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    posted a message on After Python?
    I've been doing Python for 2 years, and I'm still learning what it can do and how powerful it is. Just because it's "simple" doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't powerful.
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    posted a message on Coming Soon: dotVirus - Batch Video Game
    Quote from shubshub

    If you do not think Batch will allow me to add much to the game go and google "TIMESTREAMER BATCH FILE GAME" You will be amazed


    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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    posted a message on What is your favorite number system?
    Quote from cookiesui

    Why's that? The metric system, really being the only practical and ideal system of measurement, is based off of it.


    http://www.burtonmackenzie.com/2007/12/whats-most-optimal-numeric-base.html
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    posted a message on HDD crisis was fake
    It's not that the factories were damaged or flooded, that's true. It's the fact they doubled and tripled the prices of hard drives. At the same time, buying out other companies and still reporting big profits. I'm not sure though, I'd like to see something from other sources.
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    posted a message on HDD crisis was fake
    http://news.softpedi...ts-266676.shtml

    Basically, they posted large profits and even increases in hard drive manufacturing during the "crisis."

    Not sure if I want softpedia to be right or wrong. :/
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    posted a message on i will start programming java tommorow. any tips?
    Here's a quote from Zed Shaw out of one of his books. It's just some very general advice about programming.


    You've finished this book and have decided to continue with programming. Maybe it will be a career for you, or maybe it will be a hobby. You'll need some advice to make sure you continue on the right path, and get the most enjoyment out of your newly chosen activity.

    I've been programming for a very long time. So long that it's incredibly boring to me. At the time that I wrote this book, I knew about 20 programming languages and could learn new ones in about a day to a week depending on how weird they were. Eventually though this just became boring and couldn't hold my interest anymore. This doesn't mean I think programming is boring, or that you will think it's boring, only that I find it uninteresting at this point in my journey.

    What I discovered after this journey of learning is that it's not the languages that matter but what you do with them. Actually, I always knew that, but I'd get distracted by the languages and forget it periodically. Now I never forget it, and neither should you.

    Which programming language you learn and use doesn't matter. Do not get sucked into the religion surrounding programming languages as that will only blind you to their true purpose of being your tool for doing interesting things.

    Programming as an intellectual activity is the only art form that allows you to create interactive art. You can create projects that other people can play with, and you can talk to them indirectly. No other art form is quite this interactive. Movies flow to the audience in one direction. Paintings do not move. Code goes both ways.

    Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but you could make about the same money and be happier running a fast food joint. You're much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession.

    People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen and get no respect. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics are respected and can do amazing things to advance those disciplines.

    Of course, all of this advice is pointless. If you liked learning to write software with this book, you should try to use it to improve your life any way you can. Go out and explore this weird wonderful new intellectual pursuit that barely anyone in the last 50 years has been able to explore. Might as well enjoy it while you can.

    Finally, I'll say that learning to create software changes you and makes you different. Not better or worse, just different. You may find that people treat you harshly because you can create software, maybe using words like "nerd". Maybe you'll find that because you can dissect their logic that they hate arguing with you. You may even find that simply knowing how a computer works makes you annoying and weird to them.

    To this I have just one piece of advice: they can go to hell. The world needs more weird people who know how things work and who love to figure it all out. When they treat you like this, just remember that this is your journey, not theirs. Being different is not a crime, and people who tell you it is are just jealous that you've picked up a skill they never in their wildest dreams could acquire.

    You can code. They cannot. That is pretty damn cool.
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    posted a message on Looking for a Tutor
    Quote from jakus12

    Isn't the only difference between Java and Javascript the "var" variable? Or am I completely wrong in saying that? If I'm right, then why do people shun Javascript?


    The difference between Java and JavaScript is essentially everything, except for the name.
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    posted a message on Simple video editor?
    VirtualDub?
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    posted a message on Do You Now Use Windows XP or Windows7?
    I use XP because with my computer, I don't think 7 would help it run much faster. Once I can afford to get parts for a new computer, I would definitely get 7, but until then, XP.
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    posted a message on Java code help (Square Root)
    Simply:
    Math.sqrt(16)
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    posted a message on CustomBB [PHP Project]
    By no means am I as experienced as MrQuizzles, but I still think that SHA1 has been shown to have some problems. If you ran it through SHA256 or SHA512 (plus a salt), that would probably be even better. If I am wrong, please do correct me.

    Also, SHA3 will be selected sometime this year which will be totally different from previous versions of the SHA algorithms.
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    posted a message on CustomBB [PHP Project]
    Sounds interesting, are you going to post the source code online (github, etc)?
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    posted a message on Searching Python(Pygame) / Java team for game | The Last Man Standing
    Great. It's another one of these threads. My advice to you is to just give up on any sort of team right now. Work alone and you will be much happier.
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    posted a message on Dont Get Me Wrong With This... But.... Redstone IRL?
    You could try LSD and crayons.
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    posted a message on Compressing files then canceling compression corrupts them?

    Compressing = Slower Loading
    Blue Letters = Compressed

    Examples:

    -snip-



    With my Steam directory compressed, it takes about 5 minutes for Steam to start. Without it compressed, less than a minute.


    Could it be.. is that.. a Kerbal Space Program folder!??!
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