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by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82663

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

Tetris
Doom
Hack(NetHack is not aged, it is just cheap sour Noveau wine!)
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

And many others.
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Microsoft error message
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Microsoft error message

My guess would be it stops copying but keeps counting. Yes it has stopped copying, and this is what matters. Sure, it can segfault that way, just like other string functions. You could avoid the segfault this by adding an extra parameter or forcing s<siz(this is what _TRUNCATE does), but is that re...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting involved with a FOSS project
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Getting involved with a FOSS project

If you contribute to a smaller project there will be more things to fix, and more recognition to be had. If you contribute to something large, it will be difficult to get your code in and even when it is in it will be more likely to get replaced at some point. On the other hand, "My code is in ...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 44594

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

They are evil because they keep releasing 32 bit versions of their OS You do realize that if they didn't release a 32-bit version there'd be a massive shitstorm that'd make the Vista backlash look like a pleasant spring rain? The only real reason not to release 64-bit only is the DOS and Win16 supp...
by sakeniwefu
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 44594

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

They are evil because they keep releasing 32 bit versions of their OS, because they design their UIs for appearance rather than functionality, and because they sell pre-alpha quality products.

someone wrote:But Mac OS X and KDE4 Linux do the same!


Yes, and Microsoft is the lesser evil.
by sakeniwefu
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Microsoft error message
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Microsoft error message

Well, UNIX standards aren't always sane, *cough* strncpy *cough*, but if you can do something with those "strings" at all, I can just assume you had extra data that could be used safely with strlcpy, or even with memcpy. strlcpy does NOT do a strlen, it just copies the string until it reac...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Microsoft error message
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Microsoft error message

Huh? If the source string is not a 0-terminated C string why was the code using str *cpy at all? Could you elaborate on that? It was some POSIX syscall that accepted a string as a parameter. Of course, as the string came from userspace it's completely invalid to assume that the string has null term...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Microsoft error message
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Microsoft error message

I once saw a kernel bug cause a panic because of the use of strlcpy; ironically, the code had originally used strncpy and was safe then. The problem with strlcpy is that it assumes that the src argument is a NULL-terminated string; if it isn't, strlcpy will walk off the end of src. Huh? If the sour...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Microsoft error message
Replies: 20
Views: 2191

Re: Microsoft error message

I don't know, they are using strncpy_s to replace strncpy instead of strlcpy, but I guess that is more the standards bodies' fault than Microsoft's.
by sakeniwefu
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Binary blobs
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: Binary blobs

When I read that I thought Debian had finally jumped the shark. Those are not binary blobs, they are firmware blobs, and I assume they will be including the freely distributable ones because else they would be liable for copyright infringement. A binary blob is a piece of code in binary form that ru...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Track Pads vs Track Ball vs Mouse
Replies: 49
Views: 18860

Re: Track Pads vs Track Ball vs Mouse

If you prefer mice, it is because you haven't worked enough with touchpads to know them well. I know many people who hate the trackpad and when they have to use it struggle to reach anything. I am sorry, but this isn't the touchpad's fault. Just learn to use it. It is like crashing a tank on the fir...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 152079

Re: What OS do you use?

hotaru wrote:there are at least 3.(...)
and there are a number of bsd plug-and-play desktop live cds.

I didn't remember about Midnight, sorry.
If you take plug-and-play literally, any BSD is plug and play as long as your hardware is supported. But you will concede that even those 3 are not Ubuntu.
by sakeniwefu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 152079

Re: What OS do you use?

What differences are there between BSD and Linux, from a user perspective that is. Not from the historical etc. :P Just wondering. * BSD usually has better documentation. * BSD base system is generally more consistent as it is a continuum. GNU/Linux base system is made by randomly aggregating confl...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

Maybe, I don't know, I have found out that some lactobacillus species can release CO2, but I still think it is the yeast. If it were the bacteria how would we make yogurt? This is coagulated like cheese, not creamy like yogurt. Are you sure the lactobacilli release lactase into the medium? That woul...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

I've got another yeast related science mystery here. It turns out lactose isn't fermentable by yeast. However there is an alcoholic drink called kumis/airag from the steppes that is made from mare(female horse) milk. How can that be possible? It appears that it is related to lactobacilli. Somehow th...
by sakeniwefu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 152079

Re: What OS do you use?

You have to love minimal installation media that forget to include documentation, a vi clone, a compiler and sometimes even package management. Wikis require that you have a working web browser and internet connection. Luckily, Arch includes a couple of Howtos and a way to read them, and more import...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
Replies: 522
Views: 66875

Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Strillz wrote:You also seem to ignore the fact that an obsession with lesbians may also indicate a transgender fantasy.

Oh me yarm! I am a lesbian woman trapped in the wrong body! :roll:
by sakeniwefu
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

I didn't know about sugar inversion. Sounds fun. Next time I will use inverted saccharose. Actually, what I used for the original experiment that inspired this thread was very close to inverted saccharose in composition. I first made the mix by heart and *then* two weeks later wondered if I had put ...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

I see. So, as I suspected in aerobic respiration the sugar is burnt away. I guess I'll have to find the amount of oxygen that can be embedded in water at 1 atm. I would lose \frac{1}{6} of that amount in glucose. I think there wouldn't be much gas exchange between the water and the air as CO 2 would...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Violent/Scary/Just Plain Weird Animal Behaviours
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Violent/Scary/Just Plain Weird Animal Behaviours

Ermines and moles rape female newborns of their own species. Dogs rape anything, from other dogs to cats of any sex, your leg, a stuffed animal, plants, rocks, possibly fungi they just don't care.
by sakeniwefu
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

I think I didn't word my question clearly. I knew that I couldn't put yeast into a 100% sugar/0% water solution and get 2 times the alcohol. Also, sugar is a generic term, yeast can convert glucose, fructose, galactose and even disaccharides thereof such as saccharose(sucrose), lactose and maltose. ...
by sakeniwefu
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Hexose > Ethanol conversion efficiency in fermentation

Lately I've been quite into home ethanol production and I have been wondering if I could predict the volume of alcohol a sugar solution would produce by dusting off my Chemistry knowledge. C 6 H 12 O 6 → 2 C 2 H 5 OH + 2 CO 2 Is it safe to assume that 1 mol of hexose → 2 mol of ethanol + 2 mol of CO...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0516: "Wood Chips"
Replies: 70
Views: 13257

Re: "Wood Chips" Discussion

Wood chips don't appear in my hallway, but dead ants appear on my pillow. Don't know how. When I lived with my mom, whenever I would go into the basement, there'd be many dead spiders on the ceiling and walls. But I never saw a live one. And they were always in different places. They weren't sleepi...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: OR and XOR
Replies: 38
Views: 6254

Re: OR and XOR

If you answer "yes" to a xor-choice, no one would know what desert you want until it is clarified by additional information. They would know that you don't want both nor none. Additionally, If you replied true to binary "or" and "xor" you would get either an icecream c...
by sakeniwefu
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Beating the Turing Test
Replies: 46
Views: 9304

Re: Beating the Turing Test

Ipswitch wrote:If the computer can answer this question without drawing heavily on existing archetypes or stories, then that AI could be said to be as intelligent as an average human.

:?
:|
:?
Is that some sort of joke?
I doubt the average professional writer would pass your Turing Test.
by sakeniwefu
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A few questions about right justifying bits in C
Replies: 21
Views: 3072

Re: A few questions about right justifying bits in C

if(c!=0){ while(!(c&1)){ c=c>>1; } for(i=0;i<=7;i++){ if(!(c&(255<<i))){break;} if(!(c&(1<<i))){ for(z=i;z<=7;z++){ if(c&(1<<z)){ c&=~(1<<z); c|=(1<<i); break;...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Beating the Turing Test
Replies: 46
Views: 9304

Re: Beating the Turing Test

People, don't go the Chinese Room way again. This is about passing the test. We don't care if it has a soul, we want the prize. :x A "Turing test passer" is an advanced "Strong AI". The Turing test requires that you try to expose the machine and that the human control doesn't hel...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you hate/dislike Java?
Replies: 42
Views: 9424

Re: Do you hate/dislike Java?

Java the language is not that bad, I dislike Java the platform as the end user. Java is a bit like RPM, in theory, jit compilers make it comparable to native code, being managed makes it stable and the Java libraries make it portable, in practice, however, Java programs fail to work on your system, ...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2008122

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I've just been assigned a ticket in our internal bug-tracking system. The due date for the ticket is January 18, 2038. For full marks, answer: 1) What's the bug I have to fix? 2) The due date of this bug is wrong. How is it wrong, and why is it wrong? The Unix Millenium Bug? Then the date is not wr...
by sakeniwefu
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14717

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

About earlier remarks that alcohol and tobacco are currently legal alternatives: No, alcohol and tobacco do not compare to the variety of illegal drugs. A depressant is way different from a psychedelic, which is way different from an amphetamine, which is way different from cannabis, which is way d...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14717

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

To use a more serious example, usury is also illegal - this leads to organized crime in the form of loan sharks, which can and do destroy people's lives when they use their dubious 'services'. So why don't we make it legal to charge ridiculously high interest rates for loans? The answer is, because...
by sakeniwefu
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 146507

Re: eating meat

To be honest, to a regular meat eater, bivalves taste a bit odd. I'm trying to think of other food-animals that might be of similar conciousness, but only molluscs I think have adapted to grow large enough to be eaten but have limited nerves. Bivalves might not be the highest IQed animals in town b...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Encoding information through timestamps
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Encoding information through timestamps

You only need one bit per packet, as long as both machines understand the system and you don't have to negotiate away from regular binary transmission. Just for the record, encoding a regular 4GB DVD iso in one bit, would take 2^{2^{35}}ticks * Quite a long time for anyone that doesn't simulate univ...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Encoding information through timestamps
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Encoding information through timestamps

What are you trying to do? Do you mean having two synchronized clocks, sending a one bit message and then another one again after the clock has done a specific number of ticks that number will be the next byte, word, whatever? Even if it was possible, which is doubtful, you wouldn't achieve anything...
by sakeniwefu
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Cygwin vs MinGW
Replies: 11
Views: 15776

Re: Cygwin vs MinGW

TCC or Mingw or MS C Compiler. You don't want a GNU emulator to ru(i)n your apps. Windows is bloated enough by itself.
by sakeniwefu
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 35756

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

If your evil government knows you have something to hide, you have already lost. Unless it is led by complete retards, which is not unlikely either. Encryption is useful against enemies that do not have the means to apply rubber hose cryptanalysis on you. Knowledge of Steganography, is a must for yo...
by sakeniwefu
Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning C++ as a first language...
Replies: 48
Views: 11535

Re: Learning C++ as a first language...

Bear with me on this. I often see posts stating the above sentiment. However, I remain unconvinced that a "Classical" education in piano and violin is more likely to produce competent musicians than a "Regular" education in things (like) reggaeton and eurobeat . :wink:
by sakeniwefu
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Should you learn C before C++?
Replies: 40
Views: 31926

Re: Should you learn C before C++?

You should learn assembly before C(This way you wouldn't have a hard time wrapping your mind around pointers, casts, binary operators, buffer overflows, etc) and avoid C++ at all costs.
by sakeniwefu
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49320

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

You run a RPM based distro, HA,HA. :lol: A tip, read the thread's name. Of course I am being hyperbolic. But seriously the package system and the repositories(I am used to not having to hunt down for rpms or tar.gz to install the free software I use every day) bothered me enough to dump fedora even ...
by sakeniwefu
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2008122

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Obviously this idea has a number of flaws (and I don't know if such string concatenation would even work), but it's an amusing idea. What you are trying to do has a name, C. You can write a compiler for x86 assembly and target it to ARM, PPC, AMD64, Z80 and so on, but it will only be optimal in x86...

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