@rcollyer I've never had a SO moderator refuse to migrate a question, but I prefer not to migrate unless there is compelling reason or it is an exact duplicate and we would essentially end up posting all the same answers again. Multiple people requesting the migrate constitutes "compelling" but in that case multiple flags on the SO question should do the trick too.
@Jin Dark would definitely be too much. The white is good, and now that I understand the origins it makes more sense to me. I guess I was expecting it to be flatter, but for the sake of identity it's good.
Hey @RM ... What do you think about a site duel for a place in the conference? Muskets or sables? The less blood the better. Winner goes to the conference, keeps the loser's rep points and stays alive.
A Mexican standoff is most precisely a confrontation between three opponents. The tactics for such a confrontation are substantially different than for a duel with only two opponents, where the first to shoot has the advantage. In a confrontation with three mutually hostile participants, the first to shoot is at a tactical disadvantage. If opponent A shoots opponent B, then while so occupied, opponent C can shoot A, thus winning the conflict. Since it is the second opponent to shoot that has the advantage, no one wants to go first.
In popular usage, the Mexican standoff is sometimes used ...
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), and 256 megabytes of RAM. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Also planned are tools for supporting Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC, ...
@Jin See above for a horizontally repeatable Penrose-like tiling. I can make variations on this or send you a vector version if you like. I didn't pay attention to the contrast and colouring here, I just wanted to get the repeatability right.
Here's my go at creating a seamlessly repeatable background pattern similar to the dart-kite Penrose tiling.
Several people mentioned that it would be nice to have a background based on some sort of Penrose tiling. The problem with Penrose tilings is that they're aperiodic while Jin needs a p...
@RM I asked there. I think it's appropriate for a computer to do such checking. Working by hand seems very horrible. I have been working on it for about 2 hours, so I don't want to spend 2 more hours in re-computing that.
@Rojo yes! Here. I mis-remembered slightly... the explanation uses a heap implementation for which the source is given, and on the last slide there is a comment that these same operations are implemented for NIntegrate`Heap.
@RM I wanted to talk to you about the tagged message function, but I see you've already looked at that. Thanks! The other thing was merely curiosity: I want to know what you get using this on the contents of your /reputation page: % ~StringSplit~ "-- " ~StringCount~ "" // Tally // Sort
Jin I wanted to say I quite like the design. (I am anxious to see what it looks like with Verbeia's tiling.) The vote arrows I don't really care for; I find they fade off into the points too much. I think a 1px stroke on the outside might be good. For reference the five point site logo looks more solid and I like that.
@RM I think it's a separate image @Jin was asking for (was it a robot on Sketchy?), but if this mockup could be implemented, that would be great. Very good idea! Jin, how can we see other sites' CAPTCHA pages (without doing anything nasty ;)?
I've often wondered how long Bill Murray's character was supposed to be in his time loop before he got out of it. You could count the number of days depicted in the movie, but there are parts that reference that he had spent a much longer time between scenes not shown.
It seems that it could not...
@Rojo I think the decision is to wait until graduation and then announce ourselves to the world. But I haven't taken an active part in the blog preparation so not sure what posts are being worked on or ready at the moment.