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folcon04:03:30

As in before the computer game?

folcon04:03:35

Not really something I see mentioned, unless Sid Meier wanted to differentiate his civilisation from the boardgame by prefixing his name on it?

folcon04:03:52

I vaguely remember an interview with him treating the tech-tree concept as one he invented, not sure if that holds up? I do know that he mentioned a prior city combat game as being one he lifted the combat mechanics from, the initial game was going to be realtime until he decided to go with turn-based instead…

seancorfield04:03:14

I'm pretty sure I played Civilization as a board game... I was a bit puzzled by the earlier discussion here about it as a computer game to be honest!

folcon04:03:37

Yea, most techies know the computer game

folcon04:03:20

it’s the one that spawned Gandhi the nuclear wielding tyrant meme…

folcon04:03:31

due to the fun overflow bug they left in the game…

folcon04:03:39

Hmm, underflow?

folcon04:03:09

basically his AI was set at the minimum level of aggression, but one of the civics would lower the ai’s aggressiveness by 1, and so he went 1=> 255 (or the equivalent), just in time for civ’s to have nukes…

folcon04:03:48

I always thought the boardgame came later, totally wrong there =)…

folcon04:03:05

Did it have a tech tree @seancorfield?

seancorfield04:03:15

I've no idea what a "tech tree" is. I should also point out that I know nothing of computer games. I've never played video games nor computer games.

seancorfield04:03:16

Well, I played a text-based adventure game at university but that's about it.

seancorfield04:03:00

ADVENT aka Colossal Cave Adventure. That was the last computer game I played. I guess that's about 40 years ago.

3Jane08:03:26

😮 that was the first one ever!

3Jane08:03:42

(text adventure game, iirc)

folcon04:03:19

A tree of technologies which you can only research in some order

folcon04:03:46

you need to fulfil the prerequisites to get a tech

folcon04:03:56

Though if you don’t know about it maybe Sid did invent it =)…

seancorfield04:03:50

I don't remember 🙂 That was a long time ago!

folcon04:03:04

Fair enough =)…

dharrigan06:03:59

Good Morning!

thomas07:03:31

morning folks

marcus07:03:04

Morning chaps

Johanna08:03:18

Morning ☀️

yogidevbear10:03:39

Turns out even https://uk.whogivesacrap.org is sold out of loo paper facepalm

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dominicm10:03:40

Yep. They're back in stock now. Ours is arriving today.

yogidevbear10:03:25

Party at Dominic's house 😂

dominicm10:03:44

Not that kind of party...

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mccraigmccraig10:03:13

even their expensive bamboo stuff @yogidevbear?

mccraigmccraig10:03:17

lol, i am now imagining eking out my last rolls of tp after the zombie apocalypse, one sheet at a time

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dominicm10:03:32

Bamboo grows fast

yogidevbear11:03:05

@jasonbell I raise you this video 😂

jasonbell11:03:41

@yogidevbear Be careful what you ask for.

yogidevbear11:03:09

slowly backs out of #clojure-uk #again 😂

3Jane12:03:41

impending national brown-out

dharrigan16:03:33

So, from Monday, we are all permitted to WFH if required. To come in is optional.

seancorfield16:03:16

It will be interesting to see how companies deal with extended WFH periods -- and whether some of them will allow employees to continue to WFH even after C-19 is cleared...

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dharrigan17:03:03

Unfortunately, I think there will be a rebound effect

dharrigan17:03:46

The managers, wanting bums on seats, will rebel against people working from home (after all, if they can't see you, who knows what you might be up too...), and pull people back into shared space...

folcon17:03:52

You could be working! 😑

folcon17:03:25

To be honest, I’m curious what it will do to companies with a fairly significant meeting culture…

seancorfield17:03:32

Back when I was at Adobe (after they bought Macromedia, where I'd worked for six years) they were very fond of meetings. I spent a lot of my time (as a team lead) in large meetings almost every day 😞

seancorfield17:03:33

Adobe was very big on face-to-face consensus -- and if a small team meeting couldn't reach consensus, they would just keep adding more and more people and having more and more meetings until most everyone agreed (mostly out of fatigue, at that point I think!).

dominicm17:03:10

I've adopted humming lately to success. Never tried it on a video call.

folcon17:03:47

Sounds like they were trying to achieve consensus through social gravity =)…

dharrigan19:03:55

I'm hopeful that this will encourage a sea-change (sic?) in the way people work, for more remote working etc...

dharrigan19:03:15

perhaps time to buy shares in netflix and other streaming platforms...I mean, if you're at home all day....

mamapitufo20:03:56

just make sure you buy shares in the right netflix :)

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