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by simo
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 182763

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

by simo
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 182763

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

I must say, I'm terribly amused by the wording on this reward (emphasis mine): Pledge £1,000 or more Multivac tier: A pint with Simon in your local pub. (+all previous tiers up to Marvin) Estimated delivery: Jan 2013 Ships within the UK only :) Amazingly I have a backer for the 5k tier. Seems like ...
by simo
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 182763

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Yeah. Someone showed me them last night. They keep making progress and then stuttering, having some drama and going silent for a while. They really need to be better organised.
by simo
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 182763

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

A couple new ones: Maia: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438429768/maia Which is a sort of dungeon keeper / dwarf fortress style god game, building a colony on a hostile alien world, and keeping it alive. Maia is my game! :D 1970's hard scifi meets the god game genre! http://maiagame.com/image...
by simo
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 182763

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

A couple new ones: Maia: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438429768/maia Which is a sort of dungeon keeper / dwarf fortress style god game, building a colony on a hostile alien world, and keeping it alive. Maia is my game! :D 1970's hard scifi meets the god game genre! http://maiagame.com/image...
by simo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?
Replies: 58
Views: 81597

Re: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?

Might be a bit difficult for me to do Sunday as I have a guest. Although may be able to drag 'em along.

I guess I did jinx the weather then. :|
by simo
Sun May 20, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?
Replies: 58
Views: 81597

Re: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?

Saturday is probably my preference too.

Whats the plan? There is a rennaisance astronomy exibit that looks pretty interesting. Although by then the weather will have cleared up too.
by simo
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?
Replies: 58
Views: 81597

Re: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?

Sounds good to me. I think I can manage it.
by simo
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?
Replies: 58
Views: 81597

Re: [UK] Oxford, at the start of the new term?

I just moved up here for work.

Any XKCDians fancy doing something? I'm up for anything!
by simo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxford
Replies: 10
Views: 23833

Re: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxf

Awesome. Well I'm about most weekends.

Boathouse, Fort st George and the old spring are always safe bets. Zebra was pretty chilled... but I think its closed now. :(
by simo
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxford
Replies: 10
Views: 23833

Re: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxf

Since this got right to the bottom of the page and all you studenty types will be back since its term time now...

meets??

We can go down get food by the river? :D
by simo
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxford
Replies: 10
Views: 23833

Re: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxf

I horrendous bump I'm afraid, but saves the redundancy of a new thread.

I just moved up here. Who fancys a BBQ on parkers piece? :D
by simo
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Md2 models
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Md2 models

I know maya is great Mayas not that great. Remember its not the tool, its the artist! However blender is rubbish. ;) Its like what would happen at a dev firm if the GUI designer went home for the weekend and the only guy with time to spare was the maths library writer. I'm sure in some artistically...
by simo
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Md2 models
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Md2 models

Problem is my 3d modeling package can not save in md5 format, any good free modeling packages that can make md5 model plus rigging and weight painting? What program do you use? Logan There are plenty of mel scripts for maya, and plugins for max. There are even blender plugins. Its the format for do...
by simo
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Md2 models
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Md2 models

Dont mess with md2. Not worth it. Its a nasty binary format that is severely limited. Specifically in terms of animation storage and polycount. You also wont find 1 decent exporter on the net at the moment. I tired using it for a while and none of the exporters I have seen work correctly. Try the md...
by simo
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to view alt text with OLPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: How to view alt text with OLPC?

My suggestion would be to write a python script that gets the image and generates an html page with the alt text below it. 5 minutes. ;)
by simo
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How to view alt text with OLPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: How to view alt text with OLPC?

What browser does it come with?
by simo
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Spam via PM: Use "Report private message" button within PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13226

Re: Spam via PM (reported: trideltatip & freakinfrijole)

just john wrote:Well then, I won't say I was spammed by one Mistrella!

Instead, I'll say kudos for blocking the ID and deleting the message before I was even able to investigate.


yeah.

Although i did sit there scratching my head wondering if my mental illness had increased ten fold. :/
by simo
Sun May 18, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 545626

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Don't feel bad - it happens. Anyone who hasn't spent over half an hour 'debugging' perfectly fine code only to realize that they were missing a semicolon hasn't used C or it's derivatives very much. Lol it turned out stupider than I thought. It wasn't even that which caused the main problem. It was...
by simo
Sat May 17, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best language for n00bs
Replies: 261
Views: 96610

Re: Best language for n00bs

I feel sad that noone has mentioned lua! I'd say lua is one of the simplest scripting languages to learn, its really forgiving and of course its a great introduction to the power of C. I learnt lua in an evening, even things like creating complex object orientated behaviour were a breeze due to the ...
by simo
Wed May 14, 2008 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 545626

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I need to make one of the players turn to look at the other player. If you're using a language with a 2-parameter atan() function, you can use this: diff = player2.position - player1.position p1.rotation = atan(diff.x,diff.z) If you want to interpolate your player to the desired rotation rather tha...
by simo
Wed May 14, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: AI Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: AI Programming

A better program would be one that runs other programs in a virtual environment, intercepts their ASM and rewrites and compiles them with optimisations and its own source code included. ;)
by simo
Tue May 13, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1958
Views: 545626

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

I have something really pissing me off right now in my game. I didnt plan ahead and I've got myself into a corner. I have two players, each has a x, z and a y(which is up). They both have a heading which is a rotation around the y axis (which is the direction they look). I need to make one of the pl...
by simo
Tue May 13, 2008 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2897762

Re: Back to post yo' face

Badass, some guy had you at gunpoint and you just took a picture. also, shirt and green mohawk. Not sure where the green came from, guess I was on the dance floor or something. simo is quite the wee hottie, non? Apparently I'm quite the sexual deviant too. :shock: http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/ph...
by simo
Tue May 13, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 140775

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

A google code search for CATS! threw up this... not really comments { TrashFCE(); TrashMachine(); // printf("\nSignal %d has been caught and dealt with...\n",signum); #ifndef WINDOWS switch(signum) { case SIGINT:printf("How DARE you interrupt me!\n");break; case SIGTERM:printf(&q...
by simo
Fri May 09, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2897762

Re: Back to post yo' face

one of many of last night that just showed up on facebook.

Image

Not sure what was going on at this point.
by simo
Sat May 03, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pointers in C are hurting my brain.
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Pointers in C are hurting my brain.

Hah cool so I wasn't as stupid as I thought, I was just more stumped on the implementation. I'll probably use the triple pointers for my A-star algorithm and use the pointer returns for other stuff. Thanks guys. Beer all round!

:)

Edit: WHEE! all my doubly linked lists now work!
by simo
Sat May 03, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pointers in C are hurting my brain.
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Pointers in C are hurting my brain.

Having had a few months off programming C I've come back (from scripted languages) and found I'm totally now retarded when working with pointers. :roll: I am sleep deprived so I may just be being stupid, but I seem to be constantly breaking my linked lists and such. For instance say I want to pass a...
by simo
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 48545

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

That's funny, I've never seen Gentoo Linux as particularly up-to-date. I switched because they were two years behind a package I wanted. Oh, and as we all well know, Ubuntu Hardy Heron is now out. It includes AppArmor, some new Compiz plugins, and just generally polishes things even more than Gutsy...
by simo
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 41957

Re: The Asus Eee thread

Can someone just check for me and see if the xandros on the eee is 32 bit? I've just realised I've been compiling my game engine on a 64bit machine and havnt got my eee to hand. :(
by simo
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "New Pet"
Replies: 251
Views: 59102

Re: "New Pet" Discussion

Genius comic.

Hmm why the webcam?

I suspect a simple li-dar setup would be way better than wasting cycles on trying to get image recognition when you could create simple geometry for a* path finding.

I think lua would be better than python too, specially for Ai building.

I need to get out more. :|
by simo
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 41957

Re: The Asus Eee thread

I'd expect a 50% battery life increase depending how how fast they clock it. I suspect they will go for the 1ghz mark. but those things can go up to 1.79 ghz stably I believe.

But really depends what your using it for...
by simo
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 41957

Re: The Asus Eee thread

Hey

Asustek's ceo has announced today the ATOM processor models will be out in June. What their plans are and if they are going to put them in the 8.9inch 900 range is still anyones guess.

-Simo
by simo
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What to see/do in Lonon, England
Replies: 19
Views: 1837

Re: What to see/do in Lonon, England

Natural history museum, science museum, the london eye, houses of parliament... Try to avoid any traveling around rush hour.

Def' check out the tate modern, if only to laugh at the patheticness of modern art.

Cant think of much else. ^^

edit: beaten to the post with a better post.. fail.
by simo
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: body mods
Replies: 338
Views: 71795

Re: body mods

Belial wrote:OWW! MINE TOO!


I third the cash hemorrhage.
by simo
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: body mods
Replies: 338
Views: 71795

Re: body mods

Id like a titanium rod all the down my wrist. Mainly just for the ability to beat the shit out of people. Other than that some wolverine blades would be nice. Also considering a flash chip in my toe, filled with porn. On that note if nanotech could progress a little better. I would like some visual ...
by simo
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How have you destroyed a computer?
Replies: 101
Views: 20850

Re: How have you destroyed a computer?

Likpok wrote:
10 Emacs were placed in my car. 9 made it to the destination. 1 person on the highway was hella-shocked.


You should have just replaced them with a vi.


Or butterflies!
by simo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex
Replies: 747
Views: 91067

Re: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex

Where's Wilson? Where's Wilson? Wilson, where are you? Wilson! Wilson! Wilson! Wilson! I'm comin'! Wilson! I... Wilson! Wilson! (Gurgling) Wilson! Wilson! Wilson! (Gasping, Panting, Coughs) Wilson! Wilson! I'm sorry! I'm sorry, Wilson! Wilson, I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Wilson! I can't! Wilson! Wilson! ...
by simo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Americans and the upcoming election
Replies: 100
Views: 7941

Re: Non-Americans and the upcoming election

Obama. Clinton seems like she has too many vested interests.


...Although it totally got used against him, I love that quote about middle America hiding behind their faith and their guns.
by simo
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2897762

Re: Back to post yo' face

Eh, last night I posted a pretty horrific looking photo of myself in the Confessional thread (don't look if facial injuries make you queasy or anything), and I don't really want to be known by that image, thus: ez+paulaedit.jpg One of the very few photos where I actually look normal. Normally peopl...

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