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From the report I read on (I think Nigel linked it), Juggalos seemed pretty survivable. Especially if you count that the reporter had to immerse himself in the culture. As long as I have a place to occasionally chill the fuck out, I'm fine with whatever. In which case, I prefer not-furries. In fact that report even made me somewhat curious :)
Quote from: Pixie on June 26, 2013, 02:23:00 PM

Trying not to invoke Godwin's Law here.

but it fucking fits.

Holy shit ... I only just caught up with this thread.

And Godwin's Law doesn't apply when it's actual nazis, or neo-nazis, putting people in camps like that. And this is going on right now ... I am stunned.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: How We Protect At-Risk Kids.
August 17, 2013, 11:37:54 PM
Quote from: Aloha Ackbar on August 16, 2013, 07:34:13 AM
Can't we just have a thread where

you have to fill out the form first.
Quote from: Pæs on August 17, 2013, 11:28:17 PM



... wait a minute, it's still on fire, isn't it?

I know, I know, because of what happened shortly after (during) the other party, the poodles went extinct and now you can't buy a garden-hose anywhere without a license.

Still, a pool is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON FIRE.

I wasn't on the list, but, just in case:

hm .. that's a bit small maybe?

Quote from: Pæs on August 17, 2013, 02:06:58 PM
Belief A:
Logically follows: [Belief C, Belief Z, Belief D]; //this will allow beliefs to emerge naturally as well as impact which beliefs a character is more susceptible to.

In conflict with: [Belief F, Belief B, Belief S]; //I am thinking I'll have different levels of conflict to describe how aware a character is of the conflict. Atheism and Christianity are clearly in conflict IRL but are there also conflicts between Christianity and Homophobia which could create internal distress but not cause a person to reject either of these ideas?

couldn't you solve that by giving each character an "intelligence score", which determines how far they will actually follow a trail of "logically follows" connected beliefs?

because that is kind of somewhat sort of what is going on in those cognitively dissonant pretty Christian minds, is it not?

also, coding advice, dunno if it's useful but one thing that may save you quite a bit of headache:

Javascript has no built-in datatype for sets. And those lists of beliefs above are basically sets. Sets are different from lists/arrays in the sense that the elements are in no particular order, and all elements have to be unique.

You can use a Javascript Array to hold a set of course, but if you define a couple of general functions that do useful set operations (with arrays as arguments) you're going to have much easier time:

function contains(item, set) { // set membership, returns true or false
  return set.indexOf(item) != -1;

function equals(setA, setB) { // set equality test, returns true or false, assumes sets are sorted
  if (setA.length != setB.length) return false;
  return setA.every(function (v, i) { return v == setB[i] });

it helps if you always keep your sets sorted, that way two sets with the same elements will always have them in the same order, too. knowing a set is always sorted, will help out in many situations. to do this you need some extra functions

function array_to_set(arr) { return arr.sort(); }

function add(item, set) {
  if (contains(item, set)) return;

function remove(item, set) {
  var i = set.indexOf(item);
  if (i == -1) return;
  set.splice(i, 1);

function union(setA, setB) {
  var u = setA.concat(setB);
  u = u.filter(function (v,i,a) { return v != a[i+1]; }); // removes duplicates
  return u

function intersection(setA, setB) {
  return setA.filter(function (v) { return contains(v, setB) });

function subtract(setA, setB) {
  return setA.filter(function (v) { return !contains(v, setB) });

// i tested these with
// equals(intersection(union(p,q), p), q)
// seems legit.

I dunno why I just wrote all that code, not even knowing if it'd be useful to you--the answer is: it's more fun than a sudoku :) Some of them could theoretically be made more efficient by taking better advantage of the fact the lists are sorted, but as long as you're not going to use sets with thousands of elements, this works just fine.

First thing I did with that candy/lollypops game as well.

Ctrl-shift-J, console, HACKETYHACKETYHACK

In fact I did very similar when I saw some people working on those exercises, regged myself an account, tried to beat them not by solving the actual exercises but by writing the shortest piece of incorrect code that the codecademy server would still (erroneously) accept and advance me to the next lesson. It's actually not that hard, for instance there's a couple of exercises that pass on the following code:


Quote from: Pæs on August 17, 2013, 12:00:54 AM
Quote from: Cain on August 16, 2013, 03:05:04 PM
That's Abelist.


Quote from: McGrupp on August 17, 2013, 02:05:06 AMI did make a couple more. I actually took some heat on facebook for the Anne Frank one. I thought to myself, I can totally make one more offensive than that one.

How is the Anne Frank image offensive, at all?

I mean the DBZ Goku/time travel/Anne Frank slashfic, that was offensive. And IIRC it was consensual. Um, Anyway,

this pic is pretty straight to the point, it asks two questions, Did Anne Frank have nothing to hide? And if so, did she have nothing to fear?

the only offensive thing here is the situation that allows for this comparison.
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone / Re: Spagbook
August 16, 2013, 05:59:25 PM
Quote from: :regret: on August 16, 2013, 05:31:27 PM
Quote from: Triple Zero on August 11, 2013, 01:03:07 PM
It's to spite my balding friends, mainly.
No no, you are helping them. You are growing the hair that they can't. You are saving them from a hairless existence. The purity of your heart brings a tear to my eye.

Yes. That is exactly it. I'm an altruist to the last follicle.

Also, a decent trimmer/tondeuse shouldn't have too much trouble reducing even my thick bigass hair to a few mm? I mean yeah it'll have *some* trouble, but you just say "Tering, dat kriebelt!" and get on with it ;-)
Well, it's the last time anyone saw your face on this side of That Which Veils The Limitless Light Of Nothingness ... so, yeah.
Quote from: Cainad on August 16, 2013, 01:22:44 PM

I don't want to be correct anymore.

Take a number.