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by WanderingLinguist
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Loop Unrolling: Suggested Interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 7792

Re: Loop Unrolling: Suggested Interval?

Edit: clumsily hit "submit" rather than "preview" and posted an incomplete response If you have a decent compiler, I suspect you're not going to see much of a difference between the regular loop and the unrolled loop unless you disable compiler optimizations. It'd be interesting ...
by WanderingLinguist
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Loop Unrolling: Suggested Interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 7792

Re: Loop Unrolling: Suggested Interval?

Why not just try different intervals and profile the results? If you have a decent compiler, I suspect you're not going to see much of a difference between the regular loop and the unrolled loop unless you disable compiler optimizations. Edit: Most modern compilers will do optimizations (like loop u...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: User Intefaces
Replies: 8
Views: 8648

Re: User Intefaces

It really depends what I'm doing. I couldn't imagine coding without a real keyboard. I also do some translation work. I use a Cherry mechanical keyboard with blue switches. I do a lot of typing, and I'm very picky. Even just doing a lot of input from my laptop keyboard feels uncomfortable. Touch for...
by WanderingLinguist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Level of education
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Level of education

With all this discussion about the fact that a university education is unnecessary, I'm starting to regret being enrolled. Although I suppose it's because of the fact that more provocative ideas become more prominent, or in order words, the frequently repeated statement that if it bleeds, it leads....
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Level of education
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Level of education

. . .it's rare to need more than a BS . . . higher education is a plus, but not a requirement. This. I have no degree whatsoever (at any level, in any field), and yet I work as a senior software engineer. This is something of a big deal, since I live in Korea, where it's very difficult to find any ...
by WanderingLinguist
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"
Replies: 86
Views: 25953

Re: 1197: "All Adobe Updates"

My pet peeve is the Adobe Reader update - it's a bloody PDF reader, why does it need updating so often? It's not like the PDF format changes so much or that it's a major security threat Actually, it IS a major security threat, because it has so many executable and internet-enabled features that no ...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 62192

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Now just add this in there somewhere: http://www.nsubway.co.kr/korea/seoul/seoulsubwaymapen.htm Oh wow, that's a really out-of-date map of the Seoul subway system. It's missing six whole subway lines! ⋅  Line 9 ⋅  Gyeongchun Line ⋅  Gyeongeui Line ⋅  AREX Lin...
by WanderingLinguist
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)
Replies: 29
Views: 11962

Re: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)

Countries I've lived in: USA, South Korea Languages I speak: ⋅  English (Native) ⋅  Korean (Fluent) ⋅  Japanese (High Intermediate) ⋅  Mandarin Chinese (Beginner) ⋅  Modern Standard Arabic (Beginner) Why do I speak them? Originally, just because it w...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Upgrading my memory
Replies: 49
Views: 24830

Re: Upgrading my memory

Wait, you have 8GB and you're running into memory limitations? Something seems off... Minecraft, without mods, only seems to use about 300~400MB for me. That said, Minecraft is written in Java, so you do need to give it some extra breathing room or it will get sluggish because there's too much burde...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Excel-fu Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3955

Re: Excel-fu Question

It's not "Excel script" (the scripting language for Excel is something else entirely... and I wouldn't mess with it). Those are just formulas. Presumably, you know how to put together some basic formulas like =A1+B2 (if not, you should start by figuring that out). The Excel help includes a...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 1999933

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

It actually is in a wrapper function, for use with a function pointer. Well, thats not so bad then. I was gonna say... "so, what's your problem with C, then?" ... but I re-read you original post, and realized you were complaining about libraries. I guess that's a problem with any language...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 1999933

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

If you're using a compiler (like clang) that adds closure support, you could possibly wrap that up in something a little more concise and reusable -- but unfortunately, closures aren't well supported in any sort of standard way yet... and the syntax can be a bit ugly. Probably not worth it for somet...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Excel-fu Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3955

Re: Excel-fu Question

I haven't used Excel since a few versions ago (prior to the ribbon UI), but it seems to me that after pasting it into a single column, there used to be a menu option somewhere called "Text to Columns" that would let you split it apart at various delimiters. Another option would be a text e...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)
Replies: 56
Views: 40577

Re: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)

키보드 배열이 괜찮아요. 작년 배웠어요. 맞은 단어들을 기억하지 않아서 어려워요. 문법도 기억 못 해요. 지금 제 문법 교과서 앖어요. 이 키보드 배열을 사용해요 . That's 두벌식 (2-set). It's the most widely used Korean keyboard layout. I tried using 세벌식 no-shift for a while (I had surgery on my left hand, and had to type one-handed) but couldn't really master it well en...
by WanderingLinguist
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)
Replies: 56
Views: 40577

Re: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)

Adacore wrote:한국어 쓰기 어려워서 요즘 여기 안 썼어요. 이제부터 아마 더 쓸게요.


궁굼해요. 제일 어려운 접이 뭐예요? 키보드 배열이 어려워요? (어느 배열이 써요?)
by WanderingLinguist
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Which programming language do you recommend ?
Replies: 12
Views: 9377

Re: Which programming language do you recommend ?

If you're planning to write apps for Android / iOS, keep in mind that Android uses Java and iOS uses Objective-C. You'll need to use both of those at least for the UI part. Both use the SQLite database engine, so using SQLite for your Windows version will probably make porting easier. If you have a ...
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CSS inline or no?
Replies: 23
Views: 7170

Re: CSS inline or no?

I don't think it's been mentioned yet...

Another reason to keep your styles separate is in case you want to apply different styles in certain cases (such as print) without resorting to scripting.
by WanderingLinguist
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)
Replies: 56
Views: 40577

Re: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)

맞는거 같아요, "대답하셨어서"랑거 좀 어색한거같은데 "대답하셔서"란거 반말만이지 잘 모르겠어요 ㅋㅋ 내가 한국어 더 많이 말하고 핸드폰으로 메세지 보내고, 이런 쓰는거 아직 조금 더 어려워요 난. 아 내가 다른 forum에서 가면 그런 "님"만 쓰는거 까금 보는거요. 근데 정말 맞는거 아닌가봐요 ㅋ. 그러면은 이제부터 진수씨라고 부를게요! 나도 한국이름있는데요, "승인"요. 연구원요? 재미있어요~ 어디세요? 그리고, 연구원이시면 나이가 더 많아서 말 편하게 ...
by WanderingLinguist
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 23352

Re: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these da

It doesn't allow access if the file you want is in another application's internal storage, just the OS storage. Which means moving a file from one app to another requires passing it through Camera Roll, another app (like dropbox) or directly via APIs. This is more of an issue with non-OS-supported ...
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 23352

Re: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these da

I actually feel pretty good about it - I know that a random photo sitting in my Photos app or in some odd photo editing app is basically completely secure; there's no way the file can leave my phone without me telling it to (unless the photo editing app sends it home, which, well, they really shoul...
by WanderingLinguist
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird video / codex problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: Weird video / codex problem

speising wrote:Did you by any chance change the colour depth of your screen to 8 bit?


Is there even still a setting for that? I haven't used Windows since XP, but I assumed they'd have dropped support for 8-bit modes by now. Managing a palette in a multi-tasking environment is a real pain in the butt.
by WanderingLinguist
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 23352

Re: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these da

Um, Windows NT has always had far more fine-grained access control than any Unix derivative that I know of. Compared to traditional Unix access control (i.e. UGW instead of ACLs), Windows is not even playing the same ball game; it's like... little league vs the majors. ( Edit: To be fair, perhaps a...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 23352

Re: Is self-propagating malware any kind of problem these da

KnightExemplar pretty much answered the question, but I'll add my two cents anyway. Modern computers are still vulnerable to malware that is installed without user approval. This goes for everything, across the board, including mobile OSes. Pretty much the only system I am not aware of being comprom...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Do I need SSL/HTTPS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Do I need SSL/HTTPS?

Yes, you should definitely us SSL/HTTPS. I haven't had to set up something public in a long time (normally, what I do is for private use, so private certificates are adequate -- and you can't beat free). My gut feeling is that there shouldn't really isn't a big difference between the different prici...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird video / codex problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: Weird video / codex problem

Well, that's the first time I've seen that kind of problem (and I work with video professionally, but primarily on smartphones). Looks like a quantization problem, but normally even RGB565 video looks better than that, so I think it's not merely a color depth issue. As I understad, Flash handles vid...
by WanderingLinguist
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird video / codex problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: Weird video / codex problem

Can you post a screenshot of what it looks like? That would help. Also, can you check if the videos are Flash or something else? You can do that by right-clicking on the video. If it's a flash video, there will be an "About Adobe Flash Player" option in the menu (you don't have to select i...
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CSS Order List Border
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: CSS Order List Border

Ahh, sorry, yes, I've been doing too much Android development lately, where px is indeed equal to exactly one pixel. Please ignore my earlier comment. Got the two mixed up.
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CSS Order List Border
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: CSS Order List Border

Seems good. I increased padding to 20px and now the numbers are inside the border. But I can only fit one numeric digit inside (not a problem as of yet). I'm going to find another way, though. I know you found a different solution already, but I just want to point out: ⋅ You could just ma...
by WanderingLinguist
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Android icon problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Android icon problem

For the small icon, I don't really think it makes sense to try to put number in it. It's too small. It's only 18x18 pixels at ldpi. It's awfully hard to fit an icon plus two digits into 18x18 pixels! And while you might be able to fix text in a xhdpi icon, it's going to be so small on the screen tha...
by WanderingLinguist
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Android icon problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Android icon problem

For the small icon, use NotificationCompat.Builder.setSmallIcon(). There are two variants of the method. Use the one with two parameters; it lets you specify a level. Your drawable has to support multiple levels, of course. But keep in mind a drawable can be defined in XML. You don't need to have a ...
by WanderingLinguist
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)
Replies: 56
Views: 40577

Re: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)

아랐어요, 근데 빨리 대답하셨어서 고마워요! 난 한국어 원어민 아니지만 과거와 "~서" 같으 쓸 수 없는지 알아요. 그냥 "빨리 대답하셔서 고마워요"라고 하면 좀 더 나아겠어요. 여기 얘기할수록 더 다른 분 더 가면좋겠잖아요. 아 맞네요. 저는 캐나다에서 살고, 야기는 12학년이란거 고등학교 마지막 학년 뜻이다 (미극처럼). 님은 영어선생님이세요? "~님"은 접미사로 써야하는거 같지 않아요? 그냥 따로 쓰는것이 어색하지 않아요? 어차피, 난 한국어 이름이 있어서 그것 쓰면 돼요...
by WanderingLinguist
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)
Replies: 56
Views: 40577

Re: 한국어 연습 (Korean Practice)

네, 여기 몇명 아직도 있지만 자주 확인 하신분이 많지 않아서 대답에 대해 많이 가디릴 수 있어요. ㅎㅎ 12학년라고 하면 나라마다 뜻이 틀려서 의미가 없는 것 같은데요. 어느 나라 사람이요? 저는 한국에 살고 있는 마국 사람이요. 이thread에 오신분 아직 있나요~? 안녕하세요~ 저 인터넷으로 한국어 공부하는 학생 픽닉임니다. 고등학교에서 저는 12학년 학생 이고 한국 문화가 넘 좋아요! 재가 다른 한국말 공부하는분애게 도우면 좋겠고 저도 좀 도와주세요! slurgi님, 재가 한국인 많이 사는 시에서 살아서 한국친구을이랑 얘기해...
by WanderingLinguist
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1146: "Honest"
Replies: 98
Views: 25601

Re: 1146: "Honest"

Q: "Why do you love me?" A: "Honestly, because I'm partially disabled, getting fat, and I'm no longer young, so my prospects are rather limited." I do not think that word (love) means what you think it means. So what does it mean? If we can be totally honest here, I think YOU'RE...
by WanderingLinguist
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dropdown box search filter code
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: Dropdown box search filter code

Ah, yes, I see it now. Basically, you can't do this in pure HTML. You need HTML+JavaScript. If you have a lot of data, you'll want to load it via AJAX, as Zabaron suggestion. If it's just a small amount of data, you can embed it in the page directly. The easiest way would be to use a framework like ...
by WanderingLinguist
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1144: Tags
Replies: 100
Views: 41080

Re: 1144: Tags

I am not a web developer. I am in fact, a software engineer, meaning my discipline is not tied to markup language fanboyism. HTML or XHTML, or even XML with XSLT, use what you want. Only low-skill "frontend developers" (hint: the work you do amounts to only a fraction of the work a real d...
by WanderingLinguist
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dropdown box search filter code
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: Dropdown box search filter code

I don't see any light blue box titled "hey there" on that site...
by WanderingLinguist
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Choosing an ebook reader
Replies: 8
Views: 6181

Re: Choosing an ebook reader

If you are willing to tie yourself to the Amazon ecosystem, the Kindle is great. I prefer epub, which is "the rest of the world". (Google books, Apple books, Barnes and Noble, etc. etc.). For that, the Nook is the best ereader (since Kindle doesn't support epub). Both are too small for te...
by WanderingLinguist
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Choosing an ebook reader
Replies: 8
Views: 6181

Re: Choosing an ebook reader

I have a Kindle (the older model, with the actual keyboard) and I'm extremely happy with it. I haven't tried any others, so I don't know how it compares. In my case, for various reasons, I have a rather huge gift card balance on Amazon, so that was the major factor in choosing the Kindle. Whatever y...
by WanderingLinguist
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to make your computer play specific frequencies?
Replies: 5
Views: 7258

Re: How to make your computer play specific frequencies?

There's unfortunately no built-in solution on a Mac (nothing like /dev/audio on Linux). I think Audacity (already mentioned) is your best bet. You can generate tones in it. It's free, but not exactly small. You can also use web audio to generate a tone from a web page. The web audio API uses JavaScr...
by WanderingLinguist
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0020: "Diamond"
Replies: 75
Views: 35461

Re: What-If 0020: Diamond

A baseball traveling at 0.9c fuses with air molecules. A 100 foot wide diamond traveling at 0.99c has no bonds and the particles are moving to fast to fuse with air molecules. I honestly don't care enough to research this any further. I'm just saying that they seem to be contradictory. He doesn't s...

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