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Question: Have you got any neat ideas about developing something for OculusVR? [permalink]
Asked by gio (94.66.21.x) on September 20 2014, 7:47pm

Question: URLs in Qs are often truncated which means that we lose context. Could you fix by either allowing us embed URL or after you answer to make it a link or something? thanks [permalink]
Asked by gio (94.66.21.x) on September 20 2014, 9:19am

Question: A friend of mine says thanks for Winamp, his own words: "winamp is a great way to watch porn at work because the IT support is so young that he hasn't heard of winamp" [permalink]
Asked by Martin (93.136.12.x) on September 19 2014, 11:53pm

Question: could you do this? erenyagdiran.github.io/I-was-just-asked-to-crack-a-program-Part-... [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on September 18 2014, 11:25pm
Reply on September 19 2014, 11:47pm (edited at September 19 2014, 11:53pm):
    Probably not how I would've done it, but seems plausible...

Question: You seem like a nice ethical chap. Love your business. How do you feel about the human & environmental costs of buying tech? It troubles me deeply and want to try and find a way not to feel guilty. Thanks. [permalink]
Asked by Andy (109.155.9.x) on September 18 2014, 3:28pm
Reply on September 19 2014, 11:48pm:
    Everything in moderation? I dunno, hopefully technology will progress far enough to help undo some of the crap that it causes. I'd like to be more idealistic, but reality is a strange beast.

Question: why do you implement support for effCanBeAutomated to allow plug-ins to not show hidden parameters [permalink]
Asked by andreas (217.232.128.x) on September 18 2014, 1:37pm
Reply on September 19 2014, 11:47pm:
    At the request of a plug-in dev.

Question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9U83ctWyqo last 5 mins of the video or so, is that AVS or milkdrop in the background? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on September 16 2014, 2:57am
Reply on September 17 2014, 2:21am:
    Hmm could be done in either I think, but I don't recognize it, so it could be anything.

Question: When using GIT on your team, do you have your own explicit workflow rules to keep history as you like it, or can GIT fix pretty much any dev's fuckup commits? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on September 15 2014, 4:59am
Reply on September 15 2014, 5:21pm:
    Yeah you can always fix things that go wrong, with varying amount of headache from each person...

Question: Re: Love, thanks for your common sens. I am afraid to hurt the girl I love, on a day I would not love her. Do you love your wife every day ? Even the days you don't love her ? [permalink]
Asked by CWyz (62.235.196.x) on September 14 2014, 10:32pm
Reply on September 15 2014, 5:21pm:
    Some days are easier than others, for sure.

Question: If you're in the far superior financial position, that would be a reasonable fear, no? You asked what is there to be afraid of. That. [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on September 13 2014, 7:56pm
Reply on September 14 2014, 1:28am:
    Meh

Question: Regarding marriage: losing half your shit? That sounds pretty scary. [permalink]
Asked by Will (24.234.85.x) on September 12 2014, 9:48pm
Reply on September 12 2014, 11:20pm:
    Or gaining half of someone elses? I guess it depends on what state you're in, too.

Question: I'm always up for fun.... but I share the skeptisism. Share any ideas (influences etc) and we can make it happen! Even long-distance... [permalink]
Asked by Justin Billinger (92.111.151.x) on September 12 2014, 10:08am
Reply on September 12 2014, 11:20pm:
    Uhh hell if I know

Question: How hard for you is to love the same girl for a long time ? Has it ever been that way ? Help me I'm still afraid to commit with love .. [permalink]
Asked by CWyz (62.235.197.x) on September 9 2014, 9:27am
Reply on September 12 2014, 1:09am (edited at September 12 2014, 1:10am):
    It's easy, except when it isn't, but anyway what is there to be afraid of?

Question: Would you ever consider starting a band or recording outfit? [permalink]
Asked by Justin Billinger (92.111.151.x) on September 8 2014, 9:57am
Reply on September 8 2014, 1:08pm:
    Not as a business, but for fun, sure.

Question: Have you got a certain size that you would start to think that REAPER is getting bloated? [permalink]
Asked by gio (94.66.25.x) on September 6 2014, 9:43pm
Reply on September 8 2014, 1:07pm:
    Bloat is less about size and more about size/function ratio, really.

Question: Do you use any build automation tool like GYP or CMake? [permalink]
Asked by gio (94.66.25.x) on September 6 2014, 4:57pm
Reply on September 8 2014, 1:07pm:
    Just our own scripts.

Question: Have you ever come across any Carmack code that you'd change to make better? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on September 5 2014, 5:09am
Reply on September 8 2014, 1:07pm:
    I can't say that I've spent a lot of time pouring over other people's code looking to improve it.

Question: Re: Schwa. Weird things. Is there any romance in the office? Hope Al doesn't read this website by the way. Totally screwed... but still you can lie it's not a big deal. Shit happens. [permalink]
Asked by gio (2.87.6.x) on September 4 2014, 4:40pm
Reply on September 4 2014, 5:55pm:
    There is no office ha ha

Question: As a follow up, could you give an example of something in your 30s you realized you didn't know as well as you thought? [permalink]
Asked by Will (68.104.121.x) on September 4 2014, 4:13am
Reply on September 4 2014, 1:52pm:
    Lately it has been various subtle behaviors in code generation on signed vs unsigned variables...

Question: Re: Schwa ; I used a proxy, I just wanted to know you are dreamy of me ! It always a sunshine when we met at the office ... Should we eat together today ? [permalink]
Asked by Schwa (62.235.238.x) on September 4 2014, 1:14am
Reply on September 4 2014, 1:51pm:
    Haha nice try the real schwa has way better grammar than that.
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