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Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 580 580

And that basically sums up our current military strategy in a nutshell. We don't want to just beat the other side, we want to make sure there was never even a contest in the first place.

The problem is when you rely entirely on toys to do that you're also simultaneously accepting the huge risk of someone else not playing the same game as you. Just look at Iraq/Afghanistan. We've got something like a 12:1 kill ratio, body armor that routinely saves soldiers' lives outright, weapons that can kill insurgents from far beyond their weapons effective range, and their way of dealing with this is to just keep leaving bombs everywhere for us to stumble into.

Comment: Re:For those interested... Forged Alliance Forever (Score 1) 40 40

Having been on the GPG forums I don't know if I trust them any more than the original developers to put out balance patches. They're as obsessed as TFC and Tribes 2 players were with their arbitrary "gentleman's rules" about how the game ought to be played.

Comment: Aiding someone in joining an enemy military (Score 1) 312 312

that is currently actively waging war against the US and its allies. Hmm... where have I heard that before...

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Comment: Re:Sick and tired of the political correctness (Score 1) 185 185

No, what they couldn't find was a single study that used actual faculty members in the actual fields being talked about. In other words they couldn't find a single scientifically valid study on the subject. THEIRS actually IS a valid scientific study which properly controls for confounding factors and passed peer review in a major journal.

You're just freaking out because your religion has been offended by the unspeakable heresy of disagreeing with your men-bad-women-victims narrative.

Comment: Re:Forget Esports (Score 2) 46 46

Valve absolutely does bad games, Half-Life 2 and the Episodes are great examples of them. Hell Episodes 1 and 2 were practically textbook examples of going directly from one bad gameplay trope to the next. Escort missions, poorly made infinite-respawning-enemy waiting rooms, a billion barred-door and seesaw physics gimmicks, on-rails "driving" sections, and so much bloom you may as well just stare at a lightbulb in a tub of jello.

Comment: Re:Sick and tired of the MRAs (Score 1) 185 185

Women have a 2:1-4:1 advantage over men in getting STEM field jobs, and utterly dominate the entirety of education to the point of being nearly 2/3rds of graduates. Meanwhile men utterly dominate homelessness, workplace deaths, and are many times more likely to be convicted and incarcerated than a woman is for the same crime. In fact the criminal justice system is SO anti-man that a white male is more likely to go to prison than a black female for the same crime.

But you keep throwing "MRA" into almost every line and paragraph in your posts desperately trying to erase the reality of the situation.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau