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by duaneb
Thu May 22, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buying human life
Replies: 24
Views: 2884

Re: Buying human life

I was thinking more along the lines of slavery, a thought which was inspired by someone who encountered this dilemma: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=88102060

I understand that that's a link, but it links to npr.org, a generally trustworthy site.
by duaneb
Thu May 22, 2008 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Buying human life
Replies: 24
Views: 2884

Buying human life

Here's an interesting predicament: Let's just say you're in a foreign country, or maybe even at home, and you come across a situation in which you can buy human life. Like any compassionate human being, you are against such practices and want to help the poor soul. However, how you free this person ...
by duaneb
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0409: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)"
Replies: 160
Views: 36786

Re: "Electric Skateboard (Double Comic)" Discussion

My love for this comic is inexpressible—the combining of calvin and hobbes, my favorite strip, with xkcd, my favorite webcomic. Pure heaven.

Does anyone know xkcd's (randall's) feelings towards Calvin and Hobbes?
by duaneb
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How many programming languages do you know?
Replies: 119
Views: 36136

Re: How many programming languages do you know?

I know c, ruby, and processing (java with simple yet sane library and a similar grapics api).
by duaneb
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C Compiler Recommendation
Replies: 26
Views: 4035

Re: C Compiler Recommendation

digital mars makes a quality compiler.
by duaneb
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271464

Re: Recommend a book

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a story about an autistic child who embarks on a detective adventure. I highly recommend it.
by duaneb
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Game development under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Game development under Linux

that's only because the money's in directx—it in itself offers little more than opengl does, it's just that they spend all their time making it work with directx. Hence the 'better look'.

And, btw, id's engines can all run on opengl. As do the unreal engine and torque.
by duaneb
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Game development under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Game development under Linux

Allegro is... Ekk. I can't even get it to compile on MacOSX.

I'd go with SDL; it supports OpenGL out of the box.
by duaneb
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best language to learn for programming contests
Replies: 25
Views: 4600

Re: Best language to learn for programming contests

Personally, if you don't want speed, I'd go with Java. It's much simpler to learn and less stressful all around. Just avoid SWING.
by duaneb
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 17197

Re: Nanowrimo?

YES! I was wondering if there was a connect, and voila.

I won with 50,001, and I'm not finished yet.
by duaneb
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 143114

Re: Editors

Ed, the one true unix editor.

http://www.ale.org/archive/ale/ale-1998 ... 00246.html


Other than that, emacs -nw/slime when editing lisp, otherwise TextMate.app.
by duaneb
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: what IDE on linux?
Replies: 25
Views: 3046

Re: what IDE on linux?

Well, if you're in for looks, dum your linux box and buy a mac. Emacs is for power users, and power users don't go for looks.

But, if you want a good-looking emacs, get the latest gtk snapshot. If you're on ubuntu, just say 'sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot-gtk'. Otherwise, I can't help you.
by duaneb
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: what IDE on linux?
Replies: 25
Views: 3046

Re: what IDE on linux?

Well, eventually you'll want to switch to gcc and make/scons/rake/cmake/whatevs, but until then i'd use eclipse with the c(++)? plugin
by duaneb
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Assembly... BUH BUM BAAHH
Replies: 90
Views: 23901

Re: Assembly... BUH BUM BAAHH

Assembly is key to a good programmer—not to say that you can't program excellently without it, but I think it helps everyone. Why? Simple: It's good to know what the processor is doing when you compile your C code. If you don't know what it does, then it's hard to write good C code for the processor...
by duaneb
Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21513

Re: What editor do you use?

You know you're far gone when you see a post ending with 'ZZ'.
by duaneb
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C Hacks
Replies: 17
Views: 4353

Re: C Hacks

could someone explain to me why duff's device works? I think my brain just exploded.
by duaneb
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: extremely comfortable with same sex friends or bisexual?
Replies: 35
Views: 4409

Re: extremely comfortable with same sex friends or bisexual?

I'm a guy and I consider myself bi. Though really more bi-curious, I guess. I'm not 'into' any of my guy friends, though. I think it's all in the way that you view men. If you want to look at them as potential amorous companions, then you can. I think it's much harder to say 'I am NOT attracted to y...
by duaneb
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD article on Wired.com
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: XKCD article on Wired.com

This is just the beginning... You can't start a cult classic and escape the media!
by duaneb
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: taking teenagers seriously
Replies: 236
Views: 15561

Re: taking teenagers seriously

I'm 16, the definition of a teenager. Biologically, I'm a very young teenager (hit puberty as a fourteen-year-old), so hormones have just started to hit me with their full potential. I come here (to this forum as a whole, not just serious business) so that I CAN be taken seriously. Everything I say ...
by duaneb
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do you pronounce it?
Replies: 264
Views: 142688

Re: How do you pronounce it?

'char' is pronounced 'char', as in 'charred.' Why on earth would I pronounce it like it's a motorized vehicle?
by duaneb
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl gets detention for hugging two friends.
Replies: 40
Views: 5485

Re: Girl gets detention for hugging two friends.

They should declare a hug day, when everybody hugs everyone else.

And get some teachers in on it, too.
by duaneb
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Erotica vs. Porn?
Replies: 82
Views: 11375

Erotica vs. Porn?

So, I was having a chat with my english teacher (we're real close) about greek homosexuality; she's writing her dissertation on it. After a lengthy discussion on it, we came to the defining question of the conversation: What is the difference between porn and erotica? Personally, I think erotica is ...
by duaneb
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The value of Ruby?
Replies: 22
Views: 3682

Re: The value of Ruby?

I don't like python because it has weird type issues like c* and the (slightly faster) speed of ruby. Ruby has few type issues because of the whole 'everything is an object' mantra, making programming a pleasant experience instead of a few minutes of coding and ten times that much reading language d...
by duaneb
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21513

Re: What editor do you use?

ok, revised.

emacs -nw for quick hacking, mate/TextMate.app for any serious projects.

I once used vi to configure my emacs build script. That was the last time; from then on I used cat/sed or ed.
by duaneb
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What editor do you use?
Replies: 124
Views: 21513

Re: What editor do you use?

TextMate, and if that isn't available, Emacs.

Macs ftw.
by duaneb
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Program for coding in Java on a Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Program for coding in Java on a Mac

Oh, well if you're looking for FREE things, I'd do eclipse. It's the perfect free ide.
by duaneb
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What do you use your programming skills for?
Replies: 39
Views: 5741

Re: What do you use your programming skills for?

I code for fun; I love being able to solve complex problems so elegantly. Aside from that, maybe it'll get me into college.

Currently I'm writing a forth compiler/interpreter.
by duaneb
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Circular C Structures
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Re: Circular C Structures

hmm, I was trying this the other day:

Code: Select all

typedef struct FooBar
{
  Foo bar;
  FooBar *foobar;
} FooBar;

can't compile, because of the weird way typedef'd structs work, so I had to do:

Code: Select all

typedef struct FooBar
{
  Foo bar;
  struct FooBar *foobar;
} FooBar;


Am I just being stupid?
by duaneb
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Program for coding in Java on a Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Program for coding in Java on a Mac

I highly recommend TextMate. It's even more mac-like that xcode and it even works correctly. The java bundle includes text-highlighting, documentation, and code-completion. Sadly, no debugging, but hopefully you won't need it.
by duaneb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fizzbuzz!
Replies: 81
Views: 233472

Re: Fizzbuzz!

Ok, with a bit of hacking and use of questionable orders of operations, I made a 64-byte ruby FizzBuzz solution: 1.upto(100){|i|puts i%3*i%5>0?i:"FizzBuzz"[i%3<1?0:4,i%5<1?8:4]} To be fair, the original ruby solution could have been the same size if it use the 1.upto(100) instead of (1..10...
by duaneb
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Digital Mars D?
Replies: 25
Views: 4288

Re: Digital Mars D?

Hmm, I by no means think C is perfect, but I think that it's a damn bit better than C++. IMHO, it is poorly designed in the way that classes are implemented and I'll take objective-c any day. It's like linux vs bsd; both are perfectly viable and, perhaps, stable kernels, but one was designed and the...
by duaneb
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to learn java for cs ab test?
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: How to learn java for cs ab test?

hey, out of slight interest, what's the answer? I'm thinking about diving into java, and it looks the same to me... Gah, it's probably something like: a) Java uses references. (I hate garbage collection), or b) the first is two different strings, the second is a string and a copied string, and the t...
by duaneb
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Slime and Clisp
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

do m-x slime

Voila!


btw, I recommend SBCL or OpenMCL, if your system supports it. Both are quite fast and stable, though OpenMCL is cleaner (i.e. it doesn't fill your screen with unintelligible errors).
by duaneb
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Scheme vs. Common Lisp
Replies: 26
Views: 13573

anyone used chicken scheme? I tried it, but drscheme is much faster o.0
by duaneb
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0304: "Nighttime Stories"
Replies: 211
Views: 53877

Well, here goes for a first post. I really don't consider Ender's Game to be part of the series; He's a whole 'nother person, and it's a very different writing style. But, of the last three, I like SOTD, then xenocide, then COTM. [edit]EEK, editing on my first post. I actually liked the bean branch ...

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