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Comment: Re:Why not just 0? (Score 1) 996

by WraithCube (#43732821) Attached to: NTSB Recommends Lower Drunk Driving Threshold Nationwide: 0.05 BAC

Portion that are 'alcohol related': 1/3rd, about 10k total

I'm always a little curious when I hear 'alcohol related' without a description of what information was gathered because MADD and others have done such a good job obscuring the number away form anything meaningful. Things they've included in the past: Accidents caused by a sober driver hitting a driver who had been drinking.
Accidents where one or more passengers were intoxicated even if the driver wasn't
Accidents where beer cans or other alcohol containers were found in the wreckage regardless of circumstances.

Comment: Re:Stupid. (Score 1) 386

by WraithCube (#41907569) Attached to: Voting Machine Problem Reports Already Rolling In
I'm not really sure they are all as bad as everyone claims. I used one of the machines in colorado and it printed out all my votes on a piece of paper on the left hand side when i was finished and made me confirm 3 times over that all the information printed on that paper was correct. Seemed fairly straightforward with less worrying about whether a bubble was properly filled in.

Comment: Re:ATTN: Jared Polis (Score 1) 303

by WraithCube (#41671401) Attached to: Congressman Warns FTC: Leave Google Alone
His constituency is boulder, colorado. He's running against Kevin Lundberg.
It's not even expected to be close. Even a significant portion of the republicans around here like Polis. Being a college town and hippy/pot town its the liberal counter to the more conservative colorado springs. Hell, if a story broke about him having hentai I'd expect to see some guy down on pearl street holding a sign saying something like "I love polis and hentai"

Comment: Re:High school student != Expert (Score 1) 349

by WraithCube (#39511963) Attached to: Student Expelled From Indiana High School For Tweeting Profanity

Sorry to double post, but I can't edit it 3 seconds after posted. The actual tweet the kid used was "Fuck is one of the fucking words you can fucking put anywhere in a fucking sentence and still fucking makes sense." Not used in a famous book, but if you can be expelled for that I would imagine you could be expelled for discussion of various pieces of literature.

Comment: Re:High school student != Expert (Score 2) 349

by WraithCube (#39511939) Attached to: Student Expelled From Indiana High School For Tweeting Profanity

just as he knows not to use it in the school building. (IMHO)

I'm not sure what high schools you are used to, but if you can be expelled for tweeting profanity he should be careful not to quote or to tweet quotes from books required by the English curriculum. He was expelled for use of the word "fuck". His quote is also pretty common and oddly enough deals with the different ways "fuck" can be used in the English language.

"That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose." - J. D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye)

Comment: Re:You know what else you need? (Score 1) 418

by WraithCube (#39502855) Attached to: New <em>SimCity</em> To Require Constant Internet Connection

There are a lot of people out there that travel around for work or otherwise and would like to spend some of their downtime playing a game. That gets harder when every game released requires an internet connection completely unrelated to how a user intends to play. Sure you could simply not purchase the game, but it doesn't hurt to try and tell the game company "hey if you would just let me play it offline I'd hand you money" and hope they actually listen.

Comment: Re:I propose we Occupy "Occupy" (Score 2) 507

by WraithCube (#38088378) Attached to: Occupy Flash?

which can only lead to nostalgic Gen-Xer's wearing lame "Occupy Empire" and "Occupy Rebellion" Star Wars shirts.

We've already reached that point. This showed up on my facebook feed this morning.

Such notable quotes as: "End Galactic Corporate Greed", "Occupy Docking Bay 94 We are the 99%", "Get our troops off tatooine", and "Death Star Destruction was an inside job"

Comment: Re:Sounds like what most people would want (Score 1) 447

by WraithCube (#37541862) Attached to: The Cable Industry's a La Carte Bait and Switch

Monday Night Football is covered by ESPN and holds the record for most watched series on cable television with the 2008 season

The 2009 game of Favre playing against the packers is highest-rated cable program to date.

As somebody who has their television turned to espn more than most other channels (gotta keep up with my fantasy football team), there are plenty of other channels I could care less about having, but fork over cash for the whole package with HD. And for those of you who are fond of your high-definition programming keep in mind that the NFL and other sports are one of the main things that actually pushed out the widespread adoption.

Comment: Re:"Fixed" ??? (Score 2) 311

by WraithCube (#37471918) Attached to: Yahoo Blocked Emails About Wall Street Protests

Yes, people send out a bunch of emails to let people know about some new website OccupyWallSt.org (to a computer easily substituted with ch34pm3d7.com or other spam website) and a large percentage of the recipients click that little "mark as spam" button. The spam filter sees a bunch of messages it thinks are spam all containing the same website and decides that its a spammer's website. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Please don't assume everyone agrees with the cause or even if they do there are a lot of people that could care less about politics and think any political messages sent to them are spam. Speaking of which I still can't find anything that actually says what these protests are trying to accomplish besides saying they hate corporations.

Comment: Re:Kid Friendly? (Score 1) 295

by WraithCube (#36871574) Attached to: Review: Captain America

While I didn't really pay much attention to it while watching Captain America does tend to be at least a bit kid friendly though some parts are probably too much for a 5 year old. There is not a lot of blood (a lot of the guns just vaporize people) though plenty of people do get shot. Which naturally involves death including somebody close to Rogers. The only part I can remember with foul language would be a soldier mooning Cap and saying "kiss my ass". There aren't any sex scenes (Caps is a classy guy).

Despite one thing you should keep in mind is that part of the reason the latest set of movies have been PG-13 is because they are actually staying closer to the original comics. The majority of comics were written targeting a young-adult audience as the core group of comic readers tended to be aged 14-21. Despite whatever the marketing departments have done (and animated cartoon spinoffs) these superheroes were meant for kids just over 13.

Comment: Re:Does it also apply to your yearly party? (Score 1) 495

by WraithCube (#36322142) Attached to: Tennessee Makes it Illegal To Share Your Netflix Password

Just residents per house

Speaking as a resident, Boulder is primarily a college town so there are plenty of places with 5 bedrooms that are rented to students. It is not uncommon to find that one of the people living there simply isn't listed on the rental agreement because of this law. It's very rarely enforced and when it is it's almost always a group of students living together to try and afford the costs of rent and college.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 87

by WraithCube (#35796934) Attached to: Game Genres &mdash; Descriptive Or Restrictive?

The problem is that a lot of the times a game will try and do that they will add features but it won't revolutionize the genre. For every half life or portal game there are hundreds of titles that try something risky and completely flop.

Look at all the games that have tried to blend RTS and FPS games as examples (which in theory would work together well but is terrible in practice for a variety of reasons. Raven Squad on the xbox360 got terrible reviews. Battleswarm is a free to play game and seems fairly well done and is having difficulty gaining an audience.

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