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by awec
Sun May 17, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Picking A Screenname
Replies: 46
Views: 4298

Re: Picking A Screenname

Initials are the way forward.
by awec
Sun May 17, 2009 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Online Coding Jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 3438

Re: Online Coding Jobs

Hi all, This summer (June onwards) I'm going to have maybe 15 hours a week of time available for work. I'm a second year Computer Science student at Cambridge and have some experience with decently big projects. Do any of you know which sites are good for finding work? I'm most experienced with Jav...
by awec
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideal fat level?
Replies: 51
Views: 5811

Re: Ideal fat level?

Women are attractive so long as you cannot see the fat "hanging" off them. Stomachs that hang over their trousers, flabby arms (you know when they hold their arms up and the fat just hangs off) and multiple chins are totally unacceptable. Must say (and I'll be slated for it) that I cannot...
by awec
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideal fat level?
Replies: 51
Views: 5811

Re: Ideal fat level?

Women are attractive so long as you cannot see the fat "hanging" off them. Stomachs that hang over their trousers, flabby arms (you know when they hold their arms up and the fat just hangs off) and multiple chins are totally unacceptable. Must say (and I'll be slated for it) that I cannot ...
by awec
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: General Programming Language
Replies: 25
Views: 2957

Re: General Programming Language

So long as you use appropriate layout managers and don't forget to consider nesting the containers, it's not that bad. I don't like having to work hard to understand what the gui builders write for me. This is what I was trying to say. :) The GUI builders generate code that is far more "bulky&...
by awec
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: General Programming Language
Replies: 25
Views: 2957

Re: General Programming Language

Whilst NetBeans can make pretty good java gui's, it's no good to learn with because it generates a lot of unneeded code and hides it etc etc.

Making a GUI (the manual way - no gui builder) in Java is incredibly simple, just google or get a java book and you can set them up in minutes. Honestly.
by awec
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Using TOR at work: Just how anonymous am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 14935

Re: Using TOR at work: Just how anonymous am I?

This 3rd party company is likely to be monitoring a lot of different networks for different companies. I can't see them being concerned about a relatively small amount of data being "unaccounted" for in your logs. I can't see Pandora being flagged by any of their monitoring software, as I ...
by awec
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The worst designed page on the internet
Replies: 71
Views: 9689

Re: The worst designed page on the internet

That HAS to be a piss take. Seriously. :shock:
by awec
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223515

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Firefox. I would use Chrome though if it had autoscroll (you know when you middle click in firefox it brings up that very nifty scroller), but alas it doesn't, so firefox it is.
by awec
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: MS Office 07 on Ubuntu 8.10
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: MS Office 07 on Ubuntu 8.10

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ is where the executables live on a default install.

Which one is which can be a bit of a mystery, there is an ACCESS.EXE and a MSACCESS.EXE. Word is WINWORD.EXE.
by awec
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C# vs C++
Replies: 40
Views: 5968

Re: C# vs C++

You should learn both. C# is a nicer, more modern language. C++ is still good to know, though, because you have to manage your own memory. Working with C++ will teach you a lot about the fundamentals of programming that get abstracted away with C# and other languages. Don't get too caught up in C++...
by awec
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 5991

Re: My teacher is teaching HORRIBLE THINGS

Closing tags and indenting code makes code a hundred times easier to read.
by awec
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193676

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Only have 4 toes on my right foot, as two of them (2nd and 3rd) are webbed.
by awec
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10597

Re: AI rebellion

I still say we just blow them up. :D
by awec
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teen Not Allowed to Play Halo 3; Shoots Parents in Heads
Replies: 66
Views: 7235

Re: Teen Not Allowed to Play Halo 3; Shoots Parents in Heads

That's some amazing sensationalist rubbish right there.

Whoever that journalist is, they need fired.
by awec
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10597

Re: AI rebellion

We have got the weapons and technology to destroy these things.

Hell, we can stop a military vehicle in its tracks with a single bullet these days
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 145976

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

Not a comment, but a bash script I found while browsing the Arch AUR repository: # ¡This cheese is burning me!!!1 alias wtf='dmesg' alias onoz='cat /var/log/errors.log' alias rtfm='man' alias visible='echo' alias invisible='cat' alias moar='more' alias icanhas='mkdir' alias donotwant='rm' alias dow...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

I've asked many Ubuntu users and most of them recommend a clean install over an update. No idea why, but I assume the update can be problematic?
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

There is no necessity to reinstall Linux like you get eventually with Windows. Wether you chose to do so is up to you, and if you use a distro like Ubuntu where they release updates all the time you may wish to.

But as you say, it's more customisable and you can keep your partitions clean and tidy.
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How necessary is anti-virus software?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Re: How necessary is anti-virus software?

I haven't run a virus scanner in over a decade. I've had zero viruses. So, maybe you have one but are unaware of it? I've heard viruses are getting more and more discreet - they don't wipe the computer or put a YOU'VE BEEN HAXXORZED message - they just silently send spam and other bad things... Avo...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: store: um, what?
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: store: um, what?

Working fine here. The page doesn't reload when you click add to cart, are you sure that's now what's throwing you?
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

You should re-install the OS on ANY PC from scratch (full re-format) every 6-18 months mattering on use. Since laptops which tend to get shut off in weird ways (batteries are good for that) this is especially necessary. The OS gets discombobulated and no amount of defrag or "windows repair&quo...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Average Geek
Replies: 46
Views: 6504

Re: The Average Geek

I know that I fit every geek stereotype perfectly except for the girlfriend thing, but then again, she lives a thousand miles away ...Most of my friends live hundreds or thousands of miles away. You know, I've actually been described as a "polymath" before by someone other than myself, wh...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How cluttered is your desk?
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Re: How cluttered is your desk?

I'll also agree that the survey needs improvement. For example, here's my desk: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/aaronofborg/P1010147.jpg Here's my DVD collection (which as described in the survey, would be counted): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/aaronofborg/15-dvds11-29-08.jpg I'm i...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How cluttered is your desk?
Replies: 32
Views: 3284

Re: How cluttered is your desk?

Do you have CD's, flash drives, SD cards or other types of media devices cluttering up your desk? I am a High School senior who is working on a senior design project. We are trying to develop a better way to store your media. We noticed that there is a complete lack of storage units that can hold m...
by awec
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: A program to show me the difference
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: A program to show me the difference

Cheers guys! Got sorted.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How has the economy affected you?
Replies: 44
Views: 4766

Re: How has the economy affected you?

Tax Dodging Student loyal. :D
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: CS and Ageism
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

Re: CS and Ageism

Was in a particular Microsoft building over the summmer for a few days, and I can say the age of people varies greatly.

Plenty of old[er] and plenty of young.

Can't see it being a problem.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?
Replies: 44
Views: 5469

Re: Your attendance at college or university - good or poor?

Have never went to any of my Friday classes. Fridays are for lying in bed.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mushroom Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 2762

Re: Mushroom Hunting

Not a fan of the old mushroom myself.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: The page that appears after I post
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: The page that appears after I post

Short and sweet.

Thanks anyway.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: The page that appears after I post
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

The page that appears after I post

The page that appears after I post, asking me if I want to view the post or return to the forum. Is there any way I can get rid of it? Set a default or something.

Cheers.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a scam? (Also, housing rental blues)
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Is this a scam? (Also, housing rental blues)

Stinks of identity theft.
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I bet you wished you voted McCain NOW! (Obama has a Zune)
Replies: 46
Views: 5020

Re: I bet you wished you voted McCain NOW! (Obama has a Zune)

Can someone inform me where the outrage is? :?
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)
Replies: 196
Views: 22358

Re: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)

So, just spend the past 10 minutes wondering wtf my java wouldn't compile. The compiler was giving me an error that was no good to me at all. Turned out I had forgotten an "s" off the end of one of my variable names. It didn't give me a not found error because a variable with the s off it ...
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How necessary is anti-virus software?
Replies: 33
Views: 3823

Re: How necessary is anti-virus software?

It depends where you get your torrents from to be honest. Is it from a private tracker where all files are [for the most part] reliable? If it's a public tracker where theres all sorts of crap on there then perhaps consider it? I don't run Antivirus software at all because 1. I don't open stupid lin...
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: worst bugs ever (or your most hated)
Replies: 196
Views: 22358

Re: worst bugs ever (or you most hated)

I have encountered, whilst using old copies of MSVC, times when the code fails to compile for no reason whatsoever ! The solution is to copy the entire file, delete it, make it again, and paste the exact same contents in the new file. This is more irritating than anything I have ever encountered an...
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: linux for absolute beginners
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: linux for absolute beginners

The latest release of Ubuntu is especially impressive. Both my desktop and my laptop (which are entirely different, as one is a custom NVIDIA desktop and the other is a Dell/ATI laptop) worked nearly 100% out of the box - yes, even dual monitors on the desktop, and desktop effects on both were enab...
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: A program to show me the difference
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

A program to show me the difference

I need a program that I can give 2 files as input, and it will show me the difference between these 2 files on a line by line basis. The files are text files.

Anyone know of something that will do the job for me?

Thanks
by awec
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Simple Java Physics Simulator
Replies: 28
Views: 8848

Re: Simple Java Physics Simulator

Looks great. It would be good if you could implement some sort of shape that could "scatter" all the balls when they are nestling at the bottom.

Like drop something that you deem to be virtually heavy.

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