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Nickname Sepharo
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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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User ID 17249
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2013, 03:14 Sepharo
 
jdreyer but I know it's bullshit.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 10, 2013, 23:56 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 23:16:
Magic of the internet strikes again: That guy is more interesting than most of the stuff on cable.

Huh... didn't even feel like 10 minutes and that's pretty excessive for my youtube viewing tastes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 10, 2013, 23:09 Sepharo
 
Myself and other developers work from home about once a week. It's a good way to get a lot of work done without being interrupted. Though I take more personal breaks when working from home my actual total hours worked is often much higher since I don't feel like "Man I gotta get out of here." When I spend the day at the office when I come home I'm done with work. When I work from home for the day I'm likely to work late into the evening after eating dinner.

Creston, I wouldn't stereotype developers like that. That is/was your company culture. The development floor at my work is a noisy place, pair programming and constant discussion. I sit in a "pod" (not cubicles) with 3 other developers. The pods are usually setup with two experienced devs and two inexperienced. Works very well. I tend to have a constant stream of people coming to my desk to ask questions, I actually enjoy that and it's incorporated into my capacity during planning.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed
24. Re: Half-Life 3 EU TM Removed Oct 6, 2013, 14:55 Sepharo
 
Prez wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 04:22:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 13:25:
There is no HL3, sadly. Why would they bother making a FPS single player game, even with traditional multiplayer DM/CTF or whatever, spending millions, when they can do almost nothing and keep making bank on Steam itself, DotA 2, and other various semi-indie games they absorb like the Borg?

Because they are still gamers at heart who want to give other gamers what they want dearly? Okay, I know that may be ridiculously naive, but I kind of hope it is still true.

Yeah I always find it pretty crazy that there are people on this board who think, even though employees at Valve are allowed to work on whatever they want, that they wouldn't be working on HL3.

Also this is the second time that their HL3 dev group has leaked.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 Developer List Found
47. Re: Half-Life 3 Developer List Found Oct 3, 2013, 18:44 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 14:53:
Flak wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 01:33:
Please stop posting here

Oh ffs, not everyone is in love with Valve and that's it. Waa someone doesn't share my opinion don't post! There's an ignore feature, if one person having the opinion that valve isn't awesome ruffles your feathers so much I feel bad for you in everyday life. Swear, there's some pretty fragile people on this site.

I think you missed the point.
Judging by his underline, it was your use of "prolly" that he took exception with.
Prolly just some dumb liberal anyway since he doesn't want you to post.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
28. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 2, 2013, 22:17 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 12:10:
I'm not particularly liberal.

Stopped reading right there, that you could say that with a straight face while constantly blaming Bush or the GOP or conservatives for all the world's woes is just fucking astounding.

That's all it takes. Find fault with the GOP and you're a liberal because you only get to pick one side or the other. No middle ground. Shake them pom poms.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Rivals Trailer
12. Re: Need for Speed Rivals Trailer Oct 2, 2013, 22:15 Sepharo
 
I'm a big fan of arcade racers. Hate the simulation stuff. I haven't played a NFS in a long time but I like that they seem to be more like Burnout now (as expected since it's the same developer).  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2013, 01:20 Sepharo
 
In case anyone was wondering that's not the actual fact. Just a joke from the author, Paul McNamara.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2013, 21:55 Sepharo
 
Wow what the hell is wrong with this BeatTheInsiders site... I DID NOT pick Miami and now the damn thing is locked. Sigh. No longer going to look at that site on my phone because that's about the only thing I did out of the ordinary on there lately.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2013, 00:50 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 17:32:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 17:04:
So what do you dumbos think about that Lions game? Pickin the Bears.. Pshh.

Heh, oh please, Seph. Anyone get can lucky once in a while. Stupid Bengals and stupid Ravens and stupid Bears were not supposed to lose.

Furious2

Haha I was deep into victory beers when I wrote that. But yeah it was a great game, I think everybody knew it would be. My friends and I we we're the only Lions fans in our row, lots of orange out there. Chicago fans got shut up pretty early though, and then left in packs during the 3rd. Ended up being closer at the end than most of them probably expected.

Reggie and the defense tore it up and we kept the flags to what, two? That's a miracle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2013, 17:04 Sepharo
 
So what do you dumbos think about that Lions game? Pickin the Bears.. Pshh.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2013, 22:24 Sepharo
 
I need to go to get to sleep early tonight so I can wake up at 7 for tailgating. That's only 3 hours after my usual work night bed time. Kind of funny that it's always on the weekends where I need to get up so damn early.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Sep 28, 2013, 04:35 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 28, 2013, 04:32:
mag wrote on Sep 28, 2013, 03:32:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 28, 2013, 02:50:
People complain about Kotaku, but that was a great article.

And the comments explain why most of Kotaku is such crap. "tl;dr" featured prominently.

Won't deny that. But even at someplace like The Verge, which has consistently good articles, the comments suck. We're actually pretty unusual here that our comments are usually well-reasoned and thought out. Comments here are at least as good as someplace like wired.

I think it's this stately layout. Comments are prominent. Not some tiny box for a txt msg.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
42. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 28, 2013, 01:44 Sepharo
 
Nobody would ever say that though. Is there anybody who would argue that anonymity is only used for good?
You set up a strawman and made a point against it.

Anonymity is a very important aspect of discourse.
Just ask Silence Dogood... Actually, Richard Saunders... Er, Anthony Afterwit... I mean, Polly Baker... Benjamin Franklin.

I'm not going to support any attempts to curtail it. Anyone operating a forum for discussion can run it however they wish of course. Which leads me to the rest of your post which seemed to be more about censorship/banning which isn't really the same discussion. I'm very much against that as well but an operator can censor without removing anonymous/aliased posting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2013, 22:35 Sepharo
 
I'm expecting a very good week for my picks.

Probably just jinxed myself but... Go Lions!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
40. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2013, 22:28 Sepharo
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 07:05:
InBlack wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 06:29:
I for one can live with with semi-anonymous trolls, if that means that the internet remains censorship free. Thick skin and all that, I mean seriously if internet trolls get your panties in a bunch, then how the fuck do you even walk out of your door to face Real Life every single day?

So I have to disagree with you that anonymity on the internet is purely a force of good.

Where the hell did he say that?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $20M
38. Re: Star Citizen Passes $20M Sep 27, 2013, 22:25 Sepharo
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 16:29:
I was wondering why the money keeps trickling in as well, and then I had this really random experience. My youngest step-daughter turned 21 last week. (I know...) At her dinner party her older sister turns to me and says "Have you seen that Star Citizen game?" My jaw hit the floor. She plays some Zelda and Mario, but I have never known her to really keep up on anything gaming related. Turns out her boyfriend showed the hangar to her...an hour later she had put some money in. Her boyfriend plays CoD and Battlefield, that is literally all of his games. The fact that he knew about this game was shocking. The fact that he is now going to buy a new PC just to play it blows my mind.

I think it shows that big leaps in graphics can still sell games. I know that's why I put money in.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
48. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 25, 2013, 21:49 Sepharo
 
draginol wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 17:52:
@Sepharo

I'm not good at remembering handles to names but I think I remember you. You used to get us slurpees right? :-)

Nope no slurpees. I was holed up in an office with GreenDragon and made IconDeveloper 2.0 in 3 months and it was my first time ever coding anything outside of school and first time using a .NET language. I mostly dealt with Kirk. I don't remember a bee video, you just took us out back to see the bee hives that you had just installed. I remember you guys had just finished making that awesome LoTR style map zoom effect for Elemental. Trent (mittense) and Dr. Nick had just started working there and Alexandra was hired that June. I think you're a nice guy, you treated me nicely and you treated your employees nicely as far I could tell. I'm not sure if you were involved in the decision at all but when I left you guys gave me an Xbox 360 elite as a bonus. Most people are lucky to get paid at an internship, I got to work for a local (but semi-major) game developer, get paid a decent wage, and get a great bonus... It was an excellent time. But you did say inappropriate things that I believe some people would probably classify as sexual harassment. But as I said in my earlier post that's unfortunately not something rare in the workplace and you're hardly the only person I've heard walk that line. I'm only speaking on what I heard with my own ears, the accusations that were made against you in the lawsuit were more serious.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
38. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 25, 2013, 07:30 Sepharo
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 06:40:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 05:26:
InBlack wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 05:10:
Well if someone claimed sexual harassement against you, and yet there was no harassement what would you call that?

Once again, where are you getting this from? Are you confused about what a settlement means?

No Im perfectly clear about what a settlement means. Are you clear on who stands to benefit most from having these two cases dismissed? Because that is where Im getting my 'lying bitch' from. Of course there is no way I can be sure of that, just like there is no way that you can be sure that Brad Wardell did sexually harass this woman. Im just thinking that this is the most likely explanation for the events that played out.

I interned at Stardock in 2007 and because it was my first time working in an office I distinctly remember being surprised at the way Brad talked about Alexandra (though I don't think she was in earshot at the time). I even remember remarking to friends outside of work something along the lines of, "Well I guess (borderline) sexual harassment is alive and well in the office workplace." Now having worked at 3 offices since then I see and hear stuff like that all the time, it's not rare and it no longer shocks me. It's rarer that it's done to such a degree that it prompts a lawsuit but little things here and there are likely in every workplace. These comments I overheard at Stardock were not in front of me or even in the same room, I shared an office with another developer but Brad was a loud talker and I frequently overheard conversations in the hall (or maybe it was a nearby office).

Brad is a great guy, I know he'll probably read this. I invite him to search my posting history here and see that I've only ever had nice positive things to say about Stardock and him. I appreciate him giving me the internship that jump-started started my career. But he does say inappropriate things and he's admitted this himself on more than one occasion. There's no need to whitewash the situation. I'll direct you to Miseta's letter and his response in case you've forgotten or have never seen them, the letters are a little less than half way down this page.

Here's a highlight from Brad's response to Alexandra:

I am an inappropriate, sexist, vulgar, and embarrassing person and I'm not inclined to change my behavior. If this is a problem, you will need to find another job.

It's not up to me to judge what is or is not considered sexual harassment. That's up to the person reporting it, possibly HR, and the court. But I do know when someone says something that's inappropriate for the workplace and I do know that I heard it from Brad's mouth about Alexandra. Stardock was a relaxed workplace, I was told to stop wearing a button up shirt and to start wearing a t-shirt. Brad (at least in 2007) was a president and CEO who was always among his employees. He played board games in the lunchroom with them, took us to a movie during the workday (Pirates 3 I believe ) and raised bees behind the building... But I don't believe a relaxed workplace excuses inappropriate comments bordering on sexual harassment.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
33. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 25, 2013, 06:08 Sepharo
 
Morga wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 05:59:
She should've at least paid all damages for deleting the company's marketing and analytic data.

Wardell decided to dismiss that lawsuit with prejudice in exchange for Miseta dismissing her lawsuit with prejudice and writing an apology letter that you can read at the Kotaku link in this news post.

Reading is tough. But I believe in you guys.
 
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