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Comment: Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 1) 507

> Maybe that happens in Miami or Boston

Doesn't happen in Boston. Well, the areas around Boston, anyways (anyone who drives in Boston is insane). Only one or two cars merge in front of me in heavy traffic, if that. It's rare enough that I'm not even really cognizant of it.

I can only imagine that these people complaining about everyone doing that are themselves the people who do that. Probably also the same assholes who know there's going to be a long line for the ramp and, rather than getting into it and waiting their turn, stay a lane over and then try to merge in right at the end.

Comment: Re:Open set it is! (Score 2) 248

by Asmor (#43735163) Attached to: Major Advance Towards a Proof of the Twin Prime Conjecture

That clarification was important. GP said:

> You now have a number that is divisible by none of the primes, which therefore must be a prime number

This is incorrect. The number must have a prime factor not in the initial list, which is a different (and more general) statement than "it must be a prime number."

The existence of a prime factor not in the original chosen set is proof that the set was not, in fact, all the primes. Thus you've shown that the original premise leads to a contradition, so the original premise is impossible.

Comment: Re:And You Are Some Magic Insect Sorting Entity? (Score 1) 626

by Asmor (#43725429) Attached to: UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?

It's in your head.

Sad but true.

I was raised not eating beef or pork. I can count on one hand the number of times in my life I've (knowingly) ingested them. It's incredibly inconvenient and annoying, and I just can't get over the mental block. The thought of eating either disgusts me, and I wish I could get past that and just eat a god damn hamburger.

Comment: Not the same setting (Score 1) 118

by Asmor (#43101883) Attached to: <em>Planescape: Torment</em> Successor Funded In 6 Hours

It's worth pointing out that this is not set in the same setting as Planescape: Torment (i.e. Planescape).

Numenera is completely unrelated to D&D, at least flavor wise (it's made by Monte Cook, who was heavily involved in D&D 3rd Edition. I don't think he had any involvement with AD&D, including Planescape...).

Not saying this is a good or bad thing, just saying, so that people are aware.

Comment: Re:No more time travel! (Score 2) 735

by Asmor (#42687743) Attached to: J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

I find it's rare for time travel to be done right. As a big fan of Stargate... I don't think they ever did it right on that series. They certainly didn't do it egregiously wrong, but they never did it right. Haven't watched any Star Trek except the recent JJ Abrams movie, so can't comment much on that.

What did time travel right? Well, Babylon 5. And... I feel like there's probably something else, but that's about it off the top of my head.

Comment: Re:You are doomed (Score 1) 366

by Asmor (#42665763) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Team To Write Good Code?

> I am not sure the purge is going to happen soon - revenue wise we are growing better than our estimates, and the overall sentiment in the camp is positive. That means the company as a whole is doing a lot of things right.

Well, it could also mean that your company is a little tiny bubble waiting to pop.

Or you could be right.

I know less about economics than I do about your situation. I just like to point out flawed reasoning. :) Cheers!

Comment: Re:Polarized sunglasses? (Score 1) 195

by Asmor (#42625211) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Tools For Dealing With Glare Sensitivity?

Not GPP, but I can speak for myself: I don't take my sunglasses off until I'm going to be settled down for a good long while. That means if I go into a store or fast food for a moment, I leave them on.

Neither vampire nor hipster (well, ok, maybe a little hipster, but that's not why). I'm nearsighted, and my sunglasses are prescription. It's easier to just leave them on for brief indoor jaunts than to take them off, dig out my regular glasses, put those on, and put my sunglasses away.

Comment: Re:Polarized sunglasses? (Score 1) 195

by Asmor (#42625193) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Tools For Dealing With Glare Sensitivity?

I've actually found that most LCDs go black somewhere around 45 degrees one way or the other, so that they're also brightest at 45 degrees and rather dim at normal right angles.

I wear polarized prescription sunglasses during my commute and one day forgot to take my normal glasses with me. Gave me a nasty headache trying to work in the polarized glasses.

Comment: Re:Polarized sunglasses? (Score 1) 195

by Asmor (#42625173) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Tools For Dealing With Glare Sensitivity?

The really crazy thing about polarized sunglasses is that you can actually see the difference they make by tilting your head. I often find myself looking down at the street as I'm walking around Boston rolling my head back and forth, amused by how different it looks at different angles, and then belatedly realize I probably look like a loony.

Comment: Nothing's changed except the names (Score 1) 425

by Asmor (#42379151) Attached to: Has Lego Sold Out?

I was born in '84. Thus, I was into Legos through the late 80s and early 90s.

I never got anything that didn't have detailed instructions. In fact, it's only in recent years that I've learned that Legos were ever sold as anything other than kits for particular models. And I was rather surprised by that.

I'd build the thing according to the instructions, play with it a while, then tear it apart and go wild.

If kids are just building the things and then never taking them apart and doing their own thing... that says more about the kids of today than the legos of today. What different does it make if it's some generic Lego Spaceship or if it's a Lego Star Wars X-Wing? Both sets come with detailed instructions and custom molded pieces.

Much ado about nothing.

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