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by Grimgar
Sat May 11, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1210: "I'm so random"
Replies: 242
Views: 34933

Re: 1210: "I'm so random"

Everyone here is either being too random, or not random enough, or both. Or neither. What's the difference between a mountain? It's faster on top than by foot. Optimally compressed information is indistinguishable from white noise. Perl code is indistinguishable from randomly generated text. 'äÛ...
by Grimgar
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106319
Views: 39128460

Re: 1190: "Time"

But Megans was definitely a dialogue, while Cueballs was a monologue. You seem to be under the common misconception that a dialogue requires two people. "Dialogue" is any speech at all, no matter how many people are involved. Dialogue is a (...) conversational exchange between two or more...
by Grimgar
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106319
Views: 39128460

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

If the time between newpix grows exponentially, Randall could theoretically keep the comic going for an infinite amount of time with a finite amount of frames (in practice, it doesn't work because you can't have fractionnal frames). 240 half-hour-newpix, then 120 hour-newpix, then 60 two-hours-newpi...
by Grimgar
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106319
Views: 39128460

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Clearly, this whole thing is a metaphor for the extinction of the dinosaurs. The snow symbolizes the glacial era, the castles stands for the reptilian civilization, and the projectile that it hit is the giant meteorite. And the oozbleck symbolizes velociraptor bacon.
by Grimgar
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106319
Views: 39128460

Re: 1190: "Time"

bigcrag92 wrote:
jtomjack wrote:So what did she get in her mouth, Salt water, sand, or semen? Or bacon?

well if it was bacon she wouldn't have been making noises of disgust...

Unless she is vegan…
by Grimgar
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106319
Views: 39128460

Re: 1190: "Time"

By now, it should be obvious Randall is reading this thread and purposefully trolling us. She got "some" in her mouth. Some WHAT?! Sand? Snow? Coffee? Lava?
by Grimgar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3588
Views: 536055

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

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Oops, my password
by Grimgar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much does university cost in your country?
Replies: 32
Views: 41005

Re: How much does university cost in your country?

France here.
I paid 5€ this year for university. That's about 6$, I think. Well, that's only because I have a study grant. I think it usually costs a few hundred euros.
by Grimgar
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4107
Views: 465425

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

I'd like to be a tree.
by Grimgar
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Operator Overloading?
Replies: 36
Views: 8462

Re: Operator Overloading?

The difference between overriding and overloading is actually quite simple, and once you know the difference it's obvious you can't have both at the same time. Overriding: an existing function is given a new definition, the old definition is lost. Overloading: an existing function is given an addit...
by Grimgar
Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Operator Overloading?
Replies: 36
Views: 8462

Re: Operator Overloading?

I don't understand how you distinguish between operator overriding and overloading... can you give an example of having each one without the other? (Especially overriding without overloading.) If you don't know the difference between overriding and overloading, please google it. Here's an example o...
by Grimgar
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Labyrinth Puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 5546

Labyrinth Puzzle

This puzzle is based on http://xkcd.com/246/. Let's make some assumptions: -The one who stabs people who ask tricky questions will not hear you (and therefore not stab you) if you ask questions to the other guards. -Once stabbed, you cannot ask questions. -He will stab you without saying anything. -...
by Grimgar
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Operator Overloading?
Replies: 36
Views: 8462

Re: Operator Overloading?

Despite the original title, discussion in this thread seem to cover three slightly distinct topics : operator overriding, user-defined operators and operator overloading. Operator overriding is, in my opinion, a must have. Sure, you can go around it by using named function that do the same job and o...
by Grimgar
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Prime Factors and Proper Divisors in Python
Replies: 21
Views: 13784

Re: Prime Factors and Proper Divisors in Python

Just nitpicking, but... The decomposition of 1 should be the empty list, not [[1, 1]]. Treating 1 as a prime number breaks the unicity of the decomposition, because 1 to the power of pretty much anything is still 1.
by Grimgar
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 61662

Re: Not Equals

some weakly-typed languages (*cough* Perl/PHP *cough*) will consider 4 == "4" to be true, but provide a stricter operation (e.g. === ) for equality with the same type There is no === operator in Perl. == is numerical equality, and eq is stringy equality. Their respective couterparts for i...

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