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  1. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Why buy anything? To support the creators! Tiddies need support! Of course some deserve support more than others.
  2. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    You obviously don't have the boobs tag blocked.
  3. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    I think there may be more to it than that. By holding their hands up and saying 'It's too hard!' they may look like lazy bastards, but they neatly avoid being accused of siding with the content creators when someone inevitably posts something that someone else finds offensive, but that doesn't obviously fall into the 'trolling' category. It's like a 'get out of morality issues free' card, they just want to wash their hands of being judged for their decisions.
  4. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Curses, now I want to see what that trainwreck of a title is connected to! *EDIT* Nope, it's gone, they removed it under the 'no trolling' rule.
  5. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Hmm, 'Except for things we decide are illegal'. This raises a few questions: 1) Does this differ from things that actually ARE illegal? i.e. are they saying 'we'll take down stuff that is against the law', or 'we'll decide what the law is'? 2) The law of which country? Let's hope it's not Saudi Arabia! 3) Does this spell the end for the Grand Theft Auto franchise? That depicts a heck of a lot of illegal things! ...on the whole I find this encouraging, but I have my doubts as to whether they will actually follow through with it, or quietly continue implementing their usual policy. Let's hope it's an earnest post though. I mean, Humble Bundle never censored anything as far as I'm aware, except for the stuff that was sold by them but provided by Steam of course.
  6. That's good, I think it must still have been early access back when I posted. That or they had an outdated advert video on the website.
  7. favorite bit of code you wrote?

    It's hard to have a 'favourite' piece of code, really, but the one I've used, updated and adapted most often is this one. It's nothing big, fancy and glamorous, it just provides a simple way to generate a random integer within a given range in a single line of code. Language is Swift 4. public func randomNumber<T : SignedInteger>(inRange range: ClosedRange<T> = 1...6) -> T { let length = Int64(range.upperBound - range.lowerBound + 1) let value = Int64(arc4random()) % length + Int64(range.lowerBound) return T(value) } - F
  8. Tim Hortons and Bitcoin Megathread

    Well this thread is probably dead to all usefulness by the look of it I invoke Godwin's Law: YOU'RE ALL HITLER!
  9. I'm not a particular fan of the idea of brushing teeth in the kitchen sink, to be honest. Saliva can pass on some medical conditions such as Hep B, and if you've gum problems it could also contain blood which is even worse. Besides the (minor) health-related issues, there's also not usually a mirror over the kitchen sink, so how do you check your brushwork afterwards? Mind you I probably wouldn't go crazy over it provided there weren't any plates or things in the sink at the time and you washed it out well afterwards, but I'd say there really isn't much reason to do it either unless the bathroom is occupied. -F
  10. Tim Hortons and Bitcoin Megathread

    I seem to vaguely recall research being done that concluded the most 'happy' societies were not those with the richest people, but those where the gap between the richest and the average person's wealth is the smallest. I don't know the name or how valid the research was, but it's an interesting thought.
  11. Shower Thoughts

    Same reason that the words 'Awful' and 'Awesome' are opposites, even though they have the same linguistic root.
  12. The statement was a hypothetical and therefore cannot be rendered false.
  13. Incidentally, THIS is the operative phrase. Note that it implies that there are not enough people. Yes, I suppose the other phrase might be considered tautologous as a result, however I think this is allowable as stylistic.
  14. And I'll leave the ad hominem attacks to you, since you're so fond of them
  15. You Americans have some funny regulations. I don't have a university degree and I'm a full-time software engineer working with big multinational companies. What people need in this industry isn't a fancy piece of paper, it's experience. That's the golden ticket over here. I got my job based on a silly little application I built for my own amusement. That, and specialisation. Find an area of the market you want to work in that's currently understaffed and make yourself competent enough to pass muster. If there aren't enough experienced uni graduates to go around, sooner or later someone will take a chance on a talented amateur. It was mobile phone programming that did it for me. Two years after the iPhone launched, everybody wanted one but there weren't any to be found. ...and statistics can be very hard if you're doing it right. It's easy to make statistics dance to a tune you have in your head, you can make them say anything. What's difficult is finding out what they really mean, and that means not only putting aside unconscious bias but also taking into account the environment in which they exist, all the potential contributory factors, all the data that might be missing... and that's before you've even pick up a calculator. - F