My dad's family doctor in Israel had a story. In the nazi concentration camp, suddenly half of the people who used to have asthma did not suffer from asthma anymore. Moral of the story? Sometimes your problems are not real problems, but only problems you make yourself believe you have when you are bathed in the luxuries of modern life. Sometimes you need to man up a bit, and calm down, take a look at things from a broader perspective and see if you might not be bullshitting yourself about your capabilities and your shortcomings.
Do try to be less of an ass in general, though. Mike does kind of have a point there.
At 10/25/12 08:12 PM, egg82 wrote:
I usually don't give a crap what other people think, which is why external influence doesn't affect this much :P
Not only does this contradict what you said earlier on this page about fear of failure, but also, going through your posts it is pretty damn obvious that you care what others think.
Your posts here just scream for **exactly** caring about validation among others, and a concern for what others think. A guy comes with a problem he has. Simple procedure would be to direct him to the answer of his problem and end there. Less simple procedure, is ignoring his problem, instead insisting that even a solution to his problem as he envisions it (aka bullet rebounds and maintains its shape) is wrong, and forcing upon him different solutions which he never asked for (bullet exploding upon impact with wall, or being disfigured - for realism). It should be obvious for a normal person that this is a flash game with the purpose to create media and entertain. Real-world realism **so** obviously does not matter here. And to go on about with text-walls on drag coefficient, energy calculations (joules ?? in flash games?), and proclaimed NASA equations? Someone who goes this far into trying to correct other people without realising that none of this fucking matters for a simple bullet ricochet in a flash game no doubt has very big concerns of what others think of him.
The sad thing is that you're a mess at that, too. If you're going to be an ass to people or try to correct people, you should at least make sure to have flawless knowledge of the subject in which you're intending to deliver the ass-kick. I just don't know what to say when I see you ending on that half page dribble about physics that doesn't have a single thing to do with the topic in question. I don't even know what result you reached, or what's your conclusion. I don't see sense in anything that you're trying to calculate - even if we DID assume that the subject in question requires the methods of physical mechanics, and not just playing around with numbers in flash.
To those who have hung out here a while, the NG BBS is infamous for accommodating people who shit-talk others when they correct them in technical subjects like math/phys/programming. What made these people outstanding though, is that on top of being assholes, you could never catch them being wrong or lackluster in any of the conversations they'd participate in. Since this is the internet and social standards are different, I wouldn't say being an ass is all that bad, just make sure you know what you're talking about when you're being an ass, or you end up looking like a fool.
To end my post: I want to remind that really, the point I'm trying to bring across here is mostly what I wrote in the first paragraph, and the reason why I went on a bit of a rant about your posting habits is because it's more fun to criticise others than to dish out anecdotal knowledge from my father's life lessons. So yeah. The asthma thing.