it's not rare, it's just well concealed
it's not rare, it's just well concealed
I really don't think hardcore PvE and hardcore PvP can coexist because the fundamental gameplay mechanics that make PvE interesting do not exist in PvP,
Guild Wars 1 had some skills that split to PvE and PvP versions for balancing reasons. The PvP stuff takes in effect in PvP matches.
Too bad Arenanet/NCSoft has mostly abandoned Guild Wars 1 and only a few play it nowadays.
It was a great game from the game mechanics perspective. Many like to praise Guild Wars 2 for doing away with the Holy Trinity, but the fact was Guild Wars 1 wasn't really based on the Holy Trinity from the start. In both PvE and PvP there were far more possible roles than Tank, Healer, DPS. There are shutdown builds, PvE minion masters, PvE runner, PvP split, PvP flag runner, frontline, linebacking, later on there was stuff like PvE spirit spammers, shadowform assasins and so on.
For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
This is a Guild vs Guild game where two split elementalists split off from their main team to go against a monk (healer) who is supposed to help defend the base (and who should have called for reinforcements on seeing more than one split ele).
Then there are spike team builds where you need a bit more timing and coordination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Then here's a guy playing a shutdown mesmer: http://www.twitch.tv/koodikoir...
And not least for PvE you can have Heroes - which are a bit like semi-autonomous player controlled NPCs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
(there used to be PvP where you had heroes, but Anet removed that PvP format, shame really).
Problem was/is Guild Wars 1 was not so great from the community and social perspective (you can't send messages to people who are offline, no auction). And you can't queue up for PvP matches while doing PvE or other stuff.
Must be nice being a multinational corporation, getting to chose how much taxes you pay and where you pay them...
On a related note:
Seriously, in my opinion if an entity can declare in the USA (for example) earnings and other stuff as its own, borrow money using it as collateral, and decide how that $$$$ or stuff is used, then that entity actually owns the stuff and should pay the relevant taxes.
So many corporations are saying to shareholders and everyone else that the huge profits are theirs and yet turn to the tax dept and say no they didn't make any profit - the profits belong to some company in Ireland or wherever else. In my opinion that's fraudulent from an ethical point of view.
Say you tried to do the same thing - declare some $$$$$$ income in official public announcements/filings to everyone, borrow money using that income, order "unrelated people (who somehow have similar names as yours)" to use that income to buy stuff. Do you think you'd get away with telling the Tax Dept that the income isn't yours and you don't have to pay taxes on it?
Maybe this would cause some companies to fully move out from the USA to other countries. But at least they would no longer benefit from what the USA provides without paying their fair share.
How about this: http://www.businessinsider.com...
I don't really know how good the research actually is, given its claim that nobody could see blue till modern times. I'm pretty sure the Israelites knew and saw blue quite a long time ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
But that article is also about how language may change how you see the world
Or have a "deadman switch" trigger a script to update it with preset/random stuff, or have some prankster update it for you: http://tech.slashdot.org/comme...
e.g. Justin Morg: Oops... Looks like I'm dead. Damn...
Tuesday at 10:00pm
Justin Morg likes 10 ways to tell that you are really dead
Tuesday at 10:02pm
Justin Morg: Anyone have a res handy? Urgent!
Justin Morg needs a resurrection! Give him one and you'll get HadesVille points!
Tuesday at 10:13pm via HadesVille
Justin Morg: Where's the restore from quick-save option when you really really need it. Sigh...
Tuesday at 10:17pm
Justin Morg: On the bright side, I guess I don't have to show up for work tomorrow
Tuesday at 10:20pm
Justin Morg: Hmm, wonder what time the funeral will be tomorrow. I'd hate to be late
Tuesday at 10:32pm
Justin Morg: I guess I'll call it a night, no point doing the graveyard shift, don't want to be like a zombie tomorrow...
Tuesday at 10:50pm
Justin Morg: Good morning! I'm up! OK not so good and not so up. Oh well. At least the mortician made me smile, put stitches in my side too.
Wednesday at 7:30am
Justin Morg likes What's worse than waking up early in the morning? Not waking up at all!
Wednesday at 7:32am
Justin Morg: I guess I'll skip breakfast, no stomach for it today... But I'd die for a cup of coffee
Wednesday at 7:35am
Justin Morg: Wow, people are actually coming to my funeral!
Wednesday at 8:43am
Justin Morg likes a minute of silence
Wednesday at 9:01am
Justin Morg: Aww don't cry... OK so I'll really be forever in your debt, but hey I did say the payback's gonna be "out of this world" right? XD
Wednesday at 9:05am
Justin Morg likes The Sweet By and By
Wednesday at 9:10am
Justin Morg: @MaryNotMarried now's the time to ask that pesky aunt "When's your turn" just like she does to you at weddings... Haha!
Wednesday at 9:13am
Justin Morg likes short sermons and even shorter skirts
Wednesday at 9:20am
Justin Morg: ok Human Torch time!
Wednesday at 9:30am
Justin Morg: getting kinda warm in here... I hate stupid ties and suits.
Wednesday at 9:35am
Justin Morg: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!
Wednesday at 9:37am
Justin Morg: Flame on!
Wednesday at 9:40am
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Wednesday at 9:45am
Justin Morg: ok I guess I can fit in that sexy "size nothing" urn now... Check out my new curves... Hey guys, I'm coming out of the closet! Just kidding! Don't look like you've just seen a ghost.
Wednesday at 9:55am
Justin Morg: It is very dark. I wonder if grues eat ashes.
Wednesday at 10:00am
With Oculus Rift-like displays, you can have very very big 2D "screens", and very many 2D "screens", and also 3D Abax/"Sand Tables" and Environments.
And that's why I'm very disappointed with Microsoft, Microsoft Research etc, for crap like Windows 8.
High powered personal computers with such screens and a suitable UI could let you do a lot more, quicker than what's possible now (and also check facebook/slashdot in a fancier way
While it's true there isn't much of a market for such devices yet, but the OS and UI has to be in a position to support such devices first. You need the infra, APIs, frameworks so that developers ("Developers! Developers! Developers!") can start building stuff.
Even if it's merely an announcement of direction with no actual tangibles yet, it'll make me more hopeful and excited. The roadmap/direction they've been announcing has been disappointing for all the supposed creative geniuses they are supposedly paying. Who gets excited about Microsoft turning their desktop computer into a more powerful tablet?
Someone will eventually do it. I doubt the present Desktop Linux bunch will or can, nowadays it seems their idea of innovation is to make a UI that's worse than whatever Microsoft shits out. They're so bad that I sometimes wonder if they're being paid to sabotage Desktop Linux.
Maybe Apple might? If Google or Apple succeed in making a decent virtual savant/telepathy/telekinesis wearable device or make a better general purpose UI for Oculus Rift stuff I'd say it's genuinely "Insanely Great".
Yeah I think the article is overrated. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and so has the ability to process it AND its effects on brains.
See this: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03...
If I had to bet, I'd bet on the trucking companies replacing their drivers with robots first before the bus or taxi companies do.
Buses are too messy - dealing with too many unpredictable people and vehicles in complex scenarios. Taxis would be even worse (buses have bus routes, taxis don't).
In contrast imagine being able to run trucks nonstop using robot drivers that don't need sleep, robot drivers that are safe and reliable enough to make the insurance companies to charge lower premiums. Maybe every Xth truck on the route has a human (who doesn't drive) just in case a truck encounters a problem that needs a human around. The trucking companies can pick routes that are more robot-truck friendly. Can't do that for taxis, and maybe hard for buses too.
When a robo-truck crushes a kid on a "no pedestrian" highway, that's a lot less bad PR than a robo-bus crushing a kid in a city or residential area.
I prefer a buttery biscuit base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Many of these exploits and xss-worms would not have been effective if people had implemented the suggestion I made more than a decade ago:
Plenty of people suggest libraries to sanitize stuff, but when people keep creating new "GO" buttons and never a single "STOP" button - how can you be sure you've disabled every possible "GO" button? With my proposal, a "STOP button" could even disable future yet to be invented "GO" buttons.
Anyway since the Mozilla bunch supposedly have a better idea, how about getting on with it: https://developer.mozilla.org/...
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman