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  1. Comment on Private Internet Access VPN acquired by Kape Technologies for US$127.6 million in ~tech

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    What's a good alternative to PIA, which does not store logs?

    What's a good alternative to PIA, which does not store logs?

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Watch enthusiasts in ~hobbies

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    You can't go wrong with the Casio F-91W. Cheap, 10 year battery, tough, tells time.

    You can't go wrong with the Casio F-91W. Cheap, 10 year battery, tough, tells time.

  3. Comment on Formula 1 - British Grand Prix Discussion in ~sports

  4. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    I would be happy to help out with the wikis, I was actually thinking of ways to implement exactly this recently.

    I would be happy to help out with the wikis, I was actually thinking of ways to implement exactly this recently.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~anime

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    Absolutely legendary show, and several of the voice actors ended up being huge.

    Absolutely legendary show, and several of the voice actors ended up being huge.

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    Ghost Stories English dub

    Ghost Stories English dub

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Which anime would you guys recommend for someone who just started watching anime? in ~anime

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    I've always found anime movies to be better than tv, with some exceptions. The problem with most anime tv, is that there is always far far too much filler, with whole episodes devoted to a gimmick...

    I've always found anime movies to be better than tv, with some exceptions. The problem with most anime tv, is that there is always far far too much filler, with whole episodes devoted to a gimmick (the notorious beach episode for example), while movies don't have the luxury. A recent exception was Bunny Girl Senpai, which was just incredible despite its terrible name.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Which anime would you guys recommend for someone who just started watching anime? in ~anime

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    As someone else said, full Metal alchemist Brotherhood is the ideal start for an action anime. For other genres, try the following: http://imgur.com/a/l9A1Z

    As someone else said, full Metal alchemist Brotherhood is the ideal start for an action anime. For other genres, try the following: http://imgur.com/a/l9A1Z

    9 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Its extremely annoying to try to remember which songs you liked, which means I end up listening to whole albums or EP's, which may have been the point

    Its extremely annoying to try to remember which songs you liked, which means I end up listening to whole albums or EP's, which may have been the point

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    Ignore me I was being a fool

    Ignore me I was being a fool

  11. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    Ok so I'm just being an idiot, the rolling function can do addition and subtraction, but not the others, so infix worked for those, while multiplication and division only work for post fix

    Ok so I'm just being an idiot, the rolling function can do addition and subtraction, but not the others, so infix worked for those, while multiplication and division only work for post fix

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    Ah I see, I misunderstood. A simple line.replace(" ", "") would fix that no? edit: indeed it does Edit 2: multiplication and division don't work, inputs of "2d1 * 2 1 1 2" and "3d5 / 5 4 5 1 10"...

    Ah I see, I misunderstood.
    A simple

     line.replace(" ", "") 
    

    would fix that no?
    edit: indeed it does

    Edit 2: multiplication and division don't work, inputs of
    "2d1 * 2
    1 1
    2" and "3d5 / 5
    4 5 1
    10" are wrong

    Ok this is bothering me.
    elif token in operators:
    b, a = stack.pop(-1), stack.pop(-1)
    stack.append(operators[token](a, b))
    print(stack)
    never executes

    OK for operators only entries of the form 3d6 12 * are accepted, but if its + or - , 3d6+12 works fine, I assume cuz the other function works with them

  13. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    The input "4d6 + 12" throws an error, as does any addition attempt

    The input "4d6 + 12" throws an error, as does any addition attempt

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    Feel free to use any form of notation, the point is more to accept full mathematical formulas

    Feel free to use any form of notation, the point is more to accept full mathematical formulas

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Uber’s plans include attacking public transit: documents filed for IPO reveal plans to privatize transportation, getting riders off public buses and trains and onto "Uber buses." in ~finance

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    Right, but people switching from public transport to Uber will be because available transport is not good enough. Uber exploiting an existing need is the solution to the issues of lack of public...

    Right, but people switching from public transport to Uber will be because available transport is not good enough. Uber exploiting an existing need is the solution to the issues of lack of public transport.

    3 votes
  16. Programming Challenge: Dice Roller

    Its been a while since we did one of these, which is a shame. Create a program that takes is an input of the type: "d6 + 3" or "2d20 - 5", and return a valid roll. The result should display both...

    Its been a while since we did one of these, which is a shame.

    Create a program that takes is an input of the type: "d6 + 3" or "2d20 - 5", and return a valid roll.
    The result should display both the actual rolls as well as the final result. The program should accept any valid roll of the type 'xdx'
    Bonuses:

    • Multiplication "d6 * 3"
    • Division "d12 / 6"
    • Polish notation "4d6 * (5d4 - 3)"

    As a side note, it would be really cool if weekly programming challenges became a thing

    33 votes
  17. Comment on Uber’s plans include attacking public transit: documents filed for IPO reveal plans to privatize transportation, getting riders off public buses and trains and onto "Uber buses." in ~finance

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    Is this not just the end result of not having enough public transport?

    Is this not just the end result of not having enough public transport?

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure in ~tech

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    It has a sustainable user-base among those who care about encryption and the like, but the real goal of encryption tech should be to strengthen everyone, not just those who care. FOSS has always...

    It has a sustainable user-base among those who care about encryption and the like, but the real goal of encryption tech should be to strengthen everyone, not just those who care. FOSS has always struggled because the people involved are focused not on revenue and DAU, but on the politics, so commercial software always has the advantage, as they think of the customer.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I guess its not ironic, now that I think about it. I guess I meant weird. The artist himself has nothing to do with printing guns, but the circumstances of stumbling on him were odd

    I guess its not ironic, now that I think about it. I guess I meant weird. The artist himself has nothing to do with printing guns, but the circumstances of stumbling on him were odd

    2 votes