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Comment: I'm pretty happy about that fact... (Score 1) 532

by paniq (#34551660) Attached to: Why Special Effects No Longer Impress
I'm pretty happy about that fact, because it means that now that we are beyond the gadgetry (still have to get used to 3D baloney, though!), we can focus on telling stories with these tools. It's not sufficient anymore to have something visually cool, it must have a reason to be exactly like it is. Which Terminator II did very well already, though.

Comment: Title is misleading (Score 1) 554

by paniq (#34373108) Attached to: Aging Reversed In Mice
They created mice that lacked an enzyme and later on they added the enzyme. All this proves is that the enzyme is relevant to support healthy growth, and it's absence mimics the symptoms of aging. That would be like stripping someone of his clothes, put him in the cold, give him a blanket and say: "We solved the problem of freezing to death!".

Comment: Re:Bizzaro-America (Score 1) 222

by paniq (#28239931) Attached to: German Interior Ministers Seek Ban On Violent Games
Uhm... "Magazines for children featuring pictures of topless women" - I'm living in Germany. If what you describe does exist, my childhood would have been a lot happier ;) What is true: public magazine stands with magazines for people of all ages, including erotic magazines showing breasts and such.
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The 5 Most Laughable Terms of Service On the Net 399

Posted by timothy
from the until-you-cry dept.
nicholas.m.carlson writes "According to these five terms of service and EULA, Google owns any content you create using its Chrome browser and can filter your Gmail messages if it likes. Facebook says it can sell its users' uploaded images as stock photography. YouTube can keep footage of your kids forever, even after you've deleted it from the site. And AOL can ban you for using vulgar language on AIM. Funny, right? That's why Valleywag calls them 'The 5 most laughable terms of service on the Net.'" Reader dlaudel writes, regarding the previously-mentioned Google EULA for Chrome, "According to Ars Technica, Google's EULA for Chrome was just copy-and-pasted from its EULA for other services, a practice that is apparently common at Google."

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