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by zed0
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Thought/Emotion Evoking Games
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Thought/Emotion Evoking Games

Also, someone above mention Dreamfall. Personally, I find The Longest Journey was more enjoyable as a game, but yeah, Dreamfall did have some pretty good storytelling in it. Can't wait for Dreamfall chapters. The reason I suggested Dreamfall rather than The Longest Journey is because I found that t...
by zed0
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Thought/Emotion Evoking Games
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Thought/Emotion Evoking Games

Some older games that I really enjoyed which both involve more magical worlds are: Outcast and Dreamfall . Outcast: A very old game now (came out summer 1999) but still one of my favourites. Basic story line is that a science experiment went wrong and opened a black hole to another world and you hav...
by zed0
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No luck looking for a keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: No luck looking for a keyboard

Why do you want to be able to swap the key labels? I've found that even using Colemak that I find it helps to have the keyboard layed out as Qwerty to stop me looking at the keyboard while I'm typing.

Personally I would go for a Microsoft Ergo 4000 but thats just personal preference.
by zed0
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good games to play at LAN parties
Replies: 33
Views: 4764

Re: Good games to play at LAN parties

There are unfortunatley accessories that you have to pay real money for, but theres quite a lot of gear that you can get for free. I think that all the best stuff is free though. I don't mind much about the restricted items as that is how they fund the game, its still fun to play with friends if non...
by zed0
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good games to play at LAN parties
Replies: 33
Views: 4764

Re: Good games to play at LAN parties

Its a multiplayer 3rd person shooter mostly. Theres a deathmatch mode and a football mode (you have to capture the ball and get it into your opponent's goal without being shot to pieces). It has a reasonable range of weapons (both ranged and melee) which makes for some very fast paced combat. Good g...
by zed0
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good games to play at LAN parties
Replies: 33
Views: 4764

Re: Good games to play at LAN parties

I go to university LAN parties regularly, we usually have rather more people but there are rarely more than 8 people playing the same game. The most played games are: Warcraft 3 mods (Dota, GemTD, hero siege mods) Vegas Trackmania Left 4 Dead S4 League (link has sound :( ) Team Fortress 2 Age of Emp...
by zed0
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Disposable Go Boards
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Disposable Go Boards

Also in most circumstances a square would never be selected a second time. Ko (take back) situations are actually fairly common, to the point of most games including at least one. The usual method of dealing with this on kifus is to write something along the lines of "37 at 21" if black p...
by zed0
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

I don't mind leaving it until next week either, since I was double booked anyway.
by zed0
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

Well I should be there at around 11 again today, see you there.
by zed0
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing XP on a USB stick (some questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Installing XP on a USB stick (some questions)

I find that debian using the awesome works pretty speedily. As you suggest, gnome or KDE are probably rather to hefty for this sort of thing. If you don't like tiling window managers (thus excluding awesome) I'd go for XFCE, it looks pretty similar to gnome but it doesn't have most of the rubbish, t...
by zed0
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing XP on a USB stick (some questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Installing XP on a USB stick (some questions)

I've had experiences with XP throwing a hissy fit over significant changes in hardware, which something like this would probably have all the time. I don't know if you specifically want XP or not but I recently had good experiences doing pretty much the same thing with Debian ( instructions here ), ...
by zed0
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

existential_elevator wrote:Hope y'all had some good coffee.

Such lies, hot choclate is clearly the superior drink!
by zed0
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

Managed to get me every year :(
bigglesworth and I met up, though I'm definatley up for meeting there again next week, or some other convenient time.
by zed0
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

I'll be along tomorrow, I expect I'll work out who you two are.
by zed0
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

I'll be wearing an xkcd hoodie. :D
by zed0
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Perl command "$|"
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Perl command "$|"

Perl has quite a lot of special variables, see perldoc for details on this one and others.
by zed0
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

Any time between 11 and 3 on Tuesday is good for me, busy on Thursday after 4 though.
by zed0
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: UK meetups
Replies: 256
Views: 52743

Re: UK meetups

Not that I've posted in this thread before but I'm also at Warwick uni and would be interested in a meetup sometime, whether on campus or elsewhere.
Hello to any fellow Warwick people!
by zed0
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: lego technic
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: lego technic

I've always found http://www.bricklink.com/ good for buying lego, though I've usually been buying old sets that I failed to get when I was a child.
by zed0
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Project Euler unplugged? (offline use)[RESOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Re: Project Euler unplugged? (offline use)

while it may not be the most elegant solution I just did:

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wget "http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=problems&id="{1..226}
by zed0
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler 15
Replies: 9
Views: 4015

Re: Project Euler 15

I suggest you look at the Project Euler thread, there has already been some talk about this problem, in particular this post: viewtopic.php?p=886061#p886061
by zed0
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 159639

Re: Project Euler

Any suggestions on a more elegant way to solve problem 16 in C++, apart from getting some bigNum library (I wanted to try it manually the first few times at least)? (please don't look at this unless you've solved it yourself) #include <iostream> #include <vector> using namespace std; void longMult&#...
by zed0
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Getting a poor amnesiac mouse through a maze
Replies: 22
Views: 3776

Re: Getting a poor amnesiac mouse through a maze

Is this a simple maze or does it have loops?
Are both the entrance and exit at the edge of the maze?
by zed0
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: non-ipod
Replies: 14
Views: 2237

Re: non-ipod

While I haven't used it at all I've heard good things from a couple of folks about the iAudio 7 which has support for most formats and a huge battery life. However they only appear to come in up to 18GB.
by zed0
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 14 sided rubik's cube?
Replies: 12
Views: 5166

Re: 14 sided rubik's cube?

Tronald wrote:You Take it Apart and put it back together

But thats both slower and far less fun...
by zed0
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler Problem 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3835

Re: Project Euler Problem 3

At this point in the puzzles I wasn't trying particularly hard so just using javascript for speed:

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n=317584931803;for(i=2;n>1;n%i?i++:(n/=i,document.write(i+' ')));


Also for some reason they seem to have changed the number since I did it.
by zed0
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Quines
Replies: 29
Views: 7287

Re: Quines

Berengal wrote:I saw a quine with no comments that worked in both c and lisp. Bonus points for no comments. Increased multiplier for different syntax families...

Bonus multiplier for it working in whitespace as well. :twisted:
by zed0
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google announces new web browser
Replies: 113
Views: 14219

Re: Google announces new web browser

Merely mousing over a link with :% in it will crash the whole of chrome :shock:
by zed0
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google announces new web browser
Replies: 113
Views: 14219

Re: Google announces new web browser

Well I can certainly see a lot of people making links to about:% in their blogs :roll:
by zed0
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Good programming music
Replies: 93
Views: 15923

Re: Good programming music

I usually go for dance music, to keep me in a good mood while the errors appear.
Something like Sash usually does it...
by zed0
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Identifying someone
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Identifying someone

Someone keeps sending me wierd emails with their facebook picture in though they don't say who they are, does anyone know who this person is?
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by zed0
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software
Replies: 45
Views: 5952

Re: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software

VirtuaWin nicely gives you multiple desktops on windows, the first decent implementation of this that I've found (I've tried the one that comes with the nVidia drivers and MS Virtual Desktop Manager). I can also very much vouch for Foobar 2000, though I find that it needs a couple of extra plugins ...
by zed0
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 30112

Re: "SUV" Discussion

everyone wrote:This is why I love my ...

This is why I love my bike, 8 years and still reliably getting me where I want to go.
by zed0
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 62376

Re: GO....

No, St.Andrews in Fife (about 1 hours drive north of Edinburgh).
There is a club (linky) in Edinburgh though which I'm sure you'd be welcome at.
by zed0
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 62376

Re: GO....

The BGA (British Go Association) have a club map on their sitee which can be quite handy. The only one I found in Glasgow was this one which I suspect is your uni one. I play at St.Andrews Go Club when I'm home from university (probably most of the summer) and there are plenty of lower grade people ...
by zed0
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Easy DDR-related puzzle
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Easy DDR-related puzzle

Blatm wrote:I can only imagine how many tokens he's spent to achieve that.

Well I can only just pass So Deep (the song he's playing) without juggling and I probably put about £10 (~$20) a week into DDR machines, and about half of that is our student union machine which is half the normal price.
by zed0
Sat May 24, 2008 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GO weiqi igo baduk
Replies: 154
Views: 62376

Re: GO....

For the moment since it doesn't appear that everyone is getting on at the same time I suggest we use the "Mathematics" KGS room under Social since it sounds fairly apropriate as well as having a link to xkcd in the info. :D
by zed0
Tue May 13, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Tower Defense games
Replies: 26
Views: 7002

Re: Tower Defense games

My favorite is a Mazing type one in Warcraft 3, Gem Td. For GemTD everyone knows the most awesome configuration is a penis-maze with a damage zone, making every creep go over each slate 12 times. I've always been a fan of massacre TD, as it's a cool co-op TD with good mazing. I haven't get hte hang...
by zed0
Fri May 02, 2008 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warcraft 3
Replies: 40
Views: 10848

Re: Warcraft 3

I'm quite a fan of the tower defences, my faviroute are: GemTD: just awesome. SproutTD: fun but extremely hard on anything but noob difficulty. MassacreTD: A good concept but you need at least 3 correctly positioned people to be able to play, add bots in empty places (they do not fight but it gives ...
by zed0
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mario Kart
Replies: 70
Views: 8298

Re: Mario Kart

I hope so because i just re-played the first league in 50cc, won all races, stayed 1 in position for basically all the race in all tracks and i still only got an A Do you know how to do power slides? (the kind you get blue sparks after) Use them alot and it will dramatically increace your speed. I ...

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