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by Earlz
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I need beta testers for an authentication library in ASP.Net
Replies: 0
Views: 997

I need beta testers for an authentication library in ASP.Net

Hello there. I'm not quite sure if this is the proper place to ask for such a thing but I figured I'd give it a shot. Basically, I've made an authentication library for use in ASP.Net. Why? Because I think writing 200 lines of code to get Forms Authentication to work on your own database is stupid. ...
by Earlz
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What can I do with random numbers?
Replies: 23
Views: 3957

Re: What can I do with random numbers?

Hook up a CPU emulator, create a random set of data/code, and then execute it until it either does something useful, falls into an infinite loop, or crashes. And then repeat with another set of random data
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CSS Standards - If you could add/change/remove a standard..
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Re: CSS Standards - If you could add/change/remove a standar

More on topic: I'd really like if people would use IE8 instead of IE7, because there are a couple of really useful things (like layout: table-cell, :before, and :after) that are really convenient at times but that I can't use. I'd really like if IE in general went off to die somewhere and everyone ...
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CSS Standards - If you could add/change/remove a standard..
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Re: CSS Standards - If you could add/change/remove a standar

I hate that many times you have to order your HTML to make it render properly with what should be equivalent CSS. For instance, float: left and float: right can not just be switched around(even when both are width: 50%), without usually switching around the order of your HTML. (If you're going for a...
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Odd class conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: Odd class conundrum

So, I have a SqlDataReader class and a MySqlDataReaderClass. These two classes use exactly the same nomenclature for their function calls, and the function calls do exactly the same thing, except one works on the Windows SQL server, and the other on MySQL servers. I'm trying to find a way to decoup...
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: QBASIC horror
Replies: 16
Views: 2705

Re: QBASIC horror

Rippy wrote:
archeleus wrote:
tipo test wrote:but we use this language at college, at least for the first year (and for the next one, VB.NET... hurray?)


WTF?

May God have mercy on his soul...


Well, my college had "Programming In COBOL" a mandatory class until last year.
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 83335

Re: Help Wanted

Hello, I'm available to work as a programmer. I'm strong in C, C++, PHP, and (especially) ASP.Net. I live in rural Oklahoma, and am not quite ready for relocation(though anything can be negotiated) so a telecommuting capable job is preferred. A quick list of keywords I'm experienced in/like: ASP.Net...
by Earlz
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Can someone review my authentication code for security?
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Can someone review my authentication code for security?

Ok, so I know it's bad to reinvent the wheel, but the complexity of implementing a userstore and such in ASP.Net along with the general configuration of it annoyed me enough to create my own simplistic authentication system. It's a bit rough around the edges, but the source code is at this place . A...
by Earlz
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What AT&T phone should I get?
Replies: 2
Views: 807

What AT&T phone should I get?

Ok wide open topic here but anyway. I have AT&T, so the phone would have to be either for AT&T or unlocked. I don't want an iPhone because I hate complete touch screens. I have to basically be capable of texting without staring down at the keyboard, so QWERTY keyboard is preferred but a regu...
by Earlz
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: AMD or Intel?
Replies: 34
Views: 6836

AMD or Intel?

Which one is better CPU wise?
by Earlz
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Public nightly building service -- Considerations?
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Public nightly building service -- Considerations?

Have you looked into existing CI servers to see if any of them do what you need? (If this is just something to work on for learning or giggles or something, have you looked into them to get any inspiration?) We use Hudson at work, and while I haven't been involved in any of the setup or much of the...
by Earlz
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Public nightly building service -- Considerations?
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Public nightly building service -- Considerations?

Hello, I am thinking of beginning my own little nightly building service for open source projects. The way it will work basically is that I have a lot of old computers in my house. So I will install some OSs on these old computers and then have a "master" computer that they will get update...
by Earlz
Thu May 27, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A camera for EMI?
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: A camera for EMI?

Wish I had seen this thread earlier. I considered this a few years ago, because I thought it would be a really neat idea. Since then I have gained experience in RF, and realized the many issues that are preventing something like this. A few notes on what you're doing. A) Yes, your body is conductiv...
by Earlz
Thu May 20, 2010 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Narcolepsy? Could I possibly have it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Narcolepsy? Could I possibly have it?

Hi I know what everyone is thinking. "Go to a doctor!" but I thought I'd see if someone can give me some ideas before I go spend money(I'm a poor college kid lol) Ok, so reading Wikipedia it seems I could have Narcolepsy. Let me just describe why I think that. First off I'm tired in the da...
by Earlz
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Transistors-Which pin is which?
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Transistors-Which pin is which?

When I have a question about the pins of some device, I just google the part number printed on it, and I usually get the datasheet as one of the first few results. That clears up any ambiguity. I heard this is the only reliable method for transistors, SCRs, and MOSFETs. I believe you can also get f...
by Earlz
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: DIY hobbies and culture
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: DIY hobbies and culture

frezik wrote:* Building a computer from individual logic gates


Yay! I'm not the only one that wants to do that!
by Earlz
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Transistors-Which pin is which?
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Transistors-Which pin is which?

When I have a question about the pins of some device, I just google the part number printed on it, and I usually get the datasheet as one of the first few results. That clears up any ambiguity. I heard this is the only reliable method for transistors, SCRs, and MOSFETs. I believe you can also get f...
by Earlz
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: (Answered) Attempting to restore an old Apple IIe
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Attempting to restore an old Apple IIe

I believe the IIe had the same power supply cable(if you mean the one that goes to the outlet in the wall) as modern computers. And probably the best way to clean it is just get a can of compressed air. That's how I clean my (modern) computers. Make sure to not have it plugged in while you're cleani...
by Earlz
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: One data line communication protocol?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: One data line communication protocol?

As long as your sample rate is much higher than the bit rate and you sync your data collection to an edge in the data I would of thought your timer accuracy shouldn't be a problem (check out UARTs if your not familar). Ok, I'm thinking it can work like this: When LAT goes low, a slave will begin br...
by Earlz
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: One data line communication protocol?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: One data line communication protocol?

Assuming it is okay for the slaves to just continually re-broadcast their data when LAT is low, it would seem all you need to do is make up a header sequence that will prefix your 32 bit value (one that cannot be mistaken for part of the 32 bit sequence). example: [Header] [Gap] [Data] 0xAAAA 0xAAA...
by Earlz
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: CoreWars: Battle of the programmers
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: CoreWars: Battle of the programmers

I find it a bit boring because the simplest and most effective(but not slowest) is just to overwrite everything in memory. However, just not reading this I got an idea for something with a bit more challenge. What if there was a common machine monitor or something running.. somewhere in the address ...
by Earlz
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: One data line communication protocol?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

One data line communication protocol?

Hello, I'm designing a project. In it, there will be 1 master microcontroller and a few slave microcontrollers(connected by a single pin to the master by a MUX) The slave microcontrollers are very small(1k program space, 64bytes RAM) and there is only one digital pin left on them with my current des...
by Earlz
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Watercooling with tap water
Replies: 18
Views: 13219

Re: Watercooling with tap water

math1337 wrote:Water is cheap and is pretty cold when it comes out of the tap.


Have you seen those commercials about clean water in Africa?
by Earlz
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A camera for EMI?
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: A camera for EMI?

You know, a cheap AM radio is useful for finding noisy equipment. It is not very directional though. For getting more stable reading you may want to try an op-amp in unity gain mode. You can use the negative input for noise cancellation. The disadvantage of an op-amp is you need a more complicated ...
by Earlz
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A camera for EMI?
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: A camera for EMI?

Pretty old post but bumping it anyway.. After doing some experimentation, I now have a design layed out for a 16 pixel prototype camera capable of (probably) 2-6 frames per second. There are now more complications than just hooking a MUX to my Arduino though. All of the wires in the lens wire array ...
by Earlz
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Shower Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 8107

Re: The Shower Poll

hawkmp4 wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:...or I'll bring my morning coffee into the shower with me and shield its beany goodness with my body. It's about the only time of the day where people leave me alone, so I try to make it worth it.

This is brilliant. Shower AND coffee.


THIS! I must try this next time I take a shower.
by Earlz
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Birds chirping? 2AM? What?
Replies: 16
Views: 4477

Birds chirping? 2AM? What?

So yea, birds are chirping outside and it's pitch black and 2AM. This is very odd.
by Earlz
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's the generic term for a series of bits?
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: What's the generic term for a series of bits?

Berengal wrote:Bit-field, bit-vector, binary or just bits is also used.


I second bitfield. That's what I've always used to refer to such a thing. My question is how does that pertain to what you are trying to do?
by Earlz
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM is 50% idle..What?!
Replies: 15
Views: 4080

Re: RAM is 50% idle..What?!

What everyone else has said about memory usage is basically true: Windows Vista (and 7, and any modern Linux) all put your free memory to good use and pre-cache programs you might need to load them more quickly. However , this is *not* reflected in the total memory usage percentage reported by Wind...
by Earlz
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 8279

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

It was my understanding that the Comeau compiler generates C code from C++ source. If this is true (I've never used it, I may be wrong) then I mean there's really no barrier to using C++ wherever a reasonable C compiler exists. Whether C++ is appropriate for a given platform is completely orthogona...
by Earlz
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Google OS for Old People?
Replies: 54
Views: 9001

Re: Google OS for Old People?

Fathomless wrote:Wow this brings back memories of Microsoft WebTV. Has a much higher price tag though.


Oh, I remember those memories.. and when there were CSS properties that only worked for WebTV and stuff.. I don't miss those days
by Earlz
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Servers
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Servers

That's basically nothing. Anything dual core that's not an Atom will handle that fine. (And the only places the Atom's going to choke are on the torrent client if you're doing a ton of torrenting and the streaming media, if you're doing a lot of video.) Yup, you mentioned 4TB of space though. Do yo...
by Earlz
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 8279

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

it does not run on every platform, for starters I bet it doesn't run on the chip in my gas meter. embedded stuff is where C and C++ are king c++ probably doesn't run on that either. "c and c++" are king for embedded stuff only because c is king for embedded stuff. c++ shouldn't get a free...
by Earlz
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Friend is thinking of selling some hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Friend is thinking of selling some hardware

So how much should I offer him? He is planning on making the jump to an i7 system, which will render his current LGA775 CPU, mobo and 2GB DDR2 ram obsolete. THIS IS WHERE I STEP IN. He tells me he has a 2.66ghz Core 2 Quad. IIRC, it's a Q6600, but I could be wrong. His mobo he never told me about, ...
by Earlz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing bytecode?
Replies: 30
Views: 3689

Re: Typing bytecode?

If I were in your shoes I would establish a free shell account (google it) and then you could ssh to a box with at least the gcc, vi, and most likely much more. You could put putty on a usb stick, et voila! instantly on par with practically every other budding hacker. You could even use gas (man as...
by Earlz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punctuation Question (quotes and sentence-enders)
Replies: 17
Views: 4506

". and ."

Hello, does anyone else think that I told him "dude your awesome." should really be I told him "dude your awesome". Also how do you phrase conflicting punctuation in quotes? She asked me "what exactly do you mean?" and I said I'm not sure. Is that right? What about when...
by Earlz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing bytecode?
Replies: 30
Views: 3689

Re: Typing bytecode?

Not very justified. At all. The difference between your parents and my mom (not my dad, he's very computer literate) is that she wouldn't download a toolbar herself, either. Downloads of software just generally seem to worry her. She didn't mind downloading OpenOffice, mostly just because my dad sa...
by Earlz
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing bytecode?
Replies: 30
Views: 3689

Re: Typing bytecode?

Yeah, I know some Java. It just doesn't like me; Visual Basic does, however. (Big surprise?) And the main point isn't whether or not the download changes the system: it's that my mom is obsessive about finally having her own computer, and believes that every time I touch it I plant the seeds for an...
by Earlz
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collatz with Python
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

Re: Collatz with Python

Your code looks way too complicated... a very short python program for it: n=input() //the number to use while n>1: n=(n/2,n*3+1)[n%2]; print n I don't know Python well enough to explain it, but it does the job very concisely.. (from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2388254/code-golf-collatz-conje...
by Earlz
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Typing bytecode?
Replies: 30
Views: 3689

Re: Typing bytecode?

Screw Javascript and Haskell, you should use a high level programming language like this one: http://www.quirkster.com/snusp/snusp-js.html Features include: - Atomic commands - Easy to learn - One character recursion - Turing-complete feature set - I/O that doesn't require the technical machinery o...

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