Now I see why, as a political group, those people are so annoying. Bullshit headlines like this make me a lot less interested in whatever asshole cause they are championing.
Man, fuck thin phones. I want a 1.5-inch-thick phone that'll give me a full day of streaming video or geocaching if I want. Screw those tiny 50mm x 33mm x 5mm batteries, I want my phone to be half battery by volume. In an ideal world, it would also have an accessible battery-release button, so I can slide it out and slot in another in ten seconds or less, and charge the spare (or three) in my car or on my wall. Give it a little backup battery, say 15 minutes worth, to stay alive while the big one is being swapped and I'd be totally happy.
Yes, well, some people do enjoy grinding for boring and generic quests. Think of it like zoning out in front of a TV, except more interactive and social. If I didn't have good ways to numb my brain once in a while, I'd probably drink a lot more.
Not every player is an addict, it can be nice to just relax without going over the deep end.
Sure, it's basically Diablo 2, but with more multiplayer integration and a more fun IMO economy. Free, no pay-to-win, you can solo fine if you really want, and it's HARD if you play as intended instead of hanging back and farming (without being totally unforgiving; no item loss on death, no exp loss until your second playthrough). Which as an ex-WoW player is a super huge god damn plus. I am so sick of constant easymode MMOs.
Burning karma in hopes that a 6 year old, moderately active account will dispel accusations of "shill":
I'm most certainly no friend of BP's, but the evidence presented in the story really is not that compelling. People on the internet are huge dicks even without being paid to do it, and some people have a lot of time on their hands. Maybe some of them are family of BP workers, or grunt paper shufflers in the company, or just assholes, but none of the evidence seems worthy of this headline.
Intriguing, worth looking into? Sure. But if your headline is "BP did this" instead of "BP accused of this", you need a hell of a lot better documentation.
Alarmism helps no one.
In his defense, with that ID number, he registered that name when The Simpsons was in its prime.
Okay, let me rephrase. The whole concept of paying for modern-day cryogenics is ludicrous. I'm all for research into all fields; who knows, it might become usable someday, and that would be swell. But the lack of functionality of current cryogenics is so...total. You might as well pay someone to launch your corpse into space with a promise that magical aliens will recover it and cure you.
Huh, they ARE Slashdot-made. Things are worse than I thought. If the new owners' thought process was seriously "what geeky subject should we make some videos about, oh I know, cryogenics, everyone loves that"... well, things are a lot worse than I thought.
Personally I turned off ads in the last couple weeks because they started getting really intrusive. They'd been fine for years, but not anymore.
The first video was loudly derided by the entire comments section and you post another one? The whole premise of cryogenics is ludicrous anyway. If this is the stuff that makes it to the front page, Slashdot is nosediving fast.
God damn it. Stardock is going to ruin it with their awful, awful writing. GalCiv2 had the worst humor I've ever seen in a 4x game ever. I know that nobody plays 4x games for the writing, but it was so bad it hurt.
First thing I thought of, really.
It's westorange.info, not westorage.info. The editing is ridiculous.
Foreign language submissions are all well and good, but shouldn't our esteemed editors be editing the submitted English into grammatical English (or paraphrasing it)?
Life is pretty darn short to worry about replayability. If you wait to buy games until they've gotten cheap, and they're fun the first time through, does it really matter if you want to play it fifty more times?