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Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 0) 196

Sorry but no. There's a shitload of videos and text which show without a shadow of doubt that promises were made and left unfulfilled. people bought the game based on the information at hand which was more than misleading. Misleading is when you hint something, which proves to be less that was was alluded to.

Jesus Christ. My Atari 2600 Superman game had a cartoon of Superman on the front of the box, but only a pixillated blob in the actual game. You didn't hear about people demanding a refund because of that. Of course the advertising lies. What kind of surprise is that for anyone?

Comment Re:This may be somewhat accurate .... (Score 2) 154

Once you start taking an interest in dishonest play in a computer game and experience the thrill of successfully beating the system to do it -- you're exhibiting the same characteristics the common criminal does (enjoys the challenge of outsmarting the system for personal gain).

I would argue that those are the characteristics of any successful businessman.

Comment Human Language (Score 1) 305

The "dolphin language?" So what is the "human language." There isn't one. There is no species language. A language, as we understand it with mammals, is developed over generations, and taught from parent to child. So were these wild caught animals? From what pod? How big is that pod? These are the interesting questions.

Comment Re:Sheep are among us (Score 3, Informative) 156

High school students are told that Pavlov taught dogs how to drool with a bell, because it sounds nice. In reality Pavlov drilled holes into dogs' stomachs and stuck a catheter in there through their abdominal walls, and measured the pH and enzyme content of gastric secretions when he rang the bell. Needless to say the dogs died after the experiment.

It can be exhilarating to know that common knowledge is wrong, and you know the truth, but in thin case, you are the one who is wrong. Pavlov did research on the digestive system, which used catheters as you described. However, when it came to his conditioning research, drooling was the quantitative result that was recorded. And he did use a bell, as well as other stimuli.

Comment Re:It's a ridiculous JOKE (Score 1) 128

The whole "Hyperloop" thing is a ridiculous joke that will never, EVER be built.

Such statements are usually wrong. It will be build some time in the future, on some planet where the environment is so bad that air travel is an even worse option. It's basically another example a solution looking for a problem.

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