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by Jplus
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will robots replace programmers?
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Will robots replace programmers?

As programming environments become more powerful, the task of programming may merge with the task of instruction. If that were to occur, then neither people nor robots would have been replaced; the job itself would have become obsolete. Interesting perspective. In the long run, robots will be keepi...
by Jplus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: avoiding coding "representation errors"
Replies: 20
Views: 8067

Re: avoiding coding "representation errors"

a class of programming bugs i often commit involve mistaking the "representation" of a variable -- such as adding degrees and radians, treating a coordinate in the camera-frame as a coordinate in the world-frame, or forgetting to swap the channels of an image from BGR to RGB. this can be ...
by Jplus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90055
Views: 8188717

Re: Thoughts for ships

[...] this church routinely raises in excess of $1,000,000 for “missions”. To me that’s shocking. Sure, it’s only like $75 in donations from each parishioner because it’s a massive church, but still. That’s not an insignificant amount of money per person. The fact that they use it for evangelizing ...
by Jplus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding for Kids
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Coding for Kids

There also exist wonderful programming games. For six year olds, I might recommend Cargo-Bot.
by Jplus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will robots replace programmers?
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Will robots replace programmers?

Will robots replace programmers? I find this question strange. If robots "replace" programmers, than surely those robots are programmers? I'll take the liberty to interpret your question as "will robots replace humans?". I think that if the human collective is smart enough to in...
by Jplus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 164723

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I saw the virulent Nonance go to the casino, but I cannot deny that it might have been Chance.
by Jplus
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: In sympathy for those with snail-like email, tortuously tortoise-like?
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: In sympathy for those with snail-like email, tortuously tortoise-like?

I suspect this person is using a webmail service, and the web-based email client is too bloaty for such connection speeds. Most people seem to have forgotten that dedicated email clients exist.
by Jplus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 164723

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I saw the venerable Nonance go to the casino, but I cannot rule out that it might have been Charles.
by Jplus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce
Replies: 1002
Views: 164723

Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Spoiler:
I saw the venerable Nonance go to the casino, but I cannot rule out that it may have been Charles.
by Jplus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Travel advice/questions
Replies: 36
Views: 4447

Re: Travel advice/questions

I live in the Netherlands. Maybe we can meet if you go anywhere near the Randstad (which I recommend)! Some very broad recommendations given your interests (scenery, railways and tech): ⋅ City centers (and railway stations) of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht (you don't have to ...
by Jplus
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 191891

Re: Age

I feel old now.
by Jplus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 21
Views: 6818

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

Some more quick notes on cross-platform mobile apps with Cordova and similar tools: Adding to what WanderingLinguist already wrote, there are a few reasons why something like Cordova doesn't save as much time as you might hope. ⋅ A WebView environment is not quite the same as a browser...
by Jplus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Desirable Coding Skills
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

Re: Desirable Coding Skills

I don't think C or C++ needs to be a dead end per se, but otherwise I agree with everything Xanthir wrote. Just being able to program at all already gets you pretty far if you want to get a well paid job as a programmer. Using a version control system like Git will benefit you a lot, already before ...
by Jplus
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 21
Views: 6818

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

Reuse functionality from libraries whenever you can and try to keep your functions as short as possible. Yes, but extensive reliance on the 3rd party libraries and frameworks can also be a sign of incompetence. Who told you that? In my book, extensive reliance on libraries is a sign of professional...
by Jplus
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 21
Views: 6818

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

As Yakk said, it is much easier to make money with programming if you work in a team. Therefore, if this is your goal, you should strive for being hired by an organization. If it is a big organization, they will also train you, which will be an advantage for the rest of your career. As Tub mentioned...
by Jplus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 12479

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

jQuery is largely obsolete (unless you want to support IE8 or something). Modern browsers have native APIs that do the same, just faster, better and more consistent. Use native selectors instead of $('.myclass'). Use css transitions/animations instead of jquery anims. Use DocumentFragment (or an ac...
by Jplus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 56
Views: 12479

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I have a suggestion which is not directly "easy to program" because you have to learn some new things first, but: in the long term, you can make programming (in JavaScript) easier for yourself by using some libraries. You could start with jQuery and Lodash.
by Jplus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?
Replies: 14
Views: 3986

Re: Are Vitamin Supplements Toxic to Non-Human Animals?

I heard that eating dietary supplements that are intended for humans are a common cause of death among pets. While I don't have a link ready to support this, I think this shouldn't be surprising. Most substances are toxic if taken in too high amounts and as Soupspoon already said, pets tend to have ...
by Jplus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836646

Re: Today I Made:

cephalopod9 wrote:is it wasteful to toss out the brie rind? it had been in the fridge for a bit, and i just wanted the gooey part.

I think it's wasteful. You should have given the rind to me.

That said, the crepes sounded (read?) delicious!
by Jplus
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 850841

Re: Most excellent times

Congratulations! :D
by Jplus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 15
Views: 6588

Re: What language should I learn?

I'm barely more than a layperson when it comes to AI stuff, but my gut feeling for this is unless you want to reinvent the wheel purely for learning/fun purposes the important thing is to choose the framework/library you want to use and then use a language which works with that. I realize that that...
by Jplus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What language should I learn?
Replies: 15
Views: 6588

Re: What language should I learn?

I'm going to quote myself here.
by Jplus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Making a GSM antenna?
Replies: 8
Views: 5539

Re: Making a GSM antenna?

Actually, I'm interested in this project. Just don't expect me to reply anything meaningful in here, because I understand nearly nothing about antennas. But hey, go you!
by Jplus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 436934

Re: Interviewing the fora

I'm not sure about my favourite one, but I definitely like Eddie Izzard.

What have you recently learned that really captivated you?
by Jplus
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1014
Views: 253340

Re: Recommend one artist

I'm really surprised that Wintergatan hasn't been mentioned in here yet.
by Jplus
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2193756

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Thanks folks, I feel all warm and fuzzy!
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2193756

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Thanks. I do the same, which is sometimes difficult when people change theirs.
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23492
Views: 1632412

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Haha! No.

Rosewinsall?
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 15
Views: 13317

Re: Anybody in Germany?

If it matters: the Netherlands are very close to some parts of Germany.
by Jplus
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2193756

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey folks! I'm a long time member and I recall I've introduced myself in here at least twice before, but I've been away for a while, some things in my life changed during that time, and I just caught up with the last page of this thread. So I thought another introduction wouldn't hurt. Actually, I d...
by Jplus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 436934

Re: Interviewing the fora

I have several good options, but I'll pick my mentorship during the International Junior Science Olympiad in December. I was taking care of the Georgian team and we got along very well. I also made friends with the other mentors. All the logistic chaos actually made it very stressful, but I hold dea...
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 88601

Re: Psychic the next poster

You remember when 9/11 happened. I was just getting out of high school when a rumor went around about an accident with a plane flying into the WTC in New York. Soon after that, I arrived at home and I saw the second plane flying into the other tower, live on TV. I remember everyone in the room bein...
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 88601

Re: Psychic the next poster

Those couple of seconds to read the sentence flew by.

You think that participating in this game makes your life a little bit more fun.
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23492
Views: 1632412

Re: Guess The Next Poster

Surprise!

eran_rathan?
by Jplus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 436934

Re: Interviewing the fora

Avocado, when ripe but not rotten. I love the texture, the taste, the fattiness, the shape and the color.

What is your most important goal for 2018 (that you're willing to share here)?
by Jplus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Positive Game
Replies: 62
Views: 3119

Re: Positive Game

I really like the positive attitude in this thread! :)
by Jplus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1775
Views: 88601

Re: Psychic the next poster

Yes I do remember some of the things that happened on the first day of my first job. It took a few minutes before those memories came back, though. It's about 16 years ago now.

You like to read science fiction books.
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: View XKCD from a terminal.
Replies: 5
Views: 6505

Re: View XKCD from a terminal.

Also, there is xkcd-fetch (which wraps the JSON interface).
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: A bit, on average
Replies: 2
Views: 3311

Re: A bit, on average

Addition to what Tub wrote: virtual memory may be compressed in RAM. This increases the entropy of the data, so you expect a ratio closer to 50:50 in the compressed pages. However, such compression is never applied to all of the memory at the same time, because a process can't use a page while it is...
by Jplus
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: Star Altitude / Azimuth calculation script

I'm interested! Just replying late because I have so little time to lurk the forums.

Your screenshots look awesome.

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