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Topic: Technical Support / Posts deleted for no reason

Hi! I’m just trying to reply to some interesting argument in a forum, but once I write something, it’s deleted by an administrator. It’s frustrating. I spent a lot of time trying to write a good argument and it’s swiped away in a second. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks a lot.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can Communism Work?

Originally posted by Zachary_Greene:
Originally posted by vikaTae:
The human brain was not an adaptation intended to work in a communist society. Whilst the society style works really well, it runs into problems when you try to involve humans in it, because of the way the human brain itself works.

That’s one of the biggest issues.
It used to work fairly decently back in the day with families and tribes and all, but now things are too advanced and people have changed to become even more greedy than back then.

That’s one reason why I disagree with a large group of communists that say everyone would and should be equal and get the same.
That will never work now unless a gigantic horrifying disaster happens where we actually NEED to work together, which won’t happen.

But if we let people get more benefits for different jobs/working harder than others it would possibly fix part of the issue with how greedy we are.

The issue with communism is that it can’t be on a small scale a lot of the time because a large group of people will be convinced what you make is no good or just will hate you for living in a communist place.
If there’s a drought, it’s going to be horrifying.

That’s why I like it on a bigger scale better.
If one place has a drought another place that has too much food could trade/ship some food over and other things the place is running low on.


Really every house-hold is a mini communist society in a way if you think about it.

If you think of it, we’re not equal. Not at all. So, it’s hard to think we would have all the same benefits. What should be the same for everybody, as a base, is the right to have food, clothes, shelter, health care and education. Just the basic a human being needs to take an active part on a society. If you have all that, then the society is as a whole, in many aspects, your new “family” and could be called a comunist society. And then, once human life continuity is already stablished for everybody, you may have “benefits” for working harder, being smarter, most talented, etc.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Wow, my posts keep getting deleted. Seems like somebody doesn’t like to read a truth or two.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

“In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States
It’s the right of other people to live what’s really infringed.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Originally posted by jhco50:
Originally posted by softest_voice:
Originally posted by jhco50:

Softest, it is really hard to debate someone who has their head in the nether regions.

So…you can’t show me where the 2nd Amendment expressly forbids the kind of regulation some would like to see?
Because when you dance around the question like that, I assume its because you don’t have a viable answer.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

We are the militia.

“In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm.”
It’s the right of other people to live what it’s infringed.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Originally posted by vikaTae:

Originally posted by donseptico:

Ahhhh dammit, I just typed out a really nice, quite long explanation of the laws concerning the ownership of ‘weapons’ in the UK and lost the whole damn thing.


My recomendation is to always copy it to Word or OpenOffice before you hit submit. Kong’s forums are old, patched, duct taped, and working on a wing and a prayer. They’re a bespoke solution from a company that no-longer exists, and nobody who worked on the original still works for Kong.


So the long and short of it is; whilst they do try to keep the thing patched and running as best as possible, its not in the best of shape and posts do tend to go missing from time to time. Information is too valuable to risk losing. So as always, backup, backup, backup. Save a copy before you post the long ones. It has certainly saved many headaches for myself over the years.


It’s not my intention to alienate you but… do you have any proofs? I’ve been an innocent bystander in a couple of sellouts and the buying company didn’t fire anybody. Why would you? It’s like a factory. If you buy a waffle factory (just as an example), because they have a good profit, then you don’t need to change it. Just keep it working and taking the profit. Maybe you could modernize some systems or machines, but it’s not good for the company to change the way it works, unless there is a good reason for it. Changes takes a lot of time (and money). Sometimes you have to change they way some people have been working for years and you will find resistance. I think the forums work that way because upgrading them it’s at the bottom of a priority list. Any kind of work on them implies time and money. And, if they still work, why would you? (As a company).


Good advice, by the way. I totally agree. Have a notepad open as “scratchpad” (like I’m doing now, writing this) is useful beyond reality.


The only reason they’re not on the list of vicious weapons is because they are inaccurate as all hell over any distance, relatively slow moving (and make a warbling sound) and are very slow to reload. Pick an arrow up, slot it in, take aim and loose. That’s all you have time for before they have closed the distance entirely.


Indeed, it happened in a battle. The archers were charged so fast that they were unable to answer the attack in time. But, a trained archer was (is?) a killing machine. They can shoot up to six arrows a minute, are very accurate and can kill you up to 180 m. away. On battles, archers used to let go volleys of arrows and that may seem inacurate, but it doesn’t mean that, with enough training, an archer can kill a single man from a distance. Of course, like a sword (and not a crossbow), you need training. I was in am archery class and I couldn’t hit a target a few steps away, but my teacher was utterly awesome. Just training.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun Issues

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by donseptico:

Ahhhh dammit, I just typed out a really nice, quite long explanation of the laws concerning the ownership of ‘weapons’ in the UK and lost the whole damn thing.

My recomendation is to always copy it to Word or OpenOffice before you hit submit. Kong’s forums are old, patched, duct taped, and working on a wing and a prayer. They’re a bespoke solution from a company that no-longer exists, and nobody who worked on the original still works for Kong.

So the long and short of it is; whilst they do try to keep the thing patched and running as best as possible, its not in the best of shape and posts do tend to go missing from time to time. Information is too valuable to risk losing. So as always, backup, backup, backup. Save a copy before you post the long ones. It has certainly saved many headaches for myself over the years.

It’s not my intention to alienate you but… do you have any proofs? I’ve been an innocent bystander in a couple of sellouts and the buying company didn’t fire anybody. Why would you? It’s like a factory. If you buy a waffle factory (just as an example), because they have a good profit, then you don’t need to change it. Just keep it working and taking the profit. Maybe you could modernize some systems or machines, but it’s not good for the company to change the way it works, unless there is a good reason for it. Changes takes a lot of time (and money). Sometimes you have to change they way some people have been working for years and you will find resistance. I think the forums work that way because upgrading them it’s at the bottom of a priority list. Any kind of work on them implies time and money. And, if they still work, why would you? (As a company). Besides, they said that they were not firing people <3 (if you choose to believe them).

Good advice, by the way. I totally agree. Have a notepad open as “scratchpad” (like I’m doing now, writing this) is useful beyond reality.

The only reason they’re not on the list of vicious weapons is because they are inaccurate as all hell over any distance, relatively slow moving (and make a warbling sound) and are very slow to reload. Pick an arrow up, slot it in, take aim and loose. That’s all you have time for before they have closed the distance entirely.

Indeed, it happened in a battle. The archers were charged so fast that they were unable to answer the attack in time. But, a trained archer was (is?) a killing machine. They can shoot up to six arrows a minute, are very accurate and can kill you up to 180 m. away. On battles, archers used to let go volleys of arrows and that may seem inacurate, but it doesn’t mean that, with enough training, an archer can kill a single man from a distance. Of course, like a sword (and not a crossbow), you need training. I was in am archery class and I couldn’t hit a target a few steps away, but my teacher was utterly awesome. Just training. Even encouraged by kings and source of legends.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Thought and Emotion as control of Videogames

I think you’re missing the point. The detective example is a very bad one, actually. It implies the use of the technology just as a novelty. What’s really interesting, is this:
“In ten years’ time I’d like to think we’ll be able to form a map of the player, combining other sorts of sensory data together, from facial expressions to heart rate.”
I read an article somewhere about how usability tests are made. How game developers actually read and get data about how a user completes a level and know where he/she fails and have to redo the level. Which part is the most frustrating, for example. And, finally, when you’re not getting fun. They can take the level and modify it, so more people could enjoy it, for a longer period of time (and you can rise the amount of people enjoying it and actually finishing the game).
With this technology you can do it in real time. “Oh, is the player bored? When was he most excited? When the zombies came out of nowhere? Let’s throw him more zombies!”. “Is he frustrated? What just happened? The puzzle was too repetitive? Let’s give him another with more variations!”. The possibilities are endless.
It will be actually possible to “move” the emotions of the players to the ones that the developers wants. Like keeping a player scared in an horror game or exciting him in an action oriented game, for example.
It’s just another tool to make games more immersive and tailor-made to each player.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you consider yourself separate from nature?

You also have to consider the proportion of the task. A beaver cut just enough to make a suitable place to live. We, humans, have economic interests and can utterly destroy entire forests.
Also, we know how our actions affect the ecosystem. A beaver, doesn’t.
We are increasingly becoming dependant of our own creations. Our technology is making us go in a different path than nature. In an intelligent (debatable) direction. Robots are going to be the future of humankind.