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Nukes Are "The Only Peacekeeping Weapons the World Has Ever Known," Says Waltz

Fallus Shempus Re:Correction (707 comments)

...if they are stronger the pressure will continue increasing and nothing you can do will prevent a bigger quake.

Where's edit when you need it, oh yeah, same place I left 'read before submitting'
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more than 2 years ago
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Nukes Are "The Only Peacekeeping Weapons the World Has Ever Known," Says Waltz

Fallus Shempus Re:Correction (707 comments)

67 years is not long enough; this article assumes our current global political systems are permanent and stable, they are not.

At some point the world will face dwindling resources through either over population, global warming, running out of fossil fuels or some other such catastrophe, this cannot be avoided.

At that point all bets are off; think of it like tectonic plates; pressure builds if the areas around the plates are weak (Germany 1938) a quake will happen quickly, if they are not so strong the pressure will continue increasing and nothing you can do will prevent a bigger quake.

This does not just affect small states, over a long enough period under the right pressures, which could be caused by various factors, the good ol' USA would use it's nuclear arsenal.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?

Fallus Shempus Re:Watch them (646 comments)

I haven't seen any of these things myself for years, it's called paying attention to what you are doing (clicking) and funnily enough my 2 eldest have not had any problems and the youngest isn't on line by himself.

You don't physically have to sit on top of the kids to stop them going on dodgy sites, you just have to educate and set levels of expectation, including the fact that Dad is just gonna walk in at any moment and look at what they're doing, or even scare the crap out of them with my 'mystical knowledge' of what web sites they've been on.

more than 2 years ago
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How Long Before Apps Overtake Physical Video Game Content Sales?

Fallus Shempus Re:Sooner than you think (144 comments)

'cept Ids Rage is is going to be 2-3 dual layer DVDs big, so I think I'll by a physical copy thanks.

I also still replay a lot of old games and my kids are catching up on my back catalogue, I want a game for life, not for the life of the company authorising my use.

more than 3 years ago
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Split Screen Co-op Is Dying

Fallus Shempus Re:Online Not a Replacement for Split-Screen (362 comments)

No, but there are plenty of 35 year olds who have kids that want to play (Lego Star Wars etc sell well enough, and even up to Halo).

My eldest loves killing all the brutes while I'm still trying to figure out where they are... "It's OK Dad I'll let you kill the next one"

Also there are some wives/girlfriends who sometimes play.

more than 3 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

Fallus Shempus Re:If you don't already.... (551 comments)

There's the classic argument, "how can you not like the Beatles when every band in the world was influenced by them".

You don't have to like anything, you don't have to like Wagner, you don't have to like Mozart, but they had an influence.

Following your argument to it's logical conclusion nobody could dislike anything because in some weird 'degrees of Kevin Bacon' way it must have influenced something you do like.

more than 3 years ago
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The Beatles On iTunes

Fallus Shempus Re:If you don't already.... (551 comments)

A few hours with Beatles Rock Band

And this is the extent of your musical knowledge, no wonder you like the Beatles.

I find their music uninteresting and the hype annoying.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy

Fallus Shempus Re:Hmmm (602 comments)

In general I am the same, except I'm there when the kids are on the internet,

I don't need any filter other than my eyes and l33t g00gle sk1llz (... search solo and bookmark for them).

I've often wondered how you learn to trust web filters anyway, the only ones I've ever experienced have just always annoyed me.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Video Game Tax Relief Cancelled

Fallus Shempus Re:Obviously (106 comments)

The point is actually to attract these billion dollar+ companies into the UK; which would obviously be a boost for the UK economy.

Maybe we should re-phrase the old adage - There's no such thing as a free market.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Are Video Game Movies So Awful?

Fallus Shempus Re:Plot and script-writers (385 comments)

OK here's the plot for Doom:

Scene - Mars, night time, gloomy lab.

Sciencey type bods - Hey lets experiment with teleporters, what could possibly go wrong
Other random bod - Oh noes you've open a gatewya to HELL!!
Monsters - GRRR ARRGH GURGLE
Our Hero - OMFG Monsterz, where am my bulletzes

BLAM, BLAM, ZAP, GURGLE, SQUELCH

And they couldn't even get that right!

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Campaign Decides UK Christmas Music Charts

Fallus Shempus Re:Astroturf (362 comments)

Sorry, don't see a link between the ragefactor website and John Morter.

Yes this may be an attempt to cash in by Sony/Cowell/Little Green Men but that is all it is

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Campaign Decides UK Christmas Music Charts

Fallus Shempus Re:Purpose is not stated (362 comments)

This was actually the first time I used amazon to buy and Mp3.

One 29p single and 3 albums later I think their cunning ploy worked...

more than 4 years ago
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Lost World of Fanged Frogs and Giant Rats

Fallus Shempus Re:Hrm... (93 comments)

Or a series of books Rats in which the original mutant came from somewhere off New Guinea...

EEEEK!

more than 5 years ago
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Linux-Friendly Label Printer Recomendations?

Fallus Shempus Re:zebra (188 comments)

I 532nd zebra.

Zebra's work on anything, you can copy raw ascii (or UTF-8) data to an LPT port if you want. I've had Unicode labels coming out of an zebra connected to an iSeries (the zebra had its own network card and just connected via a TCP port), which may not sound like much but that's because you've never tried to do this crap in RPG...

more than 5 years ago
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Jammie Thomas Moves To Strike RIAA $1.92M Verdict

Fallus Shempus Re:Statutory Damages (392 comments)

You got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them.

That'll be $750 thanks for infringing on poor o'l Kenny Rogers

Pedant looks up who actual wrote the song in 3... 2...

more than 5 years ago
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Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

Fallus Shempus Re:Under pressure (1127 comments)

What, there's another way?

more than 5 years ago
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Star Trek Premiere Gets Standing Ovation, Surprise Showing In Austin

Fallus Shempus Re:All trekkies (437 comments)

You mean the guy who is actually playing Scotty in the new film?

more than 5 years ago
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Breach Exposes 19,000 Active US, UK Credit Cards

Fallus Shempus Re:Internet Finance (232 comments)

Sorry but that particular tin foil hat is actually a sieve

See here

Call centres are manned by people, who can write down anything you say.

more than 5 years ago

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