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Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 1495

### Re: 2018: "Wall Art"

I'm not passionate enough about anything particular, so my walls have always been bare. Finding/making a decent desktop background is a tough enough job for me. I could paint "ceci n'est pas art mural" in giant letters across one of the walls, but then again, not painting anything on it ma...
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 4822

### Re: Oxford comma query

Or he's nerdsniping.

I also vote for Weinersmith having accidentally the joke.
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 4822

### Re: Oxford comma query

I believe getting more and more certain the joke is that he removed an "oxford comma" that was actually the comma to end a subclause(?):
There are two types of people: (those who like the oxford comma, morons,) and (pedants).
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

### Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

Internets to Flumble for a solution that accounts for either any definition of "flip". (After all, what if it's a random flip on a weighted coin?) Do note that if b≠0.5, the coin has a really weird bias that tends to favour landing on the same side it was (b<0.5) or landing on the opposin...
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

### Re: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability

If you express the problem as a transition matrix, you can parametrize it completely: https://latex.codecogs.com/gif.download?%5Cbg_white%20%5Cbegin%7Bbmatrix%7D%201%20%26%200%20%5Cend%7Bbmatrix%7D%20%5Cbegin%7Bbmatrix%7D%20%281-t%29+t%20%5Ccdot%20%281-b%29%20%26%20t%20%5Ccdot%20b%5C%5C%20t%20%5Ccdo...
Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 4984

### Re: 1998: "GDPR"

And this is the intended effect of the bill? I'm curious as to what the intended effect is. So far, it seems to have the same outcome as the 'cookie law': all sites* fucking over the users by blocking you if you don't agree with their 3rd-party advertising and data mining, rather than changing thei...
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:54 am UTC
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 12047

### Re: 1982: "Evangelism"

For those of you not in the know, we have an entire board dedicated to these disputes, so if you want to go into in-depth discussions about ⋅  Toilet paper orientation ⋅  Metric vs US Customary ⋅  Banana peeling do feel free to spew your nonsense voice your opinion ther...
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 55
Views: 6800

### Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

What's the point of those circles in the first place? You're not supposed to see them, right? Also (assuming you want to stay with a free webhost) you may want to move your site over to GitHub Pages . It's a slight upgrade in terms of advertising and analytics (namely github doesn't inject anything ...
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 55
Views: 6800

### Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 55
Views: 6800

### Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Derp, that came out badly. I meant to say that having a script source at the very start of the document (or a link[rel=subresource] as I've just learned) will make the browser aware earlier that it should load that script. And that together with defer it won't block the html parser any further. (and...
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 55
Views: 6800

### Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

First thing I'd suggest, though, is to take your in-line CSS section and chuck it in a .css file of its own. Assuming you're not making every page on your site completely different in style, that one file can serve every one of them. I subscribe to this too. And next to CSS, I also advise you to mo...
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

### Re: What language should I learn?

I'd like to know of one of those so I can get the user-base up to eleven. I know of Subtext, Viskell and Luna as the most general-purpose languages, with Luna actually being worked on right now. Then there are more specific languages like XOD, Simulink, LabView, GNU Radio which are (if I recall cor...
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

### Re: What language should I learn?

Or one of the billion JS web frameworks, but I gather you want to mess around for fun, not seek out reasons to slit your wrists. With the chief advantage of JS of course being you can mash stuff together in a graphical environment (the browser) from the get-go. I feel more like "having fun&quo...
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 4557

### Re: 1962: “Generations”

NumberFourtyThree wrote:http://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/

Great, thanks, now my Sunday is gone (and all I got is this lousy wire drone collection).
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13397
Views: 1435282

### Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Well well well, the 4 days of natural ice have been fun. :D (and maybe, just maybe, there's enough ice left tomorrow to make it 5 days) I believe I have to go to a more northern country if I am to skate for longer (on long stretches of ice, not indoors of course). Internet Stockholm claims to have l...
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 3838

### Re: 1960: "Code Golf"

The point of 1==x rather than x==1 is to avoid bugs of the "oops, I typed = rather than ==" variety. x=1 will compile (it's an assignment). 1=x will not. (You can't assign to an immutable). So, it catches a particular kind of common bug. Jose Ah. I'd not encountered that reason before. Ye...
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

### Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

After the first few episodes I didn't think that much of it, thinking it's much like Rick & Morty in (dialogue, animation, philosophy) style except bleaker because the episodes don't usually end on a high note. And where both offer lots of "ironic satire" or whatever you call it, R&...
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13397
Views: 1435282

### Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

They may all be he's or she's. There's a whole world of plant sexes , so, even assuming they're cis-gendered, chances are your plants are neither/both he's nor she's. :) Next week is going to be so cold in the Netherlands that we'll have natural ice on which we can go skating. It's a pity global cl...
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Decitauths
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

### Re: Decitauths

Tau is dumb. no u conveniently-factorable Hmm, how is τ conveniently factored? I'd rather suggest working with the "turn", i.e. τ rad or 360°. It's easily factored, since dividing the circle into n pieces gives you angles of 1/n turn. And it's less arbitrary than degrees or decitauths bec...
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 7910

### Re: 1953: "The History of Unicode"

Forget emojis; why in Dickens's deuce is this a thing?! You know what the "uni" in unicode stands for, right? Egyptian hieroglyphs have (allegedly) been used as a script by a whole civilization. It makes much more sense for those to be included in unicode than, say, emoji ...let alone thi...
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

### Re: 1959: "The Simpsons"

Mouseover caption: In-universe, Bart Simpson and Harry Potter were the same age in 1990. Bart is perpetually 10 years old because of a spell put on his town by someone trying to keep him from getting his Hogwarts letter. This makes so much sense. Now I understand why we don't know which state the t...
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

### Re: 1955: "Robots"

On the wikipedia page most of the prototypes they show are listed as "products". Some of those are more easily considered products, like PETMAN , whereas things like Spot are probably only considered "products" in the sense that some military division paid for research and got th...
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 37
Views: 4516

### Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

I'm fine with celebrating e every month. It's less controversial than ½τ day and celebrating math monthly rather than yearly sounds good. Although I don't know how one would celebrate e. Put snakes on a tree trunk?
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:00 am UTC
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

### Re: 1955: "Robots"

I watched the video and thought they were cute. Yes I said it. Cute . What is wrong with me? Nothing. Well, maybe a false impression that the robots were cooperating and had a preference for going through that door. At least, I'm pretty certain that the actions at that level were programmed. Howeve...
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Assuming that cells are either alive or dead, I'd go with sets. Sets are simple things that hold a bunch of items. For example, a set in which each item is the coordinate of a live cell. So the question "is the cell at (x,y,z) alive or dead?" becomes "does the coordinate (x,y,z) exist...
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 37
Views: 4516

### Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

Good thing I don't have to decide on a backpack for the next ~20 years. That is, it's showing no significant wear over the past decade and I'm using it less and less, so it should work for at least another decade. And if it doesn't, I'll simply go and find the same backpack since it holds up for at ...
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ok: get the thing itself working. Then add cool stuff. Note that, as long as you don't have more than a couple of tens of thousands of live cells, you could use the dictionary/set approach suggested earlier: put the coordinates of live cells in a tuple (x,y,z) and add it to the set and remove it if...
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 5658

### Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

There's a vaccine for it now? It was news to me too, and it turns out that it isn't given in the UK, for rather cool reasons . Essentially, chickenpox is unpleasant but isn't very serious when contracted in childhood, whereas it can be harmful in adulthood and particularly in later life or during p...
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Elevator problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

### Re: Elevator problem

How often does it stop at floor 9¾?
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Transitivity holds when you use a true equality operator instead of == . :roll: Anyway, I got 42 (that can't be a coincidence; then again I didn't remove trivial 'duplicates') scenarios for which a = b, b = c, a ≠ c happens: 1 "0" false "" 2 "0" false [] 3 "0"...
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If I generate a 250x250x250 list-of-lists in the python shell, it starts consuming around 500MB. (which would imply some 32 bytes per element) So don't expect a playing area that's 1000 times as small to have a problematic impact on memory.
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:56 am UTC
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 5658

### Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Oh haha, I didn't expect you to ask about array list literals. Indeed, you can write those wherever you want however you want and with whatever you want inside (including more lists).
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

What kind of change are you thinking of? If you want to build a different "3D list" out of blueprint (i.e. functional style: you don't change data, you make a copy with differences), you can map over all three dimensions and change elements where needed: myPrint = [ [ [ value+1 for value i...
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1734224

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Since your first and second dimension stay the same, you keep the pattern

Code: Select all

`blueprint = [ [somethingSomething for _ in range(5)] for _ in range(3)]`

But instead of [0]*3 (a list of 3 zeroes) you want a list of [1,0,0].
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 644414

### Re: Doctor Whom

Also, on an unrelated note: When was Testimony!Bill supposed to be from? She wasn't actually technically dead the last we saw of her, and this Bill remembers the events that prevented her death, and those events had the potential for her to live indefinitely after that. Is Testimony!Bill built ...
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Combinatorics with minimum "distance"
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

### Re: Combinatorics with minimum "distance"

Can you clarify what you mean by "combinations" and "distance"? If, rather than in Eebster's case, only (1,1,0,0) , (1,0,1,0) , (1,0,0,1) , (0,1,1,0) , (0,1,0,1) and (0,0,1,1) are allowed (for orderings of 2+2 indistinguishable items) and "distance" is indeed the hammin...
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Video on the Definition of Species
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

### Re: Video on the Definition of Species

I believe you're referring to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fOfFlMe6ek (since I've also seen that video because of the forum) Just in case, this video may also have been linked on the forum in that same context. But that's about the history of (biological) taxonomy, so probably not what you're as...
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Topic: 1935: "2018"
Replies: 66
Views: 6637

### Re: 1935: "2018"

Yes, yes; when I say "really hard", I just mean that it feels way harder than it ought to be, and that's the point I interpreted the comic as making. Yes, yes, we're on the same page regarding that. I mean that it won't feel hard anymore when you internalize "tens are odd, check if u...
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 18802

### Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Let's add En man som heter Ove (A man called Ove) to the list. Sweet tears.