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by Axidos
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did XKCD ever find a new registrar?
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Did XKCD ever find a new registrar?

Randall made his GoDaddy blag post at the end of 2011, but there was no followup. Did XKCD ever find a new registrar? I moved one of my domains away from GoDaddy a few months ago, and ever since, every few days I'll receive a "(random number between 28 and 36)% OFF! LAST CHANCE!" email fro...
by Axidos
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Black Hat or Script Kiddie?
Replies: 12
Views: 4330

Re: Black Hat or Script Kiddie?

Script Kiddie also refers to the maturity ( or lack of ) of the person doing the actions I would disagree there. Script kiddie is a comment on someone's technical understanding or, more specifically, their lack of it. It might carry connotations of immaturity (that's almost unavoidable for a phrase...
by Axidos
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Language for theoretical physics
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: Language for theoretical physics

headprogrammingczar wrote:I haven't used it myself, but I have heard nothing but complaints about it from physics majors I know. Your mileage may vary, I suppose.

"There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses" - Bjarne Stroustrup
by Axidos
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Choosing datastructures
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Re: Choosing datastructures

Your idea sounds useful if it can be comprehensive enough, and as long as nobody comes to believe it's the be-all end-all (I am sure there are useful structures it will not know, or structures it will know but fail to recommend in some situations it should). I only have a comment on the design of th...
by Axidos
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Student Project: Facebook Application
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Student Project: Facebook Application

Axidos, Pinktits, Xanthir: I know Actionscript well, and I know all the students at my programme (Software Engineering) know Java. I was able to learn Actionscript fairly quickly since it is basically the same syntax and I already have fairly good knowledge of coding design principles. As for PHP, ...
by Axidos
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Determining Big O() runtime on execution of a matrix
Replies: 14
Views: 5081

Re: Determining Big O() runtime on execution of a matrix

My 2 cents on this matter is that its a O(n), since this is a matrix. Yes, it is a double loop, but that is part of how the matrix logically setup for human reading. If you set up your private data to be m_data[n*m] , you can just do a single loop. It doesn't matter whether there's a single loop or...
by Axidos
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: universal function for pawns.
Replies: 52
Views: 5635

Re: universal function for pawns.

That is loads better than what I said. I wasn't happy with my reference pass at all.
by Axidos
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: universal function for pawns.
Replies: 52
Views: 5635

Re: universal function for pawns.

Then I'd suggest these modifications: 1. Create a Board class which keeps track of all the spaces, etc. 2. Give a Piece a protected Board field. (e.g. protected: Board* board) 3. In any Piece's constructor, add an argument that allows it to be passed a reference to the Board object (not a new board ...
by Axidos
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: universal function for pawns.
Replies: 52
Views: 5635

Re: universal function for pawns.

i split it up like this: class Piece { protected: int position[2]; bool side; bool state; int occupied[8][8]; public: Piece(); int getPositionX(); int getPositionY(); void kill(); bool isAlive(); int getOccupied(int x, int y); bool getSide(); }; class Pawn: public Piece { public: Pawn(bool Side, in...
by Axidos
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Student Project: Facebook Application
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Student Project: Facebook Application

It really comes down to knowing that you have capable Flash/PHP programmers on the team. It's going to be all them once the initial idea and planning is out of the way. And I wouldn't recommend taking on a FB-integrated game if you will be learning flash/php on the go. If this is the case, then con...
by Axidos
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: universal function for pawns.
Replies: 52
Views: 5635

Re: universal function for pawns.

I was wondering, is there a way to access private members of the Piece class in the Pawn class (for example)? because i have this twice: ... private: int position[2]; bool side; bool state; ... Use protected instead of private . Public: accessible by anything and inheritable. Private: accessible on...
by Axidos
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2010224

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Though it could also be that I haven't really started any projects in my free time as of late, haven't really been in the mood (and can't think of anything to work on, really). I know I say to myself what you just said to yourself, but I have plenty of ideas and I tell myself "Yeah, but that's...
by Axidos
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Finding polygon intersection in 3d space
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Finding polygon intersection in 3d space

Terminology: A vertex is a point somewhere in 3D space. A line joins two vertices. Those lines mark the edges of a 2D surface called a polygon (e.g. a triangle, a square). Several polygons combine to form a 3D object. Cool, confirmation that polygons are 2D? :? In various fields of geometry they mi...
by Axidos
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Finding polygon intersection in 3d space
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: Finding polygon intersection in 3d space

It looks like you might have missed the bit about "3d space". Anyway, in 3d you should be able to check if 2 triangles intersect, though I'm not going to go into the maths yet because it seems like you have a bigger problem (and I don't remember the maths): a list of more than 3 points do...
by Axidos
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Commenting techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Commenting techniques

thoughtfully wrote:Good code is fairly self-commenting.

On that note, refactoring can do magic in a lot of situations where comments cannot.
by Axidos
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Activate the screensaver in Java
Replies: 8
Views: 2539

Re: Activate the screensaver in Java

With "\c" it does nothing, with "/c" it gives me the configuration window. :? If I could somehow see the command line arguments of the process, then hopefully I could execute the same command. But I can't find any way to see the command line arguments, as I can only do that thro...
by Axidos
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: City Simulation Feasibility
Replies: 21
Views: 4949

Re: City Simulation Feasibility

From what I gather, programming your own 3D rendering engine is quite the task. For now you might want to just stick with a free 3D rendering engine, such as OGRE 3D.
by Axidos
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Unary Processor
Replies: 37
Views: 6796

Re: Unary Processor

Okay, here's the thing that's bugging me about this whole concept: In a binary machine you can transmit signals (e.g. LAN, or to the processor) in the form of 0s and 1s. Does no signal count as a third state, or as 0? If it counts as 0, then binary machines are considered to be endlessly receiving b...
by Axidos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Unary Processor
Replies: 37
Views: 6796

Re: Unary Processor

I'm not convinced that actually satisfies a unary computer. In unary, you have one state (on) as cogman said. This means you have one piece of information to work with: 1. Quintopia, you said: "Let's assume that there is an EOF or BOF character." I will assume that. In order to recognise t...
by Axidos
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What Does Shutdown Do?
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: What Does Shutdown Do?

PhoenixEnigma wrote:a SSD*

*an SSD?

I'd say a solid state disk and an SSD (since it's "an ess-ess-dee").
by Axidos
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

The only reason why robots haven't exceeded us in any way is that they can't 'think' like we can. They don't run using large neural networks capable of parallel processing and learning - they run on fixed instructions that handle binary inputs and responses. In the future, if AI is redesigned to be...
by Axidos
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pinocchio Paradox
Replies: 42
Views: 18548

Re: Pinocchio Paradox

Well I guess that's a neat solution. Pinocchio's nose cannot grow unless he knowingly tells a lie. If it could grow in reaction to him telling lies about things he doesn't even know, his nose would be an absolute truth engine capable of determining the exact nature of the universe, and that doesn't ...
by Axidos
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

If two humans have sex you don't get a robot. Similarly the robots (most likely) don't produce humans as offspring. Nobody was saying otherwise, but can we really be so sure about the future? Especially because of all that talk where living things are robots so technically humans and robots are alr...
by Axidos
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2010224

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

VS is the greatest IDE on the planet... End of story. Why oh why did they put the "Rebuild" right next to "Build" in the C++ project context menu? Thanks VS I really wanted a 20 minute full rebuild when a 10-second incremental build would have been fine, because my pointer was o...
by Axidos
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Worth joining the Golden Key?
Replies: 5
Views: 3491

Re: Worth joining the Golden Key?

joeframbach wrote:To a potential employer, it means you're gullible.

A good response, suh!

I think that is the general direction of all my fears about this. I'd be forking over money for something I already have: claims about good academic performance.
by Axidos
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Worth joining the Golden Key?
Replies: 5
Views: 3491

Worth joining the Golden Key?

To those of you who play a part in hiring employees within the IT field, What does a membership in the Golden Key honour society mean to you, if anything at all? I have been invited but the membership fee is hefty and I'm wondering whether it's really worth joining. They only invite members with a d...
by Axidos
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Lights Out" script on Flash game sites
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: "Lights Out" script on Flash game sites

Newgrounds.


There's a Google addon called Turn off the lights which does this on any page with Flash. That might be useful for you to take a look at.
by Axidos
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Beta testers wanted...
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Beta testers wanted...

- If, whilst dead, I press up - I'll respawn travelling up. Meaning I'll hit a wall in a split second and lose a thousand points. It might be good to inform us of that because it took me a while to figure out what the cause was, and that it wasn't just a frequent, random glitch. - The food, even aft...
by Axidos
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A New License?
Replies: 23
Views: 6272

Re: A New License?

Additional note: Some people suggested Creative Commons. Please note that any CC license would have to be modified for software to require making the source available; otherwise, someone could distribute a pure binary version and not tell anyone how to get a copy of the source or provide a method f...
by Axidos
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A New License?
Replies: 23
Views: 6272

Re: A New License?

I want all modifications made to my code to be free, under the same terms. I want my code to be freely packable/linkable with ANY other code, so long as the ability to apply changes to the component under this license is there. Can you recommend a license that fulfills both of these? (And is prefer...
by Axidos
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A New License?
Replies: 23
Views: 6272

Re: A New License?

* If you *must* use a custom license, it would be better to take an established license close to what you want and then make the minimal necessary modifications to it: this would make the license easier for people to understand and have confidence in. If he's not proficient in legalese I can forese...
by Axidos
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

That was my question.. The only problem is that we are experiencing thinking only through a human brain(I don't think it could be done through another way :P ) so we see the world through our eyes.. How can you tell that a robot thinks differently.? and i don't compare a robot with modern humans,ca...
by Axidos
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

I think robots are alive! Especially when it is purely mechanical. Someone needs to invent more of those magical machines BTW, first post :P Welcome! Anyway, yes, you could say anything that does.. stuff.. is alive in some sense of the word, but as of yet we don't have anything man-made that satisf...
by Axidos
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

xe3r wrote:I cannot see which of those elements cannot be applied to a robot..

I don't think he was trying to say there was one.
by Axidos
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Random Phonemic Word Generator
Replies: 18
Views: 8790

Re: Random Phonemic Word Generator

darkspork wrote:Ultimately, I ended up writing a better version that could recognize syllables in text, break up words, and shuffle the syllables. Then I fed it the entire text of Hamlet and got some cool Shakespearian sounding words.

I... must... see... this
by Axidos
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: human vs Robot
Replies: 41
Views: 7180

Re: human vs Robot

Posting for relevance: Artificial Flight and Other Myths (a reasoned examination of A.F. by top birds) There really isn't any difference. Saying humans and a robot which perfectly replicates every aspect of a human are different is probably quite similar to the No True Scotsman fallacy , if not a pe...
by Axidos
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why pass?
Replies: 28
Views: 3571

Re: Why pass?

To add to the very good previous posts - pass exists for readability. It says "I have deliberately put nothing here because this portion of code is supposed to do absolutely nothing. If this block is empty that's absolutely deliberate and not a symptom of bad indentation or code someone should ...
by Axidos
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: A Big Ask
Replies: 34
Views: 5282

Re: A Big Ask

Last time I programmed a card game was for Uni. They supplied us with two classes: a card, doing everything jaap just described, and a deck. The deck was responsible for generating and holding an array with the standard 52 cards, and it could ensure you never duplicated a card. Its methods included:...
by Axidos
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why God is so l33t
Replies: 64
Views: 8297

Re: Why God is so l33t

im not sure if the compile time was 1 day or it took 1 day to hack it all together. perhaps the 6 day cycle was just the build process and the base code was layed out some time ago, either way it certainly shows the existence of a compiler...maybe even an ide and he isnt sharing. i cant approve of ...

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