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by RuiFig
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams
Replies: 36
Views: 4174

Re: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams

I got one of those a few days ago too. In my case it was the password of a website I haven't used in years (RentACoder / Freelancer / whatever). The password was correct and not used in any other websites, so the only explanation is they got hacked. I did some quick googling for breaches on that web...
by RuiFig
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Suggest Games with 4K graphics
Replies: 16
Views: 3670

Re: Suggest Games with 4K graphics

Doom (2016) is really good, and looks amazing at 4k.
A proper homage to DOOM 1 and 2, if you enjoyed those.
by RuiFig
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

No 3rd party antivirus. Just Windows Defender.
by RuiFig
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

It seems the rollback fixed it, but had to make sure Windows wasn't installing it again.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo
by RuiFig
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

Apparently it's doing more harm than good.
http://windowsreport.com/kb4056892-issues/

Just rolled back the update. Lets see how it goes.
by RuiFig
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

Just noticed the patch installed overnight was KB4056892, which I believe is the one attempting to mitigate/fix the CPU *hitstorm going on.
So maybe microsoft messed something up in the kernel.
I can't even work. Stays up for maybe 5-10, then reset.
I foresee regular coffee breaks today. haha
by RuiFig
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Anyone getting hard resets today?

Came to work to find my machine reboot overnight due to a Windows update. "Expected, I thought!" Now, I'm having these hard resets again and again. No blue screen, no event logs in the Event Viewer. Nothing. Like the power went out. So far it's been just me and another programmer in the of...
by RuiFig
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO
Replies: 20
Views: 13912

Re: Building a 12 HDD Raid Enclosure with LEGO

Hello, I am looking for some lego parts for preparing lego toys, Does anyone of you please suggest me from where I can buy them?? You can buy individual bricks from the LEGO online shop. I used it before (from the UK). https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Pick-a-Brick What I did was: I created a virtual mod...
by RuiFig
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

The accent helps with the girls!
I'm like the Jose Mourinho of the games industry!
My mom always said I was special. 8)
by RuiFig
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

Although it's been a while since I wrote any articles, about 2 weeks ago I gave a C++ talk here at Edinburgh. First time they filmed those, so the setup was not the best, as you can see by the audio quality. Also, I didn't have my notes due to the setup I was required to use, so I had to wing it a b...
by RuiFig
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics

I don't know what the exact plan is, but certainly not just gaming
by RuiFig
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics

Yes, I suppose you can say that.
It's an improvement on the classic game server development model.
by RuiFig
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics

Well, I can't talk about implementation details of course. I came here more like a Techreport reader, not to spam with Cloudgine products. But since I'm always reading TR, why not post something about it... :) Also, I'm not sure what can I share or not as Cloudgine engineer. But to try and answer so...
by RuiFig
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Cloudgine showing cloud distributed physics

Hi guys, Cloudgine is streaming a demo of the cloud-based distributed physics right now at https://www.twitch.tv/theycamefromspace . Same tech used in Crackdown 3. The game is still work in progress, but you can see what is all about. There will be another stream at 6pm UK time. Disclaimer: I'm one ...
by RuiFig
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4273
Views: 611808

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

DOOM's sound track. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm932Sqwf5E ) If you liked DOOM 1 and 2, highly recommended. A masterpiece of fluid gameplay and unrelenting carnage. A proper homage to the Doom of old. :) The soundtrack fits ohh so well. And that take on the original Doom theme. Damn! I'm not ...
by RuiFig
Fri May 05, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Bose Q35 - Better Options
Replies: 24
Views: 4073

Re: Bose Q35 - Better Options

Take a look at the "Sony MDR-1000X". They are relatively new, and seem to perform even better than the Bose QC35. A co-worker of mine has the QC35, and although the noise-cancelling is good, I found the sound quality a bit bland (for lack of a better word), although I only spent a few minu...
by RuiFig
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4055
Views: 676602

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tea with a bit of milk.
I'm in the UK after all.

Having a small break after all day writing documentation for an internal application I've been working on for a while.
Fun stuff. :cry:
by RuiFig
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

By the way... an oldie, done in 1997/1998, in collaboration with our dear friend morphine. Good times. haha

http://www.crazygaze.com/blog/2010/09/18/music-disk/
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by RuiFig
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

I'm making some necessary changes to the RPC library because of what I need for my game, then I'll start working on a new article. ;)
by RuiFig
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

morphine wrote:
Look at all these coders talking about the drawings instead of the code :x


It's ok. Coders need to doodle too! :lol:
by RuiFig
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

[quote="meerkt"]The drawings might go quicker if you find a decent flowcharting software, perhaps. For the font, you can create one with multiple variants per letter. But you'll probably have to make a little utility to choose between equivalent codepoints at random. Well, I know it would ...
by RuiFig
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

Next article planned after the short poll on Twitter. Cache friendly ticking (as-in, ticking game component such as actors, calling functions at specified intervals, etc) This one should be shorter and easier to follow. It's nothing that advanced. The code will be short and easy to use template clas...
by RuiFig
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

By the way, little poll on my twitter to decide what to write about next
https://twitter.com/RuiMVFigueira

For option 4, I'll do my best to write a quality technical article. :lol:
by RuiFig
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

With Leonardo Oh. Though you did it with some flowcharting software. How much work did it take? Yeah, some of my co-workers thought I was using some fancy font to give it that feel. haha At first I was drawing on the Surface Pro 3. Lately I've been using it with a Wacom drawing tablet. The workflow...
by RuiFig
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

What do you create the charts with? :) With Leonardo Quite good, although not ready for prime-time, since its still on version 0.11. Lots of artist tools missing. I'm no artist, so it's plenty for me. I'm not missing any features. The author is well on his way create the world's best painting appli...
by RuiFig
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Re: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

lmc5b wrote:
Thanks for sharing! You just gave me something to do this summer. (Portugal too btw)


Yeah, what you should do this Summer is enjoy the Summer. I have none here to enjoy. hehe
by RuiFig
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)
Replies: 21
Views: 17111

Series of technical articles on C++ (mostly)

Been coding for some 25 years already, and this year I thought it was about time I start sharing knowledge instead of consuming it. I focus mostly on C++, since that's what I use daily at work. The last few months I've been creating articles about topics I've been dealing with at work. Mostly RPCs, ...
by RuiFig
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can we have too much memory?
Replies: 62
Views: 5487

Re: Can we have too much memory?

I also have 32 GB at home and 32GB at work. Both at work and at home I can easily run out of RAM while building the game (due to parallel compilation using all the cores), and when I need to run several instances of the game (server, clients, etc). Sometimes I would even like to have 64 GB for those...
by RuiFig
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C++11 and Boost
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

Re: C++11 and Boost

+1. C++ lambdas are just terrible syntactically. Also, for the rest of C++11/14 if you read Scott Meyer's "Effective Modern C++", recommended by the way, he says in multiple places "this code does not do what you think it does". Personally I think they are "so-so". Giv...
by RuiFig
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: C++11 and Boost
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

Re: C++11 and Boost

And if you abuse it a lot, it makes for some fairly readable mess to me. As with any new toy, of course it gets abused, and then you learn. Remember all the craze about OOP. Everything and the kitchen sink needs to be an object. No free-functions anywhere? Multiple-inheritance is the thing man! I h...
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