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by Yakk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5584955

Re: Thoughts for ships

A little more explicit: A group of ships is called a fleet. Thoughts for (doing) (a group of) Ships is Thoughts for doing a Fleet. Making a Fleet can be called Doing a Fleet. You can verbize it into Fleeting. Fleeting Thoughts is another name for Thoughts making a Fleet. So Fleeting Thoughts is Thou...
by Yakk
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 40
Views: 3468

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Mathematical Analysis: Two legs of a triangle are longer than the other one, always, and various applications.
by Yakk
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

It was in one of the complexity bibles. Some problem that everyone thought was n log n, but nobody could prove it. If you measured its growth rate, it was n log n.

Turns out it was n log n log^* n. Because you cannot experimentally distinguish log^* n from a constant.
by Yakk
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

And everyone (who studies algorithmic complexity) should know about log^*.

Because the story behind it showing up in an analysis is funny.
by Yakk
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

THERE! I found a "sort" method somewhere, shoved it into your dumb sequence object, then called the method and returned the object! Are you happy, now!? I dunno, assuming just because a method is cqlled sort it sorts seems bad. You should check that it returns the same for every permutati...
by Yakk
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

because a binary counter going from 1 to n needs at least log n bits. I'm not sure how cpp iterators are implemented, but they are probably just 64 bit datatypes, in which case do not actually solve this problem correctly for graphs with more than 2^64 vertices ive always written it as log^2 n as o...
by Yakk
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

Why would a vector iterator need log(n) space?

Btw, log^2 is awkward notation.
by Yakk
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 524543

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Do objects without an event horizon emit hawking radiation? Looking at the math on Wikipedia : it appears that all space with changing surface gravity should emit it, but that objects much larger than their schwarzchild radius should emit much less radiation than the black hole they could make. Fro...
by Yakk
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2269916

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

All roads get license plate cameras and are toll roads. Your license plate must be attached to an account. This account is debited for your road use. Failure to have sufficient funds in the account means you are arrested by aggressive private contractors and/or cops, and your car is auctioned off by...
by Yakk
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Powers of two and am lazy.

17 gives you a carry bit.
by Yakk
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Considered using floats as 17 bit ints, and composing 4 of them to make a 64 bit int? :)
by Yakk
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 413856

Re: Favorite math jokes

The Banach Tarski joke was only told once, but someone rearranged it.
by Yakk
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Another possivility is that the conversion to value means you don't have a `double&` but instead a `double`; ie, more locality. Simpler locality (working with temporary copies, not references to data in the array directly) could make a difference. You can emulate this with a `static_cast<double>...
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Texas was as close as Ohio in 2016.

Talking about the Cbriatian obligation to care for the poor and social security.
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]
Replies: 611
Views: 61788

Re: Infinite Balls and Jugs [solution]

You can rephrase (all?) (most?) infinitary logic in mathematics with finite practical consequences as finitary arguments that reach the same conclusion. This tends to be awkward and not very illuminating. The use of infinities makes the mathematics with practical applications easier, so long as you ...
by Yakk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 49442

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Executive power only has the power that they can persuade others they have. There are legal frameworks which describe the sort of things the Executive can do legitimately. When they fall outside of that, Judges and Parliament is likely to respond with stern words. These stern words result in people ...
by Yakk
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 49442

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

So, the PM can step forward and say "I trigger article 50". There is nothing physically stopping her. What that means depends on the opinion of the person listening. As it happens, there is a set of judges who interpreted precedent and UK law that states that such an action can only be und...
by Yakk
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

For -2 1024 < x < 2 1024 (or thereabouts, I CBA to calculate the exact endpoints), every integer is exactly representable as a float, so you shouldn't get any rounding errors at all. Outside that range, every possible float value is an exact integer, so any rounding errors will take you to ints, no...
by Yakk
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The closest ieee floating point approximation of an integer is a floating point integer, not one with a bunch of .999...87 or .000..14 etc. Floats are not random; they are mostly just integers with a power of two extra component. There is no reason to store 7 as anything except 7 * 2^0 (and yes the ...
by Yakk
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Deliberately bad algorithms
Replies: 120
Views: 29197

Re: Deliberately bad algorithms

That is not trying. int fib(int x){ if (x==0 || x==1) return 1 std::vector<int> cache(x); for(int i = 0; i <x; ++i) cache[i]=fib(i); return cache[x-1]+cache[x-2]; } Look, I added a cache! That makes it faster, right? (no) Sadly, it isn't much slower than the naive dumb one. Exponential is hard to be...
by Yakk
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5584955

Re: Random natterings

If Hollywood is right in how relationships work, that was the beginning of a meet-cute.

(Spoiler: Hollywood is not right.)
by Yakk
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That wasn't a budget cut as much as a "don't do X" order.
by Yakk
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm trying to work out what a democracy without a peaceful transfer of power looks like. How would that even work? A democracy where the transfer of power isn't peaceful tends to degenerate into an autocracy rapidly. Basically, group X wins over group Y. Either Y objects and suppresses X with viole...
by Yakk
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

If people who prefer the democratic party want to get back the federal government, they have to start at the state level.
by Yakk
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

It would be easier to just solve Halt.
by Yakk
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

He has already used a political meeting to ask for a favor for his businesses:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 31336.html
Is that not "stuff"?
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 10925

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Which build is like overwatch? The gernader build seems very different than other builds I've used. Gernader gets infinite gernades at 20, refreshing as fast as they are thrown (4 gernades, every 4 seconds all refresh, 1 second cool down per gernade). Sadly, less DPS than your basic attack (except i...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 30249

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I wouldn't call that a hint. Both Kat's (current) etheric appearance and her unusual perception of the Ether has been shown before. The etheric appearance in the cruise-boat plot, and her perception of the Ether when they helped Mort leave. Much of the Ether is a "show", which ...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But, promoting and complementing and giving power to people whose claim to fame is being racist is generally accepted as racist. I mean, there are people who disagree, but there are people who would "That KKK leader is a great guy, I trust his judgement, he'll be in charge of education policy f...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, you can be racist by thinking that Irish are all inheritly scum or inferior to the British. That is racism. Racism in the USA that is anti-Black has a richer history than other forms of racism. But anti-irish racism, anti-slavic racism, anti-japanese racism, anti-oriental racism, and anti-hispa...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And what has Steve Bannon to do with Trump being a racist? Trump picked Steve Bannon to be chief white house strategist. IE: He's a dude who is going to be running the white house. To be specific, imagine you picked someone who believed that "all asian people should be banned from entry to the...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9708
Views: 1449421

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

At upteen-odd 1 years of programming, in my language of specialization, I can sometimes write a small program without checking documentation, having syntax errors, or bugs, or the like. I am pleasantly surprised when it happens. Almost always those small programs are made out of pieces that I have w...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm sorry that you judge a man's character on one public speech, but it turns out, he's actually spoken words before . Look, on Tuesday last, the person said "hello". What is racist about "hello"?? Nothing at all. If the person was racist before Tuesday last, they clearly have l...
by Yakk
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton got 500,000 more votes than Obama in Texas.

That'll matter ... in 20 years.
by Yakk
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Happy Remembrance Day
Replies: 10
Views: 3883

Re: Happy Remembrance Day

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. ... The last veteran of WW1 died about 5 years ago. There are a few million WW2 veterans left. The horror of almost the entire world mobilized for war is falling out of mem...
by Yakk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Obama selected who the Republican House Judiciary Committee's head said they would appoint to the SC with no problem. He not only didn't say yes, they put their fingers in their ears and said "no, we won't even listen, lalalalala". Obama took a Republican-invented state health care plan an...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The flaw with the "drown it in a bathtub" strategy to cutting government via cutting taxes is that it doesn't actually force reduced spending, because deficits are a thing. So, tax cutting, while it has economic effects, hasn't actually been very effective at reducing government. Debt lim...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. Here's the problem, the first is a belief that can be justified on purely ideological grounds, the second is a falsifiable claim that doesn't hold water (i.e. it doesn't matte...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 577358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Suppose you think the government is too big. That big government, as a fraction of the economy, causes drag on the economy. And this is a persistant constant problem. A spending surge might help kick you out of a recession, but the big constant problem remains. To bring government under control, you...
by Yakk
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1756: "I'm With Her"
Replies: 446
Views: 49442

Re: 1756: "I'm With Her"

Hillary is [...] power-hungry. Nobody who doesn't work and want power will ever run for president of the USA and win. Hell, 99% of people in state congresses are "power hungry", let alone state senate, governors, congress, or senate. Or even top positions in industry or government. It tak...

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