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  1. axdoomer

    What's your Opinion on Linux?

    I've been using Debian Linux as my only OS since one year. Previously I was still using Windows and had a bunch of different Linux distros in dual-boot for 3 years. I really don't miss Windows at all. My PC was at least three times slower with Windows 7. It took a very long time to boot and when starting a program, it would take a lot of time. Linux is very secure, so I don't have to worry about catching malware and choosing the good anti-virus. It comes with maximum security by default and doesn't take you by the hand every time you do something. Also, installing software is much easier and faster. I can recreate my entire system configuration using a script. Debian is also a lot less heavy on memory and disk usage. Windows 10 is slow to a crawl because it always writes/reads a bunch of stuff from the disk for whatever reason. I don't even understand why they sell Windows 10 on low-end PCs in stores because it's so unusable, I can't understand why people would buy them. I was very impressed by the fact that when I installed Linux older PCs (more than 10 years old), it ran very fast even though they had crappy CPUs and low RAM. Linux distros don't force you to reboot in order to install updates, which is really nice. I know a lot of Windows 10 users who get frustrated because it restarts when it's not time or it takes time to shutdown because it needs to install updates (very inconvenient if you carry your laptop in your backpack). I became a huge fan of Linux when I noticed all of what I could automate. Running scripts is much faster than clicking in a GUI. I've been saving a lot of time and time is money. The only thing that I miss is that I can't use Doom Builder on Linux.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    While chatting during a multiplayer game in vanilla Doom, the message that you're typing is sent as you type, not when pressing 'enter'. So if you start typing a message but don't press 'enter', the characters that make the message have still been sent to them, but it won't be displayed to them because you didn't press 'enter'. If you type 'A', it's sent to other players during the same tic that you typed it. Only one character can be sent to another player during each tic, but using this technique, the message is shown to other players instantaneously when you press 'enter' because it only has to transmit one tic saying that the message has been sent in order for it to be displayed to them. If this wasn't the case, you'd have to wait 1 second (35 tics) before the other players would receive a 35 characters long message.
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    Chocolate Doom

    Yes PVS, you're right. The code in Chocolate-Doom has been changed from the original code. Good find. Original code for those who can't use GitHub:
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    When a player dies in Doom, its height becomes 0. Your POV will move down to your feet's height, but it's not instantaneous. That way your body may slip into areas that have an height of 8 even though your head is still 32 units over the floor. So if you get blown up by the Arch-Vile in an area with a low ceiling and die, since you get trust upwards and your head hasn't moved to your feet's height yet, your head will go though the ceiling and you'll be able to see trough it (this will create a HOM effect). This has been fixed in source ports like ZDoom.
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    Random Image Thread

    I got a new bird... he’s pretty cool. He's playing "Connect nein".
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    It totally makes sense. Thank you for clarifying.
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    Things about Doom you just found out

    Usually this happens when linedef #0 is very long, but on this map it's only 16 units (see picture below). It's strange and would be nice to investigate. Either it's another linedef that's included in the block (on the blockmap) where you were standing that's not supposed to be there or it's that linedef #0 that's still causing an overflow even though it's length is very short. The invisible bullet barrier will always be parallel to linedef #0. After testing with Russian-Doom, which skips linedef #0, I conclude that the bug still occurs and that thus it's not the same bug as described in the section that deals with linedef #0 of the "Hitscan attacks hit invisible barriers in large open areas" wiki article linked above. I have never seen it happen with another wall than linedef #0 before. It would be very helpful to have a source port that prints the index of the wall that was hit in order to debug this. The bug may be similar, but linedef #0 is not the cause of the problem.
  8. It would be a shame if it wasn't released to the public.
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    Random Image Thread

    Doom runs on PonyOS.
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    Unknown or Underrated First Person Shooters?

    Deus Ex 1. It's in the top 20 best games ever and no one ever names the game.
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    Random Image Thread

    I still don't know what to think about this.
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    Chocolate Doom

    I think there's something wrong with the master server again. No servers are shown and my local server is not registering.
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    Chocolate Doom

    Congratulations! I'm very happy with the progress that has been made. Right in time for New Year celebrations!
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    So, what do you think about BitCoin?

    People were selling their Bitcoins in order to buy Christmas presents, so their value dropped. This is normal. If you don't understand basic economics like offer and demand, you should stay away from Bitcoin investments.
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    So, what do you think about BitCoin?

    I bought 120$ of Bitcoins, 50$ of Litecoin and 50$ of Ethereum two weeks ago. I'm not losing a lot if the price goes down, but if the price quinvigenuple like it did between today and the same day last year, then I'll be making a lot of profits. In Canada, I have read you have to declare any capital gains or losses with Bitcoin on your tax return, because it's like investing in gold. I see it as another currency. I bought $120 USD once and when I exchanged it for CAD a few months later, I made a 20% profit. It would be wrong if we had to keep track of the profits or losses made when exchanging currency. I think the government only cares if you have made a lot of profits.
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