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by Link
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5111
Views: 692583

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: 4894
Views: 543215

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: 4894
Views: 543215

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 5111
Views: 692583

Re: Most excellent times

:lol:
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 5111
Views: 692583

Re: Most excellent times

Thanks!
by Link
Fri May 05, 2017 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 5111
Views: 692583

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 1552

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 89693
Views: 6018868

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 89693
Views: 6018868

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 104601
Views: 28796515

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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: 9724
Views: 1506146

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.
by Link
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9724
Views: 1506146

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

(I'm not even sure where to ask this, so I figured the Coding Fleeting Thoughts thread would be a good place to start.) I'm working on a numeric research project using Python (with Numpy, SciPy, etc.), and I have the misfortune of being faced with a tensor equation of the form T a bc x b x c +M a b ...
by Link
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

Re: 1190: "Time": ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: NINJA A WIP

↶ Or; Are you a typical 'nerd'? Wandering the land looking for an opportunity to use your new sophisticated tool? Pretty much this. I tend to collect expensive but really treeish stuff I only use rarely. When I need those things, I'm really glad I have them. I do use my stopwatch fairly often, but ...
by Link
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

1190: "Time": ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: NINJA A WIP

↶ oooowww......That's a pretty watch. Merry Giftness to You! I think one of the three small circles is a stop watch, What do the other two do? Or; Not do? If they don't. Thanks! The top and bottom circles together are a stopwatch, along with the long, thin black hand: the top circle measures elapse...
by Link
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

1190: "Time": THE ZOMBIE OTTER EYEBALL STOPS HERE

Ch*rp, another four newpages have passed in what appears to be no Time at all for me. I have got to start resuming keeping keught up. Really great to see we have something to Wait for again! For decree: food. Lots and lots of food. And sleep; lots and lots of that too. I also got myself a quasi- REL...
by Link
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

1190: "Time": THANKS, EPSILON. THEPSILON.

↶ As I tread the past of Time I have found disturbing the number and frequency of individuals who, after joining the thread, vying for ONGs, contributing poems and artwork, and becoming a familiar and beloved part of the community, simply stop posting, leaving no explanation for their departure. I ...
by Link
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 142
Views: 17698

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Shepherd Book Ron Glass.

Fuck you, 2016. Fuck you.
by Link
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9724
Views: 1506146

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

↶ EEEEEeeeeee I am not a good test taker!!!!!!!!!!!11 Just did an online programming assessment (looking for a job) using HackerRank. Nice platform, decent and interesting questions. But damn if my mind doesn't go blank the minute the timer starts running. Eh, I guess we'll see how it goes. Realise...
by Link
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1819637

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

When you figure out you've fucked up that badly, you might as well Reply All with "ARE YOU FUCKING SORRY!?".
by Link
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104601
Views: 28796515

Re: 1190: "Time": MEGBALL / THE PINKLYMOLP -- MAKE TIME WORLD GREAT AGAIN!*

Tronald Dump? Snicker, giggle, small laugh as it sinks in... Hilarity Clowntown?? Buahahahahaha!!! And her husband, Wild Willy Clowntown! Oh my! Oh my!! That is how I shall think of them both from now on!! :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: Can't take credit for those, though: they were ingredients filters ...

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