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by _Axle_
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Road trip! Advice, destinations, discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2097

Re: Road trip! Advice, destinations, discussion

As stated by many others, but just putting it in my own words. This is advice from someone who went coast to coast, border to border in the US alone in 1 summer. it involved about 95% of I-90 ( Left Seattle, I left I-90 in New York and went to VT ), then another trip from I-5 Seattle and ended up in...
by _Axle_
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 592359

Re: League of Legends

I have been watching most of the games, some live ( living at -7 GMT makes that fun ) and watched some replays. The bans are against specific players. In a regular random Queue or Premade Queue, you don't know the team and just pick people who are 'OP' or good counters to your favorite champions. I ...
by _Axle_
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A silly Programming issue (Java)
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: A silly Programming issue (Java)

Any chance at you posting some of the code involving the File I/O?

It could be a minor order of operations that make it overwriting your file with nothing, or possible file loading/saving incorrectly
by _Axle_
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Unlimited Detail technology. Yay or nay?
Replies: 13
Views: 4805

Re: Unlimited Detail technology. Yay or nay?

My thoughts on Unlimited Detail technology.... I am still watching one of their comparison video and read their "What is it?" page. I have some major issues with how this is all presented. They are real critical at the comparison and not even understanding some of the stuff of "Polygo...
by _Axle_
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 592359

Re: League of Legends

Not sure if this has been talked about or not, but since I only started recently playing compared to the age of this thread. What champions do you usually play as/Favorite? Mine is definitely Maokai as my main. I am usually a beast with him. A good game, I have either the most kills or assists than ...
by _Axle_
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 17820

Re: Whine about your smarts

(Also...what's wrong with getting the degree for its own sake? While you won't go nearly as far as if you had applied yourself, a diploma does open doors that simply wouldn't be open otherwise, arguably even with craptastic grades.) I can only state from how the US works, but going to College/Unive...
by _Axle_
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 27678

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

OT
Spoiler:
I am sure it has Poxic, probably along the lines of : Worst Job


Back on topic, interesting points have been made... I need to ponder on it

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by _Axle_
Mon May 30, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 27678

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

You all just keep dragging this topic along


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by _Axle_
Sat May 28, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 27678

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

I see where this thread is going ...

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by _Axle_
Fri May 27, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 27678

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

Natraj's post was a Fennec Fox I think, just like mine.

I am all ears to your argument

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by _Axle_
Fri May 27, 2011 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 27678

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

..... I can't resist joining in on this....

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by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 17820

Re: Whine about your smarts

In school I get really good grades, have yet to get a problem that I can't understand, I'm not that big of a jerk about my intelligence, people like me. Doesn't seem like I have a problem does it? That's what my teacher's assume. They keep bugging me about not participating, they think I'm introver...
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 8:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

That is a lot of deer.... how far away is that store?
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 7:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Ortus wrote:The best kind of ice cream. Well, maybe I'm overstating it, because there is a Coldstone near where I work and damn do they make fine ice cream, but... it's deliciousness cannot be ignored at this late, and weak, hour.


Run* to the store and get some!

*or drive... whatever way you choose
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I can blame parkour, coaching gymnastics, and skiing for my lack of a beer gut. I'm not sure how long that will stave off the gut with my poor eating habits. By what I eat, I'll be dead by 30. On a related note: should I go get some beyond mind-shatteringly delicious ice cream from the 24/7 grocery...
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iPhone App Development with Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: iPhone App Development with Windows

Easiest would be to just have a Mac... Though, not everyone is made of money, so there is help. It is possible to install OS X on a regular PC, you can google Hackintosh and get plenty of how to guides to getting it to install and boot. I haven't looked into iOS development, so I don't know if there...
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 822687

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Its raining!

and yes, that is awesome. I was missing a good rain
by _Axle_
Thu May 26, 2011 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28480
Views: 3022128

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Rant: Washington drivers, why are you such douchebags? I drive my little 40-mile stretch of I-5 every day, twice a day, and I swear I can pick you out before I even look at your plates. You drive like you stole it, tailgate, and pass on the right (when there is NOBODY in the left lane - and your ab...
by _Axle_
Wed May 25, 2011 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Rubber banding is cheats in racing games. Though, to defend Nintendo's choice... Mario Kart isn't fun if you are way ahead of everyone and you have nothing to fear except random track traps and blue shells.
by _Axle_
Wed May 25, 2011 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dishwashing Hacks?
Replies: 36
Views: 4121

Re: Dishwashing Hacks?

If you don't like scrubbing baking sheets or pans, try this: line with aluminum foil. In most cases this helps to eliminate cleanup, and the bonus is if it's something light like rolls/biscuits, cookies, garlic toast, fish/chicken filets, french fries, or other similar items, you can use the foil t...
by _Axle_
Wed May 25, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 592359

Re: League of Legends

Yay . . . Mastery pages. This will make actually playing different champions less of a hassle in pre-game picking
by _Axle_
Mon May 23, 2011 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I regularly read six: Cyanide & Happiness, Penny Arcade, XKCD, Questionable Content, AF Blues, and Doghouse Diaries. Forgot about Cyanide & Happiness <_<, make mine 5. xkcd, Questionable Content, Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Nerf Now and then C&H. Dead/Hiatus Comics : Perry Bible Fell...
by _Axle_
Mon May 23, 2011 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28480
Views: 3022128

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

At least you get mad at real issues.

I get pissed and can't read any article about Games/Gaming. People have no clue what goes into making a video game and hearing them talk, just pisses me off and hurts my head.
by _Axle_
Mon May 23, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28480
Views: 3022128

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I lost hope in general about people who post on any comment section online. Most people are either complete idiots and don't understand what they are commenting about or Trolls who do stupid things on purpose.
by _Axle_
Mon May 23, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7803193

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I regularly read... 4 web comics, and I occasionally check up on 2 'semi dead' ones in the rare case that the artists drew a new one. They are on hiatus.
by _Axle_
Mon May 23, 2011 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I Am Missing Something
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: I Am Missing Something

Posting which language it that is, is helpful ( It is either Java or C#, but I had to look at the length call. Java is lowercase, C# is uppercase. ) What is the exact error? What headprogrammingczar meant is something like this, byte[][] scores = new byte[5][]; for (int x = 0; x < scores.Length; x++...
by _Axle_
Sun May 22, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dishwashing Hacks?
Replies: 36
Views: 4121

Re: Dishwashing Hacks?

Basically what has already been said. 1) If you are cooking any meal that takes time to cook, perfect time to start cleaning up the rest of the dishes 2) Clean them soon after using them as well 3) Since I am the only one who uses my dishes, I generally only surface clean my utensils and plates with...
by _Axle_
Sun May 22, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2615584

Re: Postify your facerity

Grats ginadagny on graduating :)

And nice hat there podbaydoor. I can't identify from that angle, but what kind of hat is it, if it has a specific name.
by _Axle_
Tue May 17, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1243170

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

I use the terms as :
Buzzed : Use an electric trimmer with no attachments and cut as short as possible. There is hair left, but damn short.
Bald : Same as above, but them take a razor and shave the rest off to the skin
by _Axle_
Tue May 17, 2011 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ray Tracer Project
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: Ray Tracer Project

I will add more later, since I am about to head out, but .. You can render every object as if it was a mesh of polys ( Triangles ), though doing so changes where you set your focus on your project. Improving Speed will be your number 1 task, so you will need some world space division ( KD-Tree, HBV,...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ray Tracer Project
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: Ray Tracer Project

Eh, with triangles and clever depth mapping, you can approximate a sphere essentially indistinguishably with a d20. If you don't care about efficiency, you could even use a trapezoid. Also, depending on the language you're using, recursive ray tracing could be one of the easiest ways to do anything...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14353
Views: 1243170

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

Midnight wrote:I'm thinking of shaving my head; never done it before and my hair is about shoulder-length at this point. It would be funny.


Shave it completely bald or just buzzed to the shortest?

If Bald, I would say your mileage may vary how you look

If Buzzed ...
Oregonaut wrote:DO EET!
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Seattle area!
Replies: 149
Views: 60366

Re: Seattle area!

Everyone was there! ... though really, was just Mag, Mumpy and I. We did ask each other if we heard from you, but basically it was "I PMed suffer-cait my number". The only places that were open was coffee shops, so we ended up at Zeitgeist Coffee, and only for like 40 minutes, so you didn'...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Ray Tracer Project
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: Ray Tracer Project

Don't know where to start exactly, so here is just my ramblings on the topic : I have programmed a C++ ray tracer from scratch as a school project and now currently rewriting from scratch again a ray tracer in C#. That involved writing my own math libraries ( basically a Vector3 and a Matrix 3x3 cla...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Project Amandacation
Replies: 24
Views: 2100

Re: Project Amandacation

Monkey Island . . . You can have 0 gaming skills and still enjoy it. I would either start with the original or the Tales of series from Telltale Games. If you give us a list of interests she has, it might help narrow what might be good to show off. Metal Head : Brutal Legend - XBox 360 Puzzle/Logic/...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ help, issues writing structs to files
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: C++ help, issues writing structs to files

Welcome to programming... where the same code can not work and work :).
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 2:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Professor Meme
Replies: 33
Views: 8670

Re: Engineering Professor Meme

I think it depends in what level of physics/engineering your are at. If you are making lots of assumptions in the beginning ( intro physics, frictionless vacuums ), then its more about the understanding and not the perfect output.

Though, the Engineering Major Bat is awesome.... its so true
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ help, issues writing structs to files
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: C++ help, issues writing structs to files

Your sorting never touches the last element. size should be i, not i - 1. Also, what OS and compiler are you running? Since I have used Visual Studios 2008 and g++ on a Vista, both machines produce output in the files. If I remove/rename either file1.txt or file2.txt, it gets stuck in an infinite lo...
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ help, issues writing structs to files
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: C++ help, issues writing structs to files

Can you post or PM the sample data used in the program ( file1.txt and file2.txt )?
I am rusty with overloading the streams, so I kind of want to step through with the data to see if anything shoots out at me.
by _Axle_
Mon May 16, 2011 12:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Seattle area!
Replies: 149
Views: 60366

Re: Seattle area!

Magnanimous wrote:Eh, it still turned out okay. But note to self: Don't have meetups on Sunday...


We found a place, but I still find some humor in it :)

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