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Comment: Re:What's not to like (Score 2) 105

by PlusFiveTroll (#49111359) Attached to: "Exploding Kittens" Blows Up Kickstarter Records

>This really demonstrates that the key to a successful ~~kick starter~~ anything is popularity, not quality.

It doesn't matter how good you are, nobody will know about you, and you won't sell anything if you're a nobody.

Next, before this got too much funding it was an excellent idea to invest in. Cards Against Humanity is a multimillion dollar selling game. Smart-assed card games are a very popular genre.

Comment: Re: Good grief... (Score 1) 674

by PlusFiveTroll (#49110741) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

I'm not the AC trolling you above, but he does have a point. This is my second account. Way, way, way back when the supreme leaders of Slashdot deleted their password database playing with MySQL on the server live. The ISP that had my original email for my ./ login had went out of business and I didn't bother making another account for a long time.

Comment: Re:errr. huh? (Score 1) 532

by PlusFiveTroll (#49098459) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

If resources were not limited then aggression wouldn't be needed, and we live in a time that is close to that point, but it's kind of silly to think things will remain that way. The world can throw many nasty scenarios at us with little notice. Forming packs of aggression, tribes, city states, nations does make sense. We will be nicer to each other and fight everyone else. With this combined force we will monopolize resources for our own use. That is the only power a government has, the power of force. I mean, even what you typed has flaws. How are you suppose to pick which choices to make with limited resources, competition and aggression go hand in hand with humanity.

Comment: Re:Or how about no jobs? (Score 1) 307

by PlusFiveTroll (#49074033) Attached to: The Software Revolution

>Consider, we could wipe out our unemployment problem RIGHT NOW if the average work week was cut to 35 hours a week

Well, a lot of people are getting their work cut below that point, but with none of the benefits. Part time employees with no health benefits are a growing sector. Of course this is matched by a smaller amount of salaried employees having to work even more hours. Worst of both situations : /

Comment: Re:I've got this (Score 1) 400

by PlusFiveTroll (#49017355) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos

>We all know what murder is, we know what immolation and decapitation are, a video showing these things does not add anything

And yet the U.S. government bans pictures of our own solders killed in wars, and has done so for a long time. This is because when most people see the horrors of war, they are rather against it. This is not just a simple issue of "hide it and it goes away", groups like ISIS are a systemic problem and aren't just going away because we don't show their message.

Comment: Re: I've got this (Score 1) 400

by PlusFiveTroll (#49017327) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos

They don't need exposed to it, but at the same time, it's not going to ruin the rest of their life either. Explaining how 'real life' works to children is very important, not hiding it from them. When me and my daughter were walking down a sidewalk beside the road there was some animal that had been rather brutally crushed by a car. I didn't try to shelter her from it. I just told her, this is what happens if you run out in front of cars. Now when she is with other kids and they walk close to the road she does a good job explaining to them that it's a really bad idea to do that.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.