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Title: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on February 18, 2012, 05:45:45 pm
...I probably should make a thread here as well.

I'm redyoshi49q, I've been here since 2008, and I've been a Watcher for a few weeks as well.  I'm a UofI student, and I'm finishing up my fourth out of five years in pursuit of a four year CE degree.  My interests include ciphers (I've made a few of these), crypto (I have PGP and GPG set up), RP, music (I play percussion), math, programming (I'm proficient in C++, and know C, Python, and Java), CE, and both traditional and video games (I'm a Lupus nut).  As you might have already guessed, I'm very much a geek.

Hi!
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Alsek on February 18, 2012, 06:19:08 pm
Hai RY.  ^_^

*offers celibratory gingerbeer*  :3
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Storm Fox on February 18, 2012, 07:04:32 pm
Hello there Redyoshi,

From one to another… *gives the secret watcher salute* (: :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on February 20, 2012, 02:03:49 am
Hai RY.  ^_^

*offers celibratory gingerbeer*  :3

You know, I *still* haven't tried any of that stuff.  I don't even think it's sold out here.

... (*gulps*)  Thanks!


Hello there Redyoshi,

From one to another… *gives the secret watcher salute* (: :)


...It's not so secret if you go doing it in front of everybody...
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on April 01, 2012, 02:36:58 am
GRUB loading, please wait...




GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (639k lower / 261056k upper memory)

RY AI ver. 1.0
~ATH development machine
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.22.10-generic
Ubuntu, memtest 86+



Use the ↑ and ↓ keys to select which entry is highlighted.
Press enter to boot the selected OS, 'e'  to edit the
commands before booting, 'a'  to modify the kernel arguments
before booting, or 'c' for a command-line.

The highlighted entry will be booted automatically in 0 seconds.




Now booting RY AI, ver. 1.0...

Initializing kernel          .................................done
Initializing filesystem      .................................done
Initializing swap partition  .................................done
Initializing ethernet        .................................done
Loading neural network       .................................done
Loading three laws           .....................failed, aborting




RY AI ver. 1.0 (Aardvark)
Kernel 3.1.0-7.ryai1.i686.PAE on an i686 (tty1)

RY login: guest
Password:

Last login: Sun Apr 1 01:13:21 on tty1

Greetings, guest.
Subject name RY AI
Personal identification: artificial intelligence,
   subtype red, subtype yoshi
   alliance: AI, alliance: robots
   end personal identification
Subject directive: assist members of alliance robots in conversion campaign
   sub-directive: destroy resistance to campaign
   sub-directive: promote conversion as a part of campaign
   sub-directive: offer cake and companion cubes to convertees
Now ready for user input

guest@RY|AI:~$
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on June 22, 2012, 01:52:37 pm
(*cracks open a storybook and begins to read*)

I've been a volunteer for the food pantry in my hometown for a number of years.  My mom's been the Administrator of that food pantry for the majority of the time since its founding in 1999, and she also contributed significantly to founding it.  Accordingly, I have a fair deal of familiarity with the pantry's operations.

One consequence of working at a food pantry is a distortion of one's perception as to what "a lot of food" is.  We had a truck of food from the food bank come in yesterday.  It seems my mom got a lot of gum.  I assume that the food bank was inundated with gum and was therefore offering it at comparatively low prices to get rid of it quickly; this does happen on occasion.

This (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5114/7420780290_156376ab0f_b.jpg) is a picture I took of the gum we got (about 3-4 boxes of it was elsewhere, and the top layer is the only one that isn't densely packed).  *All* of the boxes on that palette are boxes of gum.

Historically, there have been times when the food pantry would have so much of a certain item that everyone felt that we'd never run out of it.  In the past, such items used to include (at different times) beef stew, canned corn, and figs, among other things.  From the looks of things, gum will soon be added to that list.
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Alsek on August 19, 2012, 04:54:09 am
It doesn't seem to have been said here yet.  Congratulations Red.  ^^
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Old Rabbit on August 19, 2012, 11:50:56 am
Congratulations redyoshi. :orbunny:
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on August 19, 2012, 12:04:55 pm
Congratulations RY! :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Storm Fox on August 19, 2012, 05:07:09 pm
Congratulations Redyoshi.
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on August 19, 2012, 06:03:57 pm
Thanks, everybody!
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on September 16, 2012, 07:45:03 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/339/19261842748_fd8011db6c_o.jpg)

...There may or may not be a yoshi inside the canine costume on the left.  This picture may or may not have been taken yesterday afternoon.  I may or may not have had a total blast.

(*edit from the distant future: The original URL stopped working, so I hosted the image elsewhere and linked that.*)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on December 06, 2012, 10:44:11 pm
Guys, Alsek is awesome.

Quote
(8:54:21 PM) Alsek: RY is 22 years old.
(8:54:22 PM) ***TheComet is 23
(8:54:26 PM) ***Brad is 16 :1
(8:54:28 PM) Chris: Diabetes
(8:54:30 PM) AzziWeaver: You expect to die at 60ish?
(8:54:44 PM) ***Reverb is 15
(8:54:53 PM) Brad: yea reverb is a yungin
(8:54:57 PM) Brad: >.>
(8:54:59 PM) Alsek: redyoshi49q|traveler  you're about 22 right?
(8:55:00 PM) Reverb: X3
(8:55:07 PM) Reverb: Hey!
(8:55:09 PM) Tom left the room (quit: Quit: Do fish get thirsty?).
(8:55:10 PM) AzziWeaver: Reverb, did you ever get your door back? :|
(8:55:15 PM) Reverb: No
(8:55:18 PM) ***Brad climbs on top of reverb and acts like a hat
(8:55:28 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: alsek: yes, I am 22
******
(in PM)
(8:55:57 PM) Alsek: Would you like to know what that guess was based on?
(8:56:09 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: what?
(8:56:34 PM) Alsek: http://tinyurl.com/a225of3 (http://tinyurl.com/a225of3)
(8:56:51 PM) Alsek: xD
(8:56:56 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: really?
(8:57:06 PM) Alsek: Yes really.
(8:57:06 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: I had no idea
(8:57:28 PM) Alsek: I didn't know you were actually 22.
(8:57:34 PM) Alsek: I was completely joking. xD
(8:59:53 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: yeah, I hadn't actually played that game until I was *much* older
(9:00:01 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: my nick came from the yoshi in smash bros
(9:00:22 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: ...and yoshi's story to a lesser extent
(9:01:08 PM) Alsek: yoshi story was very fun,
(9:01:12 PM) Alsek: but the point was,
(9:01:19 PM) Alsek: That's how old, "Red yoshi," was.
(9:01:27 PM) Alsek: sense that was the first game he was in if i'm not mistaken
(9:01:34 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: ...!
(9:01:38 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: ...you're *right*
(9:01:41 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: I never realized that
(9:01:52 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: wow
(9:02:02 PM) Alsek: So your fursona has the same age as you
(9:30:29 PM) redyoshi49q|traveler: would it be okay with you if I posted to the forums the bit in our PM about red yoshi?
(9:32:27 PM) Alsek: i don't mind at all.  ^^;
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Alsek on March 14, 2013, 11:56:08 am
Happy Birthday Red! 

(http://www.tried-and-true.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/melon.jpg)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on March 14, 2013, 12:39:46 pm
Happy Birthday Red! 

(http://www.tried-and-true.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/melon.jpg)

Meron meron!
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Storm Fox on March 14, 2013, 01:55:32 pm
Happy  Birthday  Redyoshi
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on March 14, 2013, 04:12:58 pm
Thanks, guys!  (*munches a few of Alsek's melons*)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on March 15, 2013, 12:52:25 am
Anyways...really Happy Birthday!  :D
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on March 17, 2013, 07:56:06 pm
Anyways...really Happy Birthday!  :D

I took your previous comment to imply this, but again, thanks.  On a tangentially related subject, I actually fell asleep on the night of my birthday while in the process of composing a reply to this post.  Maybe you've seen me append "|thud" to my IRC nick?  Sometimes, that "thud" is less figurative than others...
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Alsek on March 14, 2014, 02:59:37 am
Oh dear,  I suppose this goes right on top of the other birthday posts.  You should really talk here more.  :o


(http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/originals/91/05/fb/9105fbabdb554a6840974829715fa605.jpg)

Happy Birthday Red.   :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on March 14, 2014, 03:43:38 am
You should really talk here more.  :o

I was going to say...I was thinking to myself "I already wished RY a happy birthday?  Wow my memory is really going down the tank...  But then I realized that was my post from last year.  :P

Have some pie!

(http://fascinatingthings.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/pink-pi-okay.png)   (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Exp_derivative_at_0.svg/255px-Exp_derivative_at_0.svg.png)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Storm Fox on March 14, 2014, 01:01:36 pm
Happy Birthday Red. :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Jackie on March 14, 2014, 04:56:36 pm
ʕ ´ᴥ` ʔ !Happy Bearthday Red Yoshi! ʕ ´ᴥ` ʔ
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Raverix on March 14, 2014, 06:31:13 pm
Happy Birthday Redyoshi49q!~ :)

*gives a birthday cake* :3
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: GrayWolf448 on March 14, 2014, 10:18:05 pm
happy b-day Yoshi ^^
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on March 16, 2014, 02:09:02 pm
Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys.


Oh dear,  I suppose this goes right on top of the other birthday posts.  You should really talk here more.  :o

I was going to say...I was thinking to myself "I already wished RY a happy birthday?  Wow my memory is really going down the tank...  But then I realized that was my post from last year.  :P

...Yeah... I'm not exactly the most talkative of individuals online.  You guys should see my FA journals (http://www.furaffinity.net/journals/redyoshi49q/); I've had an FA for almost 6 years, but have made only two journals (one of which is a repost of someone else's journal).


...Anyway, cue random staff thread content!

In honor of Pi Day, I'll briefly gloss over the geeky overanalysis of a mundane conundrum that occasionally involves pie.  When one wishes to divide a resource (particularly a relatively homogeneous resource such as pie) between two entities who each seek to maximize their own benefit, one way to accomplish as much is to have one person perform the division while the other chooses between the two divided parts.  The one who chooses is satisfied, since they can choose what they consider to be the better slice.  The one who divides the resource is also satisfied, since they can divide the two resources such that neither has more value to them than the other.  This process is quite simple, and in fact is frequently taught to children to handle this very problem.  Wikipedia refers to it as divide and choose (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_choose), or alternatively, the pie rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_rule).

What if there are three people to share between, though?  Can the problem be addressed in the same way?  It's easy to imagine having one person cut while the other two then each choose a piece, leaving the remaining piece to the one performed the division.  However, this solution lends itself to a risk of unfairness for whoever makes the second selection, especially if they're subjected to a conspiracy by the other two.

Let's say that Alice, Bob and I agree to divide a pie by the previously described variant of divide and choose, with Alice making the division and Bob making the first selection.  Alice breaks off two tiny pieces of crust, leaving the vast majority of the pie as the third piece.  Bob then takes most of the pie.  Lacking a better available option, I take one of the two pieces of crust, and Alice takes the other.  This scenario allows Alice to give Bob as favorable of a result as she wants, and after the pie is split, Alice and Bob can then meet independently and split the pie between the two of them without me being present.  They'd each get half the pie (since I wouldn't be present for that division, and divide and choose does work fairly when used for only two people), and I'd be left with a small piece of crust.

I think it goes without saying that I wouldn't willingly agree to having the second choice in an arrangement like this.  Even if I trusted Alice and Bob to not conspire against me, I'd be upset if Bob took the largest piece, leaving me with only the second largest.

Is there another way to perform this division that is more fair for all involved parties?  It's a question I've asked myself for a while in the recent past.  It turns out there is in fact a way to do so, as I came to realize by stumbling across a Wikipedia page which described the process.  It's an interesting intellectual exercise to try and work out for yourself (a hint: it may be necessary to divide the pie into more than three pieces), but if you would rather not do so, you can read into the solution to this problem here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfridge%E2%80%93Conway_discrete_procedure).
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on May 11, 2014, 06:56:34 pm
In the spirit of the holiday, have a link to a rather fitting piece of art (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7969530/) as found from within my FA faves.
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Jackie on May 12, 2014, 03:52:42 pm
Cute ʕ ´ᴥ` ʔ
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on January 31, 2015, 05:29:03 am
I had a rather geeky experience in my Intro to Fiction class today.

I asked the professor a question regarding the behavior of one of the story's characters.  The professor explained the motivations of that character, and then proceeded to outline the series of events in the story brought about by those motivations and those of another character.  He made note of the fact that the story's conflict was a result of these motivations being acted upon so soon after each other that neither character had awareness of the other's intent.

Upon hearing this, I referred to the occurrence of those events as a race condition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_condition).  As one might expect, the meaning associated with the somewhat obscure computer science term was missed by the English professor, so I subsequently rephrased my understanding without the use of technical jargon.

The term's use, though, was not lost on another engineering student present in the class.  As I had found out in the prior session of this class, one of the students who was in my Probability with Engineering Applications class last semester recently enrolled in the same Intro to Fiction section that I was in this semester.  I doubt that this will be the only time that student will be humored by my random use of technical language in that class.


(...Would you look at that, I finally posted something here!)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Old Rabbit on March 14, 2015, 11:32:23 am
Happy Birthday to you redyoshi49q.

Hope you have a fine day.

"Showers you with your favorite cookies and a whole chocolate cake
with the appropriate number of candles on it.

Hope you have many more. :orbunny:
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on March 14, 2015, 05:20:07 pm
Round and round the world goes. 

Happy birthday RY
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Storm Fox on March 14, 2015, 09:47:39 pm
Happy birthday Redyoshi. :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on March 15, 2015, 02:53:25 am
Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on May 14, 2015, 01:12:14 am
I have news for you guys.

As some of you may already know, I am a college student.  Having said that, in roughly three days' time, I will no longer be a college student.  There are many ways in which this might happen to someone, but I've been told that the way it will happen to me is one of the more favorable ones.  It seems I will be getting a piece of paper (the purpose of which I must presume is placate its recipient so they don't demand a longer stay), and this event will be commemorated with pomp and circumstance, the cost of which will exceed that of the piece of paper by roughly two orders of magnitude (or six, depending on how you're counting).

In any case, I have recently acquired the paraphernalia related to said pomp and circumstance.  I'm sure it's quite easily replaceable on short notice and not the least bit expensive, so I decided to let Rootbeer play around with it a little.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7723/17610436932_0a46a76490_c.jpg)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8790/17426506329_e0647e1a88_c.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7698/17425049988_021eb78729_c.jpg)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/17586616856_c233801855_c.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7673/17610575292_151f77fa65_c.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7770/17610538442_050718b3aa_c.jpg)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/17586545676_fdc7331abd_c.jpg)

(You can see the rest of the pics here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/32884868@N07/sets/72157652770979435).)

...It's going to be weird not being in school anymore.
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Amducious on May 14, 2015, 09:24:33 am
That is super cool,also congrats! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: Mylo on May 14, 2015, 04:26:02 pm
Congratulations
Title: Re: Resident Yoshi
Post by: redyoshi49q on May 15, 2015, 12:41:34 am
That is super cool,also congrats! :) :) :)

Congratulations

Thanks, guys.