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by akashra
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Source code for Java's Arrays.sort?
Replies: 14
Views: 11370

Re: Source code for Java's Arrays.sort?

As said, just unpack that src.zip file in your JDK directory, or point Eclipse/your IDE to it. Since Java's native sort is a mergesort, it's pretty quick, but it eats memory. QuickSort can be implemented to be multi-threaded; it can even be implemented to (more efficiently) talk to the other threads...
by akashra
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

I'm not trying to sound condescending by this, but I'm sure it might get taken that way. But I mean this in a purely educational/informational way. Unfortunately those kinds of rules of thumb bits of info you get from the web, as you're using, are only good until you get to a certain level. Once you...
by akashra
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

Good luck! I haven't done any sort of competitive riding, but last weekend I rode 92 miles (148km) on gently rolling terrain. It was awesome. Asad Sadly it really didn't work out, and I was seriously crushed by having to pull out on the third lap due to a knee injury :( It was announced today that ...
by akashra
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

Speaking of long-distance cycling, I have my big A-priority race on Saturday night - 6 hours at Eumeralla Scout Camp in Anglesea, 2 hours of which is under lights.

Hope the knee holds up - there's 240 solo entries this year, up from 135 last year - it's going to be massive.
by akashra
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Vague and newbish question about C versus java
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: Vague and newbish question about C versus java

Rysto wrote:
akashra wrote: (the MSVC compiler being widely considered the fastest out there).

I think that Intel might have a thing to say here.

Yes: "We're still playing catch-up".
by akashra
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Vague and newbish question about C versus java
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: Vague and newbish question about C versus java

From the old days it's a pretty common misconception that's carried on that "Java is slow". The reality is that modern virtual machines can run just as quick as native msvc-compiled C (the MSVC compiler being widely considered the fastest out there). Of course C provides a lot more ease of...
by akashra
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Methods for Destroying CDs/DVDs
Replies: 83
Views: 9082

Re: Methods for Destroying CDs/DVDs

If they are only aluminium coated on the top, with no protective ceramic layer, just go over the top surface (ie, not the read side, the side you'd print a label on to) with steel wool or a scotch-brite.
The aluminium should just flake off. It'll make a mess though.
by akashra
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 33720

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

The first time I saw 'Garden State', I watched it another 3 times within the first 48 hours. I think it's reasonable to therefore I could bear watching it the 14ish times it would fill in a 24 hour block.
by akashra
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I want to set up an IRC server
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: I want to set up an IRC server

Don't do it! (running your own server, that is).

I used to be +o in ircnet, and run servers on a number of small networks (back when they weren't so small though, hrm). The associated problems with running your own is really not worth it - just use an established network and run your own channel.
by akashra
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

In what was supposed to be "last-minute training" for the 2009 MTBA Australian Marathon Championships next Sunday, a goup of us went out on an absolute smashfest today, 65km but by god it was the longest and hardest 65km I've ever ridden - three A graders hammering out a route that resulte...
by akashra
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

Yeah, seat should be at crotch height when standing, right? Saddle height and position is different for every rider. You want it high enough that your hips don't rock (usually due to poor core strength) and your knee can't lock out when you drop your ankle on the pedals. There should be a subtle bu...
by akashra
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

Most data I record with a Garmin Edge 705; on the road bike it's paired with a CycleOps PowerTap PRO+.
by akashra
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

Oh yeah, so I said I'd provide some info on how Chase The Sun went last Sunday. Basically I pulled up fine - because it bucketed down with rain, my heart rate was really low as you were worrying more about the bike sliding around than powering out of corners, so when I finished up I felt like I coul...
by akashra
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Flexibility... I don't have it. >.<
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Flexibility... I don't have it. >.<

When I was in early high school, as an example measurement I was around +8cm on a sit+reach. Then I got through uni having not done sport for a few years, and within ~6 months of cycling I was at -12cm or more. Stretching 8 times a day for just a few minutes got me back to +8cm in the space of about...
by akashra
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:48 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Long distance Cycling
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Re: Long distance Cycling

I know this'll sound nasty, but frankly if you're riding and not wearing a helmet, you deserve everything you get. The American brainlessness that you don't need to wear one just baffles me (and well, anyone from the rest of the world frankly). Anyhow, to actually be helpful with an answer: I do end...
by akashra
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Clipless pedals
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Clipless pedals

Speaking of which, replaced the road cleats last Saturday, so time for new mountain cleats too:

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by akashra
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bicycle Etiquette: Drafting
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Bicycle Etiquette: Drafting

There's generally no concern with riders drafting off you, though it does seem a little cheap and thankless, I'd recommend you make sure they know you're there. About three weeks I was coming back alone up Beach Road putting out ~280W against a massive headwind - when I stopped at a set of lights to...
by akashra
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How do you decompress a video file?
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: How do you decompress a video file?

Um...... you're wrong. It's easier to get 30 that way than 29.97. In fact, the telecine process typically used for converting from film to NTSC actually _does_ convert it to 30, then slows it down the extra 0.1% to get 29.97. Actually what I posted was wrong, but certainly not for the reasons you'v...
by akashra
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How do you decompress a video file?
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: How do you decompress a video file?

29.97? That's awfully...precise. What's going on there? Um, why wouldn't it be precise? It's a well-defined standard. Probably what's bothering you is more that it's not a nice round number. The history here is that Black & White TV was originally 30 frames per second, but to fit a color signal...
by akashra
Sat May 30, 2009 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I love to ride my bicycle.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2870

Re: I love to ride my bicycle.......

I've been told shock absorbers are really quite nice, comfort-wise. Such things have always been well beyond my price range. Are easily-removable seats a standard feature these days? It might do something to deter theft if you kept the seat with you. Being 135lbs you're going to have the same probl...
by akashra
Sat May 30, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Clipless pedals
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Clipless pedals

Absolutely go clipless. With proper technique, power gains of up to 70% are possible. I started off using a single-sided SPD pedal, which meant I could not only use regular shoes, but when I wasn't confident on terrain had a side I could use without being clipped in. Shimano have a plastic adaptor t...
by akashra
Sun May 24, 2009 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: interval training? (lose weight and mountains)
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: interval training? (lose weight and mountains)

Interval training is for increasing your LT and VO2max; while this will help you raise your thresholds and limits at which you can sustain and therefore burn more energy (and increase performance), in themselves they're not an ideal weight-loss exercise. Of course, if the average intensity and actua...
by akashra
Sun May 17, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 177736

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last one I went to was Evermore quite a few years back. Next will probably be Pink, unless Avenue Q counts.
by akashra
Tue May 12, 2009 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 176671

Re: Song Identification!

It's Dakota by the Stereophonics. It took me a while - I originally thought it was Coldplay, which it wasn't (duh). I knew I'd heard it before and then discovered it on the Best Driving Music CD in my stereo I was listening to this morning. :oops: WTF? Sorry, but that's not even close - It sounds n...
by akashra
Mon May 11, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 176671

Re: Song Identification!

Anyone think they can identify this one? Sorry, you're going to have to ignore the voiceover. http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/97682/identify-this-track.mp3 It's been used for years in Ten's F1 coverage, and it's also been used in SBS's coverage of the Tour de France - each time I've been able to get a re...
by akashra
Sat May 02, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135071

Re: cycling

SIGS is different to their CVT stuff. As for Hammerschmidt, I'll be taking on factory sponsorship from a major bike/frame manufacturer in August this year (when the race season kicks in for me). I was considering running Hammerschmidt on my XC Enduro Race bike since the 2010 frame design supports th...
by akashra
Fri May 01, 2009 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I <3 Compression Bandages
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: I <3 Compression Bandages

100rpm.

Now stop and say it with me again.

100rpm.
by akashra
Fri May 01, 2009 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135071

Re: cycling

Meteorswarm wrote:What do you guys think of the first bit of this article? CVT for a bike? I can't find any more information about it, but it seems pretty neat if it's not obnoxiously heavy.

SRAM have had a CVT hub for ages, and yes - as you described, it's obnoxiously heavy.
by akashra
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: bike commuting
Replies: 49
Views: 5320

Re: bike commuting

Where are these numbers coming from? I can understand an estimate, but that seems a bit high for just city biking. And 64km commute? I wouldn't expect anyone to bike that far; that's like between towns (at least here, anyway), would it not overall be cheaper to move closer to work? As for my own bi...
by akashra
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: bike commuting
Replies: 49
Views: 5320

Re: bike commuting

Of course you're supposed to try to land a certain way, but the simple fact is things don't always go to plan. If they did, you wouldn't be coming off in the first place. Here's some basic numbers for my trip. Public transport, $165/month. vs 64km commute, avg for me is ~2100kcal at 66kg and 64ml/kg...
by akashra
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How to build muscle?
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Re: How to build muscle?

The short answer is 'creatine' (combined with other exercise/weights). I don't actually use it (though I will be during this years build phase), but basically everyone tells me (and everyone else) the only person you're cheating is yourself by not using it. (Creatine is a naturally produced substanc...
by akashra
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 135071

Re: cycling

And I thought I deserved points still riding when it was 4C the other morning. Damn North American weather, that's just crazy. Edit: And on another note, I haven't mentioned this even on my own weblog yet as I was pretty disappointed with second, but... yeah. http://zero.racetime.com.au/photos/IMG_4...
by akashra
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: bike commuting
Replies: 49
Views: 5320

Re: bike commuting

*shrug* My commute each way is 32km, which puts me up to well over 320km for the week if I ride each day - riding takes 70 minutes + a shower, catching the train and the associated walking takes 65 minutes. If you've got a secure place to store your bike and showers around, there's really no excuse....
by akashra
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Managing network data in C++
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Managing network data in C++

It's also about guaranteeing the order in which data arrives. In normal circumstances, for example FPS games, you often don't care about older data. When old position or action data comes in, you often (but not always) just ignore it as things have since changed. The nature of how things work in WoW...
by akashra
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Tournament for Java
Replies: 28
Views: 1847

Re: Coding Tournament for Java

I won't commit to anything like this without knowing what the actual problem is to be solved. Doesn't require a spec or details, but at least an overview of the type of application. I'd also be more comfortable if class/jar files were submitted rather than source initially, and just posted at the co...
by akashra
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C programming - a good IDE?
Replies: 18
Views: 2966

Re: C programming - a good IDE?

Honestly, if you want the best? Switch to Windows and get Visual Studio. I really can't stress this enough. There are still no IDEs that come close to it, and I've gone through a lot in my time.

(Ok: Flame on!)
by akashra
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: dynamic linking in C
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: dynamic linking in C

Google __declspec(dllimport) - better yet, look it up on MSDN.
by akashra
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Server vs desktop CPU
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: Server vs desktop CPU

The E7440 listed is based on Peryn, and has 4 cores per die - 2.4GHz and 16MB of L3 cache. Beckton are the Nehalem based eight-core Xeons, which uses 4xQPI and FB-DDR3. Up to four processors are supported. My understanding, though I would have to check the tech docs, is that the Core i7 processor it...
by akashra
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Email Efficiency
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Email Efficiency

Depends. It can be anything from O(n) to O(n^2) depending on how data is stored in the archive.
by akashra
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 13.6v on the 12v rail
Replies: 32
Views: 2923

Re: 13.6v on the 12v rail

Most power supplies are shipped allowing a 15% error... which is huge, I know.

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