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Offline (Female) IsmAvatar
Posted on: July 19, 2010, 12:15:36 pm

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As the person who programmed the original X interface for enigma, I think I'm entitled to agree with this statement wholeheartedly:

"Programming graphics in X is like finding sqrt(pi) using Roman numerals."
- Henry Spencer

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Offline (Male) MahFreenAmeh
Reply #1 Posted on: July 19, 2010, 01:26:47 pm

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Reply #2 Posted on: July 19, 2010, 06:00:01 pm

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thats a 4,4,5?! not a 5,7,5
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Reply #3 Posted on: August 15, 2010, 03:53:40 pm

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After pissing with it with you for a while, I find that statement is wholly accurate; X graphics (like floating Roman numeral calculations) are slow and unmanageable.
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Reply #4 Posted on: August 16, 2010, 07:21:50 am

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"Programming graphics in X is like finding sqrt(pi) using Roman numerals."
- Henry Spencer
Romans + Normal distribution = Living hell.

Also I wasn't aware that those primitive Roman-y types had a concept of fractions.
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Reply #5 Posted on: August 16, 2010, 12:35:46 pm

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I/IV = N.XXV
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Reply #6 Posted on: August 16, 2010, 02:26:00 pm

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That's dandy, now how do you express 0.025?
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Reply #9 Posted on: August 17, 2010, 01:30:12 pm

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How do you express 2.718281828?
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Reply #10 Posted on: August 17, 2010, 01:36:29 pm

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Reply #11 Posted on: August 20, 2010, 12:07:44 pm

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uuyrnes!!!
川柳 - Senryuu
千竜 - "Sen ryuu", One thousand dragons

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Reply #12 Posted on: August 20, 2010, 12:18:20 pm

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How do you express 2.718281828?
~e

also, you can't count that high with roman numerals
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Reply #13 Posted on: August 20, 2010, 12:23:26 pm

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Actually you can, using the old V-bar notation. I say old because roman numerals are only used to represent dates and small numbers anymore, so they have all but gotten rid of V-bar. V bar is a V with a bar over it, kinda like mathematical notation for Mean. It is used to indicate thousands exponents, kinda like calculator E notation (*10^X)
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Reply #14 Posted on: February 10, 2014, 07:08:34 am

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59,20,3,5;10,20
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