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Comment: Learning English (Score 5, Interesting) 127

by cerberusss (#47490309) Attached to: Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

I'm from Europe and I didn't learn English in class. Instead I learned it from the AD&D (2nd edition) material. Together with a class mate who also had DM aspirations, we swapped and traded material through BBSes.

We were so far ahead of the class, the teacher would set us apart and just let us do whatever we wanted. As long as we whispered, we could talk and read separate from the rest of the class. Of course that got us nasty looks, but we got to talk for a solid two hours about Planescape or Forgotten Realms.

After class, we'd ask the teacher words that we couldn't find in the dictionary. He couldn't them either. I remember finding out what "to be marooned" meant, ahead of the teacher.

I also remember that me and my gaming buddy got an A- on our final exams. After the verbal part of the exam, the teacher said he was a bit disappointed in my verbal skills. But because he knew I had it in me, he'd give me an A-.

I stopped gaming when college started, I couldn't find a gaming group. After almost twenty years, I found out my current employer has a group of colleagues who regularly play Pathfinder, and I joined them. I'm playing a fifth level thief, and it's an absolute blast.

Comment: Re:As soon as you can start your own business (Score 1) 282

by cerberusss (#47389537) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

Just curious; in what business did you start in? IT probably, but what specific sector? Sysadmin, web scripting, telecom, etc? And has there been a time you'd rather have a salary?

I'm making the step from salaried man to freelancing soon, and I'm mighty curious.

(Ben je Nederlands?)

Comment: Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (Score 4, Informative) 167

by cerberusss (#47261203) Attached to: Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

"Just set it up" isn't as easy as you make it out to be. I just tried it in Android Studio.

First, you have to install a 3rd party kernel extension (from Intel). Then you have to configure an AVD with the new x86 value for the CPU/ABI field. It didn't appear for some reason for my target "Android 4.4.2". After looking around, I found another download in the Android SDK Manager called "Intel x86 Atom System Image", let's download that. The documentation mentions this, but I glossed over it. OK, back to the AVD manager and create a virtual device.

Now I finish it, and run the app. Running the app takes 39 seconds, as Grails reports (about 5 seconds, if that, on Xcode for the iOS port of our project). It asks where I want to run it, pick the new AVD and click Run. It starts Android but not the app.

Weird. OK, so I run it again with the simulator running. The option "choose a running device" cannot be selected. That's strange. I pick the new AVD again and unfortunately, it starts another copy. Shit. I let it boot but notice it's really slow as usual -- ten minutes later it's still booting. I check the already running copy and click around. Slow as hell as well. Apparently it's not accelerated at all!

At this point, I'm ready to give up and go back to testing on a device again.

The above is tested on a 2013 MacBook Air with 8 gigs of memory.

Comment: Re:Release early, release often (Score 1) 270

by cerberusss (#47211369) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

All that rancor and hatred. With so many excellent browsers out there, it's hard to understand why people draw their energy from the Dark Side.

I don't get it. I love the release schedule. Always the latest and greatest. And in my opinion, it just keeps improving. I like the new interface as well, looks slick and keeps the chrome to a minimum.

Comment: Re:Ground down (Score -1, Flamebait) 1198

by Arapahoe Moe (#47117591) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
We live in a world where literally yesterday a woman was stoned to death by her family for failing to live her life they way they wanted.

This was a USA incident that some would say implicates western civilization so, let's talk about something that's actually relevant, ok? Approximately 45 murders occurred in the USA yesterday. Approximately, 76% of the victims had penises. Please advise me on which class of the human animal is more vulnerable in Western civilization.

There is literally no way to win as a woman

Rational Moe would like to point you towards THE OATMEAL so that any writings you may do on the web or elsewhere will not be infected by your misuse of the English language. But Irrational Moe ..... fuck you, you're fucking stupid, pathetic, and your thoughts are unforgivabley naive and sexist. You are, obviously, not a nerd. You are a vapid twit with a sinkhole between your legs. Go find your nearest porno shop, buy a dildo, stuff it up next to your cervix, and stop leaking your pussy juice all over slashdot.

Comment: Re:So, to sum this up. (Score 0) 1198

by Arapahoe Moe (#47117467) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
Ok, Moe is back and, rabtech, I submit that your poor parents did not do a good job providing you with an education.

As a certified expert in producing childish dribble, there was absolutely nothing childish about the comments of the parent poster.

"The whole point is women can't know a-priori who the good guys are and the penalty is being raped or killed."

My rebuttal is that 99.999999999999999999999999% of women in any interaction with any male do not end up dead or raped. Probably a billion more nines ought to added after the decimal but I'm sure even your damaged socialist brain sees the point.

"Do you honestly even give a second thought to someone punching you in the face or stabbing you at a conference?"

You mean like what happenned to Tyler Durden, himself, today?

Here's what rational Moe sees. The parent poster is advocating personal responsibility. You are disparaging that concept. This automatically disqualifies you from being remotely correct. That is, you are incorrect by about as much distance as there is between the Milky Way and Andromeda.

Irrational Moe would like to tell you to fucking kill yourself as you are, in fact, part of the problem here.

Please.

You will lose an important disk file.

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