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Comment: Re:NBC did a great job (Score 3, Interesting) 82

by zegota (#41032769) Attached to: The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions
OP's comment was obviously trolling, but your analysis doesn't make a lot of sense, considering getting atheletes through to the Olympics is an achievement in and of itself. If you're going to try to base who "won" off of anything other than pure medal count, the best way to go is obviously medals per capita, in which case, I believe Grenada soundly defeated the rest of the world (1 gold medal, 100,000 population).

Comment: Re:Maybe this is just me (Score 5, Insightful) 845

by zegota (#38324824) Attached to: Are You Better At Math Than a 4th (or 10th) Grader?

What you should have done in that one problem was not used a calculator, but looked at the sizes of the numbers given in the multiple choices, and then picked the choice where the magnitude was in the correct ballpark.

Uh, no. If a test question says I can use a calculator, I'm using a calculator. For some of these tests, there's too many questions not to. Obviously, this one was trivial, but you catch my drift. In *most* cases, a calculator is more efficient (yes, you can find some edge cases where realizing the "trick" is faster than typing the equation)

Comment: Re:Amen (Score 1) 743

by zegota (#37941700) Attached to: Tough Tests Flunk Good Programming Job Candidates
Commonly referred to as Jewish math problems. Problems that have trivial, or exceedingly simple, solutions, that are impossible to find on their own. The Soviets used them to weed out Jews from the universities while pretending they weren't. They gave the normal problems to most of the kids, and the Jewish problems to the Jews. If anyone questioned them, they could say "Hey, look. It's an easy solution. It's not my fault they didn't get it." http://io9.com/5848752/how-to-solve-jewish-math-problems

Comment: Re:I own a copy of Splinter of the Mind's Eye (Score 5, Interesting) 70

by zegota (#36596266) Attached to: Star Wars Books Released As Ebooks
It doesn't fit with the movies mainly because it was written before most of them. It was intended to be the sequel to Star Wars in the event that the original movie didn't do well enough to warrant a film sequel. Thus, there are some plot points that seem hilarious to us now, mainly that Luke and Leia have quite a few romantic thoughts about each other. The fact that Lucas allowed this should be pretty good proof that Luke and Leia were not siblings from the beginning.

Comment: Re:Daikatana was worth the wait too (Score 1) 188

by zegota (#36334608) Attached to: <em>Duke Nukem Forever</em> Demo Released
You realize this is being made by the same people who made the "bit shitty" Borderlands, right? And I find it very interesting that the fact the HL series guides the player instead of leaving them utterly confused makes it a *worse* game in your eyes.

Anyway, it's not really correct for the OP to say this has been in Development Hell for that long. Gearbox basically bought the name and built a new game using it.

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