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General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« Last post by Callan S. on Today at 12:37:50 am »
Just letting you know I have the current high score.
Is that 23? It gets pretty tough as it slowly dials up the enemies reaction speed over time. Considering some kind of health system for missed clicks and to cap the reaction increase at a certain point and just make it random.
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General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« Last post by Callan S. on Today at 12:33:42 am »
How is it? I keep forgetting about it lol.

This is actually a new game with the same themes - this one is a rapid reflex test, the other was a resource management game. I wanted to test a model of play that had rapid engagement, as another game with a similar model had done well.

So in this game is very quick - when the sign says 'Kill' click or hit space and see if you can beat its reaction speed.

Granted, for now it ends in doom eventually.
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General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« Last post by Wilshire on April 18, 2018, 11:47:26 am »
How is it? I keep forgetting about it lol.
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General Misc. / Re: Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« Last post by TLEILAXU on April 18, 2018, 04:02:45 am »
Just letting you know I have the current high score.
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General Misc. / Quick Blade S-rank Killers
« Last post by Callan S. on April 18, 2018, 02:59:41 am »
Quick Blade S-rank Killers

A second derivative game, this one based more on a reflex test! A play takes as little as 30 seconds.

I suspect I borked up the score code in the last project, since not a single score has been shown. Hope to see the high scores working in this one.
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General Misc. / Re: The Best from "First Things" (a curated compendium)
« Last post by H on April 17, 2018, 10:53:24 am »
Yeah, I mean, first you need to really comprehensively know why it is people are getting divorced, or for that matter, married in the first place.

This sort of reminds me, in a roundabout way, something Jordan Peterson alluded to, how problematic things get if we imagine that people should be driven to, and by, happiness...
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General Misc. / Re: The Best from "First Things" (a curated compendium)
« Last post by Wilshire on April 16, 2018, 05:35:18 pm »
And to that effect, making divorce trivial might well be worse for relationships but allows for better data to be gathered on the effects of it. That makes a pretty strong argument to leave it be, imo. Kind of like the choice between putting a band-aid on a fatal wound or not, knowing that neither will fix the problem but by putting it on you don't have to watch it fester and rot.

Probably not an ethical solution, but empirically more useful for the future? The trouble with this type of thing is that in order to run a proper experiment you need control groups, and when talking about child rearing that's a problem.
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General Misc. / Re: The Best from "First Things" (a curated compendium)
« Last post by H on April 13, 2018, 07:36:51 pm »
But probably the underlying point is that marriage is important and people should work harder at it - and thus if the easy ripcord option isn't available then people will be better. I don't necessarily agree with that either. People will people, regardless.

Not saying I really disagree with that, or the article, at least somewhat in principle, but I do think that boiling it down to a simplistic cause and effect (which isn't really what is happening between us) of easy divorce promotes divorces, in general to be a fair idea, but possibly not the most correct reflection of what is actually going on.

Consider the possibility that if divorce is far harder, the chance that people will essentially end up living separate lives only still technically married.  So, of course, if it is more difficult for people to get divorced naturally there would be less divorce.  That doesn't, however, prove that people are living in happier or even better functioning marriages.  For all that data would show, they might just be living separate lives only nominally married.  And that could well be showing children, at best, a bad view of marriage and, at worst, an even worse result than divorce (by the article's own definition of having the kids around unmarried partners).

It's a very tricky situation...
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General Misc. / Re: The Best from "First Things" (a curated compendium)
« Last post by Wilshire on April 13, 2018, 02:25:16 pm »
I don't have a hard and fast good answer for this.  The issue (as far as I can fathom it though) isn't marriage itself or the easy or facility of divorce.  The problem is people.  Why can't people seem to be happy and content?

The argument made is that the no-fault divorce thing is causing more marriages to end. I don't agree with that for the reasons you've mentioned. At best it seems like a logical fallacy to me, post hoc ergo propter hoc (and/or  cum hoc ergo propter hoc). Something like that.

But probably the underlying point is that marriage is important and people should work harder at it - and thus if the easy ripcord option isn't available then people will be better. I don't necessarily agree with that either. People will people, regardless.

Then again, there's something to that. Maybe not the cause/effect chain, but finding a root cause. I do think that if people were better at relationships things would be better, and there are few institutions like an intentional marriage to support that. But it takes two people to make a relationship work - within or without a marriage. I doubt marriage (or lack there of) is the root cause or cure. Its probably something much closer to communities that all agree on rules and strive to uphold them. Places for people to go to get help, and the people themselves feeling like they can do so without reproach.

Marriage is an easy institution to pick out though, of the options that we've got. There's probably a reason that people who come from families with happily married parents, and who marry with in-laws who are likewise situated, tend to have better relationships. The opposite is also true, children of divorced and/or abusive relationship families tend to have the same. Its sad, the degree to which our lives are determined before we get a chance to choose for ourselves. We do what we're taught, we copy what our rolemodels do, it gets ingrained into our psyche and we act it out the rest of our lives.
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General Misc. / Re: The Best from "First Things" (a curated compendium)
« Last post by H on April 13, 2018, 02:07:26 pm »
I also don't mean to sound super judgemental - I understand that life doesn't work out so neatly, and that's why I don't think the a brute answer like 'lets force people to stay married' will solve anything (not that this is what anyone is proposing).

Well, that's the rub though, is No-Fault divorce causing (or facilitating) people to leave, or are they leaving and so No-Fault divorce was exacted to lessen the burden on the other party?  Not a rhetorical question, I don't know.  Ideally we would have no one wanting to end the marriage, but that is wishful thinking.  What is the effect of the opposite though?  Keeping people together who do not want to be so will not be a net positive for children.

I don't have a hard and fast good answer for this.  The issue (as far as I can fathom it though) isn't marriage itself or the easy or facility of divorce.  The problem is people.  Why can't people seem to be happy and content?
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