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Comment Re:station wagon? (Score 1) 208

but because I live in a place with 4 real seasons and big 4x4 SUVs are handy for getting around for the 2 days it takes the DOT to clear roads after a winter storm. Besides, a car won't pull my snowmobile trailer or the boat.

I live in Chicago. SUVs are not required. A coupe with snow tires can do everything you listed except pull a large boat (yes they make trailer hitches for small cars).

Comment Re:Yuk (Score 0) 1293

I 100% believe the theory of evolution provides the best fit with the available data. But stating any theory is a "fact" and "incontrovertible" is just too far. One of the issues is that it is hard to experimentally falsify the theory of evolution.

I'm curious as to what exactly your definition of "fact" is. According to the World English Dictionary...

fact (fækt)

— n
1. an event or thing known to have happened or existed
2. a truth verifiable from experience or observation
3. a piece of information: get me all the facts of this case
4. ( often plural ) law an actual event, happening, etc, as distinguished from its legal consequences. Questions of fact are decided by the jury, questions of law by the court or judge
5. philosophy a proposition that may be either true or false, as contrasted with an evaluative statement
6. criminal law after the fact after the commission of the offence: an accessory after the fact
7. criminal law before the fact before the commission of the offence
8. as a matter of fact , in fact , in point of fact in reality or actuality
9. fact of life an inescapable truth, esp an unpleasant one
10. the fact of the matter the truth

Comment Beta (Score 1) 263

Well, technically this is still beta, so I'm wondering if maybe they'll be tweaking it to allow multiple users playing different games on the same library simultaneously. (Although I'm not going to hold my breath.) One way off the top of my head is maybe just checking the ip address of the two computers trying to access the library at the same time and if they are on the same internal network (in your home or whatnot) they can play concurrently. That way it can be shared in the household but not just a pool of games for your 10 friends across the world.

That said, this is cool for letting your siblings or kids play while you're at work or something or trying to get your friends hooked on a game (so they'll buy a copy to play with you) when the demo (or lack of one) doesn't cut it. I hope they also allow some personal settings tweaking for it. I'd like to set an automatic time frame when the library will be accessible to family and automatically kick them off (after warnings of course). That way I can let them play when I'm at work and boot them before I get home so I can hop on right away.

Comment One question (Score 1) 362

How do they actually identify you? Typically there's several people with your same name. (And that's assuming you've stupidly used your real name on Facebook.) Even if you have a very unique name, it's not like your credit information has your mugshot on it to compare. Seems like this could be generating an awful lot of false information.

Comment Mutually exclusive (Score 1) 295

...and that it is possible to aggressively pursue terrorists without compromising the constitutional rights of ordinary Americans.
Achieving this goal depends not just on secret courts and secret congressional hearings,

These last two statements are in direct opposition to one another. They are mutually exclusive. Pick one. And by pick one I mean the former.

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