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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I hope this prank doesn't get too expensive.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    like, in the military?

    you should tell her about the incredibly high rates of sexual abuse against women in the military, if you want to discourage her

    i don't want to discourage her but i just want her to make an informed decision and she is not.

    she mentioned photography and sketches that make a difference as a reason to go.

    the hell.

    uhhhhhhhh

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    like, in the military?

    you should tell her about the incredibly high rates of sexual abuse against women in the military, if you want to discourage her

    i don't want to discourage her but i just want her to make an informed decision and she is not.

    she mentioned photography and sketches that make a difference as a reason to go.

    the hell.

    Your friend sounds perfect for the military.

  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
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    it is fictional
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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    .red wrote: »
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    like, in the military?

    you should tell her about the incredibly high rates of sexual abuse against women in the military, if you want to discourage her

    i don't want to discourage her but i just want her to make an informed decision and she is not.

    she mentioned photography and sketches that make a difference as a reason to go.

    the hell.

    what, is she going to be some sort of wartime photographer :v? That seems like jumping the gun a little.

    this isn't Vietnam and she isn't an embedded journalist.

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    I predict regret in her future.

    Probably yes, but even with regret it could still work out alright for her.

    It could, yes.

    But just last week, when Santorum was ranting about women serving in the military, various persons went on cable news shows to talk about how women were being raped "too much" in the military, as opposed to receiving just the right amount of rape.

    That seems like pertinent information of which a female needs to be aware prior to signing those papers.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    I predict regret in her future.

    Probably yes, but even with regret it could still work out alright for her.

    I realize that it could be an a-okay thing for her to do.

    but at the same time I don't think she has any idea what the realities of such a decision are. This seems to be a case of lost direction and jumping the gun.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    That's a struggle I think about a lot. Would I rather be VERY good at something to the detriment of my being a well-rounded person capable of being existentially ready to deal with whatever life throws my way, or would I rather become so skilled at something that it is a unique lens for homo-sapiens to understand the universe?

    Like, I could spend all my money on modular gear and read theoretical signal processing treatises and know fucking EVERYTHING about sound design. But that would be a lot of time spent not actually making music with all that "musical" knowledge. But then I can also just learn a good amount of everything in the music field and be adept at every task but what will it all mean if I don't have that singular voice that makes you actually want to listen to my music.

    this kind of thinking is, and let me be blunt, almost entirely useless.

    like that's a fine intellectual game to play but don't even attempt to make any decisions from the trivial to the life changing based on this kind of thinking

    i will slap you

    just make some fucking wubwubs

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    jesus fucking christ. my friend said she started signing papers and has a meeting with a recruiter tomorrow. she decided to just enlist after a failed job interview with no idea what that would entail.

    like, in the military?

    you should tell her about the incredibly high rates of sexual abuse against women in the military, if you want to discourage her

    i don't want to discourage her but i just want her to make an informed decision and she is not.

    she mentioned photography and sketches that make a difference as a reason to go.

    the hell.

    Your friend sounds perfect for the military.

    ikr

    DUE has a duty.

    to uh not his country. . to perform. . .or some shit I don't know. I can't let a homie go down like that.

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    YouTube needs to include an option that hides the comment section.

  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    but at the same time I don't think she has any idea what the realities of such a decision are. This seems to be a case of lost direction and jumping the gun.

    Ya think?

    "I had a bad semester, so i'm going to join the military."

    I think we can say something strong than "seems to be" a case of lost direction.

  • Nova_CNova_C Social Justice Haruspex Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    So I've got my asteroid generating algorithm up and working, but for some reason I can't get it to not place new cubes in an existing cube's location.

    Argh. Finding these little run-time bugs is the least fun part of programming. :/

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  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote:
    Variable wrote: »
    people have motivating factors besides self loathing?

    greed and lust

    also itchiness

    Also women

    We already covered self-loathing, greed, lust, and itchiness, so mentioning women is just redundant.

    I'm pretty sure that last comment is just misogynistic to make me slightly better at playing fighting games.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    wazilla wrote: »
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

    nah, i think most pro gamers become very, very good at one or two genres of game, and specialize in a rotating series of games (usually the ones that are new and big and have tournaments for big money)

    for example, any given fighting game pro will have a specialty game but will be competitive, often at the international level, in half a dozen or more current fighting games, plus another dozen old favourites

    same with an FPS or RTS pro

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • PodlyPodly good moleman to youRegistered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    That's a struggle I think about a lot. Would I rather be VERY good at something to the detriment of my being a well-rounded person capable of being existentially ready to deal with whatever life throws my way, or would I rather become so skilled at something that it is a unique lens for homo-sapiens to understand the universe?

    Like, I could spend all my money on modular gear and read theoretical signal processing treatises and know fucking EVERYTHING about sound design. But that would be a lot of time spent not actually making music with all that "musical" knowledge. But then I can also just learn a good amount of everything in the music field and be adept at every task but what will it all mean if I don't have that singular voice that makes you actually want to listen to my music.

    this kind of thinking is, and let me be blunt, almost entirely useless.

    like that's a fine intellectual game to play but don't even attempt to make any decisions from the trivial to the life changing based on this kind of thinking

    i will slap you

    just make some fucking wubwubs

    I disagree. I'm not saying that I'm playing a glass bead game and whichever side wins I shall say "well looks like I'm going this way then!"

    More that I'll be reading about some crazy sound design guy and I'll be all "man he has so mastered his craft" but then in the same interview you find out he has little harmonic theoretical knowledge under his belt and his music sucks and I lose interest. But on the flip side I'll make a song and it will be pretty solid on most elements but it's just lacking that uniqueness that would make me want to listen to it over 1000000s of other songs.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    So I finished Sherlock. That was quite good.

  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    So I finished Sherlock. That was quite good.

    Yes, quite.

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    So I finished Sherlock. That was quite good.

    Yes, quite.

    Indeed.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    P10 wrote: »
    Spoiler:
    I don't play Lol, and I'm not anything more than a casual fighting game player.

    II never knew that saying 'press overhypes/distorts headline' for page hits/profit made me a conspiracy nut or someone with a persecution complex, but now I know.

    re: munkus' experience - if you're going to take one person's personal experiences as gospel, what about sherryjenix (other female contestant on cross assault, since I assume you never watched it). my understanding is she's come out in defense of the communtiy/aris to some degree.

    Is it too late for me to chime in?

    My key term here is that fighting communities tend to be incredibly insular. They turn off new people that aren't part of the crowd. I'm not the only person who feels this way, many many people leave the scene because of this. Part of it is because of the attitude many FGC communities embrace: PLAY TO WIN!

    Now, I play to win, that's what I do. But I don't try to become the embodiment of that. I don't run around calling people scrubs, insulting the way they play, or the character choices they have. I don't make fun of people who are outside of my social group, or try to bully people to increase my social standing. However, this is the behavior I see many, many people engaging in when I go to tourneys. Bullying for the sake of bullying! It doesn't matter if it's sexually charged or if it's toward a kid who is playing for the first time and is called a scrub, it's bullying. No, not everyone does this, and plenty don't, but enough do it and enough don't step in that it becomes the dominant behavior.

    I played against an 8 year old girl in one tourney I went to. She chose a shitty character, some people watching sniggered. I chose my best character. I was winning handidly, so I let her take a stock off me and let her get some solid hits in. Afterwards I shook her hand and gave her some advice on using her character and asked her to keep practicing and to come back. The guys in the background, however, were laughing about her character choice very loudly and very loudly came up to me afterwards and said "Dude I can't believe you lost a stock to that scrub"

    These were people that I hung out with, people that I generally liked. But you know how many tourneys I saw that girl come back to? Zero. You know how many times I got my non-super-into-fighting-games friends to attend local tourneys? Once. Never more.

    So that's what it generally is. Not an environment where sexual harassment runs rampant, but where an insular community leads to bullying. And this incident, the bullying just happened to take the form of sexual harassment because that was the low hanging fruit. Look at Aris' defenders: "oh, he's always like that." Exactly. He's a bully.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    wazilla wrote: »
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

    nah, i think most pro gamers become very, very good at one or two genres of game, and specialize in a rotating series of games (usually the ones that are new and big and have tournaments for big money)

    for example, any given fighting game pro will have a specialty game but will be competitive, often at the international level, in half a dozen or more current fighting games, plus another dozen old favourites

    same with an FPS or RTS pro

    yeah it's genre based

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  • .red.red Registered User
    wazilla wrote: »
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

    nah, i think most pro gamers become very, very good at one or two genres of game, and specialize in a rotating series of games (usually the ones that are new and big and have tournaments for big money)

    for example, any given fighting game pro will have a specialty game but will be competitive, often at the international level, in half a dozen or more current fighting games, plus another dozen old favourites

    same with an FPS or RTS pro

    This. And to go further; skills transferable, but mechanics need to still be learned. You can be good at a game like Halo, but then play CS and it becomes a somewhat different ball game when you've got to start accepting the fact that an enemy can shoot through certain terrain. Then it becomes a question of knowing places that become choke points, even straight down to the timing of when and where not to walk. At least, that's how a buddy or two explained it when it came to CS.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Podly wrote: »
    Podly wrote: »
    That's a struggle I think about a lot. Would I rather be VERY good at something to the detriment of my being a well-rounded person capable of being existentially ready to deal with whatever life throws my way, or would I rather become so skilled at something that it is a unique lens for homo-sapiens to understand the universe?

    Like, I could spend all my money on modular gear and read theoretical signal processing treatises and know fucking EVERYTHING about sound design. But that would be a lot of time spent not actually making music with all that "musical" knowledge. But then I can also just learn a good amount of everything in the music field and be adept at every task but what will it all mean if I don't have that singular voice that makes you actually want to listen to my music.

    this kind of thinking is, and let me be blunt, almost entirely useless.

    like that's a fine intellectual game to play but don't even attempt to make any decisions from the trivial to the life changing based on this kind of thinking

    i will slap you

    just make some fucking wubwubs

    I disagree. I'm not saying that I'm playing a glass bead game and whichever side wins I shall say "well looks like I'm going this way then!"

    More that I'll be reading about some crazy sound design guy and I'll be all "man he has so mastered his craft" but then in the same interview you find out he has little harmonic theoretical knowledge under his belt and his music sucks and I lose interest. But on the flip side I'll make a song and it will be pretty solid on most elements but it's just lacking that uniqueness that would make me want to listen to it over 1000000s of other songs.

    there is no either-or, here. there is only organic and self-directed progress in the field, and a vigilance about whether you're absorbing the proper techincal and theoretical knowledge from all sides. the crazy sound design guy who doesn't know shit about harmonic theory hasn't really thought about it and just thinks the sound design wackiness he deals with is the most fucking awesome thing ever. if you have enough awareness to even consider the issue and take a step back and examine your progress in the field, and you're interested in and engaged with all the aspects that could otherwise be lacking, then i think you're ten steps ahead of Joe McWackysounds

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    Man fuck math. I don't get it.

    You guys, math is hard.

  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    wazilla wrote: »
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

    nah, i think most pro gamers become very, very good at one or two genres of game, and specialize in a rotating series of games (usually the ones that are new and big and have tournaments for big money)

    for example, any given fighting game pro will have a specialty game but will be competitive, often at the international level, in half a dozen or more current fighting games, plus another dozen old favourites

    same with an FPS or RTS pro

    That's always kind of the impression that I had, but I never paid attention enough to back it up with anything other than conjecture.

    Pro gaming was something I thought I might be interested in at some point, I'm fairly good at most FPS games either on console or PC, but I realized that it sucks all the fun out rather quickly. I have very strong beliefs about how things are "meant" to be done and it goes against the principles of winning, essentially.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Yes your assumption was correct, but how does searching for Tom Waits lead to boobs? That is what I am annoyed with.

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Man fuck math. I don't get it.

    You guys, math is hard.

    That's what she said?

  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    Variable wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    Is it really true that most pro gamers only get good at one game? Most FPS skills are transferable to other games... Meh.

    nah, i think most pro gamers become very, very good at one or two genres of game, and specialize in a rotating series of games (usually the ones that are new and big and have tournaments for big money)

    for example, any given fighting game pro will have a specialty game but will be competitive, often at the international level, in half a dozen or more current fighting games, plus another dozen old favourites

    same with an FPS or RTS pro

    yeah it's genre based

    There's some story Idra told on State of the Game last year where he went to a tournament, lost in like the second round, then signed up to play some random browser-based RTS he'd never even seen before and ended up winning.

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  • PodlyPodly good moleman to youRegistered User regular
    good point, em

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Why would you not want that?

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    good point, em

    age and wisdom, young man, age and wisdom.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Man fuck math. I don't get it.

    You guys, math is hard.

    That's what she said?

    It sure is a pain in the ass.

  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    Additionally, I have come to the conclusion that the portion of the League of Legends population that should not be culled from the face of humanity is statistically insignificant.

    I swear it's like the scum at the bottom of 4chan's fleshlight became sentient and learned how to press QWER and click.

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Man fuck math. I don't get it.

    You guys, math is hard.

    That's what she said?

    It sure is a pain in the ass.

    That is, most likely, also what she said.

  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    I swear it's like the scum at the bottom of 4chan's fleshlight became sentient and learned how to press QWER and click.

    That is grim.

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Why would you not want that?
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Yes your assumption was correct, but how does searching for Tom Waits lead to boobs? That is what I am annoyed with.

  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Why would you not want that?
    YouTube if I listen to Tom Waits why would I want to view a weather reporter with massive cleavage?

    Yes your assumption was correct, but how does searching for Tom Waits lead to boobs? That is what I am annoyed with.

    But you're still annoyed by the presence of boobs.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    This morning OOTS taught me that I shouldn't indiscriminately kill everyone even remotely related to someone with whom I had a quarrel.

    It's one of those lessons you never think you'll need, but it's great to have an example!

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    a lot of insular communities are pretty horrible but video games seem to be the worst

    maybe it's because they tend to be technologically savvy enough to congregate and dominate online discourse

    but i also think it might be because the kind of people who decide to devote themselves to mastery of trivial contests with no use outside of themselves are inherently indulgent and entitled

    not all but enough

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    a lot of insular communities are pretty horrible but video games seem to be the worst

    maybe it's because they tend to be technologically savvy enough to congregate and dominate online discourse

    but i also think it might be because the kind of people who decide to devote themselves to mastery of trivial contests with no use outside of themselves are inherently indulgent and entitled

    not all but enough

    Well, it's also historically white, male, and young, which are three groups that tend to be less than entirely aware of things that make spaces horrible and how not to make them.

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