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by Emu*
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: How does the computer generate a random number?
Replies: 30
Views: 4710

Re: How does the computer generate a random number?

Re: Re:, is it not short for "Regarding"?
by Emu*
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2036365

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Refactor! Refactor! </sirens>
by Emu*
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: running laptop upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: running laptop upside down?

30 degrees is nothing, particularly in latops which tend to have higher temperature ceilings.
by Emu*
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: will ARM oust the x86?
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: will ARM oust the x86?

ARM are unlikely to disappear since they don't manufacture their own chips, merely design for others to license. As such they don't need to invest in risky moves like manufacturing facilities, and they have allies in TI, Samsung, Apple and even Microsoft who are all licensees with core products reli...
by Emu*
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223828

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Removing some of Acrobat's plugins will speed it up. You'll be safer too!
by Emu*
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: coworker rants
Replies: 92
Views: 14622

Re: coworker rants

The app I work on is PHP and Flex. We used divide teams so that there were PHP teams and Flex teams. We've rearranged people so that we have both on each team. I was a PHP developer, and have just started to learn Flex from the Flex guy. This morning I worked on a bit of Flex stuff. In the afternoo...
by Emu*
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Terminal text editor
Replies: 14
Views: 3590

Re: Terminal text editor

I seem to get syntax highlighting in nano on Ubuntu Lucid, but I'm not sure how it decides whether or not to use it.
by Emu*
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2036365

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

HTML5 was written to degrade elegantly, so some display:block in the CSS, a little bit of JS, no more HTML4!
by Emu*
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Incrementing a Byte
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Incrementing a Byte

Cleverbeans wrote: I'm not sure if overflow means standard modular arithmetic or a carry operation. :oops:


It is a carry, but it leaves you with 0x0000 in your byte and 1 carried into the overflow flag. The flag is how you know it's gone too big for the byte rather than the answer just being 0.
by Emu*
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2036365

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Drupal has pretty high code standards, but without examining WP myself I couldn't really compare them...
by Emu*
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What would you ask a potential web development intern?
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: What would you ask a potential web development intern?

Don't be afraid to admit stuff you don't know, but if you get to something you enjoy and have an understanding of, feel free to ramble on about some of the interesting bits. This will distract them from the "don't know" parts and show them you're capable of learning about techy stuff rathe...
by Emu*
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why did you switch to Java?
Replies: 32
Views: 5245

Re: Why did you switch to Java?

Java 1.4.2 seems to be what's on most box-shifter machines nowadays, the version hell makes java apps rare, hence people are unaware of its existence.
by Emu*
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting up an intranet mail server
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Setting up an intranet mail server

For the record, we're using Arch Linux, Postfix, Courier-imap, MySQL and Roundcube IMAP-Webmail. We are not running spam filtering or server-AV yet, but I've changed our most advertised address from being a "copy to everyone" address to a normal mailbox so I'll forward the messages on unti...
by Emu*
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting up an intranet mail server
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Setting up an intranet mail server

We finished meddling with it today. Last Monday we had a generic virtual-mailbox Mail Server stack working on Ubuntu (Postfix+Courier+MySQL). We then tried to get Fetchmail working on top, and failed so we switched to Arch for "ultimate config control". Eventually we gave up on the fetchma...
by Emu*
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why did you switch to Java?
Replies: 32
Views: 5245

Re: Why did you switch to Java?

First off, saying "Java" without a qualifier is misleading. There are a hundred different things that are considered "Java," applets, desktop programs, javascript, etc. JAVASCRIPT IS NOT JAVA FFS!!! Sorry, I was incapable of reading your post beyond that howler, and I no longer ...
by Emu*
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?

What is it?
by Emu*
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:23 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?

Ah, I think I expected the groove ends to be pointy. Lookin good.
by Emu*
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:10 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Anybody around here use Solid Edge?

Could it make sense to create the ring with the end of the grooves separately then union them? the ends of the grooves could be the subtraction of four angled cubes from a ring.
by Emu*
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Advice Needed] Protect a friend who cracked Adobe CS 5
Replies: 35
Views: 5114

Re: [Advice Needed] Protect a friend who cracked CS 5

By reading the code? Machine code???
by Emu*
Thu May 27, 2010 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why did you switch to Java?
Replies: 32
Views: 5245

Re: Why did you switch to Java?

...why did java rise to dominance as an Internet programming language. ... Why have you or why have you not switched to Java for programing internet or Desktop applications?


Applets were not mentioned. Servlets are internet applications.
by Emu*
Thu May 27, 2010 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why did you switch to Java?
Replies: 32
Views: 5245

Re: Why did you switch to Java?

I use Grails, which is a layer of Groovy loveliness on top of Java Servlets. Do I count? It hasn't anything to do with the question of the OP... OP asks why we use Java. Java consists of a language, a set of standard classes and a JVM. I propose that part of the popularity of the classes + JVM part...
by Emu*
Thu May 27, 2010 11:04 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Setting up an intranet mail server
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Setting up an intranet mail server

I'm going to set up a local linux-based mail server to replace an unstable WinXP+VPOP3 setup. This is how things are set up: ⋅ Our MX record points to the ISP's mail servers. ⋅ All @ourdomain addresses are aliased onto one us@ISP address on the ISP's server. ⋅ The local...
by Emu*
Wed May 26, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why did you switch to Java?
Replies: 32
Views: 5245

Re: Why did you switch to Java?

I use Grails, which is a layer of Groovy loveliness on top of Java Servlets. Do I count?
by Emu*
Sun May 23, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An unholy mess (PosgreSQL, PHP, Javascript? ArcGIS)
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: An unholy mess (PosgreSQL, PHP, Javascript? ArcGIS)

You can't easily pull the data from inside the frames to php, server side, but some JS in the client could request the PHP asynchronously with whatever comes from the frames as POST data.

I recommend jQuery for such malarkey.
by Emu*
Wed May 19, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Convenience-oriented general purpose programming languages
Replies: 20
Views: 6061

Re: Convenience-oriented general purpose programming languag

Whitespace is inconsistent across platforms.
by Emu*
Wed May 19, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Visual Basic 2008 Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Visual Basic 2008 Help

Work through some tutorials, you'll soon pick it up.

Also, if VB.NET is that different from what you've done before, consider using C# as your primary .Net language.
by Emu*
Wed May 19, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML/CSS not working in IE
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: HTML/CSS not working in IE

Some padding may allow the text to dodge an un-repeated background image. Drupal uses that trick to label expandable/plain navigation menu items, even though the actual elements are LI
by Emu*
Mon May 17, 2010 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Connecting to a USB device
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Connecting to a USB device

You mentioned the HID class... Do you want your device controlling the mouse pointer, or are you planning to use it for controlling a specific program?
by Emu*
Fri May 14, 2010 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: vb.net vs the world
Replies: 32
Views: 4976

Re: vb.net vs the world

It is possible to write VisualBasic style code in most languages. This is a bad thing.

I have read Java written by a C geek. It was quite painful as he kept converting things to and from basic types. He wasn't even a good C proprammer.
by Emu*
Fri May 14, 2010 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: HTML/CSS not working in IE
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: HTML/CSS not working in IE

Have you got a drawing of what you want to end up with? There are easy and hard ways of creating each type of layout...
by Emu*
Mon May 10, 2010 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Importing millions of records, MySQL
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Importing millions of records, MySQL

Code: Select all

mysql -u root -p < phpmyadmin-dump.sql
by Emu*
Mon May 03, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Java vs C/C++
Replies: 88
Views: 23137

Re: Java vs C/C++

Wait, are we discussing Java+JVM vs C++ or anything+JVM vs C++ plus various libraries?

Groovy is pretty awesome, particularly when Tomcat is the environment.
by Emu*
Sun May 02, 2010 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223828

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

They were real pigeons...
by Emu*
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why does Java do this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Why does Java do this?

Watch out for primitive types, which don't have capital letters, and are always passed by value (int, float etc)

float and Float both exist, the first as a primitive, the second as a Class.
by Emu*
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: a simple file compression
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: a simple file compression

can you tell me how to use Huffman to code. I don't understand.please help me. Give me teh codes? Your lecture notes should cover it if you're expected to know it. Otherwise wikipedia. Basically it's referring to paths through a tree of characters where the most common chars/sequences have the shor...
by Emu*
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Accessing a MS access database using J2ME
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Accessing a MS access database using J2ME

I have only seen cellphone sat-nav on internet-enabled smartphones.

Does J2ME allow you to access a MicroSD card?
by Emu*
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223828

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Epiphany doesn't close on middleclick, which sucks cos that's what Im using until the ubuntu-mozilla-daily ppa gives me FF which doesnt freeze on Flash.
by Emu*
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding practice: Code history in comment?
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Coding practice: Code history in comment?

Start jobhunting and threaten to leave unless the 'tard backs down from his mad scheme...
by Emu*
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 10016
Views: 2036365

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

So we should force the language to require a meaningless pointless clause to protect against insufficiently awake programmers?
by Emu*
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 785902

idea

There is a subject box above the buttons on the reply form; If the language/library being focussed upon was put in that box it could be easer to distinguish between posts, but what I like about this thread is that some of the tricks are translatable to other languages.

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