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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Cyclic Dimensions devlog on: November 23, 2017, 11:27:29 pm
https://vid.me/yzNqg

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2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Which version to play on my Windows 10 PC? on: November 17, 2017, 06:15:51 pm
I have bought Star Control 1+2 from steam.
It is a version that use Dos Box.
When playing the quest in Star Control 2 the dialog got stuck on (response to...) or something like that. In the space station around earth.
Should I play the Ur Quan Masters HD version?
The reason I bought the steam version is that it also had SC1 which I wanted to check. But then I decided I want to play the quest.

Which version should I play the SC2 story mode with?
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 16, 2017, 08:10:02 pm
I am not sure how you know all of this.
They didn't have the internet back then.
The war with the south might have been about slavery, it might have also not.
How do you know what people knew what people thought?
You will have to find written evidence for that, and I suspect it will only be for the leaders anyway, if you find anything.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 16, 2017, 06:56:30 pm
How do you know what was his main agenda?
So just because he inherited a sexist country he is not responsible?
What if the south inherited a country with slavery? Maybe it's not their responsibility to free them? Maybe it wasn't there agenda?

As I said, not every southern was also supporting slavery. As not every German solider who fought in WW2 was supporting the death camps?
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 16, 2017, 06:51:45 pm
They said the war was not about slavery, it was about not joining the north. The slavery thing was a side effect.
But the US did oppress women when they tried to get the right to vote... so I don't think Lincoln was a Feminist.

Edit: Notice how you try to find the right reason why to remove those statues... like, you have a hidden reasoning.
Not all the German soldiers who fought in WW2 were responsible for Hitler's crimes as well.
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 16, 2017, 06:40:42 pm
Women didn't have a right to vote before the 50s no?
Linoln also didn't give women the right to vote. So he is sexist and his monuments should be removed.
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 16, 2017, 06:04:25 pm
The Empire state builing was also used during times of racism? Why don't you move that?
What about mount Rashmore? Isn't George Washington racist?
Isn't Lincoln a little racist/sexist himself?

Edit: What if they find MLK said Homophobic things? Remove his monuments as well?
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Cyclic Dimensions devlog on: November 16, 2017, 05:53:10 pm
At first I only did two layers, then someone suggested to randomize the z(the depth) as well.
It's using the Unity 3D engine, so I basically just put it in different depth.
The "space dust" is just one layer(the particles up close).

Edit: Actually it's not that simple, I need to clone all the stars 8 times so when the space ships are passing the "edge" it will look seamless.

Edit 2: I have updated the web build and windows build to include fighting against AI.
It's quite basic, but still effective, maybe that's because the AI is not balanced.
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Money as the relationship between labor and consumer goods. on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:44 pm
Trickle down is simply based on growth without caring how much rich the rich people get.
A 0% tax on rich people is not the ultimate goal of Trickle down, it's not "Reduce taxes as much as possible".
It's an optimization of taxes, a maxima between taxes(state income) and growth.

There is also no such a thing as "tax for the rich". It doesn't exist.
You can't tax someone based on how much money or asset he has, you tax people on transactions.
A rich person could take 1$ as his salary(like many coporate CEOs do) and you won't be able to tax him for that.

If the rich person doesn't invest or doesn't take a salary, you can't tax him,
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 14, 2017, 07:42:13 pm
Well the Pyrmaids are not inside a city.
But all sort of Roman statues or Greek statues. The Greek were probably sexist and raped women and children, so their statues should be removed?
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Money as the relationship between labor and consumer goods. on: November 14, 2017, 01:19:00 am
The connection is that as long as there is growth, the rate of valuable things increase faster than the rate people consume it.
That means there is more room for consumption to increase in the future.
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Accidental digression on left-right on: November 13, 2017, 10:51:08 pm
Are you saying ancient Egyptian didn't have any slaves or they were completely progressive? lol
Even if masterful artisans were carrying the Pyramid rocks, I am sure ancient Egypt had a lot of racism, suffering and injustice. So the Pyramid must be destroyed.

Sexy young girls might mean 20+ women. Not sure.
And teens might be searching for photos of teens, I dunno.
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Cyclic Dimensions devlog on: November 13, 2017, 07:52:05 pm
I really need testers.
I have started a Discord server for the purpose of testers for this game.
I am gonna put the link here, I hope there aren't going to come all sort of spammers?

https://discord.gg/mfjXR3F

Here is a little video I made to try and make you interested in what I do:
(Quality isn't so good, slow FPS)

https://vid.me/CeSGc
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Money as dimensionless vectors on: November 13, 2017, 07:34:50 pm
Of course money is only a representation of the share you have of the global products, sort of.
And I talked about products vs consumption, I didn't mention money.
If you make more products than you consume you have more "products fat".
Now about decay... that's tricky because every products have all sort of preservation qualities.
So even if we include decay of products, then it's less than O(n) but still greater than O(1).
So it's a bit less than linear, but it is not balanced. So it stands true, as long as production has a greater order(of any order) than consumption, there is growth.
It can be O(n) or O(logn) or O(n^2)
What you talk about is not growth, but seems more like the relative distribution of the products.
I am not talking about distribution of products/wealth, I am talking about growth of the globe.
I am not sure if we still talk about the growth of the planet or countries, since you changed the thread's title.
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: A vector interpretation of economic growth on: November 13, 2017, 12:08:03 am
Of course it's an approximation, but it's accurate until a degree.
The sun will also swallow the earth one day and I didn't include that in the equation as well.
It's the order of the magnitude that matters.
There are many factors I didn't include, such as changing population and many others.
The point is growth is when your production is bigger than your consumption.
The input and output, kind of like a diet.
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