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Comment: Re:Recent genre launches (Score 2) 57

by CanHasDIY (#47560941) Attached to: $299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Various flavors of Survival Horror; from Alan Wake, that Slenderman game, Rust, etc. Then you have your mobile games (remember cell-phone games from 15 years ago? Yea, me either) like Angry Birds, Punch Quest, etc.

There's also CtOS Mobile, which allows mobile players to engage with console players, a fairly new concept.

Mass Effect 3 had some novel elements, such as the option to skip the action portions and basically turn the game into an interactive movie.

Oh, and Kerbal Space Program! Never played anything quite like that one before.

Also, 'annoyance games,' my term, in which I would classify crap like Flappy Bird and F*uck This Game, which seem designed to irritate the shit out of you.

Of course, there's more to innovation than creating new genres.

Comment: Re:Alright! Go Senate bill (Score 1) 155

by CanHasDIY (#47560831) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

Oh, so he's impotent this week, not a tyrant. Thanks for the clarification.

IMO, they (all of them) are impotent every week, because they don't actually come up with anything themselves; rather, they push the legislation their lobbyist friends/corporate masters/what-have-you tell them to push for.

But thanks for making it obvious that you only think in partisan terms. Surprised you didn't call me a racist, too.

Comment: Re:For domestic use only (Score 1) 155

by CanHasDIY (#47560585) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

Spying on other nations is Constitutional; spying on Americans, without an explicit warrant, is not.

In other words, it's perfectly legal for my nation's government to spy on you, but not on me. I understand your concern, but do not share it; rather, my concern is that the people in charge of our system of law don't seem to think the same laws apply to them, and that's a scary road to go down.

Regardless, I do agree that if you're not worth spying on, then it's a phenomenal waste of resources to do so.

Comment: Re:For domestic use only (Score 2, Insightful) 155

by CanHasDIY (#47560543) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

Too fucking bad. As an American, I'm quite comfortable with our intelligence agencies keeping tabs on the rest of the world. I want them watching you.

Yea, well, as an American who gives a fuck about both fiscal responsibility and how Americans are perceived abroad, I respectfully disagree with your idiotic position.

There's no point spending money watching people who don't do anything worth watching.

Comment: Re:Alright! Go Senate bill (Score 1) 155

by CanHasDIY (#47560521) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

As someone who's seen a cardboard cutout, I understand completely. Hell, it's pretty obvious what he means.

Of course, if Obama is a cardboard cutout because he takes orders rather than issues them, then it's a reasonable assumption that the same personality defect exists in most of our elected officials.

Probably a lot of the appointed ones, too.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 4, Insightful) 36

by CanHasDIY (#47558655) Attached to: Better Living Through Data

I can open a browser and play a flash game and use more battery than I would if I were writing code. Simply using the laptop also doesn't mean productivity, as browsing the internet isn't productive but uses battery life.

Conversely, a graphics designer creating and rendering complex 3D models all day would use far more battery life than someone using Excel to create a catalog of their Magic cards.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.

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