1. Hi there, Guest

    Only registered users can really experience what DLP has to offer. Many forums are only accessible if you have an account. Why don't you register?
    Dismiss Notice

RL Questions that don't deserve their own thread

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Ched, May 31, 2013.

  1. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,328
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Holy Moose Empire
    High Score:
    1,826
    @Nazgus I'm a complete noob. What do you actually use for writing a program? I know that with html and CSS you just write the code in a basic text editor and then export files to a proper format. What about if you wanted to write a program in Python let's say. Also a text editor? How do you let the thing know which programming language you're using?
     
  2. Nazgus

    Nazgus Headmaster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,131
    Location:
    USA
    @ScottPress : For this purpose, programming languages can be split into two categories: interpreted and compiled. The first type (which includes Ruby, Python, etc) you just write it in a text editor (though there's editors made for coding such as Sublime2 or Atom), and the file extension (.rb, .py, etc) tells it what the language is. You also use the appropriate command to run it, so to run one of my python scripts I'd use this command in my terminal: "python name_of_script.py", and for one of my ruby scripts I'd do this: "ruby name_of_script.rb".

    There's also compiled languages such as C, where you have to run a compiler on your code to generate the binary executable file which you can then execute at will.

    On a very basic level, compiled languages run far faster than interpreted ones, but interpreted ones are much easier to work with for most basic tasks.
     
  3. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,328
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Holy Moose Empire
    High Score:
    1,826
    Cheers, thanks for this. Neat and simple explanation.
     
  4. BTT

    BTT Headmaster

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,023
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    Honestly with how many programmers there are, I think a Programming Talk and/or Help thread might come in handy. Sure, #programming exists over at IRC, but it might be nice to have something more permanent. Only question is where to put it.
     
  5. Nazgus

    Nazgus Headmaster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,131
    Location:
    USA
    On the IRC note, anyone have suggestions for a client to use? I've been using the embedded kiwiirc, but it's kind of annoying.
     
  6. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    Within the Garden of Nurgle.
    High Score:
    2,094
    Irc cloud because it's got a great mobile and desktop app and is all web based.
    --- Post automerged ---
    There is a whole sub forum dedicated to computers
     
    Oz
  7. Nazgus

    Nazgus Headmaster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,131
    Location:
    USA
    IRC Cloud looks nice, but costs money, don't have a lot of that to around sadly... Anyone got any free options?

    EDIT: Just had just how it works clarified to me, nvm.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2018
  8. Arthellion

    Arthellion Ban(ned) Arthellion

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,027
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    High Score:
    0
    Looking for a history of the years between World War I and World War II. Specifically on the causes of World War II.

    Also a focus on Great Britain is preferred. Any suggestions?
     
  9. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    6,133
    Location:
    Mississippi
    So this is just a starting point - it's not a full history nor is it official - but check out the "Useful Notes" page on TVTropes.
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WorldWarII/PreludeToWar

    There's also this:
    http://worldatwar.net/timeline/18-48.html

    In both cases you should probably do your own research into accuracy.
     
  10. Saezots

    Saezots Seventh Year

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Location:
    Toronto
    High Score:
    0
    So, I've just gotten a new laptop and I'm stuck on which browser to choose. Mine comes with edge but eh, not liking it. I prefer chrome's general look but I don't really want chrome. So, I'm thinking either go with Brave, this new chromium browser that looks good to me (mainly 'cause of the inbuilt ad-blocker stuff) or stick with tried an true firefox.

    I know there's lots of tech people on here so I thought I'd ask for input, quick question though so I didn't think I'd put up a thread on the computer forum besides the fact that I don't know the specs yet since it's a gift.
     
  11. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    Within the Garden of Nurgle.
    High Score:
    2,094
    Maybe give Vivaldi a whirl.

    Or FF. Brave has always made me wary when I look at it.
     
  12. Agent One

    Agent One Seventh Year DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    High Score:
    0
    Any particular reason you don't want to get Chrome?

    I've never really thought about getting Chromium on anything other than Linux. It just doesn't mesh as well. Plus, last I heard, there wasn't a stable release for Chromium on Windows.

    Firefox is probably the way to go if you don't want Chrome. If however, you're on a Mac, I've heard that Safari performs quite well on there.
     
  13. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Unspeakable

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    722
    Location:
    Darujistan
    Use Firefox. I say this having experience with Chrome, FF and Safari. I think FF in its current iteration outperforms every other browser (on the Mac, at least) while being at least as configurable as Chrome, if not more. I'm also more of an online privacy nut than most, so there is a slight ideological bent towards recommending FF. However, I think this recommendation stands based on performance alone as well currently.

    If battery life is more of a deciding factor for you, then I'd rethink my recommendation, though. I spend a lot of time near a power outlet and my laptop's battery is old enough that I don't give two shits about it anymore. Last I heard Chrome has made great strides in reducing battery consumption, even though it remains a RAM hog. If you really really require battery life, I'd stick to Edge. It seems to have, well, an edge in that department.
     
  14. Agent One

    Agent One Seventh Year DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2016
    Messages:
    242
    High Score:
    0
    My girlfriend's mother is wheelchair bound and lives on the fourth floor of an apartment complex.

    I was wondering, if the Lift were to break down, what would be her options? As she can't go up the stairs (Or is even bound to her flat because she can't make it down), does the Landlord have to provide alternative accommodations? If their homebound, does he have to provide legal compensation?

    What about in cases where there is no landlord and the wheelchair bound person owns the flat?
     
  15. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    Within the Garden of Nurgle.
    High Score:
    2,094
    I mean.. In the US, there are building codes that talk about handicap accessibility. Usually if there are stairs, this means they would have to have a wheelchair accessible elevator. But, not much else. Generally speaking, they usually house people that have issues getting up and down stairs on the lowest level, just incase there is an emergency.

    I don't know about your country, so you'd might need to look into local enforcement of building code and tenet rights. If she moved in after signing a lease, then it would be moot regardless because she's already agreed to terms, but if she's just living there, and there is no lease agreement other than that she pays rent and she gets to stay there, there might be some wiggle room.

    This is probably half an answer. I know more about US Building Code than I do anywhere else. So hopefully that gave you a starting point.
     
  16. KHAAAAAAAN!!

    KHAAAAAAAN!! Troll in the Dungeon Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,583
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Under your bed.
    High Score:
    2,002
    Can anyone recommend to me a really clear and concise college level review of advanced algebraic summations, logarithm manipulation, and all the various proof methodologies?

    My Bfx mentor has me parsing though two data structures texts that are just abysmally heavy on formula and my last serious attempts at doing any sort of real math was GRE prep 5 years ago and college stat 7 years ago. Suffice to say, I am having trouble.
     
  17. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,786
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Baile Átha Cliath
  18. Koalas

    Koalas First Year Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Location:
    Halifax
    High Score:
    2024
    Looking for some beard product recs as my randomly selected beard oil is really not helping with the wiry dryness/dandruff issue.
     
  19. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,787
    Location:
    Within the Garden of Nurgle.
    High Score:
    2,094
    Its probably making it worse. What brand do you use currently?

    I don't have a beard but I understand how the products work. So I might be able to help.

    I don't know if @Sauce Bauss does any care on his, but he's got the typical white person straight hair beard, don't know if he can help your wiry issue.

    Typically, you're gonna wanna stop using anything on it soap wise if you are, and just run really hot water over it for a week or so to let the natural oils come back out. Soap strips that out, does the same thing for your head too.

    Then when you've given it some time to recover, I'd start with some sheabutter or something simple like that, work a little into it, and use a boar bristle brush, and brush away from your face, making sure to get towards to roots. Do that as needed. The sheabutter will make your face feel better, and it will keep your beard neat.

    You could also use coconut oil + some kind of herbal smell that you can get in concentrate on the home goods aisle in your supermarket. The coconut oil is more neutral than the sheabutter, tbh and might be better for your skin long term.

    Use the same brushing technique.

    These are cheaper than buying some branded shit with a cool name which is basically what I just gave you. They claim to have like vit. e and other stuff but most vitamins can only absorb so much topically.

    Hair health in general, you could consider taking some biotin, or prenatal. Yes, you can take them too. Good for nail health, hair health and skin.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
  20. Koalas

    Koalas First Year Prestige DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    33
    Location:
    Halifax
    High Score:
    2024
    Redken Body and Hair Oil, used the boar hair brush/brushing technique. When I read the label it didn't even list the oil type just 'imported ingredients'. So yeah that's not going on my face anymore.

    No other products in my beard except that. No soap, though some shampoo or conditioner would obviously make its way down when showering. Definitely will be taking a look at shea butter.

    I'll look more into vitamin options though a quick Google search makes me think my diet already incorporates a fair amount of biotin.
     
Loading...