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by Cuchulainn
49 minutes ago
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: C++ quiz - Maths and acccuracy
Replies: 537
Views: 55926

Re: C++ quiz - Maths and acccuracy

What are your first impressions of a piece of code I am reading? are the anti-patterns here  harmful? It's a kind of santy check question: (You probably know the source..) Also, in Sewep.cpp there is a function DigitalContactTracinng() 1) 218 lines of code 2) 4 -deep nested for lops 3) *many* nested...
by Cuchulainn
Today, 8:38 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Thinking of Floyd's death now - given the police is trained in such basics, it indeed looks like a murder. It could be a *lack of training*, especially if they are overweight. There was a time when police were trained how to disable people using wrist locks. Not any more. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l...
by Cuchulainn
Today, 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Music Game II for 2009
Replies: 2888
Views: 329550

Re: A Music Game II for 2009

weightlifters? Too much spare time. They look pretty unhealthy.

And you can't fool me .. you used  a permanent black marker on that poor cat.
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 3:50 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Pressing the cartoid artery for so long is a guaranteed death. It's not just the lack of oxygen, it's the heart shutting down because of the restricted blood flow to the brain. In karate one knifehand strike in the right place can knock people out. Thinking of Floyd's death now - given the police i...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 242
Views: 10394

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

What "staging difficulties" do they have in mind? SIR is a clearly defined model - as such it has no "difficulties". One uses or designs a different model if SIR isn't right. Or am again I not catching up with the creative use of English grammar inherent in scientific speech? Like capturing all ide...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 12:40 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

'We were wrong' - NFL U-turn on player anti-racism protests


https://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2020/0606/1145827-we-were-wrong-nfl-u-turn-on-player-protests/

duh
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 12:35 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Heston test suite
Replies: 18
Views: 4435

Re: Heston test suite

 But it got corrupted under some forum re-do, so is pretty unreadable. aka FUBAR Re-watching "Saving Private Ryan"? I was on Memorial Day.  Didn't see that movie. foo bar has been in computing folklore for some time. The terms foobar (/ˈfuːbɑːr/), or foo and others are used as metasyntactic variabl...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 11:58 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

In judo, a neck stangle is called sangaku , it is excruciating because 1) you cannot breathe and 2) upper body gets flattened like a pancake, it's like being smothered and in fact that's what happens. Most judokas give up after about 10 seconds. That's the protocol. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZId25lIrQ...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 12:00 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK, go for it. Here's the Washington Post db of  fatal police shootings since 2015 , which was mentioned in the articles. Here's a link to FBI  crime arrest statistics , a sample  guide , a sample  table (which has ethnicity data).. There should be similar data for other years.  Obviously it requir...
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good things that come out of this pandemic...
Replies: 242
Views: 10394

Re: Good things that come out of this pandemic...

Yes, well, now... In reply to the question, " Suggest how you would resolve the staging difficulties inherent in the SIR model'" you have written, quote,

"Do it on Python. "
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who should take the blame?
Replies: 34
Views: 2250

Re: Who should take the blame?

Yeah, it's a real roller-coaster. My summer has been ruined, our son is converting our living room into a recording studio next week, people here are quibbling about WSJ and worse. I miss the Jeremy Corbyn rants. I bought this yesterday https://media.knivesandtools.com/Exact1200x800/96528/ck-2746$0...
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Numerical Methods Forum
Topic: Models for Covid-19
Replies: 373
Views: 14992

Re: Models for Covid-19

I have been informed that (mostly academics and hobbyists I suspect) are working on a new version. Some  gems 1.  My limited knowledge of stochastic processes is that it still should abide by some given laws/rules and using thread races to add "noise" is not ideal. 2. Background is that I was lookin...
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Tom Cotton also recommended restricting Chinese students to studying Humanities and not science etc. Not a clever move; where will you find C++ developers and math-savvy students?(?) Of course, we could ask the same question  about the UK. Some 'countries' like C++, some don't. I did not expect C++...
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3472
Views: 172689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Meanwhile, up in Buffalo..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSPx0zuUktY

Law and order in action.
by Cuchulainn
June 5th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who should take the blame?
Replies: 34
Views: 2250

Re: Who should take the blame?

Yeah, it's a real roller-coaster. My summer has been ruined, our son is converting our living room into a recording studio next week, people here are quibbling about WSJ and worse. I miss the Jeremy Corbyn rants. I bought this yesterday https://media.knivesandtools.com/Exact1200x800/96528/ck-2746$01...
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