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Comment: Re:Hexes will be hard (Score 1) 326

by tieTYT (#31201674) Attached to: <em>Civilization V</em> Announced For This Fall

With the hex-based tiles it should be possible to perfectly tile your cities so that all tiles are being exploited but none are being overlapped, unless they decide to do something really strange with the radius shape. (Possible conflicts with unbuildable terrain aside of course.)

How? The city's area of influence starts small and then grows wider. If you space them out at first, other civs will build in between before the area of influence grows. If you put them close together, when they grow, their influence will overlap (wasteful). Seems like exactly the same situation to me.

Comment: Re:Disappointing, overall (Score 1) 112

by tieTYT (#30843100) Attached to: Video Game Music Recognition Gets a Boost

I'm not going to bother with links, but you can Google them: for starters, Morton Feldman. Louis Andriessen. Arvo Part.

OK, you probably should have bothered with the links. I'm not sure if I'm listening to songs you think are good or bad but I listened to multiple songs by each and I honestly didn't like it at all. My first thought when listening to it was, "It sounds like music that someone autistic would make". Yeah, not my thing at all. That doesn't mean I'm going to say the music is bad. It's just not my thing. Why do you feel entitled to act like your music better than what I like?

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+ - Google Re-enabled Chinese Censorship-> 3

Submitted by hackingbear
hackingbear (988354) writes "Google has rather quietly re-enabled search result censoring, as evident in this search query for June 4 incident. The search returns censored results not quite related to the incident and the censorship foot note is displayed. The same query returned uncensored results a few hours after Google made its China announcement. (I tested it.) According to news reports from Hong Kong and oversea Chinese media (here is the Google translation,) Google are negotiating with the Chinese government which so far has not taken any real actions but just made some standard general statements on the matter. Has Google backed down? It could be just Google's negotiation tactic, but it also casts a doubt on their stance and motive."
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Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 272

by tieTYT (#30529004) Attached to: Microsoft Ordered To Pay $290M, Stop Selling Word

Shopkeeper: I must warn you the doll is cursed.
Homer Simpson: That's bad.
Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt!
Homer Simpson: That's good.
Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed.
Homer Simpson: That's bad!
Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free choice of toppings!
Homer Simpson: That's good!
Shopkeeper: The toppings contain sodium benzoate.
[Homer looks puzzled.]
Shopkeeper: That's bad.
Homer Simpson: Can I go now?

Comment: Re:Cheers for PETA (Score 2, Interesting) 820

by tieTYT (#30277888) Attached to: Scientists Create Artificial Meat

I think it depends. Have you ever noticed that the cheese in Europe tastes way better than the cheese in America? I learned on the discovery/history channel (can't remember which) this is because the American pasteurization process is cheaper but it sacrifices the flavor of the cheese:

Europe pasteurizes their cheese for longer at a lower temperature which makes it taste better. Americans pasteurize their cheese for shorter at a higher temperature which makes it cheaper to produce. So whether the fake meat will taste better really depends on the price it costs to make it and the effort involved.

Here are some unrelated questions I have:
-Why is it so difficult to find good cheese in America? I'd pay extra for that.
-Will cattle farmers/etc. try to prevent the success of this like I've heard oil companies do with new forms of energy?
-Will people that normally don't eat certain kinds of meat for religious reasons eat this?

Comment: Isn't this dangerous? (Score 1, Informative) 297

by tieTYT (#29904407) Attached to: Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine

On the history channel they had a show that mentioned that a nuclear explosion at the edge of our atmosphere would be a lot worse than an explosion on the ground (eg: hiroshima) because the radioactive fallout would orbit the world and drop over a much larger area. Isn't this a concern?

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