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by kob
Thu Feb 01, 2018 03:38
Forum: Gaming in general
Topic: Whatcha playing?
Replies: 154
Views: 29428

Re: Whatcha playing?

i don't think it deserves the praise either, but i also don't think i'm the audience for it. i get frustrated with games that don't have a direction. what do i build? what do i collect? where do i go? that's obviously the point, but it doesn't work for me. i also found the pop in to be extremely dis...
by kob
Thu Feb 01, 2018 01:07
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

that makes sense. my professor really hammered home how useful and powerful it is, but i can't wrap my mind around how it's useful. i guess it reduces code bulk somehow? maybe so you only have to write a function once and you can just pass in the ptr and then use downcasting to find out what type it...
by kob
Thu Feb 01, 2018 01:03
Forum: Gaming in general
Topic: Whatcha playing?
Replies: 154
Views: 29428

Re: Whatcha playing?

i didn't think much of it either when i heard about either. thought "oh cool a 2D platformer to sink a few hours into" but the glowing reviews from journalists and the general gaming community made me check it out. it doesn't do anything new (it's just screen-by-screen platforming with an air dash a...
by kob
Wed Jan 31, 2018 19:31
Forum: Gaming in general
Topic: Whatcha playing?
Replies: 154
Views: 29428

Re: Whatcha playing?

been playing Celeste, a 2D platformer from the dudes who made Towerfall and it's really good. like REALLY good. the OST and pixel art are all fantastic and it has a surprisingly touching story about a girl dealing with anxiety and depression. it's not hamfisted at all - it feels genuine and relatabl...
by kob
Wed Jan 31, 2018 19:09
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

hey saladin could you help me understand dynamic binding more? i've been to the lecture, done the lab work and talked to my professor, but i don't really get the usefulness of it. for example in our assignment the user is supposed to select 3 different translation options (texting, formal, and one w...
by kob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 20:19
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 116411

Re: The MOVIE Thread

the new season is pretty solid so far. a lot of people really liked the first episode (USS Callister), but i didn't think it was all that great. i guess not being into Star Trek might have something to do with it. Arkangel and Crocodile were solid and Hang the DJ was really good. still have 2 more t...
by kob
Fri Dec 29, 2017 07:08
Forum: Gaming in general
Topic: Veeeeeeee Arrrrrrrrr
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Veeeeeeee Arrrrrrrrr

i'm generally not an early adopter of tech and VR for me is too early in its lifespan to purchase. everything about VR right now feels (justifiably) prototypical. all the flaws you mentioned makes it too soon of a purchase. i also admit to some conservatism in how i game. i like playing games with a...
by kob
Mon Dec 18, 2017 03:51
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 116411

Re: The MOVIE Thread

haven't really seen a whole lot of movies this year. not sure if i'm just not in the mood for movies as of late or i'm just super picky nowadays. Dunkirk and Get Out are probably my favorites and IT was a fun watch. i'll get around to Blade Runner once it's out of cinemas. Wind River has also been o...
by kob
Thu Dec 07, 2017 03:51
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

that makes a lot of sense thank you. i guess my expectation was that once the recursive call was done x amount of times, the return at the end of the function would then return it all the way back up, but i can see now why that doesn't work. it'll probably take more attempts at recursion for it to t...
by kob
Wed Dec 06, 2017 05:04
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

any advice on identifying those kinds of predatory companies? obviously not looking for that to be my experience when i graduate re recursion: i have to learn recursion because my first CS uni class requires us to do almost everything recursively haha. if you could go through it here and help me out...
by kob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 01:10
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

can you expand a little more on what you mean in that first part? and did you work on side projects to build a portfolio for when you graduated? i guess i'm just worried that i'm going through all this work of getting a degree and then i'm gonna graduate with no projects to show for it and struggle ...
by kob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 03:09
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

see, even though i want to work on a project like that, i don't really have the drive to go through the learning process of actually doing it. i consider a project to be work and when i do work i want it to be for a school or for a salary. i do enjoy programming most of the time and it has been incr...
by kob
Mon Nov 20, 2017 04:37
Forum: General
Topic: The MOVIE Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 116411

Re: The MOVIE Thread

sooo i watched baby driver the other day andddd... i really didn't enjoy it. like almost at all. i only got halfway through before i turned it off because i was bored. what was i missing? there has to be a reason for why it got such widespread acclaim. the only thing that really stood out to me was ...
by kob
Fri Nov 17, 2017 18:15
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

isn't the terminating condition in a linked list the while !curr-next? that makes sense regarding trees - at least from a pseudocode perspective. the question is whether i'll remember it when i need to write it on my own. It's normal to be confused about this stuff by the way. It takes your brain ti...
by kob
Thu Nov 16, 2017 17:08
Forum: General
Topic: Hey what's up Dawg? (Generic Chat Thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 24140

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

that does help thanks i can kinda see it now. as for implementations linked lists (circular, doubly etc) and BSTs are the first data structures we're required to traverse recursively that i'm being exposed to. i think a linear linked list you just wanna call itself while !curr->next and set curr to ...