Going back to something you said earlier:
How the fuck is performance in a fully deterministic computer game more impressive than performance in an infinitely variable real world?
There are a finite number of games of Go possible. At least to my understanding, but I don't know all the rules. There are definitely a finite number of possible moves on a given turn.
I'm not really sure what the argument is with you and the GP. Trying to prove whether e-sports or traditional sports are harder or more impressive? I don't think it's possible to say. When you have humans competing against other humans at something, you're going to see some amazing things. It doesn't matter if it's an e-sport or a traditional sport, or if it's fully deterministic or infinitely variable.
Just sent this message to her:
As your profile was linked in a comment on Slashdot, I'm sure you've received many angry messages, so I will keep mine civil and simple.
Slashdot Beta has no usability for the core user group. If Slashdot Beta is implemented, and Slashdot Classic goes away, you will see a significant decrease in visitors. Please don't kill this community.
1) Let's set up a boycott for the day that the beta site becomes the default. No one visits slashdot on that day, even the classic version that's still available.
One whose design is not brain dead and whose management will never become brain dead.
2) Let's take slashcode and set up a site with the moderation system modified so that the top 0.5% or whatever of the pool are eligible for "editor points" as well as "mod points". Editor points would give them the ability to post stories to the front page and edit the summary. The "management" would then come from the community and not be as easily corruptible.
I'm sure some people will poke holes in this, but this is what I currently do which works good enough for now:
- I have a personal gmail address that I only give to people I know and trust.
- I have the email address displayed above in the form kmcrandom+[COMPANY]@gmail.com that I use for online accounts. I have filters set up to automatically forward this mail to my primary personal address. So you can set up per-site email addresses without a custom domain.
- For online accounts that don't accept the use of a plus sign, I used the bare kmcrandom@gmail address, and forward email based on the sender domain.
- Mail that doesn't match either of those is immediately deleted.
- All forwarded mail is neatly labeled in my primary personal gmail account.
- I also have two custom domains that I use (very rarely) for professional contacts.
Both gmail accounts have two-factor authentication. I can easily block mail if spam starts coming to one of my assigned addresses. If people start guessing email address (kmcrandom+[GUESSED_COMPANY]@gmail.com) and start spamming, I could easily convert them to be kmcrandom+[UNIQUE_HASH_BASED_ON_COMPANY]@gmail.com.
I have one of these I bought for my Nexus 4. It worked horribly since the back of the Nexus 4 is glass, and would slide off the angled charger after a few minutes. I completely stopped using it after a couple of weeks of trying to get it to work well.
However, I got a Nexus 5 recently, and since it doesn't have the glass back, I decided to test out the wireless charger again. It works much better, although I really wish Google would allow people to trade in their old wireless chargers for the new design.
You're citing a single (deleted) post on an internet forum. It would be like me claiming Microsoft CEO Ballmer visits my cube during late nights coding and molests me.
Well, it's a little bit different, you can't delete your post
Snowden is a giant monkey wrench in that; He's done more to harm America than pretty much anyone since the turn of the century save perhaps Osama Bin Laden, if we want to count out dollars on it. I hope they find him and make him suffer for a long time, slowly. He claims to be a patriot, but he's done most damage than our biggest enemies.
I usually agree with you on most topics, but this just seems completely backwards. Do you actually believe this, or are you playing devil's advocate?
(Yes, it's almost a year old now, and was $349 when it first came out.)