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by Aluminus
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Man, it's been a long time since I've been on the fora, but I've been watching the DF dev cycle for a year. Now that DF 2010 is out, I'm not going to get anything accomplished this weekend.
Cheers to Dwarf Fortress players everywhere.
by Aluminus
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Unauthorized access attempts
Replies: 98
Views: 75675

Re: Unauthorized access attempts

This actually happened to me awhile ago. I was reading the forums and found that when I clicked orange "read latest posts" button, it wouldn't take me to where I left off. Then I found that there were people in my foe list whom I had not foed. I contacted Belial about it, and I changed my ...
by Aluminus
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: District 9
Replies: 185
Views: 22596

Re: District 9

In addition to the D-9 website, there is the Multi-National United website (their motto is: "Keeping humans safe, by keeping non-humans seperate") as well as a counter-blog by an alien named "Christopher" (a former MNU employee).
by Aluminus
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I want to talk about Wallabies
Replies: 4
Views: 676

I want to talk about Wallabies

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8118257.stm 'Stoned wallabies make crop circles' Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite", a government official has said. Lara Giddings, the attorney general for the island state ...
by Aluminus
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?
Replies: 41
Views: 4004

Re: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?

I don't know if anyone is playing the ARG called "Something in the Sea" but over at unfiction I have been solving puzzles related to Bioshock 2. I decoded a message written by one of the kidnapped little sisters.
by Aluminus
Sat May 02, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why I love the swine flu
Replies: 60
Views: 4072

Re: Why I love the swine flu

It's not a pandemic. It's nowhere near a pandemic. According to the WHO, it actually is near a pandemic. Keep in mind that "pandemic" may not mean what you think it means. It probably does mean what the WHO thinks it means, however. If I recall, the word-for-word phrasing was: "Level...
by Aluminus
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 64196

Re: "Parking" Discussion

Looks like Black Hat Guy inspired some real-life destruction:
Spoiler:
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by Aluminus
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Hard drive boot problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Hard drive boot problems

I have a similar problem to what others have encountered in this thread. I have two hard drives and a CD/DVD ROM drive. Any two of the above can be seen in "My Computer", but not all three. So right now I have the boot disk and the cd drive as master and slave respectively on one cable. An...
by Aluminus
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tsunami near Tonga islands
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Tsunami near Tonga islands

by Aluminus
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: LET THE GAMES BEGIN (Over! Please take this down!)
Replies: 39
Views: 4741

Re: Mod Massacre '08 (or is it '09?)

what?
by Aluminus
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Java installed and enabled, but won't run
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Java installed and enabled, but won't run

I want to play the falling sand game [link] but all I see is a blank area where the game should be. Something's wrong with Java. Fine. I install all the latest java again (which uninstalls the old version and installs the new one), enable Java in Firefox and check again. Nothing. I go to the Java co...
by Aluminus
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Yes. Battle Champs is all about demoing potential framerate improvements. But DF does way more simulation than tile printing.
by Aluminus
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I ran the optimized OpenGL for Battle Champs in the dev log, and I was getting 10000FPS fullscreen.
ToadyOne will be rereleasing 40d with the optimized code implemented in DF.
by Aluminus
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

HEREis my first attempt at a perpetual waterfall. Xaddak, you make it look easy.
by Aluminus
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Are you sure this is what happened? I don't think the game is coded for this. (If the water was coming from the ponds it would quickly have been exhausted anyway) Trust me. Water was leaking out of the puddingstone. Very slowly I might add, it was more of a seeping, but there was water coming out o...
by Aluminus
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I embarked on a great map: magma pipe AND magma pool, a river, plenty of ponds and more trees than I knew what to do with. I decided to bring the magma closer to my workshops area for the forges, but I dug the tunnel through puddingstone, which was dampened by the ponds above. And there were pudding...
by Aluminus
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636377

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

4=5 wrote:new challenge, make a map dug entirely out of stairs. :D it'll be like everything can fly
But the pathfinding will completely ruin your FPS. Instead of one or two stairwells to consider, the dwarfs would have to navigate through dozens.
by Aluminus
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The Decisions That Lead To The Fall Of Man (a novel)
Replies: 41
Views: 8977

Re: The Decisions That Lead To The Fall Of Man (a novel)

Azrael001 wrote:I am glad that you are in fact continuing. I sense that a climax is approaching...
Where's clintonius when you need him.
by Aluminus
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: WALL-E
Replies: 231
Views: 27147

Re: WALL-E

Though not necessarily a computer, consider Frankenstein. Actually, that's not even the oldest example of a creation revolting against its creator/humanity: consider the Clay Golem ~16th Century. Yes, it is a common and long-standing theme in sci-fi/parables/social fiction In many depictions golems ...
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Earth is waaaay out on one of the arms (225, 7200-ish) And I just made it to the center and really all I can say is That shit has only 42 uses‽ I spent 8 million sporebucks to get there! Anyway, it wasn't hard really, as long as you move quickly. Don't bother fighting the Grox, just terraform, plant...
by Aluminus
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Has anybody here reached the center of the galaxy yet, or just given up?
I'm pretty close, but damn, it's expensive.
EDIT: I just found Earth. Awesome.
by Aluminus
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I'm probably gonna go back to Dwarf Fortress pretty soon...
by Aluminus
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Playing the game on hard mode... my homeworld was obliterated in about 5 minutes because I didn't pay another civilization to not go to war (extortion money, basically) I don't want my games to hold me hostage.
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion

ThomasS wrote:Sometimes I miss java's 2 pass compilation process.
Hey, Religious Wars is that-a-way ;)
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

In the SPACE prototype, you can put colonies in the ocean, they just have a bubble around them. And ARRRGGHH! Why does Spore keep crashing in Space? NO AUTOSAVE
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion

Wow, thanks a lot, the solution that 0xBADFEED gives is exactly what I was looking for. I will use forward declaration, and I always add the #ifndef wrappers to my headers, but it kind of breaks when both are explicitly included ... ...I came upon an issue where if one class is included in another, ...
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Avoiding Infinite #include Recursion

Let's say I have two classes: Foo and Bar. Since they both communicate with, and depend on each other (but not inherit), I need to mutually include them. Say that these are two unrelated classes, except that they each contain a pointer to an object of the other class, like this: #include "Foo.h...
by Aluminus
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2550902

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Torvaun has a new avatar. Congrats.
by Aluminus
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble

The card is fine, but I'm sending it back. After some detailed inspection, and more testing, I caught the reflection of a spark behind the motherboard. Also, the sound of a spark inside the power supply. Put the old card back in, and everything works normally. This leaves me with two, equally dishea...
by Aluminus
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2550902

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

The lesson here is to not bring guns to school.
by Aluminus
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Hmm just crashed on me. Oh look! No autosave! That's juuuuuuuuust peachy.
by Aluminus
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Ask me a year ago what I thought of Spore and I would have told you I couldn't wait. Ask me two weeks ago what I thought of Spore and I would have told you the amazing impression I got from the prototypes (science FTW). I was ->this<- close to buying the game on my lunch break. I was so certain. Whe...
by Aluminus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble

Dude. I would notice something like that.
Here's an image from theinquirer.net review of ati graphics cards:
Spoiler:
Image

Top to bottom: 2900XT, 3870, 4850, 4870
by Aluminus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble

When I saw that the computer wouldn't power up with the video card, power drain as the first thing to cross my mind. I immediately took out my wireless card and sound card and tried it again. Still nothing. I'm wary of doing this too many times for fear that I am causing damage to parts unseen. And ...
by Aluminus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Looking around on the google and the endgame (center of the galaxy) appears to be a little bit of a letdown as well (but it does have a Hitchhiker's reference in it).
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Wired gave a review. The response is pretty much summed up by the word "lackluster" Ironically, 7/10
http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/09/spore-review.html
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

Has Yahtzee reviewed spore yet? If not, he will soon, and then we can laugh and laugh and laugh...
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 37469

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

The number of creations in sporepedia tripled in the last two days.
And we are playing TOTALLY LEGAL VERSIONS. DON'T GIVE ME THAT LOOK.
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8162169

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

it is 1am and I am installing microsoft word whatthefuck
by Aluminus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: New Graphics Card Causing Power Trouble

Well as it is right now I'm only using one molex connector for the IDE Hard drive and CD/DVD drive. The SATA drive has its own power connector. But what you mention about the rails sounds like it could be the case. I imagine that the PSU is "smart" so if there is something going wrong with...

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