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Well, at least one of our trains isn't hindered by the snow.
@Mast It just seems so surreal, but I guess it makes sense. Power on had some serious issues.
@202_accepted With almost shorted caps? Gee, I wonder why it had issues :-)
When your caps die, even simply throwing them away is better than leaving them on.
On the transformer circuit no less lol
@202_accepted Heavy ecaps like that (1000uF and up) are usually on the powerboard. They reduce the ripple from the rectifier.
They're standard in AC to 12-24VDC converters.
If it's a multi-step process, they'll even be used on ALL DC steps.
12:06 AM
Well these were at the front of power input, there's a second set behind them then a 1mF or something cap further back. (It's huge.)
1mF is the same as 1000uF though.
If you want to see a really big cap, try one from a car subwoofer. They can be 1-2 F.
Right, I meant 1F lol
(Mental math isn't with me tonight.)
At some point, caps stop looking like caps. Like this one:
It's 20F. But the 10F version looks just the same.
The moment you find one of those in your monitor, it's doubling as subwoofer.
Imagine how slow the power-on response time would get.
12:12 AM
At my last job, we had a board which was used as a capacitor array to compensate inductive charge. Over 50 470uF ecaps per board, multiple boards per unit.
Looked seriously impressive while doing not an awful lot and consisting of low-tech (though hiqh-quality) components.
Of-course, there's always amateurs trying to do the same thing.
Ours looked better :-)
No kidding.
I want to, one day, get out of software engineering and start a hardware engineering company or something. I've always liked it more.
@202_accepted It's a lot more paperwork though.
Hardware isn't self-documenting.
12:18 AM
@Mast Oh yeah, especially in the U.S., FCC, etc.
Regulatory stuff here is a PITA.
FCC isn't your main problem, as long as you keep their guidelines in your design process. Which nobody does.
So you're fixing all the EMC crap after the product is already produced.
Which sucks all the fun out of it.
Yeah, I'd probably make sure I do initial prototyping, then have a person / team do the MVP. Me: R, team: D, company: $$$.
Electronics is great, if you can find the right job. Which is bloody difficult.
Oh well.
I'm going to make an attempt at getting some sleep. Night all.
Later man, enjoy some sleep.
12:48 AM
posted on December 11, 2017 by Jared Gizersky

I am building a quiz game in Swift 4, using Xcode 9. Recently, I ran into a problem when compiling. I'm not sure what it could be and any help is appreciated. import UIKit class ViewController: UIViewController { @objc let questions = ["When was the State of Israel formed?", "What is the National Anthem of Israel?", "What language(

Q: Estimating the number of tanks based on a sample of serial numbers 2.0

PGODULTIMATEThere was some confusion with the code I had posted in my previous version of this question and there was some good advice from @Oscar Smith. The explanation is the same; please give improvements for speed in this new version: #!/usr/bin/python import numpy as np import time chosenNum = 429 n...

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Q: Conway's Game of Life in JavaScript sprawling iterative function

ashlynnI'm new to JS, React and functional programming and am trying to make the Game of Life in React. My cycle function looks like iterative sprawl but all my attempts to refactor have been equally bad. The full code is here. Any recommendations to make the function more elegant or efficient or best ...

Q: Using async/await with Node.JS MySQL

Mark AdelIs this the right way to use async/await with the JavaScript MySQL client? I had to use promise-mysql package because it wraps the function calls with Bluebird promises, so that i'm able to use async/await. const express = require('express'); const mysql = require('promise-mysql'); let app = ex...

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Q: Longest Increasing Path in a Matrix from leetcode

noman pouigtSolved this: Given an integer matrix, find the length of the longest increasing path. From each cell, you can either move to four directions: left, right, up or down. You may NOT move diagonally or move outside of the boundary (i.e. wrap-around is not allowed). Solution: do dfs t...

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Code Review is an specialized site on code reviews. It's a better place for this kind of questions. — Rubén 28 secs ago
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Q: using public and private specifiers in c++

КатяI just have several anquiries, one regarding why i must use to separate functions one to simply store a given string and another to return that string. Why can't i just return the variable in function1? also, what is the point of having a private classifier, other than just storing variables? #i...

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Q: Need help making a code for my CS1A class

Storme Haynesmy professor gave me a task to put 7 filters on a photo and I have made an if statement to choose which filter someone would want I’m stuck on getting it to work and save in a different folder help me please! https://drive.google.com/open?id=14awHoY1rBLeRS1zjFU1vTmyWQVBVntZy Assignment 👆🏻Thank...

There is a forum dedicated to this type of question. Why not try posting it to: www.codereview.stackexchange.com — ProGrammer 6 secs ago
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs to codereview.stackexchange.comNoobEditor 40 secs ago
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Q: Leetcode: String to Integer (atoi)

TogepiSolved this: Implement atoi to convert a string to an integer. Requirements for atoi: The function first discards as many whitespace characters as necessary until the first non-whitespace character is found. Then, starting from this character, takes an optional initial plus or m...

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Q: Calculate the sum of 2 answers

Keanu TanThis is the code for a calculator function. It takes the first and second number, combines them and asks for an input whether the calculation was correct. If the input is "Yes", a statement is printed. If the input is "No", a different statement is printed. def calculator(number1,number2): a...

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possible answer invalidation by Devanshu Misra on question by Devanshu Misra: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/182136/revisions
@Duga rolled back
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9:18 AM
Monking train
I've been reviewing those games from AlphaZero, and I'm impressed with that level of play after only 4 horus of learning.
Anyone else followed that?
I just saw the paper on twitter and read through it. Didn't dig deeper, though...
Q: Numpy array enhancements

spicyramenI'm running the following code using numpy arrays, I get a MemoryError in Ubuntu, while the same code runs on Mac OSX. (Pagination is automatically setup in Mac, this process consumes around 30 GB.) Original post here. I'm trying to replace numpy array with another structure which doesn't consum...

@Vogel612 I haven't gone into the technical details yet, just reviewed a few of the chess games. And the simplicity in which it won blew my mind. StockFish is a though nut to crack, yet they made it look so easy.
9:38 AM
@Ludisposed I saw a couple of impressed FM's explaining why they're so impressed, it also made Chess.SE with some decent answers.
Q: how to find match between a one dimension list and a two dimension list in python

pydHere is my code, please help me to create an optimized simple code with respect to performance, flat_list = [['a','b'], ['a','c'], ['b','c']] final_list = [] new_list=["c","a"] for ele in new_list: for item in flat_list: for i in item: if ele in i: final_l...

Q: How is Alpha Zero "more human"?

Philip RoeI have a possibly naive question about AlphaZero. I have seen it described as playing in a "more human" style than other computers, but whatever it does, it gains about 100 ELO points by doing it. Kasparov, and many others, have claimed that a strong human in collaboration with a computer will be...

@Mast After you said chess.SE I started searching and found the relating piece. Thanks though
9:58 AM
The hardware part is a bit unfair... "I think it's fair to say that AlphaZero was using an 800 pound gorilla of a hardware configuration compared to Stockfishes mouse."
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11:39 AM
go to code review stackexchange instead of SO — Temani Afif 15 secs ago
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is asking for a code review (although, as it stands, the question does not meet the standards for the Code Review stackexchange). — Quentin 55 secs ago
Q: Mysql flexible insert recored with bind param or bind value

IJAJ MULANII wan't to insert rows in table with the precaution of sql-injection. I'am using below flexible mysql insert function which enters a record in given table. Is this the best approach I'm using or Is there any other approach to do the same? Thanks in advanced. <?php /** * This code writes data in...

Q: Cleaner way to add elements to list

rigbyI have a list that might be empty. If it is i need to create one Entity (without certain value), and add it to final list. If not i need to iterate through list and add multiple entities to the final list. which way is cleaner and more readable to do this? String nameValue = "commonNameForAl...

12:10 PM
Probably better asked at code review. Without an explicit question it is considered off topic on stackoverflow. — Maarten Bodewes 35 secs ago
Woah. I just needed around a minute to get a git status
That is weird AF
12:32 PM
@Vogel612 Server fart?
narp. just completely overwhelmed my poor lappie
@Mast git status is a local operation
@Vogel612 Oh right. Brainfart.
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Q: The questions will try to emphasize features specific to C++

masnoorhttps://courses.cs.washington.edu/courses/cse303/06sp/assignments/hw6.html any know the answer or link of answer key of this assignment.

I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions about working code belong on CodeReviewMichael 12 secs ago
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@BobMaier: I would recommend going over to codereview.stackexchange.com and detailing your solution structure with regard to the WindowsService, the Windows themselves and the relationship with the ViewModels. — bic 19 secs ago
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Q: UIImageView Animation with duration change

MaorI have an array of UIImages that I animating using UIImageView, and creates an effect of wave. the user have plus and minus button and can control the wave plus will make the wave animate faster. But, when I change the animation duration of the UIImageView the animation stopped and I cannot c...

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Q: Dynamically change data in Chart.js charts with jquery slider

Ian FakoI created this little javascript application which gets data from a post request and uses this data to show a line chart with the total income over a year and a bar chart for the daily income. The data comes as a json object eg. dates:["01.01."],["02.01."],["03.01."],... dailyBudgets:[3],[1],...

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Greetings, Programs.
@Hosch250 Whenever I hear/see that expression, it now reminds me of one of my favorite book series.
The Peter Grant series (alternatively, the Rivers of London series or the PC Grant series) is a series of urban fantasy novels by English author Ben Aaronovitch, and comics/graphic novels by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, illustrated by Lee Sullivan. == Plot overview == === Novels and novellas === ==== Rivers of London ==== (American Title: Midnight Riot) The novel centres around the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited into the small branch of the Met that deals with magic and the su...
Glad to remind you of something nice.
Monking :)
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3:50 PM
Possibly better suited for code review. — hnefatl 40 secs ago
4:04 PM
If your code works but you are not sure whether this is a good code, then you should post a question on CodeReview. I see many issues with your current code: while it might be functional, it's not reliable, not well-designed and doesn't follow the modern OOP principles (SOLID, MVVM because of WPF and so on). — dymanoid 40 secs ago
ohai @Riker
Q: Activation funcs: ReLU and Sigmoid

oba2311I made this short video and notebook to explain two classic goto activation funcs. I'd highly appreciate constructive feedback! Video , Notebook , And images (it won't render images on GitHub) PS - the "previous video" will be published soon...

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possible answer invalidation by Evgeny on question by Evgeny: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/180947/revisions
@Duga Looks like he manually rolled it back himself?
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Winterbash starts tomorrow evening.
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Q: How do I extract a dictionary from this source code?

Thomas ByrneSo I am working on this project and would like to use the dictionary found after avg_lat_tilt in this source code : Note that values change depending on the zip code I know I have to use the json library somehow, but how do I extract specific information from this webpage? Thank you

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Q: Echo in Prolog with single print (new version)

Christian HujerIn order to learn a bit more of Prolog, I implemented the echo command for SWI-Prolog. I want a correct implementation, that is, it satisfies the following requirements: It makes only one I/O call so that messages will not be garbled if multiple processes write to the same file. If it is called...

@JVOQ see pastebin.com/CMAxwsRG For code review though you can always visit the codereview.stackexchange.comGaby aka G. Petrioli 26 secs ago
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I guess unary_function struct, binder1st class and bind1st should be wrapped in order to use bind1st and then this answer. I am not very familiar to wrap classes and templates in cython. — Dalek 12 secs ago
Q: return subset with the sum closest to x

Tuffeswrong question wrong time is that really true

I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions about working code belong on Code Review. — Will just now
@Will in the future, please don't use Code Review as a reason to close a question. Evaluate the request and use a reason like too broad, primarily opinion-based, etc. Please see the section What you should not do in this answer to A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow usersSam Onela just now
While it is better-suited for Code Review, that doesn't make it off-topic here, per se. — Patrick Roberts 13 secs ago
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From the Zen of Python: "Flat is better than nested". In any event -- this is more of a question for Code Review rather than here. — John Coleman 28 secs ago
Anyone here?
I've got to test my code against IE 8, but I don't have IE 8 installed.
Work has it on some VM's, but I can't run my local on those VM's, so...
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Q: What is wrong with my neural network?

NewbieI am trying to implement feedforward neural network with backpropagation algorithm for non-linear regression for 5-6 hours straight. I can't figure out what is the problem. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you. <pre> <code> from numpy import * from matplotlib import pyplot def feed...

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@JohnyL That may be quicker in the long run, especially if the paste range has a lot of unnecessary cells. But overall Mat'sMug's answer is best. In this case I just answered the question and left the optimizing to the OP. If the OP wanted help Optimizing they can always go to CodeReview, now that the problem is fixed. — Scott Craner 15 secs ago
@Hosch250 which types of VMs? e.g. Vmware? virtualbox? And do you have a later version of IE installed or are you on a different platform?
@Hosch250 later versions of IE/Edge have an Emulation tab in the developer tools where earlier versions can be simulated... see here for more context...
Also, the IE VMs are available for various VM platforms like VirtualBox, Vagrant, HyperV, VPC, Parallels, VmWare
On Windows 10 (not the earliest, not the latest), with IE 11.
I've heard emulation doesn't always cut it.
@Hosch250 yeah it isn't optimal
Also, I can't run some VM's because this device is encrypted (notably Hyper-V).
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it would be a better fit on CodeReview.SE. — Laf 17 secs ago
@Laf in the future, please don't use Code Review as a reason to close a question. Evaluate the request and use a reason like too broad, primarily opinion-based, etc. Then you can mention to the OP that it can be posted on Code Review if it is on-topic. Please see the section What you should not do in this answer to A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow usersSam Onela 20 secs ago
7:58 PM
@Hosch250 could you install another VM host like virtualbox? or is there another windows machine you can remote desktop to?
I'd recommend asking this on codereview.stackexchange.com instead — notbad.jpeg 37 secs ago
Not sure, and no.
@Duga I believe that would be off-topic, since the title contains "Time exceeded error"
Work computer here.
@SamOnela TLE is on-topic here
8:05 PM
@Peilonrayz okay thanks
I have VMWare vSphere installed.
We have some remote VM's set up, but as I said, I can't run my local against them.
And they aren't updated particularly often with the source, AFAIK.
@Hosch250 okay then I would try downloading a VM for Vmware
Q: Close modal when clicking outside - React

Liz ParodyI would like to close a modal when I click outside it. I thought about using react-onclickoutside but I'm not sure how to do this. import onClickOutside from 'react-onclickoutside' class GroupStickiesModal extends Component { handleClickOutside = (e) => { const { hideModal } = this.props ...

Q: Which color intensities [00/FF..FF/FF] are squares of others?

Roman CzyborraAWK, 251 bytes I am trying to reduce TrueColors 16M=2²⁴ color distinctions to a more countable load. Closer to the mnemonic range of 27 to 96 rather than 4096 colors. I observed that I cannot distinguish colors close to darkness. I observe much more recognizable distinction near whiteness. I ...

Q: How to build list of structs

Rayn DI’ve multiple yaml files which need to be parsed and have exactly the same structure schema: "1.0.0" id: test version: "1.2.3" dependency : - name: ui type: runner cwd: /ui install: - name: api group: test properties: name: app ur...

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So where is the while loop method you have made? If that code is working, should the question be on CodeReview? — Weather Vane 49 secs ago
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Q: TxT/HTML email templating and sending using smtplib & MIMEText

Vera PerroneWhile the following code works, it looks and feels completely wrong. Tbh it looks like trash. The thing is, there are, even more, templates that I need to add. Before I continue I should like to know what I can do to fix or improve the following code. I am not interested in docstrings or anything...

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LOL, I just double-clicked a file to open it in VS, and it went down like a stone.
Q: Interpret English as Math and Perform Operations

ZakThe idea is to accept an English string of math operations and evaluate them. "4 plus 3 times 2" import math import re import operator # try "3 add 4 times 5" inputs = input(">").lower() # Using RE to find all numbers in string. numInString = [int(d) for d in re.findall(r'-?\d+', inputs)] inp...

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Can you clarify what you mean by "commit the latest one for code review"? — Oliver Charlesworth 56 secs ago
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@Hosch250 Hmm.. unless you don't have privs for installing software, I would install virtualbox...
I do.
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I suggested an edit that clarified your three questions that you asked in your question and in your subsequent comments. For some reason unknown to me it got flagged as vandalism /commercial spam buy an actual person. I hope that between my answer and the code review you have learned a little bit more about python that was my hope. — Zak 17 secs ago
Are you having trouble getting this to work? Do you get any errors? If this is just a "here's my code, is this a good idea" type of question, it belongs on code review. — rickdenhaan 14 secs ago
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Q: Phone Book Program in C++ - Final Follow Up

Frank DoeI hope I am not going against any rules on this site. This is my last follow up question, and I believe I am ready to turn this code in. (It is a homework assignment and I am required to use linked lists) This code is a follow up to this question. I certainly have gained knowledge from this commu...

possible answer invalidation by Sam Onela on question by Zak: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/182551/revisions
@Duga negatory
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Q: Advent of Code 2017 day 1, rust

latkinUsing Advent of Code as a source of toy problems for my first dabblings in Rust. Looking for feedback from more-seasoned Rustaceans on usage of the language. Advent of Code Day 1: Inverse Captcha use std::fs::File; use std::io::prelude::*; fn get_input() -> Vec<u8> { let mut file = File::o...

Q: The start of a python port scanner

Ricky WilsonMy concern's Is this module thread safe? Is there any obvious performance issues I missed? Is there a better container type to use for GENERATED_ADDRESSES other than a list? Is there any flags I can pass to socket to make the try / connect any faster? #-*-coding:utf8;-*- #qpy:3 #qpy:console im...

possible answer invalidation by david on question by david: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/179576/revisions
@Duga @vogel612 looks like your answer might have been invalidated... do you want to address the OP? - e.g. especially with revision 7...
^^ @mast is on it
@Duga Rolled back to rev 6.
This should've been caught weeks ago.
@Mast darn I think I was sleeping :|
@SamOnela The system isn't airtight. I don't catch them all either.
The idea behind is that since there's usually multiple people around, the chance somebody will get it is quite high.
So we catch a lot of them.
But you can't make it airtight unless you appoint people to timeslots or something like that. That's too far.
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@Mast agreed
Just like we're not even aiming for a 100% answer ratio. Can't be done the way we currently run the site.
We aim for > 90 and soon we'll be having a problem there...
11:28 PM
@SamOnela I should've actually kept an eye on that question. It got two bounties, but no answers that addressed OPs specific questions..
I should've recommended a follow-up question after the first bounty timed out and my answer didn't receive it...
well, we all learn and should continuously try to improve.
I'll still go to bed now...
Toodles :)

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