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by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Data-Driven Roguelike (Again)
Replies: 17
Views: 4564

Re: Coding a Data-Driven Roguelike (Again)

I've never played a real D7D game, but the zero and negative HP states seem to narrow to me. I'd imagine zero hp is rare unless the attacker is using non-lethal damage. Rare, but amusing. I like the mechanic personally, since it literally means "resting on the razor's edge" between consci...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

VgKing wrote:Media has the power to build and demolish. In this case, I'm patiently waiting for the media to bring Trump down.


Seems like a pretty shitty power so far, since all that has happened so far is Trump became President.
by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

Zamfir wrote:
I don't think there's any objective formula to determine normal from abnormal.

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FTFY
by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding a Data-Driven Roguelike (Again)
Replies: 17
Views: 4564

Re: Coding a Data-Driven Roguelike (Again)

Two: Two sets of tiers: Valid and invalid tiers. So let's say a system with four tiers in each set: Perfect, off-balance, compromised, maimed, incapacitated, unconscious, comic-book-dead, Shakespeare-dead. If everyone is incapacitated in combat with monsters then TPK. If someone's comic-book-dead, ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

EDIT: Woah, 5000th post! Couldn't be prouder, I like this project :-) Okay, so here's my thoughts. http://i.imgur.com/hjnq52t.png The "Reverse" capacitance (from the Gate to the Drain) is the important figure. The Drain is directly connected to the AA-under-test (1.5ish V), which means tha...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

Am I correct in understanding that in the unstable version of your circuit, the 1 Meg resistor is a short-circuit and the 1k between the opamp inputs is removed? Yes. If that's the case, maybe the transistor is the problem, but not because of gain or capacitance. It might be slow to respond to chan...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

In your configuration the transistor should be pretty benign for stability. The transistor will behave as essentially a unity-gain voltage buffer, with an offset due to the gate-to-source threshold voltage. The transconductance gain is gain from gate-to-source voltage to drain-to-source current. Bu...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/negative-feedback-part-5-gain-margin-and-phase-margin/ I'm going to do more through analysis of my OpAmp. I personally think that my methodology of controlling the oscillating MOSFET is "ugly". I'm basically taking a hammer to the oscilla...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 3313

Re: advice: external cd/dvd

Oh, and an "internal" Cd / DVD / BluRay player would go into the standard 5.25" slot and looks like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W02SH8372 The 5.25" slot is standard on most cases. If you want to be sure, give us a link to your computer case and may...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 3313

Re: advice: external cd/dvd

I just bought an insane gaming PC off the shelf but it doesn't include a cd drive and I can't even figure out where it would go in the case. So can I buy an external drive ? and how easy (plug n play) are they? (if they exist) Yes. They use USB and look like this: https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Ray-Pla...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

I'd bet you a shiny new nickel he doesn't so much as REMEMBER 70% of what he's promised.


To be fair, neither do his supporters.
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

Ah, upon a little checking, it's a larger package size that helps (which usually corresponds to a higher voltage rating at a given value, hence my mistake). So if you use a 1206 capacitor rather than an 0805, you should get better performance. Lol, duh. If I need a bigger capacitor, I should get a ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

That's why you go with a much higher voltage rating than you really need. A 25V X7R should be pretty good at 0 - 5 V. http://i.imgur.com/0ycH1Rq.png Nope. Notice how the low-end is now as high as 2.4V and yet the dropoff to 6V is as bad as the 6.3V capacitor. Fortunately, I'm only working from 0V t...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

BTW: I'm not even sure if accurate 2.2uF capacitors exist in 0805 form factor. All that I've found so far are some X7S inaccurate +/-20% crap. Which is important for the low-pass anti-aliasing filters I've put into the front of the ATMega pins. NP0 (maximum accuracy and temperature stability) only ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/application-note/an82f.pdf Ugggh, found this document online and now I feel like I have to read it over. I've made oscillations in my OpAmps through LTSpice before, and I understand the complications of building a feedback system without oscillations. The Max6106 claims...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694496

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Overall, it shows that the work is based on another work with more romantic leanings. Especially the female characters basically all suffer from the fact that they're potential love interests for Shirou (I think?) in addition to being their own character. Thanks for the rundown. :-) Saber: Living p...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/23/cpac-organizer-denounces-alt-right-as-left-wing-fascist-group/?utm_term=.a77f2e7f5fe0 Well then, this will get interesting. Over a few confusing minutes, Schneider argued that the alt-right, a term coined then popularized by the National Po...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

Another issue is that we've seem to have entered an age where polls determine the number of people who come out for an election. In effect, Clinton's edge may have spurred Trump supporters to vote ("all or nothing") and make Clinton supporters stay at home (she's gonna win anyway, no point...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

A section of the media is always going to be focussing on the negatives. It may or may not be the same section, the same size of section, the same legitimacy/otherwise of section. Trump certainly isn't "helping". How many National Security Advisors demonstrate a connection to Russia (whil...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

I honestly believe a section of the media is hell bent on ruining the Trump presidency. They are only looking at the negatives. You are welcome to list positives in this thread. I know its not too popular, but I for one was against the Fiduciary Rule for example, and am happy to see it gone. Mattis...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: Battery Tester Project

I've come to the conclusion that getting rid of the 5V rail and using a Rail-to-rail Output OpAmp (LMV358l) will be a superior design. I'm still thinking of using the Buck Converter because batteries "run out of voltage" as they deplete. 4xAA gives 4.0V to 6.0V depending on how "full&...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

I'm saying the left doesn't have a monopoly on the desire to suppress speech they don't agree with. I guess I'm confused then because your statement doesn't really contradict mine. But yeah, noted. So do you think being ostracized for your speech is a bad thing? Then we should work together to stop...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

Another point: the shit that Peter Thiel has gotten from his peers speaking for and financially supporting Trump. True, people have the "right" to react to speech in any way they want to. But the current culture of the left has a "chilling effect" on legitimate free speech. If y...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

It's the old chestnut about whether you should be tolerant of intolerance. When you don't condemn intolerance, it gives birth to all sorts of evils from homophobia to fascism. The lesson the left took from Germany's rise in WW2 was that appeasement does not work: Not standing up to intolerance only...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

You know I see that argument a lot lately, about intelligent debate become rare, but is it true? It was the Brexit people who said that they don't want to listen to experts, which is basically them saying that they prefer their own worldview to informed opinion. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

The idea of the exercise is not to figure out what we don't like about Trump supporters, but instead find the common ground and potentially leverage that to better communicate with them. I mean, we're obviously not going to agree with them on the Trump v Hillary thing. So we have a lot that we disag...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

http://blog.samaltman.com/what-i-heard- ... supporters

Its important to understand the side of Trump supporters.
by KnightExemplar
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?
Replies: 15
Views: 4703

Re: Best Hard Drive For Gaming?

How much space we talking about? Solid-State is the best technology right now. You can get a 1TB MLC SSD for $260: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226596 MLC is a good "middle of the road" SSD. TLC is a good bit cheaper, but the performance characteristics are wea...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694496

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Watch them in the order they were released chronologically. If you don't like Fate/Stay Night, come back here for spoilers, and then start Fate/Stay Unlimited Blade Works. Thanks for the detailed input, I really appreciate it. Although, to be honest, it sounds more like I should stick with UBW (thr...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 694496

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I actually like Fate/Stay Night (2006), so lemme give a bit of context. Fate/Stay was originally a hentai harem visual novel with three stories (think of them as "alternative endings"). So all three stories are about Emiya Shiro evolving his relationship to "sleep with the girl" ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1800: "Chess Notation"
Replies: 28
Views: 7215

Re: 1800: "Chess Notation"

Better players actually distrust the "shallow" 20-move lookahead from Stockfish and set their analysis to 30+ move lookaheads. But the computer analysis may take 30+ minutes if you set it to a very high setting. I'm only a ~1500 player anyway, so I'm still making basic mistakes. (hanging ...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1800: "Chess Notation"
Replies: 28
Views: 7215

Re: 1800: "Chess Notation"

It's been ages since I've played chess. I should get back into it. There's a Chess discussion topic on the "Gaming" boards: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=96851 Modern Chess is fascinating. PC-SCID (free software. W00t) allows you to interact with AIs (so you can see what...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery Tester Project
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Battery Tester Project

A few months ago, I began to obsess over AA NiMH batteries. So I've begun a ton of research into building my own battery tester. I mean, why buy one for $35 when I can build a much more expensive one with fewer features? The TL;DR of a battery tester is to simply measure the amount of Amp-hours a ba...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 6752

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

California How about those guys stop having their tax-dollars decided by propositions and actually let their elected leaders have the ability to fund projects they deem fit? 2/3rds of the legislature needs to approve a budget, while a proposition initiated by dumbass citizens can force the Governor...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

You contact a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee . If you don't trust the President, and you don't trust the President's party, then pick a member of the opposition party (A Democrat). The entirety of the Senate Intelligence Committee has top-secret clearances due to the nature of their wo...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

Obama as been slithering towards war with Russia for 8 years. Wat? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_reset http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/04/world/europe/04russia.html Russian relations didn't really deteriorate until the Crimean incident in 2014 . And Trump seems to agree? http://www.cnn.com/2...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

Not a fan of the Pentagon papers then? The Senate Intelligence Committee didn't exist back then. I'm sure you're a fan of their work . I was surprised you didn't think the fourth estate (the media/journalists) merited any access to classified information. I rarely have any moral absolutes. I only h...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote:Not a fan of the Pentagon papers then?


The Senate Intelligence Committee didn't exist back then.

I'm sure you're a fan of their work.
by KnightExemplar
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4227
Views: 287547

Re: Trump presidency

First off... No. If you believe someone to be a mole you investigate their activity; you don't compromise security because security might be compromised. Especially when "might be compromised" is based on a hunch that your target might be blackmailed for something he might have actually s...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 7076

Re: Housing discussion from ION

All good points, but it only shows why we haven't changed policy. It doesn't show we shouldn't change policy. After all, easing back support for housing will gradually increase the cost of single family homes, that hides the effect so it doesn't shock the market. Indeed, I haven't taken a stance qu...

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