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Comment: Re:Cue Liberals (Score 1) 113

by gl4ss (#48678947) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance

a more actually centralized -smaller- government for usa would be nice.

why? no 3+ agencies with ability and rights to wiretap everything any of the tens of thousands of agents feel like typing into the identifier box.

I mean, surely this is proof of that there is no actual oversight, no warrants needed, just type whatever the fuck you want into the box.

Comment: look on the insides (Score 1) 98

by gl4ss (#48674423) Attached to: NASA Makes 3-D Printed Wrench Model Available

can you stick your finger into square hole and turn like that though.
anyways, maybe they only need just that and only that.

the wrench looks dull if you look at just the image but actually it has a spinner/oneway lock(dunno english name for that) inside, that you can not see in the pictures - the mechanism is printed in place. I was checking it out because there's the on circle on the surface that shows there's something funny going on. also, for one piece functionality print, your 3d printer better be calibrated correctly to print this one out.

Comment: Re:I'm the app's developer. Happy to answer questi (Score 1) 125

by gl4ss (#48671545) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

how do you deal with people just writing their name on a piece of paper and putting that on the copyright page? manual verification, including manually reading the copyright page and checking that's the copyright page? just by that it would be too tedious to cheat that way?

(it's already pretty tedious to have to write the name on every book, that kind of takes away the getting the entire library in a snap as I find that it's pretty unlikely for many people to have _any_ public domain books)

Comment: Sitting team handball perhaps? (Score 1) 232

by tepples (#48669569) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

Basketball, team handball, soccer, rugby and gridiron football are members of a family of sports based on advancing the ball into the goal based on restrictions against arbitrarily carrying it. A Paralympic sport in the same family is wheelchair basketball. I wonder what sort of other sports in the same family could be invented for people with no legs like Jennifer Bricker in the same way that volleyball was adapted into sitting volleyball.

Comment: StepMania, but not yet (Score 1) 232

by tepples (#48669485) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

How do you define dancing games as well? These are clearly very physically demanding games.

Once Konami's patents on Dance Dance Revolution expire in a few more years, I would be willing to add StepMania alongside floor exercise. StepMania is physical but doesn't need nearly as many human judges as the existing gymnastic events.

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