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Hence the iPhone for 2 years was one of the only devices with an interface allowing the best use of the hardware. Tons of other phones had great hardware features but crappy interfaces that made the overall device cumbersome.
Unlike the other tablets, the iPad is designed with an interface done correctly for a tablet. It's not trying to be a full OS because the interface wouldn't work correctly. It's going with the iPhone OS which is a touch-centric OS.
I liken America to a child with 2 abusive parents. They each play off the other to win the child over then proceed to beat the crap out of them. Then the other parent comes to the child's rescue with candy and toys, telling them they'll be good to them, back and forth never changing their ways. Are we really this stupid?
On 2nd thought though, maybe we should shorten that simply to "Thinking". Critical thinking probably doesn't make sense to people because they never learned basic thinking to begin with. I wish I was trying to be funny. Logical fallacies are rife; Listen to any political speeches lately? Listen to your co-workers talking about their relationships?
That might mean increasing your skill with the pistol to where you can double or triple-headshot to kill splicers on hard difficulty. It might mean fun with the "Enrage!" plasmid or the one that gets a Big Daddy on your side (it's a lot cheaper in Eve/Ammo/Health when they kill each other). There are many environmental options for disposing of your opponents from leading them into water and shooting with electricity to shooting explosive objects to telekinesis.
The fun in these games is being creative, not just going full-auto on anything that moves.
STFU with all the art-school metaphysical crap.
He should have said film school crap. Your assessment is accurate, would you kindly pat yourself on the back for recognizing that 99.999% of everything produced is derivative.
Like the concept of "an original thought". Look at art and culture since the dawn of recorded history and almost everything is just one regurgitated idea after another.
I think what allows some people to enjoy these kind of games more than others is not that they couldn't pick them apart and point out every flaw, borrowed concept, etc, but they choose to immerse themselves in the world and allow their own imagination to run wild as if being there, "Holy shit I'm trapped underwater. I'm scared.. What can I do to survive?" Taking on the struggle of the character, integrating themselves in the story. The developer can't do that for you.
Probably wouldn't stress the CPUs that badly. The control interfaces would be a little weird, but with accelerometer + onscreen/semi-transparent buttons you'd probably be ok.
If you want to organize citizens for the purpose of influencing government fine, but this is not that. I like your programming analogy.
I still don't get why it is legal in the US to bribe politicians.
It has something to do with Buckley v. Valeo in which the Supreme Court ruled that spending money to influence elections is a form of constitutionally protected free speech. I tend to think of speech as speech which each person can do in a similar way, but when you spend money you can basically make your voice louder than anyone else which seems a bit slanted toward people with money.
I think national funding of each campaign would be more fair. Same amount of money, no "donations" allowed. I'm sure there are drawbacks to this way too, but I'm not sure what they are... thoughts?
As a result such people are terribly confused and constantly wondering why they're not happy, but never seek enough self-awareness to find the answer. It would be nice if a trend started where people would actually take charge of their own lives and determine for themselves what is good and true.
I'm not sure why MMORPGs feel like they have to dumb it down, even though the result might be people min/maxxing the skills needed to run around hacking everything's legs off. They could find a good balance and keep the added realism and tactical choices.
For those reasons, I think most battles would take place well below relativistic velocities.
Unless you are performing the Picard Maneuver, that is.