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    Thank you for your explanation - I will try out...

    Thank you for your explanation - I will try out your suggestions as soon as I get the chance!
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    Thank you! Glad to be back! It's been literally...

    Thank you! Glad to be back! It's been literally ages since my last post. I do have to admit to being more than slightly embarassed of my nick, avatar and sig...

    I will most probably use libcairo...
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    Center-weighted bin packing algorithm?

    Hello, good people!

    I cannot for the life of me Figure out what type of rectangle packing algorithm is used for generating such word frequency clouds as this one:
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    Thank you very much for the input, everyone!



    Next to none I am afraid. I oftentimes find that defining the design beforehand tends to work poorly in the long run because I can never ...
  5. The correct way to organize source code into classes

    Hello, fellow programmers!

    I have a question about organizing code into logical classes. I am aware of the OOP paradigm that classes should be as much as possible self-contained and...
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    OpenGL - Texture or no texture?

    Hi!

    I need a new project to spend my spare time on, and this time I thought that I may program a 2d platformer.

    I have traditionally always used textured quads for such games, but this time...
  7. Yes, I am sorry, my fault. I do tend to get...

    Yes, I am sorry, my fault. I do tend to get carried away asking questions while forgetting to try finding the answer myself.

    And again, thank you for taking the time to respond to my question...
  8. Oh, sorry, didn't know that :o And thanks for the...

    Oh, sorry, didn't know that :o And thanks for the detailed explanation!



    No, I actually want a 3d array with limited, predefined x and y-dimensions and an unlimited z-dimension. That is why I...
  9. Segmentation faults when initializing large arrays

    Hi!

    I have come across some weird behavior the other day which results in unexplained segmentation faults. Let's say I have a program which reads:



    #include <iostream>
    #include <vector>...
  10. Thanks again for all your replies, that really...

    Thanks again for all your replies, that really clarified the issue :)
  11. Thank you for your informative replies, MacGyver...

    Thank you for your informative replies, MacGyver and Elysia!

    Then I'll keep my current class structure. Is it though considered a good practice to declare these function as inlined explicitly, not...
  12. The neccessity of classic programming in my case?

    Hi!

    I am a programmer-hobbyist, who enjoys casual game programming and some slightly more useful programming for personal work. What I end up wondering every time I am writing some code is whether...
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    stovellp, you are very right in what you say. I...

    stovellp, you are very right in what you say. I must probably reevaluate some of my arguments. Thank you very much for giving such a thorough explanation. I really wasn't aware of or simply didn't...
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    I'm terrebly sorry if my spelling has irritated...

    I'm terrebly sorry if my spelling has irritated you so much. That was not intended; but let me tell you something. Yes, I'm a student and, yes, I'm trying to debate windows and linux security. If you...
  15. Thread: Why

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    Oh, I'm very sorry.... :o Yeah, I...

    Oh, I'm very sorry.... :o Yeah, I misunderstood....
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    Yes, and?

    Yes, and?
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    Yeah, read an article about it in Linux Format....

    Yeah, read an article about it in Linux Format. They said that it was a really good distro. It costs money though....



    You COULD have used rpm-packages for all dependencies, which would have...
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    If you are a windoze user, yes. Why not...

    If you are a windoze user, yes.


    Why not look at it the other way? First of all, you have to be an expert to configure both properly. In my point of view, linux expert will be much better - as...
  19. Thread: Why

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    Lurker is actually right that about 30% of the...

    Lurker is actually right that about 30% of the English language has an origin in French, and his claim is not at all "from nowhere":
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    Oh, we are "neighbours" then? Live in Norway......

    Oh, we are "neighbours" then? Live in Norway... ;)

    Here it's much more strict. When writing an exam, you are given a specific Student ID nr, which should be kept secret and all that. When the...
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    An article explaining how CPU works?

    Hi all!

    Does anyone know of a good article explaining how a CPU works? It must be really detailed, and it's good if it explains differences between different types of processors (pentium, amd etc)...
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    Yeah, I understand that ;) But I'm willing to try...

    Yeah, I understand that ;) But I'm willing to try it if the results are as good as many claim. If I can get a much faster system with gentoo, I'm happy. I hope the compilation to be a bit faster than...
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    The point here really isn't who gets the updates...

    The point here really isn't who gets the updates and security fixes faster, but who is better with handling the computer and OS itself.

    And, yes, windoze can be more or less secure, but only if...
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    All right, all right, you managed to persuade me...

    All right, all right, you managed to persuade me ;) I'm doanloading it now... hehe
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    Hmmm... Ok, I just haven't heard of such problems...

    Hmmm... Ok, I just haven't heard of such problems before. (but, then, I've got an inegrated sound card, so... :D )


    Yeah, it's based on the newest slackware distro and 2.6 kernel (if I don't...
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