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Comment: Nanny state, much? (Score 1) 120 120

Seizure problems with video games have been a thing since video games have been a thing. I can rember a friend's stepdad in the 80's having seizure issues with video games. Did that make him stop? No, he still loved playing. He made a choice to do it.

Do we ban every form of entertainment that has flashy lights because there are some people that just can't resist? Or do we make sure that products with this are still labeled correctly? Maybe we should even fund research into seizures and curing the problem?

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 817 817

During the Vietnam War strategists declared that dogfighting is dead, and the F-4 was originally not equipped with a gun at all. Many of them were shot down.

Though we have gone 30 years of wars and conflicts without Americans in a real dogfight, so perhaps it is. But the lessons of Vietnam means that all American fighters will have guns for the foreseeable future.

Comment: Re:SECRET??? (Score 1) 210 210

I have no idea why anyone visits Yelp. It is well known they are a scam, holding hostage companies that refuse to pay to remove bad reviews, and refusing to remove fake good reviews of companies that do pay.

Actually I kind of hope the lawsuit turns up that Yelp itself created the bad reviews.

Comment: Re:Next Ask Toolbar (Score 1) 328 328

Jeez. I actually do Java every day as my job, but I have only been installing it on Linux for the past number of years, so I did not realize this was the case.

But I said nearly 5 years ago, that Oracle will do it's best to ruin Java. It seems to be relegated to server-side only more and more. (this is the only place we use it as well) The only thing propping up Java is the fact that people do not trust Microsoft, otherwise C# would have taken over the business world by now.

Comment: Games who's key point is not playing a game. (Score 1) 81 81

These are never good. In fact I think they can really not be called "games" as that sort of implies something someone does for entertainment.

More like "interactive social experiments". These are never fun, or entertaining, and rarely useful. I include all of the "games" where the goal is to make the player feel or think something.

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning