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Oct 5, 2011It is all a problem of semantics... We simply chose to make 0.999... = 1 as the limit of the infinitely recurring 9 equation. 0.99... itself isn't a number, what it represent is, just like an equation isn't a number itself.Posted in: General Off Topic
Sep 25, 2011patlefort posted a message on Insane world generated with the 256 height limit (1.9 Pre)minetest already have much higher height limit. It has a limit of +-31000 blocks in all direction.Posted in: 1.0 Update Discussion
Feb 19, 2011I would certainly love to see a higher sky limit and higher mountains but the current limit might be a way to optimize the data structure of the world. However, maybe he could sacrifice a bit of the world's size limit for a higher sky limit?Posted in: Survival Mode
Feb 14, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from cerveauxfrits »Quote from dysoco »Hello.
I suggest to NOT begin with Python, Ruby or C#, begin with C or BASIC, so you can learn to think as a programmer, and you 'll need to do the algorithms and that thinks by yourself, and not a range(0,20) for example.
On the contrary, working in a language like C means that you have to spend a whole lot of time focusing on things that are *not* the algorithms, such as memory and type management. For some people that's important, sure. But to someone who just wants to paint, grinding and mixing your own pigments is not necessarily an important part of the task - most painters would much rather not waste all their time on that hassle just buy pre-made tubes of paint instead. You can think of the decision between a low-level (read: you have to do a whole lot of the crap work yourself) language like C and a higher-level (read: the language takes care of the crap work for you so you can focus on the functional parts of the program) language like Python or Ruby as being a very similar choice.
I very much agree. C and even C++ will be a hell for a beginner. Higher level language exists for the very reason that it's easier.
Feb 9, 2011Lot's of old school stuff for me. I can hardly name only 10 titles.Posted in: General Gaming
Parasite Eve 1 (PSX)
Final Fantasy 7 (PSX)
Final Fantasy 6 (SNES)
World of Warcraft (PC)
Brave Fencer Musashi (PSX)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Duke Nukem 3D (PC)
Combat Arms (PC) (Without the cheaters and the lag...)
Master of Magic (PC)
Sim City 2000 (PC)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Repuplic (XBOX)
Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Chrono Cross (PSX)
Half-Life 1 & 2 (PC)
I am surely forgetting some.
Feb 8, 2011Does it blue screen only when you play games? My radeon 5970 also had such problems depending on the game and driver version. I flashed the bios of my card, I reinstalled the latest drivers (I used driver sweeper) and I keep only one screen connected to it and so far I have no problems. In short: ATI drivers and bios are crap.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
You might want to uninstall your driver with driver sweeper (read the how to use on their page) and reinstall. Did you use one of the bios on techPowerUp? If nothing of these work, then you might have a faulty card.
Feb 3, 2011Posted in: General GamingQuote from NinjaPope »The Amnesia demo...Not going to buy the full game because I wouldn't play it.
The demo is a little different, the demo is actually scarier, for the little I have played the full game.
Feb 3, 2011Amnesia: The Dark Descent, I just started playing and I can already say it's the scariest by far. The John Defoe serie was faily scary: http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/games.htm. The F.E.A.R. serie was fairly scary too.Posted in: General Gaming
And of course: ALONE IN THE DARK!
Jan 28, 2011His query is fine, read up: http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.types.string.php#language.types.string.parsing.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Are you getting any errors displayed or in your php error log if activated? Try removing the @ symbol. The $dbpass is empty, I assume you removed it to hide it from these forums?
I can suggest you a few things:
1) Store user password as a hash (with sha1 function for example).
2) Use mysqli or better, PDO instead of plain old mysql_* functions.
Jan 24, 2011I don't see any mention of a nVidia 310m on the Sony?Posted in: Survival Mode
If I might, I would suggest you the following one if you can find one where you live: http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=69%2C70%2C71,3537&webid=909202&affixedcode=WW. Better processor, slighty better graphic card, 4g of ram is more than enough. I own one and it run minecraft at maximum view distance and details flawlessly. I played through FEAR 1 and tried fear 2 and they were playable at low/medium settings (you must disable shadows). I think it's very hard to beat for the price. The small downside is that the screen have a bad viewing angle and reflect a bit much.
Dec 31, 2010Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Assassians4hire »Quote from patlefort »Brain****: Now that's programming :tongue.gif:
Good finds, I kinda like lolcode :tongue.gif:
Dec 28, 2010Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from nsahler »You could learn almost whatever the hell programming language you want and still be as good of a programmer as anyone else.
What makes a good programmer is the mindset and thought process, not (always) the tools he (or she :tongue.gif:) is using.
A good programmer could not only apply one concept used in one language to another language, but could also adapt to other languages as needed.
Programmers are learners and problem solvers. We are always willing to learn new things and solve many problems. Anything that the world throws at us, in fact.
One becomes a better programmer when he realizes that he/she knows nothing
That's the key part. This can be extended: You become a better person when you realize that you know nothing.
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