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Comment: Re:Every time a bell rings (Score 1) 309

by Frenzied Apathy (#39146735) Attached to: Should There Be a Sci-Fi Category At the Oscars?

Man is an outsider goes to a new area with a group of people who trust him. Man meets up with a chick in new area who he connects with and a culture he feels like he is less of an outsider in. Man finds the group that he was with are actually doing bad things to the new group he likes. Man Burns the Candle at the both ends for a bit. One side and/or the other find out about him. Man gets separated from both groups. Man chooses which side he should be on. Man kicks the butt of the opposing side.

As was jellomizer's point, you can break down EVERY story you've ever heard/read/watched to a small set of basic plot points. There is no such thing as an original plotline. Stories have been around since Man could think and reason. You can only come up with a different visual context in which to tell the story.

Comment: Enabling the very people they're trying to battle (Score 1) 332

by Frenzied Apathy (#38917369) Attached to: Thanks to DRM, Some Ubisoft Games Won't Work Next Week
The last paragraph in the linked article says it all:

"Nice Ubisoft. Integrate something to stop pirates and in-fact you end up blocking people that bought the game legitimately from playing the game. Those people paid money for your game and they won't be able to play it. If you didn't pay, downloaded illegally, pirated, you'll be able to play fine."

Comment: Good riddance GoDaddy! I can't stand 'em! (Score 4, Insightful) 279

by Frenzied Apathy (#38525648) Attached to: Why We Dumped GoDaddy
As a web developer, I've worked on a couple of projects hosted at GoDaddy, and I can't stand anything about them - control panel overly confusing, unhelpful help section, horrible tech support, even their marketing (how can anyone take a web hosting company seriously that uses some hot chick to sell their business?). Every chance they get they throw some marketing pitch at you to get you to add on to your services.

They've had plenty of bad press over the year, too: The GoDaddy Saga Continues, GoDaddy Loses over 21000 Domains in One Day, GoDaddy Reverses Course on SOPA, GoDaddy VP Caught Bidding Against Customers.

Every new client I get I recommend they not use GoDaddy - if they insist, I tell them to find another developer...

Comment: Re:Pu238 not for bombs (Score 0) 263

by Frenzied Apathy (#38193536) Attached to: Will NASA Ever Recover Apollo 13's Plutonium From the Ocean

the general public thinks there is only one isotope of Pu

I'd argue the general public doesn't know what even one isotope is!

They see "plutonium" or any -nium and they immediately think nuclear radiation and that its very existence is wholly and completely dangerous to all life on the planet.

The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. -- C.N. Parkinson