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by Link
Thu May 31, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time"

↶ I'm busybusybusy all the Time, and then I get scared by the amount of ketchup I need and just cower in the basement. I pretty much live there now. :( Yanno, you don't have to cover yourself in ketchup in order to enter the OTT. There are many ways to time; naked hotdogs are more than welcome here...
by Link
Tue May 29, 2018 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time"

↶ Not exactly. The Basement is where OTTers go when they don't post on, or at least visit, the OTT anymore. Being in the basement is, hopefully, a temporary status, but for some of us it has become more or less permanent. https://i.imgur.com/7wzxeLA.gif I'm busybusybusy all the Time, and then I get...
by Link
Wed May 23, 2018 6:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Judea Pearl's Critism of Machine Learning

↶ Also, the article is wrong when it states "The language of algebra is symmetric: If x tells us about y , then y tells us about x ." Yes, it sort-of does, but not fully. If y = x 2 , then x tells you y , but y is fuzzier about x . That's what I was thinking. The equality statement is sym...
by Link
Sun May 13, 2018 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In search of a good build system for C++
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: In search of a good build system for C++

Going by what I've read, if you're already comfortable with CMake, there's basically zero reason to switch to anything else. Personally, though, I still love the bog-standard Autotools (especially in combination with autogen.sh ). Going through your list: Automatic inclusion of new .cpp and .hpp (or...
by Link
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What are 10 future out of the box technologies/inventions
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: What are 10 future out of the box technologies/inventions

AI companions: essentially "make your own friend" kits that can have whatever personality you want them to have. They can be there for you whenever you want them to be, and can take as much shit from you as you want them to. Want a sounding board to work on that brilliant stroke of inspira...
by Link
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Network on a trusting planet
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Network on a trusting planet

As others have said, the main security methods don't take up a whole lot of bandwidth; there's a much bigger overhead from reliability measures than from security measures. There's not going to be an order-of-magnitude difference, in any case. On the other hand, it is worth considering how much time...
by Link
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": MY CUPCAKE IS PROBLEMATIC

http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=43183 Hello everymolpy! Looks like there's something about this Time of the yip that makes in-popping popular, because *pop*, here I am again! Unfortunately I've been thoroughly basemented for many mips now; ironically I just don't have the Time for Time....
by Link
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

pseudoidiot wrote:
Master Up In Of This Science Bitch

(congrats!)

[TV Tropes warning] Indeed.

(Thanks!)
by Link
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

Got my diploma today!

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RSIR:
Spoiler:
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by Link
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

Yesterday I had a glorious savage of a bus driver. This girl boards the bus while talking on her phone, obviously barely aware of her surroundings. Bus driver: "Pardon?" Girl: "...Huh?" Bus driver: "Oh, I thought you greeted me. <beat> But you didn't." I couldn't see th...
by Link
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636755

Re: Doctor Whom

Regarding Bill: So that's two companions in a row that have died, are resurrected, and posthumously continue to have adventures with another woman. Not that that's a bad thing per se (it certainly beats an Adric-style downer ending), but it does look like Moffat is really running out...
by Link
Sun May 28, 2017 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636755

Re: Doctor Whom

The Pyramid at the End of the World: A couple of really big problems with this one: ⋅ So you're incredibly hung over, and are about to vomit in your hazmat suit. But every other trial has been totally safe to humans, so you decide to take off your hood. Stupid, but believable. Then you...
by Link
Sun May 14, 2017 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": CRIKEY! LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE SQUIRPIES!

↶ Fishish - something one might expect to appear more frequently than it actually does, perhaps. Like, so much river and sea and water in Time, but did we ever see any fishmolpies? No. Fishish. All these ominous mentions of the people in the hills, but they're fishish...we never see them at all. A ...
by Link
Sun May 07, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": ET TU, SHORTDO?

BlitzGirl wrote:
But by that point Comic Sans might be "in" again. Like bell-bottom jeans or fringed jackets.

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by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

:lol:
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time": 408 - NEWPIXBOT REQUEST TIMEOUT

↶ Now I just need a way for them to learn about alligators and snapping turtles. https://i.imgur.com/RGcPKEU.gif ↶ I worry about Medical Care. I have good reason to worry. Ch*rp, yeah. The latest developments on that front in the US are pretty scary. :( ↶ It's even using the One True Font! Randall,...
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

Thanks!
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I fully agree that you should generally account for pointers being null, but in languages with an exception mechanism, I just don't think errors are legitimate reasons to return null pointers. Especially in the case of an any-pointer, I think it's a very reasonable requirement that, barring hardware...
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 795219

Re: Most excellent times

Got an offer for a PhD position! I had a low-key irrational fear that my dream of being an actual theoretical physicist would crash and burn after my MSc, but it looks like it's actually happening! Image
by Link
Wed May 03, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ You can write your own `any` rather than rolling your own distinct type with similar purpose. [snip] off the top of my head, the above should be a simple any-shared-pointer wrapper. No exceptions involved. That's actually not entirely dissimilar to what I've done (albeit more elegant), although y...
by Link
Tue May 02, 2017 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": 408 - NEWPIXBOT REQUEST TIMEOUT

The Outside is making it really easy to get basemented, and I should really get going right now, but ch*rp it, I can afford to leave in a decinewpix or so. @ggh : yikes, lead is scary stuff! Were the plants in your plantcastle exposed in any way? Because it's probably a good idea not to eat produce ...
by Link
Mon May 01, 2017 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ In other "ugly side of programming" news: I made a class that makes heavy use of std::shared_ptr<void> -types. Hang on.. are you screwing around with a custom deleter and (possibly) an enum for type tracking during dereferencing? What advantage does this have over, say, a base class wit...
by Link
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ Seen floating around Twitter: Compiling C to x86 using only printable ASCII . Learn how to program a computer when you aren't allowed to use MOV. Or backward jumps. ↶ Can program in only MOV too https://github.com/xoreaxeaxeax/movfuscator https://i.imgur.com/TEKCA2f.gif In other "ugly side o...
by Link
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: News: Physicists create negative mass
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

Re: News: Physicists create negative mass

↶ The paper does not claim anything to have negative mass. That's the result of horrible journalism (and thread titles). Yep. This article is interesting in its own right, but wonky effective parameters aren't unusual in quantum systems. The Casimir effect can also be seen as a kind of negative mas...
by Link
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Cheers! I can't find an implementation of identity, but std::enable_if<true, FooType> works. (I could implement it myself in one line, but this feels slightly cleaner.)
by Link
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

C++11 question: I want to hash something that can be either an enum or an integral type, so I figured I could do something like this: enum Foo { FOO = 10, BAR = 20 }; typedef Foo FooType; //typedef int FooType; typedef std::conditional<std::is_enum<FooType>::value, std::underlying_type<FooType>::typ...
by Link
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time": NO MTA IN THE HILLS CAN ONG ME!

oh...That is sweet, too. One of these days there may be Little Links. Then, you will be so very Brave. Heh, the odds of there being any Little Links any Time soon are about as good as the odds of said Little Links forming spontaneously out of the vacuum (I wonder what the loop order would be for ca...
by Link
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": NO MTA IN THE HILLS CAN ONG ME!

@lmjb : ooooh awesomeful! Please post pictures if you can! @addams : aww, that's such a sweet story. Though I'm glad wolpies are not humans: unlike most humans, most wolpies keep their childlike innocence forever. (It's a shame they get old so fast, though. :( ) @GnomeAnne : yikes, being allergic t...
by Link
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Conformal field theory coding fleeting thought: I ch*rping hate poorly documented APIs without minimal code samples. Even third-party code samples for the API in question (cairo-gl) are rare, and it looks like it's going to be quite a puzzle to cobble together something that works and is actually p...
by Link
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7477064

Re: Random natterings

ObsessoMom wrote:
Wait for it.

Always!
by Link
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": SAVE THE JAVASCRIPT, SAVE THE WORLD

Molpy Timiversary!

Yay, @BlitzGirl, you're back! Welcome forward! How have you been?
by Link
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7477064

Re: Random natterings

Hrmm, I'd expected this year's DEMON Sparta hemifortnight announcement by now. I hope it's still happening!
by Link
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": _BUNGALOWS 2: ELECTRIC BAGALOO_

↶ quick blind post: [...] I opened my eyes to see Clear Skies! How delightfully ironic! :wink: *eyeronic. :wink: Thanks for all the love, everymolpy! My mum's out of the hospital and she's doing OK. (The hospital had a lot of unmolpishness that she had to cope with for the very basic care she got, ...
by Link
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time": DID ANYONE NOTICE THE RABTOR?

↶ umm...I'm interested in The Bodily Fluid Story. My University Education is in Medical Stuff. It might belong in a Spoiler. Not everyone likes that Stuff. I Do. Well, alright then. Right now I feel like telling a story, mostly because I feel too m*stardy to do much else. My mum was scheduled for c...
by Link
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

Re: 1190: "Time": DID ANYONE NOTICE THE RABTOR?

balthasar_s wrote:
But then the redundant light and the regular light couldn't have the same ground. And that would be a big change because the bike frame is the ground.
Also, it's already good like it is now.

Yes, that makes sense. :)
by Link
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106047
Views: 36638704

1190: "Time": DID ANYONE NOTICE THE RABTOR?

I did me a seaish ketchup over the last few dips! https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6060/5910289387_9d635ecd02_b.jpg The Outside has kept me distracted for a few mips. At some point I stopped keeping keught up because I was busy, and never restarted when I was no longer busy. The result is a frontstump ...
by Link
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

That's true. In fact, I recently discovered cffi, which makes accessing C functions incredibly easy. Still, it would be nice to have something that can interface with Numpy without too much glue code.
by Link
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ Have you tried GraviPy ("Tensor Calculus Package for General Relativity")? That's what google came up with. Don't know the performance, although it is based on SciPy. If speed is really that critical, I would look into a library for a compiled language, like C++. Python is just not that...
by Link
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1722427

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yep, and I know about Sage. AFAIK it doesn't really do anything you can't do with Numpy and SciPy, though. There's also the issue of speed: I need this to be as efficient as possible, and anything I've done in Sage has thus far been slower than the equivalent in pure Numpy.

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