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valar_king
10-06-2002, 03:40 PM
of this guy. He is a freelance programmer,sysadmin, and 3d graphics artists for tons of company. BIG companies. He can get you top of the line systems for $1500 if you're his friend. He can do all sorts of cool stuff and makes me and alot of other people here look like noobs. And last of all, he's self taught.
You may be thinking now, you should think of him as an expert! But wait that's not all. He says that all OSes (including *nix) are crap compared to WinME and DOS. :confused:

RoD
10-06-2002, 03:46 PM
option three: He knows sumthing we don't....


nah, hes an idiot!

Sentaku senshi
10-06-2002, 03:48 PM
Does this guy/gal live in California? Is his/her typeing unique? Also is this person a gender changing charmilain?

valar_king
10-06-2002, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Sentaku senshi
Does this guy/gal live in California? Is his/her typeing unique? Also is this person a gender changing charmilain?

No, No, and uhm... NO. ;)

Prelude
10-06-2002, 04:07 PM
This is nothing out of the ordinary, I've met programming consultants that make more money than I could hope for yet see nothing wrong with this:


char *p;

strcpy ( p, "Hello, world!" );

-Prelude

RoD
10-06-2002, 04:11 PM
hm...

well...

being a newb the only thing i can c wrong with it is maybe.....does it need a pointer? Is that what it is? Ahh screw it.

Prelude
10-06-2002, 04:23 PM
>does it need a pointer? Is that what it is?
It needs memory. The pointer points to memory not owned by the program, it should seg fault, but may not. This is something every sensible programmer learns eventually, and no professional should lack such basic understanding of pointers. :p

-Prelude

Fountain
10-06-2002, 04:54 PM
Do you know Prelude that ball thing looks shiny from which ever side you look at it.


Just wondering if you knew?!

If not, smile on anyhow. :)

Fountain
10-06-2002, 05:22 PM
Oops forgot about the thread.

Just one point..Are you sure he aint no lying ***** ** ****?

Hehe people like to boast-and its easy to rip other peoples stuff off.

As long as he is legit!

red_baron
10-06-2002, 05:31 PM
that ball thingy looks cool :D

anyway what i think, well umm was he jokin' with you :p just a thought :)

RoD
10-06-2002, 05:42 PM
i'd like to recall a quote from a sig, it was either here or @ FD:

"I hear that if you play a windows ME cd backwards it formats your hard drive!"

"O yea, well i heard if u play it forward it will install windows ME!!"

valar_king
10-06-2002, 06:09 PM
he wasnt lying. :?
maybe he just has one of the 1% of all pcs that work well with it???

Prelude
10-06-2002, 06:17 PM
Either he has been very lucky with Windows and DOS or he was pulling your chain. Of course, the chance that he's an idiot is also pretty high.

>If not, smile on anyhow.
:)

-Prelude

-KEN-
10-06-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Prelude
Either he has been very lucky with Windows and DOS or he was pulling your chain. Of course, the chance that he's an idiot is also pretty high.

>If not, smile on anyhow.
:)

-Prelude

Everyone's an idiot compared to you, Pre. :p :rolleyes: :p

face_master
10-06-2002, 07:02 PM
Prelude, show us what that code should be changed too (i'm quite dumb and dont want people to think i'm dumber :D )

...but maybe all this guy has used is ME and DOS, and rejects anything else. Either way I dont think he's stupid.

Prelude
10-06-2002, 07:19 PM
>Prelude, show us what that code should be changed too
It seems I answer a question of this nature every day. ;) The correct way to do this is to allocate enough memory to hold what you intend to copy to p.


char *p = malloc ( sizeof ( "Hello, world!" ) );

if ( p != NULL )
strcpy ( p, "Hello, world!" );

-Prelude

face_master
10-06-2002, 07:21 PM
Ah, I see. Thanks Prelude.

zahid
10-06-2002, 09:52 PM
Most probably,
He was joking or making u anoid.
else
He don't know what *nix are? How ther are serving him even his daily life.

Jet_Master
10-07-2002, 08:13 AM
i would NOT say that he's an idiot (until i read the last part)

just for that, he is an idiot; but he is a highly capable idiot - my opinion...

Fordy
10-07-2002, 08:25 AM
What should you think?

Try various OSs yourself including the one's he promotes and after a while, form your own opinion.....

Just becaue someone seems an "expert" at something or another doesnt make them a fountain of knowlege IMO....

jawwadalam
10-08-2002, 06:39 AM
What do i have understand form the site of Happy Hackers
http://happyhacker.org/define.shtml is that Hacking is always ethical... while Cracking is Unethical and Illegal...
Because Hackers do not suppose to crack the Network... for malacious Purposes..

no-one
10-08-2002, 05:19 PM
how about this?




#define STR_SIZE 14

char* p = (char*) malloc(STR_SIZE);

if(p != NULL)
p = strncpy(p, "Hello, World!", STR_SIZE);



as far as i see it as the same limitations? maybe looks a little cleaner?