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Comment: Re:And so it begins... (Score 1) 283

by Legion_SB (#27407963) Attached to: IE 8.1 Supports Firefox Plugins, Rendering Engine

People sometimes ask me if I could put up with a whole day where I'm cut off from my up-to-the-second news sources, my RSS feeds, my constant torrent of media.

I say to them, yes, I do it every April 1st. And I end up with the shakes and it strengthens my resolve to never willingly unplug.

At least there are video games. Sweet, blissful, calendar-unaware video games.

Comment: Re:Venerable? (Score 2, Insightful) 45

by Legion_SB (#27403377) Attached to: <em>The Return of Zork</em> On ScummVM

It's "venerable" because, despite its flaws, it's extremely memorable. I remember so much from that game, and I can't even remember what I played yesterday. There are a half-dozen scenes from that game permanently burned into my brain.

And because of that, I am totally going to fire the game up in ScummVM, suffer through some warts, but enjoy the heck out playing out the scenes that I've been remembering for years.

Comment: Re:BSOD (Score 1) 725

by Legion_SB (#26167901) Attached to: British Royal Navy Submarines Now Run Windows

If by "a lot", you mean "a little", and by "ammunition", you mean "small arms ammo like Remington rifle cartridges, which aren't explosive, and by "secretly" you mean "it was on the damn cargo manifest", then you're on the money.

Or do you have any sort of legitimate proof that there was some kind of other munitions stowed away on the ship that is actually relevant to its sinking? Anything besides empty "I said it's there" claims?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke