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Comment Re:I'd become a supervillain (Score 1) 419

That's a good point, but it's not like there aren't a ton of super-villains running around in spandex either (Spider-Man movies notwithstanding). At least some of the heroes have some color coordination. Then you have villains like Electro, the Trapster, or the Wizard who have.... um... incredibly garish costumes.

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Lost Online Games From the Pre-Web Era 186

harrymcc writes "Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games — on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s — and the cool part is: they're all playable on the Web today." What old games were good enough for you to watch them scroll by on your 300 baud modem?

Comment This is going to be a bit unpopular, but.... (Score 2, Insightful) 338

Don't download movies without paying for them?

Yes, yes, I know, there are far broader implications of the loss of privacy on the interwebs, and so forth.

However, my point still stands. Don't download movies you don't have permission to and this case never would have come up in this manner.

Comment Re:He Won! (Score 5, Interesting) 467

Safe Republican seat? Yes and no.

He won his seat in 2004 by around 9%.

Back in December of 2009, he had a 9% lead against a generic Democrat. That's not a huge lead against a completely unnamed opponent. AND there a lot of people here in South Carolina who really like this whole "anti-incumbent" trend. (Enough to make a difference? Probably not. But enough to scare DeMint a bit.)

Alvin Greene ran no advertisements. He didn't attend the Democratic Party Convention in South Carolina. He had practically no name recognition when compared to his opponent, Vic Rawl, who at least was a state legislator. He was able to pay the filing fee for running for the Democratic primary with a personal check (the filing fee is over 10 grand), but he's poor enough to qualify for a public defender for the felony obscenity charge against him. (Also, please note, that the law being used against him is one that is generally only used for people who show bestiality, extremely violent porn, etc., not the simple hetero porn that Greene allegedly showed someone. So that too comes across as a bit hinky.)

According to the FEC, at least through May 19, DeMint had around $3.5 million in cash on hand for this election cycle. Greene has $0.

Now, as to your last question, could this be the Democrats up to something instead of the Republicans up to something? I don't know. But the whole damn thing smells to high heaven.

Comment Re:Law Suit!!!! (Score 2, Insightful) 479

You could do this, in theory.

And the casino could ban you, in reality. You see, while casinos will ban you if they catch you cheating or card-counting (card counting is not against the law, but casinos will ban you for it) or for doing any activity they don't like. They can do this because casinos are private property, and thus, the owners and/or employees can restrict you from coming in.

Now yes, if you could convince a large enough group of people to continue doing this to the slot machines, over time, the casino would probably lose money on that part of the games. They would still be raking in money on roulette, poker, blackjack, and every other game in the casino.

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