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BLACK MAGICS!

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SwiftSpear
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BLACK MAGICS!

Post by SwiftSpear » 07 Jun 2012, 20:08

http://i.imgur.com/JsBRt.png

It actually let me to "Community Manager" when I answered psuedo honestly. Some sort of evil jerks made this! I'm sure!
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Jazcash » 07 Jun 2012, 20:12

Just saw this on Reddit, I'm a Booth Babe.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by SinbadEV » 07 Jun 2012, 20:50

Consultant... spot on until next month.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by MidKnight » 07 Jun 2012, 22:34

I'm apparently a "Creative director." This frustrates me, because I've always thought "Creative Director" is just a clever euphanism for "useless idea guy."
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Coresair » 07 Jun 2012, 22:35

Well I'd say it is spot on.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by MidKnight » 07 Jun 2012, 22:49

Hey, don't hate. My post left a really easy opening to make that comment, but that doesn't mean you have to do it.

Edit: Snipped pointless slightly mean counter-response.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Coresair » 07 Jun 2012, 23:29

Who said anything about it being directed at you? I was talking about my result. Now that you mention it is true both ways :P .

As long as you admit it....
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Panda » 08 Jun 2012, 01:10

Lol, it said I was SOL.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Coresair » 08 Jun 2012, 01:58

Same :-) .
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Forboding Angel » 08 Jun 2012, 05:29

Programmer *rolleyes*

Too bad that none of the languages I know are useful to my biggest hobby (unless you count batch logic and some vb.net).
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by SwiftSpear » 08 Jun 2012, 06:52

Forboding Angel wrote:Programmer *rolleyes*

Too bad that none of the languages I know are useful to my biggest hobby (unless you count batch logic and some vb.net).
I used to be a bit intimidated by it, but after putting a couple under my belt, teaching yourself other languages isn't too horrible. My bread and butter these days is Java, but I've worked with some nasty (from a human readability point of view) languages at this point and survived.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by knorke » 08 Jun 2012, 12:36

creative director \o/
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Das Bruce » 08 Jun 2012, 13:19

Programmer.

Don't feel bad Forb, we can get drunk and code together.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by smoth » 08 Jun 2012, 14:51

Garbage decision tree
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by 1v0ry_k1ng » 08 Jun 2012, 15:55

'you're shit out of luck'

luckily I dont work in the games industry..
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Google_Frog » 08 Jun 2012, 16:04

That exceptional talent block is out of place. How do you tell exceptional talent from hard working, is there even a worthwhile difference? According to that you need exceptional talent to be a gamer.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by SwiftSpear » 08 Jun 2012, 18:58

Google_Frog wrote:That exceptional talent block is out of place. How do you tell exceptional talent from hard working, is there even a worthwhile difference? According to that you need exceptional talent to be a gamer.
There's no worthwhile difference, aside from hard work tends to be less focused on one specific thing.

People who are "talented" at something just tend to spend a lot of time doing that or similar things. In rare cases there is some genetic predisposition, but that usually is more for the case of physical predispositions.
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by Forboding Angel » 08 Jun 2012, 23:54

Yes, hard work can equal talent, at least in this arena. That isn't to say that hard work can equal the potential eloquence that talent can provide.

In other words, I can create a function to do a specific thing. Being less talented but hard working I might achieve my goal in 10 lines, where someone with more talent could do it in 3.

The end result is the same, but the talented individual's solution in this example is more eloquent. That is not to say that talented individuals always do things eloquently (more often than not, the opposite is the case).
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by SinbadEV » 09 Jun 2012, 00:06

I think the chart is more of a "do you think of yourself as talented" type deal.

Also, it frustrates me and I remember a few topics on the subject turning in to fights... but to me the "talent" that an excellent musician or artist or programmer has is their ability to choose something to focus on and stick to it until they are excellent at it... being good at [something] isn't a talent so much as being the kind of person who has the drive and focus to get EXCELLENT at [something]... incidentally people with "natural talent at [something]" tend to not learn the necessary habits to get EXCELLENT at [something] because it comes too easy to them and they just coast by as being GOOD at [something].
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Re: BLACK MAGICS!

Post by smoth » 09 Jun 2012, 00:50

I completely disagree. Hard work = skill. Talent = innate aptitude.

EX:
I am not talented, I am skilled at modeling because I work very hard at it...

I find a lot of people around here claim they are talented, when in reality they think they are but never actually put it to the test. There are people here who think they are skilled because they have over inflated egos but in reality they never put the time in.

Talent can make picking up skills easier.
Skill is effort that makes up for a lack of talent.
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