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Comment: Re:Won't make it to 50 (Score 1) 39

by clickclickdrone (#49170075) Attached to: Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain
Yep. I was a Classic Traveller player and it seemed GW went from having literally hundreds of different games/game systems to Warhammer and White Dwarf only over a very short period of time. I too stopped going. There was another local shop that covered Tunnels & Trolls, all the mini game systems, Star Fleet Battles etc but even they finally folded last year.

Comment: Re:Not Dumb.... (Score 1) 169

Not stupid. Just clickbait.

Nobody is going to get charged unless there's evidence that they knew they were hosting child porn and did nothing about it.

In my opinion they would have to know specifics. I'm sure that employees of the the phone company know that abusive and threatening calls are made sometimes, but that shouldn't make them liable.

Comment: Re:I like the ghost town. (Score 1) 136

by Chrisq (#49164525) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

Ghost town? G+ is no ghost town. My G+ stream is more active than fb feed. I have more friends on fb. I follow more random people on G+. Pro photographers and Techs.

That's what I find. Following technical subjects, etc. is much better on G+. Following friends holidays, birthdays, etc. better on FB

Comment: Re:How about healing spinal cord injuries first? (Score 1) 209

by Ihlosi (#49150333) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away
There is a huge difference between repairing trauma damage and repairing a clean planned surgical cut.

These guys aren't planning to repair a surgical cut, they're planning to graft the spinal cords of two different bodies together.

Maybe they should try to fix a regular decapitation first. Put the head back on the same body and prove that most of the nervous connections still work.. Even that would be worthy of a Nobel prize in medicine.

Comment: Re: How about healing spinal cord injuries first? (Score 1) 209

by Ihlosi (#49146359) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away
Do heart transplants involve cutting the organ in halft and putting it back together?

This isn't like pursuing heart transplants before being able to fix each and every heart defect. It's like pursuing heart transplants before being able to do surgical sutures.

Comment: How about healing spinal cord injuries first? (Score 5, Insightful) 209

by Ihlosi (#49146071) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away
Right now, we can't even repair spinal cord injuries where head and body belong to the same person. Once that becomes a routine medical procedure, we might think about head transplants and how to solve the problems associated with them.

Seriously, are the people who cleam this serious? I don't think so.

Comment: Reminds me of a programming competition .... (Score 3, Interesting) 148

by Ihlosi (#49135017) Attached to: Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games
Reminds me of a competition to program a computer player for the classic Asteroids a few years ago.

The best entries, however, didn't rely on AI, but on the fact that the RNG of the arcade game isn't random. Once the Asteroids-bot figured out the internal state of the RNG, it could basically use hyperspace to make targetted jumps (and never one that lead to the destruction of the ship), shoot at asteroids that haven't appeared yet and various other tricks. It was very impressive to watch one of these bots in action.

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