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  1. In Topic: Object header size?

    Posted 26 Dec 2014

    In general, it's safe to assume the compiler is smarter than you.

    The kind of memory games C programmers play with aren't really applicable to C#. To be honest, they're not 100% applicable to C or C++, either. The only thing you can say with certainty is that memory behaves the same way on the same OS on the same hardware with the same compiler and settings. After that, unless it's explicitly part of a published specification, you're on your own.

    C# is a managed language that INTENTIONALLY offers few memory management tools to the programmer. If you can't deal with that, you're probably working in the wrong environment.
  2. In Topic: Dennis Labs Test : Oh look, AVG & MSE are the worst

    Posted 24 Dec 2014

    Nice link. To be fair, AVG scored significantly better than MSE. :P

    I'm happy Avast did reasonably well. I usually go for that one, though I never truly have confidence in any of them.

    My feeling is that you're always taking a risk using Windows. The best thing you can do is use a well patched browser and avoid nefarious sites. Maybe kill a chicken...
  3. In Topic: Python 3: Turtle drawing a star

    Posted 24 Dec 2014

    Two things. One, your while goes six, not five, steps. Why use a while? Two, you can make the turtle do the angle math if you're not up to braining. e.g.
    # i = 0
    # while i <= 5:
    for i in range(5): # this actually goes 5 times, not 6
        turtle.left(180) # point to your butt first, now it will work
        # i+=1
  4. In Topic: How is Linux implemented in a LAMP Stack?

    Posted 24 Dec 2014

    Linux is simply the Operating System. You can search around for WAMP and find near identical functionality with Windows as the OS.

    From a developer's perspective, as long AMP are there you're good to go, the OS doesn't impact writing the web application. Indeed, the A isn't a huge deal either: you could swap it out for any old web server that supports P, for the most part.

    However, from an environment perspective, the L matters. Linux is a modular OS and you needn't run what you don't need, so a LAMP server can be pretty lean and mean. Windows will always require the whole OS, unneeded stuff and all, like a GUI. In Linux, you can do all things from the command line. Windows, not so much. The Linux architecture also lends itself to a number of server considerations.

    ISPs prefer Linux because, well, it's free. You could use any *nix you like, but HP, or IBM, or whoever, will make you pay, a lot.

    From a web developer perspective knowing the Linux OS is helpful: being able to just SSH to the box, maybe rsync data, write helpful scripts, etc. You won't suffer for not knowing the L, but you may suffer less if you do.
  5. In Topic: I am learning python using Zed Shaws book.

    Posted 23 Dec 2014

    Actually, more like:
    while True:
        print "flash back ",

    That what I meant with while True:.

    Note the comma, as used in prior examples. This means that there is no newline at the end print.

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    8byte Icon

    10 Jan 2014 - 11:08
    Awesome, thanks for all the help!
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    07 Mar 2013 - 18:59
    GENIUS GUY HERE MAN. Write a book!
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    19 Feb 2013 - 10:53
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    24 Oct 2012 - 05:39
    hey! you mongolian?
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    20 Aug 2012 - 13:23
    I just noticed your an expert in cheese. I lol'd
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    18 Aug 2012 - 23:13
    Hello there Brett
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    26 Jul 2012 - 05:51
    hello, can i have a contact email or Yahoo or something? Need ur help badly
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    18 Apr 2012 - 23:17
    Thanks ! Solved My problem !
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    RetardedGenius Icon

    25 Oct 2011 - 14:29
    I agree so much with your opinion of incompetent CS teachers. So true!
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    WabiSabi Icon

    21 Oct 2011 - 11:00
    I agree with assert(C). However, I'd rather not specify what you are "the best" at.
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    assert(C) Icon

    20 Oct 2011 - 08:38
    You are the best
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    30 Sep 2011 - 09:33
    Congrats on hitting the big 3k!
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    sjin Icon

    16 Aug 2011 - 18:41
    This guy is AWESOME! Cheers bro!
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    hulla Icon

    02 Aug 2011 - 02:50
    Wow that's alot of programming languages... :O
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    Aphex19 Icon

    04 Jul 2011 - 16:54
    Kudos to you baavgai, the most well deserved mentor on DIC in my opinion.
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