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  1. In Topic: Video Games Currently Working On

    Posted 28 Jan 2015

    Is anyone playing Shadow of Mordor? The combat against most of the captains and chiefs is easy, but the story is fantastic, the world is beautiful, if you have a pc or next-gen console copy of the game, and the stealth is decent. I am having a great time with it. Fighting 40 orcs at once is fun every once in a while.
  2. In Topic: Direction of US Media and "Conspiracies".

    Posted 28 Jan 2015

    View PostCraig328, on 29 January 2015 - 04:05 AM, said:

    Simple question really:

    If, as you claim, we lack natural, inalienable rights...what is it then that you smugly claim can be taken from us by "people"? If we don't have them in the first place, how can they be taken? You cannot lose something you don't have, after all.

    There's a point in a conversation where your best bet is to rub some dirt on it and walk it off. For you, this would be that point.


    Your debating skills are weak and you easily defeated, particularly because you misrepresent my position, which is already clearly stated.

    There is no such thing as an inalienable right, so asking how one could be taken away is a nonsensical and self-defeating question.

    So, to answer your first question: Alienable rights. We have alienable rights that we grant to one another, rights that can be taken away from us. We do it all the time. Second amendment rights are alienable. Voting rights are alienable. The right to life is alienable. The right to freedom is alienable. Convicted felons have their second amendment rights taken away, we still have the death penalty, some criminals are not allowed to own certain goods or partake of certain services, and we have prisoners who serve life sentences - all alienable rights taken away

    I am sure it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling deep down inside to read the constitution about how the founding fathers decreed that we are all created equal, unless you were a woman or a non-white being 3/5ths of a person, of course.

    I am your intellectual superior, Craig. A person like you has a better chance of removing the plaque from his teeth with a fried pork chop than ever winning an argument with me.
  3. In Topic: Direction of US Media and "Conspiracies".

    Posted 28 Jan 2015

    View PostCraig328, on 29 January 2015 - 03:43 AM, said:

    I won't bother asking for examples from signers of the Declaration wherein they agree with Farrell's idiocy that man has no inherent freedoms or rights not otherwise conferred or granted to him via a government.


    Popular opinion is irrelevant. Words written on a piece of paper are just words written on a piece of paper. It's important to make decisions based on evidence.

    So if one is to ask the question "Do we have inalienable rights granted to use by a 'creator'?", you have to consider the evidence. Actually, we can omit all the magical creator nonsense and shorten to to just "Do we have natural rights that cannot be given or taken away from us?" All the available evidence we have clearly shows that every single one of what we call rights or freedoms can and have been taken away from people before, and that it can happen again. We have ZERO evidence suggesting the opposite.

    If one considers making evidence-based decisions "idiocy", then all I can really do is just...laugh.
  4. In Topic: Java game creation

    Posted 28 Jan 2015

    Why don't you save yourself a lot of time and heartache by using a framework like LibGDX? If you want to make games, use and engine or framework. If you're really intent on abusing yourself by writing your own game loop, implementing your own physics, etc, then avoid the Swing timer. It's too inaccurate. Using a fixed-step game loop is the easiest. Here's a simple example.

    As long as you run on adequate hardware, it will give you a solid 30 updates per second.

    Thread gameLoop = new Thread(new Runnable() {
                public void run() {
                    long rate = 1000L / 33L;
    
                    //check game state.
                    while (true) {
                        long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
    
                        /*
                         handleInput();
                         checkCollisions();
                         update();
                         render();
                         */
                        long endTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
    
                        long sleepTime = rate - (endTime - startTime);
    
                        if (sleepTime < 1) {
                            /*
                             we are going to slow and may be running on inadequate hardware,
                             so don't bother sleeping more than a millisecond to allow the GC
                             to run.
                             */
                            sleepTime = 1;
                        }
    
                        System.out.println("Sleep time is: " + sleepTime);
    
                        /*
                         Sleep a variable amount of time each loop, depending on how long 
                         the last loop took.
                         */
                        try {
                            Thread.sleep(sleepTime);
                        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                            e.printStackTrace();
                        }
                    }
                }
            });
            
            gameLoop.start();
    
    
  5. In Topic: Direction of US Media and "Conspiracies".

    Posted 28 Jan 2015

    View PostCraig328, on 28 January 2015 - 10:58 PM, said:

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    Our freedoms are granted by government


    Wow. I suppose the mildest reply I can offer is that, clearly, you're possessed of a different philosophy than most. I'd be curious to know where it was acquired but suffice to say I'll suggest you have the concepts "freedoms" and "rights" confused.


    Let's not play word games, Craig.

    In the context of silly, anti-government discussions like this, despite how nonsensical they are, the terms can be used interchangeably.

    What most people believe is irrelevant; it's really just an argument ad populum. I don't believe in any inalienable or objective rights or freedoms. History is littered with examples that quite clearly demonstrate that all rights and freedoms are subjective, and can be granted or taken away at any moment. Your decisions can be influenced, and you can be forced to do anything against your will.

    I am sure it gives you a warm a fuzzy feeling deep down inside to believe that you have inalienable...anything, but you really don't.

    View PostRhino1111, on 28 January 2015 - 11:22 PM, said:

    farrell, last I checked, indefinite detention without trial wasn't decided by society, but a choice made by a handful of bureaucrats. (Doesn't this go against the right of due process?)

    blah......blah......blah


    I can't be really be bothered with any right-wing or libertarian nutbaggery. I just don't have the time for fiction.

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    15 Oct 2014 - 19:49
    Hey there. Your answer on this post: http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/topic/324691-how-to-start-on-a-game-inventory-system/
    Very helpful. But could you describe its use a bit more? Like displaying it, or how to represent the items in inventory with icons? or checking if an item is in inventory?
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