Lounge - February 2013

the free country?
 
so i am all for free software, and randomly came across http://www.thefreecountry.com. is this illeg...
[4 replies] Last: so, its all legal then? (by closed account Dy7SLyTq)
by rcast
Cool new programming PSA with gates, zuckerburg, etc..
 
http://www.techspot.com/news/51767-gates-zuckerberg-and-others-come-together-in-coding-psa.html
[7 replies] Last: I don't know, I forgot? Oh yeah I remember - I was just posting a prog... (by rcast)
Formula for nth derivative
 
Started doing this in calculus. It's actually really fun. It feels almost like programming. And that...
[15 replies] Last: I never use the quotient rule. I always use the product rule with a ne... (by LB)
by PradsN
Writing my own programming language
 
Hello, I have been working on this project for some months now and I want to show it to other peopl...
[1 reply] : That's a cool project. The 1516 line switch statement was a little bit... (by ascii)
Linux distros
 
I just bought a new computer and I was seriously considering running a Linux OS on it. I have been r...
[15 replies] Last: Linux in general has poor support for NVidia, particularly if you have... (by ascii)
should i start with direct x?? (1,2)
 
I had a previous post saying how i can't wait to learn direct x. However people have been saying it'...
[21 replies] Last: I found this tutorial using SFML to make a pong clone, pretty good, bu... (by twiggystardust)
Why would anyone pay for Windows or *gulp* Mac when Linux distros are free and equivalent? (1,2)
 
Virtually anything you can do with Windows/Mac can be done with a Linux comparable distro or GUI OS....
[38 replies] Last: C++ .com has lots of money, I've heard of trolls that have 'disappeare... (by devonrevenge)
Code not working ... please review!
 
So I tried everything, and it just won't compile. I don't get errors, but nothing happens! Her...
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How are time slicing, multitasking kernels implemented?
 
They set the PIT to generate clock interrupts every, say, 10 ms, and switch tasks whenever a clock i...
[1 reply] : As chris has said, there's lots of different ways to do this, and each... (by ResidentBiscuit)
Audio and multi-threading
 
so i know i can do both of those things in sfml, but i cant ever get it to install right so i wonder...
[3 replies] Last: http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialPosixThreads.html is a p... (by drew887)
Lotto simulation, comment please
 
A real simulation on how gambling wastes money main.cpp #include <iostream> #include <cstdio> #i...
[12 replies] Last: What are we talking about again... Just comments on how it works ple... (by greenleaf800073)
How are GUIs made for operating systems?
 
[edit: I didn't make this thread, looks like the OP got reported, deleted his post, had is account d...
[1 reply] : I guess it was it >:) (by devonrevenge)
Audio Visualizers
 
Has anyone ever seen those cool programs that "listen" to an audio stream (typically music) and then...
[6 replies] Last: @Zereo: You ninja'd me! Thanks for the replies! I'll be sure to check... (by ModShop)
I'm really excited to learn direct x.
 
I have nearly finished learning the basics of c++ pointers , classes etc. And i can't wait to start...
[3 replies] Last: Another vote for the SFML camp here. SFML also makes it really easy ... (by iHutch105)
by Huck
Programming in Windows 8
 
Howdy! I'm currently in the process of selling my old decrepit mac and setting up a new desktop. I'v...
[11 replies] Last: I wonder when it will be called Windows API by developers * like it... (by Grey Wolf)
In languages like C/C++, your source code doesn't really do anything....
 
I just realized that when you write C/C++ code or the like, it just keeps the code and data stored i...
[15 replies] Last: what was the point in that? does it have any c++ powers? (by devonrevenge)
Are there any good sites for Hex
 
Hi, Are there any good sites for Hexadecimal conversion? Thanks.
[5 replies] Last: +1 for wolfram. It'll solve all your problems ever. (by ResidentBiscuit)
I have had a brief look at J, Haskell, D and a good look at c# & Python, how did java get so popular?
 
was it in the right place at the right time? like a gap in the market or is it the most powerful eas...
[5 replies] Last: HAH, i had no idea java was so flawed (by devonrevenge)
Android Development
 
I have just started developing the android app here: http://developer.android.com/training/basics/fi...
[4 replies] Last: @Script Coder I have a sinking feeling Harmony will be banned soon. So... (by BHX)
Is computer programming really the best thing in the world? (1,2)
 
Developing the software is the best part. Spending money is boring. If one did develop the next Wind...
[21 replies] Last: What does Bjarne have to do with Gates? Windows is coded in C last I k... (by BHX)
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