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Comment Game Dev Advice (Score 2, Interesting) 250

http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html

From the site:

Welcome to the GAME BIZ ADVICE zone of Sloperama.com.

My intent here is to help game biz aspirants learn what it takes to get in and move up in the game business. I write occasional articles to answer Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") about designing and making games - computer games, video games, even board games.

Comment Re:Beware, lawmakers: November is coming. (Score 2, Insightful) 2424

The Democrats ran on the platform of healthcare reforms. And they won! By a sizeable margin! This is what we call a mandate.

Yes they did run on a platform of "healthcare" reform. At the same time, over 60% of people did NOT want THIS legislation to become law. THAT is a mandate, and the Democrats did not listen to their constituency ... there will be hell to pay in November.

Just watch the Senate get bogged down by the "reconciliation" bill that was passed by the House, it'll never get passed as-is, and the House Democrats will be left out to hang.

Comment Re:Conspiracy Theories (Score 1) 1136

On one hand we have thousands of climatologists from dozens of countries armed with super computers and the resources of government. They tell us we have a problem.

Yes, yes they do tell us we have a problem. At the same time, they ask or demand more funding to study it further.

Arguing against them are a bunch of people, most of whom are not climatologists or even scientists, who do not have super computers or any data of their own. They argue that there is a worldwide conspiracy to falsify data.

EXACTLY. These same "scientists" refuse to give out the raw data, along with any information about how they're massaging the data. In fact, many "studies" aren't even based on data, just thoughts and conjecture. Some of these same scientists have recently done an about-face and have said that there has been INSIGNIFICANT WARMING for the past 15 years. So now, even Phil Jones has "come clean" about the information.

Thousands of scientists from Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas all working in harmony to defraud the world, to drive up taxes and bring down civilisation - all led by the anti-christ Al Gore.

Yep ... although anti-christ is a little strong ... I would say "useful idiot". Al is as much a scientist as those not buying the "global warming" fraud. Although he does stand to make billions from continuing "global warming". That alone should cause red flags to be raised by ANY believer in "global warming".

Think about who you are siding with and why you believe in what you believe.

I prefer not to drink the kool-aid.

Comment Re:I think it's a good idea (Score 1) 613

TurboTax is great for filling in the forms, but a lot of people are scared of math, or the government, or filling in forms, and so they run to a tax preparer.

Not entirely accurate. Filling in the forms is easy, and the math is the easy part. What you're not saying is the law is hard, difficult, and at over 7,500 pages, next to impossible to decipher.

What to deduct, when, do I qualify, etc.

Even the IRS gets it wrong. That's why you use a tax preparer, for the "insurance" that if you get audited, they'll take the heat instead of you.

Comment Re:This is smart. (Score 1) 450

Nah, this administration doesn't need to even give it to Interpol now ...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-classified-national-security-information

Section 1.7(d):

(d) Information that has not previously been disclosed to the public under proper authority may be classified or reclassified after an agency has received a request for it under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2204(c)(1), the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) ...

So, basically if a document is NOT classified, and you request it ... they can THEN classify it since you now brought it to their attention.

Comment Another EO to watch as well (Score 1) 450

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-classified-national-security-information

This EO allows various people to classify or reclassify documents.

But most specifically, Section 1.7(d) states:

(d) Information that has not previously been disclosed to the public under proper authority may be classified or reclassified after an agency has received a request for it under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2204(c)(1), the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a)

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