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by TheChewanater
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: A Shark with a Blow Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

A Shark with a Blow Hole

I don't know why, but for some reason this after noon I got a strong urge to draw a shark with a blowhole. Weird. Now I really want a shirt with this on it. Anyway, it lives so deep underwater that a blow hole is useless, and is often mocked by dolphins (this is why they laugh; they are telling joke...
by TheChewanater
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Solved] Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: [Solved] Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?

No, I tried it with three mouses.
by TheChewanater
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Pluto shouldn't/should be a planet
Replies: 67
Views: 10127

Re: Why Pluto shouldn't/should be a planet

All the world powers should begin a project to destroy Pluto and claim that it had never existed.

It'd make things a lot simpler.
by TheChewanater
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226371

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

Write a program that brute forces all the possible commands that can be performed by an infinitely fast computer, and then decides which would be the coolest thing to do based on an algorithm generated by brute-forcing all the possible programs that can be made. Of course, this would need another pr...
by TheChewanater
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205403

Re: Three princesses

"If I asked this question to the princess on your right, would her answer always be the way you always answer?" Congratulations, you have come up with a completely meaningless question. The question asks one to make a comparison involving one's own answer to the question. In other words, ...
by TheChewanater
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Solved] Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?

Hmm. It randomly started working again.

...for now.
by TheChewanater
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205403

Re: Three princesses

Oh oh oh! I got it! I think... It kind of depends on what you mean by "sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth". For this to work you must assume that she even lies to herself. Have them stand in a triangle, like this. Make them face outwards, so 2 is to 1's right, 3 is to 2's...
by TheChewanater
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Solved] Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

[Solved] Left mouse button not working on Ubuntu?

Hi there. I just changed my Ubuntu's xorg.conf file to get the graphics drivers to work (just the display device part). I rebooted, and it worked fine, so I shut it down when I was done. Today I turned it back on, and the left mouse button doesn't work. I've been using this for months and never had ...
by TheChewanater
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 371045

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Misconception: Because I am a fairly competent software engineer/ web designer, I am far better at plugging in power cords than you, and I should waste my valuable time doing so.

It also apparently means I can help you get free stuff from iTunes.
by TheChewanater
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What makes us individuals?
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

Re: What makes us individuals?

This reminds me of the (fictional, of course) Verpine . They communicate through psuedo telepathy, but they decide what information to send. However, it seems that they can 'sense' if a lot of other Verps are in distress. Regardless, they each have their own personalities. Whatever the validity of a...
by TheChewanater
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Pesto wrote:'xe' seems too nerdy, even for this place.

Really? Then where would that be appropriate?
by TheChewanater
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fake Programming Language
Replies: 210
Views: 31287

Re: Fake Programming Language

Can't that be done with #defines?
by TheChewanater
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Lolcode is an eight year old who's really bent on proving he's smarter than everyone else even through he clearly isn't.
by TheChewanater
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Book Endings Thread [Spoilers obviously ahead]
Replies: 14
Views: 3161

Re: Best Book Endings Thread [Spoilers obviously ahead]

Anyone read Cobra by Timothy Zahn? The end of that was epic.
by TheChewanater
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fake Programming Language
Replies: 210
Views: 31287

Re: Fake Programming Language

Parentheses for zero-argument functions is not just a meaningless nuisance, since a function name without arguments has a very specific meaning. I didn't know that... Anyways, I think in my imaginary language (I call it C+Stuff) should be a little different than that. This is how I'd declare and ca...
by TheChewanater
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language anthropomorphisms
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Language anthropomorphisms

Shell scripting is an old handyman guy who is able to build and fix stuff efficiantly and without much effort, and works on just about any platform (or area, I guess). However, he is limited in expressing stuff to people other than the data he needs to do something. He is, however, slightly slower t...
by TheChewanater
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fake Programming Language
Replies: 210
Views: 31287

Re: Fake Programming Language

include io void main={ io::output('hai werld'); io::rest; } It's pretty much C but without the (in my humble and likely wrong opinion) unnesesarry blabber like parentasies in functions without arguments. It also can use for example, an int with value 5 as a char equal to "5" without alloc...
by TheChewanater
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another execution puzzle
Replies: 25
Views: 8996

Re: Another execution puzzle

I don't think you could just say that you don't choose one without them looking at the one you did choose first.

The real solution is to
Spoiler:
take one and eat it before anyone sees it. They will have to look at the other one, and assume yours was the good one.
by TheChewanater
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Three princesses
Replies: 446
Views: 205403

Re: Three princesses

"Will your father pay forcounseling?"

If the answer is no, run screaming into the night.
by TheChewanater
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Liars and Truthtellers - Possible trick question/paradox
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Re: Liars and Truthtellers - Possible trick question/paradox

This is a question from an example for the Cambridge admissions test for philosophy. I can't get an answer I'm happy with, A, C, and D all cancel each other out, but B cancels itself out, which is the only thing separating it from the others. Albert says "Everything Caroline says is true"...
by TheChewanater
Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 45971

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

General_Norris wrote:
TheChewanater wrote:People would not have evolved with an urge to kill and eat if it was "wrong" in any way. Like any instinct, it could be misinterpreted, but eating meat is not wrong.
EVOLUTION DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!!!

We evolved with incisors, didn't we? Clearly they were meant for meat eating.
by TheChewanater
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 45971

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

People would not have evolved with an urge to kill and eat if it was "wrong" in any way. Like any instinct, it could be misinterpreted, but eating meat is not wrong.
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Least Epic Religious War?
Replies: 87
Views: 18126

Re: Least Epic Religious War?

Trackpads vs. Nubs.
by TheChewanater
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Worst shell script you've ever written
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Worst shell script you've ever written

Probably a short script that was supposed to make compiling stuff easier by just placing the script in the folder, and running it. It didn't work so well for one obvious reason (plus it would be quicker to type a few commands every time I compile something). sudu su mkdir build cd build cmake .. cd ...
by TheChewanater
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Turing Prank
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: The Great Turing Prank

Yeah, people who have heard of that or heard of the many sci-fi novels about that wouldn't take you seriously. They'd think you were some nub who read that, decided it was convincing, then wanted to "spread the word". People who haven't would just think you're retarded.
by TheChewanater
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Turing Prank
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: The Great Turing Prank

Cue wrote:It was theorised over 10 years ago.

By a science fiction author.

Sounds like fun, though.


No, that wasn't what I was thinking of.

http://www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html
by TheChewanater
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The Great Turing Prank
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: The Great Turing Prank

I dunno if this is where you got the idea, but aren't there scientists who actually seriously believe that? Like, that in the future, we will be able to simulate existence and conscious minds. There will be more fake universes than real ones, so it's likely ours is a fake one.
by TheChewanater
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing code
Replies: 26
Views: 4095

Re: Typing code

I just type the normal school-taught orthodox way. The only thing that bugs me is that pressing the +, -, and = keys sometimes takes a second, assuming I get it the first try (my pinky is probably messed up from non-ergonomic keyboards), then another few to realize that I've been type with my right ...
by TheChewanater
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2221

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

I'm not quite the expert on this... but why would one want to learn C then C++? I've picked up a decent amount of C, and it seems kinda like you would be learning the old way, then the new way, and then you're supposed to forget the old ways.
by TheChewanater
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Least Epic Religious War?
Replies: 87
Views: 18126

Re: Least Epic Religious War?

lu6cifer wrote:It's Links in graphical mode, of course.


No it's the Microsoft Telnet Client, if that even counts as a browser.
by TheChewanater
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2221

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

Mono isn't completely reliable, espesially for networking (you might not need that at this point, though.). Also, C# will probably die out if Mono isn't finished, and you'd have to start learning a different language to keep up with all the latest libraries and resources.
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 226371

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

I'd write a shell script that outputs "HAI PEEPLE" then runs itself X times, where X is the sum of the last two times it reproduced, therefore I'd have a Fibonacci sequence of useless scripts. Then I'd unplug it and do something useful.
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2221

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

how will a non-c based language give you bad habits? i'd suggest learning c before c++, but after a higher level language. for a starting langage, i'd suggest scheme or ruby. also, when you learn c, gdb will be your best friend. (ddd or emacs provide a graphical interface for gdb) Not quite bad hab...
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Least Epic Religious War?
Replies: 87
Views: 18126

Re: Least Epic Religious War?

Internet Explorer vs Google Chrome

(We all know what the best browser really is).
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?
Replies: 25
Views: 2221

Re: What language would you recommend for a complete newbie?

Learn a C-based language first, like Java, C++, or C#. No, forget that last one. C# is evil. I learned C++ first, and I'm still learning. I've never learned Java or Python, or anything but C++, as well as some Javascript and Actionscript. Whatever you do, stay away fro any language that isn't C-Base...
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox 3.5 refuses to install addons in Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Firefox 3.5 refuses to install addons in Vista

Restart FF and press Tools>Addons. What's there?
by TheChewanater
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 45971

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

I didn't read the whole thread...

Then you don't get to comment. Please read the SB section rules at your earliest convenience.

-Az

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