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  1. I'm currently in the process of working on a wrapper class for a native library, and as part of that I'm putting in XML documentation. However the library that I'm wrapping is commented using the same syntax as XML comments. Unsurprisingly this leads to many warnings being generated by the header files of the native library about badly-formed XML. Is there a way to change this behavior? Thanks.
  2. Chain of responsibility

    I both agree and disagree. One should not write code to fit a specific design pattern. However design patterns should be chosen during the design stage* and not well writing code. It is the entire design**, that one implements into code. * It's practically impossible to separate any significant project into precise discrete units though one should try to. Factors such as feature creep require one to jump between stages. ** A good design will save time, lead to less bugs, and better code management for starters.
  3. What the...?!

    Quote:Original post by Yann L Quote:Original post by Binomine Foot pads that suck disease out. Psychic surgery. Immortality rings. Special massages that cures diseases before they are detectable by modern medicine. Special LEDs that cure cancer. Magnetic shoes that promote health. There is no end to this list. Yeah, but this story is about a countries armed forces using such a BS device. That's quite a difference here. Using a placebo instead of an actual bomb detector can put many peoples lives at risk. Even not using anything at all is better than such a placebo. The latter will give people a false sense of security ("see, we can detect a bomb from an airplane three miles high !"), instead of sensitizing them on handling and avoiding dangerous situations. So yeah, if the general population believes these things, well, whatever. But if the armed forces do, then there is a serious problem. Do the terrorist/freedom fighters/random people who like to carry bombs, believe that it works though?
  4. JAVA is nuts - RANT

    Quote:Original post by KaptainKomunist Quote:Original post by d000hg Blames. Workman. Bad. Workman. Tools. Rearrange... sometimes, it is the tools. You can bet that a black and decker screw driver is going to get the job done a lot better than a fisher price one. A black and decker screw driver would break plastic screw though. And real screws have points that might hurt the workman.
  5. GameDev Community

    People come and people go, they get busy, their priorities change. I know for myself during my years at collage I realized that I no longer want to make games when I get out. I come here out of habit, tending to read the lounge and software engineering sections more then anything. Quote:Original post by Moe Quote:Original post by KulSeran Though I kinda wonder what other sites people go to? Few seems as good/active/informative as this one. I too, have wondered this. I'm guessing other message boards, such as the XNA Creator's Club. I've noticed a decent number of "what's xna, can it make an RPG for me?" sort of threads. I dunno the XNA creators club forums don't seem to get post like that either at least from what I've noticed.
  6. Quote:Original post by Lesan I guess that could qualify as an evolution. Though it would probably not score much points. Some examples: Pokemon evolution is an irreversible change of a Pokemon's physiology. He gets new moves, new capabilities, new name. The new stage is different from the old one. The stage of a Pokemon has a pretty big impact on battle results, for example. Evolution is a principal mechanic in both the anime and the game and would probably score high. Even this can be reversed, for example, by the means o Hyper Devolution Spray, but still qualifies as evolution. Digimon digivolution is only a temporary boost in power and capablities of a Digimon. However, the Digimon is still very different from his previous stage and the stage of a Digimon affects reality. Digivolution is reversed automatically after minutes and still counts as evolution. Mario's "evolution" is also a temporary boost in power but the Mario retains his personality, status and most of his properties in both stages of evolution. This "evolution" does not change him much. Also, ask this question: "If this evolution was taken from the game, would the game still work very well?" I think it would because you could replace the growth with a force field, for example. So, consider this: If you removed [-insert element here-] from the game, would the game still work (be fun)? If you answer "YES", you get few points. If you answer "NO",you get many points. In order not to be disqualified, Mario's evolution should be sufficient. But evolution is not restricted on growing! Think Natural Evolution, think Character Evolution, think whatever you want! As TheFlyingDutchman said, be creative. (If you disagree with what I say in this post, say it. We may yet change the judging criteria for elements acceptation.) That sounds fairly good. However in theory any types of gained abilities or moves could be represented with a device of some sort and in a game it is the abilities and moves that are the most accessible to a player. Name changes and changing apprentice changes mean little in them selves. For example Mario could evolve into a blue hedgehog and be renamed Sonic but changed no game play and as a player I would be at best thinking this is odd. However if now Sonic (formally Mario) could move really fast then as a player I could experience the game play effects of extra speed, despite the fact that Mario could gain a pair of rocket shoes and produce the same game play effect. [Edited by - Gametaku on October 31, 2009 12:36:34 AM]
  7. Quote: Evolution definition: A process by which something passes by degrees to a different (most often more advanced) stage. If the process can be reversed or lost either though a time limit, dying, taking damage, or other means does it still count as evolution? For example would Mario getting a mushroom that makes him grow taller be a form of evolution if he looses it when hit? [Edited by - Gametaku on October 30, 2009 6:48:21 PM]
  8. Is there any way to get 3ds max to use relative paths instead going to it's semi-absolute paths that it seems to use and call relative. What I'm looking to do is have a folder with my models and have sub-folders with the materials/textures. Then I want to be able to move the folder to another computer and still have 3ds max be able to find the textures without me having to add their location again.
  9. Suggest for me some moronic answers for DogSheepBeta?

    Read the FAQ. Congraulations you have leveled up. Aliens used Stonehenge. Infinity + 1 Sword.
  10. Removable IE

    Quote:Original post by LockePick Oh man, this is awesome. DVD Maker is always totally getting up in my face, trashing my shit and beating my wife. Thank god I can finally get rid of it, along with all those other processes that I could already get rid of because I'm a power user and only power users would care about this in the first place! Then I can uninstall IE and get totally screwed by a bunch of programs that use it and websites that work poorly with anything else. I'm curious what sites do you visit that require IE? I have no problem with any sites including Microsoft sites.
  11. What do we do about the drug problem?

    Quote:Original post by capn_midnight Quote:Original post by LessBread Quote:Original post by capn_midnight Quote:Original post by LessBread Denying citizenship to children born in the US or it's territories (i.e. "subject to jurisdiction thereof") is a curtailment rather than an expansion of rights. What new rights could balance that loss? so you think "subject to" applies to the land, not the person? No, the land is covered under the word "jurisdiction". "Subject to" applies to the people currently located in the jurisdiction and thus "subject to" the laws in the jurisdiction and the authorities in charge of upholding those laws. If we travel abroad, we are "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" of the country we travel to. Likewise when someone from another country travels here. I think the interpretive contortions and fine sentence parsing employed in the effort to strip this right are humorous, in a black humor way. In the amendment, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" means that the stipulation applies anyplace where the United States has authority, i.e. the US or it's territories. Oh absolutely. Oh, except, you know, in the case of Native Americans who don't pay taxes. So clearly, there is a level of being "subject to the jurisdiction of" that is not enough to confer citizenship. right they are not subject to taxes Quote: NARF Do Indians pay taxes? All Indians are subject to federal income taxes. As sovereign entities, tribal governments have the power to levy taxes on reservation lands. Some tribes do and some don't. As a result, Indians and non-Indians may or may not pay sales taxes on goods and services purchased on the reservation depending on the tribe. However, whenever a member of an Indian tribe conducts business off the reservation, that person, like everyone else, pays both state and local taxes. State income taxes are not paid on reservation or trust lands.
  12. Paper Idea

    Quote:Original post by _Sigma Shared memory vs distributed memory Super computer vs Beowulf cluster vs distributed computing like Folding@home thanks, I'll look into one those. Quote:Original post by Roboguy Well, you could compare it to other programming paradigms (e.g. procedural programming or plain OOP). I'm not sure I follow, since it's possible to write a parallel program using OOP, and data parallelism is entirely possible with procedural programming. Quote:Original post by Roboguy Quote:Original post by AndreTheGiant Quote:Original post by Gametaku Well I could do a paper comparing html w/variables and eating rope for a MMO Hockey simulator I would like to do something less overdone. Thats overdone?? What school do you go to exactly? Sounds like the school of semi-obscure memes. It made sense when I had 7 or so cups of coffee in me. Mostly I want to avoid the common flamewars debates about DirectX vs Opengl, windows vs linux, and other common topics. [Edited by - Gametaku on March 8, 2009 12:44:56 PM]
  13. What do we do about the drug problem?

    Quote:Original post by nobodynews Quote:Original post by capn_midnight Quote:Original post by Alpha_ProgDes Yes, children born on US soil are US citizens. Oh really? Care to point to the section in the Constitution that says that? What part of the US Legal Code says that? Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside I guess it depends on what you mean by "US soil" but there ya go. Even better is that being born in the US is required to become president (unless you happened to be born before the constitution was adopted) Article II - Section 1 No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. Quote:Original post by DukeAtreides076 Note the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof". It is still somewhat unclear as to whether or not children of illegal immigrants are subject to the jurisdiction of the US. To whom is it unclear?
  14. Removable IE

    Quote:Original post by Benjamin Heath ... Well okay, cool. I can delete IE when I upgrade to Windows 7. Great. I guess. If anything, I hope this shows just how pointless the argument about IE's irremovability has always been. bingo... I was anticipating at least one person would comment about how evil Microsoft well ignoring the fact their favorite OS does the same thing. Quote:Original post by Konfusius Quote:Original post by Gametaku I for one have never seen anyone recommend Epiphany or Konqueror. Since I've never used Epiphany I can't comment on it, however from my experince with konqueror my order for default browsers on Linux goes. 1. Firefox, 2 Lynx, 3. reboot the system to windows and use the first one from this list: Chrome Firefox Opera Safari IE, 4. find another computer and go through the above list, 5. avoid the web, 6. Repeat steps 1-5 7 Konqueror. o_O 1. I use Konqueror because it's conveniently built into the file manager 2. Opera because it's I like the Oxis skin and its fast and good and stuff Well due to the fact that I'll be able to save 4mb I can now store my files on my computer and not have to go on the internet to get them. </sarcasm>
  15. Removable IE

    Quote:Original post by Promit Quote:Original post by Gametaku Personally I'm sure that's not enough, OS X can come with Safari and most Linux distros come with firefox as the only useful options. However until windows comes with firefox, or maybe chrome Microsoft would be to anti-competitiveI was trying to think of a way to sugarcoat this, but I'm just going to come out with it. I have no idea what the hell you just said, let alone what your point might be. (Also, good luck finding a significant Linux distro that installs GNOME but not Epiphany, or KDE but not Konqueror.) I for one have never seen anyone recommend Epiphany or Konqueror. Since I've never used Epiphany I can't comment on it, however from my experince with konqueror my order for default browsers on Linux goes. 1. Firefox, 2 Lynx, 3. reboot the system to windows and use the first one from this list: Chrome Firefox Opera Safari IE, 4. find another computer and go through the above list, 5. avoid the web, 6. Repeat steps 1-5 7 Konqueror.