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by Benny the Bear
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small VB Quirk? (List.Add())
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Small VB Quirk? (List.Add())

Ok guys, an explanation: Rysto was right and the problem was fixed. I pm'd him a few days ago saying thanks. I didn't post it here because I thought the thread was about to die and didn't want to revive it back to page 1. Zahlman, you're right, although I knew that. I changed the number at some poin...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small VB Quirk? (List.Add())
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Small VB Quirk? (List.Add())

Hi, I'm doing a small IT project for school where we're using VB. I'm pretty good in C#, so I figured I'd try get another .NET language under my belt. Anyway, I have a list of 'Trucks' (objects of the truck class) and I can't seem to add anything to it. Here's the code: Dim i As Integer = 0 While i ...
by Benny the Bear
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Program Performance Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Program Performance Monitoring

Nice idea on the collision, that's a bit in the future though. I guess I'd sort through the list of objects with ones had have a certain velocity in relation to the object checking for collision. As for my drawing routines, I'm using GDI. If I want speed, I'll probably have to swap that for somethin...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Summer
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

Re: Summer

Program a robot that can read text to learn things (i.e. if it reads <noun> <to be> <adjective/verb>) and then forms sentences to describe the things it's learnt.

Bonus points if it posts it on the xkcd forums and no one notices the difference.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Program Performance Monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Program Performance Monitoring

Hi, I'm making a game where the user can spawn objects that bounce around with physics. I would like the player to be able to spawn as many as possible without slowdown. Anyway, I was wondering if there was a way to produce and integer from an object that determines how much memory it is consuming s...
by Benny the Bear
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:55 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 112101

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

So what'd you guys do?
by Benny the Bear
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 112101

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Um, is everyone going to be wearing wacky suits?

Seriously I'm just wearing a shirt and jeans.

How long will the event take?
by Benny the Bear
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 112101

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I might be coming. Not that confident on the trams for a trip like that.

I'm used to walking everywhere - everything is near me.
by Benny the Bear
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: did anyone else drop out of high school?
Replies: 35
Views: 4157

Re: did anyone else drop out of high school?

Could you perhaps give us a backstory?

I imagine the merits of dropping out differ with each story.
by Benny the Bear
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0405: "Journal 3"
Replies: 237
Views: 39496

Re: "Journal 3" discussion

Am I the only one that thought that these two would make the perfect couple? I can imagine them fighting over the hat and then making out or something.

Too much?
by Benny the Bear
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

HELPFUL STUFF The type of thing you posted is exactly what I want, just information on the lifestyle. Actually I think I've gotten about as much as I can from this topic - I mean there's only so much you can be told, I guess I should just live there for the 5 months and see for myself. Thanks guys.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

MoonBuggy wrote:There's a quick and easy way to defeat pickpockets that hasn't failed me yet; just keep your wallet on a lanyard and loop it through one of the belt loops above your pocket.


Good idea - I think they just go for the easy targets.

No one else can help? This thread has had a low response rate.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The difference between a gate and a door
Replies: 27
Views: 10144

Re: The difference between a gate and a door

Perhaps use pictures along with your description?
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

I don't actually know yet - it depends which host family gets me. :(
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

Call me slow, but how does a woman in a dress asking me to speak english make her a pickpocket? Not insulting you, you obviously know more about France than me, but I'd like to know of course. I ordered the book online - it's coming late April. Ample time, don't worry. I leave in September and retur...
by Benny the Bear
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

That book actually looks very helpful - I'll try hunt myself down a copy.

Anything else?
by Benny the Bear
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: French Exchange Trip - 5 Months
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

French Exchange Trip - 5 Months

Hi, so I'm probably going on a French exchange for the last half of 2008 and a bit into 2009. In terms of French speaking ability, I'm better off than most. I'm in a private school (which, in most cases I understand , provides better education) and have a B+ standard in the subject. Prior to the exc...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 112101

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Is there an age limit?

I'm only (nearly) 16 and I think I'll feel rather 'out of touch' with most of you...

That said I probably won't come. I'd like to know though.
by Benny the Bear
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a reliable site about geography
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Looking for a reliable site about geography

Perhaps check the sources of the appropriate wiki page?
by Benny the Bear
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: XKCD Animation
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Re: XKCD Animation

Pretty good, but the voice is lagging a lot. Maybe put a preloader before the movie actually plays? PM me if you need help with that.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox versus Emacs
Replies: 33
Views: 8924

Re: Firefox versus Emacs

I just use an abacus, screw emax and flamefox. :)
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Comments
Replies: 48
Views: 11303

Re: Comments

My style:

Code: Select all

// sentence.

/* Title
*Para
*Graph
*/



Not a fan of # or ' commenting at all.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)
Replies: 196
Views: 22034

Re: worst bugs ever (or you most hated)

Today I made a small console app that would convert chars to ints and visa versa. It could even convert a string of characters (no points for guessing the type) to an array of integers. Anyway, I found a strange 'bug.' If I ever tried to enter 7 to be converted to a character, my computer would emit...
by Benny the Bear
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249743

Re: High and low point of your day

High: Adding a basic understanding of XML to my programming knowledge.
Low: Feeling drowsy all day, and finding out my mate might not be able to hang out this (long) weekend because he's just been grounded.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: Forming colours based on integers
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: C#: Forming colours based on integers

I didn't think to simple type 'Color.' and see what came up. I did it with a color object, but not the actual class itself.

Well, it worked. Cheers :) .
by Benny the Bear
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C#: Forming colours based on integers
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

C#: Forming colours based on integers

Hi, I'm making a program where an image is drawn based off text found in a text file. I'm encountering an issue where I have the numbers that, in an RGB format, make up a colour. My question is, how do I convert these values into a colour? I thought something such as Color clrExample = new Color(); ...
by Benny the Bear
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.
Replies: 52
Views: 8316

Re: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.

Would it be odd to walk in and ask for an idea as to what they could do or should I wait until my next cut?
by Benny the Bear
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10754

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

Military wrote:I would go with and have conversations with bears for the rest of my life. bears cause they'd be easier to personify in my opinion.


Rawr.
by Benny the Bear
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.
Replies: 52
Views: 8316

Re: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.

How about I just go into a salon, say what they can't do, and let them do something they think looks good? I think they would like the idea of 'fixing' someone anyway. Besides, I'll ask for a brief idea as to what they will do. I'm really not in favour of shaving a lot of it off. I don't want the 'f...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.
Replies: 52
Views: 8316

Re: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.

Link

I like the first and second ones. About the second one, could this be made to be longer? Is this realistic to obtain?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.
Replies: 52
Views: 8316

Male Teenage Hair Advice - Not looking like a dork.

Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice as to what to do to with my hair. I look and feel like a dork and I'd like to change it. The new style must not: -Have any colouring. -Be long enough so that it touches my collar Those are the school rules. Other notes: -I'm willing to grow it further, so feel f...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting smart people.
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: Meeting smart people.

I live in Melbourne, Australia. It's a very good city, large population, many schools, I think you could find people of nearly every subculture if you looked hard enough. Well again we're defining 'smart.' What I mean is, I guess, is 'thinkers', not someone who gets high marks necessarily. I think g...
by Benny the Bear
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting smart people.
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: Meeting smart people.

I didn't expect that to be taken literally - what I meant was not just someone who plays games a lot. I don't mean to sound pompous. The people at my school aren't bad, the normal sort, I'm just looking to expand my social circle. I guess I'm just after out of school activities that attract the sort...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting smart people.
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: Meeting smart people.

no-genius wrote:Are there any chess clubs near you? Smart people generally reside can be found within them.

U-unless, the smart people are avoiding you, which would mean that...


I'm terrible at chess. And I know the chess players, I don't like them.

Is there such thing as a programming club? IRL? :P
by Benny the Bear
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting smart people.
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: Meeting smart people.

Well I don't own any xkcd t-shirts, but I think I'll buy some to support the xkcd anti-raptor war effort to support Randall.

Well I'm in high school so I can't wear these shirts at school, but I'll give it a shot when I'm out :)

Any more suggestions?
by Benny the Bear
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Meeting smart people.
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Meeting smart people.

I want to meet smart people. As in, people that read the news smart. However, I'm 15. This will be be difficult. My school doesn't have many of these people unfortunately, so I'm guessing I'm looking for out of school activites. I recently did a Summer School - this was a haven for me and I did meet...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?
Replies: 160
Views: 11688

Re: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?

I was a Christian between 10-11, lost faith, and then 13-14. I'd pray every night, but I was too ashamed to be different and ask if I could go to church (my family was atheist.)

Now, I'm 'hardcore atheist' if that's possible. I don't think I'll change again.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Proof of Creationism?
Replies: 77
Views: 8018

Re: Proof of Creationism?

Well in my opinion integers are just memory cells in our brains. That's how I think integers physically exist. Nothing is abstract, everything at the very least resides in our minds - the raw data of what we think of something to be. The number '4' will continue to exist after we are all extinct. T...
by Benny the Bear
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Proof of Creationism?
Replies: 77
Views: 8018

Re: Proof of Creationism?

In my opinion the universe, as it was at the very start, has just been physically shifting around. Time is a dimension. Moving through it is the same as moving in any other dimension. Right now you're physically shifting around in 3 dimensions you can easily see. In 3 seconds, you'll be physically ...
by Benny the Bear
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Proof of Creationism?
Replies: 77
Views: 8018

Re: Proof of Creationism?

In my opinion the universe, as it was at the very start, has just been physically shifting around. Time is a dimension. Moving through it is the same as moving in any other dimension. Right now you're physically shifting around in 3 dimensions you can easily see. In 3 seconds, you'll be physically ...

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