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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5657551 times)

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« Reply #147765 on: March 19, 2019, 07:42:12 pm »

I'm fairly sure the DMSO theory in this case https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Gloria_Ramirez

Is poopycock
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« Reply #147766 on: March 19, 2019, 08:28:37 pm »

I'm fairly sure the DMSO theory in this case https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Gloria_Ramirez

Is poopycock
... so is that misspelling intentional, or...?
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« Reply #147767 on: March 19, 2019, 09:06:25 pm »

... so is that misspelling intentional, or...?
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« Reply #147768 on: March 19, 2019, 09:16:45 pm »

Heís a haemotologist (or so he says) so spelling isnít a strong point.
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« Reply #147769 on: March 20, 2019, 01:07:32 am »

The first time I can remember this bus ever being more-or-less on time, and it's when I myself am three minutes late. >.<
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« Reply #147770 on: March 20, 2019, 05:04:31 am »

"High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems"

No... The study showed that there's a correlation between high-strength, frequent cannabis usage and psychotic disorders. It didn't prove causation, unless that part has been inconveniently left out. It's almost like people self-medicate or something.

It doesn't even conclusively show that there's a correlation between high-strength usage and psychotic disorders, because they don't actually know what kind of strength people were getting (everything was based on patient testimony, and the relative strength was "estimated from the name individuals gave to the drug").

Do we need more research into the link between cannabis use and mental health? Yes, absolutely, and lots of it. Does this study prove anything beyond that? No, no it does not.

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« Reply #147771 on: March 20, 2019, 05:33:04 am »

This is especially poignant, because people with psychiatric disorders will OFTEN self-medicate!


This paper deals with the phenomenon with heroin, but the same causalities discussed would also apply to cannabis.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward_Khantzian/publication/236050477_Addiction_as_a_self-regulation_disorder_and_the_role_of_self-medication/links/5b3d74e2aca2720785119b48/Addiction-as-a-self-regulation-disorder-and-the-role-of-self-medication.pdf


Until you adjust for the self-medication rates, the perceived association is ONLY that. An association.
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« Reply #147772 on: March 20, 2019, 06:10:58 am »

Kotaku covers a neat project.

https://kotaku.com/ocarina-of-time-is-now-playable-in-co-op-1833365718

Progress is still being made, but the current status looks VERY playable to me.  I actually look forward to this. It looks like it would be lots of fun to gang-bang a dungeon. Water temple sounds like it would be especially fun. (and frustrating, with different players all jacking with the water level.)

I'm astonished at the ongoing orgy of programmers that are infatuated with Ocarina of Time. I've seen multiple (highly edited) let's plays with the game modded to hell and back, everything randomized, all nonessential items replaced with ice traps, one hit KO, and one mod that was for Super Mario 64 but it changed the entire game into a recreation of OoT.

Hot take: OoT was just barely alright.
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« Reply #147773 on: March 20, 2019, 06:26:27 am »

I am surprised nintendo has not released a version of zelda that has multiplay capacity actually.  Dungeon mechanics design could be radically more complex, if you could coordinate with another player in another part of it.  Each would have their own mess of stuff to deal with, but their progress is essential to the other players' progress, by activating parts of the dungeon.

A narrative hook like in 4-swords could be used to explain where there are multiple instances of Link.  Single player mode could abuse a time-travel mechanic to have link do each part of the dungeon separately, but have all playthroughs overlap to fully defeat the dungeon.
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« Reply #147774 on: March 20, 2019, 06:57:16 am »

Heís a haemotologist (or so he says) so spelling isnít a strong point.
I mean, I can provide casual proof if you're really insistent and promise not to dox me  :P
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« Reply #147775 on: March 20, 2019, 07:00:40 am »

I am surprised nintendo has not released a version of zelda that has multiplay capacity actually.  Dungeon mechanics design could be radically more complex, if you could coordinate with another player in another part of it.  Each would have their own mess of stuff to deal with, but their progress is essential to the other players' progress, by activating parts of the dungeon.

A narrative hook like in 4-swords could be used to explain where there are multiple instances of Link.  Single player mode could abuse a time-travel mechanic to have link do each part of the dungeon separately, but have all playthroughs overlap to fully defeat the dungeon.

Nintendo's litmus test for most of their games seems to be "Can a 8 year old child realistically understand and beat the game?" and if no then they scale it back in difficulty and complexity. Cooperation is something that is difficulty for adults, let alone children.
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« Reply #147776 on: March 20, 2019, 07:02:37 am »

Heís a haemotologist (or so he says) so spelling isnít a strong point.
I mean, I can provide casual proof if you're really insistent and promise not to dox me  :P

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« Reply #147777 on: March 20, 2019, 07:05:50 am »

I am surprised nintendo has not released a version of zelda that has multiplay capacity actually.  Dungeon mechanics design could be radically more complex, if you could coordinate with another player in another part of it.  Each would have their own mess of stuff to deal with, but their progress is essential to the other players' progress, by activating parts of the dungeon.

A narrative hook like in 4-swords could be used to explain where there are multiple instances of Link.  Single player mode could abuse a time-travel mechanic to have link do each part of the dungeon separately, but have all playthroughs overlap to fully defeat the dungeon.
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« Reply #147778 on: March 20, 2019, 07:16:54 am »

^---

Not quite what I meant, since that kinda defacto requires all the players to stay on (or close by) the same game area at the same time.  I was thinking more "4 vastly different entrances and exits to a single dungeon" where each link's progress through the dungeon changes things in the other parts of the dungeon outside of their view or (immediate) knowledge.  Think more like OoT's water temple; where instead of back-tracking through the stupid water level setting tower in the middle to change the water level, each player individually crosses that area, one at a time, and changes the water level in the other parts of the dungeon, sometimes to the benefit of the other players, sometimes to their amusing detriment.



For example--

Consider that water in an enclosed system has to go SOMEWHERE if you lower the water level in the section you are currently in, and vice-versa.

One link enters the reservoir portion of the dungeon's plumbing to fight a miniboss, say a giant fish or something.  Another link needs to flood his section of the dungeon in order to cross a chasm; Suddenly the fish is no longer swimming in the water, as the water gets pumped out to fill the room the other link is trying to navigate-- etc.
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« Reply #147779 on: March 20, 2019, 07:41:21 am »



The fuck, Steam?
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