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Comment Re:Tender (Score 1) 119

I used to know somebody who worked with the Met Office at one point, and she said (NB this anecdote is 20 years old, so it may be wrong now as technology has moved on) that the Met Office weather forecast is right about 75% of the time, but if you just say "the weather will be the same as it was yesterday" you'll be right about 80% of the time.

Comment Re:It's the base assumption that its invalid (Score 1) 392

Two things:

If you do happen to notice a person with a gun in a bank with a "no weapons" policy, you know they are up to no good.

If a bank robber does turn up and none of the other customers are armed, there will definitely not be a gun fight between the robbers and the customers, none of whom are likely to be trained for armed combat in an environment with a lot of innocent bystanders.

Comment Re:Startup management subsystem (Score 1) 416

You seem to be making the tacit assumption that everything works
perfectly. If I am debugging a system then I would much prefer
to deal with scripts (usually all in one place or otherwise easily
found) than have to try to debug C and C++ code and XML schema.
Theodore Ts'o comments that were linked to above.

Isn't that an argument that everything should be written in shell script?

Comment Re:Yes, unprovoked (Score 1) 207

"Oh, it would have only lasted 55 miles on our track!" SO FUCKING WHAT? That's a frigging RACE you retarded shitepile! How long would a car able to go so fast last on the same track? 50-80 miles tops. Less if it were a big car rather than a light racer.

If you compare it to, say, a Lotus Elise, an expectation of an owner of a car in that class is that you can take it on a track day. So take it to Castle Coombe (for example) and after an hour, the battery is dead. What are you going to do for the rest of the day while it recharges? watch everybody else driving round after refuelling with petrol in about five minutes?

Comment Re:Yes, unprovoked (Score 1) 207

The Reliant rolling was in the context of an segment that was deliberately and obviously taking the piss out of a car that is a bit of a running joke in British culture. In fact he rolled it four times in the segment.

Nobody watching it would have mistaken it for a serious attempt to evaluate the Robin.

Comment Re:No nuance allowed. You're for us or against us. (Score 1, Insightful) 557

Even the mere thought that there might be anything of merit on the GG side is tantamount to a rape threat. It's intolerant and childish.

No one said that, you made it up.

Being neutral that people (mostly women) are being repeatedly doxed is definitely a character flaw. Having strangers call your family or coworkers at 3AM and screaming at them is a pretty clear cut case of abuse.

There is definitely one side to the GG controversy that is intolerant and childish, but it isn't the women game developers.

Here's a plan: stop being assholes because someone said some words you don't like. When other people, even ones who agree with you behave this way call them out and tell them to stop.

Maybe then we can have an adult conversation about this stuff.

The worst part is the fact that games are starting to get actual criticism around them is part of the process of moving to accepted art form. No one doxes movie critics or film schools because they dissect trends in movies. The whole GG movement is retarding the progress of games as a socially accepted form of artistic expression.

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz