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Thanks for the answer, mouser! Your brute force method seems very interesting, it really got me thinking at the fact that there are some other methods to solving a problem besides algorithms. And in some cases those methods are better. But is it nice to stay and think about how to create a algorithm that solves a problem and then seeing that the algorithm works well (or not - and you have to fix it :)) gives you a very nice feeling.

I will probably implement both methods, to see if we can measure any difference in speed.

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I'm curious to see the list of features, could you post it, djsdjs? :)

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I want to create a simple program in C/C++, as an exercise and for fun, that can say if an number entered by the user (a number between 0 and 250) can be a rugby score and to display all the possible combinations of points.

For those that do not know, in rugby you are awarded 5 points if you score a try, 2 points for a conversion (a conversion always follows a try) and 3 points for a goal kick (through a penalty kick or drop goal). So, for example, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 are valid scores, but 4 and 9 are not valid. Probably higher scores are all valid, so the most interesting part would be to display all possible combinations.

The algorithm I thought of using:
1) check if the score can be obtained only by tries or goal kicks (i.e. see if the number is divisible by 5 or 3).
2)
    a) for 1 to n tries
          b) in each try, for 0 to n conversions
                  check how many goal kicks are necessary to obtain the score (if it is possible)

Do you think it is a good algorithm? Can it be done in any other way?

If I will manage to create this I will share the program + the source code, if anyone is interested, of course.  :)

Thanks,
bgd77

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Updater Not Working
« on: March 10, 2009, 10:30 AM »
uh, ok  :-[

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Updater Not Working
« on: March 10, 2009, 09:33 AM »
Thanks for the explanation, mouser. You shouldn't have to update the version number just because we asked, the explanation is sufficient.  :)

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Find And Run Robot / Re: Updater Not Working
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:34 AM »
I also have the issue remailednet has. Any ideas why this is happening?

(I think I have a clue, but I'll let the one that know better than me say what's wrong)

132
DcUpdater / Re: Best practices implementing update checking?
« on: March 10, 2009, 08:29 AM »
I think you are right. Various users have various needs and preferences. The best option would be to let each one decide what he wants and what is best for him. But I think that DcUpdater can already do that, doesn't it?

In general I prefer to do updates manually (I like to see what has changed in the program) or to be notified (only notified, no download, no installation) that an update is available.

133
Thanks for pointing this out!  :up:

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A good place to start is this:

http://www.techsuppo...adobe-pdf-reader.htm

I have no experience other pdf file readers, but you could try those mentioned there, to see if you like one of them.

135
Excellent app103!!!  ;D  :greenclp:

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General Software Discussion / Re: Anal Program Monitor/Firewall
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:22 AM »
I also consider the Comodo firewall to be one of the best. But I really do not like (or understand) Defence+. So I do not use it. But as a firewall, it is very, very good. (Avira -> it seems to be one of the best antiviruses, I use the free version).

I use Comodo BoClean, but will try Threatfire also.
 




137
+1 for IrfanView.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Anal Program Monitor/Firewall
« on: March 02, 2009, 01:04 AM »
Comodo

With Defence+ or without it?

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I just started to do it. If I will succeed I will let you know. For me it is a little hard to ignore emails because they may be related to work and be very important (and could require immediate attention).

Anyhow, I would be also interested to hear from others if they were able to implement these ideas or if they have other rules they impose in order to increase their productivity.

140
Very nice mouser, thank you very much, I really needed this.

These are simple ideas that have a great impact on productivity.

141
Living Room / Re: Flash Physics Game of the Week: FWG Bridge 2
« on: February 26, 2009, 07:04 AM »
Very nice, mouser, thanks a lot!  :D

I really like building bridges.

142
Two funny quotes regarding Perl from a book:
1) "You can create as complex a structure as your sanity, design practices, and computer memory allow. Be kind to the person who might have to manage your code-please keep it as simple as possible. On the other hand, if you are just trying to impress someone with your coding ability, Perl gives you a lot of opportunity to mystify yourself and improve your social life."
2) print "\n"; # The obligatory output beautifier.

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Probably he didn't, but maybe there is a way to fix this. Anyhow, it is a minor issue and, if it requires too much effort, it would be better to leave it as it is.

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Thanks lanux128!  :Thmbsup:

I just managed to do that. I created a new folder (but I named it "MouserSoftware") in "All Users" folder start menu and moved in it all the folders related to the programs created by mouser.

And it worked!  :)  They are all in one folder and there are no functionality problems.

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You're welcome.  :)

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I know there would be some very hard work to do this and there are a lot of things to take into consideration. If you ever decide to try it, I would be more than happy to be a pre-pre-pre-release tester. Just give me a sign.  ;)

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Hi Mouser.

I have an idea that might be useful for a number of your program's users. I have seen that each one of them has a particular entry in Start Menu (e.g. ProcessTamer for Process Tamer), but I think it could be more useful to have all your programs grouped in a single folder in Start Menu (e.g. MouserSoftware\ProcessTamer). Sometimes I have to look after a certain program created by you in Start Menu (which is very large in my case) and it would be more easy to have all your programs in a single place, especially considering the fact that I use a large number of your applications.

Thanks,
bgd77

P.S. Your programs are one of the best I have seen. Thank you for them and thank you for giving them freely. I really appreciate your hard work.

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Hi. I am having this little bug on FARR and LaunchBar Commander (but not with Screenshot Captor) on both my home and work computers. When I start the application, a small pop-up window appears in the lower right side of the screen, containing some text regarding the license for the program (the programs are not licensed yet) and a link. The problem is that the text specifies: "Click the link above ...", but the link is underneath and it overlaps some of the text:

visit website bug.jpg

The obvious solution is to get a license (which I will do in the near future), but I thought you would like to know about this.

149
General Software Discussion / Re: What's your mouse of choice?
« on: February 22, 2009, 06:01 AM »
My favorite mouse:

Spoiler
mouse.jpg


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General Software Discussion / Re: Password Protect File Or Folder?
« on: February 21, 2009, 01:17 AM »
This is not exactly what you have asked, but maybe you are interested in it.

http://www.cleanerso...free_hide_folder.htm

It hides the respective folder and, to unhide it, you have to enter a password in the program. This way other persons that use your computer won't even know that a folder exists.

I used it and I only had one problem: I forgot my password  :)

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