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satchmo5 years ago2017-04-01 02:59:32 UTC 5 comments
My dad is recovering from open heart surgery.

He's been through a lot, but the worst is over.
Instant Mix5 years ago2017-03-30 17:25:29 UTC 4 comments
Give a shit about Quantum Computing?
Want to know why my Compo 34 entry is nonexistant?
Want to potentially learn something fascinating?

Well, have I got the PDF for you!
Download me here!

In all seriousness, I've spent the last semester alongside a bunch of other Computational Physicists who've been tasked with writing up a classical simulation of a quantum computer. Not only this, but we've also provided as much potential background information that you may want, including a nice introduction to quantum mech & quantum computation.

You'll probably need some knowledge of matrices and algebra ( Don't worry if you don't understand all the equations, in all honesty I don't really know them either, however can explain what they all do.)

I have password protected the document as it techically is coursework and therefore don't really want it circulating, however I trust everyone here at twhl doesn't want to ruin my life. Honestly though, if you are interested in this stuff, it's 35 pages of pure joy. The password should be obvious.
Striker5 years ago2017-03-22 10:13:11 UTC 7 comments
Hammer, although having a spartanic interface, is still a role model for other level editors through its common sense. And this, after almost 20 years from its conception.

2016 GDC talk
DiscoStu5 years ago2017-03-21 16:53:15 UTC 7 comments
"Unable to update apps. Insufficient storage space on device."
Check, 480MB free
Uninstall 2 apps and clear data cache
400MB free
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Ghost129er5 years ago2017-03-15 20:16:12 UTC 3 comments
So, uh, made a temporary TWHL Discord channel which I will remove once PB or some Admin has made the official discord channel.

http://discord.gg/qr6ufCH

Hope y'all can use it for VoIP in the DM server and stuff like that, though we already have VoIP in game, it's still cool if others want to chat and would rather not spam the Shoutbox me thinks.

Mainly did this because I couldn't find Archie's TeamSpeak channel IP that we used on the CS:GO comp and was like, welp, I'ma just do this.

Admins, if you want me to delete the channel, say so, will do it instantly. I will be manually filtering members, so keep that in mind. This is mostly for the frequently TWHL active members.

Gl, hf peeps.
Admer4565 years ago2017-03-14 20:50:25 UTC 15 comments
This day came, the day when I played CS 1.6, in my school, with my rival (she always gets A's, lol), while my classmates were watching me.

It all came as an agreement between my class teacher and me. Basically, I was refusing to decide to go on the future school trip to Montenegro.
So, we made a compromise, and arranged this little "event".

In fact, this could be the best maths class ever! I wish there be more moments like this.

My classmates didn't believe me that I made the school map in 7th grade, so I showed them the actual map. (and I'm the only one in my school, lol)

Unfortunately, I cannot copy-paste the whole blog here because it would take too much time. It's 22:50 here, that's 10:50PM!
So, you can still read it here.
Crollo5 years ago2017-03-11 15:55:02 UTC 4 comments
So I've been playing Rainbow Six: Siege quite a bit lately after finally having a decent enough system to run it, and I have to say I am massively disappointed with it.

I love the game to death as a concept.
I love the tactical, slow and methodical teamwork that is involved as attackers, as well as the strategic gameplay of the defenders. It is incredibly satisfying to take your time, plan out your attack/defense [in real time], coordinate it with your team and come out on top.
However, I found that the netcode absolutely wasted all of the effort that was put into these ideas, and would go as far as saying the game is unplayable in it's current state.

A significant portion of my deaths were a result of an enemy managing to pull off what appeared to be super-human reflexes, but the killcam showed they had far more time to shoot me. Sometimes they would not even appear on my screen at all and yet I was on their screen for more than half a second before they killed me. Mind you none of the games I played had ping any higher than 90, and many of these deaths had people with twice(!!!) my ping.

My very first few rounds I felt that I simply was rushing myself too much, but some very apparent patterns began to form once I had gotten comfortable with the controls and overall gameplay.
So after a particularly bad game, I decided to try and do some research into the netcode of the game and I found this.
I cannot even begin to understand how ubisoft could possibly believe this acceptable not only because this is a game highly touted as a "competitive" game, but also because the entire basis of this game relies on accurate information between client/server. It is simply not fun to have the drop on somebody, only to have them rush around a corner and one-shot you in a nanosecond.
Even more abysmally, ubisoft has acknowledged the issues, and claimed they would fix them over a year ago.

If I was asked to summarize my experience with Siege, I would simply say don't bother. With the netcode in it's current state, you may get lucky and earn a few good kills but the netcode will take the rest of your efforts and beat you over the head with them until you give up.
Striker5 years ago2017-03-10 08:57:01 UTC 5 comments
It's gonna make the resonance cascade a real thing. I guarantee it.
The 10 pettaWatt laser facility.
satchmo5 years ago2017-03-05 05:08:09 UTC 4 comments
I spent the evening teaching my son about displacement surface and light_environment entity.
Alabastor_Twob5 years ago2017-02-27 21:05:58 UTC 6 comments
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DiscoStu5 years ago2017-02-25 18:17:35 UTC 11 comments
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Admer4565 years ago2017-02-23 21:29:43 UTC 7 comments
On the 23rd of February, 2002, my tiny village was surprised by something big: me!

I turned 15 today :D
One more year of living, but 1 year closer to my death, lol.

Also, I did my maths test today, I hope I'll get an A :)
And, here's a catchy Roki's song for the ones who like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2DdvktKLc
Dr. Orange5 years ago2017-02-18 10:51:59 UTC 11 comments
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Cryptic birthday journal.
satchmo5 years ago2017-02-13 13:14:37 UTC 5 comments
I'm trying to attend E3 this year. For the first time, it's open to the public.

Tickets go on sale this morning!
The Mad Carrot5 years ago2017-02-12 15:48:50 UTC 3 comments
On April 10th 2012, one of my cats passed away.

Today, her sister passed away.

Sleep well, my little dingus you. :(
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