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Comment Re:This leads me to an interesting question... (Score 2) 52

And only when they weren't docking at the ISS. Basically if they were headed to the station, and something went wrong and they couldn't hook up, sending another shuttle up wasn't going to help. One time in recent memory that they had two shuttles sitting on the launchpad, was when one was going to service the Hubble. So in this instance, they had a backup, as they would not be docking with the ISS. Looked it up to find a picture, and found this article with a little more info. Two shuttles were only every visible on launch pads at the same time 4 times. And there was only ever 2 shuttles on launch pads (but not both visible at the same time) 18 times in history.

Comment Re:agreed (Score 2, Insightful) 95

I agree to an extent. But things were also simpler back then. You move left or right, and press A or B. Now you have controllers with 78 different buttons on them, there is a higher degree of complexity there. Of course anyone who's played one FPS can pick up another and figure out the differences easily enough.

Comment Re:Just wait for the GOTY. (Score 1, Informative) 261

Exactly. I've stopped buying many games near launch, mainly because of budget. These days games drop in price so fast (except AAA Wii titles!), that within a year I can usually get them for about $20. But a pleasant side effect of this, is that within that year, many games release a GOTY edition, and I get all that DLC with it!

Comment Re:The law is on London's side (Score 0) 526

The works in the photo may not have copyright, but the fact is, the photos still have copyright. Let's say someone made a cd, where they performed songs that are all in public domain. They still get copyright over their version of the performance. The same would apply to a photo that you have taken.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.