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by Xenomortis
Wed May 08, 2019 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2147: "Appendicitis"
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Re: 2147: "Appendicitis"

Or for that matter, hands.
by Xenomortis
Wed May 08, 2019 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 141755

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

A few days ago I did something strange. Something bizarre, something I never imagined myself doing. I bought Mortal Kombat 11. It's only the second traditional * fighting game I've ever owned (the last being Tekken 2), and the first I've played in about 15 years. So I don't have a lot of "fight...
by Xenomortis
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

English "God" - Creator of the heaven, the world, and man; source of love and justice, maintainer of existence. Queen of the Andals, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons... That isn't what the word "God" means in the English language , that is a Judeo-Christian entity. (But ...
by Xenomortis
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: 2135: M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_87#Supermassive_black_hole wrote:The telescope's astronomers proposed to name the black hole Pōwehi, meaning "embellished dark source of unending creation" in the Hawaiian language.

What terrible calamities befell you, what horrible darkness fills your history, for that to be conveyed in three syllables?
by Xenomortis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 427
Views: 147086

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

But I like factors of 2.
by Xenomortis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

An amendment to have a second referendum was rejected (334-89) - Labour whip was to abstain (some rebels for both directions though). An amendment to extend Article 50 was also rejected (314-311). It's really hard for me to see a path that isn't "no-deal", and I've no idea what lies past ...
by Xenomortis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

An amendment to have a second referendum was rejected (334-89) - Labour whip was to abstain (some rebels for both directions though). An amendment to extend Article 50 was also rejected (314-311). It's really hard for me to see a path that isn't "no-deal", and I've no idea what lies past t...
by Xenomortis
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: CSS Sins
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: CSS Sins

Dr. Ian Malcolm wrote:Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
by Xenomortis
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I suspect something other than ~500 line text files are being committed...
by Xenomortis
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

git fsck?
I suspect you're probably fine if git didn't complain during the operation.

Try cloning it elsewhere from that repo, and then diff the working trees.
by Xenomortis
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Nobody is surprised at the EU's response at this stage.
The hope is that it will not be the response later on.
by Xenomortis
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Parliament stripped her of her ability to dissolve it whenever she wanted, back in 2011(?).
That was the main tool (that was never used anyway).
by Xenomortis
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You've been told you have to eat one of three choices of meal. All three meals are piles of shit. Actual shit. There is nothing good that will come from eating a plate of excrement. How easy would it be for you to pick a meal to eat? You tell the 50% of the country who are shiteaters to go to hell,...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

You've been told you have to eat one of three choices of meal.
All three meals are piles of shit. Actual shit.
There is nothing good that will come from eating a plate of excrement.

How easy would it be for you to pick a meal to eat?
by Xenomortis
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 547
Views: 141426

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

So last week I did something I never thought I would do - I bought Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee. And I mostly enjoyed it; this is the closest I think I've been to 8 year old me (not many games can bridge a 20 year gap). It is essentially a retelling of the original Gen 1 games, with some of the new mecha...
by Xenomortis
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1394
Views: 232391

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Wait, walking back Brexit is still an option? Why hasn't that been chosen, since the vast majority of Pro-Brexit politicians have stepped down at this point? The UK appears to have the power, in the eyes of the European Court of Justice (at least, unofficially, without a full ruling), to unilateral...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 427
Views: 147086

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

gmalivuk wrote:One's son shouldn't be one's sibling...

I've got some friends that may argue against that.
Spoiler:
Said friends may or may not be Chocobos.
by Xenomortis
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stellaris - MOO3 the bettering
Replies: 25
Views: 7546

Re: Stellaris - MOO3 the bettering

Semi-arbitrary end-game conditions are a mixed bag - on the one hand, managing the transition from long-term development to short-term points-grab is a significant strategic choice. On the other hand, the points-grab phase and the hard cut-off mean that having a star empire that would collapse the ...
by Xenomortis
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stellaris - MOO3 the bettering
Replies: 25
Views: 7546

Re: Stellaris - MOO3 the bettering

... but then someone decided that the game was done. Second place is not so bad for the first try! I think the default "end-game" year is 2500 - so once there's no galactic crisis (Prethoyrn Scourge or the like), the game will declare a winner there (you can see the standings at any time ...
by Xenomortis
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So, in C++... "foo" and "bar" are C (and we can compile both). However "app" appears to be C++ (we don't have the secret sauce) and was distributed with its own version of "foo". >> What happens with the symbol collisions? If v1 and v2 have a different API/AB...
by Xenomortis
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

My knowledge of the details of dynamic linking is limited; I don't really know what happens when "dlopen" is called. But the following situation occurs with some program at work, and my intuition tells me that "bad things" could happen. There exists an application (call it "...
by Xenomortis
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 141755

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Dino D-Day was a thing, once. Very briefly.
by Xenomortis
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

I'll be honest, this is the most interested I've been in a film for a long time. Not excited, not hopeful, but interested in a "identifying body parts after a catastrophic aeronautical crash can be interesting" way. Could be fun. Also, I think the furry Pikachu looks great, but I don't thi...
by Xenomortis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2591375

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

As far as £50 notes, there's also a criminal bias in that they're beyond what many normal, sane, law-abiding individuals might wish to carry in one papery-item. Even if you're paying £200 quid in cash for something, get 10 Twenties from the petty-cash (FCVO 'petty') or ATM to pay it. There's little...
by Xenomortis
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

How terrible is this? try: # bunch of method calls on objects from modules mod_1_object.call_1() mod_2_object.other_call() mod_1_object.call_2() # some stuff mod_1_object.call_4() mod_2_object.call_3() except: e_t, e_v, e_tb = sys.exc_infO() if any(mod_1.__file__ in trace for trace in traceback.form...
by Xenomortis
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: World Cup 2018!

England won a penalty shootout. Nothing else matters any more. Warning: I probably don't actually know my Netmeg from my Away Leg. The above is hardly pundit-quality predicting. ;) Go here and sound "informed": https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-world-cup-predictions/ ;) (Although i...
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: World Cup 2018!

Assuming Brazil win their group, then the winner of Belgium v England is placed in the same quarter as Brazil, which isn't exactly desirable (the other quarter doesn't have any power house teams). But I don't think either team would want to take the morale hit losing a game might bring, particularly...
by Xenomortis
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Cup 2018!
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: World Cup 2018!

Germany are done, but it isn't enough for South Korea - Sweden and Mexico to qualify from the group with Sweden at the top. I'm cautiously optimistic for England, but disappointment is part-and-parcel of the World Cup as an Englishman - my optimism will undergo adjustment after their match against B...
by Xenomortis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake Champions
Replies: 8
Views: 7824

Re: Quake Champions

Just like the railgun at 13 minutes. Maybe I missed, but it felt like at least one of those should have connected ... I care about netcode. When I or my opponent have missing packets, what does the game do about it? It seemed that when you lose connection, you stop and become invulnerable. I wouldn...
by Xenomortis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake Champions
Replies: 8
Views: 7824

Re: Quake Champions

https://youtu.be/GSYbP__YKi4 How did I miss that guy with the lightning gun at 10:35? Either my connection had died, in which case my client should have been telling me I got those hits anyway? Or his connection had died, and he was now invincible. Then the next thing I know he shot me and did dama...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 707
Views: 141755

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The thing I found with the Witcher 3 is that it was pretty tough early on. Levels were slow to come and you'd frequently run into groups of ghouls and things at double your level. Then once you get to about level 10 or so, the game sort of becomes easy - you get access to a lot more quests near your...
by Xenomortis
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake Champions
Replies: 8
Views: 7824

Re: Quake Champions

The $30 version unlocks all champions, including future releases - I suspect the free version does not, but I cannot clarify myself. But worth testing I guess, it's not like it costs anything. Edit: I didn't watch the E3 announcement but, according to reddit, the trial download will unlock two champ...
by Xenomortis
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Quake Champions
Replies: 8
Views: 7824

Re: Quake Champions

So Sacrifice turned out to be a lot of fun, if a bit painful for solo-queue. But the community is still pining for CTF, so that may come in and replace it. Right now, Sac has been dropped from match making games, but is still available for custom games. The two biggest problems with the Sacrifice ga...
by Xenomortis
Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8561
Views: 805562

Re: Trump presidency

I suspect you are conflating "left" with "authoritarian" and "right" with "libertarian" as many on the American right do these days, when those charts are explicitly listing them separately. "Left-Right" lines are not consistent between countries or...
by Xenomortis
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Deadpool 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3934

Re: Deadpool 2

I can't find any reference to Joi Harris stating she was not comfortable attempting the stunt that ended her life, nor that she was forced, and none saying Reynolds was responsible for hiring her. I can find plenty saying she wasn't qualified and that another, more experienced, stuntwoman was ready ...
by Xenomortis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 944
Views: 274365

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

No, fillet rhymes with billet or skillet.
I had no idea that it was pronounced differently in American accent.
by Xenomortis
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2591375

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It is enough to just get on a tall building and verify to can see farther off to prove the world is not flat. Maybe it's oblong, maybe it changes from places to place, but it would definitively prove it's not flat. Nah, clearly that's just due to the atmosphere being thinner at higher altitudes, so...
by Xenomortis
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

There's extensive documentation about the calculation and interpretation of those values. I bet you haven't produced a single UML diagram, barely did any testing, and there's zero documentation, so your 700 loc aren't finished yet. To be fair, it has had zero testing. And basically no error handlin...
by Xenomortis
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1951480

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

*Spends a few days writing code at work* me@work:project$ sloccount src ... Total Physical Source Lines of Code (SLOC) = 700 Development Effort Estimate, Person-Years (Person-Months) = 0.14 (1.65) ... Total Estimated Cost to Develop = $18,578 So where's my cut of that $18k?
by Xenomortis
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 270882

Re: The Liquor Thread

So I recently obtained a bottle of "Cornish Moonshine" (it's a name, Google will find it) - it's 35% abv with an overpowering apple taste (it has "Apple Pie" written on the bottle - I'm guessing some apple juice was added after distillation?). It's way too sweet for me, so I don'...

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