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Comment: Re:and you never will find the money (Score 1) 79

by drinkypoo (#49181401) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions

all this episode boils down to is some economically clueless fanboys needed to learn the hard way what the rest of us already know: that a currency backed by a government is obviously better than "free" alternatives

Sure, theoretically. But is the currency you're getting worth the currency you're getting? And are you actually getting equal protection?

Comment: Re:Anybody actually looking? (Score 1) 79

by drinkypoo (#49181377) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions

If there's missing millions then there's missing fraction-of-millions in taxes. So there's a motivation to go looking for it right there. And then, also, once it's in their hot little hands they can always decide to keep it. Even if all they do is sit on it for a while and then eventually cough it up, it can make them money.

Somebody has a huge fat wallet that they're going to tumble over the months and eventually cash out and unless they screw something up there's not much chance of being caught.

No rush.

Comment: Re:prevention is better than a cure (Score 1) 110

by 140Mandak262Jamuna (#49179787) Attached to: Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality
Car talk guys had an interesting observation. The average extra "lifespan" you get by exercising seems to equal the time spent exercising. Something like: Exercising 30 minutes a day works out to some 1.6 years spent exercising over 76 years and that seems to be the extra lifespan you get by exercising 30 minutes a day.

Comment: Re:So let's give a number scail so we can't self t (Score 1) 110

by 140Mandak262Jamuna (#49179763) Attached to: Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

I really hate it when people don't use percentage as a decimal, but it still beets the IRS "Combine" algebraic operator.

I get 73 from a recent stress test. Who hoo, Still Alive! Wife still kicks my ass with a 130 though.

For a guy who hates mistakes in number formats, you seem to have a very relaxed attitude towards spelling homonyms correctly.

Comment: Re:Daily Treadmill (Score 2) 110

by drinkypoo (#49179559) Attached to: Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

Double selection bias. People who are good at walking will tend to continue to do it for fun into older age. Meanwhile, while you're hiking, you tend to meet people who hike. Walking is of course great exercise, however. I have asthma and I'm a bit heavy but I'm a good walker, I can walk all day as long as the way isn't too steep.

Comment: Re:Doxing is asking for trouble. (Score 1) 367

I don't understand this "AC" hatred here in ./

We hate ACs because AC is mostly used for trolling.

All you need to get a slashdot account is a throwaway email address.

If you have an account, then you become accountable: we can tell whether what you say today matches what you said yesterday. Absent that, we have every reason to believe that you are just some malicious asshole.

I know... I know... this is ./, you cannot expect people to think twice before posting

...and it's lucky I didn't expect it from you, or I might be upset now.

Comment: Re:And the mods? (Score 1) 202

by drinkypoo (#49175207) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

I do not know much about minecraft mods but I still seem to remember they are Java as well. If they port minecraft into MS tech (DirecX and C# presumably) what happens to the community mods?

Probably DirectX and C++. And in fact, Microsoft would most likely buy some other game which is close to what they want, then task the studio with making it into Minecraft 2. There are loads of Minecraft clones out there, the trick is finding one which is both technically competent and developed by someone willing to work for Microsoft and sell them their baby.

The existing mods wouldn't work with the new game, obviously. But many Microsoft games have been modded fairly extensively, and Microsoft has even released the sources to one of their games when they were done with it (Allegiance.)

Comment: Re:Way too expensive for my blood... (Score 1) 64

by drinkypoo (#49173927) Attached to: Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain

That's already more effort than most people want to expend for a game. Painting is not fun for many people. It doesn't matter how "easy" you want to make it seem.

Yeah, the game is not for everyone. If you're lazy, you're better off with a computer game. I resemble the remark; I've spent far more time video gaming than miniatures gaming. I may still have some battletech minis here someplace, I definitely still have a small space marines army with a couple of sidecar bikes, a couple of floaters, a land raider, a couple rhinos... Sits in a box.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!