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

by Impeesa (#43135803) Attached to: Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
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

by Impeesa (#41227707) Attached to: Obama and Romney Respond To ScienceDebate.org Questionnaire

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).

The Almighty Buck

Unconstitutional Video Game Law Costs California $2 Million 180

Posted by Soulskill
from the your-tax-dollars-at-work dept.
An anonymous reader writes "In hopes of protecting the children of California from the ravages of violent video games, then governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attempted to push through a law that would fine retailers $1000 for each infraction of selling a violent game to an underage child. However, in the wake of appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down the law, California is now forced to pay the legal fees of all parties to the tune of two million dollars."

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

by Impeesa (#38910541) Attached to: Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

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.

Earth

Huge Freshwater Bulge In Arctic Ocean 382

Posted by Soulskill
from the lumpy-planet dept.
New submitter turkeyfish writes "UK scientists are reporting today in the journal Nature Geoscience that a huge bulge of freshwater is forming in the Western Arctic Ocean caused by a large gyre of freshwater. The gyre appears to indicate that the ice is becoming thin enough over the Arctic Ocean that the wind is beginning to affect the motion of water under the ice. A sudden release of this water or its emergence to the surface will greatly accelerate the melting of the remaining polar oceanic ice and likely alter oceanic circulation in the North Atlantic."

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