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Forum: support.Apps 10 September 2011, 15:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Maccara
Get AmigaPython. Get Calibre...

Get AmigaPython. Get Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) (sources available). Start hacking if it doesn't work. Shouldn't be hard (moreso than trying to get this done on Amiga anyway).
Forum: project.EAB 25 June 2011, 02:59
Replies: 339
Views: 54,829
Posted By Maccara
Aww. Fuckit. Me in a remotely normal setting. If...

Aww. Fuckit. Me in a remotely normal setting. If I'm up for it, maybe I'll find something nastier... :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 June 2011, 06:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,707
Posted By Maccara
Since you doing this in vmware, is there a...

Since you doing this in vmware, is there a capture option in vmware? (would simplify a bit)

Not sure if there is (or if I'm mixing with some else virtualization software), but might be worth to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 October 2010, 05:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By Maccara
I didn't even think there would be issues with...

I didn't even think there would be issues with unknown structure. (null bytes are still null bytes after compacting, so i thought it should just work)

Just compacted a defragmented vhd (RDB, FFS)...
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 October 2010, 04:57
Replies: 48
Views: 11,626
Posted By Maccara
Sorry, got a little sidetracked as I had a system...

Sorry, got a little sidetracked as I had a system drive crash and Murphy's law kicked in and my recovery media was a coaster too. :)

Just to verify: this testing was on AMD X2 4400+ 4GB mem, XP...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 October 2010, 10:18
Replies: 48
Views: 11,626
Posted By Maccara
Dl'd. Thanks. I'll give it a go a bit later and...

Dl'd. Thanks. I'll give it a go a bit later and post the logs. I think I can replicate the issue just fine even on KS boot screen, so should be ok for testing purposes if it even runs. (just hoping...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 October 2010, 04:09
Replies: 48
Views: 11,626
Posted By Maccara
Sounds familiar:...

Sounds familiar: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=52752

Although not described exactly the same (that was some time ago I noticed that), I have similar behavior with the latest released...
Forum: Coders. General 15 October 2010, 03:23
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Probability >1 in certain cases. :) Kind of...

Probability >1 in certain cases. :) Kind of obviously borked math on my part.
Forum: Coders. General 11 October 2010, 17:48
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
I gathered as much. Thanks for the confirmation...

I gathered as much. Thanks for the confirmation it wouldn't make much difference even on a miggy. (only thing I can think of is storing the throwaway number for future calls, but user could do that...
Forum: project.ClassicWB 09 October 2010, 13:20
Replies: 40
Views: 11,629
Posted By Maccara
I didn't notice It Came from the Desert mentioned...

I didn't notice It Came from the Desert mentioned (1&2 both work on 1.3+HD after assigns etc).

Hmm... MegaTraveller1&2 works too. Then there's Lurking Horror, of course. :)
Forum: Coders. General 09 October 2010, 11:27
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
I just showed how to make it normal distribution...

I just showed how to make it normal distribution in my previous post.
Forum: Coders. General 07 October 2010, 21:14
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Unfortunately, all this is based on math, so...

Unfortunately, all this is based on math, so formal descriptions can't avoid it easily. Personally, I found material which had good graphs comparing distributions helpful when I first started looking...
Forum: Coders. General 07 October 2010, 09:34
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Umm, "no". Where did you get this idea? Can...

Umm, "no". Where did you get this idea?

Can you explain your logic behind this, as I'm having a hard time figuring how you could've come up with this idea? It would be even nicer if you could cite...
Forum: Coders. General 05 October 2010, 09:36
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Yes, and more likely center values are what you...

Yes, and more likely center values are what you get from normal distribution too. Look up central limit theorem (I think Wikipedia has an ok article on it). This is why normal distribution is...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 02 October 2010, 23:39
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By Maccara
Please, just keep the directdraw option available...

Please, just keep the directdraw option available (if it's not too much trouble) until I manage to upgrade my OS or implement a workaround myself (ATI + XP64 issue, most likely). :)
Forum: Coders. General 01 October 2010, 03:56
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Really? What kind of generator/distribution would...

Really? What kind of generator/distribution would have such properties? That's like a Bernoulli distribution with random probability. With p=0.5 being the 50/50 case.

I think you may have...
Forum: Coders. General 30 September 2010, 14:28
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
You do realize, that ad&d using 3d6 (f.e.) is...

You do realize, that ad&d using 3d6 (f.e.) is just a crude approximation of normal distribution? Incidentally, that same method can be used in software of course, just sampling uniform distribution...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 30 September 2010, 07:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,275
Posted By Maccara
16-bit components didn't work on server 2003/xp...

16-bit components didn't work on server 2003/xp x64 already.
Forum: Coders. General 27 September 2010, 23:48
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Thanks, but I'll try to keep on more general...

Thanks, but I'll try to keep on more general topics on the matter for the time being and try to offer some alternative points of view which someone might want to look more into. ;)

If I notice...
Forum: Coders. General 27 September 2010, 14:50
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
I was talking in general terms, as I believe...

I was talking in general terms, as I believe Thorham was too. Doesn't matter if it's miggy or not, same principles apply - no code needed to show any of this.

Want examples on a miggy? Take any...
Forum: Coders. General 25 September 2010, 19:29
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
I believe this was about the generators with...

I believe this was about the generators with different distributions than uniform? (hard to follow the one liner quote-fest of you two :D)

If so, gaussian numbers, for example, are often needed to...
Forum: Coders. General 16 September 2010, 13:52
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
About what is good enough for simulations. I...

About what is good enough for simulations.

I don't think I have seen any definite "set in stone" rules on the requirements to do accurate simulation - depends on a few things. You definitely...
Forum: Coders. General 24 August 2010, 07:31
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
@Thorham I think you need to take one...

@Thorham

I think you need to take one distinction in account with prng vs "true" random generators. Periodicity. You have tried to address this, but I think you might need to find a little bit...
Forum: Coders. General 24 August 2010, 05:42
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Meynaf, sorry if my post felt like a personal...

Meynaf, sorry if my post felt like a personal attack, but it was only meant to address your "test methodology" and the qualities of your claims. For that it was an accurate assessment. (Edit: I...
Forum: Coders. General 22 August 2010, 21:08
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Well, I know little bit of theory and practice....

Well, I know little bit of theory and practice. Using the tools wrong on purpose and then blaming the tools is not the way to go, not in theory or practice.
Forum: Coders. General 22 August 2010, 01:39
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Meynaf, you have not only shown that you don't...

Meynaf, you have not only shown that you don't even know what a pseudorandom number generator means, but also that you don't understand statistics or probability.

Your claims and tests are utter...
Forum: Coders. General 24 July 2010, 14:03
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Mersenne twister is a good example of this....

Mersenne twister is a good example of this. Excellent PRNG with good statistical properties but utterly useless in cryptography or anything requiring "true" random data (you only need to observe ~600...
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 July 2010, 11:36
Replies: 3
Views: 2,267
Posted By Maccara
ffdshow huffyuv is a modified version (adaptive...

ffdshow huffyuv is a modified version (adaptive huffman tables/YV12 support) and for some reason RGB support is dropped.

Original huffyuv (v2.1.1) supports RGB too.
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 July 2010, 20:58
Replies: 229
Views: 66,208
Posted By Maccara
Not directly related to the issue, but close: ...

Not directly related to the issue, but close:

BIOS -> legacy mode USB input supoprt -> PS/2 keyboard visible when connected to USB.

(not sure if this is "exactly" the same way on every MB, but...
Forum: Coders. General 08 July 2010, 18:41
Replies: 183
Views: 27,112
Posted By Maccara
Something I had "on-hand": next-bit test stuff:...

Something I had "on-hand":
next-bit test stuff: http://www.scientiairanica.com/PDF/Articles/00001073/eghlidos.pdf
attacks on prng in general, including state compromise extensions:...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 18:49
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
That's what TCD (among others) have been trying...

That's what TCD (among others) have been trying to tell you: don't jump to conclusions. Makes it much easier to get to the real issues.



This is not exactly the same issue you're having, but...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 18:12
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
Definitely not! It's extremely annoying! And gets...

Definitely not! It's extremely annoying! And gets no results whatsoever.


See, I could've told you after your first post (if it included the real reasons for this request), that I've seen a...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 17:31
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
I'd bet you've just run into gfx driver resource...

I'd bet you've just run into gfx driver resource leak. Nothing to do with winuae memory handling. Definitely nothing to do with pagefiles.
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 15:05
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
This makes absolutely no sense.

This makes absolutely no sense.
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 14:56
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
Yes, just tested that. Wish I could move the...

Yes, just tested that. Wish I could move the whole OS to swap - would be even better. :D
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 13:54
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
Maybe instead of looking at random google...

Maybe instead of looking at random google sources, you should go to the source (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555223) instead for correct terms. It's not about pleasing me... :rolleyes
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 07 July 2010, 13:18
Replies: 59
Views: 5,429
Posted By Maccara
NewDeli, At the risk of repeating stuff...

NewDeli,

At the risk of repeating stuff already said, all software use the "swap file" (really a term of bygone era, should be called pagefile on windows) if needed.

Windows (like most modern...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 July 2010, 12:58
Replies: 29
Views: 8,053
Posted By Maccara
You probably didn't notice my earlier post edit....

You probably didn't notice my earlier post edit. Added a linky to XP instructions. Hope they work!
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 July 2010, 12:41
Replies: 29
Views: 8,053
Posted By Maccara
Ah, never tried to get it working on USB myself....

Ah, never tried to get it working on USB myself. Just thought it should be trivial, but apparently not.

@Tero: According to this...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 July 2010, 12:28
Replies: 29
Views: 8,053
Posted By Maccara
I think you could achieve that with XP (or newer)...

I think you could achieve that with XP (or newer) + BartPE (or similar) too.
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