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by roboman
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beautiful regexes
Replies: 32
Views: 5675

Re: Beautiful regexes

I think you should definitely mention Abigail's prime number identifier. (Got this one out of Perl Best Practices, Conway). sub is_prime{ my ($number) = @_; return (1 x $number) !~ m/\A (?: 1? | (11+?) (?> \1+ ) ) \Z/xms; } I still have not figured out how it does it, might have to give it another t...
by roboman
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 259584

Re: Recommend a book

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. It is the author's twenty year correspondence with an English bookseller at the titular address.

A lovely book that wholeheartedly recommended.
by roboman
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple perl script to download all comics
Replies: 9
Views: 7393

Re: Simple perl script to download all comics

I wrote this a while back, admittedly it is a bit verbose, but it does have a couple tricks that maybe you can incorporate. -It goes backwards for then you do not have to worry about checking for updates -It also grabs the alt text, and puts the image and text in its own directory -Uses a default di...
by roboman
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: The Most Awsome Books in CS
Replies: 19
Views: 2840

Re: The Most Awsome Books in CS

I do not know how language specific you would like to get, but the seminal book on Cocoa programming is most certainly Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass. Not only is it a great resource for Cocoa, it is truly a 'good' read. I thoroughly enjoyed every page.
by roboman
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36841
Views: 2260835

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Randomness post ...
by roboman
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Making a reverse K in mathmode LaTeX
Replies: 6
Views: 5275

Re: Making a reverse K in mathmode LaTeX

First off you probably could find it in here: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive/ That is a massive symbol compilation that has nearly everything, I would presume. They even have Simpson's characters and magical staffs. If you can not find it in there, he actually give a tip ...
by roboman
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML Parsing suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1646

Re: HTML Parsing suggestions?

Some friends and I built a web crawler a few months back and we just used regex to match /href="<url_validating_regex>"/ but that was in python, and I haven't worked with c++ but I'm pretty sure it has a regex library. I have to agree I've tried several ways of parsing html, an xml parser...
by roboman
Mon May 25, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Choosing One Field
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Choosing One Field

The more you know about one topic, the easier it will be to read up on other topics. It doesn't matter where you specialize. Pick a place that you like. I find this to be increasingly true. It really is remarkable how intertwined seemingly unrelated fields are. Turns out, acids and bases behave in ...
by roboman
Sat May 23, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Choosing One Field
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Choosing One Field

I was just wondering how do people generally limit themselves to a single field of study? For days at a time I can obsess about something, devoting every thought to the subject. Then days, or with certain topics weeks or months later I can see my interest waning. Personally I am a second year univer...
by roboman
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 218714

Re: "Friends" Discussion

Unfortunately that hit really close to home.
It is basically the story of every relationship I ever tried to peruse, and sadly it never worked out. Time to go lay down and "think" about entering relationships.
by roboman
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 36998

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Finally all that time memorizing those algorithms will finally pay off.
F R U Ri Ui Fi
Now only if I could use them to find the girl.
by roboman
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0452: "Mission"
Replies: 88
Views: 18329

Re: "Mission" Discussion

Meteorswarm wrote:
paragon12321 wrote:Maybe I'll be the lucky one post out of the first six that is a scone. mmm...post.


This post is a scone


Now I really want a scone.
by roboman
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0450: "The Sea"
Replies: 128
Views: 23804

Re: "The Sea" Discussion

saxmaniac1987 wrote:I absolutely LOVE the color of the sky and the ripples on the ocean. It looks really awesome.

I totally agree and it adds a serious element to the whole comic. Love it.

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