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I really wish Wilson had checked his privilege after shooting that boy dead, then none of this unpleasantness would have happened.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rigging the System
« on: Yesterday at 12:29:39 pm »

I can't wait to see that kind of cost-saving approach applied across the board.  :horrormirth:

From what we're seeing of the education system they are marching to the same beat.

I behaved myself.

I did not break up with him in front of his out of town guests, that would have been rude.

I take it he didn't woo you into changing your mind though :p

Nope. Though I was reminded of how much I actually like him, I just would like to be able to see him maybe once a week at a reasonably normal time of day or night without it being a gigantic pain in my ass.

I just don't have time for things to be difficult.

That's a shame, Sounds like even talking to him about the issue would be difficult if you cant actually get time with him.

I behaved myself.

I did not break up with him in front of his out of town guests, that would have been rude.

I take it he didn't woo you into changing your mind though :p

Principia Discussion / Re: Introduction/Flaxscript Idea
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:39:35 am »

Here's how to do images in line with the url around it

Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:15:13 am »
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?

Periodically The Richard Nixon school of Ballet and the arts puts on a presentation of amateur dramatics, Alaska was his last production.

Bring and Brag / Re: Great game from the world of Chaos- Game Torah Online
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:22:21 am »
Got to

" You need to find at that address, in a palace Lois mystery, the green room. It says that we should do next. "

Lois mystery green room sounds too much like the chapel perilous, not getting tricked in there twice.

It turns out that the black holes gravitational force is being generated by Stanley Kubrick spinning in his grave

Customer demo tomorrow morning (after being flown back to Ireland) and visual studio decides to go tits up on me.

I am banging my head off the desk here.


To put it in context, a tool I've been using for the last thee months that has worked fine until now breaks while I was changing the last few bits for configuration with the customers machines.

If I cant get it working before I leave for my flight I think I'm going to have to cancel on them which will make me look like a fool.

Customer demo tomorrow morning (after being flown back to Ireland) and visual studio decides to go tits up on me.

I am banging my head off the desk here.

There are a few exceptions, Alien Isolation had fairly glowing reviews and it's the most creative and enjoyable game I've played all year, and despite it being first person, and having guns in it, it manages to entrench itself firmly in the First person stealth genre more so than thief (this years mediocre one) or even Dishonored.

It's very entertaining to play a game that gives you several guns when no situation is improved by using them.

It doesn't mean that they dont treat the journalistic outlets as any less of an extension of their marketing department then say COD does, rather in spite of that, it coincidentally happened to be a great game.

Can of Worms Status Update: opened.

As far as I can see, there are two Gamergates.  One is about ethics in gaming journalism (srsly).  The other is about harassing women (srsly).

Sometimes those two groups overlap.  Sometimes they fail to denounce the actions of so-called "allies" hard enough.  But sometimes they don't.

Personally, my feeling is that it's been obvious for a long time that gaming journalism is corrupt as fuck, and the Zoe Quinn saga, while pretty blatant, is nothing especially new.  The outlets most responsible for such things are quite happy to highlight the (actually horrific) harassment of female developers and game commentators, if only to avoid responsibility for their own actions.
Ay, If the harassment crowd could be dropped into an oubliette,  you'd get a clear portrait of valid gripes, where pretty much all large gaming media sites are a pay for positive review for whatever iterative shit comes out. Of course these gripes are and remain Indistinguishable from the ethics in movie reporting via large media outlets.

If anything carving out the gaming subset of ethics in journalism at all seems strange.

I'm really surprised with his attitude. Sure I've seen elitism around funding and stuff for peoples phd/msc level but to actually say anyone less then a post doc isn't a scientist is baffling.

What was the title of his thesis? Because I would be very interested in reading his valuable contribution to the scientific community and why it qualifies him as a scientist over everyone else.


A common misconception, it's not about gaming, It's actually about harassing women.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Demanding parents
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:49:10 am »
I posted it simply because I liked it. I am pretty certain it is fair use. An extended review in a magazine may quote that much text. I didn't add anything to it because I thought it was pretty perfect at the time. I still think that.

Faust, are you saying the plagiarism detector said the original text was changed? I'm not 100% sure, but I think I just copied it out of the book. I believe attachment parenting has been a thing for longer than we can remember (I mean thousands of years), and it only went out of vogue briefly. But the truly interesting thing about Sue Gerhardt's book (which is a great book in a number of ways) is that she has a great deal or well-organised neurobiological as well as psychological evidence for these claims. Cortisol has been mentioned recently, for instance (in the how to help mad people thread): she is all over cortisol in that book.
It was changed but only in regards to a couple of paragraphs were snipped. Its fine, just link to the source next time.

Actually, I think I was foolish enough to type it in from a paper book. What's the norm here? Full academic citation, or is Author-Book-Page number sufficient?
This is the first time it's come up really, for copyright stuff that's come up I've deleted links to TV shows and Comics that were posted in their entirety before, you know, the obvious stuff they that gets targeted.

There's no rule on this but the done thing is generally quote the name of the author and the work title with a link to where the source was pulled in case people want to read more and to give fair accreditation.

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