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Posted 19 Nov 2014So... I never got ILMerge or anything similar to work.
Instead what I did was wrote a program that would read in the .csproj files for the various projects that makeup the entire framework.
From that I'd determine what files are supposed to be compiled into each assembly, and create a whole new 'proj' file with all of them in one project as 'Links' (like if you had added the file to a project, but instead of copying it into the project, you link to it).
With that I can run MSBuild on these project files.
So I wrote a batch file that runs the program to merge all the projects into a single project. Then run MSBuild on it. And I tacked on a command to copy the resulting build into my Unity\Plugins folder so I can just double click the batch file and update everything in one go.
Posted 21 Oct 2014I'm currently playing E.G.G. on the Sega Dreamcast, and I'm stuck because I can't get through this one part that requires you to have mastered a gameplay mechanic that is barely used up to that point in the game. Not only is it barely used, you are hurt for using it... which disincentivizes the use of it. Bad game design, very bad game design!
Otherwise the game is good.
Posted 20 Oct 2014I'd also like to return to the substituting thing.
One thing I've noticed about the whole pedophilia... issue. Is that we often just ignore the humanity of the perpetrator. They're bad, they're monsters, they must be stopped at all costs. Often this is by force, violence, threat, and other extreme measures.
But often we don't bother to ask... why. Why do they exist? Where did this start? How can we stop it from happening before it happens? How can we, dare I say, help these people!?
I've known pedophiles of varying degrees. Age, gender, all sorts. The ones I've met either are so soft in the head that they have no understanding of social constructs and they themselves are 8 year olds mentally. Others DO know that what they desire is illegal, and is harmful, and is bad. I knew one who was oblivious to the wrongfulness of what they were doing, but they also were only attracted to teenagers, not prebubescents... which honestly, IMO, the law really should be making a distinction between. STILL ILLEGAL, but sorry, sleeping with a 16 year old is not the same as sleeping with an 8 year old. Nevermind the countless borderline shit where in some states a 17 year old and their 20 year old boyfriend are 'legally' considered sex offenders. (anyone wondering why the f*** I'd be acquanted with any, let alone 1, pedophile... I spent a lot of time around mental care facilities in my life, as well as very unsavory neighbourhoods)
Now, it could be argued that pedophiles are using FAKE loli porn as a way to self medicate.
It's like a methadone shot for a heroin addict.
It gets them through the day as a substitute for the real thing.
Now this doesn't make it good, doesn't mean we should allow it. But our reaction to finding someone with it is to... well... overreact and lock them up. Violence (if institutionalized).
Why not get them help? We found someone who possibly has a problem (shit, for all we know, they're just a dumb kid navigating the oddity that is puberty, and will grow out of it). We found them BEFORE anyone was harmed. Get them a doctor, let the doctor figure out what's going on here, and to deal with it appropriately and possibly learn a little something in the process.
Instead of just pitch-forking it across the world as Frankenstein's Monster strangles another lady in the barn.
NOTE - you may notice I'm a bit long-winded on this topic. As it is something I am very familiar with and have dealt with first hand, knowing both victims and perpetrators. I care quite a bit about the matter.
Posted 20 Oct 2014I think the difference is in what it represents. Drawing a murder is not substitute murder, while such manga is a substitute for child pornography.
That's contextual. Drawing murder for you may not be substituting murder. Where as a murderer may draw murders as a substitute to entertain fantasies. Just as pornography is used as substitutes for actual sex.
QuoteI'm sure there's no value to it - it's more than likely intended to be exactly that. I could see a problem if they had convicted over, say, possessing a copy of Evangelion because hey, Shinji rubs one out just off-screen in EOE - but that's at least vaguely relevant to the narrative. It still sexualizes the characters less than most American television sexualizes children.
Thing is, the article linked in the link to on slashdot doesn't say what images the 20 counts (10 that were actually convicted on) were for.
QuoteBut what amounts to the cartoon equivalent of Hustler Jr. is pretty cut and dry for what it is. I don't think it's a slippery slope any more than any other law already is.
Actually it's not cut and dry. Pornography can still be considered as art to some people. I have seen structured artistic critiques of pornography for its camera style, it's cultural impact, it's cultural reflection. Never mind pornographic styles that build on and imitate previously established styles. Takes for instance pin-up pornography, or cosplay pornography, or pornography constructed to look like classic French porno mags but with a contemporary flair.
Not saying this makes all pornography art.
Just saying this isn't cut and dry.
And it certainly isn't, as the judge says:
Quote"This is material that clearly society and the public can well do without. Its danger is that it obviously portrays sexual activity with children, and the more it’s portrayed, the more the ill-disposed may think it’s acceptable," the judge told the South Bank, Middlesbrough man.
I fail to see the correlation. This claim has been made about rock-n-roll, violent video games, violence and sex in movies/tv/literature/etc. And time and time again the numbers don't line up.
Again, I'm not saying this means we should put simulated child porn on the shelves of every book store and allow anyone from minors to priests to buy it.
I'm just saying it's a slippery slope of an argument. And constructing a law based on something that often allows for such emotional interpretations can result in miswordings of laws that could be misconstrued by judges who do interpret things like Neon Genesis Evangelion as being pornographic.
Less we get things like Lenny Bruce again, arrested and convicted for obscenity, because his rather lewd social commentary full of words like "nigger" and "spic" and "faggot" offends both an officer and a judge.
Instead of outlawing the ownership of this material. Restrict the production of this material. Only adults can buy it, and it can't be readily available in your general store... I would even dare say don't let it sold in stores period. Dang, stick warning stickers all over it! So those purchasing it don't construe it as being normalized and acceptable in general society. Just like when I watched "Faces of Death" as a kid, I knew that these things were BAD THINGS. But it was still entertaining!
But at the end of the day... no child was harmed in the making of that material. There is no victim. And to lock people up in jail for it is censorship, and the wording of the laws often allow for slippery slopes to appear.
Posted 20 Oct 2014Like anyone wants to give that "candy" away to kids for free. It's freaking expensive.
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