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Comment: Re:I can only say one thing... (Score 1) 317

by Kahlandad (#44977961) Attached to: Valve Announces Steam Controller

GP was the one who called it a "diamond" rather than a D-pad or cross. As another poster pointed out, he may have been commenting on the layout of the A, B, X, Y buttons. If that's the case, then I misunderstood him, but nobody calls the buttons a "diamond", either.

The Colecovision did NOT have a flat D-pad style controller... it had a joystick. Get educated before trying to get smart.

Comment: Re:I can only say one thing... (Score 1) 317

by Kahlandad (#44974693) Attached to: Valve Announces Steam Controller

Yeah, because communication wasn't invented until the internet. We just sat around with tape on our mouths with no means to express our opinions.

There was a console before the SNES called the NES. People didn't immediately jump on it because 1) it was released just after the massive video game crash of '83 and 2) nobody had heard of Mario before ("You mean that dude from Donkey Kong had a name?") 3) it was expensive and came with a stupid robot and 4) it had a weird control pad instead of a joystick.

Look it up sometime when you aren't too busy spouting off your ignorance to everyone.

Comment: Re:I can only say one thing... (Score 2) 317

by Kahlandad (#44974387) Attached to: Valve Announces Steam Controller

When people first saw the diamond on the NES control pad, they said "The controller design is awful. Why the fuck would you get rid of the traditional joystick?"

I personally have mixed feelings about the controller, but I'm at least willing to wait to give it a try before passing judgement on it.

Comment: Re:B effing S (Score 1) 136

by Kahlandad (#44835461) Attached to: First Gear Mechanism Discovered In Nature

You are making the assertion that these gear-like structures are proof of a creator, so how do you differentiate between living structures that are created and living structures that evolved? These particular structures are proof? How so? How do you define complexity and what order of complexity is the threshold for what could have evolved and what you assert must have been created?

In order for this to be accepted as proof by anyone other than yourself and your cult, you need to provide detail and methodology that can be used to complete testable research. Until then, it's nothing more than your assertion that somehow you are capable of looking at morphological structures and making the determination as to what had to be created by the finger of god and what is "too simple" to have required divine intervention.

Again, how do you tell the difference between a living structure that was designed and one that evolved?

The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity. -- Edsger Dijkstra

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