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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

BlackPignouf Impressive (54 comments)

It's very impressive.
The Godot website reaches 0.01fps right now.

2 days ago
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Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015

BlackPignouf Re:Glad I Didn't Build an Application Around That (74 comments)

If you have an array of (t,x,y,z) points, it shouldn't be hard to do.
It sounds like you clearly know what you want, so you could either code it or make someone code it for you.
Python+maplotlib or Sketchup+Ruby would do just fine.

3 days ago
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Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015

BlackPignouf Re:Glad I Didn't Build an Application Around That (74 comments)

I'm not sure I understood what you want to do.
Do you just want to display your 3D path?
If so, gnuplot or matplotlib would do.
If you want more information and more interactivity, just use SketchUp.
You can write a small Ruby script to display one path for each skydiver, geolocate the model and display a map on the ground.

4 days ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

BlackPignouf Re:Sadly,... (179 comments)

I totally agree with you for the reasons why rape is so common in India.
But there's no need to be a white-knight do-gooder to realize that (at least in Europe), many prostitutes aren't so happy about their job, and that many are there because of the mafia.
I never tried prostitution for this reason. Give me a "fair-trade pussy" label and I'd be happy to try it.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

BlackPignouf Sadly,... (179 comments)

Sadly, it appears that rapes are so common in India that they should also ban public parks, buses, trains and Starbucks.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

BlackPignouf Re:video chat (237 comments)

+1

about two weeks ago
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The Life of an ATLAS Physicist At CERN

BlackPignouf Re:Two things (34 comments)

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about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

BlackPignouf Re:Some people never learn. (329 comments)

Normal people have something like 100-120% debts/assets

And here comes my WTF again.
I consider myself a normal person, and I have 0% debt/asset ratio.
I want to sleep well at night, I might be out of job next year, and I really don't like having debts.
People having way too much debt was a big part of the 2008 crisis.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

BlackPignouf Some people never learn. (329 comments)

"I'm already at peace with the idea that I'm going to go bankrupt," said Larry Ionescu, who owns 98 Chicago taxi medallions.

WTF? Either he doesn't really own 100 medallions (and his bank does), or he considers having "only" 30 M$ the same as being bankrupt.

He reminds of a scene from "The Queen of Versailles" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125666/). Some 50 year old lady was complaining that last year "she owned 10 multi-million-dollar houses", and that now, she hasn't anything left.

about three weeks ago
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Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

BlackPignouf Re:help me understand (51 comments)

I suppose prime sextuplets are mostly just cool, because they're primes, and close to each other.
Who knows, they might have applications in cryptography, image compression or whatever.
It is possible that there are an infinite number of twin primes, but only a finite number of triplets/quadruplet/sextuplet.
This currency could be a way to find the biggest sextuplet, ONCE AND FOR ALL!

about three weeks ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

BlackPignouf Re:So is it two or ten times tougher? (203 comments)

GP is correct.
He wrote 10 as in 1*base+0*1, not as "how many fingers you have".
two is written 10 in binary, ten is written 10 in decimal, and sixteen is written 10 in hexadecimal.
If your pseudo is any indication, you might understand :
    (2..36).map{|base| base.to_s(base)}

about three weeks ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

BlackPignouf Re:How do you do it? (51 comments)

I feel like a dirty old man (that's probably because I am one), but all I can think of is how a blowjob would feel like with overtone singing.

about a month ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

BlackPignouf Not so bad (51 comments)

Tits, mathematics, physics theory, measurements and vizualisation aren't bad, but come on, give us some real "news for nerds"!
I don't know, maybe some post by Bennett Haselton for example.

about a month ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

BlackPignouf Re:Confidence levels (246 comments)

Telling someone to type a command in R doesn't explain *why* typing that command works, or what's going on in the background.

It's kinda hard to explain why this command should work, since it doesn't.
The command should be 1-pbinom(37,54,.50)

about 1 month ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

BlackPignouf Re:Confidence levels (246 comments)

Talking about "getting the math right", the right command is 1-pbinom(37,54,.50), which is about 0.1919%

about 1 month ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

BlackPignouf Re:Confidence levels (246 comments)

There are two hard things in computer science: race conditions, naming things, and off-by-one errors.

about 1 month ago

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