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Comment: Re:What Will They Do... (Score 1) 327

by Piata (#48706303) Attached to: The Coming Decline of 'Made In China'
Some of those issues could be solved by moving Chinese workers to Africa (which I have no doubt is already happening). Hell, with China's tendency to build ghost towns, I'm sure they're already building factory cities in Africa in an attempt to attract immigrants and locals looking for a better standard of living.

Comment: Re:Fuck what Harrison Ford says (Score 1) 299

by Piata (#48600445) Attached to: Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

I don't know about that. Reading the Reddit AMA with Harrison Ford, it seems he enjoys making films that entertain people.

He also isn't terribly sentimental or nostalgic. He doesn't own many props from the films he's been in and the berevitiy of some of his scenes ("I love you", "I know" and shooting the swordsman in the first Indiana Jones) seems to be directly tied to Harrison Ford cutting through the bullshit and getting to the point. I wouldn't say he's a phony, he's just not into all the fluff surrounding his characters and I think that's what actually draws people to his performance.

e.g. Our intro to him in Star Wars is a business deal, followed by shooting an alien that talks too much. That's Harrison Ford. That's what he does, that's why people like him and that's why Han Solo saying "May the force be with you" is such a big deal; Han Solo (and Harrison Ford) do not care about the mythos and the jargon while everyone else is falling head over heels for it.

In that regard, he's probably one of the most authentic actors in Holly Wood.

Comment: Re:Lightsaber crossguard wtf (Score 4, Insightful) 390

by Piata (#48480281) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released
The stupid part is it's not even an effective crossguard. There's a metal section close to the hilt so you can easily cut the crossguard off. Congrats on making a (most likely) primary antagonist look like an idiot. Unless they intented Luke Skywalker to show a juvenille Sith how moronic his added bling is in an actual fight...

Comment: Re:Evil Harper Government (Score 2, Informative) 70

by Piata (#48467043) Attached to: Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm
By not having Harper involved. This doesn't conflict with the oil sands so the Evil Harper Government doesn't care. Of course you could say someone's head should be rolling for allowing a government funded vaccine to be sold off to a US corp for a pittance (which is what the article is about).

Comment: Re:Dear Intel (Score 4, Insightful) 724

by Piata (#48048719) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials
I actually applaude Intel's decision because of articles like that. As someone that grew up playing Atari, NES, Genisis and everything that came after, the contempt most gaming sites show for people that actually buy and play games is abhorent. It's about as tone deaf as those stupid "don't pirate movie" ads they play in movie theatres before the movie (that you paid to see) starts.

Comment: Re:The moment of truth (Score 4, Insightful) 126

by Piata (#47766375) Attached to: GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Yes, I definitely would.

I use Steam, Humble Bundle and GOG for games.

I use http://bandcamp.com/ for music

If I can find a DRM free source for Movies and Television, I'd never need to "acquire" anything again. GOG's prices are a little high ($6 would be the most I'd pay for most movies) but provided they do sales where they slash prices 50% or more, I'd buy movies through them.

Comment: Re:Really people? (Score 1) 139

by Piata (#47485513) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'
You don't feel it's false advertising to say something is free when it's not? If people feel genuinely tricked by these revenue methods than it's worth addressing. It's akin to telemarketers calling and saying you won a free trip to the Bahamas; all you need to do is provide your credit card number and a $200 deposit.

Comment: Accurate summary (Score 4, Insightful) 150

She questioned the amount, the logic behind the amount and why the plaintiff's lawyers didn't feel a jury would find the emails a convincing argument for collusion. Not sure how you didn't find the summary accurate. I know it's a rarity on slashdot but this one is pretty spot on.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.