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AltarofScience

Member Since 15 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2014 06:28 PM
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In Topic: It's getting harder to be myself in real life...

19 May 2014 - 11:41 AM

Popular things have to be bland in order to appeal to a large base. Because a significant portion of humanity will be pissy about any given dash of flavor. I'll never understand all those people who are happy that gaming became mainstream.

 

Most dedicated gamers are still stuck in the same position as they were before. Its like how Harry Potter is so popular but I'm still a [generic profane insult] because I read A Wizard of Earthsea. God forbid I try to say I prefer it and why.

 

Meanwhile the ancient dreams of gaming have failed to materialize. EVE Online is the last bastion of true MMOs. And by that I mean the way they were imagined in near future sci fi. Whether you like WoW or not, its certainly not anything like what people were dreaming of back in the day.

 

RTSes became MOBAs. MMOs became WoW. And so on. But gaming is more popular now right? Fantastic. If only the popular games were ones I wanted to play...


In Topic: The Subscription Model needs to be adjusted.

15 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

To AltarOfScience. I just have to say that if anything, the theme of the Bible is insight into just how aweful humanity is, rather than how awful God is for judging humanity for their awfulness. The state of the world today is evidence.

But on topic, end of topic. hehe.

Humanity is also aweful at spelling. Well, awful at spelling.

 

As for the bible, your comment has nothing to do with the original bible related comment.


In Topic: The Subscription Model needs to be adjusted.

15 April 2014 - 01:24 AM

No, I mean Rand is way more out there than Stallman. Not only will corporations not limit their excesses but individual followers of Rand have shown what will happen if more people subscribe to her ideology.

 

The problem with fair compensation is that there is no such thing. Especially in the arts, the creative careers, politics and so forth. And perhaps most of all in finance and capital based industries. Which includes executives and what not.


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13 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

 


Ayn Rand was a fucking moron. Her understanding of society and economics rivals that of a particularly slow toddler.

 

You could easily say the same thing about Richard M. Stallman, but many people in the FOSS community seem to dig what he says.

 

Yeah, you haven't done enough research on Rand if you compare them.


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13 April 2014 - 08:21 PM

 

 

Don't read Atlas Shrugged. Its cool as a story but sadly its jam packed with Manifesto. Its like HPMOR but even more obnoxious.


The 'manifesto' is why I recommended it cool.png

Ayn Rand was a very vocal proponent of capitalism, and the book is very relevant to the question of FOSS software development.
Ayn Rand was a fucking moron. Her understanding of society and economics rivals that of a particularly slow toddler.

And by all means, read her nonsense. It's like the bible; it's only when you actually read that you can recognise how truly awful it is.

 

I can recognize how awful it is without reading it. I don't have to shoot myself to know I don't like that, same goes for bible.


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