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Comment Re:It's a flawed way to keep a site up. (Score 1) 978 978

There was a time when Penny Arcade wouldn't even accept animation, too. This was also a time when I would still sometimes look at Gamespy, and every time I went there and found some obnoxious floating flash thing covering up the content I wanted to click, I made a point of closing it and giving one of Penny Arcade's ads a click instead.

Comment Re:Well that cinches it for me (Score 3, Insightful) 608 608

Unfortunately too many people don't object when he walks-around issuing commands (or executive orders) as if he were the law-maker.

In observing online US political commentary over the last few years, it has been my experience that many people object when he doesn't (or don't understand when he can't).

Comment Re:jump: Afghanistan - Battleship? (Score 4, Interesting) 212 212

I think that scene in Iron Man was demonstrating his optical tracking system, letting him rapidly designate as targets the people who were pointing guns at other people's heads. With a human in the driver's seat, the indicators would be pretty obvious.

Comment Re:People are clueless (Score 1) 720 720

The sad thing is, people still believe the US government has their best interests at heart and is not trying to oppress them. They seem to think a tyranny is impossible in the USA.

The sadder thing is, I think a lot of the people in the government doing this stuff really believe that too.

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde