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Member Since 19 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2014 10:37 AM

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In Topic: Wal-Mart's new plan: Have customers deliver online orders

31 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Not a new concept at all... <a href="https://www.hermesworld.com/en/">Hermes</a>. Very cheap to use, but from what I gather their couriers make around 30-60p per parcel, but that's their only income, they must pay their own costs etc. My experience with them is quite good (you tend to always have the same courier work in your area), but I know many other people have had abysmal experience with parcels getting lost etc...

In Topic: Games no longer fully using PC hardware?

27 February 2012 - 01:06 AM

Of course this has also brought up the Elephant In The Room of PC gaming which is the overhead on the PC and driver issues which mean that under heavy usage even rendering from multiple threads to command lists (which AMD still doesn't properly support even on this 7970 series) doesn't gain you a huge amount as you end up bumping into driver limits/interface problems (DICE talk about this a bit). Basically your top of the line PC, running the latest OS and graphics card with the best CPU you can buy is good for ~15,000 draw calls per frame.

Don't suppose you have a link to the article/presentation with the DICE talk on this?... Would be quite interesting to learn a thing or two about this sort of thing.


In Topic: is it doable?

30 October 2011 - 10:48 PM

Technically yes it can be done - just don't use anything that uses the Microsoft Visual Runtime (aka MSVCRT), is this practical, no. But, you can statically link the runtime with your application which means the user doesn't ever install it as it is already inside your exe. A game on the other hand is different as you do need to ship things such as the DirectX runtime you used etc. in which case shipping the MSVCRT is negligible. If you do decide to statically link the MSVCRT make so you only ship the exe that has linked to the release MSVCRT, as the debug version isn't allowed without Visual Studio.

Btw, a better title would be something like "Do I have to ship the C runtime library?".

In Topic: Saving your bookmarks?

20 September 2011 - 09:04 AM

I use Firefox and organise all the bookmarks in folders, it can also add tags to individual bookmarks and searching just involves typing the tags (or url) into the address bar and the bookmarks get listed; all bookmarks are stored in a local file, so it should be fairly easy to copy and paste around as required...

In Topic: Shipping services in USA

16 September 2011 - 05:02 AM

Yeah, USPS seem to be giving a more realistic figure... Thanks for that. :)