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Bombay High Court Rules Astrology To Be a Science

Dracil India isn't the only one, IDists think so too (478 comments)

As "cdesign proponentsist" Behe said during the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, any definition of "scientific theory" that would include Intelligent Design would also include Astrology.

more than 3 years ago
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Kid Health Experts Attack Video Game Summer Camp

Dracil Why not board games? (123 comments)

If the point is social opportunity, then these provide a good social opportunity that does not require sitting in front of a screen. It arguably also requires a bit more thinking than the average video game. I'm of course, talking about games like Puerto Rico, Small World, Tigris & Euphrates, or Battlestar Galactica. Not games like Monopoly.

more than 4 years ago
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What the Top US Companies Pay In Taxes

Dracil Re:If I could do it, I would! (658 comments)

And people will just buy their goods and services from businesses in countries or states with lower consumption taxes instead.

Not to mention this will cause a shitload of damage on the poor who have to spend every cent they get (causing massive difficulties while getting very little actual tax revenue out of them) while the rich can just hoard their excess money as they see fit.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubisoft DRM Causing More Problems

Dracil Want them to change? (279 comments)

Don't just vote with your wallet. Show them you did.

Mail them the receipt of the next game you buy telling them why the receipt does not have their game on it.

more than 4 years ago
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Twins' DNA Foils Police

Dracil Alternative (209 comments)

They BOTH did it.

more than 4 years ago
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Music

Dracil Re:Vocaloid? (261 comments)

This was my first thought from reading the summary as well. Vocaloids are only good for mimicing singers, but someone still needs to input the music and say how the song is to be sung. This is where the AI can come in.

more than 4 years ago
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Man in Court Over Simpsons Porn

Dracil Violent games (673 comments)

Isn't this basically the same arguments people make to ban violent games? You get excited from killing fake people.

more than 4 years ago
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The Problem of Shards, Servers, and Queues In MMOs

Dracil 10 seconds to 10 minutes is acceptable lag? (253 comments)

I'm gonna say no on that. Eve only works because the combat is relatively slow and automatic compared to other games. Imagine playing with 10 second to 10 minute lag on skill activation in WoW.

about 5 years ago
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Valve Explains Quick Left 4 Dead Sequel

Dracil And nothing new was said (130 comments)

They keep saying they'll still support L4D1, but all we see is stuff that was already going to be released. Everything else after that is "the users will do the work and we will claim credit for the additional content". Sorry no, the modding community has already stopped work on L4D1 content to focus making maps that will make use of the new features of L4D2 (and so far it looks like the compatibility is 1-way, otherwise we can easily just copy the new campaigns from L4D2 into L4D1). They have said exactly nothing about support AFTER L4D2 is released. They're still being intentionally misleading about "continued support", just like they were with that quote up there about new stuff for L4D when they really meant L4D2.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Social Websites Go Under "Maintenance"

Dracil Re:Xiaonei censorship (84 comments)

So May 35 also gets blocked. Interestingly enough, 06041989 did get past the censors on Xiaonei.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Social Websites Go Under "Maintenance"

Dracil Re:Xiaonei censorship (84 comments)

Urk, looks like I can't get Chinese characters onto Slashdot. The first word says "Chinese Internet Maintenance Day" from the article, while I basically said what the second one said.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Social Websites Go Under "Maintenance"

Dracil Xiaonei censorship (84 comments)

So I was hoping to announce this to my Chinese friends, but looks like on Xiaonei, you're not allowed to write http://www.danwei.org/net_nanny_follies/chinese_websites_under_mainten.php, äå½ç½'ç(TM)çæS, tiananmen, or the link to the spreadsheet. If you do, it gives you the following error: "èäè¦å'åfæ"æææYå...å®ãèæf...å...å®ãåäsåå'Sæ-å...ä-äæå½"å...å®" (no politically sensitive stuff, porn, or ads, etc.)

more than 5 years ago
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How Micro-Transactions Will Shake Up iPhone

Dracil Re:The case for micropayments (148 comments)

I remember the good old days when that was simply called a free demo.

more than 5 years ago
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How Micro-Transactions Will Shake Up iPhone

Dracil Good old days (148 comments)

I remember the good old days when there were no such things as DLC. They were simply called free patches.

more than 5 years ago
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University Gives Away iPhones To Curb Truancy

Dracil Mmm (252 comments)

Don't the Japanese in general already have better phones than the iPhones? I don't see the appeal of actually using the iPhone except as a tracking device to give to a friend.

more than 5 years ago
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How Comic Fans & Shops Are Stereotyped

Dracil Damned if you do, damned if you don't (387 comments)

They actually got slammed twice for Heroes. First people complained that no comic book geek would look like that swimmer store employee. So then they did the stereotypical comic book geek and the people complained again.

more than 5 years ago
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MPAA Says Teachers Should Camcord For Fair Use

Dracil Simpler solution (286 comments)

The MPAA is required to furnish free DVDs to educators within a reasonable time frame (less than a week is good) on request.

more than 5 years ago

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