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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-26 21:04:08 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #297029
They also live in comparatively underdeveloped and culturally backwards areas though. If only they had the moneys to fly those participants to 'nice' places to live. I bet not as many of them would be druggies. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-26 09:32:35 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #297017
The "harder" path would be to try to discover weather it is right and true or not which is "good".
You might say atheistic approaches are harder; You need more patience to wait for sufficient evidence, while religious people jump to the ultimate conclusion that theists texts are correct. I do consider myself 'agnostic', in that god may exist in some form, but its almost certainly not the Christian definition. God is a concept, or a phenomenon, but its not an omnipotent intelligent being. I tend to lean towards more atheistic views because there is no evidence in favor of religion that couldn't be a mass-placebo effect.

You could also say there is a 'lazy' class among both theists and atheists. There are those who are blindly atheistic because they are lazy, don't want to put in the time, and simply argue against religion without actual reasons. There are also those who are blindly religious because they've grown up being taught what they believe whilst being cheered on by their peers. There's an air of social acceptance around both flavors of laziness that powers the placebo both ways.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-22 21:48:22 UTC
in Im making a mod Post #296928
Too bad this isn't source. There's an entity to call console commands. You could play with field of view and some other stuff.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-21 02:46:50 UTC
in Front page logged in but technically not Post #296886
I've managed to see the same, yeah.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-14 08:42:43 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296619
I read another time travel theory that states time travel is impossible simply because it would change the past; that potential disruptions in history are the reason we can't complete the trip. The paper I read had lots of physics math above me that included a heavy discussion about closed timelike curves. That's the only buzz word that I remember.

In that case it will be impossible to go back in time unless we can invent a true full-spectrum electromagnetic cloak. We would have to go back in time to an area of space so the time machine wouldn't bump into any rogue particles just floating around (because even space has some reallly small amount of hydrogen). We would have to produce an effect of zero gravity around the time machine (because even small amounts of gravity affects something somewhere). Also we'd probably have to figure out how to redirect neutrinos as well. There's probably a ton of other phenomenon we don't even know about that would have to be compensated for.

By that logic, we really cant go back in time at all to do anything meaningful. If you can observe something, you've already changed the universe. :P

Edit: Doh' vs49688. I took too long to type. ;D
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-13 18:00:50 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296592
It depends on the plane being a jet and the altitudes they are flying at.

The exhaust from a jet engine has a certain amount of water in it. At really high altitudes a jet undergoes extremely low temperatures. When a jet is at high altitudes, the water leaves in the engine exhaust at hot temperatures and condenses quickly in the cold air up there. This forms the visible trails we see, exactly the same way you can see your breath in cold temperatures.

You wont see these trails on planes if they are propeller based, or the air surrounding the plane isn't cold enough.

I worked at an airport for a while. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-12 23:24:19 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296574
Also, if you athiests arent christain, stop celebrating christmas.
Christmas has been commercialized for a long time, heheh. Coca-Cola invented santa clause, and people seem to identify Christmas with him more than Jesus. Ill celebrate it because I enjoy decadent feasts and giving/getting presents. Good family time like that is as good a reason as ever to have a holiday. Hell, lets say I celebrate Yule! Christmas absorbed many of its traditions, and its at the exact same time. I just have to keep calling it Christmas because the term "Yule" isn't as widely known.
I grew 20ft tall and squished a florist the other day. Honestly, I did. I have 20 close friends who can back me up. They were there and they wrote about it.
True fact.
^^ this.

It isn't so inconceivable that a group of people could tell everyone something happened. In a time of poorly documented history via hand-written texts (which change from writer to writer) and oral storytelling, why not?
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-12 19:49:19 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296563
Who told you that? Lady Gaga?
My gay friends, if you must know. :/
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-12 18:30:28 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296557
Then how about a kid who is raised by a gay couple, will that kid have more chances of being attracted to his own gender?
That's a bit unfair. "Real" gay people don't have a choice; they're born that way. I have several gay friends. :/

I'm sure there are exceptions though.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-11 21:26:17 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296518
I really hate it when people use the word "Dimension".

A dimension is defined as the minimum number of coordinates (thus properties) to define the state of a system. These include length/width/height/time. Dimensions likely include physical quantities that have been 'abstracted away' in every day thought processes like mass/charges/etc.

You can call something another plane of existence, but stop saying dimension; No one 'dimension' would encompass an entire reality, intelligence, or otherwise. A dimension is meant to be one quantity that interacts with other dimensional quantities to advance a state of some kind. If a bit in computer memory is a dimension, saying "God" exists in a dimension to itself is like saying programmers can write an artificial intelligence as smart as a person with only one bit. They symbolically mean stuff collectively, but not independently.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-11 00:55:50 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296492
Hell, we already realize that all of our thoughts are happening through a blob of firing neurons. I don't see why understanding it would make anyone feel different.

If anything, we could get some bad-ass ghost in the shell cyborg implants and bodies so we could talk wirelessly without physically speaking, personally see through cameras across the planet, use robotic limbs as our own, or live forever (as long as machines can keep a brain alive without a supporting organic body) <3

In that sense we could also have virtual reality that literally takes over our senses. That would make video-games and hands-on training awesome. You could learn to paint without actually using paint. Sports might even be fun if the game strategy and control is decoupled from physical prowess. We could be having this conversation "face to face". :P

Or.. give us all a hint of autism. The kind that allows savants the ability to do math on huge fucked up numbers in their heads or remember everything they've ever read.

At the very least we could tune chemical imbalances.. It's not really changing their sense of "free will" as it is regulating their mood. They can do what they want, but they wont go on explosive or psychopathic killing sprees.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-11 00:31:50 UTC
in Deep thinking Post #296487
Absolutely. But only if we are able to understand how thoughts work at the chemical level.
Sure, but only with dubious amounts of EM radiation and some extremely sensitive detectors. It'll never be portable I don't think. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-08 21:16:08 UTC
in In Search of the Lifia Post #296385
It is nearly impossible for an indi game to get something on steam though. It is supposedly still pretty tough even if you have a great game.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-06 18:40:39 UTC
in Minecraft Post #296314
Could old pistons do THIS?
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 12:00:33 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #296270
I really suck at LoL. No matter how much I read on general strategy I cant seem to get better. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-02 22:35:44 UTC
in Get rewarded for mapping Post #296168
I know there is an online illegal drug market that is powered by bitcoins. Its funny, but I think anonymous money will be found to break laws soon enough. The idea is great in principle though.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-07-02 01:35:00 UTC
in SLI Setup: Need Some Advice. Post #296135
One more off-topic post and i'll get angry. >_>

This is what you're looking for. Not the same card, but ill bet the principles are the same. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/23/gtx_480_sli_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x8x8/3

The consensus there is that a 16/16 configuration and a 16/8 configuration show almost no difference whatsoever, while the 8/8 performance degrades somewhat (7% fps change on Battlefield 2) with several monitors. Lastly, the 8/8 is almost no different to the other two configurations for resolutions less than 2560x1600, but the cards that they are using are slightly better too.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-06-30 23:52:03 UTC
in Minecraft Post #296083
I much prefer C++ and different compilers to Java. Something about virtual machines just rubs me the wrong way.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-06-07 07:53:55 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #295361
My older brother's band has opened for them before, heh.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-06-07 05:00:20 UTC
in E3 2011 Post #295353
The makers of Eve Online are making an FPS for the PS3 that integrates with Eve Online on the PC. No idea how they're going to do that.
They're making it so the corporations (guilds of most other games) of the Eve MMO hire corporations of Dust 514 people to fight their planet-side battles for them. Planets in Eve allow people to reap nice amounts of money from them so it's worth it. The hiring corporations in eve will pay for their equipment (tanks, upgrades, those command ships, off map support), and then the individual dust games work like a normal fps multiplayer for the most part.

I dont really know how shitty players will factor into that though. I don't expect good corporations to pay for people to fight who are terrible. There should be a cool air of competition though I think. I just hope they've included safeguards in the game to turn it into a regular shooter if the idea fails miserably.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-06-07 04:26:43 UTC
in E3 2011 Post #295349
I've always enjoyed the SSX games, but I don't really want to buy a PS3 for it.

I feel really excited for Skyrim. I didn't really like the other Morrowind games that much, but they're supposedly doing a lot of work to make all professions equally usable. The melee classes have traditionally been terrible. Also, the setting looks amazing on that new engine of theirs.

Naturally I'm going to play the shit out of the new Mass Effect game. The biggest thing I didn't like about the trailer was that dumb multi-tool blade. I don't like the idea of a holographic blade killing people; It's stupid. It better not act like halo assassinations either. If there's a blade at all I should be able to stab someone in the dick.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-06-06 23:25:34 UTC
in E3 2011 Post #295337
Looks like your "PS3 hack will go unmentioned" prediction was wrong PB. They never referred to it as a hack though. They called it the 'outage'.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-05-26 22:15:18 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #295013
That track "Science is Fun" sounds a lot like the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

Edit: More specifically the credits.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-05-20 21:01:35 UTC
in Another dumb question Post #294863
Goldsource doesn't have displacements in it, only source which is Half-life 2 and on. Your best bet is to use a generator like Nem's or Twister above that can create displacement-style stuff and save it in terms of normal brush work. Goldsource can use that stuff.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-04-25 05:30:44 UTC
in Favorite European Band(s)! Post #293874
Jamiroquai
Eek
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Posted 8 years ago2011-04-07 11:53:09 UTC
in Experienced Coders Wanted Post #293179
Not enough of us model/texture. :D
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Posted 8 years ago2011-04-04 03:31:07 UTC
in Cross-platform programming Post #292952
Yeah, all of the other UI libraries are awful. Using QT means using their IDE though.

If visual basic is the only language you know, you'll have to get used to C syntax. Beyond that, pointers are the only 'real' new trick. Maybe templates, which are basically the same thing as .NET generics.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-31 16:50:07 UTC
in 8.9 Earthquake Hits Northern Japan Post #292738
Haha. I was really close to posting it earlier.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-26 22:48:41 UTC
in Texture from photo Post #292466
Photoshop does it if you have that.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-23 09:13:05 UTC
in Next Competition Post #292161
I would love to see a minicompo based on custom texturing
People have to know how to texture first. :P

I'm mostly sure that wouldn't pull in many entries.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-18 09:50:46 UTC
in Story time Post #291893
, and decided to throw his self-destructing hev suit at it upon realizing that Zebras shouldn't exist. He then looked back at Archie wondering
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-18 07:07:56 UTC
in Story time Post #291885
burying everyone involved with massive trucks of fail.

[fail]

They then proceeded to
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Posted 8 years ago2011-03-09 17:53:56 UTC
in Free stuff on the interwebs Post #291340
I won an Asus EEE netbook off of a windows 7 promotion on facebook in the past. It came with windows 7 ultimate and the full M$ Office suite. I think I only won it because it was restricted to people with .edu email addresses. :lol:
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-28 19:45:05 UTC
in Retro TWHL Post #290926
[fail]

Its still a mod tag :P.

Also, Orpheus got the freedom cat treatment.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-28 16:34:15 UTC
in Retro TWHL Post #290918
dotdotdot is hilarious :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-24 16:23:33 UTC
in vechicles for hl Post #290741
I think the entities that allow you to do that only exist in Counter-Strike as func_vehicle and func_vehiclecontrols. It's not possible to do in TFC or HL, unfortunately.

Something like it would be possible if you can program, but it would have to be in mod format and wouldn't work natively with TFC or HL.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-21 15:13:18 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #290587
I only wish they showed us what the hellish dimension looked like in Event Horizon, heh. I dunno what could turn a person that insane :\
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-02 16:37:08 UTC
in The Future of TWHL Post #289961
New users will come across the "old", abandoned TWHL and will leave disappointed in a few days seeing it's deserted
We have enough control over the site to throw in a redirect at least.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-02 05:57:20 UTC
in The Future of TWHL Post #289943
"I bet none of us wants our community to become something like facepunch
Ill personally assure that wont happen. :hammer:
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Posted 8 years ago2011-02-02 00:04:39 UTC
in The Future of TWHL Post #289930
Somehow I think single word website names might be prohibitively expensive. >_<
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Posted 8 years ago2011-01-14 02:56:50 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #289069
they blizzard still have to finish 2 campaigns of starcraft 2, dont expect d3 for another 20 years
They have separate teams you know. >_<
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Posted 8 years ago2011-01-09 04:06:39 UTC
in Mapping for Google Post #288853
That is pretty genius to crowd-source 3D buildings. :P

Cool.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-01-06 17:58:32 UTC
in My friend asked server-related question Post #288747
What game?
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Posted 8 years ago2010-12-17 18:41:56 UTC
in large hl1 mod package discovered Post #287995
For free you can go to http://www.grooveshark.com and get the same thing as spotify. I don't know if it has a mobile version though, but that doesn't bother me.
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Posted 9 years ago2010-12-03 05:48:42 UTC
in Desktops of December Post #287585
Oh.. right.

My comp. org class regularly requires that I pass in "Proof of compilation" with my code, so I usually save the screenshot of my 'proof' onto that. Because it lives on my desktop, I over-write it pretty regularly to save any other temporarily needed pictures so I don't have to type bullshit names.
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Posted 9 years ago2010-12-03 04:24:35 UTC
in Desktops of December Post #287582
"What is it exactly that you are trying to prove, grim?"

Hrm?
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Posted 9 years ago2010-12-02 05:08:45 UTC
in Desktops of December Post #287546
User posted image
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Posted 9 years ago2010-12-01 22:36:13 UTC
in Desktops of December Post #287533
I'm not one for anime-styled backgrounds, but that does look pretty good Soup. :P
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Posted 9 years ago2010-11-30 23:27:45 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #287509
Its pretty awesome, yeah.

I hate that my computer doesn't run it very well though. :/
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Posted 9 years ago2010-11-22 18:36:02 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #287190
You should watch the cartoon. It starts at least a little slow, but its one of my more favorite series to date. The setting is great and the stories are well done.

Naturally after the cartoon I couldn't stand more than 15 minutes of the movie. The movie's simply awful, and M. Night Shamalamadingdong should be ashamed. -_-'
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