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by 0rm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA Pays $16M+ in legal fees to collect $391K
Replies: 34
Views: 3579

Re: RIAA Pays $16M+ in legal fees to collect $391K

This all goes to show that what the US needs is not Health Reform, but tort reform. Professional plantiffs like the RIAA and various others do nothing but cost us money.
On second thought, put a hold on that until the RIAA fucks themselves into oblivion.
by 0rm
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Teach me math.
Replies: 38
Views: 9707

Re: Teach me math.

-snip- how the hell did this get here?
by 0rm
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA Pays $16M+ in legal fees to collect $391K
Replies: 34
Views: 3579

RIAA Pays $16M+ in legal fees to collect $391K

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/13/ ... ?art_pos=1

Listen, you smell that? Something looks fishy here.
by 0rm
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop

The point is to have it be upgradeable. Since the Code2Duos and Pentiums will soon be obsolete, I figured the ix series was the way to go.
by 0rm
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop

Well, after reading about the XBox 360 laptop, I'm thinking a custom laptop with the screen hacked from an LED (or LCD, whichever) monitor isn't too far out of the question. I'll just leave room in the chassis for a 17 incher or something. Also, Bhelliom, I have a general idea for the shape of the c...
by 0rm
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Completely Custom Laptop

Holy crap I'm getting support. :shock: Anyway, thanks for the words of encouragement. I started thinking more realitically and it seems that the best goal to achieve would be to design a very slim form factor computer that uses desktop hardware. The limitations to this are obvious (no battery unless...
by 0rm
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Completely Custom Computer - Slim Form Portable Desktop

The hardware of mobile computers suffers from a severe lack of any sort of standardization that dekstop users enjoy. Consumer interest in desktop computers seems to be at an all-time low as of late, and the market is ripe for mobile devices such as laptops and smartphones. It only seems logical that...
by 0rm
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: IRC bot RAAAAAAAAGE!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: IRC bot RAAAAAAAAGE!!!

It's not just freenode, it's any IRC server. And from the sockets lib I'm using as a base (http://sockets.carrierlabs.com/index.html), iit seems that all there needs to be is the Send command. I am actually very close to just wrapping the sockets api myself because there a re a few things about this...
by 0rm
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: IRC bot RAAAAAAAAGE!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

IRC bot RAAAAAAAAGE!!!

Alright, here's the deal, I have been working ALL THE LIVE-LONG-BLOODY-FUCKING-DAY getting this sockets library working for a scripting language, AngelScript. Connecting and reading from a daytime server works perfectly, but then comes the obligatory IRC bot. Script: // arsocks test #use "arsoc...
by 0rm
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Phishing or Phising?
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Re: Phishing or Phising?

Tell your cousin he's an idiot.

'Phishing' is supposedly a combination of 'phreaking' and 'fishing'.

And please, give him a nice and hard smack upside the head... with a "Computers for Dummies" book... bound in metal... preferably spiked...
by 0rm
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Half-Life vs. Half Life 2
Replies: 39
Views: 51767

Re: Half-Life vs. Half Life 2

I remember borrowing an online friends steam accound back when I played Halo on the PC (probably 15-16 then, I'm 20 now, i'm late to the party) and I remember Half Life basically freaking me out. After having oplayed through Halo I forget how many times, there was something about HalfLife I could no...
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1224897

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for irrelivence.
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Rant on Adobe
Replies: 31
Views: 3560

Re: A Rant on Adobe

I have got to learn to stop posting when I am overly tired. :roll:
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 134437

Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

My intro CS course used C# and I absolutely hated it. Not only because of it's proprietary nature, but because it is too much like Java to justify its usage.

My progression was this.

Python - never bothered with OOP here
C#
C++ - Currently use
Perl - Use when needed.
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 30364

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

The best alternative to flash I can think of is some sort of open keyframed vector format for HTML5's canvas to be used with JavaScript.
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 55
Views: 14668

Re: Angels and Demons

Well...um...ask it to sing a series of praise songs to God... To which a Demon would sing, since their response is contextual. Seems to me like it's adding extra depth to the Knights and Knaves problem. The trick here (I think) is to find a line of questioning that would lead to inconsistencies wit...
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: (deleted)
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: A fairly simple code I learned a while back. Enjoy!

Clever little blighter...
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3580438

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Might want to rename this to the bitch and moan thread, but I digress :roll: My rant... FUCKING MACTARDS!!! I am so sick and fucking tired of hearing it in uni computer labs "I'd rather be on my Macbook." "Macs are so much better." "Macs..." GIVE IT A FUCKING REST!!! SU...
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761603

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

AT&T vs. Verizon
Dish vs. DirecTV vs. Cumcast

Need I fucking say more?
by 0rm
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Rant on Adobe
Replies: 31
Views: 3560

A Rant on Adobe

I recently left this on Adobes Flash "support" forum. It's bound to end up in their shit bin, but I thought I would share it with you all Adobe just doesn't care. Plain and simple. Everyone thinking of making a post commenting on lack of overall general support for their flagship product, ...
by 0rm
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: "Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)

Alright, I used to violently avoid catching and throwing exceptions due to my bad experiences with them in Java, but in C++ I will admit that they are actually pretty damn useful. They significantly cleaned up my code and made it easier to follow. Personally I would never... EVER force a client to u...
by 0rm
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: "Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)

Yeah, I know std::map's internals. but anything else would sound off to the flow of the meme =p. I have actually looked for other parsers and I couldn't find many that would be of use to me. And personally, I like reinventing the wheel. I like knowing how everything works so I can understand what's ...
by 0rm
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

"Yet Another &$%*ing Config File Parser" Problem (C++)

Alright, if you're like me, you hate dealing with config file parsing. Recently I decided to stop dicking around with experimental ideas (such as a markup that could in-theory build an infinitely deep tree of data/metadata using a lisp-like syntax) and go with a tried and true syntax that works. Her...
by 0rm
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting More accurate debug timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Getting More accurate debug timing

>m> Running uncompiled file. >m> Executing file ./test_main.ang with entry function void main() >m> Parse and build time was 0.000827 ms Over 9000 loops test - AngelScript. Execution finished! Time taken: 0.000347 ms Basically the script just counts to 9001. Still need to benchmark it against other...
by 0rm
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for a scripting language to use with java.
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Looking for a scripting language to use with java.

Allowing JIT? Badass! I have been working on a project with AngelScript and one of my eventual goals was to deploy it on android using their (fucked) C++ toolchain, so that's awesome to hear. Their scripting language actually looks a bit like a mix of python and lua... Why in the world would they wa...
by 0rm
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting More accurate debug timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Getting More accurate debug timing

You already have boost, so why not use; boost::posix_time::ptime start(boost::posix_time::microsec_clock::local_time()); //do work boost::posix_time::ptime end(boost::posix_time::microsec_clock::local_time()); float dt = static_cast<float>(boost::posix_time::time_period(previous, current).length()....
by 0rm
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting More accurate debug timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Getting More accurate debug timing

Awesome. I'll give this a shot. Should be fairly straightforward to set up a couple of macros to keep it generic, like #define START_TIMER(x) timespec x; clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC,&x); #define STOP_TIMER(x,y) timespec y; clock_gettime(CL0OCK_MONOTONIC,&y); std::cout<<"Time to comple...
by 0rm
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting More accurate debug timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Getting More accurate debug timing

Hey all. I'm currently having an issue with getting debug times from my program. Right now I am using (rather niavely at this point it seems) GetTickCount on windows and a replacement function I found on t3h web which is as follows: #ifdef __linux__ #include <sys/times.h> extern "C" unsign...
by 0rm
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 126782

Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

Why do I feel like there are some concepts I am missing here? I have taken an algorithms class already, but for some reason, I can get everything before andorids on my own, and my solutions were shoddy at best. Here I am writing a freaking application framework in C++, and I can't figure out these ...
by 0rm
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 126782

Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

Why do I feel like there are some concepts I am missing here? I have taken an algorithms class already, but for some reason, I can get everything before andorids on my own, and my solutions were shoddy at best. Here I am writing a freaking application framework in C++, and I can't figure out these p...
by 0rm
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for a scripting language to use with java.
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Looking for a scripting language to use with java.

Can't go down to bytecode afaik. No JIT allowed, no bytecode, only direct interpretation.
by 0rm
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts
Replies: 350
Views: 126782

Re: Manufactoria - Make Turing Machines with Conveyor Belts

Why is this proving so difficult? I'm a programmer for christ sake! :evil:
by 0rm
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Looking for a scripting language to use with java.
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Looking for a scripting language to use with java.

What I mean is that most scripting languages compile down to bytecode and are then interpreted. I need to find a language that doesn't do that for an Android application I will be working on next semester, because as far as I know, the Dalvik VM doesn't like bytecode outside of java bytecode.... or ...
by 0rm
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What is a good language for a scientist?
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: What is a good language for a scientist?

Perl - nuff said.
by 0rm
Mon May 24, 2010 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7745
Views: 780894

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yes, because I'm that awesome. :mrgreen:

Can you find a spatula?
by 0rm
Sun May 23, 2010 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting out learning programming
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: Starting out learning programming

C++; Just f&%#ing do it.

If she learns how to work at the lower level now, she will be a better programmer for everything else later. That includes Java., Python, Ruby, and anything else object oriented. You might want to also introduce her to perl for those quick tasks.
by 0rm
Sun May 23, 2010 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Button Madness - Flash CS4/AS3
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Button Madness - Flash CS4/AS3

hitTestPoint(foo,bar)
by 0rm
Sun May 23, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Object Oriented Programming... In Java!
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

Re: Object Oriented Programming... In Java!

on why the OP failed, it sounds like their classes had to many responsibilities Not necessarily. One of the most well designed classes I have come across was a wrapper around GLSL (OpenGL's shader language) functionality. It simply allowed you to feed it two source files, call acoupla methods, and ...
by 0rm
Sun May 23, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Interview with an Adware Author
Replies: 25
Views: 3898

Re: Interview with an Adware Author

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh good ol' wineserv -k
by 0rm
Sat May 22, 2010 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0743: "Infrastructures"
Replies: 269
Views: 64670

Re: "Infrastructures" discussion

I agree with a few other people here in that there should be a better way to introduce the problem. Hell, maybe a future scenario where Apple completely fucks over FOSS developers in one way or another and somehow this affects users of commercial users, be it ludicrous pricing or nazi-esque (or RIAA...

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