3098 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 13:11 GMT
Re: The generic genre piece, sequels, franchises and blatant copies of recent successes.
And oddly enough, exactly the sorts of things that are likely to cause the project to fail, because except in rare cases those are things that make me less inclined to buy the game. In the rare cases that I have (MOO, Civ) completely revamping the game into something new and sticking the old title on it is guaranteed to cheese me off.
Never played the game myself but I have seen the movies and I think I've watched someone play it a few times (not a twitch gamer myself). Given those portrayals I think I'll agree with Dana on the wankerism call. Not sure I'd call it an attack on strong women. That implies forethought and malice and I think this one is more along the lines of mindless and feckless. Still a problem, but a somewhat different solution.
No, this being the US government, it is required. Too many reports get released to Big! Important! Progressive! Agenda! Headlines!, only to be quietly revised in the opposite direction later. Last time I checked that had been the case for the last 42 Dept of Labor reports on employment. And yes, it is possible to flip a fair coin and wind up 102,410,241 consecutive heads, but when it happens you usually check the coin to make sure it is fair.
Re: For those who need reminding...
Can we quote you on that the next time someone mentions the coldest winter on record during a CO2 debate?
As for me, I'm sticking with what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Re: are you incapable of intelligent thought?
I think he does display intelligence. He clearly understands the parable about casting pearls before swine.
Re: You also need
You don't actually have to tax unions higher. There are two less intrusive fixes:
1) Legally force unions to separate their bargaining expenses from their advocacy expenses.
2) Allow people to freely leave unions as well as joining them.
And if you have a shop where the employer uses the union contract regardless of whether or not you are in the union, the people who have left the union are only required to pay the union for those expenses directly attributed to bargaining.
Of course, you do have to be prepared for the riots the unions will cause when you do this. Just look at Wisconsin where those were the real issues the unions had with Walkers reforms.
@Kuugutsu Re: solutions
Oh there is at least one solution. Just not one socialist Europe is willing to accept: your masses are wrong, and Maggie and Ronnie were right. But hey, it's not like we have a Roman history example or anything.
Absolutely! Nuke 'em till they glow then shoot them in the dark.
Re: 12 pounder cannon
While it is true that the 12 pounder cannon provides superior clearing capabilities, it is neither sufficiently mobile, nor does it have sufficient reload speed to be useful in an SZA (Sustained Zombie Assult). For maximum survivability the semi-automatic shot gun equipped with an ammo drum just can't be beat.
Re: You talk of using a shotgun.
So sorry, we keep forgetting you Brits had your gun rights castrated so long ago.
This side of the pond unless you are using a double-barrel you pretty much have to ADD a plug to meet the shot limit for duck season. And banana clip and drums are available if you want to avail yourself of the appropriate Zombie fighting armaments.
Re: You are dead come Z-Day
Hornady Zombie Max Ammo, Double tapping with a single shot to increase your defensive rate of fire!
It is well documented that the dead vote mostly in Chicago and NYC
which makes them Democrats.
Re: stop the Columbine school massacre
The school was designated a gun free zone, sort of like Chicago, NY, and DC try to do. And yeah, that was a problem. There were at least two teachers there who are licenses for concealed carry, but because it was a gun free zone, had to leave their handguns locked in their cars where they were useless.
Re: how about this?
You need to keep up on your reading. That's the other professor who was removed for falsifying data to support his thesis. Not an easy thing to do once you have tenure, but once he was exposed it was that or lose accreditation for the uni.
@James Micallef: You need to go revist the actual data
The author of the study you are quoting was found guilty of falsifying his data and lost his professorship years ago. The true statistics are that people with guns protect not only themselves, but their gun-less neighbors as well, and by a far greater numbers than even the crime stats show.
Re: Gun ownership.
The facts contradict your opinon:
You'll note he has the connector to the current data sets on his web page, but accidental injuries total are about half of what the number of murders is. When you further restrict it to accidental death, there's just no comparison.
Re: Gun ownership.
Right. That is why SE DC, with the tightest gun control laws in the US, use to be the best place to go to buy fully automatic weapons in an open air market.
Hoplophobes have been hawking your malarkey for ages. But when the US citizens get to vote, and vote in favor of better access to guns, crime rates go down.
Re: Gun ownership.
And real data analysis backs up Figgus's back of the envelop calculation:
Re: Not this developer
Well then you'd better start paying up. I understand it happened back in '94.
IF you can find someone who was hacked and has correctly rectified the problem I think that would be the best option. Problem is in the correctly rectified bit, and knowing it. I don't trust the 'haven't publicized that they've been hacked' list is equal to the 'haven't been hacked yet list.' I knew a guy who wound up with a compromised bank account. As near as he was able to figure, it was hacked from the bank side. Spent about six months with the bank trying to "fix the problem" before they finally issued him a new account and debit card. Full value for everything and no reports to the police because they didn't want to get a bad rep. Moderately well known local chain on our side of the pond. Yeah, it was pre- Disclosure laws, but given what they were willing to do then, I'm not sure I trust them to follow it now.
So you're probably stuck picking one from the 'haven't publicized that they were hacked list' anyway.
Re: "Suppliers, don't be liars"
Moreover, if there are to be no liars in the deal, it is best to start with yourself. If you don't understand that regardless of how much you WANT to be viewed as a single customer, the reality that you are actually 120,000 different customers will get in the way.
Wowsers. She needs to stay away from those Amsterdam bars until AFTER she gives the interview.
I mean, I one them thar crazy 'Mericans, and in her place I wouldn't trust us with your data. Even if we set the Patriot Act aside, you never no when some idiot President or aide thereof is going to go blabbing protected information.
Re: personal rant soapbox for Page-haters?
About 3 minutes after his first article went up. Because yes, when you know how to hit pretenders hard in the intellectual solar plexus, that's how they react. And yes, Lewis is that good at it. Go Lewis!
Re: missed the IPCC reports
Given that vulcanism actually isn't constant, that would seem to be a major source of error. Particularly given that most volcanic eruptions dump more CO2 than the combined industrial output of the last 150 years.
And as an amateur astronomer, I have real problems with that Solar TSI thingie being constant. Particularly since its variance seems to closely correspond to the sorts of variance we see in temperatures over the last 150 years.
But the biggest problem for me is the claim that when we know we only have real data for 150 years, we somehow know exactly what these x0,000 and x00,000 year cycles are.
Oh, and don't bother me with IPCC reports that quote activists with no science backgrounds as authoritative scientists.
Re: news reporters to offer an unbiased opinion,
"Unbiased opinion" not unlike the Warmist hockey stick, is a fairy tale told to children. I prefer authors be upfront about their biases, which Lewis does in spades. He wants full reporting of all the facts, even the ones that are inconvenient to those who want to destroy economies in order to reduce CO2 production by a negligible amount all in the name of saving planet Earth, better known as Gaia.
Re: Yea right
While I agree with most of your post, don't acquit Lewis of not having a position which he is vigorously advances, because he does. I just happen to share his opinion that the warmist drivel is bunk and we need to keep shoving the stuff that exposes it as such in their faces until they finally admit they are the real deniers of science. Doing it with a Nature article is just that much sweeter.
Re: we should already being such headlines.
No you wouldn't. Breaking Linux like that would require State Sponsored Malware Teams with programmers of the highest caliber. And they'd be doing their damnedest to make sure the viruses stayed hidden until they needed them.
No real mystery actually.
The Big 0 is in so much trouble he needs any boogie man he can. Best of all one that is completely false so he can beat on it to show what a great leader he is.
Where you run into trouble is that we crazy 'Merkins, having dealt with you fracking Europeans and Brits for so long, no longer care what you SAY, we care what you do. And with your economies all headed to the crapper even faster than ours, you're ripe for implementing some sort of VAT tax on telecom after establishing the pay for origination principle in law solely as means of propping up your yes, socialist economies.
Deal with it.
Re: I don't know why...
Okay. Yeah, that's a big omission. Game changer really. Since it moves my previous hypothetical from "she's a paedo" accusation to her being FRAMED as a paedo. And why I said you are OWED your day in court even though I'd boil convicted perps in oil.
Re: Anonymous posting
If I accused you of being a paedo here on El Reg, even as an AC, I think you'd feel a bit differently about that. Especially if you happened to live in Britain. I take it from some of the stories posted here, it's one of their last shooting offenses, and the cops aren't too particular about making sure the trial comes first. And while I'm all for boiling the paedos in oil AFTER the conviction, I believe very strongly that you are OWED your day in court first.
Re: Names etc
The same court order that force FB to cough up the names gets you a fresh one for the emailed to cough up the next set of data. The hope is that eventually you wind up with real information. Not sure how many shams you'd need to get through though. Or how much trouble it actually causes the miscreants.
Re: Facebook "real name culture" didn't do that women much good.
Oh, that will be successful and FB will have to cough up the email addresses. Whether or not that eventually gets you to the real perps is a whole other story.
Reading between the lines, I expect the woman was using her FB account to post comments on news or blog sites (seems to be the in thing now) and drew the comments there. If it were someone she actually 'friended' it would be a simple matter to 'unfriend' the perps. How applicable the laws will be when she finally gets to the culprits? No clue, but I'd be betting on the windmills not the perp walkers.
If they would have had this when I had my personal smart phone,
perhaps I would have kept it. It was annoying that the one thing I wanted to do with FB on the train on the PDA was the one thing they didn't support: Zynga games.
Nah, it was still the crappy wireless service that made me turn it in, and the apps would have been useless without the service.
Re: Call me confused
People who care about keeping their private info private don't feel a lot of remorse for telling white lies on Facebook. Linked-In is supposed to be a career oriented website, including networking and looking for new jobs. White lies there are a bit more likely to get you into trouble, so the information is usually better. Of course if you aren't on Linked In, it's a bit like a Windows user worrying about a Mac virus.
@Paul Crawford: Rule number 1
Defense attorneys lie. Especially in front of reporters. It's legal. They can even lie in court. So long as it isn't about a material fact and is phrased properly of course.
When in doubt about about whether a defense attorney is lying, refer to Rule #1.
Re: they have the data.
No they don't. They seized the servers, made the forensic copies, and returned the servers to their owners. The owners, who are not MegaUpload, expressed the desire to repurpose the servers because with their money impounded, MegaUpload are no longer able to maintain their contract. And by law, the police are only allowed to keep the information required for the trial. Also under the law, the police can't be held responsible for the loss of data or materials unless you can prove they were grossly negligent vis-a-vie the loss.
Yeah, it sucks if you're an innocent bystander caught in the mess.
Re: moving to Google Apps for Government.
So you aren't on it yet then. We are and the platform sucks. Exchange has a far better calendar system. Basic mail services are okay, but it can't do any of the complicated stuff older non-Google systems could do like dynamically determined mail groups. And Google's insistence that labels are better than folders so you'll use them because we said so system only confuses the hell out of people who think in terms of file folders. And Mail and Calendar are the good parts compared to the rest of the apps.
@Loyal Commenter: He had me going for a minute too.
Re-read his last paragraph. He's spelling out the inevitable logical requirements of the Malthusian argument so you can see just how ugly they are before he gets to his real point. Because no one who support individual liberty can in good conscious ask to have the government impose its religious views on the people.
If you are reading this article, odds are neither you nor your government are part of the problem. Odds are even greater that neither you nor your government are in ANY position to influence it. What is truly ironic is that the quickest way to get to where you claim you want to get goes through the two means people who post your kind of crap on message boards are least likely to support: 1) unfettered capitalism to release their stunted ability to provide for themselves and 2) the use of fossil fuels to get there. Because it isn't just access to birth control and medicine. There's a whole host of other changes that have to happen with the mind set and they only happen when people know they are individuals who can make decisions that affect their lives.
Re: I am reminded...
I've had many an honest debate with religious people. Never had one with an anti-religious bigot. Probably because the religious people, even those who aren't following the one true God, actually believe honesty is a moral imperative for which there are eternal consequences rather than some hypothetical normative construct used to reach an end.
Re: propose a heavy tax on people with more than 2 children.
I've got a better idea. Put the tax on the holier than thou bigots who want to limit other people's freedom, and convert all those who are willing to kill those people into some Soylent to send to China.