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by bcherry
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0463: "Voting Machines"
Replies: 108
Views: 33084

Re: "Voting Machines" discussion

I wonder how ATMs work. I believe that they use a dialup connection, but I could be wrong. If we have already created a global, high-use, secure network for extremely important transactions that has worked very well for a long time, then we have already solved the voting problem. There is a solution...
by bcherry
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 44315

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

yeah, definitely reminds me of this justin timberlake pepsi ad. I actually was mildly surprised when he didn't turn out to be jt...
by bcherry
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0399: "Travelling Salesman Problem"
Replies: 115
Views: 29142

Re: "Travelling Salesman Problem" Discussion

Isn't there $1,000,000 set aside for the person to figure out an algorithm to find the shortest distance? I've actually taken a stab or two at figuring that out. I suck at the higher maths, but am good with patterns. However, while there's a million bucks attached to it, I'd say it's at least 5 mil...
by bcherry
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area 12/28/07 Labcoat Mafia Invites You Trampolining
Replies: 17
Views: 3058

Re: SF Bay Area 12/28/07 Labcoat Mafia Invites You Trampolining

i unfortunately was not able to attend the last meetup, but this one sounds perfect, seeing as how it is in santa clara! Unfortunately, I dont think I can attend, as I will be spending all afternoon tomorrow cleaning my house/garage and purchasing "supplies" for a party. However, everyone ...
by bcherry
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

hmmm I might be busy on saturday, I'll check with my gf tonight.

Also, I am coming from Santa Clara and would need a ride.
by bcherry
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming Library (like with real books!)
Replies: 17
Views: 6762

Re: Programming Library (like with real books!)

Looking good so far. I want to get into more abstract theory books, but also it is important to get a good grounding in specific things. For instance, I think it is worth while to purchase "Programming Python" and "The Book of Qt", but not "Rapid GUI Development with Python ...
by bcherry
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming Library (like with real books!)
Replies: 17
Views: 6762

Re: Programming Library (like with real books!)

thanks for that link! I'm looking to specifically build up a small collection of books related to: HTML, CSS, AJAX, RoR, Regexes, Python, Perl, and KDE/Qt. That's longterm, but I know that there are other less implementation-specific books to consider (and I'm not thinking SICP). More comments welco...
by bcherry
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming Library (like with real books!)
Replies: 17
Views: 6762

Programming Library (like with real books!)

So now that I've been in college a few years, I've realized that reference books are ACTUALLY worth something, wikipedia doesnt know everything, and that online documentation is pretty useless overall. I've also learned that most textbooks arent very universally useful, but that most computer scienc...
by bcherry
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: what IDE on linux?
Replies: 25
Views: 3053

Re: what IDE on linux?

You clearly aren't looking for emacs or vim. While I respect users of these, the OP clearly is looking for a point-and-click multi-pane IDE. Eclipse has a C++ plugin, but I've never tried it. I tend to use KDevelop when I'm looking for a full IDE, otherwise I just use Kate and a terminal. If you're ...
by bcherry
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

i am definitely interested. I tend to go through periods where I dont check this forum for a while, so we should do some email coordination too. again, my email is my username at gmail. i suppose they dont take any sort of fancy on ride photo, with night vision or anything, because it would be sweet...
by bcherry
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0327: "Exploits of a Mom"
Replies: 210
Views: 110115

Re: "Exploits of a Mom"

here i am, toiling away all night on a class project, trying to prevent sql injections and getting mad at wierd sql syntax not working right. once i've got it working as i get ready to go to bed i notice i still have some wine left, so i decide to read tomorrow's comics. and whaddaya know!? My god, ...
by bcherry
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

hit me up at my username @gmail.com.
by bcherry
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 56590

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

This is definitely true, and also applies to guitar hero as well. There's a point in drinking where you're able to have sort of a tunnel vision of focus about different activities. It works for me with Guitar Hero, beer pong (I went from losing 10-3 to pulling to 10-9 against the same opponent when...
by bcherry
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:07 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area?
Replies: 120
Views: 14625

Re: SF Bay Area?

im in, I go to school/live in santa clara (at santa clara university obviously). You know what I think would be sweet is an xkcd trip to great america/chess on top gun (or other ride), but I'd be down for whatever. I have no mode of transportation other than public or maybe a borrowed car from a fri...
by bcherry
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0323: "Ballmer Peak"
Replies: 116
Views: 56590

Re: "Ballmer Peak" Discussion

this is definitely partly true (not sure about exact numbers). This actually applies to all kinds of work done at a computer. Last year i had to write a 6 page paper for a buddhism class, and it was 8:30 but my friend was having a birthday party i wanted to go to. I hadn't read the book or even read...
by bcherry
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beer thread!
Replies: 124
Views: 21580

im one of those "drink whatever" people i guess. I don't really mind the taste of "bad beers" (keystone, natty, coors, bud, etc) that much. I'd still rather drink something else, but i can handle it, and it's good for getting drunk. But i love really good beers, and when I finall...
by bcherry
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0221: "Random Number"
Replies: 167
Views: 26529

i havent done it since early high school, but is that z80 assembly? It looks like it.
by bcherry
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 331
Views: 45112

Spoilers ahoy, matey! I just read the thread all at once, so I'll probably talk about things out of order. Peter can use the powers of other heroes that he has been around, if he knows about their powers. Since he doesn't know all of Sylar's abilities, he can't use all of them (even now he is just ...
by bcherry
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Full Frontal Lobotomy
Replies: 39
Views: 14727

I think they're awesome! I like the site too, making it look like that really makes the line-paper look actually benefit the comic. It's a unique layout tailored to make up for your weaker point (being that you aren't an artist in any way, just like me). I really like the layout you posted above qui...
by bcherry
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 60278

haha just a few hours ago this happened to me. It began with me reading these forums at work, and coming across the "youtube" comic again. From there I went to youtube to investigate the actual state of posters (my previous experience in reading those posts revolved around videos of people...

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