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Army Psy Ops Units Targeted American Senators

Supurcell Re:No rule of law in America (391 comments)

Every large bureaucracy in the government has a public affairs arm whose job it is to convince the public and policy makers that their bureau is important and deserves some pie.

That is true, but that is not PsyOps' job. The Army has its own Public Affairs office that is for manipulating its own citizens in, what we hope are, completely different manners.

more than 3 years ago
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Army Psy Ops Units Targeted American Senators

Supurcell Re:Wrong but right (391 comments)

The only morally correct way to convince someone of your position is to present the evidence (and the rationale).

What if the other person has compromised rationality and/or skewed priorities and interests. If they are unwilling or unable to act rationally, or they have disordered interests, is it better to act "morally correct" and unecessarily put the lives of your men at risk, or manipulate their compromised rationality in order to secure the optimal outcome for the men on the front lines?

It's a question of one man's (potentially-compromised) rationality versus hundreds or more men's lives. And remember that to "target" is the one who put those men on the battlefield in the first place.

Good point. We are talking about politicians here.

more than 3 years ago
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How Watchmen Killed 'R'-rated Fantasy Movies

Supurcell Re:It was OK (771 comments)

It's been a while since I've read the books, but I still remember the battle of the hornburg and orcs climbing over dikes and stuff like there. I just looked it up, and the chapter is called "Helm's Deep".

more than 3 years ago
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How Your Username May Betray You

Supurcell Re:Uh... (308 comments)

I was hoping it would be Catman.

more than 3 years ago
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Infertility Could Impede Human Space Colonization

Supurcell Re:Okay, it's not space = sterility. (360 comments)

Then you have two goals. One goal is to develop shielding that doesn't require so much additional mass to block out the harmful radiation. The other is to develop a means of propulsion that can handle the additional mass.

more than 3 years ago
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Infertility Could Impede Human Space Colonization

Supurcell Re:Terrible Article, Serious Issue (360 comments)

Any generation of humans that was born and raised in a zero-g environment would not be suited to live on any sort of planet that had gravity. Besides their weakened bones, they wouldn't know how to walk, let alone have the musculature for it. They would be completely reliant on living in an extremely complicated space vessel, perhaps they would be better at it than terrestrial humanoid, but they would never know a forest, or a sunrise, or lake, or even a sky scraper.

more than 3 years ago
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Congressman Introduces Video Game Warning Label Legislation

Supurcell I've discovered the link! (208 comments)

The link between violence and video games lies between the congressmen who don't know what video games are, and want to waste everybody's time and money so that they appear to be thinking of the children, and the people who have had enough of this.

more than 3 years ago
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Congressman Introduces Video Game Warning Label Legislation

Supurcell Re:Priorities (208 comments)

For real. It'll be a golden age once my generation takes power. At least until the generation after mine shows up with all the things I don't like.

more than 3 years ago
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World of StarCraft Mod Gets C&D From Blizzard

Supurcell What about IC Cup? (227 comments)

IC Cup is just like Bnetd. They even have a download for the full starcraft game on their website. There are tons of people on it at all hours and Blizzard hasn't shut them down.

more than 3 years ago
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Learning From Gawker's Failure

Supurcell Re:Gawker? Scadenfreude Central Hoist on own Petar (236 comments)

Why did you change your password if it wasn't the same one that you used for your Gawker network account?

I received a similar email from Blizzard. Here it is:

We've received a request to reset the password for this Battle.net account. Please click this link to reset your password: (link omitted)

If you no longer wish to make the above change, or if you did not initiate this request, please disregard and/or delete this e-mail.

You didn't have to change it. They just thought they'd do the right thing and offer to help protect their customers before it was needed. An ounce of prevention and all that.

more than 3 years ago
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PC Gaming 'a Generation Ahead' of Consoles, Says Crytek Boss

Supurcell Re:"Windows game" (412 comments)

Disney didn't make your TV

Analogy != perfect. I've seen Disney licensed TVs in Wal-Mart stores. These are 13" or thereabouts and apparently intended for a child's room. I've also seen Disney licensed DVD players.

Disney also puts its name on clothes and everything else imaginable, but it's still known for making kids' cartoons.

Contrast this with the Wii, where it matters not who made the game, it is known to its users as a "Wii Game", and thus has a direct association with Nintendo's brand and image.

Do Windows games have a direct association with Microsoft's brand?

No they don't, because Windows has a multitude of uses besides gaming, but Microsoft sure wishes that people would associate games directly with them. They wish it so much that they actually created a dedicated piece of hardware that only played video games. Now people do associate video games with the Microsoft Xbox.

You play it on a Wii, it says "Nintendo" on the packaging

In that case, Nintendo made its own bed by using lockout chips to shut out unlicensed software.

Yes, Nintendo did make its own bed out of solid gold bullion and wove a comforter out of million dollar bills.

more than 3 years ago
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FPS Games That Need a Remake

Supurcell Console Influence (518 comments)

Let's not forget all the features that have come to prominence since the consoles have risen to power. Large, ugly menus; huge arrows pointing in the direction of your goal; A dozen NPC cohorts, who look nearly identical to the enemies, that follow you around and kill everything before you get a chance to; at least 2 levels where you play the gunner in a vehicle that drives itself; and a general reduction in features from previous versions of the game.

more than 3 years ago
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The Inside Story of Microsoft's 'Project Natal'

Supurcell Re:Waste of R&D dollars, if you ask me (130 comments)

We're incrementally improving on things until they are nothing like what they were before.

more than 3 years ago
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Game Reviewers Face Odd Bribery From Publishers

Supurcell Re:Bribery? (148 comments)

I'd like to see a review site dedicated to rating these reviewer bribes.

more than 3 years ago
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Building the LEGO MMO

Supurcell This just in! (116 comments)

This just in: LEGO MMO against penile erections.

more than 3 years ago
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Building the LEGO MMO

Supurcell Re:Minecraft is already doign this (116 comments)

I just started playing Minecraft two weeks ago. Last weekend I joined my first public server with a buddy of mine. Fantastic creations as far as the eye could see; monstrous spires that tickled the clouds and pyramids made of solid gold. That's when my friend turned to me and asked what we should make. I told him we should build a penis.

more than 3 years ago

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StarCraft 2 Beta Cracked And Available

Supurcell Supurcell writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Supurcell (834022) writes "The beta for the much anticipated sequel to what Computer Gaming World magazine called 1998's Game Of The Year(StarCraft), has been cracked. Those not lucky enough to have been invited into the beta test are rushing like veritable zerglings to get their hands on it. The cracker has ambitious plans to emulate a Battle.net server in the near future."
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