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Comment Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 4, Interesting) 135

Location submissions in Ingress have always required approval.

Similarly you could request locations be removed for a variety of reasons - generally because they were on private property, were out of reach to the general public, etc. Sadly, sour grapes and even more sour players were more often the cause. A portal at my place of business was removed ostensibly because the garden was for patient recovery and meditation. Site management never even knew the game existed, let alone that Ingress players were disrupting meditation in the garden. The real reason a portal at my place of business was removed was that the opposing team didn't like a cluster of portals that was in the lap of the opposition -- so they faked a complaint to get it removed.

Bitches gonna bitch.

Comment Ingress. (Score 5, Insightful) 135

The "goal" of Ingress is to get people outside and walking around and looking at the real world.

A lot of players use it trolling around in their cars to hit as many points as possible, but a lot of fat nerds like myself have walked around a lot of parks we might not have otherwise gotten off our fat asses for.

I'd have rather seen a historic site -- no matter the subject -- than a few graffiti mural-ed alleys I've wandered down here in Phoenix.

Comment It's a mess... (Score 1) 62

I love Google's services. I use a nice, albeit older, Play Edition phone running 5.1

Hangouts and Google Voice is an unmitigated mess.

Group text to your GV number? Hope you enjoy 20 different 1:1 conversations in Hangouts -- if you even get the text.

Voicemail notifications magically disabled? Sure. Why not.

Why is that unread? Did it show up on my desktop, or in my Inbox, or in the app? I'm sure I read it ONE of those places.

Comment Re:Can I swap the d-pad & left joysticks? (Score 1) 99

The problem is that the original recipe calls for a volume of chips, not a weight of chips. Your problem would exist in an entirely metric recipe if it called for milliliters of chocolate chips and the store only sold them in grams -- unless of course you knew the density of chocolate.

If the recipe calls for chocolate by weight in either system, your job gets easier.

Comment Re:A bit disappointed (Score 5, Informative) 104

No. It made nonsensical cards early into its learning process.

Later on it made cards like this:

Light of the Bild
2WW
Creature - Spirit
Flying
Whenever Light of the Bild blocks, you may put a 1/1 green Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
2/2

...which are pretty good.

Comment As little as possible... (Score 1) 278

"Keyless" fob for car, on which is attached a 32gig PNY "key", a house key, and my mail key.

Every day I check myself for four things to leave the house or leave the office. Keys, wallet, phone, badge.

The wallet is a magnetic bill fold with cash (something I still prefer), a driver's license, a credit card, a debit card, and, since I'm a degenerate gambler, a "prestige" card for a major casino chain.

I could leave the mail key *somewhere* and the casino card in the car -- since they'll gladly get me replacements.

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"

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