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Comment: Re:the good old days... (Score 1) 784

by TitusC3v5 (#48829235) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
Fellow Virginian here (hello from Buchanan Co!), and it was much the same for me. Many, many days were spent exploring the mountains behind our house, and we even had this really fantastic vine swing that we used to swing back and forth across the stream that ran down the mountain. We would've been around 10 years old ourselves, and while our parents knew where we were and we were expected to check in regularly, I can't imagine being told that we weren't allowed to do something as simple as walk home from the store (which we also did on many occasions, but that was closer to two miles than one).

Comment: Re:Boys are naturally curious... (Score 1) 608

by TitusC3v5 (#48238955) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment
I would say it's not so much feminist theory as it is the simple fact is that we don't know how much culture and stereotypes are skewing the actual data. In my CS classes, the ratio of men to women was something like 8 to 1, and a disproportiate amount of the latter were Asian-American.

Comment: Re:The point? (Score 1) 57

by TitusC3v5 (#48108505) Attached to: Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation
Who says it always works flawlessly? have they played through the entire game several times? maybe there is crash code or places where you can literally get stuck in a wall.

Very unlikely. Most Oculus integration is little more than a camera mod; it isn't going to integrate to the point where it can cause the types of issues you're describing.

Comment: Re:Whenever I read stuff like this (Score 2) 223

by TitusC3v5 (#47886407) Attached to: U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data
It changed it because the 9/11 attacks targets the two pillars of American power: the banks and the government. It scared them shitless that may actual be attacked (oh, wow, apparently they have a much different reaction when it's not other people they're sending to die). At which point they said screw everything in order to give themselves the illusion of their old safety.

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