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Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

Albert Sandberg Re:Unbelievable... (207 comments)

I wouldn't say that's the case of everybody. Yes, some people think that it's not important to make your code nice, but when I code (and many with me) we do it with pride and produce libraries well suited for public release if we wanted to.

There is a very high bar that we set onto ourselves.

The back side of the coin is that sometimes, we make demos really fast, and the actual _demo code_ isn't so well structured, but you can be sure the libraries behind it is.

more than 2 years ago
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Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

Albert Sandberg Re:If you have to ask why this is cool... (207 comments)

Yeah. If you would model a scene of this 64kb intro in maya or 3d studio max, one strawberry would easily take up 65kb of data excluding the texture. That's how densly "packed" a 64kb intro is.

Of course they don't store the data, they store the steps on how to create the objects and tweaks along the way. Intros generally have a pretty long loading time to create the data.

more than 2 years ago
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Demoscene: 64k Intros At Revision Demoparty

Albert Sandberg Re:The reason you haven't heard about it (207 comments)

Many people from the demoscene go on to work for game companies later.

For instance, Alex Evans (known as Statix, famous demo scener from the 90's) went on to work for lionhead studios (peter le minoux founded, famous from Popolous on the atari/amiga) and created the popular game Black and White... then he went on to found Media Molecule who created little big planet.

I am a demoscener myself and I did some programming on a Texas Hold'em online game in the early days of poker online, but I went off to work with something else completely after that.

Game programming and demo programming are in many aspects the same thing. Even if a demo isn't user controlled, it is controlled somewhere along the path and some kind of interactive tools are often used.

more than 2 years ago
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With 8 Cards, Wolfenstein Ray Traced 7.7x Faster

Albert Sandberg Re:intel 3d (97 comments)

How was your fillrate with TNT2 on 1080p resolution? :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Tetris In 140 Bytes

Albert Sandberg Re:You can do brilliant stuff (215 comments)

Yeah, and I've been part of almost every production from outbreak but I didn't come here to brag ;-)

(I'm thec of outbreak btw)

more than 2 years ago
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New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

Albert Sandberg Re:not really (288 comments)

2.3 times heavier is a lot though.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

Albert Sandberg Re:Still running 10.04 LTS (449 comments)

I can recommend linux mint.. I switched a while back and the only thing I can't get to work is the multiple x screen option; twinview works.

It is not perfect, but it's good and I believe they have good intentions.

more than 2 years ago
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Bing Search Overtakes Yahoo

Albert Sandberg Re:Yahoo? (169 comments)

I don't know about your experience, but when I first start up chrome I get the question which search engine I'd like to use. I'm sure it's the same in IE.

more than 2 years ago
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Who Goes To CES?

Albert Sandberg Microsoft did the smart thing (78 comments)

I think MicroSoft actually got more from the fuzz of not going to CES than any other company actually being there is going to get.

Proof: The only thing I know about CES this year is that MicroSoft won't be there...

more than 2 years ago
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AMD Breaks Overclocking Record With Bulldozer

Albert Sandberg Re:Distraction. (193 comments)

Then why did you post instead of just modding him up?

You need mod points for that stunt.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Some People Don't Have Fingerprints

Albert Sandberg Re:I don't have fingerprints. (159 comments)

Sweden.

Tho I can't recall that I needed it last time so perhaps this is something new..

more than 2 years ago
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Why Some People Don't Have Fingerprints

Albert Sandberg I don't have fingerprints. (159 comments)

Since I work as a tile layer all my fingerprints gets scrubbed away when handling tiles the whole day.

I was just recently to the police office to apply for a new passport, and we had a really hard time to get visible prints on their scanner... in the end the clerk just gave up and said "ok, this is probably good enough" and accepted the scan :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Aircraft Made From 3D Printing

Albert Sandberg Skynet. (68 comments)

Just wait until skynet gets ahold of these machines.

about 3 years ago
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NSA CS Man: My Tracking Algorithm Was 'Twisted' By the Government

Albert Sandberg Re:In other news (267 comments)

Good thing he was an atheist so he had _something_ going in the right direction. Homosexuality was probably working for him too then.

(yes I was aware of the joke, but how could atheism be something bad?)

more than 3 years ago

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Albert Sandberg Albert Sandberg writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Albert Sandberg writes "KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is the first logo which is visible from space. The construction was made by 65.000 1x1 foot tiles. The page also has a short video which covers the construction. Now the aliens knows where to get their slimey food :-)"

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