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by |Erasmus|
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Trees
Replies: 35
Views: 2038

Re: Christmas Trees

Christmas is just so irritating with the amount of attention that it gets. My family still puts up a christmas tree, but i really couldn't care less about the whole thing...
by |Erasmus|
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you ruled the world...
Replies: 49
Views: 3861

Re: If you ruled the world...

Make it so that everyone on the planet must in fact learn English in addition to their native language, and that those in English speaking nations must learn at least one other language starting from the age of two . The langauge will be chosen by the area of the world they are in and the most comm...
by |Erasmus|
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What was your first cat?
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: What was your first cat?

Image

my friend Catherine, named Storm. That photo is pretty old, but she's still pretty small.
by |Erasmus|
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prove You Are Real
Replies: 167
Views: 15677

Re: Prove You Are Real

thecommabandit wrote:Prove that I don't exist.


shifting the burden of proof like that is not a valid proof of anything.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23134

Re: Year of Birth

1987... the 80's were a glorious time for humanity.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 213510

Re: Age

19... 20 in ~2 weeks
by |Erasmus|
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Swimming and nerves
Replies: 57
Views: 4535

Re: Swimming and nerves

JayDee wrote:I'm Australian. Of course I can swim.


true, very true.
by |Erasmus|
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: we discuss... SNOW!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6607

Re: ITT: we discuss... SNOW!!

Snow is awesome.

Doesn't happen at all in these parts(at least, prob not since the end of the last ice age), but I go skiing when the oppurtunity presents itself. I should see quite a lot of it in Canadia come January.
by |Erasmus|
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day - Now with (some) pics!
Replies: 195
Views: 24590

Re: 8th December - Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day

Bonus points for anyone who decides to be from the future and play bloggers at festivals?
by |Erasmus|
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you spend your time at work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2004

Re: How do you spend your time at work?

Usually, I do work...

At home i spend time here, reading various webcomics, email, msn, random websites, watching stuff (anime, tv shows, etc.), gaming or music (usually just while im doing everything else) and when i feel like doing some more after a day at work, i program various things.
by |Erasmus|
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Coffee Shop" / Quantum Cafe
Replies: 732
Views: 36846

Re: "Coffee Shop" hangout RP

*wanders in, orders a coffee, and goes off to build a hut near the fireplace. I'm moving in here.*
by |Erasmus|
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 10092

Re: What's your day job?

My job: Student, but on an Internship, so practicing Software Engineer as well.

I also have a casual job at the Sydney Olympic Stadium, so i get awesome jobs like tonight watching football/soccer while getting paid a very good hourly rate...
by |Erasmus|
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 565591

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I was getting a major change finished off at work today (obviously we use a revision control system). I set it up to run some performance tests, to see if I was getting a performance improvement over the baseline. I had already tested it extensively on my own machine. Anyway, I boot the mac machine ...
by |Erasmus|
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21197

Re: What editor do you use?

for C i'll generally use Kate in linux or conText in windows.

Same for most things except high level languages (of which i only really use Java) I'll use an IDE. The new version of netbeans is not so unbearably slow.
by |Erasmus|
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 144417

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

While looking through some rather sadistic, very low level c code at work, my friend was quite enlightened by a line which basically read:

int name[3][3]; /* a 3 by 3 array */
by |Erasmus|
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Burden of Java Libraries
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: Burden of Java Libraries

It may not make a speed difference, but the "correct" way, as far as I'm aware is to import specific packages. This is slightly off-topic, but I prefer to import entire packages instead. The reasoning is that if you're using a package, you might as well have access to the entire package, ...
by |Erasmus|
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203637

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I'm so nerdy that i thought the lines my graphical debugger draws (when you point to the same thing multiple times) looked like a diagram of the earth's magnetic field.
by |Erasmus|
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:58 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 471022

Re: AUSTRALIA/NZ PEOPLE!

RRRR wrote:If anything came up < xmas or > Australia Day I'd most likely come


alot of people are often doing things on christmas, but Australia Day is quite good for this kind of thing.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [AUS] Sydney: home of the Kurnell Desalination Plant
Replies: 1677
Views: 471022

Re: AUSTRALIA/NZ PEOPLE!

Fush wrote:I wish I'd delved into this thread before September.

Ah well, any more meetups in Sydney, and I'm there.


same here...

i noticed something in sydney, then noticed the date... :/
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 281868

Re: Recommend one artist

Anybody who hasn't listened to Porcupine Tree should do so.

They are, at least, my favourite progressive rock band of these times.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179396

Re: What are you listening to?

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd(currently Us and Them)... you really do have to listen to the whole album though.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7335

Re:

Also I've quite enjoyed George R.R. Martin. His stuff is enormously popular right now, on a scale comparable to the Wheel of Time, and there's a reason for that. Yeah, he's been getting more popular recently. But he is easily my favourite author. Even his old sci-fi novels that are seemingly hard t...
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203637

Re: Re:

RockoTDF wrote:*Couldn't get a config file to work, went to bed, and woke up realizing I had misplaced a comma. Just like that. As if I had been deep in thought for hours.


That actually doesn't seem all that unusual... I know i tend to it a bit, with coding in general.
by |Erasmus|
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378700

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello all, I'm a second year software engineering student at UTS (in Australia, for those who aren't Australian).

Don't know it i really have anything interesting to say here though. :/
by |Erasmus|
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Burden of Java Libraries
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: Burden of Java Libraries

Well, I'm coding this for me, and nobody else will work on the code, so clarity isn't THAT important. Additionally, the classes I'm using are java.util.Set, java.util.Map, the hash versions of each of these, and java.util.Iterator, which are all pretty standard, as far as I can tell. I'm using the ...
by |Erasmus|
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hoping for a little bit of help with java...
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Hoping for a little bit of help with java...

why not read it all in, then simply use string.split("); this will return an array of strings with each element being a string containing everything between any given quotes... aalthough, actually... the only problem with this is that if you have a string such as "something" "som...
by |Erasmus|
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What do you use your programming skills for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5639

softwaaare

previously for fun, but as i am now on a 6 month internship, I am writing code for a living. :D
by |Erasmus|
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177394

Re: Making the world a weirder place

haven't done anything too awesome myself, but one of my favourites is the "brick of the year awards"... at UTS there are random bricks around the place engraved with brick of the year, runner up and nominees for certain years. I also like the road sign of a kangaroo which was modified to l...
by |Erasmus|
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Australian Election (and repercussions thereof)
Replies: 191
Views: 16548

Re:

Lame ass Labor will probably win. But if it was upto me I'd make Howard Prime Minister again so we can get Nuclear. Also: "Rudd keeps pointing out that Howard broke his promise on interest rates." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w09-cQfp60Q Well he didn't at all - this is actually quite fu...

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