This is random, but I just stumbled upon this site after Googling an old game I once played as a kid: 'Warpath'. The developer is apparently working on a sequel, Warpath 20th century and I saw screenshots which looked like the game was from 1997. The whole thing is depressing somehow, especially this page: http://www.synthetic-reality.com/history.htm
Yeah I agree, actually Cave Story is my favourite game (then again the spriting in it is pretty decent).
I downloaded the beta for Warpath 20th century and I actually had some fun with it. My first game was bewildering but by the second I got the hang of it. It soon got pretty repetitive though. Planets are too hard to kill using lazers or missiles, so you have to buy lots of neutron bombs. But those are really expensive, so you have to go through the grind of mining resources from uninhabited planets. It was probably 1.5-2 hours of fun.
Somehow I feel this is how most of us are going to end up- fat and married with a fat son and having a fun time making media thats lame by other's standards and cracking lame jokes.
I want to have a beer with this guy
>the galaxy is your oyster
oh my, why are games like this so perfect and full of.. authenticity?
intel vs amd which processor is best?
For all I know, he could have been talking APUs, CPUs, or GPUs.
they all fall under the generic term "processors" and have 70% overlap in functionality.
AMDs CPUs are faster.
but faster does not mean better.
For now, and probably the next 3-5 years, Intel makes better CPUs, though AMD makes better APUs.
For the laymen, if you plan on building a high end desktop, go with an Intel CPU (and plan on forking out $300+ for a decent video card to compliment it). If you are planing on commandeering a laptop/tablet or lower performance budget desktop computer, you will want an AMD APU.
I've never once in my life heard someone refer to a GPU or APU as just a "processor". Moreover, OP brought up Intel and AMD specifically, the two leading CPU brands- even someone illiterate in technology would be able to infer that he was talking about CPUs.
I'll say it again: You knew damn well what he was talking about. You were just playing devil's advocate for a purpose I'm not entirely clear of. To appear "knowledgeable" by making the distinction, maybe?
>I've never once in my life heard someone refer to a GPU or APU as just a "processor".
which clearly means nobody elsewhere in the world has or ever will, as you've been everywhere in the world, all the same time, and are the authoritative expert on the subject.
>You knew damn well what he was talking about.
I never said I didn't.
>You were just playing devil's advocate for a purpose I'm not entirely clear of. To appear "knowledgeable" by making the distinction, maybe?
Perhaps I'm just arguing for the sake of arguing. On the internet. Because I have absolutely nothing more productive to do at this very moment.
And arguments are the only type of conversation I am capable of doing with another person.
I'll give you credit for the honesty.
what do you think, /tc/?
thats a propellor driven piston engine aircraft in your video. the method by which a propellor driven plane flies is entirely different from a jet powered aircraft. jet engine energy output isn't even measured in the same units as piston engines are, they're literally incomparable. you may as well have posted a movie of a flying carpet.
you're clearly not even remotely educated on this topic, i don't see why you're trying to pass yourself off as some sort of expert.
they both fly because they have wings you genius.
I know this isn't meant to be taken seriously, but is it going against a treadmill making it slower, or going backwards, or stationary with respect to the ground?
Mythbusters did an episode on this and I don't know why. It's obvious that it will 'cause the engines provide thrust forward by moving air, not by turning the wheels, the wheels freewheel and are just there to hold it up. I can't believe that people are stupid enough to think that this would actually keep it on the ground.
Let's turn this thread into a browser war!
Does anyone use any browsers aside from the popular ones(firefox,chrome,&IE)? Forks like palemoon don't count here.
If so what do you think about it?Post edited on 30th Oct 2014, 9:28pm
dwb is good
Midori, the interface of it is also similiar to that of the older firefox verions.
So what do you guys think about this? Is anyone here going to try it?
What is your preferred operating system and why? If you use linux also mention the name of the distro.
>linux doesn't have many games
1- It has, now.
2- Most of the ones it doesn't have can be run through Wine.
Only 1 of the games I regularly play are linux compatible and I'm not interested in Super Tux Kart or wasting an hour configuring wine to have the game run at 15 frames per second.
Debian stable, nowadays. I used to use Arch, but systemd and various other shit came along with a steady downturn in general, so I jumped ship to one of the only remaining (at the time) options in Debian. Howewer, a few months after that, Debian made the decision to eventually switch to systemd as well, so I'm not sure where to run once the current stable release becomes obsolete.
Realistically you don't encounter many OS level bugs these days unless you're doing something weird, yes.
I have an idealized image from what I've heard of live-hackable Lisp and Smalltalk machines of a system where the source for everything is easy to bring up and understand and modify. Obviously not even OpenBSD fits that bill, anything that simple would be a toy OS unfit for normal use. But it's nice to daydream about, I suppose.
I thought the ponderings thread was getting a little computer-heavy, so I made this thread for general whinging about technology and the like. It sort of already exists in other threads, but that didn't stop people...
That side of the product is obviously aimed at those companies to work with and hack, not for an unskilled person such as yourself.
I'm not going to argue about this, but this reminds me of when Linksys got in trouble using GPL licenced code in their WRT54 routers, so they eventually released the source code and started using it as an advertising point.
pretty much. this always crosses my mind when I see computers advertised. its never spoken about in public but I'm guessing social networking and porn are the 2 things computers are being used for the most.
The keyboards I have are such shit. The V key on this one is loose and the left ctrl & numlock on my laptop are both broken.
Exciting stuff! Though on the off-chance that this doesn't mean I'll be driving a rocket-powered time machine by this time next year, I will be sorely disappointed.
It's funny how this thing (LHC) cost well over 10 billion US dollars. Meanwhile, the economies and political systems across Europe are crumbling into pieces.
This better be worth it.
10 billion US dollars is nothing compared to the money wasted on fighting a pointless war we can't afford.
but since when did the united states or it's people stop buying shit while in massive debt?
Shit I'd much rather that money spent on scientific research than dumb things like giving free money to leeches or fighting wars.
The short answer is yes. Its worth it
Economies rise and fall regardless if you fund science, you have better staying power if you do invest in future technology though. The countries that don't will fade
Daily reminder that Plan 9front is the strongest operating system.
how is this daily?
Daily reminder because after reading this post you're now going to remember it every day, you dumb bakaman
Especially when you're at the toilet.
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Backfire (10.03.1-rc4, r24045) --------------------
* 1/3 shot Kahlua In a shot glass, layer Kahlua
* 1/3 shot Bailey's on the bottom, then Bailey's,
* 1/3 shot Vodka then Vodka.
Anyone else into hacking embedded devices? I picked up a Linksys WRT54GL earlier this week, and I plan on soldering a JTAG cable together, installing a serial port, and maybe a fan. I've also got to order another 9dbi antenna and get the B.A.T.M.A.N. protocol working since I want to make this into a mesh network node. There's tons of shit that becomes possible after you hack your router though (e.g. personal VPN, dedicated seed box, additional layer of security with iptables, etc.). OpenWRT has thousands of applications. I fucking love it, but I wouldn't mind giving FairuzaWRT a try.
Also, here is a book on hacking the WRT54G series if it interests anyone else.
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It was this book:
Never throw hardware away. I have the exact same model with DD-WRT acting as a switch because I ran out of ethernet ports on my main router. You can at least turn it into a wireless adapter for a game console.
Main router is an Asus WL-500W, modded to host the contents of my set top box hard drive via ftp.
I want to run a Tor-ifying router/middlebox in my home but I do not know where to start,what router is recommended for this ? Any good guides?
additional link for others to look in the deep future:
https://github.com/grugq/portalPost edited on 29th Oct 2013, 10:46am
I managed to solve my own problem with this guide
Enjoy your apps!
I guess MS wanted to go back to their roots. I agree it looks terrible.
I wish that I could turn back time
German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8 – Links The NSA
>It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA – and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese.
Original German article:
kinda funny reading when the german police are known for injecting malware on windows computers through fake software updates.
I've been wanting to try programming or game making for a while now but I don't know where to start. I have a vague idea of what I want to make. Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them. If you've ever played ghost trick I wanted to make something like that. I really enjoyed that games puzzles and I liked how a scene was being played out as you solved them.
But trying to emulate that kind of gameplay is too ambitious for a first try so maybe something closer to "I wish I were the moon" http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/461959
Making video games is difficult and learning any language is extremely tedious. The software I write nearly every day is what most people, myself included, would consider boring and the tedium is absolutely inescapable. It will more than likely take great resolve to do anything you have in mind today.
If you decide to program it yourself you should learn java and get comfortable with that. Java is a fine language for beginners and teaches useful OO concepts.
Assembly and Python are also excellent starting points for beginners, Python will teach almost everything a beginner should learn. It's easy to use and would make a great stepping stone if you want to later use a language like C/C++/Java. Python is great in and of its self and you can stick with it. Assembly takes a bit of effort to learn, but it's still by far the best way to really get to grips with programming, but I still recommend it less than Python and Java.
If you decide you aren't tough enough and programming is not for you, there are things like Wintermute Engine and Visionaire Studio that will let you make your game with little or no programming knowledge. They're really easy to use, so I hear, and they would suit someone with not so much time to invest in a hobby.
>Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them.
That is a point and click adventure game.