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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago Running MARDEK on highest quality without lag?90.213.XXX.XXX6 years ago
None, Flash is woefully unoptimized for rendering anything. I have an overclocked i5 (4GHz) and it lags on rendering as much as my old dual-core processor did. Hardware acceleration is reserved for 3D rendering only, and that doesn't actually provide much benefit over software rendering either. Unfortunately, you'll just have to suck it up and play on low quality.
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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago Genetic Engineering90.213.XXX.XXX8 years ago
This is my last post in this thread since I can't formulate any reasonable arguments on this subject anymore - and because I was infact rather offended and disheartened by DeNovo's post... anyway.

There is one thing I cannot agree with and that is the part about the lack of death not leading to overpopulation. I can't agree, really and truly our planet in it's current state is not a suitable host for us. We're too numerous - yet we continue to grow at an exponential rate (something like 1billion every decade...) we're going to soon reach the end of the planet's resources (those that we currently use) and inevitably decend into chaos. Alternate energy sources may solve "energy" problems, but what about the rest? Fuel, plastics, lubricants... all oil based products. It means no planes, probably no boats either, and mechanical apparatus would fail very quickly because it can't be lubricated. We're circling the drain here. This ties in with overpopulation because less people means less demand, and less demand means resources go further.

If the population (7 billion currently) drastically dropped tomorrow to say 2 billion. I reckon that in the long run it would be BETTER for us - sure there are less people in the world, less geniuses and so on so forth. But it bides us much more time to research alternate branches of technology and in fact probably a better standard of life for most people - no overcrowding in cities and such, more food for everyone (obviously this might go both ways and there be less food...) so on so forth.

I can't really think straight, I'm not really in the mood to think about or type out arguments I'm just going to cut it short.

P.S. You have to just ignore the fact that my arguments are put across as fact, it's just in my nature, I'm aware of it so there is no need to point it out every time I do it (which is what most people on this site do...
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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago Your Internet Self90.213.XXX.XXX8 years ago
I've seen this very discussion pop up on a few forums recently... anyway...

My internet persona is definitely wiser and wittier than I am in real life, and more literately (?) capable. (Possibly ironic misuse of the word... o_O). Without the expectations and the ability to basically "vanish" without a trace online. Then I say I can be more of an ass online than in real life. Uh, though I would say I'm fairly true to myself in both personas.

In real life I am more shy, but if you get on my nerves you'll know about it, and if you challenge my beliefs I will stand and argue with you. In real life I tend to have this "Multiple-personality" syndrome where I can be very outgoing and friendly and other days, without reason, I can be ignorant and/or aggressive.

I wouldn't like to be more like my online me or less like the real me. But there are traits from both I would like to combine. From internet me, I would like the wit, wisdom and charism. From the real me I would like to keep the sarcastic nature,devilishly good looks, overall politeness and calmness. (Yes, another thing, I get very angry, very fast, on the internet).
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I can't agree that removing the possibility of infections and disorders is a good thing really. Even ignoring the genetically enhanced immune-system, modern medical sciences are basically the quest for "eternal life" as an unspoken rule. Nature is a certain way because it is. If you eliminate the possibility of infection, you've basically doomed the species to suffer at the mercy of population-hyperinflation. Viruses exist because populations need to be culled. We've fought furiously to prevent illness and really it's just lead us to more problems.

Also, would this bring in a new prejudice. Uh, sort of like how in Mass Effect, Liara is a "pure blood". Which means she is the offspring of 2 Asari rather than an Asari and another specie. It is considered to be an insult to be called a "pure blood" because it brings "no gains" to the diversity of Asari genetics. Essentially, if you were a "pure blood" human, meaning no genetic alterations, then not only would you be at a disadvantage in the world. You'd essentially be an outcast and a looser because you don't bring any gains to the table.

Also, we might see an increase in the paradise syndrome. Since people don't really have any "goals" to aim for, your natural strength means you don't need to work out so much. Natural dexterity means you don't need to practice sports so much. Natural intelligence means you don't need to "revise" so much...

In a weird way, I feel we're slowly becoming less organic and more like a "machine" of some sort. That you can just upgrade and what not... we're eating away at our humanity in favour of the quest for perfection. What happens when we reach it? Do we just grind to a halt... all die? Hm?
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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago Genetic Engineering90.213.XXX.XXX8 years ago
I'm kind of going into this subject blindly as it's not something I've thoroughly looked into, but bare with me.

I recently heard that this was a hot-topic for debate after some, random, person flared up the subject again - they said something like, it is the right of the parent to be able to determine their child's gender. The backlash was that it was immoral to tamper with human genetics like this and therefore should be banned unless there is some rational and critical reason that the child's gender must be pre-determined - which excludes cases like "Well, we've had all boys up to now and want a girl!", in fact I can't think of a single situation where it would be necessary.

My personal stance on this is that it is immoral and wrong for us to tamper with the natural balance like this. Statistically speaking, each parent usually want's a child of the same gender as themselves (Father -> Son, Mother -> Daughter), which in my mind brings up the question of population gender bias. Who has the final say on what gender the baby is, the mother? Well, then we're at risk of pro-female gender bias. The father? Then we're at risk of pro-male gender bias. If it must be a unanimous decision, what about in the case of unwed or separated couples, does this make gender selection impossible?

Secondly, it seems almost wrong to "manufacture" a child in such a way. A child is not a toy or item of possession. I child is a human being and should be treated with love and affection, not something that you design and then show off like a trophy! Also, what if you design it, then when it's born, you think... well, that's not what I expected! Will it promote abandonment or "infantile disposition".

Finally, the evolutionary effects of this are catastrophic. I don't know the specifics and I know it's over speculating that we will be able to choose every aspect of our child. But if we begin to breed in and out a small selection of traits this could result in universal populous (opposite of diverse populous) - which is essentially inbreeding and we know the consequence of that. I suppose in that case we'd probably turn to science to "patch" the genetic fault or something... which doesn't solve the problem, just mask it.

That aside, doesn't it also detract from the experience of having a child and not knowing what is going to... uh, greet you on the other end... that feeling that people describe as "magical" becomes... well... predictable and therefore, boring. Perhaps even the sensation of it just not being worth it...

I attempted to type this up a few days ago, but I couldn't gather my thoughts and ideas coherently so here we are. What do you think about this subject, is there concerns people have that I might have missed?
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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago A FH Planet?90.213.XXX.XXX8 years ago
-insert miscellaneous abuse here-

Sounds good, I liked nation states but I think it lacked interesting features like micro-management. If you want graphics and stuff I don't mind doing some art for you, concept art, event images, etc. Most of it will probably like vectorish maybe a compilation of vector sketches and photos. I can't do really detailed art though I'm afraid.

Something I'd like to do is control the funding of each industry down to the $, uh... yeah, any way I can help out I'd be glad to help!

(Please don't down vote me for brevity It's my birthday!)
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Peter

My drunk uncle... no, really. I have an uncle called Peter and he is drunk like... all the time... (Also ironically there is a connection to a game in that, if anyone gets it they can have 42 points!)
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E<sub>0</sub>: The morning after edit... what the hell was I thinking... D:
Please delete this Pseudo-dodo
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Rating Orb Zuriki, Chaotic Neutral Programmer – joined 9 years ago C gui tutorial90.213.XXX.XXX8 years ago
I don't understand why you'd think you need to learn/use assembly? C is capable of doing everything you could do in assembly because C is converted to assembly by the compiler (as far as I am aware). Anyway, C alone isn't capable of creating graphical interfaces (for simplicities sake). Depending on the kind of direction you want to go with your program you might want to look into some of the following:

For Windows GUIs (like plain and simple windows with text boxes and buttons etc), you'll be wanting to look into something like this: [LINK] - It's intended for C++ but the conversion between C++ and C isn't difficult and you should be able to figure it out without too much problem.

If you're looking more into animated menus and what not then you have a much longer path (but in my eyes much more beneficial) of starting to get to grips with DirectX and/or OpenGL. These will provide you with the basic tools to create games etc. If you wish to go down that path - however, they are much more difficult to learn. I'm not going to provide any specific links for these because they're just too numerous and it's best you find a tutorial that works for you.
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@UncleRex: I am not try to impose my views on anyone, people are free to have sex with whoever they want, whenever they want and... however they want... I'm merely expressing my views on the subject, I may seem like I am telling people that sex is "naughty, naughty, bad-bad-bad!" but in reality, it's just how I feel about certain activities. You're right, I probably wouldn't be happy being told I must have sex, but I'm not telling anyone that they mustn't have sex. Contrary to my expressed views, I am somewhat liberal about sex.

@spoon: I am a virgin yes, but that isn't to say I haven't experienced some aspect of it, I've just not gone the full mile. I've been offered sex, and I came very close to having sex - but I backed out because it didn't feel right, I wasn't comfortable enough with some aspect of it (I can't put my finger on which aspect, I just know my gut feeling was that it wasn't meant to happen then and there). When I got back home and reflected on what just nearly happened, it was a tad emotional for me, not like... sobbing my eyes out or anything...

@david s: Yeah, you hit the point about not feeling up to it and the emotional stress can be a self fulfilling prophecy - emotional stress can cause short-term impotency. I don't understand what you mean by the second point "people who have had lots of sex only affect each-other[...]". So can I have some clarification?

As for seeing some program on discovery about sex, it doesn't compare. You can be told how it would feel and you might internalize those views, but until you actually experience it, in reality, you actually don't have a clue how it will feel to you personally.

@DeNovo: That is a very... depressive... way of viewing sex. As true as it may be, sex is a reproductive agent only - in terms of nature. However psychologically it is an emotional experience for most people. We are probably amongst the few specie who actually have sex just for pleasure. I would rather see things in inverted colours to you, sex being foremost an emotional experience and second a reproductive agent. If "love" and "romance" are some form of purely evolutionary traits in order to assist survival of the specie, then surely evolution would have picked off the traits of "fear" and "unease" about sex? Perhaps not with how we've influenced evolution anyway... I can't make any disagreements with point two, the age of consent has surely changed throughout time as we live longer. I believe in countries afflicted by poverty, children are put forward to have sex at very young ages just to ensure they their "society" doesn't dwindle away due to high mortality rates. With point three, generally I am no longer mocked for being a virgin as I am with people who are more mature than that. I was talking about a couple of years ago when I was in high school (UK high school that is) and I was mocked because "I didn't get laid on my 16th"... and apparently that was like a crime back then or something! It never really affected me because I was strong in my beliefs. I've met people who have had sex and regret it, people who have sex and are happy to do that and people who share my views so I benefit from knowing that I am not alone, but also I can understand and accept other people's views on the subject as well.

Closing thought; if you were about to have sex for the first time and backed out before it happened, what was your reasoning behind it? This question probably only applies to a select group of people, and perhaps not even anyone here... it's just a though though.
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