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Darkfeign

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    Darkfeign reacted to Mojachiee in C++ Graphics Library   
    I've decided to use SDL. 
     
    Thanks for your help.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Johners in C++ Graphics Library   
    SDL would be a good choice.
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    Darkfeign reacted to bufli in python 3 get part of string   
    This should probably work:
    your_path=r"C:\Users\Oliver Rose\Documents\test.txt" your_path_list = your_path.split("\\") #splits string into list ['C:', 'Users', 'Oliver Rose', 'Documents', 'test.txt']your_path_list[-1] #returns last element in the list
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from bufli in About Python   
    Hey man,
     
    so if you just search Python IDE there will be plenty that get returned. The python community maintain a wiki of IDEs here: https://wiki.python.org/moin/IntegratedDevelopmentEnvironments
    Some are mods of current IDEs with python support, others are strictly built for python, but I can't give you too much info as I tend to stick to Sublime Text and the console environment for my python development.
     
    I started Python in my first year of university version 2.* and we built a couple of basic games using the PyGame package, and later built actual desktop applications using the tkinter python GUI framework, so no it's not just a web scripting language, though it is perfect as such to replace PHP in my opinion, as python is vastly popular and growing in every aspect.
    I'm currently getting back into python and learning the newer versions (currently Python 3.4) while studying for my PhD as, once you get into it, you can do so much with all the available packages, as WELL as being able to transfer your desktop programming skills to web development, and you can even build your own extensions using C if you know the language.

    I think it is by far the best place to begin programming as the skills you learn in python are transferable to other languages, while leaving some of the more difficult stuff behind the scenes. 
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from alpenwasser in What is Python used for?   
    Are you kidding?! Python is one of the fastest growing languages in terms of popularity, and Python 3 is very, very powerful. It's used very predominantly in scientific computing which says a lot, considering most scientific applications require efficiency and typically used C/C++ for threaded applications, but many are now switching to Python for its rapid prototyping and power.
     
     
    Then you shall be fine. I learnt Python before Java and it was a nice progression, it will just be hard for you to get used to Python's differences in terms of indenting > brackets. It's a very beneficial language to learn though, as it gets programming practices ingrained into you to allow you to transfer these skills to other languages.
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from alpenwasser in What is Python used for?   
    Are you kidding?! Python is one of the fastest growing languages in terms of popularity, and Python 3 is very, very powerful. It's used very predominantly in scientific computing which says a lot, considering most scientific applications require efficiency and typically used C/C++ for threaded applications, but many are now switching to Python for its rapid prototyping and power.
     
     
    Then you shall be fine. I learnt Python before Java and it was a nice progression, it will just be hard for you to get used to Python's differences in terms of indenting > brackets. It's a very beneficial language to learn though, as it gets programming practices ingrained into you to allow you to transfer these skills to other languages.
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    Darkfeign reacted to alpenwasser in Computer class   
    ^This. It's old, but it's still an excellent book. Can't comment on the other one
    as I've only used K&R (and the internet ).
    You'll pick up on the differences between C and C++ pretty easily. Also, C is not
    a very complicated language in and of itself (unlike C++, some would argue), so
    getting down the basic elements of C is not that big of a task (you will notice
    that K+R is actually a rather short book, unlike most books on C++, many of which
    would not be entirely unsuitable for bludgeoning a person to death ).
    The tricky part of C is then actually doing something with those elements (and,
    more crucially, doing it well). At least that's been my experience.
    Have fun!
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    Darkfeign reacted to Lord_Kitty in Case fan and CPU fan questions   
    That's it! I had the fan connected to a 4-pin power connector at the very bottom of my motherboard. It was running at 1300RPM and I could not turn it down. I assumed that it was its lowest speed.
     
    I put it in a 3-pin connector and now its running at around 770RPM and its much quieter. I also moved the rear fan from the PWR_FAN to a second 3-pin chassis fan connector. Its turning at around 560RPM instead of 900RPM. The decrease in noise level is immediately noticeable. I can also control both fans now.
     
    Thanks all of you for helping.
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from Lord_Kitty in Case fan and CPU fan questions   
    I had the 400r and the noise level was terrible. I couldn't leave it on at night to sleep, and that was using corsair quiet series AF fans. Either get some quiet noctuas or swap out your case. I went for the Define r4 and it's so quiet, and it's really worth it for the price if you can afford to save up a little.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Kayn in Is the iPhone 5s that big of a deal?   
    They don't have a marketing, they have a following.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Maskot in If every PC gamer here converted 5 console gamers that they know...   
    muslims get circumcised too...
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from teeejay in Quiet build. FD R4 XL Black Pearl - help with fan setup.   
    R4 XL? Futuristic!
     
    I have a Define R4, and I'm using the NF-A14 FLXs in the front, clipped in. I'm also using two NF-P14s from my previous noctua heatsink as the bottom intake and rear exhaust. I don't have any radiators, but the F12 will be ideal no doubt. This thing is silent, you'll love it.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Coombzy in Asus GTX 670 Low Fps   
    what games what resolution what settings?
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from Tigerbomb8 in Want to Learn a Programming Language   
    Really sorry, but I just feel that so far that's terrible advice. HTML isn't a programming language, so it will teach you nothing in terms of calculations and actual programming. HTML will teach you how to format and control the layout of a web page, nothing more.
     
    To start programming, Python would be your best place to start, as it has everything you need and is very easy to understand and pick up. Javascript is okay if you intend on following HTML/CSS and incorporating Javascript, but it is definitely not the easiest language to learn.
     
    C++ is a very advanced language, and while that may make you think it's not to be touched for a while, it is definitely advantageous to pick up a decent understanding of the features of the language such as memory management and pointers, as it will allow you to understand languages like Python in ways that get you thinking about efficient ways to program, and not just a single way in which you can achieve something. Performance is key in larger languages such as Java and C++. Python does a lot to help you to begin with, which is why I suggest you start there.
     
    Take a look at the programmers resources thread, they have plenty of decent resources for many languages there to get you started.
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    Darkfeign got a reaction from Tigerbomb8 in Want to Learn a Programming Language   
    Really sorry, but I just feel that so far that's terrible advice. HTML isn't a programming language, so it will teach you nothing in terms of calculations and actual programming. HTML will teach you how to format and control the layout of a web page, nothing more.
     
    To start programming, Python would be your best place to start, as it has everything you need and is very easy to understand and pick up. Javascript is okay if you intend on following HTML/CSS and incorporating Javascript, but it is definitely not the easiest language to learn.
     
    C++ is a very advanced language, and while that may make you think it's not to be touched for a while, it is definitely advantageous to pick up a decent understanding of the features of the language such as memory management and pointers, as it will allow you to understand languages like Python in ways that get you thinking about efficient ways to program, and not just a single way in which you can achieve something. Performance is key in larger languages such as Java and C++. Python does a lot to help you to begin with, which is why I suggest you start there.
     
    Take a look at the programmers resources thread, they have plenty of decent resources for many languages there to get you started.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Tigerbomb8 in Python Help? Please.   
    The code says it all
    password = "thepassword"chances = 3while chances > 0: #Gives the use three guesses enteredPassword = input("Enter Password: ") if enteredPassword == password: #Check password is right print("Welcome, John Smith") break #Break out of while loop else: chances -= 1 #Counts down when password is wrong if chances == 0: #Prints if 3 wrong passwords were entered print("Security breach! Halt!") print("Security breach! Halt!") print("Security breach! Halt!")STOP = input("STOP!") #Only here to keep console open after the above finishes
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    Darkfeign reacted to Samdb in Black CPU cooler   
    Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 2
     
    http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=80361&vpn=BK017&manufacture=be%20quiet%21&promoid=1336
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    Darkfeign reacted to linusforsell in Good Notepad++ Alternative for Mac?   
    Sublime Text (Free/paid, the best there is) or Coda (Which all the other hipsters use)
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    Darkfeign reacted to HK6 in Next language for me to learn?   
    I'd say this. If you haven't gotten into threading, pointers, or regex yet, try and take a swing at those. No harm in getting ahead.
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    Darkfeign reacted to DDR3RAMpager in Who would pay money for this?   
    Who else would love to see backlit filco keyboards?
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    Darkfeign reacted to ik1nky in Best way to start programming   
    Personally, if I were to do it all again, I would start with python. Python will teach you all the basics of programming, force you to use good style, and allow you to build fun and powerful programs. Python is great for beginners as the syntax is structured more naturally than C based languages and all around easier to learn.
    While Visual basic is an easy language to learn, I wouldn't go that route myself. VB isn't really relevant outside of the business world and doesn't allow you to learn all of the essentials of programming by itself. If you would like to program for primarily a Microsoft environment,I would recommend c#, however, its not a very common starting language.
    No matter what language you choose, I would start with a good book. Any online tutorials I've seen don't do the fundamentals very well. Grab a book from the library and for the first month rely primarily on that. After you have learned the basics: variables, methods, loops, etc. I would then recommend using online tutorials to further your skills. I quite like thenewboston for quick and simple tutorials.
    Hopefully that helps with your decision. Happy coding!
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    Darkfeign reacted to ShearMe in Soundcard/headphone advice all rolled into one.   
    If you want closed headphones for the office, then get closed headphones for the office. If you also want improved sound at the home, don't mix the two objectives. ;)
     
    Here in the US, the 80 ohm version is more expensive than the 250 ohm version but they are the same price on Amazon UK, which might have added some confusion on our part. The two versions sound pretty much the same - the different versions only exist due to compatibility issues with certain amps, a problem you wont have until you get into high end gear.
     
    Just grab the 80 ohm version and let that bliss hit your ears.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Hyydrah in New Headphones   
    I highly recommend considering headphones without a built-in mic, since it opens up potential options that you wouldn't otherwise have. The ModMic works well on headphones without mics.
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    Darkfeign reacted to Homicidium in ZEUS (Fractal R4 | Blue/Black | Internal UT60 Rad) - by alpenwasser [COMPLETE]   
    Look who's getting famous :D
     

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    Darkfeign reacted to Zonked in What should I learn C++/C or Java   
    It doesn't really matter what language you learn first; as you just need to nail the concepts of programming. That being said C++ is a much harder language to learn than VB or Java,  mainly because of automatic memory management, and reduction of error-prone features of C++ such as multiple inheritance, pointers, operator overloading, etc. so it make take a while to understand the core concepts; but if you think you're up to the challenge then go for it!
     
    I guess you should ultimately consider what you want to program. Java is very used in the 'industry' it is used a lot for professional business applications. C++ is the best choice for 3D games and is considered 'faster'. - so it really depends on what route you want to take.
     
    Ultimately though; learning one language will make it immensely easier to understand another - so it doesn't really matter.
     
    Good luck and have fun.
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