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Comment Re:Wait, you guys pay for this? (Score 3, Interesting) 78

Perhaps people who make different decisions than you are not necessarily less intelligent than you. They may just have different priorities. This is basically "pay what you want", and some people would like to return a little financial support to a company that is providing them with enjoyable entertainment.

Comment Re:And yet nothing of value was gained. (Score 4, Insightful) 108

I'm 50+ and I love Pokemon Go. I had lost interest in computer games because I spend all day sitting in front of a computer and don't want to spend my spare time doing that too. I like to get out of the house for fresh air and exercise. But thinking "I have to do two miles today", every day, makes it feel like a chore. Pokemon Go makes it fun.

Comment Re:Facts? (Score 3, Informative) 135

this hype (which, by the way is what one would expect from... a local news station...) is totally unjustified.

I totally agree with your conclusion. But, just FYI, King 5 News is not "local". It is based in Seattle -- about 200 miles from Hanford, and a world apart in attitudes. For actual local coverage, see this story. It has more details and less hype than I have seen elsewhere.

Comment Re:Non-Issue (Score 2) 387

... it would be nice if policy decisions were made based on technical merit rather than passing some ideological test.

Isn't "technical merit" just another ideology like "economic merit", "political merit", or "religious merit"? Everyone likes to think that their own carefully reasoned opinion is the only one consistent with the facts, while their opponents are just irrational ideologues. Meanwhile, your opponents are thinking the same thing about you.

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