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by Gatesunder
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1337: "Hack"
Replies: 65
Views: 35951

Re: 1337: "Hack"

Has anybody found any secrets related to today's comic yet? Perhaps a garbage file somewhere?
by Gatesunder
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ohio Computer Science Undergraduate Research Conferences
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Ohio Computer Science Undergraduate Research Conferences

Does anybody know of any student conferences tailored towards undergraduate research in computer science, which happen to be located in or around Ohio? I have been involved with PME at my university, through which I attend student conferences on Mathematics, where students give talks of research tha...
by Gatesunder
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Stanford: Introduction To Artificial Intelligence: Fall 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6921

Stanford: Introduction To Artificial Intelligence: Fall 2011

I am surprised to not find a thread on this here, though maybe I didn't look hard enough. In any case, if you hadn't heard, Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun -- Professors in Stanford's CS dept -- are running a course this fall as named in the thread subject. The interesting part is that they are off...
by Gatesunder
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 40430

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

Oh me yarm, I love you Randall, *russian bear hug*.

http://Www.kent.edu

I swear, you nailed this one on the head ...

EDIT: question: when did O M G get replaced by gee willikers? Kinda funny ...
by Gatesunder
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Haben sie RAs an Deutsch Universitäten?
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Haben sie RAs an Deutsch Universitäten?

Wenn ja, wie heißen sie?
by Gatesunder
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Arc Length Question: SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Integration Techniques for the arc length in dimensions 3+?

DOH!!! ... :lol: wow, I am a ninkumpoop. Thanks.
by Gatesunder
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Arc Length Question: SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Arc Length Question: SOLVED

In doing problems in my Calc 3 text, I got stuck on the first one, which highlighted to me yet again my weakness when it comes to working with trig problems. That being said, could anyone assist me with a hint or method for integration when it comes to the arc length of a vector function in 3 or mor...
by Gatesunder
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0686: "Admin Mourning"
Replies: 104
Views: 34501

Re: "Admin Mourning" Discussion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_Ghost_in_the_Shell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_machine Also, I am pretty sure the least convenient way to notify the webs of your demise would be to have a chip implanted in your body that monitors your brain waves/heart and reports wirelessly...
by Gatesunder
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Raptor Flowchart Interpreter
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Raptor Flowchart Interpreter

I am a TA for an intro programming class at my school. This quarter we switched over to python for the intro programming class and another interesting language/tool. Produced by the United States Air Force, I would like to introduce you to Raptor Flowchart Interpreter You may have already heard of i...
by Gatesunder
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 226455

Re: "Friends" Discussion

I didn't have time to read the last 7 pages of this thread due to work, but did anyone else find that nice guy to be a little too machiavellian.
by Gatesunder
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Coins Switching Places
Replies: 12
Views: 3057

Re: Coins Switching Places

I am not too familiar with all the formal proofing stuff yet, for I have not taken those classes or studied formal proofs in depth enough, however I have written a program that solves the problem in the case where D == L and S == 1. public enum Color { BLACK( "BLACK" ), WHITE( ...
by Gatesunder
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68676

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

You did not see the sign, because you had stated that in doing so, it had opened up your eyes, but that would imply that your eyes were closed and therefore you could not have seen the sign in order to open up your eyes or you were peeking you cheating bastard and nobody likes it when you peek durin...
by Gatesunder
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Logic Metal
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Logic Metal

I propose a new genre of music hereto forth called Propositional Metal. Basically this would be a combination of propositional logic wound into the lyrics of the music. It doesn't even have to be metal, hence utilizing a certain flavor of cognitive dissonance or doublethink on the part of the listen...
by Gatesunder
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: File copy in Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 2783

Re: File copy in Linux

Load Functions ================ -open file -read into memory -close file -create tempFile -write memory -close tempfile till next change Change Function ================= -open tempFile -overwrite contents (or just specific change if it's easy enough or file is too large) -close tempFile Save Functi...
by Gatesunder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trying to set up a web server . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Trying to set up a web server . . .

Can they detect if a server is running in lieu of high volumes of traffic once I get it set up? Mostly I'm just running this as an experiment thing so that I can learn something from the whole ordeal.
by Gatesunder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding with security in mind . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Coding with security in mind . . .

I'm programming it in Java for now. Another thing I wanted to do is create an API so that other people could make games that ran inside my client/Server interface but I realized that it seems the only way to ward off malicious programmers was to incorporate into my business model a requirement that ...
by Gatesunder
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trying to set up a web server . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Trying to set up a web server . . .

Ok so basically I would like to set up a web server with the domain I bought via yahoo. That purchase seems now like it may or may not have been made too quickly considering I knew nothing and still know very little about static vs. dynamic IP address etc. etc. blargh. So anyways, the yahoo control ...
by Gatesunder
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding with security in mind . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Coding with security in mind . . .

Recently I been working on my first client/server project at school where I am to code a little IRC type deal upon which I will later add a gaming API for little board game type things. The one thing I keep thinking about, which I probably need not worry about yet, but I just can't help myself, is s...
by Gatesunder
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding web shows
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Coding web shows

Ok so recently I found a few good podcasts and webshows such as sploitcast and hak5. These shows are pretty cool, but they seem more focused at the hardware guys and sys admin types ( haven't listened to sploitcast enough though to talk about that one ). What I was wondering is whether you guys know...
by Gatesunder
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What should i wrote Java in?
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

Re: What should i wrote Java in?

I enjoy NetBeans, but for the most part I like to code Java in Vim just because I feel like I am memorizing more of everything when I need to use a new class and head over to the JavaDocs to look it up and then come back rather than having an intelisense menu drop down for me. So in the end I say us...
by Gatesunder
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Website
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: Coding Website

I'm a compiled language kind of fella myself so I would go with Java and create an applet. If you are going for a game like the kind I am thinking of with 2D or 3D then you can employ the wonderful techniques found in "Killer Game Programming in Java". Google it and you shall find the auth...
by Gatesunder
Fri May 16, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pointers in Bash?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: Pointers in Bash?

ahh thank you so much. :mrgreen:
by Gatesunder
Fri May 16, 2008 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Question about going for a Masters . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Question about going for a Masters . . .

generally I'm not too concerned about where I end up working as long as it has something to do with computers and there is slightly more than a modicum of programming involved. My main area of interest is in cryptography though. I talked to one of my instructors who has a B.S. in computer science an...
by Gatesunder
Fri May 16, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pointers in Bash?
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Pointers in Bash?

Is there a way to store a variable name in another variable and then expand the variable twice to retrieve the contents of the variable who's name you stored in the other variable?

like this
x=123;
y=x;

and then expand y twice?
by Gatesunder
Thu May 15, 2008 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Question about going for a Masters . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Question about going for a Masters . . .

Currently I am more than halfway done with my associates in Software applications programming and am starting to think about my future academic pursuits. Specifically I know that I am going to transfer and get my B.S. in Computer Science, but I was thinking about possibly going after a Masters after...
by Gatesunder
Sun May 11, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)
Replies: 1
Views: 2271

Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)

I have two questions here. 1) Is it possible run an M bit linear feedback shift register through N states, where 0 < N < M and then from that state reverse the LFSR? If so then how is this done? I have read that if the taps sequence is { M, A, B, C, 0 } then the mirror is { M, M-C, M-B, M-A, 0 } (e....
by Gatesunder
Fri May 09, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 36937

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

I think a potato launcher and flaming razor wire might work better. At the very least not only would the potatoes hash better, but the possibility for injury would be much more interesting . . .
by Gatesunder
Mon May 05, 2008 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: System architecture -- need to RTFM
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: System architecture -- need to RTFM

Systems Architecture

There is a reference to a book published 2002 at the bottom along with 3 links to other websites. Hope that helps.
by Gatesunder
Mon May 05, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Modelling data with cellular automata
Replies: 7
Views: 3225

Re: Modelling data with cellular automata

I had no clue what cellular automata were before reading this but upon reading the wikipedia entry it has gotten me interested. Cellular Automata At the bottom are a bunch of references, with a few white papers I think. Hope that helps. Here's one on neural networks with a bunch more references at t...
by Gatesunder
Mon May 05, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind computing
Replies: 45
Views: 99691

Re: Resources for learning the Math and Science behind computing

Wikipedia is always helpful. Computer Science I can't get enough of the cryptography material on that site. EDIT: Probably best used once you have a topic of interest in mind, else you could spend days reading through tons of stuff at random, segueing from one topic to another till you eventually en...
by Gatesunder
Mon May 05, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Environmental factors in cryptography?
Replies: 20
Views: 4006

Re: Environmental factors in cryptography?

The one time pad is the only cipher proven to be perfectly secure as long as the key is truly random, never reused, and kept secret. So essentially you could assume the first two for the sake of argument, but in most modern uses of cryptography the last rule can never be realized in theory, due to t...
by Gatesunder
Sun May 04, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Fermat Primality Test
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: Fermat Primality Test

Thank you much. I must definitely implement the euclidean algorithm. That form of prime numbers will also definitely come in handy. Hopefully by the end of this project I will have a more immediate (intimate?) understanding of various algorithms and certain information dealing with prime numbers and...
by Gatesunder
Sat May 03, 2008 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Fermat Primality Test
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: Fermat Primality Test

the doubles were just casts so that the pow function stopped giving me the ambiguous error, then the pow function returns a double, but I needed an int so I cast it. Then the rand() function in C++ returns a number between 0 and RAND_MAX which is 32,something at minimum (my fault for not pointing ou...
by Gatesunder
Sat May 03, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Fermat Primality Test
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Fermat Primality Test

I'm currently trying to implement the Fermat Primality Test, but I think I might be reading something wrong. That or picking horrible values for a or something. Ok, so . . . the fermat primality test says that you pick some number "n" and a threshold "k". Then you pick some numbe...
by Gatesunder
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar Reference Guide Needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: English Grammar Reference Guide Needed.

hmm . . . that might be worth a shot. I'll have to look into those two languages.
by Gatesunder
Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English Grammar Reference Guide Needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

English Grammar Reference Guide Needed.

Hello fellow speakers and enthusiasts of the english language. I need a bit of help. You see, I am currently trying to design a computer program with the ability to learn how to speak and increase it's vocabulary, but I have come to realize that my understanding of the language I speak is less than ...
by Gatesunder
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java and temp variables
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Java and temp variables

I see. It's kinda weird getting used to this whole garbage collection thing after doing C++.
by Gatesunder
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java and temp variables
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Java and temp variables

Say for a second that I have a method that takes some object as it's parameter. Without having an object already instantiated, can I pass in a temp object that will go away after the method ends or will it just stick around till the garbage collector comes around. Here's an example: public void some...
by Gatesunder
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)
Replies: 196
Views: 22376

Re: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)

Node< T > * x = new Node< T >( data ); blargh[ i ] = x; heh, I decided to try programming this in Java and things are coming along rather nicely, but for the heck of it I went back to the C++ code and decided to fiddle and then decided to turn on all the warnings and got a nifty little warning that...
by Gatesunder
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Arbitrary length parametrization
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Arbitrary length parametrization

So basically you want to write the function in such a way that you don't know how many arguments it will take when writing your class? You want the number of arguments to be determined later when using the class? Sounds to me like something similar to the way argv*[] works in C++ or String [] args w...

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