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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

ctid Re:Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

If your view is anything other than "it's a shirt" then you're the one with the problem, not me.

This is grown-up stuff. The thoughts you had as a fifteen year-old don't cut it when you're discussing with grown ups.

If SJWs were only expressing their ideas, that would be one thing. They're actively harassing the scientist to the point where he had to issue a public apology to try and get them to back off.

You can read my views on the shirt. Just don't misrepresent them, child.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

ctid Re:Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

And you're going to solve this by destroying a man's career over his SHIRT?!! And I'm the childish one?!!!

Nice strawman. You can read my views on the shirt. No offence but trying to argue like this makes you look like an imbecile.

Freedom of expression is objectively right

And yet you argue by pretending that one person's expression of their ideas does not exist and attempting impose something else so that you can attack it.

But the SJW mindset IS damaging. It IS destroying things. It's dangerous and it needs to be stopped.

This is just hyperbole. Grow up.

about two weeks ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

ctid Re:Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

I'm sure you understand that I am not wrong. I have an opinion. So do you. My opinion is different from yours. Neither of us is "wrong" or "right". We might gauge whether one of us is more in line with social mores at a particular point in time. At the moment, my observations are correct. That is why he came under so much pressure. You never know; people like you might be able to convert sufficient other people so that your view becomes the majority. We will still neither of us be "right" or "wrong". We'll just be more or less in line with social mores at a particular point in time.

Crap like this demonstrates exactly how the world is being destroyed by SJWs. Their whining is potentially going to be career ruining to a guy who's only crime is wearing a shirt that was given to him as a gift. A shirt. All because it hurt some SJW's feelings, because they can't stand the thought of people looking at pretty women.

You can be a child if you want to, but society has a view of itself, just as it always has. At the moment, one of the big issues for society is the imbalance in career choices between girls and boys. Remember, there's no "right" or "wrong" about this; it's just one of the many issues that (our Western) society is debating at the moment. That is why this guy is taking heat for his shirt. This is grown-up stuff, and it takes thinking about. You and the other piss-baby can join the debate like a grown up and take your chance at convincing society that your POV is correct. Saying that "the world is being destroyed by SJWs" can be your opening argument in this debate, if you like, but I don't think it is going to convince anyone. There's no organisation called "SJWs". There's people like you and then there's lots of grown-ups in our societies who are trying to think hard about this stuff. These issues are important. Either think about them and join the debate like an adult, or fuck off.

about two weeks ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

ctid Re:Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

Most people can think about more than one thing at a time. So in my head at the moment we have: It's an amazing achievement for the ESA and the team and for humanity at large. AND putting on that shirt was a bit thoughtless if he knew he was going to be on TV. AND if he didn't know he'd be asked to talk on TV and his bosses made him do it, that was a bit stupid on their part. AND if the TV people picked him to be on TV because of his shirt, that was pretty dickish of them.

See? You can think of more than one thing at a time and none of the other thing detract from the defining achievement of the mission. Unless you're a piss-baby who thinks your world is being ruined by SJWs. Then you can only keep one thing in your head at a time I guess.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

ctid Re:So Intel pulled out (724 comments)

Your original post stated that nobody is going to boycott Intel. I will boycott Intel. I'm not sure why, after my post immediately proved yours to be wrong, you felt the need to call me, "feminazi".

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

ctid Re:Incorrect, and Perfect Example (724 comments)

Unfortunately it is untrue. An AC has posted a very accurate description of the incident in response to your post, so I'll not repeat that.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

ctid Re: gtfo (724 comments)

Sarkesian reported harassment to SF police and they passed the report on to the FBI. This has been established for some time now.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

ctid Re:So Intel pulled out (724 comments)

Wherever possible, I will certainly boycott Intel's products.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

ctid Re:Incorrect, and Perfect Example (724 comments)

It actually started when a male Kotaku journalist published an article about a female game developer that he was sleeping with without disclosure,

This is untrue.

about 2 months ago
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MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

ctid Re:Implementation Fail (90 comments)

I like the way you took the trouble to find a video of a cheetah running, but didn't bother to read the first paragraph after the MIT video.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

ctid Re: wrong (254 comments)

"None of the major engines use it."

Unity uses C#.

about 5 months ago
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One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

ctid Re:Only ONE day??? (230 comments)

Two days? TWO? We would submit our cards and then wait for the lesson THE NEXT WEEK to find out if the program had compiled. To be fair, it did encourage one to try be a very, very careful programmer. The rest of you are all whippersnappers by the way.

about 7 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

ctid Re:Unitiy is "the" benchmark? (73 comments)

What on earth is a "pure IDE based engine"? And what do you mean by "hashed job Java code"? Unity has Unityscript (which is like Javascript) and Boo (which is a little like Python), but I'd guess that most games are written in C#. And what does the language matter anyway?

about 9 months ago
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Video Games Charity Raises Over $10 Million

ctid Re:What's in it for me? (50 comments)

I don't know the price but if it's more, your decision to buy from this charity is based on how much spare cash you have. Capitalism has been kind to lots of people so they might want to go for it. You shouldn't sweat it if you prefer not to. It's a charity; you donate if you want to and can afford to. If not, buy your stuff elsewhere.

about a year ago
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US Electrical Grid On the Edge of Failure

ctid Re:American infrastructure is old and decrepit (293 comments)

How could this post be modded Informative? The only information it contains is that the author of the post is an idiot. Europe was not "utterly destroyed". It's not just one country. Countries were affected differently, depending on where they were with respect to the fighting. We've already heard from Swiss and Swedish readers who live in countries that have working infrastructure despite the fact that they were not "utterly destroyed" in WWII. I didn't reply to this post before because I assumed that the poster was just trolling and that it would get moderated down as soon as a someone with mod points saw it. I'm replying now because it has somehow been moderated up.

about a year ago
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OmniCam360 Camera Cluster Lets You Choose the Viewing Angle

ctid Re:Yeah, right... (66 comments)

I don't think the word "better" really applies, because not everyone is interested in the same thing. Some people want to see the game and nothing but the game. Other people want to look at the crowd. Others want to replay over and over controversial or exciting moments. Some people want to watch one player specifically, while others would prefer a much wider angle so as to be able to see the pattern of play developing. Some people like to see the facial expressions of the players.

It's not a competition and there is not one "best" way. If there is a choice of ten views of the game, there will be some people who like each and every one.

about a year ago
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A Year of Linux Desktop At Westcliff High School

ctid Re:office compatibility is the big part of useing (283 comments)

It's best to read the article before posting. I have provided the crucial paragraph below:

Once we decided to go ahead, a special newsletter was sent out to all parents. We probably had less than half a dozen who disagreed, maintaining that learning Office was a more useful skill. Whilst I accept their views, I would argue that an 11 year old student starting with us in September 2014 will probably not reach the job market until 2024 or there about. What will Office 2024 look like? Your guess is as good as mine, but good basic skills and a logical and analytical way of dealing with computers will be good for a lifetime.

about a year ago
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A Year of Linux Desktop At Westcliff High School

ctid Re:Well that's weird (283 comments)

I have yet to see anyone provide evidence that LibreOffice is significantly better than MS Office in any way other being able to run Linux (which doesn't matter because most people use Windows/OS X) and that it's free (which is beneficial, but as far as schools are concerned most of them have Microsoft agreements so it's a sunk cost).

I have quoted the critical section of the article below:

Once we decided to go ahead, a special newsletter was sent out to all parents. We probably had less than half a dozen who disagreed, maintaining that learning Office was a more useful skill. Whilst I accept their views, I would argue that an 11 year old student starting with us in September 2014 will probably not reach the job market until 2024 or there about. What will Office 2024 look like? Your guess is as good as mine, but good basic skills and a logical and analytical way of dealing with computers will be good for a lifetime.

To an extent, Microsoft has harmed itself by constantly tweaking the interface to Word and also the big change between Windows 7 and Windows 8. Nobody forced them to make these changes, but they did it anyway, presumably in order to maintain their lucrative upgrade cycle. But it's pointless to claim that young students "need" to learn Windows or MS Office, because what they will look like by the time the students are in employment is anybody's guess. This is also true of the Linux distributions too, but if the emphasis is therefore on learning the skills, rather than how to operate a particular package, why not go for a cheaper option?

about a year ago
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Android Fragmentation Isn't Hurting Its Adoption

ctid Re:App revenue (419 comments)

What a peculiar way to look at things! Why would gamasutra care one way or the other?

about a year and a half ago

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ctid ctid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ctid (449118) writes "The BBC is reporting that at the midnight opening of the Virgin Megastore in Oxford Street in London, Sony gave the first 100 queueing gamers free £2500 televisions and free taxi rides home. Some people had been queueing for 36 hours and apparently didn't react at first when they heard the news. Interestingly, the article says that the number of gamers seemed small compared to previous launches and they quote a Sony executive who claims that consumers know that there are lots of PS3s in stock, so they're not rushing out to buy one immediately."

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