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Comment Re::Living Room? (Score 3, Interesting) 182

Except that mobile gaming is a completely different beast from living room or PC gaming. Mobile gaming is about quick bites, simple controls, and shallow gameplay (this isn't a bad thing, per se). Mobile gaming is casual, by default. Its hard to get into an epic RPG while on the bus, or in the dentist's office. If I'm going to play something like Skyrim, I'm going to do it in a comfy chair, on a good screen, with mature controls.

Tethering a controller to your phone or tab is counterproductive, since you "un-mobiled" mobile gaming, by forcing someone to carry around a controller as well as their device.

Mobile isn't replacing anything, I wish that fallacy would die. Mobile is supplementing a certain part of traditional markets, but it isn't replacing the core of those markets. Looking at console and traditional game sales back this up, they aren't slowing down in relation to rise in mobile device sales. Nor will they, since they fill a very different niche than traditional consoles and PCs for gaming.

Same with the stupid trope that mobile will magically kill traditional PCs... This is said by people who never used their PC for anything more serious than email and light web browsing. There is very little in my daily computer tasks that can be moved to mobile, outside of light email and web duties. Sure, this is a gap MS is targeting (badly) with the Surface Pro, but suddenly we're not talking mobile anymore, but a traditional laptop with a floppy keyboard and optional touch controls. And still it isn't going to be as good as my large screen for most tasks.

The living room died so many decades ago

I'm now picturing a family of four huddled in their backyard streaming watching movies on a 10" tablet. I feel kind of bad for them, since they could be inside, sitting in their living room watching it on an increasingly affordable giant HDTV.

Comment Re:He just sold a hell of a lot of pasta (Score 2) 456

Well, you're right that "phobia" isn't really the best term. They're not scared, they're just assholes.

Wikipedia says "A phobia (from the Greek: ÏÏOEÎÎÏ, Phobos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is, when used in the context of clinical psychology, a type of anxiety disorder". Most homophobes aren't afraid of homosexuals, but they are disturbed by them which makes "homophobe" a perfectly fitting description.

Personally, I don't want anyone shoving their sexuality in my face, whether homo or hetero. Your sexuality is none of my fucking business and I don't want to hear about it unless you're a lesbian and I'm hitting on you; I don't want to be offensive and it would be offensive of me to knowingly hit on a lesbian.

"Bigot" might be a better term

Full Definition of BIGOT
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

"Bigot" is a perfect description.

Comment Re:He just sold a hell of a lot of pasta (Score -1, Troll) 456

Why is it the bigots always refer to homosexuality as 'deviancy' and have a terrible obsession with the fucking-based aspects of it?

Because the fucking-based aspect is the only difference between a gay and a straight, and it is indeed deviant behavior. Personally, I feel sorry for gays.

There is one thing I have against gays - they usurped a perfectly good word and completely changed it's meaning, changing the meanings of hundreds of years of prose and poetry. Take that line in "Deck the Halls": "Don we now our gay apparel" doesn't refer to cross-dressing.

Considering that about 5% of the population is homosexual, "queer" (strange) is a perfectly good description and I don't understand why homosexuals are offended by it.

Calling a group "gay" when half of that group have attempted suicide is not rational. What's so happy and carefree about suicide? Suicide is a terrible thing.

Comment Re:Say what you will about Martha Stewart: ... (Score 1) 150

She got jailed for Obstruction Of Justice(aka we caught you at a dishonesty while investigating you for a non-crime).

They weren't investigating a non-crime, they were investigating her for insider trading which WAS a real crime and it SHOULD be a real crime.

Guess what, if you're being investigated for selling dope when you've never seen dope in your life, lying to the investigator is both illegal and stupid.

I can't understand why so many of you can't understand that.

Comment Re:Don't Mess With Martha (Score 1) 150

It may cost more. But maybe she's also considering the principal of the matter.

That's what the GP said when he said "Sure, this one time action costs more than giving in, but it might be cheaper in the long run."

Or did you mean "principle?" If so, you didn't say what you thought you said. I'd think she was more concerned with the interest (the payback) rather than the principal (the cost).

Comment Re:Framed, because they had to get her for somethi (Score 1) 150

The fed's started this high profile case against her,

The Fed's what, their greengrocer?

Even if the notes are accurate, what's with prosecuting someone for saying something incorrect?

It's a felony to lie to an investigator during an investigation, that's what. It was a stupid thing for her to do.

You are not under oath

If she were under oath it would have been perjury rather than obstruction of justice. Honestly, people, I'm neither a cop nor a lawyer an I know that. WTF?

Comment Re:The feds and govt lie to us every day (Score 1) 150

So its ok for the feds to lie to us, for fbi to lie, for Obama to lie, its ok for all politicians to lie to everyone daily.

There's no law against lying unless you're under oath or the cops are asking questions. This isn't about right and wrong, it's about legal and illegal.

That said, Clapper should be in prison for lying to Congress under oath.

Hey feds, the sky is red. Arrest me.

If a cop asks you what color the sky is and you say that, he will.

Comment Re:...and suddenly (Score 1) 150

I always had sympathy for her after her jail sentence. She went to jail for a MINOR insider trading case (where they couldn't even prove that, just obstruction of justice)

I have no sympathy for her at all. I met a woman in a bar just the other day who spent six months for obstruction of justice just like the rich bitch. Her crime? Criminal stupidity, a cop asked her name and she made one up. The dumbass had no warrants or anything, I guess she thought it was funny. If a cop asks a question, answer truthfully or STFU. Stewart begged for a prison sentence.

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