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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Asterisks. How do they work? :confused:

    No, seriously, who invented asterisks?
  2. René Goscinny, duh.

  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ah, beat me too it.
  4. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Here's an easy demonstration of how they work.

    For example:

    int x = 10;

    int *xPrt = &x;

    x has the value 10

    xPrt shows to the memory address of x,it's a pointer to x.

    * is used before a variable name to declare a pointer.

    Yes I have a ****load of coding work to do and yes I am very bored at the moment and haven't smoked since I woke up,that makes ~5 hours...
  5. I like to think of them as sarcasm-tinged quotation marks, of a sort. For example- 'yes honey, I'd *love* to hear what so & so told you today...'

  6. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    I don't know, but Zappa invented the Apostrophe.
  7. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    that was the greatest game EVER!
  8. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Game? :eyebrow:

    We're talking about the comics!
  9. DanAleks

    DanAleks Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

    Mar 5, 2009
    Nathan Hale's last words before being hanged:
    "I only regret that I have but one asterisk for my country."

    This from my high school history teacher...
  10. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    did you ever play the game for Sega Gamegear? It was nothing short of awesome.
  11. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Was it something with grappling hook arms?
  12. FWIW, this thread was supposed to have 4 astericks in the title (like this: ****?). it was supposed to look as if this threads titles was an obsence word that was filtered.

    But then I heard JT loading the B&Cannon and changed it.

    Also, this thread was (i'm pretty sure) posted following Bacardi 151. The fact that it isn't a total disaster is either a testament to my metabolism or my ability to operate well in difficult circumstances.

    Either way, I had a fun weekend.
  13. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Hum, dunno who invented it but I use it to look for lost pr0n in my PC... Search-> *.jpg

    Works like a charm!

  14. guitarchaser


    Mar 6, 2010
    Only time I've ever used them is for making an action when using messenger/aim etc. (a lot of the time for RP) or when I get on messenger I'm sometimes greeted with *glomps* from certain people XD
  15. hartke20g


    Apr 12, 2006
    miami, FL

    just like magnets.
  16. jp58


    Dec 9, 2009
    They work like so:

    Barry Bonds*

    *- He cheated.
  17. I thought he just used Steroids....

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