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C_Coder
11-03-2001, 06:10 PM
What programs would you like to see available that aren't now, anything goes, give me your suggestions.
What programs would make the world a better place?

dbaryl
11-03-2001, 06:50 PM
If you are tring to help the world... try making a program that does my HW for me... or I'll have to stay up all night doing physics/calculus...

The reason: I'm actually a superhero in my dreams, and I've saved this world from destruction unnumbered times... but that only happens if I go to bed on time

Sorry, I really don't know what this world needs... cause I'm not from this world, just visiting

:) DB

C_Coder
11-03-2001, 06:57 PM
A program to do physics and calculus homework
Mmmmmmmmmm

might take me a while, so you better stop being a superhero for a while and do some homework.

As to what the world needs I don't really care, just put that in to attract the hippy user's. All I want to do is get some creative minds together and think up something new.

dbaryl
11-03-2001, 07:00 PM
I guess I'm the wrong person for this, because this creative mind [and superhero who loves milk] has some integrals to solve

Just can't get myself out of this chair I think I'm glued on... what about a program that kills the screen and sends the user to get some link and cookies in the kitchen?

DavidP
11-03-2001, 07:19 PM
A program that interacts with your answering machine and lets you create certain "away messages" like you can in AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).

C_Coder
11-03-2001, 07:20 PM
You mean like a different message for different people?

Garfield
11-03-2001, 07:22 PM
> You mean like a different message for different people?

Yeah, that would be neat. You might need to use ASM, though.

C_Coder
11-03-2001, 07:25 PM
Yeah, voice recognition which activates a specific message. Could be done and probably already has, but it's an interesting idea.

Garfield
11-03-2001, 07:27 PM
No, you wouldn't need voice recognition, you could just recognize the phone number (like caller ID) and then take the appropriate action.

C_Coder
11-03-2001, 07:28 PM
Ah, but what if they didn't phone from a known number.

DavidP
11-03-2001, 07:32 PM
Actually, what I meant was, that you could set a different "away message" for you answering machine depending on what you were doing. Like, maybe if you were gone at the grocery store, you could have a message saying, "I am at the grocery store right now" or if you were at a movie you could say, "I am at a movie right now" or whatever creative message you wanted to leave. But instead of recording it each time, you could just record it onto your computer as a wav or mp3 file, and then depending on where you were going, you could set that away message, and then when somebody tried to call, the computer and answering machine would be working together and it would play that specific away message.

Garfield
11-03-2001, 08:54 PM
> working together and it would play that specific away message.

Do you think it's possible to do in C?

oskilian
11-03-2001, 09:40 PM
I've been in need for a good video editing program! I have Adobe Premiere and Ulead VideoStudio, but the second one is not powerful at all, and neither one or the other does videos fast!, I have to wait normally three times the lenght of the video!
make a real-time video edition program, but make it with lots of options.

Oskilian

*Michelle*
11-04-2001, 12:45 AM
This early?!:eek:

Sebastiani
11-04-2001, 01:47 AM
>>I've been in need for a good video editing program!

Sounds Cool. Big project, though!!

>>A program that interacts with your answering machine and lets >>you create certain "away messages"

This would be a trivial program, the deal is it would definately require a building a new answering machine ( or at least revamping the hardware of an old one)!

>>If you are tring to help the world... try making a program that >>does my HW for me... or I'll have to stay up all night doing >>physics/calculus...

I will gladly write one for you for a fee !!

I have actually just written a polynomial solving program which will be ported to windows in the next few days. It takes an inputs such as "12x2 + 10x +2" and spit's out the same string as
"(2x + 1)(6x + 2)".

I could write physics calculators too.



I think a good program that would make the world a better place (for programmers!) would be a "smart" compiler that fixes simple syntax mistakes much like a spell-checker!

doubleanti
11-04-2001, 02:10 AM
>hippy user's

was that directed at me? if not intentional, could that be applied to me? my ears did perk when i heard that tho... so...

C_Coder
11-04-2001, 04:09 AM
A program to automaticaly fix syntax and spelling mistakes, that sounds like a good idea. Mind you how would it know if you spelt an identifier wrong or hadn't declared it?



I've been in need for a good video editing program!

oskilian, it might take years to do something like a video editing prog.



>hippy user's

was that directed at me? if not intentional, could that be applied to me? my ears did perk when i heard that tho... so...


Mmmm I dunno DA, do you worry about the worlds social problems, if so then you may be a hippy. Don't take offense though.

Garfield
11-04-2001, 08:13 AM
> that fixes simple syntax mistakes much like a spell-checker!
Nah...that's part of the programming experience...making stupid spelling mistakes...wondering why you have 18 errors and 11 warnings...violently hitting the computer...and...

*sigh* it was just spelling.

Sebastiani
11-04-2001, 09:46 AM
>>A program to automaticaly fix syntax and spelling mistakes, >>that sounds like a good idea. Mind you how would it know if >>you spelt an identifier wrong...

The compiler would use strstr() or something to find the closest match, asks you if you approve the change, and then does it...


>>> or hadn't declared it?

That's easy. The compiler determines what datatype was being assigne to the undeclared variable(say it's an string) and prompts:
"Declare A New Char Array? What Length__?"

DavidP
11-04-2001, 08:20 PM
you know those cassette tapes that plug into the head phone jack on cd players to go into a cassette player? Would something like that work for an answering machine? That might help for the answering machine program...

doubleanti
11-05-2001, 07:36 PM
oh, then i guess you could call me that...

dbaryl
11-06-2001, 09:29 AM
what, a hippo? -j/k-

nvoigt
11-06-2001, 09:47 AM
What would be of relative ease AND highly useful is a program that copies the full filename ( including path ) into the clipboard. It should be available from right mousebutton context menu in the windows explorer.

Drewpee
11-06-2001, 10:59 AM
Write a program that can dynamically change the ECM of your car. Then, if some goof wants to race you, just get out the old mouse, advance timing, add more fuel, increase valve duration etc... It would replace those silly chips auto manufacturerscharge so much to upgrade.
(For those near an AutoBahn,
Remove(speed_limiter);
...)

nvoigt
11-06-2001, 11:12 AM
>for those near an AutoBahn

Whooooohoooo, that would be me ;-)))

Stoned_Coder
11-06-2001, 11:41 AM
I personally would like to see a good 32 bit operating system that would not die on you all the time, came with a performance file system that didn't cause bad defragmentation,popular as windows,and didn't need patching within days of release!
Was hopeful that winxp might be this but unfortuneately it was written by microsoft so there is absolutely no chance of it being bulletproof!

doubleanti
11-06-2001, 06:46 PM
yes that's part of the experience... :)

speaking of fragmentation... i always wondered why you're OS didn't just reorder everything every time a file was written or deleted in clean, unfragmented order... this would only slow down your system for periodic times on write/read operations... and it would prevent us having to wait hours for it to defrag while we set specific time away for it...

why?

=-{da}-=

Govtcheez
11-06-2001, 07:49 PM
I had a reply to this, but I'm in Solaris, and made the mistake of accidentally resizing the window instead of scrolling down (stuipid cheap mouse), so my reply disappeared... Apparently when you resize Netscape, the damn thing reloads the whole page!.

Anyways - DavidP - hit record :)

Write a programming language that's nothing like Java that my school will adopt...

-Govtcheez (currently writing an awfule Java program that's due in 3 hours)

mysaiful
11-07-2001, 01:49 AM
How about a simple Quiz generator ? I am sure many of us would want to be able to do revisions interactively. For Ex- Multiple choice questions,....
That would be fabulous.

Garfield
11-07-2001, 01:57 PM
> -Govtcheez (currently writing an awfule Java program that's due in 3 hours)

Java? Ewww! I hope this isn't by choise, Govt. I'm dissapointed.

--Garfield the Disappointed