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Comment Re:The Entrie Crew (Score 3, Informative) 187

To be fair, a lot of the experiments done in the name of the show never actually made it to the show; in the later seasons they often gave a shout-out to the Mythbusters website so you could check out additional content that would otherwise have been left on the cutting room floor.

I'd also imagine that there were ones where they'd done the entire experiment and just simply found it to not be interesting enough to air.

Comment Re:It's all fun and games... (Score 1) 61

Because of things like stalking. I'm well aware that we don't have specifics on exactly how Pokémon Go will work, but with Ingress the abundance of automated tools and worldwide activity monitoring allowed people to track the movement of individual players in the game with frightening accuracy. This is creepy at best and extremely frightening when you have someone with malicious intent using them to chase down players and follow them around or even to their homes. This was bad enough between adults, now imagine that some tryhard is following your children home because of something they did in a phone game.

Comment It's all fun and games... (Score 5, Interesting) 61

...until you realize that there are people who are unable to separate games from real life. What ruined Ingress for me was the continual harassment and bullying from people who forget that it's a game and that there's limits to what is acceptable behavior in a social setting. Shit-talking in a video game is one thing; you generally have a way to squelch unsavory people or otherwise ignore them, but you can't ignore the psychotic tryhards who threatens to shoot you in person if you take their couch portal and they're crazy enough that you're not sure whether they're joking.

If Pokémon Go has PvP (which it seems to, from the trailer material), then I can't wait to see what happens when some neckbeard threatens a little kid over losing a fight or steals/breaks their phone.

Comment Re:what? (Score 5, Insightful) 65

The modern military does a lot of computing. Computer systems keep track of the positions of troops and vehicles, and intelligence units constantly monitor and analyze signals that might be enemy communications. It doesn't surprise me that things like mobile data centers are a thing.

Comment Yikes (Score 1) 54

If I ever ended up in one of those, I'd imagine I'd be grateful and all it probably saved my life...

...but I'd probably also probably be sick as hell. That doesn't look like a smooth ride at all.

Comment Re:But... (Score 4, Informative) 338

That's not entirely true, they amended their agreement to allow servers so long as they're not for commercial use. They also mentioned that they have commercial/business offerings in the pipeline that would bring back services such as static IPs, one of the few things that I will miss from Veracity.

Comment Re:The Dumbing Down Continues (Score 1) 254

I'm so sick of the idiots coming out of college now that only know Java, the way they look at you in horror when you say, "No, there is not a library for that. You have to write it yourself."

I can agree with the sentiment that someone who only knows how to put libraries together wouldn't be a particularly good developer (and by extension, a particularly good employee), but discounting someone who prefers using a pre-existing library instead of baking their own solution seems a bit of an overreaction. Software development is like any other aspect of collaboration: you won't get very far by reinventing the wheel every time, so what's wrong with building on the work of others in order to accomplish a goal?

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus