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by Marvin
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: And it still worked?
Replies: 14
Views: 8444

Re: And it still worked?

I have a pc that runs without (at least) one pin on CPU. I was surprised by that.
by Marvin
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

You'd think I'd be somewhat hungry after forgetting to eat for literally 24 hours, but no. hunger is an ineteresting beast, if you can hold it for 24h it usually gets easier after that, at least for a while (and that's in my experience, and what i heard from some other people, might not work for ev...
by Marvin
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

moon is actually slowly moving away from earth
by Marvin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1014
Views: 246274

Re: Recommend one artist

squirrel nut zippers
very nice song with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdAt4qWvz_8
my personal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hclHw6DQ2k
by Marvin
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 360710

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Decide if you want to let me pass or pass in front of me, don't get in the middle of the road and then stop to think what to do...
by Marvin
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I knew this guy at university. He is too damn perfect in every way. It's ridiculous. He's smart (working on a PhD), social, charming, and '80s Tom Cruise-handsome. And he's not like psychopath fake social, he genuinely goes out of his way to help people (even strangers) when he clearly stands nothi...
by Marvin
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer)
Replies: 60
Views: 20989

Re: A moral thought experiment (St Matthew's Island Reindeer

You people are so concerned with deer that nobody thinks of poor wolfs locked in the cage. So basically, if you want to maximize happiness, you would take in consideration that releasing wolves would make them damn happy, and their offspring. So you would release the wolves, have happy wolves and a ...
by Marvin
Wed May 29, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting system - based on matching algorithm
Replies: 47
Views: 17766

Re: Voting system - based on matching algorithm

People in general have shown time and again that they aren't able to vote with reason, so having some way to enforce politicians to hold they promises, or make promises that they can hold would be nice for change... Democracy is based on freedom not reason. It then falls to your constitutional unde...
by Marvin
Wed May 29, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Debian VS Ubuntu
Replies: 49
Views: 32508

Re: Debian VS Ubuntu

Debian will actually install the unfree nvidia drivers (not true as of about 6 months ago, about half the packages the documentation called for weren't currently available). I'm using nvidia non-free drivers for years, including last year, and there is mostly no problem. Don't know what documentati...
by Marvin
Tue May 28, 2013 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: oil cooling, long term effects?
Replies: 12
Views: 8312

Re: oil cooling, long term effects?

As far as i know, in submerged cooling, you can have the standard fans circulating the oil, and thus need no radiator, it takes a lot of time for that amount of oil to heat up to the level where anything would happen because of heat... but fans will probably die quicker in oil due to much greater th...
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting system - based on matching algorithm
Replies: 47
Views: 17766

Re: Voting system - based on matching algorithm

If the problem with democracy is that people can't be trusted to make the right choices, why give them any choice at all? Why not make decision makers people who can make "reasonable choices"? Because then you have to choose people that can make reasonable choices, so you are back at the ...
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting system - based on matching algorithm
Replies: 47
Views: 17766

Re: Voting system - based on matching algorithm

People in general have shown time and again that they aren't able to vote with reason, so having some way to enforce politicians to hold they promises, or make promises that they can hold would be nice for change... So, because you think that people do not make reasonable choices, you'd want politi...
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I finished first season (from 2005) yesterday. It's neat, but there are a few boring episodes, especially at the beggining. Yeah, I generally tell people to give new shows at least 3 episodes. It takes time to get used to the characters. I didn't like the first 2 episodes much, loved the 3rd one. I...
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Voting system - based on matching algorithm
Replies: 47
Views: 17766

Re: Voting system - based on matching algorithm

Do you really want to send people to jail, for actions that wouldn't even prevent them from being reelected? Yes, yes i do... People in general have shown time and again that they aren't able to vote with reason, so having some way to enforce politicians to hold they promises, or make promises that...
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28495
Views: 3063142

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

doogly wrote:please be joking

Unless you have someone local to guide you, and unles you particulary like skewed architecture, he's probably right.
by Marvin
Mon May 27, 2013 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I finished first season (from 2005) yesterday. It's neat, but there are a few boring episodes, especially at the beggining.
by Marvin
Sun May 26, 2013 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Re: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive

I was wondering if I could use the copy of windows 8 from that laptop hard drive Which could mean that he originally meant Windows 7, or that the laptop was originally Windows 7 and was later upgraded. The upgrade doesn't typically include the sticker ;) ugh... if that's the case, then anything wri...
by Marvin
Sun May 26, 2013 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Debian VS Ubuntu
Replies: 49
Views: 32508

Re: Debian VS Ubuntu

i just run debian on almost everything (i'm looking at you stupid phone!)
by Marvin
Thu May 23, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

is life biring per se, or is it just me?
by Marvin
Thu May 23, 2013 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Re: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive

It's OEM licence and it can't be transfered, so i don't know if you can install it (i'll guess you could) but it wouldn't be legal, because OEM licence is legal only on the machine it's bought with. Actually, the Windows 8 OEM license is much more flexible than previous versions... you can transfer...
by Marvin
Wed May 22, 2013 6:36 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Re: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive

You definitely shouldn't do it. If you want to use Windows for some reason, then you should pay for it. It's OEM licence and it can't be transfered, so i don't know if you can install it (i'll guess you could) but it wouldn't be legal, because OEM licence is legal only on the machine it's bought wi...
by Marvin
Tue May 21, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Re: Re-using a windows licence from a laptop hard drive

It's OEM licence and it can't be transfered, so i don't know if you can install it (i'll guess you could) but it wouldn't be legal, because OEM licence is legal only on the machine it's bought with.
by Marvin
Mon May 20, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 207027

Re: Europe..?

I'm from europe as well, croatia.

Seems that i'll pass this meeting since i don't have a passport and croatia should join EU, oh the irony, two days later :mrgreen:
by Marvin
Mon May 20, 2013 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I did everything i ever planed in my life (haven't planed a lot), so now i have no goal in life any more... Since you're done with planing, have you considered helicoptering? I was thinking more in direction of planes, but yes, i have considered it. But i don't see that as feasible in forseable fut...
by Marvin
Mon May 20, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7933917

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I did everything i ever planed in my life (haven't planed a lot), so now i have no goal in life any more...
by Marvin
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential Equation
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Differential Equation

I'm kind of clueless when it comes to differential equations, so i'd appreciate any help, here it goes:

(xsiny - y)dx + ((x^2)cosy - xlnx)dy = 0

i don't even know what type it is...

and y(1)=PI/6, where PI is somewhere around 3.14...
by Marvin
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: i need a manual
Replies: 2
Views: 524

i need a manual

I have a pcchips m720II motherboard and i'm unable to find user manual for it, anyone with supreme internet search skill to help me out?

it's about a decade old double slot1 board
by Marvin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 20895

Re: Post your arsenal

(raise dead: "Post your arsenal")

i have 6 sticks, which kind of sucks because i have only two arms...
one wooden knife (hurts when you throw it into someones head)
a bayonet from good old kalashnikov

not much, for the time being... i hope i'll get two kukris soon...
by Marvin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with C++ if-else statements
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: Help with C++ if-else statements

May I take this opportunity to suggest a minor modification to your code? If you're going to suggest adding unnecessary braces, at least chose a logical indentation paradigm. E.G: int n; cout << "Input a number."; cin >> n; if (n % 2 == 1) { cout << "It is odd"; } else { cout <<...
by Marvin
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD wins at Google
Replies: 114
Views: 24879

Re: XKCD wins at Google

xkcd wins

weeeee :mrgreen:
by Marvin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dance or Martial Arts?
Replies: 85
Views: 6972

Re: Dance or Martial Arts?

You could also learn now to knife fight. That'd be cool. as long as you think knife fight is cool, i wouldn't... Forget dance and asian martial arts. Learn European martial arts. Learn how to fight with a sword and shield, a spear, an axe, a mace, etc. That'd be badass. Not to mention entirely usel...
by Marvin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA hackers use XKCD comic
Replies: 82
Views: 8425

Re: RIAA hackers use XKCD comic

the truth: i have most my music pirated if i would not have it pirated, i would listen to radio so no artist/company lost any money from me, and IIRC there was some study that showed that a lot of people buy music after they download it from intenetz, because they want to hear the whole album and no...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: burning linux dvd problem
Replies: 3
Views: 932

burning linux dvd problem

i just tried to burn debian dvds with no success, i tried nero, everything went well, reboot, integrity check, failed next i tried alcohol, same thing the thing is that i remember having same problem with cds some time ago but can't remember solution, and i'm sure it wasn't the images, they were fin...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)

Marvin, I like the sink state idea: basically, when there is no transition, go to sink state. Sink state rejects, accept states accept, and any other situation means potential. Fun! i have never thought i'd ever say that... but yeah... automata can be fun :D (i'll have to post more often here, talk...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)

i think i'll just go with reinventing the wheel...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dance or Martial Arts?
Replies: 85
Views: 6972

Re: Dance or Martial Arts?

lamarguerite wrote:but that's really because that's something I've always wished I'd done.

then why don't you?
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)

Under the typical construction of NFAs from an RE, IIRC, it will be possible to reach an accepting state from any state in the NFA. So if you were to follow the NFA's execution, as long as you are never in the situation where you are currently at no state, the read portion of the input is a prefix ...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)

Alrighty. So after some consultation with my roommate, we have decided that this is very definitely possible. However, we are not so certain on whether or not its implementation exists (having said that, I have never used C#, so I'm not exactly an authority on that domain). I found someone who aske...
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dance or Martial Arts?
Replies: 85
Views: 6972

Re: Dance or Martial Arts?

ninjutsu anyone? seems quite promising to me, needs flexibility like any other MA, teaches you how to fall, and there is whole lot of balance training in it, wing chun would be another idea i guess, and i guess any kung fu has balance exercises.
by Marvin
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: C# regular expressions (in lexical analysis)

Excluding C# specifically, your question makes no sense to me. For instance, in your examples, neither of those matches. Maybe you can explain what you mean by potential? I mean, a string either matches a regular expression or it doesn't. There's really not any grey area here. bbbbbb has potential ...

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