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by Mr. Heavy
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 34255

Re: 1103: "Nine"

1, 5, and 9 add up to 15. He's doing a magic square!
by Mr. Heavy
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1001: "AAAAAA"
Replies: 92
Views: 23541

Re: 1001: "AAAAAA"

Interesting to see xkcd aping the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal style.
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0655: "Climbing"
Replies: 63
Views: 14941

Re: "Climbing" discussion

This was the opening scene of the movie "Bushwhacked."

Originality fail.
by Mr. Heavy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Launching and detaching with ssh [halp!]
Replies: 16
Views: 2486

Re: Launching and detaching with ssh [halp!]

Overkill. You forgot a "&" on your nohup command.
by Mr. Heavy
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0433: "Journal 5"
Replies: 195
Views: 37912

Re: "Journal 5" Discussion

a singular motivation of revenge would make him the base animal creature.. not the desire to form a symbiotic relation ship... humaninty as a general rule is a child-race. Consumed by egotism lack of compassion. They are gifted with individuality but have not yet fully realized that very same indiv...
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0432: "Journal 4"
Replies: 115
Views: 28752

Re: "Journal 4" Discussion

Better luck next time, xkcd.
by Mr. Heavy
Thu May 29, 2008 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: which DB should I use?
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: which DB should I use?

PostgreSQL supports Perl, Python, Tcl, Ruby and Java user-defined functions, if I'm not mistaken.
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python?
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Re: Python?

zahlman wrote:Please put code inside code tags to preserve formatting. This is especially important for languages like Ruby and Python, where the indentation at the beginning of the line is actually interpreted by the compiler.

I don't mean to be a pedant, but Ruby isn't whitespace-sensitive in that manner.
by Mr. Heavy
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 83314

Re: Help Wanted

Linux Sysadmin Wanted - Cold Spring Harbor, NY Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-leading non-profit organization specializing in genetics, cancer research, bioinformatics, neuroscience, and other related life sciences blah blah blah is looking to hire a full-time mid-level to senior Linux syst...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146051

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Unless he explicitly flushes the stream (which will have the same performance hit as fclose) tail won't print anything until the stream fills up. If he segfaults, that file will be empty. Hitting fflush() after every write or not flushing it ever isn't an either/or proposition, though. You can very...
by Mr. Heavy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 146051

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Maybe he wants to be able to tail the file while the program is running. tail -f works basically by running feof() in a loop until it fails, then reading to the end of file, so I don't see what that would possibly accomplish. (If you want to be pedantic, feof() works on streams and tail uses file d...
by Mr. Heavy
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ideas for a linux portfolio?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Ideas for a linux portfolio?

Coming from an awful lot of experience in the IT field, I assure you that a company that entrusts system administration responsibilities to developers is not the dream job it's cracked up to be. It's every bit as dumb as asking developers to manage the HVAC system in the building.
by Mr. Heavy
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49451

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

enk wrote:Well, sometimes that's not enough.

I'm not debating that. I'm debating the notion that Firefox is the only web browser for Linux capable of providing a full-featured web experience, which is patently false at a number of levels. It's not as though your three options are Firefox, Dillo or lynx.
by Mr. Heavy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49451

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Unadvanced is one thing. Flamingly broken is another. The web is damn near unusable today without a popular browser (I hate the web, but that's another rant), which on Linux pretty well means Firefox, and Firefox's method of choosing helper applications on Unix makes me cry. To the extent that I ju...
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: College Majors and Courses
Replies: 32
Views: 5056

Re: College Majors and Courses

Ah, this is what I'd like to know. If I wanted to, say, eventually work at Google, what sort of classes would be the best to take in undergrad? It doesn't matter because Google will judge you on the projects you've worked on that produce real, usable output, not the classes you've taken. Get up to ...
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language Certifications
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Language Certifications

My attitude is that certifications are mostly for the financial benefit of the certifier. I've seen no useful correlation between certifications and abilities. However I've seen strong negative correlations between the value placed upon certifications in a workplace and how much I wouldn't want to ...
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language Certifications
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Language Certifications

I don't pay attention to certs... unless that's all I see on a resume, and then I wonder why the applicant was wasting time getting certified instead of writing code. Or reading real books. Given the choice between a candidate who reads books because they think the paper cert will land them more mo...
by Mr. Heavy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: some design work for my friend's band
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: some design work for my friend's band

I thought it could use some cochlear implants for the deaf also

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by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: best terminal emulator
Replies: 47
Views: 9985

Re: best terminal emulator

no, that would be "a) weird", why is it heterogeneous? Science is a weird place. Everybody wants to do their own thing, everyone buys their own equipment on their own grants, and they all want to do whatever the hell they want with it, especially the Principal Investigators. Culturally, m...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The future of the Model-View-Controller architecture
Replies: 17
Views: 3582

Re: The future of the Model-View-Controller architecture

The whole reason for the separation of layers is code maintainability. If your doing database calls in the same place your doing the html structure then you might run into problems if someone asks you to complete redesign the layout of the website. But if they are completely separate you won't loos...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: best terminal emulator
Replies: 47
Views: 9985

Re: best terminal emulator

Noughmad wrote:a) weird
b) wrong
;)

Yakuake has tabs too, but I can't recall using more than 4 at a time.

c) I am a system administrator managing a completely heterogeneous 150-server deployment :)
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: College Majors and Courses
Replies: 32
Views: 5056

Re: College Majors and Courses

That's heavy, man. Maybe I will go to MIT :D. For grad school. Maybe. I don't know. It's not easy to get in. Where are you from? There's lots of schools all over that have a curriculum just as good as MIT's, for a lot less money. CMU, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and University of Maryland all have excel...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: some design work for my friend's band
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: some design work for my friend's band

Is it because blind people supposedly hear better than sighted people?
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49451

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

I like my apps to look like they came from 1991 with an updated skin. Generally, those apps are also lighter weight and less bloated. Although that doesn't apply to Gnome, unfortunately. As far as the heavy shiny ones go, I haven't yet found something that can beat E17 on that front. Lean, minimali...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: some design work for my friend's band
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: some design work for my friend's band

mudge wrote:and you chose this as your first post?

Should I have posted it in braille or what

You should at the very least add an alt tag so a screen reader can say the name out loud
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49451

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

KDE 3 is the winner, though KDE 4.1 may give it a run for its money. GNOME's insistence on doing basically every single possible thing in C is why every one of their applications look like they came from 1991 with an updated skin. slackware (slack dropped gnome because it sucked too much) ther eare ...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: College Majors and Courses
Replies: 32
Views: 5056

Re: College Majors and Courses

Computer science is neat and all, but unless you're going to MIT or the University of Maryland, whatever gets taught seems to have this massive disconnect from reality and manage to not teach you anything at either the theoretical or practical levels. I can't help but feel like if I had taken all th...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: best terminal emulator
Replies: 47
Views: 9985

Re: best terminal emulator

I've tried that fancy mrxvt and everything just seems unfairly crippled compared to Konsole. I have yet to give Yakuake a try because I tend to have 10 or 20 Konsole tabs/windows already open at any given time.
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: You can turn it on? Give me a new hard drive!
Replies: 22
Views: 4066

Re: You can turn it on? Give me a new hard drive!

I'm a systems architect for a research school and I really don't like screwing around with desktop support anymore. Is there an "I wish people thought I was dumb with computers" option?
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I'm going to cry now. (Worst code EVAR)
Replies: 59
Views: 10513

Re: I'm going to cry now.

OH GOD THE HORROR. <div style="position:absolute;top:53px;left:18px;width:517px;height:39px;background-color:#fff;-adbe-c:c"> <div class="title03"> <font color="#1c3c4d">blahblah</font></div></div> Also, note that this is the use of CSS positioning... Within a table. A...
by Mr. Heavy
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: some design work for my friend's band
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: some design work for my friend's band

Unless this is for a t-shirt I think you missed the point of braille

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