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The Neo-Geo Song 70

Posted by samzenpus
from the old-school dept.
At least 50% of my paychecks would be converted into tokens and put into one of many Neo-Geo machines at the arcade when I was in high school. It's good that my favorite old games finally have an anthem.

Comment: Re:Largest Nuclear Disaster? (Score 1, Insightful) 413

by EvilErik (#31774628) Attached to: What Chernobyl Looks Like In 2010

From the article

the Chernobyl nuclear accident led to more than one hundred times the nuclear fallout of what was experienced during the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

Fucking retards

You make a flawed argument. It may well be that the nuclear fallout was 100 times worse, but Chernobyl was not a bomb. It did not kill ~150000 people outright _and_ also have lasting effects. Lots of people died as a result of Chernobyl, but nowhere near the scale of the two atomic bombings on Japan.

Comment: (Score 0) 865

by EvilErik (#31685712) Attached to: James Lovelock Suggests Suspending Democracy To Save the World

The vikings in Greenland considered eating fish taboo. They died pure.

What? The Norse in Greenland went from a 20% fish diet during the medieval warming period to 80% fish towards the the beginning of the little ice-age before the population collapse. As with many things there wasn't one clear reason. Deforestation, soil erosion, over grazing and a few harsh winters in a row seem to have been the culprits.

Comment: Re:Child pornographers. (Score 0) 646

by EvilErik (#31595480) Attached to: SSD Price Drops Signaling End of Spinning Media?

Black holes: nature's ultimate shredder.

Unfortunately that's still subject to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Do you really want to live with the thought that maybe in 3 million years time some aliens will come to Earth, seek out your descendants and taunt them mercilessly about your collection of goat pr0n?

Think of your great great ... great great mutant humanoid grandchildren!

Comment: Re:As always, make yourself known (Score 0) 597

by EvilErik (#30541150) Attached to: Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity

What gets me is:
"The president [USA] earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment."
"At present the Prime Minister [UK] receives £127,334 in addition to a salary of £60,277 as a Member of Parliament."
Compared to:
"Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman was the highest paid CEO in 2008, taking home $702,440,573 in salary and stock options. Schwarzman will receive the other 75% of his $4.7 billion equity grant from the IPO in equal installments over the next four years."

Are we paying the leaders of two of the largest/most influential countries in the world too much, or too little?

Comment: Re:Fought brave? During Phoney War? (Score 0) 379

by EvilErik (#30430014) Attached to: French Military Contributes To Thunderbird 3

Thank you for this. It's true the early stages were cagey to say the least. You have to remember that everyone was only just recovering from WWI at this time. It is with sorrow that we (British) didn't step in sooner but no one really knew how far and how hard Hitler was willing to push things. The hope for diplomacy was held out until almost too late. I think most of Europe hoped that Germany would just annex Poland (sorry) and that would be that. Wish you hadn't posted AC as you should be modded up.

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+ - Commodore returns with new gaming PCs

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JamesO writes "Commodore is a name which will bring memories flooding back to many a gamer and it's been announced that the legendary brand is to return with a new range of high specification gaming PCs.

The new Commodore PCs optimised for gaming will be launched at the CeBIT show in Germany on March 15 and attendees will be offered the chance to play the latest PC games using the purpose-built PCs."

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.