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Comment: THESE PEOPLE? (Score 4, Insightful) 1229

Who are *these people* who cannot be provoked? People that play video games? Are we really going to say that we cannot even talk about video games now without signing our own death warrants? Is that your point?

Take her work at face value or call it part of a conspiracy - all she's doing is speaking into a camera on the internet. Ms. Sarkesian is *not* a legislator, she's not out there suing companies and telling them what to do or what not to do. She's just stating her opinion and raising what she considers issues with the messaging of video games.

WTF is wrong with you?

Comment: 400 out of how many flights? (Score 3, Insightful) 97

by GodInHell (#47289369) Attached to: When Drones Fall From the Sky
Good point. Also - without knowing how many flights? There are hundreds of thousands of car crashes every year - but there are millions upon millions of miles traveled by car every year, so crashes are relatively rare. If there were 1000 drone flights and 400 crashes the article would have a point, but there were probable hundreds of thousands of military drone flights in the last 10 years.

Also, Military aircraft do tend to crash very often around the world. see Wikipedia List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (2010–present). Note the string of fatalities caused by those crashes.

Comment: Re:Because they can. (Score 3, Informative) 252

by GodInHell (#46944225) Attached to: $200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?
The law school I am familiar with leaves the choice of text up to the prof. Some of them will avoid these textbooks because of the ethical challenges, some won't. Of course, my school also ran its own bookstore and probably made quite a lot of profit off reselling used books, so there's that too. On the other hand $200.00 is not very much for a law school text.

Comment: WTF? Both are eyewear therefore the SAME! (Score 2, Insightful) 108

by GodInHell (#46595315) Attached to: Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?
The use cases for google glass (overlaying information ontop of really - i.e. augmented reality) and Oculus Rift (a VR display that supplants and replaces your view with a different view - i.e. virtual reality) are entirely different. That would be like buying a car manufacturer to help catch up with SpaceX in building heavy launch vehicles - yeah, both are things you catch a ride in - but the technology that powers them doesn't cross pollinate.

Comment: Conspiracy or act of legislature? (Score 5, Insightful) 395

by GodInHell (#46529379) Attached to: Survey Finds Nearly 50% In US Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

In fact, in addition to the 37 percent of respondents who fully agreed that U.S. regulators are suppressing access to natural cures, less than a third were willing to say they actively disagreed with the theory.

Marijuana is still illegal, right? I mean, it's it a conspiracy theory if I can point to the status and rules at issue?

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.