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by Kirby54925
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: 'Academic' programming language
Replies: 35
Views: 5201

Re: 'Academic' programming language

If you want to find out more about Haskell (since you're not too fond of the online tutorials), you can always read the new book Real World Haskell by Bryan O'Sullivan, et al. followed by The Haskell School of Expression. I just started reading Real World Haskell, so yeah.
by Kirby54925
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 218730

Re: "Friends" Discussion

"lonliness" should be "loneliness." Just nitpicking.
by Kirby54925
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: It's under 9000!
Replies: 17
Views: 2297

Re: It's under 9000!

Well, I get to say it now:

IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!
by Kirby54925
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Revision control
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: Revision control

I personally use darcs. It's simple, nice, and effective for my purposes. It's also interactive when it comes to doing almost everything.
by Kirby54925
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to approach difficult problems?
Replies: 25
Views: 3026

Re: How to approach difficult problems?

I'd skipped this problem temporarily, but luckily this thread reminded me of a concept I'd run into before - the factoradic numbering system - which let me solve this in no time at all. I'm on a school computer right now, which means I had to seek out an online lisp interpreter and rewrite a couple...
by Kirby54925
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting out
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Starting out

I see a whole bunch of C++, Java, and Python. While I think they're all nice (although with C++ you need to do a bit more work than in Java, but not that much; still waiting for Python 3.0 to come out before I get my feet wet in it), I personally feel you should start off with Scheme. There are two ...
by Kirby54925
Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dumbass Encryptions
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Dumbass Encryptions

Most of the time, you should not have to devise your own encryption algorithm. There are a lot of good ones out there, such as Triple-DES, Blowfish, AES, Twofish, and Serpent, and all of those good ones have been thoroughly scrutinized by the security community for years. Coming up with your own enc...
by Kirby54925
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 181
Views: 374663

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

The book How to Design Programs is a good place to start. After that, you should move on to Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (you don't have to read the second half of the book regarding registers, but it is nice to do so). From there, you can branch out to different things such as ...
by Kirby54925
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanna Go To Stanford... For Free?
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Wanna Go To Stanford... For Free?

Take off that red shirt!

On a more serious note, that's pretty cool. Even though it's considered "sleeping with the enemy," it's still very educational nonetheless.
by Kirby54925
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Scope Of Religious Wars
Replies: 37
Views: 63655

Re: The Scope Of Religious Wars

A subforum sounds good, enk. That way, I don't have to see the pointless posts about non-computer stuff. I mean seriously, this is the Analytical Engines section. Let's keep it on-topic.
by Kirby54925
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Scope Of Religious Wars
Replies: 37
Views: 63655

Re: The Scope Of Religious Wars

I dunno about you, but I see a whole BUNCH of topics that are computer-related. Looks to be in the majority too, and I wouldn't call a majority "barren."
by Kirby54925
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Books for learning about algorithm design
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Books for learning about algorithm design

Cormen's Introduction to Algorithms and Steven Skiena's The Algorithm Design Manual (the second edition just came out recently).
by Kirby54925
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: deciding on a new computer
Replies: 28
Views: 2368

Re: deciding on a new computer

Hmmm... with regard to CyberPower's customer service: if you live within 20 miles of CyberPower's offices, do you know if their crappy customer service also applies to meatspace? I'm also considering getting a computer through them (but unlike you, I can actually pick it up from their place).
by Kirby54925
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Free, secure webmail with a good GUI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Free, secure webmail with a good GUI?

There's always HushMail, but unfortunately, the amount of space allotted to you in the free version is a pittance compared to the paid version. That said, I believe it is one of the best secure webmail services around.
by Kirby54925
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Scope Of Religious Wars
Replies: 37
Views: 63655

Re: The Scope Of Religious Wars

Nah, keep it computer-related. That way, I won't have to sift through useless posts to find posts that do matter to me. If people want to debate about Star Wars, Star Trek, or Hawking vs. Higgs, they can do that in their respective forums (Movies and TV Shows and Science).
by Kirby54925
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 547
Views: 139452

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Yeah, I'd want it to be character based. I'm not sure how well the Pokemon formula would translate into a guild community. Hmm...Guild = Gym, Any player desiring your gym's badge would have to go defeat x guild members and the guild leader to get it, then you have a leaderboard of players with the ...
by Kirby54925
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Colemak versus Dvorak
Replies: 54
Views: 90171

Colemak versus Dvorak

(Mods, I made this new topic because the previous topic concerns QWERTY and Dvorak, but I want to see the differences between Colemak and Dvorak. Feel free to merge this if you want.) I've seen a lot of discussion about QWERTY and Dvorak, but hardly any discussion about Colemak. I personally use Col...
by Kirby54925
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again

Yeah, I'm taking that karate course at a community college. The instructor's all right. He doesn't BS with us or anything like that.

Anyhow, to get back on topic, I still haven't seen much results yet, but then again, I just started a short while ago! More to come later.
by Kirby54925
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again

I'm currently taking up Shotokan karate, but I'm going to take judo in the fall because I can't take night classes (the karate class is at night during the fall semester and I don't have a car to drive home with; however, the judo class is around noon). I've always wanted to take up judo, but for th...
by Kirby54925
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Got a bunch of cargo shorts I want to wear again

Okay, here's my profile: Age: 20 Height: 5'5" Starting weight: 220 Goal weight: 140 Current waist size: 40 I've been reading what others have to say, and for those who are bitching about being 150 or 160 and want to drop down to 130-140, I envy you very very much. For my entire life, I have alw...
by Kirby54925
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The power of code compels you!!1!!1!
Replies: 16
Views: 2783

Re: The power of code compels you!!1!!1!

For integers, I thought the distributive law was generally accepted to be an axiom. If you didn't know that was true, you should probably go back and review your algebra...
by Kirby54925
Sat May 31, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Summer
Replies: 21
Views: 2621

Re: Summer

darren wrote:Write a RDF/OWL triple store that can do OWL-full inferencing and scale to 100 billion+ triples, with lookup time in the miliseconds, in C Common Lisp.


Fix'd.
by Kirby54925
Thu May 29, 2008 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BMI and you
Replies: 49
Views: 5229

Re: BMI and you

Hmmm... decided to check mine... it's 36.6. Yes, it's insanely high. Yes, I'm working on it. :cry:
by Kirby54925
Thu May 29, 2008 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BMI and you
Replies: 49
Views: 5229

Re: BMI and you

I don't even bother to check my BMI because I know it's through the roof and it's definitely NOT due to muscle... :oops:

That said, once I lose about 50 or so pounds, I'll check again.
by Kirby54925
Fri May 23, 2008 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 86797

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

WHAT, NINE THOUSAND???!!!!!11

Anyway, here is a much better typing test, IMO:

http://hi-games.net/typing-test/
by Kirby54925
Thu May 22, 2008 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Haskell
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Haskell

I have removed them. I wonder though why he doesn't bother to run the damn things himself. It's not that hard to download GHC and then run the scripts through the interpreter.
by Kirby54925
Thu May 22, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Haskell
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Haskell

Can't you run them yourself? Please elaborate further.

EDIT: Here's what I got:

removed. Don't be lazy; download Haskell and run the fucking thing yourself.
by Kirby54925
Fri May 16, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best language for n00bs
Replies: 261
Views: 96861

Re: Best language for n00bs

Yes, Lisp did have a lot of history with mathematics and AI, but a famous example of Lisp in industry is an early version of the Yahoo! store (Viaweb) coded by Paul Graham. I dunno, though. Since I stuck with Scheme for about a year and a half before moving on to other languages, I tend to hold a mo...
by Kirby54925
Thu May 15, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: webhosting: more bandwidth or storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: webhosting: more bandwidth or storage?

What about DowntownHost? I hear a lot of good things about them.
by Kirby54925
Thu May 15, 2008 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Rip Program, Please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Rip Program, Please.

There's also dbPowerAmp if you want to take advantage of Spoon's AccurateRip database.
by Kirby54925
Wed May 14, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: GUI vs. CLI
Replies: 54
Views: 16883

Re: GUI vs. CLI

At least they get some brownie points for trying...
by Kirby54925
Wed May 14, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: GUI vs. CLI
Replies: 54
Views: 16883

GUI vs. CLI

Which one shall prevail??????? Currently, CLI is still king in many aspects. However, I sincerely want GUI to replace most situations where CLI is normally used. CLI in my view represents a very old-fashioned 1980's way of thinking when it comes to doing stuff on a computer. C'mon people, this is 20...
by Kirby54925
Fri May 09, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding basics
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Coding basics

It's the other way around... Scheme is a dialect of Lisp (1970s as opposed to 1959). Anyway, as to where to start: as many of the others said, learning Lisp is a good place to start. The best computer science textbook ever written, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs , is written with ...
by Kirby54925
Thu May 08, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer programs that can learn..
Replies: 25
Views: 4659

Re: Computer programs that can learn..

Hasn't Lisp been used for this sort of thing for decades?
by Kirby54925
Thu May 08, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Source control
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: Source control

Has anyone ever tried to use darcs? Just wondering.
by Kirby54925
Thu May 08, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 86797

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I switched to Colemak cold turkey back in November. The first two months were a pain, but after that period it gets easier. Now I'm back to typing at my previous QWERTY speed.
by Kirby54925
Sun May 04, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best language for n00bs
Replies: 261
Views: 96861

Re: Best language for n00bs

Started with Scheme. I loved it because it was so simple, yet very expressive. Then I tried Java. Okay experience with it. Then I moved on to Haskell. Instantly fell in love with it. Never going back to any other language again (save for Python, which I think represents the best of some worlds). Her...
by Kirby54925
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80905

Re: Operating Systems

Hmmm... how can we get back on topic...

Solaris ~= Windows, but without the pizzazz of Windows!

I have spoken.
by Kirby54925
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why would I learn to code?
Replies: 41
Views: 3784

Re: Why would I learn to code?

Please... every time someone mentions C as a good first language for beginners, God kills a kitten. Please think of the kittens! In all seriousness, C is NOT a good first language. It's too low-level for a beginner, and besides, the beginner needs to always keep in mind that a language is supposed t...
by Kirby54925
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 48549

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

Personally, I view the OS as just another layer of abstraction. To me, the question is not whether I know the innards of the OS (which looks to be what d3adf001 knows), but whether the OS can support the stuff I want to do and the hardware I want to run. For this reason, I want an OS that can do mos...

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