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Quake / Re: Installing Anti-Cheat.
« on: June 23, 2015, 07:50:33 PM »
Hi! I'm Th0m@s29, I'm a clueless newb when it comes to Anticheat so I'll start things off by writing a hopeless request for help in such a way as to alienate everyone who has the knowledge to help me. I'll also guarantee my own failure by not reading any documentation on the topic.

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: May 16, 2015, 06:08:29 PM »
I think body cameras are needed for all cops.  This will not only catch if they are doing something wrong, but it can also show when they are doing things right.  Body cameras are expensive and they may not always get the view you need, but I think it is worth the investment.

Body cameras are still problematic. San Diego California just had a fatal shooting of a man, reported to have threatened a store clerk with a knife, by a police officer who failed to turn on his body camera. NO VIDEO of the shooting from a body cam, NO KNIFE found on the dead man or on the scene, just a scabbard.

The camera in this case was a waste of money, time and effort.

There is also nothing preventing an officer from NOT turning on his camera, beating the snot out of you to the point of death.

Four Fullerton California police officers were acquitted of murder by a jury even after the primary perpetrator was heard ON AUDIO RECORDER to have threatened the victim with great bodily harm while putting on his gloves and the four officers were ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO seen to beat and stomp and kick the victim while the victim was heard to plead for his life. The victim died in the hospital of his injuries with severe head trauma.

Albuquerque PD officers shot a retreating homeless man IN THE BACK six times at close range with an assault rifle and fired beanbag rounds at him after he was dead. ALL OF THE ACTION RECORDED on police body and helmet cameras. The officers were given paid administrative leave.

Technology isn't the remedy. The cure is to hold police accountable for criminal acts committed against people they encounter in the line of duty. Technology might help with evidence but when there is no conviction even when the evidence shows blatant criminality there is a serious problem in our society.

Politics / Re: another terrorist attack
« on: May 04, 2015, 04:14:50 PM »
That was awfully close for an RPG shot too. Can you say rocket jump?

From what I've been told by some vets who've been there, the Iraqi army is still not skilled it the warrior arts and are prone to these kinds of rookie mistakes. They need 40+:1 advantage just to ensure success against their opponents.

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: April 28, 2015, 03:45:43 AM »
In my college days I could read at 20000 to 25000 wpm for speed and slowed to 5000 or 6000 wpm for technically difficult topics. I guess my speed listening skills are inadequate since I found this totally incomprehensible and a little bit offensive since they're talking over each other. I fail to see how this can be considered productive or conducive to a clear, well-considered and correct conclusion. Are these our future legislators? I hope not.

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: April 02, 2015, 11:11:36 PM »



/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: April 02, 2015, 02:40:55 PM »
Just as a gyroscope topples on Earth as it loses its angular momentum, so to do planets under the influence of the Sun's gravity. Mercury is gravitationally locked to the sun and Venus is nearly locked as both have spun down due to asymmetrical gravitational forces. They are, after all, very lumpy rocks.  Earth is taking a bit longer due to the Moon but it will spin down and wobble eventually. Earths axis precesses just like a gyro, the North Pole pointing at Polaris currently but it will point at Vega in 13000 years. As Earth's rotation slows and the moon moves further away in its orbit the stability of the axis of rotation will decrease and the potential to flip will increase. All of this is explained by Newtonian Gravity and Einstein's General Theory. Nothing unexplained here, move along.

Quake / Re: R1Q2 Mac Os X and Linux
« on: March 18, 2015, 07:53:21 PM »
Minor quibble, there are lots of places in this code where Com_Printf is called without a level argument and LLVM complains with a warning. Example in snd_dl.c, where it should probably be called with LOG_CLIENT for level:

Code: [Select]
qboolean SNDDMA_Init(int fullInit)
SDL_AudioSpec desired, obtained;
int desired_bits, freq;

if (SDL_WasInit(SDL_INIT_EVERYTHING) == 0) {
if (SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_AUDIO) < 0) {
Com_Printf ("Couldn't init SDL audio: %s\n", LOG_CLIENT, SDL_GetError ());
return 0;
} else if (SDL_WasInit(SDL_INIT_AUDIO) == 0) {
if (SDL_InitSubSystem(SDL_INIT_AUDIO) < 0) {
Com_Printf ("Couldn't init SDL audio: %s\n", LOG_CLIENT, SDL_GetError ());
return 0;

This project is originally based on b6990 and I have not compared it to b8012 which is the last version r1ch released.

Quake / Re: R1Q2 Mac Os X and Linux
« on: March 18, 2015, 07:29:00 PM »
OK, some small progress, I got the r1gl module to link by deleting the __inline macro call in those function definitions in the relevant sources. I'm not sure needs to be built on the Mac, since it's a linux shared lib, not an OS X lib. Still somewhat dazed.

Quake / Re: R1Q2 Mac Os X and Linux
« on: March 18, 2015, 07:16:12 PM »
The package Slayer is posting is r1q2ded. This is the dedicated server, not the client code. The might be the client but I can't get it to build on my system. It complains it can't link to the SDL.framework. It looks like the SDL framework is a 32 bit binary. Xcode on my system is defaulting to x86_64, should I be changing the scheme to 32-bit only? Changing to i386 helps but r1gl still won't link giving:

Undefined symbols for architecture i386:
  "_CL_InitCmd", referenced from:
      _CL_SendCmd in cl_input.o
  "_SCR_DrawCrosshair", referenced from:
      _V_RenderView in cl_view.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)

Leaving me dazed and confused.

/dev/random / Re: Funny Vids
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:16:22 AM »
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Hilarious! Ignore spell-check at yor own peril.
Pretty much sums up Ferrari, BMW, Corvette, Lamborghini owners.
Especially loved the T-shirt.

Quake / Re: To MRE (mystery? not really)
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:37:33 AM »
Strange, I thought MRE stood for Meal, Ready to Eat. I guess I come from a different background.


Politics / Re: The Zimmerman Trial... Possible Race Riots?
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:58 PM »
I have no idea where Zimmerman got his weapons or whether a DV or felony charge disqualifies him in Florida but there are no forms or federal/state background checks if you purchase from an individual. I don't know if they gave him a pass due to the death threats or what but he just needs to chill out and stop messing with his wife and his girlfriends and anyone else who comes his way.

Politics / Re: The Zimmerman Trial... Possible Race Riots?
« on: January 10, 2015, 05:40:05 PM »
I don't know what the laws are in Florida but he was stopped for speeding twice and had a gun with him each time if I remember correctly. This judge has pulled his gun but she might give it back after the trial or plead-out. We'll see.

Politics / Re: another terrorist attack
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:42:19 AM »
The Christians had to work out what the message was going to be. They had a collection of writings in the 2nd and 3rd centuries and there were many splinter groups who followed various apostles and teachings and each had to reconcile them with their Jewish traditions. We have to remember that the early followers were Jews and there was always mutual prejudices between them.

Paul was a Roman and as a Pagan he had his own set of prejudices and traditions to overcome. He also had the hidden, perhaps subconscious agenda to make a living off being a preacher-man. Living off the land, so to speak, the same way Joel Osteen, Billy Graham and the other evangelists do today.

Christianity evolved as a sub-culture of the Roman empire and as a support group. As it grew it became more ensconced into the open world and part of the political and social infrastructure, eventually becoming dominant under Constantine who used it as an expedient to consolidate his power and influence. As a dominant component, it had to structure its traditions and dogma and expel the non-orthodox traditions, by suppression of the knowledge or outright repression of the heretics as occurred in the 11th and 12th centuries.

Once you have secular power as the Popes did at that time, you end up with armies to enforce what is and is not acceptable dogma. The protestants like Calvin and Luther got away with their heresies because the Popes by then had lost a lot of secular control. Now, the Pope has moral authority but no direct control of secular action. He can't have someone arrested and beheaded for insulting the prophets or Jesus. That's not true of today's Imams in places like Iran, Pakistan or perhaps Iraq and to a lesser extent in Saudi Arabia.

The problem with Islam, I think, is that it hasn't undergone the transformation that the Catholic church did in the period from 200AD to 1600AD, mostly because it started late (660 to 1000AD) and the Quran wasn't "written" until 900 or so. It's also mostly a testament about the prophet and very much like "Acts" and revelations. Muhammad sat as a prince and if there was a political/secular problem he was presented with cases and sat in judgment and had "revelations" and pronounced sentence, making law by fiat and precedence. If you look closely, Mohammad often profited personally as a result of his revelations and decisions. He was also establishing his moral authority over a Pagan, secular majority society in the same manner as Constantine.

The Shia-Sunni problem is about who is the rightful heir to this legacy and who or where should the Caliphate embody. This is a political struggle that has spilled over into the outside world. Islam just hasn't had its Nicene Convention and thrown out the dark gospels and its Protestant Reformation yet.

But again, the root of the problem is the question of who speaks for God. The correct answer can only be nobody can speak for God. If God exists and is omnipotent and omniscient, let him speak for himself, clearly and distinctly to all of mankind and let's have it done sooner, rather than later. If God doesn't exist then nobody can speak for God, period.

I have a problem with Judaeo-Christian and Muslim tradition at a more fundamental level. They are both founded on the pronouncements and teachings of Abraham, Moses and Muhammad, each of whom announced and acted on visions, voices and commands from God that in today's world would be diagnostic of schizophrenia. Prophets on dais in the public square announcing divine judgment is at hand can be found even today. Prophesies of Judgment Day are nothing more than momma saying "You wait 'til your father gets home, there's going to be Hell to pay!", to her disobedient children.

Politics / Re: The Zimmerman Trial... Possible Race Riots?
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:48:17 AM »
I don't think there was any doubt Zimmerman was an asshole with a gun and a wanna-be cop just looking for a confrontation. Calling him a neighborhood watch vigilante was saying it nicely. In neighborhood watch classes they teach "observe and report" not "confront and shoot".

Hopefully the judge will confiscate his gun, revoke any permits to carry and slap him with a permanent injunction against firearms. The cops are already watching him, I'm sure and each jurisdiction notifies the others when he moves.

The guy's life is totally screwed, he's unemployable and he may as well crawl into a hole somewhere.

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