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sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.


To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”I about pissed myself laughing at this.

That’s amazing.

eqad-mod:

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.

To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:

Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?

Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.

And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!

On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”

I about pissed myself laughing at this.

That’s amazing.

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sodiumlifeandflyingturtles:

-Sodium Flying Circus is proud to announce Ukraine Protests part 2 is has been released.

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Sodium Flying Circus is proud to announce an episode on Ukraine Protests, part 1.

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A Story about networking

Cat 5 and Cat 6 are having some Serial for Breakfast, with plenty of fibre. When suddenly a Cisco Router comes over asking to be consoled as his problem is terminal. They tell him to roll-over peacefully and be ready for a cross-over. As his clock rate gets slower, they repeat “Goodput, Goodput” until he switches off. Afterwards they ping a switch at the morgue and get straight-through. The server at the funeral gives his message, repeating “frame! frame!”. All the TCP and UDP guests are in bits, listening to the broadcast. Cat 5 and Cat 6 are disconnected, silent. As the Router is lowered into the hearse, it’s co-axial drops. There is some copper guiding the traffic, although there are some collisions due to mis-communication and everyone trying to get there at once. “It was a lovely mac address from the server”, the other routers said, giving their RIP while dealing with the traffic. “I only wish I had given him a handshake before he went”, another replied. While Sharing some port, the routers realized they needed to make new connections and starting to share their information around. They overhear two routers while waiting for the bus discussing a packet, they offer to deliver it for them. The other routers accept and become good friends. “That’s networking” they say, giving a happy signal.

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-Some of the benefits of being a computing guy.

-Some of the benefits of being a computing guy.

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sodiumlifeandflyingturtles:

The 3rd Episode of the Sodium Flying Circus is out!!!! :) Your hosts @ExEcutESC2 and @Ado_Levant are back with Language and Communications as the topic. Check it out…….

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sodiumlifeandflyingturtles:

Episode 2 of the Sodium Flying Circus.

Hello Tumblr Followers!

We have the Second episode in our Sodium Flying Circus Video Podcast on our YouTube channel. It features the presenting talents of our regular writers Adam and Ameya. Check it out now.