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by willaaaaaa
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

I got a bit more than halfway through the Haskell tutorial today, and it's really a neat language! I've been trying some Project Euler in Haskell. The mathematical nature of these problems really seems to jibe well with functional programming (although I am running into the same performance roadbloc...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 125
Views: 85021

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

I think you can dock two things in metro, but your point still holds. To be honest I would prefer some creative solution better than both... with the Windows 7 desktop mode, I often find that my desktop gets cluttered (unless I have the luxury of a second monitor) with awkwardly overlapping windows ...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is low crime due to high incarceration?
Replies: 63
Views: 31213

Re: Is low crime due to high incarceration?

In a "perfect world", high crime leads to high incarceration which leads to low crime which leads to low incarceration which leads to high crime, etc... so the hypothetical thought experiment is FUBAR without even considering other factors. Would low incarceration really lead to high crim...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

What kind of sample programs would be appropriate to write for these functional programming languages? I started learning OCaml the other day and was playing with its Graphics package (first program generated a golden rectangle fractal; second was the beginnings of a ray tracer for spheres). I'm not...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is low crime due to high incarceration?
Replies: 63
Views: 31213

Re: Is low crime due to high incarceration?

In a "perfect world", high crime leads to high incarceration which leads to low crime which leads to low incarceration which leads to high crime, etc... so the hypothetical thought experiment is FUBAR without even considering other factors. Would low incarceration really lead to high crim...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd possessive pronouns
Replies: 23
Views: 6749

Re: Odd possessive pronouns

tomandlu wrote:All a bit moot - I doubt it will get sorted until necessity requires it...


What about present-day people who don't identify as either male or female (i.e. "third gender")? I'm sure they run into the pronoun issue a lot. What term do most of them prefer?
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1805
Views: 400067

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and it was a great vacation read. Eugenides is great at intermingling the ordinary and the bizarre, in such a way that even the ordinary parts are spell-binding.
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 151141

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

I'm gonna have to trickle them in as I remember. 2. Uglies series - Scott Westerfeld. Best sci-fi series I've ever read. 3. The Giver - Lois Lowry. Probably the first book to make me think while I wasw reading. 4. A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket. Only series where I own all of them....
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1931
Views: 181971

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1931
Views: 181971

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 215031

Re: Recommend one artist

More of an acoustic style here, but I love Missy Higgins ("Scar"), not only beautiful but also Australian. Apparently she was the opening act at a Gotye concert recently, but personally I think Gotye should be opening for her...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 125
Views: 85021

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

I'd give it about 4 out of 5 stars. Aesthetically, this is definitely the most beautiful Windows by far. In terms of functionality, I haven't got the hang of it yet, but I hear (from friends who have also tried it) that it grows on you quickly--just have to get used to the keyboard shortcuts for thi...
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name
Replies: 58
Views: 9135

Re: School Forces Deaf 3-Year-Old To Change His Name

Grand Island's "Weapons in Schools" Board Policy 8470 forbids "any instrument...that looks like a weapon,"


This is the subjective part that should be in dispute... I could claim a crayon looks like a dagger, or a dodgeball looks like a bomb.
by willaaaaaa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tetris Wallpaper
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Tetris Wallpaper

Looks like they got lazy toward the left and right edges, but I still like this desktop wallpaper:

http://i.imgur.com/LcNZ0.jpg
by willaaaaaa
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 253771

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7965.2 + 2.4 = 7967.6
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67476

Re: ContextBot

(flicky1991 discovered that the Easy-Bake Oven was a bit of a misnomer.)

lol, thug life.
by willaaaaaa
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ContextBot
Replies: 251
Views: 67476

Re: ContextBot

(He accidently held ctrl-V for too long.)

Some people are just so self-centered.
by willaaaaaa
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1082: “Geology”
Replies: 66
Views: 16784

Re: 1082: “Geology”

Max™ wrote:It would be like if there were rock formations called "longdongvonhugenstites" that were shaped like dicks.


Hehehehehe how great would that be!? :D
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

sourmìlk wrote:I was joking about the university question: it was extremely obvious. I was poking fun at your constant mentioning of it.


Haha, okay. =) Like I said, they were for my school paper, so the school-relevance was encouraged.
by willaaaaaa
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

Thanks for the thoughtful answers :) By the way, this thread inspired me to draw this comic: http://www.willa.me/2012/07/new-programming-language.html I giggled. EDIT: I read all of your comics, and I quite liked some of them (e.g. Highbrow and Linsanity), but some 404'd. I have two questions: firs...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2022
Views: 565761

Re: Something on Youtube

8-year-old covers Neon Trees's "Everybody Talks":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwfAld9Mw24
by willaaaaaa
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

Thanks for the thoughtful answers :) By the way, this thread inspired me to draw this comic:

http://www.willa.me/2012/07/new-programming-language.html
by willaaaaaa
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

Some flavor of Scheme/LISP. C#, PHP, or anything else web oriented (that's used heavily). I already know C# and PHP. I actually think C# is a very nicely planned out and pleasant-to-use language. :) Scheme/LISP sounds like a promising choice (based on my 60 seconds on its Wikipedia page). Any sugge...
by willaaaaaa
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 270059

Re: Stinky Pinky

Sedate mate. (?)

Vacation glitch.
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 285
Views: 102541

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Pretty much any of Mike Tompkins's a capella covers. For example, the song of the summer:

We Are Young - covered by Mike Tompkins
by willaaaaaa
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 24568

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

My languages have already been covered, but possible other themes: - Names of startups/websites (Kickstarter, Bing, etc.) - Programming languages (Java, Python, etc.) - Famous cartoon rabbits (Bugs, Thumper, Roger, etc.) - Words that rhyme with "bunny" (Sunny, Funny, etc.) - Superheroes (S...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Broken Picture Telephone
Replies: 352
Views: 67464

Broken Picture Telephone

Rules: 1. Open the spoiler in the previous post. 2. If it is text, then draw what is described to the best of your ability (MS Paint works just fine). Post the image under a spoiler. 3. If it is an image, then describe what is in the image using words. Post the description under a spoiler. Additiona...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20149
Views: 806669

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for having ruffles in avatar.
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2162266

Re: Postify your facerity



YES, that song was stuck in my head the entire time that I was reading the posts about brick houses.
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5116
Views: 701142

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Went white-water rafting for the first time yesterday! So much fun (and I didn't fall into the water)! :)
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Willa's World (webcomic)
Replies: 0
Views: 4045

Willa's World (webcomic)

Hey guys, I'd love if you would take a look at my webcomic! In particular, it would be great if you looked through the archives and let me know which ones are your favorites (or least favorites). Thanks!
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 47012

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

I like getting into the analog alternative again, but I find it difficult to focus on something that is so difficult to share/discuss with other people. I can emphathize with the sentiment that, for someone who hasn't read a book in a while, reading a long novel can seem like a tedious task. Perhap...
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0079 "Iambic Pentameter"
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: 0079 "Iambic Pentameter"

If anyone can pull this off quickly and effectively on a regular basis, I recommend that you try taking up freestyle rap.
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 20876

Re: 1072: Groundhog Day

SoaG wrote:
rhomboidal wrote:If your lovemaking lasts longer than forever, consult a doctor immediately.

More likely your doctor will want to consult you...or at least his wife will wish he would.


Aggh you played into the assumption that all doctors are male! :(
by willaaaaaa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

I've been making my way down this list of sad songs:

http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/03/the-2 ... rld-no-25/

So I was wondering--do you agree or disagree with this list? What are your favorite sad songs?
by willaaaaaa
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 253771

Re: Run 10,000 miles

7384.5 + 5.5 = 7390.0

This tasted so good afterward:
Image
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 50990

Re: Female Vocalists

blue_eyedspacemonkey, I really like your collection! I'd heard of a few, but the rest were new to me. I think you might also like Marit Larsen (If A Song Could Get Me You).
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 285
Views: 102541

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I love the original "Run" by Snow Patrol, but Leona Lewis's cover is amazing as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpAgMxhx30
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 12043

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

Thanks for the suggestions! What functional languages do you know? I don't know any of them very well, but I'll be learning some in the coming school year (especially OCaml). I suppose I could get a head start with that--functional programming has always seemed very interesting to me. =) Do you know...
by willaaaaaa
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 35067

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

"Only a quick one" - 2 "A couple" - 3 "A few" - 4 "Several" - 5 or more Incidentally, this is also the scale used in response to the question, "So, sweetie, how many girlfriends have you had before me?" I thought that went: "Oh, lots" = 0 ...

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