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Comment: Re:How is presenting all theories a problem? (Score 1) 665

by Wulfson (#46220581) Attached to: South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards
What gets me about this is that it's specifically talking about natural selection, which has been demonstrated to be true in countless observations. Natural selection doesn't make any conclusion about the origin of all life, it just says "things that are better suited to an environment are more likely to outnumber things that are unsuited to that environment". Whether you want to teach evolution or creationism, natural selection still demonstrably exists. See also: the peppered moth.

Comment: Re:No co-op (Score 2) 263

by Wulfson (#44833023) Attached to: Valve Announces Family Sharing On Steam, Can Include Friends

i must correct you.

only when you attempt to play the game they are currently play are they then booted from the game.

And I must correct the FAQ:

Can I share specific games, or do I have to share my whole library?
Libraries are shared and borrowed in their entirety.

Can a friend and I share a library and both play at the same time?
No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.

When I authorize a device to lend my library to others, do I limit my own ability to access and play my games?
As the lender, you may always access and play your games at any time. If you decide to start playing when a friend is already playing one of your games, he/she will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.

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GigaOM has a nice write-up about what Louis C.K. is doing, along with the typical rational for distributing content without DRM."

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