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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

KendyForTheState IL2 Sturmovik (669 comments)

Still the best WW2 combat flight simulator around. If I had more free time I'd fly more missions.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Planks Would You Want In a Platform of a Political Party?

KendyForTheState Re:Ideas (694 comments)

A good start.
18. Enforce the 2nd amendment. It is not about hunting, it is about the citizens being armed as well as the military so the government can't tyrannize the people.
19. Disband the ATF. Prosecute agents and officers (ATF, FBI, Police, etc.) who willfully violate the rights of citizens. The murderers of Ruby Ridge, Waco, etc. should be locked up at the very least.
20a. Require an IQ test prior to voting. "You must be this smart to vote". Require voter to pass a written test on the constitution and current issues before voting.
20b. Require a voter to have paid taxes in the last 4 years leading up to an election. If you can't contribute you shouldn't have any say in how the money is spent.
20c. Require proof of past military service or other government to earn the right to vote. If you aren't willing to defend and support your country you shouldn't have any say in how it is run.
21. Line-item veto!

about a year ago
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How Do You Backup Your Data?

KendyForTheState Re:Multiple Methods (212 comments)

Remember when you could back up your entire hard drive on 20-30 floppy disks using PC-Tools backup? Ah, those were the days.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Stands In the Way of a Truly Solar-Powered Airliner?

KendyForTheState Re:Size. (590 comments)

I think he's referring to the amount of energy available in a given square of sunlight. You can't get more energy out of it than already exists, no matter what the efficiency.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Stands In the Way of a Truly Solar-Powered Airliner?

KendyForTheState Re:Size. (590 comments)

Sounds simple. Step 1: Invent 100% efficient solar cell. Step 2: Invent power beaming. Step 3: Profit!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Stands In the Way of a Truly Solar-Powered Airliner?

KendyForTheState Re:The fastest airplane can't match the 2200 mile (590 comments)

I'm pretty sure you are right... the earth is almost 25,000 miles in circumference, and rotates once in 24 hours, which comes out to just over 1000mph at the equator.

about 2 years ago
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How Indie Devs Made an 1,800-Player Action Game Mod In Their Spare Time

KendyForTheState Re:slashdotted (87 comments)

Slashdot effect strikes again!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Disabilities In the Workplace?

KendyForTheState ...from another insensitive clod... (292 comments)

If only you had multiple personality disorder you could sell yourself as an entire development team! They say I have megalomania... once I'm emperor of the world I'll show them a thing or two!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: I Want To Read More. Should I Get an eBook Reader Or a Tablet?

KendyForTheState Smartphone is the most convenient (415 comments)

I used an HP Ipaq for years, then switched to a Windows Smartphone, and now finally to an Android smartphone. A Kindle is great for battery life and daylight reading, but way too big to carry around all the time. The smartphone has drawbacks... bad battery life, small screen, but can be read in all but the brightest lighting conditions, and mainly, I have it on me ALL the time. I never know when I'm going to get a few minutes to read, and since I always have the phone with me it is very convenient. I have read hundreds of books this way in the last 10 years, in line at the store, in the bathroom, waiting for a pizza, waiting for updates to download on a client's computer, etc.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

KendyForTheState Re:Earth Abides (1365 comments)

This was my choice too... I did a search to see if anyone got there first and sure enough... I usually love post-apocalyptic stories, but this one had a very depressing ending.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy For Kids?

KendyForTheState Re:Two of my first SciFi books... (726 comments)

A lot of Andre Norton's stuff, like "Daybreak 2250AD"...I've loved post-apcalypse stuff ever since, or "Breed to Come", "The Zero Stone". I could go on for hours.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy For Kids?

KendyForTheState Re:Two of my first SciFi books... (726 comments)

Oh, and, while not really Science Fiction, "The Mad Scientists' Club" by Bertrand R. Brinley was pretty cool.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy For Kids?

KendyForTheState Two of my first SciFi books... (726 comments)

...when I was a kid were "The Runaway Robot" by Lester del Rey and "Secret Under the Sea" by Robert Silverberg. I think I still have them in a box somewhere.

more than 2 years ago
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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

KendyForTheState One Word... (544 comments)

Viagra.

more than 2 years ago
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Russia To Establish Bases On the Moon

KendyForTheState Not holding my breath... (249 comments)

Russia still hasn't managed to do what the US did in 1969 (43 years ago). When they actually land a human on another celestial body then they will have cred.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

KendyForTheState Some of my favorites (1244 comments)

L. Sprague de Camp - "Lest Darkness Fall" ...Probably my all-time favorite. Andre Norton - "Daybreak 2250 AD" or "Star-Man's Son" ...I had a thing for post-apocalyptic stuff when I was a kid. i secretly hoped for a nuclear war so I could live in such a world! Brian Aldiss - "Starship" Eric Frank Russell - "Wasp" ....someone mentioned this one earlier. Also "Men, Martians, and Machines" Niven and Pournell - "The Mote in God's Eye" and "The Gripping Hand" Larry Niven - "The Integral Trees" and "The Smoke Ring". Also all of the "Ringworld" books. Harlan Ellison - "Phoenix Without Ashes" ...they made a really BAD TV series (The Starlost) based on this book. Too bad, because the book was really good. Steven Gould - "Wildside" Kenneth Bulmer - "Keys to the Dimension" series. E. C. Tubb - The "Dumarest" series.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

KendyForTheState Re:Scientology (1244 comments)

I read a couple of his books and was not impressed. "Battlefield Earth" was outright crap.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

KendyForTheState Re:Alas, Babylon (1244 comments)

This was one of the earliest non-juvenile SciFi book I ever read back in the 60s and I have read it several times since. I think it holds up well.

more than 2 years ago

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