgur.com/DIH89M0m.png 1 Basic...
by raudorn
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9297
Views: 1083553

Re: Minecraft

Yes, your problem is that you're still in the Old World. Go to The East instead and populate the place. It's not even large enough to deserve railways yet. :oops: (though last time I checked there was one smallish single-track railway) As for help: it's at (15000,0). The Metrorail in Whittington is...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Though to be fair the CR/LF kerfuffle originated from the misguided belief that "a new line" on a digital device needs the carriage return and the line feed as two seperate characters. What "digital device"? Anything that operates on digital (binary, trinary, n-nary) logic. The ...
by raudorn
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9712
Views: 1478644

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Exactly, all we really need is a big global library that contains all known/used characters and each character gets an ID and strings are then just ordered lists of IDs... oh wait. Though to be fair the CR/LF kerfuffle originated from the misguided belief that "a new line" on a digital dev...
by raudorn
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?

What do you guys do as other programmers? I just don't like the idea of using a commercial companies software when I can code up my own website. Xanthir pretty much answered that question succintly. Personally I did the same thing. If the goal is having website that does X, then the best course of ...
by raudorn
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9297
Views: 1083553

Re: Minecraft

I've been playing a bit on the server again, making a few additions to... to... uhm.

  • Whittington
  • The Barren Lands
  • Hope
  • Destiny

With this selection, I honestly vote for Whittington.
by raudorn
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 171
Views: 18807

Re: Overwatch

Why would people play the characters whose specialization is setting up automated sentry turrets meant for defending areas from attackers, in a game mode where the primary goal is to defend an area from attack? I have no idea. Because as Tjorbjörn I'd either be constanly sitting in the flag room, m...
by raudorn
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 171
Views: 18807

Re: Overwatch

A CTF map in Overwatch would be really cool. But I think the reason there isn't one at launch is because the designers know it would put too much focus on the mobility heroes. I mean, who would play Torbjörn or Symmetra on CTF? Doesn't make sense. I think CTF is inherently harder to balance than the...
by raudorn
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 171
Views: 18807

Re: Overwatch

A sniper that's busy fending off Tracer isn't killing your guys. Exactly. I was more thinking about the habit (I'm sometimes guilty myself) of people just running around the map in search of enemies and then proceeding to duel them. Yes, technically any kill reduces the enemy team's effectiveness f...
by raudorn
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 171
Views: 18807

Re: Overwatch

I just started playing last night, and I'm already a little bit addicted. I'm not very good at it The latter will improve. Not sure about the former. The two most important things to learn are: 1.) A kill doesn't mean anything if it doesn't further the objective 2.) Don't trickle in. Stick together...
by raudorn
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 579
Views: 56902

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Let's say you're playing Pharah and you use her jump jet, and then you die somewhere at the top of the jump. You watch the kill cam of the person who killed you, and you notice that you didn't even use jump jet at all. This is entirely a tick rate issue. Your client never sent the packet telling th...
by raudorn
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 579
Views: 56902

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

With that in mind, I can certainly understand how the 20 tick rate is really bad for FPS games that are as fast as this, especially once a competitive league gets added. I am reminded of Diablo 3, where high-level play got so hectic with so many monsters on the screen at once that the servers liter...
by raudorn
Tue May 31, 2016 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 579
Views: 56902

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I've played a bit of overwatch. I'm still at the stage where I'm terrible and I have no idea what's even happening half of the time. Makes it a bit frustrating. I know that feeling. I don't usually play shooters, but Overwatch is sufficiently different to warrant play - and it is fun as hell. Still...

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