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by lulzfish
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Question about locking and access rights
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Question about locking and access rights

Things like mutexes are at a pretty high level, and only used for things that need it, like databases, some hardware devices, etc. There is no way that the computer spends any significant amount of time checking mutexes. They're only used in multi-thread or multi-process programs that absolutely req...
by lulzfish
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1832473

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

I was this close to finding the Ultimate Question. :cry: >>> 0x2b or not 0x2b 43 Wait. I thought A or not A was always 1? Edit: or in this case, FF. 0x2b => 0010 1011 not 0x2b => 1101 0100 0x2b or not 0x2b => 1111 1111 Yeah, and FF is like... 255, not 42. What kind of math are we using?
by lulzfish
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues

I figured it out. Turns out when I was grouping the model in Maya I accidentally somehow copy-pasted the thing about 30 times over on itself, so I was rendering 30 of the same object on top of itself which was causing problems. I just redrew the grill and it works great. Thanks for your help lol th...
by lulzfish
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: odd things about yourself
Replies: 357
Views: 59768

Re: odd things about yourself

My right arm doesn't swing as much as my left arm when I'm walking.
by lulzfish
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: odd things about yourself
Replies: 357
Views: 59768

Re: odd things about yourself

SlyReaper wrote:I can make my eyes vibrate.

Wow, I forgot I could also do that. It's weird, huh?
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues

That should be adequate unless you're doing some weird mix-up like re-loading the mesh every frame or the mesh has a ridiculously high poly count. Can you upload a screenshot or the .obj itself?
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Question about locking and access rights
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Question about locking and access rights

I think it does, because it's difficult to set up a mutex without dropping to assembly or making a system call that uses the right instructions. IIRC, it's not possible in standard C. For access rights, I guess you mean like users and groups in UNIX? Since all "file open" calls are system ...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues

8 polygons? Each cylinder would have at least 3 quads for the sides, and 1 triangle on each cap, which comes out to 8 polygons for one cylinder, and 64 total. If you have a generic mesh class, it couldn't hurt to add a vertex / triangle counter to it. Like when it loads a mesh file, it can print, &q...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 7628

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

(c++' strong point is that it's probably the fastest object oriented language, and speed really isn't a benefit in educational code.) People always talk about how C and C++ are "fast languages". Isn't that simply because they're compiled languages? It seems to me that the main performance...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 228471

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I've been through a number (probably 7 or so) usernames now, and lulzfish appears on most of my current accounts from the last year or two. It's 8 letters long, and has 4 letters per word. Other than that, I can't remember why. I hate fish as a food item, but they're a good interjection in non-sequi...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: .obj file in openGL causing framerate issues

How many polygons has it got? What kind of rendering do you use? If you use loads of immediate-mode rendering (glVertex, etc.), then the CPU will have to make a function call for each vertex, and your GPU will twiddle its thumbs while the CPU is consumed shoveling the same data into it continually. ...
by lulzfish
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 707406

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

SlyReaper wrote:Also, "HI I'M BARRY SCOTT". (You probably won't get that one unless you live in the UK)

I was thinking of the techno remix
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: headphones vs. speakers
Replies: 38
Views: 12096

Re: headphones vs. speakers

On a different note (No pun intended) I usually mute flash games and play my own music, anyone else do that? I don't play Flash games, but when I watch YouTube videos, I usually try to mute them if they have shit music, but it never works, and I have to stop watching anyway. Usually it's a TF2 vide...
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1832473

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Does anyone else sometimes feel like using recursion is cheating? When I use it, I feel like I didn't actually have to do anything in the way of actual programming. Kind of like "if base case, else magic". No, but I feel like using Qt is cheating. The most work I did for my music player w...
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Software Engineering
Replies: 23
Views: 2541

Re: Software Engineering

SVN really confused me, as it requires (I think) a server to be set up, so you end up with an extra process, and some confusing stuff happens just to get it all set up.

Git seems to be much simpler, and you can use it easily on one machine with a few command line tools.
by lulzfish
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Friendships
Replies: 11
Views: 2292

Re: Friendships

A lot of my classmates pretty much disappeared after graduation, but I still have 3 or 4 friends from high school that I keep in touch with through Facebook. We haven't hung out much, but that's because I can't drive.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 707406

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Pizza Hut is a restaurant, so they're just saying that their pasta is of the same quality as the pasta you would find in, say, Pizza Hut.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3166045

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

pseudoidiot wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:I don't drink coffee. It tastes foul to me.
I'm with you. I can't even get past the smell.

I like the smell, but I hate the taste.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Woman aims to become world's fattest
Replies: 28
Views: 3344

Re: US Woman aims to become world's fattest

Jesse wrote:I don't see how her being fat impinges on anyone else's rights, so I'm cool with it.

As Dauric said, it impinges on her child's right to have a reasonable mother. Hopefully she's at least somewhat sane.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: All Wings Report In
Replies: 204
Views: 37306

Re: All Wings Report In

AlphaBlending.png

Alpha blending, standing by.
AH IT DIDN'T WORK PERFECTLY THE BACKGROUND IS WHITE (at least in Chrome) RAEG
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fireball Island
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Fireball Island

Hell yeah, and you could get the little talisman thing to stop fireballs.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 185729

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

TheAmazingRando wrote:
Spoiler:
VenonatevolvesintoButterfree.png

I can't follow this because I haven't watched Pokemon in eons. What's going on here?
Holy shit, Butterfree looks just like an evolved Venonat.
How did that happen? The canon evolutions don't look right at all.
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 47189

Re: Mac vs PC

JamesMusicus wrote:On my previous windows computers, I've either had to spend 9 hours for a download (hardwired)

Download of what?
Why?
You didn't even finish the
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3166045

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Antiperspirant. It's supposed to stop you sweating, right? So why the fuck does it not stop me sweating? In an air-conditioned office, at that. :evil: I remember this one time I accidentally got deodorant that was only deodorant, and wasn't antiperspirant, and I couldn't figure out why I kept sweat...
by lulzfish
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28549
Views: 3166045

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

gypped you and got you a bloody dual core :| I am way, WAY far behind in computer technology... How many threads does WoW even use? I have a dual-core, but I'm not doing anything hugely parallel with it, and TF2 and such runs fine. I guess a quad would be nice if you want to run 3 CPU-eating tasks ...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 7628

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

In Qt, I can design a whole form before writing code, and I don't have to use Mono. Now granted, I've had SHIT luck porting my Qt programs to Windows since I'm not sure what the Qt Runtime requires, but they run fantastically in Linux. Qt runs great in Windows too. I know, but not for me since I do...
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 7628

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

In Qt, I can design a whole form before writing code, and I don't have to use Mono.
Now granted, I've had SHIT luck porting my Qt programs to Windows since I'm not sure what the Qt Runtime requires, but they run fantastically in Linux.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things that annoy you on TV
Replies: 68
Views: 9313

Re: Things that annoy you on TV

I liked the reality ghost show that had two guys that looked like stereotypes of fraternity guys running around yelling "aw dude!" every time they thought they saw something.

At least it was funny, but I can't remember what channel it was on.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 868
Views: 189247

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

mmmcannibalism wrote:
What does db stand for? And will I understand the joke when I know this?


also written as qp it looks like a penis.

Oh.
I usually call that a Eight-Equals-Equals-Equals-Equals-Capital D.
Looks more proportional.
by lulzfish
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Eternal Flame War
Replies: 59
Views: 7145

Re: The Eternal Flame War

olleicua wrote:We're not arguing we're flaming idiot!!!!!!!!!!
incidentally I played drums for flaming idiot.

Flaming Idiots were the worst band ever since the Beatles and all their fans are stupid.
by lulzfish
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Eternal Flame War
Replies: 59
Views: 7145

Re: The Eternal Flame War

Oh me yarm are you idiots still arguing about this shit
you are all stpid
by lulzfish
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1832473

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Oops, I meant ((a + b) && (c + d)), not ((a) + b && (c + d))
Well, whatever.
by lulzfish
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1832473

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

urobythos wrote:It's annoying when people don't distinguish between control structures and function calls.

This:

Code: Select all

if(foo > bar && (baz - qux) < 0)


Should be this:

Code: Select all

if ((foo) > bar && (baz - qux) < 0)


That much is obvious.

Always need more parentheses.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9890
Views: 1832473

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Me: Here, recruiter advertising for a C#.NET developer, here's my CV. I have been working in mainly ASP.NET and C#.NET for the past four years. Here's an example of a web app I did, and here's one of a Windows Forms App I worked on. Recruiter: Thanks for your application. Unfortunately for this spe...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java that bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 17729

Re: Is Java that bad?

.. that runs for 99% of the people running the web, and brings in millions in revenue for a lot of people. It runs wherever Adobe lets it run, which bothers me. As far as I know, they don't have any kind of public ARM port, so ARM devices are at a huge disadvantage simply because Adobe completely c...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New York State to ban SALT
Replies: 96
Views: 9469

Re: New York State to ban SALT

Ban ajinomoto (monosodium glutamate), not salt! :( If there's one substance I'd ban form the country and one only, it would be this. I can't stand MSG-laden Chinese food for more than the first few bites and it nigh on impossible to find a decent Chinese buffet without massive amounts of MSG nearby...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?
Replies: 67
Views: 7628

Re: Is C++ Getting Phased Out?

It's because you're still in 'intro to programming'.
The serious data structure classes take place in C++-land, and many games use it since it has a direct interface to OpenGL and DirectX.





Cloud computing is ...
Dot dot dot.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 142119

Re: public misconceptions

Yeah, in the series they have gynoids with multiple fingers, as though they couldn't be equipped with USB ports or an SSH connection.
Unless my memory of '2nd gig' has faded vastly in the last year or two.
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Mac vs PC
Replies: 162
Views: 47189

Re: Mac vs PC

M: Windows users aren't experts with computers A: To say nothing of Mac users (Appleheads? Macinites? iDudes/iDames? iDitz?) This is a generalization. A lot of people are good with computers but use Windows to play games or because they're crazy, and some Linux users buy Macs for the same POSIX stu...
by lulzfish
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Is Java that bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 17729

Re: Is Java that bad?

Notch wrote:Well, it's trivial to freeze up firefox with javascript or java as well.
For example, the jsMath thing on these forums regularly freeze my firefox when I open a thread that uses it. ;)

But even when Flash is working optimally, it's still a slow, unportable, closed-source piece of crap.

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