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by gametaku
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271534

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I'm trying to remember the name of I believe a series I read some time ago. Here is what I remember Space travel initially is done by putting people into suspended animation. However the rich also use to hold on to their power by being awake at little as possible. At some point there is such a back...
by gametaku
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271534

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I'm trying to remember the name of I believe a series I read some time ago. Here is what I remember Space travel initially is done by putting people into suspended animation. However the rich also use to hold on to their power by being awake at little as possible. At some point there is such a backl...
by gametaku
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooter at MIT
Replies: 13
Views: 2688

Re: Shooter at MIT

KnightExemplar wrote:According to the reddit thread:



Random guy on Reddit =/= reliable enough for me. Can anyone out there confirm? If so, I'll ask a mod to merge the threads.


I heard the same on the radio.
by gametaku
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: T-Mobile Breaks the Covenant

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/technology/personaltech/t-mobile-breaks-free-of-cellphone-contracts-and-penalties.html?pagewanted=2&ref=technology T-mobile has just announced they will now charge phones for their actual cost, and after you pay it off, your cell phone bill goes down. No contra...
by gametaku
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2033630

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Besides, being a "portable assembly" doesn't preclude type-safety. There's no reason why an assembly language couldn't be type-safe. (Or is there? I'd be interested to know.) Typed assembly languages exist, at least in research: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/talc/ http://research.microsoft.co...
by gametaku
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 572046

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I wrote a quick little test along the following lines to obtain the same problem. .model flat,c .stack .data printf PROTO arg1:Ptr Byte, printlist: VARARG msg db "%hd ",10,0 .code includelib MSVCRT extrn exit:near main proc xor eax,eax mov al,-3 movsx eax,al invoke printf, addr msg, al ca...
by gametaku
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 572046

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

mov EAX, 0 mov AL, -3 EAX isn't -3 after these lines. The low byte of EAX (AL) is -3, and the other bytes I believe remain 0 (are unchanged). Wikipedia says that MOVSX will sign-extend the result, so maybe that's what you're looking for. I also notice that the format string doesn't specify sizes fo...
by gametaku
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 572046

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

The following code should print out '-3' four times. Once for the data section, and three more times for registers. It works for the data section but not registers. Instead I get 253, which means that the registers are being treated as unsigned. .586 .model flat, c option casemap :none include \masm...
by gametaku
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2708937

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Why did men stop wearing high heels? For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. ... It was the beginning of what has been called the Great Male Renunciation, which would see men abandon the wearing of jewellery, bri...
by gametaku
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 235870

Re: 10,000 pushups

9329+10+10=9349

Edit 1

9349+10=9359

Edit 2

9359+10=9369
by gametaku
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 pushups
Replies: 592
Views: 235870

Re: 10,000 pushups

2295 + 10 = 9305
by gametaku
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15202
Views: 2708937

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For ]The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. The Administration does not support blowing up planets. Why would we spend countless taxpay...
by gametaku
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

[FTB] [FTB] Anyone have any idea why the server keeps crashing? I think it's gone down at least twice in the last three hours, maybe more (I've been playing SSP in between) are there crash logs for the server? I've had three crashes related to mods, one for iron chest, the other for forestry, which ...
by gametaku
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

[FTB] The upstairs ore processing station ran into a problem when someone tried to put copper in the compressor. I went behind the engine and took it out and it worked well, but we may want to fix that. Also, I hope nobody minds but I grabbed some stuff to use to get started with the basics of soul...
by gametaku
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

[FTB] I can't connect either, I wouldn't be surprised if the server's still down from the crash last night. Steax, you're probably right - portals should not be built (and any we have should be broken) until the bug is fixed to limit downtime. Fixed. I updated forge to 495...the server is on 1.4.7, ...
by gametaku
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

I can't connect either, I wouldn't be surprised if the server's still down from the crash last night. Steax, you're probably right - portals should not be built (and any we have should be broken) until the bug is fixed to limit downtime. Fixed. I updated forge to 495...the server is on 1.4.7, but 1...
by gametaku
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

_infina_ wrote:
gametaku wrote:_infina_, can I be whitelisted on the ftb server?

I"m thinking that I'll be a mage.

Username is cstruble

*I d sent a pm but nothing came of that.

You should be whitelisted already.


it says that I'm not whitelisted when I try to join.
by gametaku
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1536104

Re: Minecraft

_infina_, can I be whitelisted on the ftb server?

I"m thinking that I'll be a mage.

Username is cstruble

*I d sent a pm but nothing came of that.
by gametaku
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Christmas Music!
Replies: 7
Views: 10169

Re: Christmas Music!

The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth Bing Crosby & David Bowie
by gametaku
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Graduate Advisor is pushing research topic.
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

Re: Graduate Advisor is pushing research topic.

What field, what project, and what is the position of the advisor? Unless this person is a department head or dean, frankly ignore them. If either of those or if you have to have them, for instance on committee, tell them you do not feel as strongly on the topic and therefore would not create as qu...
by gametaku
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Graduate Advisor is pushing research topic.
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

Graduate Advisor is pushing research topic.

and on top of it , I think it has little research value. He seems to think that on mobile devices like android context switching, scheduling, and now how things like contacts are stored would not only be a good topic it it's the wave of future research. I've tried talking to him, and that's gotten m...
by gametaku
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Developing a workout schedule.
Replies: 6
Views: 7376

Re: Developing a workout schedule.

Went to gym today, and since I didn't get a chance to on Thursday, and did most of a routine. (press, overhead press and dumbbell bent over rows). 15 pounds in 10 weeks? A doable and reasonable goal, pending your current weight. 1.5 pounds a week is a good pace, if a bit aggressive. Yea I'll probabl...
by gametaku
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Developing a workout schedule.
Replies: 6
Views: 7376

Developing a workout schedule.

After going through the information found on this forum and elsewhere on the internet I need to rethink about how I go about developing a workout plan. My main goal is to loose 15 pounds by the end of the semester. (dec 15). Aside from that I'd like to gain a bit of strength, and improve my enduranc...
by gametaku
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Life
Replies: 79
Views: 14483

Re: [Thought Experiment]Bringing Fictional Characters to Lif

Hmm, my knowledge of fiction tells me that a secret government agency that wants me to do something without telling me enough information, is either evil or inept. Since I apparently will not have qualms with the mission this leads me to believe that they are inept, and there is more going on then w...
by gametaku
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using a multiplier with a higher category then required.
Replies: 1
Views: 2775

Using a multiplier with a higher category then required.

Pretty simple, really, searching however doesn't really give me an answer.

I own fluke 87 category III multimeter and want to know if their would be any issues if I used it on electronic circuits and microchips that are category I ratting. (between 3 - 10 volts)
by gametaku
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trying something new every month
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: Trying something new every month

What about martial arts? I've never been a sports guy, but I would recommend you judo, I tried for just a month and decided to stay. You don't require any previous physical training, as it's more about technique than strenght, and its really addicting. Where I live classes are quite cheap, I pay 20...
by gametaku
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trying something new every month
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: Trying something new every month

I've decided to start a blog : Chainmail - That's not going to be a four hour gig. I knew a metal fabricator who made his own shirt once and it took him several months. He said it was extremely labor intensive, like knitting only with 3mm steel wire. Well, um I'm not delusional and think i can make ...
by gametaku
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trying something new every month
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: Trying something new every month

a quick search found these http://www.adventuresportinc.com/ http://www.oldeengineworks.com/ http://www.mountainviewvineyard.com/ http://www.quietvalley.org/ http://www.houdini.org/ http://www.ssspeedways.com/ http://everhart-museum.org/ http://www.theoldjailmuseum.com/ and more! http://www.thingst...
by gametaku
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trying something new every month
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Trying something new every month

With a new school year approaching I've decided that I should spend the at least the next semester working on being well less boring. My goal is that for two or three weekends a month I will spend four or more hours attempting to do something I've never done before. However I'm really not all that g...
by gametaku
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2152
Views: 749275

Re: Something on Youtube

You got cookie
So share it maybe
by gametaku
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 572046

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

So I have the following code to multiply to Matrices which gives me a 1.000000000 on the 0,5 index and 1, 6 index of the result matrix. Matrix<T> operator*(Matrix<T> rhs){ Matrix<T> results(rows, rhs.cols); int len = results.cols * results.rows; int matrixBIndex = 0; for(int index = 0; index < len; ...
by gametaku
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oracle vs. Google (or, yet another reason not to use Java)
Replies: 102
Views: 16322

Re: Oracle vs. Google (or, yet another reason not to use Jav

Now, now, you can't expect lawsuits to run on logic now, can you? But seriously, can we make some kind of cross-platform virtual machine like the JVM but free, and have it run C or something? We kind of have that, it's called C, and there is also C++. If you want virtual machine C# is a standard ec...
by gametaku
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oracle vs. Google (or, yet another reason not to use Java)
Replies: 102
Views: 16322

Re: Oracle vs. Google (or, yet another reason not to use Jav

Now, now, you can't expect lawsuits to run on logic now, can you? But seriously, can we make some kind of cross-platform virtual machine like the JVM but free, and have it run C or something? We kind of have that, it's called C, and there is also C++. If you want virtual machine C# is a standard ec...
by gametaku
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First road-legal flying car
Replies: 35
Views: 6526

Re: First road-legal flying car

Flying cars are one of the go-to cool futuristic technologies, along with jet-packs That jetpack's awfully outdated. The Martin Jetpack is much better (well technically it's a backpack helicopter). Flies at 63 miles per hour for 30 minutes, for an expected price of US$100,000. Coming soon this 2010...
by gametaku
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 11173

Re: Website building/coding?

The first question to ask, is what type of servers are you using (or planning on using/have access to)? *nix or Windows? After that, you have have a potentially a myriad of choices (in Unix/Linux) or only a couple (in Windows) as to your "stack." A common Linux stack is LAMP (Linux, Apach...
by gametaku
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Smart Pointers
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

Re: Smart Pointers

Every time you need a pointer.

If you want to reduce overhead, raw pointers can be safely used in classes where by design , they are not involved in the creation or destruction of the object they are pointing at. For example in a tree structure a nodes parent pointer.
by gametaku
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Possible counter-example to Church Turing Thesis
Replies: 27
Views: 9253

Re: Possible counter-example to Church Turing Thesis

No. Your replacing the Turing machine with a device of your own, and claiming it as counter example the Church Turing Thesis.

A counter example would require you to find something that is commutable by an algorithm, and prove that the turning machine could not compute it.
by gametaku
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Segfault on variable, that is used identically to another.
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Segfault on variable, that is used identically to anothe

I didn't spot anything obvious. The scale1/scale2 variables aren't used after being read from input, and the size variable doesn't seem to have an obvious meaning. scale1/scale2 are output parameters. size is the size of number of nodes on the cluster. The obvious cause would be that you screwed up...
by gametaku
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Segfault on variable, that is used identically to another.
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Segfault on variable, that is used identically to another.

using the MPICH2 implemtation of MPI , with a GCC v 4.11 compiler, Language: C I'm getting segfault caused by the variable: inputVec2 and can't figure out why since it's used identically to inputVec1. void getData(const int size, const int rank, int *vecLength, double **vec1, double **vec2, int *sca...

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