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Comment Watch what happens in a month - (Score 4, Insightful) 86

this story is forgotten, swept under the rug, no longer referenced.

Just as suddenly as it appeared in the news, it disappears from the news and our short memories caused by modern low attention-span media causes us to forget.

Then the parallel construction and misuse of data will continue.

Just like everyone has forgotten about the persecution of real reporters that began in 08 and was heavily reported on for a short time. We still have mainstream news that's a result of what happened back then, but no mention of that fact.

Just like everyone forgets about the global cooling scare that was a big deal in the 70's and still covered in the 80's.

Just like everyone forgets about the various legal entities that have found "the smoking gun" and plan to go after the administration or some other powerful organization, never to hear anything more about it past the initial breaking news stories.

This one will fall off the earth too.

Comment Re:Love of Music (Score 1) 37

Down mod.

I modded it down because it looked like spam at first. After modding I got curious and clicked the link, I found that it actually was on topic.

I take my modding duties seriously and don't mod as a joke, which I'm pretty sure I saw someone else doing last time I had points, I mean the other guy countered my down mod of the "brought to you by the Golden Girls" post. Usually I don't have misfires like this one, but I'm human.

Comment Re: Stop teaching shitty code (Score 1) 30

I never miss a chance to rip on Minecraft.

  My first experiences with the game had to do with children who wanted to run the game but couldn't because the code was so buggy it needed more horsepower than the systems in front of them could provide. They could play UT2004 on the system smooth as glass and it looked great, but Minecraft looked like hammered shit even when it was running smoothly. The kids insisted on that game and that game only, even though it caused them massive amounts of frustration even when it wasn't crashing. I've encouraged other sandbox and build your type games, but no, they want the crap fest.

I let my nephew play with my well hacked and stocked PSP with hundreds of games from multiple systems. He asked me at least a dozen times if I could make ANY version of Minecraft work on it, during a very important event.

Between the fits caused by its poor performance and buggy code and the weird obsession it's followers have for it I just can't resist bashing on it.

I bought my daughter the developer Humble Bundle that included a lot of RPG tools, I'm going to have to go learn that and Unreal Ed myself just so I can teach it to the kiddies in my life to kill the Minecraft obsession.

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354