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by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dealing with Traffic Law
Replies: 130
Views: 10625

Re: Dealing with Traffic Law

Speed deviance is what causes accidents. Actual speed is a factor only in damage, not in whether an accident occurs. That's just wrong. Traveling slower WILL make you less likely to be in an accident since you are better able to take avoiding action in a controller manner. Also, while I'm aware tha...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9354045

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I couldn't help but chuckle last night when I realised I was worrying if I was laid back enough. :)
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
Replies: 56
Views: 15273

Re: Off-Road Velociraptor Safari

Poor raptors... :(
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my MIT decision
Replies: 34
Views: 3106

Re: my MIT decision

William, don't feel too bad about it. I applied to Cambridge in the UK, which is similar in prestige to MIT and I was turned down. I was really disappointed when I got the letter and spent a good week just moping around not knowing what to do. I had focused all my energy and thoughts about the futur...
by crazyjimbo
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Outlook.
Replies: 43
Views: 3746

Re: Outlook.

The one that makes you happiest. If you aren't happy, everything else is bullshit. So I'm going to go with optimism, unless you enjoy being pessimistic. :) However sometimes you can't help but see the truth and your outlook has little do with it. Some situations call for pessimism, many for cynicism...
by crazyjimbo
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scripting: Python VS. Lua
Replies: 9
Views: 14547

Re: Scripting: Python VS. Lua

If you are going to learn Lua then a good place to start might be tinkering with a game that uses it for scripting. I learnt Lua by modding Supreme Commander and while it was a great language for this purpose, I can't imagine it being much use on its own. But then that's not what you asked for. :) I...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is hard to type
Replies: 70
Views: 16981

Re: xkcd is hard to type

I think I'd get confused if I set my OS to Dvorak and stayed using my qwerty keyboard (Tesco Value!). I'd need something to look at, at least to start with. But the local dodgy PC shop doesn't sell Dvorak keyboards. From whence does one obtain such a thing in the Stoke on Trent region? If you have ...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is hard to type
Replies: 70
Views: 16981

Re: xkcd is hard to type

Heh, yea I don't actually type DVORAK, that's just an old keyboard I have lying around that I rearranged when I tried to learn. I think I lasted about an hour before getting too frustrated :x
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is hard to type
Replies: 70
Views: 16981

Re: xkcd is hard to type

You guys all just have sucky keyboard layouts. It's really easy on mine
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In lieu of the latest comic...
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: In lieu of the latest comic...

I see a lot of people saying to use #!/usr/bin/env python, any reason to use that over #!/usr/bin/python? So long as env is installed in the standard place (which it will be), then that approach makes no assumption about the location of python. You are free to install python wherever you like and i...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: In lieu of the latest comic...
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Re: In lieu of the latest comic...

Firstly, 'In Leiu', I make that same mistake all the time. It really sounds like it could mean 'with regard to' or 'in light of'. Ah well. And Python wise, there is no difference between an executable file and a text file other than the fact it is set to be executable. You can still edit it as a tex...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Sam and Ray's Roulette
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Sam and Ray's Roulette

Do they bet on the rounds in the order they happened (i.e. n = 1,2,3,... in order) , or does the casino owner specify a value of n at random before each betting round?
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Gold/Silver Tokens
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: Gold/Silver Tokens

Spoiler:
Always pick the same colour as is shown. Since 2 out of 3 of the coins are the same colour on both sides, this gives you an expected win rate of 2/3.
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What symbol do you use (in proofs) for contradiction?
Replies: 11
Views: 15459

Re: What symbol do you use (in proofs) for contradiction?

If I'm going symbolically I use a # like symbol ( \varhash in LaTeX ). I try to use words as much as possible though.
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Square photos!
Replies: 20
Views: 3189

Re: Square photos!

I think it has turned out really well. There is something really aesthetically pleasing about squares like that. I also love the photo of the wall with the broken brick. And lots of cats! :D

EDIT: Oh, and where is that bookshop? Because I swear it looks like one I've been in in Inverness.
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Cowbirds in Love
Replies: 48
Views: 9109

Re: Cowbirds in Love: Maybe check out my webcomic(s)?

I don't know why, but I love the 'Dust Settles' one. It just so short and sweet and perfect. Bad puns FTW!
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: [Movie] The Golden Compass
Replies: 55
Views: 7185

Re: [Movie] The Golden Compass

I enjoyed it. Visually, it's great (but so is every bad movie these days). Ian McKellen was Iorek's voice *melt* When they were crossing the ice chasm thing, how much did you want Iorek to get half way across and for the bridge to break, leaving him clawing at the edge with just enough to time to m...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day - Now with (some) pics!
Replies: 195
Views: 24774

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

davef wrote:Today is my brother's 27th birthday.


... even though he was born in the 90s?
by crazyjimbo
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need a floor to sleep on in Edinburgh. Will pay.
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: I need a floor to sleep on in Edinburgh. Will pay.

I will check with my flat mates, but I will say provisionally yes. I have a feeling they will be particularly sympathetic as we went down to Newcastle recently and would have given an arm or two for a couch to sleep on. Accommodation can be stressy! We're a bunch of students so our flat isn't the Ri...
by crazyjimbo
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reversing rm -rf ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4515

Re: Reversing rm -rf ?

Unless he had any important data on there, it's almost certainly going to be easier to reinstall.
by crazyjimbo
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Small values of 20
Replies: 42
Views: 5691

Re: Small values of 20

Spoiler:
In a negative base?
by crazyjimbo
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Underscores vs CamelCase
Replies: 108
Views: 95353

Re: Underscores vs CamelCase

i_find_it_is_much_easier_to_read_something_in_underscores_than_in_camel_case.

ButThenAgainThatMightJustBeMe,YouShouldAllLetMeKnowWhatYouThink.
by crazyjimbo
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Underscores vs CamelCase
Replies: 108
Views: 95353

Re: Underscores vs CamelCase

Look at my UserName and guess which I pick. And look at mine and guess which I pick :P I use CamelCase for classes and such like, and underscores for variables and methods. In a non OO language (i.e. C for me), I go with underscores for pretty much everything, but I haven't programmed in this for a...
by crazyjimbo
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Integrating Wordpress into a Website
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Integrating Wordpress into a Website

I've had a bit play with your site and it *looks* like one of your problems is that you are trying to link to pages with 'http://www.abstractlittleshapes.com/?p=3'. The ?p=3 is meant to go after index.php but clearly isn't reaching it and thus your plain index.php page is being shown again. Without ...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem of getting meaning from X->nothing
Replies: 28
Views: 4826

Re: The problem of getting meaning from X->nothing

Religions are based off of non-testable beliefs. Communism assumes a heaven on earth if everyone believes. Could you elaborate on that? I don't see how Communism is a belief in the same way that Religion is. It is certainly a belief, but why any more so than any other political ideology? I don't se...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Great Guitarists
Replies: 41
Views: 4190

Re: Great Guitarists

I could list many many great guitarists, but you guys have all beaten me to it :P. Instead, I'll try to introduce you to the wonder that is Gordon Giltrap . I've had the pleasure of seeing him live twice and having a good chat to him after one of his shows. He is a real performer and an amazing musi...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them
Replies: 62
Views: 6149

Re: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them

Kids do dumb shit. ALL kids do dumb shit. Can anyone here look back and say that they didn't do something that they regret? Hopefully hitting the engineer will be the wake up call that they need to make them realise that their actions have consequences and that it really was a dumb thing to do. So ...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1053018

Re: Vending machine!

You get a music CD with some tracks chosen by an algorithm that thinks it knows what you like but in reality dishes you crappy songs that you have already skipped and told it you don't like.

I cram myself in. Never mind, already done. :oops:

I put in an idea.
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes (And the Posting of Them)
Replies: 96
Views: 11071

Re: Shoes (And the Posting of Them)

but seriously people, do we need a shoes thread? we already have a girl thread... Of course, where else am I meant to show off my 7 pairs of shoes? And before you ask, YES I need them all. :) From top to bottom, left to right, I have my slippers, my walking boots, my fancy shoes, my crappy shoes, m...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them
Replies: 62
Views: 6149

Re: On kids, and beating the living shit out of them

Kids do dumb shit. ALL kids do dumb shit. Can anyone here look back and say that they didn't do something that they regret? Hopefully hitting the engineer will be the wake up call that they need to make them realise that their actions have consequences and that it really was a dumb thing to do. So y...
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The problem of getting meaning from X->nothing
Replies: 28
Views: 4826

Re: The problem of getting meaning from X->nothing

Yakk wrote:Religions are based off of non-testable beliefs.
Communism assumes a heaven on earth if everyone believes.


Could you elaborate on that? I don't see how Communism is a belief in the same way that Religion is. It is certainly a belief, but why any more so than any other political ideology?
by crazyjimbo
Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Help me stop a alien invasion.
Replies: 57
Views: 11283

Re: Help me stop a alien invasion.

A gigantic trench around the city with shear walls and a built in incinerator. Last time I checked the Aliens didn't have helicopters.

Also, some RPG armed sentinels on the city walls to ward off any Aliens who try to be clever and cross the trench by sneaky means.
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding out the hard way
Replies: 36
Views: 5181

Re: Finding out the hard way

I just spent the last hour finding out that scissor keys on keyboards are a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. to put back on. Sure they are smooth and quiet, but my god they are fiddly! I thought I had lost my 3 key for good. I did this before. Oh yes the spacebar is so fun. Haha, I bet. How many scissor things?...
by crazyjimbo
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding out the hard way
Replies: 36
Views: 5181

Re: Finding out the hard way

I just spent the last hour finding out that scissor keys on keyboards are a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. to put back on. Sure they are smooth and quiet, but my god they are fiddly! I thought I had lost my 3 key for good.
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

Oh me yarm AN ASTEROID COULD STRIKE THE EARTH KILLING HIM AFTERWARDS AND THEN YOUR MONEY IS GONE LOLOLOL. Come up with a good reason to bust someone's chops, this is just ridiculous. According to both of Crazyjimbo's hypothetical situations, his contribution is necessary to prevent a death. There a...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 152384

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

I've always wished that program editors would support formatting commands in comments. You could include graphics in comments (or, even better, embedded objects a-la OLE), text formatting, hyperlinks to other points of code, etc. If you did it right, it could just be an HTML-ish syntax in the comme...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

I would pay any amount of money that I could possibly afford, for anyone. I'd say you've been hoisted by your own petard. ARGHHHH! *Runs around screaming pulling his hair out*. I said that in the context of the situation I described. I would do it for anyone who's life was my responsibility. Please...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

Crazyjimbo's own argument defeats him, he says he'll give ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to save a life who's responsibility is his Fix'd. The situation I was considering, and I believe others are as well is something akin to someone pointing a gun at a stranger's head and saying 'I will kill him unless y...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

It saddens me that none of the previous posters seem to feel this way. Crazyjimbo, this comment right here suggests your moral disdain for those of us who value the lives of our immediate in-group more than that of a total stranger. Your implicit suggestion here is that it is morally right to value...
by crazyjimbo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Value of a life
Replies: 91
Views: 6576

Re: Value of a life

If you want to rationalize it like that to make yourself feel better, go ahead, but the result is exactly the same. I never suggested, nor supported the idea that I was doing anything for any reason other than to make myself feel better. You tried to claim some moral high ground by being "sadd...

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