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Comment: Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (Score 1) 855

by Scarletdown (#47899629) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

If bigot Yankees wouldn't have started to teach Creationism at school, or open the Creation Museum, or all the bizarre stuff I periodically read about religion in the US, maybe atheists would not have felt the need to "fight back" in that way...

The Creation Museum was founded by an Australian.

Comment: Re:Too many damn immigrants (Score 2) 112

by Scarletdown (#47692479) Attached to: Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post

Well if they don't like it, then they can go back to their own shitty countries. Im not a racist, but whenever blacks complain about slavery or discrimination here in America, I offer to buy them a one way ticket to Africa. But no. They don't want to go back to that shithole. I'd do the same for Mexicans or Chinese or any other fuckers who complain and cause problems in America, yet none want to go back home.

Just out of curiosity, if the one complaining was a Hopi, or Cherokee, or Navajo, or Apache, or perhaps Salish, to which destination would you purchase a one way ticket for them?

Comment: Re:Did you still get the links outside Europe (Score 1) 74

by Scarletdown (#47386365) Attached to: Google Reinstating Some 'Forgotten' Links

Which one of your rights is assaulted when Google, a private enterprise, decides to not show you certain links?

Is Google one of the country's owners? Do they pull the strings of any of our lawmakers in D.C., lawmakers that were hired (aka voted in) by the citizens of this country? If they are controlling lawmakers, like other highly influential corporations do, then they should be considered to be acting on behalf of the government and the people that the government is supposed to serve. And thus, they should be required to observe and submit to the same safeguards and restrictions outlined in the Bill of Rights and the rest of the Constitution to which anyone else working under the banner of government is subject.

Comment: Re:The elephants are stomping on us again (Score 1) 222

by Scarletdown (#47294793) Attached to: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement

Christians believe that God destroys societies that accept homosexuality. That's why they believe it's their business.

And it is a bloody shame that any organized mythology can have such a deep impact on public policy and the governing of a nation that is supposed to be hands off on such beliefs.

Comment: Re:Definition, please (Score 1) 122

Omega Race gets my vote for underrated game of its time. It immerses you, relies on reflex gaming, is pretty fair, and there are several strategies to employ of various success rates. If you're good at it, you can play for quite some time. Try it sometime on Mame, though realize the dial control of the game doesn't translate perfectly to keyboard. It took me some time adjusting the sensitivity to have an okay time.

Another great feature of Omega Race was that you could still control the ship to a degree in attract mode if you were out of quarters. If I remember right, you could at least control the thrust and weapons fire. It was a good way to get just a little more of your fix even if you were broke but still not ready to go home.

Oh, and amazingly, I found that the best home port ever for Omega Race was on the Commodore VIC-20 (need to see about getting Omega Chase Deluxe for my Vectrex to see how it compares). That was one of the most faithful renditions ever of the arcade version. And back when I was a big time classic video games collector, I discovered the best controller to use with it was the Starplex. Back when I had time to have my systems set up, that I totally kicked ass on Omega Race and several other games with that controller.

Comment: Re:No good for anthropologists (Score 1) 169

by Scarletdown (#47251943) Attached to: Starbucks Offers Workers 2 Years of Free College

Always remember that your barista responsibilites change based on your field. As a former archaeologist, I cannot tell you how many nazis I killed while working at Starbucks.

Did you recommend the Lost Ark blend, with room for scream? I hear that one is quite the face melter, it's so hot.

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