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Dmytry

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My game "The Polynomial" is available on Steam

15 January 2011 - 05:01 AM

What the title says. Out of beta, released on time, etc, and there was cake, all the usual Valve memes :)


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There is a free demo. It works on Windows, OS X and Linux (For Windows and OSX I recommend using Steam, the Linux version is available through my website)

Rant about cold or flu and release.

04 June 2009 - 09:18 AM

Just wanted to explain why I'm so pissed off lately: I'm releasing a game [first time I ever release something entirely on my own] and I fell sick with bad cold or mild-ish flu in middle of the pre-release mess so that I couldn't much work. You can imagine it is very stressing, and it's been so for weeks. I was (and still am) pissed off about everything from cross-platform issues (windows/linux/osx is no fun) to reseller forgetting to call some customer for 2 days. If I try to relax I just keep thinking about all the mess and worrying. Peace, OK? I'm just in rather bad mood due to combination of multiple really unrelated circumstances. I'll be fine when its over. I'm already lot better now that flu or cold is over, elevated temperature always messes me up a lot. (I'll be off this forum for some while, just coz of being busy)

What gamedev.net forums got that most forums don't

02 June 2009 - 09:25 PM

1: Long running popularity contest and as result extremely elitist attitudes, massive direct and indirect self-praising. 2: Newbie abuse, even by moderators, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. 3: Semi-anonymous moderation. A recipe for powertrips (see SPE, or lecture) 4: If high rated member is boasting (like how he's teaching people how to do thing right, that people are stupid, etc), don't you dare point out that he's making same mistakes as newbies. 5: Like in Soviet Russia joke, moderator calls you dick, troll, and other nice things in PM whereas you're more polite. No, don't flatter yourself that I'm insulted. I'm merely surprised (WTF), also at the cowardice. It has not always been so. That was a slow change of attitudes. There's no reason to stay here, so I'm off. I'd furthermore suggest everyone with a sense who didn't leave yet to leave too and go elsewhere (irc.freenode.net has a lot of good channels, for example. Open source projects which you use also could use your expertise if you indeed have some and like to spend time to help people for free. It'll help you too.). P.s. feel free to do whatever the hell you want with this post (lock/delete/keep open as example, I don't care.).

Psychological Experiment: Guess the answer to physical question.

18 May 2009 - 04:55 AM

There are 2 solid copper spheres of radius 1cm, at separation 1cm, flying in space far away from stars. Spheres are initially at rest relatively to each other, and are not electrically charged. Using just your head (no paper-n-pencil, no notepad, no wikipedia, no wolfram alpha, etc), try to guess how long it takes until spheres will touch each other due to gravitational attraction. Post your guess. Note: please don't just post 42. At least give units (42 seconds or 42 thousands years, whatever). If you don't know answer, you can take a guess anyway. And don't worry, almost nobody would remember all the constants involved and really calculate it just in their head, so there should be no embarrassment from being wrong. (I know the formula but didn't calculate it yet to avoid biasing this guessing experiment) I'm just curious how far the average answer deviates from correct when big and small numbers are involved. edit: clarification for nitpickers: solid copper. Pure copper, if you wish, or any particular alloy consisting mostly of copper (e.g. "alloy used in wires"). [Edited by - Dmytry on May 18, 2009 12:28:27 PM]

wow, brain interface directly to fiber optics

30 April 2009 - 08:15 AM

Well, almost. neurons can be made sensitive to light, then controlled optically That is really amazing. Researchers could make group of neurons sensitive to blue light by infecting them with special virus (which changes genetic material in live neuron), then use such crude retina for interfacing to the brain. AFAIK it is also possible to make neurons bioluminescent (make light when them fire), for complete two-way optical brain-machine interface. Optical image can be projected with high enough resolution to signal to individual neurons, something that is impossible with electrode arrays; it would perhaps allow blind to use cameras with resolution on par with human eye (rather than 100x100 pixel which is about maximum that has been done with electrode array).

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