Impressive for its time, but it doesn't stand up to more contemporary authors like Lovecraft or Friedrich. Just think, if Alan Dean Foster had been alive 2000 years ago, we'd be going to church on Sunday and praying to some kind of psychosexual insectoid parasite beast today!
For the current and aspiring developers of games, software, and other interactive mediums.
A major problem, especially with linux, is developers who program trying to build user interfaces when they don't understand user-interface design. You end up with shitty programs with pointless menus, different paths to the same destination, additional complexity, informational overload, claustrophobic spacing, and general annoying usage. People don't want to learn how to fucking navigate menus, they want to get shit done.
In this case we will be looking at the Super Mario Maker game for the Nintendo Switch.
>Purpose This game allows the player to create super mario levels for differing versions of the games as they imagine for their own or others enjoyment. A touch-screen based experience, the top menu contains player-selected objects for placement into the main editor, with an eraser to the right within its own margin, a world-type selector to the top and middle left, a large play button at the bottom left which escapes the margin, and erasure and other tools at the bottom right. They are placed accordingly based on their classes, and are of different styles, as opposed to all of the buttons in a single margin and of similar form.
>Music While the editor and main gameplay is operating, music is constantly present in the background, which maintains a normal volume level in contrast with the other sound effects to be non-intrusive yet contributing to the experience by bringing the player into a relevant emotional state. Music related to the airship level is futuristic and upbeat, castle level music is ominous and fearful, and ghost house music is also ominous and creepy. The music also repeats infintly seamlessly as not to interrupt the experience. The music within this game consists of seven layers, with two randomly selected layers present and constantly changing to other layers, a simple method for a constantly unique experience.
>Selective Animation The visual system of the human is designed for motion tracking, due to the constant changing nature of the world. Objects currently selected by the player bounce up and down in regular intervals rather than shifting only to a differently colored border. Doing this eliminates a mental algorithm of determining whether an object is selected based on color identification, and the brain automatically jumps to that which is moving which is slightly more mentally efficient and obvious. This also serves as an indicator of operation, displaying the continued operation of the device and software along with music, rather than the possibility of a hang when no animation is present.
>Modificative Animation All of the interface movements are smooth and animated rather than instant in the case of a mouse right click bringing up an action menu. As objects in real life don't teleport, and rather follow a linear path from start to finish, this immerses the player further by allowing the brain to better associate user action with game changes, and is easier to process as it does not "shock" the visual system like instant change does. Despite being animated, the shift from absence to presence and presence to absence is non-intrusive by being simple and timely. Too fast and it become instant, and too slow and the player is left waiting. Complex animations are often computationally expensive and are more difficult to comprehend.
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I consider my last thread to be a failure, plagued by long rants and irrelevant information.
It had begun on the 1st of September. It has been 15 days since then. 15 days that, although have contributed to my existence in their own ways, lack any linear progression. Looking at my overall life, nothing has changed since then.
But I am not going to give up. This isn't only for me, but for all of you as well, to show that change is possible, and all that it requires is perseverance, creativity, initiative, and visualization of the end.
Stats >Young adult male in U.S. living with parents for free. Includes food. >Functioning car with good engine/transmission. License. >Around $1000 in savings. $800-1000 in liquid assets(Can be sold quickly) >No current job or sources of revenue. No government assistance. >High school education and diploma. Thats all. Unremarkable performance. >Healthy condition. No disabilities or persistent problems. Average weight/strength. >Comfy futon is comfy. >Above-average intelligence and knowledge, but we all probably are considering where I'm posting this. Nothing special situationally speaking.
A day of ups and downs. Still trying to fight off the addictions which have been present for many years. Nothing to blame except my weak will and lack of focus. I did go out and purchase an audio setup should I ever need to communicate over the internet or if the possibility of videos/streaming becomes viable(Probably not). My commentary is pretty shitty and my voice isn't good either due to talking too fast and not articulating my words properly. With time my social skills and commentary should improve, just as any other skill with time invested in it due to the plastic nature of the brain. I should have studied programming but I let my time leave me. If I don't act now I might not get the chance again unfortunately. Around a year ago during the summer of 2018 I had some amazing ideas. They were the product of happiness, fulfilling the purpose of creativity and the experience of life. Now it seems that money is what comes to mind when I think of them instead of happiness. Its a dangerous path I tread now. I musn't lose sight of my purpose and why I am doing what I do.
>>23249 Good. You already have the tools you need to succeed. A working body and mind. Go forth into the world and make it yours. Have a goal in sight and think of the different methods to achieve it!
Posting early because of just how important this day is. Rearranged my room to its old configuration which has already changed my mental state, and now it as if my mind has been "wiped". No longer feeling same problems of apathy or addictions, but instead older feelings I had with this configuration along with a new feeling of life. Have gotten much work done studying and adding to my on-paper projects. Looking at my older documents, I question how I was able to create them. My memory is "photographic" to an extent, so I can look back to the day which I wrote them and feel as I did. I believe that either A)My cognitive state has changed resulting in different mechanics present that are effecting some functions of my intelligence, or B)My intelligence may have been reduced a bit without a known cause, possibly temporary(Unlikely). I bring this up because those were really fucking important ideas that I had, and I disposed of the documents a few months ago in the name of trying to get rid of the past. I can still remember all of that which I wrote and thought of, but as for spontaneous creation, I'm lost. Perhaps this isn't related to intelligence but attempting to recreate that which I already know/already conceived of, similar to putting yourself in someone elses shoes and failing because there are many factors of their life which you have not taken into consideration like they have. I'm going to make all of the necessary changes related to cognitive performance. Weather is adequate for exercise, so I'm going to go do it. Going to eat healthier foods with minimal sugar and only necessary amounts of fat. Probably watch a TED talk everyday or some other educational media to facilitate my informational derivation and thought conception skills. I don't want this to become a neuroscience post(Unless you want to hear more of my observations), so I'll stop there. Changing my environment had a major impact on my ability to get shit done, probably because I'm not used to this state. Going to exercise for the first time in months, since it is such an important yet simple action which one can perform(Cognitive benefits, strengthens joints and muscular system, "fine-tunes" your nervous system.).
Fuck, I can't believe I spent a year not focusing on my ideas. You all should try to shift around your rooms to get your minds operating differently. Seriously work to abstain from bad habits afterwards so you don't fall back into your old-self. I wasted time and could have paid the consequences for it, but luckily I didn't. The time for change is now, for now is the only time that exists, the future is only thoughts within your mind and the past is memories. Never yield to failure.
>>23289 Only the ones I took in high-school. I actually haven't read a book in years, except for the occasional programming or educational book.
>>23310 Ok. Your stories sounded good so that's what I though
>Seriously work to abstain from bad habits afterwards so you don't fall back into your old-self. I wasted time and could have paid the consequences for it, but luckily I didn't. The time for change is now, for now is the only time that exists, the future is only thoughts within your mind and the past is memories. Never yield to failure.
You're motivated so that's good. Keep up the energy and keep us posted OP
>>23301 Like I give a shit. GTFO already you glow in the dark sleazeball.
P.S you already did this exact same shitty strategy on another imageboard you low life faggot. Same syntax, speeches, fake replies and responses, everything. Don't think people won't notice you fucking retard.
And I know you're the same faggot that's always posting this type of threads BTW.
There's a word for these type of scumbag tactics, entrapment:
>>23013 This is a complete shot in the dark but our local /pone/ board denied posting this and this reminds me of something from the past. There is a certain little board whose name will go unmentioned, but were you the anon there who posted various ponies, dan vs and hub logos? and do you remember me
>>23055 This is the the only reason a lot of people take interest in sports. It's an easy thing to talk to people about. You can say your team sucks, or is the greatest. Every week you get more stuff to talk about, so you can engage in the conversation if all you know is the team that won. You can start the conversation in a group setting, and usually others will jump in. It's a light weight topic that never runs out of events.
We know how you feel when you tell us about imageboard owners who sell their users data and comply with the government. Here at endchan, you don't have to worry about any of that, and your posting here comes with the added benefits of: >350MB File Sizes! WOW! >User-Creatable Boards >The Eye Of Sauron(Live Post Monitoring) <Orangetext >Formatting! Like This And This Don't forget about this! Not this This Neither And this! Spoilers Included! >Massive File-Type Support >FOSS Lynxchan Engine
At goonsaloon, spam is free speech, including spam that wipes the board clean. Anyone can post anything, and anyone can erase all of everyone else's posts. Goonsaloon is an expression of its admin's views about free speech and the transitory nature of some imageboards and other philosophical and artsy things that come to mind if I sit and think about it too much, which I do. Good on ya, goon admin!
From a practical standpoint, it also means that anything posted there might be seen by only one or two people, or possibly even not at all before it gets wiped. Sometimes I like very much the idea of doing the virtual equivalent of putting something in a bottle and tossing it off a bridge, but sometimes not. The transitory nature of 4chan's /b/ with its 15-minute lifetimes was the first place I'd ever seen that, and I liked both how it worked, and the fact that it was illusory, since anything posted there was simultaneously archived forever by entities unknown.
It is because of that illusory aspect of impermanence on anything related to image boards that I think they need onion addresses. Clearnet chans are far more subject to correlation attacks to identify their users. The relevance of this has increased significantly recently, with all the government attention being paid to who is posting what.
It's easy, you dipshit. Wanna be like all the cool kids (lmao not really) who own an imageboard™ but don't have monies or technical knowledge? NO PROBLEM. Follow the instructions in the image and you'll have your own shitty IB working within 20 minutes. JUST DO IT Here's the demo board I just made: http://demoboard.eu3.org
>>23141 Why host an imageboard when you can just be a board owner? Seriously, its a dumb idea that is just going to create more fucking imageboards with no communities. Endchan lets users upload 350 MB files, gives style tags, has multiple frontends, and other goodies.
>>23144 Why even do that? Wouldn't it better to consolidate everything in just one place? We don't need any of this extra stuff, anon. Stop trying to decentralize and diversify and create competing systems and just create a Facebook account where you can post images and messages with your friends just like you do here.
>>21852 Damn OP, this is what they mean when they say toxic relationship. Arthoe is the new Ramona minus the colored hair. Sex is amazing at the start but once she gets the grip on you, better both prepare for the mental meltdown that will ensue and Tyrone on the side. These grills are just side-dish for Chad to damage with rough fuck and make then regret it and carry their mattress around college the whole year.
TBH, even though the look is enticing, it is starting to disgust me because she is just borrowing a persona, from an agglomerate of other personas borrowing from each other, and trying to pass it off as something unique and special. It is like a pastiche of a grill. Also the greentext is contradictory.
>>23191 It's not that easy to take down all sites. They're spread out all over the world, subject to different laws, and there is also an administrative delay. The key is for us to make it easier to setup a site than for them to take it down.
In any case, it's far easier for them to focus on a single site like this one, than to play endless cat & mouse games. Presenting a static target is a weak position. Be like water. Water can flow, or it can crash...
/rapport/ is active but they just post grills and shoot the shit, sometimes they're on the frontpage sometimes not, I think they've switched back and forth a few times as to whether it'll be indexed on there or not
Should be obvious already, but here are the reasons. Go distribute them so others who aren't aware can be illuminated.
>Intel owns its own fabs. This means no external review(Such as in the case of TSMC potentially finding backdoors in ARM chips when translating the designs into hardware), and likely government oversight. >Long long history of bugs. F00F bug. FDIV bug. Spectre and Meltdown recently. Netcat? is a very new one as well which attacks server CPUs. Even in the C2D the list of bugs was massive. Who knows what lies in the newer core generation processors. >Shitty thermal paste under heat spreaders resulting in higher temperatures. De-lidding by gamers and server owners have lowered operating temperatures significantly. >Using VLC player to fake an intel graphics demonstration, accidentally bringing up the menu and failing to play the video when the sound effects started playing. >CEO got the fuck out of the company when the bugs became obvious. Kept the minimum amount of shares required to be the CEO and didn't contribute greatly to the company. >Shitty business practices, suing another company in a completely different business sector because it had the word "Intel" in its name. >x86 support back to CPUs over 30 years ago. Old as fuck architecture and bloated to all hell with undocumented instructions and multiple instructions to do basically the same operation. >The Intel ME running the minix OS on all modern CPUs along with the HAP bit installed by the NSA so that they could turn their CPUs secure while everyone else was left in the dust. >Also building controllers and chipsets, so even if they can't fuck you with their CPUs, they still might be able to hit you with another chip of theirs. >Retard-level fab engineers can't get their process under 14nm for most chips, and only recently getting into 10nm while TSMC and other manufacturers like samsung are moving into 6nm from 8nm. >Aggressive marketing and term usage. Many "technologies" in their chips that they advertise as additions rather than a normal part of its existence, TM and R symbols everywhere in their documentation and advertisements, and fucking over other companies. >Programming their compiler to create shittier compiled code that runs slower and less reliably if a non-Intel CPU is detected. >Israel-based design. Might be a problem for some people. Possible politically or monetarily-motivated additions to the CPUs like backdoors or weakened security technologies. Even back in the Pentium III there was a processor serial number which could be shown with a CPUID instruction, an instruction which outputs information about the CPU. Nvidia is also in the pool with Intel, as they are heavily reluctant to work with Linux kernel for developing drivers and make compatibility with AMD CPUs much more difficult than it should be.
You fucked your own credibility with that, anon. If you want to criticize technology for its objective technological faults, you should stick to its objective technological faults. The instant you smear your personal religious or political shit on your critique, your position turns into a criticism target of your personal agenda and personal biases and motivations and your whole argument turns to shit and all of your original points become lost in the mire. Now when someone ignores everything else and says that you just don't like them because Jews, you got nuthin'.
>>23159 I said it Might be a problem for some people. Intel does have a design and fab buildings in Israel. The OP is political in some aspects, looking at the companies operation and past actions. Stop trying to derail the thread, and look at literally all the other points I made.