Are you serious? Make is crap! Once a month, you'll get an article about actually MAKING something. Other then that, it's 50 articles about knitting bicycle seats or turning a nerf gun "steampunk". Make has become nothing more then hipster fashion.
Last Night on Earth
Ticket to Ride
and many more
There are TONS of great board games out there that are fun to play and don't follow the "roll the dice and race to a finish line" concept.
I was a Sys Admin for a day trading company in Chicago.
We had a 100mb serial line direct to all of the major markets that we traded in. We also traded the European markets. Trades were taking upwards of 300ms to complete. So, we spent $25mil USD to build a data center in Germany. We could then use Citrix to remote into this data center and trade, We still had traders that would scream for us when a trade took >100ms on the local markets. And we came running and scoured network logs trying to find the bottleneck.
We replicated all traffic to certain ports on the Cisco and had Wireshark running constantly, even after hours. Every millisecond counted. And seeing that the owner of the company personally made $3mil profit every quarter, it seemed to be working.
I've never agreed with this. This is a horrible argument, and I'm appalled at the people that fool themselves into believing it.
I support drug reform, so I setup a service. All of the local drug dealers have GPS trackers on them so I know where they are and how to contact them. Someone comes to me and asks me where to get weed. I look up the GPS location of the weed dealer, hand the customer the phone number and location. Next guy asks for cocaine. I lookup the coke location, hand the customer the number and location.
This is EXACTLY what TPB are doing. In the above scenario, do you honestly think I wouldn't get any jail time for my service? I mean, I'm not making any money. Some of my clients are medicinal users, so they can legal have the drugs. I'm not offering any drugs myself.
I hear this arguement a lot. And while I agree with it, I also disagree with it.
Let's say I know several drug dealers. In order for them to not be caught, they all hop in cars and drive around mobile. Someone comes to me and says they are looking for pot. I check my GPS tracker and tell them where to find the drug dealer. Next guy asks for coke, so I check the GPS tracker on the coke dealer, and arrange another meeting.
While I am not selling anything, I highly doubt someone who participated in this type of racket would not be charged with anything. The current geek mentality is very much all or nothing. I.E. "If this is illegal, then so is selling maps to the star's homes". People need to realize that lines are drawn and there are limits. Life, and the law, are not all or nothing propositions.
Just as the police can "accidentally" serve a warrant to the wrong person and find evidence to charge this person with a crime. Since the warrant was issued "in good faith", it can then be upheld in court.
Under this new legislation, I can already see the number of "we thought we destroyed the DNA, but evidentially we forgot." Since it is in "good faith" that the police destroy DNA, I assume that old DNA will be able to be used as evidence?
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?