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Emulation (Games)

A JavaScript Gameboy Emulator, Detailed In 8 Parts 62

Posted by timothy
from the behind-the-scenes dept.
Two9A writes "JavaScript has shed its image of being a limited language, tied to DOM manipulation in a browser; in recent years, new engines and frameworks have given JS a reputation as a language capable of bigger things. Mix this in with the new elements of HTML5, and you have the capacity to emulate a game console or other system, with full graphical output. This series of articles looks in detail at how an emulator is written in JavaScript, using the example of the Gameboy handheld: starting at the CPU, and (as of part 8) running a copy of Tetris."

Comment: Re:I actually like this trend... (Score 1) 833

by TheTick21 (#32818010) Attached to: Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

No. My name is somewhat unique. There are zero other people in the US with this name that I can find currently and only one in the past (that I can find through normal methods). So are those of most of my siblings. I know friends whose last name would point them out immediately since they are the last with their surname. A real name is far far less anonymous than a handle. Yes there are some names that are so common as to be anonymous. Not all of us fit into that though.

Comment: Danger (Score 5, Insightful) 140

by TheTick21 (#32075946) Attached to: St. Louis Museum Offers Thrills, Chills, and Lawsuits

I have spent way too much time in this wonderland and I must say that with proper adult supervision the danger is minimal compared to the kinds of stuff we did as kids. We used to leave in the morning and come back when the streetlights came on, build treehouses with exposed nails and rotting wood, jump down from said treehouses with nothing but a pile of leaves to catch us.

This place has its share of dangers, but wow. Worth it and then some. If ever there was a place that took all my favorite childhood memories and tried to stuff them into one building it would be this one.


Hot Aisle Or Cold Aisle For Containment? 181

Posted by kdawson
from the contain-this dept.
1sockchuck writes "Separating the hot and cold air in a data center is one of the keys to improving energy efficiency. But containment systems don't have to be fancy or expensive, as Google showed in a presentation Thursday, which discussed the use of clear vinyl curtains in isolating hot and cold aisles. Containment systems have been in use at least since 2004, but there's an ongoing debate about whether it is best to contain the hot aisle or cold aisle. Leading vendors are split as well, as APC advances hot aisle containment while Emerson/Liebert champions a cold aisle approach. What say Slashdot readers? Do you use containment in your data center? If so, do you contain the hot aisle or cold aisle?"

Comment: Piracy (Score 2, Interesting) 379

by TheTick21 (#31878174) Attached to: Crytek Thinks Free Game Demos Will Soon Be Extinct

Are they TRYING to make excuses for failed games?

When people stop buying a $50-70 game because they don't know how good it is are they going to blame piracy again? Wtf.

I can see some part of his point. Most people who download the demo are already interested, so it's kind of redundant. I know of several games where I was uninterested until my friends told me to try the demo out.

I know people who sit around downloading demos to find which game they're going to buy next.

Comment: active digitizer (Score 1) 401

by TheTick21 (#31120586) Attached to: IdeaPad U1, What We Wanted the iPad To Be

If the ipad had an active digitizer I would be interested. All I want is a freaking cheap slate to take notes on. I HAVE several laptops (and a tablet), but if I could just have ONE powerful laptop and one small slate I would be much happier. As it is I still have no idea what the ipad would actually be good for.

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