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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by MoffD » Mon Apr 03, 2017 15:52

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Guys I've translated it!! TK is right! MoffD is being held captive by the Romulans but he managed to hack into their computers for a brief time and send us that message over a theta-band subspace signal. He's included instructions on how to replicate the Romulan warp drive and cloaking technology he was able to steal from their data banks. All we have to do is build a shuttle craft with warp drive and photon torpedoes and rescue him from the clutches of the empire.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Nospike » Sat Apr 08, 2017 19:55

Phew, just finished writing a sudoku solving AI.

...that's what I'd like to call it. In reality, it's a primitive algorithm that can't deal with non-linear scenarios where you have to choose and see where that takes you. The code also looks horrible, but that's because I'm anal about C++ conventions and have to let off the pressure every time I write Python. :p Available here: https://github.com/torchie8/sudsol

I wanted to make it do some ANSI term magic where it would solve the puzzle in real time right in front of you, but it's too fast! I expected it to take, like, 10 seconds to solve an easy one, but it's actually nowhere near close to that even on my Celeron craptop. Might tackle that later, with some options to allow setting up intentional delays, or even highlighting the logic. Totally not gonna abandon this project and move on to something else before I get to that point, nuh-uh. :disguised


As an aside, yay driving school. Getting behind the wheel for the first time on Monday, I'm excited. :D
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by K1n9_Duk3 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 21:29

You know, I have a sudoku solver implementation in Prolog that will actually show you all possible solutions pretty much instantly. You can do fun stuff with it, like printing all possible sudokus that have the sequence 3 1 4 in the top-left corner. 8)

I haven't actually checked your source code, so I won't comment on that.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by keenmaster486 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 21:29

Nospike my dude. How old are you just starting driving? And where is this? Sorry just curious haha.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Sat Apr 08, 2017 22:22

Hey now, age doesn't necessarily matter. I'm 29 and haven't learnt yet. Going to try though; just need to save the money. :P
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Nospike » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:10

keenmaster486 wrote:
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Nospike my dude. How old are you just starting driving? And where is this? Sorry just curious haha.
I'm 18 and this is in the Czech Republic. 18 is the age limit for driving here, but you can start theory at 17 and drive with an instructor in the car, then take the exam once you hit 18. That's exactly what 90% of people do here, but I felt a bit afraid and didn't see the point of getting a license if I can't afford a car and can get everywhere I need by bus, so I only went for it after about a half a year.

A little guilty to admit this, but it was mostly my brother and his Chrysler Crossfire that convinced me to do it. :o I've always loved sports cars, and boy that thing must be fun to drive. As naive as it might seem, I'd like to get a cheap, small coupe for my first car and stick with 'em forever. Even though it's impractical. I can't stand the usual mobile shopping bags and wagons that look like hearses that people in this country usually drool over.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by MoffD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 19:20

Have fun and stay safe Nospike.

This may be an odd question, but are sata floppy drives a thing? I know there's USB floppies and also pata<->sata adapters, but I'm not sure if a regular pata<->sata adapter would work.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Fri Apr 14, 2017 19:27

I...don't think that'll work, but don't take my word for it, others may know better than I.

Though an actual SATA floppy drive may actually be a thing - they make SATA to USB adapters for hard drives after all...
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Zilem » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:58

You may be able to find an Sata to IDE adapter, although an USB Floppy drive might be easier.
unless you want the Floppy drive to be internal in your case of course.
You just have to keep the Pins in mind as a Floppy have 17x2
and a IDE Cables have 20x2(-1 for a Dummy near center, so a floppy cable won't fit)
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Post by lemm » Tue Apr 18, 2017 18:11

hi everyone i always hear about people wanting to live in australia why is that? i know its an awesome place and soem awesome peopel live there liek spleen and draik maybe but it is also dangerous. everyone has a boomerang even babies who all end up being eaten by dingos. boomeragn violence is bad and people die every year from maniacs with boomerangs. i dont have a source but i know the number is at least 100 percent of people die. in australia you can get boomerangs anywhere even in hospitals and banks. why sell boomerangs at a bank if people just rob them everyone in australia robs a bank. i want to go to australia but i dont want to die from boomerang murder because that happens to everyone who goes to australia. why wont you aussies learn and stop handing out boomerangs to babies and dingoes? sorry for the language but australia is a hellhole because of boomerangs and dingos.

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Tue Apr 18, 2017 18:14

Lemm, I think you need to lay off the vegemite. :P
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by keenmaster486 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:36

^Post good thing for havbe ;;howoever thinkk for well, it best fowwyr rbe ebter gramar &&& spelelign thx
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Fleexy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 23:34

Since CKFS has been read-only since 2014, I've unstickied the topic. If/when it goes back up, I'd be happy to stick it again.

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by candyjack » Wed May 10, 2017 17:11

I'm quite happy about the French election. I strongly prefer macaroni over le pain.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by troublesomekeen » Wed May 10, 2017 17:23

candyjack wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 17:11
I'm quite happy about the French election. I strongly prefer macaroni over le pain.
Is that so? I was told Mr. Macaroni was the devil and that if he was elected, France would be overrun and cease being French. :british
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