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by myrcutio
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?
Replies: 5
Views: 3663

Re: How do I learn to make website as a programmer?

Wordpress can be good, but you're paying a pretty hefty premium for their wysiwyg interface. If you already know all the underlying technologies it's probably just as easy to set up your own local stack and host static html/css/js on S3 with a domain redirect, assuming you want something simple. My ...
by myrcutio
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1589: "Frankenstein"
Replies: 103
Views: 14555

Re: 1589: "Frankenstein"

Can we get one on the proper pronunciation of Cthulhu now?
by myrcutio
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"
Replies: 87
Views: 29826

Re: What-If 0113: "Visit Every State"

I'm surprised Randall didn't mention the explosion option, maybe he doesn't want to draw a bit of someone's foot landing in Alaska. Similarly, you could take the pinball approach where you descend from space in a sealed container at intense speeds, and bounce off strategically placed kinetic missile...
by myrcutio
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Dark room problem
Replies: 4
Views: 5107

Dark room problem

I have a problem, and I suspect it exists somewhere else under another name, but I thought I'd lay it out as an analogy and let someone smarter than I tell me if there is a solution. Here's the setup: There's a party, and it's really packed. Wall to wall bodies, but there's enough room for one or tw...
by myrcutio
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1267: "Mess"
Replies: 110
Views: 18417

Re: 1267: "Mess"

It bugs the crap out of me when people say this about their cars. My car has a three foot deep sea of trash in the backseat, your single sweaty sock on the floorboards does not phase me.
by myrcutio
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 28283

Re: 1263: "Reassuring"

For anyone wanting some background, Randall is probably referring to http://senseis.xmp.net/?ComputerGo#toc3 . It's also a little hyperbolic to say programs will beat humans soon, as the current bots only beat strong amateurs in very specific circumstances. Humans are still significantly better in j...
by myrcutio
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1263: "Reassuring"
Replies: 152
Views: 28283

1263: "Reassuring"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/reassuring.png http://xkcd.com/1263/ Alt: 'At least humans are better at quietly amusing ourselves, oblivious to our pending obsolescence' thought the human, as a nearby Dell Inspiron contentedly displayed the same bouncing geometric shape screensaver it had been running...
by myrcutio
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Austin, TX area
Replies: 4
Views: 17235

Re: Austin area meetup?

Hackerspace looks like a fun place, how about a meetup say, April 16th @ 8pm?
by myrcutio
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Austin, TX area
Replies: 4
Views: 17235

[US] Austin, TX area

Now that SXSW is over and all the non-native crazies have vacated, any interest in a local meetup?
by myrcutio
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: ARGH! What's your favorite coding horror story?
Replies: 18
Views: 14123

ARGH! What's your favorite coding horror story?

I work a great deal with a templating language called freemarker. It's a decent language, has lots of support for macros, lists, and can do some cool things with nesting. A little while ago, one of my back end developers decided that he could make it "better", and so he started to write hi...
by myrcutio
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's the point of HTML
Replies: 21
Views: 8393

Re: What's the point of HTML

I would suggest downloading Sublimetext and just start writing tags and see what happens. Add a css file and put background colors, borders, hover states and such to different elements and play with it. Eventually you will want to start getting into templating systems (please don't start with PHP, t...
by myrcutio
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Tetris variants: post em here!
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Tetris variants: post em here!

It's almost a rite of passage for a programmer to recreate tetris, so there's a number of variations floating around. Post up your version (code preferable) and let's see how others have solved the same problems. Here's my version using pygame: #!/usr/bin/python import time, pygame, sys, random, cop...
by myrcutio
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1036: "Reviews"
Replies: 74
Views: 17835

Re: 1036: "Reviews"

It's interesting that several people mentioned sites with vastly different standards of reviews. Most sites moderate their reviews based on a set of guidelines, and some guidelines are really, really bad. Newegg is one of the bad ones, Consumer Reports is not. In fact, Best Buy is a huge proponent o...
by myrcutio
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 38657

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

the first time I heard etiology was in a classics course in reference to creation myths. with all the biology and linguistics in this thread, someone needs to stand up for the classics!
by myrcutio
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"
Replies: 119
Views: 38657

Re: 1012: "Wrong Superhero"

A reference to Etymology-man, Entomology-man and Etiology-man in the same comic? It's Ivy-League Justice...League!
by myrcutio
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1285800

Re: Minecraft

Just thought I'd plug for my server, http://www.badaxemine.com:25565 (just http://www.badaxemine.com works too) It's a bukkit server built aroung the Towny plugin. Keeps what you built safe from griefers. There's usually between 3-8 players on at any given time, and about a years worth of cities to ...
by myrcutio
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 58113

Re: GO....

Watching pro games it's sometimes confusing which points they fill in and which they leave unfilled until scoring. It's very common to leave a trailing hane in the corner unconnected, since an atari would be a waste of time (one move, one response, no difference in score = dame) If you haven't notic...
by myrcutio
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Perl and XML parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: Perl and XML parsing

It's working well at the moment, but I couldn't get the syntax right for "for (keys %data)". I tried a few different variations like %$data and {$data} but I eventually gave up ( for (@{$data->{entry}}) seems to work fine) I'm probably getting my arrays and hashes mixed up somewhere, but s...
by myrcutio
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Perl and XML parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: Perl and XML parsing

I got a different result when I ran data::dumper, $VAR1 = { 'entry' => { '1' => { 'postdate' => '1854-12-09T08:47:35', 'content' => 'Boldly they rode and well', 'title' => 'Crimean Pentathlon' }, '2' => { 'postdate' => '1854-12-09T09:50:27', 'content' => 'Storm\'d at with shot and shell', 'title' =>...
by myrcutio
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Perl and XML parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Perl and XML parsing

This is a question that I think probably has an elegant solution that I'm overlooking. I'm trying to write a script that reads in a large xml file with multiple elements called <entry>, and can write the values contained in each entry element to a row in a sql database. I got close with the xml::sim...
by myrcutio
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0977: "Map Projections"
Replies: 353
Views: 124678

Re: 0977: "Map Projections"

is it just me, or is the Hobo-Dyer upside down? I must be missing something...
by myrcutio
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0914: "Ice"
Replies: 92
Views: 50941

Re: 0914: "Ice"

are those kidneys or weenies in the bathtub?
by myrcutio
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 51673

Re: 0889: Turtles

shot in the dark from wildly flailing google search ---> http://turtle-p2p.sourceforge.net/docnodearch.html
by myrcutio
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0810: "Constructive"
Replies: 130
Views: 40967

Re: 0810: "Constructive"

If the spambots result in modding their own coded bretheren "constructive" to such a degree that it passes the bar for accepted commentary, perhaps we shouldn't fight it. It's just the language of the future, and we should learn to speak it. I for one welcome our 14 inch enlarged penis bot...
by myrcutio
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 83726

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

My senior seminar course has ten students. These are fairly bright people, yet about a third of them believe in astrology. This is both saddening and encouraging, since they happen to be my competition in the workforce.
by myrcutio
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 80103

Re: 0806: Tech Support

That's great, if your manufacturer has an online RMA form. There's also a ton of things that can't be RMA'ed, aka services, software, etc. Customers neither know, nor believe that statement. One guy had my shop scan his system for viruses, and brought it back a week later demanding a refund because...
by myrcutio
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0800: "Beautiful Dream"
Replies: 116
Views: 28081

Re: "Beautiful Dream" discussion (#800)

My first thought on reading the alt text was of Ovid's Metamorphoses. It makes sense, since Daphne was turned into a tree while being chased by a rapist Apollo. Comparing the Giving Tree with Ovid makes me think of a nymph with PTSD trying to kill herself, with love. Edit: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comic...
by myrcutio
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0799: "Stephen Hawking"
Replies: 189
Views: 33499

Re: "Stephen Hawking" discussion (#799)

It's kind of funny reading this pissing match over an ancient etiology of creation. Why is it that no one argues in favor of the Gaia origin theory? Hesiod has the same level of scientific description as King James, and a lot more action. Scientific thinking has made its own embarrassing mistakes, w...
by myrcutio
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 20525

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

Darwin award recipients, of course. Darwin awards tend to favor situations in which the participants died mid-copulation. They would have to be having sex on a tin roof in the middle of a thunderstorm to get a Darwin award. That said, I invoke Rule 34 of the internet, and will begin searching for m...
by myrcutio
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0794: "Inside Joke"
Replies: 131
Views: 30541

Re: ''Inside Joke'' Discussion #974

am i the only one that sees a problem with a possible muslim buying a ham from a possible jew? My observations are based entirely on a TV-educated stereotype of what muslims and jews look like btw.
by myrcutio
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Geocentrism" Prediction for #792
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

"Geocentrism" Prediction for #792

Given the trend of recent events and Slashdot articles, I predict that the next article by Randall will be on the subject of geocentrism, in reaction to the farcical convention being held on the topic. In the case that I'm right, i claim f1r5t p0s7. Apologies to all geocentrists and Terry Jones, the...
by myrcutio
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 26578

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

painful as it is, i do wonder how many couples are actually able to maintain any substantial physical contact all night. After-sex not withstanding, there's only a few comfortable positions that don't result in numb limbs.
by myrcutio
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0777: "Pore Strips"
Replies: 71
Views: 21553

Re: "Pore Strips" discussion (#777)

get my head out, randall?
by myrcutio
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0767: "Temper"
Replies: 159
Views: 39990

0767: "Temper"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/temper.png Title-Text: Mr. Rogers projected an air of genuine, unwavering, almost saintly pure-hearted decency. But when you look deeper, at the person behind the image ... that's exactly what you find there, too. He's exactly what he appears to be. Mr Rogers always frig...
by myrcutio
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0765: "Dilution"
Replies: 211
Views: 43420

Re: "Homeopathy" Discussion

I can't help but wonder if diluted semen is easier to clean up. Controlled experiment anyone?
by myrcutio
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 17826

Re: "DFS" Discussion

if only there was a graph for the number of searches done while not wearing pants/proximity to a date or woman
by myrcutio
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0757: "Toot"
Replies: 103
Views: 20140

Re: "Toot" discussion (#757)

He missed one--hiring teams of vuvuzela players to follow your most hated enemies for the rest of their days, or your most worshiped idols, whichever is more accessible.
by myrcutio
Wed May 19, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0742: "Campfire"
Replies: 59
Views: 18998

Re: "Campfire" Discussion

In the next episode of XKCD: a vicious axemurdering root assaults your homeserver with killall scripts!

Love the lighting around the campfire, alot of nice artwork this last week or so.
by myrcutio
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0712: "Single Ladies"
Replies: 109
Views: 29609

Re: "Single Ladies" Discussion

Just in case anyone doesn't know where all the uber-nerds are getting their information (since it's not from the LotR trilogy) Tolkien and his son wrote a mythos for Middle-Earth called The Silmarillion. It's actually a very dry, difficult to read text, and not very popular because of this. If you'r...
by myrcutio
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert
Replies: 43
Views: 15384

Re: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert

"You'll find most things in linux are just that easy," is a very brave statement. When in doubt, sudo apt-get install "anything-imaginable". Free. If that ain't easy then slap my ass and call me Jobs. For me, Ubuntu "just works" almost 90% of the time without even cons...

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