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Comment: Re:No wrongful death? (Score 0) 683

Seriously....we now are putting in laws that make murder worse if a white guy kills a black guy because he's black. It is much worse that if he killed another white guy for any other reason. WFT? A death is a death....? At least...it used to be?

They are called hate crimes, and there is a very clear reason why they should give extra punishment. Hate crimes danger random persons in society just because their race or ideas - or the supposed ideas you think they have - are different to yours.

The penalty is not merely 'punishment' for the crime. It also tries to sort out of the problem by extra punishment. If you have a better way to sort it, do tell. But when the problem is serious, you try to lower the crime amount by making punishment tougher.

Comment: Good replacement: Visual Studio (Score -1, Troll) 127

by The God of Code (#40071309) Attached to: Emacsy: An Embeddable Toolkit of Emacs-like Functionality
Visual Studio offers all of these natively built-in. It is also easily extensible and can support any language. There is even open source Python tools available at CodePlex.

- Supports CPython and IronPython
- Python editor with intellisense and signature help
- Find all references and goto definition
- Local and remote debugging
- Refactoring: Rename, extract method
- Profiling with multiple views
- Integrated REPL window with inline matplotlib graphics
- Support for HPC clusters and MPI and debugging
- Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL
- Object browser

Try it!

Comment: Re:No wrongful death? (Score 1) 683

I don't think you have ever seen a person who had the grace, courage, and understanding to accept persecution without any kind of emotional reaction. It makes the bully look stupid and embarasses them thoroughly. It creates a contrast between real strength versus the insecurity the bully is trying to cover up by acting tough. Whereas if you fall into the emotional trap laid by the bully, his way works and you look weak while he looks dominant.

Yes, I have. I used to have a friend who bullied throughout the higher grades in school. He was fine guy when alone with him, but had some need to bully in group and on classes (nurse now, btw).

But the issue isn't about that. Playing with emotions and mind can be really powerful. The only way to harm person isn't just kicking his ass. At least physical violence does only physical harm, but psychological violence can really mess up your head for years.

I am sorry that you're so thoroughly identified with being some kind of "outcast" that you cannot separate a rational look at the situation from your emotional knee-jerking and desire for vengence against someone who probably has a lot in common with those who have tormented you. It's like you're still reliving what you went through instead of overcoming it and being better for having endured it. That's too bad. That also means you're unfit to form a solid, well-founded opinion about this until you stop feeling like a victim and identifying with people who are victims.

I am not feeling knee-jerking or vengeance. I can take that shit, I've seen a lot. I do, however, feel bad for people who are being bullied or treat badly for these things, especially when they cannot take it. You need long time to build up that kind of confidence, and these people are struggling with them every day. They often cannot do that.

Most people are only "nice" because they want to obligate you to like them and make them feel like good people. If they were truly good people they wouldn't need you to feel that way. They'd treat you with kindness and dignity whether or not you appreciated it because it would come from who they are, not who you are.

I live in a theravada buddhist country. Most people really are nice and take care for each other. Yes, even unknown people and even when they don't have much themselves. You should sometimes see how the world is outside US.

Comment: Re:No wrongful death? (Score 1) 683

No. That is stupid solution to the problem. Our culture should support acceptance (when not hurting others) and not tolerate maljustice and abuse. Gladly, we are getting there. Now you can travel pretty much around the world while feeling relatively safe. People in general tend to act nicely towards others.

But then we have these few guys who abuse all common courtesy and make others life miserable. We don't need that. Their actions affect other people and in a really poor way. The solution isn't getting all the people to be 'stronger', 'more aware' and 'cautious'. The solution is to lock up people who wish to harm others.

Comment: Re:No wrongful death? (Score 4, Insightful) 683

You are talking about things you don't know nothing about. There is a major difference between secretly filming gay sex and straight sex between someone. Both are just wrong, but the first one is more so because it carries social prejudice along with it.

And don't start talking about coping skills. These people aren't the ones without coping skills, it's the ones around them. How do I know? Because I am currently dating a shemale. I really cute and loving one, mind you. But I cannot tell this to my parents. Hell, I cannot even think how it would be if I was in the position to tell my parents that I wanted to be other gender.

These issues are real, especially in western countries. I had to move around the world because I cannot be what I am in where I was born. So stop the bullshit about 'coping skills'.

Comment: Re:In the Shower (Score 0) 185

by The God of Code (#40067685) Attached to: Allowing the Mind To Wander Aids Creative Problem Solving
Pff, shower. It's funny for those of us in countries that have saunas.And yes, it is absolutely fantastic place to think about things and get new ideas. I used to enjoy that as teen and get lots of fantastic game development ideas. I still do when I have some problem to think about, or when I want inspiration. Compared to saunas, shower just seems stupid.

Comment: Re: Or dreams (Score 1) 185

by The God of Code (#40067507) Attached to: Allowing the Mind To Wander Aids Creative Problem Solving
The dreaming way can go bad quite quickly. Nowadays, due to too much internet use, I keep seeing dreams of internet articles, forum posts, slashdot posts.. All written by different persons with different styles, and actually quite interesting and technical posts. But all generated in my head. Hilarity ensues later when you try to figure out what information has been real and what has been dreaming.

Comment: Creativity (Score 5, Insightful) 185

by The God of Code (#40067321) Attached to: Allowing the Mind To Wander Aids Creative Problem Solving

rather, creativity is fostered by tasks that allow the mind to wander.

And this is why mild drugs should be legal. The effects greatly increase mind wandering and in right amounts, lead to highly increased creativity. I don't support highly abusive drugs as they have risky side effects, but for example marijuana should be legal.

It is actually even more healthy and good for the society than alcohol. For most people alcohol drinking tends to bring out their bad sides like aggressiveness, health problems and uncontrolled thinking. Pot on the other hand increases creativity, brings relaxation and has no negative effects on your health (especially if you don't smoke it but eat with browns or pizza [tastes like oregano actually, but better]).

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+ - EA To Provide Free Distribution to Kickstarter Games->

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The God of Code (2641925) writes "EA has announced that they will be waiving all Origin distribution fees for crowd-funded games — like those from Kickstarter — for the first 90 days. "The public support for crowd-funding creative game ideas coming from small developers today is nothing short of phenomenal," Origin VP David DeMartini commented. "It's also incredibly healthy for the gaming industry. Gamers around the world deserve a chance to play every great new game, and by waiving distribution fees on Origin we can help make that a reality for successfully crowd-funded developers". The recently funded Wasteland 2 developer Brian Fargo applauds EA's move, saying "Having Origin waive their distribution fees for 90 days for fan funded games is a major economic bonus for small developers. We look forward to bringing Wasteland 2 to the Origin audience.""
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