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C++ in General
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Assuming you're using OS X, there's Apple's official developer tools. You have to create an account to get at them (I think), but they're free.

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Jeff linked to on Slashdot in General
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quote:
Originally written by The Sorcerer:

And if they are, aren't they right in taking the easy way out and hence actually a lot smarter than all the grinders who waste their time doing tedious, repetitive clicking
And I'm even smarter than them. By not playing it, I avoid both tedious, repetitive clicking and tedious, repetitive begging for stuff.

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Brain Teaser(s) in General
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Zeviz: Nice, but you use too many comparisons. with n chips, you're using n-1 comparisons (worst-case) per iteration (and n/2 best case). Not that I have a solution...

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wikipedia forever? in General
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The great thing about citing wikipedia to support your arguments is that you can edit it first to make sure it shows the truth you want on your side that day.

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Utilities Judging in Blades of Avernum
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Assuming you're using cmd.exe, it has a scrollbar on the right-hand side of the window, which you use just like any other. If it doesn't let you scroll up far enough, go to the defaults or properties menu and increase the number of scrollback lines in the Layout tab (I think)

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Food Census-Because we all have some opinion about it in General
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Favourite Food: Roast gammon
Least Favourite Food: Dunno. Probably has kimchi as a component, though.
Is there any circumstance under which you would eat your most hated food: I'm sure one could be contrived.
Favourite Beverage: A mixture of coke and orange juice. Or maybe mead.
What do you normally cook spur of the moment: Beefburgers
Vegetarian: Nope
Favourite Desert: Jelly
Favourite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni+Mushroom
Favourite Breakfast: Black pudding
Least Favourite Breakfast: Runny egg
Favourite Protein Food: See above
Favourite Fruit: Pomegranate
Favourite Veggie: Peas
Favourite Popcorn Topping: Salt

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Has Jeff neglected the Eyebeasts/Gazers in Geneforge Series
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I think the eyebeast collectivity is that an individual eyebeast sees itself as a collective (more than one brain in the body?)

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SAVE FILE TRANSFER-POSSIBLE??? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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(This on a Mac) I've transferred a whole lot of save files (beta-testing has that effect), and never once had it not work. Just copy over the entire folder.

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SAVE FILE TRANSFER-POSSIBLE??? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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If course, the fact that you can't doesn't mean that other people also can't.

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Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year in General
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I agree with Synergy about Narnia. The story just doesn't work.

The forces of good got together an army, but for some reason needed a teenage boy to command it. Then, of course, they're all losing until Aslan comes back to life and deus ex machineguns them out of trouble. And the scene with Peter killing the wolf was painfully bad. Holding a sword (rather unsteadily) in roughly the right direction as the wolf runs into it would make a decent first kill scene, if the enemy was a minor minion rather than the chief of the secret police, and if it wasn't being watched by the entire army and a thinly-veiled allegory of a god, and if doing it didn't qualify him to lead said army.

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Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year in General
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I'm not Tom Cruise hating, it's just that MI:III (although thankfully lacking the worst excesses of rubber-mask-wearing), doesn't really have anything positive or new going for it. I felt like I'd already seen it.

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Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year in General
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I'm not going to try to separate out which were actually 2005, or whenever. Take it as it comes.

Good:
Thank You For Smoking
Casino Royale
Hoodwinked
Mirrormask
The Squid and the Whale
More things I can't remember

Decent:
The Prestige
The Last King of Scotland
Syriana
The Rocket Post
More things I can't remember

Bad:
Narnia
Pirates of the Carribean 2 (the pacing was all off)
The Da Vinci Code (stupid)
Mission: Impossible III
More things I can't allow myself to remember

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Respect. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Something I've always found unrealistic in the series is the power-crazy canister users who have some spare and are willing to give them away.

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Respect. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I am confident that loyalty would be maintained with promises of great power to those that served well. The Shapers have a large army, and what do they give them in return? Their lives?
The Shapers, however, haven't been popping canisters like candy. They might be oppressive, but people can serve them without too much danger of being torn apart in an insane rage for some imagined slight. Great power isn't so attractive when you're being commanded by someone who'll kill you for looking at him funny. And before you say "well, just become more powerful than your commander", an army won't do too well if the main concern of everyone in it is jostling to the top.

It's the rebellion, with its crazy leaders, that's falling apart at the seams.

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help with logarithms in General
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log{a}x - log{a}y = log{a}(x/y)
y log{a}x = log{a}(x^y)

if x = a^y then y = log{a} x

You don't need to convert into other bases, for these questions.

[ Monday, December 18, 2006 12:43: Message edited by: Khoth ]

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Respect. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I got the impression that the canister-driven rage was against those who are (perceived as) lesser, rather than just those who hadn't been augmented at all. Look at the drakons' treatment of drayks and you. Also, with Burke or whoever it was near the beginning, you both get irrationally angry at each other.

With a hatred of lesser beings, and the general human tendency to overestimate one's own ability, it seems that radioactive smoking wasteland is more likely than peaceful cooperation.

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8000: Pseudoscience Postravaganza in General
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I like the variant of that theory, in which we're living on the inside.

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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
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quote:
Originally posted by Synergy:
Khoth, is it really necessary for me to list further the many alternative health practices that exist, not only in America, but all over the world, some of which have been practiced for millennia?
You misunderstood my question. I wasn't asking what you believed, I was asking why. If someone tells you that standing on your head will help cure headaches, how do you decide whether that claim has merit? And for a less directly observable example, if someone tells you that energy flows from your brain to cells in your body, how do you decide whether that claim has merit?

[ Wednesday, December 13, 2006 14:05: Message edited by: Khoth ]

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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
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I'm not an expert on the philosphical side of things, but I'm happy to jump in and try a discussion about it.

How about some epistemology? You've made a fair few claims. How did you come to know these things? You've complained about science, but you haven't given an alternative.

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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
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8000: Pseudoscience Postravaganza in General
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From my experience of classical physics vs quantum physics, I'd say that the "classical -> particles, quantum -> energy" isn't so much a simplification, or a description of what happens in practice, as it is flat-out wrong.

Solving problems using things like conservation of energy, or least action, was originally developed for classical physics and then reapplied to quantum physics once that came round. Thermodynamics preceeds quantum theory too.

Then quantum theory comes in and says (among other things) that things we used to treat as forces or energy transmission via waves can also be thought of as being carried by moving particles. (and vice versa).

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Servile cursing monsters in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Yes, the creations there become weaker when their master dies.

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The Insidious Infiltrator in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by Chitrach Exterminator:

Your Int is perhaps higher than I'd expect, too. What exactly are you spending 230 essence on in every zone?
I'd guess that the essence is irrelevant, but that the energy is very useful.

[ Sunday, December 10, 2006 07:55: Message edited by: Khoth ]

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So, who is the scariest foe? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Matala. He just won't die.

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Strategy Central -- Links to Useful Information in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I think there should be a link to this thread in the forum header.

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