Hey, Im a source mapper interested in writing, gaming, filming, anything with the word 'steampunk' in it, and modding for Half Life 2. Thanks for dropping by!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ About the future of Dane Chronicles

I'm sorry to hear that Valve has caused you guys so much trouble >_< I'm very sorry to see this mod go- thank you for all your hard work nonetheless though.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ The Intern's Story part 3

Is there any chance this mod will be uploaded to RunShootThinkLive.com? There's a sizable audience of people there who are hoping to play new mods, but I don't think have heard of the interns story yet D:

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ TIS 3 Released

I cannot tell you how excited I am right now- I've been more pumped for this release than any other mod, and more than any game. Unfortunately finals are upon me, so I will have to wait several weeks to sit down and play it properly >_< I cannot wait to play it, this is fantastic news. Thank you for all your amazing work, congratulations on completing the final chapter and finishing this glorious trilogy!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ New skybox

Holy **** o_o the music is quite fitting for such grand visuals!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Hud Question!

A query: will these symbols always be on the HUD, or will they only be summoned when you scroll/press a key? For if its always there, I'd say the left one, and if it's temporary, I'd say the right one.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ contingency_arabia

Wow, this looks gorgeous. o_o

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ The Sprucecape Mod Released!

This is fantastic! The Sprucecape Map Pack is one of my all-time favorite works in source; I've been tracking its page for years with the hope that anything related to it would be released again. A whole mod is way better than anything I ever imagined! Thank you for your hard work, can't wait to play it!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Der Schwarze Nebel 1.7 - Trailer (DE)

Fantastic showcase of your maps, 1.7 looks awesome! On a side note, what music was used in the trailer :o ?

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Obama Deception

Well, I'm darned happy to see it's in widescreen! (noted in impressive slanted caps at the top of the image)

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Left - Right Politics: No Longer Applicable?

I don't think there's a real ideological gulf between the parties, just a perceived one. Both parties in the US seem to have very similar views on both social and economic issues; one slightly more to the right, the other slightly more to the left. Compared to other industrialized nations, the US is far to the right regardless of party.

Whatever is causing the seemingly massive gap between the parties, I don't think it's actual ideological differences. Maybe something to do with new forms of media or international politics that makes polarization/demonizing more politically advantageous than in times past (though that's certainly been around for a while too).

I feel like politics will probably chug along business as usual, but we may head towards a debate more along the lines of libertarianism vs. social democracy.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Episode 3 Update

This looks fantastic! Don't stress yourself out too much about the mod's release- I'm certain all of us are willing to wait as long as needed. Regardless of which version is released or at what time, we're all grateful to be getting such an incredible-looking mod. Great work and thank you!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ "Winter" version

What a neat idea! This sounds awesome- definitely looking forward to playing through the mod again with a winter theme.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Half-Rats: A Fever Dream

Same!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Half-Rats: Parasomnia

I adored Half Rats: A Fever Dream, one of the greatest mods I've ever played- but Parasomnia sounds like it'll be even better! Awesome to see another Half Rats mod in the making!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Establishment Media vs. The People

It may have something to do with Bernie Sanders supporters being more active on the internet and more passionate than supporters for Hillary Clinton, thus voting more; similar to how Sanders frequently yields bigger crowds. Nonetheless, it is a bit suspicious that every news source seems to be hailing Hillary as the hands-down winner...

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Programming Progress 01 [Progress Update #3]

This looks fantastic! I especially love that minigun, can't wait to play with that >:D keep up the good work!

Also, I was wondering, what's the first song that's played in the video?

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Mr.Walrus @ Science!

Good news everyone; believe it or not, for the first time in ages NASA has gotten a budget increase! It's not much, but at least they're not losing money. The increase in funding is also explicitly given to them for the purpose of sending a craft to Europa.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Overdue update

Wonderful to see that the mod is still charging ahead! Looking forward to future updates, it sounds like you've been working on some really awesome maps/mechanics o_o

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Antlions Everywhere screenshot

That thing looks awesome and incredibly fun to drive o_o great work!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ July Week 2 Newsletter

Sounds awesome! I really like the experimental track (not my favorite out of all the music you've made, but still very good) and the menu looks great too. Also I'm personally in favor of the friendly fire; I feel like it'd add a more realistic edge to the mod.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Project: Hyper

Jeez, so much hate on beta mods in the comments. I personally love the huge number and variety of beta mods; each has its own unique take stylistically and storyline-wise, and seeing as no beta mod has actually been 100% finished, isn't it logical that the more people there are trying to work on them, the more likely it is that a final mod will be completed? Recreating the HL2 beta is a big time commitment and it's great whenever someone is willing to make that kind of contribution to the community. It's a great undertaking with a lot of possibilities and different directions to choose from, so good for you- I think it's great that you're doing this, good luck!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ June Release Schedule

Awesome! Will it be another beta, like an Alpha 0.4, or the final version of the mod? Either way, I'm looking forward to playing it!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Are atheism and morality compatible?

Here is Hinduman's original statement posted in the image description:

"I was having an argument with CureOptimism about atheism's system of "morality" and how by it not accepting a moral source, is unable to declare anything as being good or evil, right or wrong such as bestiality.

How can an atheist argue that bestiality, pedophilia or a murder is morally wrong when the atheist world-view teaches that morality is subjective by human standards?

CureOptimism explained subjective morality "means that we all have our own particular brand of morality" meaning that you basically decide what's right and what's wrong without true objective morality showing how this is contradictory, without a true source of morality, how can an atheist really argue something is "evil" if someone else is arguing something is good for their society?

By his own logic, he's argued that an atheist can make anything morally right or wrong. In this atheist worldview then, morality isn't a real concept just values a person assigns to something that can easily change in "subjective morality" whilst "objective morality" is constant. Simple fact is that without a moral authority figure, "right and wrong" doesn't exist, it's just a human deciding what's right and wrong based on their beliefs. I'm sure Hitler thought he was a good person.

No I'm not arguing for bestiality or any of the other things here, I just find it amusing how an atheist can take a moral high ground against anything when a true morality system doesn't exist in atheism shown by their differing standards and views of what's "right" and "wrong" showing that they decide based on their beliefs. In this system, if a society deems pedophilia morally right, then without objective morality and a source for morality (moral authority figure such as a god), it cannot be considered evil along with everything else. Without a source for morality, there is no such thing as good or evil."

The post was edited to make it more impartial and to prevent provoking a flame-war. If anyone disagrees with my judgement in editing this image, please comment below or send me a PM.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Thirty-Meter Telescope

I would never approve of an oil refinery or strip mall being built on top of a cultural heritage site/national park, but I do think that the telescope should be built. It's for research and scientific purposes, which I feel like is a noble enough cause to intrude upon 'sacred ground'. But then again, I'm a physics/astronomy student, so I'm extremely biased xD

I think that by far the worst part of the whole thing is the social media campaign. The moment the social media latched on to it, the legitimacy of the protests seems to have collapsed entirely and now the movement just seems ridiculous. I can understand the claim that it's a culturally significant issue, but now people on the internet are pointing fingers at banks, "big money", and the evils of capitalism being behind the telescope despite the fact that observatories are pretty much entirely unprofitable and government-funded.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Portal Stories: Mel Greenlight Teaser Trailer.

Awesome trailer! Also, where did you find the low-key version of this song?

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Update #6 aka "Long time no see"

Wow, that video is absolutely fantastic. The mod feels like a combination of the atmosphere from Portal 1, Bioshock 1, and the Myst/Riven games- really mysterious and gripping! Cannot wait for this mod o_o

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement (in Humans)

While I'd be in favor of removing serious mental and physical genetic diseases and enhancing the general physical health of humans, mental "enhancements" beyond our current level of development strike me as extremely dangerous. Mankind has no experience in the area and has continuously proven its inability to regulate itself even without the ability to alter something so critical as its own genetics. If at all possible, I'd say that laws should be put in place to prevent serious mental tampering and "enhancements" in the foreseeable future.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Another belated update

I'm sorry that SDK has kept giving you trouble and that you've been short on time recently >_< However, it's great to hear that you've made progress and have stayed committed to the project! Looking forward to future media/release, regardless of when it may be.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ The Forgotten Ones has been Greenlit!

Who the hell cares? I don't really see a great necessity in making HTML, the post gets the information across, it doesn't require fancy lettering. What matters is that they got Greenlit, and that can speak for itself.

It should also be added that when judging the score one needs to consider that it's dragged down by ratings that were given all the way back in 2011 at its initial release, when it was still at a pretty poor level of development. It's come a very long ways since then, and Pretador has every right to be proud of the effort he and his team have put into this mod over the years, as well as its approaching presence on Steam. Congratulations!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Brendan Eich Fired

I think you have a valid point CureOptimism- people's opinions shouldn't lose them their jobs. If we heard about a CEO getting fired because he did something that many of the people on this website support, such as attending radical Communist rallies or something of the sort, many would be outraged. Ultimately I don't think that what you do in your personal time should spill over into your job; one's job usually has nothing to do with one's beliefs.

However, being a CEO, he is supposed to represent the entirety of the corporation and stand as a symbol for it. The nature of his career, like that of a person in a political office, makes it so that his personal life will be scrutinized and judged. Ultimately, if I were on the board of directors for the company, I would've voted him off too- you can't run a respectable business with such a figurehead.

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