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Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 150229

### Re: Project Euler

Yeah, I was using def fac(n): if n == 0: return 1 else: return n * fac(n - 1) I replaced it with my original iterative function using xrange: def fac2(n): if n == 0: return 1 else: f = n for x in xrange(1,n): f *= x return f This actually worsened the times (very slightly) Replaced that with a sligh...
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45095
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 150229

### Re: Project Euler

There is a very efficient brute force method. Hint: Ignore the order of the digits. Got it. I can't say that the code is elegant, but it works and it's fast. 1.6 seconds vs ~5min for the baseline unoptimised brute force. Spoilered for the solution: from eulerfns import fac # Recursive factorial fun...
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45093
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45091

GOOD MOOOORRRRNING!!!

Bartimaeus wrote:I just noticed...

SUZAKU!

AS IN SPINZAKU?!

Or is that your real name?

Suzaku as in the Chinese/Japanese mythological creature (see my avatar).

What's a Spinzaku when it's at home?
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45058
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45056
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

45052

I'm right
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85212
Views: 5923638

### Re: Count to a Million

4 x 10^4 + 5 x 10^3 + 5 x 10^1

I'm bored
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476089

### Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

I'm looking for a game name, but not (strictly) a computer game. I know the game as 'Napoleon's Patience', but I cannot find any online references to it under that name, and I suspect it might have a different, better-known name in the US. It's a single-deck patience (solitaire if you prefer), set u...
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Gender pronouns for our players!
Replies: 301
Views: 143041

### Re: Gender pronouns for our players!

Suzaku aka Alex

he/him/his > they/them/their >> it/it/its
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7370
Views: 707353

### Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Lights Out! Who's afraid of the dark? Mods: Misnomer & Rhyme Game Info: 'Lights Out' mechanic is in place - town is able to lynch multiple players each day phase. Setup: Closed, Non-Bastard. Non-standard roles may be present. Game Size: 12+ - the more the merrier. Players: 1. cjquines (I'm afrai...
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [Japan] Tokyo!
Replies: 11
Views: 35813

### Re: Tokyo meetup - any interest?

I'm going to necro this old thread and see if there's any current interest.

So, I live and work in Tokyo. Is there anyone who would be interested in some form of meet up in or around?
If there is, I would be more than happy to coordinate.
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 150229

### Re: The 'Project Euler' thread

How did I miss that thread? Actually quite easy, searched on 'First post in thread' but assumed the order of responses would reflect the most recent post, not the original post. Dumb assumption - mea culpa. Thanks for the hint. Spoilered for thinking out loud and further hints: So any collection of ...
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 150229

I was searching for a thread relating to Project Euler, and I noticed that although there are a number related to individual questions, there's no one central thread. So I thought I'd start one. Feel free to post questions, hints, problems, brags, code, whatever. I only ask that you spoiler-tag the ...
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best comedy pieces
Replies: 45
Views: 7216

### Re: stand-up comedy

The BBC Radio Scotland podcast 'Scotland's Funny Bits' recently did a series of episodes originally recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, and each featuring interviews/routines with/by a variety of comics (of various nationalities). I think that these episodes should still be available from the BBC...
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: give me a small project!
Replies: 16
Views: 5190

### Re: give me a small project!

How about: A program to encrypt/decrypt text using classical ciphers? Some suggestions for ciphers would be: ⋅  Atbash ⋅  Caesar Cipher (very easy) ⋅  Playfair Cipher (interesting work with string arrays) ⋅  Trifid Cipher ('cause it has a cool name) ⋅&nbs...
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 228086

### Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

I used to be a member of a couple of choirs while I was at high school, so I had very good lung capacity and breath control. One of our breath control excercises was to take a good, deep breath and exhale slowly through very slightly parted lips. I could keep this up for well over a minute without b...
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

Let me see if I have something straight here. ので vs から You really don't go for the easy ones, do you? This is one of those where you could ask three native speakers and get three slightly different answers. Simplest answer: ので is more polite. Slightly more complex answer: から is more subjective, and...
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

I`ve just recently found two Kanji that are seemingly rare. The first, 𥼣, has nothing. No meaning, no readings, and when I enter it into IRC, I get the ? in the diamonds. The second, 蟱, has four readings, but no Kanji meaning. Both do not have words attached to them, and the first won`t appear in J...
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017235

### Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

SecondTalon wrote:Interestingly, the middle of a crowded commuter train in front of your friend is the scientifically proven most optimal place to "have a wank".
[Citation Needed]
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

Pretty spot on. I would go with 'some day' instead of 'sometime', but that's more of a statement about my preferences in English than about the translation. 祈る is literally ' to pray', so 'I pray' is technically more correct than 'I wish' (which could be rendered as 願う＜ねがう＞ or 望む＜のぞむ＞), but again th...
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

For a long time, I've seen many things say that "want" is an adjective, not a verb in Japanese. 欲しい. But then I came across 欲する, I like to go with 欲為る、 It's a verb, it means want. I mean, technically it's a noun that you just attach 為る to to make it a verb, but a verb nonetheless. Does an...
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28469
Views: 3017235

### Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear Guy-standing-next-to-me, The shake-it-up-and-down-fast-and-pop-the-top-off coke bottle simulator on your Android may be really cool. I submit, however, that the middle of a crowded commuter train where there's barely room to stand is not the best place to demonstrate this fact to your mate. Als...
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 405324

### Re: Questions For The World

Question! Payment methods, especially for things online. In the UK, the two standards for online payment are credit card and debit card payments. Normally both are accepted, and almost everyone in the UK has at least one of each. In Korea, one of the most common methods appears to be direct bank tr...
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

What is the difference between しかし、でも、けど. 「しかし」 is used at the beginning of sentences; not to join two clauses. The overtones are similar to English 'However'. The full form is 「しかしながら」. 打ち上げは成功しました。しかし、衛星＜えいせい＞は正しく機能しませんでした。 The launch was successful. However, the satelite did not function correct...
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 188715

### Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

はじめまして、アレックスです。

よろしくお願い致します。
Alex.　（朱雀）
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 89935

### Re: Other Languages You've Studied

I've studied 3 languages (defining study as more than picking up a few phrases for travel). French: Studied from 8 y.o. to about 12 y.o., can hardly remember any. Spanish: Studied for 1 year at Uni, can hardly remember any. Japanese: Studied since 12 y.o. now live in Japan and speak it all day every...
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Getting a Dog - things to do/remember
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

### Re: Getting a Dog - things to do/remember

Should be obvious, but make sure to confirm all regulations regarding registration, vacination, etc. etc. in your area. Also might be worth checking that you're not allergic to dogs, if you aren't already sure. Size of house/apartment - Some dogs need more space than others. More than you could give...
Thu May 31, 2012 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Replies: 10914
Views: 2132571

### Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi all, Alex, aka Suzaku, here. I'm a 36-year-old Aussie male, married with three kids and living in Tokyo, Japan. I work in IT, mainly planning and running infrastructure projects, and spend a lot of my free time (which isn't much, see number of kids) playing with/on PCs. I love music, especially B...