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PC Games To Watch For In 2013

Alexandra Erenhart Re:MMOs are done (280 comments)

My personal worry about it is that they'll stop making single-player TES games after going MMO. Like WoW. Because WoW continued the lore line of War3 and beyond, there's no need and no point in making another RTS. Why would Bethesda make single-player games if they can include everything in their MMO through expansions?

Sometimes I want to play in peace, instead of waiting for people.

about a year and a half ago
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AP Investigation Concludes US Nuke Regulators Weakening Safety Rules

Alexandra Erenhart Re:They're describing most of the U.S. infrastruct (199 comments)

It does take resources to maintain things, but isn't it cheaper in the long run that to replace it? And while I do agree with you on the road department, it's not only that, but also with key buildings like the power generators in the article. It makes me wonder if they ever, ever constructed a train system in the US, if they would be able to maintain it.

more than 3 years ago
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AP Investigation Concludes US Nuke Regulators Weakening Safety Rules

Alexandra Erenhart Re:They're describing most of the U.S. infrastruct (199 comments)

I read somewhere that one of the first signs of a civilization deterioration is the inability/unwillingness to repair infrastructure.

While looking for a reference online, I found this, and it's eerily accurate.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Alexandra Erenhart Re:morons (2288 comments)

Same in South America as far as I know. Everything is in metric except TV displays (or any kind of display)

more than 2 years ago
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Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Gmail

Alexandra Erenhart Re:why no one time pad with index lookup (399 comments)

They have two (three?) levels of protection. If you only use a "master password", then it's your own fault. You can always use a database key file, store it an USB and carry it around. Or keep it away. Or lock it under seven keys. Whatever floats your boat.

more than 3 years ago
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E-Books Are Only 6% of Printed Book Sales

Alexandra Erenhart Re:price (437 comments)

Agree. Nook owner here too. But when the ebook price is just the same as the paperback, I go for the latter. I think they even use recycled paper in some degree so is not as bad. And I'm geek enough to feel proud of my collection and showing off my bookshelves. I can't do that with an e-reader!

more than 3 years ago
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Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen

Alexandra Erenhart Re:immigration category (654 comments)

Yeah the lawyer explained that to us when my husband had to sign it. Funny thing huh? Well I'm hoping my marriage lasts for more than 10 years!

more than 3 years ago
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Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen

Alexandra Erenhart Re:immigration category (654 comments)

He's the US citizen, I'm the immigrant. Yes, he did have to sign said affidavit, is another of our "you're stuck with me for a while" jokes (immigration is a source of jokes in our marriage). And I'm also aware about the crime part. I know it's really easy to get accused of something nowdays. I guess that part would be like playing the lottery, only in this case, winning is losing.

more than 3 years ago
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Video Games Lead To Quick Thinking Skills

Alexandra Erenhart Re:hmmm (174 comments)

Oh wow you took me back 14 years. I did all this too just to make games load

I hate you with all my heart, conventional memory, EMS and XMS !!!

more than 3 years ago
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Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen

Alexandra Erenhart Re:immigration category (654 comments)

Interesting. Well, I'm the woman here, so if anything, if my husband is ever aggressive with me (highly doubt it), HE is the one who gets thrown in jail and I get insta-citizenship (or at least that's what he said, we usually joke about this haha). I also didn't get here under any fraud, I became a permanent resident by all the legal means. We even hired a lawyer to help us through the process. I obviously don't intend to commit any crimes and I just have to be aware not to commit any unintentional ones. I guess I *can* push becoming a citizen if I'm not interested in it at the moment, or if Chile allows double citizenship.

more than 3 years ago
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Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen

Alexandra Erenhart Re:WOAH WOAH WOAH (654 comments)

I can't agree more with this AC fellow. While you guys got decent people in the Mayflower, we got all kinds of criminals from Spain, because they didn't want to risk sending the "nice people" on such a long trip. They came later on when the land was "subdued". So central and south american natives got all kinds of nasty stuff from spanish military and criminals. Of course I don't mean to imply that native north americans got it easy at all. Just stating a small difference.

more than 3 years ago
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Torvalds Becomes an American Citizen

Alexandra Erenhart Re:immigration category (654 comments)

I'm Chilean. I got my US green card last year because I married an US citizen. But I don't want to become a citizen myself because then I'd lose my chilean citizenship and I find it useful in case we'd ever decide to go there to live. It just gives us more flexibility.

Is it there any very, very good reasons why I should apply for citizenship when the option becomes available? I have to admit I'm a bit oblivious about it. All I see with it is voting and jury duty hehe. Because so far I'm not interested in it, I'm happy with being able to live and work here without the "migra" being after me.

more than 3 years ago
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The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...

Alexandra Erenhart Re:8800Ultra (715 comments)

You don't even know how easy is to cook in an oven. And so tasty. You just put in a casserole what you wanna eat (like some kind of meat, potatoes, veggies), all together, some salt&pepper, other spices of your choice, leave it cooking while you play your favourite game, and done! Yeah, it takes way more time than microwave, but is way, way tastier. It's worth it!.

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

But you can't beat the lady that invites you over her house to "recover you". Link can't wait around for Zelda forever!

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

Eastmost peninsula is the secret!

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

I have, and I laugh so much at them because I feel so related to what he says and the problems he has with the games

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

Yeah I guess what you say is true. But there are still a lot of inherent difficulty in old games that isn't related to poor programming/designing/other, but just pure, raw difficulty. I remember some Megaman (Rockman for the purists) games, where you had to actually jump in the last pixel of the platform you were in, because the jump wasn't long enough to reach the next one if you didn't do it. I guess you master it through trial/error and lots of repetitions, but isn't everything in life like that? Maybe I'm going too far in it, but old games looked more like real life than new ones heh. They taught you patience!

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

Old 8 and 16 bits games beat the crap out of most recent games when it comes to difficulty. Nowdays it seems it's all about eye candy (cough cough I'm looking at you FFXIII), but the games never last more than 20-30 hours unless they're mmorpgs or really good rpgs/adventure games. And even then they're rather easy and you go through content without much problems. Kids and teenager gamers have no idea what they missed.

more than 3 years ago
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25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Alexandra Erenhart Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

LOL I remember that one, stupid game. I still find Zelda harder :)

I also had Snake: Rattle&Roll. I was never able to reach the last stage and I consider myself a pretty good gamer. Then some months ago I saw a youtube video where someone beats it in 11 minutes. I hated each and every minute of it, that game was a bit of a child trauma for me haha.

more than 3 years ago

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