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  1. Re: sorting a million numbers in 10 memory locations

    Hi

    Could your friend mean a simple sort algorithm that only uses 10 bytes of code, such as with machine code/assembler language instructions. A simple 'bubble sort' routine for example, wouldn't...
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    Re: Dungeon Keeper available for free on GOG

    I can confirm it will run in DosBox and should also work in Wine.

    More info here.
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    Dungeon Keeper available for free on GOG

    Just had an email from GOG and they are giving Dungeon Keeper away for free (offer lasts until Sunday February 16th 10:59 GMT.)

    It's quite old now, but one of the classics IMHO.
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    Re: Kindle vs Nook (e-readers, not tablets)

    I did a little research when I got an e-reader last xmas, and eventually decided on a kindle. There's not much difference between the Nook and the Kindle, the main reason for my choice was because...
  5. Vista updates are the product of a sick mind

    It's a war of attrition I see that now.. I've been updating for the last 2 days, I've forgotten how many hours...
    Not sure if it will ever end, or if I will be able to use my laptop again..
    /me...
  6. Thread: Ubuntu and SSD

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    Re: Ubuntu and SSD

    The first time you start an app it will be read from the HD so an SSD would speed this up too.
  7. Re: Study proves that aluminium headgear can foil aliens

    Is that Richard Stallman in disguise?
  8. Re: Study proves that aluminium headgear can foil aliens

    Is that why it's called tin-foil, because it foils aliens..
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    Re: what gaming-creating tools for a beginner?

    Learn programming as it becomes necessary, as you create your game in your preferred engine. Blender uses Python and Unity uses C#.

    Ignore those who say learn to program first - you will spend a...
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    Re: what gaming-creating tools for a beginner?

    There's the Blender Game Engine, which is open source, I've not used it myself so can't say how it compares with Unity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blender_Game_Engine

    Game Maker, Unity, or...
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    Re: Recommend a Wii game for a 6-year old?

    Thanks for the reply. I visited an IRC channel and found out they have Barbie games for the Wii my niece is nuts about Barbie so will get one of them.

    Maybe next year I will try Super Smash Bros.
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    Recommend a Wii game for a 6-year old?

    Hi guys

    I'm looking to buy a game for the (original) Wii for my niece's upcoming sixth birthday. But I have no idea what game to get her, I'm totally unfamiliar with Wii games.

    Can anyone here...
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    Re: Programming languages

    Nar Gambas is only used for programming in Basic.

    For a Java IDE I'd recommend Netbeans and for C++ Eclipse, give them both a try and see which you prefer.
  14. Thread: Forking Debian

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    Re: Forking Debian

    For learning to build your own distro you may find http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ to be useful.
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    Re: about programming ?

    I'd also recommend starting with Python, there's a pretty good beginners' tutorial here:

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Non-Programmer's_Tutorial_for_Python_2.6
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    Re: Best Language for a 7-Year-Old?

    Probably the easiest language to learn and do something fun with IMO would by Python along with Pygame. Pygame is a collection of libraries for Python designed to make the writing of video games...
  17. Thread: learning html

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    Re: learning html

    I've used HTMLDog before and it's pretty good:

    http://htmldog.com
  18. [lubuntu] Re: Lubuntu 13.04 "Test disk" doesn't complete.

    Tbanks for the reply Rex. I have done that and it seems to work ok. But I'd be more reassured if it passed the disk check. Might just install it anyway with no answer here, hell with it, what is the...
  19. [lubuntu] Lubuntu 13.04 "Test disk" doesn't complete.

    Hi,

    I'm trying to install the latest Lubuntu but when I boot it from USB and try the "Test disk for defects" option the test never finishes.

    I downloaded the iso file and tested the md5sum and...
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    Re: Minecraft on Ubuntu (netbook)

    I tried running Minecraft on my netbook and also got a very poor fps. I tried it using Windows XP which I have on another partition, and I doubt that Linux will be any faster. Sorry to say it, but I...
  21. Re: What is your favorite programming language to use?

    Python for me too when coding on Linux, one of the reasons being it comes pre-installed on most distros. No need for me to install anything in order to develop with it, nor for the end-user to...
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    Re: What is the 'best' IDE for python development?

    I mostly use Geany because it's lightweight, fast and easy to learn and use. For a lightweight IDE it has quite a lot a lot of features, enough to meet my needs, and I find I don't need all the...
  23. Re: python how do i make a sprite jump using parabola

    Another way of doing something similar, and that's used a lot in games, is simply increase and decrease the sprite's vertical position, while at the same time moving in a horizontal direction. I'm...
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    recommend a 3d engine

    i feel like making a full-sized game, in 3d, but i don't know which engine i should use.

    i'd like it to work with linux, although windows would be the main market simply due to the amount of...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I went from Arch back to XP because Arch wouldn't work whilst my CMOS battery was dead. I got a new battery but.. why leave XP when it does everything I want? Seriously, it's just an OS, and I'm not...
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