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Comment Re:Real scifi isn't about predicting the future (Score 1) 258 258

For instance, Star Trek answers an important philosophical question: "What if we gave a starship command to a man with a bigger sex drive than an entire class of high school seniors?"

Yeah "ST:Voyager" really cleared up that question.

No Voyeur was about giving a woman command of a starship full of people with bigger sex drives than her.

Comment Re:Hate for DST aside, how does this bug even exis (Score 1) 487 487

Actually this sounds a lot like the 'Outlook/Exchange' issues that occured the last time the US changed DST. The key thing to notice is that this pertains to reoccuring scheduled appointments. ...from the Outlook debacle... I can tell you. It makes a difference when you scheduled the appointment. Was it DST when you set it up. Is the appointment in DST, is it in the period that was changed (in the US this was 1 week in Spring, and 3 weeks in fall).

Add in the variations of device location (and the various rules about when to apply DST) and you have a nightmare for anyone responsible for scheduled appointments (in a corporation).

Comment Re:Um, not quite.... (Score 1) 384 384

Off hand I would guess it is because of the long-lasting radiation effects nuclear weapons. This in effect makes them the ultimate "defensive" weapons. Should an enemy invasion of your country be successful there is the option of Nuclear Suicide. In effect denying the "victor" access to your land/people/technology/secrets/resources...etc.

It seems there are some folks who would consider an invasion of Iran a desirable event in the future. Therefore it is in the current regimes best interests to develop defensive nuclear capabilities. Unfortunately some of the "Hawks" have been attempting to spin this as a reason to go to war.

The scary thing is that its working. Anti-Iran rhetoric is quite common to hear in every day American life.

Comment Re:Nerd Fantasy Extrodinaire: Ingame Scripting Age (Score 1) 113 113

I kinda liked the "less control" approch of Majesty.

Your units actually think for themselves, and respond differently to your "reward" incentives. To me this makes for a more "realistic" experince than the "hive mind" approach of the standard RTS (Where the player controls exactly what every unit does.)

Comment Re:You learn diffferent things about people online (Score 1) 300 300

My mother is on facebook.

Over the last few years she her views have been trending more and more towards "christian fundamentalism".

Every-time she posts one of those ... lets get a revolution started...repost if you agree... links I want to flame her.

But its my own mother... what do I do?

You will lose an important tape file.

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