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Visaoni
oh
why don't you just use another extention cord
I'm pretty sure they make light-bulb-containing things that plug in to sockets rather than being wired into the house
charlie5
if you ever get stuck at the end of Zork, turn your lantern off and go to the one room which you haven't 'solved'
Visaoni
I'll um... remember that
charlie5
no wait ... go to the room 1st, b4 you turn off your lantern
else you will get eaten by grues
sorry, zork was last time i used the word 'lantern' ... :)
Visaoni
noted
charlie5
i have no lights which plug into wall sockets
or extension cords
Visaoni
if this happens so regularly, it might be worth the investment :P
or if you are feeling adventurous, I'm sure you have a lightbulb and some copper wire around somewhere
specing
adventurous? this is like standard practice!
charlie5
yeah, i guess :) ... i figured the ownders would get sick of paying $500 sparky bill every week or so, and fork out for the $1.50 of chicken wire it would take to keep the parrots out
are you guys kidding ?
(Action) quivered changing fuses the 1st few times it blew
(yes, that's how old it is ... fuses rather than breakers, sigh)
Visaoni
I mean, don't /spit/ on it or anything...
charlie5
just spit or any bodily fluid ?
Visaoni
if you're really scared, maybe grab some old socks? I'm sure that'd be fine
charlie5
mm, and you'd need a stream of spit, wouldn;t you ?
Visaoni
dunno. I haven't tried it. what am I, crazy?
charlie5
old socks ?
heh, yeah ... think this joke is past its prime
Visaoni
yes...
(Action) is past the point he should be up and talking to anybody
charlie5
anyways, lets drop dull parrot/wires/etc and talk some ada
ah, hok
Visaoni
ada... ada... hm
charlie5
heh, if you need some Zzz's then gram them
Visaoni
have you messed with ways to deal with platform differences?
charlie5
i can't do much coding til conditions here improve a little ... so am just shooting the breeze
gram => grab
Visaoni
nah, won't fall asleep. as I said, long day. takes me a bit to chill and get to bed afterwards :)
charlie5
(Action) blames bad typing on bad ligthing ... not on Lucretia 's thesis
so what time is it there ?
Visaoni
only 4:30...
charlie5
must be am ?
Visaoni
yup
charlie5
in which case, i'm not sure 'only' is best prefix :)
Visaoni
I tend to keep odd hours :/
charlie5
heh, it's almost monday here
you hav esunday to recover at least
odd hours are often more intersting
Visaoni
(Action) is off school for summer and just doing some stuff for family atm
there is no need for recovery ;)
and that's what I always say
charlie5
heh, just wait til you turn ... err, weel, older ... :)
school being ?
mm, i asked you b4 didn;t i
the califirnian one
(Action) blames bad typing on bad ligthing ... not on Lucretia 's thesis
Visaoni
after bi**hing and complaining my way through primary, secondary, and my bachelors I had the /great/ idea to go back again
charlie5
(Action) blames bad memory on ... err, um, Lucretia 's thesis
Visaoni
which thesis of Lucretia's is this?
charlie5
nm, it's not one i want to promote
... which makes me wonder why i keep bring it up ... :P
bringing
Visaoni
that is indeed a good question :)
charlie5
heh, it sort of amusd me a bit
amused, sigh
bachelors in ?
(Action) went thru a 'would love to go back to uni' stage
nostalgia
Visaoni
bio
charlie5
biology ?
Visaoni
aye
charlie5
wow
Visaoni
is the same kind of bullsh*t as everything else. worse than some, really
charlie5
i took physics and chemistry ... always wanted to do biology ... they made me do commerce/economics instead (ick)
mm, when i say 'took', i mean high school stuff
never studie them properly
Visaoni
heh, more than I did in highschool
charlie5
i tried doing a 'sim' program ... sort of a genetic alg/evolution attempt
Visaoni
what for?
charlie5
so far, it's been a bit of a failure
hobby
Visaoni
oh? I've done a few as (super duper simple) toys
charlie5
can you describe them some more ?
genetic algs have interested me for years
for one thing, i'm pretty sure they work ;)
Visaoni
well, you probably know about as much as I do :P
you have some kind of representation of a solution, some way to tweak it, and some way to combine them. try them, rank em, and turn on the Barry White
in theory it's all nice and easy. then you get to the part where you have to represent a solution somehow and it's all "duh... der... well..."
charlie5
lol
who is barry white
nm
rhyming slang ?
Visaoni
barry white? somewhat famous for being the cliche for sex music?
charlie5
ah
(Action) is slow on the uptake
Visaoni
so what kind of thing were you trying to apply a genetic alg to?
charlie5
that is the quicker way to go ... breed a generation, rank them, discard lower scoring genomes, breed with mutation amonsgt best rankers
Visaoni
what were you thinking of?
charlie5
i had a go at that trying to get a dog (quadruped) modellied with bullet3d physics to learn to walk
... with limited success
the physics modelling was crude
at least that's what i tell myself :)
the latest attempt is in 2d
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