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+ - Capcom best sellers mark the history of videogames->

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KingofGnG writes "Established in 1979 as Japan Capsule Computers in Osaka, Capcom has always been one of the leading companies in videogames market with the arcades first and on domestic systems then. Starting from "Vulgus", the first arcade title released in 1984 and going up to now, the Japanese developer and publisher created some of the most beloved and successful franchises ever made as the same data revealed by the company demonstrate."
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Comment: Re:Ah, yes. (Score 1) 580

by sando101x (#27884785) Attached to: German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting

Can't have a discussion without some sort of pop culture reference:

German Tour Guide: You vill find more on Germany's contributions to ze arts in ze pamphlets ve have provided.

Brian : Yeah, about your pamphlet... uh, I'm not seeing anything about German history between 1939 and 1945. There's just a big gap.

Tour guide: Everyone vas on vacation. On your left is Munich's first city hall, erected in 15...

Brian : Wait, what are you talking about? Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and...

Tour Guide: We were invited. Punch vas served. Check vit Poland.

Brian : You can't just ignore those years. Thomas Mann fled to America because of Nazism's stranglehold on Germany.

Tour guide: Nope, nope. He left to manage a Dairy Queen.

Brian : A Dairy Queen? That's preposterous.

Tour guide: I vill hear no more insinuations about the German people. Nothing bad happened. Sie werden sich hinsetzen. Sie werden ruhig sein. Sie werden nicht beleidigen Deutschland. You will sit down. You will shut up. You will not insult Germany. (Throws his hand up in a Hitler salute.)


+ - Do Too Many People Attend College?

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "Bell Curve author Charles Murray has a new book out arguing that too many kids are now heading to four-year colleges and wasting their time in pursuit of a bachelor's degree that is a meaningless credential and that only 20 percent of all college students have the brains and abilities to understand their assigned reading. Deborah Solomon has an interview with Murray in the NY Times in which Murray says that "there are very few unemployed first-rate electricians. I can get a good doctor in a minute and a half. Getting a really good electrician — that's hard. If you want jobs that are in high demand, go to any kind of skilled labor.""

Comment: Re:This reminds me of something from WWII history (Score 1) 94

by sando101x (#17864110) Attached to: Is Executive Hubris Ruining Companies?
I remember hearing about this in 20th Century History. It's been about 5 years, but if I remember correctly, the professor suggested that the switch from strategic targets to civilian targets allowed British factories to continue to produce materials necessary for warfare/defense. For example, I believe he gave the example of a simple ball bearing factory being critical to Britain. Had the Germans continued to bomb strategic targets such as this factory, the British would have been unable to produce parts necessary to repair or produce new RAF planes.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke