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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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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
12. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 29, 2012, 23:26 Sepharo
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 22:54:
The .01% of the audience that can program the computer will love it. I'm sorry, but just "whipping up" an emulator that plays games, or making navigational software for flying the ship isn't going to be something a lot of people are going to be able to do. Seems like a pretty tiny niche audience to go after.

I'm guessing the language/api isn't going to be as complex as you think. I remember an old game where you "programmed" mining robots with really simple routines. There are a few very simple flash games like that too.

 
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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
9. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 29, 2012, 22:13 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 20:38:
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what part of this game appeals to anyone. Is it maybe the "you can program a computer in the ship" thing?

Because everything else seems lame as hell, and now he wants to add a subscription on top of it. Oooookay.

Creston

It supposed to be a space sandbox with user created ships and user programmable ship systems. You saw what people did with Minecraft, creating complex machines and programmable computers when given just the basic materials and systems. I think a lot of people who "don't get" Minecraft just see the lego aspect of it when really it's much more about the systems (water, lava, redstone, plants, etc). I suspect the same thing with 0x10c, Notch wants to put some systems in place that will allow gamers to tinker and make their own gameplay.

On the programmable aspect it's going to be fun to see the sites that spring up to share the best repair/combat/mining/etc algos or you can attempt to make your own, or modify and improve someone else's.

I bet they don't go with a subscription, or it will be something like a premium ship, etc. Even if there is a subscription he has said before that it wouldn't be an MMO price range but more like just a few bucks.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 28, 2012, 22:51 Sepharo
 
Sir Maurice "Michael 'MyCocaine' Caine" Joseph Micklewhite  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 28, 2012, 22:47 Sepharo
 
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:54:
thedigitalbits just misspelled Michael Caine as "My Cocaine"! I was reading along and "wait, what?"

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/island

Hahaha wow. It's as if they wrote it using voice recognition.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
65. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 28, 2012, 22:45 Sepharo
 
The "darker" ending of Dishonored is literally the same ending but just at night. And you guys thought ME3 color coded endings were bad.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
59. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 27, 2012, 22:07 Sepharo
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 22:01:
Sepharo, fun you say that. There are one or more actual studies on the internet that show that console gamers prefer their protagenist to be a criminal or some other asshole.

And it was in contrast to PC gamers? Contrasting kids to adults? I find that hard to believe. I am also tired, so I'll just go on not believing that. But if you do end up finding it please link it here.
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
87. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 21:52 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 21:47:
I was wondering when space captain would get around to re-registering

Nah, that's not him.
 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
83. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 21:36 Sepharo
 
That TED Talk on "choices" sure gets around.

It's a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIsCoM

On topic: Meh, I typically buy new mobo when I buy a new CPU anyway. I can see both the benefits and disadvantages to this change. It will be interesting to see how the industry responds.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2012, 20:22 Sepharo
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 20:20:
AI/neural nets, machines building machines, etc. have all been around for a good while now

Excuse me, what????? When did we create an AI? No, Watson doesn't count. Nothing yet developed comes remotely close to displaying the cognitive capabilities of what is popularly considered "true" AI. Short of a spontaneous breakthrough, Skynet is a long ways off.

I believe that's what the slash is for.

I wonder if they're also going to be studying the "grey goo" aspect.

edit: Wait Creston is bemoaning this research being conducted at "Centre for the Study of Existential Risk" ?

I'd say robot uprising / grey goo is probably pretty high on existential risks. I mean, I would expect that to occur before the Sun expands.
 
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News Comments > Free Bridge Constructor
6. Re: Free Bridge Constructor Nov 27, 2012, 20:19 Sepharo
 
DeadlyAccurate wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:30:
PC Gamer wrote a hilarious column on this game last Saturday. http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/25/sim-plicity-i-am-a-bridge-builder/

Edit: Wait, this appears to be a different game. A sudden rash of bridge building games? Weird.

Both that one and the one here look like a game I played for free nearly a decade ago. Was a lot of fun, you had the nodes, different materials, and colorized road stress just like these screenshots. Had challenges to make the bridge in less pieces than provided, which would sometimes result in a bridge that would wobble and shake all over but as long as the vehicles passed over you won.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
56. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 27, 2012, 20:09 Sepharo
 
You're way too hung up on "good guy" "bad guy" in games.

I meant to reply to this earlier in one of the Max Payne threads

They should stick with the consoles and piss off. I've realized for quite a few years by now that Rockstar lacks creativity anyway. Every game of theirs has to be some bandit-sympathizer one way or the other. Now it's true the typical console kid gets a total hard-on for that but I'm sick of those cliche anti-hero bs concepts. They even managed turn Max Payne in that same thug-infested fuckshow. I'd still like to see them burn for what they done with that franchise and the man.

It's idiotic to equate wanting to play a "bad guy" with a console mentality or something for kids.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2012, 14:20 Sepharo
 
Totally disagree. The torrent sites should also not be getting sued. Sites presenting publicly available data via algorithms should not have to manicure them by hand when requested. That data was not created by them.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2012, 00:54 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 23:57:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 22:03:
I was just about to say, "Wow they did a really good job avoiding a single location in Michigan" but then I saw: "Central Michigan University". Hey my alma mater on a very short list of currently mapped universities, neat.

? That is ok, but very recently kids get arrested for making maps in DOom and Quake of their own schools?

Tons of these stories online....
WTF is wrong with this world?

Yeah we had maps of our school too. They come in the student hand book. Also it's fun to try to draw maps from memory. It's only natural it would be a place a highschooler would make in a level editor.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
102. Re: Op Ed Nov 26, 2012, 23:53 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 11:20:
And you know what, we are saying this to the same people every single god damn time. You'd think they have Armor Resistance 9000 vs reading comprehension or some shit like that...

*sigh*

eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 23:47:
Yeah, but I meant the Cliffski vs CliffyB confusion ;p

Haha that's great.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Painful Memories DLC Next Week
8. Re: Max Payne 3 Painful Memories DLC Next Week Nov 26, 2012, 23:45 Sepharo
 
Damn I'm too lazy to write anything more than that I seem to disagree with everyone on this game.

I liked the story and thought it was plenty Max Payne.
And thought the gameplay/gunplay was pretty damn good.

The cutscenes were certainly too often but I did like their content. I also actually liked being plopped right into the action or even bullet time following one. The only other minor complaint I can think was the weapon juggling and other stuff that sometimes went on but it wasn't too bad and often fit with the cutscene.

Played multi for 5 minutes... nope, don't care.

edit: Oh I guess I did have the will for some sentences.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Map Editor Trailer
7. Re: Far Cry 3 Map Editor Trailer Nov 26, 2012, 23:34 Sepharo
 
Good on Ubisoft.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 26, 2012, 22:03 Sepharo
 
I was just about to say, "Wow they did a really good job avoiding a single location in Michigan" but then I saw: "Central Michigan University". Hey my alma mater on a very short list of currently mapped universities, neat.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
74. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 16:59 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:19:
Draugr wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 15:32:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:13:

IRS DATA GENIUS. What more PROOF do you need Mr. In Denial?

Wow...

I hope you know yelling 'IRS DATA' without actually saying anything makes you look more like an ignoramous, This Data shows us tax rates. That is all.
Your appeal to authority with those editorials really goes to prove *no* points that your trying to make. It shows that this fellow seems to think rich people are being taxed enough already, but that doesn't really have much to do with socialism. Unless of course you think having tax rates similar to what we had during the 50's would make us socialist.

I'm not questioning the IRS data. I'm questioning the conclusions they have drawn (I'd say you, but you're essentially asking me to argue with a surrogate, presumably because you have no arguments of your own to make) which is basically an implied argument that taxes are just fine/raising them can resolve nothing. The REAL argument is if they are paying their fair share, some would say no, some would say yes - BUT! That has little to do with socialism.
This guys argument boils down to, 'if it isn't a flat-tax rate than it is more than your fare share.' not many would agree with that. (Obviously things like flat tax make sense from a 'common sense' approach. The mistake is to assume that common sense is always helpful. Common sense also would lead you to believe the earth is flat and the sun revolves around the earth.)

Just because you pay more taxes than some doesn't mean your paying a fair share already. If you think some dude making a blog post and talking about how he thinks tax rates are just fine or more than fair is proof of anything -- citing IRS/CBO data or otherwise, then be my guest.

Killer denial statement brohammer!!

What matters is the FACT that Cutter (and most of you liberals) think socialism is "rich paying fair share". What's also FACT is the IRS records indicating the rich pay 4x more than the middle class.

I'll add the FACT that you guys can't believe it, won't believe it, determined to make your own "fairness" doctrine about what working Americans should pay -- because you are so far up pelosi, reeds, and obamas ass of propaganda you can't imagine life anywhere else. And you are the last damn people to tell anyone what they should pay. You don't even believe in hard work, don't believe in capitalism, don't believe in our constitution.

Want my opinion? Most liberals are pessimistic, whiny, needy, lazy, in denial, think they're smart, fake around others, pompous, insecure, and life trolls - that's my only opinion in the matter.

But I have no need to state opinions really. Liberals automatically disregard opinion, and just as often disregard fact. Just as you all have proven right here in this thread.

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/05/worlds-largest-paintbrush/
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:07 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:00:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:56:

1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

2. I can name dozens.

3. None of it will make sense to you if you cannot comprehend #1.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.

5. It's all socialism with you eh?

6. I was just wondering what history books you've read.

7. Right now I'm reading the The Dark Tower VII. It's taken me forever to get through the series because I read a few chapters before I go to sleep and then I drop my phone on my face.

Exactly the reason I didn't bother with you.

And the Dark Tower series owns. I won't lib out on you and post a spoiler.

I don't understand why I have to answer a bunch of riddles just to find out what you're reading. If I don't understand certain online editorials before you reveal just one of your favorite history books will the revelation melt my face?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse.
2. Re: Eradicating 'Reply All'. Nov 25, 2012, 14:01 Sepharo
 
I tend to run into the opposite problem at work. I mean to Reply All and end up only hitting Reply and then need to resend. Typically that means the person who got the Reply is going to get a duplicate because I don't want them excluded from any follow-ups on the subsequent Reply All.

If the original message has an appropriate list of recipients in the first place then Reply All isn't so bad. Though that being said, the winnowing of the list is the responsibility of the replier.
 
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