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  1. @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.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  2. @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 from web in context
  3. @oracle I programmed several trainings in the past. One was about changing a pH probe of a waste water system, then one about assembling a car's front to the chassis, then one about assembling car cockpit elements, and now it's about servicing the welding gun on a robot arm. In general the clients want to train their people to do a series of task by the book, with no deviation, and they are done in VR because
    1) the machine/process doesn't exist yet and it's quicker to train it beforehand such that the time to applying the real process is as small as possible,
    2) training in the real environment costs too much because it halts/disturbs assembly line and such,
    3) train the process everywhere such that there is no need to go to the real location, which saves on traveling costs,
    4) It's flashy and good for marketing
    5) Can be repeated anytime
    6) A very critical error in real life occurs very rarely and it cannot be replicated in real life but can be in VR

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  4. @oracle I know that feeling, and then I finished it and installed bob's mods. That game broke me.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  5. @oracle Hamsters?

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  6. @oracle Have you at least secured college for your offspring?

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  7. @oracle Eh... Discord is the way to go these days. But potentially.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  8. @oracle Boy do I have some stories for you people. Life is a journey. Hard to explain, but 3 years and a 1000 miles changes a lot about how you see the world.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  9. @oracle And honestly probably less impossible than getting my coworkers to at least act competently.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  10. @oracle ...but it's funny!

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  11. @oracle Honestly, I haven't watched any of the old ones.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  12. @oracle They were some damn beautiful films to look at, when you could see 'em.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  13. @oracle Fluffle Puff it, I'm doing it. I'm going to call if Peerify. I just bought the domain peerifyplatform.com .... gonna fire up my Visual Studio and start marking up.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  14. @oracle It's just me. I hate shopping for clothing (trousers, shoes, jackets especially) and furniture is that but 100 times worse.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  15. @oracle Whoa, heavy man... Hope you're hanging in.

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  16. @oracle grape me for wanting justice, I guess

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  17. @oracle Because I wanted to use a site? I wanted others to be able to use a site? These people complain that people are leaving their site?

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  18. @oracle I saved up some money that I can pay the kitchen all at once. I'd not pay for anything on credit if I don't have to.

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  19. @oracle Yes! Exactly like pens!! WTH!?

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  20. @oracle I'm a big fan of the Allman style. My visual perception works better with this style (except for the space between function identifier and parameter list braces). I don't even worry indenting too much. If I have to indent a lot of levels then it's clear that I have to refactor the code block into a separate method. I barely get over the 80 character line. Even if I do cross that line I try to keep it at least below 100.

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  21. @oracle No worries, I pawned my firearms years back.

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  22. @oracle For real, dude. If delivery is that much a hassle, I could pick it up, maybe.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  23. @oracle Evidently I am! I was actually thinking more of how Duolingo has a progress percentage, or "X many semesters (out of Y, maybe)." But heck, there is a test!

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  24. @oracle ... ughh the auto-correct, horrible horrible sin.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  25. @oracle Awesome! How far along are you? (like there's a meaningful percent grade or something, wth me?)

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  26. @oracle Really?

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  27. @oracle I definitely think the standards for piloting a kinetic bombardment device through populated areas should be more stringent, as well.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  28. My honest opinion is that the general public should not be instructed with ability to drive, or at the very least, the privilege should require stricter testing standards. People (humans as a whole) are not as intelligent as we perceive ourselves to be. We are stupid, dull, prideful, creatures that make terrible judgments at the expense of all others.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  29. @oracle Using and feeling comfortable with, sorry. I know a few people who feel that cruise control s dangerous and takes control away from them. I was hopeful that younger people would be more open to the idea, but many of my classmates are strongly opposed to the idea.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  30. @oracle Which is why I no longer like programming for Windows, I prefer LTS style environments when publishing packaged software (for the convenience of the customer)

    about 11 months ago from web in context