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

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:Market Analysis (Score 1)352

Yup. If an eBook is more than the paper copy, I'll just buy the paper copy and pirate a digital copy if I really want it on my Kindle. And I say this as an author.

## Comment Re:Internet wins... (Score 4, Interesting)495

I'm a hardcore liberal hippie and even I know that a lot of the hardcore liberal hippies are on precisely the wrong side when it comes to piracy measures. The reason? The entertainment industry is a massive donor to left-wing causes.

## Comment Re:What's with the epub comment? (Score 1)161

Absolutely they are. I use Calibre, and I have absolutely no trouble reading whatever I want.

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

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

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:Dialog is good and all... (Score 1)717

Agnostics like myself maintain that, if there is a god (and most of them think there's probably not), it would be impossible for anyone to ever know that. That's the usual definition of agnostics -- that we *can't* know if god exists, not just that we *don't* know.

## Comment Re:Maybe, maybe not. (Score 2)243

You really think a significant portion of the electorate is going to vote based on whether or not Billy Joel should be able to retrieve the rights for his songs?

## Comment Re:Hearing negative feedback over the toolbar (Score 5, Funny)294

"People I know, myself included, aren't happy with the change, but that seems to be Google. They tend to change things and users get used to it." I think that's the case here. Google's counting on the fact that once you go black, you never go back.

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

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:Not a Reliable Method (Score 1)139

That's actually the proper way to write Internet, according to most style books. Grammatically, I'm not sure it matters.

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

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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