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Comment: Of course grit and openness garner higher grades. (Score 1) 249

by Tyr07 (#48795625) Attached to: Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?

That's what they judge as performance right?

"My teacher told me the sky is blue because rainbow faries decided it to be" Grit - Studies rainbow faeries exaustively, scores high on test! Great personality! Very open! Pat on back, here's your fucking marks!

Intelligence, "My teacher tells me that the sky is blue because of magic faeries. This of course, is silly and can be explained in more detail scientifically"
Intelligence: Submits paper on light refraction within the atmosphere.
Scores lower. This wasn't the report the assignment was asking for.

Questioning people, having people not like you, not doing exactly as they say are all trade mark things you can do to lower your performance in school.

Tests are not graded by machines. Teachers have been known to be pissed at a student and deliberately give them lower marks.

Anyone trying to claim personality is more important potenitally will spread it from school to life and in a lot of ways it's true.
But you can see this popular people are on the rise thanks to things like social media, so here it is.

"If I don't like you, you will be less successful. Do what I like, because that means you are open and have a great personality"

Manipulation at it's finest.

Comment: Re:In Ontario's experience, speed cameras work... (Score 1) 335

by Tyr07 (#48704467) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Where are your statistics? This sounds like something just pulled out of no where.

Here's some facts. - Vehicles travelling the same speed and same direction cannot cause can accident. It's called physics. We can all agree on this. If the car in front of you is going 120 KM/H, and you are going 120 KM/H, neither of you change directions, it's physically impossible to collide.

If the average driver is going 120 KM/H, and you are going the speed limit of 110 KM/H, you are now an object in the way of every other drive on the road. Now, as road safety is for the masses of the road, not the individual, who is flawed? Clearly the single person causing a disruption in the flow of traffic.

Also at higher speeds, the average driver tends to leave significantly more space between them and other drives. That's from my personal experience on the road, I've seen plenty of examples at higher than usual speeds where traffic is quite spread out.

Also if vehicles are moving at a faster rate, it's more likely that vehicles will remove themselves from that road faster, preventing congestion. This will also increase the distance between vehicles.

The slower traffic is going, the more moves drivers make to try and get ahead, changing lanes, having to change speeds because traffic is slowing down in front of them. This leads to accidents.

Statsitically, the more variance in speed in direction, each time you make a change, you increase your odds of getting into an accident, as mentioned above, same speed, same direction, no accident. So that means 1 of out X changes in speeds or direction changes, there will be an accident.

Reducing the variance in speed and direction changes is the only true solution. If 80% of people are driving faster than the speed limit (Seriously, the highways out here, everyone always goes 10-20 KM faster than the speed limit, entire flow of traffic except the odd driver) then the speed limit should be based on the 80%. If more drives increase their speeds to the new speed limit, 85%, or even 90% of drivers going the same speed will reduce risks.

Trying to make people slow down in places that don't make any sense isn't working. Why don't we try speeding up some of the other drives in places that are safe to do so?

Comment: Re:Efficiency??? (Score 2, Interesting) 103

by Tyr07 (#48513687) Attached to: Practical Magnetic Levitating Transmission Gear System Loses Its Teeth

The question is, how much force can it handle? Large electro-mags can pick up entire cars. Sure, it's huge, but it's lifting up 2700 lbs+. Also the surface area is large because the objects surface area is large. If a really high powered small electro mag was used, it would just rip out that piece of metal.

How many pounds of force can the small one withstand? It's possible using two small unpowered magnets to easily make one that could crush a hand if a hand was implace and restraints were let go on the mags.

I imagine it could potentially with a little voltage withstand a lot of torque, and limited slip to prevent spin outs, it might be fantastic for rovers.
They're often in lower gravity environments to begin with.

Comment: Re:Burial customs? (Score 2) 244

by Tyr07 (#48473327) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

People are calling the comment about burial rituals possibly spreading the disease racist.

You know what brings joy to my heart? That we can label a bacteria or virus racist. The best part, is the virus doesn't give a shit, not one shit. It doesn't care about your political agenda or anything else, or your self entitled right to do whatever you want without consequences.

I hope everyone who considers what was said racist is somewhere with extreme risk of infection based on their practices and the problem takes care of itself.

Comment: Remember the social jocks in high school? (Score 2) 454

by Tyr07 (#48458189) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Those kids at school, boys and girls who were socially popular, always trying to stay on top of the social list are the ones who managed to make it into managers by doing the same clicky behavior.

They are also the same people who treated techies / geeks poorly. They are now your bosses. They don't appreciate what you do and just want it done as cheap and disposible as possible for their profits.

Comment: Re:Beware of Gamers (Score 1) 473

by Tyr07 (#48409935) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Right, I agree fully with what you said.

I've died in ED, it cost me a few credits. Depending on the mission I take it costs me anywhere from 4 missions worth or 1/20th of a mission.
So as for starting out, the penalties really aren't there that much, much friendlier than say, Eve online which I do not rate as casual.

I assume they scale the higher you get but so does the mission pay. It's enough that I definitely do not /want/ to die, but it didn't upset me either when someone interdicted me and killed me randomly.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 642

by Tyr07 (#48409483) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Well specifically I don't know how it would tie into the legend of zelda, there are plenty of games where regardless of male female escaping would be fine.

I mean specifically more than, Gannon is supposed to be defeated. You're not supposed to just escape, or at least in the past.

So maybe if Zelda was imprisoned "someplace" by Gannon or whatever antangonist, then comes after him and defeats him I'd be cool with that.
I just had this concept of Zelda being in the same tower as Gannon and escaping. It just sounded, like running away from Gannon vs wupping his ass. Even if she smashed him on the way out, just the concept on it's own sounds like a rather short quest.

I also don't think an entire game based on being inside gannons castle or whatever would be that exciting. This is all regardless of gender.

Comment: Re:The problem with certifications (Score 1) 276

by Tyr07 (#48409441) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

There is absolutely longer latency using TCP as the process does not proceed forward without receiving the next packet.
We're talking real world, internet, not your private lans or internal corp networks.

You did exactly what I thought you would, you tried to get exceptionally technical with ambiguous technical statements about TCP vs UDP.
You are correct that in an environment with no other traffic, UDP and TCP transmission would not introduce additional latency. I wouldn't want to be hired
by someone who couldn't handle real world concepts, you sound like like potentially a middle manager that has no idea of real world concepts.

So I'll explain it. Why would TCP have a higher latency over the internet? As you don't control the network, you also cannot ensure the quality of the networks you are routed through. This means when packets are dropped, you wait to receive another packet, as it sends the packet again In most voice conversations, this causes a delay as it buffers communications before playing them on your end. E.G receives enough packets.

When using UDP it sends the packets without waiting for an acknowledgement of the receipt of the packets, therefore when transmitting packets and some get lost, you lose a little voice quality or get the odd artifact.

Alternatively, you could use TCP, and adjust the buffers so that it doesn't wait for the person transmitting to stop talking before sending the information. If it all reaches there with no problem, no issue, if packets are dropped a long the way, you will get artifacts and jitter.

So yes, adjusting the buffers makes a difference, but can also increase latency in environments where you do not control the internet and travel fair distances network wise.

So the reality is, you're an idiot that's omitting fine details to try to make yourself look correct. This is akin to someone who preys on those less knowledgeable managers to make their co-workers look bad by spouting information that is correct in specific situations, but doesn't apply to what is actually being discussed.

It's a terrible practice, if you know anything about networking at all or are in a position where you can decide if someone is an expert or not, you would know that the scenarios I've described are accurate.

Obviously your natural defense is a strong offense, point out other peoples flaws and discussed things like trying to distract, which is entirely what you're doing. It's called projecting. If you weren't doing it, you wouldn't have put the first post you did.

Now, I don't need to convince anyone reading it's right, as they know it is, which is why they're not commenting, as they're more mature than I am and I shouldn't have responded in the first place. As for insulting you, well, yes I did. I do apologize for it, but even with that, I'm not removing it from this post either, as you're being an idiot.

Comment: Re:It's a combination of problems (Score 1) 154

by Tyr07 (#48409321) Attached to: For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

No, you're right on that I don't think they would have been accepted.

However, now that they are, it's done. It's too late. Being mad at a different device doing it is insanity.

I could understand people who refute all technology that has this behavior, but not when it comes down to the model of the object doing it.

Comment: Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (Score 1) 473

by Tyr07 (#48409231) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

P.S Eve has in game advertisements but they are theme fit and for eve companies, not real world ads, they felt natural. It wouldn't bother me if it was the same but about a real product. I would ignore it just the same.

Maybe they can add an adblock component to your ship for a subscription :P

Comment: Re:I paid for beta access, and it was worth it (Score 1) 473

by Tyr07 (#48409229) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Ironically I don't have a problem with it if it doesn't interfere with gaming and is like a backdrop, a billboard passing by or something, I think it would add to the immersion.

I think if we ever entered the space age to the point we were flying around publicly to stations, we would see advertising go there.

It's probably a better solution for continued development than a subscription model.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 642

by Tyr07 (#48409213) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

There are so many messages that people are putting out there, do you know the rage if we starting labeling content as man hating, when clearly it's not a feminist that is just fighting for equal rights but actually has a problem with the entire male population regardless?

Maybe on youtube if it's deemed content that is just deterimental to men we flag it 'Man hating content'

Then we can label any women who watches it as man hating. We could do it with games too. Is that right? Just because a women watches it or plays a game labeled with it , does it make them a man hater? I don't think it does, not at all, and I think women would agree with that.

But there's that double standard, if you watch or play content labeled sexist, I promise there are plenty of women who will label you yourself as such.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 642

by Tyr07 (#48409195) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

I'm worried about it getting out of control.

Let me define my position on this more.

If game developers of their own choice decided Zelda rescued herself (which is boring) but even cooler you play Zelda and rescue link, I'd be all fucking for it, sounds badass, they'll probably do some really neat things with it. I hope they do that actually some point, it would be a really cool twist and Zelda always seems to kind of know what's going on while link is running around figuring it out.

If feminist groups lobby and pressure game developers into designing it that way, I feel their stifling creativeness, and damaging games as we have no idea what cool idea they would have done if they weren't pressured.

The ends don't justify the means?

Let me give you an example - in Dues Ex Human revolution, there was a scene where you are in a shady part of a new city in China, in the slummy area there happens to be a brothel, it adds to the atmosphere of the run down enivronment, chicks had big boobs but whatever, you end up helping one because their 'pimp' is basically trying to force mechanical agumentation on them. So you take care of him.

That can easily be flagged sexist and pressured out of the game, it added to it. It was a minor part of it but it still did.
Now, Malik was the pilot in the game, she was a women, didn't have big boobs and she was awesome. At one part you can either save her from an onslaught, run or even just fail as you take to long. It was a great turning point, the aircraft was shotdown, any pilot would have problems there, man or female.

But, because it's a women, it could get out of hand and be labeled sexist. There ARE feminists out there who would view it that way. (I replayed it like 5 times to save her, OO man saving women, sexist)

It also happens one of the main antangonists, was an agumented female you had to fight, who was badass. Also someone trying to save the world but through control, another main antgonist, was female.

Was the game overly sexist? I don't think so, there were evil women that were badass, good women who were badass, a main villain women who was a millionare another main millionaire antangonist that was male, but could feminists lobby the game, changing it, making it not as good?


A perfect example was that Mass Effect 3 had a gay sex scene in it. I didn't care or notice really at all, it didn't matter to me that they had it even though people were talking about it.

Then I was pissed off. Why? I find out later it's because they had sex scenes previously, and special interest groups were mad that they didn't have a gay option. I'm not bothered that the gay sex option was there, I thought it was good originally, but then I was pissed off that special interest groups are modifying the content I see to suit them.

Am I more clear now? I'm okay with people expressing themselves through video games in any form, that's all good, but I get upset when peoples expressions are forced by special interest groups.

Comment: Re:It's a combination of problems (Score 1) 154

by Tyr07 (#48409157) Attached to: For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

So if someones boss demands they keep their google glass on you'll have mutual respect?

You could always just start with not threatening the adoption of technology by people because their monitor everything everyone does device is more obvious that your monitor everything everyone does device.

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