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Comment Re:Next Physical Tetris? (Score 1) 94

Well, one could use smooth-surface pieces around the Tetris blocks and there would be a hole in the wall at the level of the first block, so a mechanical arm could push the blocks on that line out of field. But that would require something else to hold the blocks together during the fall...

Comment Re:Opt-out box? (Score 1) 262

I went there myself to find this out: GameStation Terms and Conditions

By placing an order via this web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from or one of its duly authorised minions. We reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction. Click here to nulify your soul transfer.

The link leads to an "April Fools, congratulations on being so vigilant!" page.

Comment It exists! (Score 1) 241

Three friends recently spent an evening sharing drinks and exchanging insults at a local cafe in the southeastern province of Svay Rieng. Their companionable arguing continued for hours, until one man pulled out a 25-year-old unexploded anti-tank mine found in his backyard.

He tossed it under the table, and the three men began playing Russian roulette, each tossing down a drink and then stamping on the mine. The other villagers fled in terror.

Minutes later, the explosive detonated with a tremendous boom, killing the three men in the bar. "Their wives could not even find their flesh because the blast destroyed everything," the Rasmei Kampuchea newspaper reported.

Comment Re:What about Flash games and other stuff? (Score 2, Informative) 328

You are trying to convince me that OOP is not related to inheritance, polymorphism and encapsulation. Sure, you can do without it. But I don't care what Alan said about it, it's still a pretty damn important part of programming with classes and objects.

And Flash is not JIT. You get some flash code, compiles it using Flash or Flex into a .swf file and then you send that file to the server. With Javascript, you get some code and just send it to the server. See the difference?

I, again, don't care what the engine will use at the end. That's semantics, we would be arguing all the way down to the hardware. The important part is: to get your AS code running, you must put it through a compiler. This is important because it reveals syntax errors, for example, includes the currently present classes around it in the file and correct general simple programming mistakes ("this class doesn't have a foo property", "this variable is the wrong type", etc).

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