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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Ralph Wiggam Re:Recent genre launches (54 comments)

The fad has come and gone, but the Rock Band/Guitar Hero genre was pretty novel.

1 hour ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

Ralph Wiggam Re:It's not fair (101 comments)

Yeah, I was just reading about that on his Wikipedia page. Sci-Fi writers are not known for their mental stability but he seemed particularly out there.

5 hours ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

Ralph Wiggam It's not fair (101 comments)

It really sucks that Philip K Dick died at 53, broke, after cranking out 44 novels and 120 short stories. Between Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Paycheck, and A Scanner Darkly, he deserved to have some financial reward while he was still alive.

6 hours ago
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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Ralph Wiggam Re:The Future Past (54 comments)

So, the future of gaming is... the past of gaming, but at higher resolution!

When has that not been the case?

7 hours ago
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The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads

Ralph Wiggam Re:Desired lethality? (140 comments)

Let's say on Monday you are ordered to bomb a large military base. You want a warhead with the largest lethality radius possible- to kill as many enemy soldiers and destroy as much equipment as possible.

On Tuesday you're ordered to bomb a house occupied by an enemy commander, and you notice that it's a block away from a school. You now want a different warhead that contains its destructive force to a much smaller radius and just destroys the target without killing nearby civilians.

If used properly, the concept is actually the opposite of what a mass murdered/psychopath would want.

4 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Ralph Wiggam Re:The UN (454 comments)

answerable to the newly formed government of national consensus, which Hamas has left."

Citation?

I see lots of news stories about Hamas creating a new joint government with Fatah last month and none about them leaving it.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/06/palestinians-set-swear-unity-government-20146281348223961.html

about a week ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

That same. But the UN wouldn't look like a bunch of hypocrite assholes.

about two weeks ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

Ralph Wiggam Re:Good. Now what about ads? (139 comments)

Yeah. It's such bullshit that Porsche wants me to give them $180,000 for a 911 Turbo. It's just a couple pieces of metal and four wheels. They should be free.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

They were allowed in because we want them to actually take part in and consider human rights.

How has that worked out?

about two weeks ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Ralph Wiggam Re:Interstate Commerce Clause (121 comments)

NY has a unique position among states because so many finance-related companies are headquartered there.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

Not everyone can be a genius like you. Sorry.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

These countries are only criticizing the US because the US has criticized their human rights records. It has nothing to do with their concern for human rights.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

The fact that those countries were allowed into any human rights group shows what a worthless joke the UN has become.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Ralph Wiggam Hypocrites (261 comments)

Let's take a look at the membership of the UN Human Rights Commission-

China
Kuwait
Pakistan
Russia
Saudi Arabia
UAE
Venezuela

Clearly these folks are qualified to tell other people about how important civil rights are.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Ralph Wiggam Re:What? (382 comments)

Did you read the response? It's great.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/isnt-petition-response-youre-looking

"Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Ralph Wiggam Re:I think USA is right... (749 comments)

Wait...your examples of non-corrupt governments are China and India? That's hilarious.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Ralph Wiggam Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

I'm glad to see that not everyone on this site is an idiot.

If CitiGroup was refusing to turn over emails in a huge securities fraud investigation because their email server was in another country, do you think the Slashdot mob would be so supportive of their privacy rights? I doubt it.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Ralph Wiggam Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

This is no time for logic. We're being prompted to bitch about the evil government.

about two weeks ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

Ralph Wiggam Re:engine problems... (364 comments)

You think that employees of defense contractors make up a plurality of voters?

about three weeks ago

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