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Comment Re:So Palmer supports a fascist demagogue. (Score 1) 838

Hillary offers only disastrously bad interventionism. This is not an exaggeration -- look at her track record. Who among us can put destruction of an entire country on the resume?

What that really means is her interventionism is low-threshold. Trump's interventionism is high-threshold. The latter is a safer strategy for the world even if it misses a few false negatives.

What's interesting is that seems perfectly analogous to medical interventions. Would you rather have a doctor who sends you under the knife frequently, even for injuries that eventually self heal, or a doctor who prescribes surgeries very conservatively?

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 614

Agree that it's not good, and I think there's little that can be done about it. Society moves in cycles and waves that are slow with heavy momentum and this is one that may not be pretty. A parallel with booms and busts of the economy comes to mind. Best we can do is uphold the basic structures and principles in place and wait it out. Good times will come again.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 614

That's their right. Luckey's right is to speak against Hillary, VR devs' right is to be intolerant to Luckey, a consumer's right is to boycott those VR devs because of their siding with Hillary and so on.

As long as we all have those rights and are exercising them legally it works itself out. It's sad that so much hate is going on but you can't blame Trump or Hillary for that -- it's the state of the world at the moment that created the conditions for it. In a wiser world such conditions would be prevented before Trump or Hillary would rise to prominence, but it is what it is.

Comment Re:So Palmer supports a fascist demagogue. (Score 4, Insightful) 838

That's ignorance talking, making a leap from Trump is loud and obnoxious to he would fire nukes. Trump is a nationalist and doesn't want to be engaged outside of what directly confronts US interests. In that he's like Obama, who was extremely cautions about intervening for humanitarian or idealistic reasons. Hillary on the other side is an old-school interventionist.

Want more confirmation besides her track record? She pressured Obama into intervening in Libya. She even prevented the US' military from negotiating peace with Gaddhafi through the channel they established in secrecy from her. Check it out on Washington Times, all the records are there. Libya for all practical purposes doesn't exist anymore. When Obama saw how it turned out he refused to go into Syria. And then 51 neocon "diplomats" in a leaked cable urged Obama to strike at Assad, who is a Russian ally. Almost all of them support Hillary.

So who's more likely to start a nuclear war?

Comment Re:Nobody knows yet (Score 1) 165

So what is your point? The news reports all over are saying German exports are down, things are not looking good, "economic data that paintes a gloomy picture for German manufacturing" (

What I'm saying is that Germany is so dependent on their exports that at the moment when the reports are negative they are not going to "punish" the UK or do anything that would endanger their economy further, Brexit or no Brexit. What are you saying?

Comment Re:Nobody knows yet (Score 1) 165

Not gonna happen, for the reason of Germany alone. 50% of their Germany's GDP comes from exports in general and the UK is Germany's largest export market after the US. Germany is the core of EU and they will be desperate not to impact exporting to the UK and will be accepting of any treaties with the UK to keep the market.

In fact about a month ago, Germany’s Minister of European Affairs said "Given Britain’s size, significance, and its long membership of the European Union, there will probably be a special status which only bears limited comparison to that of countries that have never belonged to the European Union." So there you go.

Comment Re:A better pro tip (Score 1) 242

I think they knew with Jennifer Lawrence they couldn't get away with it, but with Hogan they miscalculated. Or they came to think they are invincible, or needed a financial boost.

Or, and I'm going out on a limb here, maybe Gawker staff and Denton felt particular hatred towards what Hulk Hogan represents: a primitive masculine character of the old world that they wanted to dismantle.

Comment Re:A better pro tip (Score 1) 242

They didn't know they couldn't *get away with it*. They surely knew what they did was morally wrong, and many pointed that out. Well guess what -- we live in a society whose moral and legal rules keep it from falling apart. Break them and be punished by the society, especially if you profited from that same society.

Comment Re:Same as regular locks? (Score 1) 87

The difference is dumb locks you have to access physically to break them open and while doing so you may look suspicious -- there is a time pressure that raises the barrier. With smart locks, you can take your time working the lock at a distance, and once it is unlocked you can casually access the protected item as if it were yours.

Comment Re:Don't spoil it [for us] - Devs (Score 1) 134

My two cents -- the amount of "creation" (art, originality, ideas coming from another human mind) in the game is the same whether there are 100 or 100 quintillion planets. Imagine an artist making a fine house music song and then have the computer generate 1000 different remixes of it. The sum of those 1000 is not much more than the single original song.

The second part, exploration and gameplay, changes the state of the game, but the new states are apparently not significantly different. It's like changing the filter slightly for one of the effects in one of the 1000 remixes.

Those are my preconceptions about NMS, but it would be great if the game turns out to be much more than that.

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