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Comment Manning/wikileaks connection (Score 1, Troll) 97

You know, as crazy as this may sound to some of you, working in the US intelligence field or the peripheral fields is not akin to being evil.

This really doesn't worry me too much to be honest. I'd rather have these people out there working then not. It's not as black and white as some would like to paint it. When the US Army Intel analyst Manning got busted leaking documents to wikileaks, he broke a Federal law and the authorities, working with an informant through this program, found out. This program was directly responsible for helping find the source of those leaks. Why is that a bad thing?

Also, this is the world of black hats. You think everything is as it appears? If you get duped then well that's on you huh.

Comment Re:Why don't they use Silverlight? (Score 1) 80

MS Research has free reign to basically do whatever they like and it looks like they hosted the video on YouTube. So that's where the flash comes in. But that choice itself is kind of interesting because it's the exact people they want to compete with using this technology: YouTube -> Google

Most likely it wasn't give too much thought though, thankfully. Marketing is pretty hands off when it comes to MS R&D.

Comment Re:Surprise, surprise (Score 3, Insightful) 780

What is the difference between this nonsense and the nonsense that tyrants spout? We should despise people because they aren't as strong as us or different from us? Because that's what you're saying.

You come off like you're better than "them" but you're not.

Seriously, explain logically how you are better than them and why we should despise them. It's illogical and reeks of idiocy itself.

Comment I'm impressed, they are worse than GA (Score 1, Troll) 107

*Warning* tangential rant below:

I'm impressed. They managed to get a worse safety record than General Aviation (GA). Kind of hard to believe considering how many terrible pilots I've seen out there. Radio calls? optional. Pattern? Straight in, screw everyone else. Traffic Frequency? For chatting. Maintenance? That's too expensive. Checklists? I'm good at remembering stuff. Etc. Safety is always stressed in aviation but yet we see people regularly getting themselves into tough spots and crashing. It's the constant struggle.

It doesn't help that a lot of the public thinks we shouldn't even be flying general aviation, and flying should only be done by "professionals" with commercial carriers and large airplanes. So we strive to maintain a safety-conscious mindset and try to educate the public on our efforts.

Now , let me just get down off this soap box. Oh yeah, UAVs. Those are cool! Except when they crash.

Comment Re:FU - Things are already worse (for consumers)! (Score 2, Informative) 462

Please, god, will someone release a finished game? When's the last time that happened?

I happened this year actually, when Torchlight was released by Runic: http://www.torchlightgame.com/

This is what a small game should be like. The best $10 I ever spent on a game, hands down. I want more of these type of games. It's just very refined. I don't need the Epic Tale of Games to have fun and Not every game has to be a blockbuster release to make money.

Comment Know Your Dope Fiend! (Score 1) 561

KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.
-The Chief" (aka Hunter S Thompson)

Comment Re:Florida and California (Score 2, Interesting) 88

I know you said it in jest but since I moved from Washington DC to Florida my overall attitude has gotten much better. I attribute it to more sunshine and southern hospitality. People are generally pretty nice here. When I go back to DC to visit everyone seems kind of angry.

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. -- David Jones

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