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51  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 19, 2014, 02:46:32 PM
Thanks for the answer. Yes, I'm definitely desktop programmer and I'm trying to find free programming IDE like Delpi but much nicer than Lazarus. Is there something like Delpi or Visual Studio but free and flexible?

http://www.visualstudio.c.../visual-studio-express-vs

Don't get express. Get Community (big banner at the top of the page wraith linked). It's basically VS Pro, but free.

http://www.visualstudio.c...isual-studio-community-vs

Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?
A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:
  • Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.

Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in organizations:
  • An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
  • For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.
52  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 19, 2014, 02:38:12 PM
Considering that .NET has recently announced it is going open source (and therefore, easily cross-platform), and Microsoft has recently made Visual Studio Community Edition free, I'd say it's looking like .NET will (relatively) soon be another ubiquitous language.

Keeping in mind the cautions expressed by mouser and Ath, but perhaps being a bit more optimistic, I (personally) wouldn't say it is unwise to learn .NET framework languages. Especially C#.

This is coming from someone who has been programming in C# for the past two years and making desktop builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 19, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
When reading the subject line my mind expected to see
"Worm's neurons mapped, simulating a politician."  Wink
But… but… politicians move blindly forward whereas even a worm can turn.
 

Yes, I too felt this was unfairly disparaging of worms as well. You never hear of an early bird getting a politician do you? Of course not. Because politicians are far too disgusting for birds to eat - they would probably make the poor birds sick of something.

Now if the scientists can make a robotic staph infection...that might be closer to a fair comparison.

Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel! tongue
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Still weird: The mouse is more accurate than a finger on: November 19, 2014, 01:42:48 AM
One of the problems with touch screens is the fact that as of 2014, humans still don't have transparent hands.

If your input device obscures your view of what you're interacting with*, you're gonna have problems.

* unless your obscured view is compensated for in other ways, such as tactile feedback.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 19, 2014, 01:36:10 AM

Very droll, thanks. The only comment I could suggest is the quote:
"You didn't make that!"
 Wink

(Note that even though I quoted you, IanB, this isn't necessarily meant as a direct reply to you. The quote was just to give context to what I'm blabbering on about.)

It's a satire on the mindset of people who--especially with the anonymity of the internet--claim someone else's work as their own. There's a difference between saying "Isn't this cool?" and not attributing the proper source, and saying "Look at this cool thing I made." Claiming other people's work as your own is just inexplicable. huh

And full disclosure just in case it wasn't clear: I didn't actually make that image. I was just playing along with the joke. (c:
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 18, 2014, 11:16:30 AM
I made this:

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57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Worm's neurons mapped, simulated in robot on: November 18, 2014, 01:29:16 AM
Scientists have mapped the neurons of a (biological) worm, simulated it in software, and put it into a robot which now behaves like a worm.

Take the connectome of a worm and transplant it as software in a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot - what happens next?

It is a deep and long standing philosophical question. Are we just the sum of our neural networks. Of course, if you work in AI you take the answer mostly for granted, but until someone builds a human brain and switches it on we really don't have a concrete example of the principle in action.

The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is tiny and only has 302 neurons. These have been completely mapped and the OpenWorm project is working to build a complete simulation of the worm in software. One of the founders of the OpenWorm project, Timothy Busbice, has taken the connectome and implemented an object oriented neuron program.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWQnzylhgHc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWQnzylhgHc</a>

from Twitter
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: November 17, 2014, 06:42:32 PM
Cat Logic

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3p0EFtJIn8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3p0EFtJIn8</a>
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 17, 2014, 05:51:42 PM
While the OS has to have an awareness of the technology, the adapter - it would appear - also needs to have ??X?? ...and nobody seems to have created a list of devices what do that.

Then how come my Android tablet suddenly has Wifi Direct capabilities because of an OS update? huh
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 17, 2014, 12:47:10 AM
Can a regular wifi adapter do that? Or do you need a special WiFi Direct card/adapter thingy? For some reason I thought a wifi adapter could only connect to one thing at a time.
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: November 17, 2014, 12:34:10 AM

And here's a similar one:

Formatted for Generic Code with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. public static DateTime
  2. getYesterdaysDate() {
  3. DateTime yesterday = DateTime.Now;
  4. Thread.Sleep(24*60*60*1000);
  5. return yesterday;
  6. }
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Where do you buy your printer ink? on: November 15, 2014, 10:23:49 PM
Amazon of course smiley

You can get burned on Amazon just as easily as anywhere else.  Sad

I hate how they've gone all "eBay" (aka marketplace) without making it more clear that you're not always buying from Amazon. )c:
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 15, 2014, 09:48:41 PM
While playing around with the new Android 5.0 "Lollipop" I noticed in my "Wireless & networks" settings there's a new Wi-Fi Direct option in the advanced section.

I had no idea what it was at the time. And if I'm being honest, I basically still don't. cheesy
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Do any wifi-DIRECT adapters actually exist? on: November 15, 2014, 08:49:46 PM
How is Wi-Fi Direct different from ad-hoc wifi? undecided
65  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 30: August 22-25, 2014 on: November 14, 2014, 02:27:01 PM
Here's a non-LD game I'd like to see your opinion on. It's definitely Phoenix-Easy.

http://blocsilent.itch.io/dance-to-the-finish

Okay, I'm gonna try to use some careful wording, because I may be missing giant creatures in the room.

What ... is this ... "piece of software" supposed to do?

If I scroll to the right for twelve seconds, I ... Win!?!

For this post I am avoiding the topic I had to work harder to avoid paying than "playing" the ... whatever it is.

So do you have any key info that I am missing, such as having adblock running?

But this thing is ringing a bell like I'm missing something huge, so officially I can't rate it yet.

I don't think you're missing anything. I saw some people praising it in my Twitter feed, saying how amazing it felt to play that game. So I checked it out and was puzzled. My reaction was similar to yours.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: November 13, 2014, 10:51:26 PM
I like that one, Edvard. (c:
67  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: Untitled Game on: November 13, 2014, 10:36:05 PM
The visuals haven't improved much since my last screenshot, but here's a video showing off a little bit of gameplay:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07st1NWEtuU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07st1NWEtuU</a>
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How The Internet Was Born. on: November 13, 2014, 07:20:21 PM
Too bad for all the typos in that infographic. Otherwise it's pretty cool.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Developer Edition on: November 13, 2014, 01:23:21 AM
Looks fine to me:

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You can also Revert the Developer Edition theme:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJwofTjsNg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJwofTjsNg</a>
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: eBay AddOn via FF Update? on: November 12, 2014, 05:27:56 PM
No eBay for me.
71  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: Big two day Fall sale on Gog on: November 12, 2014, 02:47:20 PM
Thanks!

Looks like a bit further down the page you can visit GOG every day and click on an image to "collect stamps" and after you do that 7 times you get The Witcher 2 and a movie for free.

Also, today is November 12. The sale ends November 25th. I'm not sure how that counts as a 2-day sale...
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 32bit vs 64bit question on: November 11, 2014, 06:47:28 PM
Another thing is that 64-bit programs automatically take up more memory because they need larger pointers or need to allocate larger something something or something. I'm no expert at it, so I am probably wrong about something here.

But the amount of extra memory you have to work with more than makes up for the little bit of extra memory it takes up to allocate/point to the memory.
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Mailpile [Beta] on: November 11, 2014, 06:34:50 PM
I think I figured out encryption! At least on my Linux VM.

If you view the contact and from the contact page click "Compose" to write a message to them, encryption doesn't work. But if you just click the pen icon at the top of the screen to start composing a new message, and manually add the contacts by typing the name in and clicking on the contact from the dropdown list (should have a green padlock icon) then the message will work with encryption.

I've also been told that it can take about 5 minutes after you add a contact with encryption keys before the green padlock icon appears. (I added a new contact with key information about 20+ minutes ago and I'm still waiting for it to show up...)

I'm not sure if there's much/any difference in the two versions of Mailpile I'm running. The one I am running in my Linux VM was cloned from the release/beta branch whose last commit was in early October. The one I'm running on Windows was just using the installer. I've gotten the green padlocks to show up in Linux, but I added the contacts sometime yesterday. I can't get them to show up on my Windows copy, but it's "only" been 25 or so minutes since I added them. Mailpile is still slowly but surely trying to download all my messages from my linked Gmail account (about 45k of 75k downloaded), so I'm not sure if that slows things down or not.
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Developer Edition on: November 11, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
I might use this Developer Edition, if/when it's available in a portable version, since there are some differences between how Pale Moon and the latest Firefox renders pages.

Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition, Portable 35.0a2 (web browser) Released
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free on: November 11, 2014, 04:19:03 PM
Fixed for legibility.

Or are YOU? 
How do you know HE is doing it wrong?
Who are YOU to say HE is wrong?
YOU might be wrong!
Trololololol
haha

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