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Member Since 28 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 06 2013 02:34 PM

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In Topic: OK to 'steal' someones idea if they are doing a crap job of it?

05 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Pac-Man on XBLA forces you to use your left hand to play, alienating 85% of their potential customers!


It would be fun to create an exact copy which forced you to use your right hand ... and win in court!


At least Demos mean I don't have to financially support muppets

In Topic: Global illumination techniques

02 July 2013 - 01:03 PM


In Topic: Normal artifacting exposes underlying topology

02 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

I solved this problem using catmull-rom interpolation for the terrain heightfield

combined with runtime calculation of normals using bspline interpolation

bspline has C2 continuity ... no artifacts!


but it is expensive ...



In Topic: Put down the sparkling water or we'll shoot!

02 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

The police provide jobs and applies some level of control to the lower orders of society

Can you imagine how they would behave if they were left uncontrolled?

They would be violent criminals


And who better to keep order but a bunch of brainless bullies?

In Topic: advice on pc build.

27 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

For £100 you get a 250W UPS ... a powerful PC won't even boot on that


The UPS protects the PC from dirty power, not just power cuts

If anybody on the local substation uses a power tool, for example, your PC will be damaged

You know all those forum posts "my PC started acting weird" "after reinstalling windows it was OK" ...

Many times that will be caused by dirty power


The worst thing is when your data is corrupted, but you don't realise for months, and you have backups of corrupt data also


I learnt this the hard way, setup a new PC from scratch and the builders next door started a power tool ... machine started random BSODs

no way to know if permanent damage has occurred ... but I bought a UPS and reinstalled windows and all was well after that


If you use a PC to earn a living - you need a UPS