This is quite possibly the longest MotM I have read in recent, well, MotMs. You had quite a lot to say, eh. Must've been a bladder-buster for Tap.
PyWright? Yeah, that's very interesting to learn, but the language... PWLib? Yeah, not gonna touch that LOL
You were only two or three years late on that aspect of the case.
Here's the thing about the sabotage: We had quite a bit of collaborators (actually, growing by the week) on TGens. And there were some that were there to basically look at the trial. When there was a lot of stuff breaking, it was pure chaos. I did have to convince you, Phantom, to get rid of most of the collabs, because I couldn't tell who messed with the trial in our absense. This was the time when we knew our schedules and who worked on what. We didnt' know who was touching the trial in our absense. In retrospect, maybe we should've implemented the cardinal rule of collabs that we do now: Every time you work on something on the trial, you are expected to give a report of what was changed, so we have more accountability in our work. That backup system really saved our butts, especially the manual backups. (seems that he and I are the only ones at the time of TGens to actually use it).
And Tap, Cell is whoever you believe it is.
I remember the Mia controversy, Phantom. People didn't "get" it, and I had a hell of a lot of valid reasons for going into defense mode, notwithstanding being the newb-noob. At the time of TGens, I didn't really know TGens was going on, so yeah, you did convince me to join.
Yeah, that's pretty much it: Phantom - storyline, story background, dialogue. Me - the techinical stuff. The "timed CE" was a successful experiment in itself. It proves it does work and can be used (although it is quite a hassle to set up).
Phantom a écrit :Somehow, my social ability wasn't that affected when I was young, although it did severely hamper my ability to speak... I couldn't speak until I got into 1st grade, and that's not a good thing because that's when you start learning the basics of English (like abcs and making words and things like that). Somehow even though I never turned in my work or anything in 1st grade and near failed it, I was the teacher's favorite solely on my adaptability and learning potential for reading complex sentences and handling arithmetic. In that regard, /I was way ahead of the class by the end of the year. And the reason why I was ahead was because I wanted to beat this girl in our class who had already mastered reading... a child prodigy. So ya boy Phantom beat a 1st grade child prodigy with a big handicap for a guy so young LOL. That was in thanks to games and my brothers and parents helping me understand the games texts from time to time.
Wow, Phantom. I never knew that about you, regarding the 1st grade thing. You and I are alike in more ways than you think.
Phantom a écrit :[AA3 had annoying high notes that I thought fit for a chica character, but it was used for Phoenix as well :s]
Damn right about that. Even as a Mia fan, I would NEVER use this in a Phoenix Trial.
Street Fighter 2000 something
Tap: Last question, now. Do you have any other interests?
Walked right into that one.
Tap: Naturally I had to include a question about politics! How do you feel about Barack Obama securing a second term as US President?
Puddin': Ahh politics...good ol' politics ;P
I feel cautiously nothing... not apathetic, but cautiously nothing in a sense that there will be *some* stability of government since Obama is able to go another 4 years of presidency. I'm really hoping he doesn't screw anything up with Asia due to the recent pivot of our military resources all going there. There's no need to create unneeded tension with China simply because we want them contained you know? As usual, I feel that he should clamp down on domestic energy+economic policy, and making sure our foreign policy is attuned to promoting positive, healthy relationships that can promote U.S. interests and global stability.
In regards to Asia, I do trust him on those matters. I think he really understands the issues going on in Asia (especially with the China Sea dispute), and I think he'll make a good choice for his next Secretary of State. Clinton was great as Sec. of State. Now if Romney had been president...
...Okay guys, who am I kidding, I feel like secceeding from 'MURICA
Tap: Do you feel now that Obama no longer needs to concern himself about seeking a second term, he will be able to exercise the political capital of his mandate in reaching compromise with the Republicans in the House to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff"?
Puddin':Sure, if the Republicans have a sudden change of heart while they still have majority control of the House of Representatives.
Short answer: No, not particularly.
He DEFINITELY needs to concern himself with the matter of exercising his mandate since the GOP specifically made it clear since 2008 that their one and only real goal was to make sure to make Obama a ONE TERM president. Now it's an attempt to block any real policies he pushes just because it's BARACK OBAMA. For those not into politics, basically, the Republican party will not try to make a serious compromise with the democrat party to resolve the matter of budgets due to their shortsightedness and the GOP's shift to the very far right [we're talking religious zealots who advocate God intended there to be rape, wtf??] at this point in time. It just blows my mind how far-right the GOP party has shifted to in a matter of years that seeking a compromise on a fiscal level is not even a MAIN priority for the GOP.
Here's what I think about the fiscal cliff: He put the ball in the Republicans court, as of this writing, so it's up to the Republicans to show real leadership. Or they could be what Jon Stewart calls "Being so inept that they are sitting on their own balls." Really, the Republicans need to get their head out of their asses. That "legitimate rape" sthick was the WORST thing they could do, and they paid dearly for that. To be honest, I don't know how the hell the GOP became this way. They weren't like this during the Bush years, and he was a pretty bad President (but not as bad as ANDREW JACKSON, the biggest JERK in the Presidency). But the introduction of the Tea Party made things a hell of a lot worse. You know, it's bad when you have a lot of Republicans listening to that b*****d Mitch McConnell (who, just recently shot himself in the balls, so-to-speak, regarding filibustering himself ), whose only goal in the Senate is making Obama a one-term president. Guess how well that worked?
Recent news showed how the Democrat party and GOP were in good, friendly, talking terms after the recent fiscal cliff meeting just a few days ago (Boehner and Obama actually in good mood and shaking each other's hands!?), so clearly SOME compromise is supposedly being thrown on the table... But I'm still doubtful nevertheless.
IF only because they're under the gun from the people. Actually, I don't think Boehner and Obama are mortal enemies, as some pundits like to think.
On another note on the election. Somebody should've done an AA parody of the Karl Rove-Fox News Meltdown. That was GOLD.
Puddin': Shout-outs to my homedawg E.D., cuz you know TGens wouldn't have become what it is today without you and keepin' things real. Plus you're a pretty up-to-date guy regarding the news, and knowledgeful in the art of health. I know Hurricane Sandy's hit NJ pretty hard and I haven't seen you in a long while, but stay strong dude
Should've contacted me somehow, other than the usual methods.
But thank you for your concern. The thing is, I live right in the middle of areas where the Hurricane hit the worst. Staten Island got pummeled, NYC got some major flooding, the Jersey Shore is destroyed, a town next to me got flooded, and I got nothing. I had everything: power, water, heat, and gasoline. You may have seen some news reports about Gas rationing. Yeah, that happened. There are about two gas stations on my block that had electricity and were serving gas. Other gas stations had none, and couldn't serve gas to the customers. So there was a hell of a line from my house to get to the gas station. That week, I was scheduled to go to George Mason Univ for a weekend conference, that I ultimately declined to go. I had to help my friends who lost power, their cars totaled, and needed a ride. Basic needs first of others, then serve yourself. No school for a week, screwed up with the scheduling, and I'm just a more busy man, which is why I was inactive.
Why were you chosen as MotM?
Since tomorrow is, uhh, that day, what do you plan to do that day?
What can you see in the immediate future for the GOP? I think I remember that the day after the election, the media was talking about 2016 already with Rick Scamtorum as front runner. (!)
Same question for the Democrats.
Retrospect: Who would've been the best contender vs. Obama if the stupid republican voters didn't vote for the crazies in the primaries (or as a matter of fact didn't choose Mitt Romney)?
Samsung or Apple? please say samsung, please say samsung...
What's the real problem with gun control, in your opinion?
Do you have any more plans on AAO?
Do you see Windows 8 catching on or will it stay in mediocrity?
...bah more questions when I can think.