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by Ran4
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...
Replies: 13
Views: 4795

Re: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...

Since Brainfuck is turing complete, I've always wondered why there hasn't been any higher level interpretation of brainfuck. Why not an Assembly to Brainfuck program? One of the reasons this kind of thing is so difficult is that Brainfuck only has a single array to work with and you can only refere...
by Ran4
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...
Replies: 13
Views: 4795

Re: So Brainfuck Looks Pretty Interesting...

Since Brainfuck is turing complete, I've always wondered why there hasn't been any higher level interpretation of brainfuck. Why not an Assembly to Brainfuck program? Has there been any thoughts of how to implement such a thing? Are there any good brainfuck libraries out there? Even if brainfuck is ...
by Ran4
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The legal status of artificial/uploaded minds
Replies: 21
Views: 2016

Re: The legal status of artificial/uploaded minds

(my opinions of it; may change in the future. Probably not.) If I delete it, does it qualify as murder? If you harm the brain of someone so the person becomes brain dead, is that murder? Yeah. Same thing applies here. how would you deal with issues like the vote? Taxes? Democracy really won't (and c...
by Ran4
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?
Replies: 69
Views: 6547

Re: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?

Also, to compare the gender choice to another on forms, how about ethnicity? On these forms, they have many ticky boxes for different ethnicities, and in the ones which I have filled in, an "Other" box. The majority of ethnicities are already covered in the above boxes, so by your reckoni...
by Ran4
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd torrents
Replies: 19
Views: 14914

Re: xkcd torrents

Why upload them 50 at a time? That's just annoying, and hard to seed.
by Ran4
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Censoring information from your children
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: Censoring information from your children

The idea that children will take harm if there's no emotional support from grown-ups is silly. That emotional support from grown-ups rarely exist in the way that some of you think. Slavery, as someone referenced, is a good example of this. How many parents _really_ do gather their kids and talk abou...
by Ran4
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Randall!
Replies: 18
Views: 3196

Re: Happy Birthday Randall!

Huh? Really? It's my birthday as well.
Uhoh, happy birthday Randall. And me.
by Ran4
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Legallity of selling stuff made as a hobby?
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Legallity of selling stuff made as a hobby?

Cynical Idealist wrote:If you're doing anything with credit cards or paypal, you probably won't be able to get away with it.

What? No way.

How much money are we talking about here?
by Ran4
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Four player games?
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Re: Four player games?

Baldur wrote:
Ran4 wrote:
Endless Mike wrote:Mario Kart.

Isn't that 2 player max?

The N64 version can hold four players.

Ah, right, Mario Kart 64. I think I have a N64 somewhere :)


Hm, maybe there are some good 4-player MAME games out there? I found turtles in time, which looks awesome.
by Ran4
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Four player games?
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Re: Four player games?

Jorpho wrote:Little Fighter 2, maybe?

Been there, done that :D
Thought it's a really great game.

Endless Mike wrote:Mario Kart.

Isn't that 2 player max?
by Ran4
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Four player games?
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Re: Four player games?

Iron Grip: Warlord , Soldat , and Exteel are some good free PC games I usually wind up playing at LANs. Thanks, but we only have one computer. While LANing is fun, we are more trying to find games for 5-15 min study breaks etc. I can easily fit my netbook and three-four extra controllers (one can a...
by Ran4
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Four player games?
Replies: 28
Views: 3004

Four player games?

So, me and some of my friends would like to play some great four-player games. We're looking for games that are quick to get into/out of (so no rpg:s). We have a netbook (running windows xp) with four great USB controllers, we also have a NES, a SNES and a Mega Drive (Genesis). Are there any must-ha...
by Ran4
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Drinking, for the first time
Replies: 110
Views: 10246

Re: Drinking, for the first time

All of these hints are just the type of hints that anyone would probably already know :) Anyway, don't overdo it if your friends want you to. Drink because YOU want to, not because you are absolutely forced by your friends. I started drinking a few weeks ago, in order to... uhm, make friends, I gues...
by Ran4
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 105739

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

3 14 159 26 53 5 8979 323 846 26 433 25 digits? Thought I usually stop at 43, to avoid huge rounding errors. ...oh, and one awesome thing I just found out: writing "p" in the windows calculator is actually the same as pressing the pi button. Awesome! (found out when I tried to write "...
by Ran4
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Help: Building EXEs using Pygame
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

Re: Python Help: Building EXEs using Pygame

The font is a bug or something like that. Try to use some other font (maybe arial or something).
by Ran4
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fake Programming Language
Replies: 210
Views: 30865

Re: Fake Programming Language

Once when I was bored some time two years ago, I thought that it'd be interesting to have a variant of C where you simply shorten most names, for use with cell phones and the like (eg. programming directly on them). It's pretty straight forward and not very thought out. Capital letters are variables...
by Ran4
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Social awkwardness or "Why I'm the weird one"
Replies: 57
Views: 7178

Re: Social awkwardness or "Why I'm the weird one"

I guess I could be described more or less as an information nerd. Programming/problem solving is a lifestyle for me, unlike most of my friends. Thought they have their other vices, for example one which is obsessed with cars (especially designing and building them), so he's my friend group's "H...
by Ran4
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Political Orientation
Replies: 105
Views: 8134

Re: Political Orientation

I'm a social liberal. With liberal referring to classic liberalism (eg. not "modern American liberalism") and "social liberalism" referring to the 20th century liberalism (which is basically the US democratic party but with much less social conservatism). I acknowledge that liber...
by Ran4
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 22354

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

Every day, thought that's mainly because I share kitchen with some other people, and I don't want to become "that smelly one". Before this, on school breaks, I could easily go 4-5 days. I mean, if you aren't seeing anyone else at the time, what's the point? It's not like you would notice i...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I feel morally obliged to make my own party, but I can't
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: I feel morally obliged to make my own party, but I can't

Ts, just like you said in your first post, there aren't that much support for your issues. Starting a political party is relatively pointless if there's no way you are going to get voters. As some has said before, you should try to form a lobby group or the like. Remember, it's the politicians that ...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Healthcare Reform: What stops the gov't from going further?
Replies: 47
Views: 5853

Re: Healthcare Reform: What stops the gov't from going further?

Ten years from now, the average cost for health care will be much lower than today, and health amongst the poor will be much better. Yes, you are correct the average cost for the individual may be lower, but that is not the major problem. The problem is the total amount the federal government alrea...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing
Replies: 52
Views: 4530

Re: I'm not slacking, my /x/ is /y/ing

Oh. I never knew that replacing "slacking" with "jacking off" do give you interesting results when used in this thread.
by Ran4
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Simulation Hypothesis
Replies: 42
Views: 5901

Re: Simulation Hypothesis

Personally, I find the whole notion ridiculous from an information capacity point of view: I don't know the information theory necessary to back my claims up but I am pretty sure that any computer capable of simulating even a chunk of realistic universe would require unfeasible (on a cosmological s...
by Ran4
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Foobar 2k
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Foobar 2k

Using columns UI:
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Lyrics show might be an addon (I don't know), just ignore it if you don't have it (our google to find the plugin).
by Ran4
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Rewriting lecture notes, with what?
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Rewriting lecture notes, with what?

(I suppose this could be posted in Computer Science, but this should be better). I just started uni (thought I'm only doing simple courses right now: only math, chemistry and physics, 50 hours a week). While I'm not much for sitting with a computer in class/on a lecture, I'd like to rewrite my notes...
by Ran4
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75600

Re: Movie night, anyone?

DerVorleser wrote:I vote for Firefly :)

This is getting confusing now, at what time GMT is this happening?

Sunday utc-0 00:00
GMT+0 00:00 is about the same time as utc-0 00:00
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75600

Re: Movie night, anyone?

sje46 wrote:WE NEED MORE VOTES.

Also, the movie starts not in an hour and a half, but in 25 hours. It starts at 0GM on what is technically Sunday.

You. Fail. So. Hard. For. Confusing. Weekdays.

Well, I won't be participating since I have things to do on Sunday.
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 395498

Re: Team Fortress 2

guyy, why the hell didn't you bold the FaN change? :( You can't juggle anymore, which sucks. Juggling was fun, for both parts! They should have lowered the damage slightly if they needed to nerf it (which they didn't). Now there's even less of a reason of using FaN in competitive play. Also, no more...
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75600

Re: Movie night, anyone?

sje46 wrote:
Angua wrote:For some reason, even though I pick Canadian Bacon, it goes to Fawlty Towers :(

What also sucks: livestream is being real sucky about youtube uploads. *sigh*

What?... Please, read pm. You can find more of the same.

Oh, and one more time: I vote for firefly! We have a stream for it ready.
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75600

Re: Movie night, anyone?

Oh. This does sound awesome. I'm quite certain that I could lend a mumble channel for use, at least up to ~25 people (probably more). http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ It's like ventrilo, but better and foss. It works under windows/linux/mac. If it's a good movie/tv-series, I'll post the ip on friday ...
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: XKCD T-shirts in Europe?
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

Re: XKCD T-shirts in Europe?

Hm, maybe we could find someone that'd import some shirts to europe (or well, EU to avoid VAT). Sadly, I don't have the money to import lots of t-shirts at the same time, otherwise I'd probably do it.
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Non-Algorythmic computing methods
Replies: 13
Views: 3331

Re: Non-Algorythmic computing methods

Dannythm wrote:but the human brain can solve certain problems that cannot be solved using algorithms or even following logic.

Eh. No? The human brain isn't magic. The human brain uses algorithms! Lots and lots of them.
by Ran4
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: End of humanity.
Replies: 47
Views: 8514

Re: End of humanity.

I answer A: we'll evolve into genetically-incompatible supermen within 200 years or B: trillion years from now when the universe dies a cold death.
by Ran4
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing code
Replies: 26
Views: 3952

Re: Typing code

I remember reading somewhere around here about an idea for a chorded keyboard program- it would remap all the right hand keys to their lefty counterparts when a meta-key was pressed, so one hand could be on the keyboard and one on the mouse. Does anybody know if this program was ever actually made?...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing code
Replies: 26
Views: 3952

Re: Typing code

My right hand fingers are around KL;, , which means I can easily reach enter and slightly rotate my hand to reach end with my pinky without moving my hand. (The end key is probably my favorite and I use it constantly: almost as much as enter). My left hand is somewhere close to ASDF, I always keep ...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing code
Replies: 26
Views: 3952

Re: Typing code

Oh, I haven't really thought about this before. I guess my finger style is great after all! I never use my left pinky for anything else than left control/left shift, and I move my fingers slightly more than needed. E.g. I move the entire finger when writing something that isn't on home row. The good...
by Ran4
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 75600

Re: Movie night, anyone?

Oh. This does sound awesome. I'm quite certain that I could lend a mumble channel for use, at least up to ~25 people (probably more). http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ It's like ventrilo, but better and foss. It works under windows/linux/mac. If it's a good movie/tv-series, I'll post the ip on friday 2...
by Ran4
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: NOTing in Python
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: NOTing in Python

Rysto wrote:Have your function take a second parameter that indicates the number of bits that you want?

Yes, but you don't always know how many bits you want.
by Ran4
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: NOTing in Python
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

NOTing in Python

After playing around a bit with the bitwise operators in python, I figured that there wasn't any good way of doing NOT due to the whole issue with two's complement. What I want to be able to do is something like n = not(n) not(9) would then give me 6, since NOT 1001_2 is 110_2. Thought I couldn't fi...
by Ran4
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Just be yourself" = load of crap?
Replies: 24
Views: 3486

Re: "Just be yourself" = load of crap?

"Be yourself" only for work idiots that tries to be something that the absolutely aren't, often by lying about themselves and so on. For the general population, "be yourself" is an idiotic statement. No, instead you should be how you should be, while not being all that far off ma...

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