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by Dakman
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 73640

Re: "Height" Discussion

I second the poster idea... seriously Randall your going to have to get on this.
by Dakman
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0466: "Moving"
Replies: 165
Views: 32069

Re: Moving

A friend and I had recently got an apartment together... you guys don't even know the half of it, we had to wait a week until we got hooked up :( So we used our cell phones to create an ad hoc network and were finally able to check out the latest xkcd or what have you :D
by Dakman
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Visual FoxPro
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: Visual FoxPro

The office I work in uses it as a time clock.
by Dakman
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help-C++ Socket Server Timout
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Help-C++ Socket Server Timout

You might want to check out select(), It's a good way to make sure you program doesn't hang when it's trying to recv() data that hasn't been sent yet.
by Dakman
Wed May 21, 2008 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small scale development model
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Small scale development model

Actually it is a bit of project, it's taken us a few months of planning and now that summer has come we plan that it will take about 2-3 months to finish, which isn't too bad for only two people.
by Dakman
Tue May 20, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small scale development model
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Small scale development model

Well, I think I am more interested in seeing how other people develop in small groups. There really hasn't been any problems with the way we have been doing things now. In fact we sit right next to each other when we program so it can be kind of fun, especially when we both are working on a really c...
by Dakman
Tue May 20, 2008 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Dos- vs. Unix-like
Replies: 55
Views: 10727

Re: Dos- vs. Unix-like

If your move can lose data if the copy fails, your move is broken and should be replaced by a better one. Even Windows gets this right... move between volumes does a copy-then-delete behind the scenes.


The mv command is atomic though, so yeah...
by Dakman
Mon May 19, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small scale development model
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: Small scale development model

We generally do make good use of svn, so we are set there.
by Dakman
Mon May 19, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Small scale development model
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Small scale development model

I have a few coding projects that me and a friend of mine are undertaking this summer, just like we have for the past few summers. Normally our development model is to just sit and program... and that's it. I have been looking a lot at the Scrum development model, and I really like how it's setup, h...
by Dakman
Mon May 19, 2008 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What will threading look like in 20 years?
Replies: 53
Views: 19254

Re: What will threading look like in 20 years?

Thank you btilly! Finally somone who knows whatsup, I've been trying to explain why scaling to multiple cores could be a bad thing to people for years, a link to this post will fix everything :D
by Dakman
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 60717

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Why can nobody figure out why the camera is outside of the ball? It's obviously because the image would be somewhat distorted and `cloudy` from inside the ball.
by Dakman
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: WTF, program segfaulting before even starting...
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: WTF, program segfaulting before even starting...

Eschatokyrios: cmatrix. Check it out. Dakman: I completely disagree that curses is not appropriate. You want a persistent display with which you can update any part of the screen at any time. See also: cmatrix. http://www.asty.org/cmatrix/ You can update any part of the screen at any time. Absolute...
by Dakman
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: WTF, program segfaulting before even starting...
Replies: 17
Views: 2515

Re: WTF, program segfaulting before even starting...

Curses is a little heavy for this I would thing. My rule is that unless the program is supposed to act like a GUI, I don't use it. You might want to check out... http://www.databeast.com/datacomet/Documents/1.1._VT100_Command_Set.txt Great and easy to understand documentation. At any rate it looks l...
by Dakman
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Bug tracking system
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Bug tracking system

Text file.
by Dakman
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: x86 assembly syntax
Replies: 38
Views: 22003

Re: x86 assembly syntax

All of the extra %, and $ give the code a more organized look, especially when dealing with labels, registers, hex, and decimal. And as for looks, I have never seen a pretty chunk of intel assembly, but have seen plenty of pretty AT&T code, so it's really a matter of opinion I guess. Oh... and a...
by Dakman
Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: x86 assembly syntax
Replies: 38
Views: 22003

Re: x86 assembly syntax

You guys suck, I can't believe I am the only one who prefers AT&T assembly... It's probably because I'm such a GNU whore.
by Dakman
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: First thingy in Python
Replies: 13
Views: 2326

Re: First thingy in Python

People.... stop using input() to grab integers! input should only be used to inject code to the interpreter during runtime. It's not fail safe for integers, you could still enter a string. while True: try: age = int(raw_input("What is your age? ") break except: print "Please enter a v...
by Dakman
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Getting a simple IRC client to work... firewall issue maybe?
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Getting a simple IRC client to work... firewall issue maybe?

I made a irc client in python about a year ago, even though you are using C/C++ you could still check it out, and learn a little about the protocol.

http://penguinspace.dyndns.org/~dakman/irc.py
by Dakman
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Collective Intelligence
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Collective Intelligence

I had thought of an idea like this before. It was a grid like system with resources placed in diffrent parts of the grid and lifeforms would wander around and could remember where resources are, like food and water, and would also remember things like other lifeforms that could harm them so they wou...
by Dakman
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Oh me yarm Win32API =(
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Re: Oh me yarm Win32API =(

Qt is alright, but there are a lot of restrictions to how you can distribute it for windows versions (unless they changed it). As for wxWidgets I would suggest that nobody EVER uses it. It's far to restrictive and is bassicaly just a extremley slow abstraction of other GUI systems.
by Dakman
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Find the average of two numbers
Replies: 146
Views: 31545

Re: Find the average of two numbers

I did see this as a problem, however I noticed everyone using regular integers in their implementations for both the params and return type.
by Dakman
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0060: "Super Bowl"
Replies: 14
Views: 6396

Re: "Super Bowl" discussion

My dad won about $2,000 on a pool that he was on.
by Dakman
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Find the average of two numbers
Replies: 146
Views: 31545

Re: Find the average of two numbers

int average(int a, int b){return (int)(((long long) a / (long long) b) >> 1);} Yeah that should be a + sign. Plus yeah it cast to a larger type, but we are adding integers (most likely 32 bits) to a long long (most likely 64bits), even if we were adding two maximums together (2 ^ 32 / 2 - 1) We wou...
by Dakman
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Find the average of two numbers
Replies: 146
Views: 31545

Re: Find the average of two numbers

int average(int a, int b){return (int)(((long long) a / (long long) b) >> 1);}
by Dakman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0371: "Compiler Complaint"
Replies: 76
Views: 19729

Re: "Compiler Complaint" Discussion

Duck wrote:
Dakman wrote:EDIT: s/stares/stairs
There is actually probably many more errors than that.


s/is/are :wink:


I knew it. I better stop speaking now, before I do it again.
by Dakman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0371: "Compiler Complaint"
Replies: 76
Views: 19729

Re: "Compiler Complaint" Discussion

Now this is a comic! I haven't seen any that reall really make me laugh in quite a while, but this one was just great. Segfaults are just completley evil and 100% annoying. But I never really thought about how the computer feels about it. Sometimes I have those type of dreams except instead of tripp...
by Dakman
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 34376

0370: "Redwall"

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Title: My Redwall/Jurassic Park crossover fanfic is almost complete!
Permalink: http://xkcd.com/370/

This is my favorite type of comic that he does, just a couple of short little blurbs.
by Dakman
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: gcc and linking external libraries
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

Re: gcc and linking external libraries

You really probably don't have to link to libc. If you are asking how to compile multiple files do something like this

g++ -c xxx.cc -o xxx.o -I.
g++ -c main.cc -o main.o -I.
g++ -o application main.o xxx.o
by Dakman
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34221

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Okay guys, where's the facebook application?


On it.
by Dakman
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Santa's secret problem: finds constraints satisfying
Replies: 3
Views: 2237

Re: Santa's secret problem: finds constraints satisfying

Agreed, show off to your family by making a really cool application to solve this, also make sure to include a sexy GUI with tons of eye-candy.
by Dakman
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Have you read SICP
Replies: 31
Views: 15013

Re: Have you read SICP

I've read The Art of Computer Programming Vol. 1 (Knuth!), and I plan on getting the next volume very soon. Is this book also worth picking up? Or will it teach me everything that learned / will learn from TACP?
by Dakman
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0354: "Startling"
Replies: 159
Views: 25110

Re: "Startling" discussion

Does anyone get those "the internet is fucking awsome" moments? I usually get those when I'm quickly looking up something, like for example I searched the lyrics to this song I heard on the radio to find out who it was, I went to wikipedia and searched the artist name and checked out the d...
by Dakman
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0353: "Python"
Replies: 241
Views: 55935

Re: "Python" discussion

I am sick of people thinking that python is for people who do not want to learn how to program! I started out in python, and I have worked with all the techniques that any C or Java programmer would employ. The fact of the matter is, you just have to have the will to learn more, instead of learning ...
by Dakman
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Upper Midwest US (MN, WI, ND, SD, IL, etc)
Replies: 173
Views: 94682

Re: Upper Midwest US (MN, WI, ND, SD, IL, etc)

Actually Milwaukee isn't really that bad for driving. Even downtown.
by Dakman
Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Upper Midwest US (MN, WI, ND, SD, IL, etc)
Replies: 173
Views: 94682

Re: Upper Midwest US (MN, WI, ND, SD, IL, etc)

I think Milwaukee would be a good city for a midwest meetup. I'm pretty sure there's a ferry that runs from Michigan. Plus for ND, SD, MN People, it's not much further.
by Dakman
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22222

Re: "Network" Discussion

This could actually be possible. The approach I would take would involve a cluster of probably about 4-6 computers of about todays average speed. Using VMWare I would then create a virtual machine install windows, and copy that virtual drive to be used when a new node is added to the network. On the...
by Dakman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0349: "Success"
Replies: 113
Views: 35301

Re: "Success" Discussion

My favorite part was panel two. I remember my friend trying to install linux for his first time on his own. He called me up and started on about how it messed up his computer and how it sucks, he then proceeded to quote the second panel almost exactly.
by Dakman
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0340: "Fight"
Replies: 125
Views: 21698

Re: "Fight" Discussion

There is more too it than just fixing X. Since she deleted all of the .conf files chances are she just made it easy on her self and did a rm -rf /etc, in this case a lot more than X config files would be missing, such as your inittab and startup scripts! So chances are you probably couldnt even boot...
by Dakman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: IRC through the command line
Replies: 8
Views: 6303

Re: IRC through the command line

I believe that they have disabled telnet connections.


It does support it :/ just make sure you specify port 6667 (or the actual irc port, should be 6667)

And if you are looking for a more usable aproach then trying using cygwin + irssi.
by Dakman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python Error
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Python Error

It's not trying to connect to any service on the internet it is trying to connect to it's subprocess which is bassicly like a python shell lying underneath the GUI. It is responsible for interpreting and running your current application. It is possible to disable it by by using the -n switch when st...

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