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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

lolwut??

I want to put a linux related topic but many if not all are unrelated to linux. I don't want my technical oriented linux topic be drowned down by anthropological affairs. And I am not too sure if it's strictly 'Gentoo Chat'.

"Off The Wall" looks more like "Anything Goes"
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You missed "Obama" in your title. Now, *that's* a huge mistake. Almost no one will reply now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neither Obama nor guns nor health care. this thread begs to be deleted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is a personal attack and downright offensive. I've reported this thread and asked the user to be permanently banned.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OTW has in its past had quite a bit of other things linux and hardware. They will be answered.

The zoo is because there is, most recently, a large base of users that don't actually have too many problems maintaining their installs or need regular help. An idle mind ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

_______0 wrote:
lolwut??

I want to put a linux related topic but many if not all are unrelated to linux. I don't want my technical oriented linux topic be drowned down by anthropological affairs. And I am not too sure if it's strictly 'Gentoo Chat'.

"Off The Wall" looks more like "Anything Goes"
OTW == Anything Goes. Which includes general Linux topics unrelated to Gentoo. Which topics exist in OTW are created by participants, as there are no paid staff to create content.

Post your topic. If people are interested, they'll post. Sometimes people read it just for the novelty.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

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If people are interested, they'll post.

And then get trolled until they lose interest.

This has been going on so long, I think it's an Obama-funded conspiracy :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

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Anything Goes


I've now got that song in my head.

Complete with a dance troupe and flappers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a crap thread, I may just have to reply to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even global warming?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

PaulBredbury wrote:
And then get trolled until they lose interest.
Do they? I see the occasional "gladiator" reference to new users which post inappropriately elsewhere on f.g.o before it gets moved to OTW, but most answers for technical questions seem to offer some attempt at assistance.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where the fuck is the question?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
So where the fuck is the question?

The OP's handle looks like a fishing rod. Maybe they are fishing for answers without questions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay. Here's an answer:

Use "restrict". The poorly-name "restrict" keyword (formally recognized in the ANSI C 99 standard) causes the pointer it modifies to be treated by the compiler as being intended to have exclusive access to its memory location. This can help avoid the common error known as "stepping on your own dick".
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:...

Here's another: For basic 6510 assembly language programming there is a book called Nailing Jelly to a Tree. This book is out of print, but you may pick up a copy second hand on Amazon or other 2nd hand online bookstore.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:
Um... what was the question?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:
Um... what was the question?

The answer is 42.

The question is "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?"

The moral is there is something "fundamentally wrong with the universe".
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can you know that, if you can't say with any degree of reliability what the universe even is?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Otherwise it would imply there's nothing wrong and everything is fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:
Um... what was the question?
The question is whether 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 is 0.3. The answer is No. Here's proof:
Code:
~» python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Sep 15 2012, 01:16:38)
[GCC 4.5.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 == 0.3
False

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ppurka wrote:
notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:
Um... what was the question?
The question is whether 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 is 0.3. The answer is No. Here's proof:
Code:
~» python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Sep 15 2012, 01:16:38)
[GCC 4.5.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 == 0.3
False

Except in a real language:
Code:
aidan@aidan-laptop ~ $ cat floatmath.c
#include <stdio.h>

void main() {
   float answer = 0.1+0.1+0.1, exp_answer = 0.3;
   
   printf("0.1+0.1+0.1=%f which is %s.\n",answer,answer==exp_answer?"true":"false");
}
aidan@aidan-laptop ~ $ ./a.out
0.1+0.1+0.1=0.300000 which is true.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ppurka wrote:
notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Okay. Here's an answer:
Um... what was the question?
The question is whether 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 is 0.3. The answer is No. Here's proof:
Code:
~» python
Python 2.7.3 (default, Sep 15 2012, 01:16:38)
[GCC 4.5.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> 0.1 + 0.1 + 0.1 == 0.3
False

Reminds me of the Pentium floating-point division bug. Ah, the jokes...

Q: Complete the following analogy.
' + ' is to ' - ' as ' * ' is to ___?

(1) '/'
(2) trunc()
(3) rand()
(4) On a Pentium, all of the above

Intel tried to excuse it at first by claiming it was precise enough for most common purposes, giving rise to more jokes, such as:
"At Intel, Quality is Job 0.99989960954, and that's close enough for non-technical people."
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: "For general linux questions, see Off The Wall" Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
some attempt at assistance.

Which get lost in the noise. Exhibit A - this thread, 90% noise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm eager to help: :D
BoneKracker wrote:
So where the fuck is the question?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that OTW generally helps people if they really have a question that is not trivial or stupid or posed in an insulting tone. Some people might throw in the gladiator reference and the Turkish jail, but all in all questions do get (useful) answers here.
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