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Comment: Re:I would be very concerned (Score 1) 532

by JDHannan (#34957622) Attached to: Electronics In Flight — Danger Or Distraction?
But, much like seat belt laws, they are designed for the people around you as well.  If you're unrestrained during an accident, you're going to bounce around in the car and potentially injure other people.  If you're not paying attention during takeoff/landing and something happens that you don't notice, you could potentially be responsible for 2 peoples' deaths if you were in the aisle seat, at the very least.

Comment: Re:not this crap again (Score 1) 109

by JDHannan (#34672548) Attached to: IBM Projects Holographic Phones, Air-Driven Batteries
Screw meal as a pill.  I want the opposite.

I want huge whole meals that have the caloric content of something the size of a pill.  I love eating, but if I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, I'd be 300lbs.  I wanna be able to eat and eat and not gain weight, and so does most of America.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time 362

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-is-relative dept.
sfraggle writes "Kotaku has an interesting review of Doom (the original!) by Stephen Totilo, a gamer and FPS player who, until a few days ago, had gone through the game's 17-year history without playing it. He describes some of his first impressions, the surprises that he encountered, and how the game compares to modern FPSes. Quoting: 'Virtual shotgun armed, I was finally going to play Doom for real. A second later, I understood the allure the video game weapon has had. In Doom the shotgun feels mighty, at least partially I believe because they make first-timers like me wait for it. The creators make us sweat until we have it in hand. But once we have the shotgun, its big shots and its slow, fetishized reload are the floored-accelerator-pedal stuff of macho fantasy. The shotgun is, in all senses, instant puberty, which is to say, delicately, that to obtain it is to have the assumed added potency that a boy believes a man possesses vis a vis a world on which he'd like to have some impact. The shotgun is the punch in the face the once-scrawny boy on the beach gives the bully when he returns a muscled linebacker.'"

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.