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Comment Re:womp rats (Score 2) 102

Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.

Comment No rental of smartphone games (Score 1) 157

Doom, with its limited interactivity works fine.

Which Doom are you talking about? The first Doom isn't in Google Play Store. I searched, and all I got were Doom 3 ($9.95) and several apps whose titles included "Doom" but were unrelated to Idthesda's franchise.

Besides, how would I go about trying a paid game in order to understand how its input method works? Back in the old days of cartridge- and CD-based consoles, I could rent the cartridge from a local video store, and I could scan my local friends' collections on their shelves. Nowadays, with paid downloads, I'd have to ask each of my local friends whether he or she owns each game on this list, and I don't foresee much success in that especially in an era where one's gamer friends are more likely to live in a different city.

Comment Re:The intent of Copyright (Score 1) 207

Perpetual licenses seems a very bad idea in the first place. I see no reason why they shouldn't have to be renegotiated yearly, by law

If it becomes standard practice for a motion picture's producer to own its copyright, then studios could make it a standard practice to require producers to defer royalties for a year and further require producers to forfeit royalties earned during the previous year if the producer declines to renew the license. Otherwise, if a producer can take the royalties and run, studios would be unwilling to give producers hundreds of millions of dollars to make motion pictures.

Comment Re:Concert Venues? (Score 1) 302

Vaping folks use around 5ml a day of a combination of PG, VG, nicotine and flavorings. So, call it a maximum of around 4ml of PG, per day. Some people use less in volume, or PG ratio. There's 3785.41 ml in a US gallon. So call it around somewhere between 2 and 10 years worth of vaping to reach one gallon of fog machine. Theater fog machines use a lot more than a gallon.

I'm going to tell you, this analysis is utterly useless, because you don't inject fog machines directly into your lungs like you do with vaping. You can't compare them like that, and you know it. At least, I hope you know for your own sake.

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