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by Tad_Carlucci
December 7th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 60
Views: 6555

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

The alternative theory appears to be that the development of social behaviors drives brain size and intelligence. That seems to be debunked. The discussion will probably always be hypothetical because it's based upon assumptions made from the fosil record. I agree the linked study is not on point. I...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 6th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Any thoughts on C++ Modules
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Any thoughts on C++ Modules

As I understand it ... and remember, I've not started playing with actual code ... exporting a template is basically exporting the AST (abstract syntax tree) for use when needed. This should save compilation time by avoiding the re-parse and syntax analysis phases, at the cost of forcing every compi...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 6th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Is there any way I can use BFW images in my games?
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Is there any way I can use BFW images in my games?

See the Wesnoth Copyrights for details. Most likely, the answer is no, you can't sell the artwork. If selling is important to you, I'd suggest hiring an artist and commissioning original works under some license you and your artist can agree upon. I say "most likely" because the vast majority of Wes...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 6th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 60
Views: 6555

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

I fail to see how primates on the western and central plains of Africa would have access to seaweed in the quantities needed to avoid general malnutrition through the population. But, whatever. I'm sure that some individuals may well have gathered a bit of seaweed here, or there, and could even acce...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 6th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Any thoughts on C++ Modules
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Any thoughts on C++ Modules

I read a series of blog posts (specifically, at vector-of-bool) on the ins-and-outs (and some surprising asides) of C++ Modules. While some of the specifications are still in flux, they're setting down for c++20, and it's looking very interesting. Of course, as reading, I was thinking of how modules...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 6th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 60
Views: 6555

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

I'm a mathematician and programmer, not an evolotionary biologist, but I remember reading articles long ago along the lines of this one I found after 5 or 10 minutes with Google: Brain evolution, the determinates of food choice, and the carnivore's dilema. It's not precisely on point but points out ...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?
Replies: 59
Views: 18836

Re: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?

I didn't see one on the trends page. Maybe I missed it. Total downloads are interesting but don't really mean much for comparisons since the start date varies wildely. I'd probably store the numbers and offer a drill-down feature, or a checklist selecting which addons to show, and graph the results ...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?
Replies: 59
Views: 18836

Re: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?

And add a date/time stamp, too?
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Lua Labs
Topic: lua mysteries
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: lua mysteries

Wesnoth presently has Lua 5.3.5 built-in on master and the 1.14 branch. The following standard Lua libraries are loaded: "table" "string" "math" "coroutine" "debug" "os" (see below) "utf8" N.B. All Lua language features, including libraries, are included in the Wesnoth executable. Wesnoth does not u...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Lua Labs
Topic: lua mysteries
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: lua mysteries

The full language is available.

Several optional, add-on libraries which come with the language are disabled.

To answer the question more specifically: stick to the Lua language and avoid the use of libraries and you'll be fine.
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 60
Views: 6555

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

Tell that to the Sumatran Rhino. At some point there are not enough individuals to make the species viable. Your using bad logic though. From research we learn high (species) intelligence implies the consumption of meat. That does not mean meat eating implies high intelligence. The issue, though, is...
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Career Choices after Undergraduate Studies in Electrical Engineering
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

Re: Career Choices after Undergraduate Studies in Electrical Engineering

I found hair dye to be more important than the latest fads.
by Tad_Carlucci
December 5th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Are Programers inherently better game designers?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Are Programers inherently better game designers?

As a progammer, I would expect most programmers to be lousy game designers. Don't confuse game design with program design or implementation.
by Tad_Carlucci
December 4th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?
Replies: 59
Views: 18836

Re: [POLL] What Operating Systems do you use Wesnoth on?

How? It will only capture data on those who play MP and completely miss those of us who SP only.
by Tad_Carlucci
December 4th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Poll: do orcs eat humans?
Replies: 60
Views: 6555

Re: Poll: do orcs eat humans?

Not looking for canibalism since, to me, the question is does one humanoid species (Homo Orcus?) eat another (Homo Sapiens). Archeological evidence shows another (Homo Neandertalis) certainly did. So it seems logical to conclude other human species do as well. And Orcs and Humans interbreed to make ...