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  1. civguy

    Someone at Ubisoft is going to be in trouble...

    I naturally went to check the original thread, and it seems like the packet only had concept art (huge 50 MB PSD images) and some videos. So it could've well been done on purpose. I was expecting to see some models and textures at least..
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    Price of copying a file

    Quote:Original post by capn_midnight Still, at ~$60.00US/TB, how is it possibly that cheap?The cost is paid by the users who use only a tiny fraction of the bandwidth available (which is probably >99% of them). Also, I think most ISPs have some rules on what the connection can be used for.. If they saw you using full bandwidth 24/7, it's probable your connection would be cut off.
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    NO wonder IT jobs arent being filled...

    Quote:Original post by OpenGL_Guru if you have C++/C#/MFC for example and you need to learn VB, yeah you could know the language but i doubt you could be hired and start writing this massive VB app without at least doing some reading/syntax look up firstSo once you know that'll be your project, you do some syntax look up, read code from others, get a library reference and start working. It honestly doesn't take long if you have learned a couple of APIs and more than one related language (like C++ and C#). Quote:you MUST know all the required stuff and be able to learn if needed the other DESIRED stuff.My undisclosed experience says otherwise. Of course if they ask you specifics of some language you don't know in the interview, you're probably screwed. I must've been somewhat lucky too..
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    NO wonder IT jobs arent being filled...

    Quote:Original post by krikkit People get too scared by job listings. As long as you arent been a spam-happy job-seeking freak, and made a bad example of yourself by forwarding your resume to everyone on the planet, its not going to hurt your career to go after this job, even if you think the requirements sound out of whack. This is HR talk, bullet points and keywords. If you can get past the HR brick wall (thats the finger-crossing part), you might be surprised what the boss is really looking for once you land yourself an interview. Just throw the pertinent keypoints back into your resume so the first line of hiring defenses can go "check, check, check" and slide your resume on to the people who will actually be talking to you and giving you the job.Indeed. They're obviously looking for a good engineer like everyone else, so they think the big scary list will eliminate the applicants who are insecure of their general programming skills. And it probably works. People who know their stuff (excluding VB in this example) know they can pick up VB fast enough so their bosses don't even know they wrote their first line of VB at work which "required" VB skills.
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    FEAR Combat

    Quote:Original post by daviangel So it's like if HL2 Deathmatch was available for free on steam but not HL2 itself so you still need to buy it if you want to play the single player game from what I understand.Yeah. FEAR multiplayer component being free is kinda like HL2 multiplayer component being free, except the game is FEAR and not HL2. And HL2 multiplayer component doesn't happen to be free. Great analogy, it really helped me understand this complex matter. Thanks.
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    What to make your CV with?

    Quote:Original post by Lode I've been trying with LaTeX, but have had a terrible experience with it. Is LaTeX really advisable to make such a thing in?What was the problem with LaTeX? I made my CV originally with Word when I didn't know LaTeX. Then I pretty much just copied the text to LaTeX, added some simple tags and the end result looked much nicer than the Word one. Like does any LaTeX document compared to any Word document I've seen.. I really can't recomment LaTeX enough, and I do think it's suitable for all documents.
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    Carmack's QuakeCon Keynote Speech

    Quote:Original post by zer0wolf Quote:Original post by DuranStrife He invented First-Person Shooters, moran. Thus, Carmack > you. Generally it helps when you're insulting someone's intelligence or perceptive abilities to spell your insult correcting [wink]Generally, maybe..
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    Anyone good with Photoshop?

    A bloom filter might make it look "better". Depends on what you really want. To make bloom, copy the image to a new layer. Then blur the layer with gaussian blur so that it's not too blurry but not too sharp either. Select layer style as "screen". Then adjust brightness and contrast until you're happy. Increasing saturation (on the bottom/background layer) could also help.
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    How is password protected by the OS?

    Quote:Original post by jfclavette <Jab at Ubuntu>Some OSes just stored it in plaintext in the install log until recently</Jab at Ubuntu>It's quite wrong to use "until recently" when the bug was only in one version. Not in earlier or later (official) ones.
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    The Revolution will be televised!!

    Quote:Original post by Alpha_ProgDes in unrelated news..... no Halo 3 information. ergo, MS E3 conference was waste of time..... [flaming]Who cares about Halo? Didn't they announce that GTA 4 would be X0 exclusive? That's big news if it's true.
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    how does speedtree work?

    Download some of their demos. They have several controls that let you change how the trees are rendered, so it's easier to see what techniques are used. For example, entire trees are drawn as billboards as soon as they're only like 20 meters away from you (well, you could alter the distance in the demo). I believe they dynamically create the billboard texture to look like the particular tree you're looking at, from the correct angle, and update that texture every once in a while. Although I may be talking out of my ass here. See for yourself.
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    Commodore is back!!!!

    Emulators already exist for symbian phones and they work quite well. E.g. http://e32frodo.sourceforge.net/. And some of the games do work fine on phones (in how well the controls work and how small text you need to decipher from the screen).
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    C++0x, i.e. C++09 -- the next standard of C++

    Quote:Original post by Mithrandir This reminds me of exactly WHY I quit using C++. How the heck is that code readable? The first line and second last line are ugly; a little less uglier than C++98, but still ugly nonetheless. What's so bad about adding a foreach? Why must we insist on using unreadable iterators? Why must the standard library insist on using an orgy of template parameters that no one understands?I think that code example was used just to show some of the new features, not as an ideal way to write code. Stroustrup wrote somewhere that C++ will have foreach, maybe with syntax "for (i : coll)". With "auto" keyword you could even write such foreach yourself as a preprocessor macro very easily. And why do you worry about the orgies of template parameters? Most of them have sensible default values. Most of the containers, for example, only require the type. Same as in Java and C# generics.
  14. Quote:Original post by Thunder_Hawk Quote:Original post by nes8bit IBTL (200kb) Btw, I got 78... bee-otches Is that all you got? [pig] I easily got 80 once I figured out how to play the game... [EDIT] Make that 85 [wink] I got 403, and I didn't even get it.
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    Are we evolving?

    Quote:Original post by phantom I had a thought about this earlier, we probably arent so much evolving as segmenting. This works under the principle that people who are alike tend to end up together and reproducing. As such you tend to get 'clever' people together and on the flipside you get 'dumb' people together. Now, assuming that intelligence is govened somewhat by your DNA in theory you will see a widening gap between the 'clever' and the 'dumb', effectively the formation of a genetic underclass. Ofcourse, I could be very off base with this, but if my assumption is correct it does seem vaguely likely.Nah. That would not lead to a widening gap or any sort of segmentation. Only larger variance.
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    Rubik's Cube

    Quote:Original post by nprz If you know the cube hasn't been tampered with there are lots of programs that will solve it in the shortest moves for you.IIRC, there are no such programs. There are programs that find optimal solutions for some initial configurations and are only maybe 20% worse than optimal solution in the worst case.. But I could remember wrong.
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    Cuttin' my teeth on jazz...

    It'd be helpful if you could give us some samples. I might be able to make recommendations after hearing some stuff you like, but not from a description like that.. And it's so easy to listen to samples these days. edit: hmm, looks like mp3.com doesn't have samples anymore (?). Well, at least Amazon still does for some albums.
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    Opera is now free - no ads

    Quote:Original post by Ravuya filter.ini doesn't appear to work for me.Make sure opera6.ini has [Adv User Prefs] URL Filter File=C:\Program Files\Opera\profile\filter.ini
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    Opera is now free - no ads

    Quote:Original post by Fiddler Bad things: - Absolutely horrid shortcuts: Ctrl-P is print and not Preferences and so on. You can't change them, too.Tools/Preferences/Advanced/Shortcuts. Quote:- Ugly bookmark toolbar. Where is FF's favourite bookmarks toolbar?You mean "personal bar"? Whenever you add a bookmark, you can check "show in personal bar". The links need not be in a special folder. Quote:- No adblocking by default.Is too. Only you need to add the filtered URLs in an ini-file. E.g. filter.ini: [prefs] prioritize excludelist=1 [include] * [exclude] http://ad.* http://ads.* http://adserv* And then in opera6.ini: [Adv User Prefs] URL Filter File=C:\Program Files\Opera\profile\filter.ini
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    Awesome Kung Fu Movies

    SpreeTree already listed these, but I'll second: Fist of Fury, Iron Monkey, Ong Bak, Once Upon A Time In China (1). Also: Fist of Legend, a remake of Fist of Fury starring Jet Li.
  21. Quote:Original post by RipTorn intellisense when used in a .net language goes one step further as the actual documentation is shown as well. I've seen java do this a bit in things like together, but no where near the extent in VS 2005.Take a look at IntelliJ IDEA, you'll be surprised.. Automatic refactoring = yummy.
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    3H-GDC m.III - Winner: eal!!!

    I might participate. I'll just use pygame, no need for base code. Oh and I have a request: if you're planning on giving us a tileset to use like you mentioned in some other thread, make it one tile per image with descriptive and short names.. I'd hate to be looking up images from some large bitmap with all tiles layed out in there in random positions.
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    The most popular programming language is...

    Quote:Original post by Eelco i had hoped to see D on that list, but alas.Scroll down, it's on spot 31.
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    Image slicing and web viewing software

    With Python and Python Imaging Library: import Image src = Image.open(r'source.jpg') w, h = 100, 100 #whatever block size you want for x in xrange(0, src.size[0], w): for y in xrange(0, src.size[1], h): im = Image.new('RGB', (w, h)) im.paste(src, (-x, -y)) im.save(r'output-%05d-%05d.jpg' % (x,y)) Dunno how well it'll tackle 14000x16000 images. I've used PIL with 4000x6000 images with no problem, but just loading 14000x16000 image to memory takes more ram than I have so I didn't want to try..
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    Browser Wars......

    Quote:Original post by Thevenin Opera identifies itself as IE by default, to make it more compatible with old sites that complain about other browsers or deliver "compatibility html".. Only the latest version of Opera identifies itself as Opera by default (but I think the identification stays as IE if it's installed on top of previous Opera version).
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