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@GraveUypo:

Difference of opinion I suppose but having a weapon doesn't make a game any less frightening.

First playthrough of Dead Space 1 for example. Horror Survival done right.

To me the inability to fight back, irrespective of how futile it may be, completely ruins the immersion. I am a grown man in real life so regardless of being frightened my natural instinct is to smash whatever frightened me. This game would not allow for that so a huge chunk of the experience is in fact missing.

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@Furry_McTank:

The game play is what makes the game in this case. Taking it away will ruin it.

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@txuzai:

Same game again? I like the idea! I wish more developers would take heed and stop radically changing good formulas just because they can.

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@lithus:

They don't see what they are doing. That's the problem. Like children they are dangerously naive. To the point of causing irreparable damage to the very country they exist in.

They don't see the hard working people who will get screwed by this decision. They never have. If a ladder existed to move a person from blue collar to owner status they've destroyed it. Every single wealth transfer from the middle class to the poor shows this. They are very low intelligence and very high on themselves. The worst kind of people and they are legion now in this country.

We're not on a good path. We have maybe one more generation until the US looks like the third world. The really rich and the really poor and a big fence between them.

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@juboner:

You can't leave out exposure that is for sure. That is why exposure and intelligence are multipliers. Having an indication of where to start is a huge advantage over starting fresh.

I agree with you on book smarts. We can be trained to respond to known problems but not entirely understand the why behind it. That is why a lot of testing is insufficient. It needs to be put into applicable terms and not always worded the same way. Teaching 101 I guess.

All that said I think this idea of book smarts vs street smarts is not the apt way of looking at it. There is what you know and what you don't know. Clearly someone who invests all their time into Academia isn't going to be street smart but they can still be very smart. And then there are those of us who can do anything because we're geniuses who need very little exposure to anything to be good at it.

Time is an important factor. It's part of SE.

That said, my 20 years in a black ghetto showed me that intelligence matters. Being exposed to the same circumstances doesn't mean anything on its own. Exposure doesn't make the cake. Intelligence coupled with exposure does. Ten of us born into the same conditions the smartest one of us will find a way out. This is because of intelligence.

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@moloko said:

@Tricked03Hemi: "to be fair blacks were enslaved by blacks and sold as tradeable goods." That has nothing to do with the fact that black slaves were forced to help build this country. This country that Skredriven claims was built "100% by white dudes" when that is factually not true. Pussification of a liberal bitch country? Perhaps you should stick to watching episodes of Duck Dynasty while jerking off to the Bible.

Sorry but blacks worked cotton fields for the south and were kept on a short leash as they were considered property at the time. Those that didn't work cotton fields worked as house servants with little say in affairs of the time.

The main resources for the construction of America could be found in its railroads and industry. Much of which was operated by Chinese and Irish immigrants. Shipyards as well. Basically anything to do with the construction of America can be seen in its railways, roadways and shipping infrastructure. Also architecture which was again predominately migrant.

It is implausible that Africans had any heavy hand in the construction of America considering their numbers and their status in society at the time.

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@juboner:

IQ in its raw form determines how quickly you will find a solution to a problem. If we all approach a problem with an equal absence of wisdom on the subject, the smartest among us will figure it out first. This is true almost always when taking all factors into account.

This is only part of the puzzle though. The other half is societal expectation. That is, how quickly a society expects you to solve the next problem. In any society the average amount of time is going to be determined by its primary inhabitants. In this case a typical western society is predominately Caucasian. This means the gauge is set somewhere around an IQ of 100. If your IQ is higher than 100 you will generally find comfort in this society. If it is below 100 you will have a very difficult time finding happiness here.

This explains why Asian immigrants who move to the states or European countries generally do very well and live very happy, comfortable lives. Yet Africans who have been here for generations usually don't.

Of course there are mitigating factors that can lead to a person with a very high IQ to be very unsuccessful here. However, that is an outlier. It doesn't represent the standard. It usually just means they hit a comfort level they were happy with and stopped trying.

The formula goes as follows. ( Intelligence * Exposure ) - Societal Expectation = Comfort.

If we go by the various studies on IQ and race we know that when it comes to raw intelligence, Asians are highest and then Caucasians and then Hispanics and finally Africans.

Africans can have the necessary intelligence to find comfort in this society but usually don't. Instead we supplement their abilities with appeasement programs that coddle a person from infancy to retirement. If these programs didn't exist, Africans would disproportionately represent all famine cases in the US.

I wish all people the best in truth. I just don't think the way we've been going is the answer. It hasn't worked up to this point and it won't work 100 years from now when every ounce of freedom has been squeezed from an already fatigued Western society.

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@BradBurns:

I don't define the Caucasian transition by the Caucus mountain range. If anything, the Caucus mountain range symbolizes a watermark where man left a hospitable environment to an inhospitable one therefore reintroducing Natural Selection.

If you go east or west of the Caucus mountain range you will find evolved humans. If you go north you will find evolved humans. If you go south you will find less evolved humans. The reason is that Natural Selection was in play in proximity of the Caucus mountains 40,000 years ago. Up until animal husbandry and agriculture changed everything 10,000 years ago.

Obviously everything south ( barring the Saharan desert shift ) posed a hospitable environment which rules out Natural Selection. Sub Saharan humans have not changed in 2 million years.

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@BradBurns said:

@pjdespaw: Mexicans are direct descendents of East Asians, since they're racially Native American by and large.

Where do they fall in this pseudo Science?

I would argue that Mexicans are both descendant of East Asians and Europeans by way of Spanish invasion.

Obviously the further south you go in South America the blacker it gets due to Sub Saharan influence.

None of this matters because Native Americans are downstream of the Caucus transition. Mexican people are by and large Caucasian. They're even counted as white in most statistics.

Hispanic people are generally considered to be less than white due to the heavy influence of Sub Saharan blood. Mexicans however are the whitest Hispanics around short of some blue blood Brazilian and Cuban types.

Even Brazil has huge barriers between white and black Brazil. All of these categorize under wealth barriers but they also double as race barriers.

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@Thanatos2k said:

Affirmative action is pointless. If the best candidates applying for your jobs are white males, you're going to end up with a lot of white males, unless you intentionally hire inferior candidates, and then you might end up with poor quality.

Oh, like EA. Got it.

Companies aren't responsible for the number of minorities who choose to go into programming, and companies won't solve this problem. The problem occurs over a decade earlier in people's lives. Start there.

It can't be solved. Why else would they go through such extreme measures?

Since slavery ended all men and women have coalesced along ability-driven lines in socioeconomic status. If you're black AND brilliant you don't live in black America. Anyone who has the ability to get out of a ghetto does. Anyone who can't, won't.

That leaves us where we are today. We have wealth barriers and hidden in those wealth barriers are intellectual barriers. The glass ceiling the poor experience is very real and very much unbreakable. You can't massage DNA.

Irrespective of what aid they throw at it, what programs they invent, what freedoms they oppress, Black will still be Black. We can jump a thousand years into the future and these ghettos will still exist because 1 ) Natural Selection has ceased and 2) Caucasians have seen fit to endure it.