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Submission + - xkcd Scale Chart for Radiation Doses (

circletimessquare writes: "Understanding radiation exposure is extremely complicated: how long were you exposed? How close? What type of radiation? What types of isotopes? Etc. While it is impossible to condense all issues into one chart, xkcd helps to frame the issue of radiation doses in terms of scale, in terms of sieverts, one of many metrics one needs to understand when it comes to radiation exposure."

Submission + - Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab 8.9 (

gr3yh47 writes: "Samsung has announced that it plans to release an 8.9-version of the Galaxy Tab that measures 8.6 millimeters thick with a dual core 1GHz processor and a skinned Honeycomb UI called TouchWiz."
PC Games (Games)

Top Final Fantasy XIV Devs Replaced, PS3 Version Delayed 89

After Final Fantasy XIV's troubled launch and subsequent attempt to placate angry fans, Square Enix has decided that the game's leadership needs to be replaced. They've asked players to patiently stick around until they're ready to unveil their new plans for the game, extending the free trial period to compensate. Square also announced bad news for PS3 owners who were still somehow interested in the game: "Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011."

Comment Re:Everyone has skeletons. (Score 1) 610

Fair enough. The tenor of "If you think there's nothing wrong with..." comes across as being somewhat accusatory though, while strictly speaking your message could be interpreted as the wife being the one with issues, the wording makes it seem more like it's the husbands issue for not thinking there's something wrong with upsetting his wife.

Guess I jumped to conclusions a bit.

Comment Re:Everyone has skeletons. (Score 1) 610

Here is a non-authoritative and certainly not comprehensive list of things that may upset ones wife, depending on the wife in question:

Working overtime. Comes in many flavors, such as "You don't have enough time for me!" and "You're cheating on me and claiming you're working late to cover it up!"
Not getting enough hours at work. Flavors for this range from "You aren't bringing in enough money" to "I have no time to myself!"
-I've personally witnessed, though not experienced firsthand, the same wife complaining about both of these first two lines- in at least one case, 'working too much' was applied to a week where the husband worked less hours than a 'not working enough' week.
Going fishing with your friends. Sometimes, but not always justified.
Wanting a few minutes to unwind in front of the tv, a newspaper, a game, etc. after work instead of immediately cooking dinner. (Yes, really, and this was from wife who did not have a job herself).
Spending too much money.
Not spending enough money (on her).
Having to go to the laundromat because the washing machine is on the fritz.
Spending money to fix said washing machine to alleviate the last compleint.

My point is, doing things that upset one's wife is unavoidable unless one does not have a wife. While many cases of the wife getting upset are justified, just as many of them have no apparent rhyme or reason, and also have a noted lack of repeatability, with the same actions being pleasing at one time and upsetting at another.

If you really believe what you're saying here, I find it unlikely that you've ever had a serious relationship with a woman.

Comment Re:Haha, it won't hold up. (Score 1) 124

Beating up drug users is a drug crime now? So is beating up a rapist a sex crime? How about beating up an embezzler, is that white collar crime?

A separate crime with the caveat '... to a drug user' is about as valid as a separate patent with the caveat '... on the internet' or '... on a computer.'

Is it a crime? Sure. But he's certainly not pushing drugs, which was my point :P

Off the record, while I of course would never take part in such an assault myself, if I were to witness a bunch of drug dealers/users getting the crap beat out of them, I have a feeling I'd forget all the details by the time the police questioned me.
The Courts

Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life 124

dotarray writes "From the article: 'Rockstar Games are no strangers to legal action, but it doesn't come stranger than this. An American model, Michael Washington (known as "Shagg") is suing the publisher — as well as parent company Take Two Interactive — because they based Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on his life.'" It's a good thing Washington never learned the infinite ammo cheat.

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