The reason they proposed this is that aliens may not generate as much radio energy as their technology improves, given that on Earth we bleed less radio energy into space as we have moved to fiber optics."
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Everyone who has a favorite adventure game is sure to point out that theirs isn't mentioned (for me, it was: Full Throttle (barely mentioned), Dreamfall, and more recently, Machinarium).
However, overall, this is simply a superb article. It touches on all the bases, is exceptionally well written, and really makes me yearn to play a new adventure game (come on Ragnar... you know you want to work on that sequel....)
I hope that anyone who has (or has ever had) even the most flighting interest in adventure games reads this article.
I disagree with the assumption that it's "just as easy". In some languages, it's definitely easier to write bad code. PHP is such an example. C/C++ is another one. In PHP it comes with the retardedness of the language. In C/C++ it comes with the freedom.
A good example for a language that has certain things in place to prevent bad coding, is Haskell. Type problems in running code are (except for the external input reader) simply impossible.
Yes, but if Brown uses a free email system, it's their fault, not Google's.
And, pray tell, how is
They aren't asking others to provide it for them, they aren't asking that the government assign one for every child. The device is simply available to all who want to purchase it. Much like a computer at at a computer store, or food at a grocery store.
I generally know what I want or can read the back of the package
I want service people who know more about the products than what's printed on the back...
Nothing technical. Just the kinds of thinks you'd know if ever having used it, briefly.
How do YOU shop for portable CD players? Battery life varies by more than an order of magnitude, and quickly overshadows the sale price of the unit. And manufactures don't dare list it on the back of the package.
If you say you check online, I'll have to ask why you go into the store after that, rather than also checking prices online, and buying from a cheaper supplier.
I agree. After all, polygraph tests aren't admissible, either.
What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.