Actually, I graduated in 2005 and my workload was not exaggerated. I was in all AP and College Prep classes and, ironically, I had a lighter workload than most of the general placement students who did nothing but repetitive worksheets that ask the same questions 50 times with slightly different phrasing.
It's easy to blame computers and cell phones, how about not giving out 5+ hours of homework a night? To make it worse most of it was busy work in addition to the nightly reading assignments. When you have 6+ classes per day with reading and assignments, that stuff adds up pretty quickly. In high school, I was lucky to get 4 hours a night.
Even my heaviest college semesters weren't anywhere near as busy as my average high school week.
I agree. You can say what you want about Origin, DRM, constant DLC, running franchises into the ground with uninspired sequels, and any of a thousand other reasons to hate EA, but at the end of the day Bioware, DICE, and Visceral Games are all very competent developers that know how to make very solid and fairly polished games. I dislike EA as much as the next gamer (OK, maybe not as EA has so many rabid anti-fanboys) and while I would love to see any other publisher get the Star Wars license, these guys are hardly anywhere close to the worst choice. At least with Bioware, DICE, and Visceral we know it isn't going to be some child-friendly schlock and while it probably won't be the best games ever made, it should still be some solid and fun entertainment.
It could be worse, it could have been Ubisoft!
The best way to stand up to these developers is to not use their product. There are thousands of apps, very few are so specialized or esoteric that they can't be replaced by something that better fits your needs or simply deleted outright. Granted, the ad-free apps probably cost a few dollars, but it is a price well paid for an ad-free experience.
Then again, if it is something as trivial as the latest iFart application, you would probably be better off not downloading it in the first place.
The most memorable puzzles were probably the most dickish ones. Those where you were stuck in some place and strewn about, out of reach were all the items that would easily get you out of that situation, just because the developer wanted to be an asshole to the player.
You are stuck in a snake, outside the snake is axe, a sword, a machete, a lightsaber (it was a LucasArts game). How do you get out of the snake? You escape by mixing an ipecac flower with pancake syrup to make the snake barf you up.
I love Curse of Monkey Island.
Probably because most of the memorable Star Wars games made within the last decade or so weren't made by LucasArts. KoTOR was made Bioware, KoTOR 2 was done by Obsidian, Jedi Knight 2 and Jedi Academy were done by Raven, Battlefront was done by Pandemic, and Rogue Squadron was developed by Factor 5.
As I can recall, the only good games developed by LucasArts in recent history were Republic Commando (Which was a surprisingly good and dark game) and the opening mission of Force Unleashed (the Darth Vader pwning the Wookies level). Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter were pretty good, but they don't hold a candle to X-Wing and Tie Fighter
There are valid reasons to prescribe placebos, usually it involves hypochondriac patients or those who come in with simple ailments like a cold and demand that they get some of the "good stuff". Sometimes "stay in bed, drink plenty of fluids and take some Dayquil if you need it" just isn't good enough. The real quacks are the ones who cave into their patients demands when they are unfounded.
That is taking it way too far. Suspend their medical license, sure. Pay a fine for negligence or malpractice, why not?
Prisons are already overcrowded with non-violent offenders on trumped-up charges, without adding medical incompetence to the list.
There will be no "KDE 5". Never ever.
So what are you saying, that KDE development is in such a horrible shape that it will fall apart in the near future leaving KDE in some stagnate turmoil just before a major overhaul that would have been designated "KDE 5" or are you saying that the next major overhaul will be rebranded without a numbering scheme, (e.g. "KDE XP").
Because odds are good that a few years from now, enough developers are going to want to overhaul the code (or reach some arbitrary benchmark) and create a new branch, and last time I checked, in most integer numbering schemes, 5 comes right after 4.
Yeah, but you couldn't install Linux on it because as we all know Batman hates the Penguin!
No, nobody listens to them because everybody only hears the vocal whackjobs who insist that if you pay even one red cent for software and if you can't do any and everything with it than it is a crime against humanity. God forbid you can't see every line of code. I like the FSF and the EFF. I am a fan and a supporter of the GNU project and FOSS in general. However it sometimes feels like it has been taken over by the crazies. No different from every other social movement.
...besides the fact that it would put every single dentist out of work.
No it wouldn't. Someone has got to perform the procedure, might just as well be a dentist. Besides, it wouldn't exactly fix the problems of crooked, impacted, or malformed teeth, so even with this technology, there will still be a need for qualified dentists.
It is slow, a memory hog, and the web browser takes forever to load (especially the store page). Half of the updates seem to try to reapply themselves every time I open Steam.
Steam may not be the worst program in the world, but it is far from perfect.
1990 called, It wants it's Wingdings back.