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Commented 2 weeks ago2018-11-02 12:27:31 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101599
In my experience, dots for multiplication is common, colons for division is not. Colons are used for ratios which represent relative proportions, rather than an operation with a single answer.
Commented 2 weeks ago2018-10-31 12:44:38 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101591
Commented 4 months ago2018-07-17 05:17:21 UTC in journal: Bought a House! Comment #101377
Welcome to the club ....of being in debt :(
Real nice looking house though!
Commented 5 months ago2018-06-11 03:37:24 UTC in vault item: trigger_once_round Comment #101241
Good timing for this example, I added a link to this to the Tutorial: Counter-Strike mapping page since it's a common problem that people have when mapping for CS. Thanks for making it!
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Commented 5 months ago2018-05-26 13:01:38 UTC in journal: #8937 Comment #44170
@NineTnine: also 5 years before COD2, Medal of Honor: Underground had a female protagonist who was also on the cover of the game.
Commented 5 months ago2018-05-25 13:47:48 UTC in journal: #8937 Comment #44169
Honestly I've only seen posts like this complaining about these people who are upset about having gender options in Battlefield. That's the only exposure I got in regards to this Battlefield malarkey, I think folks are blowing it out of proportion a bit.

If you look hard enough you'll find idiots on the internet having a whinge about any completely ridiculous thing you could imagine. Who cares what they think.
Commented 6 months ago2018-05-03 07:12:28 UTC in journal: #8931 Comment #67417
You would be looking at TWHL4 right now if I hadn't have broken my arm the day before I was going to deploy it :(

Also congrats on your degree, that's what I have too :)
Commented 7 months ago2018-04-02 03:27:05 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100338
I genuinely was gunna migrate this weekend but broken bones delayed that. Gimme a few months to heal my arm.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-16 23:07:35 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63003
@Stu: The calculator app asks you to rate it but doesn't hold you hostage. I've seen it once and I clicked cancel and moved on. I don't even have an app store account.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-16 08:06:25 UTC in journal: #8922 Comment #63002
I've never had any issues with Windows 10. Some comments:
  • Delay updates for 30 days (the maximum). This will reduce restarts and you will avoid any bad updates which were rolled back.
  • Feature updates (which are like service packs) are released twice a year and will take longer to install than most updates. You can delay them for up to a year. They seem to reset some settings, but it takes 5 minutes to change them back when you notice them. Most (if not all) settings are retained.
  • Use Spybot Anti-Beacon if you're concerned with the statistics they're collecting. This will block the telemetry that both Windows 7 and 10 send.
  • If you want an extra layer of protection use a software firewall (I use ESET) to block network requests from telemetry applications.
  • The settings stuff isn't great, but the old control panel still exists and everything is still there. Some of the new stuff (UWP, tablet mode) can only be configured through the new settings app, but you get used to it.
  • The start menu is fine, once I got accustomed to pinning apps onto the statt menu I very much like how it works now.
  • The interface isn't broken anymore. I've never had a problem after the anniversary update came out.
  • The old vs. new style is still there, but honestly you won't notice it. The only "new" style apps I ever use are settings and calculator. Everything else is the same as always.
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Commented 9 months ago2018-02-07 23:29:55 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100331
Still a little busy this week (moving house) so probably not in the next week or two. Be patient!
Also Strider still hasn't finished the header images so it's his fault really.
Commented 9 months ago2018-02-03 23:21:06 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100327
Both types of formatting work, so you're all good there.
Commented 10 months ago2018-01-19 22:51:28 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100324
Possibly not in the next few weeks because I'll be a little busy, but I could find the time next month.
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Commented 10 months ago2017-12-24 10:13:40 UTC in news: TWHL4 Public Beta Comment #100316
Can you give it another try? I just made the error messages red again so they might be more clear but double-check after clicking the button to see if you get any error messages. If it's still no good I'll work it through with you at some point to see what the issue is.
Commented 1 year ago2017-09-22 04:58:28 UTC in journal: #8867 Comment #46231
How to solve birthday puzzles:

1. Find an easy one from a previous year
2. Add a few years
3. Act smug
Commented 1 year ago2017-07-23 23:11:21 UTC in journal: #8838 Comment #51112
I didn't know you were that old. What was life like in 8000BC anyway?
Commented 1 year ago2017-07-19 00:44:58 UTC in journal: #8831 Comment #61550
I have the same issue, I think most people do. I typically just stop working on it and choose a different project to work on. Eventually (a few weeks/months later) I'll get an urge to start again. If I try to force myself to work on it before that, I get nothing done.

...Though most of the projects I work on are my own so there's not really anybody else who is waiting for me to finish, that helps a lot :P
Commented 1 year ago2017-07-16 10:49:49 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100297
That's classified
Commented 1 year ago2017-07-16 00:04:46 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100294
Thanks for understanding Trempler, I get the list of entries directly from the competition page, it's a bit difficult trying to keep track of everyone any other way. Sorry for missing yours :(

For the next competition I will make sure to post a list of entrants on the forum thread, so anybody who is missing can double check to make sure they are on the list. Hopefully we'll have the new website up by then which makes it a lot easier to see and manage your competition entry.
Commented 1 year ago2017-06-08 04:18:10 UTC in journal: #8815 Comment #49756
Awesome! :D
Commented 1 year ago2017-06-07 23:18:13 UTC in journal: #8814 Comment #52994
I should join the SnC games more often...
Commented 1 year ago2017-06-04 05:21:23 UTC in journal: #8812 Comment #52973
I've found that it doesn't work in windowed mode (or borderless windowed), you need to be in full screen. Aside from that it's worked in every game for me.
Commented 1 year ago2017-06-03 23:17:03 UTC in journal: #8812 Comment #52972
Jessie: If you're recording games, use shadowplay. I've never noticed any poor performance in games and I have shadowplay running all the time.
Commented 1 year ago2017-06-01 23:08:01 UTC in journal: #8810 Comment #68177
No
Commented 1 year ago2017-05-31 05:37:31 UTC in journal: #8812 Comment #52971
A motherboard upgrade usually happens because of a CPU upgrade - CPU manufacturers (especially Intel) love to change their socket every couple of years. If you do a CPU upgrade, double and triple check the socket of the new one and your current one to see if you need a new motherboard or not. RAM slots change pretty quickly too (they're up to DDR4 now I think).

Older motherboard chipsets also might not support certain newer CPUs even if the socket is the same - if you're upgrading the CPU, find the compatibility tables on your motherboard model to make sure that the new CPU is compatible. Sometimes the vendor provides a BIOS update that adds compatibility, but sometimes you need a new one. (GPU updates can be the same, but your GPU should be okay for a few more years.)

Also, going by your edit: get yeself an SSD!
Commented 1 year ago2017-05-31 02:51:59 UTC in journal: #8812 Comment #52970
Hmm, I'd probably do something like:
  • If you don't have an SSD, get one and put your OS on it
  • Try reformatting to see if a clean install helps
  • Go for 16GB RAM
  • New CPU (may require a new motherboard too...)
I don't really know a good way to find the motherboard model, usually I just open the box and look for the model number printed on there somewhere.
Commented 1 year ago2017-04-12 11:47:02 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61525
Don't worry folks, I can translate:
  • Have you submitted your report to the administrator today?
  • Urby and Archie claim to be working on The Core. But did you know they're actually sleeping instead?
  • Oh dear! Gordon is being a dumbass like always. The administrator is going to stab him again.
  • TWHL is an interesting place for attractive, talented people. (no question marks in here???)
  • Can Tetsu0 please only speak French from now on?
Commented 1 year ago2017-04-12 07:30:58 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61524
I consider a space before ? and ! to be a "sarcasm emphasis" on a sentence, so from now on I'm going to assume French people are always sarcastic :)

Example:
Not sarcastic: You can do it!
Sarcastic: You can do it !
Even more sarcastic: You can do it...!
Commented 1 year ago2017-03-26 00:08:52 UTC in journal: #8788 Comment #58555
Eh, the only way (that I can think of) to implement a subtractive -> bsp process would be to carve, so it's probably never happening for GS/Source editing.
Commented 1 year ago2017-03-22 23:06:08 UTC in journal: #8788 Comment #58554
Hey, this looks relevant to my interests, especially since I've started working on Sledge again. I will watch it when I have some spare time I'm at work. Thanks!

Edit: Interesting watch. The ideas of creating geometry in Unreal/3DS are really cool. Will have to keep that in mind for Sledge!
Commented 1 year ago2017-02-10 00:37:30 UTC in journal: #8775 Comment #68090
Yeah, if you're looking for a speed boost for any computer, replacing a boot spindle drive with an SSD is probably the best value for money.
Commented 1 year ago2017-02-08 23:15:44 UTC in journal: #8775 Comment #68089
Instead of building a whole new PC why not replace the HDD inside your laptop with an SSD? There are lots of advantages:

1. One SSD is cheaper than a whole new PC so you can get it sooner
2. You can use the same SSD when you build your new PC so there's no extra cost
3. A clean install of Windows will speed everything up. You have too much crap on there.
4. SSDs are faster. It wont help with anything CPU-heavy like compiling but it will speed up your boot times.
Commented 2 years ago2016-10-20 22:14:19 UTC in journal: #8763 Comment #52950
I'm keen to hear more details before I make any calls, but portable gaming is more appealing to me than TV console gaming. Colour me intrigued and interested.
Commented 2 years ago2016-09-24 13:22:27 UTC in journal: #8751 Comment #58538
Have you been feeling like somebody's trying to invoke inception in you recently?
Commented 2 years ago2016-09-23 03:54:55 UTC in journal: #8748 Comment #62898
@Admer: Overshare much? I know you're young and still learning about yourself and the world, but perhaps you should consider being a bit more self-conscious on how much you say to random people on the internet.

@Stu/others: I kinda disagree with the general sentiment here. A tablet is simply a toy just like anything else, with proper supervision (as is needed with literally everything!) there's no problem with a child using one. But it seems I'm in the minority.
Commented 2 years ago2016-08-31 00:52:43 UTC in journal: #8745 Comment #58534
Ouch! That looks like it hurts. I hope it heals quickly!
Commented 2 years ago2016-08-29 05:34:14 UTC in journal: #8740 Comment #61724
After playing Gwent in The Witcher 3, I've become interested in card games...
But I don't think Valve could make an interesting card game.
Commented 2 years ago2016-08-23 11:01:07 UTC in journal: #8737 Comment #58529
I guess it didn't happen.
Commented 2 years ago2016-08-11 22:14:25 UTC in journal: #8733 Comment #65946
I'd rather not start a trend of spam journals... maybe post some content next time please?
Commented 2 years ago2016-08-09 00:05:24 UTC in journal: #8730 Comment #38795
Layers type behaviour could be easily done with visgroups - you'd just need to be able to select an "active" visgroup that all newly-created items will automatically be added to. (I don't know if Hammer already has this option?)
Commented 2 years ago2016-07-30 07:04:43 UTC in journal: #8728 Comment #65737
Just assume it's a birthday whenever someone posts random obscure junk in a journal :P
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Commented 2 years ago2016-06-21 09:19:21 UTC in journal: #8713 Comment #49691
I think many of us can agree that you don't have to make maps to post here :P

Do what you enjoy. Sometimes what you enjoy changes. Don't look back!
Commented 2 years ago2016-06-08 22:45:20 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40527
I was going for a "unnecessarily long explanation" joke, but it appears to have backfired on me.
Commented 2 years ago2016-06-08 05:42:16 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40526
@Stu: I believe I can explain. Player 1 is team chatting (default keybind = U) when he is suggesting "Go A", but player 2 responds in the global chat (default keybind = Y), and gives away the plan to the other team. The "facepalm" meme image is included to show that player 2 has done something very silly and player 1 (and other teammates) would be quite exasperated in such a situation. In reality it wouldn't do much because the other team would almost certainly assume that it's a trick. In fact if the other team is inexperienced this may act as an advantage as they might fall too heavily for the reverse psychology effect and swarm B, thinking that the other team is trying to trick them. It's only until a player gains an understanding of the double, triple, and even higher levels of bluff that they can truly realise that this tactic is a zero-win game. An experienced team will ignore any tactics that the opposing team broadcasts via global chat.
Commented 2 years ago2016-05-10 22:32:32 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68013
It's not US only because I used my Australian bank account :)
I couldn't find any details on whether you can do it in Bosnia though. It is in the list of countries they support though, so it's worth looking at least!

But going by your link the "Teenage" card will do what you want. Google translate says that one of the bullet points is:
"Buy products and services - payments through POS terminals at all points of sale in the country and outside the country..."
Commented 2 years ago2016-05-10 09:16:06 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68012
Before I had a Visa card I was able to link my bank account with Paypal. Basically they use normal bank transfers to transfer money between your bank account and your Paypal balance without needing to use a credit/debit card. You had to wait a few days for funds to get cleared, but it did work. I don't know if Paypal still offers that service or if it's available in your country? Worth a look if you can't use your debit card for online/international purchases.