I2v2nr20I's forum posts

#1 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

The Dracula encounter is pretty cool, but the best part of the inverted castle is Galamoth. Also Schmoos.

#2 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

I'm graduating from college this semester and I thought I'd throw together a little Android game to try to figure out some of the intricacies of Android development before I got out into the real world. The result was this game: Raydiuz.

Aesthetics in simplicity.

Raydiuz is a timing based game where a selector spins around an oval (or circle) and you have to be either pressing the screen or not pressing the screen to survive. You only get points when you are touching the screen though, so there's a big risk/reward factor for maximizing your score. I tried to make it as fully featured a game as I could, it has leaderboards, achievements, and keeps track of your high score.

I have released it in beta, mostly because I haven't added sound effects and music, and I want to balance it more to make sure it isn't too easy or hard to be engaging. If anyone could give it a download and give me some critique, I'd greatly appreciate it!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mjordan.raydiuz

#3 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

It is the launcher's job to make them transparent, so if you download the Google Experience Launcher they should be transparent.

#4 Edited by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

@thrice_604: Unfortunately, the word I've heard is that most big name games will not run off the disc "at all," and will install the full game to your hard drive anyway.

#5 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

I'm currently a sophomore at college studying computer science. I recently programmed a game for the Android Market called Asterrids. I'm pretty starving these days, and I'd love it if some of my fellow duders could help a bro out and give it a download. I'm charging $0.99 for it because that's the cheapest it would let me, but it's a fun little arcade game that's great for a distraction. If anyone could buy it and review it and give me some feedback I'd be eternally grateful! (I put this in a blog so that the shameless self promotion would be a little justified.)

Thanks!

I2v2nr20I

#6 Edited by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

You could always just use a Scanner on the file, by passing a new Scanner a File object,

Scanner fileIn = new Scanner(new File("filename.txt"))

Then you can just store fileIn.nextLine() into a local String variable and use str.split(' ') to create an array of words from that line. Loop through the file while(fileIn.hasNext()) and store your word arrays into an ArrayList<String> and viola!

EDIT:

And I think if my memory serves me Scanner.next() delimits on spaces automatically... So that'd be even easier... Yeah...

#7 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -
@Tru3_Blu3 said:
I have some questions, OP. I am planning on taking a programming class and I want to know your feelings and experiences on it. Does it involve math and is it difficult in anyway? Do you enjoy doing it?  Thank you.
 
I'm currently attending college studying Computer Science, and specifically programming, and to me, programming is one of the most amazing gratifying things you can do. The very idea of simply writing out a sheet of code and having it compile out to something that does exactly what you set out to do is really mind-blowing, and as I said, really rewarding.
 
Programming is less about math and more about logic. So while you aren't necessarily doing actual math in programming, the thought process is similar. I've found that if you can be crafty, and have a good memory for syntax and shortcuts you can usually get around most problems. Difficulty can also be attributed to the language you're learning. While something like Python can be pretty simple, Java or C++ definitely take more effort. The beautiful thing about languages is though, most languages have enough in common to where once you learn a higher level language pretty solid, you can learn a new language quickly.
 
Sorry, that was kinda scatter-shot. Programming is fun, but it can definitely be frustrating, and you need to have the right mind-set to do it properly and enjoy it.
#8 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -
@blueduck: @blueduck said:
" @I2v2nr20I said:
" While it seems too close to be coincidence, we should keep in mind that if $2,000 were already accrued in charges for this man, there should be many others experiencing charges too. As his charges occurred the 23rd, it seems even more unlikely to me that the hackers managed to use the numbers of the 15 people who haven't checked their statements after this scandal. Until more incidences crop out, I'll have to remain extremely skeptical of one man's word. Also of note is that the charges happened in Australia, where the man lived, and unless the hackers happened to live in Australia too, or are selling card numbers by location, or they are just straight trolling money without any intent to actually use their purchases, this seems a little fishy. "
You understand that when they steal this info they sell it to others. "
Yes, yes I do.
#9 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -

While it seems too close to be coincidence, we should keep in mind that if $2,000 were already accrued in charges for this man, there should be many others experiencing charges too. As his charges occurred the 23rd, it seems even more unlikely to me that the hackers managed to use the numbers of the 15 people who haven't checked their statements after this scandal. Until more incidences crop out, I'll have to remain extremely skeptical of one man's word. Also of note is that the charges happened in Australia, where the man lived, and unless the hackers happened to live in Australia too, or are selling card numbers by location, or they are just straight trolling money without any intent to actually use their purchases, this seems a little fishy.

#10 Posted by I2v2nr20I (72 posts) -
http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=2356

The answers are pretty much pulled directly from the various blog posts they've had, but there was one entry that particularly caught my eye...

 15. How will I know if my personal information has been compromised?
We have provided notices to consumers at the email addresses associated with their PlayStation Network/Qriocity accounts. You may also visit www.us.playstation.com/support and www.qriocity.com for notices regarding this issue. In addition, we have taken steps to disseminate information regarding this issue to media outlets so that consumers are informed. To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant to review your credit card account statements and to monitor your credit reports.




To me, this reads that they have sent emails to all users whose information has been compromised, and I have received no such email. Does this mean that only particular users info has been accessed? If you have gotten an email from Sony regarding this, what did it say?