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  1. I'm extremely frustrated. I have to dumb down my VR training program a lot more than I already have. I'm told that people shouldn't be allowed to drop grabbed items. I mean WTF! They take out all the fun of flinging items around. Also all the dynamic things I've built in should be gone. "Only activate the items that are immediately needed at the moment of the procedure!".

    about a month ago from web
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    • @oracle In industrial maintenance, dropping items and tools can cause serious setbacks. My opinion is that a user SHOULD be able to drop items, and that the dropping of the items should create a natural penalty.

      about 15 days ago in context
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    • @adiwan I am interested in your work here because I have a lot of experience in writing technical training documentation. Mostly with an emphasis in SQF (Food safety and quality) procedures but also in the documentation of my own and my teams poorly poorly written code.

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    • @oracle The main problem is that I'm not responsible for the storyboard of the training. I'm the one who has to convert the gibberish into code. What I get is a very linear script that tells the user what to do and when the action has been done the next instruction appears. I use a giant state machine (in my current one there are about 80 states) for that purpose. Every time an action or an instruction has ended the state machine advances. The storyboard has 3 "difficulty levels" in mind in which the first level the user get all the instructions and the interaction items are highlighted. The second difficulty level is the same but without the instructions, and the 3rd is with no highlighting. In every state only the currently needed items are interactable and nothing more. My current training has also a little quiz in the second level and a thing where the user has to order the steps on a whiteboard. It's on the level of a kindergartener.

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  2. I did not heed the warnings and now I am addicted to Factorio ... #

    about 4 months ago from web
  3. Javascript is so freaking weird, I can have an object with methods

    var example = {
    addOne: function(x) {return x + 1}
    }

    And I can call the addOne function by using a string to get it from inside the object,

    example["addOne"](0);

    about 6 months ago from web
  4. Programmers only enjoy difficult CS projects like writing compilers because, although it's difficult and can take a long time, the requirements never change and the problem is very concrete. Unlike the BS in software development where the requirements change EVERY OTHER DAY and your company NEVER IMPLEMENTS YOUR SOLUTIONS!!!! ..... I'm not mad

    about 6 months ago from web
  5. Am I allowed to die yet?

    about 6 months ago from web
  6. Hey rdn how’s that re-branding coming along. Looks like the Nazis were your life support after all eh?

    about 6 months ago from web
  7. . http://rainbowdash.net/url/873276

    about 7 months ago from web
  8. Stephen Hillenburg has died, but the memes shall live forever!

    about 7 months ago from web
  9. [quote]BBCode[/quote]

    about 7 months ago from web
  10. My new schtick is going to be trying to devise a holoalphabetic sentence in the Chinese script and language.

    about 7 months ago from web
  11. @mrmattimation Not really, the differences never bothered my at all to be completely honest. The digital and set design on those films was so god damned beautiful it makes me cry just thinking about it. Seriously the first one was made in 2009, yet still looks modern.

    about 7 months ago from web
  12. I understand that many Star Trek fans disliked the JJ reboot films. I loved them for their own reasons. I do have one issue that I just CAN NOT overlook. At 25 minutes into the film you can see the NCC-1701 being built. The Enterprise in the prime timeline, along with literally every other starship was not built on the planet, but built in space!!!

    about 7 months ago from web
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    • @oracle there’s a really simple explanation for that inconsistency... it’s not the Prime timeline. In the Prime timeline, Kahn also killed Spock, not Captain Kirk, and in Abrams’ films, the opposite happened. There are a million other differences between the two worlds, and THAT’S the one that upsets you?

      about 7 months ago in context
  13. I need something new and fresh to do with my life. Screw it, I'll make a platform SaaS! I'll make a P2P network for leasing, buying, and leasing to own computers and computer hardware.

    about 7 months ago from web
  14. Remember when this place was popular enough for random mothers to threaten to sue me over it? Good times.

    about 7 months ago from web
  15. Choosing furniture is agony.

    about 7 months ago from web
  16. My wife and I have left our church this week. It has been both liberating and depressing at the same time.

    about 8 months ago from web
  17. grape me for wanting people to understand or care

    about 8 months ago from web
    • @noooooooo It's certainly not the we don't care. I think I can speak for all of us in saying, we care. However, you are demonstrating a certain amount of immaturity over this. The mods of that community can do whatever they feel like doing. It's there "club" so to speak. You had no right to be there, they allowed you to be there and participate. You can't ask for justice to be served when no injustices were committed.

      about 8 months ago in context
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  18. Ponycrush just bans people for no reason. http://rainbowdash.net/url/872977

    about 8 months ago from web
  19. My bank account after paying for my kitchen will be a lot emptier.

    about 8 months ago from web
  20. Why do I always buy rolls of Scotch tape, never finish a roll of Scotch tape, and still not have any goddamned Scotch tape!?

    about 8 months ago from web
  21. I don't know if this is legal or not, but I don't pay taxes "correctly". I filled out my W2 so that I pay 10$ on each paycheque. I invest what was supposed to be paid (along with other investments) When April rolls around, I file my taxes and pay what it owed, but it's essentially less because of the return on the investment.

    about 8 months ago from web
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    about 8 months ago from web
  23. I'm annoyed by the Bowsette meme.

    about 9 months ago from web
  24. Does anyone remember when Power Balance bands were a trend?

    about 9 months ago from web
  25. I keep vodka in my freezer so when I want/need to cool an ambient beverage I can cool it in under a minute. Super convenient, would recommend.

    about 9 months ago from web
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    about 9 months ago from web
  27. This article triggers me http://rainbowdash.net/url/872662

    about 9 months ago from web
  28. I love how we live in a world where the quality of software can cost people their lives, and yet people still don't want software engineers to be legitimate, licensed engineers. Oh well, I guess that's good for me, right? I can build crappy system and not be held criminal liable, heck yes!

    about 9 months ago from web
  29. Every year, the cost of life saving medications rises at the same time insurance cost rise or benefits fall. Private healthcare and pharmaceuticals have been nothing but a burden on the American people.

    about 9 months ago from web
  30. @scribus Please don't go postal on us, man.

    about 9 months ago from web