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by Benny the Bear
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An 'Accomplished Understanding' of C#
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

An 'Accomplished Understanding' of C#

In your opinion, what aspects of C# should I understand before I generally 'know' C#?

Also, what is an API to me?

Lastly, I'm hearing programming brings in a average-ish salary. Can someone verify this for me?
by Benny the Bear
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall Munroe Facts
Replies: 222
Views: 34887

Re: Randall Munroe Facts

A drop of Randall Munroe's blood is the only blood that repels velociraptors from up to 30 miles away.
by Benny the Bear
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what if... - on Pets.
Replies: 132
Views: 12195

Re: what if... - on Pets.

Grizzly Bear/Velociraptor

Both of which I can mount.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gonna Be Away For Awhile
Replies: 54
Views: 3780

Re: Gonna Be Away For Awhile

Best of luck; hope it's a smooth ride.
by Benny the Bear
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the deal with Raptors?
Replies: 230
Views: 13727

Re: What is the deal with Raptors?

TizzyFoe wrote:hmm, now i want to see a raptor fight a bear.


Sig'd.

And it would be the battle of the century.

Actually, to make it even better the bear must fist fight whilst riding a unicycle.

Rawr. :)
by Benny the Bear
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is the deal with Raptors?
Replies: 230
Views: 13727

Re: What is the deal with Raptors?

Well, at least the ursine threat is at a minimum.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Huzzah! My science teacher contradicted himself!
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: Huzzah! My science teacher contradicted himself!

I listened to what he said, I remember him being very vague and unconvincing. He said something about matter creating matter which contradicts the law of conservation of mass.

So am I to understand that said rule has a few exceptions?
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Thursday!!! (or Thanksgiving if you're in the US)
Replies: 31
Views: 2758

Re: Happy Thursday!!! (or Thanksgiving if you're in the US)

Wonderful. I can't wait until next Thursday, sure to be a blast.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you survive the apocralypse
Replies: 260
Views: 16775

Re: Would you survive the apocalypse

Frankly I'd hope to die preventing the apocalypse than die in it. If I died during the apocalypse it'd show a huge failure on humanity's part.

I mean, we're the only ones with the brains to prevent the bloody thing.

Edit: Whoah, typed that when I was half-asleep. Big grammar errors.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]

Anpheus, I'd like to thank you for your help. I now know lists.

What I'd been doing is list.Add(new <classname>);

So the whole list[x] thing didn't work.

It was late at night, I should've seen the easy path canuckotter just demonstrated.
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Huzzah! My science teacher contradicted himself!
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Huzzah! My science teacher contradicted himself!

In one year he taught us both the big bang theory and the law of conservation of mass. When I questioned he rambled on about some reactions... Erm, basically saying that in some very rare circumstances matter can be created. What am I meant to believe?* Surely this has come up before. *I'm not a too...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]

I'm not sure if I clearly specified it but I'm adding instances of classes, but it should work with them anyway. Anyhoo, what does the last block of code you typed do? I understand the rest, though. Also, how would I access a property of one of the instances in the list? I've got: MessageBox.Show(ls...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Re: Coding: Where it all began

Why the quotations? It really was a computer, and it really was a bug. For those reading he means literally a bug. As in, the computer failed due to a dead moth being stuck on a chip or something, producting the 'computer bug' term. Just to set the record straight, this incident wasn't the origin o...
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Teaching a beginner to program
Replies: 21
Views: 3710

Re: Teaching a beginner to program

Edit: Whoops, overlooked the mac bit. Was going to suggest VB followed by C#, but I had some good logic behind it.
by Benny the Bear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Dynamic class instances? Is that how I say it? [C#]

Hi, I'm making a program where people add entries (with some properties - nothing special) to a list of entries. How do I dynamically make instances? I could do classname entry1 = new classname(); But that isn't randomly generated. I listed the instance in the code. What I want is for a randomly (so...
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Curses
Replies: 125
Views: 9148

Re: Creative Curses

I usually just raise myself on two feet, and in a tempest of ursine rage, bellow 'RAWR!'
by Benny the Bear
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: band names
Replies: 47
Views: 7432

Re: band names

by Benny the Bear
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Australia, represent.
Replies: 401
Views: 57168

Re: Australia, represent.

Chaser's had some great episodes. Although after that dead-person song it went downhill (but the song war funny, I'm saying after.)

Same with SHH. Good at the start, then dropped.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: So I'm Back

Isn't Belial that undercover raptor with the top hat? :| Don't be silly, raptors don't wear hats. He must be human. Don't you see?!?! They've mastered hat technology !!!! Do you realize what this means?! That they will all have shiney new hats? That's actually rather nice :) . For a fee, would I be...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Re: Coding: Where it all began

quintopia wrote:Why the quotations? It really was a computer, and it really was a bug.


For those reading he means literally a bug. As in, the computer failed due to a dead moth being stuck on a chip or something, producting the 'computer bug' term.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: So I'm Back

Rodan wrote:
UmbrageOfSnow wrote:
Benny the Bear wrote:Isn't Belial that undercover raptor with the top hat? :|


Don't be silly, raptors don't wear hats. He must be human.

Don't you see?!?! They've mastered hat technology!!!!
Do you realize what this means?!


That they will all have shiney new hats? That's actually rather nice :) .
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Australia, represent.
Replies: 401
Views: 57168

Re: Australia, represent.

RRRR wrote:True blue... You just called them koala bears?

Sounds like we have someone pretending to be an Aussie here!


But I'm a bear. The rules are different for me.

Melbourne (Victoria), by the way. I can assure you I'm from planet Australia.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would you be killed?
Replies: 280
Views: 31653

Re: How would you be killed?

DaMullet wrote:
Benny the Bear wrote:Hand-to-hand combat against a 900 pound grizzly bear riding a unicycle. Manly. The sport of kings. :)


Wait. Would you be on the unicycle, or the bear?


Depends upon the degree of my ursine fury at the time.

Any challengers? A big fish to whoever can take me down. :D
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: So I'm Back

UmbrageOfSnow wrote:
Benny the Bear wrote:Isn't Belial that undercover raptor with the top hat? :|


Don't be silly, raptors don't wear hats. He must be human.


Of course, my mistake.

I'm sure he was simply resting during the velociraptor attacks. Yes. Resting.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: So I'm Back

EDIT: things changed... well, those damned raptors removed my gaming postcount. And the rulers of xkcdia are actually raptors. (keohobotopia is all good though) I'll probably be eaten for saying such things. That's ridiculous. Chief Security Officer Belial would have sounded the alarm if the raptor...
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

xooll wrote:do not use iPower. In case there was a possibility you were considering that.


It'll be more helpful if you expanded on exactly why he shouldn't use it.
by Benny the Bear
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm Back
Replies: 32
Views: 2493

Re: So I'm Back

Raptors can now open doors a little faster.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)
Replies: 15
Views: 3749

Geforce 8800 GTS (320mb)

Yay or nay?

The 640mb variation has almost null noticeable performance gains, apparently.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Australia, represent.
Replies: 401
Views: 57168

Re: Australia, represent.

I live on the island of tree-climbing bears, quad-cocked mammals and giant rabbits that stand on two feet, yes.

Spoiler:
Koala bear, Echidna, Kangaroo.
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Alternatives to the dreaded goto
Replies: 114
Views: 19438

Re: Alternatives to the dreaded goto

Sorry if someone already asked (I only read half of a page) but what is wrong with goto?

Burning time finding an alternative seems worse to me at the moment. Is goto too simple? Is this a pride thing?
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I've waited my whole life to be discovered!
Replies: 35
Views: 4379

Re: I've waited my whole life to be discovered!

... and the fact is that it probably won't ever happen now as most of my peers are suddenly younger than me. Worse still than the quarter-life crisis I am currently chugging through is the knowledge that I haven't really done anything of worth to be discovered for. I am a dabbler. I dabble with pai...
by Benny the Bear
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Update on xkcdforge
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Update on xkcdforge

thebeanie wrote:Update: A server has been acquired from a friend of mine. Now we just need the domain.


Excellent! A domain should be relatively easy.

Could we ask Randall extra nicely if we could have one that sort of branches off xkcd.com? Like forge.xkcd.com?
by Benny the Bear
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Helicopter game
Replies: 6
Views: 3632

Re: Helicopter game

Isn't that a flash game? Just decompile it.

Edit: Or are we after a challenge?
by Benny the Bear
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would you be killed?
Replies: 280
Views: 31653

Re: How would you be killed?

Hand-to-hand combat against a 900 pound grizzly bear riding a unicycle. Manly. The sport of kings. :)

Edit:
parkaboy wrote:mauled to death by animals b/c i thought they were cute. like a bear or something.


Rawr. I'm Benny the Bear. There is candy in my paws.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Machine code isn't compiled. Machine code is what compilers compile to. It consist of opcodes and variables (just like assembly language. assembly usually translates line by line into machine code) that are read by the processor. Understanding how the processor reads opcodes isn't too hard. There w...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language evolution in the face of argument?
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Language evolution in the face of argument?

Frankly having one plural suffix for every ending would be better. English is hard enough already - is it a big deal about honoring former languages no one speaks anymore? On one hand it's incorrect, but on the other hand English, the most commonly spoken language in the world, is simplified a bit. ...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Measuring "trustworthyness" of webpages
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Measuring "trustworthyness" of webpages

How is checking other sources/getting the information yourself (if possible) failing you? :|

It sounds pretty rock solid by itself.
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Well, first people coded in machine code. Someone coded a program that could read text and output machine code. Coding languages aren't properties of computers, but of computers programs (compilers/interpreters). CPUs still read pure machine code. But how do you code a machine code compiler? At som...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Thought: How on earth was the first coding language made? By coding? They couldn't have possibly just melded a computer chip and conveniently found it to be a fully functional scripting language. It's a bit like the whole chicken and the egg thing.* By using a lower level compiler. You can create a...
by Benny the Bear
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Where it all began
Replies: 22
Views: 2628

Coding: Where it all began

Thought: How on earth was the first coding language made? By coding? They couldn't have possibly just melded a computer chip and conveniently found it to be a fully functional scripting language. It's a bit like the whole chicken and the egg thing.*

*What came first, the chicken or the egg?

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