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Comment: Re:It's about time. (Score 3, Insightful) 138

by Warhaven (#48875715) Attached to: Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film

The direction I don't care about. I care about the fact that they have made yet another "solve all problems with firepower" franchise out of something that has dealt with so many important and/or taboo topics in the past.

First kiss between white and black actors, knowingly keeping a gay actor on, solving problems with diplomacy, observing the wishes of a people and let them die, even though it goes against your own moral concepts...

This is a US made show that dared suggest that a society that has relied on cloning so much they're basically inbred need to band together with a society of hillbillies and had to effing ditch monogamy to survive! The question over Data's and the Doc's sentience or do the Borg enjoy the same considerations as other species... can the Borg even be considered a species... The list goes on and on.

They took EVERYTHING Star Trek had which let me hope for a brighter future for once instead of the pretty redundant apocalypse mindsets and turned it into fucking space cowboys...

So do excuse me if I shed a tear over the clusterfuck Abrams created.

Agreed. However, I would like to think Simon Pegg might be able to rescue this. He's a devout classic science fiction fan, to the point where he burned his Star Wars collection upon a funeral pyre after Episode I launched (according to Simon Pegg's commentary on the first episode of Spaced). So, if Simon is at all offended by the new Star Trek as you are, he may bring this alternate Star Trek back to some semblance of the Roddenberry-inspired sagas.

Comment: Re:Actung ! (Alternate Methods) (Score 1) 703

by Warhaven (#48776869) Attached to: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

There are alternate payment and funding methods being explored -- but America is slow, slow, slow, slow to adapt to such things. It was discussed on NPR's Freakonomics, and there's a university that's actually trying it out -- if my Google-fu were strong today. The Obama story is saturating anything to do with free tuition atm.

Anyway, for those of you who didn't click on the link, upon graduation, the university takes a 5% cut of any money you make for the first 20 years of your working life. This creates a massive incentive for the university to place the student in the best-paying job possible -- because that means more money for the university. As such, the university is going to want the student to be as desirable to employers as possible -- which means the best training and education possible.

Personally, I'm really fond of this idea.

Comment: Re:Car repair shop for me (Score 4, Funny) 310

As for most unusual circumstances, about 15 years ago me and the owner (and also programmer) of the company i was working for at the time fixed in 15 minutes a bug that neither of us had been able to fix in the last 2 weeks sober. It was 3 am and we were both dead drunk as we were celebrating someone's birthday at the office :)

Ah, yes, the "Ballmer Peak." A well-documented phenomena.

Comment: Re:Ah, Just What Schools Were Missing! (Score 1) 87

by Warhaven (#46890361) Attached to: High-School Star League Brings Gaming As Sport to Teenagers

Video Games are not a "sport".

Josh: I'm much better at video hockey.

Paul: That's not a sport.

Josh: It requires hand and eye coordination.

Paul: It's not a sport if you don't sweat.

Josh: What about golf? It's a sport and you don't sweat.

Paul: It's not a sport if you let a machine do all the work.

Josh: What about car racing?

Paul: Shut up, Baskin.

GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY (#7): April 2, 1751 Issac Newton becomes discouraged when he falls up a flight of stairs.