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by baultista
Thu May 13, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Programming Aptitude Test
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: Programming Aptitude Test

Most programming jobs I've interviewed for have asked about basic data structures and/or performance optimization. It really depends on the nature of the work. For a job as a Java developer, I was asked about design patterns, since everyone there was very OO-centric (as every Java developer needs to...
by baultista
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 22616

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

Twice a day in the summer, and once a day at any other time.
by baultista
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Songs in Code
Replies: 33
Views: 6171

Songs in Code

Please move this to the appropriate section if it's in the wrong place. I woke up today and logged into twitter to notice an awesome new trending topic... #songsincode http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23songsincode What you do is write code that resembles song titles or song lyrics. I'm not very good a...
by baultista
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This reminded me of you guys.
Replies: 22
Views: 3124

Re: This reminded me of you guys.

Pretty cool.

I scored 39.4%, which is interesting b/c I actually do dress like people from Wal-Mart ads, despite wearing absolutely nothing from Wal-Mart.
by baultista
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2781390

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Over recent months, I have had more than my share of battles with one of my bosses. Now he makes me angry and annoyed on account of his idiocy, but I can deal with him. Now the new boss, that has been here for two weeks has already given me the ultimatum that if, in another two weeks I cannot incre...
by baultista
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18216

Re: Irrational Dislikes

I dislike people who use the improper form of words or phrases that sound the same.

IE:
He fell over they're.
I'd like to way in on this matter.
Let me help you finish you're English assignment

I automatically discredit a person after seeing this infraction.
by baultista
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Delta T = ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Delta T = ?

Okay, I've recently started working out, about three or four times a week. Each instance consists of a ten minute mile followed by about 30 minutes of random weight machines , with the weight set to about 75% of my maximum for that muscle group. (I.E I do speed bench presses at 25lbs, when I probab...
by baultista
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing code
Replies: 26
Views: 4045

Re: Typing code

InkL0sed wrote:
qbg wrote:Dvorak works quite well for me when typing code.


For me too. Probably for the same reason as it's better than QWERTY.

QWERTY was actually designed to limit typing speed. I recall reading somewhere that they had to do this on typewriters to prevent early typists from jamming keys.
by baultista
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Just be yourself" = load of crap?
Replies: 24
Views: 3556

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

"Being yourself" is not the same as "remaining exactly the same and making no attempt at self improvement". Being a parent means telling your kids to do as you say, not as you do right? Please try to do as you say. I have to imagine that it's weird for a kid to see their dad or m...
by baultista
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What SQL query would you ask God?
Replies: 18
Views: 2858

Re: What SQL query would you ask God?

Oh that's easy...

Code: Select all

UPDATE PEOPLE
SET AGE=13, AUTOIMMUNE_DISEASES=null
WHERE PEOPLE.XKCDUSERNAME = 'baultista';

... maybe this way my teenage years wouldn't be such a disaster :(
by baultista
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your scedule for this day :
Replies: 31
Views: 3840

Re: What's your scedule for this day :

So you want to know my schedule for the day? 1) Breakfast (done) 2) Work (in progress) 3) Lunch (as soon as this post is done) 4) Continue working 5) Workout after work (Today is upper body, stretching, and skills development) 6) Shower 7) Dinner 8) Free time... will probably play Dead Space or lurk...
by baultista
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Burning calories on cross trainer
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Burning calories on cross trainer

Is there a lookup table somewhere for body types/height/weight etc'? Forgive my Google-laziness, but I don't really know what I'm looking for, I'm new to this whole getting-in-shape thing. I've seen a lookup table on a site (I'll try to find it for you later... Google laziness =P) but it only had t...
by baultista
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter withdrawal, or; READ A FUCKING BOOK
Replies: 17
Views: 2285

Re: Twitter withdrawal, or; READ A FUCKING BOOK

I actually didn't notice that Twitter was down until I started reading the news. That's weird though, because I tweet quite often. I can understand people who use Twitter to promote their businesses busting a nut about it being down, but the guys and girls that talk about what their friend Catherine...
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Easy effective excercises
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Easy effective excercises

Do some research on HIIT (high intensity interval training). You can shave tons of time off of your workout time and still burn a lot of calories.
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Burning calories on cross trainer
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Burning calories on cross trainer

I had enough sitting in front of my computer ALL day, so I joined a gym. Now, I run on the cross trainer for 35 minutes, and I average 9.6 km/h. It claims that I burned 501 calories. Is this true? Can I really be burning a calorie every 4.2 seconds? Just how accurate are these things? All it had to...
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 7094

Re: Long distance Cycling

1) If you're riding that much distance, you'll want biker shorts. 2) How is the terrain? A full blown mountain bike would be a mistake, but if you're dealing with a combo of dirty areas/grassy roads and pavement, then a hybrid might be the best option. If you're on the road all the time a lightweigh...
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2180

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

Hi all, I have no experience with programming at all, but I am interested in learning as a hobby and in my spare time. I was going to start learning C or C++, but then I was told that it would be better for me to learn Java. However, I don't think that I'll be going into a corporate programming job...
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?
Replies: 184
Views: 35622

Re: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?

I can't get into Python either. I've tried it, and I've tried to make myself like it but all to no avail. Ruby on the other hand... Much, much nicer to work with. Twitter was built with RoR, which has caught my interest. My problem is that I know languages and coding no problem, but I can never dec...
by baultista
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movie night.
Replies: 511
Views: 76199

Re: Movie night, anyone?

I need to watch 2001 A Space Oddysey and re-watch 2010. I'd like to do both in one sitting.

Does anybody care to join me?
by baultista
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?
Replies: 184
Views: 35622

Re: Am I the only one on here that can't stand Python?

The programming language snobbery on this forum never ceases to amaze me.

You pick the right language/platform for the job. Python has its benefits in certain situations, since it lets you focus more on coding logic and less on semantics.
by baultista
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Basic HTML guide
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: Basic HTML guide

http://www.w3schools.com/

If you want a cheat sheet, you might be interested in the HTML Tag Reference.
by baultista
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What are you working on?
Replies: 45
Views: 4587

Re: What are you working on?

Work: Creating stored procedures for everyone in SQL, and a PHP-based query generator for my boss.

Home: XNA... the only thing you really have to code is the game logic. No engine work required =)
by baultista
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Presentation Topics and You
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

Re: Interesting Presentation Topics and You

I had a class on professional presentations, and we all had to pick these random topics. First decide whether you want your presentation to be informative or persuasive. It's easier to ramble on with informative presentations since you're not expected to make a real conclusion or point, but persuasi...
by baultista
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java worth learning?
Replies: 24
Views: 4606

Re: Is Java worth learning?

You'll have no problem finding a job if you know the J2ME or J2EE platforms. It's definitely worth learning, depending on what you want to do. I find that corporate environments generally use apps built off of the .NET platform with C# (in a few unfortunate circumstances VB.NET) or Java. Java was re...
by baultista
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: the 'Aw shucks, I screwed up' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4478

Re: the 'Aw shucks, I screwed up' thread

I keep a very clean diet, but eat a 1/4 of a slab of cheese almost every night.

My weight rarely fluctuated before my knee injury, but in the past two weeks I've gained about five pounds! :o
by baultista
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Naming Your Possessions
Replies: 85
Views: 7706

Re: Naming Your Possessions

I don't really name my possessions, but I often call the devices that I enjoy "buddy".

No, I don't have any sex toys. That would be weird.



On an unrelated note, my mom started calling our GPS Sheila. She's going to freak out when I set the voice to male!
by baultista
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2987652

Re: Postify your facerity

This is me. Hi, everybody!

Spoiler:
Image


New facial hairstyle (good) and new facewash (gawd awful)
by baultista
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Declawing Cats
Replies: 42
Views: 4805

Re: Declawing Cats

I've heard that it's an extremely painful and unnatural thing for a cat to experience. I don't remember all of the details, but the claws of a cat are more like the last joints on the foot than they are toenails. Imagine removing your fingertips and trying to live your life. It also takes away their...
by baultista
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3404
Views: 764555

Re: What were your dreams last night?

So far I've had this dream twice: I'm watching TV with my family and my mom runs into the room, demanding that we turn it to CNN. It shows Barack Obama being carried out on a stretcher... I don't remember too many other details, but I do remember "gunshot wound" and "11/07", whic...
by baultista
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Plans for the weekend!
Replies: 414
Views: 58108

Re: Plans for the weekend!

I borked my knee so I can't really do much, and I can't go swimming because the pools are closed (Toronto strike FTL), so I'm going to watch the first season of jPod and probably rent some movies.
by baultista
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever been so tired your brain started malfunctioning?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Ever been so tired your brain started malfunctioning?

I am currently at my 40 something hour without sleep. And I am beginning to think of EVERYTHING as a statically typed language (C++ in particular). I was reading a webcomic a few minutes ago and caught myself thinking about what declerations the main character had in his initializer, no shit. Have ...
by baultista
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overrated Games (spoilers)
Replies: 111
Views: 18050

Re: Overrated Games

HALO!!! Yes, even the first game is overrated and if you're a fan of the games, then you're not a true gamer period. So I can't be a true gamer and claim to have enjoyed the Halo FPS games? TBH Halo 2 and 3 were average at best, but the first Halo was pretty good (barring the Library levels... argh).
by baultista
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39328

Re: Steam

That's a tough question to answer, because Steam offers so much: - Digital Distribution platform - Game executable and update management - Server browsing - In-game web browsing - Digital Rights Management - Gamer Social Networking (Steam Community) - Integrated IM Service Steam is a great platform ...
by baultista
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is GOTO making a comeback?
Replies: 14
Views: 2594

Re: Is GOTO making a comeback?

GOTOs are still quintessential in Windows batch scripting. I've never had a need to use it otherwise. Sure, situations have arisen where it has been a plausible solution, but never where it was the best solution.
by baultista
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your forum habits.
Replies: 106
Views: 11315

Re: Your forum habits.

I usually read over the OP, respond, then skim over some of the replies. If the topic I posted in was interesting, I'll read the replies first before posting and come back to see what other people said. If the topic is not interesting I'll stick with my normal formula, and only come back to see if I...
by baultista
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: About C++/C and Java
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: About C++/C and Java

Nah, Java is definitely high level (also, since when is there mid-level?). Maybe not as high-level as some languages, but hey. well, it's a spectrum, so i figure the high-level-but-not-so-high-level-as-everything-else-that's-high-level might as well just be called mid-level. also, c++ is actually b...
by baultista
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo Campaigns
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Halo Campaigns

I suck at Halo 3, so if anybody equally bad doesn't mind my suckage they can add me on Xbox Live for come campaign pwnage.

GT: baultista

I've beaten most of the game on Heroic. Need to do legendary.
by baultista
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Masters in CS
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: Masters in CS

skelterjohn wrote:
baultista wrote:I didn't even know it was possible to do a Masters in CS without a Bachelor's degree in the same program.


A number of PhD students in my CS PhD program have Bachelor's in math or economics.

Then there's hope for me yet! You just made my day, sir!
by baultista
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter usernames
Replies: 30
Views: 3462

Re: Twitter usernames

by baultista
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: About C++/C and Java
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: About C++/C and Java

java is a horrible beast. i always feel like the language designers assume i'm an idiot when i'm writing java code. on the low-level end, they don't let you do much of anything. no fiddling with memory/pointers. and on the high-level end, you have to use all these ridiculous design patterns, which ...

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