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Submission + - It is 30 seconds closer to midnight (

Dan Drollette writes: The hands of the Doomsday Clock were re-set today, to show that we are even closer to nuclear midnight. Here's the reasoning behind it. (PS — You can also watch a replay of the live press conference this morning at

Comment Re:I don't really think that cows are noble creatu (Score 1) 763

When it comes up, I find that simply saying "I don't eat meat" short circuits that whole (often profoundly stupid) conversation. For some reason, claiming that you're a vegetarian seems like a challenge to people who eat meat. I suspect it's because the word itself sounds like a label for belonging to some group devoted to a particular cause or belief system.

Comment Re:Where it matters most. (Score 1) 521

I had a friend who would destroy people in Mortal Kombat. He would then offer to sell the a move sheet for $5. They would often oblige. They wanted to play just as well.

He didn't stick around long enough for them to figure out that move sheets had all bogus information.

Now THAT is enterprising.

Comment Re:Configurable (Score 1) 404

As you've demonstrated, "blue shell" mechanics allow new people to play with old hats. The seasoned players, in turn, have to rely on strategy more than brute force.

I enjoy these kinds of mechanics. Playing most games at a certain skill level alienates most other players. This makes it difficult to find other players. Everyone hates playing against "that guy."

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