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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » February 2nd, 2019, 8:02 pm

wwei23 wrote:Having to press the okay button on a prompt saying something you're not okay with

Yeah, that just happened to me because the computer was backing up.
"You cannot open golly
Okay"

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when you start a new page of discussion when you want something to be in context of the previous page
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Hunting » February 4th, 2019, 12:55 am

When you are going to post a thread named "idea for constructing Demonoid-like engineerable spaceship in OCA", but then you decide not to post it before you have an more specfic structure.

Several days passed. You noticed one orthogonoid was constructed in Dominoplex.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » February 6th, 2019, 9:25 am

When you learn something that would’ve been helpful to know earlier.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Hunting » February 6th, 2019, 10:10 am

Moosey wrote:When you learn something that would’ve been helpful to know earlier.

I was taking Calculus exam few days ago and forgot substitude method formula. Holy beep.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby PkmnQ » February 7th, 2019, 1:09 am

WHEN YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION JUST GIVES UP AND ASKS YOU FOR THE PASSWORD AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF TIMES JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE 1 METER AWAY FROM THE ROUTER
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby danny » February 7th, 2019, 11:24 am

when people make new topics excessively
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » February 7th, 2019, 12:26 pm

danny wrote:when people make new topics excessively

When you’re not sure if you’re the target of such a quote
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » February 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm

When people think CGoL is a video game. You can make it into a video game, but it is a zero-player game and thus evades the defintion of video game (indeed, if you can even call a zero-player game a true game).
Also when a very old post has a table in it and you’re supposed to save it as xyz.table so you have to add an @RULE in front and then you need to add @TABLE and possibly @COLORS

Or, as a ruletable itself:
@RULE in front and then you need to add
@TABLE
#and possibly
@COLORS
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby mniemiec » February 24th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Moosey wrote:When you’re not sure if you’re the target of such a quote

If you're not guilty of something, you can be pretty sure you're not the target of such a quote. If you're not sure, it means that maybe the shoe fits, and it's something you should think about.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Hunting » February 25th, 2019, 5:26 am

Moosey wrote:When people think CGoL is a video game. You can make it into a video game, but it is a zero-player game and thus evades the defintion of video game (indeed, if you can even call a zero-player game a true game).

Related: When your parents says "Conway's Game of Life is just a game" and don't let you to go on the forums.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby danny » February 25th, 2019, 7:59 am

I would argue CGoL is a video game. A sophisticated one, yes, but a video game nonetheless. The game is seeing what you can make, the video is the movement of cells.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » February 25th, 2019, 9:16 am

danny wrote:I would argue CGoL is a video game. A sophisticated one, yes, but a video game nonetheless. The game is seeing what you can make, the video is the movement of cells.

That’s a fairly loose defintion for a video game, because if the game part is just providing input, then you could argue that watching cartoons is a video game because you have to find the cartoon.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » April 16th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Another pet peeve: when people clearly don’t know much at all about what they’re talking about, e.g.
http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/File:Scr ... blocks.png

“A variant of the scrubber that uses blocks to stabilize it” piqued my interest, but when I looked at the file...

#C does not work at all, because of b3n.
x = 11, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
5b2o$5b2o2$4b3o$2obo3bo$2obo3bob2o$3bo3bob2o$4b3o2$4b2o$4b2o!
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby mniemiec » April 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm

danny wrote:I would argue CGoL is a video game. A sophisticated one, yes, but a video game nonetheless. The game is seeing what you can make, the video is the movement of cells.

Yes, it might be considered as a video game now (and I recall at least two different actual commercial video games based on it - I think one was for the Commodore 64), it didn't start out that way. Back in the 1970s, we did Life by using checkers on a checkerboard, stones on a Go board, or pen or pencil on graph paper. Patterns were laboriously tracked by hand. A very small number of people actually had access to computer equipment to run Life. I remember when running the R pentomino to completion was a major breakthrough. I also remember when Dave Buckingham and I tried to track the PI heptomino by hand, each one of us tracked half of the pattern, but we gave up after a while when the two sides lost symmetry due to human error.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby testitemqlstudop » April 16th, 2019, 11:36 pm

When 77topaz starts searching Snowflakes after a three (or was it four?) day hiatus due to my signature change.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Moosey » April 17th, 2019, 7:49 am

testitemqlstudop wrote:When 77topaz starts searching Snowflakes after a three (or was it four?) day hiatus due to my signature change.


EDIT, MORE RECENT THAN THE REST OF THIS POST:
At the time, testitemqlstudop’s signature was “SEARCH X3VI”

You’re just INVITING people to do the very opposite of searching X3VI.
One of my pet peeves is when you post something like
“That x reminds me of the y in X3VI”
In a completely different thread.

That was already getting on a lot of people’s nerves, but now you’ve changed your signature to put “SEARCH X3VI” everywhere. People are going to get fed up with it and stop.

What if I made my signature “SEARCH CREPERIE”? I’m sure that would irritate a good bit of people.

If you want to have someone search X3VI, go to the search request thread... hopefully somebody is going to do it, but at this point people may just answer with
Someone wrote:NO

In which case you’d have to search it on your own.

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I can’t tell whether you actually want people to search snowflakes.
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