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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

SirSlud Re:PROOF (275 comments)

Obviously it's for publicity, but their claim is clearly tongue in cheek. Let me put it this way. Everyone is taking this way more seriously than Nvidia is.

about a month ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

SirSlud Re: Her work (1262 comments)

Anybody that would consider her being a hate-monger is out of touch with reality.

about 2 months ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

SirSlud Re:NIMBY at its finest (409 comments)

And your credentials are what, exactly?

about 3 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

SirSlud Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Congratulations, that's one of the stupidest things I've ever read on /. I don't even know where to begin, except to say that it sounds like your thinking seems to be, "Let me pick a position which I know will be unpopular, which must mean it is more correct than the popular position, and then go through some inane line of reasoning to support said position."

"They are the only people who would have actually earned it."

Everyone here is dumber for having read that.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

SirSlud Re:Pick up a book and turn off the internet (254 comments)

It's like there's some strange black hole of information available on the internet that only happens around the super specific topic the Ask Slashdotter is interested in. I'm pretty sure all of these folks are the ones that were our best horses in Keener Bingo:

http://www.mathnews.uwaterloo....

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

SirSlud Re:It's too slow. (254 comments)

Ding ding. Fuck, C# is fine and dandy and pretty fucking fast, if your target platforms and related asset and tool ecosystems are cool with it, and you're not boneheaded about what you're doing. Questions like these are so silly - if you do so much homework to know what you know and what you don't know, I'm pretty sure you're smart enough to find the right information, books, etc. What a passive aggressive inquiry. If you're convinced you can write an intelligently framed question with tons of context, then why on earth can you not do a little google mining for books that focus on C# game development? This discipline is hardly a secretive cabal.

about 4 months ago
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Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax

SirSlud Re:Idle threats (182 comments)

Yikes. And you think *he's* dumb?

about 5 months ago
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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

SirSlud Re:Old school education (166 comments)

Ah, your one data point throws off his entire asinine argument! (Seriously, the OP is a moron, but I can't find anywhere in his drivel that he stated only boys can have ADHD.)

about 5 months ago
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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

SirSlud Re:Never lecture when you can have a seminar (166 comments)

Ugh. The only thing worse than lectures are questions from the audience. Well, actually, I have no problems with questions per se, but anybody who interrupts with a question that is going to be answered within the hour as part of the material, or asks a question that was already answered should be subject to some kind of punishment.

about 5 months ago
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NASA Honors William Shatner With Distinguished Public Service Medal

SirSlud Re:Get a life... (111 comments)

Fortunately, those who did use him as an inspiration to get a life/career were also well adjusted enough to have a good laugh.

about 6 months ago
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'The Door Problem' of Game Design

SirSlud Re:Easy answers (305 comments)

For all practical purposes, you're probably within 40 feet of a door that can never be opened. Or let's go the other way - hey, given enough time, you could probably find a crane and a wrecking ball, and destroy the building you're sitting in. Therefore, games without fully destructible environments are frustrating to you, because in real life, you can destroy everything? That's a silly line of reasoning. You're marking the line between what is reasonable and unreasonable that is clearly out of whack with the majority of players who accept that some level of suspension of disbelief is required in order to enjoy a video game. Game design conventions and art design directly addresses the concerns you're laying out in the vast majority of games with visual cues as to which objects are interactive and which are not. Anybody can be obstinate about those conventions, but to argue the point without acknowledging that they are a standard part of game and art design is being utterly disingenuous.

about 6 months ago
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GitHub Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

SirSlud Re:Insanity (182 comments)

The vacuous thing about the slippery slope argument is we can't drag you out in public and have you admit you were wrong a couple of years down the road.

about 6 months ago
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The Limits of Big Data For Social Engineering

SirSlud Re:Stop INSULTING US!! (95 comments)

We knew you'd say that.

about 6 months ago
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The Science of Solitary Confinement

SirSlud Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (326 comments)

Which is not at all what the article is saying. It's saying that solitary confinement is being used on many more people than those "some folks." You're not making an argument any more than me saying, "Well, some folks should be killed, so why would we care how many folks are being killed?"

about 8 months ago
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The Science of Solitary Confinement

SirSlud Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (326 comments)

We're not talking about "quite a few". We're talking about 80,000 at levels per capita that no other country on earth does. We don't conduct science and research to make ourselves feel fuzzy. We do it to point out that a huge amount of those people are not in for life, and will be released at some point, so why would we be complicit in inflicting mental instability on them given that it would be in our self interest to ensure they're not crazy when then are released? The whole point of raising the alarm on this is that it's being used on people who do not pose imminent physical threats and dangers to others. It's right there in the summary, and the article - nobody is suggesting that solitary confinement isn't required, but it's weapons grade stupid (if a profitable business model for jails) to turn humans into worse humans. We figured out a long time ago that it's more more beneficial for US to rehabilitate those who we can, so if you're okay with using punishments and detainment that cause people do become more of a danger to society when they're let out than when they're let in, you're not even making a case for self interest.

about 8 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

SirSlud Re:I guess they have never heard of two factor aut (731 comments)

My (Canadian debit) card has been scanned twice, and both times the bank called me up, notified me of the fraudulent charges on my account, and the money was back in my account in under two weeks.

about 8 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

SirSlud Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

"the consumers get to be forced to memorize a new PIN!"

Sometimes it's funny to hear Americans complain about how difficult life is. Change is so scary!

about 8 months ago
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AMD Confirms Kaveri APU Is a 512-GPU Core Integrated Processor

SirSlud Re:Yeah i don't get it (130 comments)

Because lots of people run 3D games on servers.

Certainly we do use GPUs for some floating-point intensive tasks on servers, but this is nowhere near fast enough to be useful.

We're not that far off thin client gaming. So suggesting that lots of companies won't be running 3D games server-side in the near future is disingenuous.

about a year ago

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