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Comment: Re:game developers take note (Score 2) 87

by flyneye (#47797879) Attached to: RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

I think you could compare the Quake engine to the M1911a1
It found perfect utility in few revisions. Most every other handgun of its type is based on it now. It remains fairly unchanged, yet extensible. Sport, self defense or war, it is the modern standard for the handgun. Quake has found much utility that has kept Id in good company with various technologies, developers, researchers that all add some code that may or may not be useful for present gaming, but could find its way in the future. I'd say they have invested and reinvested this game on top of all the returns they have already had from it. Carmack must be quite visionary. It reminds me of a farmer adding manure/compost back to the soil rather than hauling off waste. It is reinvested in the soil to produce future returns. Publicity, investment, research,product all go hand in hand in a symbiotic way. Carmack is only applying universal truths.

Comment: Re:paleo-racists (Score 2) 54

by flyneye (#47797615) Attached to: DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

If the legends in the folk music of Led Zeppelin is correct. I hypothesize that they merely migrated to "where they could twist and shout". This ain't genocide, it's rock and roll!

In other thoughts; I met an Alaska Indian once that told me a good way to get the shit kicked out of me; was to call an Alaska Indian "an Eskimo".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E... Isn't a whole lot of help in figuring out why, Dan, the Alaskan Indian, however shed a bit of light on it. Eskimos
were still pretty traditional, hunting ,fishing, whaling, doing their gig until a 1922 documentary about an Inuit, "Nanook" showed people the cold ass primitive culture and made them all weepy-like. By the 50s, schoolkids had written enough letters to the whitehouse, that the Eskimos received aid. Housing, food, stipends, electricity,finally they managed televisions. The hunting , fishing and traditional jazz was out the window and a new breed of Eskimo had come to reign.
The Welfare sucking drunk-ass Eskimo was born, and seldom left the house or did anything worthwhile. Dan never hit me, but it made me think of cultural problems that have been around for thousands of years. Lol, he was a 2 beer drunk.

Comment: Re:1st post (Score 1) 259

Find a good dowser, you know, successful. Ask nicely if you can watch him work. Keep track of the fruits of his labor, you know, if the well produces or not. Seems simple enough, worked for me.
I guess you could try http://dowsers.org/ , There is a Google map there ,so you can find a chapter near you.

Comment: Re:1st post (Score 0) 259

It is a rational enough solution that the military used it successfully in Vietnam to find Charlies tunnels.
I've actually seen a dowser work, actually seen spots found to drill water, oil and gas wells that paid off!
Everything is a pseudoscience until some geek FINDS the rationality in it.
From what I have seen, dowsing involves getting your brain to an alpha state, a relaxed mode and letting what amounts to intuition guide you. Whether the dowser then utilizes an L-shaped rod, a pendulum, a stick, a sausage or whatever is of no matter, as it is only a visual indicator of their "intuition", actuated by their hand.
Apparently, some abilify themselves to dowse, some just don't get it, and it takes some practice. I suggest tossing a handful of coins around the lawn to practice finding, or identifying your water and sewer lines. I'm not terribly good beyond these excercises, but it has come in handy finding folks their lines so they don't dig into them to plant trees in their yard.

Comment: Re:I do not know how you can laugh ... (Score 4, Insightful) 207

The part that has me giggling is; cops are so fucking ignorant, it's only a matter of seconds before one of their Log/Pass gets spread around long enough for anyone on the internet to D/L anyones details.
NSA is stupid for providing it
FBI is stupid for approving it
Local cops are just plain stupid.

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score 0) 525

by flyneye (#47755261) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

The Kochs shill for their holdings in power companies by spreading bullshit about wind and solar power.
The Kochs shill for Mike Pompeo so he will do their dirty work in Washington.
It wouldn't surprise me to find that they hold stock in some major ISPs.
It wouldn't surprise me to find that they have private nurses to give the enema bag that little extra squeeze.
I'm so tired of hearing how they claim to be Libertarian. I swear they registered just for the publicity.
BUT, it's o.k. they're old and will die soon.

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