What is more scary, you can even play as a US Marine in many games these days. Talking about bad examples...
Exactly, if something taught us 'The Last Question' by Isaac Asimov, is that AI is a blessing that will help us to use the power of the stars with a 100% efficency. But then, can entropy be reversed?
Who cares if they make money with an image of tenochtitlan? Just make a decent earning tax regime for foreing companies instead.
They care more about a long dead Aztec artist than about the Mexicans that are dying right now in their own time in hands of sub-human employment conditions.
Not the first time I read something like this and sadly not the last time I'm going to hear it.
One would think every government in the world knew this by now, that's what secret prisons are for!
Raul Castro and his friends could really use a 'Foreign Policy 101' training at the CIA.
Everything we do has an ideological/political/philosophical charge on it, not only in the interpretation but in the creation process itself; and videogames are definetly not the exception. You don't have to go to Wolfstein or Rise Of The Triad to check that.
We fight for freedom and justice in COD4 today as Rambo did in the 80's, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. As Nikita Khrushchev once said, the press is our chief ideological weapon, and if you think videogames are not press, then you're 20 years behind.
that and the fact anyone from "North America" believes that they are the centre of the universe, and anyone else doesn't count.
Believe me, it's a lost cause. I live in Argentina but speak English most of my working time. At first I use to discuss this with my colleagues all the time, but then I took it as a naming convention, as they don't even have a proper designation for people from the US apart from "American" (say "Unitedstatian" or something like it wouldn't sound very good).
Only problem is some native spanish speakers are starting to take "Americano" as a literal translation of "American", and this is indeed a very wrong designation, which might get people not to like you very much if you use it. Proper spanish translation is "Estadounidense".
On the other hand, generally accepted proper Spanish-English translation of "America" is "the Americas".
It'll say, "Don't bother me, I'm working on that entropy problem. But don't worry, I'm still collecting data."
I've always thought of that "Insufficient data for meaningful answer" phrase as Multivac's equivalent for a programmer's "Compiling!" excuse...
xkcd link needed? http://xkcd.com/303/
Can't you solve the problem in just one minute using a microwave oven? Would that be illegal?
only a woman can think that spending 5 years salary on a 1 hour ceremony...
well... whose salary are we talking about?
I'm aware that the situation might be different in the US (assuming you live in the US), but if you really like what you do, I see no reason not to do both at the same time.
I'm about to graduate as an Informatics Engineer (in Argentina the Engineering degree is between a Master's and a Doctorate) and I've been working full-time in this bussiness since I started my studies.
Far from being an isolated case, this is actually a common situation among undergrads. It helps to pay college, get experience, and make contacts.
Isn't getting your Master's and working at the same time an option in your case?
32 MB Ram
4 or 6 GB Hard Disk
It was a Slackware 7.1 I got from a local magazine I used to read. I was around 12 years old back then, so time to work on my projects wasn't really a problem. It took me 2 days (at that age that's like 16 hours of uninterrupted work) to make the X server work. I also remember making work the SpeedTouch 330 USB ADSL modem was a nightmare, and took me at least 2 weeks; but I really can't recall if it was with Slackware or Debian.
3 days ago I installed Ubuntu on my new laptop, it took around a minute for the live CD to automatically detect every single device on the computer. We're definetly not that far from Skynet.
Obviously, this is never going to work. The cat is already out of the bag, so to speak. What's important now is determining the likelihood that an aggressive nation bent on insane policy will use nuclear weapons on their neighbors... oh, wait, that seems to describe North Korea.
Define "aggressive nation". I'd define it as a nation that attacks other nations with no real self-defense purposes, sometimes using non-funded safety reasons to justify the military operations it uses to achieve political/commercial/strategic objectives. Does that ring any bell?