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Comment: Re:Beloved by Builders and Developers (Score 1) 178

by Glarimore (#48568089) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings
I actually think Boston drivers are some of the best. I now live in Boston -- the roads aren't conducive to organized driving, so people ignore the rules when necessary for the sake efficiency and doing what makes sense. People honk to let people know their intention or to make themselves known when in a blind spot.

It beats the hell out of places like North Carolina, where drivers are classically bad (tailgating, no blinkers, drive way under the speed limit, stop on on-ramps, people don't know how to parallel park, etc.), but also impractical (no one will cross double yellow to go around a tractor, even with plenty of vision, because "it's against the law") and people take it personally when others honk, as if honking is only reserved solely for when you want to let someone know that you are flipping them the bird.

Comment: Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (Score 1) 292

by Glarimore (#47917379) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
Their "service", which in most cases is simply allowing my xbox to connect to another -- for most games, one player's Xbox is hosting -- it's not like Microsoft servers are hosting the game for us or anything.

I use to play Halo 1 online for free using XBConnect. Paying a monthly fee to simply be routed to another user is ridiculous.

Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 1) 292

by Glarimore (#47917165) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
Honestly, EVE is worth checking out for anyone who is into math, numbers, or science-fiction, even if only to be able to say that you "experienced EVE (spreadsheets online)."

In my opinion, it's the most brutal online game in existence -- one where scamming and causing other players misery is not discouraged, but is actually a valid in-game career-path.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 610

Sell the cards (they'll typically only get you a few cents, but it adds up and it gets them out of your account), trade the coupons with your friends for coupons that actually interest you (a friend had a 90% off coupon for a game this weekend that semi-interested me). The coupon gave me a game for 70 cents, and my card sales paid for that.

But to do all of that probably take 30 minutes, taking into account the time required to learn how to do it and the fact that there isn't a bulk-sell option in Steam. With what most of the people here get paid, I'd much rather save myself the time, the hastle, and the clutter, and just spend the ten dollars.

I buy games so I can spend time playing them, not so I'm forced to spend time managing them.

Comment: Re:Who signs the checks (Score 1) 371

by Glarimore (#47691421) Attached to: Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

So my engineering friend would often have to point out to people such as the accountant how things worked(as opposed how the salesman dreamed they worked) and that either one of them could fire anyone so if they tried picking a side they would be gone the next day.

I can't imagine working in that kind of an environment. That sounds awful.

Comment: Re:No, it won't be huge (Score 1) 531

I'm reasonably certain part of the story was that the Clinton impeachment scared Democrats into making a tacit agreement with Republicans: Don't go after our crimes, we won't go after yours. And because there is no other party with any real power, the result is that both Democratic and Republican presidents can commit crimes with impunity.

While I think the agreement you mention is likely true, I think that getting your dick sucked in the oval office is a notably less heinous of a crime than what occurred during Watergate, and I don't really think the two can be compared.

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.