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by gd1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Disbarred? What he is saying has legal merit. My argument is that it breaks the spirit of the law. Tyrants shoot dissenters and people who oppose them. Defending that behavior is not in line with what a lawyer who is tasked with upholding the laws that prevent tyranny should be capable of doing. I ...
by gd1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

"Trump could have 'shot James Comey' and not be prosecuted" - Giuliani If he actually said this, or anything near it he should be disbarred in my opinion. Defending the actions that a dictator would take reflects poorly on the legal profession and the entire purpose of this country which ...
by gd1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 67704

Re: 0557: "Students"

The dream that keeps on giving.
by gd1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 163
Views: 53345

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

gmalivuk wrote:Yeah I don't get the logic of the list, since it also leaves out combinations like "give up"


Was just a fleeting thought for fun. One or more of them doesn't make sensu bean.
by gd1
Thu May 31, 2018 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 163
Views: 53345

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Write up
Write down
Stand up
Sit down
Stand down
Sit up
Stay up
Stay down
Pick up
Pick down
Put up
Put down
Take out
Take in
Give out
Give In
by gd1
Mon May 28, 2018 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much is 1e340 j of energy?
Replies: 19
Views: 5660

Re: How much is 1e340 j of energy?

Yoth's additional ability would be to convert his far realm pseudonatural energy into other types of energy so long as it makes physical contact with it Aside from the question of just which "it" is which, what would it mean for an entity (such as Yoth) to come "transmit" his en...
by gd1
Mon May 28, 2018 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much is 1e340 j of energy?
Replies: 19
Views: 5660

Re: How much is 1e340 j of energy?

I have a suspicion that merely thinking about that much power will summon Cthulu. Alright... interestingly, you're not far off. Where did your number come from? The short answer: Very very back of the envelope calculations for a bad fanfiction I'm contemplating. The longer answer: http://fantasy-be...
by gd1
Sun May 27, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How much is 1e340 j of energy?
Replies: 19
Views: 5660

How much is 1e340 j of energy?

How much comparatively is 1e+340 joules of energy? Just wondering.
by gd1
Wed May 02, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 67947

Re: Punnilingus

What do fortune tellers call using someone else's hand to tell a person's fortune?

Second-hand sources.
by gd1
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1930: "Calendar Facts"
Replies: 32
Views: 7401

Re: 1930: "Calendar Facts"

Did you know that Toyota Truck month drifts out of sync with the Mayan calendar because of nutation of the Mason-Dixon Line? Apparently scientists are really worried.
by gd1
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

And I'm a procrastinator. Why procrastinate today when you can procrastinate tomorrow?! (That could be my motto. Eventually.) That's a very good point. I'll have to get back to you on that sometime. Made some (more than none progress) sort of in a way kind of. https://www.defold.com/ https://forum....
by gd1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

I want to have the whole game thought out before I code anything... :P Been there, done that, still sitting on a crate with half a dozen of the unworn T-Shirts in it. (One was basically 'Vectorised Minecraft', two decades before 'Voxel Minecraft' happened, back when both versions would have straine...
by gd1
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 15725

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

Golden Axe - The Showdown (Metal Cover)

Close-ish to being perfect, but missing notes :(
by gd1
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

All this reminds me that I really ought to get back to work on my own game-engine project... At least you've started. I'm still in the "coming up with ideas and putting them into an ever expanding notepad file". That's going to be my minimum progress benchmark, come up with an idea and pu...
by gd1
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

Something you might want to check out is Handmade Hero , an educational stream/video series about coding a complete game from scratch in C*, without using any libraries (including the C standard library!) except for the Windows API and OpenGL. The focus is more on how to write a game engine rather ...
by gd1
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

I think the most important knowledge you lack is an appreciation for how complex development actually is. XCom was developed by dozens of experienced developers over several years, and they weren't slacking. You won't live long enough to even match their work on your own. I understand the desire to...
by gd1
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 44614

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

Breakdown of major ISPs' (non-)commitments to continuing net-neutral practices in absence of legal requirements to do so. In particular, none of the ISPs we contacted will make a commitment — or even a comment — on paid fast lanes and prioritization. Also, can I finally second Jose's repeated reque...
by gd1
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1929: "Argument Timing"
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: 1929: "Argument Timing"

Do people really do stuff in bed after waking up but before getting up? Other than slamming the snooze button on the alarm, that is? Used to play puzzle and dragons on my phone at that time to collect magic stones and such early on in the day. Once I got Aizen though I just steamrolled through 90% ...
by gd1
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

ucim wrote:Want a preview? Start watching flat earth videos.

Jose


Not sure what you mean by that.
by gd1
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

Only problem that comes to mind now is that I am no artist. The way I get around my lack of artistry is to put all my efforts towards developing a Procedural Generation method. e.g., instead of drawing key-frames of one (or, likely, several) of your on-screen character sprites, so that they smoothl...
by gd1
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

Can you describe what you mean by customizability? I don't want to be limited by what the code can't do that much (I know that's probably unreasonable). So I want as many options as possible even if it's harder to learn it. I want to make a creation kit, be able to make the interface do what I want...
by gd1
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

(Was an Edit2, but with a new reply, might be missed, so extracted to here…) For 'customisability', I'd stick (notwithstanding Thesh's recomendation, which has its own merits) with C++ if you can handle it. Python abstracts a lot more which means it's 'easier' to get a moving sprite, etc, but you t...
by gd1
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 13702

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

It was probably written in C++, but if you are looking for that level of graphics you can probably do it in Python as the performance won't be an issue on modern computers. The real difficulty you will find if you haven't programmed before is figuring out where to start. Well I've learned some stuf...
by gd1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Just realized: It's hard to pass things in congress. People protest and your political stake is on the line. So why not make a sub agency that deals with the issue and say it's for efficiency. Then they can do the dirty things you want to do and take the blame and ignore the requirement of majority....
by gd1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Would you like dial up for 30.99 per month? Or Would you like to upgrade to decade old speed for 60? Higher speeds will cost per GB used. [Just speculation] They can already do this at will, net neutrality doesn't affect that. More like "Enjoy unlimited* broadband access for only $59.99/mo!&qu...
by gd1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

I'd like to refer to this period of time as... (somewhat how the cable companies say it) an introductory rate. Would you like dial up for 30.99 per month? Or Would you like to upgrade to decade old speed for 60? Higher speeds will cost per GB used. [Just speculation] If someone posts on youtube, you...
by gd1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 44614

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/12/16766324/fcc-commissioners-clyburn-rosenworcel-net-neutrality Do you believe that the vote should be postponed until an investigation is conducted? There’s something wrong. Roughly a million people have had their identities stolen and comments filed in our docket...
by gd1
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Quote A https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/democrats-appear-to-have-lost-the-daca-fight-for-now/ Bad news, the freedom caucus has decided to play defense. Instead of asking for large cuts, they have settled for denying DACA. With those votes in hand, the rest of the GOP is free to pass a spending ...
by gd1
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe now something will be done about the education standards in Alabama (though it may not be as bad as I thought according to google?)
by gd1
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 97587

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Well, The New York Times has called it for Jones. Apparently the AP too, although I can only find second-hand sources. https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrat-doug-jones-beats-roy-moore-claim-deep-red-alabama-senate-seat-032527507.html http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/alabama-senate-election-...
by gd1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4637
Views: 725841

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Youtube videos about shootings (found out about them based on yahoo ): Tomorrow's News Evan Rant about Evan I actually just go to this stuff for the commentary. I admit even making a trolling comment once that I probably shouldn't have that was something like this (paraphrasing somewhat): "We d...
by gd1
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Well, you don't know what you get 'till you get there, and if there's "something dangerous" (to my computer) it would be nice to know what it is, so I can make an appropriate decision. <rant>Remember the good old days, when the web didn't have any of that fancy s***? Now it's whack-a-mole...
by gd1
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Well, this explains the two in a bit more detail: http://discoveringislam.org/signs_before_mahdi.htm** Removing URL parser due to malware being detected on site. And here's some lesser signs: http://www.alamongordo.com/77-minor-signs-qiyamat/ * On the lesser signs though, they're vague so it's sort ...
by gd1
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 893747

Re: Trump presidency

Jerusalem only matters to certain American Christians because it figures so prominently in the End Times scenarios in the Book of Revelation. Well, at this point, what can it hurt? Muslim--> I think they're going to get more than they bargained for. Look for these two things in the news (probably n...
by gd1
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 163
Views: 53345

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Christmas pâté for a Christmas party.
by gd1
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1922: "Interferometry"
Replies: 22
Views: 6155

Re: 1922: "Interferometry"

In response: https://d11kavc4axrfgm.cloudfront.net/pet_care/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Cat_Where_Like_Petting_June_AM_MZ.jpg nya https://viralplots.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cat2.jpg nyeh ha https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/person-petting-cat-young-tabby-kitten-44714878.jpg nye heh
by gd1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 163
Views: 53345

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

French Dressing + Ranch = Franch.
by gd1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 434
Views: 159211

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

With regards to which part of mathematics I enjoy most, I'm somewhat partial to fractions.

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