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by Flumble
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1320245

Re: Minecraft

Shall we update to 1.13 soon? Are there any things that break horribly if we increase the version number? Whittington has unexplored probably-sea only a kilometer to the north, which may generate full of underwater (hostile) life and icebergs, I've been told. That is, if the seed is the same as when...
by Flumble
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Dresden Codak
Replies: 10
Views: 2594

Re: Dresden Codak

If things don't become clear now I don't think they ever will. I'd be okay with that. I don't recall Hob being clear —though that was perhaps mostly in the sense of 'is this happening, has happened, will happen, haswill happened or is being imagined' rather than jumping to a next point in the story...
by Flumble
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2018: "Wall Art"
Replies: 25
Views: 1918

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...
by Flumble
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 5134

Re: Oxford comma query

Or he's nerdsniping.

I also vote for Weinersmith having accidentally the joke.
by Flumble
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Oxford comma query
Replies: 26
Views: 5134

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).
by Flumble
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

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...
by Flumble
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Repetitive Coin Flip Probability
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

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...
by Flumble
Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 6290

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...
by Flumble
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1982: "Evangelism"
Replies: 109
Views: 14371

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...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7894

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 ...
by Flumble
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7894

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.
by Flumble
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7894

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...
by Flumble
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 7894

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...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

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...
by Flumble
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

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...
by Flumble
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1962: “Generations”
Replies: 31
Views: 5051

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). :|
by Flumble
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1451653

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...
by Flumble
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1960: "Code Golf"
Replies: 25
Views: 4099

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...
by Flumble
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

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&...
by Flumble
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1451653

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...
by Flumble
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Decitauths
Replies: 16
Views: 2675

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...
by Flumble
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1953: "The History of Unicode"
Replies: 60
Views: 8493

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...
by Flumble
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1959: "The Simpsons"
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

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...
by Flumble
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3414

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...
by Flumble
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 5229

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?
by Flumble
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1955: "Robots"
Replies: 25
Views: 3414

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...
by Flumble
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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...
by Flumble
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 5229

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 ...
by Flumble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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...
by Flumble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6168

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...
by Flumble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Elevator problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2805

Re: Elevator problem

How often does it stop at floor 9¾?
by Flumble
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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"...
by Flumble
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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.
by Flumble
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"
Replies: 56
Views: 6168

Re: 1950: "Chicken Pox and Name Statistics"

Shave 20 minutes off of your daily routine with this new tooth shaver! Includes diamond-reinforced blades for durability and a polishing tool on the back so you never accidentally bite your tongue again!
by Flumble
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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). :wink:
by Flumble
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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...
by Flumble
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9853
Views: 1745250

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].
by Flumble
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 650358

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 ...
by Flumble
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Combinatorics with minimum "distance"
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

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...
by Flumble
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Video on the Definition of Species
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

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...

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