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Comment: For how many people? (Score 2) 382

by Webs 101 (#47776185) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

The "best" games depends on how many people you have to play, not to mention their tastes and time commitment.

Nothing beats Diplomacy, but you need seven people, a whole day, and people who can be bastards when required.

Other games I keep going back to are Civilization (the original board game that has nothing to do with Sid Meier), Kingmaker, Pictionary, Scattergories, and the Combat Mission series of digital war games.

Comment: What was missing (Score 2) 233

by Webs 101 (#45394169) Attached to: <em>Thor: The Dark World</em> &mdash; What Did You Think?

A movie can only be as great as its source material. It can almost never be greater than the sum of its parts.

Here, the one lacking element was the screenplay, and it's a shame. The acting was superb and the direction took the script as far as it could go.

There were too many Asgardian minor characters. Sif, Hogun, Fandral, Volstagg, Tyr, etc. None has enough to do. It feels like there was more to the Sif-Jane-Thor triangle that was left on the cutting-room floor, which is a shame. It would have been better to drop any nods to the Warriors Three.

Another problem was the ridiculous hand-waving that got the Aether into Jane. The Portal-like... - well, portals were cool but there had to be a better way to release the Aether. Maybe there was a better way to drive the plot and forget the Aether completely.

Speaking of handwaving, isn't it a bit ridiculous that Heimdall didn't see the dark-elf attack coming? Isn't that his job?

It's a shame, because the small touches were all there. It was funny, adventurous, and unpredictable.

Comment: Re:OT: Dehydration Question (Score 5, Funny) 413

by Webs 101 (#44497813) Attached to: Former NSA Chief Warns Hackers Will Attack US If Snowden Is Captured

OK, I know this is kind of OT for this thread and has little to do with Snowden, but I was flipping through channels last night and ran across this movie where everyone was in a life raft. I don't know what movie it was, but it went on for a while with people in a life raft, and they were fighting off sun poisoning, sharks, and dehydration. They tried to create an evaporation still with some saran wrap and a cup and lick the condensed drops off, the bottom of the plastic, but it didn't work. Here's the thing- so they were completely dehydrated, but the two women with larger boobs seemed OK. Why do they never talk about drinking boob milk when they're out there on a life raft or in the desert with no water or whatever? Big boobs have to carry at least a few quarts of liquid.

I think we just found someone who hasn't talked to the opposite sex in five or six years.

Comment: Re:Quite interresting (Score 5, Informative) 98

by Webs 101 (#43576699) Attached to: Experiment Will Determine Dinosaur's Skin Color
It's unlikely that this creature had feathers. Feathers are only known in Coelurosauria, which is a subset of theropods that, for example, includes Tyrannosaurus but not Allosaurus.

The hadrosaur under study is an ornithischian - a very, very distant relative that's more closely related to Stegosaurus and Triceratops. Psittacosaurus, a primitive horned dinosaur, did have tail bristles, but they appear to have been decorative for display and not feather-like at all.

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