Fighter of Fungi, Mortal Foe of 5E, Possibly a Cat
- Nov 28, 2020
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It doesn't surprise me. I've seen similar stuff in the Sorbonne and Cambridge. There's plenty of smart people there, but the general abstract/detached atmosphere is a breeding ground for nutty ideas. I remember a fella who had made a formula to "compute" how much of a pussy/beta a given man was. He only went to lunch with me because I came out as borderline alpha. Good times.Huh. I could say the same about a couple Princeton graduates that I game with online.
Was lurking another RPG forum. OP posts, "I'm looking for a game that has qualities x, y, and z. I've tried GURPS and it doesn't meat my criteria because of reasons a, b, and c."
Third response: "Have you tried GURPS?"
I'm glad people here usually have better reading comprehension than that.
(I don't remember if GURPS was actually the specific system mentioned. I'm just using it as an example).
Oh yeah lots of people don't sail but people have been sailing for ages so I'm pretty sure if you walked up to a port in 1500BC and said (on any continent minus Antarctica) that the world was flat they'd smack you upside the head and walk on.So what you're saying is that some significant percentage of the American populace doesn't sail? That's fair.
So where we're at is that neither of us is making excuses for rank ignorance? Swell.Oh yeah lots of people don't sail but people have been sailing for ages so I'm pretty sure if you walked up to a port in 1500BC and said (on any continent minus Antarctica) that the world was flat they'd smack you upside the head and walk on.
I’m pretty sure if we go chronologically in the “People online telling you what game is good for everything” the order is:Splitter! FATE not good enough for you, is it?
I think Cinematic Unisystem did have a brief spurt of “It can do anything!” as did Burning Wheel. I’m not sure where they fit on my timeline.Wasn't there an era where folks were recommending All Flesh Must Be Eaten for everything?
Heh, I think Edward Snowden isn't the example I would have used, but I understand as well
Short of it, get around people who do the work. Do puzzles like Wordle, Crytoquote or whatever it is in the paper. Get a raspberry pi and install a server on it. set a goal of something you want to do (for me it was encode mp3s) and then do it on the system.
there are many classes. they are mostly alright, at least at the start.
have him apply for internships https://www.pnnl.gov/internships we pay them.
hit me up with more specific stuff via DM if you like.
My first reaction would be to say turn tail and run. Video game developers are like idols. Everybody wants to be one so the companies treat them like shit and if they complain they get replaced. Long hours, constant death march projects, crap pay and shitty management leading to burnout. The chances of getting to work on an AAA title are infinitesimally low; the majority of prospective employers are peddling shitty mobile games designed to hook whales on pay-to-win or gacha and your job satisfaction will be close to zero. Most potential employers in the industry are crooks.
If he really still wants to do it, take a look at one of the engines and figure out how to build some games on it. Then do a comp sci course or degree and make sure he does a linear algebra paper, maybe discrete mathematics and stats as well so he understands the maths. Graphics is one of the closest fields in programming to actual applied mathematics and you will need to have a strong grasp of linear algebra at least. He'll be ready when he can explain the mathematical properties of quarternions (essentially 4 dimensional complex numbers) and why they're efficient for doing 3D transformations. He should also get a handle on GPU programming if he wants any chance of getting out of the entry level of mobile games.
If he has any real mathematical aptitude he should then consider doing a 90 degree left turn and go into analytics or data science as he will earn 2-3x the salary for a vastly less stressful job - 10x if his maths is up to working as a quantitative analyst. If he still wants to do game programming then he really has to find a way to demonstrate talent and get the attention of a games company somewhere above the bottom-feeder level.
Huh. Mine is Asian with the same body type. Perhaps there is a relationship between having a shapely rear end and a disinterest in housework.
Mines white with the same body but an intense cleaning streak.
I was being silly about the shapely bottom thing but being serious for a moment, I don't think a cleaning streak is weird or undesirable. I have known many people who gain some fulfillment and purpose in maintaining a clean and orderly home. For people like my mother, brother, and a couple girlfriends is it also part of their love language.
I also ended up with one of the ample bottom, bad housekeeping models (I mean, I'm also bad at it, so we struggle together).
But hey, she is an awesome cook! (I'm not half bad myself, but she is definitely better than me).
Sorrowful day, gamer I knew online through a discord channel is gone. (Took his own life.) Just so you people know--I'm not the most stable, but I've fought my depression for years. I can't change the past, but I can say if you feel like that's ever an option reach out. Me, hotlines, whatever. Love you miscreants.
Last year I applied for a cook job for a convalescence home as well as several other similar facilities in the area. The convalescence home replied the same day and basically wanted to hire me as soon as my application hit their desk. I eventually decided against working for them because the whole facility was rundown, and seemed shady. So I called them back to let them know I wasn't interested, only to find out that the person who had been running the kitchen/interviewed and hired me no longer worked there.Twelve years before I started my current job I applied for a position with my employer. After I came home from first day of work I found I finally received an e-mail informing me I was rejected for the role I applied for 12 years earlier.
Today I got an e-mail rejecting me for a position with one of our competitors. I’ve no memory of applying, and judging by the e-mail I received it at, the latest I applied was 2008, as that’s when I stopped using it on my resumes.
I’m not sure what’s more amusing:
- The fact that the rejection repeatedly states they have many open positions, to the point that it feels like they’re desperate to hire and they’re sending out e-mails to anyone who ever applied in hopes of getting new hires.
- That I can believe #1 because I once got hired for a job through similar methods.
That was me all summer working out only to find out I caused myself bilateral hernias. lol. Of course that was the easy part of things I found out that were wrong with me, so there's that. lolMe: Hooray! I can finally go back to the gym!
Rotator cuff: Oh you think so, do you?