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Comment: Re:MMOs are done (Score 1) 280

by Alexandra Erenhart (#42448305) Attached to: PC Games To Watch For In 2013
My personal worry about it is that they'll stop making single-player TES games after going MMO. Like WoW. Because WoW continued the lore line of War3 and beyond, there's no need and no point in making another RTS. Why would Bethesda make single-player games if they can include everything in their MMO through expansions?

Sometimes I want to play in peace, instead of waiting for people.

Comment: Re:They're describing most of the U.S. infrastruct (Score 1) 199

It does take resources to maintain things, but isn't it cheaper in the long run that to replace it? And while I do agree with you on the road department, it's not only that, but also with key buildings like the power generators in the article. It makes me wonder if they ever, ever constructed a train system in the US, if they would be able to maintain it.

Comment: Re:immigration category (Score 1) 654

by Alexandra Erenhart (#33580896) Attached to: Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen
He's the US citizen, I'm the immigrant. Yes, he did have to sign said affidavit, is another of our "you're stuck with me for a while" jokes (immigration is a source of jokes in our marriage). And I'm also aware about the crime part. I know it's really easy to get accused of something nowdays. I guess that part would be like playing the lottery, only in this case, winning is losing.

Comment: Re:immigration category (Score 1) 654

by Alexandra Erenhart (#33580712) Attached to: Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen
Interesting. Well, I'm the woman here, so if anything, if my husband is ever aggressive with me (highly doubt it), HE is the one who gets thrown in jail and I get insta-citizenship (or at least that's what he said, we usually joke about this haha). I also didn't get here under any fraud, I became a permanent resident by all the legal means. We even hired a lawyer to help us through the process. I obviously don't intend to commit any crimes and I just have to be aware not to commit any unintentional ones. I guess I *can* push becoming a citizen if I'm not interested in it at the moment, or if Chile allows double citizenship.

Comment: Re:WOAH WOAH WOAH (Score 1) 654

by Alexandra Erenhart (#33580576) Attached to: Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen
I can't agree more with this AC fellow. While you guys got decent people in the Mayflower, we got all kinds of criminals from Spain, because they didn't want to risk sending the "nice people" on such a long trip. They came later on when the land was "subdued". So central and south american natives got all kinds of nasty stuff from spanish military and criminals. Of course I don't mean to imply that native north americans got it easy at all. Just stating a small difference.

Comment: Re:immigration category (Score 1) 654

by Alexandra Erenhart (#33580180) Attached to: Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen
I'm Chilean. I got my US green card last year because I married an US citizen. But I don't want to become a citizen myself because then I'd lose my chilean citizenship and I find it useful in case we'd ever decide to go there to live. It just gives us more flexibility.

Is it there any very, very good reasons why I should apply for citizenship when the option becomes available? I have to admit I'm a bit oblivious about it. All I see with it is voting and jury duty hehe. Because so far I'm not interested in it, I'm happy with being able to live and work here without the "migra" being after me.

Comment: Re:8800Ultra (Score 1) 715

by Alexandra Erenhart (#33579606) Attached to: The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...
You don't even know how easy is to cook in an oven. And so tasty. You just put in a casserole what you wanna eat (like some kind of meat, potatoes, veggies), all together, some salt&pepper, other spices of your choice, leave it cooking while you play your favourite game, and done! Yeah, it takes way more time than microwave, but is way, way tastier. It's worth it!.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_