Trump is pretty clearly narcissistic. People just don’t actually care as long as said person is wearing their tribal colors.
What the media was wrong about is how much people cared.
Adams did say that, but I agree with Daniel that he benefits hugely if Trump wins. Claims and reality are often different, especially when you consider that Adams is often transparently using his techniques in his writing.
I think you misunderstood their comment. They aren’t raging proponents of “transgenderism” whatever you seem to think that means.
They were saying that women (50% of the population) were being forced to play as guys when they played Rust.
It seems to me that either Alice is lying or she is telling the truth. The actual amount of possible lies at her disposal is pretty irrelevant to the question of whether she is lying or not.
I don’t even remember this conversation (4 years of necromancy?). I don’t remember the context of our discussion, and it seems like I did a bad job of communicating whatever my original point was and over-exaggerated. I am pretty sure you have a better understanding of the data.
“Wireheading, even variable multi-emotional wireheading, assumes that emotions are a goal-oriented objective, and thus takes first-order control of one’s emotional state.”
I think that per your very examples it is the exact opposite. Wire heading is a process that you experience, not a goal that you want to just get to the end of.
You want to actively experience wire heading, you don’t want to be at the end of the wire heading.
Watch Ex Machina. This is pretty close to what you are talking about, and I was it was well done.
I think the old game was so trivially easy to win as the Gatekeeper if you actually wanted to win, that I don’t know that any additional rules are needed. It really only makes it harder for terrible Gatekeepers that aren’t playing to win anyway.
Edit: I assume the downvotes are from people who disagree with my claims on gatekeepers. If you do disagree I would like to hear why. Keep in mind I am talking about this as a game.
I have been the gatekeeper in the past and am always up to be one again in the future. I am undefeated at gatekeeping, and believe that I will never lose at the gatekeeping game. (Because I play to win)
The big problem to me here is that this was assuming VC money. My impression is that just getting to the point of having VC capital is already a cutoff point.
Actual people are also using a hell of a lot more than text.
I do not honestly know. I will happily play a “hard” opponent like Eliezer or Tux. I have said this before, I estimate 99%+ chance of victory.
I have played the game twice and updated in the opposite direction you claim.
In fact, my victories were rather trivial. This is despite the AIs trying really really hard.
That article is a big list of talking points with no sources and an obvious political agenda. Seriously?
That post was pretty atrocious.
Some glaring problems:
How is it that the Democrats get to choose what gets shut down? Is the statement “The Democrat strategy is to do random bad things to the American public” even remotely true?
“Stuff like this is the main damage – the government continues as usual, illegally, in the sense that government employees continue to receive pay and exercise power”
Only “non-essential” parts of the government are closing. There is a legal framework determining who gets pay.
“But, if government activities, including Obamacare, continue as usual, despite not being legally funded”
Except that Obamacare is self-funded and was always known to not be affected by this political theater.
“When the Republicans fold, rendering their election victory irrelevant, that makes those irritating white voters irrelevant.”
What Republican election victory? How would the Republicans folding on their self-induced shutdown disregard the voters who overwhelmingly don’t want a government shutdown?
“This is true; however keeping a website running is still very, very cheap compared to almost anything else the government does, including functions that are continuing as usual during the shutdown.”
This is literally irrelevant when the non-essential services have to be shut down. If your techs get furloughed, shutting down the site is appropriate.
The twitter accounts are “shut down” in the sense that the employee who would have done the tweeting is now furloughed and can’t. Putting out a tweet explaining the upcoming lapse makes a whole lot of sense to me.
This is actually a terrible example of Washington Monument Syndrome.
Hi, Server admin here… We cost money as does our infrastructure, I imagine a site that large costs a very good deal, we aren’t talking five bucks on bluehost here.
I am private sector, but if I were to be furloughed for an indeterminate amount of time you really have two options.
Leave things on autopilot until the servers inevitably break or the site crashes at which point parts or all of it will be left broken without notice or explanation. Or put up a splash page and spin down 99% of my infrastructure (That splash page can run on a five dollar bluehost account) and then leave. I won’t be able to come in while furloughed to put it up after it crashes.
If you really think web apps keep themselves running 24⁄7 without intervention we really have been doing a great job with that illusion and I guess the sleepless nights have been worth it to be successfully taken for-granted.”
I know that I personally go into competitive games with a different mindset than the mindset I have when roleplaying.
If they went into it trying to roleplay emotions should be expected. Reporting that turmoil in the report is just accurate reporting.
I think a lot of gatekeepers go into it not actually wanting to win. If you go in just trying to have fun and trying to roleplay, that is different than trying to win a game.
You are correct here. The only keepers losing are people who do not actually know how to win.
I have played twice, and victory was trivial.