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Comment: Lies? (Score 1) 140

/conspiracy mode on: Its LIES lies lies ... for all those years, and I've suspected them ever since. Now where did I put my tin foil hat? .... Oh noes, radiation made me forget. Ok, serious, how about radiation levels in medical appliances? I can remember they use low level barium in hospitals for all kinds of scans. If even a low level already is unsafe, how many more have been affected by these low levels?

Comment: ... or originality? (Score 1) 516

by MxMatrix (#39532873) Attached to: Why Are Fantasy World Accents British?
JJR Tolkien and his fellow writers were of English or former English colonies (eg. South Africa), and they founded the genre. So all original fantasy literature is written in British English. Most actors in starring in fantasy movies are in fact British. So its hardly a surprise to me. (I'm from the Netherlands myself)

Comment: Minority report de facto and Palantir LotR facts. (Score 1) 276

by MxMatrix (#38180778) Attached to: Palantir, the War On Terror's Secret Weapon
Palantir are the Westernesse looking stones once crafted by the skills of the Elves of Valinor. And thus not created for evil use. Sauron obtained one of them, presumably the one from Annunminas. They are in fact neutral, can be used for viewing everywhere as long as you are able to control the magic within. Now for this government system, it's created for a neutral thing in the fist place. Just correlating different sources of info. But sure, it can be used for evil things too ... but more in a minority report way of doing, I think. So time will tell if US government is integer enough to use their system wisely ... or fail and bring down havoc on the meek.

Comment: just bad design ! (Score 1) 613

by MxMatrix (#27624845) Attached to: How Piracy Affected the Launch of <em>Demigod</em>
To be frankfully bold, it is their own game design fault! Why you may ask if it was intended to be pirated in the first place. A case of how to legimate draconian drm. What they should have done is this: - release without any form of copy protection. - make registration of your copy with a key code mandatory, issue a login name with password - to play the game login with your name and password So this is the way RIAA tries to prove their right. Too bad greedy cheapasses took the bait.

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum