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Comment: Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (Score 2) 367

by fox171171 (#46202481) Attached to: EA's <em>Dungeon Keeper</em> Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

It is not like dice is changing a winning formula, readership is dwindling, they have invested a lot of money, are they supposed to just sit and watch it all collapse?

Obviously then they are not sitting back and watching it happen, they are being proactive by stuffing it into a coffin and burying it before it is dead.

Comment: Re:That doesn't seem right. (Score 1) 628

by fox171171 (#46032545) Attached to: 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

"give a chimp a screwdriver and it will use it for everything but its intended purpose"

Particularly with flathead screw drivers, that tends to be quite common among humans as well.

Mind you, the flathead screwdriver is good for a lot of things, but driving screws is not one of them. Gimme a Roberson any day.

Comment: Re:Don't imagine it stops there. (Score 1) 348

by fox171171 (#45866173) Attached to: U.S. Waived Laws To Keep F-35 On Track With China-made Parts

I wish we would start a jobs program to bring electronics manufacturing back to the US. if nothing else, just for peace of mind, to be able to use those parts in critical situations and KNOW they are designed and built properly.

Yep... "Made by NSA"... errr, I mean "Made in USA".

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.