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by JoshJ
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0545: "Neutrality Schmeutrality"
Replies: 136
Views: 36060

Re: "Neutrality Schmeutrality" discussion

If the article doesn't exist, you count the number of words in the "this article does not exist" page. Bogusarticlethatdoesnotexist From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for Bogusarticlethatdoesnotexist in Wikipedia to ...
by JoshJ
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0540: "Base System"
Replies: 220
Views: 66483

Re: "Base System" discussion

dennisw wrote:It's not null-terminated.

That implies that there's an opportunity for a buffer overflow. :wink:

And today's trending Twitter topic is a perfect match for this comic, too:
http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23nerdpickuplines
by JoshJ
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0537: "Ducklings"
Replies: 150
Views: 43799

Re: "Ducklings" Discussion

ftr wrote:You should know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon! Lose 2 levels!

(Kudos to anyone who gets it)

Munchkin! Awesome game, even if it is overpriced.
by JoshJ
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 59123

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

As a math major, I can say that the tilde sign (~) is perfectly acceptable as a logical operator and means pretty much the same thing as a bang (!) for you computer science people. In C-derived languages, ~ means bitwise NOT as opposed to logical NOT. It is important to note the difference, because...
by JoshJ
Wed May 14, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0423: "Finish Line"
Replies: 67
Views: 15565

Re: "Finish Line" discussion

ANYTHING is more fun than a Blue Shell. Annoying things really shouldn't exist. Punishing good players is crappy game design.
by JoshJ
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0318: "Nostalgia"
Replies: 144
Views: 30396

Somewhere on the Interweb, I once saw a page that had the Goatse guy shitting primes...first the 2 came out, then 3, 5, and so on. No way I'm googling for it, though; if you really want to see it, it's probably there somewhere. That... Yes. That's so obscure that I need to see it. I actually came v...
by JoshJ
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Making spam not look like spam (passing a Turing Test)
Replies: 26
Views: 5793

__Kit wrote:Quoting a random post followed by 'QFT' and a link?

QFT
by JoshJ
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0305: "Rule 34"
Replies: 196
Views: 110771

Delbin wrote:Belgium?

Read Hitchiker's.
by JoshJ
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0297: "Lisp Cycles"
Replies: 86
Views: 24106

If you have AutoCAD the "vlide" command brings up a fairly easy visual LISP ide with syntax highlighting and auto-format (which works WONDERS at navigating the maze of parentheses you find yourself in.)

Other than emacs, I have no idea what a real standalone lisp programmer would use.
by JoshJ
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0293: "RTFM"
Replies: 86
Views: 24102

zenten wrote:
notzeb wrote:Speaking of the good old days, I still remember the days when I coded in vi with no backspace.

PAIN.


I take it you didn't have arrow keys either?

That's what esc h/j/k/l x is for.
by JoshJ
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0294: "Bookstore"
Replies: 144
Views: 27737

I had to register in order to make the obvious connection between this scenario and Nethack. Don't tell me I'm the only one who thought of shopkeepers in Nethack when they read this comic? I didn't think of it, but that's an excellent connection. "This is not a library!" Of course, that's...
by JoshJ
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stupid NP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 8620

No, if both playlists are empty start completely over. Though why we're emptying playlists is beyond me. Artists is a named array containing the titles of the songs, implementation varies by language Pseudocode: def getsong(x) i=1 // 0 if your artists array starts at 0 while i<x // could be...
by JoshJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0127: "The Fast and the Furious"
Replies: 14
Views: 8783

I use the parade car, one of the toads (whee mushrooms) and Boo.
by JoshJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Staying cool in the Summer without AC
Replies: 69
Views: 11247

In a 225 sq. ft. room (15'x15') you need a 6-7k BTU unit. Since you'll be running a computer (or more) let's say 7k. People still use BTU's? It's called a kilojoule people! (well, almost)[/quote] I'm working at a mechanical engineering firm, and everything's in BTUs or tons (12,000 BTU=1 ton). A ha...
by JoshJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I ask only the Impossible...
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Can't you just download the .deb file from somewhere, then use a flash drive to transfer to Kubuntu? Only problems there are when dependencies are needed that you don't have... You'd think that, but it doesn't fvcking work. I'm convinced that you can't actually do it without making a local reposito...
by JoshJ
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stupid NP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 8620

No, if both playlists are empty start completely over. Though why we're emptying playlists is beyond me. Artists is a named array containing the titles of the songs, implementation varies by language Pseudocode: def getsong(x) i=1 // 0 if your artists array starts at 0 while i<x // could be ...
by JoshJ
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 45960

I've completed DD on Mirror Mode, and that's one of the hardest thing's I've ever done. There was a LOT of screaming, and when I won I endet up runnign around the room screaming "FUCK YEAH! TAKE THAT YOU FUCKING CHEATING AI!" and doing the Voctory Dance. It was better than killing Ridley ...
by JoshJ
Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I have delved into Wikipedia, and found the Raptors' secrets
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

I have delved into Wikipedia, and found the Raptors' secrets

Image

The Raptors have an Air Force. Be afraid, be very afraid.
by JoshJ
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0277: "Long Light"
Replies: 119
Views: 29511

I've come across railroad crossing gates that were stuck down due to a stupid glitch. Entire lines of cars were making 'questionably legal' manuevers around the gates, alternating sides. Crazy stuff. And yes, I went through, the track was closed for repairs, which is probably why the gates were stuc...
by JoshJ
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 49021

I think a scientific calculator with all its functionality in ROM is about as close to a "perfectly secure" computer as you're going to get, and it's definitely far from useless.
by JoshJ
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 49021

It's not a backflip. The guy is facing the motorcycle (note the knees), and flips over forward, turning in mid-air so he lands properly on the motorcycle.
by JoshJ
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 49021

orra wrote:
scowdich wrote:For the record, almost all distributions of Linux come with a motorcycle and backflip-tutoring software.

OK, so there's not quite the backflipping element, but there's always xmoto.

If you can't backflip in xmoto, you fail.
by JoshJ
Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Passionate about a calculator?
Replies: 139
Views: 23399

I still use my TI-83 silver. I have a TI-89, but I don't like how it doesn't take you immediately to the calculation screen (can you set it up to do that?). Also I find entering equations to be tedious. Maybe I'm just a TI-89 newbie though. Boo to casio... You can set it up to take you to the calcu...
by JoshJ
Wed May 09, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 1-2+3-4... = -1/4
Replies: 22
Views: 8027

So the result 1/4 is a sort of average on the partial sums of the series 1 - 2 + 3 - 4 + ... You can see this by looking at the average of say the 51st term (26) and the 50th term (-25) : 1/2. Then look at the average of the 52nd (-26) and 51st term (26): 0. Now we compute the averages of the avera...
by JoshJ
Wed May 02, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A subset of the unit square
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Sure.

Define S as { x=.5 ; 0<y<1}
by JoshJ
Wed May 02, 2007 8:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
Replies: 56
Views: 14293

Not mine. Found it on Facebook, dunno if the guy who posted it there is the creator. ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ρ...
by JoshJ
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Testing the waters: Is this the right forum?
Replies: 29
Views: 19477

by JoshJ
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Limericks
Replies: 270
Views: 54399

I once knew a man from Japan
Whose verses simply would not scan
When I asked him why this was so,
His reply would invariably go-
"I always try to put as many words in the last line as I possibly can."
by JoshJ
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Calvinball
Replies: 224
Views: 32979

I wrangle my paperwork through the Vogonian bureacracy and get the ball. I then throw the ball at the Vogon leader, knocking him down and scoring 42 points.
by JoshJ
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0253: "Highway Engineer Pranks"
Replies: 112
Views: 43549

bbctol wrote:My favorite experience with driving (well, being in a car) was the fine city of Sparta, Greece. It's a nice, simple grid. With no stoplights or signs. Turn at your own risk.

That is madness!
by JoshJ
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Calvinball
Replies: 224
Views: 32979

You're standing in Zone 34! The next person to post after you can take the ball from you!

Oh, wait, that's me.

*yoink*
by JoshJ
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: xkcd tribute on my webcomic
Replies: 8
Views: 5585

cron?
by JoshJ
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 245543

It doesn't have to be declared invalid. I'll simply continue the loop.
Dollis Hill.
:roll:
by JoshJ
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: obi-wan
Replies: 156
Views: 20924

Use the Force, Lucas.

Obi-Wan, I need a book to read.
by JoshJ
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0253: "Highway Engineer Pranks"
Replies: 112
Views: 43549

Click the "link to this page" button.
by JoshJ
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0253: "Highway Engineer Pranks"
Replies: 112
Views: 43549

Re: "Highway Engineer Pranks" Discussion

http://xkcd.com/c253.html I'm pretty sure there are at least two of these configurations in Louisville. Seriously, we have a joining of three interstates called "spaghetti junction". Highway engineers are certainly a cruel group. You've got nothing on Atlanta then. http://upload.wikimedia...
by JoshJ
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Find the average of two numbers
Replies: 146
Views: 30855

amadeobellotti wrote:
Yakk wrote:Even in python, integers have maximium and minimium values.

If (a+b) is greater than the maximium allowed integer value, the above code fails.


o ok well you could use longs or doubles couldn't you?

Even longs and doubles have maximum and minimum values...
by JoshJ
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collaborative Effort
Replies: 19
Views: 5781

Firefox extension: Meta-tabs: Seriously. Why can't I make a tab that contains other tabs in Firefox? I tend to browse along trees, and would like to be able to group my browsing accordingly.

This is already possible.

put this in the URL bar:

chrome://browser/content/browser.xul

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