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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

Calydor Re:Other Systems (127 comments)

Tunnels & Trolls (abbreviated T&T) is a fantasy role-playing game designed by Ken St. Andre and first published in 1975 by Flying Buffalo. The second modern role-playing game published, it was written by Ken St. Andre to be a more accessible alternative to Dungeons and Dragons[1][2] and is suitable for solitaire, group, and play-by-mail gameplay.

Judging from the above blurb I'd say D&D influenced T&T which in turn influenced you.

about two weeks ago
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Depending on how it's done, yeah.

In case it wasn't obvious mine was intended to be funny to show the disconnect in lines of thought, that somehow doing something illegal for personal gain is less serious than doing it because you think it's the right thing to do.

about a month ago
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Which one makes you not have a sense of humor?

about a month ago
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

Calydor Re:Snowden is cheaper (138 comments)

Selling it is a federal offense.
Giving it away is treason.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

Calydor Re:Sensationalist summary (435 comments)

"The IT company I work for is full of young, sporty guys."

There, a similar statement going on the most common stereotype for men - that only geeks work with computers. The GP's post likely meant that despite these women having the looks 'necessary' to just sit at home while their husband earns all the money they have chosen to go into the IT field. It's a stereotype BREAKER, not a stereotype ENFORCER.

about a month ago
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AT&T Says Customer Data Accessed To Unlock Smartphones

Calydor Re:Hmmm ... (65 comments)

Because at some point the red tape would become counter to conducting business.

If one of these employees is the store manager or even regional manager, why WOULDN'T he have the authorization to grant access? Would they need to call the AT&T HQ every time they need to look up a record to have access granted from within?

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

Calydor Re:Fuck Amazon (210 comments)

Then why are paperbacks usually cheaper than hardbacks? Of the same story, I mean.

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

Calydor Re:multiple cell towers too, or grocery stores (347 comments)

This is why there would be multiple ISPs AT THE DATACENTER.

Do you have ten different sets of plumbing running to your house so you can pick and choose between the best supplier of fresh water? A dozen different power cables so you can switch power company easily?

about 2 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Calydor Re:Wait a sec (772 comments)

It is the belief that Darwin's Theory of Evolution (with later minor revisions and adjustments) is the explanation of how evolution works. As long as something is a theory you are open to other explanations, but you can believe that this particular theory is the right one due to overwhelming evidence that still does not prove it as hard irrefutable fact.

about 2 months ago
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Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, and Worse For Kids

Calydor Oxymoron (187 comments)

Sustainable but temporary. Maybe it's just because English isn't my first language but I really fail to see how you can have both; or why you would WANT both.

about 2 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

Calydor Re:Well, of course. (437 comments)

Which is why the car should have a series of profiles installed, perhaps fingerprint reading or voice recognition to determine which person is 'driving' the car.

So when little Bobby gets in the car and with his squeaky six year old voice says to take him to Kentucky the car just goes "I can't let you do that, Bobby." Because little Bobby has two allowed destinations: School and Home.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Calydor Re:To be fair... (253 comments)

The key word is CAN. Take a look at one of the recent stories about HP cutting off another sixteen thousand jobs.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Calydor Re:To be fair... (253 comments)

I did? Which one of them, the first or the second? And looking at my post I don't see what you mean, could you be more precise?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Calydor Re:To be fair... (253 comments)

And generally, the number of a tool's users with a problem at any given day SHOULD be << the number of developers or support staff.

about 2 months ago
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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

Calydor Re:Not neccessarily pirated (186 comments)

Showing CAM rips?

That's gotta count as cruel and unusual punishment.

about 2 months ago
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A Look at Smart Gun Technology

Calydor Which is more likely? (765 comments)

The question, then, becomes obvious: Is it more likely that the perp will take your gun and shoot you (there has got to be statistics for this somewhere) or that the identifying electronics will fail and render the gun inert?

Furthermore, should it be obvious to the guy being aimed at that the gun is inert? Just the threat of being shot might be enough to deter a lot of people.

about 3 months ago

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