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Topic Subject:Funeral thread for Pubby8
Brightpup
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(id: ChaosRobie)
posted 15 August 2017 04:59 PM EDT (US)         
RIP Pubby8




After a protracted battle with anal cancer, Patrick "Pubby8" Hitler-Smith died on July 12, 2017 at the age of 21.

Who was Pubby?
  • Pubby was active in the Age of Mythology community from 2007 to 2013

  • He created Image 2 Scenerio, which could convert images (including height maps) into AoM maps (Link)

  • He was a moderately competitive Ra player

  • He played semi-regularly in The Vandhaal's blood sport/weekly matches back in 2007-2009

  • He was active in the software engineering Stack Exchange community, one of the top 7% contributors.(link to profile)

  • He was active in the competitive Dominion scene (See this)

  • He was competitively active in Pokémon Showdown

  • He submitted Lunar Limit to Ludum Dare 38

  • Pubby introduced everyone on this forum to Minecraft (In 2009, way way before Minecraft became the second best selling video game of all time)

  • He was active in that early early Minecraft community, in particular developing an isometric timelapse recorder program (Link)

  • He ran a Youtube channel that showed off his work, but could be described as "experimental" at times

  • Pubby who was instrumental in getting the Formicids into Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. Originally he called them "dwants" - dwarf ants.


My Relationship with Pubby
I remember the moment I first met Pubby. Someone had given him my username on ESO and he kept spamming be through private chat. I think this summer of 2008, maybe.

Pubby was instrumental in introducing me to, as well as teaching me to play Dwarf Fortress.

Last year, during a drive back to my parents house, I stopped by where Pubby lived. We went to a train museum and took this picture:

Pubby is on the left, I'm on the right (censored myself a little).

Pubby and I have been communicating through IRC for a while, here is a plot of the cosine similarity between consecutive turns in our conversation:

It only shows from Jan 2014 until June 2017 though. The blue line of best fit is slightly increasing, showing that our conversations were becoming more and more in-tune as time went by.

Before he passed away, our last conversation was about philosophy:
(6:17:33 PM) buppy: you know how so much of philosophy shit is based on what old dead guys said
(6:19:37 PM) Brighty: :O but it's really not
(6:19:52 PM) Brighty: logic, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of X (where X can anything, like language), ontology
(6:20:34 PM) buppy: sounds dum
(6:20:36 PM) Brighty: old dead guys are just as relevent as, uhh, like isaac newton is in calculus :O
(6:21:04 PM) Brighty: you dont even study what they actually contributed :O
(6:21:10 PM) buppy: but do you know how much my cousin talks about what old dead guys said
(6:21:19 PM) Brighty: he must be an idiot, whats he actually study, metaphysics lel
(6:21:25 PM) buppy: he is, but imagine if those old dead guys time traveled to today
(6:21:40 PM) Brighty: ok
(6:21:42 PM) buppy: do you think they'd give a shit about modern philosophy
(6:21:49 PM) Brighty: yeah
(6:21:50 PM) buppy: or would they be way more interested in modern science and tech shit
(6:21:56 PM) Brighty: :O i dont think you understand philosophy, typical reddit answer >>>/reddit/
(6:22:11 PM) buppy: O: I dont want to understand it
(6:22:25 PM) Brighty: ok
(6:22:28 PM) buppy: nobody likes people who talk like that hint hint
(6:22:42 PM) Brighty: just know that formal logic is part of philosophy and is used in computer science and math
(6:22:53 PM) buppy: formal logic is math
(6:22:58 PM) Brighty: lel if you say so

Anyway, that's all I have to share. You will be missed my friend.

Note: This thread is semi-serious. The last time I spoke with Pubby was more than a month ago, which is very unusual. Death is a possibility. 90% of this post is actually true.

[This message has been edited by Brightpup (edited 08-15-2017 @ 05:52 PM).]

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Out Reach
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posted 16 August 2017 03:55 PM EDT (US)     1 / 7       
He was a level 7 pain in the ass, and it wouldn't surprise me if he faked his death just to read the comments in this thread.

Out Reach
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pBiggZ
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(id: P_J_B)
posted 26 August 2017 07:11 PM EDT (US)     2 / 7       
Pubby8 is best Pubby.

"I NED MOAR RANGE" Pubby8
Yeebaagooon
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posted 27 August 2017 12:41 PM EDT (US)     3 / 7       
The pepe would be proud.

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Nanodude
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posted 01 September 2017 09:42 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7       
I miss pubby

<3
Peter Fallon
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posted 15 September 2017 02:43 PM EDT (US)     5 / 7       
miss you pubby & all the nonsense you spoke on MSN back in the day

☭ Long live the Turk ☭
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Yeebaagooon
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posted 16 September 2017 04:01 AM EDT (US)     6 / 7       
Remember when we did that train game online?
Good times.

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TAG
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posted 26 October 2017 01:03 PM EDT (US)     7 / 7       
I'm really late here, but I miss pubby

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