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I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work for 3dSystems.
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So, everyone knows that there are iPad games designed for cats.

But they can't make much money. The culture on the iPad is that games should be less than a dollar and make their money in In-App Purchases, but cats have no language skills, and so can't remember their app store password.

Clearly cat developers should give up on the casual market, and make PC or console games for the hardcore gamer cats.

1 day ago
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@CobaltVelvet Cover your keyboard in birdseed and leave it on a windowsill.
The unpredictable and chaotic nature of wild birds will create useful entropy.

Done.

1 day ago
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Imagine actually living in a mansion with this floor-plan.

Besides the lack of a first floor toilet, why is there so much wasted space? The rooms are just floating around in an ocean of corridor.

Terrible.

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1 day ago
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@frummidge The T-Shirt's meaning is clear enough, but why the halo?

1 day ago
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@Siphonay I imagine the next line of that conversation was "What's it like?"

3 days ago
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So I ordered an Arduino off Amazon, and for an extra $107 they offered to send someone to my home and professionally install it.

I was tempted to pay just to see what happened.

4 days ago
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5 days ago
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@HTHR When you design a game you need to wear a thick leather falconry glove.

January 16, 2018
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I hate it when stuff comes in cool boxes. Because I can't bring myself to throw away a cool box.

I'm never going to put my phone back in this box, and if it was a crappy box I'd have thrown it away three years ago. Instead it lives in my drawer taking up space.

January 16, 2018
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@reibeatall

lifehack : Can't think of what to eat? Your grandma probably has a box full of index cards covered in food-hacks.

January 15, 2018
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Every time there's an accident with the Emergency Broadcast System, there's a danger that Trump will learn he has the power and authority to send unblockable text messages to every cell-phone in the USA.

January 13, 2018
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@CobaltVelvet If you don't mind, I'll skip the "The Host" orgy, but I'd be intrigued by a "Triangle" orgy.

January 13, 2018
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Attention fantasy writers and set decorators : I grew up in the suburbs, and even I know that hay bales come from machines. They didn't have them in ye olde times.

Video-game level designers are probably the worst offenders of this one. They can't resist the temptation of a low-poly cuboid.

January 13, 2018
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I hope that, one day, neural network AI content generation gets so good that I can just install a script on my TV called "Muppet Remake", and I can watch all movies that way.

January 11, 2018
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@CobaltVelvet But he paid FIVE WHOLE DOLLARS!

January 10, 2018
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January 09, 2018
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January 07, 2018
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@CobaltVelvet I've noticed that the notification column occasionally 'loses' non-text data, like media and whatever metadata remembers which conversation the toot is part of.

I'd always assumed this was a known thing. Maybe corresponding to updates or something?

January 06, 2018
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I've tried to ride this out, but now that it's 2018, I'm finally going to just say it :
Stop describing cool videos as 'Oddly Satisfying'!! You know what would be satisfying? Using Different Words!

January 06, 2018
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@thomnottom I had hoped someone else had already done this work though, since I'm very lazy.

January 05, 2018