"Most serious mac users", eh?
Most power users need a more granular control of their machine....which requires a mouse, trackball, or pen. Most users concerned with consuming Perez Hilton or Youtube are just going to need simple gestures. If that is what qualifies as 'serious' in your world, I suppose it's a little different than the business realm I deal with every day.
I won't mod you as troll....I'll respond in a very simple manner.....
Believable physics.....really? Have we watched the same Trek over the years? Physics has ALWAYS taken a back seat to story. The reboot is no different.
Faithfulness to Canon....it's a REBOOT. Canon went out the door when the first change in the timeline occurred.
Franchise continuity....sigh....facepalm. You're right, of course. I forgot that TOS began with a movie and then launched the TV show.
At the end of the day your nitpicking and trying to find fault in what you don't like. You want TOS or TNG recast and filmed again with basically the same scripts and better FX. I get that, but this is a reboot. A reimagining. Likewise with your personal interpretation of what 'successful' means. Don't try to redefine what it *is* with what *you want* it to be. (and for the record, I agree with you that TOS and TNG were better)
It is possible.
But you will see the same thing happen as when Unreal had a console release capable of using keyboard/mouse. The controller monkeys were crushed. You have no fine granular input with a controller. You have a very limited number of executions with a controller whereas with a kbd/mouse your actions per second are MUCH higher.
You've heard the maxim that violence solves nothing? That's not quite true. "Proportional violence" solves nothing. "Overwhelming violence" ends issues. You can debate the morality of this truism, but history backs its legitimacy.
Think of all of the long term wasted resources and suffering that could be solved with a little overwhelming force... The next time Israel and one of their neighbors starts slapping each other with their silly limp wristed marketing ploys.....nuke Jerasulem and the capital of the other nation into glass. Don't make a big ta-do over it...just have the president go on camera, yawn, and say,"Silly bitches." The next time there is a massacre in a turbulent African nation, send in a few regiments for live fire exercises. Anyone with a gun and anyone within 100 yards is a fair target. When we have proof of cyberattacks backed by the Chinese government, blanket the airwaves and every piece of copper with the message that they've been caught and that was their last chance. If it happens again, nuke the Forbidden city.
Yes yes...horrid.....immoral....evil... Whatever. I'm sick of everyone howling about the US being the big evil for being involved with anything....and then howling yet again if we don't step in and operate as the World's peacekeepers. If they want peace....give it to them. Just like it was given to the Aztecs.
Am I serious.....I dunno, but it sounds interesting, doesn't it?
Silly, silly child. I have an i7, 16GB RAM, 2GB GeForce, 17" display, and a 7200 rpm HD with plenty of space. If I so desired, my boot/app drive could be SSD and spinning storage in my second bay. At the office I have a USB dock for keyboard and mouse. At home, I have keyboard/mouse/22" monitor for immediate hook-up. My machine is by *far* more capable than 99% of desktops out there....and it's mobile.
The whole 'get a real [desktop] computer' line is horribly outdated in modern computing.
The Protoss are derived from the Eldar. Look at some of the original artwork and then the Eldar designs at the time. The similarity is unmistakable....just as the Zerg are reimagined Tyranids.
But it all started with Warcraft being pulled from Warhammer Fantasy Battles...and when it made a strong presence in the gaming world, Starcraft began development. Heck, if a formula of copying another company's lore with only a degree of different results in profit...why not do it again.
Everyone knows by now... everyone should know by now.... Any time a company takes money from Microsoft, they die very soon thereafter
I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or not..
I'm not sure if this is trolling or not.
X-Com : Enemy Unknown
The Walking Dead
Mass Effect 3
That's just off the top of my head.
Here's the interesting part though.... What is your solution? Should the officers have simply stood there and talked with her for an hour or two....hoping that she would finally act in a rational manner and leave the premises?
Then we would have the same people that are howling about the taser complaining that the useless police wouldn't do their job. They wasted hours of taxpayer time just riding the clock while chatting with an unruly citizen. They were just having a fun conversation while that guy over in Macy's stole $4k in jewelry and ran out the door. Those useless cops didn't even care about doing their job.
Or perhaps the officers in question should have physically removed this older lady from the store? She decides to go limp while being escorted out...and falls. Then claims a neck injury...and no doubt one of those crass officers would have bumped her breast while trying to convince her to stand back up. Let's see...sexual harassment, police brutality, battery, and compensation for mental anguish. That sounds like even worse press and monetary damages to the taxpayer's coffers. Useless bully cops!!! How dare they try to physically escort that poor old woman out the door! The cads!
Seriously. I want to see all these armchair geek warriors illustrate the *correct* action that should be taken for someone resisting arrest and making a general public nuisance of themselves intentionally. I want this mystical solution that you have in your mind that has no negative repercussions, especially when dealing with someone that already has the intention of going against the social grain. Living in your Mom's basement and fighting the good fight with a keyboard doesn't mean you have a clue what it's like to be in any kind of a physical confrontation. I want a solution rather than all the whining and bitching.