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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2006 08:15      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Made by students, and seems to be accurate. Oddly entertaining. See what you think.

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2006 11:31      Profile for maybe.logic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm sure that it finds where you live via your IP, and then just tells you your time...

If someone knows exactly how that works I would be fasinated to know.

Cool link though, Thanks Grummash.

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2006 12:06      Profile for AntonTakk   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
it's flash, so it's running on your machine, thus it can simply access the system time

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You're massively overanalzying things. It's a program in Flash that just picks the right frames. Javascript allows access to your system's local time...and Flash surely has the same capability. Everything with that executes locally.

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2006 16:51      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ten points to the first person to make a script that generates an image with the user's time written in it, and embeds it in a post.

Bonus points if you detect browser and OS and make it display in the default font, so it looks indistinguishable from text for most people.

Can anyone be bothered?

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AntonTakk
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i can't be bothered to

but it does make me wonder if bits of php/java/dhtml/xml/whatever could be embeded in a post

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Damn you Adobe/Macromedia. For not providing 64 bit flash for ANY OS. Guess I can't find out my time

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quote:
Originally posted by AntonTakk:
i can't be bothered to

but it does make me wonder if bits of php/java/dhtml/xml/whatever could be embeded in a post

No, they can't. UBB is very restrictive in what it allows - the biggest thing you could do is make a call to dynamic app to return a picture.

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Your post title sent me into the wayback machine. I remember my dad and the other math profs driving to Cleveland to some little shop for geeks to buy this really cool new calculator. Numbers were done in what was called at the time Polish reverse entry. Now brains of that clunky calculator would fit on a pin head.
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Icon 1 posted July 24, 2006 20:59      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That would have been an HP calculator. It was billed as RPN - Reverse Polish Notation. It was actually Polish Postfix notation (operand operand operator) as opposed to Polish Prefix Notation (operator operand operand). The "Polish" part come from the Polish mathemetician Lukesawicz (sp?), who devised the notation.
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quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
That would have been an HP calculator. It was billed as RPN - Reverse Polish Notation. It was actually Polish Postfix notation (operand operand operator) as opposed to Polish Prefix Notation (operator operand operand). The "Polish" part come from the Polish mathemetician Lukesawicz (sp?), who devised the notation.

I love my HP. I was so pissed when HP stopped making calculators. At the time they were far better than the TIs. Anyways I thought it was called reverse polar notation.


EDIT: I was wrong, it is reverse polish notation.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I love my HP. I was so pissed when HP stopped making calculators.

They still make 'em, but they seem to have moved away from RPN. Some of the higher end calculators still have it.

I love my HP, too -- I still use my HP-11C almost daily. These things pull double their original price on eBay if they're in good condition! (Mine isn't, it's 23 years old and looks it...)

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