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  1. @oracle I'm currently at a GTX 970 so I was wondering if an upgrade were viable now. I'd like to have a beefy graphics card at home so I can do work at home from time to time. At work we use Quadro P6000. So far neither option is cheap enough for me to actually buy at the moment since the fall of PC hardware prices in general make them hard to justify investing in.

    about a month ago from web in context
  2. @oracle For that amount (+ a bit more) I'd buy a RTX 2080

    about a month ago from web in context
  3. @oracle I keep checking because, even if there's little willingness to talk it seems, I still respect and appreciate some people here.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  4. @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 3 months ago from web in context
  5. @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 3 months ago from web in context
  6. @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 3 months ago from web in context
  7. @oracle I know that feeling, and then I finished it and installed bob's mods. That game broke me.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  8. @oracle Hamsters?

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  9. @oracle Have you at least secured college for your offspring?

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  10. @oracle Eh... Discord is the way to go these days. But potentially.

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  11. @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 9 months ago from web in context
  12. @oracle And honestly probably less impossible than getting my coworkers to at least act competently.

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  13. @oracle ...but it's funny!

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  14. @oracle Honestly, I haven't watched any of the old ones.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  15. @oracle They were some damn beautiful films to look at, when you could see 'em.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  16. @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 10 months ago from web in context
  17. @oracle It's just me. I hate shopping for clothing (trousers, shoes, jackets especially) and furniture is that but 100 times worse.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  18. @oracle Whoa, heavy man... Hope you're hanging in.

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  19. @oracle grape me for wanting justice, I guess

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  20. @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 10 months ago from web in context
  21. @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 10 months ago from web in context
  22. @oracle Yes! Exactly like pens!! WTH!?

    about 10 months ago from web in context
  23. @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 a year ago from web in context
  24. @oracle No worries, I pawned my firearms years back.

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

    about a year ago from web in context
  26. @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 a year ago from web in context
  27. @oracle ... ughh the auto-correct, horrible horrible sin.

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

    about a year ago from web in context
  29. @oracle Really?

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

    about a year ago from web in context