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- by Captain Ron at 6:31 PM EDT on August 21, 2011
- You can't readily return 2 values in C or C++, but...
That should help you.
- by SmartOne at 7:59 PM EDT on August 21, 2011
- by nensondubois at 9:27 PM EDT on August 22, 2011
- Been working on a music hacking document for the SGB versions of the Pro Mahjong Kiwame songs. A little more is written on my notepad then there is present on the thread:
I have eventual plans to create custom songs with MML, but not until I at least map out the first song, which is coming along nicely.
Here is a small example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-fe9UA2ei4
- by hcs at 12:04 AM EDT on August 27, 2011
- Ran across this anecdote in an essay in The Art of Human Computer Interface Design:
A few years ago I was at the annual Siggraph film show, the largest of these events, standing next to a young security guard in a mobbed colosseum. After a couple minutes a shot of a (fractal) mountain scene appeared on the screen and the audience applauded. I noticed the security guard getting tense. Shortly after that, (ray traced) shiney steel balls were shown hovering over a chessboard. More applause. Then a (atmospheric) foggy outdoor forest scene appeared and the audience exploded. At this point the security guard snapped. He grabbed my arm ("something weird is going on here man") and demanded an explanation.
- by hcs at 11:47 PM EDT on September 2, 2011
- Let's see if I can describe this with text.
I was walking home from Trader Joe's, down through the strip mall in front of the buildings. The building is L-shaped, and my apartments are on the other side, so I have to walk to the inner corner, turn right, and go all the way to the end and loop back around. Which has always struck me as kind of a pain, even though it's just 200 feet or something.
Well, I was almost to the corner, when I saw a guy on a bike coming along the other way. I assumed he would be making the turn and coming towards me, so I prepared to avoid him. Instead, he went straight into the wall.
It turns out that there is a gap between the two buildings that I had never noticed despite making a right turn there a dozen times. It's easy to notice if you're coming the other way and making a left turn, but for whatever reason I always came around from the other direction. It was a magic moment to see this guy completely defy physics as I understood it. And I get to cut some distance off my route.
- by snakemeat at 12:05 AM EDT on September 3, 2011
- awesome, just awesome. I can only imagine the mind f**k that provided.
- by Mouser X at 3:41 AM EDT on September 3, 2011
- I had a similar experience a few years ago. I was at work (I had been working here for a few months by this time), and the supplies are way clear in the back. About half way towards the back, on my way to get supplies to refill the shelves, my supervisor walked out of a solid wall. I stopped, and went back to look again. It turns out there was a door there I had never seen before. It wasn't hidden, it had a doorknob, and everything. I just somehow had never seen it before. It seriously blew my mind (for one thing, seeing someone walk out of a solid wall will do that to you, and secondly, I was amazed that I'd been working there for months, without ever noticing a door before). It turns out they were doing a lot of remodeling at the time, and previously, the room had stored all kinds of computer equipment (which had absolutely nothing to do with my job, so I had never had a need to go to the room before). They were moving the computer stuff to a new room, and this room which previously didn't exist (in my reality) was being converted to a stock room.
One of the weirdest moments of my life.... Though, I did once have a dream where MacGyver was shooting a handgun (he wasn't very good at it). That was pretty weird too (since MacGyver never uses guns, except as a wrench). More likely though, is that my NCIS and Transformers crossover dream was weirder.... The characters from NCIS (it's a TV show. Look it up. It's pretty good) were fighting off a zombie apocalypse, which had been brought to earth by the Transformers. Optimus Prime felt really badly about that, so he was helping the NCIS people out (they had really big, awesome, energy weapons). Seriously, if my dreams were heavily analyzed by some quack doctor, I'd probably be committed. Mouser X over and out.
- MacGyver dream by Yoshinkeru at 3:20 PM EDT on September 3, 2011
- @ Mouser X: Sure your MacGyver dream wasn't just this comic?
edited 8:09 PM EDT September 3, 2011
- by Mouser X at 1:28 AM EDT on September 4, 2011
- 1000% certain. For one thing, you got the link wrong (put your mouse over the link), and for another , it was Richard Dean Anderson (mullet and leather jacket and all), not a stick figure. Also worth noting - I knew what the link was, without even looking at the link. There was no dialogue involved in my dream. Just MacGyver shooting a gun (and not doing well at it). I'm sure there was more, but that's all I remember. There is an episode where MacGyver tries to use a gun (he has amnesia), but he can't get himself to pull the trigger. It's possible my dream took that episode, and embellished/twisted it. Honestly, that's much more likely, than the XKCD comic being the possible origin.
That said, it is a funny comic. It made me laugh. Mouser X over and out.
- by SmartOne at 12:49 AM EDT on September 30, 2011
- Multiple Jobs – buffering and spooling
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Tape to Disk transfer – data for job one 120
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