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by TheSocialistAvenger
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic
Replies: 44
Views: 4502

Re: Nomic

Ok, sorry, I guess I'm not quite used to this.

1. I announce that I register!
2. I announce that I have proposed Lazy Bums.
3. I announce that I have proposed Crime.

4. I announce that anyone reading this should also register, it's gonna be awesome if only we could get some more people.
by TheSocialistAvenger
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic
Replies: 44
Views: 4502

Re: Nomic

Signed up! I hope that if anyone from the Nomic I started last year signs up they don't have any hard feelings about how it failed pretty hard? I think that if anything can be learned from that it's that we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously. The game basically went into deadlock at first becaus...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java loops question
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

And you haven't actually declared i yet, you need "int i;" before the loop or just add and "int" before the initialization.
by TheSocialistAvenger
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hardcover or Paperback
Replies: 56
Views: 10290

I usually get paperbacks for convenience, but if books started including some sort of electronic version whether through cd or an online service, I would really like to get a sony prs 500.
by TheSocialistAvenger
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 17220

Yes. I found out about it last year and never got started on a book, but this year I started planning two days ago. I plan to write a science fiction book and if I run out of ideas I'll do something like this . When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand. With any luck by th...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Wicked Awesome Webcomics
Replies: 52
Views: 10636

One of my favorite comics ever that never gets any attention is Hate Song (which is on hiatus for now :'( ) just for being a tour de force of immorality and surrealism but that list is still pretty good. Also: Wondermark which is very clever. OH! OH MY GOD! I just checked and there are new hatesonng...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Why Don't Men Have a Birth Control Pill"
Replies: 63
Views: 10123

I think that this is my favorite solution for male birth control.

Sorry, just thought I'd pop in to lower the conversation a few notches.
by TheSocialistAvenger
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Assembly... BUH BUM BAAHH
Replies: 90
Views: 23908

You also have to be very careful if you start thinking "oh, this is performance critical; I'll write it in assembly." Compilers any more are very good at optimization; to pull a number out of my ass, I'd guess 90% of the time they are probably better than 3/4 of the people who have both t...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Assembly... BUH BUM BAAHH
Replies: 90
Views: 23908

Assembly... BUH BUM BAAHH

The "choose a language" thread just reminded me: I never learned assembly! I know it's not practical for anything at all, even less so for the little programs I write, but I really wanna. So could anyone point me towards some good introductory material? (Book or web or anywhere.) Just some...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Choosing a language
Replies: 92
Views: 14904

I say: learn 'em all. If you're just starting programming you probably won't be doing anything real complicated for a while, so you might as well familiarize yourself with as many different ways of doing things as you can before you move into the "real world". There is no One programming l...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I want to play nomic
Replies: 56
Views: 13479

Sweet! I've signed up.

Edit: Hey, are we going to worry about points? Maybe the list of players could keep track of them? Or maybe we just don't care?

Edit Edit: Oh, I found the discussion on the main page. Sounds good to me.
by TheSocialistAvenger
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I want to play nomic
Replies: 56
Views: 13479

Maybe we could set up a xkcd nomic wiki if someone has some hosting they want to share?
by TheSocialistAvenger
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I want to play nomic
Replies: 56
Views: 13479

I want to play nomic

So, I stumbled across nomic the other day, and while reference to it was made is made in the Byzantine Laws thread, I don't believe that it has actually been played here so I want to start a game. But before starting I suppose we should settle on some conventions. If there is a standard way of doing...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best Scripting Language
Replies: 33
Views: 11735

The only really oddball things I've found in python is the way 'switch' statements are done and the way you would declare a single item tuple. Not to mention needing self as the first arg of every method and forced indentation. Don't get me wrong, I think python's pretty alright, but I just prefer ...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 203901

Double wires is so good, like most of the games at dofi-blog. My high score is 361.06. Linerider is of course an essential for contemporary web game forum threads. fl0w is a great game and about the only reason I would consider buying a ps3, except that it is free on the internet so your loss sony....
by TheSocialistAvenger
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Esoteric Programming Languages
Replies: 31
Views: 10822

It has to be befunge. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Befunge) It uses arrows (^ up, v down, < left, and > right) as control flow. You have to point to where you want the program to be executed. Isn't that cool? I just think it's so cool. And of course we couldn't have this thread without mentioning w...
by TheSocialistAvenger
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best Scripting Language
Replies: 33
Views: 11735

"I prefer python over perl. I like my programs to be readable, rather than resemble a bunch of line noise." [And all the other comments to that effect.] Guys, Perl doesn't deserve this, but it is mentioned all the time. TMTOWTDI and if you choose the quick and dirty way, Perl lets you do t...

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