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Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 130

What are they talking about, and why do I care about the size of the container Levi's ships my Docker khakis in?

I find it scary that this post above was actually mod'ed insightful. Slashdot, wtf happened to you?

We got tired of "SalesPersons" writing the stories! 8-)

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 130

It is more like thinstall/thinapp. Everything you need to run the binary is in the package

That sounds like a ROM image for a stand alone embedded microcomputer. Have we really gone full circle? There was a reason that we quit doing that! 8-)

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 1) 1832

This opens up what could be an interesting research proposal: Can we collect enough detailed data on populations, including not just their sizes and apparent intelligences, but various other quanitites that might be measurable (and which the groups' leaders will tell us)? If so, maybe we can infer useful information about why some online groups have the intelligence levels that they do. ...

Now there, my friends, is a true slashdot response! 8-)

Comment Re:Gamerscore (Score 1) 224

You can't actually cheat in a single player game

Or at least you couldn't until console makers introduced achievements (Xbox) or trophies (PlayStation) as a means of comparing your e-PINGAS to those of your friends.

There were plenty of "landmarks" before they mechanized them.

My friends and I don't worry about "beating" games, we just discuss what and how.
In fact, now days a lot of single player games can't really be "beat" because they don't end.

Comment Re:Not a big deal (Score 1) 224

Cheats in single player games are so you don't have to play the same stupid scene over and over 47 times just to get past. They are like a bug fix or workaround. You can't actually cheat in a single player game because there is no one else there and no one cares.

But there are no cheaters or greifers or kids there, either. Which is why I much prefer single player... 8-)

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