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Comment Re:No save (Score 4, Insightful) 161

I remember a time where saving functions did not exist at all. It was still fun to play video games.

And in most of those games, the progression came from playing the same difficult levels over and over until you could beat it; most of those classic games without save functionality can be beaten in under an hour or two if you know what you're doing.

That's not quite the same as a modern game that has 100 hours of progression and gradual access to new content.

Comment Re:If you're sending something "worth $5000"... (Score 1) 172

I work in the logistics industry

In all seriousness, what company do you work at where it is at all reasonable for somebody to tip over a 700 pound crate that is clearly marked with "fragile" and "this side up" on every surface just because they are in a "tremendous hurry"? I will make sure to not use them.

Comment Re:I don't like the higan dev. (Score 1) 172

Let me make sure I have this straight. You think it's "karma" that, in exchange for engaging in bad practices in an open source project (that anybody else could have come along and fixed if they cared so much), he's lost thousands of dollars of potentially irreplaceable hardware. Yeah, that sure sounds fair to me...

Comment Re:Fundamental problem with this project... (Score 1) 172

How is he supposed to KNOW that the bits in the cartridge are correct?

Well, most of the time it's obvious by just playing through the game. Corrupted bits usually cause serious glitches if they don't render the ROM completely inoperable. A single pixel change in a sprite would be relatively rare.

The easier way to know is to dump from multiple different cartridges and then compare the results. It's astronomically unlikely that random corruption would occur in the exact same way on two different cartridges.

And if you've only got a single cartridge and it somehow has a bad pixel, that sucks, but it's better than having nothing at all.

Comment Re:If you're sending something "worth $5000"... (Score 1) 172

...then you're a fucking MORON not sending it fedex, and/or insured.

Funny story, at my workplace we recently shipped a 700 pound, $100,000 robot across the country via FedEx.

When it arrived at its destination, somehow they had managed to rotate it vertically 90 degrees, even though every side of the crate was clearly marked as to which side was up. Sensors were smashed, cables were torn apart, joints were broken. The base frame wasn't ruined, but it was damaged.

We had it insured, fortunately, but getting paid for it didn't suddenly make our schedule not slip by several weeks.

Since then we have decided not to use FedEx again.

Comment Re:Default yes is a bad idea (Score 1) 445

Whether you agree with a particular faith or not, there are some that strongly oppose organ donation and even autopsies. They should still be respected.

I'm gonna have to disagree there. If you place more value on a sack of meat that's just going to rot in the ground than saving another person's life, your opinion should not be respected.

Giving people some kind of monetary compensation for rights to their corpse both sets a dangerous precedent and is stupid -- $5 every five years is a pittance. I'm willing to respect a person choosing what happens to their own body after they're dead, but if they haven't expressed any preference, letting living people die because of their families' religion is absurd.

Comment Re:I hope those in power learned (Score 1) 442

Take a look at the county breakdown map where 90% shows Trump winning. Tell me we don't need the electoral college.

If you believe that the amount of land somebody owns should make their vote worth more, then sure, we need the electoral college. It sure is doing exactly what it was intended to do.

It's a shame we don't live in a country where each person's vote is worth the same as everybody else's.

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