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I pasted the exact snippet I was referring to. I don’t know PHP, but if you did this in C, the loop would never end no matter how much you messed with the string, on virtue of never changing the thing you check.

Then again, if you did this in C you would just check the first character being equal to 0.

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$strText = "Hello World!";
$intTextLength = strlen($strText);

...

while ($intTextLength != 0)
{
    //do something that would make $strText's length shrink until 0
}
This would be an infinite loop, wouldn’t it? Operations in a condition check are A-OK as long as they make paradigmatic sense and aren’t terribly expensive.

I’m also okay with one-letter variables being used for obvious and transient purposes. Saves typing time, confuses nobody.

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So since Madoka, was there any truly good new anime? And I mean "good", not barely "didn't get the urge to claw my eyeballs out this time".
I for one haven’t heard of anything. Alas, I am no longer in touch with the kind of people who could have informed me....

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Buyer beware
« on: November 21, 2012, 08:10:49 pm »
That's a respectable dream and I approve of it. I'd like something like that myself. And a butler. ...and a batcave
My name is Alfred if you’re that filthy rich ;P

But I’d be kind of crap at buttling, I think.

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you're right, my bad bro. Forgive?
i could never stay mad at you ;P

The architecture of the CPU doesn't really matter if the bottom line is, it sucks!

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1687689/wii_u_has_a_horrible_slow_cpu_says_metro_last_light_dev.html

And they are even porting that game to the PS3, which is 6 years older. This means the Wii U CPU is slower than the old Cell CPU. Holy crap Nintendo, will you ever pull your head out of your asses?
all a real programmer needs is a 6502 and a hex editor anyway.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Disc storage
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:21:41 am »
don’t you “soon” me, you derpy Phoenix Wright-looking chibi charm

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The screenshots of this look like some kind of Sailor Moon knock off?  I don't understand why you're recommending this?  Is there something more to it?
It’s a deconstruction of magical girl shows and is one of the few good anime shows to come out lately.

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what console isn't POWER? That's a pretty broad spectrum too, lots of different kinds of POWER processors, it's not like x86 where there is complete compatibility.
1) x86 doesn’t have complete compatibility, either... :huh:
2) Very close is close enough in regards to the task of making a Wii U be a Wii with minimum fuss.
3) Talking about ISA in regards to systems that run systems with one core, nothing else.

all in all, I think my answer to the quoted material was appropriate enough and the other consoles didn’t hurt nobody leave them alone maaaaan

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It sounds to me like they are using a new processor that is multicore and combined with a GPU on the same substrate.  Now I don't know if this processor's cores themselves are evolutions of the original Wii/GB CPU though, or something new entirely.
The GC and Wii also used POWER architecture. Going same CPU architecture to same CPU architecture can ease or even obviate the need for emulation.

The only actual Wii game I owned was Metroid: Other M. I played just 30 minutes into it before putting it down
with a shotgun, I hope?

790
Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 19, 2012, 03:43:03 pm »

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: November 19, 2012, 12:34:24 am »
I tried my hand at Crusader Kings II. I like to think William the Conquerer did well... then it turns out the next guy was not so popular and 80% of his vassals declared war on him so I guess my dynastic statecraft needs work.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:15:58 pm »
exactly. gifs take someone’s sweat, blood, and tears to make.

but mostly blood.

793
Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:11:29 pm »
it doesn’t exactly work that way. unlike say, disgustilarious fetishes, it doesn’t start existing just because it can be conceived of.
Spoiler:

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... ew.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:53:32 pm »
You just have a .gif for everything, don't you?

~DS

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 16, 2012, 08:59:49 pm »
You realize semiotics is one of the largest fields in academia, right?  Language evolves.  If it doesn't, it dies.

Not that it's necessarily evolving in the right direction... http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/08/meet-dictionarys-new-words-f-bomb-sexting-bucket-list/55745/

Dictionaries still can't decide if it's videogame or video game either.
Sophistry, Talbain. At the time, you wanted to dress up your cynicism in the more respectable clothes of “skepticism”.

797
ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: bad coding in roms
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:18:26 pm »
Not all compilers optimize (though this is getting much rarer than it was 20 years ago). And not all compilers that optimize do it well! :laugh:

Cruft left over from debug code can also leave puzzling artifacts, particularly if the developer was not that assembly-minded (or just didn’t care... I mean, sometimes it’s really just a few instructions on a processor that does millions a second and doesn’t mess up caching or anything).

In that case for PSG2, it’s possible that the return value wasn’t the point of that particular call to the function. It isn’t unusual to call a function that returns something when all you wanted was the function’s effect. But again, it could just be partially-dummied debug code. Only way to tell is to look and see what it does.

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Programming / Re: Organized Battle System.
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:03:08 pm »
Time is a popular choice but there are other seed sources you can consider, because sometimes you don’t want the player to have any (reasonably easy) influence over the seed.

I don’t know what you mean by “reestablish”, but srand() just seeds the generator, and rand() keeps getting new numbers from the generator. Pretty much just set it and forget it.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:57:27 pm »
Talbain I think you have a lot of good ideas about games as art.  It's just the one thing you do that annoys me, is when someone debates with you, often times you seem incapable of recognizing the point that person is making.  Instead you choose some other intangible and often times unrelated aspect of the debate to latch onto.  And then you vehemently defend that position whereas the other person keeps trying to debate the original point, which has now become lost in the illogical digression.
This one time in ’07, he argued with the dictionary ;)

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why Console Gaming is dying?
« on: November 16, 2012, 03:49:34 am »
thanks for typing that out now i dont have to

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