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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:50 Kxmode
 
Many well wishes Cutter, ya knucklehead!

Cutter wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 17:54:
Find a nice jewish neighborhood with a good deli, and settle down with a nice jewish girl.

Wasn't that from Band of Brothers?
 
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35. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:46 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 12:38:
Hmm, saw this in one of the articles:

"He was expected to reprise his role as Master Sergeant Farell in a planned "Edge of Tomorrow" sequel."

How the hell do you have a sequel to that movie?

Easy. Spoilers: He gets his initial abilities from an Alpha Mimic. Aware of this, the Omega launches an effort to end Cruise's life so that humanity can be defeated. Of course, once the Omega dies, its ability is transferred to Cruise. All the Mimics have died so there is nothing hunting him to take his ability. The sequel could explore that reality. Less "Edge of Tomorrow" and more "Arrival."
 
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34. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:37 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 11:22:
I am livid. LIVID! How do we claim compensation?

Obviously, check out "blue" news.
 
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33. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:35 Kxmode
 
sauron wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 11:18:

Don't worry about it. Everyone is human* and we all make mistakes**.







*With the exception of a few undead sorcerors...

**Should have killed off those damn hobbits years ago...

Dude. That happened AGES ago. Let it go! Wacko
 
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32. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:33 Kxmode
 
"No news postings found for this date". I think in all my years visiting this site, I don't remember seeing this. First time for everything! I thought maybe Blue was getting sick my bible shenanigans and couldn't even. Wacko  
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2. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2017, 19:28 Kxmode
 
#BlackWakeMatters Pirate  
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33. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 09:56 Kxmode
 
Retired wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 08:37:
Made chili and lasagna today for family feast at work tonight. BOOM. Love it.

Really hoping the "BOOM" weren't certain types of body noises.
 
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17. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 09:35 Kxmode
 
Saboth wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 08:45:
Yeah, I never understood how someone can claim bits of code. It's nothing but another language. It's like a book company suing another book company because an author wrote '"You've got to be kidding me," he said."' in another book. There's only so many ways to write something. You've got to use the same function calls and syntax no matter where you work. Now, if Oculus had thousands of lines of exact code that was obviously copied and pasted out of programs he wrote for someone else, I could maybe see making a case of it. But a programmer is going to code the same way no matter where he works.

Seriously! Right! This is Spanish Inquisition level crap.

"Do you confess to stealing our engine?! Confess! Confess!"
"Confess? You mean to the way I've been writing my code for the last 22 years at id?!"
"HERETIC! SUE HIM TO THE STATE... court."
"Are you brain-dead? You can't sue me for how I create my code. I own that knowledge."

This kind of nonsense forces programmers to change the way they do their work at each new job otherwise there is real potential for former employers to come after them. Any hint of similarity and the developer could be looking at a lawsuit by Freakasaurus Software simply because a few snippets of code looks like their stuff. And the developer would likely lose because the judge in the case has about as much experience as a grapefruit when it comes to programming.

I feel like these sorts of cases should have landmark cases. Further, technology cases are complicated. You can't try them in the regular court system. There should be a different courtroom set up to properly handle technology case by judges who have backgrounds in development and (or) programmer; and if the judges have Ph.D.s in computer science, that's better.

TLDR, how a developer writes their code has zero bearing on whether or not they stole proprietary technology.

Sorry to sound miffed but this bothers me because what happens if I wanted to create something, and I develop it the way I've done in the past. One of the former employees gets a hold of my code, and decide to sue because they believe my code looks very close to their proprietary system. Worse, I would lose because even if could afford a lawyer (which I can't), my case would go before a boneheaded judge who likely has no idea how to work their computers, or even what the initials P.C. mean.

I hope a case like this can come before the Supreme Court to get an answer:
1. Do developers have the right to own their knowledge and how they write their code regardless of whether or not the code share similarities with existing proprietary systems?
2. Is code protected under freedom of speech much like other forms of writings are?

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14. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 08:43 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 05:31:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 03:24:
44 % 2 = 22 0.88

^ fixed

Is that the formula for the flux capacitor?
 
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94. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 07:54 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 05:35:
Our resident bible expert is not down with Jesus I guess.

Oh, I am totally down with Jesus. He is after all my king.

The key difference is I do not worship him. I could totally see how that would seem strange. Jesus is king so I should worship him right? Well, not exactly. Jesus - like all the kings of Israeli - is anointed by Jehovah to rule His government. However, even in this position, Jesus said of himself in relation to Jehovah's organization, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, the one who you say is your God." (John 8:54) In other words, even though Jesus is in a very powerful position he still humbles himself before his Father, and he commands his followers to direct all their worship to Jehovah, Jesus' God and Father.

I find it fascinating that people still think Witnesses do not believe in Jesus or his deity. Of course, we do. He is called "Mighty God" at Isaiah 9:6. Feel free to correct me on this, but I think this is the only place in the entire Bible where the capitalize "God" applies to someone other Jehovah. However, given Jesus position, power, authority, and backing from Jehovah - and that incredibly painful death he went through - the uppercase "G" is well deserved! In contrast, Satan's rule of this world is acknowledged merely a "god." (2 Corinthians 4:4) His label dismisses him down to the lowest level among false gods. The word "god" in Hebrew has many meanings, but the word is reserved for individuals in positions of power and (or) authority. At Psalms 82:1 the judges of Israel were simply called "gods."

All that said, Jehovah is the only person in the Bible (and you will not see these words applied to anyone else) with the label "Almighty God." You cannot go any higher than Almighty. Well, maybe you could, but the word might be goofy: Super Duper Almighty? You start getting into Taco Bell level language.

Two scriptures:

(Psalm 83:18) May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

(Revelation 4:11) “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they came into existence and were created.”

(Isaiah 42:8) "I am Jehovah. That is my name; I give my glory to no one else, nor my praise to graven images."

If you notice in all three examples, Jehovah is singular, and his sovereignty and authority are his own. If I had to equate it to something earthly I would use the UK's government. Jehovah would be like Queen Elizabeth II (I am giggling at that thought; "Sorry, Jehovah!" ) and Jesus would be like prime minister Theresa May. Like the PM, Jesus is given a lot of power and freedom by his father, but he is subject to Jehovah's authority.

Hope that clarified.
 
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93. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 06:40 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 04:44:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 03:39:
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:27:
My apologies if this bible stuff is unwanted. I am trying to be accommodating to all. Going forward, I will try to keep these kinds of comments to a minimum.

Promises promises.

Showing my age

Never gonna give you up, KX.

Thanks. You shouldn't have. Really. Wacko
 
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92. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 06:30 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:51:
I wonder which of you fears death more and who will be happy or scared at his/her deathbed. After all, it's what likely defines our individual existence in the end -- life unto death.

Death is death. Everyone fears it. Even Witnesses. The reason? "God has . . . put eternity in their heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Unlike animals and plants, we are the only beings who are both aware of our mortality and fear it. However, in contrast to the plants and animals, only we sinned against God. Well, not you and I per say, but via Adam's willful disobedience and inherited sinful imperfection. (Romans 5:12)

Humans were never designed to die, and death was never in Jehovah's blueprints for people. Death is quite literally unnatural despite society's view of it. Think about the words at Genesis 1:26, where, to Jesus (his "master builder" [1 Corinthians 3:10; Proverbs 8:30]), Jehovah says, "Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness." Those eleven words are powerful and hold so much meaning. From them, you can conclude that we are like God in the sense that we have many of his features and qualities.

For example,

- Only humans have free will. Animals do not. They are programmed from birth to do particular things via instinct, and they will do that thing until they die.

- Only humans have the capacity to learn, reason, and use logic. Animals are creatures driven purely by primal directives like "survive," "eat," "sleep," "procreate," "fight," and so forth. Jehovah chose to give them only what they needed to exist and expand their species. You will never see a lion resting on his pride with a good book on astronomy and discusses the day's affairs with his mate.

- Only humans have the capacity to analyze our environment and change our thinking. Slightly abstract, evidence exists in the differences between how people and animals look at and react to situations. For example, if a human were to do bad things, even commit high crimes, they are not a lost cause. They can be rehabilitated, learn from mistakes, and condition themselves to do better. Israelite king Manasseh is an excellent example of a man who was responsible for the deaths of thousands under his rule; and yet he underwent a complete change of attitude and became a different person for the best. An animal typically is killed if its behavior ever threatens humans. The issue is that in most cases it's harder to change an animal's behavioral pattern once formed.

- Only humans can express remorse, guilt, and have a morality device called conscience. Animals are not afforded these complex emotions.

- Only humans have the ability to be caretakers of the earth; which is one of the roles Jehovah assigned to Adam and Eve.

- Only humans have the capacity to think about the past, the present, and the future. I am pretty sure a sloth hanging about isn't thinking about the other really awesome times he hung out. Animals only live in the now-now.

- Only humans have the ability to understand and worship God. Plants and animals have no comprehension or grasp of deities.

Of all the thousands, perhaps millions, of creations, humans represent the crowning achievement of Jehovah's earthly creation. If he can make trees live for thousands of years and animals live for hundreds of year, then why would he make his most intelligent creation have a shelf-life of 70-90; maybe 100 years. We are not disposable.

Even scientists understand that humans have the capacity, both physically and mentally, to live forever they just can't at present. My knowledge is murky but from what I remember scientists learned that every seven years all the cells in our body clone themselves. They found evidence that during the cloning process flaws appear and that these flaws continue to get worse after each clone. They call this cell degradation. It is like making a copy of a copy of a copy; eventually, the print will become illegible. Contrary to this, our cells are designed to clone themselves entirely, perfectly, and forever. If humans could do that now, no one would die.

Sin is a condition. As far as what the particular flaw is who knows. It is more important to know that this degenerative disease called "sin" is hereditary and has passed from mother to child since Eve. According to God's law, a human who sins shall die. He makes that abundantly clear to Adam and Eve. "You must not eat from it, no, you must not touch it; otherwise you will die.” (Genesis 3:3) It was a death sentence just to touch God's fruit and fruit tree. Of course, Adam and Eve were perfect, so it is way easier of a test to simply not touch God's tree, than for Witnesses to follow Bible principles daily in a world under Satan's influence. (1 John 5:19)

As the great lawgiver, Jehovah was legally obligated by his own laws to put Adam and Eve to death for their disobedience. If he hadn't this could have led to a much greater issue of chaos in the heavens. The angels were watching Jehovah's reaction to Satan's challenge to His soveignty over his creation. The issue at play was, "Does he have the right to rule humanity?" Jehovah did not want to condemn the human race to permanent death. Even more so considering his original purpose for humans was to live on a beautiful, garden-like earth forever (he still has that purpose today). He had to create a legal loophole of ending this "death sentence." He achieved this through the death of Jesus. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23) Jesus blood was equaled in weight to Adam's because it was perfect and provided perfect justice. Balancing this scale meant Jehovah now had the legal means to cover over imperfection with Jesus' perfect blood as a great sin offering. Moreover, because Jesus was perfect, and by definition better than any imperfect human who ever lived, his symbolic blood could apply retroactively back to Adam and Eve's imperfect son Abel, who was murdered by his imperfect brother Cain, as well as far into the future (like today).

The TL;DR is that humans will always fear death, but most of us desire to live forever. Two constructs would appear at odds like oil and water. However, through the prism of "Sin's Law," if death were done away with, it makes a ton of sense. To me, at least.

P.S. I wonder if you guys realize how much time it takes to write these posts? I know many of you criticize "copy-pasta." I agree that someone should be knowledgeable about a subject to explain it in his or her words. I am not exaggerating when I state this post alone took about two hours to put together. Hope you appreciate the effort, even if you roll your eyes at the content.

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87. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 04:07 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:36:
I actually really like the dude (I assume he's a dude).

Yup. No gender identities issues here! Speaking of which starting reading news reports and watching videos on that topic the other night. I'm watching people try to explain the construct and I literally can't even. I am unable to understand how a person can say "I am a women" but they have a penis and visa versa. Come Actually I don't want to travel down this road.

I do believe all of this has to do with Satan. He knows the time remaining is imminent. It would seem he is accelerating the depravity of society to levels similar to Noah's day before the flood. If he can get the general populace to subscribe to "gender neutrality" he quite literally will have "blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through." (2 Corinthians 4:4) Bonkers!

As a Christian, I have no idea how to share the good news of God's Kingdom with someone who does not have a declared gender, or worse keeps changing weekly; or decides to identify as a spatula. I am sure Jesus is looking down from his throne and thinking, "Wow. I never had to deal with that in my ministry."
 
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86. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 03:39 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:27:
My apologies if this bible stuff is unwanted. I am trying to be accommodating to all. Going forward, I will try to keep these kinds of comments to a minimum.

Promises promises.

Showing my age
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction
10. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 03:24 Kxmode
 
Zanimax (8 letters)
Zuckerberg (11 letters)

8 + 11 = 19
19 + 5 = 24
24 x 2 = 48
48 - 4 = 44
44 % 2 = 22
22 - 19 = 3
Pyramid has three corners.

"Elevated to be the rightful leader of Pipero, Gaben unified its sometimes squabbling Clans of Modders, and set towards recoding Pipero. Zombie Invasion 2.0 was turned into a lobby of breathtaking fun. It was a lobby where excitement designed maps in the form of pyramids and towers of glass, mirror and marble, wide boulevards, paradise-like parks, and a constant, artificially pleasing background, resulted in immediate bliss for all visitors." From the ancient codex The Leet One of the Thousand Sons of Valve PC Gamer Space Marine Legions

Half-Life 3 is clearly confirmed through Zanimax-Zuckerberg Illuminati triadic insider knowledge! You guys don't even know. I can't even!
 
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9. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 03:04 Kxmode
 
[dupe poop] Grin  
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8. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 02:59 Kxmode
 
I do not know the nitty-gritty details of the overall case, but from a cursory review, Zenimax's accusations are flimsy. Their primary charge is that John Carmack willfully stole id's C++ VR source and then repurposed it for Rift development; which is all kinds of level of stupid.

That kind of accusation does not work on Carmack because his name is at the top of a small list of game developers who invented the FPS genre. He (not Bethesda; not ZaniMax) figured out HOW to create 3D environments for gaming. John began and ended his gaming career at id. For 22 years he iterated upon his knowledge of 3D engine development and his style for programming. How he wrote his code became indistinguishable from the system itself. So when John took the job at Oculus, and they needed a 3D VR engine, Carmack's engine would share similarities with id's C++ VR.

ZeniMax is trying to separate the MAN from the CODE. In John's case, they are mutually inclusive. He cannot change the way he writes his code much like a musician fundamentally cannot change how they get inspired to create music. So this establishes a precedent that shows there's a clear difference between accusing a programmer of ACTUALLY stealing proprietary code (e.g. download from id's servers to repurpose) versus writing code from scratch and the results look very similar to another company's proprietary system. Bottomline, ZeniMax is conflating based on innuendo and conjecture. (e.g. "tinfoil hat society")

The bigger problem is this legal battle took place in a courtroom with decision makers who have no experience with the subject matter they must judge. This is Ted Stevens' "Series of Tubes" and "the Internet is not a dump truck" levels of ignorance. Imagine a judge ruling on a case involving patent infringement against "the probability of the Yukawa potential in the relationship between quantum physics and thermodynamics in the realm of string theory." The judge would be like, "Can I please just check my email and play some Candy Crush?"

The point is the judicial system is not technologists. They do not speak the same language. So how can they possibly be the right choice to understand all the required tribal knowledge and nomenclature of developer and programmer talk to reach a wise conclusion? This fact frustrated Carmack when his appropriately justified rant on Facebook shows he apparently wanted to school the prosecutor's "expert" witness but could not because the people in court could not understand Carmack's points.

As a Web UX developer, thinking back on my 19 years in the IT industry and knowing how professionals create signature patterns in their career (myself included), ZeniMax is wrong with their accusations. However, it does not matter because apparently, ZaniMax had better lawyers who spoke the judge's language better -- something Carmack could not.

Sorry, guys. This topic makes me sad.
 
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16. Re: On Sale Feb 24, 2017, 18:33 Kxmode
 
Rhett wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 18:26:
Normally I jump on free weekend games, but this... Gag. Mostly negative reviews, too, on steam. They must have really fucked up. Are they even trying with these PC ports anymore?

It's Activision and Infinity Ward. When have they ever tried (beyond the obvious cash-cow-milking shenanigans)?
 
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15. Re: On Sale Feb 24, 2017, 18:31 Kxmode
 

One Steam review: "They don't even have the servers to support a free weekend." Brutal.
 
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24. Re: On Sale Feb 24, 2017, 18:28 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:43:
Today, I hopped on my mower, mowed my acre and a half lawn, got all my vegetables planted as we have an early spring, played with my dog, and chatted with my neighbor as he had come down the road when I was out getting the mail. He lives just a hair over a mile down the road from me. Outside of him, I didn't see another living human being today. It was quiet outside of the normal noises of nature and the breeze.

Do you own a fishing company and live in Greenbow, Alabama?
 
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