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  1. This specific version of a spatial fourth dimension. Remember, it is a construct, and as such, can be constructed pretty much in any way. In the case of a tesseract, it is specifically Euclidean space that is extrapolated to create an extra dimension. Euclidean space in itself is a construct or model that differs from our current understanding of the real world and extrapolating an extra dimension that does not differ from the other three dimensions is an additional choice within that construct. In Minkowski space, the fourth dimension does differ from the other three, and is closest to what we perceive to be reality. Considering we still do not have a unified theory, both will probably turn out to be woefully inaccurate. The tesseract reminds me a bit of that joke about physicists and spherical cows
  2. Luckily, a lot of people in IT do not have to deal with this. It is the realm of the service- or helpdesk, the cannon fodder grunts of the IT world. In a lot of organisations, they intentionally act as a breakwater, as to have relative peace and quiet for the rest. It enables the system administrators to retreat to server rooms, never to be seen again, and developers to go fight semicolons, rather than VGA cables. Mind you, this will not make you immune to erratic clients and managers. Those wreak havoc across the range You see the same thing in other work fields. The GP or first aid room performs a similar task in the medical world - they filter noise, address common and (relatively) easily solved problems. If more specialisation is required and the problem needs to be escalated, they gather information, so that the specialists can spend their time on what they are good at. In IT, it also serves as an entry level position. It probably is fairly valuable to experience the full force of what people can and cannot do. I image you will be a better manager or developer if you have witnessed the extremes first hand. Do you have a background in computers? It seems a bit random to just assign an aircraft mechanic to computer duty. Generally, people with the right inclination will catch on soon enough, but it certainly is not for everyone and some problems require a bit of background experience or knowledge.
  3. Yes. No. This is where things go down the drain every time in this thread. Only if you define the fourth dimension exactly the way it suits you, this would be true. If you define time as the fourth dimension, like some people do, this tesseract is total bupkis. It is a construct, based on another construct (that being a specific version of the fourth dimension). In that regard, it is critically different than a three dimensional cube. Theories like we live in a simulation aside, a three dimensional cube is factual thing. A four dimensional cube is not. A two dimensional plane is an interesting discussion
  4. Actually, no. Research shows that complaining trains the brain to think negatively. The neural pathways in the brain that are used are reinforced every time, causing a downwards spiral. Every time you complain, your brain is more eager to think negative thoughts the next time. Even worse, people that are surrounded by negative people, are much more likely to start and increase their complaining too. Meanwhile, complaining floods your body with stress hormones, which eats up energy and suppresses the immune system. In short, complaining is actually bad for your health and the people around you. I guess after second hand smoke, second hand complaining is a thing now too. source.
  5. Someone opened a stupid thread about complaining. Why can we not be happy?
  6. You are proposing to tell people their hardware meets minimal requirements, even though it results in a game that will take hours to load en be unplayable by any reasonable definition. I am not sure what that will achieve, other than being utterly ridiculous. You can just hear the outrage already, and rightfully so. It might help if you read up on what specifications mean. It means operation is guaranteed within them. It does not mean a lack of operation is guaranteed outside of them. That is something different completely. This is already included in the specifications. Look at the minimally required Windows version, DX version, hard drive size and sometimes certain video card features. Those are hard requirements. Besides, presenting people with two minimal requirements is a terrible idea. People barely have an idea what they are talking about as it stands. Just imagine the confusion with two standards. You are trying to make absolute something which is not absolute.
  7. People have been able to run Windows XP on ridiculous hardware like smartwatches. In some cases, it takes about an hour and a half to boot, though. According to you, this would be a viable minimal hardware configuration and telling people they need faster hardware is cheating them. Do you really think people will not feel cheated, paying good money for a game that is not enjoyably playable?
  8. Because we made it up, not because we cannot observe it.
  9. My point exactly. It is a construct. Comparing a tesseract with a real cube is the issue. We know how a real cube behaves. A tesseract is just something we imagined. It makes a fine plaything, but calling it 4D as if that is how the fourth dimension is pushing it.
  10. You could argue about a plane, but certainly not a cube. It starts going awry from the start with the assumption there is a fourth dimension (other than time) and that we can decently model it. Then we go on, like you said, to project this 4D assumption in a 3D world into a 2D screen or eye. There is so many ifs and buts in there that it is bound to be nonsense. Or fictional, if you so please. Edit: I am disregarding the discussion that our perception of reality and the universe is just that.
  11. A tesseract is a fictional construct, so any representation is both accurate and inaccurate.
  12. I have always felt these 4D representations are a hoax.
  13. Why do you think our ability to compensate these things is not part of normal selection? Why do you think these things do not actually cause a selective pressure? Because they do. No matter how much we deny it, natural selection still applies to us.
  14. Sorry, but Paradox is actually doing you a favour. Game makers tend to be horribly optimistic when it comes to minimum specifications, which often means that someone buys a game, only to find they can run it at 4x3 pixels, without sound and at 4,75 fps. That is not a good gaming experience for anyone. Yet you spend your money, only to be disappointed. Nowadays, things are a little better due to things like Steam refunds, but still. The minimum is generally not a hard limit, some required technologies excepted, which makes it a tool to mislead people. Paradox decided to take the high road. That can only be commended.
  15. We do not. We just think we do. That is one of our specialities: hubris. That being said, humans are a pretty outlandish species.