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Comment: Re:Who says they even need a 2.0 Release? (Score 1) 205

by Nethemas the Great (#49177321) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?
I'm certain Minecraft will continue to evolve for the foreseeable future. The implied idea behind a v2.0 (a reinterpretation of v1.x) however, is unlikely to happen. It doesn't seem compatible with Minecraft culture. The stereotypical, bigger, better doesn't exactly apply to Minecraft. It's blocky, low-res on purpose and that's a huge component of its charm.

Comment: Re:The Keystone Pipeline already exists (Score 1) 433

by Nethemas the Great (#49123389) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Don't be a ditto head, think for your self man. The oil is being pumped, the oil is being transported, and the oil is being burned regardless of how it gets from point A to point B. If anything the pipeline would have the "environmental" scale pan tipping towards it. Pipes don't necessarily have to be powered by fossil fuel and piles don't derail. This is Canadian interests trying to hijack American politics and you're party to the Kool-aid chugging.

Comment: Re:The Keystone Pipeline already exists (Score 1) 433

by Nethemas the Great (#49123333) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Um, how would allowing Canada to bypass the US and put the oil instead on ships bound for elsewhere increase US oil exports? The US isn't exporting that oil, Canada is exporting that oil. Right now, Canada is incentivized to sell the oil for cheap to the US since access to more lucrative markets come with higher costs. Letting Canada extend their pipeline might help Canada and China, but it will do precious little for the US and quite probably hurt it.

Comment: Re:It'll never happen (Score 2) 333

The calculation is based upon assumed energy requirements. In other words the resource to be exploited cannot possibly be valued more than the assumed energy required to obtain it.

Of course this line of rationale falls in to the "rational actor" fallacy. Since humans aren't rational actors, why would aliens have to be?

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