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redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
C++
Hey guys
I am redhouse, I used to play and debate here. I might play and debate again. But I have another question: Who knows a lot about C++? I may have some questions that seem trivial to those who know.
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
I was quite pleased when I got a C++ grade at school
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Feb 17 UTC
Hey Redhouse, long time no see.

I'd be happy to answer any questions i can, though my C++ may be a little rusty.
I can try to help with C++ but I wouldn't consider myself an advanced user.
Carebear (100 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
I have solid C++ knowledge. I have Stroustrup, Meyers, and Lakos books among others just inches away.
DammmmDaniel (100 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Nerds
Carebear (100 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Not quite, just a diverse set of knowledge and experiences.
Ogion (4263 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Yep and proud of it. (My C++ is very rusty so go with carebear. I got rid of those books years ago)
peterlund (1310 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
C++. That was cool in the early 1990s, 25 years ago. ;) Plz come up with something fresh!!
redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Hey all,

Special hi to Hellenic Riot, orathaic, Ogion and peterland whom I'm sure I've seen before.

So here is a first question.

1. If I understand it with the right libraries you can do everything, right? I could theoretically build up my computer from scratch, if I'm not mistaken.

2. Let's say I want to create an online program that would use maps (google maps, whatever maps) and people sending messages to each other, would C++ with the appropriate be a reasonable choice? Even if it's clumsy, would it work with the right library?

3. I'm trying to get a feel for how "central" C++ is to the computer experience. I always learnt that it was somewhat of a holy grail, that created most of what I am looking at now. Is that true?
C++ (and below that Fortran) was used to build lots of what we use today. The future, for the most part, is not being built with C++. If you want to learn a modern language I would suggest Python.
peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
02 Feb 17 UTC
1. Theoretically, anything you want to do on your computer can be done in C++ even without any libraries. Whether that would be easy or worth doing might be a different story.

2. It would probably work. It would also probably be easier in a different language.

3. I'll let somebody older than me comment on this one.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
I did C++ 5 years in the first half of 1990ies. Then I did java and now I do program in erlang every day since 10 years. Erlang has great libraries and it is possible to do great stuff in this environment. And it is open source freely downloadable from www.erlang.org. Lots of material and YouTube videos... Highly recommendable! I would never seriously think about going back to C++ or Java if I have the luxury of having a choise.
redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Thanks all.

@peterlund, what is your sector (roughly)?
peterlund (1310 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
I work for Ericsson, Telecom. But there are lots of other type of apps around like bet365 (betting), banking apps and internet payments services and mobile app servers like "Game of War", facebooks chat service, databases "RIAK" competing with Oracle. Languages like "Elixir" is implemented on top of the Erlang VM (since this VM is industrial grade). The list goes on...
redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Great stuff guys.
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
02 Feb 17 UTC
C++ is how I learned programming, and no it isn't the holy grail. It's only useful in the sense that from C++ it's fairly easy to step into Java and C# which are far more widely used today. The foundations of C++ are in object oriented programming which is what is widely used.
Carebear (100 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
C++ is regularly being extended, they are adding features every three years now, C++11, C++14, and now C++17. Its templating paradigm is very useful.

It is used extensively in Real Time systems, High Performance systems (spent time on Wall Street financial systems), and embedded systems.
fiedler (1293 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
C++ is too low-level and powerful for it's own good. Takes too long to make things, and violates modern security policies. Hence C# and friends for modern applications development.
Chaqa (3589 D (B))
03 Feb 17 UTC
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Ooh C++, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time.
Carebear (100 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Violates modern security policies? How does a language violate a security policy? O.o

Considering a lot of codes ICE, G-S, Bloomberg, and other financial systems use C++ and continue to develop in it. Lots of new systems in the payment industry use it. These are security conscious environments where EVERYONE's money is flowing through.
fiedler (1293 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
oh you know what I mean *wink* *wink*
Carebear (100 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
C++ has low-level abilities, but it also has very strong object oriented capabilities. C++11 and C++14 furthered this with template and RAII enhancements.

Fundamentally, security hardening is about programming practices. Programming C++ with solid security design patterns is quite sound and does not violate any security policies.


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Condescension (10 D X)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Browser Extension To Hide The Forum
Would anybody use a browser extension that removes the forum from the site, so you don't see it at all?
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Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
03 Feb 17 UTC
How does muting work?
I've never muted someone in a game before. Therefore, I am quite ignorant about how it works. Clearly if player A is muted by player B, B won't receive any messages from A while they're muted. What happens when B unmutes A? Do all the messages A sent to B while B had A muted suddenly appear, or are they lost forever?
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brainbomb (469 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
New spoken word/music (mothlion)
Listen to So fucking sick of memes (spoken word) by mothlion #np on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/mothlion/so-fucking-sick-of-memes
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slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
When it's time to change your URL redirect...
Has anyone been to http://trumpsucks.com ?
Cause that train already went off the cliff. Maybe time to change the redirect.
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cspieker (18223 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
New game Classic
Just went to a FTF tourney. Was fun. Want to play some more classic using the standard tourney rules (except of course 1 Day turns instead of 12 minutes).

Set it at 101d to filter for more reliable players. If that's too steep but you like the rest, chime in here, and I will make a new one with lower bet.
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Condescension (10 D X)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Trump is now a child murderer.
:^)

Good job, conservatives.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Trump Supreme Court nominee makes the court lopsided for decades
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316853-trump-taps-neil-gorsuch-for-supreme-court
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Alternatives to the nation-state
Because we can't seem to imagine a better system, we should.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850-600-end-of-nations-is-there-an-alternative-to-countries/
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ssorenn (3302 D (G))
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Peanut gallery game
We need a thread that's devoted to diplomacy to be front and center. All this crap about politics is taking up way too much bandwidth here.
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yavuzovic (705 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
Sorry. I accidentally mute my other thread.
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leon1122 (175 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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President Trump is bans immigration from 7 countries and begins building the wall!
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/refugees-immigrants-wall-trump.html?_r=0
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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February GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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gogopowerrangers (50 D X)
02 Feb 17 UTC
How to report multiplayer to Admin?
Sorry that I am new here, I suspect someone is being a multiplayer, how do I report?
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wpfieps (440 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Breaking News
Next week, the prez will be signing an executive order banning Krellin from playing Diplomacy for 90 days.
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djnogueira (211 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
F AEG S F BS-BUL NC
So in a game I have someone made this move:
The fleet at Aegean Sea support move to Bulgaria from Black Sea.
The fleet at Black Sea move to Bulgaria (North Coast).
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Randomizer (20 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Leave No Lawyer Unemployed
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/us/trump-lawsuits-travel-ban-conflicts-interest/index.html

Setting a record number of lawsuits against him in his first weeks in office, Trump is determined to lower unemployment for lawyers.
4 replies
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Mapu (362 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
The most unreliable player of all time
For those who have been around a few years, you've probably run into this guy.
3 replies
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Too funny to pass up

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Ismail (100 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
"War on Terror" game set in 2001
I figure people may be interested in this: http://eregime.org/index.php?c=1012281

It's not Diplomacy, but you can play as a country leader, intelligence agency, international bank, terrorist group, etc. The rules are very simple.
1 reply
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CNote (528 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Site mechanics question re civil disorder
See below
5 replies
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Seasonal Player Awards (Free Points)
The Player of the Year Awards are over, but the fun has just begun :D
48 replies
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slypups (1889 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump is taking over the WebDiplomacy forums
Somehow, his move for power has infested us even here. Is there any thread since he's been elected that doesn't have a mention or side reference to Trump by the second page? Yeah...I'm guilty of it too.
31 replies
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Zollern (100 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
attacking unit is attacked?
If my attacking unit (moving into an opponents occupied space) is attacked by another unsupported attack from an opponent there is no effect and my attack is successful (if supported), correct?
4 replies
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Durga (2658 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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HDV as default
I'm wondering if the mods would consider making HDV the default setting because no HDV is trash.
54 replies
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Chaqa (3589 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Ideas for resistance
what should we be doing as WebDippers and internet citizens to combat creeping mod fascism?
14 replies
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Jamiet99uk (397 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump to publish weekly list of crimes by immigrants
This will include crimes involving *legal* migrants, not just illegals. Does it feel like mid 1930s Germany yet, or what?
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Matticus13 (2947 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Odds on Trump Serving/Not Serving Full Term
Current odds on Trump being impeached/resigning: 11/10
Serving full term: 8/11

Hypothetical: You have to bet one. What's your money on?
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Petition to make Hidden Draw Votes the Default Setting
See title.
13 replies
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Chaqa (3589 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Petition to ban petitions
1. Chaqa
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