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by freakish777
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?
Replies: 49
Views: 16407

Re: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?

I meant low = 300-400. You still can't micro or keep up production near perfectly with that. Actual numbers are relevant how? 400 apm = 6.667 actions per second -> Sleep + DecideAndExecute = 142 milliseconds. 600 apm = 10 actions per second -> Sleep + DecideAndExecute = 100 milliseconds. 1200 apm =...
by freakish777
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?
Replies: 49
Views: 16407

Re: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?

@freakish A player with limited (low) apm has far less micro options and also sacrifices keeping up macro while microing. Currently pure phoenix (range 4) completely counters pure mutalisk (range 3) but no one is capable of microing hard enough to not lose phoenixes while engaging. Who said anythin...
by freakish777
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?
Replies: 49
Views: 16407

Re: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?

@freakish Yes, but you've solved the wrong problem. Balancing the game for Optimal Players is nothing like balancing for those operating at the limits of human performance - let's say 400 useful apm and a certain eye-speed/gamestate information input rate, even assuming perfect decision making. In ...
by freakish777
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?
Replies: 49
Views: 16407

Re: RTS Balancing - Proven to be NP hard (or even solvable)?

Some things in your question need to be better defined before answers can even be reasoned about. Non Trivial questions: What is our definition of Balanced? First we define Optimal Player: "A player who, given a Set of choices A, always chooses choice A[n] from A that yields the highest probabi...
by freakish777
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Sequential Design of a Gumball Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 4327

Re: Sequential Design of a Gumball Machine

What would happen if you had one coin register instead of two? And counted Nickel as 001, and Dime as 010?
by freakish777
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Sequential Design of a Gumball Machine
Replies: 6
Views: 4327

Re: Sequential Design of a Gumball Machine

You're making this more complicated than it has to be.

Instead of doing what you're doing, just count the coins instead.

I can give you a bigger hint if necessary.
by freakish777
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Career brainstorming
Replies: 3
Views: 2181

Re: Career brainstorming

Interested in Satellites? If you're into embedded programming and censors, I know places like NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Loral Space Systems, ITT and Raytheon need people with masters and doctoral degrees (I have family that has worked for 2 of them, and have myself applied to the others when I firs...
by freakish777
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1008: “Suckville”
Replies: 99
Views: 40528

Re: 1008: “Suckville”

Suckville?


Really?



IT GODDAMN FROWN TOWN!


YOU SAY IT WHEN YOU MAKE A REALLY GOOD PLAY AND RUIN YOUR OPPONENTS DAY!


"Frown Town, Population You."


("Someone's on the train to Frown Town..." is also acceptible)
by freakish777
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29399

Re: Tool

See, the thing is, I think the constraint/form of the music should be subservient to the experience of the song, that is the emotion/intensity/whatever. So it is definitely cool that Tool wrote a song in a weird constraint than normal, and it does sound very distinct and cool compared to a lot of o...
by freakish777
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29399

Re: Tool

4/4 is not the majority of music. Majority of music written/performed? Or majority of music consumed? Every time a song plays over a radio station, how many listeners hear that song? Every a band/DJ plays a song how many concert/club goers share that experience? Every time an mp3 gets played on an ...
by freakish777
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 145 BPM music
Replies: 5
Views: 5448

Re: 145 BPM music

Kirby provided some ways to find BPM. I'm sort of surprised that you've listed 145 BPM music as great for your running pace. Most distance runners I've talked to say they try and find 90 BPM music (especially marathon runners). Whatever works for you though. Something to keep in mind, a lot of genre...
by freakish777
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29399

Re: Tool's "Lateralus" album - Neurocistance?

SirMustapha wrote:In some way, every artist breaks the mold in some way


This is patently false.

playing in straight 4/4 is also a constraint, and a pretty restricting one.


Yes, playing in straight 4/4 is also a constraint, and a very boring one considering the vast majority of music is written in 4/4.
by freakish777
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204923

Re: Your last and next concert?

Deadmau5 show was great. Next show, Dir En Grey & The Birthday Massacre in Toronto.
by freakish777
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hard-To-Find Music Request Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 5888

Re: Hard-To-Find Music Request Thread

Another one: The lyric-free version of Bleeding Me found here. I made this video on my work computer at my last job. I don't have the mp3 on my old laptop, my new laptop, my e-mail, and I can't find it on ANY of my standard music-locatering sites. People have been asking me for it, and I feel bad w...
by freakish777
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105339

Re: Metal

I am rather partial to symphonic metal: Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Kamelot, Delain, Leaves' Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy, After Forever. I also love metalcore: In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Straight Line Stitch, Times of Grace, All That Remains. My newest obsession is metal played on str...
by freakish777
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204923

Re: Your last and next concert?

freakish777 wrote:MC Chris and MC Lars in Buffalo on October 26th, then DeadMau5 in Toronto on November 5th.


:)




::SQUEAL:: Crystal Castles opens for Deadmau5!!!
by freakish777
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Start learning computer science??
Replies: 8
Views: 4319

Re: Start learning computer science??

What I'm saying is: you don't actually have to "understand computers" before you get into programming. This. The rest of what lalop says about wanting to understand compilers and hardware eventually is true. But up front, learn a language (C++, Java, C, Python, C#, PHP, ANY LANGUAGE IS FI...
by freakish777
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: top picture of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 2529

Re: top picture of the day

Is there a reason you haven't broken your front page out into "Recent" and "All Time" pages (or views of the data) instead?
by freakish777
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Which Mathematics Course
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: Which Mathematics Course

If you only have 1 more math course to choose from the second list I would suggest: **Stat 251 - Introduction to Probability (Discrete and continuous random variables, expectation, moment generating functions, joint discrete random variables. NOT OFFERED IN THE SPRING / SUMMER that one. Sounds simil...
by freakish777
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germany?
Replies: 101
Views: 15939

Re: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germ

That said, people tend to put blinders on, and ignore other options available to them (in particular, people tend to overlook that "No Action" is a valid action to choose). Doing nothing was very risky for Germany. The Soviet Union was arming very rapidly and with each year could field a ...
by freakish777
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

Re: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Designing a language is a much easier task than designing an efficient algorithm. Sure. Designing a language to solve a problem in a unique and useful fashion (more efficient in some situations than previously existing solutions) is a different story though (such as C being created with the intent ...
by freakish777
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 281341

Re: 3 letters in a word

jazzman ?

hqu
by freakish777
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germany?
Replies: 101
Views: 15939

Re: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germ

There was really no other Japanese opponent that Germany needed to fear, but the US. Russia. One could view these as mistakes because they failed, but they were also the best plans that both Germany and Japan had for success in war. The plans should be judged for their merit without the foresight o...
by freakish777
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Making a GUI
Replies: 24
Views: 4305

Re: Making a GUI

I was under the impression that I couldn't use this for a Linux system (we run the code on a cluster, so it needs to work on Linux initially; portability to windows would be a plus. Without some special software/emulator like the Mono Framework, no, it won't. Sorry, didn't see a requirement for run...
by freakish777
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

Re: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Programs are a means to an end: they implement algorithms, but a language is a means to an end too... it lets you write programs. Of course, but there is a different between implementing and authoring an algorithm. Essentially, anyone can do some googling and write a program. Not just anyone can co...
by freakish777
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Anyone else participating in the AI Challenge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Anyone else participating in the AI Challenge?

Looking into it.

It's probably a lot more work than it's worth.
by freakish777
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Making a GUI
Replies: 24
Views: 4305

Re: Making a GUI

If all you're doing is calling an executable (that was written in FORTRAN) with parameters being passed from the GUI, you should be able to do this with almost any language. C# / ASP.NET have a bunch of built in objects (like Drop downs, Textboxes, Buttons for users to push, etc) in Visual Studio th...
by freakish777
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Comp Sci Recommended Reading
Replies: 11
Views: 3786

Re: Comp Sci Recommended Reading

AI: A Modern Approach This one is a bit advanced, but a fantastic book. Head First: Design Patterns This one is a bit basic, but a fantastic book. In fact more CompSci books need to be like this, instead of over complicating things, simplifying them to the point where anyone can pick it up, and hav...
by freakish777
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

Re: Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Jplus wrote:Write programs?


Small minds write programs.
Average minds author algorithms and platforms.
Great minds create languages.


Sorry! Couldn't resist twisting Eleanor Roosevelt's quote.
by freakish777
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 219685

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

In Math class, someone saying: "Not exactly exactly, but exactly to a degree." Actually, wouldn't the average distance also change? I mean, obviously it won't change by much, but there other forces on Earth. than the Sun, and though they don't add up to much, they technically do affect the...
by freakish777
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germany?
Replies: 101
Views: 15939

Re: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germ

Germany was defeated by Hitler. Had he not made certain stupid, obvious mistakes, things would have gone far differently. For example, attacking the Soviet Union, declaring war on the US, invading Africa, and failing to follow through on conquering the British Isles. Having made the above mistakes,...
by freakish777
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 164250

Re: Top 10 Artists

1. Nine Inch Nails / KMFDM (tie) 3. Project 86 4. BT 5. Hopesfall (old stuff) 6. Imogen Heap 7. Norma Jean 8. Tegan & Sara 9. The Glitch Mob 10. Bush Limiting it to 10 is kind of hard, and it changes somewhat frequently, 5 years ago, Imogen Heap, Tegan & Sara, and The Glitch Mob wouldn't hav...
by freakish777
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 3 letters in a word
Replies: 1795
Views: 281341

Re: 3 letters in a word

misdemeanor


xse
by freakish777
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4151

Re: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?

Love him or hate him, Eminem is a talented songwriter that doesn't really get enough credit for his craftsmanship]), and then identify modes of beats/instruments/movements that associate strongly with those emotions. Let's agree that Eminem is a talented lyricist with exceptional execution that doe...
by freakish777
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4151

Re: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?

B) Write a program that allows a bot to control a DAW (in which case it would need to "learn" how to use the program). Not actually all that difficult: most packages (I'm thinking specifically of Propellorhead's Reason, but it applies to most pro-level ones) can be entirely midi controlle...
by freakish777
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Highschool math course for CS & programming
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Highschool math course for CS & programming

Take every math course you can.
by freakish777
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?
Replies: 17
Views: 4151

Re: What would it take to program a "rap song generator"?

I'm thinking of a program that does the following: - User specifies various stylistic circumstances and constraints. - Program generates a rap beat. - Program uses Markov chains to write a rap song to fit the beat. - Speech synthesis is used to perform the song; the program automatically incorporat...
by freakish777
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204923

Re: Your last and next concert?

MC Chris and MC Lars in Buffalo on October 26th, then DeadMau5 in Toronto on November 5th.


:)
by freakish777
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nighttime driving music
Replies: 29
Views: 30549

Re: Nighttime driving music

Maybeshewill , for if you're not really into that weird electronic stuff, Maybeshewill is a post rock band ( no singer ) who mix traditional heavy guitar work and drumming with piano riffs and electronics, the album has soft and louder tracks, with the album's title track being 6 minutes of furious...

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