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by Azquelt
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you name....
Replies: 176
Views: 14365

Re: What do you name....

I name my computers because I feel there ought to be something mildly interesting as the hostname.

My desktop is Anoia, my router/file server/web server is gnat (since it's pretty pathetic).
by Azquelt
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So I'm just starting C++...
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: So I'm just starting C++...

MS Visual C++ will do pretty much anything you want to. I'm not entirely sure of the limitations of the express edition but I'd expect it's fine for learning. The only disadvantage you might find is that MSVC hides a lot of stuff from you, you could copy-paste a hello world example without knowing w...
by Azquelt
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Creating and implementing algorithms
Replies: 62
Views: 8858

Re: Creating and implementing algorithms

Quicksort can be difficult to implement (much more so than bubble sort or merge sort for example). If you're trying to implement it to sort in place in C or Java then it's a pain and involves lots of messing with pointers or array indicies which can lead to frequent off by one errors, or maybe this ...
by Azquelt
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0361: "Christmas Back Home"
Replies: 115
Views: 16909

Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

So true, uni work and house mates who agree that starting up Company of Heroes or Diablo II at 1am is a good idea has completely warped my sleeping patterns.
by Azquelt
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 366987

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

he'd forward an email he thought was funny, and it'd slap "Please Advise" on the bottom.... *looks for gun.. I'd advise him to stop forwarding me "funny" e-mails. (I forgot what the things round a sarcastic word should be and tried asterisks, bold and italic before I remembered ...
by Azquelt
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So I'm just starting C++...
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: So I'm just starting C++...

Results 1 - 10 of about 2,660 for printf_s Results 1 - 10 of about 5,740,000 for printf Sounds like they didn't tell anyone and I can't find anyone other than Microsoft recommending this. andy@anoia:~/Code/C/test$ gcc -o hello hello.c /tmp/cckmLCHY.o: In function `main': hello.c:(.text+0x19): undef...
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So I'm just starting C++...
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: Re:

who on earth thought it was a good idea for your IDE to load the latest developer news on startup ...you can disable that. I assumed you could but I was only using it briefly, it just seemed like a silly design decision. and arrange all your brackets its way by default? You don't like autoindent? I...
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Lisp
Replies: 30
Views: 5313

Re: Lisp

Ahh, fair enough, I was never taught any "standard style" (should I berate my lecturer over this? (does that word (berate) mean what I think it does?)) That is perfectly readable, I used the closing brackets on their own line because it was what I was used to from coding in C-like languages.
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So I'm just starting C++...
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: Re:

Also, DevC++ is a terrible IDE. One of the worst I've ever used. I strongly recommend using Visual Studio 2005/2008 Express Edition. It's free, supported by Microsoft, and extremely powerful (in time, you'll learn to love the debugger). It takes a bit of learning, but it's the best IDE on Windows. ...
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Lisp
Replies: 30
Views: 5313

Re: Re:

Protip: don't ever do this. Why not, and what better formatting would you suggest for this snippet from my coursework that would make it more readable? 67 (define (normalbeta term) 68 (cond 69 ((redex? term) 70 (subs (abs-body (app-fn term)) (abs-var (app-fn term)) (app-arg term))) 71 ((variable? t...
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Music + Studying
Replies: 43
Views: 4940

Re: Music + Studying

I find music that isn't catchy to sometimes be helpful (mostly either classical, trance or Evanescence) especially when working to get something done rather than to find something out, it really helped me get started doing 2-3 hours of pure maths.
by Azquelt
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?
Replies: 65
Views: 22162

Re: What sorts of things do you want for Christmas?

I can fully expect to fly if I leap from Hoover Tower Protip: don't try it I know what I'm getting because I've been running round getting general family presents with my sister the past couple of days because my mum can't deal with the idea of Christmas at the moment. ⋅ Call of Duty 4 (P...
by Azquelt
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: So I'm just starting C++...
Replies: 47
Views: 5532

Re: So I'm just starting C++...

It probably does depend on the compiler.

I remember writing a similarly small program in Dev-C++ (which uses MinGW) in windows and having it come out at half a meg. I would guess this is something to do with stuff getting statically linked by dev-c++ in windows but not in gcc under linux.
by Azquelt
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?
Replies: 73
Views: 12267

Re: How to present CS as awesome to HS students?

Try explaining what cs is, what problems it looks at, why those problems are important and give them some idea of what they'll learn if they do cs. I would expect most won't know much about cs except that it involves programming. Also, show them some final year project that's interesting and prefera...
by Azquelt
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Beginning in Computer Science
Replies: 39
Views: 12115

Re: Beginning in Computer Science

So which is it? Do more schools treat it as programming prep or CS post-grad prep? I think it depends on where you go. My course (at Bath) has been mostly half and half. This last semester we've had one Databases and User Interface Programming on the one hand and Formal Logic and Semantics and Math...
by Azquelt
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How Do I Learn About [n]?
Replies: 183
Views: 381123

Re: How Do I Learn About [n]?

For Perl, if you can find any of the O'Reily books on Perl, they're well worth a read (and happily, my employer for next year has just given me a bunch)
by Azquelt
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435275

hotaru wrote:i used to have that as my background on my old computer, but i lost it when the hard drive died :(
i got it from 4chan's wallpaper board a few years ago.


What a coincidence, so did I.

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by Azquelt
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435275

If you're not using the 2.0 beta, I recommend the switch. I'm not a fan of the name change, but the change of the away message UI in 2.0 rocks my IM client world. ;-) (There are some things that I don't like about it, like the fact that I can't seem to remove icons from the buddy list to make more ...
by Azquelt
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: spam thread observations
Replies: 474
Views: 70006

The best spam post I ever saw was posted to our uni gaming society forum in the General section. Topic: What is your Favorite Game? Mine are simply,what you call "fighting,adventure,and racing" games. Here are some examples of them: NAMCO GUMBY VS THE ASTROBOTS,Ravensburger,Mario.I bought ...
by Azquelt
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12358

My only choice was Computation A-Level, which I took. It covered - Introduction to programming - Data handling (inc. project) - Some basics of computers anyone choosing the course should know - Number representations Mostly the best thing I got out of it was the programming practice (despite the bes...
by Azquelt
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What level of mathematics do people know on this forum?
Replies: 63
Views: 9432

I'm taking computer science, so I won't be taking a lot of maths :( It sounds like I got most of Calc I plus polar co-ordinates and parametric equations, not sure about series and sequences from taking further maths A-level (A-Level = exams taken at 18 ) We get some maths as part of my CS course, se...
by Azquelt
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ender's Game... Mooovie?!!?
Replies: 31
Views: 9020

There's about 50 mins of OSC talking about Ender's game on the end of one of the audio books and one of the things he talks about is having it made into a movie. Ender's game is almost impossible to make into a movie because so much of the book takes place inside Ender's head, if you take that out a...
by Azquelt
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2779230

Confession: I felt sad and empty when I had to return my Physics Textbook last year. I did that with my maths books. I still have a photo of books P1-5 in a pile as I was returning them. Confession: I usually only browse the forums because my forums bookmark is closer to my 4chan bookmark and I oft...
by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can be bought online for $20?
Replies: 38
Views: 13573

by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clubbing trends.
Replies: 175
Views: 16353

Went once, came back with my shoes covered in black stuff.

It was ok, I don't much like dancing because I feel self-concious and don't like drinking enough not to worry. I haven't been since and I've learned not to buy white shoes :roll:
by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The body during exertion.
Replies: 66
Views: 5360

I hate sustained exertion but am pretty good at sprinting. 100m, no problem. A mile, forget it. My stamina generally sucks, I could never do exercise for the sake of it, only to get somewhere e.g. cycling or because it's fun e.g. Taekwondo.
by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Funny answers to questions (or "How to be a dick")
Replies: 86
Views: 8243

X sucks.
You suck.

<Possibly in a threatening voice, depending on the situation and how likely it is that you'll make the other person jump>
by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Windows is Free?
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

I had the most horrible experience last week re-installing windows. It didn't recognise the on-board ethernet and the user didn't have any disks with drivers. Fortunately, the ubuntu live cd did recognise it and I downloaded the drivers eventually. Windows does a lot of things right. "Just work...
by Azquelt
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Annoying things that happened to you today
Replies: 1053
Views: 142425

Opened up a discarded server to find it only had 128MB of ram installed.

It was ECC and had dual PIIIs though so I can't really complain.
by Azquelt
Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Portable Audio Devices
Replies: 69
Views: 7426

Devilsaur: How does iTunes compare to Exaile? Exaile is nice, but I prefer the iTunes library view rather than the tree shown by exaile. It also didn't work well for copying music to my shuffle. It does allow you to browse shoutcast with a plugin. I've had a few problems listening to radio that str...
by Azquelt
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Portable Audio Devices
Replies: 69
Views: 7426

I had a 30GB creative zen xtra until recently when it finally went for good. The thing most likely to go is the hard-drive from being generally knocked about but as it's easily replaceable with a standard 2.5" HDD I've kept it alive quite well. Now something else is gone, the drive is fine but ...
by Azquelt
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Well. I'm sad now. But it's a happy sad.
Replies: 18
Views: 2446

Yesterday I decided I'd try using fluxbox. Today I've realised I've broken gnome, it now hangs when starting. Now while I've broken everything, I may as well try getting compiz to work again since stuff looks to be useable again since the beryl/compiz merge. Computers suck at working with humans. If...
by Azquelt
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone have an empty Nintendo Wii box?
Replies: 60
Views: 13459

I would second the idea of going for a box that appears to contain something that, while useful, is awful as a gift. Like a toaster, or a George Foreman grill, or a set of soup ladles. This is a good idea. I do have a Wii box I'd consider sending, my only qualm is that it's still under warranty. I ...
by Azquelt
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: So I installed Linux, but I don't actually want it any more.
Replies: 14
Views: 5123

Ranish partition manager will rewrite your MBR iirc, if anyone else happens to ever have the same problem.
by Azquelt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 29934

And this reminds me of the elevators on vacation. I mean, when I was with other teens on them. When everyone would pile on and we'd go over capacity. That time in the elevator full of other people, when this one guy and I were alone carrying fruit. The times we'd get on and just go randomly up or d...
by Azquelt
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese- Yes, No, Maybe so?
Replies: 101
Views: 18471

Not really a fan of cheese. Mild cheese is alright and generally good if melted on pizza, jacket potato, toast etc.
by Azquelt
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest invention of all time
Replies: 69
Views: 7774

Language, Writing, Alphabet, Telephone, Internet

All of these have drastically changed how we communicate with other humans and how we store and pass on our knowledge and culture.
by Azquelt
Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can a videogame make you cry?
Replies: 157
Views: 18104

I cried at the end of the Fate route in Fate/Stay Night, but a visual novel isn't really game so that probably doesn't count. (It is, however, brilliant)

Other than that, Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid probably came closest. I'm bad at finishing RPGs, I just lose interest part way through.
by Azquelt
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stalker safety
Replies: 74
Views: 10414

1.5 Million results for my real name. Number 11 is me, but it has no other information except that I wrote a greasemoney script. I didn't realise my name was so common :? My user name returns 600ish results, the first few pages all me, not surprising as it only had three when I chose the name, all f...
by Azquelt
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading in the bathroom
Replies: 50
Views: 6614

I don't read in the bathroom, if I do I end up sitting there too long. I usually have headphones on though.

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