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by Mentat
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled" - BBC article
Replies: 2
Views: 3854

Ah, quantum encryption. You think your data is safe, until you realize the hacker is sitting behind you. :twisted:

In theory, I think it is possible to make it literally unbreakable, but I have not been keeping up to date.
by Mentat
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49679

From what others have told me, especially in a few forums she moderated it does sound like a Zip. But, Zire had a lot of better things to do, I would think, than loafing in a QB place. Either way they know their stuff code and hacking wise. FB Nazi admins. chased Z!re away. I love tough women! Ted ...
by Mentat
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49679

Zip is definitely an old-timer, around the network54 forum off and on for many years. just looking through the pages of the forum I just now found a post from him/her from 2000. He/she is a skilled QBASIC and assembly programmer, claims to be 25, and lived, and might still live, in Kansas. Several ...
by Mentat
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49679

MystikShadows wrote:
zip wrote:fork it, I'm done. Don't bother me. I'm gone. Bye.

Nope, you got things to fix first pal.
I hope that doesn't backfire.
by Mentat
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49679

That was ... odd.
by Mentat
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: Freebasic equivlants of QB code
Replies: 7
Views: 15107

Uhm ... do you mean something like loading a picture and displaying it? Screenres 640, 480, 32 'Set up 640*480 screen, 32 bpp dim pPic as uinteger ptr 'Points to picture pPic = imageCreate(10, 10) 'Set it up bload "Some picture.bmp", pPic 'Load from a bitmap file put (4, 7), pPic, pset 'Put to scree...
by Mentat
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: after high school....
Replies: 10
Views: 9100

Trying to figure that one out. Probably move.
by Mentat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW...
Replies: 27
Views: 18456

This, my friends, is what happens when you attempt to divide by zero.
by Mentat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW...
Replies: 27
Views: 18456

Powerful? what is so powerful about Qbasic, nothing at all. Name one thing that sets apart from anyother language besides the fact is sucks. You people say its so easy to learn but the syntax is so shitty it makes is more complex to understand than it needs to be. You apparently have never programm...
by Mentat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW...
Replies: 27
Views: 18456

Nodtveidt wrote:OOP sucks.
Oi, take that back. :evil: Image

I don't know about anybody else, but QB is a helluvalot easier to learn than Java/C++/anything-with-.net . That, and the graphics are ready to go, and are dead easy to use.
by Mentat
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

You can always consider scrolling. Already implemented :D. I didn't even have a choice. Might expand some more. I've got to put down two sets of 100 5*3 tanks, a median, peoples in between, a menu, and of course, border scenery. Right now I'm working on drawing the arena and scenery. After that, th...
by Mentat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

Aghr. 80*60 isn't enough room. I'm working with a 220 * 100 arena.

Oh well. Just means the player will have to pay more attention.
by Mentat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

Nodtveidt wrote:The extra 8 bits in 32 bit mode do nothing in and of themselves. Developers just sometimes used the extra byte as an alpha channel. AFAIK, the reason why 32 bit modes exist is for byte alignment.
Thank the wiki gods for the internet.
Look near the bottom of the page
by Mentat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

So using the palette, those 8 bits won't matter.
by Mentat
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

Any bit depth is allowed. Just not sure why would you prefer 24bit in this case. Anyway, I've heard some urban legends that it really doesn't exists, and that it's really same as 32bit. Backwards. RGB, 3 color thingies. 256 (8 bits) each. 8 bits * 3 = 24 bits per pixel. I read that the extra 8 bits...
by Mentat
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: FBGD Retro 2008 Competition(closed; entries are being rated)
Replies: 15
Views: 19579

If I have the time, I'll give it a quick shot. I have a text based game on my calc that's sorta interesting, I could use that, with a little extra graphics sprinkled in.



[edit] What about 24 bit depth?
by Mentat
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Icon change
Replies: 2
Views: 3269

Save a 32*32 picture as an .ICO file. That's an Icon, and it'll work. Except for the fact it keeps on forgetting my icon, but that's just me.
by Mentat
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Someone can helpme and tell me that this program works well
Replies: 6
Views: 5726

Worked fine for me. What inputs didn't work?
by Mentat
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Function: Separate the integer part of the fractional part
Replies: 8
Views: 9392

Re: All this by a small and simple program.?

I do not understand : 1?) "Here be coding dragons" 2?) 9 + 9 = 12 3?) "Turn qb upside down and you'll see it" All this by a small and simple program.? I'am new here...!!! Ah! Felicitys to the U.S. for your players of basketball and swimmers at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Also to those of Australi...
by Mentat
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Function: Separate the integer part of the fractional part
Replies: 8
Views: 9392

Uuuuuhhhhhhhhmmmmm

Mr. Burger 2227: First: No, I acknowledge having read the post you indicated. Second: My conociments of computer are very low, not anything of "C", "C ++"... My knowledge is limited to QBasic and other computer languages. However this function is very simple, is pure coincidence the similarity with...