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by Michilus_nimbus
09 Apr 2009, 15:18
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Soon on HDDVD
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Soon on HDDVD

Steven Spielberg is making a sequel to one of history's greatest films.
Does anyone know the exact font for the title? This one doesn't really cut it.
by Michilus_nimbus
13 Jan 2009, 21:28
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Beginning programming
Replies: 66
Views: 4217

Re: Beginning programming

Pxtl wrote:Yes, it's important to know about those tools, but it's also important to never, ever, ever do manual memory management if you can avoid it. Bringing out malloc should be seen with the same disdain as bringing out, say, assembler.

Good C++ does not have void*.
No arguing that :-)
by Michilus_nimbus
13 Jan 2009, 21:21
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Beginning programming
Replies: 66
Views: 4217

Re: Beginning programming

Don't do that - the C first thing. Too many people learn C first, and then go on to use all the unsafe C features that just set you up for disaster once you get a large, complicated C++ project, when C++ has many features that let you write code that is every bit as safe as Java or C#, but faster a...
by Michilus_nimbus
13 Jan 2009, 16:11
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Beginning programming
Replies: 66
Views: 4217

Re: Beginning programming

I say: learn Java. It's easier than C++ and more pure OO than C++. Then, if you really want to learn C++, learn C first. If you want to learn about gui programming, Java Swing is one hell of a nifty gui toolkit. I really don't know why some people hate it, all other gui libraries can be horribly inc...
by Michilus_nimbus
31 Dec 2008, 16:40
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

thank you ! does it mean that the cancels are something that happens all the time? and that we just dont usually see it? Exactly. Dwarves are extremely lazy and selfish. Don't expect them to do anything without drinking, eating or sleeping too long. Entire fortresses have perished because of entire...
by Michilus_nimbus
31 Dec 2008, 12:12
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

my first idea was that there are not enough tables for all dwarfs to eat/drink, so thirsty/hungry dwarfs were waiting for a table to become free and as soon as this happened they canceled the current task to get something to drink. ive expanded my dining room, added more tables and it didnt help. n...
by Michilus_nimbus
22 Dec 2008, 19:37
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

You don't have to pump the water up, just make sure there's a shaft from your pond to the well. a well can be as high above a water reservoir as you like (you can even see the bucket travel up and down across the z-levels when a dwarf is using it). When you dig a channel, you basically mine out the ...
by Michilus_nimbus
26 Nov 2008, 17:52
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Going offline for a while
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Going offline for a while

Panda wrote:8) I've smacked a pc before and it started working again. I think it had a loose wire.
I used to kick the little TV in my room to switch channels.
Until it exploded.
by Michilus_nimbus
24 Nov 2008, 00:03
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Supreme commander 2
Replies: 97
Views: 6833

Re: Supreme commander 2

Regret wrote:Reminds me of emmanuel.
Nonsense,
Picasso is the coolest member of these forums.
His posts are like a work of art, and most of the time he's got something useful or interesting to say.
by Michilus_nimbus
01 Oct 2008, 22:55
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Favoret Smiley
Replies: 36
Views: 1901

Re: Favoret Smiley

├óÔÇó┬ú:{
mariachi mustache
by Michilus_nimbus
29 Sep 2008, 17:43
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?
Replies: 121
Views: 5976

Re: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?

Belgian banks are collapsing.
Our largest bank, Fortis, has dropped 78% in stock value since the start of the crisis. Really weird, Fortis was basically booming just a month ago.
by Michilus_nimbus
26 Sep 2008, 22:18
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?
Replies: 121
Views: 5976

Re: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?

Why would we want to change or counter-act human nature? It is innate to us. The point is to have a socio-cultural system which incorporates our knowledge of human nature into it. As you said, the failing of communism is that it does not take human nature into account. What follows from this is not...
by Michilus_nimbus
16 Sep 2008, 23:00
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spring Comix
Replies: 131
Views: 12030

Re: Spring Comix

JAZCASH wrote:Your mum is not funny.
She's not trying though.
by Michilus_nimbus
15 Sep 2008, 16:46
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Long Term Motivation
Replies: 36
Views: 2341

Re: Long Term Motivation

PicassoCT wrote:I would hate a Clan only Metagame.. it´s quite ugly elitism :)
I agree.
Let the empires correspond to the actual sides of the mod. There's no reason why we couldn't have multiple meta games running for multiple mods anyway.
by Michilus_nimbus
15 Sep 2008, 12:17
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

I don't remember the precise procedure to enlarge the view port, but you have to change data/init/init.txt. Quoting from my init file: This is the dimensions in tiles of the display grid. Minimum x is 80. Minimum y is 25. Maximums are 200. Make sure the window size or full screen resolution matches ...
by Michilus_nimbus
14 Sep 2008, 12:43
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

Ouch! Next time, put a pressure plate on the bottom of your well reservoir, and make it close the floodgate when you reach 7/7. Also, I made a disturbing discovery. Every creature, dwarf or otherwise, is completely covered in mud, vomit and blood. Some are even covered in ichor, whatever that may be...
by Michilus_nimbus
14 Sep 2008, 00:06
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Long Term Motivation
Replies: 36
Views: 2341

Re: Long Term Motivation

Actually, that's not a bad idea, Picasso. When a player conquers a planet, let him choose which mod has to be played to conquer it again. It would be a great tool to promote mods (or games, whatever). New or strangely unpopular mods would have a natural defense bonus, because nobody knows how to dec...
by Michilus_nimbus
13 Sep 2008, 21:20
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Long Term Motivation
Replies: 36
Views: 2341

Re: Long Term Motivation

I agree. I did work on something like a web based boneyards-style ladder. It has been sitting on my hard drive for at least a year now. The only thing it lacks is "Long Term Motivation" from my part. I wish I could show you something, but http://tsc.byethost13.com seems to be deleted :( A better sol...
by Michilus_nimbus
13 Sep 2008, 16:59
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 91626

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

Michilus, change the entrance to your fortress (where you have 2 cage traps) into 2 or 3 tiles wide, as it is the dwarves have to climb over each other in 1 tile corridors, making pathfinding harder (lowering your fps) and the dwarves move slower I know, but it's mostly for aesthetic reasons. Dwarv...

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