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by DesertEagle
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0539: "Boyfriend"
Replies: 145
Views: 41420

Re: "Boyfriend" Discussion

I used to have a crush on someone in my university stats class but was oblivious to the fact that she also likes me. I tend to screw stuff up badly.
by DesertEagle
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ACES Studio Closes
Replies: 0
Views: 429

ACES Studio Closes

I just read a pretty depressing article in PC Mag for people (like me) that like playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator. The article is a week old but news to me. Given the economic times Microsoft is cutting jobs in it's subsidiaries and closed ACES Studio as a result. ACES Studio was responsible for...
by DesertEagle
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: wxPython: Iterating Through TreeCtrl Nodes
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

wxPython: Iterating Through TreeCtrl Nodes

Kind of a silly question but can't wrap my head around this problem. I have a wx.TreeCtrl (Python) with nodes with children containing values. I would like to iterate though the children of a selected tree node and print their values. Some child nodes have children which I would also like it to read...
by DesertEagle
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 45467

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

Yeah but... out of the countless employees that past through Microsoft`s doors how many of them have been convicted of crimes that you don't know about?
by DesertEagle
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beginning programmer and some questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3211

Re: Beginning programmer and some questions

I used VB6 and VB.NET back in 2003-2005. I wouldn't recommend any of them. I like the quick GUI applications but the language itself wasn't pretty. When the source files hit the > 1000 line mark it was very difficult for me to manage alone. Not to mention multi-threading in VB6 was a cheap hack.
by DesertEagle
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 45467

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

I'm surprised it [Vista] works well on old machines. It choked and died on my old PC (Sempron 2600+ @ 1.6GHz and 512MB RAM). My new PC was the only PC that can run it reasonably in my house. But there I can't run mission critical business apps (AutoCad 2005). My laptop is a joke with it's 2 minute b...
by DesertEagle
Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beginning programmer and some questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3211

Re: Beginning programmer and some questions

Pick up a book in C++ development and start learning. It's not as hard as people say it is. Game development is fun mind you but you will not get anywhere if you don't at least have an intermediate knowledge of what you're doing. Also I use Python on Vista all the time and it works fine. It's a bunc...
by DesertEagle
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The one bestest ever of all time language to rule them all
Replies: 141
Views: 27986

Re: The one bestest ever of all time language to rule them all

C++ for sure. I haven't used it for a while since I like Python. But it's pretty flexible for most tasks and fast. I also agree with Area Man for the worst. BASIC is the antithesis for all things holy (I can even throw COBOL in there but it was a pretty okay guy back in the day).
by DesertEagle
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Never did I think Microsoft would reach its endgame so soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 7032

Re: Never did I think Microsoft would reach its endgame so soon.

I skimmed through this thread and I don't think it's been mentioned that this patent has been rejected. Although this doesn't mean they don't intend on doing it. Just the method of doing so they proposed was not accepted as a patent.
by DesertEagle
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 45467

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

Point taken. I haven't noticed any performance hits due to overhead compared the 32-bit version, unmodified kernel. Maybe because my PC is powerful. Point being the limitation can be overcome. Oh and that comment wasn't a stab at Windows. I have every version installed at home along with various *ni...
by DesertEagle
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Wired v. wireless
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: Wired v. wireless

Having wired internet is far more reliable in my area. Everyone + dog has a wireless network set up on every channel. Back in 2003 I was the only one on the street with one. I found as time went on my connection kept dropping and Windows started defaulting other people's networks. I set my router fo...
by DesertEagle
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 45467

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

The 4GB limit exists for all 32-bit OSes, not just Windows. There is a modification for the linux kernel called "bigmem" that allows a 32-bit system to address more than 4GBs of RAM. Up to a maximum of 64GBs of RAM. By default the limitation is there but it can be overcome on certain syst...
by DesertEagle
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 45467

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

IP has gotten to the point of madness. Take the OSX dock and the whole deal with IP Innovations LLC and virtual desktops. Patents prevent innovation. People should not be awarded patents without proof of concept or a prototype.
by DesertEagle
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153192

Re: What OS do you use?

Use what ever serves your needs. I went through linux distros like socks before I settled with Ubuntu. I really don't understand why people need to boast their preferred distro. I prefer it over Windows and I disliked having to swim though config files (arch), resolving dependencies (fedora 9) and o...
by DesertEagle
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 148161

Re: Fallout 3!

The Fallout universe is like that of golden age science fiction. What the future was envisioned back in the 50s. If you ever read the short story "August 4, 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains" you'll have a good idea of what the Fallout universe was meant to be like. I think it was reference...
by DesertEagle
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scanning Images from the Brain (Or: We Now Live the Future)
Replies: 19
Views: 2200

Re: Scanning Images from the Brain (Or: We Now Live the Future)

I think I've read an article a few years back that this was done with cats. I'll go looking for it.

EDIT: Here is the news article with the cat: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/468857.stm
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Coriolis Shakes Up Space Elevator
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Coriolis Shakes Up Space Elevator

It can't be that hard to have something 2000km long and 80km high built, can it? Actually, the wiki article implied that the problems were actually with the mechanical details of the implementation. By the standard of ways to get stuff into space, the loop is pretty cheap. Not to mention potential ...
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Lightning
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Space Lightning

Indeed, within the actual gun itself. But not between the gun and the screen.
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153192

Re: What OS do you use?

I use Ubuntu for most my computing needs and Windows XP for work on AutoCAD. Great combination if you ask me.
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Day the Earth Stood Still sent to Alpha Centauri
Replies: 49
Views: 6737

Re: The Day the Earth Stood Still sent to Alpha Centauri

Vieto wrote:Image

close enough for me...

It will be with-in firing range in 20 minutes!


It might shock you guys but I did not get the reference until this was posted.
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Geeky, sciency hobbies
Replies: 27
Views: 2832

Re: Geeky, sciency hobbies

Model rocketry was a hobby of mine. Currently backyard astronomy. I'm obsessed with aviation and astronomy and my hobbies reflect that. :D
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?
Replies: 37
Views: 9488

Re: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?

They cling to the crumbling precipice of their own absurd belief that they know what they are doing, when they actually do not. The nice thing about Linux is that when you don't know something and go ahead pretending you do, you get in deep shit fast. Hopefully that keeps the atmosphere honest and ...
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Space Lightning
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Space Lightning

In a CRT electrons are being "fired" at the florescent compound on the screen. Whereas in a spark they are being discharged from one object to another based on the potential difference they have. Air has electrical resistance, does a vacuum also have it?
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scanning Images from the Brain (Or: We Now Live the Future)
Replies: 19
Views: 2200

Re: Scanning Images from the Brain (Or: We Now Live the Future)

I think visual cortex of the brain is also used to render the images you see when dreaming. I'm not 100% sure though since I took psych. many years ago.
by DesertEagle
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python 3.0
Replies: 43
Views: 3992

Re: Python 3.0

I've tried it out recently but all the 3rd party libs I use haven't been ported yet to 3.0. So for now I'm just using 2.5. I have a feeling that the transition to Python 3.0 is going to be a slow one.

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