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Comment: Re:My mother died of the same... here's what she d (Score 1) 698

One addition/suggestion:

Pull out an old album and give her some nearly forgotten memories that aren't told in your photos. What your father told you on your wedding day, your graduation, the birth of your first child. Common stuff that she otherwise won't know. The story behind that silly hat that ended up in all of your wedding photos. Relay some personal memories about the people around you on the important days who you've long since lost track of.

Comment: NS2 (Score 1) 669

by evendiagram (#46285315) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
I'm always surprised Natural Selection 2 doesn't get a lot of love. A deep space multiplayer shooter game with elements of RTS - think starcraft, where one person is in control of strategy and building placement while the rest of you get to run around as marines or zerglings. The drawbacks are that it's hardware intensive and there is a relatively steep learning curve. On the other side it's pretty cheap (~10-15 bucks if I remember correctly) and is available on Linux/OSX/Windows.

Comment: Re:Wow.... (Score 5, Informative) 218

Jackson wrote that instead, he was "requesting compensation as follows: $100,000.00 US deposited into my business bank account, additionally to be named the Official Photography Sponsor of The Color Run (Internationally) for the remainder of its existence, my Logo to be added in sponsors section next to Chevy on the bottom of your web pages. My name to read at the bottom of any photo's used in legible print from the next print run forward as, Photogrph by Max Jackson." He warned "if no efforts are made within 15 days, to contact me I will be forced to take further action." Source

The kid should be compensated but this is borderline extortion.

Comment: Re:Happy President (Score 5, Funny) 569

From Douglas Adams's So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish:

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see...."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."

Comment: Wait wait wait... (Score 1) 634

by evendiagram (#44521937) Attached to: NSA Firing 90% of Its Sysadmins
Using a 1 strike policy for the culling 90% of a single profession within agencies we can save some serious tax dollars! According to my wikipedia research we can wave goodbye to CIA officers, analysts, translators, clerks, and support staff, NSA intelligence analysts, and a FBI special agents.

Bonus points for whoever added the entry for

Americans who spied on Americans -

All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities. -- Dawkins