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by AttackAttack
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436743

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

In that case, perhaps it's better to have a class or race preference, instead of a combination preference, so I can be more versatile and experiment a little more. For instance, if a DM doesn't want to allow anything other than the Player Handbook, I could play a Dwarf Cleric instead of a Swordmage....
by AttackAttack
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436743

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Out of curiosity, is it more common/preferred to have one character you always play, or to start a new character for every game? I ask because I would prefer to work on one character and learn the ins and outs of my race and class (which I think would be a Dwarf Swordmage; seems kinda crazy, but I'd...
by AttackAttack
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436743

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I was thinking we might use some kind of free, online conferencing software. The specifics would have to be worked out by a really good DM, but hey, it's not impossible. This is the internet; nothing is impossible.

EDIT: PDFs of the aforementioned materials would be much appreciated.
by AttackAttack
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154676

Re: Explain your avatar!

I have a girlfriend. I'd very much like to marry her. She likes the idea. I'd like to take her last name, since her parents have no sons (sounds kinda medieval, yeah, but I stand by the idea). So...A + S K is actually shorthand for Alex + Shelby King (our names). The K is big because it's her last i...
by AttackAttack
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2123
Views: 436743

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

D&D sounds like the most fun game in human history, but I'm a total newbie to it, and the games I would play would be online, not on a table. I don't know if it's worth all the research unless I'm sure I can find a game online. I got the character builder demo (and would happily torrent anything...
by AttackAttack
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding Resolutions
Replies: 57
Views: 4607

Re: Coding Resolutions

I divide it up by months: Jan-May: Write my text based RPG. After it's written, I'll update it regularly; I'll probably work on it for a long time, but I want to have the bones done by May. June-Aug: Write a bot that a person can chat with, inspired by Encartabot. Aug-Dec: Learn some more Ruby, or s...
by AttackAttack
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031933

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Figures that the first more-than-eight-line Ruby program I write should be a Pokemon anagram game...Technically, it's for a friend, but that friend has neglected to install Ruby since I told them I started on it a week ago, and that doesn't stop me from finishing it. I rather like it, as it's a quiz...
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2851188

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Confession 1: I can only thing of two things since the start of summer that wasn't a nearly-complete waste of time. Continuing my long-distance relationship, and learning Ruby. One of those, learning Ruby, my also dry up. Confession 2: I blame myself for nearly everything. What I don't make myself c...
by AttackAttack
Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: I think I killed Windows...

I put the Fedora install disk and chose to "Rescue Installed System" and all I was able to do was "Rescue" Fedora. I stopped when it said that was all I could do, as I assumed there wouldn't be useful. I don't have the Windows install disk because this laptop had Vista installed ...
by AttackAttack
Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: I think I killed Windows...

Thanks for the help with Flash. I really need this Windows parition fixed, though. Any help with that?
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031933

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I actually tried a few Ruby tutorials and like them a lot more than anything I've ever done with Python. Maybe it's just the way I learned it, or maybe Ruby is actually the devil and is trying to lure me away from a perfectly good language, but shoot, I'm lovin' it. If you are looking for employabil...
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Project Euler
Replies: 411
Views: 159619

Re: Project Euler

Haha, I love Project Euler, even though I haven't attempted any problems yet. I'm going to use Ruby to do it, but that means I have to learn Ruby, which is incredibly fun. Learning Ruby for that kind of thing is a lot easier than learning Python for it. To me, at least...
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1191679

Re: What are you listening to?

Reveal Resolution by Thy Will Be Done
I don't know why I don't skip it....I guess I'm just hoping there's a chorus...I've never listened all the way through.
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Make The Perfect Band!
Replies: 46
Views: 3852

Re: Make The Perfect Band!

Shoot.... -------- Staying within the restrictions: Guitar: Peter Wichers of Soilwork Bass: Dan Briggs of Between The Buried And Me Drums: Jordan Mancino of As I Lay Dying Vocals: Jesse Leach, formerly of Killswitch Engage -------- ACTUALLY making the perfect band (Foreigners: Melodic Death/Power Me...
by AttackAttack
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2031933

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

...I'm getting tired of Python. No, actually, I'm getting SICK of Python. It doesn't "feel" like I think is should. Maybe I'm just not supposed to be a programmer, but Python honestly feels like a toy, a joke. The syntax is simple, yeah, and it's really nice to do things quickly, but I wan...
by AttackAttack
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Math rock
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Math rock

Between the Buried and Me, especially their earlier stuff (Alaska, and the epynomous debut), are really technical. They're also rather heavy, and are usually labeled "Prog" rather than Math Rock/core/metal.
by AttackAttack
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Fedora Checklist (finish it and I'll be happy).

I got the same thing I always get when I try "sudo"ing something.
"Alex is not in the sudoers file."
So how do I get myself into the sudoers file?
by AttackAttack
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Trying Linux
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: Trying Linux

I started with Fedora, then moved to CentOS, then moved back to Fedora, then Gentoo, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Suse, then went to Solaris for a summer, then back to Fedora, then dual booted Slackware, Backtrack, then tried Xubuntu, Linux MCE (Xubuntulol), and now back to Fedora again <.< Do any of them, yo...
by AttackAttack
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:17 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Fedora Checklist (finish it and I'll be happy).

Vista can be 32 bit and you could have 64 bit Linux installed; 32 bit OS can run on a 64 bit processor, but a 64 bit OS cannot run on a 32 bit processor :) Because your machine is 64-bit, I would really recommend just trying the Flash 10 64-bit beta. EDIT: I'm a retard. I'll install the beta. Thank...
by AttackAttack
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Fedora Checklist (finish it and I'll be happy).

I installed Fedora 86_64x, and my computer is 32-bit. One of those are wrong. Either you didn't install x86_64, or your computer is 64 bit. Otherwise, linux wouldn't run at all. I'm guessing it's the latter. I installed x86_64, I assure you. I'm also 90% sure my computer is 32 bit, seeing as my Vis...
by AttackAttack
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Fedora Checklist (finish it and I'll be happy).

The 64-bit Linux version is a beta: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html Yeah, both gnash and swfdec installed will cause problems. Did you install Fedora 64-bit? I've had nothing but good experience with the flash 10 64bit beta myself. I installed Fedora 86_64x, and my computer is 32...
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Fedora Checklist (finish it and I'll be happy).

You might have one of those (worthless for the time being) open source flash codecs installed, which isn't compatible with.. everything you want to view. You could search installed packages for 'gnash' or 'swfdec' to see if those are installed. What codec exactly were you trying to install? The ver...
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed Windows...
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

I think I killed Windows...

Okay, so I got Fedora 10, and I love it so far. Not even the infamous rpm thing is bothering me. However, there's a list of things I want to take care of: 1. During my install, I resized my Windows partition, and now it refuses to load. I get to the screen where it's only loading bar and the words &...
by AttackAttack
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).

Update! I've got an editor now (Dr.Python) and I'm ready to start searching out ideas on how to write the game. I may or may not start learning Scheme, too, just for the hell of it, and if I do, I'll port this into it. The reason I like Scheme is because it's a dialect of Lisp, so there's a new rung...
by AttackAttack
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?
Replies: 54
Views: 23439

Re: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?

I used avast! when I used Windows. My main fear was that Windows Firewall would overreact to any virus I picked up through a torrent, and crash my system, maybe even cripple BitTorrent. Windows Live OneCare is pretty good, even though it's 60 USD a year, and requires a hotmail/live account. I actual...
by AttackAttack
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).

correct answer = Yes wrong answer = No... ...if guess == correct answer: print ('Alright! Let\'s go!')... ...elif guess == wrong answer Couldn't you just make it if guess=="Yes": print('Alright! Let\'s go!')... elif guess=="No": Why do you need to make them "correct answer&...
by AttackAttack
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

HellPong Pre-production (a Python...thingy).

What do you get when a tired, lonely geek feels like writing some Python? The beginnings of a simple, text-based Pong game, that will demonstrate how ridiculously easy it is to do a whole lot in Python while still not writing too damn much (compared to other languages). Right now, there's no actual ...
by AttackAttack
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153214

Re: What OS do you use?

Good to see more Fedora users around. I agree with everything you said, except the agonizing part. Everything I need works for me without much trouble under Fedora. It's gotten to the point where I don't need to dual boot my primary computer with XP (though I still run XP regularly on my old comput...
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 49447

Linux Desktop Environments

When I install Fedora tomorrow, I'll be using LXDE. I tried the main three, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce, on Ubuntu and disliked them. I also hated Ubuntu, so I didn't try any others. Fedora's a decent OS, though, so I'll be keeping around long enough to look around and play with all of them. Fight about wh...
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?
Replies: 105
Views: 96294

Re: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?

pkuky wrote:I... I use explorer...

Heretic!

FireFox, of course. Mozilla is a non-profit organization that has done nothing but good for the world, while Google ruins your life with ads and makes millions from it. Google sucks. That pretty much ends the whole debate, for me.
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 50155

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

I agree with the comment on the first page that you can pick Linux Distros by coolness of name, but must also add the appearance modifier. Fedora Cambridge is possibly the coolest name for an OS ever, and it looks as cool as can be, plus it's based off Red Hat, which is a very bad-ass name for a Dis...
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 153214

Re: What OS do you use?

I currently use Vista (as it came with my laptop), but I'm downloading Fedora 10. The torrent is at 13.6%, so maybe next week I'll be using it. I would've got it while I still had cable internet, but I didn't have a DVD to burn it to. Now, I do. But with satellite internet. Booo. Anyway, the reason ...
by AttackAttack
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Random comics as background
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Random comics as background

Holy crap, that's nifty...I'm a total Python newbie (as in, aspiring writer) so stuff like this is wonderful. Thanks for posting it!
by AttackAttack
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?
Replies: 37
Views: 9489

Re: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?

I don't consider Linux "noobs" any more harmful than anyone else. Everyone can tell a "noob" from a "newb" or a simple basic/proficient user. (Hell, even their friends can tell that.)The people who use "noobs" as an argument against Linux are, in fact, "n...
by AttackAttack
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 88561

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I'm really not taking a side. QWERTY doesn't quite make much sense, but my fingers are used to it. I'm fairly proficient with it, I think. I can't touch-type by any means, but it's not that important to me, anyway. My problem with is that speed-typing is fairly intense, and writing non-stop is a pai...

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