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Comment: Re:Judge has a great sense of humour/justice (Score 5, Informative) 134

by v.dog (#43651589) Attached to: Judge Refers Prenda Copyright Trolls To Criminal Investigators
Popehat's write up on this is even better:

Referring to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the IRS's CID is like siccing both the Klingons and the Romulans on Prenda, except that the Romulans have a somewhat better grasp of due process than IRS CID.

Prenda Law certainly won't live long and prosper

Comment: maintainance (Score 2) 233

by v.dog (#43646355) Attached to: New Flying Car Design Unveiled
It's one thing to get a driver/pilot to fly one of these well, it's another to get them to keep them in an air-worthy condition. Having worked at a service station and seen how people treat their cars, the thought of them flying overhead scares me. Flying cars do have a place; but it's with those who can afford the infrastructure to keep both them and the pilots in top condition- the military, emergency response, and professional car services.

Comment: Re:RIP DNF (Score 2, Informative) 565

by v.dog (#27857199) Attached to: Duke Nukem For Never

There've been calls to open-source the game.

That's assuming that there's anything worth opening. According to a quote form an "ex-3D Realms employee" on The Duke List, not that much ever got done:

Entire maps would be done from the ground up, almost to beta quality, and then thrown out simply because no one would make decisions early on in the process. (Read up on Valve's 'orange box' method of design -- that's how you make games) Another example of [redacted] is the fact that there was one part of one map that was being worked on before I started working there. Nineteen months later and the same designer was still working on the same part of that same map... I'm not blaming the designer, it wasn't his fault.

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.