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by jasticE
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 62370

Re: "Drapes" Discussion (merged)

How about: she is wearing a wig? And yes, I'd think she, or the wig, more blonde than red.
by jasticE
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 28154

Re: "Morning" Discussion

I can see dead pixels.
by jasticE
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0356: "Nerd Sniping"
Replies: 376
Views: 173187

Re: "Nerd Sniping" Discussion

So why did the Physicist cross the road?
by jasticE
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 263876

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Respekt an alle, die Deutsch lernen wollen! Ich bin zwar deutsch und hatte nie Pobleme mit der Sprache, aber als ich mal die Grammatikreferenz auf http://www.canoo.net (very recommended) angesehen habe, bekam ich eine Ahnung davon wie komplex diese Sprache fuer Nicht-Muttersprachler sein muss, mit i...
by jasticE
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programming Language Tandem Partners?
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Programming Language Tandem Partners?

Tandem partnerships, that is, native/proficient speakers of different languages that want to learn/practice each others language are a common method of learning spoken languages. I was wondering, would this scheme be successful for programming languages as well? Specifically in terms of real time su...
by jasticE
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Faux amis and/or false cognates
Replies: 141
Views: 17309

Re: Faux amis and/or false cognates

Gift (Eng) / Gift, meaning Poison (Ger/De) Married, in (Swe). It's pronounced jift though. :) EDITED FOR ENGLISH. I must've been tired when I wrote that. Interesting in this context: German "Mitgift" actually means "dowry". I also looked up the etymology, and found out that Germ...
by jasticE
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: one-letterized words
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

Re: one-letterized words

The Two Ronnies got quite creative with the letters ;)

i m 2 b z 2 p!
x r n t 10.
by jasticE
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: one-letterized words
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

one-letterized words

Ah, the evil products of our quick and easy instant messaging typing culture! Whole words shortened to letters and numbers. But actually they're quite fun! Show us the best/longest 1-letter-word-sentence with at least fairly intellegible sentence structure. My contribution: o g, i c a b! t 4 i, t 4 ...
by jasticE
Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Programming and first-year composition
Replies: 9
Views: 3188

Re: Programming and first-year composition

I find your idea interesting. I'Ve always liked language stuff, but since I started studying computer science and learning programming and programming languages, I found out what I really like about it - not the writing of stories, but underlying structure, and ways to manipulate structure to create...
by jasticE
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24329

Re: Linguistic strangeness

the french phrase "tu es bete" (you are stupid) interpreted as german would read "do it pray"
by jasticE
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 145917

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

On one Java project I included a palindrome in every class. Most were self-made, I believe, and certainly not as clever as the IOCC palindrome contribution. Too bad I don't have the source for that anymore, I think the palindromes were the best part.
by jasticE
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0311: "Action Movies"
Replies: 196
Views: 65242

The most impressive action movie I remember seeing is "Run Lola Run". It consists almost solely of actual action in some form.
by jasticE
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0309: "Shopping Teams"
Replies: 95
Views: 18530

I tend to estimate the price over usage time before deciding how much time to spend on a price based decision process, ie looking for a better deal. It gets hard though when trying to figure out how much I am actually going to use a particular item.
by jasticE
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0247: "Factoring the Time"
Replies: 137
Views: 54080

For whom it might interest (as if you couldn't do it yourself ;), my Mathematica line for finding the prime times: Select[Select[Range@2359, Mod[#, 100] < 60 &], PrimeQ] Or if you wish to factor all valid times: FactorInteger /@ Select[Range@2359, Mod[#, 100] < 60 &] This is for people like ...
by jasticE
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0247: "Factoring the Time"
Replies: 137
Views: 54080

All prime times (interpreting the time as decimal numbers) 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37,41,43,47,53,59,101,103,107,109,113,127,131, 137,139,149,151,157,211,223,227,229,233,239,241,251,257,307,311,313,317,331, 337,347,349,353,359,401,409,419,421,431,433,439,443,449,457,503,509,521,523, 541,547,557...
by jasticE
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 695233

hi. i like pumpkin pie.
by jasticE
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does anyone here compete on Topcoder?
Replies: 30
Views: 14917

I once tried. Found a neat "algorithm" for the given problem, which was really just calculating a binomial, then got frustrated how long it took just to make java to calculate these with numbers larger than supported by the builtin types :(

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