[Noisebridge-discuss] personal computers at Noisebridge (was Re: Missing Green Bike /w Red Grips.)

seidos kdemarest at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 10:00:02 UTC 2011

i kind of wonder if gaming enthusiasts (addicts?) need to hit some kind of
brain chemical limit before they can tear themselves away from playing in
order to learn how to create.

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Dr. Jesus <j at hug.gs> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:56 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
> <rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Right now That Computer is front & center, hooked up to the kinect, where
> > someone is working on making the kinect talk to the robot wheelchair.
> > Incidentally, when I came in around 7:30 a few people were computing
> quietly
> > in turing.
> >
> > Let's disconnect the two conversations a little: A. use of the space for
> > gaming, and B. a tool/resource being left for common use but still
> privately
> > owned.
> >
> > Examples of A that are positive to me exist, as well as some that are
> > negative. Maybe we could try establishing community excellence guidelines
> > about gaming so that those who love it, who are many, are not slighted?
> I'm not going to judge other people who are gaming at the space, but I
> have shown a few people like Aerie and Doug the PC hardware basics so
> they could make intelligent decisions about upgrading their gaming
> rigs without getting ripped off by the retail stores.  They probably
> wouldn't have any motivation to learn that body of knowledge if they
> weren't actively gaming.
> Speaking of which, I never heard any complaints about her and her
> friend quietly playing WoW on their laptops.  They easily got at least
> 10 hours a week in for a while, then I guess they disappeared a few
> months ago.  Clearly there's something different between them and what
> Isky's doing.
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with metta,

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