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Comment: Two bittorrent features listed on IMDb. (Score 1) 207

by bryll (#33744212) Attached to: Torrent-Only Movie Denied IMDb Listing
We have released two indie feature films under Creative Commons licenses through Mininova using BitTorrent, and both have been listed on the IMDb. In both cases we had a very limited screening - you just rent somewhere large enough and do your own screening, that's perfectly valid. In both cases, that was enough for our flicks to get listed. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1265599/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334226/

Comment: Issues of Awesome (Score 1) 381

by bryll (#28046637) Attached to: Google Releases Chrome V2.0
It is a matter of public safety that google has not released a Linux or OS X version yet. You see, if the incredible Awesome of Chrome were to clash with the respective Awesome of either Linux or OS X, there would be an overload of Awesome, which in turn would become an explosion of Rad. This would cause a resonance-cascade incident that could result in fires, floods, a breakdown of world society and possibly also cause supermarkets to run out of most forms of effective cleaning products.

Comment: Dear Mr George Lucas... (Score 5, Funny) 592

by bryll (#27989599) Attached to: What Did You Think Of The New Star Trek Movie?
Dear Mr George Lucas, I greatly enjoyed your new Star Wars movie, especially the part where Han Solo went to Hoth and met Yoda, who has grown taller now that he's not a puppet. I also enjoyed the way the Death Star looks pointier now and can drill into planets, before dropping a black hole in them. Because if they'd dropped the black hole in there without drilling first, the planet wouldn't look as good when it was destroyed. I especially enjoyed the way you placed Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in the engineering section of the Millenium Falcon so that we could enjoy more inane action sequences involving tubes. Yours, A Fan PS. The production designers of Aliens and Starship Troopers would like their dropship sequences back now.

Comment: Re:Spycraft: The Great Game (Score 1) 249

by bryll (#26130249) Attached to: Torture in Games
I'm trying to imagine a sequence in a GTA-esque game where you have to torture someone for information, and I don't think it'd work. The game is too farcical - you'd need the sequence to be in a more 'dramatic' game. And I think you're right. The odds of a gaming company, even a "controversial" one like Rockstar or Running With Scissors, is very slim. Even Rockstar's Manhunt games stopped shy of torture.

Comment: Spycraft: The Great Game (Score 5, Interesting) 249

by bryll (#26129723) Attached to: Torture in Games
An old live-action video game from the mid '90s titled Spycraft: The Great Game had a torture sequence. You had to interrogate someone and had control over how much voltage to use. It was quite easy to inadvertently kill her - and I will say that the first time I hit a switch and saw an actor screaming in pain actually was very jarring. Even knowing damn well it was an actor in a video game.

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.

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