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by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Similarities between C/C++ and Java
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: Similarities between C/C++ and Java

I don't like Java or C# as a first language, personally, they're just too big, and pretty much force you to explain classes early on. I also think you shouldn't be worried about memory management too early, so C++ isn't really the way to go. Python works well to teach the basics without having to ge...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 89397

Re: Mass Effect 2.

As someone who punched the reporter in ME1, I was hoping for a way to do it again.

If you played Lair of the Shadow Broker, there's a place you can visit after the mission with a video screen. There are several videos of Khalisah al-Jilani getting assaulted by people she's interviewing.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Why octal is better than decimal
Replies: 64
Views: 9459

Re: Why octal is better than decimal

The whole "We have ten fingers, that's why we use base 10" argument has always kind of bugged me. Wouldn't that lead to us using base 11? After all, we have 10 unique digits, plus no digits at all. 11 possibilities. It could have something to do with the fact that the concept of the numbe...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936733

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

There appears to be water falling from the sky here in southern california... What the hell is this? Is this from global warming?

Ugh... The weather here is HORRIBLE. It's only 60 F outside right now.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67-ifoaFPY

Although, she should have used the fat from the sausage instead of vegetable oil.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

Damn people coming in and stealing my points...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 89397

Re: Mass Effect 2.

Also, if I understand it right, some conversations are impossible to get all paragon points. For example, they might have the regular paragon option and the blue paragon option both give points. If you choose the regular option, you get 2 points, if you choose the blue option you get 6 points. This ...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Similarities between C/C++ and Java
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: Similarities between C/C++ and Java

I personally wouldn't consider Perl to be beginner friendly, and I wouldn't teach it as a required part of a CS course.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

It's basically a flaky bread made with butter or shortening, milk (buttermilk is best), and flour. They are similar to scones, but never have anything baked into them, and my experience with scones is that they tend to be fairly dense and crumble easily whereas biscuits are generally lighter than sc...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Zarq wrote:That "gravy" looks disgusting.

Also: 2$ for a cookie with some gravy??


It looks like sausage gravy is supposed to look. Biscuits and gravy are delicious, but I'm not sure about that stuff.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

Extra hour for me.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Then at some point in the 90's, it shifted more towards lyrics than vocals.
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Similarities between C/C++ and Java
Replies: 24
Views: 4938

Re: Similarities between C/C++ and Java

In terms of learning programming languages in a structured manner (e.g. from colleges/universities), I think it should go in this order: 1st course: The basics of imperative programming (e.g. data types, control structures, functions, recursion) in an easy to use language like Python. 2nd course: C+...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

I'll write a C# program to calculate this, because 1) we need to find out his real points, and 2) I'm bored as hell
by Thesh
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1433126

Re: Today I Learned

I can't find anything on the lambs, but my guess is they died within a year after birth.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 89397

Re: Mass Effect 2.

The Paragon/Renegade bars mean nothing, it's all based on the percentage of Paragon/Renegade points you earned out of the points available at the locations you visit.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

You can probably quit, you have so many points that no one will ever beat you. It would take millions of years to achieve that many points.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

To the people who haven't played in a while or haven't played before. You really shouldn't continue playing, you aren't going to get enough points to win.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Leveling Oslo isn't as fun as Leveling Toronto, and if you nuke Toronto, no one will care.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

You could accomplish the same thing by uninstalling opera.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

And that will help you get to my.opera.com, how?

http://www.internettrafficreport.com/history/306.htm

My guess is the problem lies in Sweden anyway
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

DNS isn't going to help, as you are getting the right IP. Either my.opera.com has your IP blocked (if it was previously used by an attacker), or a hop between you and the server is down. In either of those cases, I think your best bet is to search for an anonymous proxy.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 89397

Re: Mass Effect 2.

I've had playthroughs where I didn't have enough points even with the 75% bonus. That's with me thinking I got 90% of the Paragon and importing from an ME1 save, but I guess I must have missed a hell of a lot of the game. Retraining my character to get the 100% bonus usually solved it.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Negative gravity!
Replies: 12
Views: 3802

Re: Negative gravity!

Negative gravity is what causes ring planets to form. Generally these ring worlds lie inside the eye of ring stars, and yes you will often find floating mountains on these ring planets. Ring planets are much more massive than sphere planets, and the circumference is the size of what a sphere planet'...
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 89397

Re: Mass Effect 2.

To be fair, by applying squad points to your character class, you can increase your paragon and renegade scores by 75%-100%. But yes, I have found it a bitch to get some of the paragon/renegade options (since I never tried to really go 100% paragon/renegade, only 90%). Namely, Zaeed's loyalty, M...
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2936733

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Whelan wrote::shock: Where's the "How did I not notice that?" thread gone...


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by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2408164

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

I'll let you in on a little secret: No adult knows what they are doing.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

1 more for now.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I'm starting to sober up. Need to make the choice between drink more, go to sleep, or drink strong tea and try and stay awake. The latter may be the way to go.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I must have some sort of psychological resistance, as I haven't spent more than 5 minutes browsing that site during any given sitting.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

[insert Seamonkey plug here]
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

opera.com has a different IP address, so you are probably taking a bad route to my.opera.com.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Pinging my.opera.com [213.236.208.98] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 213.236.208.98: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=53 Reply from 213.236.208.98: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=53 Reply from 213.236.208.98: bytes=32 time=198ms TTL=53 Reply from 213.236.208.98: bytes=32 time=197ms TTL=53 Ping statistics for 21...
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332061

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I bought Fallout 3 for $20, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for $38. Looking for a couple older action games for the 360 that I can pick up for around $20. I have GTAIV, the mass effect games, the Halo games and enjoyed them all for the most part. I'm not actually sure if I will like Fallout 3, but I ...
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1469
Views: 170723

Re: Count up in Hex

2 more hits... You know, considering the predictability of this game, I could have chosen better placement for my ships.


E9
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Well, to be fair the site I visit doesn't focus on sex per-se.
by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17156
Views: 1443965

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

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by Thesh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89958
Views: 7571586

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

The only porn site I subscribe to, the man dresses in black coveralls and you don't really pay much attention to him for the most part.

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