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Machaira

Member Since 29 Sep 1999
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2013 08:15 AM

#4961514 Manage Multiple towers, can I write a better code?

Posted by Machaira on 20 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

One thing - you shouldn't be passing the ContentManager every Update. Just keep a reference to it.

Other than that, if it ain't broke don't fix it. :)


#4919293 Combine a 'Windows Forms Application' project with Win32Project

Posted by Machaira on 04 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

I would like to combine them! Is it possible?

Not really. Why do you want to do this? What's wrong with just launching the Win32 exe?


#4908498 Nick Gravelyn's Tile Editor

Posted by Machaira on 01 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

If I'm not mistaken that tutorial series was for XNA 3.1, which has a lot of conversion issues to get to 4.0. Have you looked at the WinForms samples?


#4839574 XNA Sound API bug

Posted by Machaira on 24 July 2011 - 06:51 AM

Coming from a raw API I know that you are always supposed to call dispose to clean up unmanaged resources, so not calling it directly and hoping the content manager cleans it up is not sitting well.

Ummm, you're not dealing with unmanaged resources though.


#4839064 What do you think about the Revelation?

Posted by Machaira on 22 July 2011 - 12:40 PM


The O.T. is not Christianity, it's Judaism and an entirely different set of rules.

It's still part of your Bible. It's the same god.

So? Would you pick up a history book and read about slavery in the U.S. and say "Gee it must be ok, because it's in this book and this is the U.S."? Apologies if you're not in the U.S., I didn't check. But the logic is the same. Christianity is not defined by the historical books in the O.T. and that's what being questioned here, not God's actions in the O.T.


Read John 20:24-29.

Ummm, try some context next time. Posted Image

Ah, appeal to popularity.

You're the one that brought up "any reasonable person". If you're going to claim that all Christians are not reasonable then there's no point in continuing.


I have just 2 questions I've asked before, but you haven't answered.
1. Do you believe in things until proven false, or not believe until proven true?
2. What evidence do you have that god exists?

1. Depends on the thing in question
2. There are entire books written on this and it's futile to go into it yet again as I'm sure you'll just dismiss it out of hand. If you would really consider the evidence without bias then we can talk.


#4839038 What do you think about the Revelation?

Posted by Machaira on 22 July 2011 - 11:28 AM




Doing something "in the name of God" doesn't mean God told them to do it or approved of it.


That doesn't matter. How can you tell the difference? How could they prove that he did? How would you prove that he didn't (hint: we have examples in the Bible of God commanding genocide, human sacrifice etc. so it's plausible for believers)?

That was O.T.

So what?

The O.T. is not Christianity, it's Judaism and an entirely different set of rules.


and done for a reason (to ensure God's people survived).

I'm sorry for you if are able to come up with good reasons to justify genocide and human sacrifice. I really find your morality repulsive.


Ummm, it's not my morality and I don't have (and just like all humans am not qualified) to justify God's actions.


You can tell the difference by seeing if said people follow the example of Christ. For the record - neither the people responsible for the Crusades, nor Hitler nor David Koresh, nor ... followed this example.

It still doesn't matter. They believed they were right without evidence. That's what Christianity teaches you, that faith is a virtue. Just like you do not question the what god supposedly did in the Old Testament.

No, that's not what Christianity teaches, but I guess you couldn't be bothered to verify it before you condemned it. Posted ImagePosted Image

As for questioning what God did in the O.T. I do sometimes wonder why God couldn't have done it differently.

So you have some evidence that is so weak that any reasonable person will reject it?

Nope, millions of people have accepted it. If you call us unreasonable, that's your opinion.


#4838543 What do you think about the Revelation?

Posted by Machaira on 21 July 2011 - 11:46 AM


So you found proof that the Bible is a fairy tale book?!? Wow, can you share that proof with the rest of us?

Oh, I get it, you're just being a troll. Posted Image

This is what I mean. This is why it is so incredibly frustrating for those of us who are just trying to get believers to use simple logic.

Machaira, let's try something out. Will you share proof with the rest of us that the Easter Bunny isn't real?



What part of "lack of evidence does not equal evidence of lack" is hard to understand? You obviously can't prove a negative. I've never said I have proof of God, but I'm not the one that made an absolute statement, implying that said statement was true, here. Posted Image

If someone is going to call the Bible a fairly tale, not say they believe it's a fairy tale (yes, there's a difference), or make some other absolute statement about Christianity not being true, they should have proof. Otherwise the person is just being a hypocrite.

Of course, trolls don't need to follow rules, right? Posted Image


#4837414 [.net] VB.NET in Games Development

Posted by Machaira on 19 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

Use which ever one you feel comfortable with.


This.


#4799897 Proof God doesn't exist?

Posted by Machaira on 18 April 2011 - 07:51 AM

... who perform exorcisms (all fake).


And you know this, how exactly? Posted Image


#4797923 [.net] add reference to project

Posted by Machaira on 13 April 2011 - 06:49 AM

I wonder if there is any way to tell VS that there is in fact source code available and that it has to use it.


Maybe I'm missing something but IMO this is what the "Reference to Project" is for.


#4794176 iPad2

Posted by Machaira on 04 April 2011 - 06:53 AM


What exactly are you going to use it for ?


Good question! I honestly don't know...

This means you shouldn't get one. Posted Image


#4792272 Adding Enemy to XNA game

Posted by Machaira on 30 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

This line is causing the problem:

this.Update(gameTime);
It should be:
base.Update(gameTime);




#4787018 Survey: What do you think about the Bible?

Posted by Machaira on 17 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

If I remember correctly, Jesus himself said that John the Baptist was, indeed, Elijah.

Only in a certain way:

Luke 1:17 - And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

Does Christianism accept some form of re-incarnation?

No.


#4786710 Best platform for motion-sensing games

Posted by Machaira on 16 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

I have a Wii without the Motion-plus, and a PS3 without Move. For games that really use motion-sensing properly, which would be best? My concern is that Wii is graphically far inferior but all games are designed to support motion-controllers. Whereas the PS3 is better hardware but games that support Move may do so rarely, or as a gimmick.

I don't want to get an XBox so Kinect is out...

So you've got a inferior console, one that doesn't support motion control well, and eliminated the best console with motion control for some arbitrary reason which you don't state. WTF?!? Posted Image Posted Image


#4786704 Conan the Barbarian

Posted by Machaira on 16 March 2011 - 01:29 PM

Conan 2011

I don't know about this. Conan is a classic. It's not broken. It doesn't need a remake. It needs a sequel that continues from the first two, but not a remake. And it's in 3D. Why, oh why? I understand it's the new thing and all. But unless there's going to be eye-popping 3D and blood gushing everywhere, swords damn near stabbing you in the eye, and raunchiness as far as the eye can see, they should just leave it in 2D.

In short, I don't have my hopes up for this one.

I've almost given up hope for decent movies anymore. It's obvious there are almost no creative minds left that write movies. The only movies even closely on my radar are the comic adaptations coming this year. Even then, I won't pay double what I should just to watch crappy 3D.




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