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by Jach
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 51067

I need to get a motorcycle.... I <3 my virus-free Linux. One time in Windows I just turned it on, another normal day as was the day before, and Avast! suddenly came up and shouted at me saying my computer was messed up, and demanded that the computer be rebooted so it could run without all of the in...
by Jach
Wed May 30, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Santa Claus
Replies: 110
Views: 16314

See, I think that the idea of a kid saying "Santa Claus isn't REAL? How can I ever trust you again?" is ridiculous. Probably not, but then again it depends on the age they learn the truth. In any case I'd rather not have them distrust me so early on. Isn't questioning authority another go...
by Jach
Wed May 30, 2007 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code width
Replies: 65
Views: 15061

I use only two spaces for indentation, but then again I use courier font... Basically I just keep my text editor a certain width, and that's my maximum. It ends up around 80 characters though.
by Jach
Tue May 29, 2007 7:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Window Management
Replies: 34
Views: 7348

I've found myself really liking Linux virtual desktops/workspaces. I sometimes overlap windows when I need to do the 'hack', but that's not so common these days. Also, I'm a tab freak. If it doesn't have tabs, I usually don't like it. Hence when I moved from IE to Firefox I loved the tabs, and when ...
by Jach
Tue May 29, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A request for help (you guys are GOOD) - getting new friends
Replies: 52
Views: 7599

I make more acquaintances than friends... But regarding the shirt thing, I have this Pacman Level 256 shirt that I sometimes wear and I see people staring at it. I then proceed to tell them about level 256 and why it occurs, and if I haven't frightened them away yet we get into conversations about r...
by Jach
Tue May 29, 2007 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Santa Claus
Replies: 110
Views: 16314

I won't tell my kids he's real. I'll tell them about the spirit of Christmas, and the symbolism of Santa, but I won't say that he's real (I'll also remind him to keep his thoughts to himself as arguing the existence of a being with believing school children could probably be very difficult..). If I ...
by Jach
Tue May 22, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a pay check worth?
Replies: 45
Views: 6649

What's a paycheck worth? Not sure, but it has to be more than a check to someone else to pay the bills.

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by Jach
Sun May 20, 2007 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 185
Views: 25879

I may be mad here, but I expect that having tried pork, chicken, beef, lamb, turkey and several varieties of fish, it's probably reasonable to leave off at that point. I mean, maybe your friend will be rapturously thrilled by elk or crocodile meat, but uh. What's the point? Availability is close to...
by Jach
Sat May 19, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 185
Views: 25879

This has probably been said multiple times, but meh. In my view, I don't really care if someone chooses to eat only veggies or only meat. Just as I don't really care what religion someone is. But the moment they start trying to force their beliefs down my throat, they annoy me, and I grow angry. I l...
by Jach
Sat May 19, 2007 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best general purpose programming language (expanded)?
Replies: 79
Views: 20071

I like Python and PHP the best, and I've been pretty good at determining when to use one over the other. (For example, I've been sticking with PHP for the web though I do plan on trying Django someday, and I've played with PHP-GTK.) I've learned Java, and the things I don't like most about it are th...
by Jach
Thu May 17, 2007 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scratch
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Ahh. I just assumed the words in the puzzle pieces were just labels, not really code. So that style though would be similar to what DragonSpeak (on Furcadia) does? i.e., "If a furre steps on position x,y, move the furre to j,k." Good to know that the code is probably well explained, too. (...
by Jach
Thu May 17, 2007 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Falwell is Dead
Replies: 52
Views: 10220

I'd have to agree: this is awesome.
by Jach
Thu May 17, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter
Replies: 393
Views: 44449

Personally I'll take whatever's given to me (except perhaps organic; I've never tasted the stuff but it sounds like I don't want to). But if I have to choose at a grocery store... I'd probably go with the creamy.
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of e do you know?
Replies: 43
Views: 13835

2.718281828

I seem to recall my Math teacher saying something about the 7th president being in office the first time in 1828 and being elected twice...

TAW says that he was kind of right, but not really... Or that I'm just not focusing on the words right now. Or that my memory is just messed up.
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I support the simpul spelling movement.
Replies: 221
Views: 40914

It's sir air that the Kureked verge one can knot being furred from the conned Tex. ....Sorry, what was that? It's rare that the correct version cannot be inferred from the context. Many words already have differing, ambiguous definitions. Aye. A lot of people use the "When will the farmer prod...
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scratch
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Scratch

(Note: I'm not sure if this should go here or in the general news; mods feel free to move if required.) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6647011.stm http://www.hacketyhack.net A free programming tool that allows anyone to create their own animated stories, video games and interactive artworks h...
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prosthetics or Enhancements?
Replies: 27
Views: 6630

If you can take advantage of a situation in some way, it's your duty as an American to do it. Why should the race always be to the swift or the jumble to the quick-witted? Should they be allowed to win merely because of the gifts God gave them? Well, I say cheating is the gift man gives himself! Li...
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hubble finds Dark Matter
Replies: 37
Views: 6889

I don't pretend to understand Dark Matter (or if it relates to Mr. T in any way) as much as some Physics people here, but in any case, this is awesome. I've heard of people say that Dark Matter is just something scientists invented to make equations pretty, but this seems to disprove all of that talk.
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I support the simpul spelling movement.
Replies: 221
Views: 40914

I don't really like the idea of twisting around English to be more phonetically spelled, and in my opinion it would lead to more awkward spellings. Take the simple word 'mode' for example. Drop off the e, and you get 'mod'. To correct, you would add an h next to the o for the proper sound, or just s...
by Jach
Wed May 16, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: FTP problem - Can't connect and its driving me crazy!
Replies: 14
Views: 5756

Try lowering your firewall! *Ominous music sound here* But yeah, back when I ran Windblows I had problems connecting to FTP, even though the firewall was set to allow Firefox. But after I disabled my firewall, it connected fine. Then I just got Avast! and Ad-Aware to cover me. But now I'm on Linux a...
by Jach
Mon May 14, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Passionate about a calculator?
Replies: 139
Views: 24319

I'm not happy that if, say, an integration by parts question comes up an 89 owner can probably just punch it into his calculator while I have to do it by hand. The best way around that is to force a no-calculator section on a test, or give everyone an 89. I've had an 89 Titanium since two Christmas...
by Jach
Mon May 14, 2007 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 158430

Sort them by difficulty and then try the bottom ones. =P Or even the middle ones.
by Jach
Sat May 12, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 158430

Project Euler

Has anyone here done much with Project Euler ? There's some really neat stuff you can waste your time with on there, and after you complete a problem you open up a forum topic on that problem and can see other implementations, hopefully learning more about your language or another language and about...
by Jach
Sat May 12, 2007 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning HTML and CSS
Replies: 76
Views: 34118

I'm personally of the opinion that basic HTML can be 'learned' in one day, with subsequent reference look ups afterwards until you get it. After you understand that the majority of tags follow the <tag> </tag> rule and, like parenthesis in math equations, you can't end one before ending the other. <...
by Jach
Thu May 10, 2007 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pardon Paris Hilton!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
Replies: 118
Views: 20308

Ah, the old "Oh, I didn't know I was on probation!" excuse.... I really think she doesn't possess the ability to read. "Oh, I didn't know the gun was loaded!" "Oh, I didn't know my car was in reverse when I hit the pedal!" "I didn't know she was a minor!" The ...
by Jach
Wed May 09, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dell to offer Ubuntu 7.04, plus an interview
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Ubuntu really is the closest thing you'll get to Windows on Linux, hence I can see why they chose it. I still run it (though I plan on installing Gentoo this summer when I have all the time I need), and so far stuff that I've needed to configure has been configured. Albeit it took me a while to loca...
by Jach
Wed May 09, 2007 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: AP Computer Science and I don't know Java
Replies: 31
Views: 10240

Yes, I suppose if it's an efficiency issue it would be better to use Sets. I haven't done much with Python on them, but a really quick search returned a set() function which makes the list a set with no repeats, and in the case of ints being in there it will sort them. Just glancing at these they lo...
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: SQL 2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

*Likes MySQL* I learned most of my SQL syntax from using it with PHP, so maybe you ought to seek out a PHP site as well? Besides that, just remember to screw around with a local database and learn what you can.
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Graphical riddle
Replies: 24
Views: 7674

What a neato thing. But I failed it. x.x I tried dividing it in my mind, which ended up with it not being equal at all, so yeah.
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [ Poll ] Infinite loops
Replies: 185
Views: 40502

while 1:
*insert Python code here*

Go infinite loops!
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: AP Computer Science and I don't know Java
Replies: 31
Views: 10240

Only learn Collections if you plan to take the AB. Basically, all of Java's collections can be replaced by one good array in Python or PHP. I took the AB test today (not only am I the only sophomore in the class, but also the only one to take the AB), but I'm forbidden by law or something to discuss...
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies
Replies: 139
Views: 16202

I think, if real life permitted it (not including the summer times when school is out), I'd sleep as much as my friend Catherine does. Other hobbies: Programming (currently looking at PyGame stuff) Wiki-browsing (one thing just leads to another and another..) Video games, specifically Nintendo stuff...
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 396
Views: 51559

I did just eat a chicken pot pie, and it was delicious.
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is Global Government Good?
Replies: 41
Views: 8154

I stand by the belief that the best government is no government. So, no to the question.

Anarchy for everyone!
by Jach
Tue May 08, 2007 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I don't know that much about HTML but. . .
Replies: 16
Views: 5043

Obliterate, for they've probably only known Dreamweaver (if anything). Try to find some other web volunteers who at least have a better idea of what's what? *Begin semi-rant, feel free to tune out* I've been considering teaching an Advanced Web Page Design (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL, Perl, m...
by Jach
Mon May 07, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 80631

Hmm, on the "earth was created 6000 years ago" and stuff.. Why can't we all just believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster and have noodly peace? The first time I saw the loose change thing, I went "Whoa." But then I kinda dismissed it, since the points it made were kinda stupid to...
by Jach
Mon May 07, 2007 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Summer jobs
Replies: 41
Views: 6376

My standard method for combating the boringness and no-intellectual challenges of a mindless job such as bagging or flipping burgers: playing Tetris in my head. If you end up working in a grocery store, you can always estimate totals of stuff people will buy. Or get a layout of your store and do som...
by Jach
Mon May 07, 2007 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: why bathroom scales LIE!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 29267

I find this thread fascinating..

Anyway, wouldn't the FDA or some other government agency make our scales read less so we think that we're lighter?
by Jach
Mon May 07, 2007 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 107261

3.141592653589793238462643383279... Yeah, 30. I kinda feel weak now though. x3

Is it bad that I have Pi to the Millionth digit stored as a text file along with Pi to the Millionth in Binary Form?
by Jach
Mon May 07, 2007 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Perils of Being Called Smart
Replies: 118
Views: 25159

In fact, I suspect that school as it is makes a lot of smart kids effectively dumber. I agree. All of the required classes are just wasting our time in what is actually useful. (Physical Education, anyone?) In Computer Tech, a required class, all we "learned" was how to use Microsoft stuf...

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