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by Saladin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 17:37
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

WH40K is actual satire. It's excessively grimdark on purpose, originally just to be as silly as possible, since the story doesn't matter much in a boardgame. It's hard to "ruin" because it doesn't have anywhere to go. It's just pointless war, forever. It's like Ragnarok rolled into a space world war...
by Saladin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 07:31
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

Agreed, this movie was a pile of shit. It wasn't irredeemable, but every single time the story was about to do something exciting and new, they did the exact opposite of what made any sense. The writing is really the main culprit. They just really don't know what to do with this series. It's bad fan...
by Saladin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 04:25
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

There's just a lot of tiny details that can really screw you over. I cannot tell you how many times I've fucked something up, and a really crazy bug happens, and the core reason was an incredibly minor thing like that. As you program more and more, that'll happen less. But yeah, that's why it helps ...
by Saladin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 02:22
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

Oh yeah, I see the issue here. So, you have to remember that return only returns the value *to the function that called it*. Not all the way up the call stack. Think of it like a dinner plate handoff down a line of people. One person passes it to the next, then to the next, one at a time, until the ...
by Saladin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 18:57
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

I'll look at it sometime tonight when I get home. Gotta work today. As for how to identify predatory companies, ha, wish I had an easy answer to that one. Most of the big ones just are. But in general, you learn to identify certain buzzwords that mean trouble. If a company is looking for a "team pla...
by Saladin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 19:02
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

I did little to no side projects. I listed academic course work as my personal projects. I was lucky in that I had an on campus job doing programming, so I had some professional experience I could list. Snatch up that or any internship you can, they can be a decent leg up. I wouldn't worry too much....
by Saladin
Mon Dec 04, 2017 21:23
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

Oh dude, that first paragraph, I get you 100%. That's me exactly. And I have a job, so it's not required by any means. But I won't lie, companies *prefer* that kind of programmer, especially if they do free overtime, work way too hard for substandard pay, and don't ask a lot of questions. You'll dec...
by Saladin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 20:10
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

That's a cool goal! I've sort of had that kind of passion beat out of me by real work, so hold onto that. And don't worry, there's lots of good tutorials for stuff like that. I didn't mean to imply your terminating condition was wrong, I just wanted to emphasize that's the key to good recursion. For...
by Saladin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 06:44
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

If a tree is balanced correctly, than the traversal order itself mathematically guarantees smallest to greatest. Because you're comparing as you go, it's not possible to get the wrong number if you code it correctly. Because you don't print until you reach a null, and you can't reach a null until yo...
by Saladin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 19:19
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 21362

Re: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)

Recursion is very tricky to understand initially, but it's actually very simple when you do. It's just a function calling itself. Since a function is just an arbitrary piece of code, there's no reason it can't call itself. It's most useful when you're navigating a data structure you don't have preci...
by Saladin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 04:24
Forum: Gaming in general
Topic: Whatcha playing?
Replies: 149
Views: 26583

Re: Whatcha playing?

I still haven't finished the original. I love Larian games but the format of original sin never really gripped me. I'll get to it eventually. I picked up a lot of new games this month but I've barely had time to play them. The one I have that I would strongly recommend is Mario Odyssey. It's like we...
by Saladin
Mon Oct 23, 2017 16:50
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

That's a good take on things. The only thing I'd disagree with is your comments about Joi. I believe it's left intentionally vague whether or not Joi really loves K, or is just programmed to. More specifically, I think it's an extension of the question from the original BR, does it matter if somethi...
by Saladin
Thu Oct 19, 2017 07:18
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

Sounds like good shit. The premise to that moon base one is pretty solid sci fi. Helium 3 is considered a good candidate for a fuel source if cold fusion is ever figured out, as it produces very little radiation. And it's believed a lot of it might be on the moon's regolith due to billions of years ...
by Saladin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 18:02
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

Never heard of that book, but I'm interested in it now too. See, this is what's great about pure sci fi. It's not always the best thing you can watch, but fuck if it doesn't invade your brain and really ask tough questions. A good premise really sticks around in a way most other films just can't, ev...
by Saladin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 04:33
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 106970

Re: The MOVIE Thread

It definitely grows on you. I thought about it a lot today. And the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. It really is an achievement, even if it falls a little short overall. Joi's scenes were actually my favorite. Along with the scene on the way to the end, where K realizes he thinks his n...