I grew up with animals, mostly dogs, practically all my life. Always at least one, sometimes three. Apart from being the most loyal and loving companions you can hope for, it seems they actually did something for me in return. I do have zero allergies.
Or, you could use Damnatio memoriae.
Check out DoomRL for a rougelike Doom experience. It works surprisingly well.
Maybe you are right. But it probably depends on where you live. If you live out in the country or an unstable neighborhood, the odds of "good gun use" are probably favorable. But I think those odds might turn against you if you live in a good neighborhood in an urbanized area, where the chances of break-ins are very low to begin with.
I hope you are mentally stable.
I am in favor of tougher gun laws and a strong critic of U.S. gun culture. But I understand the desire to defend yourself in rural areas. I don't think I'd ever feel completely comfortable with a gun in my home, but I suppose I would actually prefer owning a gun to being completely helpless, if I lived in an isolated spot out in the country.
I think the gun law dispute in the U.S. is too one dimensional. Urbanized areas would probably be much better off with strict gun controls, whereas owning a gun in a rural area is a legitimate necessity. I wonder why I never hear about this distinction when gun laws are debated.
What are the chances of you having to use your gun and successfully defending yourself and your family...
vs. someone else using the available gun in your home to cause harm to yourself and your family.
or some sneaky kids in your home causing an accident with a deadly weapon.
or some otherwise harmless burglar/intruder killing you out of fear of the gun in your hand.
I would really like to know. Me, I could not feel completely safe with a deadly weapon inside of my home. Unless I lived alone, perhaps.
...the conditions for life to appear have been orders of magnitudes better than on Mars. Lower radiation due to an atmosphere, warmer but not too warm, less toxic chemicals on the surface, and covered mostly with oceans.
For Earth-Life, yes. Now for hypothetical extraterrestrial life on the other hand...
vioalte one out of seven... seven deadly sins...
I really shouldn't post on Slashdot after 16 hours of straight coding.
Three out of 10 commandments violate one out of ten deadly sins.
Whooops. Yes, sorry. See comment below.
I wonder, when astronomers say 11 times the size of Jupiter, does that mean 11 times the radius, the mass, or that you could fill the sphere of its volume with 11 jupiters? Or the circle area as seen from earth?
Nelson Mandela is a larger-than-life figure. The true hero, that sacrifices his life and gives all of his energy for a cause. He may not always have resorted to peaceful means, but when your opponents will not listen to reason and only speak the language of violence, the temptation to fight fire with fire runs high. Despite losing friends, witnessing the mercilessness and brutality of a police state and being treated less than human, he transitioned the unjust, abusive apartheid regime of South Africa into a free democracy for all.
South Africa is still a troubled country. But this is the product of decades of apartheid, that has created a huge divide between the rich and the poor, and ignoring the education and integration of most of its population. With these foundations, it is no wonder that poverty and crime still pose a huge challenge to South African society.
Nelson Mandela has done more than his part, much more than can be expected from a single lifetime. Rest in peace.
This is weird news. ID and John Carmack have been practically synonymous all my life. This can't have been an easy decision. ID is the company he created, built from the ground up. There is heart and soul there. But I guess you have to know when to stop. Now the deal with Bethesda makes a lot more sense. I suppose he wanted to leave the company secured and in good hands before making his exit move.
I am a little saddened of seeing another bit of my childhood gaming culture fading away (Origin, Lucas Arts, ID without Carmack...) but on the other hand I'm excited about JC finding more time to work with VR tech, which undoubtedly will be the next great step forward, a long time coming since games became 3D.
Norway doesn't have any warriors. That was a long time ago in the age of blood and glory. Today Norway's army consists of young boys, bored out of there minds that can't wait to get back home, sit in the couch to play Call of Duty and enjoy the highest standard of living in the world.
No kidding. Every time I post a comment here on