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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Time_Ngler Re:More feminist FUD (238 comments)

I am just surprised, really. I'd like to know how you came to that conclusion. Although, I could see how female gamers might like it because of the limited interaction between players prevents a lot of the griefing in other games.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Time_Ngler Re:More feminist FUD (238 comments)

Yeah, but Dark Souls is also really popular with women.

Citation needed.

about two weeks ago
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Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine

Time_Ngler Re:"Photorealistic" (134 comments)

how many games actually want to capture real-world data?

It would work for more than real world data. You could take any CGI scene from any movie done today, turn it into voxels and use it in their engine.

about a month ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

Time_Ngler Re:Can someone clarify the state of BitCoin? (134 comments)

2. Isn't BTC anonymous hence why bother reporting?

You better have documented some source for the money on your tax return after $100,000 USD suddenly lands in your bank account, or the government will throw you in jail.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Time_Ngler Re: I never realized how bad it was (131 comments)

I live in Taiwan too. I'm on the Taiwan mobile prepaid plan which is 2gb for 300 nt (around 10 us dollars). Can i ask how much you're paying?

about 2 months ago
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Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Time_Ngler Re: Stereo (197 comments)

Interesting, but I thought a lot of the way we determine the direction of sound is through triangulation, in combination with the delay it takes from sound to hit one ear and then the other. That's why when you try hard to listen for where something is coming from, you often instinctively tilt your head slightly. (and the time for sound to travel from one ear to the other is also why when you hear things underwater, you have trouble telling where they come from because sound travels faster in water than in air)

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

Time_Ngler Re:Meh (51 comments)

This isn't the same thing. What's being measured here is the reaction time, which isn't the same as measuring how fast an animal's appendages move.

about 3 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Time_Ngler Re:The frustrations of AI. (564 comments)

If hardware isn't the problem, then it must be an algorithmic one. So, why can't an algorithm be discovered that is a breakthrough?

about 4 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Time_Ngler Re:Intelligence (564 comments)

Victim of shitty moderators

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

What do waves and tides have to do with it? Why don't we start talking about deadly world pools and sea monsters?

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

No, it's just you that don't get plural forms (or have a sense of humor, apparently)

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

The Oxford Dictionary would disagree with you (too)

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

I didn't see BasilBrush mentioning the Oxford Dictionary in any of his posts, so I think it is you that are failing to comprehend (*snicker*) a comment thread.

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

It seems you have some trouble with nuances English, so let me enlighten you. Weather is a non-countable noun, like paper or water. So many instances of weather is still weather, and so, climate being many instances of weather, means that, in fact, climate is weather.

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

So you're calling out Oxford Dictionaries... Huh... *shrugs*

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

You can look up weather by different time periods. By the hour, the day, so why not the week, the month, the year, or even the century? As per the definition, there is no time period where weather ceases to be weather. Therefore climate is just weather over a longer period then we normally use, but that doesn't mean it is no longer weather.

Which is why climate is weather but weather isn't (always) climate.

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Time_Ngler Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

climate
noun: climate; plural noun: climates

        the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.

So, climate *is* weather.

about 4 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

Time_Ngler Re:Great! We can take it out of the ground (139 comments)

I didn't say oil is getting cheaper. I said it is cheaper, e.g., oil is cheaper with this technology than without it.

about 4 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

Time_Ngler Re:Great! We can take it out of the ground (139 comments)

Your math is off. The cheaper oil is the more we rely on it as an energy source as opposed to less dirty alternatives.

about 4 months ago

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IPhone 5S rumored to be announced Sept 10th

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about a year ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "Apple is to unveil the new generation iPhone at an event next month, insiders say.

It is believed the event, allegedly on September 10, will see the launch of the upcoming iPhone 5S and possibly also a rumoured 'low-cost' device.

Indicated updates on the iPhone 5S include sensor which can identify the owner by his or her fingerprints."

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Website has 250 million fake identities

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "KUTV News reports on a woman who stumbled upon 250 million fake identities. The website, xdd.org published fake records for everyone in the United States, and had google crawling the site, polluting all searches for phone numbers and social security numbers.
Update: Google has since removed xdd from the index."
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Scientists develop a way to extract energy from coal without burning it

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "Scientists have developed a new method to utilize the power from coal, by having it chemically react with iron-oxide pellets. Working over a span of 10 years with a budget of $15 million, barring any unforeseen problems, the new process should be ready to go into commercial production within the next 5 years. The reaction does not produce carbon dioxide and leaves water and coal ash as its byproducts. Furthermore, the iron used in the reaction can be recycled."
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Rogue ransoms Romney's Return for $1 million in BTC

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Time_Ngler (564671) writes "A hacker claiming to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax return is ransoming it for $1 million in BTC. If not paid, he will release it to the world on Sept 28th. The hacker set up two BTC addresses. He stipulated if $1 million is paid to the first, Romney's return will be kept secret forever. However, if $1 million is paid to the second, Romney's return will be released publicly immediately."
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PS4 aka Orbis rumored not to allow used games

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Time_Ngler writes "The next Sony console, codenamed Orbis, is rumored to be released by holiday season, 2013. The console is also rumored not allow playing of used games, even in single player / offline mode. Users will have to phone home to PSN every time they put a game previously unplayed by them in the console."
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"The Good Wife" will air an episode about Bitcoin

Time_Ngler Time_Ngler writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Time_Ngler writes "The TV series The Good Wife
will air an episode entitled "Bitcoin for Dummies" about a mysterious client who created an "illegal" online currency. Is Bitcoin rising from the grave, or will its final incarnation end as a silly plot device used and abused by Hollywood?"

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