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Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russia Offers \$100,000 for Cracking Tor
Replies: 4
Views: 3085

### Re: Russia Offers \$100,000 for Cracking Tor

Doesn't this have some huge implication against the NSA?
1. Navy invents Tor, we can assume the NSA uses it for some things.
2. Russia cracks Tor.
3. Civilians, NSA, government, ducks, and sheep are all at risk of having their privacy invaded!
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Knight was likely right though in that I should jsut keep trying to hammer my way through C since I am already making progress. I'll come to this forum to whine about my crappy code. Hooray! I'm willing to take a look at some code you're having a problem with and help you out. I get the impression ...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Replies: 662
Views: 135105

### Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Thank you for the explanations. I think I ind of grasp it, but won't be using it for a long time so it's not a major concern.

A truth table would have been a nice way to explain it, too.
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Replies: 662
Views: 135105

### Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

It's like +=, -=, etc. & is "binary and" - it performs a bitwise and on the two arguments. x = 0xF3 //(= 11110011) y = 0xA5 //(= 10100101) return x & y will return 0xA1 (=10100101) So x &= y is the same as x = x & y. You do have to be quite careful in C, when chaining mult...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Replies: 662
Views: 135105

### Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

OT: Hotaru, what does the code in your signature do? It doesn't even look standards-compliant. Just curious, what makes you think it's not standards compliant? I don't know what the following operator does and have never seen it: &= Is that even a thing? Along with adding bitwise operations and...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

"Functional" has two somewhat different meanings I'd say. First is that it's a language that "encourages" you to write with things like first-class functions and closures (that is, you can do more than just call functions but you can pass them around as parameters and stuff, som...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I would suggest banging your head against a problem in a specific programming language without worrying about what everyone else says :-p. If you've begun in C, you might as well stick with it until you're comfortable. Its just too much of a momentum change to be switching over to the "latest ...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:10 am UTC
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 343519

### Re: Gun Control

I suspect (though I could of course be wrong) that this assumes the officer's weapon is still holstered, as opposed to being in the ready-fire position already. Yes, the basic assumption in a self defense or non-violent (yet) police contact scenario is that the weapon would start in the state you c...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Learning assembly teaches you how things are actually done on the CPU level. It teaches you how memory access works, how registers work, how system calls work and how complex high level concepts like exception handling, garbage collection and dynamic binding are broken down into much simpler concep...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 1405
Views: 224541

I guess coming from a virgin this is a bit silly sounding but it's what I imagine you yell after "funtime" with a girl. Right as you "finish" you just begin yelling TRIPLE LOG TRIPLE LOG TRIPLE LOG in increasing intensity until she asks you what's wrong, and then continue as thou...
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Replies: 662
Views: 135105

### Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

OT: Hotaru, what does the code in your signature do? It doesn't even look standards-compliant. It looks like it returns the factor of the number "n" under specific circumstances. If the heuristics don't play out, then it returns 0. For example, "60" has a factor of 2 (and 3 and ...
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Replies: 662
Views: 135105

### Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

OT: Hotaru, what does the code in your signature do? It doesn't even look standards-compliant.
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

But ASM is hell to assemble. I guess I could alias or script it...and I can't seem to find any good tutorials on that either. Sometimes that half the battle: finding a good book/tut on whatever it is you want to learn.
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Long quote goes here I guess I maybe don't understand low level things. Low-level involves manual interaction with memory and whatnot, which C has. Higher level languages like Python don't, do they? I started Project Euler but was learning more math than programming. Right now I'm going through &qu...
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

C is more interesting and useful towards my end goals. Low(er)-level things are fun. Higher-level things, not so much. I'm sensing you're not at a level where the difference is meaningful. If you're still at the stage where you're getting used to thinking about the problem solving, algorithms and m...
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Looking at the hacks and snippets thread somebdoy configured emacs so typing "\or" outputs "||" and similar things. Is this possible with ye old Vim? Another way: :imap \or \|\| (The backslashes before the |'s are because | normally separates commands.) You can also use function...
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Looking at the hacks and snippets thread somebdoy configured emacs so typing "\or" outputs "||" and similar things.

Is this possible with ye old Vim?
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was going to get back into programming, so I remade my github and acquisitioned a book on C. Looked at the section I left off on--memory management, and backed up. Now I remember why I got so intimidated and quit. Back to my other (pipe)dreams and aspirations, no? Don't start with C. Python Java ...
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was going to get back into programming, so I remade my github and acquisitioned a book on C.

Looked at the section I left off on--memory management, and backed up. Now I remember why I got so intimidated and quit.
Back to my other (pipe)dreams and aspirations, no?
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 756
Views: 253583

### Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Triple Log wrote:So there's a movie where a meteor hits earth and it turns out to have life on it. The life evolves rapidly (from a blue goo, I think?) into full blown dinosaurs.

There's a white guy and a black guy. They're with USGS or something.

image redacted

Yes, that was exactly it. Thanks.
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books with contrasting reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 3305

### Books with contrasting reviews

What do you guys do when a book has two type of people reviewing it: those who give it a zero and trash it, or those who give it a five and hail it as the greatest thing to ever happen. What makes you decide that you'll read this book or won't read it? Do you consider the author, the type of story, ...
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Xenomortis wrote:I have spent far too long synchronising my .vimrc's and plugins across the different machines I use...
At least the merging part is done now; should be easier to maintain consistency now.

Did you do it manually? Script? Through Git(hub)?
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If you don't sleep, you can master those topics in half the time... Assuming sleep deprivation doesn't hurt your ability to learn, and as someogre wjio hasntrt slpet in tew daujs i cna say it hadg affevtrd me. That looks like about 3 days of deprivation to me. Going for the world record? You do rea...
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 145823

### Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Thanks.

Now what about the bike? At what point should I sit down and consider buying a nice bike?
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Xenomortis wrote:
Triple Log wrote:I like physics, math, and literature too. All things that take a lifetime to master.

Don't worry, and take your time; you've got a lifetime of it!

But only one.
Maybe 50 or 60 years from today. To master four topics with massive depth and breadth.
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Jplus wrote:bunch of text goes here

I'm still trying to learn. I was doing great learning some C, some Python, and on occasion looking at a little bit of ASM, but it got old.

I like physics, math, and literature too. All things that take a lifetime to master.
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: At what age should fitness be taught
Replies: 3
Views: 5639

### At what age should fitness be taught

How young is too young to start teaching children about a healthy lifestyle?
How old is too late?

What impacts might this have on a child's body image, etc.
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

My interest in coding is diminishing. So many other things I would also like to know, so little time.
I haven't touched code in 4 days!
How do any of you stay motivated?
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 756
Views: 253583

### Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

So there's a movie where a meteor hits earth and it turns out to have life on it. The life evolves rapidly (from a blue goo, I think?) into full blown dinosaurs.

There's a white guy and a black guy. They're with USGS or something.
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BIKE 10,000 miles
Replies: 261
Views: 145823

### Re: BIKE 10,000 miles

Just been thinking about getting into biking, but all I have is a basic bike from several years ago. No handbrakes, not mountain bike, just basic old everything.

Does wearing all of the biking apparel really help the average person? Is an investment in shorts and everything really worth it?
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?
Replies: 47
Views: 28607

### Re: Which Female Singer has the most beautiful Voice?

Laura Jansen

Let me correct that...
Any female singer who has done something alongisde Armin van Buuren has a beautiful voice
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:20 pm UTC
Topic: How2Draw
Replies: 0
Views: 7019

### How2Draw

How do I learn to draw in pencil?

Cana nyone suggest a site or whatever?
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mechanical or Wood
Replies: 22
Views: 12174

### Mechanical or Wood

Pencils. Do you prefer mechanical or wooden.

Why.

Any specfifc brands in general, or for any specific purpose?
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9870
Views: 1781185

### Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I feel like I lose any ability to code almost instantly. Like, even taking a short one week break, the syntax and maybe some standard features of languages just become lost on me and I'll spend forever just wondering if something like what I am trying to do is already included/