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Comment Re:The problem with dummies.... (Score 1) 142

These do work pretty well. Got to do a simulated mass casualty exercise this summer, which used these, and also some other ones that weighed about 165 lbs. to simulate corpses. That's not a very heavy load for two people carrying a box, but when it flops around and shifts on you constantly... Much easier to "practice how you play" with them. They are freaking expensive, though.

Comment Re:Good on him (Score 1) 632

Yes, that sort of thing requires a manufacturing capability that much of the world, who could access wikileaks, would not have.

However, someone could post unit numbers, troop movements, perhaps names of ships that supplies are being sent on, or routes used for supply convoys in country. If I was planning to blow up some people, it would be real handy to know where they will be, and if possible, when they are expected to be there. Or how about names and homes of record of people serving overseas? Mohammed and Akbar may not be able to build a jet, but I don't see what would stop them from paying a local thug or gang to shoot up your house. How many troops are going to duck deployments if they think their family would get killed? Information is more powerful than people think. The biggest bomb in the world won't do anything unless you know who to drop it on.

That's not to say that wikileaks does not serve an important purpose. There are some forms of classified and sensitive information that the world at large does not need to know.


Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.
The Almighty Buck

The Nickel & Dime Generation 358

Phaethon360 sends in a piece that looks at how quickly game costs can add up these days, now that DLC, microtransactions and standalone expansions are commonplace, writing, "If you were trying to the think of the most expensive games to play, Rock Band or a monthly-fee MMORPG would come to mind. But Halo 3 is right up there, too." It's reminiscent of a recent post at IncGamers where the author tallied up how much he'd spent on World of Warcraft over the past several years, and was astonished to realize it numbered in the thousands of dollars.

Comment Re:How hypocrite of you... (Score 1) 89

Gin Rummy said it best,

"it involves typing with your thumbs, which I just don't approve of. Shit, I don't know about you, but I don't have time to read nothin' that a motherfucker typed with his thumbs. Fun fact: Nothing typed by someone's thumbs has ever been important." -- The Boondocks, "Let's Nab Oprah"

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