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by MoD
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: cuda-gdb thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: cuda-gdb thread

I'll admit I have hardly any experience in this field, but I'd note that the manual only ever describes two or fewer items in the first tuple, but you say you've been giving it three. Failing that, I'd look at the source if it's available. In the lack of useful/correct documentation there's often li...
by MoD
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031210

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Yes. What I want is a C/C++ level language with the ability to do compile time introspection of class type structures, and metaclasses of classes with access to that. So I can say "GarbageCollected class foo", which causes compile-time parsing of the methods/variables of foo. It can, for ...
by MoD
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 53846

Re: The Madness Begins

Pasting in this thread.
by MoD
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Generating sound output
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Generating sound output

You might want to look into siggen. It can generate a wide variety of waveforms and frequencies and some of its programs can overlay different waveforms as well, IIRC.
by MoD
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Could you help me get these characters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: Could you help me get these characters?

I'm attaching three copies I've found, in a zip because fuck censorship based on filenames; the forum doesn't accept naked .dfont attachments. The first reports version 3.7d8 without revision info. The second reports version 6.0d10e1 revision 6.004, which is kinda odd, as that's later than the Wikip...
by MoD
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks
Replies: 112
Views: 17531

Re: [Unnecessarily-] Compact coding tricks

More in the line of the last couple obfuscations, in Casio (and TI, IIRC) basic, this is a pretty fun one:
.=.
(gives 1)
.=.=.
(gives 0)
.=.=.=.
(gives 1)
etc.
by MoD
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Some man pages are binary
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Some man pages are binary

I don't know how much of this you already know so forgive me if I sound patronizing. Looking at your second, that is cat (1), man page, the first six chars are the same as in all the other binary files: "^_^H^@" The ^ sequences are character escapes for terminals, representing control+what...
by MoD
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 142665

Re: How do you pronounce it?

gif is "jiff" = is "equals" == is "equals equals" === would be "equals equals equals" -- is "minus minus" && is "and and" || is "or or" ^^ would get improvised some way or another because I never use it $ is "big mone...
by MoD
Wed May 12, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Most evil HTML tag?
Replies: 47
Views: 49610

Re: Most evil HTML tag?

Google abuses iframes so much. It makes me hurt inside.
by MoD
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: zsh completion (directories in PATH)
Replies: 0
Views: 783

zsh completion (directories in PATH)

I switched from bash to zsh a while ago and I've been liking it quite a lot. But there's one issue that has been bothering me. In my PATH, there are several folders that contain executables, folders, and regular files. In my completion, all three kinds of files show up, while I would like only execu...
by MoD
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 228272

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

I would write a program to find out who wins at chess if both players dont make any mistakes. I always wanted to know that (I'm betting on a draw) White has an advantage. I don't remember whether a perfect white can actually win against a perfect black player (I think not) but a perfect black can't...
by MoD
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 228272

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

I would write a program to find out who wins at chess if both players dont make any mistakes. I always wanted to know that (I'm betting on a draw) White has an advantage. I don't remember whether a perfect white can actually win against a perfect black player (I think not) but a perfect black can't...
by MoD
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Keyboard control keys messed up in Ubuntu 9.10
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Keyboard control keys messed up in Ubuntu 9.10

You can run "xev" in a terminal to see what keycodes X11 sees for each keypress. You can usually enter that information into a configuration file or settings tool somewhere. Which file or program will depend on your desktop environment, probably. You're probably using GNOME, which I'm not ...
by MoD
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wallpaper setter troubles (linux)
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Wallpaper setter troubles (linux)

I already use feh as my X11 image viewer, and it was what I was using to set my wallpapers before. It doesn't support the aspect-ratio-preserving but screen-filling scaling method I'm looking for. :/

How would I go about using ImageMagick to get desktop resolution and scale the image?
by MoD
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:09 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wallpaper setter troubles (linux)
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Wallpaper setter troubles (linux)

I'm trying to find a wallpaper setter that: does not depend on a desktop environment or GUI toolkit allows to scale an image, preserving aspect ratio, until it fills all of the screen, possibly spilling over I've tried a bunch but either I'm doing it wrong or they don't have the latter feature. Tons...
by MoD
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Least-square regression with uncertain y values
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Least-square regression with uncertain y values

p(t) is definitely continuous, but I don't think any specific distribution can be attributed to it within the specific ranges or the overall range of the function. I suppose p(t) is also a polynomial (or can be represented well enough by one), but that doesn't give too much additional information, e...
by MoD
Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Least-square regression with uncertain y values
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Least-square regression with uncertain y values

I'm writing some software, but the hard part is the underlying math: doing interpolation based on what little data I get so I can provide it usefully. The situation is basically this: A point moves along an axis (its position is given by p(t)), and occasionally we get information about the point's l...
by MoD
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What should I put in the yearbook?
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: What should I put in the yearbook?

Goatse.
by MoD
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Aumix and Phoneout
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Aumix and Phoneout

I'd looked at alsamixer but I didn't know it had amixer for command-line usage. That works brilliantly, thanks!

I still don't understand the decision to leave out command-line access to other controls with aumix though. Strange stuff, but at least I got it working
by MoD
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:05 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Aumix and Phoneout
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Aumix and Phoneout

Hi. I'm trying to use aumix to change volume for the PhoneOut channel under Xubuntu 9.04. When I run aumix interactively, I see this: http://stashbox.org/585659/aumix.png And I can change the PhoneOut control and generally it behaves as I would expect. But attempting to use aumix from the command-li...
by MoD
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Missing link on "xkcd" text on subsilver skin
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Missing link on "xkcd" text on subsilver skin

Hey, just whining about a tiny issue I noticed recently. The "xkcd" text above "Forums for the webcomic" at the top of each page used to be linked to http://www.xkcd.com, but is no longer a link. I'm not sure when exactly it changed, but it doesn't have a link anymore on this ski...
by MoD
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Problems with Java AWT and Swing
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Problems with Java AWT and Swing

This is a shot in the dark, but could part of the problem be that you declare the class Close inside of the class prac003?
by MoD
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux, Windows, smbclient, and text file line endings
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Linux, Windows, smbclient, and text file line endings

Hey, all. I'm using smbclient on my Linux machine to transfer text files betwixt it and my Windows machine. Is there a way, aside from processing with another program before or after transfer, to convert newlines to those used on the destination OS? I'm excluding just running a program to convert th...
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

>take inscrutinable
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

> inventory
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

>chape the eese
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

>tell there to man up

Also, what kind of names are thread and there?
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

> ask men why they were looking
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

> attack every looking man
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

How did I know who thread was?
by MoD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod
Replies: 217
Views: 15432

Re: Butterfly RPG: Play and Mod

> use finisher move on thread
by MoD
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Artist - Song, or Song - Artist
Replies: 15
Views: 6992

Re: Artist - Song, or Song - Artist

I always use "Song - Artist" because I tend to parse it rather like a quotation. You would never say "Thomas Edison - Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration .", but the reverse is quite common. The "by" reading of the dash or hyphen is al...
by MoD
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for a linux IDE with certain features
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Looking for a linux IDE with certain features

Ack, I knew I was forgetting at least one. I've already downloaded and tried Geany. It does all but code folding, which seems to be a commonality between a lot of the Scintilla-based editors I've looked into. By "native linux support," I meant that it can be run without having to use WINE ...
by MoD
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:33 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking for a linux IDE with certain features
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Looking for a linux IDE with certain features

Hi. I've been looking for an IDE for Linux for the past day or two. It needs to have the following three features: Support for syntax highlighting of user-defined languages Support for code folding of user-defined languages Native Linux support Any help would be appreciated. I have already tried and...
by MoD
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572816

Re: Rant Thread

I'm sick and tired of having to ride a bike.
by MoD
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Thank you much"
Replies: 19
Views: 10699

Re: "Thank you much"

I've heard it used, but not without muffled laughter or outright ridicule as a response.
by MoD
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: So, me and my friend are working on this game
Replies: 14
Views: 1986

Re: So, me and my friend are working on this game

I've recently seen a problem similar to this solved with github; you could check it out and see if it would work for you. It's free for most purposes, though they require payment for private repositories.
by MoD
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ between expression: x < y < z
Replies: 23
Views: 7290

Re: C++ between expression: x < y < z

Based on the rule (debatable, yes, but it does aid in a lot of situations like this one, and the argument against it is mostly the prescriptivism vs. descriptivism debate and we should use prescriptivism here so we have a well-defined ruleset) of "never end a sentence with a preposition", ...
by MoD
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 145924

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

I've aliased "now" to "nao" so I can type "shutdown nao" before.
by MoD
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Adverb form of intensity (light)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Adverb form of intensity (light)?

"Electromagnetically"? Light is one small section of the electromagnetic spectrum. What about "photonically"?

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