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Comment Bon Voyage (Score 1) 1521

I discovered your site through my roommate back in '97 a little after I joined university. It's been my default page, locked tab, checking-if-internet-is-working site ever since. I now frequent many other blogs, news sites, social networks, etc. But I always come back to Slashdot every day. I'm mostly a lurker but for some reason or the other, signed up early (probably because at that time one could sign up for everything without worry).

I hadn't realized it's been 14 years. Bon Voyage CmdrTaco, good luck in your new endeavors.

Comment Re:Portal 2! (Score 2, Informative) 110

By turning off the sound and music, you ruined part of the experience. A lot of what people appreciated about the game WAS the story. The way it starts out as a simple puzzle game, but then as you play you realize that there actually is a story, especially with the hidden rooms that you find. If you just rush through a game without looking around or appreciating the full experience, you'll get a distilled, boring, output, as you did.

Comment Re:damned faintly praising? (Score 5, Insightful) 436

If you had bothered to read the article, you'd see that the author has done JUST that. Not only did he prove (using proper statistical methods) that the results are significantly not random, he also dug up the exact javascript source code that does the shuffling and explained why it is faulty. RTFA!

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