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Comment: Re:I'm shocked. Shocked I say.. (Score 1) 112

by dbIII (#49627169) Attached to: Opportunity Rover Reaches Martian Day 4,000 of Its 90-Day Mission

it is unseemly to send the boss up as a space tourist

If the boss has proved previously that they can do the work, and then actually does some work on the trip then they are not a tourist are they? There were less than a dozen other people on the planet that could even be considered for the project at the time. Would you still be making a big deal of it if Dr Aldrin went instead?

Comment: Re:Learn to read (Score 1) 1050

by dbIII (#49627097) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
You jumped into this thread putting some utter bullshit that didn't come from me into my mouth:

By saying that they shouldn't have done what they did, you are blaming the victim. Thus, you are defending the actions of the gunmen, by placing blame on the victims.

So since you don't need me at all to rant about what your imaginary friend is saying why are you bothering me?

Comment: Cross Play (Score 3, Informative) 84

by pavon (#49624959) Attached to: GOG Announces Open Beta For New Game Distribution Platform

Crossplay-enabled games offer online play between GOG and Steam. Because where you buy your games shouldn't prevent you from playing with friends.
Cross-play doesn't require any setup or configuration. Steam users won't need to create accounts or install GOG Galaxy, while users won't need to create Steam accounts. Just log in, launch your game, and start playing online!

That is the killer feature, IMHO. I was scrolling through expecting to just ignore this like I did the downloader, but that actually provides something of value above what you can do with the website.

Comment: Don't worry (Score 4, Funny) 286

Don't worry, our "good friends" the Saudis have manipulated to oil price to drive the frackers out of business so it won't be a problem for long.
Oh wait, only the ones that cut corners will be able to afford to survive so it will be a problem.
Go tell your congressman to get off the Saudi teat and work for his own country and maybe we won't see so much of these problems.

Comment: Re:intentional (Score 1) 367

by dbIII (#49620179) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive
The make perfect sense - it's the seagull ownership thing of shitting all over everything then leaving.
He's "asserted his vision" by breaking a lot of things so that if anyone later tries to do another Trek movie without pretending his never happened they'll have to stick with his major changes to the setting. The Khan one is especially bad since the plot can't be followed if you haven't seen the previous Khan - yet it destroys much of the continuity that it depends on to work at all.

Anyway, there's been some good stories about the implications of teleporters leaving extra bodies around - "The Resurrected Man" by Sean Williams is one.

Comment: Re:Learn to read (Score 1) 1050

by dbIII (#49620067) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas
Yes my point is you did go way beyond ridiculous. Obvious deliberate incitement with clear results is very different to your silly writing it off as "blaming the victim". It's like stepping onto a highway and relying on someone to rescue you from a deliberately dangerous position.
Do you even know who you are standing up for? Do you know what he thinks of your racial purity and choice of religeon? He may not be a murderer but he's convinced people to try to become murderers.

Comment: Re:Way to get waaaay off the point (Score 1) 609

by dbIII (#49620027) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold
How about "does it matter - it was taken personally as if it was"? Not sure why I'm replying to an AC that hasn't managed to follow things that much despite the article being clear.

Sexual comments unrelated to and not directed at her will be the least of the terrible things the real world has in store

School is not supposed to be "John Browns Schooldays" anymore. We're not supposed to break the kids before they go out into society.

Comment: "Brave" Dutchman putting US cops in danger? (Score 1) 1050

by dbIII (#49619985) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

You want people who believe in free speech to run and hide in the desert, what do you know of bravery?

"Brave" Dutchman putting Texan cops in danger? No he's taking advantage of the bravery of others. He's gone and stirred up a couple of American kids that may not have considered murder otherwise, and they've gone and done something stupid enough to get killed as a consequence. I suggest you think about that before trying to wrap things up in a flag.

It's standing up for what you believe in, and you don't think people should do that.

Yet you are telling me to go away instead of expressing things myself - make up your mind.