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Comment Re:Ars Technica and #Gamergate (Score 1) 101 101

Except simply saying everyone is a sock-puppet account doesn't make it so.

I could just as easily say you are a sock-puppet trying to create a grass roots movement to discredit anybody criticizing the involved blogs/websites/publications/whatever. But that would be an asinine statement. You are merely trying to attack the messenger to discredit the message.

Comment Re:Would Blender work? (Score 1) 143 143

The conversion tools aren't quite a polished/full-featured. You actually import assets into the engine using an Adobe format. It is definitely doable though and I think it is gaining traction.

But to actually answer your question: people think they need Maya because that's what they heard was the best.

Comment Re:Ars Technica and #Gamergate (Score 1) 101 101

Your evidence is totally shakey. Check out my irrefutable IRC text logs...

If you really don't want to take other people's evidence seriously why don't you explain why they shouldn't be taken at face value? (Other than simply claiming it is shakey that is.) Because anybody can just say the same thing to you. Doesn't really get anyone anywhere now does it? It really doesn't matter if you can find some people behaving badly (a totally asinine way to try to discredit somebody). The quality of that evidence is irrelevant. Some of those journalists have been behaving poorly and have been doing so in public.

Comment Re:ignorant hypocrites (Score 1) 347 347

I've experienced another:

m: estimate!
d: one week.
m: okay. (2 days later) we're starting to panic so we've decided to dump some other people into the project that don't know anything about it or the technology involved. This means it should be done by tomorrow.

Comment Re:Simple methodology (Score 1) 347 347

Next, that one line can be HUGE sometimes

This system will be multilingual.

This system will properly respect all time zones.

Two very simple sentences that a lot of people think can be tacked on very easily but take a lot of work. Especially, as you said, if you are swapping a "not" out.

Comment Re:Can they really not get at it off the PS4 disk? (Score 1) 146 146

Well, assuming you know a thing or two about what you're doing you look for "art assets" as indicated by the parent. Art assets such as 3d object models and textures tend to follow fairly standard formats.

"Ok, let's assume you've managed to get the hood open on your car. Now what?" probably has a different answer to a mechanic and some one that knows nothing about cars.

Nobody finding anything yet doesn't bode well for there being anything in there. Although it is actually possible to prove something in a game doesn't exist (mostly but still technically impossible) it is still a harder job than proving it exists.

Comment Re:I've got this (Score 2) 400 400

I had heard that Americans were glued to their televisions but I had no idea it was a literal statement. Turn it off if you don't want to see it. You're a god damn adult.

There are all kinds of things that people might not want to read/see in the news. Obituaries of loved ones. Accounts of people that die in auto accidents or fires or other tragedies. I suppose we should simply get rid off all those as well?

Who gives a damn what the terrorists want? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. "Well the terrorists expected us to behave as a free and open society so I guess we better not do that". Come to think of it- that sounds pretty much exactly what the US is doing.

Better not let the people see caskets of dead soldiers coming home either. It's totally about respecting the feelings of loved ones and not about making sure Americans don't see the consequences of fighting in pointless wars.

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