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  1. Sure, a few use cases I can think of:   Suppose you've developed a web browser based shooter (javascript game in an html page). You could use our service to host the html and javascript. BIg deal, lots of services let you do that.  But then suppose you wanted to save highscores. You could use our Database API to make CORS ajax calls and save highscores, and also call to retrieve highscore lists to display in the game.   You could do the highscore stuff above for a mobile game too, just use ios/android httpclient to make https post requests.   Also for mobile/web games you could use the remote database to store user accounts, settings, highscores, whatever.   Analytics would be a good one, how many times has someone who's installed your game from the app store actually opened it for example.   So basically, we're providing a toolkit so you can build anything you can imagine; whatever you'd need to store data for the game that would persist between sessions, off the device (or web page) and be available anywhere.
  2. Hi All,   We've launched a new service[1] that combines static file hosting (html, css, javascript, etc) and 'backend as a service' (BaaS) that includes an api to access an SQL database over https[2].  The service might be useful for game developers if you'd like   A website for your game A remote database to store/save data (from either a mobile game, or html/javascript via CORS) You can post forms with captha, build arbitrary single page apps, whatever. We have APIs for database access and User management; users can sign up, reset passwords, change passwords, all with email support from our domain, or you can configure your SMTP service.   We realize a lot people just get a hosting account somewhere, we're offering convenience and simplicity. Ideal for prototyping or if you just don't want to learn or deal with server admin.   We welcome any and all feedback.   [1] https://www.lite-engine.com [2] https://www.lite-engine.com/blog/api_queries.html
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    Lua Java Integration

    FYI there are several Java Lua implementations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_JVM_languages
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    Am I the oldest non staff member here?

    Look at the great old threads and see how many of the participants are banned. This site used to be great, got out of hand, then the hammer came down. Now look what you have today.
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    Reverse engineer c++ to UML

    Quote:Original post by jpetrie You missed the point, I think. This isn't a subjective matter. Source code is source code, it lacks everything but the vaguest shred of contextual information as to why systems are built the way they are built, or have the constraints they have, or the limitations they have. There might be no reason at all. That's complete BS. Who are you to say some one can't learn something from reading source code? I've read tons of source code and learned tons from it. Quote: You might "learn" something you were already subconsciously leaning towards, but this imparts no real understanding of the why. Again, balderdash. Quote: EDIT: Oh, and I meant to say this before, but "reverse engineering tools" are not exactly what you seem to be looking for. It sounds like you're looking for a tool to parse a C++ header file and its included dependancies and convert that to a UML diagram; "reverse engineering tools" generally describe tools that convert from, say, compiled code back to source code (Reflector for C#, disassemblers for native code, et cetera). Something "UML generation tool" might be something you're after. No, you're wrong. If you search the ACM database you'll find some survey papers on reverse engineering, program comprehension, and re-implementation. Reverse engineering is the practice of utilizing system/program artifacts including source code to derive it's design and behavior. Jpetrie, you've state alot of opinion as fact in this thread. This is unacceptable. Just because you're a mod in this fishbowl of a community doesn't mean you know wtf you're talking about.
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    The Lounge through the ages

    Three things made the Lounge suck: 1) the practice of particular Mods to use the Lounge as their personal stumping ground 2) the implied Gamedev.net editorial policy ie lack of policy that let some Mods run rampant over users 3) the rating system I have no examples of the above, I haven't been around here much in recent years. I don't even remember who most of you f*ckers are. It's just my impression the gd.net is unfriendly to certain points of view, and consequently the rating system has always been just a popularity contest. Yoda the Coda; that guy wrote some of the funniest stuff I've ever read. He would've never lasted in the 'new gd.net'.
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    Joining Military as a Geek?

    Quote:So? Should he join just to replace someone else in a body bag? Why don't those people who support this BS war join? When I joined we had just gone into the former Yugoslavia, and I went to Kosovo. I believe the war was completely justified and if I hadn't been in at the beginning I would've joined. For some people it's a calling; if you can't understand that you don't need to insult who do.
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    Learning Java

    Quote:Now, my problem is that I've been doing C/C++ for near ten years now, and while I've learned a healthy respect for having more than one solution to a problem set, the instant I'm required to learn a new language, spite kicks in: I've gone to putting blocks of ASM in everywhere in my C code, simply because I can. If you've really been coding professionally for 10 years and haven't picked up a handful of languages by now you suck. Really. What do you expect? Your employer to spend $30k to send you to a 3 month java boot camp? If you know how to program then the language doesn't matter.
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    Joining Military as a Geek?

    Quote:This is my reasoning: I would be getting money to go to school. I would be getting money for serving. I would be getting actual experience during that time so that when I got out hopefully I could land a better job with a degree+experience. By the time I was 30 I think I might be able to break into the Video Game industry. Intel in the army seemed to be pretty relaxed; ie I never saw those guys going to the field for months at a time. Commo - these guys always get attached to manuever units unless their female, females ALWAYS get the easy jobs. My advice; forget about doing any studying or taking any classes if you go on active duty. You'll be lucky if you make thru with your marriage intact (and your life). You will goto Iraq. At 24 you'll be the oldman in basic training. Forget the geek jobs, those guys are poges and remf's (rear echelon mother f*ckers); everybody hates them. Go into infantry or tanks and jump out of airplanes, have fun. You're life is going to suck anyway so you may as well have some good stories to tell afterward. However, if you do make it thru a 3 or 4 year hitch, you can get one hell of a big sign up bonus ($20k or more for combat mos), you'll get the gi bill when you get out which last I heard was paying out $1000 a month while your in school, you can get your existing student loans paid off (the gi bill and student loan repayment were mutually excluding when I joined so I couldn't get both). Plus, you'll have learned a whole lot about life. I gained an incredible amount of focus from my time in the military. Spending years doing alot of really stupid stuff at the whim of others really taught me to value my time and focus on the things that are important to me.
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    Remembrance Day

    I'm a vet and todays my birthday :D Growing up I always felt a great deal of curiosity and even a call from the military. Maybe because my birthday was on Veterans day had something to with it. Also, in my hometown we had a national cemetary (were soldiers are buried). I always used to think about those guys every time I drove by, when I was a child and later when I was older. I suppose I felt they had done something for me personally, set a standard and an expectation that I wanted to live up to. So I finally joined the Army at a later age than most (I was in my mid 20's). It wasn't easy, and I didn't even go to war, but I'll always be glad I did it.
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    Are people starting to rate me randomly???

    It's a popularity contest. Start bashing Bush and cowtow to everyone elses opinion and it will surely rise.
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    A Discussion on Discussion

    WOW, superfluities is a word. Oluseyi is da vocabulary man. I'd note these skills carry over into real life very well too. If for nothing else you can explain to the jack ass in the cube next to you why he's an idiot, in detail.
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    Joining the US Coast guard

    Quote:Original post by CodeMunkie Quote:Marine Science Technichian Better find out what the real deal with that is. My buddy was in the Army and he told me they always use interesting euphemisms for the worst jobs: Mexican Dump Truck Operator == Wheelbarrow pusher African Backhoe Operator == Shovel dirt into the Mexican Dump Truck Marine Science Technichian is probably the guy who scrubs barnacles off the side of the ship. Oh, that's funny. It's so true to. If you just sign up for the coast guard any job you get is going to be unskilled labor. For any real lab work there are hoards of unemployed biology majors who'll work at minimum wage (I was one of them). If you want to be part of something larger than the self, there are so many worthwhile options: the clergy, social work, healthcare, acedemia, civil service. Okay, probably only clergy fits your original meaning, but many activities and professions serve a higher purpose. You could try to find comfort in that. And I'd suggest that you might consider that maybe money does matter.
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    Joining the US Coast guard

    What follows is my opinion and I tend to be a bit coarse in stating so your best bet is to ignore it; Quote:Original post by Witchcraven So I find my life rather uninteresting and pointless. I think I have always had a desire to serve a purpose larger than myself. Since I have failed at creating one, I think I may join someone elses. I dislike war, and the coast guard seems like the least violent military branch. If I joined I would want to be a Marine Science Technichian, protecting the environment and all that. Anyone have any advice, reasons why it is a bad idea, good idea, etc? I want as much info on this service as possible before I dedicate half a decade of my life to a service that has as very high level of authority over my time and actions. NOOOOO!!!! For the love of God, not the Coast Guard!!! In short, your life is going to suck, even in the coast guard. So My advice is to join a real branch of the service (even the air force is better than the coast guard) and at least get some of the benefits and 'prestige' that comes with a real military branch. To clarify, the coast guard falls under the Department of Transportation, not the Department of Defense so don't kid yourself. During my time in the military I saw two guys come over from the coast guard. The coast guard is so poorly considered by the military that these guys only got E-3 paygrade on joining. It should've been E-4, but the coast guard isn't even a military organization. Eagle scouts and highschool ROTC get you E-3. If you 'dislike war' then I'd recommend staying well away from the military and the coast guard. With the recent emphasis on 'homeland security' you can bet the coast guard isn't quiet the happy go lucky organization it once was. And if you just want to frolic in the waves with sea creatures then go get a degree in marine biology.
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    Is Marriage an Obliteration of Self?

    I think of this as a commentary on how our society views 'romantic' love. It seems that most Americans are exposed at an early age to the Walt Disney paradigm of love; ie you meet the perfect person, fallen in total complete perfect love and everything is perfect forever more. Alot of people think this means that the perfect mate is like a blissful reinforcement of what they consider to be the ideal qualities of themselves. So love is purely a lottery to find that perfect match. Juxtapose this idea with far eastern societies were arranged marriages are the norm. I have a good friend from India who's marriage was arranged and they (seem to) get along wonderfully. The first thing he'll tell you is that marriage is about compromise. Although the idea of arranged marriage is abhorrent to the typical westerner, I find this attitude to be refreshing and far more realistic. Yes, compromise. Something the typical American female has no idea of. That's why American women are the devil. I have no idea if this in any way relevant....
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    I love college

    Old Crow in the pastic jug, that's AWESOME. Man I puked so hard on that stuff one time. Rice and chicken. While I was taking a dump. That was AWESOME. I hope your sensing a trend here.... And the bar is really cool. You should wait until the depth of winter have a 'beach party', require all the girls to wear bikini's and turn the heat WAY up. :P
  17. Great, now the idiots are rating me down. Oh well... shows what it's worth I guess.
  18. Quote:Original post by Raduprv As you know, Nasa is planning to send humans on Mars in 2050 or so. Mars suffers from not enough atmosphere. If it had a denser atmosphere (especially greenhouse gases such as methane and CO2) the temperature there would be warmer, and the pressue would be better suited for life forms. On the other hand, Venus has a lot of CO2, and the pressure and temperature are too much for known life forms (especially for humans). For the time being we do not have the technology to do this, but with the advancements in nano technology and new materials, wouldn't it be possible in the future (maybe 500 years from now) to build some very elastic and flexible pipe between those two planets, and pump the CO2 from Venus to Mars? If we could manage to do that, both Mars and Venus would have a climate pretty close to the one on Earth, so we could colonize them without building space domes and stuff like that. We could directly walk on their surface, without any protective gear. For someone who wrote an mmorpg, Rad is surprisingly dumb about some things. This is one of them. I thought this was a joke at first. I agree with apchild, you guys should be ashamed of your ignorance; at least give some thought and do some research before you post this stuff. It really is quiet surprising.
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    Back to the Blackboard!!!

    Your big O calculation looks not right. From what I see it should simplify down to O(n^2). Nice job although I'd suggest 1)you've set your sights unreasonably high by aiming for human infant level intelligence. If a system like yours could be used to evolve ant behavior that would be an astounding success. 2) It's not clear that by inplementing 'hearing' and 'vision' you've gained anything; it seems like an unneeded level of complexity.
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    My world crashed

    Sheesh, somebody give this sappy bastard a handgun or something.... I heard Australian girls are freaky, is that true? Do they get nasty and make out with their friends? Just kidding, hang in there, it does get better.
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    Anyone here in the Army/USAF/Navy?

    What follows is my own opinion so your best bet is to ignore it: I did four years in the Army, here are my views of the services: I harbor a deep, personal hatred for the airforce. No offense to any airmen out there but you have to admit you guys have it EASY. You live in dorms, you have alot of hot females, and you spend no time in the field. It really pisses me off that the air force p*ssies are paid the same as the other services when they do half as much and suffer one quarter as much. Oooh I hate em. The marines, from what I saw of the marines I didn't think much of their 'unit discipline' ie their sloppy in the field. Sure marines have alot of motivation and are almighty proud to be marines, but they really do alot of stupid stuff; more so than the army. Navy; I have alot of respect for these guys. If you're a basic seamen on a boat somewhere, your living one hell of a tough life, living in berthing even when you not on a cruise, working like a slave doing stupid sh*t all the time. It's brutal to be single and in the navy. Army; the only good thing about the army is: The Army sucks, and they know it. The Army will pony up the cash to get you in and keep you. $20,000 enlistment bonuses and they're lobbying for congress to up it to $40,000. They offer alot of cash to renlist too. Of all the services, the army is the only branch that will pay off student loans when you enlist upto $64,000 when I went in. My advice; if you going to join your life is going to suck, no matter the branch. So you may as well do something fun, like go army and be an airborne ranger and jump out of airplanes, or join the marines and get brainwashed. It's up to you, but you only live once. Edit; oh and here's a bit of advice; if you happen to find yourself outside in sub zero temperatures for a few days try placing a quarter on the terminals of a 9v battery to get some heat going to thaw out your hands. The battery won't blow up unless it gets REALLY hot. You will have plenty of 9v batteries (night vision devices pvs-2 and pvs-7's).
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    War stories?

    Quote:Not only is it stupid to use live ammo in training like this I don't know about WW2 but they used live ammo when I went thru bootcamp in 1998. I never went to war, all my stories have to do with the freaks I served with and the stupid innane crap we used to do all the time. Like 23 days in field, out of doors, living on my tank, with no shower FOR 23 DAYS; that's b.o. like you wouldn't believe. I never scrubbed toilets with a tooth brush but we stripped wax off the floors with our dog tags. Millions of pushups, run till you think your gonna die. Two notable things happened to me in the army; I broke my leg when I fell of my tank one time and I was the gunner when my tank crew shot the second highest score in the battalion on tank table eight. I hit the long range mover at 2200 meters with one shot. That got me alot of respect back then. Military life is awesome, I think every young male should sign up for a tour. At the very least you learn how bad life can really suck and at the best you can make great friends and do interesting things.
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    The Army sucks. When I was in I served with a combination of highly professional career soldiers and alot of mean, vicious, petty criminals with nowhere else to go so they stay in the Army. Sounds like your implying your brothers in Fallujah. That was a Sunni stronghold. The Sunni's are getting the short end of the stick in the policical process because although the minority group, they were in power with Saddams baathist party. So of course the Sunni's hate their 'liberators'. Also, I'd take your brothers comments with a grain of salt. He's one soldier in one platoon in one region; his experience is in no way indicative of the whole. Although the general tone sounds about right.
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    My Coming Out (You read that right)

    Quote:Original post by nes8bit I can't believe this crap. You guys totally ripped on me when I wanted to ask my sister out. Ugh... (Tomorrow is her birthday, btw) Oh god this made me laugh...
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    Tehran War Prep

    Quote:Maybe you should actually read my post, hmm ? If you did, you would probably notice the little letter R in Draft. Bush doesn't have enough soldiers to wage a two front war against Iran and Iraq. If he wants to attack Iran, he needs to reinstate a general draft. Oops hehe... Umm, sorry? I gotta stop doing that....
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