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by Jach
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6657

I've already done a Tetris clone, using very poor graphics. =P I'm currently working on an EyeQ clone which will have stuff from Brain Age as well (hence my question about maze generating), because it looks neat but I don't want to shell out any cash. A side-scroller is at the back of my mind, I jus...
by Jach
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6657

Which is why I see it as a great learning experience, if it ever gets off the ground.
by Jach
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6657

Okay, lots of arguments for threading. The particular game idea is sort of a MMO game in a 2D world with different maps (think Furcadia or Dofus), and it would query an online database for the information it needs. I wouldn't think querying would be that intensive except on the server, because I can...
by Jach
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6657

Target OS is Windows, audience is the average Windows n00b.

And I think he wanted to use something like Zthreads to do threading.

Yay, I just noticed the small threads section in the Python documentation...
by Jach
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Threading in C++
Replies: 33
Views: 6657

Threading in C++

So I'm in a group and we're in the process of planning out a game, and one of them wants to use C++ because of its threading (does Python have threading? I'm too tired to go researching). I'm not familiar with it (and I had thought it was only for multi-cores), so I'm wondering what the real benefit...
by Jach
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Transformers Line incorrect?
Replies: 45
Views: 11003

When it all comes down to it, it is just a movie though, and a very very stupid one at that. It was probably the worst script out of any movie I think I have ever seen. *sigh* people have too high standards for this movie...GIANT ROBOTS THAT TURN INTO CARS AND TANKS AND SH!7...that is all the scrip...
by Jach
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Maze Generating and Bitwise Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Maze Generating and Bitwise Help

So yeah, I was thinking about doing a random maze generator the other day, and realized that the only way I knew how would be crap. So I consulted Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_generation_algorithm I kind of got the gist of it, but I decided to check out the Java Applet on the right t...
by Jach
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your PDD?
Replies: 120
Views: 13180

I probably have mild autism and maybe some Asperger's, but meh.

I'm certainly not gonna take pills for it. xD I like my odd self, even if I annoy myself sometimes.

Edit: 123'rd post, ha!
by Jach
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would be the best way...
Replies: 25
Views: 4057

The raw HTML is likely easier to parse than the copy/paste stuff above. I'm guessing it is raw HTML, because what is above isn't even fixed-width aligned (which makes it easy). If you must use that horrid data, I'd split on spaces, and search for the column from the right side instead of the left. ...
by Jach
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I ask only the Impossible...
Replies: 8
Views: 3461

Can't you just download the .deb file from somewhere, then use a flash drive to transfer to Kubuntu? Only problems there are when dependencies are needed that you don't have...
by Jach
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would be the best way...
Replies: 25
Views: 4057

Just splitting at every blank might cause some trouble as soon as you have people with middle-names, additional initials and the like. For a person with a 2-part name the salary would be row[x][5], for someone with a middle initial it would be row[x][6], so you can't simply loop trough every row an...
by Jach
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would be the best way...
Replies: 25
Views: 4057

My first suggestion would be to use Databases (or spreadsheets if you're a GUI guy), that are meant for this kind of stuff. Anyway, if you don't want to go that route, you can always split up the table into a multidimensional array. Take that whole thing as a string, split the rows at each newline (...
by Jach
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0290: "Fucking Blue Shells"
Replies: 156
Views: 48440

This thread wins. =P

And I've been able to avoid a few blue shells, but the most common technique for me is to get hit by a red or green shell just in time before the blue shell comes crashing down. Still, I do curse under my breath every time a blue shell hits...
by Jach
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Learning Python
Replies: 14
Views: 3354

Just a quick tip for learning Python: Make use of the dir() function in the interactive mode. Got an object/var and you want to see what it can do? Type dir(var) and it will give you a nice list. For example, with a string: >>> a = 'bla' >>> dir(a) ['__add__', '__class__', '__contains__', '_...
by Jach
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Cookies...What is secure?
Replies: 17
Views: 3971

Use and store sessions in databases, and only use the cookie password hash if they want to be 'remembered' (and I'd advise md5ing the pass stored in the database with a salt). But make sure you validate it too, otherwise they can just fake the cookie and be in.

That's my advice, anyway.
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java to C Compiler/Translator?
Replies: 18
Views: 8308

Because it's not so much a compiler as it is a translator. =P But you could still call it a compiler in some senses. The reason? A friend of mine wants one to convert some Java program to C so he can mess around with it more, rather than bothering to learn Java. (Don't ask me why he wants to do that...
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The dorkiest question to ever dork
Replies: 66
Views: 8241

On a more real world aproach: Also, If adamantium is a metal, which we'll all agree i am sure. It had to have been from the magma on earth at some point, no? It would have been in a molten state then, and then some earthlings managed to achieve it's molten state again. Thus falsifying the statement...
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is hell? Designated 'Hell' Topic
Replies: 90
Views: 12522

It is a place that isn't as hot as heaven, despite what the biblical folk want you to believe. For temperature reasons I'd rather go to hell.
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: MySpace
Replies: 72
Views: 7538

MySpace will destroy the world with its evil users and interface. That is all.

Oh, and http://www.myspace.com/phpython (don't take the hacking part seriously. =P)
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Harry Potter 5-worst movie ever (spoilers inside!)
Replies: 98
Views: 15720

I'm kind of glad I hadn't read the book in a long while (like I read it once when it first came out). I usually can't stand people who go see a book-to-movie and then complain about how the book was so much better and how much stuff they left out. I know I've done that because it's almost hard not t...
by Jach
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java to C Compiler/Translator?
Replies: 18
Views: 8308

Java to C Compiler/Translator?

I'm looking for a Java-to-C 'compiler'. I've found a few things like GCJ (machine code) and Toba, but Toba is outdated. So do any of you know of a good program out there that can get the job done, or at least have some good tips for manually editing so it won't take an eternity?
by Jach
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Non-Newtonian Liquid In Action
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Yeah, I like Non-Newtonian fluid. Made some myself a few months ago back when I saw the first video. xP Fun times punching it.
by Jach
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Linux is actually Windows!! rofl
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

*Bangs head on table*

How come he always calls me young man anyway? Is he old, or does he think that the only Linux users are teens 'trying to be cool'?

Trolls bug me.
by Jach
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How (and how fast) do you type?
Replies: 94
Views: 11385

I touch-type. I tried to learn Dvorak, too, but I just got as far as memorizing where all the keys are. Didn't want to spend the time building up speed because I had other stuff to work on.

I think I type around 70-100 WPM depending on if I'm concentrating or not.
by Jach
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Virtual Console
Replies: 47
Views: 8053

What'd be really great is if I could somehow get my old SNES controller to function with the Wii. :? Probably not going to happen, though... And if you love buying accessories so much, why not buy me a classic controller, too? Edit: Whoa, I'm almost too powerful in the ways of the Google. Just typed...
by Jach
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Virtual Console
Replies: 47
Views: 8053

Raise taxes? XP *Has only played SimCity 2000, and that was a long time ago, so has no idea what stuff is except for some rich cousin cheat* But yeah, I probably would have chosen SimCity over Zelda just because I'm a little Zelda'd out at the moment. My only peeve with the VC is that I can't custom...
by Jach
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Hosting and Comics
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Python's not client-side, so it's like PHP. But the Django framework is pretty impressive, from a guy who doesn't like frameworks. Couldn't you just order by the date that it was uploaded? Then you don't need a text file. (Or with MySQL you can just add a date_added field.) And yeah, if you want to ...
by Jach
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Hosting and Comics
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

You don't need to rename all your comics, because scandir() reads in the names of the files. But, say, you wanted to have the names of the comics on the bottom instead of the number, then you just need to use the value instead of the key to display the filename. But you'd also have to chop off whate...
by Jach
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Hosting and Comics
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

You can usually set up a really basic Python environment with some .htaccess-fu, so you might try researching into that. My other suggestion is to just learn PHP. XP (Also, if you need a host that supports PHP, I could offer a free subdomain since I have around 9980 or so left to give out. So long a...
by Jach
Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What draws you to read xkcd?
Replies: 27
Views: 3933

Does it even need a reason to be read? It's just that awesome.

Plus, its forum is easily the most intelligent and fun one I've ever been on.
by Jach
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Nerds are Unpopular
Replies: 45
Views: 10950

I think it's more that smart people tend to be more antisocial at school (unless it's full of other smart people), and prefer not to have as many friends or be the center of attention. That's been the case around here, anyway. But we aren't bullied or beaten up because we're nerds; we're just respec...
by Jach
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The last time you used windows 95
Replies: 26
Views: 3113

A few weeks ago. I was trying to install Ubuntu, but either the computer or CD drive couldn't handle it. Then I just booted into the OS and played some games I had on there, remembering I used it all the time just a few years ago. Then I took it apart and looked at stuff. I still need to put it back...
by Jach
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The validity of debate
Replies: 14
Views: 2686

Evolution vs. Creationism gets fun when you introduce other religions besides Christianity, and other theories such as Simulated Reality or Aliens just put some cells here that had a high chance of evolving into humans/creatures like them. =P I like debates when the parties don't despise each other,...
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: We should play either or both of these freeware FPSes
Replies: 18
Views: 6898

If someone buys me a new graphics card I'll play with them. =P My old piece of crap can't handle anything 3D.
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Prolly the best area for this question
Replies: 6
Views: 3712

python 2.5.1 N...N.....Noooo!!! *Hugs 2.4* Huh. I've only used the Dapper version of Ubuntu (waiting on Feisty CDs in the mail), so I guess I'd only recommend that one. If Feisty is really bloated and slow, I can only assume Ubuntu will walk further down the dark path of Windows... But at least it'...
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with choosing a file format.
Replies: 16
Views: 3600

More or less viewable in anything? Try .txt or .rtf.

.jar-esque? Well, there is of course .zip/.rar/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2/others

Anyway, you're a monster!
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: LE4d's Avatar Shop (aka Genuinely stuck for ideas)
Replies: 146
Views: 38713

Re: Extreme Dinosaur. No, and here's why:
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Bwaha. I'm still saving it nevertheless.
Dear God, that looks like the definition of awesome.

Of course. It also helps that Stegz (the stego) is a nerd. =P
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: LE4d's Avatar Shop (aka Genuinely stuck for ideas)
Replies: 146
Views: 38713

I take the souls of those that oppose me, and keep them imprisoned in human skulls. I just keep mine in jars... LE4d, have you ever tried to draw a dinosaur...? And not just any dinosaur, but an Extreme Dinosaur? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v688/Dinogaby/favecartoons/TBone_Stegz.jpg I loved t...
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 41
Views: 6031

I'd only wear them if they could transform. =P If they just light up, then no, despite the thrill of possibly giving people seizures.

Plus, I don't even know how to make one...

One word: Courier.
by Jach
Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Ring of Death
Replies: 35
Views: 5558

I was amazed after I finished a long session of Wii Sports and I was actually sweating, and not just my palms. Great fun (and healthy) to all the lazy video game enthusiasts out there. Has anyone played Mario Party 8 yet? I was thinking about getting it, just because I've heard it was one of the bet...

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