technical overview

anonymous asked:

i was wondering if you could put together a list of your favorite polygon overview videos?

OH BOY I CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THAT you came to the right guy

playing american truck simulator in the dumbest way possible - this is just solid gold start to finish the fucking camera angles that follow the trucks and how bad griffin is at driving and parking please follow Buck “Fat Rig” Foss on this journey

i expect you to die - a VR game where griffin is trying to defuse a bomb and escape a car sort of james bond style and really just ignoring everything justin tells him to do and killing himself over and over (good to watch in google cardboard if u have one of those)

1001 spikes - the best overviews are ones where griffin is playing the game in real time he gets REALLY angry at the game but things take a turn when justin turns into dracula (dracula returns in titan souls)

home improvisation - the boys create beautiful and functional abstract art in an ikea furniture building simulator 

gone home 100% speed run - not technically an official overview but griffin shows nick how to speed run gone home perfectly and this is just like a fucking ridiculous thing to do

probably archery - griffin is really bad at archery

hardcore competitive babysitting in whos your daddy - justin and griffin take turns trying to kill themselves as babies while the other person tries to stop them

elegy for a dead world -a sci fi story that spirals into a weird fanfiction about click (2006) and bed bath and beyond and alf

catlateral damage - i cant make this list without including this. justin gets tortured by his little brother basically and thats all im gonna say

have fun!!!

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Finished implementing seamless environment loading (one of my Q2 goals). In the top GIF you’ll notice two boxes.

  • White Box: Camera bounds
  • Green Box: Collider bounds that load anything inside of it

That with the combination of Object Pooling (a game programming technique) is how the seamless loading works (let me know if you guys want me to write up a more technical overview of this).

Archive: EPA Climate Change

Below is a collection of archived EPA pdfs regarding climate change indicators and their technically documentation. Technical Documentation Overview can be found here.

These pdfs were taken from the EPA website as of 1/26/17 and are unaltered.

These links below are all you need to see the PDFs. I have the collection, and they will remain up as long as necessary, and are archived in case the information is removed for the public.

Ocean Acidity  (Technical Documentation)

Antarctic Sea Ice  (Technical Documentation)

Arctic Sea Ice  (Technical Documentation)

Bird Wintering Ranges  (Technical Documentation)

Cherry Blossom Bloom Dates in DC   (Technical Documentation)

Climate Forcing  (Technical Documentation)

Coastal Flooding  (Technical Documentation)

Tropical Cyclone Activity  (Technical Documentation)

Drought  (Technical Documentation)

Atmospheric Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases  (Technical Documentation)

Glaciers  (Technical Documentation)

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions   (Technical Documentation)

Great Lakes Water Levels and Temperatures  (Technical Documentation)

Length of Growing Season  (Technical Documentation)

Heat-Related Deaths  (Technical Documentation)

Heat-Related Illnesses  (Technical Documentation)

Heating and Cooling Degree Days  (Technical Documentation)

Heavy Precipitation  (Technical Documentation)

High and Low Temperatures   (Technical Documentation)

Lake Ice  (Technical Documentation)

Land Loss Along the Atlantic Coast  (Technical Documentation)

Leaf and Bloom Dates  (Technical Documentation)

Lyme Disease  (Technical Documentation)

Marine Species Distribution  (Technical Documentation)

Ocean Heat  (Technical Documentation)

U.S. and Global Precipitation   (Technical Documentation)

Ragweed Pollen Season  (Technical Documentation)

River Flooding  (Technical Documentation)

Ice Breakup in Two Alaskan Rivers  (Technical Documentation)

Sea Level  (Technical Documentation)

Sea Surface Temperature  (Technical Documentation)

Trends in Stream Temperature in the Snake River  (Technical Documentation)

Snow Cover  (Technical Documentation)

Snowfall  (Technical Documentation)

Snowpack  (Technical Documentation)

Temperature and Drought in the Southwest  (Technical Documentation)

Steam Temperature  (Technical Documentation)

Streamflow  (Technical Documentation)

U.S. and Global Temperature  (Technical Documentation)

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions  (Technical Documentation)

West Nile Virus (Technical Documentation)

Wildfires (Technical Documentation)

anonymous asked:

I just recently found out about the whole mbti types. That being said I don't know as much as I thought I did (very little I'm coming to learn). I keep seeing references to Ni Te stuff like that. I know they stand for letters of the types (right?) but I'm still confused as to what they mean. I kinda understand on some weird level but at the same I don't which is really annoying. I tried looking it up but that just further confused me so I was wondering if you would explain?

So in the theory in its purest form (which stems from the Jungian theory of psychological types), it isn’t about the letters of your type. How they always describe it: 60% extraverted, 35% intuitive, 8% feeling, 22% perceptive; that means nothing.

It’s about the cognitive functions associated with your type. Cognitive functions are basic mental processes, and there are 8 of them (Ti, Te, Fi, Fe, Si, Se, Ni, and Ne). The extroverted functions are ways of interacting with the world. The introverted functions are ways of reflecting on yourself and what you know. 

You can find out what they stand for and which type has which functions here on my Functions page. It provides a very brief, technical overview of each function, but I’ll go more in detail here.

This is gonna be really boring unless you’re genuinely interested in the topic, so I’m sorry in advance >.<

JUDGING FUNCTIONS

Ti - Introverted thinking. People with a strong Ti interpret things based on what they already know and what makes sense to them. They make decisions based on what seems like the smart thing to do. Also tend to think outside the box a lot. People with a strong Ti think things through before they talk because they need time to process their own thoughts. Otherwise, they’ll just start rambling. A lot of times, Ti is content with just thinking their opinions through and knowing they make sense. They feel little need to voice their opinions. They use logic on their own terms, and that’s it; that’s why they gravitate towards theories over facts; they don’t need things to be accurate; they just need them to make sense and be possible. They also like things to be mentally stimulating. TPs have a strong Ti.

Te - Extroverted thinking. People with a strong Te make decisions and base their opinions on a solid foundation - facts, something that’s known to be true. Unlike Ti, people with a strong Te don’t need things to make sense to them; they just need them to hold true. They’ll often find yourself “organizing the real world” because compartmentalizing everything and giving everything its own place makes it easier for them to apply logic externally. Tend to like voicing their opinions more because if they can correct someone, they’re doing the person a favor. They also tend to strive for efficiency and accuracy, so they’ll always trust what’s proven. These are the people who want to take logic and apply it practically to improve things. They want to take their ideas and turn them into something more. TJs have a strong Te.

Fi - Introverted feeling. People with a strong Fi interpret things based on how they feel and what seems right to them. They have a filter of their emotions that all information goes through, so everything they know is based on how they feel; it’s all subjective, and they like it that way. Accuracy doesn’t matter to them much; neither does objectivity because what that really is, is removing yourself from a situation, and honestly, what’s the point of that? If it concerns you, why remove yourself from it? It’s more important to assess how you feel and make decisions based on what makes you happy. Fi thinks through things based on how they feel and can sometimes over-analyze other people’s feelings and take it personally. That’s why people with a strong Fi are likely to fall into depression. In conversations, they’ll talk about personal things to connect with people. They value sincerity a lot. They don’t want you to quote song lyrics to them because that’s so typical; they want to know how you feel in your own words because that’s what really matters. FPs have a strong Fi.

Fe - Extroverted feeling. People with a strong Fe make decisions based on how everyone feels, and how that makes them feel. They actively engage in other people’s feelings and are always in tune with the mood or atmosphere in a room. They like to keep that atmosphere up, and are often the types to radiate energy to do that. Fe, like I said before, is the type that would dance at a party because of the exhilarating atmosphere. They’ll also get everyone a round of drinks because that has the same effect. They like being polite and will always be respectful towards what’s appropriate. In conversations, they’ll always be actively engaged. They’ll laugh at your jokes because that’s a nice thing to do. The only time they won’t do so is when the “joke” isn’t funny and is actually offensive. They take offense towards other people pretty personally and will defend people with no hesitation. Fi is loyal to the people so close to them that they’re a part of them. Fe is loyal to everyone; you’ll often find that activists have a strong Fe, and they’ll preach on what’s right with a passion because everything they do is with a strong passion. FJs have a strong Fe.

PERCEIVING FUNCTIONS

Si - Introverted sensing. People with a strong Si internalize information based on familiarity and act based on personal experience. They like knowing what to expect and often abide by personal schedules. They trust nothing more than experience because the past is the best resource we have. It’s not people who’ve researched the topic who know what they’ve talking about but people who actually have experience with the topic. They also tend to be very sentimental. They love gifts that are personal and have a lot of thought behind them because that’s how they assign value. They like things to be memorable and to mean something, so much so that they’ll become stories that they’ll tell for the rest of their life because their memories will be their greatest treasure. While telling stories, they pay a lot of attention to detail because they remember things like how it smelled or what the place reminded them of. They are usually very consistent with their opinions and what they believe, and this makes them very stable and trustworthy as well (ideally). SJs have a strong Si.

Se - Extroverted sensing. People with a strong Se experience the world with full speed ahead and live in the moment. It’s not about learning from their past experiences but about creating new ones that they’ll remember for the rest of their life. They tend to be very hands-on; they learn by doing things. Watching a demo isn’t likely to help as much as doing the experiment themselves. They’re also very in tune with their senses and aware of their environment because of that. They get bored of routine pretty easily and always like to be doing something different. When they’re out with their friends, they’re generally not the type to be on their phone or do their own thing; they like fully engaging in what’s going on. People with a strong Se are really easily affected by their environment. If the mood is low and depressing, they’ll feel that way too. If it’s happy and full of energy, that’s how they’ll be. SPs have a strong Se.

Ni - Introverted intuition. People with strong Ne have strong intuition, and they can come up with ideas with little external situation. When they have ideas presented to them, they expand on them inwards. They see the bigger picture first and closely observe the details later. So they’ll work with one idea at a time, one picture, and then explore the different facets of the idea by connecting it to things they already know. It’s a very arbitrary process, and they won’t know how got from Point A to Point B, nor will they be able to explain it to anyone else. People with a strong Ni are really good with understanding different interpretations of one thing, but it’s a bit limited to what they know. Ni is also linked with imagination, so people with Ni tend to be very imaginative. Because it’s introverted and free of external stimulation, they don’t go wild with their imagination though; they keep it relevant and don’t find it hard to stay on task. They love research and finding more and more things about a certain topic. NJs have a strong Ne.

Ne - Extroverted intuition. People with a strong Ne are very intuitive, but their intuition works closely with the outside world. When ideas are presented to them, they expand on them outwards. They’ll think of each idea as a detail itself in a bigger picture, and they’ll connect it with other details (other ideas) to get to the big picture. They work with multiple ideas at a time and often jump from one to the next very quickly, leaving a messy train of thought. They tend to be good at brainstorming. They can’t sit still and quiet for a very long time because there’s stimulation all around them. They also often have a very hard time falling asleep because their own ideas keep them awake. They’re often very good at arguments and debates because they can look at things from different people’s points of views. Though they may not understand certain views, much less agree with them, they can follow how they got to that conclusion. Structured debates aside, they also love discussions in general. They love research too, but they never stay on topic because they get caught up so easily. Their imagination is wilder, but they need external inspiration as a jump-start. NPs have a strong Ne.

FUNCTION STACK

They’re the 8 functions, and you have 4 in your function stack.

The first is the dominant function, the one that people always default to and use primarily when interacting with the world (if it’s extroverted) or when reflecting on it (if it’s introverted).

The second is the auxiliary function, and it’s the second in command. If the dom is extroverted, this one’s introverted and the primary mode of reflection. If the dom is introverted, this one’s extroverted and so the primary mode of interaction. It’s used less than the dominant function but is still one of the primary functions.

The auxiliary function works closely with the tertiary function or the third in line. These are always a pair. If the second is Ni, the third will be Se. If the second is Fe, the third will be Ti. If this pair is a perceiving pair (N/S), your intake of information will be more stable and balanced. If this pair is a judging pair (T/F), your decisions/opinions will be more balanced and thought out. 

The last function is the inferior function, and it’s always paired with the dominant in the same way. These two don’t work together well though because the dom is so much stronger and used all the time. The inferior function kicks in under stress or when a person feels helpless and unable to use their dominant function. If this is a perceiving pair (N/S), you’ll primarily only take in information one way. If this is a judging pair (T/F), you’ll be quick to make decisions or have opinions.

This isn’t the case only if your inferior function is actually developed. In that case, you’ll be more stable, and your personality will be more well-rounded because all your functions will be able to work together much more easily. This takes time though.

The other 4 functions that you don’t have are called your “shadow functions.” Some say you still use them, but I don’t believe you use a significant amount. I don’t think you can treat the world two opposite ways, you know? So there’s no need even trying to develop those functions; it’s a lost cause.

I hope this helped; if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Cognitive functions

Yeah, let’s talk cognitive functions because I feel like a lot of people don’t really understand this. First off, they’re mental processes associated with the MBTI types. And second: your stack is structured the way it is for a reason.

Let’s start with a technical overview of the functions, shall we?

○  ROLE

Perceiving functions - how you take in information.

Ne - Se - how you like engaging in the world and allowing for the intake of information
Ni - Si - how you process new information and apply it to your own understanding

Judging functions - how you respond to and act on the information.

Ti - Fi - how you naturally respond to said information and judge it.
Te - Fe - how you make decisions based on said information and make your response known.

That’s why you have to have one of each; you can’t have two modes of understanding information and none of making decisions; that’s highly unbalanced and redundant. If you struggle with making decisions, it’s not ‘cause you don’t have Fe/Te; it’s probably just inferior and not developed. That’s why position matters:

○  DOMINANCE

Ne - Se - if dominant, you like engaging in the world and allowing for information more so than you like doing anything with said information including necessarily understanding it or acting on it.
Ni - Si - if dominant, you like processing information and understanding it more so than you like being on the lookout for it or acting on it.
Ti - Fi - if dominant, you like responding to information yourself more so than you like taking as much in as you can or acting on it.
Te - Fe - if dominant, you like making decisions and applying information more so than taking it in, understanding it, or really even responding to it.

This isn’t concrete; for example, Te/Fe isn’t the only function making decisions, for example. Someone in an Se-Te loop will highly incorporate Se into Te to make decisions (probably very impulsive ones). None of the functions truly act on their own. 

○  EACH FUNCTION

Ne - engages in the world and takes in information through ideas and analysis
Se - engages in the world and takes in information through attention to tangible things
Ni - processes new information through own ideas and applies it to your understanding through analysis
Si - processes new information through experience and applies it to your archive of memories for understanding
Ti - processes and responds to information through logic and what makes sense
Fi - processes and responds to information through emotions and subjectivity
Te - makes decisions and acts on information with logic and what holds true
Fe - makes decisions and acts on information with emotions and empathy

So as an example, an ESFP has the functions: Se Fi Te Ni
ESFPs freely engage in the tangible world to allow for new information. They like to respond to the information on their own account through subjectivity and what’s right and then act based on logic and what holds true. They don’t tend to usually apply said information to themselves or try to understand it.

○  RULES

Now, let’s set a few ground rules beyond that:

The reason why you can’t have two functions of the same letter like Ti and Te is because Te-doms use the outer world to apply information externally to make sense of it. If you already process and make sense of things in your mind, you don’t need to use the outer world to do that. Or if you’ve already acted on said information in the outside world, you don’t need to reflect on it to make sense of it again. That doesn’t work. It can’t be in your nature to do both; that’s just repetitive. That’s why each function is paired with its opposite.

And just because you aren’t emotionless or super emotional doesn’t mean you’re in the middle of the T/F scale like an ESxP. It just means that your middle two functions are probably T and F, and they’re probably close to on the same level, so use them fairly equally. It doesn’t mean you use them both for the same things though because one of them is a mode of responding to information and the other is a mode of making decisions. I don’t care if you put both logic and feelings into decisions (a lot of us do); it doesn’t mean you use both Te and Fe; you just highly incorporate one into the other which is okay.

Your order can’t be of your choosing either because that’s also highly unbalanced. You have a prominent introverted function and a prominent extroverted function (dominant and auxiliary functions); If both of them are about the intake of information (N/S), you’ll never act on it or respond to information. I’m sorry, but that sounds like the result of literal brain damage.

You can be confused about your type and say you’re an INTx; that’s fine. I won’t take offense to what you identify as. But if you wanna actually know your type and understand what the functions are all about, this is it. INTx implies you have all the functions which would be so redundant, you’d go crazy. You can be unsure, and I don’t mind the placeholder, but you can see how, in the theory, it doesn’t make sense to truly be both INTP and INTJ.

So if you still think MBTI makes no sense because surely not everyone can fit into 16 combinations of 8 functions when 8 different functions theoretically have more than 40,000 combinations, then think again, dumbass.