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Cheesebaron

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  1. There are many ways to tackle this. One OOP way is to create a class called Die, which defines how many sides it has. It will define a Roll method, which in turn uses a Random number generator (this is delivered by the programming language) to return a result. Maybe even make a Roll overload which rolls the die N times and returns a collection of results. Then you can make whatever small script or console app to take input from the user of how many dice they want to roll and how many sides each die should have. From the problem I see they use the XdY, where X is how many dice and Y is how many sides they have. You should be able to parse that pretty easily, just searching for the index of d in the input and naively treat everything before as a number and everthing after as a number. You could catch exceptions if the conversion from string to int goes wrong, and tell the user to fix that. Don't worry about structure to begin with, don't overthink it. Just get started coding, this is a super simple app, not much can go wrong.
  2. Audiophile grade? Save up more money.
  3. Imma firin ma lazor http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1559610/imma-firin-mah-lazer-o.gif
  4. VB is such a lame programming language with excessive reserved syntax keywords. It just look plain ugly and is a pain to write. Please just kill VB off. Pick a more relevant language.
  5. Creative Soundblaster E3, just sayin.
  6. If you right click your sound icon in the task tray and go to Playback Devices. Find your device and press properties. Under the Advanced tab, uncheck "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device". This will disallow applications such as Skype or whatever to turn down the volume. If that doesn't help, it might be the drivers that are doing something weird.
  7. Why do you need to ask if you already know and prefer 7.1? You really need to look into how binaural recording works, and that will basically tell you that you don't need 7.1 in headphones to have good directional sound. More less so because the speakers sit so close together that you won't get any advantages of having 7.1 in headphones. Also the .1 (usually means subwoofer), where do they put that speaker? Is it a vibrating but plug? Get a pair of headphones with good soundstaging. Or headset if you prefer. A lot of people recommend the HyperX Clouds, because you get a lot of value for your money with those. I'd recommend them as well owning a pair of Takstar Pro80 myself, which they are based on.
  8. I've heard the HM5, which are a really great. Fischer Audio, Jaycar among others have this OEM headphone made by Yoga. They do look a bit like the Yoga X-Stream with NC built in. Yoga does make some nice headphones, but haven't heard this model in particular. I've head a quite big variety of Brainwavz's In-Ear models and most of them are actually quite reasonably priced for what you get. I really liked the S1. Either way, if it is possible for you to audition them first to see if they float your boat, that would be preferable. The same goes with Bose AE2 and other headphones you might find.
  9. That shroud looks a bit obnoxious on the Extreme card. Although, I don't have a window in my case, so I would potentially never see it after it has been mounted These new GeForce cards are so beastly. Looking forward to what AMD's answer to this will be.
  10. I tried the HiFiMAN HE-560 the other day, biiiiiig improvement in comfort over the heavy HE-500. They also sound pretty decent, however I didn't have much time with them, so won't get in too much detail with how they sound. But I really like they took Jerg's design for the ear pads and implemented that on their own headphones leather+velour. That new headband and the lower weight also helps a lot with the comfort.
  11. If I were you, I would check out the rules. I know here in Europe it is against human rights to be surveilled like that without consent. That is why most ISPs recently disabled and deleted their header logging. Just make sure you are on the right side of the law, in case someone takes legal action.
  12. Basically you will either need to do: 1. Dump the traffic on the LAN 2. Route all traffic through a server But what you are doing might be against the law, unless you inform and get consent from all your flat mates. Doing 2, will be easier to monitor the data flow and count the traffic, and based on the MAC addresses or local IP addresses you can determine who is doing what. Either way you will need to go through the headers of the packets going through your network. There are loads of Linux distributions that do firewalling and will be able to log IP headers with some simple rules. pfSense and m0n0wall among others are pretty nice. Not Linux, but BSD, but should be very familiar if you know your way around Linux.
  13. On your backpanel of your receiver, you have a pre-out, use that with a couple of RCA cables for the sub. Most subs are only mono, so they just take one lead, just use either of the sides of the RCA output. Which sub to pair them with? Just get any decent 8" or 10" sub and place it correctly in the room. You have to compromise somewhere, because of your budget constraint.
  14. Since the BX5 don't have any output to chain in a Sub you can't go that route. Some, probably most, subwoofers have an output and a knob to adjust at which frequency to cut off. So you would go from your Modi -> Sub -> BX5. So if your sub has that, connect it in that order. If your sub does not have any outputs, you would need to buy a splitter, which would mean you would run the same signal in parallel to both your speakers and sub. With splitter, I mean something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Audio-Right-Angle-RCA-Adapter-Splitter-Male-to-Female-/261113819565?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3ccb98b1ad
  15. I found that most Cisco books were written by authors that were paid by how many pages they wrote, so everything was a big and long rant... Even so I managed to be a Network Technician in a NOC for almost 3 years before, then University took up most of my time. I do think there is a lot of good stuff in the Cisco certifications, but there is also a lot of Cisco related non-sense, and a lot of the stuff you won't need in the real world. Or at least I never got to use it. One thing that is great is that you need re-take the exam every 2 years, I think. Which holds you up to date. This I think is really great, as in many industries they don't really focus on educating their workers further, but with these kind of certificates you need to refresh them, to keep the validity.
  16. You could set up a server running pfSense to handle QoS. There is a nice video here with some specifics about which rules he used: http://elgwhoppo.com/2013/09/04/pfsense-lan-party-qos-1-3-individually-limited-tcp-streams/ There are some interesting comments in that post as well. If possible you should also get a steam cache on site so when people download games, they do it from that local steam cache, instead of hogging bandwith.
  17. Eh? Try imagine that it doesn't exist in this little country. Google Fiber is not the only provider in the world who provides FTTH. K-Net which provides my Internet is a non-profit organization run by students from the Technical University of Denmark. We get no subsidy from the University, we get no equipment from them etc. We are a small Internet provider, which provides Internet to students at the dorms around the University, a little over 2000 residents. I imagine of people actually cared about Internet they could possibly make small ISP's around the country in villages and small towns which provide their own Internet, it doesn't take too much work getting that up and running, except for some startup capital.
  18. I pay 20 kr/month for this, do I need to justify what I use it for
  19. Living at DTU campus. Just move 500m away and the Internet connections drop down to max 50/10 async connections, which really sucks... Considered that is 500m away from the Danish Internet Exchange... Take a look at http://k-net.dk that is our provider, and I am sitting in the board of that.
  20. Yeah, it is pretty nice. Not going to look forward to move from this place. Internet connections in the rest of the country sucks major balls and are overpriced.
  21. Grab any cheapo ear plugs, i.e. the yellow ones that you can buy at concerts. Soak them wet, or freeze them, then it will be a lot easier to create a hole in them. Make a hole that will fit your In-Ear canals. Tada... you've got yourself your own comply-like foam tips. Threads on head-fi about this stuff: http://www.head-fi.org/t/164830/foam-tips-for-the-altec-im716-phones http://www.head-fi.org/t/169789/homemade-foam-ear-tips-for-iems
  22. For that kind of price I would look at some of the Denon offerings. The AVR-X500 is somewhat in your price range. However, you might be able to snatch one of the older models for cheap, especially if you don't need HDMI 1.4a etc. I've had a couple of Denon receivers and a friend has had them. They work really well. Onkyo also makes some nice receivers, but haven't personally owned any. I have audited some in some hifi stores, considered I didn't try it at home in my usual environment and my own speakers, I think they sounded pretty well. Can't remember which exact model I tried though.
  23. If you really have to go wireless, I would suggest you take a look at the Logitech U9000 as well.
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