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by Quzar
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: Has anybody ever smoked weed and killed somebody?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Has anybody ever smoked weed and killed somebody?

This happened right down the street from my house. I remember it well because I knew schoolmates of the victim. It also involves alcohol, and cellphones, so it's a trifecta of bad driving ideas.

http://www.skatelog.com/deaths/helen-witty.htm
http://www.local10.com/news/9444638/detail.html
by Quzar
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Your Most Difficult Moment In Gaming
Replies: 32
Views: 2958

Re: Your Most Difficult Moment In Gaming

ET for the Atari. As a kid I didn't have the instruction booklet, and it seemed like everything I did the FBI would just come after me. Shenmue, the warehouse sneak scene. I actually missed the (in game) winter deadline for completing the first game due to spending a month trying to sneak into the w...
by Quzar
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Dreamcast + HDTV?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Dreamcast + HDTV?

The only difference I've ever heard is the sizes of the capacitors which would change the colors slightly. That and just overall quality of craftsmanship of the box itself. That being said, I like my third party boxes one of which has two mini-jack outputs for audio (which makes using headphones pos...
by Quzar
Sat May 21, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: bitmaster's IDE/G2 interface aka DREAMCAST HARD DRIVE>!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 12986

Re: bitmaster's IDE/G2 interface aka DREAMCAST HARD DRIVE>!!!

What about putting an sdiso of the OS on a sd card and launching it via Dreamshell? It would be able to boot without the GDR drive and everybody is happy. :grin: With the Dreamshell bios mod, you could have this fully working with no moving parts but the HDD. Anyway, while the SD adapters are no tr...
by Quzar
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: So I've got off the ground.
Replies: 60
Views: 7961

Re: So I've got off the ground.

This actually could be a problem with GCC....Does newlines get read in as part of a string with std::getline() for fstream or something similar? Because hardcoding the path makes it run fine :o I have to admit I'm a Visual Studio fan.... :( Quite possibly. I know if you're using the C function fget...
by Quzar
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: So I've got off the ground.
Replies: 60
Views: 7961

Re: So I've got off the ground.

What it looks like is happening is that png_to_texture is unable to open the file, but there isn't any short-circuiting, so what happens is you end up passing a kos_img_t with garbage in it.

If you could post the relevant section of your code, it might be more apparent what the problem is.
by Quzar
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1794

Re: Book Recommendations

I recommend anything by Twain. I have a set of his complete works and never fail to be interested by them. Heinlein is great if you're into speculative type Sci-Fi. His short stories and novels create a single coherent universe and timeline that is quite fun.
by Quzar
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I bought an iPad 2! What apps do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: I bought an iPad 2! What apps do I need?

Why are so many things "stripped-down"? I'm pretty sure I've owned computers that are far weaker than the iPad but ran programs capable of far more. Because these things are being written from scratch (how many different word processing suites are there out there?) and features take time to add and...
by Quzar
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 65
Views: 6831

Re: Jobs

I'm so happy to have a well paying job. Network monitoring, a mix of level 1 and 2 support for a handful of customers, as well as in-house developers. 1800$ every two weeks. Not enough to pay for my degree, but plenty to live on.
by Quzar
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Post your desktop thread
Replies: 781
Views: 82584

Re: Post your desktop thread

Jeeba Jabba wrote:girlfriend just walked in on me setting this up.
I'm a bit late on this one but that reminds me of those interactive 'desktop' programs that were popular in the pre-win95 days.
by Quzar
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.

The basic idea of most of my rewrite is that the keyboard already delivers raw data to KOS in a very easily consumable format, one that would be extremely simple to use for games without key up events (and no more difficult than the matrix system for those without) so why have all this extra proces...
by Quzar
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.

Ah - 2 vs 1 vs 0 wasn't explained very well... probably because it was an internal part of the driver and shouldn't be relied on. Yes, I do see how tracking the events would mean less work, but that still leaves us with key repeats. Every game I've seen source to that works with a keyboard turns of...
by Quzar
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What happened to Yahoo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Re: What happened to Yahoo?

The biggest thing Google introduced was its AdWords advertising system for profit generation. Older search engines had to use standard-y banner ads and have huge content systems to make these ads work. With AdWords, Google doesn't have to contribute any content to the internet itself, it just puts a...
by Quzar
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.

You can get key up by taking the difference between the current and last pressed key states. To me this seems just as good as scanning through a matrix (with MUCH less work on the backend). Any key that is not in the set of currently pressed keys is now 'up' as opposed to having to search for every ...
by Quzar
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

New KOS Keyboard driver. Testing needed.

Last November I started (and finished ...ish) working on a revamped keyboard driver for KOS. I was motivated to do this by a message and patch left on the KOS sourceforge page by Alex Nesemann. He had wanted to add key-repeating functionality to the KOS keyboard driver so that it would behave more l...
by Quzar
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: US soldier admits killing unarmed Afghans for sport
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: US soldier admits killing unarmed Afghans for sport

We didn't want Germans in Britain so we fought them. If you don't want western armies in the middle-east you know what you gotta do. Can't? Won't? Oh well. That's war. Countries like Russia and China will happily complain, but they don't care enough to help. That's life I'm afraid. If my country wa...
by Quzar
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Modern Linux Kernels
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Modern Linux Kernels

I don't know anything about compiling the Linux Kernel, but the DC's chip is part of the 7550 series. The exact model number *is* 7091 (or 7091R depending on the manufacture date), but that is simply the proprietary flavor that reflects the exact model. As far as I know, the differences are all eith...
by Quzar
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Re: Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box

If you think that's amazing, strange, and newsworthy, you might want to check these out: http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Sega-Dreamcast-Collection-Vinyl-Record-12-33RPM-/130491669896?pt=AU_Records&hash=item1e61e8dd88 or any of these items from Ozzfest 2000 which was sponsored by 'Dreamcast': http://cgi.eba...
by Quzar
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Re: Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box

Seller responded saying that he bought a DC shortly after launch, and within a month it was broken. He sent it back to SEGA and they sent him a brand new one in that box. So not refurbished, but just factory direct or something.
by Quzar
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box
Replies: 6
Views: 2548

Unknown (to me) Dreamcast box

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sega-Dreamcast-Console-24-Games-Accessories-MINT-/180632948361?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0e900e89 The auction is mostly unremarkable, except for the box that the Dreamcast comes with. I've never seen that style of box before. Does anyone here know anything about it? http:/...