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Comment: Re:Wow, that was so full of stupid... (Score 1) 449

by tsotha (#46614039) Attached to: WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever
In the actual real world (outside of your worker's paradise) having companies lay their own cable works better, because otherwise there's no incentive for the company that owns the cable to keep overhead expenses down. That's the way it was done in my town, and it works quite well.

Comment: Re:Any actual police work? (Score 3, Insightful) 234

by tsotha (#46590709) Attached to: Anti-Game-Violence Legislator Arrested, Faces Gun Trafficking Charges
Can you imagine a scenario where an FBI informant would be able to lead a principled gun control advocate down the path of importing machine guns and rocket launchers? Can you imagine a scenario where a clean politician is even associating with the head of the SF Chinese mafia?

Comment: No (Score 2) 704

by tsotha (#46550289) Attached to: Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

We should use the ability of our medium to show players the issues first-hand, or give them a unique understanding of the issues and complexities by crafting game mechanics along with narrative components that result in dynamics of play that create meaning for the player in ways that other media isn't capable of.

No. I do not want to be preached at while I'm gaming, and if you put that kind of crap in the game I won't buy it.

Comment: Re:Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan (Score 1) 148

by tsotha (#46449969) Attached to: 3 Years Later: A Fukushima Worker's Eyewitness Story

The Nazis started in with the anti-Jew stuff long before they had the opportunity to take anyone's freedom away.

Do you think the North Koreans have health scares like the antivax stuff or allow news exposes on doorknob bacteria? They may natter on about foreign threats, but I doubt as a Nork you hear anything about local threats like crime, disease, and environmental contaminants.

Comment: Re:Incorrect. (Score 1) 86

by tsotha (#46449919) Attached to: New Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Alzheimer's Onset

Several civilisations have had dominant concept of communal property, and every civilisation has limited concepts of communal property: air, grazing ground, sea, health service, roads, etc.

Sure, but the idea there would be no private property just doesn't work. Even the Soviet Union backed of of that piece of silliness within a year or two, if not de jure then de facto.

And sure, there have been civilizations with a "dominant concept of communal property". Failed civilizations.

Comment: Re:We already make robots without legs (Score 1) 122

by tsotha (#46441931) Attached to: iRobot CEO: Humanoid Robots Too Expensive To Be the Norm

As a businessman I think he is right, the human body is extremely complex because it tries to be a one size fits all solution to everything.

That would be a pretty handy design feature in a robot as well. I don't want to buy a half-dozen robots to do different things if I can buy one that does everything.

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