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German Paleontologists Find a 'Near-Perfect' Dinosaur Fossil

Trigger31415 Re:Whit, what? 135M yr old? (99 comments)

Sry, I didn't check the message before posting + Eng isn't my native language. Actually, deleting this message would be totally fine with me.

more than 2 years ago

German Paleontologists Find a 'Near-Perfect' Dinosaur Fossil

Trigger31415 Whit, what? 135M yr old? (99 comments)

Obviously, 'scientific made a msiatke, as Eearth was created in 6000 yrs.
Source: Conservapedia
This post was here to show a type of (unexpected) reaction to this type of news nowadays.

more than 2 years ago

Game Devs Predict Death of Flash, Installed Games

Trigger31415 Re:No, it won't replace installed games. (295 comments)

I agree : adding this layer will decreases a lot performance.
For games like Battlefield 3, The Witcher 2 (or their equilavent in the future), that are requiring a lot of ressources, it's just a no.

about 3 years ago

Don't Study the Video Game, Study the Gamer

Trigger31415 Re:violent LEGO games (163 comments)

You are a perfect example of what I fear...

We live in a world where money matters more than everything

I do agree money matters a lot, but I disagree about money being the main purpose of your life/job as something ok.

Also, you sat people in many other countries don't have the same view of economy, did you have any in particular in mind?

Almost every country when people don't start running everywhere yelling 'omg' when they hear 'socialism' or even 'communism' (I am from France).

In the example above you give about hospitals as far as I remember if you skimped on things like healthcare and education people started leaving your city in droves to go and live somewhere nicer. If you just followed purely capitalist rationale for your decisions you would build lots of oil or coal fired power plants, but the resulting pollution also made people leave your city. People leaving meant you got reduced tax revenue, so that made it harder to balance the books in future.

You are writing something that is self-contradictory, and which is one of my main point: decreasing money for health, roads, etc. will indeed decrease your population, and thus revenu from taxes, but then a pro-capitalist will quickly leave them to a decent level, to maximize his profit. And that's the problem: players tend to leave money in hospital, not to cure (virtual) patients, but simply to be able to make more money!
I wish SimCity had mechanics so people would do the same just to cure patient: dedicating enough money for hospital should be a self-suficient act, even without money reward behind. But as spending a lot of money on hospitals will give few bonuses, and a big malus in economy, people are teached the opposite (leaving hospital to a normal level is the way to go, or even below if you run out of cash). The reward of having an healthy population is, imo, not big enough.

Economics is not just the domain of capitalists, we could all do with learning about it. Ultimately, even without the existence of money economics would still be about how you allot resources.

I fully agree, my point is rather 'being the mayor of a city isn't just about economy, but also about caring about the people'

about 3 years ago

Don't Study the Video Game, Study the Gamer

Trigger31415 Re:violent LEGO games (163 comments)

I was talking about SimCity in general, but the best example is likely SimCity 3000.
SimCity 4 is also very money-centered, but the player has more reward than before if he does other stuff than getting money (popularity, health... unlocking more features / building than in the previous episodes)

about 3 years ago

Don't Study the Video Game, Study the Gamer

Trigger31415 Re:violent LEGO games (163 comments)

In a way, SimCity is violent. Or at least brain-washing, which is the precise default we hope violent games don't have.
I'm not talking about the disasters (earthquakes, etc.) the player can unleash. For a SimCity game, one thing matters over everything : your bank account. You want to build this stuff? You need money. You want to change the landscape? You need money.
Having a positive balance may requier for the player to diminish stuff like hospital subventions, etc.: the kind of stuff that can cause more deaths in reality is here rewarded.
SimCity is extremely pro-capitalist (may seems unimportant in US, but many people in other countries don't have the same view about economy).
There is a huge gap in what you'ld expect of a good mayor, and what SimCity teaches.

about 3 years ago

AMD Accidentally Leaks 1.7 Million DiRT 3 Keys

Trigger31415 Re:Steam policy on account bans (187 comments)

It's true they have 'zero tolerance' for this, but they were forced to retract from another zero-tolerance policy in the past, when their VAC system banned by error 12,000 players of CoD.
Moreover, another thing needs to be taken in account : with their system of trade of virtual items from Team Fortress 2, a lot of keys were traded. Some people unaware of the leak bought the keys, or received them as gift from 'friends'.
So, if they ban everyone who entered one of the leaked key, they'll ban inncocent, naïve people.

about 3 years ago

Carmack: Mobile Gaming To Surpass Current Consoles

Trigger31415 Re:Well, considering (119 comments)

Indeed, the current generation is too old.

And this shift may not last very long:
Mobile phones are, well, mobile. You'll always have a stronger limitation when it comes for energy / room for electronic devices compared to home consoles.
If a new console created as a high-end graphic one would be put on sale now, it'ld totally smash the mobile device in quality. Just compare what a good computer can do, with what a mobile device can do. It's totally different.

more than 3 years ago

Company Fined €25,000 For Altering Wikipedia

Trigger31415 Re:Attempted summary (141 comments)

You're right.
Moreover, Company A = Hi-Média, and Company B = Rentabiliweb.

more than 3 years ago

Source Engine SDK To Be Free

Trigger31415 As a consequence : free mods (84 comments)

The Source SDK being now free, everyone has now access to the mods in this list, most of them being free (Zombie Panic! Source, Age of Chivalry, Insurgency ...) or not costing much (Garry's Mod). I guess they are planning to get more well-know given their projects (DOTA 2 especially)

more than 3 years ago

France To Launch a National Patent Troll

Trigger31415 Re:./, I'm disappointed (179 comments)

Given that the law doesn't allow that in France, they don't really have a choice. Filing a software patent will be either refused, or considered as being null later.
But they may field patents in US, ofc.

more than 3 years ago

France To Launch a National Patent Troll

Trigger31415 ./, I'm disappointed (179 comments)

If you knew a bit more the French, you'ld know this isn't so bad:

-It's not linked to software patents. As it was linked, software in Frace is something that cannot be patented. And externalizing the ownership/defense of patent to a state organism won't create this possibility.
Instead, it's aimed to small entreprises (PME = less than 50 ppl) that wouldn't patent otherwise. Ofc, some abuses are possible, but it won't work because:

-Instead of US, where you can claim huge amount of money in court, France is not doing the same: the sum you can ask for = the (equivalent) amount of money you've lost/couldn't earn. Nothing else.We have really less, and maybe no patent troll cases.

-Stuff about tyranny, nazi, etc. in France about this affair is just plain bullshit (really, wtf? Did I missed the 2nd degree?). Main problem is rather normal racism agaisnt homosexual ppl and muslims/arabs.

-There may be a untold reason: France is just jealous of US superiority in technology (some govt official said 'where are our Google, our Amazon?', or something like that; sry I can"t find the exact quote). And that's likely aimed to change that situation.

more than 3 years ago

France Bans Facebook and Twitter From Radio and TV

Trigger31415 France has stronger anti-ads policy than US (278 comments)

Some examples : -Logos of trademarks that appear in music clip (and the rest) must be blurred. -A video announcer cannot promote his own book (example: this can't happen Glen Beck. Oh, and btw, his analysis of the French riots of 2005 is completely false, ofc. Hello FUD). -Trailers of films cannot be broadcast on TV as ads (only during emission about cinema) Generally speaking this comes from the same law: "No Hidden advertising" You have other reglementations, like 'in average, 6min of ads / hr max', and 'no too noisy ads' (wasn't that a recent proposition from Obama?). More recently, it was decided to stop broadcasting of all advertising on gvt-owned TV channels, which usually account for more than 50% of hearing. Whether you like or not those laws, comparing them to the Freedom Fries stuff is stupid, and shows that the author ignores French culture...

more than 3 years ago

The Beginning of the End For Hadopi?

Trigger31415 News is incomplete (44 comments)

Also :
-Hadopi have severed the link between them and TMG, as a result of this hack
Source: telecompaper + the French media
(and it was their only source of monitoring)

-the CNIL decided to investigate TMG due to this lack of protection of what may be personnal data.

-TMG decided to sue the hacker, but then removed the complaint

more than 3 years ago

The Beginning of the End For Hadopi?

Trigger31415 Hacked? Really? (44 comments)

Quoting TorrentFreak: "Actually, hacked is probably too strong a word, since it appears TMG left the front door open." According to Bluetouff (the one who performed the 'hack'), the "Index of" wasn't disabled, so the data was left in the open. Oh, btw, Hadopi is about punishing people if they didn't secure enough their wifi / computer ...

more than 3 years ago


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