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by RThaiRThai
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1416: "Pixels"
Replies: 112
Views: 38640

Re: 1416: "Pixels"

I wrote a quick python / bash / imagemagic hack to download and convert all the images. It's much more fun to scroll through the page, but here's the imgur album when you're done having fun with the comic: /a/WccVt#0 It won't let me put the whole link in because my account is new :( Aw... you got h...
by RThaiRThai
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FreeBSD Gnome Dependency Failed
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: FreeBSD Gnome Dependency Failed

The handbook did not appear to have anything new, but trying to install from source revealed something I had not realized. I was trying to install from my admin account, but I got a message along the lines of SU root failed. I switched to the root account and the same command seems to be working now...
by RThaiRThai
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: FreeBSD Gnome Dependency Failed
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

FreeBSD Gnome Dependency Failed

I used the virtualization program VirtualBox to try FreeBSD 8.2 Release, which I have just installed. VirtualBox is running on Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi, installed on Windows Vista. I have never used BSD before, and I am trying to install Gnome. http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q1 I tried #...
by RThaiRThai
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: br vs p for form parsing
Replies: 1
Views: 783

br vs p for form parsing

I am parsing text from a form to be displayed on a page and I am having some philosophical issues about how to parse <br /> tags and <p></p> tags. I am currently translating all \n and \r to <br />, but I know this is considered non ideal. I have considered placing a <p> tag at the start of the text...
by RThaiRThai
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Contest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Contest?

tl;dr; Go with the 3rd choice, whoever makes the best quantifiable program. I don't mean to offend you, but have to partaken in many programming contests before? The way you phrased the question seems to avoid referring to the more traditional way programming contests are carried out. Maybe it's jus...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email
Replies: 14
Views: 5844

Re: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email

Why not save an email in your email account with your password on it? So if you want to login to that site, you can search your email for the relevant mail. Takes less steps for the user than your proposal. I can see a slight advantage to what I propose. If your passwords are saved on your email an...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email
Replies: 14
Views: 5844

Re: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email

So, I would have to supply my email address, press the login button, navigate to my email service, login, wait for the email to arrive, open the email, click the link, and then delete the email before loggin into your site? This sounds like an awful user experience, especially when the SMTP servers...
by RThaiRThai
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0854: "Learning to Cook"
Replies: 134
Views: 25797

Re: 0854: "Learning to Cook"

Randall get out of my head? I'm new to this.

I was thinking of making pancakes with pancake mix recently, but little black bits came out of the box, and there is a fair chance that they were bugs considering the mix may have been 1 year old.
by RThaiRThai
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Idea: Passwordless Login with Email
Replies: 14
Views: 5844

Idea: Passwordless Login with Email

tl;dr: There are some websites that I always forget the password for and end up using forgot my password every time. What if we used a system where you get sent a unique once usable log in link every time instead of passwords, but still give users the option to log in faster by entering their passwo...
by RThaiRThai
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Current Sources in Series
Replies: 5
Views: 4934

Re: Current Sources in Series

If the current sources give the same current, then the combined one (in series) will still give the same current as its parts. But it will be able to sustain it at twice the voltage. (For ideal current sources putting two in series makes no difference). Voltage sources at the same voltage in parall...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Strange local network transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

Re: Strange local network transmission

Wouldn't it make sense to be jumbled nonsense if it's encrypted? Some obscure program that sends encrypted transmissions? A worm? A worm might make sense. I imagine a neighbor willing to share his network with you would also be willing to harbour a few worms. And I imagine it would have to be some o...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Current Sources in Series
Replies: 5
Views: 4934

Current Sources in Series

Have several related questions which I have pondered since the beginning of my linear circuits education, but the most prominent example is in the subject. If it is possible, cite your response with a credible source. What happens when current sources are placed in series? What happens when voltage ...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What Does Shutdown Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 2362

What Does Shutdown Do?

One would think Google would be sufficient, but I tried that and Wikipedia without getting a satisfying answer. Why does shutting down take the time it does? With Windows it makes sure I save everything before shutting down, but even after that it takes a while. What is wrong with just switching off...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0628: "Psychic"
Replies: 186
Views: 49237

Re: "Psychic" Discussion

Well, I'm trying this, but I'm streamlining it. I wrote this quickly to calibrate the probability I want: http://dozydagger.com/more_misc/probability.html I'm aiming for anything above 90%. I can do this more efficiently, though it will admittedly be less awesome, by sending an email to 20 people an...
by RThaiRThai
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jan Ajzner
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Jan Ajzner

I saw some guy with dirty teeth and a big yellow sign on the street and stopped to read, and he proceeded to tell me his life story. He used to be in communist Poland doing political sociology research which contradicted the political and social beliefs there, so he had to seek refuge in Canada. He ...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Firefox flash issue
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Firefox flash issue

I have no idea why this is happening but some things you could try: clear cookies Start Firefox in Safe Mode (mind you not Windows in Safe Mode if that is what you are using, Firefox has its own safe mode) and then restore defaults. Then if you get even more desperate you could reinstall Firefox or ...
by RThaiRThai
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help with Program!
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Help with Program!

elif weapon == "fists" and 0<health and zombies>defeatedzombies: print "You use your fists to punch the zombies with all of your might!" defeatedzombies +=1 health = health - random.randrange(1,4) print "You defeated one zombie but your health is", health, ". Ther...
by RThaiRThai
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 53182

Re: "Asteroid" discussion

Nooooooo.... wait. Didn't he
Spoiler:
survive a deadly snake bite
though? On the other hand, his asteroid is probably doomed regardless.

Aw.
by RThaiRThai
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Apache James and PHP
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Apache James and PHP

I am using Windows XP and installed WAMP http://www.wampserver.com/en/ I got Apache James 2.3.1 and it seems to work because I was able to use it using Thunderbird. I was only able to send an e-mail to myself since apparently e-mail providers reject mail without a domain name. I would like to send m...
by RThaiRThai
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Simulate Keypress
Replies: 0
Views: 1590

Python Simulate Keypress

I am having great trouble simulating a keypress in Python on Windows XP. I have read about SendKeys and tried it for Python 2.6, but for whichever reason it simply doesn't work. I tried both the binary and the source downloads. I have tried looking for other methods to simulate keypresses and have n...
by RThaiRThai
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 780169

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

No.

A cheeseburger?
by RThaiRThai
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Awkwardness Repository
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: The Awkwardness Repository

I was talking to my friend about how I made chicken soup for the first time, or something along those lines. He asked me if I had "The Joy of Cooking". I proceeded to say something along the lines of, "Well, I wouldn't really say that. I like it, but I don't cook much. I didn't have m...
by RThaiRThai
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416297

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

18, male, Canada. So, I've been reading xkcd for about a year, and after spending much time in other forums decided my time would probably be better wasted here. I'm into anime, programming, video games, music (piano, guitar, composing stuff on the computer occasionally), drawing, animating (not lat...

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