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I'm moving this summer, tell me where to
May 2nd 2012, 03:48 CEST by Milan Brezovský

I know this is a weak attempt to add a new topic to the front page, but why not.

I'm leaving my job at the end of May. Then I want to start working on my own projects. My flatmate is moving out by the end of June, so my boring options are
1. find a new flatmate
2. move to a different apartment within Prague

Or, you know, I could just try something new.

Let’s say I want to spend up to 800 € per month for everything, incl. the rent. So let’s say 400 € rent, 200 € food, 200 € internet, phone, mass transit and a minimum of fun.

My requirements are:
- I need to be able to be there without a visa, or with an absolute minimum of paperwork. I don’t mind being there 3 months and then moving elsewhere.
- I cannot stand more that 22 degrees Celsius to function.
- I prefer politically stable governments, which is to say, nowhere on Earth.

My candidates are:
- Iceland, I could get a tiny room for like 320 €. I love the nature. I don’t mind the weather. I could hang out with Gaggle.
- Scandinavia. I seem to get along well with people from there.
- Poland. I haven’t done much research, but again, friendly people + the language (basics) should be relatively easy to learn.
- New Zealand - although I don’t want to fly there + care about a visa. I could stay 3 months on a visitor visa.
- Balkan - Serbia, Croatia, Romania? Haven’t done any research yet.

In general, I would prefer English-speaking countries. UK seems too expensive and I don’t trust the political scene there; I don’t care about USA except for my friends there; Canada also seems to grow more immigrant-unfriendly, and most of other EU states are too expensive or unable to accommodate lazy ass like me who doesn’t speak anything useful but English.

I might also just couchsurf around Europe for a few months to see the world and then settle down wherever I like, after experiencing the culture for myself (or just return to Prague).
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#84 by BobJustBob
2012-06-13 03:45:07
Twilight Guy, YHBT

BUYBUYBUY
#85 by Wudi
2012-06-13 03:47:20
I had to look that acronym up, Bob.

Not nice.

Zep--

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#86 by Wudi
2012-06-13 04:00:45
And I didn't deserve it , Bob. I have a differing opinion that conflicted with the majority or moderator (like some other site I recall).

But that is no matter, I knew he was just as much a hypocrite as Chick was, I made him prove it. My job is done there.

There are a million places to post opinions on the internet, I doubt they will run out before my life ends.

Zep--

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#87 by Gunp01nt
2012-06-13 10:41:01
supersimon33@hotmail.com
#81 by Wudi


And who gives a flying fuck how gay you are, but certainly creole Ned and the rest of the gaybos and other sexual deviants over there and at QT3 want you to know every chance they can squeeze it in.


I really don't see where you get that idea. Of course Creole Ned and Scrax and who else are going to directly or indirectly identify themselves as gay when they post in the dating threads. If you take offense to someone talking about their same-sex SO in the context of a relevant conversation, fuck you.

What's someone supposed to do, lie about it and make up a name from the opposite sex for their partner just so you don't have to know someone's gay?

She's probably had sex with like 4 different guys by now and has no idea who he is anymore, his face lost in a memory sea of dicks.
#88 by BobJustBob
2012-06-13 10:56:24
Don't feed the trolls.

BUYBUYBUY
#89 by anaqer
2012-06-13 12:10:06
All I want from Prometheus is Stringer and space jockeys.

¤ "Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#90 by deadlock
2012-06-13 12:34:05
http://www.deadlocked.org/
BobJustBob:
Twilight Guy, YHBT

By him or by you?

#91 by BobJustBob
2012-06-13 13:00:17
Everyone.

BUYBUYBUY
#92 by Wudi
2012-06-13 13:03:45
I am from a different age. I cannot live like I want to in this poltically correct world of tolerance.

GP, just tired of hearing it, even when the smallest chance of it being relevant is taken advantage of.

Bob, you skirt all around the troll line when you post, let your inner troll cross the line. BE FREE!

Zep--

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#93 by Shadarr
2012-06-13 20:39:47
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
#89 by anaqer

All I want from Prometheus is Stringer and space jockeys.

He was great, but he wasn't in it nearly enough.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#94 by LPMiller
2012-06-13 20:49:03
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
OH NO!! TOLERANCE!!!

God damn people trying to get along, what is this world coming to????

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#95 by Wudi
2012-06-13 22:01:55
It's my belief I should not have to tolerate something just because it will hurt some namby pamby's feelings.

It's a one way street for these fuckers. "If you don't think our way, you're wrong."

Wait...that's the same fucking way I think about you, but you're not wrong. WTF?

That fucking road needs to go in both directions.

So yes, fuck tolerance's one way street.

Zep--

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#96 by Shadarr
2012-06-13 23:36:27
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I don't even know what the hell you're talking about. Tolerance for homophobia? Ok dude.  But when I heard you'd been banned, I just assumed it was justified.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#97 by Wudi
2012-06-14 01:05:18
No Dude, just in general tolerance of others ideas I do not agree with. And I just re-read what I wrote above and (to me) it's pretty clear what the fuck I am saying.

The homo thing was just 1 example.

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#98 by
2012-06-14 01:56:04
http://lumthemad.net/images/crymorezep.png
#99 by Wudi
2012-06-14 02:03:56
Hilarious

Zep--

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#100 by Milan Brezovský
2012-06-14 02:25:23
http://uglycode.com
Hahaha. I love how PlanetCrap still manages to remain relevant.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#101 by Wudi
2012-06-14 02:29:02
Well, I didn't know Lum was a homo, guess I hurt his feelings.

Zep--

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#102 by G-Man
2012-06-14 03:46:52
It's my belief I should not have to tolerate something just because it will hurt some namby pamby's feelings.

It's a one way street for these fuckers. "If you don't think our way, you're wrong."

Wait...that's the same fucking way I think about you, but you're not wrong. WTF?

That fucking road needs to go in both directions.

You know I have tried to use this argument on my girlfriend in the past - pointing out that her being upset about some behavior of mine should not by itself be enough justification for me to change that behavior, since I could just say that changing my behavior would make me upset too and why should her emotional concerns trump mine. While I might be technically right (and maybe you are too), all I know is that I don't use that argument anymore because all that happens is I end up sleeping on the couch.
#103 by m0nty
2012-06-14 04:44:19
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Listen to G-Man, Wudi. One asshole to another.
#104 by CheesyPoof
2012-06-14 04:53:19
This all reminds me of PlanetCrap's heyday.

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#105 by Gabe
2012-06-14 04:55:28
http://www.dartpublishing.com
What the hell is going on in here?
#106 by gaggle
2012-06-14 08:04:33
Trolls

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#107 by lwf
2012-06-14 10:15:15
This is Planetcrap's heyday.

Handsome like a coat hanger. Wii.
#108 by deadlock
2012-06-14 12:05:03
http://www.deadlocked.org/
Ooh, it's heyday!

HEY!

#109 by Wudi
2012-06-14 14:27:23
Oh man, I fell asleep, did I miss heyday again?!

Zep--

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#110 by Wudi
2012-06-14 14:32:55
And Sons, I am disaapoint. After Lum's masterful(?) troll, Matthew Gallant was the only one stupid enough to actually email me a troll love note. "You Suck"...You are a man of few words Sir Gallant, guess you had to get back to playing a dating sim.

Matt, learn what a throwaway email account looks like. It it has "junk" or "spam" or something similar in the account name, then yeah, it's probably a throwaway

Zep-

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#111 by Wudi
2012-06-14 14:36:14
Gman,

I use that one myself on the old lady. But unlike you, I win. That's part of their ploy, if you give in, you lose.

Get that poker face shaped up!

Zep--

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#112 by Greg
2012-06-14 17:01:26
Hey!

#113 by CheesyPoof
2012-06-14 17:36:24
Day!

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#114 by Milan Brezovský
2012-06-14 19:25:28
http://uglycode.com
Gay!

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#115 by Wudi
2012-06-15 00:56:23
I see Charles is still butt hurt I didn't care for the 2 Ass Cred games he worked on. Is everyone who works in the games industry a big fucking crybaby or what?

*All people should love one another!

Zep--
*Haha..not really. Fuck that.

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#116 by Charles
2012-06-15 01:22:59
www.bluh.org
What on earth are you even talking about? I don't recall interacting with you on the topic of AC... well... ever.

But maybe that's just because your lame content is entirely forgettable.

No.
#117 by Wudi
2012-06-15 02:12:06
Your own must be even lamer and more even forgettable, since it has been what...like a day?

Zep--

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#118 by gaggle
2012-06-15 04:18:11
Trolls are trolls are trolls.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#119 by Matt Perkins
2012-06-15 08:12:51
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Wudi

Let me have someone help explain it:

Dalai Lama23 Jan 2012  -  Public
It is important that when pursing our own self-interest we should be “wise selfish” and not “foolish selfish”. Being foolish selfish means pursuing our own interests in a narrow, shortsighted way. Being wise selfish means taking a broader view and recognizing that our own long-term individual interest lies in the welfare of everyone. Being wise selfish means being compassionate.


"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#120 by m0nty
2012-06-15 12:20:09
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Speaking of Wudi and asshattery, I just got my beta key for the Salem game. I am going to pwn some Virginians.
#121 by Wudi
2012-06-15 13:25:15
Matt,

There is a difference between compassion and tolerance, FYI.

Zep--

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#122 by Wudi
2012-06-15 13:27:26
m0nty

Me too, I am going to hunt you down and steal your..well, whatever it they let you steal.

Hit me up in game, *n4k3dGri3f3r.

Zep--
*Not really

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#123 by Matt Perkins
2012-06-15 21:38:50
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Matt,

There is a difference between compassion and tolerance, FYI.

Zep--

In that compassion leads to tolerance, yes.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#124 by Wudi
2012-06-15 21:58:08
#123 by Matt Perkins

Matt,

There is a difference between compassion and tolerance, FYI.

Zep--

In that compassion leads to tolerance, yes.


Gonna have to disagree, one not == the other.

Zep--

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#125 by Milan Brezovský
2012-06-15 21:59:34
http://uglycode.com
leads to != equals

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#126 by Greg
2012-06-15 22:09:08
When is "true == true" false? When it's C++.

#127 by G-Man
2012-06-16 01:26:13
I have a hard time understanding serious intolerance to homosexuality even on supposed religious grounds. Who cares what people do?
#128 by Shadarr
2012-06-16 02:40:24
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
Puritans.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#129 by Milan Brezovský
2012-06-16 13:24:02
http://uglycode.com
And this is why casual "gaming" is not the future of gaming, and definitely is not raising a new generation of hardcore gamers.

But what about the effects of the many software tools we use? How do all the ingenious applications we depend on to find and evaluate information, form and communicate our thoughts, and carry out other cognitive chores influence what and how we learn? In 2003, a Dutch clinical psychologist named Christof van Nimwegen began a fascinating study of computer-aided learning that a BBC writer would later call “one of the most interesting examinations of current computer use and the potential downsides of our increasing reliance on screen-based interaction with information systems.”26 Van Nimwegen had two groups of volunteers work through a tricky logic puzzle on a computer. The puzzle involved transferring colored balls between two boxes in accordance with a set of rules governing which balls could be moved at which time. One of the groups used software that had been designed to be as helpful as possible. It offered on-screen assistance during the course of solving the puzzle, providing visual cues, for instance, to highlight permitted moves. The other group used a bare-bones program, which provided no hints or other guidance.

In the early stages of solving the puzzle, the group using the helpful software made correct moves more quickly than the other group, as would be expected. But as the test proceeded, the proficiency of the members of the group using the bare-bones software increased more rapidly. In the end, those using the unhelpful program were able to solve the puzzle more quickly and with fewer wrong moves. They also reached fewer impasses—states in which no further moves were possible—than did the people using the helpful software. The findings indicated, as van Nimwegen reported, that those using the unhelpful software were better able to plan ahead and plot strategy, while those using the helpful software tended to rely on simple trial and error. Often, in fact, those with the helpful software were found “to aimlessly click around” as they tried to crack the puzzle.27

Eight months after the experiment, van Nimwegen reassembled the groups and had them again work on the colored-balls puzzle as well as a variation on it. He found that the people who had originally used the unhelpful software were able to solve the puzzles nearly twice as fast as those who had used the helpful software.


Carr, Nicholas (2011-06-06). The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (Kindle Locations 3636-3653). Norton. Kindle Edition.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#130 by gaggle
2012-06-16 14:28:47
Which paper is this? I can't find it. From your excerpt I'm not seeing how this relates to gaming at all, but sounds like an interesting experiment in solving tasks with software.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#131 by gaggle
2012-06-16 14:29:46
Well, on 2nd thought maybe there isn't a paper at all that's why I can't find it. Just part of the book. Thanks.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#132 by Wudi
2012-06-16 14:47:14
#127 by G-Man

I have a hard time understanding serious intolerance to homosexuality even on supposed religious grounds. Who cares what people do?


If you follow a religion, that includes following the rules of it, even if you don't like the all the rules.

I like soccer, but I like to use my hands too as well as my feet. Not being able to use my hands when I want is stupid!

The rules are there for a reason, like them or not.

Zep--

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#133 by Milan Brezovský
2012-06-16 15:48:29
http://uglycode.com
gaggle - the excerpt is from the book, the paper mentioned is

Christof van Nimwegen, “The Paradox of the Guided User: Assistance Can Be Counter-effective,” SIKS Dissertation Series No. 2008-09, Utrecht University, March 31, 2008. See also Christof van Nimwegen and Herre van Oostendorp, “The Questionable Impact of an Assisting Interface on Performance in Transfer Situations,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 39, no. 3 (May 2009): 501–8.


And am I the only one who understands that shitty tutorials, driving guides, puzzle hints and otherwise useful UI improvements / simplifications just dumb players down and then eventually give up on figuring the game by themselves? Games are replacing learning with more passive forms of entertainment, which is weakening any positive effect games might have had on our brains.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
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