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Exploring Some Lesser-Known Scripting Languages

greggman GameMonkey (60 comments)

I know Q-Games, makers of PixelJunk Shooter, PixelJunk Eden, The Tomorrow Children, NomNom Galaxy, etc, has used GameMonkey extensively for many of their games and I know several people who've left Q-Games, formed new companies and are still using it in their own engines.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

greggman Re:Great, make the Internet even more infantile (104 comments)

Or we could just be being inclusive of other cultures that have been using emoji for > 15 years

Or are you suggesting the world should be ASCII only? Oh wait, I get it. You want to be the one to decide which characters get added. Will Chinese be included? How about Thai? What about all those BBS/ANSI characters from zillions of documents from the 80s?

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

greggman Re:who cares (104 comments)

Or for Japanese who've been using them since at least 2003 in nearly all personal communications

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

greggman Re:Who gives a fuck (104 comments)

And emoji is text as entered by Japanese people in text messages since around 2003 and now by hundreds of millions of Chinese phone users

So, some would say you're hate is borderline racist

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

greggman Re:Never had such issues (325 comments)

I have a 2012 Retina MBP. It's the HOTTEST laptop I've ever owned. It runs so hot it burns to touch it. I have to be careful typing. If I touch the keys fine but if I touch the metal between keys OUCH!

Note: Under "normal" use (browsing mostly static webpages) it's not hot but run any game and it gets arguably too hot. (or as in my case, develop games which means running them). Pretty much any WebGL demo will also make too hot.

about two weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

greggman Re:I can't stand closed floor plans (420 comments)

I'm with you on that. I don't like isolation either. I like to see what others are doing around me. I like to overhear conversations. My most productive times are when I'm collaborating with someone not when I'm alone. But I also know that's a personal preference. I can certainly understand some need isolation.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

greggman Neither (211 comments)

You should concentrate a learning some other language like C or C++ and using as little Swift / Objective C as possible to interface with the OS. That way your code is portable to other platforms. Either that's Windows, Android, XBox, Wii, PS4, Linux, whatever.

about 2 months ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

greggman Re:And yet (123 comments)

That's probably true but it's still worse than many other countries. Why don't those countries have 1 out of 500?

Also, from my personal experience it isn't one out of 500. More like 1 out of 5, maybe at best 1 out of 10. Go into any public restroom in the USA and notice how many guys use the toilet to pee instead of the urinals, often even if there's no line for the urinals. Then notice (by sound) that almost none of them lift the seat.

I have no idea what they're thinking for sure. My fiction is they are embarrassed to use the urinal and they don't lift the seat because they're lazy and it might be dirty so they say "fuck it, someone else's problem, I'll just pee with the seat down". Still, I see it as one of many examples of "Me first, fuck everyone else" attitude that seems more prevalent in the USA than some other countries.

 

about 2 months ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

greggman Re:And yet (123 comments)

Don't know which countries you're referring to. I know many that are much better than the US in this regard. Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Singapore to name at least 5. I just personally find it sad America's culture in this one area is so bad.

about 2 months ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

greggman And yet (123 comments)

The toilets in public restrooms in America are generally covered in urine and/or destroyed. Fuck over everyone else is alive and well in American culture.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe's Digital Editions Collecting Less Data, Says EFF

greggman Stop using Adobe Reader (32 comments)

Chrome has a read built in. Firefox too? There's no reason to use Adobe Reader AFAICT and hasn't been for at least a couple of years.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

greggman Re:I'm not sure what bothers me more, (613 comments)

I love DST. I hate non DST. I want daylight for my free time so the later it stay light after work the better.

about 3 months ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

greggman HALLELUJAH!!!! (320 comments)

Yea!!! We no longer have 2 or 3 networks as the gate keepers for all cartoons. Kids are no longer limited to cartoons only 6-9 and 3-6 on weekdays and 6-11 on Saturdays.

Today's kids have Cartoon Network, The Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon 24/7. They've got Youtube, and Vimeo, and CrunchyRoll and 50 other cartoon sites. They've got smartphones and tablets and digital cameras and notebooks that allow them to easily make their own cartoons.

I'm glad Saturday morning cartoons are dead. That was a symbol of the old guard's limited world. I'm happy it's gone

about 4 months ago

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