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Jason Gardner
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Attends Florida State College of Jacksonville
Lives in Saint Marys, GA
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I'm a guy. I do stuff.
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I'm a guy.  I do stuff.
Education
  • Florida State College of Jacksonville
    present
  • Camden County High School
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Student, Amateur Android Developer, ex-Navy Submariner, Reactor Operator, and Electronics Technician
Employment
  • Disabled Veteran
    Department of Veteran Affairs, 2007 - present
  • Kmart
    1998 - 2001
  • United States Navy
    2001 - 2007
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Saint Marys, GA
Previously
Warren, ME - Groton, CT - Norfolk, VA - Goose Creek, SC - Kingsland, GA - Orlando, FL - Clemson, SC - Newport News, VA - Saratoga Springs, NY - Bridgeton, NJ

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Discussion  - 
 
Unpinned the post from yesterday. Please be kind to each other. I am trying to find a way to get better notifications from when you tag me into posts (I get an email for each post to the group, but the spam filter often removes things before I can get to them, and there is no way to tell the difference between a normal post, and one I have been asked to look at). A quick look showed me that I missed a number of trolls/spammers. My apologies. Still thinking about additional moderation, guys and gals.
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+Hybrid gaming 101 Lol that kid is always complaining
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First try, earlier today. The wiki put it at far fewer hours (this is the time if you haven't upgraded your breeding/nursery structures). Anyway, good luck everybody!
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Weird that a few of those "reshare" or chain-letter-ish posts made it through. Google's filter mixes those pretty evenly, normally, between actual spam and those of you that are just excited for a while and post too many times in a row. It seems like they loosened things a bit, which is good for those of you posting original or content related to the game(s).

I didn't ban anybody for the posts I removed. Please, please, do not cross-post that nonsense to this group. If you need to post a chain-letter, share it to your own page, or a group that is full of such things. A celebrity that looks like an alpaca is not as relevant as you might think it is. :-)

Have a good weekend!
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Im got a bad new about the taroi... But im gonna share the important post
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I downloaded the Wolfram CDF Player a few days ago. I was using it to look at the characteristics of multi-pendulum'ed pendulums (starting position dependency).

So, in comes an email from their Academic Marketing Coordinator yesterday.

I told her that my calculus professor suggested Mathematica, I used Wolfram|Alpha as part of my homework (quick graphs during lectures, and testing for projects), and I will buy it in a year or so, when I need a mathematics kernel on my computer.

Today, a different person from the company has taken over those emails and asking further questions. I always feel like I am being punished for answering email.

I downloaded it because of a TED talk about cosmology. Which has nothing to do with school.

Email is going back to "My 'Forgot Your Password?' Box." I do not make purchasing decisions for my school.
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Tribes  - 
 
One of the completely awesome people that left due to the awful numbers came back this week (thanks, speed!), but it looks pretty sad with only six people. Though, it seems we're getting close to level 300 with those few people.

Annnnyway, if anybody is looking for a tribe and can put in a reasonable amount of activity during the week, send a request! I know, I know, a lot of options for recruiting. Give it a thought!

My friend code is 9231389CD.
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Please, do not go out of your way to antagonize each other, or create negativity in the community. While my thread a few days ago was, I imagine, unseen and irrelevant for most of us, it brought up a few points that brought to my attention a number of posts in that vein.

If you have interpersonal drama or a strong dislike for other individuals in the community, please either keep it to another place (message each other privately), or ideally, apply yourself to something constructive.
This post will be pinned, briefly, before I let it fall away. Note that I have nobody in mind while writing this. I would speak privately with somebody this applied to, if it were necessary, instead of calling them out in front of the community. Just a friendly reminder about something to keep in mind! :-)

It should not be necessary for posts to be made with comments disabled to prevent "fighting," and I would greatly appreciate if, from this point forward (I have asked for this before) using a "+" before my name to tag me into posts that require my attention. I will revisit both the light moderation policy I have let this group thrive on for years, and the addition of moderators, if this is truly reflective of a problem that makes the community an uncomfortable or negative place for players.

(I will not ban somebody for calling somebody a noob, as the post below suggests, but I will react with a heavy hand, at this point, if I find it is something that is happening consistently, in a way to degrade the community, or individuals in it.)

Post I am referring to: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107484653050478280840/posts/4F9Fu18y9tg
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You guys, and gals, are absolutely amazing. I still rummage around and approve posts that the system decided to flag (what I am doing right now), but it has been a very long time since I have needed to remove a person, or set of posts (I'm a few pages into the content while writing this, with nothing to do).

I have said it before, and surely will want to again, but, you're all awesome! :-)
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While I do not agree with our modern definition of "bullying," because when I was "growing up" it involved being thrown in the dirt and being spit on while somebody called my mother things I was not old enough to know the definition for, I will keep an eye on it. Keep in mind that the internet is a place that allows unfettered expression both creatively, and in ways that would be frowned upon in the context of modern societal norms. I would suggest the acquisition of a thicker skin if a statement of that particular nature suggested to you that I would find it necessary and appropriate to censor it. A handful of posts ago, I emphasized that I do not relish censorship of our community, and do so with an extremely light hand.

However, because I raise my own children, I would be more than happy to discuss the ups and downs of "coddling" versus the desire to protect your children from all negativity, with anybody's parents or guardians. Afterwards, we can discuss why their children have unsupervised and uncensored access to the internet, before eventually agreeing that "ignoring your kids while they do whatever they want" is a parenting style with a lot going for it. Actually, on second thought... I would not like to speak with anybody's parents.

My own twelve-year-old daughter plays My Singing Monsters (her mother started at her suggestion, and my interest in music pulled me into it shortly after she turned up the volume to listen to her first Fwog). Despite the fact I manage this group, and I find it delightful that so many of you are young, I am not here as a parental figure. The idea that this has become a mostly "safe place" is one of the joys I take out of it. I genuinely do not want a situation (especially from a gaming community) where it becomes necessary to research "bullying" legislation. That said, please note, I will act on any person that chooses to make a habit of creating negativity in the group. I do not think it is in the "rules" post, but it is common sense.

All of that said, I find this group inappropriate for my daughter. I asked her about this particular situation, and her response was, "everybody was a noob once," and went on to explain that the last time it had happened to her, the person became friendly and took the time to answer her questions. Please try both to get along, and not call for my attention to resolve things of this nature. I am sorry if this leaves you feeling that your concerns have not been addressed.

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So, lock screen ads in Windows 10... Install Mint 17.3 into a VMWare Workstation 12.0 machine to test for hardware. Boots well, software update, reboot, kernel panic.

What the actual fuck?!

By all indications, Linux is more stable than it ever has been before, but I can reproduce this in current distributions of Debian, Kali, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, SteamOS, etc. into Workstation, VirtualBox, and directly on hardware.

I am always happy to read commentary of children that have successfully put Linux on their toaster in the three years they've been using computers and want to babble about user error, but am I really two decades of edge cases? They are unmodified systems!

I would guess the early Bulldozer CPU for this one. Way to optimize for virtual machines, me. Eight cores of failure.
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Wowowowowoowowowowowowowowowo!!








WHAT THIS GIANNNNNTTT TEXT MEAN??😵😵


.......why I'm here?
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Message and Moderation Queue Cleared

Been a few, since I am taking a break from mobile games to do some design nonsense (Unity) and play a few games in my PC backlog (~800 games on Steam [Layers of Fear, currently]).

Those of you that spend a lot of time here are quick to point out repost/group shares, and I appreciate your attempts to get newer members to understand that this group should not be home to what would be only spam and trolling, if it kept going unchecked. If you are curious why I delete and discourage them, take a look around at other communities on Google+ to get an idea of how easily they can get overwhelmed by such posts and become useless for their community.

I cleared the ones where people said "no," to your warnings about "inappropriate" or off-topic content. Hopefully you were able to get some to acquiesce, and I just did not have to see those!

Additionally, I cleared a single post about another game (that I play), and I debated leaving it alone. I only did clear it because it was a video about a currency "glitch," and I want avoid encouraging seeking out ways to "cheat" in mobile games. There are valid ways to do it (my current work area is "security research,") but 99.9% of the videos and articles about it lead to either surveys or malware, and I do not want any of you to be a victim there.

Graphical glitches are fine, and amusing. My Kindle still only plays My Singing Monsters on 20% of my screen! Keep in mind, as far as our games go, that our data is stored on BBB's servers, and any exploits you find, even if they appear valid, will not modify that data. It is not worth running untrusted programs on your devices! They do not work, at best. At worst, they are malware that the person is using to make money from anybody that wants an easy fix.

I would make a tag for all of you for off-topic posts, because I do not mind discussion about other things, exactly, but I am afraid it would just become a place for exactly the type of posts I do end up removing from the group (spam, chain letters, "exploits"). My apologies to the author of the one post I removed that fit into a grey area. Please do not be discouraged from engaging with the community! I hated removing that post, as it was clear you intended no ill will.

All of that aside, you all have made some absolutely beautiful, creative, and amazing content. I am extraordinarily happy that you are able to use this place to share with a community of players that can appreciate it, and make friends in the process. Thank you for being here!

Question
How do you feel about an "Introduce Yourself" topic? I am not sure I will not create a poll about it, but if anybody makes it to the bottom of this ridiculously long post, I am curious if that seems like something interesting. :-)
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idk lololololololololololol
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Tribes  - 
 
I can not tag the three people remaining in the tribe, and, it seems that I have had little success recruiting after removing the people that do absolutely nothing (having somebody that lives with me outside the game leave the tribe this morning was a bit of a wakeup).

I am promoting one of the people in the tribe that I have an actual Google+ account name to notify. Minerva, Flamingo, Flyingkitty, I apologize. If you decide to maintain the tribe (recruiting the number of people needed, even with the three pending requests, will be quite a feat), you are welcome to it.

Good luck, and I hope you all find a place where your contributions are matched and appreciated! I am going to sit the whole system out for a little while, I think. I have a lot of data to sort lately (ebook metadata), and some assistance in developing a non-FireOS ROM for a few Kindles in the house! Busy, busy!
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I'm going to pin this post for visibility.

I very, very lightly moderate the group. However, please remember the following guidelines to keep the place enjoyable for everybody.

Please be kind/respectful towards each other.
As an adult, with children I care for playing the game(s), this is obvious, and the group has historically been wonderful about it. Whatever bullying is nowadays, do not do it. If it comes to my attention that a person is creating negativity or singling out another player to make them feel bad, I will act on it. Otherwise, express yourself, and have fun!

Do not spam the group.
Tagging people over and over and spamming their recruitment posts with your own, while possibly effective, is unfair to the people that are competing for the same players by posting regular recruitment messages or putting time and effort into awesome recruitment posters. This was not something I worried about before tribes, but now that they are here, I see no good coming to the community or individuals from recruitment based on who spams the hardest.

Please do not post the equivalent of chain letters (repost this or your dog will gain x-ray vision and steal your car). They are content, of a kind, but they detract from everything game-related that is posted by your peers. They are noise, and I can promise you that "your crush" doesn't care if this particular post has a quarter of a million shares.

Unfortunately, if it's enough to catch my eye, I will heavily moderate this with an initial warning and removal of a bulk of the offending posts. Subsequent spamming will result in a ban.

Please, do not be afraid to post because of this! I imagine it is fairly obvious to the person doing it that they are spamming. Managing your tribes and recruiting is the purpose of that topic, and I do not want anybody to worry that doing so is too much.

Actually, that's it for now. The group as a whole seems to have always run cleanly without much intervention. It is awesome to see the progress, content, and tribes you have all put together!

Because I have mentioned it before, there are a large number of your posts to this group that get flagged automatically by the system as spam, requiring me to manually mark them as acceptable content. I do this every few days, and I suspect it is simply a rate-limit in the system. Keep it in mind, if you're excitedly posting fan art or pictures of iguanas dressed as singing monster super heroes. Your posts will hit the group, but there is an occasional delay.

If it is important to you that your content be seen without delay, feel free to message or tag me and let me know to check the system and approve your post(s)!
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Tribes  - 
 
It's related to my other post, but I would like to thank and apologize to the players behind "stan" and "speed." Both were members of the tribe I made to gather up some community members, and they both put forth a much appreciated and awesome effort each week. We lost them while I was tracking who to remove for putting forth the opposite effort.

Thanks guys! Hope you found a good place!
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