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02 February 2011 - 11:04 AMAs far as what I'm doing, I'm (trying to) port Sonic Freerunner to BlitzMax, so far I am somewhat successful. (Sonic Turbine will also use a BlitzMax engine if I can get it to run)
So far it's tripping over the XML parser.
Just use s-expressions.
01 February 2011 - 08:43 PMMy most core complaint (and one that I'm not sure can ever really BE rectified) is that, for lack of a better way to put it, is that it fucks over beta geeks.
I'm not a casual user of a computer by any means—I fucking have degrees and certificates that say "hurr I know things about computers." At the same time, I don't program, I don't manage *nix systems for a living, and webserver administration really doesn't require anything that complex. As such, I feel like I'm in a no-man's-land when it comes to GNU/Linux. If you're someone who only needs basic desktop/office suite/web browser/IM, you'll be fine with Linux; likewise, if you have a strong grasp on programming concepts, I feel like you have a much better chance at getting the maximum use and efficiency out of a terminal.
If you're in between these two, you're kind of screwed. I'm legitimately angry that I didn't know about using !! in a terminal until last week—if there was some sort of decent documentation that didn't cater itself towards high-end users or dumb it down to "HERE'S WHAT CD DOES" but just went through things in an easy-to-understand manner, I'd be much more likely to adopt it.
Linux caters to either highbrow or lowbrow in pretty much all of its decisions. It's really fucking annoying.
This post raises an excellent question: Would it be best to implement a system that is at first counter-intuitive, but in the long run extremely efficient and conceptually simpler (such as Plan 9's windowing system Rio), with excellent documentation, or one that is familiar with most users. but yet has a lot of historical and conceptual baggage that makes it less elegant than alternatives? I'm not saying that GNU/Linux is in any way, shape, or form elegant, but I'm just wondering which one is preferred for future OS development.
16 November 2010 - 09:17 PM
I really hope this isn't the tree that makes it into the hack. It looks like someone whose only experience in the world consisted of living in a sterilised plastic environment decided to make a tree, complete with gradient abuse on the trunk.
28 June 2010 - 07:40 PMPersonally, I think it would be really cool if Bandai-Namco and Sega teamed up together to make a Sonic-Tales crossover game.
01 May 2010 - 11:59 PMLet's see what kind of advantages roboticisation can offer:
1. Complete immunity from dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer's Disease, meaning your full personality could be kept online indefinitely.
2. No more genetic disorders or ill-fit gene variants.
3. Ability to increase intelligence to any arbitrary value.
4. Possible option for immortality and cure for death.
5. Resilience to things like muscular dystrophy can make space travel more likely without worrying on how to simulate gravitational acceleration.
6. No more having to worry about food frees up a lot of land for farming and ultimately does good for the environment.
7. Ability to capitalise on things that natural neural networks are weak on like fast computation and make the use of external calculators and CAS obsolete.
I honestly don't see anything wrong with any of that, and even if it would cause the loss of free will, the fact that there are procedures that can recover that makes the loss extremely trivial to the above benefits. Sign me up!
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