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Comment You're right dude (Score 1) 393

Slashdot is one of the best I've seen. If you allow anyone to be a moderator, and have unlimited points past 5, you get all sorts of people gaming the system... And the hivemind. Besides those systems were no doubt influenced by Slashdot

I've thought of a superior system to Digg.com, where instead of everyone getting upvote/downvote priviledges on a global pool of points, you could have factional voting. An example is Democrats don't like what Republicans post: So if there are more Dems than Reps, the Reps get downvoted into oblivion. Now if you had your faction, you could see what your faction felt on the subject not influenced by counter factions. It takes some thought in how to do the server code, or you end up with bad server times or glitchy cases where someone changes their faction, and all the votes change.

Comment Don't hire HR people who can't also code (Score 1) 948

I can't help think that inept HR is one of the reasons I could never find a job in the past 9 years after graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a BS scientific computing and most of my free time is spent in coding since I was at a young age. I even tried coding a MMORPG knowing how successful they'd be before any MMORPGS were out. I gave up when Ultima Online was released because I am not skilled as an artist and could no longer compete.

Thankfully I found a team of Christian video game developers(tangerinepop.com) on Twitter who helped me learn Flash and we made a game on our own, without any funding. Play it for free here

I only show that I can make a game to show that indeed I am very competent. In the past 9 years, I sent out *thousands* of resumes, and I think I got a grand total of 3 interviews.
PS: If you don't know, AS3 is really similar to C++ with almost exactly the same syntax, but a lot easier. So if you were wondering to pick up Flash and you have a lot of C/C++ experience, pick it up!
Anyway, I'm still with Tangerine Pop for the next year as we make a Facebook presence. Hopefully we can make millions because that would almost make up for the fact I was getting about no income for the past 9 years.

Comment AI isn't far off (Score 1, Interesting) 129

AI just needs to solve video cameras and laser range finders into a 3d representation. Once AI knows what is in its environment, robots can do all sorts of tasks and even understand natural language as a programming language. You can even make an AI which appears self aware by giving it desires to do different tasks, but that is kinda wreckless in my opinion. This AI isn't really that far off in the future. I know I'll be developing it when we got the software for turning environments into 3d levels. Imagine the Google cars driving down streets and instead of just taking picture, they're databasing the world for some sort of awesome MMORPG Cannonball run across continents. Imagine taking a video camera into the city and turning it into a big quake level. Once this is doable, it is going to be a race to have vision recognition of what is being looked at, who knows what player will do it? Open source I'm looking in your direction.

Comment I like Android because it supports Flash (Score 0) 514

I just recently got my video game I worked on all last year published this week Play it if you want

Flash is a very fun language to program in, it has almost identical syntax to C/C++ so it is easy to pick up, it has garbage collection so it is hard to memory leak, array creation is beyond easy, and displaying graphics never was this easy.

I'm gonna keep making games in Flash, and maybe make some Android phone/tablet games.

I think Apple just shoots itself in the foot by not supporting Flash.

Comment To me the ratings system is a complete failure. (Score 1) 115

I hang out with my 8 yr old cousin sometimes. He roughly says,"I want to play a mature game, all the cool kids play games designed for older kids above their age." He then says,"I want gore and language in my games" If there wasn't a system in place that rated gore and language, he probably wouldn't care. But since there is a system in place, he wants this stuff because it is what older and "cool kids" get.

Comment Re:Cost/weight? (Score 3, Insightful) 250

I respectfully disagree. The Chinese know how to undercut the US in prices which was often in the form of inferior goods. They also have cheap labor and tax breaks, so companies who want to make a product will typically set up shop there. The Chinese government officials really like money. They like it so much that they don't even care about human rights. Caring about human rights is just a weakness when you're focused on greed and power.

Comment New law passed, coincidence? (Score 1) 379

DC 1rst place for online gambling! April 12th

This seems to be a many pronged approach. 1) The government loves to interfere with your life to give you the idea that you're being controlled, not them.
2) The government is going to make online gambling taxable, and wants no competition.
3) The government will seize all the cashouts for the next few months like they did in 2009 for extra money.

(The following is a joke, don't get upset), Obama must be tired of making spending cuts so he needs to take poker player's money :P

From what I can tell the law in 2009 said,"You can't deposit money", but I had my money on the site before 2009, I'm a winning poker player and as such I never have to deposit. I turned $1.20 into $1,300. If the US was smart, they'd let profitable poker players still play because we can bring in more money and buy more goods which helps the state's sales taxes.

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