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by DieJay
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1118: "Microsoft"
Replies: 134
Views: 38955

Re: 1118: "Microsoft"

I guess you could change the "c" of Facebook by a cent sign, though.

Heheh, Fa¢ebook...
by DieJay
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1072: " Seventies"
Replies: 117
Views: 29836

Re: 1072: " Seventies"

Hah, and here I thought those were actual F's, because back then they lost teeth more easily.

You learn something else every day.
by DieJay
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1065: "Shoes"
Replies: 107
Views: 44421

Re: 1065: "Shoes"

To me it's pretty obvious that the maker of these toed-shoes is a feet fetishist. There's no other way to explain this level of creepiness :V I'm not against minimalistic shoes with no heels though; I've heard it's less tiresome to run with flat shoes, or with no shoes at all, which makes sense sinc...
by DieJay
Thu May 10, 2012 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to check keys status in x86 assembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 6450

Re: How to check keys status in x86 assembly?

That's... even more confusing, actually. Or maybe I'm just really dumb. Now I tried to whip up something from a post on StackOverflow.com, but all it does is create garbage on the screen. It's nice enough that it compiled at all. I use Borland TASM by the way. EDIT: Ah, nevermind, I found the right ...
by DieJay
Wed May 09, 2012 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to check keys status in x86 assembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 6450

How to check keys status in x86 assembly?

I took x86 assembly as a hobby this past january so I could make games that would work on old 8086-powered computers like the PCj and Tandy 1000, but the ASM books I managed to obtain don't exactly teach much on that specific topic. While some dos and bios interrupts kind of do the job, they're far ...
by DieJay
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: New flash game coming up! (youtube link)
Replies: 0
Views: 4332

New flash game coming up! (youtube link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db0-0YqNkIE I worked my ass off on this one, and I hope the revenues will mirror the efforts I deployed. I made this trailer to attract potential sponsors, and although it's actually my first one (not much of a video edition whiz here), I'm fairly proud of the result....
by DieJay
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1833171

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

I was too late to point it out on the comic thread when I saw it, but now I can make things right again 8) http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3707/nonamebrand.jpg Alt: Bah, managing a huge generic products company is too much trouble anyway. From 827 & 993, with a little help from the No Name br...
by DieJay
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Re: Could one build his own handheld console?

Take a second hand rootable android smartphone capable of running the emulator you want to run, a USB gamepad supported in that emulator ... take a hacksaw to the gamepad without destroying the electronics and put it all in a larger case with a larger battery? You know what, that's probably what I'...
by DieJay
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Re: Could one build his own handheld console?

Uh... by COM I meant a computer-on-module. God damn it, it's starting to sound like I won't be able to make a small battery-operated computer without either spending nearly $400 for non-generic material or getting a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. If anyone just know where I could find a...
by DieJay
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Re: Could one build his own handheld console?

See, I think you're missing something basic here. Making a chip is either extremely expensive or extremely cheap, mattering on how you look at it. They're extremely expensive to design. You can't just special order the things. At the same time, they're extremely cheap to make. A few cents, maybe a ...
by DieJay
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Re: Could one build his own handheld console?

These look pretty cool but they're pretty expensive for the task at hand indeed. You know, all I would need is something that can run DOS or Unix, so even a tenth of the performances it advertises would be enough. If it could cost a tenth as well, that would be nice =P Still, these computer-on-modul...
by DieJay
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Could one build his own handheld console?
Replies: 13
Views: 4199

Could one build his own handheld console?

From existing parts, that is. I'm not too good at making circuit boards from scratch. I've had this idea in my mind ever since the advent of the gameboy advance and looking at the Pandora , I believe this would be doable... but I have no idea where to look. As a matter of fact, it doesn't have to be...
by DieJay
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting framerate of paint() in Java?
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Getting framerate of paint() in Java?

Well, it's not really an interpreted language at all - it uses just-in-time compilation , which can (in theory) give even better performance than traditional compiled languages like C. Also, it's possible that the image-drawing code in the standard library isn't written in Java at all, but is part ...
by DieJay
Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting framerate of paint() in Java?
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Getting framerate of paint() in Java?

The idea occured to me that maybe, just maybe, Java was indeed so fast that it could actually draw a single jpeg file over a thousand times a second, so I decided to make an algorithm that draw random parts of the image in a grid. I gradually raised the dimension of the grid until the fps rate start...
by DieJay
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting framerate of paint() in Java?
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Getting framerate of paint() in Java?

I'm just starting up with graphic development in Java, as I wanted to make Android games. I thought I'd start with a simple applet and build around it, but I'd also need to know its performances while I do it, so I won't spend months building what would end up as an unplayably slow product. I made a...
by DieJay
Wed May 25, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0903: "Extended Mind"
Replies: 666
Views: 184808

Re: #903: Extended MInd

Haha, this wikipedia game really made my day! Looks like everything truly revolves around philosophy nowadays, even scratch!

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by DieJay
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Most horrible program you've written recently
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Most horrible program you've written recently

Well Sagekilla, I wouldn't call it a "horrible program" as much as a "horrible hack". I don't know if this counts, but I've been working on a JRPG game engine, and instead of making a real level editor, I decided to make the maps in Tiled, reference the events with numbered tiles...
by DieJay
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negation
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negati

Code is read many more times that it is written. The purpose of "real" code isn't to tell the computer what to do (assembly can do that perfectly well than you), but to tell people what it is that you are telling the computer what to do. You use brackets because having perfect knowledge o...
by DieJay
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negation
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negati

Technically it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to get the "bar" variable out of the negativity of the "foo" structure, would it? If you're using the -> operator to refer to an element, "foo" is a pointer. It's sensible to negate a pointer, but not sensible to derefe...
by DieJay
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negation
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: Quick C++ Question about Structures, brackets and Negati

Technically it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to get the "bar" variable out of the negativity of the "foo" structure, would it?
by DieJay
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting a domain name to an IP address?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Setting a domain name to an IP address?

Yeah, that occured to me as well, so I deleted everything and I'm going to retry tomorrow. Still, I'm glad it works with GoDaddy. I'm probably going to get a static IP before I get anything useful to show online anyway, so I most likely won't need ZoneEdit or DynDNS anymore by then.
by DieJay
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting a domain name to an IP address?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Setting a domain name to an IP address?

Well, that was painfully simple. Looks like all I needed was a link to the zone file editor after all. I just entered an A record for the root host of my domain name (melloland.com) pointing to my IP (67.68.118.20) and it seems to be working now! Edit: I just removed the A record from GoDaddy and tr...
by DieJay
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting a domain name to an IP address?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Setting a domain name to an IP address?

You do not want to buy a domain name from goDaddy (Google "why godaddy sucks" or go to nodaddy.com). Just buy a domain name from Google (they just act as a front end to eNom and some others). 10 bucks a year and domain privacy and all that. You can then log into your account at enom (or w...
by DieJay
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting a domain name to an IP address?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Setting a domain name to an IP address?

I mounted a dedicated web server a while ago and I've been using the services of DynDNS since then, but now I believe I should get a real domain name for it. I already got a domain name on GoDaddy.com but what I've done so far didn't seem to do the job. I'm probably just not doing it right, but I ha...
by DieJay
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server

Yeah, nevermind that, I'm a moron. Hopefully I'll get my stuff together before I have to run as a sysadmin in a company.

Anyway, thanks a lot for the help!
by DieJay
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server

I'm having another problem, unfortunately. I finally decided to use mod_rewrite to block hotlinking of my image files, and it seems to be working, but I'd also like to be able to see them on my own network, so I added exceptions for 127.0.0.1 and 192.168.2.9, but that's not working at all. Here's my...
by DieJay
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server

For 1, Google finds this . Though note that you should probably twerk that, as it will only let through people with a Referer header that matches your site... usually you want to also let through people who have no referer header at all, because some firewall software (*cough*Norton*cough*) will bl...
by DieJay
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Questions about configuring an Apache 2 server

I just started a personal project of mounting and configuring a LAMP server from scratch using Debian 5.04, as a way to finally learn their inner workings. It's going fairly well so far, as a matter of fact, it's online now , but there are a few things I don't seem to grasp yet. 1. I would like to b...
by DieJay
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0806: "Tech Support"
Replies: 223
Views: 87928

Re: 0806: Tech Support

Best comic in a long time, I'm glad Randall still has some quality material!... and god, do I wish this password was real. I kept getting random "server not found" errors when trying to access websites, regardless of the OS, and I still do. I called a technician and all he could do was rem...
by DieJay
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1833171

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Oh boy, the floppy disk and android girlfriend ones are awesome! XD
by DieJay
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the best video card for around US$200?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Re: What is the best video card for around US$200?

Thanks for the advice, I think I'll just go sell my empty bottles and get the 9800 GT. It's actually for gaming, I'm just really not that rich and I've spent most of my budget on everything else (an Athlon II X3 440 on an Asus M4A78L-M, 2gb of DDR2 667mhz and an Ultra LS500 PSU). I just hope I'll be...
by DieJay
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the best video card for around US$200?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Re: What is the best video card for around US$200?

Under $100 you can do a hell of a lot better than the 9500GT. 9800GT or HD 5670 would be my top picks in that range, depending on how much I valued DX11, performance, and power consumption. The 9800 and 5670 sound like excellent picks indeed, although they're slightly above my top price, even on eb...
by DieJay
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1196433

Re: Ban the person above you

^ Banned for not having a post count that much higher himself.
by DieJay
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What is the best video card for around US$200?
Replies: 18
Views: 2743

Re: What is the best video card for around US$200?

I actually have the same question; I'm looking for something to replace my radeon hd 3000 integrated chip but I would be willing to pay no more than $100 for it. The geforce 9500 gt sounds promising but I don't know much of the alternatives in this price range.
by DieJay
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1833171

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

That must be the best thread that's ever been done. Heck, I even decided to make some (crappy) remakes myself! I just hope they haven't been done in the past 140 pages or so; 366 x 639 http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/8427/lincolndouglasyourmom.gif "Does that means I win by default?" 414 x...
by DieJay
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: What is the question? (cypher)
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

Re: What is the question? (cypher)

I'm not much of a cipher expert, but is it a subtitution or caesar kind of cipher?
by DieJay
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to build a secure, efficient web server?
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Re: How to build a secure, efficient web server?

Cleverbeans wrote:
DieJay wrote:but to be frank, I'm really lazy and I'm sure there's a lot of boring and useless parts I'll have to go through before I get to what I really need to know


Your server will never be secure, hire someone else to do it.


Point taken. I'll try to do it the hard way for once.
by DieJay
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to build a secure, efficient web server?
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Re: How to build a secure, efficient web server?

Sorry for the bump, but I honestly thought this would have spawned more responses. Either my question is so useless that nothing could legitimately answer it or this "tutorial" is really hard to find. Now before I get told to RTFM, I actually thought about reading the official documentatio...
by DieJay
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to build a secure, efficient web server?
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

How to build a secure, efficient web server?

I wanted to host a personal web server for myself for a while now, to avoid the cost of external hosting services and have ultimate control over my software (and also just for fun because I'm a geek), and while I actually did (somewhat), I honestly wouldn't trust it to host any remotely "seriou...
by DieJay
Mon May 17, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0741: "Blogging"
Replies: 89
Views: 25945

Re: "Blogging" Discussion

Is this a take on the innumerable self-help books that are supposed to tell you how to be successful at things like these but they end up sounding like they have no idea of what they're talking about whatsoever? Not one of your best comics, Randy. The title-text was also a let down. Too subtle I gue...

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