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Comment Re:good (Score 2) 762

No it hasn't. At least not as a Stargate series.

Stargate was always about one thing.

Sucking as hard as possible with sophomoric humor and mediocre rehashed music? A solid B- sci fi show, sure, but really not that great.

Just because there aren't a lot of A level sci fi shows doesn't mean we should worship a mediocre one.

Comment Did you play it? (Score 1) 102

For what it is (a mobile game, best played on something like an ipad), it is pretty good. The description screamed "action game" and it delivered.

At $2.99 I doubt it is intended to stand as a landmark title.

I had fun playing it - I'd expect to pay more for something better, really.

Comment A brief perusal of the comments thus far (Score 1) 104

Leads one to believe that the general assumption is that mobile devices won't become more powerful and efficient. I don't think that is the case - rather, they'll continue to get more powerful until they hit the "good enough" plateau that desktops have been in for the last several years (and have been in before).

It is very likely that when such a convergence happens you'll get as pretty a game on a big screen as you're used to, just driven by essentially mobile hardware.

How is this prediction much different than one that claims most computers will be mobile in the near future? Leaving aside whether or not you would be ok with that - the slashdot reader is hardly the most common consumer of computer products.

Comment Re:Only 20 light years??? (Score 1) 575

20 light years is millimeters of astrophysical distance.

It amazes me we have been observing space so long and yet we only now have detected this planet.

It just goes to show how incredibly likely it is to find planets like Earth everywhere in the galaxy.

Yeah, I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

Comment Achievements aren't the problem (Score 1) 157

Craploads of achievements so easy you'll get them anyway are.

Quests are essentially the same - when it gets to the point where you collect enough quests in a tiny hamlet that you need a map and a GPS-like tracking system to knock them all out on your circuit of the mountain ridges nearby something has gone wrong.

Less achievements, make them harder. Less quests, make them harder. (Or, perhaps to stem the tide of wailing, something else that isn't called "quest" that is much harder and has no insta-tracker, though the internet would still ruin it).

Comment Here we go (Score 2, Insightful) 185

As Anderton walks in the door, gets his new eyes scanned, and we hear a voice say:


STORE VOICE: Hello, Mr. Yakamoto! Welcome back to the Gap.
STORE VOICE: How'd those assorted tank tops work out for you?
STORE VOICE: Come on in and see how good you look in one of our new Winter sweaters.

Comment 36 out of 71 (Score 1) 659

But I think the problem might lie in conflating *understanding* the point of view of other people with *caring* what their point of view is.

I understand other people's feelings fine. I just don't care about them other than how they directly affect me.

Comment Re:Irony (Score 5, Insightful) 307

Irony can also mean:
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.

We might expect someone that recognizes a debilitating condition to take steps to curtail that condition.
Sort of like someone inviting you out for a beer to tell you that they're an alcoholic.

The irony is they haven't realized the extent of their dependence at all.

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