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by hppavilion1
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1527: "Humans"
Replies: 97
Views: 19550

Re: 1527: "Humans"

If you add &butiwouldratherbereading=somethingmorehistoricallyaccurate to the end of a Dinosaur Comic's URL, you get an alternative view where all the dinosaurs have feathers (there are other modes too- for example, you can make T. Rex less naked with somethingwheretrexwearsmore, I believe, and-...
by hppavilion1
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

Instead of objects, concepts. Functions can return more than once, and put the returned value into a queue. Return can also be raised to a power, as in: return^n x , resulting in it returning from a caller. return^1 x is just return, but return^2 x returns from its caller and return^3 x returns from...
by hppavilion1
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

Oh god. Something I could parse with PLY as a n00b would be appreciated.
by hppavilion1
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

This post covers the Type System of the xkcd Phone Programming Language On the Curry-Howard(-Lambek) Correspondence Instances of types are proofs of that type. I'm just going to let that sink in for those of you who haven't heard of Curry/Howard. If you know anything about the Curry-Howard C...
by hppavilion1
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

<snip> That's an easy one: Expressions should go from START to } start to ) will also work but START to ) will be interpreted as a comment. Statements should go from { to END Removing special character meanings (a la bash single quotes) will be done by adding three space-characters followed by a ta...
by hppavilion1
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

Re: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

In this post, I would like to cover the alternatives to classical, classy OO supported by the xkcd phone language. Getting something straight OO does not imply classes. While most languages that support OO typically use classes, that is not the only way that an OO language can be implemented- for an...
by hppavilion1
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language
Replies: 21
Views: 6667

xkcd Phone: Application Programming Language

This language is only semi-serious, but development is actually planned XKCDs 1363 and 1465 introduced us to the xkcd phone: A cell phone with features that you would never want. To date, as far as I can tell, no language has been introduced to allow us to make apps for the xkcd phone or xkcd phone...
by hppavilion1
Wed May 27, 2015 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with What If-style Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Re: Help with What If-style Citations

Sorry for the bump, but for any curious, I learned JS and figured out that I wasn't importing JQuery. I'm stupid. Problem solved
by hppavilion1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with What If-style Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Re: Help with What If-style Citations

If that isn't working, is it possible Javascript is disabled in the browser you're using? Is this being done at school? There might be security restrictions. What browser and version have you tried this code on? I was using firefox and it WAS at school, but I'm pretty sure they don't have javascrip...
by hppavilion1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with What If-style Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Re: Help with What If-style Citations

JSFiddle [1] using official source code. Requires JQuery. I tried fiddling around with a CSS only solution, but *shrug* not tonight. [1] No guarantee that I know how to use JSFiddle. User beware. OK, it just refuses to work. I put the CSS in a stylesheet and used the right statements to use it. I c...
by hppavilion1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with What If-style Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Re: Help with What If-style Citations

Dopefish wrote:I don't know html or web site things, but have you tried just viewing the page source on the what if pages and seeing if you can just copy the appropriate code?

Yes. I have.
by hppavilion1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with What If-style Citations
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Help with What If-style Citations

I'm making a website for a school project and would like to use What If-style citations to make it pretty. I found a thread on the fora about it, but the answers given don't work. It just prints: "[1]0.54 (•)>m -3 " into the middle of the page. Anyone have any help on this? I'm probably be...
by hppavilion1
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Easter Eggs

I don't know where to put this, but the site is full of good places for easter eggs that are going wasted. For example: ⋅  xkcd.com/0/ ⋅  xkcd.com/pi/ ⋅  xkcd.com/secret/ (duh) ⋅  xkcd.com/b/ etc. etc. etc. What'd be interesting is a series of comics that form...
by hppavilion1
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Right to Record
Replies: 72
Views: 21808

Re: The Right to Record

eSOANEM wrote:Seeing as it's basically impossible for someone to get by never going out in public, I don't think that logic's really fair to apply here.

Challenge accepted.
You can order groceries online, work from home, and that's all you need to do in life as far as I can remember.
by hppavilion1
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Civilian-enforced traffic laws
Replies: 60
Views: 15594

Re: Civilian-enforced traffic laws

Qaanol wrote:owners can get people who borrow their cars to sign a contract to pay any fines incurred.

Do you expect people to get out a contract every time they let a friend drive the car?
No.
No you don't.
by hppavilion1
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The ethics of teleportation
Replies: 116
Views: 38322

Re:

Suppose I put you into a state of suspended animation, cut you into 6 pieces (four limbs, torso, and head), essentially killing but preserving you, then put you on a truck to your destination, where you were reassembled and revitalized. I don't really see a problem with that. The teleportation you'...
by hppavilion1
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 92896

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

I have family who immediately mute the TV or leave the room once commercials start. Should this be considered unethical? I'm sure someone has already said this, but I'd like to point out that TV doesn't (or at least used to not) have any way to tell if you mute the TV on the commercials. Historical...
by hppavilion1
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 47171

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

In pseudo-code, assuming that you have all the stuff set up,

Code: Select all

string message=Input //Input comes from the email thing
wait until date=input2 and time=input3//input 2 is a date, input 3 is a time
send message


OR just use Boomerang for Gmail
by hppavilion1
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 12075

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

Well, there should probably be a notification to other spouses, but they do not get veto power. If they don't want him/her (for the purposes of this, we assume the spouse marrying a second person is male) marrying someone else, they just ask him and if he says no, live with it or leave him. They do ...
by hppavilion1
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How free do you want your Free Speak?
Replies: 83
Views: 21750

Re: How free do you want your Free Speak?

As free as mathematically possible, minus anything that can cause actual significantly harmful effects.
by hppavilion1
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 318526

Re: Gun Control

1) Never fired one. Have objected to using firearms for recreational reasons on personal grounds. 2) Gun control is tricky. I personally think they should be allowed generally, not because I like them (They SUCK. Very few circumstances in which they would be useful) but because banning them just add...

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