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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #15 Posted on: October 14, 2009, 09:21:41 PM

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IMAGINARY MEGABYTES?

Game Maker fixed that by writing it to the hard drive instead.
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Reply #16 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 09:41:02 AM

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IMAGINARY MEGABYTES?
1MiB (Mebibyte, mega binary byte) = 1048576 bytes.
1MB can equal both 1048576 bytes and 1000000 bytes.
Not to be confused with 1Mib, "Mebibit", "Mega binary bit" = 1048576 bits
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Reply #17 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 11:57:26 AM
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Yup, Game Maker did some things wrong. I've heard on msn to a few horror stories on GM's incompetence.
We learn Scheme with DrScheme too! Despite being simple, I actually like it as an IDE(for fast programming, not intensive project programming).

MiB is a way to solve the old MB 1000KB vs 1024KB debate. Although xkcd has a better explanation:
http://xkcd.com/394
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Reply #18 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 04:27:48 PM

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Charlie:
Just because you use the word binary doesn't mean your informed about the standard. Please view The Official Kilobyte Standard for details.

Luis:
You beat me to it, you bugger.
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Reply #19 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 05:18:43 PM

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KiB is 1024.  KB is 1000.

Hard drives use the metric prefixes, while Windows does not.  They uses those so that you are actually buying a smaller drive
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Reply #20 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 05:34:45 PM

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Mac OSX Snow Leopard finally changed to showing 1024 rather than 1000, so some people claimed it saved them multiple gigabytes of storage xD
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Reply #21 Posted on: October 15, 2009, 08:37:07 PM

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Scheme (and therefore Lisp) is one of the coolest languages ever.
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Reply #22 Posted on: October 16, 2009, 11:31:47 AM

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Templates work. I'm currently working on macro functions. #include "" is implemented also. #include <> is not, however, as I need the compiler directory, which I will likely end up having user configured via LGM.

By "currently," I actually meant "not now," as I am at school. Notice the public-friendly account with a different password should something stupid happen.
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Reply #23 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 12:28:05 PM

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Scheme (and therefore Lisp) is one of the coolest languages ever.
With you, it's impossible to tell if anything is sarcasm.
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Reply #24 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 04:58:22 PM

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Inorite.
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Reply #25 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 05:49:39 PM

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I don't understand; is that a mineral? It it shiny like pyrite? Large in crystal structure like fluorite? Clearish like calcite?
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Reply #26 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 05:50:34 PM

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Inorite.
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Reply #27 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 07:00:45 PM

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Scheme (and therefore Lisp) is one of the coolest languages ever.
With you, it's impossible to tell if anything is sarcasm.
I can tell you with certainty that that was not sarcasm.
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Reply #28 Posted on: October 17, 2009, 09:03:56 PM

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Scheme (and therefore Lisp) is one of the coolest languages ever.
With you, it's impossible to tell if anything is sarcasm.
I can tell you with certainty that that was not sarcasm.
It was sarcasm. And it was not sarcasm.
Or is this sarcastic? Obviously I don't use sarcasm enough if nobody can tell.
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Reply #29 Posted on: October 18, 2009, 09:54:19 AM

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Scheme (and therefore Lisp) is one of the coolest languages ever.
With you, it's impossible to tell if anything is sarcasm.
I can tell you with certainty that that was not sarcasm.
Scheme is not one of the coolest languages ever. Therefore it was sarcasm.
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