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Comment: Re:EA never understood the SimCity Market... (Score 1) 76

by drinkypoo (#49758119) Attached to: How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game

I do not want a real challenge, because if it was a real fucking challenge I'd be too busy fighting to survive to achieve my ridiculous objective.

I love this sentence so much, I want to slap every hardcore gamer across the face with it from now until eternity. Perhaps I could print it upon a trout.

Comment: Re:EA (Score 1) 76

by drinkypoo (#49758097) Attached to: How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game

Simcity 4 is dramatically nicer to use than any earlier version of simcity. Also, it's meant to be extensible and there's loads of expansion content available from the community, which is cool. It also ties cities together more meaningfully than earlier versions. Otherwise, yeah, not much difference. Now the down sides, it's unreliable as hell and you have to dick around with command line options just to get it not to crash.

Even without the shitfest that was Simcity V, it was time for someone else to shake up the genre.

Comment: Re:Meh... (Score 1) 183

by drinkypoo (#49758087) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

Do you eat fish guts ?

Not only do lots of people eat the guts of small fishes every day, but fish sauce is made by putting whole fishes into pots and letting them ferment. There's lots of people eating fish guts. Also, fish guts normally don't just get thrown away, they get made into fish meal which is then used for food production. Also, guts don't just sit there, they digest stuff. That includes pulling toxins attached to the beads into the blood stream of the fish. Lots of toxins are bioaccumulative. All this stuff is Junior High school level science, I shouldn't have to draw you a fucking map.

Comment: Re:*shrug* (Score 1) 240

by drinkypoo (#49758029) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

The Windows 3 UI was actually pretty horrible. It has nothing whatsoever over Windows 95 except footprint, and these days that doesn't matter.

Interestingly, the Windows 3 UI and the Motif UI, the first dominant cross-platform GUI toolkit for Unix more complex than Xaw, look and feel largely the same because Microsoft was a part of the Motif group. They actually deliberately made their OS behave the same as Unix, at least for window manipulation.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 3, Insightful) 150

The Eurozone nations have opted for a degree of financial integration that the UK doesn't want or need. Obviously that hasn't worked out very well recently, at least for the economically stronger EU nations

There is a saying that goes "share your wealth with us or we will share our poverty with you". The whole point of the EU is that the stronger members bring up the poorer members so that they don't dissolve into financial chaos which tends to have other inconvenient outputs. The UK wanting to leave the EU is just the problem with capitalism writ large: The proponents claim it is good for everyone, but the moment it starts to actually be good for anyone else they do everything they can to change the game so that it's best for them and crap for everyone else again. That, in a nutshell, is the UK leaving the EU.

Comment: Re: Why ext4 (Score 1) 221

It was great... until the other filesystems caught up while it was not under development.

It was great... until it went on a rampage and murdered your data. I kid, but I'm also serious. When it was in current development, no other fs was as efficient with small files, and there's a lot of those on the average Unix system so that's of great interest. But it also was the least reliable filesystem in common use. So it was really never worth using.

Comment: Re:How about ... (Score 1) 489

by drinkypoo (#49754419) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I can't opt out of paying the advertising tax (through everyday higher prices of every single damn object I purchase).

You can't opt out completely, not if you want to be a functioning member of society, but you can mitigate the issue by choosing to buy as many products as possible which are not advertised. One of the nifty things about the web is that you can actually find those products now...

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming