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Comment: An actual choice in NJ?? (Score 1) 121

by CBob (#43011047) Attached to: Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against CAS

And if his website weren't thoroughly slashdotted, I'd be checking out exactly what he stands for.
(NJ's governors tend to have earned their rep as things you wouldn't want stuck to the bottom of a shoe)
    (no really, you don't want a hysterical corrupt hypocrite stuck to the bottom of your shoe)
        (actually, it applies to both parties for about every office in the state)

Comment: How far back we talkin 'bout here? (Score 2) 315

by CBob (#39742499) Attached to: How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

If you're goin *all* the way back....

FidoNet, RIME, countless long dead BBS's & listservers, Hotmail pre-MS, Juno, NetZero, Netscape, usenet, yahoo...Multiples on *all* of them because I would forget or lose login info or whatever I wrote it on. (the tequila had nothing to do with...yeah right)

Then the message boards one the web got really going?

Not a clue, but I can remember the phrase "Howard Karten's Kim Chee recipe"

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Comment: Just a thought (Score 1) 1173

by CBob (#36656752) Attached to: Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

Remember, these are the same things that even New Jersey finally woke up and declared a bad idea.

Even the (in)famous Airport circle outside of Atlantic City is going away. The diminutive Rt40/Pole Tavern circle is still...around, as is the ever entertaining Red Lion circle. Watching the Somers Point circle "fade" away along with the 30's era bridge into Ocean City has been an amazing example of gov't waste in action.
(only .5 billion$)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_traffic_circles_in_New_Jersey

Comment: EQ2 (Score 1) 329

by CBob (#36035324) Attached to: Favorite Sony Gaffe?

Yep, let's not forget building up a "defining" game/userbase w/EQ and then trying to divide it (or whatever that was) with EQ2.

Then again, it did fit in with the attitude of "the user/customer is the enemy" which they seemed to have finely honed over the years.

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The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza 282

Posted by samzenpus
from the equal-distribution-of-the-pie dept.
iamapizza writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article; 'The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-center, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-center cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighboring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?' This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of 'sharing' a pizza."

Comment: Re:Sony Hit A Homerun With Free Realms (Score 1) 77

by CBob (#28846897) Attached to: <em>Free Realms</em> Approaches the Five-Million-Player Mark

Sony...Bug Free...I'm speechless. Utterly, even sarcasm fails me.

On the other notes, SOE has always struck me as a perfect example of how NOT to run online gaming. It took quite a bit of effort to eliminate the lead Everquest had, but by splitting the market & alienating players, they managed to do it. They seem to have followed this pattern more than once as well.

I'll prob dl the game just to use Smed's/SOE's names as obscenities again.

(edit after 1st preview)
Ok, I just actually looked at the game...I can't even stomach the intro movie, I don't want to see gameplay. World of Goo is suddenly a compelling deep game with an interesting plotline.

Comment: Re:Come on, UK! (Score 1) 175

by CBob (#28694805) Attached to: UK, Not North Korea, Is Source of DDoS Attacks

A continuation of the clear pattern of English aggression.

They along with their Canadian minions are a clear and present danger to National Security. We should immediately respond by liberating Canada from the Yoke of Socialism under which they have struggled for so many years. They will welcome our just and correct rule of their impoverished nation.

We shall then through a series of landing from our bases in France & Norway, liberate England and ultimately place it in a protectorate administered by the Irish & French.

Torque is cheap.

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