And there's a TED Presentation for those post apocalyptic net-surfers.
These guys have the blueprints to go from nothing to somewhat modern. The site goes through mining and metal extraction and refining to building useful machines from plows to 3D printers.
When do you think cloning ATHELETES will become legal? That's something I wouldn't put past the old USSR/East European Block. Remember the "women" atheletes they sent?"
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What do you mean when will it become legal ? It may not be legal but you can bet that certain countries *cough*China*cough* are already doing that.
For some regimes the only real definition of illegal involves being caught.
no more than it's legal to take a book home from the bookstore to review for 24 hours before you decide to buy it.
Where would you get that idea from?
Don't the libraries let you do this ? In fact, I think they let you take it home for long enough to read the whole thing !
These guys are walking billboards highlighting the value of Steam vs the crap DRM-ware of Ubi, Origin, MS Games, etc.
I don't know if it's changed, but I heard Valve was working on a reputation based discount system. Maybe not quite what we're discussing here, but who knows, maybe if you say "Steam Rocks - buy games there because of X" and people do, at the next sale you'll see a coupon for lunch
The companies can't be bothered doing this though, so they try DRM. Luckily Steam has a lot of sales and I guess that's good enough for the publishers.
But then how do you distinguish this from a game that's genuinely difficult, like Tetris The Grand Master 3 that gets ungodly fast starting around 3:00, and then turns off the lights around 5:00 and you have to beat the game by sense of feel?
Not by sense of smell ?
I'm in my mid 40's as of about a week ago. I still play games, single and multiplayer, and I still own the kiddies who think they are hot stuff. Getting older doesn't mean you can't have fun.
This could be just how my brain works, but I figure if I'm 40 and I am still able to own kids in fast-paced multiplayer games, then this is actually a BAD thing because it means I've invested way too much time into the game when I should be doing other things with my life. Not to criticize you in any way, it's just a reason why I feel that sucking at such games as one gets older is nothing to be ashamed of at all. Means you've moved onto other, more important things.
No, being able to own those kiddies means his senses, reactions and eye-hand co-ordination are still good at 40. Maybe even great. Let's hope your next surgeon if you need one kicks ass at video games and that the guy behind you on the highway isn't thinking it's too bad his reactions have gone to heck and he can't see well enough to play games any more. Games are just a choice of outlet as someone said. Different things engage different people. That's what makes us individuals.
FORTRAN is not a flower but a weed -- it is hardy, occasionally blooms, and grows in every computer. -- A.J. Perlis