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Comment: Re:"It's hard, so we won't do it" (Score 1) 347

by Ash-Fox (#49146079) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates

Managers who use schedules to push workers harder are shitty managers and will likely end up with a bad product. That is the sort of problem that fixes itself.

From personal experience, you can have a shitty manager that is overworking your entire team, but the team still makes a quality product and that manager looks good despite being shitty.

Comment: Re: Easy of porting over is the key (Score 1) 199

by Ash-Fox (#49145953) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

You should explain how you had no problems.

I only had to install some pre-requesits, which is no different from me needing to install the C++ runtime on Windows for games of that era which weren't by the way, included in the installer, nor documented officially by EPIC nor Microsoft.

Pre-requiests were trivial to install, eiher copy paste a single line and hit enter or use the graphical package mangaer interface.

I had no other problems at all. If Linux was moving a target, installing a few libraries provided by the system wouldn't be the only issue I would have encountered.

Comment: Re: Gaming on Linux will matter... (Score 3, Informative) 199

by Ash-Fox (#49139529) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

To answer your why. The number one reason for using DirectX APIs is because of the ease of use with Visual Studio, the second reason is that commonly game development courses until recently focused exclusively on Direct (that has changed because of mobile devices).

Comment: Re:How do you confirm somebody's gender online? (Score 1) 286

by Ash-Fox (#49119059) Attached to: An Evidence-Based Approach To Online Dating

Sex reveals the information.
I'm organic appearing as a female: that is his/her sex.

Not legally, which is all that matters when you identify your sex.

So, what exactly is your point? That the other person needs to give the additional info, that he changed sex?

No, that you need to ask something other than sex or gender to get that information.

Comment: Re:How do you confirm somebody's gender online? (Score 1) 286

by Ash-Fox (#49110329) Attached to: An Evidence-Based Approach To Online Dating

I don't care if you call it gender or sex

Gender is what you think you are, sex is what you physically are. Neither of these identify being once being some other sex and now a different sex.

read my parent

I did, and I identified to you that gender (or sex) would not reveal this information to you.

Comment: Re:How do you confirm somebody's gender online? (Score 1) 286

by Ash-Fox (#49105843) Attached to: An Evidence-Based Approach To Online Dating

What I'm most confused about these days is how, when engaging in online dating, the two people involved determine the actual gender of the other.

Gender is irrelevant, use 'sex'.

Me and my wife came from a simpler time, when you could tell somebody's gender based on their genitalia.

That's their 'sex'.

So when one engages in online dating, how does one know the actual gender of the people they are dealing with?

One doesn't need to know. It's irrelevant.

Comment: Re: BitCoin's isn't a mature cryptocurrancy (Score 1) 148

by Ash-Fox (#49027707) Attached to: Alleged Bitcoin Scam Leaves Millions Missing

Your complaint is apparently about BitPay

Not specifically, I have the same problem with other services that accept Bitcoin payments too. I'm just using one common example.

I have had no issues using Bitcoin for payments

I haven't had issues using Bitcoin for payments it self. The issues I have been having have been getting the service I paid for.

Comment: Re: BitCoin's isn't a mature cryptocurrancy (Score 1) 148

by Ash-Fox (#49027133) Attached to: Alleged Bitcoin Scam Leaves Millions Missing

It's there but it isn't. My original point that this is a technology issue remains. Bitcoin is still immature. The fact Bitcoin has a function in the protocol but it isn't even implemented for use doesn't make things better. Nobody should be using Bitcoin right now, it's just a scammers paradise and it undermines Bitcoins use.

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