I actually don't think gaming has ever been better. There's been an increase in publisher BS of late, but the good and sheer quantity of quality games at insanely cheap prices greatly outweighs it. I just wish gaming was like this when I was younger and had more time for my endless on demand queue!
I played a little of MGS2, but couldn't get into it.Then I played MGS4 and thought it was pretty fun (finished it) but wasn't amazed. V is getting a ton of praise and is different, so maybe I'll try it, but probably not until later. I have similar experiences with the GTA games and still haven't bought GTAV yet either
Like rev I don't think replacing God with universe works unless the universe is an agent. No, of course I don't think her decision was optimal. More below.
Decision theory does not mean "the act of making optimal decisions" and you should note in your very quote where it says "and other issues related" prior to its reference to optimal choices. Decision theory refers to the mathematical field that concerns decision making (typically, single agent, with game theory for decisions in multi-agent environments). Part of that is formalizing what a decision making problem is. For example, a Markov Decision Process is one kind of decision making problem in which the world is Markovian, states are fully observable, and the objective is a Markovian state-action-state reward function (or some subset). Defining the problem like that is part of decision theory and there are different variants of the fundamental decision making question. And even if you move beyond that part of it, while a common question to ask is "how can you determine the optimal decision," that is but one question. Suboptimal decision making algorithms are also studied, often because getting an optimal answer is intractable. (sometimes it's even hard to define what optimal would mean under the constraints of knowledge.) And there are various other questions you can ask too. So in short, citing decision theory for the definition of a decision in no way entails that the decision needs to be optimal; that is a separate question.
Why? Does "choice" to you mean that you have a spirit independent from the nature of reality (libertarian free will)? Personally, I don't think that's a useful definition. I prefer to go with the mathematical definitions of decision making processes which people do satisfy.
Define "mapped." It's determined if there is no stochasticity in the universe (unclear if that's true or not due to quantum mechanics), though I don't think whether there is stochasticity or not is a relevant concern for these matters. And if that's true that's not the same as "God's plan" since "Gods plan" requires, well, a planner
An alternative solution for the length issue is that there is a plugin that will allow you to resize the editor. We should probably install that.
Yeah for the most part it's superfluous, except for these issues of pasting with font color, because the the edit box doesn't currently seem to inherit the style of the posts text and background. The result is that you'll paste something with black styled text in and not realize it until you post. Preview would resolve that, but perhaps the better solution is to have the editor properly styled.
If you pasted and didn't paste and match style it carried the source website format forward. Unfortunately, it looks like we lost the widget for erasing style in the editor (we'll have to find a plug in and install it back; might be worth putting this on dev-central board). The hard way to fix it is to edit the source html (by pressing source) and remove the styling. The easier is to recopy what you had and paste it matching the style. Also, if you hit the gear icon, there is an option that will force all pastes to be in plain text (and therefore match style) so that it won't happen in the future if you forget.
Technically true, but Chair and Jason saying that putting them in jail feeds their persecution complex is referring to the idea that they hold being put in jail as part of being persecuted. It's not though and if they hold that belief then they do have a persecution complex or delusion. More generally, a person can have a persecution complex even if there are some instances of actual small persecution, if they interpret many other instances of behavior as persecution when it is not.