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by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 1593

Re: Coding Newbie

Java's syntax is kind of annoying, though, and it might be even better to start with an interpreted language, so you don't have to worry as much about getting a compiler and using the command line. For interpreted languages, BASIC is the tradition, but I think Python is better. The syntax is a littl...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28593
Views: 3338395

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:I think this would be a pretty cool job.

It's challenging work, in of doors... That guy clearly hasn't gone hungry.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 48186

Re: Mac vs PC

John once thought of buying a mac, But then realized Apple fans are whack, They continue to buy, Anything with an "i", Because intelligence is something they lack. That's why I got a MBP. No "i" in the name! I want a MacBook, but with a cooler name, no glowing logo, and without ...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New York State to ban SALT
Replies: 96
Views: 9884

Re: New York State to ban SALT

Hey, so some of us are trying to cut back on water and it's not fair how they always put it in food without even asking...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 17723

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

"Rocky road to Dublin" as performed by the Irish Descendants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYbXV5eMGsM . I listened to this version a few times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWCV5wpMJJM&feature=lulz Guess why. And from the same movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zIzy3laQck&...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1639094

Re: Today I Learned

That Half-Life 2 Episode 2 plays great in Linux, and is still fun the 3rd or 4th time through, and I still found new ways to play. I also got the "Payback" achievement accidentally.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28593
Views: 3338395

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

I want to work at Best Buy but write open-source software by night. That way I can change the world, and if I do it wrong, the worst that happens is someone on IRC or a mailing list yells at me. And I can also buy overpriced crap for a discount.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: micros0ft tour. quesions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: microsoft tour. quesions?

hintss wrote:xbox dosen't run on windows, does it?

Original ran modified Windows CE, IIRC.
The new one probably runs CE or some kind of horrible branch of the Windows family.
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9943
Views: 1904845

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I had someone overwrite a good portion of my 4 hours of continuous coding before, because he saw svn conflicts and thought it was too confusing, so just overwrote it all. In the process managing to undo several critical fixes that I had done. Later on we had people complaining about it and I was ju...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1639094

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that a permanent-magnet-powered, permanent magnet rotor is quite feasible (the rotor accelerates enough to defeat friction, as the magnets are slowly demagnetized.) Now I gotta build a fake PM machine and see how many hours I can make it run. Somehow, I don't believe this. Make sure...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 60283

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

I like that Futurama's science runs on parodying Star Trek.
"Like a balloon and... Something bad happens!"
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1639094

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that Serious Business has very strict rules and probably isn't for people who post casually and don't hold back personal opinions that others might find inflammatory. I've never been called a troll before in my years of posting, and it actually stung a bit. I don't know what the pol...
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1639094

Re: Today I Learned

Today I Learned that the food court doesn't have lemon-flavored SoBe again. I hope they haven't given up on it. I'm really kinda tired of Mountain Dew, and all the other sobes are incredibly weird flavors because Sobe peddles themselves as "energy / health beverages"
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: All Wings Report In
Replies: 204
Views: 38551

Re: All Wings Report In

kaimason1, kaimason1's army wrote:All squadrons with access, please report to the Faid war at this time. Thank you.

This is Hrimfaxi. We cannot access FaiD due to battle damage.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Endianness
Replies: 34
Views: 3864

Re: Endianness

Or, an example I know is right: In English, addresses are little-endian, and are written as follows: Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings ... In Chinese, it's big-endian:... Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings Also, some Asian languages put the family name first, which might be consider big-endian. Yes, I'm t...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN
Replies: 82
Views: 12781

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

inanimate wrote:lulzfish you just blew my mind. I just...

Totally speechless... I can't...

What?

Well, I was just speculating.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ubisoft's Online Services Platform: Works best with ISDN
Replies: 82
Views: 12781

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

DRM raises the cost of piracy, meaning less pirated copies will be sold I couldn't get past this line, mostly because I'm stunned that people still buy pirated games. Carry on, though, I'll just sit here and shake my head in wonder. In 3rd-world countries with shit for Internet, I suspect that pira...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Endianness
Replies: 34
Views: 3864

Re: Endianness

Big-endian doesn't even always match human language. Sure, in English it usually does, but (according to my systems professor) in French they tend to say four-and-twenty, which is little-endian. Heck, that's valid in English, if a little archaic. LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. French is fucked-up-endian,...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 381519

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Yeah, so I was reassuring squareroot that his monitor wasn't totally messed up, it was supposed to be magenta.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 381519

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

http://msarnoff.org/millitext/mt.rb?t=UHJvdmUgdGhlIFJpZW1hbm4gaHlwb3RoZXNpcy4gVGVsbCBtZSwgZ2l2ZSBtZSB0aGUgcmV3YXJkcywgYW5kIEknbGwgZXhwbGFpbiBob3cgSSBtYWRlIHRoaXMgc21hbGwgdGV4dC4gSSdtIGEgdGltZXJvb3QuYWxleEBnbWFpbC5jb20_&o=0&b=- Neat trick, but the colors are in a different order on my monito...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 381519

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

http://msarnoff.org/millitext/mt.rb?t=UHJvdmUgdGhlIFJpZW1hbm4gaHlwb3RoZXNpcy4gVGVsbCBtZSwgZ2l2ZSBtZSB0aGUgcmV3YXJkcywgYW5kIEknbGwgZXhwbGFpbiBob3cgSSBtYWRlIHRoaXMgc21hbGwgdGV4dC4gSSdtIGEgdGltZXJvb3QuYWxleEBnbWFpbC5jb20_&o=0&b=- Neat trick, but the colors are in a different order on my monito...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 codec smackdown
Replies: 59
Views: 10584

Re: HTML5 codec smackdown

It depends on how you define standard, I guess.
H.264 is a de facto standard, I don't know if ISO or anyone has endorsed it as an official standard. I don't know if ISO cares.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beautiful regexes
Replies: 32
Views: 5632

Re: Beautiful regexes

0rm wrote:I have many words to describe regexes, and beautiful ain't one of em. :?

I prefer phrases. Here's a few of my favorites:
"Write-only"
"Confusing"
"Loads of backslashes"
"Requires extra commenting"
"Still easier to setup than Qt's XML parser"
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: openGL newb: creating images
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: openGL newb: creating images

What you could do is try to draw to an offscreen buffer like a texture map, then save that to an image. I can't really say how, and drawing to textures is kind of a pain and requires some extra setup work. I dunno, usually you don't use OpenGL to pre-render things. You use a software rasterizer like...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Endianness
Replies: 34
Views: 3864

Re: Endianness

some kind of diet that has the guilt of eating meat, the blandness of vegetarian food, the ethical issues of buying from evil empires, the smugness of "organic" foods, the weight gain of fast food and the slowness of making food yourself.[/quote] The "Buy cows slaughtered in factory f...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Coding This Idea: What Language?
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Coding This Idea: What Language?

Definitely go with Python. This sounds like it will need a lot of pre-existing libraries, and Python has them included. For the searching through HTML code part, you need to use Python's HTTP client stuff. Docs are around here: http://docs.python.org/library/httplib.html For the spreadsheet, I have ...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13415
Views: 1639094

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that somebody in my city appears to have stolen a car from a Need For Speed game. It has blue headlights and probably attracts loads of womenfolk.

I haven't seen (read: heard) that truck with the turbocharger in a while. I wonder if that person still goes to school here.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Design?
Replies: 31
Views: 4656

Re: Code Design?

Yakk wrote:If you think writing a reasonably large program is "easy as pie", you misunderstood some step. :)

I think you might be underestimating the difficulty of a good pie.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Mob2D: Free Fast 2D OpenGL Library
Replies: 15
Views: 3359

Re: Mob2D: Free Fast 2D OpenGL Library

Hm, you say GLSL is supported? How easy is it to use that? Can I just point to a couple of shader sources and say "compile those and apply them to $sprites"? Also, since there doesn't seem to be an API listing, and I'm too lazy to download the source at the moment, rotation is supported, r...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beautiful regexes
Replies: 32
Views: 5632

Re: Beautiful regexes

I suggest solitary confinement for people who use "beautiful" to mean "obfuscated". With whippings at random intervals, so they start to love their torturer as the only human being they still have contact with. Good thinking. Beautiful code should mean "easy to understand&q...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: headphones vs. speakers
Replies: 38
Views: 12270

Re: headphones vs. speakers

Headphones all the way.
Nobody else wants to hear weird Japanese video game music, and I don't want them to hear it either.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: unaesthetic code.
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: unaesthetic code.

I took a glance at what you're doing, and it looks like you could just use two nested for-loops to iterate over the relevant squares, and a single boolean like "bool canMove = false", and if you find the right square, set it to true, otherwise at the end of the loop it's false if there's n...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28593
Views: 3338395

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Dia makes flowcharts, you can do much worse than exporting a chart from Dia as PNG and importing it into OpenOffice Writer.
by lulzfish
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: GoatKCD
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Re: GoatKCD

It's xkcd with a shock image in one panel.
You get reported for posting it, and it's best not to discuss it at all.
by lulzfish
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Someone Tracked My Ip
Replies: 20
Views: 5129

Re: Someone Tracked My Ip

And I fear they put a keylogger in my computer. I deserve it for posting on 4chan without a proxy, but I need help. How do you remove a keylogger? Fear? What leads you to believe there's a keylogger on your computer? Odd processes eating CPU time? Odd processes making odd network connections? Odd p...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 48186

Re: Mac vs PC

I would love to see a PC legally virtualize a current version of OS X. I would too, but since Apple hates competition, they don't let other people run their OS. So although I like some of their hardware and some of their software, I would rather not own a Macintosh, because of the legal douchetry A...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 60283

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Doom.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do with $10,000?
Replies: 138
Views: 14760

Re: What would you do with $10,000?

If I wasn't getting the motorcycle I already mentioned...

Pandora pre-order ($340)
Peltier chip from United Nuclear
TF2 Scout costume
T-shirts

For $10,000, and if I could negotiate a decent price from, say, Sam's Club, I could probably get like 6000 or 7000 bottles of SoBe.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: That supid picture thing
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: That supid picture thing

22:49 - Checking back on this thread.
Spoiler:
How do you mean, pieces? I split it into RGB channels, then tried shifing each one horizontally so the grey areas would line up, but I didn't see anything.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3398
Views: 725649

Re: What were your dreams last night?

when i was young,i always dreamed that i was busy finding wc but failed finally.Then i woke up and found wetting the bed. :oops: I think I did that once when I was little. And then as a teenager, I had a dream that I was jerking off or something... wet the bed in a different sense. And probably whe...

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