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by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: Math based composition coolness

Dream wrote:the creativity the computer is supposedly undertaking was really undertaken by the human when they programmed the algorithm.

Well, yeah.
Somebody needs to make one to write techno. I can't tell how good it is if it only generates classical music.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: Math based composition coolness

Oh, he has to give it guidance?
That's underwhelming. I want an AI that can make any music within a vaguely-defined genre without the user knowing anything about music.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Math based composition coolness
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: Math based composition coolness

Mini-rant: you have to install quicktime to play the music? Bugger, I'll try and find another source... They must have fixed it already, I'm getting links to MP3s that say "Click here to listen without QT". Whatever happens, I'll just point VLC MPlayer* at it and say "Play music, boy...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950194

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

And that might mess with other tools that try to use your gcc.

One might `alias compile='g++ $CFLAGS'` if 'compile' isn't taken.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 384343

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

I can hear my laptop's hard drive seeking occasionally. I always wonder what the hell it's doing. iotop says Plasma and kjournald are using the disk occasionally. What is my desktop manager doing that could possibly require disk I/O? What is the kernel doing that needs to be logged every few seconds...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950194

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Ha! I was doing homework for Intro. to C++ class (Basketweaving was full) and -Wall just caught that same error. "HW05.cpp:34: warning: suggest parentheses around assignment used as truth value" I was like what? Then when I saw line 34, I noticed I used assignment, not equals. I apparently...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.

I just showed that one video because it was kick-ass. There's actually a tutorial series, which is cool. I had to learn editing by asking other people who were playing coopedit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8e96rE0ae8&feature=PlayList&p=EFC754C3DB9F4FD2&index=0&playnext=1 Everythi...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950194

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I waste like 30 minutes last night debugging one of these fuckers:

Code: Select all

if (x = 0) {
    Do some shit;
}

I finally just printed x and was like "It's all 0s? That's not possible... Wait... FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-"
There. Now I'm using -Wall.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738422

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

TimelordSimone wrote:"...if you decide to move on from breast feeding..."
I'm sorry, but... if?

:shock: Ew.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.

Yeah, we're really talking about three different categories here:

Xbox 360 -> Forge
Windows PC -> gMod
LInux / OS X PC -> Sauerbraten
PS3 -> LittleBigPlanet? I don't think it's multiplayer, though.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: mimicing am radio?
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: mimicing am radio?

Well, the circuitry should be almost the same, except where a regular transmitter has a long antenna, yours has a connection directly to the car's antenna.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.

--NEWCOMER--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifx7yUmz-n0

SAUERBRATEN

There's no physics or AI monsters to speak of, but it's FOSS and you can edit the maps cooperatively. All the maps are made of little cubes you can duplicate and shape and such.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3421810

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

CueBall wrote:
Ivora wrote:Free the whale!!!!!

Okay, Ivora, you are not not, nor will you EVER be, The Cat. He is far more awesome than you. Stop trying.

In my archeological expedition, I have stumbled across an ancient meme.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN
Replies: 82
Views: 12944

Re: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN

Yeah, probably, but this is DRM.
It doesn't have to make sense.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Iterators in Python
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Iterators in Python

Yeah, x in set should be much faster than x in list (constant time vs. linear time0, but it might be offset by the time needed to convert the list.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Iterators in Python
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Iterators in Python

How much of a pain is it to embed actual C code in a Python script, Less painful than dental surgery, but more painful than static electricity. And much more time-consuming. I don't actually know how to do it, you'd have to create a library and bindings and do all kinds of overhead stuff. Hang on w...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java that bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 18491

Re: Is Java that bad?

Um, why? I've always been under the impression that C# won the war against Java It won one battle: Windows machines. But basically anywhere else, mono is doing laughably poor. As a user, I've never had to fuck around with a mono app to get it to run. I think he means in terms of usage. Mono probabl...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN
Replies: 82
Views: 12944

Re: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN

the DRM won't do anything to stop them, just slow them down a bit. Precisely! It slows them down enough for the game to make its first 90% of profit during the launch week. Even if it's cracked within 2 days, a huge amount of people will buy $something just to say they got it on launch day, or just...
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7643
Views: 725334

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Yep. There's always a knife on my desk.

Something made of styrofoam?
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Obtaining Circuit Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Obtaining Circuit Parts

Yes, it's called Jameco. You can order most parts in quantities of 1, though some of the teeny SMD parts require orders of 100.

It's great for hobby stuff, you can order breadboards and DIPs and power supplies and get everything going easily.
by lulzfish
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3683
Views: 601859

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

http://everything2.com/title/delta+list

I was trying to help someone with this, but it turns out I don't understand Delta Lists either.
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950194

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

For practice before programming a Saturn or Dreamcast emulator (my god the hardware in the Saturn or Dreamcast is sexy, and all the current emulators for them stink)... Should be fun. I've heard the Saturn hardware is ridiculously complicated. Doesn't it have like 4-8 different processors and RAM s...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: mimicing am radio?
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: mimicing am radio?

It just broadcasts a weak signal on an unused frequency. Since the transmitter is right next to the radio, it's easy to pick up unless there's a nearby radio station on a close frequency. It doesn't really do any special overriding, it's just a portable AM transmitter. You can probably build one of ...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft severs botnet herder communication
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Microsoft severs botnet herder communication

"We decided the best tactic would be to literally build a wall between the bot-herder, the command computer, and all of the other computers -- effectively cutting the umbilical cord," I haven't seen many computers with umbilical cords, but I've definitely seen ethernet cables go through w...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So I'm starting a business
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: So I'm starting a business

Post it on 4chan and you'll have thousands in a second XD All from one "Dick Butkiss", with all the multiple choice answers spelling out memes. I'm going to the survey right after this, but if it asks my opinion of card games, I'm going to be honest. I don't like luck-based games, and...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1687284

Re: Today I Learned

That it's possible to eat spaghetti with a spoon if you break the spaghetti into tiny pieces before cooking it.
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3421810

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Loading and unloading the dishwasher once each day is NOT torture, A dishwasher, huh? What a luxury. All you have to do is load it. It's like firing an automatic rifle. "But I have to pull the trigger". My family's dishwasher hasn't been used in years (since I started junior high at least...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 48591

Re: Mac vs PC

If I have to choose one of two vendor locked-in operating systems, I'd be choosing by available software. And since there's not a OS X port of Team Fortress, and since Apple doesn't want me to run OS X anyway, I use Windows. When I'm not in Linux. And hotaru's first sentence is right. All Macintoshe...
by lulzfish
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Schools of Fools
Replies: 125
Views: 14615

Re: Schools of Fools

No. But once you get to college, many of them disappear, and you can easily ignore the rest of them. I assume "the real world" will be the same way.
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with C++ output
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Help with C++ output

joeframbach wrote:Oh curses, this is a difficult problem.

Considering how this program is written, and what it's supposed to do, I think involving libraries would only confuse them harder.
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738422

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

HP is pulling the same shit with how long their inks last. Like, there's a guy holding 10 pictures and a guy holding 30 pictures and it says "HP inks last 30% longer". After my last HP printer, I will never purchase anything from HP again. Their inks are terrible. From now on, I only buy ...
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Won't pay attention in class? Fine, I'll smash your laptop.
Replies: 80
Views: 8404

Re: Won't pay attention in class? Fine, I'll smash your laptop.

No, because obviously the teacher isn't going to break two laptops in class, so mine is safe.
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with C: pointer to stucts
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Help with C: pointer to stucts

Would this code work?? I don't know, maybe you could try it and see what happens? The worst case is that your program crashes. Yes, I think holding a pointer to the last element is good, but I mean the last element, not the null that comes after the last element. You can't say to a null, "Null...
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java that bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 18491

Re: Is Java that bad?

If Flash ever gets proper OpenGL support, I'd ditch Java in a heartbeat, even if it still was slower than Java. Umm, HTML 5? That will actually be capable of being hardware accelerated depending on the browser... From what I can remember: Flash doesn't have OpenGL yet. Java does have a way to acces...
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738422

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

HP is pulling the same shit with how long their inks last. Like, there's a guy holding 10 pictures and a guy holding 30 pictures and it says "HP inks last 30% longer". After my last HP printer, I will never purchase anything from HP again. Their inks are terrible. From now on, I only buy ...
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pausing a program
Replies: 23
Views: 3008

Re: Pausing a program

system("pause > nul"); someone on serverfault asked the exact same question i answered it putting the > nul makes it send the text to a file. um. somewhere. To a file "nul" in the same directory as the executable. If you're on Unix (Linux / OS X), you could probably get away wit...
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9968
Views: 1950194

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

wizardy42 wrote:...I say again; WHHHHHYYYYYY?

Because the largest multiple of 10 that is less than -17 would be -20, and -17 - -20 = -17 + 20 = 3.
It's very simple.
Er, SIMPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
by lulzfish
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help with C++ output
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Re: Help with C++ output

You can't make the output "drop" with normal output.
The way normal output works is that you print one line at a time, and you can't go back to change previous lines.
So you'll have to do some formatting.
by lulzfish
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738422

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

HP is pulling the same shit with how long their inks last.
Like, there's a guy holding 10 pictures and a guy holding 30 pictures and it says "HP inks last 30% longer".
by lulzfish
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 738422

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

TaintedDeity wrote:She's spinning.

Ah, I see. Her head is moving backwards, but her legs are moving forwards.
That must be terrifying, being trapped on a spinning, flying static bicycle, floating through an endless white void for all eternity.

I would never go to such a gym.

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