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Comment: Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 3, Insightful) 230 230

I was replying to your last sentence. In the modern world the answer is no, people DON'T want accused rapists to have competent council, because being accused of rape these days means you are guilty as far as the public is concerned. See: The Duke Lacrosse debacle.

Comment: Re:SSDs (Score 1) 162 162

Varies from application to application. That does end up being the limiting factor. I've been telling people for a couple years to not worry about getting the fastest SSD, and not the RAID their SSDs, once you've made the jump to solid state there's almost no headroom left for improvement and no reason to lay out the kind of money required.

Comment: Re:Maybe it's time these companies learn... (Score 1) 124 124

The problem is that, no matter what, you'll have unhappy customers. Companies like McDonalds have so many customers that the number of unhappy ones, even if it's a fraction of a percent, are enough to turn something like this into a fiasco.

Comment: Long Live the Queen (Score 1) 669 669

Just finished Long Live the Queen. If you want to be the little girl then that's the game for you. You're playing as a 14-year old anime princess trying to survive until your coronation. Your have to prevent or fight off assassins, rebellions and invasions. Surprisingly engrossing, be prepared to take notes because you're going to need to do some trial and error to determine what you need to survive.

Comment: Re:Yet another story... (Score 1) 124 124

Gaming in particular has become a very conservative industry, with remakes and sequels becoming more and more dominant. They're even making sequels to games that didn't do that well (Mirror's Edge) rather than make new IPs.

Brian Fargo tried to make Wasteland 2 a reality for a couple decades, he's a reasonably big name with a long history, yet he couldn't get anyone to sign off on it, he went to Kickstarter and now they're in the final stages of development of what looks to be pretty good. It's the same story with Obsidian and Project Eternity, experienced team with a decent track record (yes the games are buggy, but they're good despite that) and they couldn't get anyone to sign off on a Baldur's Gate successor either. What chance does a smaller team without a big name have?

I've backed a couple dozen projects and I haven't been disappointed yet, I don't doubt I will be someday, but that's why I only put the big money on proven names or finished products.

"I don't believe in sweeping social change being manifested by one person, unless he has an atomic weapon." -- Howard Chaykin