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by Lucifer
Sun May 06, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)
Replies: 189
Views: 9697

Re: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)

I'm happy to be a wildcard player, available for any team that's short a player or two, but don't expect me to play at my prime. ;) I can offer a server, too. It's located in Texas, and is pretty high performance for a VPS. It may or may not be running a game server right now anyway, and it may or m...
by Lucifer
Sat May 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)
Replies: 189
Views: 9697

Re: Final Ladle (RIP Tron)

You know what? I'll play. But not if it's a RIP Armagetron kind of deal. We're not dead, we're just busy. We could use some help, and we're getting tired of people saying this project is dead but nobody steps up and says they'll work on it. So, if we can do this as a "Almost kinda RIP Ladle", then I...
by Lucifer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1179
Views: 62446

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Heh, I have a Danelectro amp that's also battery-powered. Not using it much, so I don't have anything to report on it other than it sounds great, and is surprisingly loud for a battery-powered amp.
by Lucifer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)

Unless you're l33tg4m3rt33n there's no need to go hunting for a powerhouse. I had to laugh. Your entire post reads like "l33tg4m3rt33n" to me. I'm happy to finally have *one* 64-bit computer. My TV is still being powered by a 32-bit computer. And you're talking about a "passable" processor from 201...
by Lucifer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Really General
Topic: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Linux Gaming Laptop, Recommendations? (2018)

Borderlands 2 runs decently on my Lenovo, under Wine. I don't know how old it is, though.
by Lucifer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

Did not realize that actually existed in c, not to say there were not other ways that that could be done also. (was trying to make a point, based on writing similar methods) Your point still stands. :) It's sort of antithetical to the basic concept of C to have variable numbers of function argument...
by Lucifer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

[ When you start dealing with object types that don't make sense in a mathematical context, then mathematical operations become meaningless. I don't believe that things are that black and white and middle ground cases could cause problems. I suppose it depends on the programmer's decision making sk...
by Lucifer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

[quote="Lucifer" The C++ code may be shorter but does that mean it's automatically more readable or better? I'm not convinced. The "+" operator is far less expressive than"AddTwoVectorsTogether". Yes, in this case, it is automatically more readable and better. The "+" operator has a well-defined me...
by Lucifer
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

It really is just C with a few extra things that logically follow when you allow a struct to contain function pointers. :) I'm still not convinced that all of the features you mention are necessary. I can see the thinking behind them of course but I'm not convinced they're needed. Years ago, I wrot...
by Lucifer
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: Operating systems and other software discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4619

Re: Operating systems and other software discussion

Links to information about these operating systems? I vaguely remember hearing about Plan 9, but it's a thin memory.
by Lucifer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

C++ isn't that complex. It's basically what you get when you allow function pointers to be members of structs, and the logical things that that allows (inheritance and polymorphism). It's called C++ because it really is just C with a few additions to it. I have to admit that I like the fact C++ cla...
by Lucifer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

Linus stated that he hates C++ specifically because of its complexity. Also, he doesn't just write kernels, don't forget that he created git. Admittedly git is written in various languages (although no C++) :P Odd, then, because C++ isn't that complex. It's basically what you get when you allow fun...
by Lucifer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

I personally wouldn't trust someone who thinks they're not smart enough to understand C++. C++ is the most simplest implementation of object-oriented programming languages. Even PHP is more complex, nowadays, to say nothing of Python. Or Java, for that matter. Not that he's necessarily one of the p...
by Lucifer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

I get some of the comments, however I'm still not convinced that C is worse than the newer languages it has supposedly been made obsolete by. C++ is a good el xample. I'm no expert on either C or C++ but I know of people who are and the ones I respect the most are of the "C++ is a disease" "C++ tak...
by Lucifer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: C programming language discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

Re: C programming language discussion

C has many more applications than just kernel/system programming. Take the Enlightenment window manager and, more importantly, the related EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries). The EFL cover so many things and they're all written in C (mainly because their creators prefer C). Interestingly, the...