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by Fancy
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female thor
Replies: 124
Views: 21795

[WARNING: OPINION WITHIN] Black captain america, female thor

So they will be making a black captain america, completely trashing the original story.

And a female thor. Thor is a Scandinavian MALE name. This is gonna be great.

Anyone want to chip in and start a discussion or just let this die?
by Fancy
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I've just entirely given up, I'm much too stupid for coding.
by Fancy
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 636
Views: 212883

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I don't remember there being any actual dinosaurs (just the eggs). The kids had these things I imagined as being close to iPads (or iPad sized iPhones because they had GPS and video chat, etc.). I think the twins got separated during the fall, and the boy got to the tree house f...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 9554

Re: Learning kills appreciation

Or finance, or consulting, or business, or doing work in other fields. Biology is desperate for people with computational or statistics skills. Biophysics is a field that is absolutely blowing up. Doing academic math is really hard, and probably very competitive. Academic tenureship is extraordinar...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 9554

Re: Learning kills appreciation

It's not about it becoming less interesting, it's about it becoming less special. It feels like it becomes work, even if it isn't. A pointless pursuit of knowledge for...nothing, I guess. Yeah, I still just disagree with you. Biology is the most special and amazing thing on Earth, and it only gets ...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7828

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

I don't keep any real records So start? Now? Especially for stuff like hot dogs and buns. There a label on their package. You can look at those. It's very convenient. (Your average-sized oscar meyer hotdog is ~150 calories, and a bun is ~110). No real discomfort yet, I apparently need to start doin...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 9554

Re: Learning kills appreciation

So, it sounds like you have motivation issues, to also look at your fitness thread. That's ok, but it's something you need to work on. Nothing gets overall easier as you grow up, but you hopefully get better at dealing with increased challenges. For example, dealing with classes was really hard for...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 9554

Re: Learning kills appreciation

I couldn't disagree with you more! The more I learn about my field of interest, the more amazed at it I become. I have a deeper understanding of the field, which reveals more interesting things about it. You don't need to know what you're going to do for the rest of your life at your age. You don't...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7828

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

Also, BW training is different from weight, right? I do it every day rather than some schedule with rest days inbetween? Really depends on the routine. Any given muscle that gets heavily worked needs a rest day. If you're doing a full body routine (using either free weights or bodyweight) then ther...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning kills appreciation
Replies: 18
Views: 9554

Learning kills appreciation

So I'm heavily conflicted about picking what I want ot do with my life. In september, I'll be a high school senior. I've been into computers for a while and learned a lot, ut they seem to be losing their "beauty" to me. I'm just not sure anymore if it'll make me happy to do this for the re...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7828

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

The best advice I can really give you for now is to go on amazon and buy Al Kavadlo's ebook 'pushing the limits'. Seriously, it's ten bucks and it'll keep you covered for a looooong time as far as zero equipment training goes. This seems perfect to me, thanks. I have looked into books on bodyweight...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In our PM conversation, I was actually serious about taking a day or two off from the forum. Not mod "take a day off" just as another person, but.... it'd be a good idea to take a day or two off. Oh, but alas, what will I do without glorious internet to entertain me? I only visit a limite...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'd like to offer a formal apology for my festival back there.
It'll porbably happen again next week.

So let me ask a good question: What books are there on C that are good? Oh, and if I start a new book, do I have to start over form the beginning?
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not seeing any assholery so far in this discussion... People have made a number of suggestions for you - try a language like Python over C as it's easier for beginners, and any number of suggestions of things you could try to code as practise. These are not "asshole" things, these are...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm looking for a community of people who are NOT assholes who are also into computer things. Those are not overlapping sets, apparently. StackExchange is assholes, IRC is assholes, you're all assholes.
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Well, if you are doing hello world programs, move further: Implement Insertion Sort, Merge Sort, and QuickSort Implement a CSV Parser Implement a linked-list Implement Insertion-Sort and in-place Merge Sort on the linked list Implement a hash table with insert, delete, and find operations Implement...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether. Nah. Honestly if you use a better editor I don't think you'll have any issues with python. With that said my language of choice is R but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a first lang...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If python is too hard then I don't know how you think you'll have a chance with C. What exactly do you find hard about python? You mentioned the forced indentation before but honestly that shouldn't be an issue. If you use a decent editor it won't cause an issue and it will force you to make your c...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming? Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one. That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet. I'd like to contribute to the Linux kernel, if you're looki...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming? Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one. That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet. I'd like to contribute to the Linux kernel, if you're looki...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming? Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one. That doesn't sound like a concrete goal quite yet. I'd like to contribute to the Linux kernel, if you're looki...
by Fancy
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Dason wrote:Have you had any concrete goals during that time? A task you would like to achieve via programming?

Lots of things I know I'll never do. I'd like to contribute to some open-source, is one.
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether. Nah. Honestly if you use a better editor I don't think you'll have any issues with python. With that said my language of choice is R but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a first lang...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether. Nah. Honestly if you use a better editor I don't think you'll have any issues with python. With that said my language of choice is R but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a first lang...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm not sure if I should keep trying with C. Maybe I should try C++, or give up the computer hobby alotgether.
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Thesh wrote:Allman is obviously the superior indent style.

All that wasted whitespace...my small terminal, with 20% of it wasted on whitespace?
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

In what way is kernel style not Python compliant? Tabs are 8 wide. I tried it, and it didn't work. I'll go find some example code and try again. Tab stop is a display thing, not a difference in the underlying file. Edit: I'm quite wrong about the above, but the Python interpreter will happily parse...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

ahammel wrote:In what way is kernel style not Python compliant?

Tabs are 8 wide. I tried it, and it didn't work. I'll go find some example code and try again.
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I don't like Python because "ha indents actually matter" and this makes it a pain to edit. Well you should be indenting properly anyways. I understand some people are against this aspect of python but honestly if you're just starting off it might not be bad to learn some decent indentatio...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Just a quick thought: When debugging C/C++ programs I rarely use GDB at all. The best debugging tool is printf. GDB is nice for checking where a segfault happens or why some code is stuck in an infinite loop but I don't use it to inspect variables or look at the control flow. printf is faster for t...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7828

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

Bodyweight workouts are popular, for all the reasons you've described. Here's a link to a beginner's workout. You can probably find more hunting around the net: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/ . Cardio can be as simple as walking at a s...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Just a quick thought: When debugging C/C++ programs I rarely use GDB at all. The best debugging tool is printf. GDB is nice for checking where a segfault happens or why some code is stuck in an infinite loop but I don't use it to inspect variables or look at the control flow. printf is faster for t...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Two thoughts: ⋅ There's a religious war thread on this, but I'm pretty down on C for a first language for most people. "If you really want to learn C" is pretty much the exception to that, so you may be someone for whom C is right. But my position is that there are multiple aspe...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Thesh wrote:Everyone was horrible when they started. Figuring out where you went wrong is how you get better.

I posted the code in my spoiler. It seems perfect, but I'm just retarded.
And then I got it immediately after my post. Very embarassing.
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

See, I'm horrible at this programming thing. I can't even do Project Euler problem 2. I'm trying to debug it with gdb, and that isn't going so well. #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { int num = 2, prev_num = 1, sum = 0; while (num < 4000000) { if (num % 2 == 0) sum += num; p...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

... I don't even know what a data structure is, but I'll look into PE. Finsihed problem 1, problem 2 seems reasonably easy too. I don't know where I would even start with a game. I don't have that sort of creativity, I'm more of an analytical problem-solver. On seeking it out I do it for three reas...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Thesh wrote:You don't even have to cobtribute; just pick something and see if you can figure it out.

Also, I suppose I should mention https://projecteuler.net/

I've considered PE, but am terrible at math and 1) it seems to be very mathy 2) it seems to improve math skills more than it does programming.
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Is there any open source software you use? Preferably not something too complex. Figure out a feature you want to add to it, and try to do it. Go to the bug reports and see if you can figure out how to fix bugs. Reading is all well and good, but at some point you just need to dive into it. Just don...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Is there a reason you want to learn C in particular? I want to know the lower-level things, but they are more challenging than say just learning Python. I did start a little Python a while ago and it wasn't bad, along with taking a couple of silly classes last year that covered the most basic of th...
by Fancy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9763
Views: 1572588

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I'm demotivateed by others sometimes. Those 12 year olds probably have some guidance and almost certainly aren't writing in C. Look, programming is hard . And C is a hard language; unless you're practiced or have incredible patience, even the most basic of tasks can be intensely frustrating - it do...

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