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by zed0
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 30311

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

I auto-generated the crosswords and then make sure that the generation had actually made something sensible since the script I used was a bit rough around the edges. I'll probably put the source up soon. I also got a rather larger response than I expected, I had to set up a CDN to my server could co...
by zed0
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1286: "Encryptic"
Replies: 102
Views: 30311

Re: 1286: "Encryptic"

Well, I guess I should also add my attempt at implementing this: http://zed0.co.uk/crossword/ Have fun with it and let me know if you come across any bugs or want to give any feedback. :) I'm not too worried about the legality of it, mostly due to the reasons mentioned by nlawson. Also http://strict...
by zed0
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't play DVDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: Can't play DVDs

I'd suggest trying VLC which is a lot less pinickity about whether you actually have the legal right to watch a DVD or not, most of the other pieces of software require you to have actually installed some official DVD playing software at some point. VLC also doesn't care about region encoding, not r...
by zed0
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 340165

Re: Diablo III

I'm also wondering if I should change from my current Shock pulse-Blizzard-Venom Hydra build to a Magic Missile-Arcane Orb-Arcane Hydra build with the passive to slow things that get hit with Arcane damage. Anyone have any experience with wizards in Inferno? I haven't really done much in Act 2 yet ...
by zed0
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deterministic password creation tool
Replies: 5
Views: 3856

Re: Deterministic password creation tool

My friend wrote something that works as you describe (from what I remember): http://passhash.connorhd.co.uk/
You can read more about it on his blog or browse the source on github.
by zed0
Sun May 27, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282819

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6710 + 6 + 8 + 6 = 6730
(forgot to add my miles for the last few weeks)
by zed0
Fri May 18, 2012 1:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 3578

Re: Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution

I finally fixed this today when I looked at the howto page realised how a modeline actually worked. Apparently you can take any modeline such as: xrandr --newmode "1360x768_60.00" 84.72 1360 1424 1568 1776 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync And replace the resolution with any smaller resolution...
by zed0
Tue May 08, 2012 10:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5191

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

The really easy way to do this is to go to the YouTube page and prepend "pwn" to the "youtube" in the url. So if the url was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v3R95VNL4Q You would change it to: http://www.pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=0v3R95VNL4Q This will take you to a page with various...
by zed0
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 160963

Re: Idea for a fun joint effort: red spider project

I started writing an adventure web browser (see advbrowser branch). At the moment it just gets the html for a page and prints it out. Currently my idea is that you can move around via links on the page described as doors and collect items (images, flash videos etc) which will have varying value and ...
by zed0
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 160963

Re: Idea for a fun joint effort: xkcd hacking project

That MIT license looks fine to me, again I'm not a lawyer. Edit: can I suggest that we change the-xkcd-community to be an organisation and then add active people to it, this would allow for easier pushing to the main branch as multiple people would be able to do it without re-logging in as the user....
by zed0
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Red Spider Project
Replies: 246
Views: 160963

Re: Idea for a fun joint effort: xkcd hacking project

I started on an adventure shell, it's in my forked project at: https://github.com/zed0/the-red-spider-project
It's written in Python which I've never used before so the code is probably pretty horrible.
by zed0
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 3578

Getting xrandr to report the correct resolution

I've been trying to get my media PC to display on my TV (Toshiba 32WLT66) and having a lot of problems with it: It is a widescreen TV but when you set sidescreen resolutions, including the monitor's native resolution (1366x768), it has considerable overflow on all sides of the screen meaning it's im...
by zed0
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help writing a webpage download program
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Help writing a webpage download program

I would suggest just using bash to do this, I believe that this come preinstalled on OS X. You have the right idea with the thought of curl and md5 hashes, you can use `curl -o foo.png` to save to a specific file and `md5sum foo.png` to get the md5 sum of it. I have actually just written a program t...
by zed0
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A good, portable C++ IDE
Replies: 8
Views: 5642

Re: A good, portable C++ IDE

Code::Blocks has a stable version for Linux and Windows and a slightly less stable version for OS X, it should be compatible with cygwin or MinGW on Windows allowing you to write pretty much the same code for Linux and Windows.
by zed0
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 reverse compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: Windows 7 reverse compatibility

EvanED wrote:I get funky colors at the menus, but once you're in-game it's fine.

If this is the same problem that Age of Empires 2 has then you can kill the "explorer" process to get rid of the funky colours and then restart it afterwards. (crtl+shift+escape > File > New Task > explorer)
by zed0
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Android phone recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 11271

Re: Android phone recommendation

I've had an Xperia Mini Pro for a few months and I'm finding it great. I think it fills all your criteria including the bonus ones. The screen isn't as large as on most Android phones but it is pretty high quality and does have a slide out physical keyboard. My main complaint about it would be the b...
by zed0
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Applying soon for an internship at some tech companies...
Replies: 8
Views: 5294

Re: Applying soon for an internship at some tech companies..

It probably depends on how into buzz words the company is but I've found that almost every company I've applied for has asked about the principles of object oriented programming.
by zed0
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting out with Fractals (direction needed)
Replies: 15
Views: 3963

Re: Starting out with Fractals (direction needed)

Partly based on this thread, partly based on something I started a while ago I've written a terminal based fractal explorer in c++ ( https://github.com/zed0/fracview ), this currently only views the Mandlebrot set, but as stated above can be trivially modified to show Julia sets instead. Some images...
by zed0
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing glibc-devel without root (RHEL 6.0)
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Installing glibc-devel without root (RHEL 6.0)

Thank you, this looks like just what I need.
Unfortunately I won't be able to test it until Friday, but I'll let you know how it goes.
by zed0
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing glibc-devel without root (RHEL 6.0)
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Installing glibc-devel without root (RHEL 6.0)

I am currently trying to recompile Wine to run 32 bit programs on a 64 bit system, however this requires a version of gcc which accepts the -m32 flag. Currently when I try to supply this flag I get: $ gcc test.c -m32 In file included from /usr/include/features.h:385, from /usr/include/stdio.h:28, fr...
by zed0
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: IRC client
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: IRC client

What about when you send:

Code: Select all

JOIN #channel\n\r

I think you need the end of line in there.
by zed0
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282819

Re: Run 10,000 miles

3367.8 + 6.1 = 3373.9
by zed0
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Difficulty using Dvorak keyboards (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: Difficulty using Dvorak keyboards

I used Colemak for a little over a year and found that Portable Keyboard Layout was a great bit of software, it essentially another AHK script, but you can activate and deactivate the layout by clicking the tray icon (or both alt keys) and you can also give it other .mkl (Microsoft Keyboard Layout) ...
by zed0
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282819

Re: Run 10,000 miles

3074.8 + 7 = 3081.8
by zed0
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Kindle Hacking
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

Re: Kindle Hacking

This is currently possible to do just by connecting your Kindle to your computer via USB. The latest Kindle version is 3.2.1 for which there is a recently updated (without the need for the old timing hack) jailbreak on Yifan Lu's website . Once you have installed the jailbreak you can install quite ...
by zed0
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: library for building custom maps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: library for building custom maps?

I don't know if it's of use to you but I recently came across TileMill and thought of this thread. I haven't investigated it all that thoroughly but, as far as I can tell, it has most of the features you are looking for.
by zed0
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux distros?
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

Re: Linux distros?

For a newbie I'd suggest Ubuntu, because they set up a lot of things to "just work" and the support forums are pretty good, but I would by no means say it was the "best" distro. Personally I use Debian but that's mostly for legacy reasons. If I reinstalled now I'd probably go for...
by zed0
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282819

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2608 + 7 = 2615
by zed0
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Ayacon - Warwick Uni (19/8/11 - 21/8/11)
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

[UK] Ayacon - Warwick Uni (19/8/11 - 21/8/11)

Are any other xkcdians going to Ayacon? Anyone fancy a meetup at any point during the event?
by zed0
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Fast algorithm for finding minimum energy line
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

Re: Fast algorithm for finding minimum energy line

Are you trying to find a minimal path from one point to another or are you specifically looking for a straight line? In the minimal path case this strikes me as very similar to Problem 18 from Project Euler (and problem 67 ), you could apply the same algorithm but using minimal values rather than ma...
by zed0
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 282819

Re: Run 10,000 miles

2345 + 11 = 2356
by zed0
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to expand the range of integers in C++?
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: How to expand the range of integers in C++?

Having done this problem myself I didn't have problems with overflow if I just used long ints everywhere, are you sure that overflows are your problem?
by zed0
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google Plus Account Creation Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Google Plus Account Creation Problem

You do have to be 18 to use Google+.
Depending on whether they think they know your age already (I think that things like your YouTube account has it) they may ask you for your age when you sign up to Google+.
Did your sister just lie about her age?
by zed0
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: High disk write latency
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: High disk write latency

Both arrays are software RAID using mdadm; md0 is RAID1, md1 is RAID5.
All the disks are on the same SATA controller.

Within the array I'm worried about (md0) both of the disks are Seagate 320GB drives with an identical model number.
by zed0
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: High disk write latency
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

High disk write latency

I run a Debian server for various applications including apache, mysql, bind, inspircd and a few other processes. I recently upgraded installed munin and have noticed that the write latency on the disks in the RAID 'md0' is much higher than I would expect; the drives in 'md1' appear to be fine. Does...
by zed0
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Matlab for image processing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Matlab for image processing?

I've been doing a project fairly similar to this on a jet engine recently; our flow is seeded with particles which reflect the laser light preferentially towards the camera, as you might expect with a jet we're taking images at a rather higher frequency (~15us between frames). With a seeded flow thi...
by zed0
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Seating plan optimisation
Replies: 4
Views: 3775

Re: Seating plan optimisation

As you say, there are complications, especially as the graph is an entire history and not what's currently happening. I'm not too worried about actual feelings for/against people at the moment, I mostly want to do something cool with graphs. I'll probably settle for grouping people with lines togeth...
by zed0
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Seating plan optimisation
Replies: 4
Views: 3775

Seating plan optimisation

This is very much inspired by xkcd 0173: Movie Seating . My university computer society recently put together a graph of the relationship network of the society (anonymized to protect the not so innocent): http://zed0.uwcs.co.uk/Misc/Compsoc-Anonymized.png We also have regular LAN parties for which ...
by zed0
Fri May 27, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Parallel/Functional Programming vs OOP/C++?
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Parallel/Functional Programming vs OOP/C++?

While I'm not a CS student (I'm an engineer who does a fair bit of programming), I would go for the new, more formal, CS course. I think that scripting and programming are things that you will pick up naturally while doing other things such as implementing algorithms you're learning the theory behin...
by zed0
Sun May 22, 2011 1:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: SSH on local and remote networks
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: SSH on local and remote networks

It sounds like you need to get your router to forward port 22 to your computer.

If you don't know how to do this then guides are available for a large selection of routers at Port Forward.

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